Lahore: Imran Amin, CEO of the Ravi Urban Development Authority, stated that around one lac affordable homes would be constructed using RUDA's own CSR funds. On Friday, Dr. James L. Wescoat, a landscape architect from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, and a team from LUMS met with RUDA CEO Imran Amin. Dr. James L. Wescoat is renowned for his multidisciplinary research on the Indus River Basin's climatic hazards, water management, multinational water treaties, and the political economy of landscape change, the water-energy-food nexus, and Mughal era architecture in the Indian subcontinent.
He has expressed a strong interest in understanding the RUDA as the biggest waterscape program in the world because he is an academician, author, and hydrology expert. Mohsin Atiq, director of hydrology, provided a thorough presentation that covered every aspect. Imran, CEO of the Ravi Urban Development Authority.
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Since the River Ravi was formerly an integral part of Lahore, Mohsin Atiq claimed that RUDA's goal was to bring it back and revitalize it with all of its lost biodiversity. Dr. James questioned experts on a variety of topics, including channel migration, future barrages, and their operational curves, riparian ecosystems, algal blooms in standing water, management of flood plains, and non-structural water management strategies.
He emphasized that garbage disposal, water treatment plants, and forest planting will all bring about change. Efficiency, rather than purely technological advancements, will serve as the foundation for all future improvements and ecological innovations, he added.