One Week Specialization Course on Data Management: Collection, Collation and Analysis of Environmental Data

April 11-15, 2016

Centre for Science and Environment in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has organized a one week specialization course on Data Management: Collection, Collation and Analysis of Environmental Data for environmental regulators from April 11 – 15, 2016 in New Delhi.

A mixed group of junior, mid and senior level officers attended the programme. The participants were from different state pollution control boards from across 14 states, named Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Goa..

The programme was a mix of various tools and techniques relevant for data management. The participants were also informed about the different statistical parameters such as concept of average, frequency and standard deviation, concept of variability, probability distribution and there use for forecasting events of exceeding standards and accidents. Further the concept of variability and null hypothesis was also elaborated during the course and how to take decision based on the results of both the parameters were explained.

To make the entire programme interactive with the participants, group activities and class exercises on different topics and issues had been organized; where in the participant’s involvements were worth to watch. The module made sure that the participants discuss, debate and understand different aspects of data management within their group and with the experts. The participants from different state pollution control boards expressed their gratitude as the entire training module was indeed learning for them. They have also initiated interest in carrying forward this learning.