World Water Day: The School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-Discipline Studies of Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) conducted a ‘National Seminar on National Water’ on the occasion of World Water Day. The session was chaired by IGNOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nageswara Rao.
Pro. Rao promoted the rational use of this scarce natural resource and improving the role of IGNOU in developing awareness in water conservation through a vast network of regional centers and study centers.
The chief guest of the seminar was Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, director-general of the National Mission on Clean Ganga.
He deciphered the major achievements of the National Mission on Clean Ganga and informed everyone about the ‘Ganga Quest’ quiz competition starting next month.
Professor Virendra Kumar Vijay, National Coordinator, Unnao Bharat Abhiyan, overviewed the new water crisis, strategies for meeting water availability and demand in India.
AK Singh, former Deputy Director General (NRM) discussed water security with an emphasis on nature-based solutions, wastewater treatment, and integrated water management.
The head scientist of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, and the head of water technology and management, Dr. Pawan Labhiteshwar shared his research on water quality assessment, including the entire tributaries of the Ganges River.