Creating awareness: Documentary highlights water conservation

Film points out anthropology aspects related to the Indus River.


Our Correspondent April 14, 2017
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LAHORE: To create awareness about conservation and management of water resources, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), in collaboration with Media Lab and Nestle Pakistan held a public screening of the documentary River Garden.

The film highlighted interesting aspects of the anthropology related to the Indus River in relation with the history of the architecture of the waterworks at the Shalimar Garden in Lahore.

According to a LUMS statement, mass awareness of the conservation and management of water resources is one of the key critical objectives for LUMS’ Centre for Water Informatics and Technology.

The 50-minute documentary ‘The Indus River Basin as a Garden’ shares the vision of MIT professor James Wescoat Jr, followed by the realisation of this vision through pioneering initiatives undertaken by WIT in the sector of Smart Water Grid technology.

The River Garden, the statement read, is an effort to help bridge the communication gap between the academia, general public and stakeholders of Pakistan’s water-based economy to facilitate an understanding of water as a complete system of systems.

The documentary screening was attended by academics, water professionals and students as well as prominent industrialists and government officials.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2017.

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