THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A session on ‘Water Resources and Conservation’ was held at ‘Summer school 2012’, the summer camp organised by the Higher Education Department in association with the State Central Library in the library hall on Monday. V S Joji, scientist at the Central Ground Water Board (Kerala region), headed the sessions. The classes dealt with the problems related to ground water and their remedial measures.
Major issues discussed related to ground water harvesting, water table decline, quality of ground water and remedial measures like increasing ground water level in rural and urban areas were explained in detail. A demonstration on preserving roof top water in two houses located adjacently was also held. There was also a poster exhibition that showcased quality, development and exploration of ground water. Regional examples like the polluted open drains in Thampanoor and Thakaraparambu were also included. Following the classes, there was also an interactive session where the questions and doubts of the participants were cleared by experts.