Department of Botany, GC University, Faisalabad organized a one day international symposium on “Physical and Biological Approaches for Effective Wastewater Treatment”. Professor Dr. Nasir Amin, Acting Vice Chancellor in his keynote address highlighted the importance of the issue in context of urban habitat reclamation and environmental amelioration. Dr. Petros Gikas, from Technical University of Crete, Greece gave plenary lecture on energy efficient physical approaches in wastewater treatment. Dr. Javed Akhtar, Director Institute of Soil Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad gave presentation on “Safe use of Wastewater”. Other notable speakers were, Dr. Tariq Javed and Dr. Riaz. Dr. Muhammad Arslan Ashraf explained the objectives of the symposium. Professor Mubashir Niaz welcomed the guests and Dr. Naeem Iqbal, Chairman Department of Botany presented a note of thanks to the speakers and participants. A large number of teachers, researchers and students from universities and allied organizations attended the symposium.