Call to conserve water resources

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  KU Syndicate member Dr Padmakumar on Friday asked students to take all possible measures to conserve the precious water resources in the State. He was inaugurating a one-day seminar on Water Resource Management organised jointly by the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala and WWF-India at the KU Department of Environmental Sciences, Kariavattom.

 In his inaugural address, Padmakumar highlighted the international, national and local scenario of water resource, availability and management. He stressed on the fact that even though figures show that much water is present, the real availability is very much doubtful.  George Chackacherry from CWRDM spoke on the general aspects of water resources of Kerala. A.S.K. Nair from CESS detailed on the decentralised approach of water source management with case study from Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr P.S. Harikumar from CWRDM spoke on the various aspects of water quality, particularly in the Kerala scenario.  The seminar was held for the graduate and post-graduate students of the various departments of the University. Around 120 students from various departments and nearby institutions participated in the one-day programme.  Subash Chandra Bose, former director, CCDU, Kerala Water Authority,  explained to the audience in simple language the various technical aspects of water conservation tools and techniques. Jojo T.D., Programme Officer, ATREE, an NGO working in Alappuzha, explained his experiences with regard to the conservation of Vembanad lake.  V. Sobha, Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Renjan Mathew Varghese, State Director, WWF-India also spoke on the occasion

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