Affordable Technologies for Groundwater Recharge to Sustain Drinking Water Sources in areas of Declining Groundwater – Training 1 (Jal Jeevan Mission)

November 25-26, 2021 

A two days training program on “Affordable Technologies for Groundwater Recharge to sustain Drinking Water Source in Areas of Declining Groundwater”, was conducted between November 25-26, 2021 on virtual platform Zoom by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. This was done under CSE’s work as Key Resource Centre under Jal Jeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti.

The training was specially designed for officials of Middle Management level – Level 2 (DWSM officials Superintending Engineers, Executive, Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, Water utility Managers, Water testing laboratory personnel form Public Health Engineering Department (PHEDs)/rural water supply departments/Public Works Departments etc.).

The objectives of this training program were as follows:

  • Understand the basics and issues related to Drinking water source in context of JJM.
  • Understanding the need of groundwater recharge to sustain drinking water source.
  • Groundwater Recharge criteria, use of Geospatial Technology.
  • Understanding the concept of Remote Sensing and GIS for recharge options
  • Understanding the use of GIS platform in finding 

The speakers of the training were from Ministry of Jal Shakti, Centre for Science and Environment, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Dehradun, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, Central Ground Water Board

On day 1 (November 25, 2021), a total of 55 and on day 2 (November 26, 2021), 54 participants were present in the training programme

The participants were from 13 states and Union Territories– Bihar, Meghalaya, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The participants and speakers well appreciated the training and requested for an onsite training programme to have hands on experience of the technologies and gain much more insights towards water sustainable future.




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Few Suggestions and Compliment from the Participants
Mr. Reyaz Mir, Assistant Engineer, PHED, J &K:-
This training is very useful as experts have different insights towards problems. We need to have a regular collaboration and handholding support to address different specific issues and find their solution. This training gives us a broad overview of the path that we can follow for making groundwater more sustainable.
Mrs. Nirie-e-Nisa, Executive Engineer, Design, CE Office, Nagaland-
The presentations were very impressive and informative, and we could understand the topics very well. The preparation of Hydro-Geomorphological Maps (HGM) is a great tool which Jal Jeevan Mission mandates to make and we could understand this through the training programme.