Five-day hands-on-Training Programme on Tools and Techniques of Water Quality Monitoring, Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences organized a five-day, hands-on Training Programme on “Tools and Techniques of Water Quality Monitoring, Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance”, from 12th-16th February 2024, sponsored by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). 25 participants from institutions such as Institute of Advanced research, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, IP University, Delhi, Central University Haryana, Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar and J.C. Bose University Faridabad, participated in the Training programme. The primary objective of the training programme is to provide participants with hands-on skills and knowledge on the tools and techniques of water quality monitoring, sampling, analysis, and quality assurance.

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Addressing the participants, Mr. Sundeep, Director (Control of Pollution) & Additional Project Director – Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, averred, “The training program will help in devising new research strategies for quality assurance and sampling of water. The participants should be clear about why they are collecting samples and must have the knowledge of the mediums and techniques used in the process. The corporate sector, policy makers, government and administration need scientific advice on water quality monitoring, therefore the participants must take full advantage of this opportunity and attain maximum practical knowledge through this training program.”

Dr. Himanshu Shekhar Mandal, Scientist-F/Project head, National centre for seismology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, said, “Assuring good water quality is a big challenge and the training programme will provide participants with an understanding of water quality parameters and their significance in relation to human health and the environment, equip them with practical skills on the sampling of water for quality analysis and provide them with knowledge on the analytical methods and techniques for water quality analysis, including the use of laboratory equipment and reagents. Technology should be used not only to check the quality of water but also to do research to improve the quality of water, thereby ensuring that safe drinking water is available for all.”

Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, stated, “Water is an essential resource for all living organisms, and its quality plays a critical role in the environment and human health. The increasing pollution and contamination of water have made it necessary to monitor, sample, analyze and assure its quality. The training program will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the principles and concepts of water quality parameters, sampling techniques, analytical methods, and quality assurance measures.”

Highlighting the significance of the Training Programme, Prof. D. K. Bandyopadhyay, Mentor, Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences, said, “The participants must remember the purpose of participating in the programme and focus on attaining knowledge and developing their skills. Clean drinking water must be accessible to all, and this training program is ideal for water quality professionals, environmental officers, scientists, laboratory technicians, and researchers in the water sector, who will be able to equip themselves with the necessary skills to ensure the safety of water for human consumption and ecosystem health.”

Welcoming the guests on this occasion, Dr. Renu Dhupper, Assistant Director, Amity Institute of Environmental Science, said, “The training programme will be highly interactive and will involve hands-on practical sessions, group discussions, case studies, and presentations and it will cover pertinent topics including “Laboratory equipment and reagents for water quality analysis”, “NABL Accreditation: Ensuring Quality in Laboratories” and “Data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.”

During the five- day Training Programme, Technical Sessions on “Overview of water quality parameters and their significance”, “Sampling techniques and procedures for water quality analysis”, “Hands-on practice in using laboratory equipment”, “Demonstration of various Analytical Methods”, “Resource Recovery in Wastewater Practices”, “Analysis of physical Parameters, “Analysis of organic parameters”, and “Analysis of microbiological parameters, Crucial Role of Sustainable Water Management in Achieving SDGs”, will also be conducted, wherein various experts will train the participants.

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