‘World Water Day’ observed at Sahyadri College

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. It is very impressive to note that Sahyadri College at Adyar is so much advanced in so many areas of Environment studies, and now they have conducted a large Conference on World Water Day. Very important topic for any Educational Institute in India to become involved because Water is going to be the most important topic for the entire world to focus due to changing Climate.

    We had never realized that Sahyadri College is so deeply involved in so many important topics. Recently we had the opportunity to meet few of the bright students from Sahyadri College come all the way from Adyar to Dallas Forth Worth in order to take part in the Drone competition in the local Aeronautic College. Very impressive gesture on the part of Sahyadri to send a team of nine students and become involved with dozens of other Colleges in the U.S.A. and elsewhere and participate in the Competition. During our next visit to Mangalore a short trip to Adyar is in the planning, meanwhile best wishes to all the Organizers of Sahyadri College for all their initiatives that will benefit the students as well as the Country. ‘Dhanyawadh’

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