CWHM : CERTIFICATE IN WATER HARVESTING AND MANAGEMENT

About This Programme:

Over the years with consistent rise in population, urbanisation and industrialisation, increasing demand for agriculture produce, has led to over-exploitation of limited surface as well as groundwater resource. This has also resulted in sharp decline in groundwater table. The situation can be effectively reversed through rainwater harvesting which essentially means collection and storage of the rainwater from rooftop or from surface catchments for future use. Despite various initiatives including legislative measures, very little rainfall is conserved and harvested. This certificate programme intends to generate mass awareness and disseminate skills through trained human resources, about rainwater harvesting techniques and management for the optimal use of harvested water by all concerned.

Eligibility:

i) 10th pass

ii) BPP from IGNOU

Total Fees:

Rs.2,400/- for full programme

Duration:

Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English and Hindi

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Dr. Mukesk Kumar, mkumar@ignou.ac.in,Ph. 011-29572971 Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, rcdelhi2@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 23392274/76/77

Syllabus

  • ONR 1 – Introduction to Water Harvesting
  • ONR 2 – Basics of Hydrology
  • ONR 3 – Water Harvesting, Conservation and Utilization
  • ONRL 1 – Practical Training at Water Harvesting Agency