Title: Advanced and innovative techniques for environment and watershed management (EWM)


  • NSQF Level: L5
  • Fees: 5000/-
  • Course duration : 6 months (450 hours)
  • Credits: 30


  1. Environmental Audit:
    1. Introduction (Occupational Video – Environmental Auditor, another interesting video)
    2. Preamble, scope and objectives of environmental auditing, applicability of statuary, Environmental statement audit, contents of EA report, requirements of Rule 14 for Environmental Audit under Environmental protection Act 1986.
    3. Concepts of  a. Signatory, b. Consumption Audit, c. Pollution audit, d. Hazardous audit, d. Solid waste audit, e. Disposal audit, f. Cost audit, g. Investment audit, h. Voluntary audit.
  2. Water budget and Water audit
    1. Distribution of water on Earth, (another vid.), Hydrosphere and concept of hydrogeological cycle
    2. Components (evaporation, precipitation, runoff, infiltration etc) and their interdependence
    3. Hydrometrological station
    4. Instrumentation and data collection
    5. Hydrology of surface water and Concept of ground water
    6. Vertical distribution of ground water and concept of aquifers (vid1, vid2, vid3)
    7. Concept of water audit, budget, surface water budget and ground water estimation (vid1).
  3. Occupational safety
    1. Safety management: General principles of safety management, Need for safety humanitarian; economics, legal and social consideration of industrial safety; role of management in industrial safety; safety management principle and practices.

    2. Safety and Housekeeping: Typical accidents due to poor housekeeping; disposal of scraps and other trade wastes; Prevention of spillage; marking of aisles. Use of colors as an aid for good housekeeping.

  4. Air and water pollution monitoring

    1. Basics of air and water pollution, major pollutants
    2. Water analysis for physico-chemical characteristics: pH, Electrical Conductivity, hardness, alkalinity, chloride etc.
    3. Air sample analysis: NOx, SOx, particulate matter etc.
  5. Introduction to Survey Methods
    1. Geological Surveying and Mapping – Plane Table, Magnetic Compass etc
    2. Site Survey

    3. Rock Stability

    4. Rock Mechanics and slope stability

    5. Engineering aspects of Soil and Water conservation Structures and its relevance in Watershed Management

  6. Exploration Methods
    1. Resistivity Method
    2. Related Software’s
  7. Logging Methods: Core Logging
  8. Well Hydraulics, Water quality and Artificial recharge:
    1. Concept of porosity and permeability,
    2. Darcey’s law
    3. Laboratory methods to determine porosity
    4. Pumping test in field
    5. Water quality monitoring
    6. BIS for DW
    7. Irrigation waters and Industry
    8. Water Quality parameters
    9. Conventional and Unconventional methods of artificial recharge, Rain water Harvesting
    10. Concept and components of watershed Identification
    11. Study of watersheds
    12. Hypsometric analysis
    13. Area treatment and drainage line treatment in water shed development
    14. Soil conservation and conservational structures
    15. Analytical Methods of Geomaterials (Water, Soil and Rock samples)
  9. RS-GIS methodologies and related software’s.