A Two day residential laboratory training on “Smart and affordable technologies to monitor the drinking water quality, accompanied by field exposure visit” was organized at Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI) under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by the Environment Monitoring laboratory Unit of Centre for Science and Environment from October 19-20, 2022. The training program was made for Level 2 officials working in PHED district laboratory chemists in the different states. There were total 31 Nominations received in which 22 participants attended the training program, the participants were from different states Andman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh , Ladakh and different designations such as Engineers and Chemists etc.
The objective of the training was to train the participants to monitor the drinking water quality at lab scale, provide in depth knowledge and insight of the concepts, activities and technologies to monitor the drinking water quality. The design of the training program included the topics of Overview, Status and Mitigation of Water quality in India, Introduction and testing of microbiological parameters, Introduction and testing of physio-chemical parameters, NABL process for accreditation of laboratories, Heavy Metal Testing by ICP OES- Testing, A field visit was planned to understand FTK application by Demonstration.
On day 1, the topics covered were: Overview of JJM & Involvement of community in water quality surveillance and monitoring. Visiting the drinking water/groundwater facility in AAETI Understand - sample collection, preservation, storage and onsite testing Introduction of analytical instrumentations/ advanced water testing instruments, Laboratory tour. Overview, Status and Mitigation of Water quality in India, Introduction and testing of microbiological parameters, Introduction and testing of physio-chemical parameters, NABL process for accreditation of laboratories, Heavy Metal Testing by ICP OES- Testing.
The second day of the training was organized for field visit to a village, Ishroda which lies in the Block Tijara of Alwar district of Rajasthan state. The field exposure was planned in a way so that the training participants get an exposure to understand the FTK application by Demonstration.
The training concluded on the second day, with a question & answer session on laboratory practices and testing methodology on water quality testing and distribution of certificates to all the participants and getting their feedback.
The participants were very positive about the training and overall arrangements in the green campus of AAETI and provided good feedback. They expect more such trainings with more training duration (4-5 Days) to be organized so that regular orientation and support can help in maintaining the pace of Jal Jeevan Mission’s objectives.
The speakers of the training were from Ministry of Jal Shakti, Centre for Science and Environment, World health organization-WHO.
|Feedback and Suggestions|
|This Training is very useful for my knowledge and skill Development.
Ravindra Kumar, Assistant Engineer Uttrakhand Jal Sansthan, Nainital
|The Training Program Meets the Expectations of mine and good interaction/Discussions with Resource Persons.
M.V.S Krishnamurthy, Chief Chemist, RWSSD, Andhra Pradesh
|Good Experience during training Session.
Kirti Prakash, Assistant Engineer, P.H.E.D Haryana
|The Training Program is very Useful for learn all basic water quality tests and demonstration.
Pankaj Fulora, Chemist, Uttrakhand Jal Sansthan, Haldwani