Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada District Administration, District Legal Services Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board, and Mangaluru City Corporation in Association with Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru observed “World Water Day” programme held today, 24 March at Sahyadri Campus, Adyar- Mangaluru.
C. M Joshi, First additional District and Session Judge DK District, inaugurated the ceremony and highlighted the importance of spreading awareness regarding conservation of water. Dr. C Rajshekar Murthy, Professor, Emeritus, Environmental Engineering, Canada, spoke about various technical implications employed around the globe for water treatment and water resource conservation processes. Dr. H. N. Gopalakrishna, KAS, Commissioner, Mangaluru City Corporation spoke about the daily water demand in urban cities and measures implemented in developing cities to meet this demand and also encouraged students to find career opportunities in the field of water sustainability.
Dr. U. M. Bhushi, Principal, SCEM, Mangaluru presided over the function. Rajshekar Puranik, Environmental Officer & Staff, KSPCB, Mangaluru, Ganesh B., Senior Civil Judge and Member Secretary, District & Legal Services Authority, Mangaluru, J Natraj, Executive Engineer, KUWSDB, Mangaluru, Dr H.N.Chanakya, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Technology, IIsc, Bengaluru, Dr G Srinikethan, Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal, Dr Shankar, Professor, Dept. of Marine geology, Mangalore University, Dr. S Manjappa, Director (Research & Consultancy), SCEM, Mangaluru also graced the function. Ms. Kavyashree M P, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering was the co-ordinator of the program and Prof Umesh S S, HOD, Dept. of Civil Engineering was the head of the organizing committee.
The function followed by technical sessions by the resource persons on the following topics:
– “World Water Day Theme” by Dr. H. N. Chanakya, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Technology, IISc, Bengaluru.
– Dr. G. Srinikethan, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal, on “Emerging Waste Treatment Technologies for Industries”.
– Dr. Shankar, Professor, Dept. of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, on “Ground Water Recharge and its Potential”
– Dr. S. Manjappa, Director (Research & Consultancy), SCEM, Mangaluru, on “Water for Health and Food”
There is no life without water. Yet it is not often mentioned that the availability and sustainable management of water has a direct link with the creation of quality jobs. The theme of 2016 World Water Day – Better Water, Better Jobs – aims to highlight how water can create paid and decent work while contributing to a greener economy and sustainable development.