CATEGORY: IIPA04-MULTI-DISCPLINARY TRAINING (MDT)

First Training Programme on Water Resources Management & Sustainable Habitat for Scientists & Technologists

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Introduction

 

Water is a key driver of economic and social
development while it also has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of
the natural environment. However water is only one of a number of vital natural
resources and it is imperative that water issues are not considered in
isolation. Managers, whether in the government or private sectors, have to make
difficult decisions on water allocation. More and more they have to apportion
diminishing supplies between ever-increasing demands. Drivers such as
demographic and climatic changes further increase the stress on water
resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable and a more
holistic approach to water management is essential. The 21st century
society is facing all kind of problems related to water. Can we keep our feet
dry and prevent our properties from flooding? Can we make our rivers and lakes
clear and clean again. Can we reduce our use of scarce fresh water resources,
so that future generation also can use them? How can we prevent our natural
areas against groundwater depletion and how to preserve also many recreation
areas? Which measures can we take to reduce the costs? This requires smart and
clear policies and transparent decision-making, besides application of new
technological developments. In this short course on water resource management,
the participant will learn about the way of managing water resource.

 

Objectives

 

§  To discuss importance of water in agriculture and urbanization

§  To focus on impact of climate change on water resources

§  To understand water as a resource or as a natural disaster

§  To highlight water policy and its significance in the present ecosystem

§  To apprise the participants about feasible remedial measure to create a
sustainable habitat.

 

Contents

 

§  An overview of the existing water resource management system

§  Water resource management from natural disaster perspective

§  Linkage between water policy, disaster management policy and climate
change action plan of the country

§  Water in core sectors

§  Impact of climate on water resources of India

§  Water quality and its sustenance in the ecological systems

§  Experiential case study of Management of Wetland Ecosystem

 

Training Methodology and Activities

 

The program
will take a comprehensive approach, including intensive theoretical lectures,
advanced interactions.  

The
organizers aim to help participants develop a deeper expertise in the different
contours of water resource management and sustainable habitat.  A number of activities will be organized
involving domain experts in order to promote knowledge sharing and to develop
opportunities for future exchanges and collaboration.

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