The conference features three world-class workshops, each with a different focus but each providing the necessary context for the others. The first technical workshop is on sensors, systems and control for water networks such as irrigation systems and urban water supply. The other workshop is on the use of information processing methods for decision support and planning. Together these technologies promise to enable an Intelligent Water Grid, the first major upgrade of Pakistan’s water management strategies in many decades.
The conference opens with a full-day workshop on Pakistan’s water futures, featuring leading national experts on water and international leaders in global water scenarios to educate the engineers, scientists and analysts on the appropriate contexts of setting up intelligent infrastructures for water networks.
The technical organisation for this conference is being provided by the LUMS based National Management Office (NMO) of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) for Pakistan. Impetus for this organisation is also provided by sponsored research projects related to intelligent water grids by the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to the department of electrical engineering at LUMS.