PROJECTS / Forth module of training - Ground water development and management
Forth module of training - Ground water development and management
1st - 5th June 2016 & 16th - 20th June 2016
The training started with an introduction to ground water, importance of ground water in watershed development and in depth insight on topics like aquifers and types of aquifers, ground water recharge and discharge, aquifer delineation, water quality, and water balance.
Visit to Dive Ghat and Khalad was organized on 3rd June. In Dive ghat geological mapping was done. Jaldoots observed different types of rocks in layers and co-related it with ground water. Visit to Khalad village was a great experience for well monitoring and testing of water quality.
On 4th June, Jaldoots visited GSDA (Ground Water Survey and Development Agency of Government of Maharashtra) and observed various types of rocks, models of formation of rock layers, water testing lab, and filter for ground water recharge. Discussion with Shashank Deshpande opened a new door in the world of ground water management.
5th June was the day to visit Baripada, a tribal village in Dhule District. Chaitram Pawar, a youth from village, who splashed away his bank job for his village development, is the inspiring personality for Jaldoots to plan and implement watershed development principals in their own villages. Villagers have conserved their own forest of 1200 Ha, which have made a long-lasting impact on ground water table, agriculture and on over all environment.
Ferro cement Workshop
There were 18 participants present for this workshop, out of which 2 were Jaldoots and rest were local people. In this workshop participants constructed tanks of 12500 litres, 1400 litres, and underground tank of 5000 and 1000 litres. They also learned how to use locally available bamboo mesh for the same in making water storage tanks.