2nd Meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Standing Committee Academia-Industry Collaboration on Water Resources was held on 27th June 2019. The meeting agenda was on the discussion of some of the outcomes achieved on ongoing collaborative projects of USPCAS-W with industries and led by Prof. Dr. Zubair Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar, and Dr. Tanveer Ahmed.
Prof. Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar, senior convener of the committee for the year 2019, whereas Prof. Dr. Zubair Ahmed (Committee member) and 3 Research Assistant from the USPCAS-W Center: Mr. Barkatullah, Mr. Shan Saleem, Mr. Bahadur, Mr. Asif Jokhio also participated. The Committee Chairman Mr. Waseem Vohra, Deputy Convener Ms. Ainy Zehra and other participants from industry and consulting firms were also present during the meeting. Prof. Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar gave a presentation on“Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Textile Processing and Production of Biogas and Biocompost from wastewater” and briefed about the achievement of water conservation and improvement of a wastewater treatment plant and reuse of treated water at Al-Rahim Textile Industry with efforts and recommendation of the involved team from the USPCAS-W Center. Prof. Dr. Zubair Ahmed gave a presentation on “Treatment& Reuse of wastewater of shrimp processing/seafood Industry” and presented the achieved results and potential of fish wastewater treatment and reuse with the developed and installed electro-coagulation system at Mohammadi & Co. Fisheries, Karachi. The committee members appreciated the efforts of the involved teams from USPCAS-W center working with the industries for need-based solutions on water.