Almost every city in India can claim to be a ‘river’ city – with a river running through or by it. Besides rivers, most Indian cities also house a variety of other waterbodies such as lakes, tanks etc. But with these surface waterbodies getting increasingly polluted, depleted, or simply built over, cities have turned to groundwater to meet their needs – and unchecked, rapacious withdrawal of groundwater by them has led to plunging levels of the resource.
This is a situation which leaves cities in dire straits in these climate change-risked times. Changing rainfall patterns, reduced numbers of rainy days, and the incessant pressure on resources due to the maddening rate of urbanization makes recharging of groundwater a major challenge.
Managing the groundwater that urban centres still have access to, thus, becomes critically important in this scenario, especially in terms of making these cities climate-resilient. This involves mapping the aquifers, locating potential recharge zones, and intelligently managing the extraction of groundwater. This also means understanding the changing rainfall patterns, soils, lithology, physiography and hydrogeology of the cities and towns.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING
FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT TRAINING COORDINATOR
PRADEEP KUMAR MISHRA
Water Programme, CSE
Mob No: + 91 80854 43793
|No training fee will be charged from nominated government employees.
INR 28500 for Indian participants
USD 350 for foreign participants
Early bird entries (till November 17, 2023) can avail a discount of 10 per cent
Two or more participants from the same organization can avail a discount of 20 per cent (applicable for all participants).
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