Meet on waste water treatment underway

Meet on waste water treatment underway

 Gachibowli: Telangana Environment Protection Training & Research Institute (EPTRI) dealing with training, research, consultancy and other matters for various government and private agencies, has conducted number of projects for obtaining environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, including the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project and Hyderabad Pharma City. It has expertise in dealing with waste water treatment and related fields.

One of the environmental management tools is Waste water Treatment (WWT). Environmental conditions arising from inadequate or non-existing wastewater management pose significant threats to human health, well-being and economic activity. Efforts to secure access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation, as guided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target on drinking-water and sanitation, have been partly hindered by this.

Keeping EPTRI niche in managing environment for development in view, the External Affairs Ministry sanctioned a two-week training programme on waste water treatment as part of the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Scheme (ITEC). The course has started on the February 4 and will end on February 16. There were 25 foreign delegates from 15 countries. 

The two-week ITEC programme will outline the problems and impacts caused by water quality issues, and then look at the current situation in respect to the different components making up wastewater (i.e., domestic, industrial and agricultural). It focuses on existing problems and deficiencies that have to be recognized and overcome while emphasizing that wastewater management should consider the sustainable management of waste water from source to re-entry into the environment.

In this connection, the foreign delegates visited Nagarjuna Sagar dam on February 13. They were briefed about the history of the dam, importance of the dam for two states viz., Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and the multipurpose use of this dam for power, irrigation and drinking water purposes. 
 


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