Training on springs and springshed development in the Himalayas, People's Science Institute, Kalimpong, West Bengal, April 25-29 2013

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People's Science Institute (PSI)

About PSI

The People's Science Institute is known in India's voluntary sector for its pioneering work in the fields of community-led watershed-based livelihoods development, environmental quality monitoring, disaster-safe housing and dissemination of appropriate technologies.

The training

ACWADAM will facilitate this 5 day training along with PSI team. It includes field work to understand the dynamics of groundwater i.e. springs in Himalayan region.

This specialized training will focus on:

  • Springs - Groundwater in Himalayan context
  • Spring hydrogeology
  • Forest-water linkage in a springshed
  • Springshed planning
  • Spring discharge data analysis
  • Introduction to groundwater and sanitation
  • Spring water quality and data interpretation
  • Fieldwork for hydrogeological mapping in Himalayan context
  • PGWM based on springs in Himalayan region

(Note: Here's the link to an article on the training workshop on groundwater management in the Himalayas, organized by People’s Science Institute, in December 2012 at Dehradun)

Contact details

People's Science Institute
653, Indira Nagar
Dehra Doon - 248 006
Uttarakhand, (India)
Phone: 0135 - 2763649
Fax: 0135 - 2763368

Advanced Center for Water Resouces Development and Management (ACWADAM)
Plot No. 4, Lenyadri Society, Sus Road, Pashan
Pune - 411021, Maharashtra
Phone: +91(020) 25871539
Email address:

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Post By: Seetha