Pakistan, like all other countries, will observe 'World water day' on March 22 with the objective to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialisation and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.
This year's theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organisations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenge of urban water management.
Different organisations and NGOs in Pakistan plans to hold a series of events to motivate the people to think about this precious gift from the creator and play an effective role to save water for next generations.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/47/193 of 22 December 1992 by which March 22 of each year was declared World Day for Water. It was first time observed in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) contained in Chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.
States were invited to devote the Day, as appropriate in the national context, to concrete activities such as the promotion of public awareness through the publication and diffusion of documentaries and the organisation of conferences, round tables, seminars and expositions related to the conservation and development of water resources and the implementation of the recommendations of Agenda 21.
1. Water For Cities And Urban Areas
Organizers: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Location: Lahore, Pakistan,
Venue: Seminar Hall, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, M.A Jinnah Campus, Lahore.
Timings: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Date: 22 Mar 11
Event Details: COMSATS Institute of Information technology is organizing an event to highlight the importance of clean water in this era of fast urbanization.
To make this event a success we encourage you to attend the program and support us to promote this awareness among the people.
Program: This event comprises of World Water Day Walk, exhibitions, competitions of posters, photographs and paintings of students from different institutes and universities followed by addresses of distinguished speakers. The posters, photographs and paintings need to be prepared according to the prescribed format.
Posters, photographs and paintings are invited on the following topics related to the theme, water for cities and urban areas;
· Water & Health
· Water Conservation
· Rain Water Harvesting
· Water for energy
· Metropolitan Water & Drain Management
· Industrial Wastewater Control & Management
Dr. Mazhar Amjad Gilani
Tel: +92-42-111-001-007 ext.886
2. ExperTalk: Water for Life - Safe, Pure and Healthy Drinking Water (Satellite TV Talk Show)
Organizers: The Xeptionalz
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Date: 22 Mar 11
With the Support of Health Department, Government of Sindh, "The Xeptionalz Pakistan" is holding a TV Talk Show on the above topic on International Water Day. Purpose is to create awareness about this important day and about our responsibilities towards this day.
Representative fromHealth Department shall discuss 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and the measures Government has taken to provide pure & healthy drinking water to the Pakistani nation. It is aimed that awareness about preventing several diseases by using pure drinking water will also be highlighted.
The other participant from private sector shall highlight water related problems and solutions.
Program will be recorded on 15th March and aired on 22nd March 2011. Airing Time shall be shared later.
Contact: Huma Adeeb
3. Water For Cities: Responding To The Urban Challenge
Organizers: Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences, Gomal University,
Location: Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan,
Date: 22 Mar 11
Event Details: The objective of the event is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. This year theme,
Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the defy of urban water management.
Key issues include:
•the growing urban water and sanitation demand,
•increased pollution from municipal and industrial discharges,
•climate change and its unforeseen risks and challenges,overexploitation of available water resources, and better targeting of the urban poor.
• Water and senitation problems of DIKhan would be specifically focused for recommendations of any solutions.
The critical role played by local governments and other service providers in tackling these challenges will be explored.
4. Water for Life
Organizers: JAGGARTA Organization
Date: 23 Mar 2011 - 31 Mar 2011
Location: Sindh, Pakistan
Contact info: Khalid Babbar Executive Director JAGGARTA Organization House # 149, Karimabad, Mirpurkhas, Sindh, Pakistan. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Save water! Save Life!
Organizers: Association for Realization of Basic Needs (ARBAN)
Date: 22 Mar 2011 - 22 Mar 2011
Contact info: 203, 2nd Floor, Mustafa Trade Canter, 926/927-C, Central Commercial Area, Block - 2, PECHS, Karachi, Pakistan. Ph.9221-7090939, 92-300-2728794 email: email@example.com
6. World Water Day at NUST
Organizers: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE)
Date: 22 Mar 2011 - 22 Mar 2011
Location: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Sector, Islamabad, Pakistan
7. World Water Day 2011(Celebration in Pakistan)
Organizers: The NGO World
Starts: Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 08:00AM PST
Ends: Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 05:00PM PDT
Event Type: Networking/Meetup
Location: This is a virtual event.
Intended For: NGO managers, project managers, water experts, scientists, community mobilizers, community activists.Presenters
Event Details: The NGO World is planning to celebrate World Water Day 2011 by organizing a series of events (22 Feb to 22 march) to motivate the people of Pakistan to think about this precious gift from the creator and play an effective role to save water for our next generations.
INGOs, donors, Institutes, researchers and other relavent segments of the socieity are welcome to join hands for the cause.
For more info contact Event Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.This world day for water was to be observed starting in 1993, in conformity with the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development contained in chapter 18 (Fresh Water Resources) of Agenda 21.