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Friday, December 12, 2008

Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) Training On Drinking Water Quality Management

Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) Training On

Drinking Water Quality Management
From:  16 Dec - 18 Dec 2008
At Institute of Social Sciences, 8, Nelson Mandela Marg,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Water, the elixir of life! Alas, today this phrase remains a misnomer. The entire ecosystem existence is based on water .It runs like blood in our body, but nowadays this blood is impure and short in supply. This is due to the fact of contamination of water with pollutants and consistent negligence on the part of governments to look after water supply with increase in population. People in several parts of India face an immense challenge to meet the basic needs of water. The crisis is not due to the lack of fresh water as such, but the availability of adequate quality water at the right place and time to meet basic needs.
Every year more than five million human beings die from illness linked to unsafe drinking water and sanitation. Improved access to safe water supply and appropriate sanitation can also improve the economic status, mainly through saving large amounts of people's time and energy. It is a matter of concern that despite the progress made with water supply, the level of water-related sickness continues to be high. 70-80 % of illnesses are related to water contamination and poor sanitation. Main diseases associated with sanitation-diarrhea, ascariasis, dracunculiasis, hookworm, schistosomiasis, trachoma, typhoid, paratyphoid, bacillary dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, etc are on an increase. These diseases consume a lot of time and money for medical attention and medicines. In India, the economic burden due to morbidity and mortality from these diseases is staggering. The resources saved by improved water supply and sanitation can be used in many economically productive or educational activities.
During the last few decades the national policies have shown increasing emphasis on both rural and urban water supply and sanitation. In terms of physical progress, the achievements have been remarkable. In rural context, however unfortunately these efforts have not been seen to be converted into health benefits and water borne diseases continue to be the dominant cause of morbidity and mortality in many pars of the country. The reasons are fairly very obvious, though water is being supplied; its potability is not being ensured. The lack of Water Quality Surveillance in these areas is acutely brought into focus during the episodes of waterborne epidemics.
In realm of this domain to overcome these challenges, the need of the hour is monitoring of water quality, surveillance and management. By putting these things into practice the dream of supplying pure drinking water to each individual could be achieved.
  • To help organizations understand the importance of Water Quality Monitoring in Water Quality Management
  • To impart Technical Skills on various practical aspects of water quality monitoring and management
  • To Promote Surveillance of Drinking Water
Your browser may not support display of this image.The following techniques would be used to conduct the training program.
  • Lectures/interactive sessions
  • Visits to sites
  • Case studies/Group exercises
  • Brainstorming sessions/ Experience sharing
  • Training Support materials/ Handouts
  • Power-point Presentations
  • Guest lectures
A. Water quality monitoring
  1. Introduction to water quality monitoring and Surveillance
    To make all the participants understand on the subject "water quality" and various aspects related to it like:
    • Introductory part:
    • Introduction to water quality and surveillance programme
    • Sources of water
    • Sources of water contamination
    • Water Quality Surveillance and its need
    • Water and health
      Health impacts of physical, chemical and biological contaminants
    • Water Quality Monitoring
    • Why monitor water quality?
    • Techniques of water quality monitoring
    • Water quality Analysis
    • Use of portable water testing kits
    • Demonstration and hands on experience on one such kit
    • Participatory Water Quality Monitoring-a community based approach
    • Water quality Guidelines and Standards
    • Sanitary Survey and its importance
  1. Your browser may not support display of this image.Field visits
    • To Yamuna River for on site water quality analysis by using Field based water quality monitoring kits.
      This session is especially designed for the participants to provide details on the use of field based water testing kits and its importance in water quality monitoring at the field level or in remote areas where sophisticated laboratory facilities are not available. This section will also provide information on the participatory approach in water quality monitoring-community based water quality monitoring. Participants themselves will be performing water quality analysis in the field by using these low cost field testing kits. This would give them a first hand experience on water quality analysis.       
    • Hands on training on sampling and analysis
    • Data collection and management
    • Interpretation of the water samples analysed
    • Visit to one of the water supply system
B. Water quality Management
  • Introduction to  Preventive and Remedial Measures
    This session will deal with different aspects of water quality management in general. As this is an integral part of any water quality monitoring, would give different management options, solutions to various contaminants whether it is Biological, Physical or chemical contaminants.
  • Basic Water Purification Methods
    • Traditional Methods of water purification
    • Principle of water purification
    • Precautionary measures at household level treatment
  • Advanced water treatment technologies
    • Different techniques of managing drinking water
    • How water reaches your homes and offices?
    • How is water purified by the civic authorities
    • Traditional methods of water purification
    • Different methods of filtration and chlorination
    • Simple household and community level water purification techniques with respect to: 
        *Fluoride   * Arsenic  * Nitrate  * Iron *Turbidity  *TDS   *Hardness
  • Visit to water treatment plant-Wazirabad
    In order to make the participants understand on the overall water treatment procedures adopted in a typical water supply system, a small exposure visit will be organized to community water supply scheme at Wazirabad.
This training will immensely benifit Development Professionals from NGOs, academic institutions, CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, Public Health engineering and health department functionaries, technocrats, Social scientists, educationists, teachers  and international development organizations who are working on water quality monitoring and management aspects and related projects and are keen to upgrade their knowledge.
3 Days
The training will be for a period of 3 days.
INR 7,500 per participant
The Training fee covers the following:
  • Food during the training hours
  • Course material
  • Field visits

    • Knowledge and experience from the training
    • Field Exposure and further learning
    • Manuals and training material
    • Networking opportunity for you
And an …………Enriched you
Your browser may not support display of this image.TESTIMONIALS OF LAST YEARS' PARTICIPANTS
  • I felt the whole module was interesting but the two field trips were the most interesting. The training and resource persons were excellent- Mr. Nitish Jha
  • The facilitation is excellent and the field testing of water. Field testing kit was new for me. It is cheap and can measure 14 parameters of water quality & can get reliable results.- KMV Subhanie Manokanthi, Malteser International, Srilanka
  1. Hindustan Zinc Limited
  2. World Vision India
  3. IDRC
  4. IFFDC
  5. Rio-Tinto
To ensure your participation, we request you to send the nomination form and the course fee (non-refundable) by 10 Dec '08.
Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of TARA Livelihood Academy payable at New Delhi . The address for sending the Demand Draft   is-
Manager- Training
TARA Livelihood Academy
Development Alternatives,
111/9-Z, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070
Please send the Demand draft by registered post or speed post or courier only .
Overseas participants may please send the fees through wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be sent to each selected trainee once we get their nomination form.
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Mr. M. Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar has 5 years experience in the field of environmental Monitoring and Management, testing and analysis, data analysis and interpretation, awareness, primary data collection through field surveys, Training and Capacity Building on drinking water quality monitoring and Management, project planning, development and implementation, research & development of cost-effective water management technologies, performance evaluation and technology validation of drinking water purification systems. Rural Water Supply & Environmental Sanitation, business development and institutional networking. Project Design, Contracting, Development & Consultancy, Community Development/ Rural Extension services / Environmental Education. Besides this he is involved in UNICEF assisted Fluoride mitigation projects -Capacity Building of Master Trainers on the Regeneration of Activated Alumina based Domestic Defluoridation Units in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh; and 2) Study of Effectiveness and User Acceptance of Activated Alumina based Hand Pump attached and Domestic Defluoridation Units in Rajasthan EU supported nation-wide environment assessment and action programme-CLEAN India
Ms. Sneh Yadav
Sneh has 4 years of experience in designing, planning and implementing programmes on water quality monitoring and management in the rural and urban environment. Involved in training and capacity building of students, NGOs personnel & Govt. officials on drinking water quality monitoring and management (biological, chemical and physical contamination).  Sustainable water management both in terms of quality and quantity in rural communities. Involved in UNICEF assisted Fluoride mitigation projects -Capacity Building of Master Trainers on the Regeneration of Activated Alumina based Domestic Defluoridation Units in Rajasthan. Have experience in evaluating national (central) Environment schemes and state water quality management schemes (Fluorosis mitigation). Experience in coordinating EU supported nation-wide environment assessment , awareness and action programme Community Led Environment Action Network- India (CLEAN India) programme.
If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following:
Bhavana Gadre
Manager- Training                   
New Delhi
Tele. No: 011-26132718
Email Id:
Training dateTuesday, December 16, 2008
Intended Audiencehealth department functionaries,Professionals
CostINR 7500

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ContactBhavana Gadre

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