Introduction

Water is a key driver for economic and social development of any county. It has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment and also linked to other vital natural resources; hence it is imperative that water issues cannot be resolved in isolation. Due to this fact, the worldwide integrated approach for managing water resources and environmental issues is adopted and acknowledged to the maximized level. Thus, knowing the importance of sustainable management of water and environmental related issues in Pakistan, USPCAS-W, MUET, Jamshoro is storganizing 1 Two- Day Young Researchers' National Conference on Water and Environment (NCWE-17).

About the Center

Knowing the importance of water for sustainability of life under current climate change scenario, U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) was established at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro, with the financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan under the Cooperative Agreement signed with USAID on December 12, 2014 for five years. The University of Utah (UU), USA is providing technical assistance to MUET for advancing the development and growth of USPCAS-W.

Aim of the Conference

The objective of this conference is to provide an ideal academic platform to young researchers and scholars from all over the country to present, share and exchange their latest findings about water and environment related issues. The papers on different themes of the conference will be presented in parallel sessions so as to provide opportunities for delegates throughout the country to share their scholarly knowledge, skills, experience and expertise with focus on water, environmental and communal challenges facing our current and future generation. The conference will focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 1, 2, 6 and 13.

Accommodation

A wide variety of hotels and guest houses are available in Hyderabad city which is situated at about 15 minutes' drive from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. Accommodation can be arranged on written request from the delegates at reasonable price.

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