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prayakarrao.sukanyabeing a part a SURGE 2009 i am aware what kind of facility and faculty knowledge i am going to get if i attend BRiP conference in iit kanpur. i am part of GRB EMP group @ IIT ROORKEE. having been made presentation and EQP inventory about districts and town of Uttarakhand i am quite aware about ganga basin river management plan by consortium of all IITs i have also attended the EQP group meeting at IIT Delhi held in july 2011 during my B. Tech surge programme i have also presented poster at IIT Kanpur. River Ganga has holy significance in Hearts of Indian public people pray it as Goddess in many parts of nation. the travels a journey of 2525 kms from Gaumukh to Bay of Bengal it gives water to around 40+ % population of this country. but now a days it is flowing like a Nala in many of its stretches mainly in lower Ganga. for restoring water quality of this river Govt. has made NGRBA under which GRB EMP works. by attending this conference i will be able to get more idea about River Ganga and works or methods or suggestions implied for mainataining water quality of the River. also this will also help in my thesis work which is on restoration of water quality of lakes, the topic is different from river but i feel this conference will help me in enlightening Spark about Restoration and maintenance of water quality in water bodies in india. as water is life
Pritam BiswasI, Pritam Biswas, am presently working as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) under the Water Resources group in the Civil Engineering department of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. I am currently working in the Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP) for the same group. I am keenly interested in the subject regarding water resources and have worked on the SWAT software for the simulation of the tributaries of river Ganga in the northern part of Bihar. I have graduated as an Agricultural Engineer and have an inclination towards Soil and Water Conservation . On joining the IIT Guwahati, I have also developed a profound interest for river basin management. I shall be greatly obliged if I am given a chance to participate in the BRiP 2011 conference and would like to bring to notice, the outcomes of using the SWAT model for the aforesaid basins in north Bihar. I would also want to make a comparison of the results produced by the SWAT model and the actual data observed in those watersheds and thus, predict the utility of the SWAT model. I am extremely anxious to avail this opportunity to attend the BRiP 2011 conference as I will be able to gather a lot of knowledge on attending the conference.
psrivastavaNow days the condition of river Ganga detoriating very much.The reason for this degradation is nobody else but only us. We are polluting our national river on the name many things. .In places like Varanasi ,Allahabad etc we are polluting for religious purposes.People bath in the river and during this they release certain waste material like soaps , polythene bags etc. Dead bodies of the small children and animals are directly thrown in the river.In fact is ghat in Varanasi where people throw garbage deliberately because of their superstitions.People living on the banks of are totally dependent on it. They bath ,wash their utensils and clothes, throw their garbage in the river without any hesitation. Washer man are prohibited to wash clothes at the banks but continue to do it because Government is providing proper place to them.They bribe the police men and continue to do their jobs. During "Durga pooja" the too many idols of Goddess Durga are flown in the river across the whole state of UP , Bihar , Uttarakhand. Around 150-200 idols are flown in the river from big cities like Patna Varanasi,Allahabad,Kanpur etc. Industrialization is also one the major factors which is pooring the condition of the river. Lots of waste is directly thrown in the river in cities like Kanpur.Their are many leather factories in Kanpur which directly throw their waste which consist of many hazardous chemicals in the river.In many small towns which are located on the banks of river sewage treatment plants are not established.The waste of these places without any treatment is flown in the river.Last but not the least the level of Ganga.It is going down day by day.It is because many canals have been cut from the river for humanly purposes like irrigation , storage of water in the dams etc. This makes the water stagnant which increases the microbial activities I would like to attend the the conference so that we can discuss the problems which are faced by the river on large scale and try to come with an solution to all these problems
Purnima SharmaWater is elixir for life. The existence of life can never be possible without water. Today, the entire world faces the various problems related to the water. Due to the uneven distribution of water, recurrence of floods and droughts in various parts of the world coupled with increase in population and competing demands of water for variety of its use have underscored the need for a comprehensive strategic planning for integrated use of water. River Basin Planning would be a futuristic tool for solving the water crisis problem. There are many civilization began on the banks of rivers of the world. The river provides not only water but also transportation facilities which join two separate areas. Indo-Gangetic Plain has many rivers, which make this plain fertile and most suitable for survival of creation of earth. They are providing fresh water to the rural as well as urban areas. As, I am a research student working upon water stress problem and its management in urban areas, so I think River Basin Planning would be a tool for solving this problem. This conference would give me opportunity to consolidate my present work; to develop the necessary skills and understand some basic concept of River Basin Planning and water management. I am sure that I would get a lot of information and knowledge from this conference which would help me in my work, and in future I would implement these experiences to put something back into this global agenda.
Raabia ShamsThe Ganga has been central to providing very important ecological services to the urban and peri-urban communities of India. However, due to dumping of urban and industrial wastes during the recent decade, this river has lost its natural beauty and hence its ecological services. Besides illegal encroachments on the river bank, agricultural practices and unplanned infrastructure development (e.g. construction of bridges and regulators) in the name of development have also affected the natural flow regime of the river. The pollution level of this river is off the charts and as industrialization in the country gets more of a boost, so does encroachment of the river banks. Proper river basin planning and cleaning of the river is the need of the hour. Local governments and non-governmental organizations have been trying to save this important river. One of the attempts to save this river was the Ganga Action Plan. In order to bring about any revolutionary change in the way this river and many other rivers and other natural water bodies are being treated, awareness must be instilled among the general public. Any change starts from knowledge and attending this Conference would give experts and students from different parts of the country a chance to share a common platform and discuss the various issues plaguing the Ganga. This would, in turn, also give us an opportunity to come up with more effective and innovative ideas to better manage and implement river basin planning.
rahulraj0350 I am a student of “Environment of Water management”. Now a the river is moving very fast which creating flood and drought. India is a country of river and here different types of river are found so, if we connect the river each other than the problem of flood can be solved. So, the three is very big role of river basin planning. Now, I am working on the topic of “A 3d model of aquifer contaminated by arsenic” under my college and with the collaboration of Tu Delf university, Netherlands. The places which are situated at bank of the Ganga are mainly contaminated and the due to increase in the sediments in ganga the depth of river is decreasing and the water holding capacity of ganga is decreasing and also due to overflow of water the nearer area get effected by flood. People are mainly depending on ground water and the number of hand pumps are increasing which disturbed the aquifer where the Arsenic are packed and after disturbance it get dissolve in ground water. By, attending this conference I want to understand the, meandering of river, how it was going on fast by river basin plane it can be solved Thanks
rajarshi316India is known as the land of rivers. Both the Himalayan and Peninsular river systems form one of the words largest intricate river networks. Not only are these rivers historically, socially and culturally important, they also are a lifeline to millions of people in this country. From sources of food and drinking water, water for industrial and household purposes, irrigation to production of hydro-electricity, transportation and tourism, - the importance of rivers in India are innumerable. But as the population increases, so does the river dependency. Over the past two decades, human interference in the naturally flowing rivers has raised a cause for environmental concern. Dumping of untreated industrial waste and sewage into the rivers has resulted in an unimaginable growth of toxic levels. These toxic levels are resulting in the decrease of the biodiversity found in the river and river basins. Water once used for drinking and household activities now has alarming levels of chemicals present in it. As more and more establishments are coming up near river basins, the river is being subjected to more pollution. Lack of judicious methods of waste disposal and apathy in the mindset of people are causing the degradation of the river systems in India. I am currently working as a Project Associate in the Water Resource Management department of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan. As we know, The Ganga basin is the most heavily populated river basin in the world, with over 400 million people. Also, The Ganga ranks among the top five most polluted rivers of the world. Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Over the years various plans and measurements have proposed, but very little has been implemented. Also, the plans implemented have shown minimum results. This is mainly due to corruption, lack of technical expertise and good environmental planning, Indian traditions and beliefs and lack of support from religious authorities. This conference is a platform to bring in new and pragmatic ideas and plans to help resolve the problem. A new and modern look into the whole situation will be helpful in planning state of the art ideas and solutions to reduce the pollution in The Ganga. This conference will also give me an opportunity to listen to various imminent personalities in this field speak about their thoughts regarding this alarming situation.
RAJESH RAJbecause ganga river "For Hindus in India, the Ganga is not just a river but a mother, a goddess, a tradition, a culture and much more. Some Hindus also believe life is incomplete without bathing in the Ganga at least once in one's lifetime. Many Hindu families keep a vial of water from the Ganga in their house. This is done because it is prestigious to have water of the Holy Ganga in the house, and also so that if someone is dying, that person will be able to drink its water. Many Hindus believe that the water from the Ganga can cleanse a person's soul of all past sins, and that it can also cure the ill. The ancient scriptures mention that the water of Ganges carries the blessings of Lord Vishnu's feet; hence Mother Ganges is also known as Vishnupadi, which means "Emanating from the Lotus feet of Supreme Lord Sri Vishnu." The Ganges Basin with its fertile soil is instrumental to the agricultural economies of India and Bangladesh. The Ganges and its tributaries provide a perennial source of irrigation to a large area. Chief crops cultivated in the area include rice, sugarcane, lentils, oil seeds, potatoes, and wheat. Along the banks of the river, the presence of swamps and lakes provide a rich growing area for crops such as legumes, chillies, mustard, sesame, sugarcane, and jute. There are also many fishing opportunities to many along the river, though it remains highly polluted. Tourism is another related activity. Three towns holy to Hinduism – Haridwar, Allahabad, and Varanasi – attract thousands of pilgrims to its waters. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims arrive at these three towns to take a dip in the Ganges, which is believed to cleanse oneself of sins and help attain salvation. The rapids of the Ganges also are popular for river rafting, attracting hundreds of adventure seekers in the summer months. (Unfortunately), The river waters start getting polluted right at the source. The commercial exploitation of the river has risen in proportion to the rise of population. Gangotri and Uttarkashi are good examples. Gangotri had only a few huts of Sadu's until the 1970s and the population of Uttrakashi has swelled in recent years. As it flows through highly populous areas the Ganges collects large amounts of human pollutants, e.g., Schistosoma mansoni and faecal coliforms, and drinking and bathing in its waters therefore carries a high risk of infection. While proposals have been made for re mediating this condition, little progress has been achieved. The Ganges river is an important cultural aspect to the Hindu population, however researches have found that the Ganges water is not clean and actually contains many harmful bacteria. The issue is that many people are becoming sick by drinking and using the water from the Ganges but they will not stop using the water because they believe it is sacred water. Doctors who are culturally sensitive, being aware of the culture surrounding the Ganges will have a more sensitive and understanding approach when dealing with patients who are sick due to the water from the ganga river Ganga Action Plan - Objectives and Approach: The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) was launched by the Government of India in the year 1985 with the objective of abatement of pollution in the River Ganga due to discharge of sewage into the river from point as well as non-point sources. The Plan was renamed the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) in the year 1995 and was broad-based to tackle pollution levels in other identified polluted stretches of major rivers, for improving their water quality to the bathing quality standards. GAP I was launched in June 1985 and declared closed on 31st March, 2000, GAP II was approved in April, 1993 for pollution abatement of remaining works on river Ganga with 3 other rivers Yamuna, Damodar and Gomti. River Mahananda was included in the year 2005-06. NRCP was extended to other Major rivers of the country in 1995. In December, 1996, GAP - II was merged with NRCP. At present, NRCP covers 35 stretches of polluted rivers in 164 towns spread in 20 States. Action Plans for different rivers are being drawn up on the basis of surveys by Central pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB). The approach of GAP was to create sewage treatment plants in the cities along the Ganga so that no untreated sewage is discharged into the river. This was expected to bring the quality of the river water to a desired level. now the setuation of this river is not good so we wii have to tray to protect the river so i want to joine this seminar thank :-
Rajneesh kumar I am Graduated in Biotechnology and Curently i am pursuing my Master in environmental engineering from Thapar university. 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
RamprasadThe river Ganga has significant economic, environmental and cultural value in India. Rising in the Himalayas and flowing in to the Bay of Bengal, the river traverses a course of more than 2,500 km through the plains of north and eastern India. The Ganga also serves as one of India‘s holiest rivers whose cultural and spiritual significance transcends the boundaries of the basin. This river is life, purity, and a goddess to the people of India and to my family specially. The river is Ganga Ma, "Mother Ganges." Her name and her story are known all throughout the land. It is the story of how she poured herself down from heaven upon the ashes of King Sarga's sons. Her waters would raise them up again to dwell in peace in heaven. Not only is that, but anyone who touches these purifying waters even today said to be cleansed of all sins. Despite its importance, extreme pollution pressures pose a great threat to the biodiversity and environmental sustainability of the Ganga, with detrimental effects on both the quantity and quality of its flows. Due to increasing population in the basin and poor management of urbanization and industrial growth, river water quality has significantly deteriorated, particularly in dry seasons. The major polluting industry along the Ganges is the leather industry especially near Kanpur, from which Chromium and other chemicals leak into the river. Another huge source of pollution is that of the nearly 1 billion litres of mostly untreated raw sewage that enters the river every day. But the problems for the River Ganga are far from over. It remains immensely polluted. Filled with chemical wastes, sewage and even the remains of human and animal corpses, it poses major health risks to around 400 million people living by its side and all others who benefit from it. Some of the worst waterborne diseases are dysentery, hepatits, and cholera. Money is being raised by the government and other groups such as the Swatcha Ganga to clean the Ganges. None the less, the Ganges is still the purifying waters for the Hindus of India. Hence the holiness and heavenly nature of The Great Ganges motivated me towards the field of environment and environmental protection. And pollution in Ganga has made me to work passionately on finding solution for water related problems from my UG and PG level. That is the only cause for selecting my project in UG level in the field of environment; even all my friends have taken different field for their project. I am eagerly waiting for the conference day to showcase my research work on treating the wetland water which is polluted due to the inclusion of Leachate from the dumpsite.
ramsundram21The main focus of this conference on integrated approach for river basin planning initiated the keen interest to participate in this event, to emphasis our modeling experience on Ganga river basin pollution aspect. The Ganga is considered to be as the holy river by Hindu community all over the world. Due to the continuous discharge of agricultural return flows, industrial effluents along with human intervention deteriorated the quality of water. It is one of the major rivers in Indian subcontinent rising in the Himalayan Mountains and flowing about 2525 km. Three main streams are upper Ganga Basin (294km), Middle Ganga Basin (1017 km), and Lower Ganga Basin (1127 km). It flows across 29 cities, 70 towns, and thousands of villages extend along the Ganga banks. Nearly all of their sewage, approximately 1.3 billion liters per day is discharged directly into the river without any primary sewage treatment. The composition of the discharged effluent constitutes 80 per cent of municipal load and 15 percent of industrial waste by volume of the total waste dumped into the river. This study attempts to develop a numerical model for simulating BOD and DO by solving advection-dispersion equation with finite difference numerical scheme (Qual2k water quality model) with existing boundary conditions.
ranjanI am working As a JRF In one project Of Ganga Basin Bio- Diversity Database in IIT guwahati. Last time I attend the review meeting regarding our project and i got lots of valuable iformation about gangabio diversity database. Iwant to know more about the biodiversity of gangariver and other related things. River Ganga or the Ganges is closely associated with the economic, social and cultural life of Indian people.In Hinduism, the river Ganga is personified as Goddess and holds an important place in the Hindu religion. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that bathing in the river Ganga causes the remission of sins and facilitates the attainment of salvation or nirvana..Today its known that river ganga is getting polluted so we need ganga as a clean river. I think through this conference we will get some good idea how to save it and its bio-diversity.I am really wanted to attend this conference as i want to do something for save ganga river. I fell i am doing good work regarding ganga project anyt want to do more. "The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India's age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga".
rashmiSuggested Topics for the Poster  General about Ganga  Ganga: Past, present and future  Ganga: The lifeline of INDIA  Ganga and its tributaries  Course taken by GAnga  Mythological Origin of Holy River Ganga  Nature of River Ganga (beginning to end)  Origin and duties of Tat-rakshak  Kumbh Mela and its significance  Ghats of river Ganga  Festivals at River Banks  Famous temples at river banks and their contribution in river pollution  Interaction of People with Ganga  Reasons for pollution  Development along with holy river Ganga  Sorrow of Bihar: Kosi river  Flood situation and its prevention measures  The cremation ceremonial at Ganga ghats  Biodiversity  The endangered species  National aquatic animal Dolphin  Dams and their role  Livelihood of people along the banks of ganges  Agriculture and crops along ganges basin  Sewage treatment technologies  Remedial measures to save Ganga  What went wrong: from beginning to end  The shrinking Ganga glaciers  Hydro electric projects  Ganga: balancing religion andscience  Gangajal: pure yet not so pure  Ganga fishes  Sunderbans  Ecosystem of Ganges  Future of Ganga
Raveesh Chandra Ganga as the river is spiritually worshiped by Indian people.As I am the native of Utter Pradesh, Ganga is the mother godess for our society. Not from today it had the history of decades. Thousands of Hindus comes to India from many countries of the globe solely for mother Ganga and this mother Ganga passing through several agricultural fields make them productive. Now a days due to industrialization and urbanization the river Ganga is polluted in severel ways. As I am the native of this place it is my minimum responsibility to take care about the river Ganga. It is polluted by industries and municipal discharges and it looses itself cleansing capacity due to high organic load. Due to anthropogenic activities the fine sediments in the river increases, this causes smoother the entire river bed changing channel morphology, killing aquatic flora, clogging the interstices between substrate clasts, increasing invertebrate drift and reducing the available habitat for benthic organisms. As I am the student of environment science, I want to create new ideas in the field of environment sciences with respect to other allied sciences and to share the ideas of the seniors and the co-students. I feel that, this is the best opportunity to participate in this seminar/conference. I am ravindra pratap verma and recentaly completedmy with environmental science and I have already done 8 to 9 months work in EQP part of ganga river basin management plan (GRBMP) from BHU IT . The Ganges is a trans-boundary river of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. By discharge it ranks among the world's top 20 rivers. The Ganges basin is the most heavily populated river basin in the world, with over 400 million people and a population density of about 1,000 inhabitants per square mile (390 /km2). The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Kashi, Allahabad, Murshidabad, Munger, Baharampur and Kolkata) have been located on its banks. 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 more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. The Ganga Action Plan, an environmental initiative to clean up the river, has been a major failure thus far, due to corruption and lack of technical expertise, lack of good environmental planning, Indian traditions and beliefs, and lack of support from religious authorities. The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges river in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. The headstreams and rivers are labeled in italics; the heights of the mountains, lakes, and towns are displayed in parentheses in meters. The Ganges proper begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. The Bhagirathi is considered to be the true source in Hindu culture and mythology, although the Alaknanda is longer. After entering Bangladesh, the main branch of the Ganges is known as the Padma. The Padma is joined by the Jamuna River, the largest distributary of the Brahmaputra. Further downstream, the Padma joins the Meghna River, the second largest distributary of the Brahmaputra, and takes on the Meghna's name as it enters the Meghna Estuary, which empties into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges Delta, formed mainly by the large, sediment-laden flows of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, is the world's largest delta, at about 59,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi).It stretches 322 km (200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal. Only the Amazon and Congo rivers have a greater average discharge than the combined flow of the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Surma-Meghna river system. In full flood only the Amazon is larger. may action plan is running for reclamation of ganga river , of these GRBMP one of the mega project of various IIT consortium . i want to alwys afflict with this project becoz of my keen interest to work with ganga.
Ritu SoniThe Ganga (गगां) is a major river of the Indian subcontinent rising in the Himalaya Mountains and flowing about 2,510 km (1,560 mi) generally eastward through a vast plain to the Bay of Bengal. On its 1,560-mi (2,510-km) course, it flows southeast through the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal. In central Bangladesh it is joined by the Brahmaputra (ब्रम्हपुत्र) River and Meghna rivers. Their combined waters (called the Padma River) empty into the Bay of Bengal and form a delta 220 mi (354 km) wide, which is shared by India and Bangladesh. Its plain is one of the most fertile and densely populated regions in the world. The Ganges alone drains an area of over a million square km with a population of over 407 million. Millions depend on water from the holy river for several things: drinking, bathing, agriculture, industry and other household chores.Some of India’s most important rivers are fed by the Himalayan glaciers. But rising temperatures means that many of the Himalayan glaciers are melting fast due to Global Warming and could diminish significantly over the coming decades with catastrophic results. In the long run, the water flow in the Ganges could drop by two-thirds, affecting more than 400 million people who depend on it for drinking water. The report warns that in the short term the rapid melting of ice high up in the Himalayas might cause river swelling and floods. The formation of glacial lakes of melt-water creates the threat of outburst floods leading to devastation in lowland valleys. As day by day it is getting pollluted and shrinking i want to work for my holy river..
rksurya2000FOLLOWING PAPER ALREADY SENT TO PROF TARE & HIS TEAM "The National Water Policy (NWP) has recommended establishment of appropriate river basin organizations for the planned development and management of water resources in the country. The policy has further emphasized the need for setting up of special multi-disciplinary units for optimum utilization of water resources. Any step in this direction would need a strong and reliable computer based information system. The River Basin Management Information System will be the back bone for any decision making process. This paper discusses about the importance and need for development of well organized information system for all river basins in the country using advance geospatial tools. The paper includes various components of the basin management information system (MIS) along with the use of river basin simulation techniques for integrated management of entire water infrastructure duly taking care of quantity as well as quality issues for various water demands as well as socio-economic and environmental aspects so that reliable decision support system (DSS) can be developed for effective management of the river basins"1.0 INTRODUCTION Water resources systems are generally characterized for their complexity, long service life, high cost & duration of implementation as well as huge socio-economic impact. In the event of failure, the negation of benefits as well as the hazards created can have catastrophic effects. Hence the planning, development and operation of these systems are carried out with utmost care, in an integrated manner and using every available technology. With increasing stress on water resources, the earlier concept of management by a single project basis is becoming increasingly obsolete and irrelevant. Water management on the basis of administrative unit is technically, politically and institutionally has been increasingly difficult. Hence hydrological units could be most appropriate for managing water resources. Hence the planning, development and operation of the systems on river basin scale are accepted world over. Geospatial tools which include Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) with inputs from Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) along with use of modern communication and simulation tools, has been instrumental in development of “Management Information Systems” (MIS) and “Decision Support Systems” (DSS) which are useful to provide periodic, systematic, & value added information that helps in decision making on complex subjects like water resources management.
rosalinThe 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 .More than two million people ritually take bathe daily considered Holy by Hindus. The Ganga river is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its banks and depend on it for their daily needs. However, there are some problems associated with the ecology of river, which largely overlooked. Due to rapid urbanization, industrialization at bank of river for easy export and import of goods, huge amount of 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.
rsanghigf The Consortia of seven IITs, on which the responsibility of preparation of Ganga River Basin Environment Management Plan (GRBEMP) lies, is organizing a two day national conference at IIT Kanpur on 4-5 November, to foster coordination amongst various stakeholders, bring together experts of national repute and students to share their knowledge, experience and innovative ideas on the subject. The major objective of the conference is to attract young, dynamic and enthusiastic students in order to develop 'GEN-NEXT' human resources for River Basin Planning. The two day conference is expected to provide the students a proper platform to come with innovative ideas and thereby debate/discuss various pertinent issues towards streamlining the approach of river basin planning To participate, the student should submit an expression of interest (minimum 200 words) showing their passion and love for Ganga and why they should attend the conference. Based on their writeup students would be selected. The Consortia of seven IITs, on which the responsibility of preparation of Ganga River Basin Environment Management Plan (GRBEMP) lies, is organizing a two day national conference at IIT Kanpur on 4-5 November, to foster coordination amongst various stakeholders, bring together experts of national repute and students to share their knowledge, experience and innovative ideas on th subject. The major objective of the conference is to attract young, dynamic and enthusiastic students in order to develop 'GEN-NEXT' human resources for River Basin Planning. The two day conference is expected to provide the students a proper platform to come with innovative ideas and thereby debate/discuss various pertinent issues towards streamlining the approach of river basin planning To participate, the student should submit an expression of interest (minimum 200 words) showing their passion and love for Ganga and why they should attend the conference. Based on their writeup students would be selected.
RudraThere is no crisis of water on Earth’s Environment the problem with water is their freshness. Over 97% of all the water on Earth is salty and most of the remaining 3% is frozen in the polar ice-caps. The atmosphere, rivers, lakes and underground stores hold less than 1% of all the fresh water and this tiny amount has to provide the fresh water needed to support the Earth's population. Fresh water is a precious resource and the increasing pollution of our rivers and lakes is a cause for alarm. Most fresh water pollution is caused by the addition of organic material which is mainly sewage but can be food waste or farm effluent. Bacteria and other micro-organisms feed on organic matter and large populations quickly develop using up much of the oxygen dissolved in the water. Normally oxygen is present in high quantities but even a small drop in the level can have a harmful effect on the river animals. As I am student of Environmental Science, there is greater need to aware about Indian rivers and their uses in different areas. It’s also our responsibility to save our holy rivers for new generation. A number of governmental and non governmental agencies are involved to save their quality but without our local public support not possible to save their quality. Therefore, I also want to get better knowledge about the Indian rivers, importance of these rivers, rivers pollution, pollution sources, and their remedial measures for protection. I spread our knowledge and experiences in local peoples living near by the rivers for saving their quality. The present seminar topic Various Perspectives of Aviral and Nirmal Ganga is very interesting and knowledge full though I am participating in this seminar.