Title: Advanced and innovative techniques for environment and watershed management (EWM)
- NSQF Level: L5
- Fees: 5000/-
- Course duration : 6 months (450 hours)
- Credits: 30
- Environmental Audit:
- Introduction (Occupational Video – Environmental Auditor, another interesting video)
- 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.
- 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.
- Water budget and Water audit
- Distribution of water on Earth, (another vid.), Hydrosphere and concept of hydrogeological cycle
- Components (evaporation, precipitation, runoff, infiltration etc) and their interdependence
- Hydrometrological station
- Instrumentation and data collection
- Hydrology of surface water and Concept of ground water
- Vertical distribution of ground water and concept of aquifers (vid1, vid2, vid3)
- Concept of water audit, budget, surface water budget and ground water estimation (vid1).
- Occupational safety
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.
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.
Air and water pollution monitoring
- Basics of air and water pollution, major pollutants
- Water analysis for physico-chemical characteristics: pH, Electrical Conductivity, hardness, alkalinity, chloride etc.
- Air sample analysis: NOx, SOx, particulate matter etc.
- Introduction to Survey Methods
- Geological Surveying and Mapping – Plane Table, Magnetic Compass etc
Rock Mechanics and slope stability
Engineering aspects of Soil and Water conservation Structures and its relevance in Watershed Management
- Exploration Methods
- Resistivity Method
- Related Software’s
- Logging Methods: Core Logging
- Well Hydraulics, Water quality and Artificial recharge:
- Concept of porosity and permeability,
- Darcey’s law
- Laboratory methods to determine porosity
- Pumping test in field
- Water quality monitoring
- BIS for DW
- Irrigation waters and Industry
- Water Quality parameters
- Conventional and Unconventional methods of artificial recharge, Rain water Harvesting
- Concept and components of watershed Identification
- Study of watersheds
- Hypsometric analysis
- Area treatment and drainage line treatment in water shed development
- Soil conservation and conservational structures
- Analytical Methods of Geomaterials (Water, Soil and Rock samples)
- RS-GIS methodologies and related software’s.