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Regional training workshop on factoring environmental flows into integrated water resources management,NIE, SaciWATERs, CIFRI, December 6-11, 2012, Haridwar - Apply by November 15, 2012posted 8 years 9 months ago
Venue: Gurukul Kangri University,
The goal of the proposed Training Course is to educate the water resource managers (both researchers and practitioners) about the importance of environmental flows in the broader framework of aquatic ecosystem goods and services, and the approaches and methods for EF assessments.
The specific objective of the training workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of river ecosystems and the water resource managers (from different disciplines) for intensive interaction on all scientific, socio-economic, policy and institutional issues concerning environmental flow and to discuss
the requirements for assessment and implementation of the EF in water resource management projects. Another objective is to develop an outline of the course material on the subject that is appropriate for the region. The training course will include interactive discussion besides a series of lectures. Resource material will be provided.
Forwarded to the Portal by Dr.Vijay Verma
You are well aware that Dr. G D Agarwal aged 79 years Scientist, Environmentalist, Bureaucrat and Saint is on fast unto death from 20th July 2010 at Matri Sadan, Haridwar. His fragile age will not permit to endure long days of fast. It seems we are waiting for his demise.
National River Ganga Basin Authority (NRGBA) is formed to fool people of India as this is happening since Independence.
Adsorption of zinc in bed sediments of river Ganga - A research report by National Institute of Hydrologyposted 11 years 1 month ago
The study attempts to determine the adsorption characteristics of bed sediments of rivers for the control of metal pollution. In particular, it looks at adsorption of zinc ions on bed sediments for the river Ganga at Hardwar. In the natural conditions of river water, suspended loads and sediments have an important function of buffering higher metal concentrations of water, particularly by adsorption or precipitation.
A recent study monitoring water quality of river Ganga in Hardwar shows that it does not meet the standards for outdoor bathing set by the Central Pollution Control Board. This is primarily due to the continuing discharge of untreated wastewater and effluents from various drains directly into the river. The outfall from the sewage treatment plant (STP) at Jagjeetpur alone releases about 129 million litres daily (MLD) into the Ganga with a fecal coliform concentration of about 34 million/100ml!
Scientists from People’s Science Institute (PSI) took samples from 10 drains falling into river Ganga at different locations in Hardwar on January 2nd and 3rd, 2010 along with samples of the river water at 3 locations.