Theme: Adverse impacts of uncontrolled sand mining in the rivers
Organizer: Center for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM)
Venue: Kozhikode, Kerala
- Hydrological status of rivers
- Sand budgeting
- Environmental impacts of sand mining
- Scope of M-sand/alternatives
- Reservoir sedimentation/effective utilisation of sediments in the reservoirs
- Effect of sand mining on the eco-system/flora, fauna etc.
- Legal and social aspects of sand mining
Sand is vital for the existence of the rivers. Indiscriminate mining of sand may result in the destruction of the entire river system. If sand and gravel are extracted in quantities higher than the capacity of river to replenish them, it leads to many changes. Quarrying of river sand is an important economic activity in the country with river sand forming a crucial raw material to the construction industry. Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) is actively engaged in scientifically assessing the sustainable quantity of minable sand from the northern rivers of Kerala. In this context we propose to conduct a two day seminar, emphasizing adverse effect of the uncontrolled sand mining along the river courses, a phenomenon which is of special concern to the whole country.
There is no registration fee for the Seminar. The filled up registration forms may be sent to the Convener.
Download the below attachments for registration form and brochure
Er N K Joseph
Scientist F & Head, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
(Convenor National Seminar on Mining of River
Sand and its Impacts on the Environment)
Kunnamangalam, Calicut 673 571, Kerala, India