WIT LUMS Presents International Symposium on the History and Future of Indus Basin

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Ali Auditorium, Ali Institute of Education, Ferozpur Road Lahore

Centre for Water Informatics and Technology, Lahore University of Management Sciences (WIT-LUMS) presents

International Symposium on

“History and Future of Indus Basin” - Connecting Water to Culture, Economy and Technology


Date: January 29, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue: Ali Auditorium, Ali Institute of Education, Ferozpur Road Lahore.



Come with us on a journey through the fascinating environmental history of water in the Indus Basin related developments in our historical past to contemporary problems in water resource governance, to be able to spell out opportunities for the future of the region. Starting from an analysis of early water systems in Pre-Mughal and Mughal periods, through the impact of colonial transformations of the Indus Basins irrigation work, to post independence chain of events shaping contemporary water resource governance in the Indus Basin - this symposium will allow participants to realize the connection between historical interventions in the Basin and contemporary issues.

The symposium will be housed as a part of the Lahore Science Mela to be able to engage both technical and non-technical participants to appreciate the environmental history of water in the region. Existing water professionals, engineers, scientists, researchers will be able to draw connections between the science of water and the history of water, whereas non-technical audience will be able to appreciate the narrative on rich interplay and the central role of water in history, politics, economics and culture of the Indus Basin.


Interested applicants should complete online registration by January 26, 2017 on the following link:




Dr. David Gilmartin


Department of History, North Carolina State University, USA


Dr. James Wescoat


Massachusettes Institute of Technology, USA


Dr. Daanish Mustafa


Kings College London, United Kingdom


Dr. Adeel Malik

University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Dr. Abubakr Muhammad

Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT)

Lahore University of Management Sciences


Dr. Imran Ali

Karachi School of Business And Leadership, Pakistan


Mr. Khalid Mohtadullah

Global Water Partnership


For more details, please contact:

Soban Hameed Saigol,

Admin Manager, WIT- LUMS

Email: soban.hammed@lums.edu.pk

Phone: +92 332 4495057