National Meet on Water Resource Mgmt Held

To access ground water and to discuss how climate change affect water resources and ground water improvement in different rock types

Published: 30th November 2013 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2013 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

To access ground water and to discuss how climate change affect water resources and ground water improvement in different rock types, a national conference ‘Water Resources Management’ was organised here on Friday jointly by The Centre for Earth & Space Science (UCESS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) and Andhra Pradesh Geographical Society (APGEOS).

Soumya Iyer, president, APGEOS said that water is infected with pathogens which if not treated will affect the farm products and consumers. There is an uneven water resource management in Hyderabad.

SSC Shenoi, Director, INCOIS, said that a state like Goa gets almost 300 cm rainfall but uses only 2 per cent of it. And Hyderabad, which receives rainfall between 80-110 cm sees shortage of water during summer because of no proper utilisation. He said that Australia manages water with only one river in the country.

T Hanumantha Rao, former Engineer-in-Chief of Irrigation Department, delivering the keynote address, said that there is an urgent need to encourage and develop tribal irrigation. Tribals who are displaced due to construction of dams must be given land near these places as they will further help in developing farm land and irrigation, he said.

Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, vice-chancellor, UoH inaugurated the conference.

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