Trainers' Training Programme
Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and
Programme - II
29th January to 3rd February 2012
Trainers' Training Programme on
"Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting
29 January to - 3 February 2012
Water is an essential daily need across all cross-sections of the society. With the ever-increasing population, migration of vast multitudes of rural population to metros and urban areas and development of industrial towns, the developing countries are facing great pressure on the existing infrastructure on conventional water supply systems and severe constraints on financial and material resources. Municipal water supply in most cities is unreliable and many villages in the developing countries do not have potable water supply. The developing countries often neglect the most proven and sustainable methods of decentralized water collection and usage systems and instead, the centralized mega projects take the center stage and private players in these countries are encouraged to adopt unsustainable methods of water withdrawal and supply chain without any control and effective regulations on the quality of water supplied. To provide sustainability, the traditional methods of water harvesting and usage methods need to be revived and if required, modified to suit the present day requirement. Rainwater Harvesting (RWH), which is seemingly an ideal sustainable solution, entails the collection of rain in a scientific and controlled manner for future use and consists of roof top water harvesting, water from open areas such as paved ways, parks, roads, fields and in lakes and ponds.
To address the above
issues, a collaborative project entitled Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and
Ground Water Recharge in
2. The Training course
To complement the efforts being made by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its Winning, Augmentation and Renovation (WAR) for Water Technology Mission, the Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST) announce the organisation of a Trainers' Training Programme on "Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge in India" during 18 - 23 September 2011 at Bangalore. A tentative programme of the training course is given below:
The Trainers' Training Programme will be held at NIAS, Indian Institute
4. Resource Persons
Resource persons for the training programme will comprise eminent experts from various institutions, Individuals and corporate sector.
5. About the Organisers
The Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST; www.kscst.org.in or www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in) was established in 1975 as a registered society to liaise and to play a catalytic role amongst others in promoting the application of Science and Technology in the developmental needs, objectives and goals of Karnataka and in particular to the prevailing conditions of backwardness, rural unemployment and poverty. The KSCST is the first council to be setup in the country to fulfil the felt need of bringing together administrators, field level officers in various government departments, scientists and technologists in research laboratories and research institutions. With a view to develop technologies appropriate to and in harmony with the ecological conditions, the Council has been catalyzing interaction between developers and users of technologies, by bringing together scientists and engineers on the one hand and policy makers as well as administrators on the other. Over the last 35 years, KSCST has completed several projects in various sectors like Energy, Environment, Building Technology, Agriculture, Information Technology, Health, Rural Industry and Water.
5.2 Department of Science & Technology (DST)
Department of Science & Technology (DST; www.dst.gov.in) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes that include: Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology; Promotion of new areas of S&T with special emphasis on emerging areas; providing support for R&D; Coordination and integration of areas of S&T having cross-sectoral linkages; Undertaking or financially sponsoring S&T surveys, research design and development; Support and grants-in-aid to scientific research institutions, scientific associations and bodies; Matters concerning Science & Engineering Research Council, Technology Development Board, National Council for S&T Communication, National S&T Entrepreneurship Development Board, and International S&T Cooperation; Matters commonly affecting S&T departments/organisations/ institutions on financial, personnel, purchase and import policies and practices; Management Information Systems for S&T; Matters regarding Inter-Agency/Inter-Departmental coordination for evolving S&T missions; Application of S&T for weaker sections, women and other disadvantaged sections of Society; etc.
The training programme has been primarily designed for the field experts and water technicians nominated by State Science and Technology Councils and representatives of the concerned organizations and government authorities in states and union territories, 30 professionals would be selected to attend the training.
A pre-condition for consideration for selection for the training programme is that the participants should not only be the field experts in RWH & GWR practices as evidenced by their CV, but along with their Nomination Form they should also submit a tentative future plan of action, which they intend to implement in their respective states after getting trained from the training programme.
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