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ArunimaI am a student of final year B.Sc. in the Department of Environment and Water management, A.N. College, Patna. I am working as an intern on an UGC granted project on the topic ‘Arsenic contamination in food chain’. I am mainly working on one of its sub topic - ‘Affect of arsenic on paddy plants’. Twenty-two districts of Bihar and seventeen districts of West-Bengal are suffering from disastrous arsenic contamination, which has lead to several health hazards like arsenicosis and cancers, hair fall, weakness being the severe effects of arsenic toxicity. This problem is very much prevailing in the regions of gangetic plains. Arsenic has occurred in food chain due to groundwater contamination in these regions due to setting of hand pumps and bore wells. As BRIP 2011 Conference is based on river basin planning in Ganga River, I think it will be beneficial for me to attend this as I will learn about micro watershed development and also share my ideas and findings till date with the delegates present there. This exposure will prove to be enlightening for my views on the remediation of this problem through expert views at the conference. I am eagerly looking forward for this programme.
ashishrawatThe vast development in the field of “RIVER BASIN PLANNING” and my profound eagerness to gain information on the former has inculcated deep interest to be a part of this National Conference. It will not only add to my knowledge but will also provide the exposure required for my personal growth. The esteemed Conference on a pragmatic issue by a reputed institute is one of the prime factors for active participation.This Conference will create a forum for healthy discussions throwing light upon the key planning techniques and measures to be adopted for it, thereby, forming an efficient base for my career. Being from a hilly region,I am very well aware with the "increasing variation in the level of water” of rivers during different seasons, and have a prospect to tackle this problem with a definite solution.The Conference can surely provide me the platform where I can clear my queries and enhance my region of awareness. I look forward to attend this “Technical gathering” since it would help me grab as much details and facts necessary for moulding the prevalent ideas paving the path for me to create a pattern relating to my perspective of Civil Engineering. Having read the Preamble, Objective and Exclusive Features of the conference,I am deeply Interested in anntending dis conference.
AshutoshI want to join this conference because I have great affection for the river Ganges. Since this is a student conference, I am looking forward to meet students who are actively involved with this project. Now the river is enjoying the consultation from experties of IITs, I really want to know their appoach regarding cleaning the holy river. Though I dont belong to this forum because of my Mechanical Engg backgroud, I still want to know the effects of Global climatic conditions on the river hydrology and water quality. Policy making regarding use of water of the river is again a challenging task. People are needed to know that river is not only polluted by industries, it is they who also getting it polluted. What kind of awareness programs are being carried out in current situation is my EOI for the conference. I want to meet the distingued professors and persons from different background and different places of India and their movement related to water management. Writing EOI is 200 words really making me sick but since it is asked I need to write it for getting registered. Had it been in 100 words, more students would have joined the conference.
AshutoshdubeyTo mitigate the social, economic and environmental problems this may emerge due to Ganga pollution, and could in the near future become a major limitation for sustain to Ganga in india. It would be advisable to consider opportune measures. Development of Ganga river basin plan can help people understand the problems. It can be an important tool of communication and sharing knowledge, attributes, which are now of high interest students operating in the field. Present time I'm working on defluoridation of water project,I think water and environmental pollution related conference will be helpful for my study, The conference will provided the opportunity to bring together scientists, engineers and practicing professionals from IIT,s departments, institutions, consulting establishments, research institutes and university organizations. The Ganga suffers from extreme pollution levels, water is essential for all life forms. It is a fundamental resource necessary for socio-economic development and for ecological sustainability. Good quality water is becoming scarce due to population growth and associated industrial development and pollution, particularly in towns and cities. It is timely that the sustainability and management of water resources is widely discussed, noting that water can be used for unlimited number of times with proper treatment. The conference will discuss and explore new and innovative ideas, better understanding and assessment of resources and their supporting ecosystems, proper management for conservation and approaches to achieve the dual aim of economic development and ecological sustainability. The focus is the necessary infrastructure to provide good quality water, in sufficient quality, in the most sustainable manner.
atrip123Sharing river waters across political boundaries is a matter of contention and conflict. It is at all levels: international, inter-state, regional and local levels. Most conflicts happen at the sub-national level between various states which percolates to social groups, water-use sectors and administrative units, often resulting in acute violence. Victims of such violence comprise of the most vulnerable sections, i.e. poor, socially disadvantaged sections and women-whose needs get silenced in mainstream water discourses. River waters dispute between States and the emergence of workable compromise formulae are often constrained by inadequate information and database, ineffective institutional mechanisms, hardened regional identities and loyalties and threat of economic hardship. The nature and sources of conflict are diverse and context specific. The tactics used by contesting parties also vary, as do the factors facilitating or impeding solution. Human parameters such as impact of allocations on the quality of life of people (food security, health, education, women’s drudgery) are excluded in the process of decision-making. Lack of objective and validated facts on the quantum and patterns and priorities of water use (drinking water, environment, irrigation, industry, tourism, commerce, etc) make rational discussion and decision- making difficult. Conflicts surrounding river water sharing raise questions related to Indian federalism. The most important is Entry 17 subject to provisions of Entry 56 in the Union List that gives extensive powers to the central government to legislate regarding inter-state rivers. Not much has been made of this enabling provision. The effort would be to draw awareness about the issues and make strong effective suggestions to counter the problems to suit the needs of one and all.
atul katiyarGanga Basin area, covering eleven states, floods in some part or the other are an annual feature. Due to rapid changes in the behaviour of the rivers in the Ganga basin and for other reasons, it was considered necessary to update the comprehensive water management plans for flood management of all the river systems in the Ganga basin. On account of the inadequacy of the protection works carried out so far, large scale damage due to floods often occurs. In order to effectively tackle the critical and chronic flood problems in the areas of the Ganga basin, it was considered necessary to prepare an integrated plan to manage and minimise the problems of flood, erosion and drainage and ensure its implementation in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. The management of water resources for diverse uses at the micro or local level should be done by adopting a partnership approach, involving the user communities, through community based organisations, in the various aspects of planning, design, development and management of water resources. In addition, in some areas, there should be community based flood and drought management committees to plan for and deal with these and other disaster situations. At the planning stage, decisions should be taken after according opportunity to the respective Gram Sabhas. Local bodies such as municipalities and gram panchayats should particularly be involved in the water management in the flood and drought area
awdheshbirlaI am Graduated in Environment and Water Management.Curently i am pursuing my Master in Water Science and Management.I was in at the university of Girona(Spain) for 1 year in the stream Water science and Technololy.I think this conference will be very fruitful for me because it's related with my study background and it will also give me opportunity to interact with a lot of researcher and Scientist who they are working in this field.ganga is our holy river and i am really so curious to know about the changing things in Ganga River Basin and this plateform will give me the opportunity to konw in details about the present conditions of our ganga river. The areas of Environmental and their component research are interesting to study because they are places where different aspects related with practices of environment and their component encounter each other. In the age of globalization, clean water technology, Waste water technology, and Sensoring these areas of Water research are increasingly changing. The increasing use of the Water, the development of different Waste Water Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant (For Potable Water), the increase in the number of these Water Treatment Units, and the extension of business/industries, seem to be leading to a Water research sector. Moreover, this has an influence on people’s lifestyles. For example, individual autonomy is increasing, also the diversity of social interactions within the same family and the professional mobility. This affects the Eastern European cities as well as Western European cities. Generally, the Water research is in need of new strategies that deal with the problems of Water quality and quantity, Ecological Continuity intensity and sustainability.
ayusmatibhattacharyaGanga or Ganges has been and will continue to be the backbone of Indian civilisation, economy, industrialization, agriculture and spirituality. The reasons that make Ganga the most important river of India are only the reasons behind its pollution. Ganga runs its course of over 2500 kms from Gangotri in the Himalayas to Ganga Sagar in the Bay of Bengal. In addition to providing water for industrialization, agriculture, daily basic needs, Ganga also acts as a reservoir for waste products from industries; daily excretes from cities, insecticides and pesticides from agricultural fields. Apart from these, the river gets polluted by dumping of unburnt / half-burnt dead bodies, immersing idols of Goddess Durga and other Hindu deities .Realizing the criticality of the fore-coming menace, Department of Environment, in December 1984, prepared Ganga Action Plan for immediate reduction of pollution load on the river Ganga.The plan came into action on 14th January 1986 with the main objective of pollution abatement, to improve the water quality by Interception, Diversion and treatment of domestic sewage and present toxic and industrial chemical wastes from identified grossly polluting units entering in to the river. Being a part of this project will be a tremendous learning experience for me. It will give me an exposure to practical knowledge along with my theoretical knowledge. The guidance of esteemed Project members will help me enhance my approach and add professionalism towards my subject. Moreover, this project will help to contribute my bit to the society.
badreldinPeak or flood flow is an important hydrologic parameter in the determination of flood risk, management of water resources and design of hydraulic structures such as dams, spillways, culverts and irrigation ditches. Estimation must be fairly accurate to avoid excessive costs in the case of overestimation of the flood magnitude or excessive damage and even loss of human lives while underestimating the flood potential. Water resources development and management in the context of altering hydrological cycles due to climate change is emerging as a major threat to river ecosystem. As a consequence of river degradation, the livelihoods of river dependent communities, downstream water users and ecosystem dependent communities are at greater risk. Hence, a realistic and integrated approach for river basin planning needs to be adopted at state as well as national level. My attendace is to participate in a proper debate and/or discussion to throw up new ideas and share knowledge on various key issues pertaining to river basin planning and thereby have a chance to enrich my understanding on the subject. To share innovative ideas, knowledge, experiences and concerns related to river basins. To deliberate, debate and discuss various elements, pertinent key issues and challenges to develop holistic idea of river basin planning. To sensitize ourself and to develop next‐generation human resources for diverse environmental issues including river basin planning. To provide a platform to ourself in issue‐oriented discussion on the river basin planning and management. To develop an advocacy strategy by involving multiple stakeholders to prepare a blueprint in order to streamline the approach of river basin planning.
Bandana PaliwalAs it is related with my core subject & i have to lead in this section so i am very glad to attend this conference meeting. I am very thankful to organiser team who share this opportunity with me. Actually i have done MSC from this stream & i have learn more by attending such type of conference meeting with all respective seniors who will be available in that. I will share my knowledge with them during this meeting & can calculate my position in this stream for my next future elevation. By this meeting, i can introduce to myself to seniors & can take help for further elevations. It may also be possible that during this conference, i can perform very well & get a chance for job/project in this field & can do son=mething for this. It will achievement of my life if i will sucess in this. Actually from that day when i get information for this conference meeting, i hard work for that & prepare to myself for this & hope i will be on board during this conference meeting. Now i am keen iterested to taking this subject which is related with environment, i don't missed out such type of opporunity & want to appear in this. During this session i can put my views & can learn more which will provide me a dedicated guide line towards my future & if get chance to join such type of organisations then definately i will do my best effort to achieve my asigned goal. So atlast i am again thankful to organiser team to provide us a very very good such opportunity. Thanks & Regards Bandana Paliwal 09935267626 paliwal.bandana@gmail.com
Beenu RajGanga finds its name in the list of the five most polluted rivers of the world. In certain areas in Ganga river the bacteria levels are more than 100 times higher than the limits set by the government. From washing clothes to dumping bodies, the river's purity is maligned every day and in spite of the alarming levels of pollution, people continue to use the water to drink and take a bath.An estimated 2,000,000 people ritually bathe daily in the river the result of this pollution is an array of water-borne diseases including cholera, hepatitis, typhoid and amoebic dysentery. An estimated 80% of all health problems and one-third of deaths in India are attributable to water-borne diseases.The Ganga water is losing it efficacy due to rapid but ecologically unplanned industrialization and urbanization in the ganga basin this problem can be solved only by making the people aware about the problem and proper eco-planning.There is urgent need to improve its water quality through regular monitoring and assessment of water.Cleaning of the River ganga is a huge challenge, thus it becomes all the more important to hold such conference so that a proper plan of action could be formalized in progressing with the mission.
chandansRiver Ganges had always demanded respect as it was always referred a ganga maiya in Indian mythology and customs .I had seen river Ganges for the first time when i came to IIT Kanpur for my studies but had been linked to river Ganga by various term papers on surface water quality of river Ganga and also on the treatment plant in Kanpur and it's disposed water quality .I ways astonished to know how even small Hindu rituals today is threatening the existence of our age old river which once had the highest self cleansing property among all rivers, how very minor seeming activities of human being are turning consequential for aquatic life due to the high level of intertwined biological-chemical-physical relations that exists in this amazing river.Due to our proximity with Dr tare we are well aware of the efforts that government is making in order to deal with the problems surrounding river Ganga and I had always been interested in these proceedings and i feel this is the first time than students like us are allows to interact on the subject ,to share and to learn from the torchbearers in this field. Hence i intent to attend this opportunity sincerely.
dceutkarshGanga, obviously the lifeline of the most spread river basin of the country is crucial not only to the largest northern plains but also to the survival of the most strategic locations of the country such as National Capital, which is thriving on its water to cater its drinking needs. It flourishes the fertility to a vast area of agricultural land and a spiritual satisfaction to millions of people. But the most sad part is the dying condition of the river due to the lack of awareness in masses due to mainly some drawbacks in the till now executed Ganga Action Plan. Some of my suggestions to it are as follows: One of the major drawback is regarding the understanding of the problem only to the industrial pollution and not to take it as a serious ignorance of the masses about it. The other being not taking all the stakeholders into confidence about the cause and letting their individual attempts went in vain. We as being the responsible citizen, youth, future and concerned leader of the society not only at national but at global level want to take its action plan at a further level by incorporating the efforts of the individual who consider it as their mother. We also want to make our ideas clear in this conference as this conference will provide us the most appropriate platform for the cause, where the newly-born ideas will grow up into a full-fledged Action Plan with the help of Intellectuals present there in the conference.
deep1988I am presently working on the above project "GRBMP" under the guidance of Dr. Rajat Agarwal and Prof. S.P. Singh of IIT Roorkee. We are presently collecting data on Livelihood activities and cultural aspects related to river Ganga. By attending the above conference i can interact with the different experts and students which can help in my work and will also help in broadening my thinking level. This conference will also help me in getting a better view of the various problems of river Ganga like pollution,River Flow etc. and the various approaches to deal with the same. During the work on the project i have visited various parts of Uttrakhand and have seen their life and culture very closely like what are their belifs, their traditions, how they earn their living and how their life is dependent on river Ganga in the conference i can discuss my knowledge and also we can share each other’s work and can understand the river on a much better way, which will eventually help us in the work. The conference will be a nice medium to get in touch with different ideologies of different persons and the different perspectives which will broaden our understanding about the holy river and then eventually to take various steps to save the same.
deepchandra srivastavaThe Ganges, the most sacred river to Hindus and personified as a Goddess, is worshipped by the Hindus, who believe that bathing in river Ganga causes remission of sins and facilitates liberation from the cycle of life and death .The Ganga river is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its banks and depend on it for their daily needs.The Gnga river rises in the western Himalayas and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. However, there are some problems associated with the ecology of river, which largely overlooked. Due to rapid urbanization, huge amount of chemical wastes, sewage and even human and animal remains are directly dumped into to the river which has disturbed the river ecosystem and carries major health risks by either direct bathing in the polluted water or by drinking it. The Ganges ranks among the top five most polluted rivers of the world, with fecal coliform levels in the river near Varanasi more than hundred times the official Indian Government limits. Pollution threatens not only humans, but also the aquatic life. So it is become our basic need and responsibility to clean up the river and save our moral values.
dhaneshyIndia, where I am born and brought up, is blessed with a lot of natural resources. Despite having an annual average rainfall of about 1000 mm, I was curious to know why people walk for miles together to fetch drinking water. I was naturally interested in knowing the reasons and have started thinking to learn more about water resources development and management. This flair for knowing more about water helped me graduate with a specialization in water resources engineering. India faces lot of problems such as floods and droughts, cyclones, and we need to be better prepared to face all the consequences due to these natural disasters. I am sure I need to learn more about the water related issues to better serve my society, and hence this application. I am currently working as a research associate in Water Resources Management team of the GRBMP (Ganga River Basin Management Plan) at IIT Madras. I am proud to be a part of this great team which is expected to change the fate of the river Ganga. The Ganges considered as the holy river of India, which passes through 29 cities, 70 towns and many more villages, officially declared National River of the Republic of India, ranking among the world’s top 20 rivers by drainage, 34th longest river in the world, serving 451 million people living in the basin directly or indirectly, which witnesses the largest religious gathering in the world – Kumbh Mela, can be considered as a prestigious natural asset or national treasure of India. Despite carrying all these pros, Ganga also carries 1.3 billion liters of sewage per day, 260 million litres of industrial wastes and ranks among the top 5 most polluted rivers of the world. Varanasi, the religious capita of India witnesses the bacteria count of 50000 per 100 ml of water. Something has to be done to overcome this situation, thanks to the NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) for starting up the GRBMP. As a water resources engineer, I thought I could do my part by joining this team. That’s the best possible thing I can do at this stage. I had strong interest and inclination towards water resources engineering during my undergraduate days, which allowed me to go for a natural choice of doing masters degree in the same area. My love for hydrology started after I joined my masters in hydraulics and water resources engineering. I continued to be top in the class and graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India’s one of the best engineering schools. The challenges and opportunities the college offers are unparalleled, besides providing the opportunity to learn under some of the most eminent professors in Water Resources Engineering. My basic degree in civil engineering has helped me to develop my analytical and quantitative background. This further gave me an opportunity to take up a challenging problem for my thesis work, where I had a chance to learn and apply some of the tools like Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks which is widely used in hydrology research, and also I had developed skills in computer programming. My Master’s work was duly recognized by the American Geophysical Union in the form of selecting me for the prestigious ‘Berkener Travel Grant” during the year 2010. I presented my work in the AGU joint assembly at Brazil held during August 2010. After my Master’s I had an inclination to join for PhD. I thought that working as a research associate would help me to learn the problems in a water resources project and also to develop a problem for my PhD thesis. My experience as research associate in IIT Madras has exposed me to a stimulating research environment where learning and research go together. I have had here opportunities which exposed me to GPS surveying, field investigations, GIS analysis and SWAT model simulations. Overall, my association with IIT Madras during my Master’s program and even after my graduation helped me a lot in enhancing my motivation to do research in the field of hydrology and water resources engineering. Having a strong inclination to water resources engineering, I wish to assist my country in terms of mitigating the water related problems. I feel that I will be able to meet a group of experts in water resources engineering at the BRiP 2011 conference, and discuss with them about the issues mentioned above. I am sure I would be highly benefited by attending this meeting. Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information to support my application.
dharmendra.gillFor two reasons I wish to attend this conference. Firstly I am working as Executive Engineer in HP Irrigation and Public Health Department, so most of our activities like water intake structures,water treatment plants,, wastewater treatment plants, flood protection works, channelisation of rivulets are based on the sustainability of rivers and river water quality.Some of these rivers are contributing into Ganga. Understanding the issues involved with the sustainability of Ganga can guide me in improving the working of our Department towards sustaining the purity and might of the Ganga.During MTech degree course in Environmental Engineering and Management I have completed project on the EIA OF river valley hydro projects in hill states, this conference can enrich my understanding of issues involved in EIA. Secondly I am research scholar at IIT Delhi and pursuing research on performance of water supply schemes (WSS) in northern hill states. Sustainability of river systems is major attribute of performance of WSS. Self purification capacity of the Ganga had always been a matter of research among those who work in the field of water. Understanding the natural system of self purification of this river may help in proposing the improvements in water intakes, river training works near these intakes of WSS. Above all I feel proud in associating in the service of MAA GANGA.
Dhirendra KumarI am a student of final year B.Sc. in the department of environment and water management, A.N. College, Patna. Being a student of such a dynamic subject I have been keenly interested in working for the conservation and better management of the river basin. Also I have worked on several projects in gangetic plains. I am currently working on the topic “comparative study of two removal units installed at maner, rural Bihar” which lies in the Gangetic plain. During our fieldwork we faced many difficulties in commuting and carrying our work due to flood in the region. We got the opportunity to observe the difficulties faced by the people residing in those areas. This incident inspired to work more seriously on this idea. I think BRiP 2011 conference will broaden my perception on the topic which would be beneficial in my internship. As I will interact with the delegates from across the country; it will be a good exposure for me and help me in coming days of my career. And I hope that in the upcoming days the gained experience of this seminar will also help me in the better management practices of existing water resources in the water scarce areas of the gangetic plain.
divyambeniwalExpression of Interest Journey of thousand miles begins with one step! - Lao Tzu From the past 2 years, living just a few meters away from the river Brahamputra in the splendid campus of IIT Guwahati and I have been a longtime admirer of rivers and always tried to learn its peculiar behavior towards changing climatic conditions and natural hazards like earthquakes and landslides. In north-eastern states, from the last 35-40 years Brahamputra river is continuously bringing floods due to uncontrolled water supply and high amount of sediment flow during monsoon season. Due to its very low depth compared to its width water washes away the surrounding area up to 5-10 kms. But now construction of large dams in the Chinese border might be a risk for sustainable water supply and a constant fear of water crisis for the next generations to come. Hence, for Country’s and ecological interest’s river basin planning of Indian rivers is the need of the hour. After admiring it from our departmental building or sometimes enjoying my free time near its bank several questions start ticking in my mind and creates an anxiety towards its sorry conditions. The condition which not only Brahamputra but also the Ganga, Yamuna and all other major rivers and their tributaries are facing. Whenever I set for a ride in a ferry I always end up being upset about its conditions which are in my scope to answer but not able to solve them. As Questions by primary school kid pops up like  Why the river water is not transparent?  Why is there a foul smell in the water?  Why we see litter, garbage, used plastics all around floating like stars shining during the cloudless nights? Is it a mere myth that my grandfather used to tell us "at their times river water was so pure that they can actually drink it" The situation now is stunningly serious and it has become a worst nightmare that in just 7 decades a holy river can be transformed into a Drainage and Sewage water source of urban population. The feeling of helplessness builds frustration and ultimately a motivation that something needs to be done!!!! Take the first step in faith, We do not have to see the whole staircase , Just take the first step - Martin Luther King Jr. Belonging to a rural agricultural background I have always felt the importance of water as my family livelihood depends on it along with the monsoon rainwater. Whenever, there is sufficient rainfall in upper Himalayas, the river water in the northern plains is full of finer sediments (silt load) .When this water is utilized for irrigation in my fields , it increases the fertility of soil ultimately yielding better crop production. But, due to urbanization the river water is getting contaminated with chemicals which also affect the ground water (another major source of portable water in rural areas). Indian economy is agricultural based and most of the fresh river water is used for irrigation. If all the water in the river is used by agriculture and industry, leaving nothing for the aquatic environment, fish and plants won’t be able to survive and the river will ultimately DIE. Being a Civil Engineer in making and pretty much at a raw stage of my career, I believe the two days conference will be a great learning experience and might channelize my thoughts and inspire me more to work passionately in this field for the upliftment of sorry state of our rivers.....!!!!
falguni123The river Ganga is considered the life line of West Bengal. It is a perennial source of water to the plains of West Bengal for irrigation as well as human and industry consumptions. The river is navigable and it acts as a major transport system in the state with heavy traffic flow. There is widespread recognition that, increasing population pressure and lack of sustainable livelihood options to address the stark poverty serve to further hasten the environmental degradation. The Objective to attend the Conference: •To provide baseline information about the industrialization and socio-economic and demographic settings of the Basin areas in West Bengal. Variation in the socio-economic and demographic front in the state and among districts, as well as its pace and pattern in the river basin areas indicates its complexity as an issue. Socio-economic and demographic characteristics however, is definitely linked to access to natural resources and the ability to use these as assets in the most effective way. Users with greater economic, social or political weight tend to have more access to these resources, and influence more its management strategies. The socio-economic-demographic environment confronting the river basin consists of a host of policies, laws and development initiatives on water resources development and management in West Bengal, including those affecting individual sector regimes such as environmental management, water rights allocation, water pricing, and funding. In essence, this socio-economic-demographic background serves to guide the application of the river basin management approach for the basin keeping in mind the dictates of policy principles on Ganga river basin planning and management.