LAHORE: A delegation from the Research Institute for Water and Waste Management, Germany Saturday called on The Urban Unit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nasir Javed at his office to discuss the probability to collaborate on different projects. Dr Nasir Javed and German delegation head Dr Weber also inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration and cooperation on projects of mutual interests. The MoU is likely to ensure consultation and transfer of knowledge between the two along with exchange of expert opinions and compilation of studies and training and education opportunities. The objective of the meeting was to formalise the prospective cooperation between The Urban Unit and German universities / institutes on water and waste management in the industrial and urban sectors of Pakistan under a project to be launched for the textile industry of Pakistan. The delegation was headed by Dr Andreas Frank Weber, who presented the proposed ‘InoCottonGROW Project’ along with detail of work on projects being done by the German institute all over the world. Helmet Krist, Dr Wolfgang Kirchhof, Christian Grimm and Dr Bernhard Tischbein from Germany were also part of the delegation. The delegation briefed The Urban Unit team on goals of InoCottonGROW Project. Dr Weber said “We are looking forward to advancing the water footprint concept, carrying out surveys of current state of water efficiency, water quality and concurrent usages in Pakistan using a combination of satellite remote sensing, field-site studies, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and demonstrating efficient technologies. Talking on possible avenues of cooperation with the German organisation, Dr Nasir said, “Together we can explore multiple options of cooperation and collaboration as we will welcome any and every technical support in the sectors of water, waste management and environment. The institute from Aachens, Germany can develop interdisciplinary solutions in the field of water and waste management for Pakistani conditions. We can make best use of the platform to interact with German organisations / universities for collaboration in research and knowledge transfer, trainings and capacity developments on key research areas and technology transfer from Germany on water and waste management.” Participants of the meeting also discussed various opportunities for The Urban Unit to explore work opportunities available in the EU pre-conditioned with European partner and expert opinion, peer-review and consultation opportunities on the related activities going on in Pakistan.