International Workshop on Water Management begins

Mysuru:  A four-day international workshop on ‘Safe and sustainable technologies and strategies for integrated fresh water resource management,’ organised jointly by the Department of Water and Health, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSS AHER) and University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK), commenced this morning at JSS Medical College premises in Shivarathreeshwaranagar here.

Delivering the keynote address with power point presentation on the topic, Dr. P.P. Mujumdar, Chairman, ICWar, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, said that climatic changes have drastic effect on fresh water resources needing sustainable strategies to manage the situation. He opined that water-food-energy nexus for water conservation is highly complex region-wise which should be tackled methodically. 

He further said that groundwater management too was vital taking into account the rainfall, temperature variations and evaporation criterion.

About 50 delegates from India and UK are attending the workshop which features several technical sessions on water standards, regulation, pollution mitigation and policies for sustainable water management.

JSS AHER VC Dr. H. Basavana Gowdappa inaugurated the programme. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK Co-ordinator Dr. Harry Dixon, JSS AHER Registrar Dr. B. Manjunath, Co-ordinator Dr. H.P. Shivaraju, University of Plymouth Co-ordinator Dr. David Jenkin and others were present.