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Every Drop Counts – State Level Workshop on Water Conservation

A state-level Workshop on Water Conservation was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering MIT Manipal on 30th and 31st May 2017. A total of 146 members from 18 districts of Karnataka State participated in the workshop.

Mr. Kishore Alva (Joint President of Adani Power, Udupi) was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function. The second revised edition of ‘Bunds’ research and Varanashi Model was released by Dr. GK Prabhu on this occasion. Dr. Mohandas Chadaga  (HOD, Civil Engineering) welcomed the gathering. Smt. Sughandhini (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering) compered the programme.

Dr. Prakash Bhat (Dharwad), Shri Shiva Kumar (Bengaluru), Dr. Arun Kumar (Thirthahalli), Dr. Varanashi Krishna Murthy (Adyanadka), Dr. Udaya Shankar (MIT), and Dr. Narayana Shenoy (MIT) were the resource persons. Reasons for water scarcity and the role of various organizations in mitigating drought were discussed during the two days’ deliberation.

Dr. Anand A.S (former Chairman of Organic Mission, Govt. of Karnataka) was the Chief Guest for the concluding session. Dr. Gopinath Nayak and Dr. Jagadheesha Pai (Associate Professors, Department of Civil Engineering) were the Conveners of the workshop.