First day of Two Day International Hands-On Training Workshop on Advanced Water Quality/Conservation Technologies, a collaborative venture of UNICEF, PCRWE, IWSES and GCWUF, in Jinnah Auditorium successfully accomplished today. Dr. Zill-i-Huma Nazli, Chairperson Department of Chemistry, was convener of this workshop. Pro. Dr. Shahid Mansoor (Director NIBGE) and Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq, Vice Chancellor, joined the workshop as Chief guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Dr Abida Kousar, Dr Farhat Jubeen, Dr Sadia Nazir, Dr. Huma Munir and Dr. Nusrat Shafiq were the organizing committee for this workshop. The event started with the recitation of a few verses from Holy Quran followed by Naat-e-Rasool e Maqbool. Prof. Dr Shahid Mansoor and Vice Chancellor, GCWUF highlighted the recent advances in water quality conservation and resources. Souvenirs were distributed among the speakers, guests and chief organizer of the workshops. Faculty members, Masters, MPhil and PhD students from Department of Chemistry, various other departments participated in the workshop. Followed by tea break during the first training session, Eng Faizan Hassan, Director PCRWR, presented a talk on Smart Water Management by PCRWR. Dr Jalaluddin Qureshi, President/CEO International Water Saver Environmental Services (IWSES) spoke about Alkaline Antioxidants and Hydrogen Water Miracle Airoponic Tower Garden Technology. Prof. Dr Robina Farooq showed her deep interest into talk and ideas shared by Dr. Jalaluddin. After lunch and Prayer break, Dr Hifza Rashid, Director PCRWR, presented Pakistans Water Quality :Current Situation and Future Challenges and spatial and Temporal Distribution of Per Flourinated Compounds in water, sediments and Biota of Major Rivers in Pakistan. Last speaker of the Day-I was Mr. Waqar Hussain, Research Officer, PCRWR, Islamabad, he give a talk on Arsenic contamination in Ground water of Punjab Province, Health Implication and Required Measures. First Day of the training workshop successfully ended with standing omission of all the participants to national anthem.