Dhaka, 01 April 2018: Department of Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering (EWCE) of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) today Sunday (01-4-2018) organised a seminer and exhibition entitled ‘AQU Awareness’ to celebrate ‘World Water Day 2018’. There was a rich discussion on the importance of water focusing on this year’s theme ‘Nature for Water’.
The chief guest for the event was famous water specialist Professor Ainun Nishat and Dr. A Atiq Rahman, Director of Bangladesh Center for Advance Studies and Malik Fida A Khan , Director of CEGIS were present there as special guest. High ranked officials from Water Development Board, WASA, CEGIS, IWM and Department of Environment were also present in the seminar.
There was a rich discussion on different worldwide water related problems like safe water scarcity, flooding, river erosion, climate change etc. Professor Ainun Nishat delivered his invaluable speech on Integrated Water Resources Management and challenges faced by professionals in this field. Then, the Chief Patron of the ceremony Major General Md. Abul Khair delivered his concluding remarks.
In the later part of the day students, faculty members and participants of different universities took part in Inter University Quiz Competition, Poster Presentation and Trash to Treasure organized to grow interests among them to carry on water related researches. Spontaneous participation of the students made the program a lively one. The program came to an end with an Award Giving Ceremony for the winners in the green premises of the campus.