Date: August 17 - 18, 2022
A 2-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 August 17-18, 2022. The training program was made for Level 2 officials working in PHED district laboratory chemists in the different states. The participants were from different designations such as Geologist, Chemists and chief 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|
|The information we are given is very useful, particularly about FTK, chemical and microbial contaminants.
By: Kanchan Risbud, Data Analysist, SWSM, Maharashtra
|This training programme has fulfilled my expectations.
By: Shubhanker Kumar Biswas, Research Assistant (Chemist), PHED, Bihar
|Regular Training is needed and time of training may be increased to more than two days.
By: Brihaspati Yadav, Chemist, PHED, Bihar
|If ever there is a training like this in future, it would be better if number of days of training could be increased so that, each and every training topic of the training module can be perfectly covered. However, it was very well done. Thank You All.
By: T. Tangken Konyak, Chemist, PHED, Nagaland