Goan Reporter News: Three day training Programme on Sustainability of Ground Water Sources

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A three day Training Programme on Sustainability of Ground Water Sources being organized by the Central Ground Water Board, Bangalore in association with the Water Resources Department, Government of Goa commenced at Sinchai Bhavan, Porvorim today. The programme will conclude on June 28, 2023.

Shri. Subhash Chandra, IAS, Secretary ,Water Resources who graced the inaugural session as Chief Guest highlighted the importance of groundwater in the coming days. He also added that Sustainability of Groundwater sources would play a pivotal role in the overall development of human welfare.

Shri. Santosh Mhape, Chief Engineer-I ,Water Supply & Sanitation, PHE who was one of the guests of honour spoke on the importance of capacity building of scientific officers involved in water supply for ensuring sustainability and development of sources. Shri. Pramod Badami, Chief Engineer, Water Resource Department who graced the function as guest of honour, stressed on the collaborative approach between State & Central Government departments working in groundwater sector.

Shri.N. Jyothi Kumar, Regional Director, CGWB, SWR. Bangalore who presided over the function while delivering the keynote address highlighted the importance of training.

The target group included 38 participants with representatives from Water Resources Department (WRD) Engineers, Public Works Department (PWD) Engineers, Technical Assistants, Surveyors, and other participants from Goa Tourism Development Corporation.

After the inaugural session, Technical Sessions covering various aspects of Sustainability of Groundwater sources were held. Scientists from Central Ground Water Board presented the broad outlines on Sustainability of Ground Water Sources. The second day of the training programme is earmarked for the field visit of participants to the Rainwater Harvesting Structures at Unichem Laboratories, Pilerne-Bardez and they will be exposed to the design and operationalization of Artificial Recharge structures.