National Water Academy: Short-duration program for NGOs and media, 28 July 2009, Pune

National Water Academy (Khadakwasla, Pune, India) will conduct a three day “Introductory Program” for NGOs and media persons active in water and environment sector, from 28 to 30 July 2009. This program will cover basics of hydrology – surface and ground water processes; India’s water budget – availability & requirement; Putting water to use - introduction to dams, barrages, canal, hydro-power structures, etc.; Extreme events - flood and drought management; Water quality and environmental flows in rivers; Trans basin transfer of water (ILR); National Water Policy; Social & environmental impacts of hydraulic infrastructure; and Water Sector Reforms, and a “familiarization visit” to a dam. This is a short duration program and is designed mainly for the participants from and near Pune area, though participants from elsewhere are also welcome. (later this year there will be a longer duration and more exhaustive program, which the participants coming from afar will find more worthwhile)  There is no program fee, but there are only limited number of seats available. The National Water Academy is a premier national institute under the Ministry of Water Resources to impart training to in-service engineers of various Central/State organisations. More information at their website: Details of application etc are attached here: short-duration-program-for-ngos-and-media

July 28, 2009 10:00AM