KOCHI: A five-day training programme on Sustainable Development and Management of Ground Water organised by Central Ground Water Board Kerala Region, Thiruvananthapuram under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation department, Government of India has begun at SCMS Cochin School of Business campus at Kalamassery.
G P C Nayar, chairman, SCMS Group of Educational Institutions inaugurated the training programme.
Nandakumaran P, regional director, CGWB, Thiruvanthapuram presided over the function. V Kunhambu, scientist, CGWB, Thiruvanthapuram, Ancy Joseph, district officer,GWD, Eranakulam and K Balakrishnan, scientist, CGWB, Thiruvanthapuram also participated in the inaugural ceremony.
Issues of ground water management in Kerala, occurrence and movement of ground water, water auditing and water foot printing, hydrogeology of Kerala with emphasis on Eranakulam district, role geophysics in ground water exploration, rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, impact of global warming and climate change on ground water scenario of coastal Kerala and management options, ground water regulation - a management tool, role of SGWA are the major objectives of the five day long training programme. The scientists from Central Ground Water Board, experts from SCMS water institute and official from State Ground Water Department will be the resource persons for the programme.