Srinagar: The department of environmental sciences and centre for research and development (CORD) at University of Kashmir organised a workshop ‘Water Resources: Threats and Challenges-A way forward’ to mark the World Water Day-2017.
Renowned experts said universities, research organisations, NGOs and civil society organizations must work continuously and in tandem to educate masses on water conservation and also urge upon the government to invest more in water research and development.
In her welcome address, dean, biological sciences Prof Azra Kamili highlighted the aims and objectives of the workshop while Dr Sami Ullah Bhat, senior assistant professor, department of environmental sciences gave introductory remarks and background of the observance of World Water Day.
Five experts delivered special lectures on pressing issues like aquifer mapping techniques using Hydro-Geological and Geophysical Methods; climate change impact on glaciers; climate change impact on water resources; rainwater harvesting systems, glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs); Arsenic and Fluoride in the Aqueous Environment etc. The experts included Prof Gauhar Mahmood, Head Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi; Prof. AL Ramanathan, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU; Prof N.Janardhana Raju School of Environmental Sciences JNU; Prof Rashid Umar Department of Geology Aligarh Muslim University and Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Department of Earth Science University of Kashmir.