Director of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award

Diplomacy Pakistan news

Karachi (DP NEWS): On March 23, President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award on Dr. Steven Burian, who directs the technical group at the College of Utah in the US, in assist of the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) located on the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in Jamshoro.

This honor signifies the Pakistani authorities’s deep appreciation for Dr. Burian’s continued management on analysis and options to vital water points in Pakistan by means of the USPCAS-W. The Center studies complicated points akin to polluted water, governance, floods, and provide issues and trains a brand new technology of engineers and water professionals to resolve water safety challenges. The Center additionally facilitates close collaboration between the University of Utah and MUET with funding from the US Agency for International development (USAID).

Dr. Burian, together with University of Utah economics professor Dr. Tariq Banuri, who final yr was appointed chairman of the Increased Training Fee of Pakistan, and Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, have led the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water since its institution in 2015. In 4 years, the collaboration has constructed analysis amenities at MUET, established 4 master’s diploma programs and three doctoral packages, enrolled greater than 200 college students, and funded greater than 20 collaborative analysis initiatives between the universities. The center additionally hosts a semester-long trade program which has introduced 108 visiting students from Pakistan to the U.S.

For extra info on USAID packages in Pakistan, please go to the next website online: www.usaid.gov/pakistan/