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Project Title:
Training programme on “Hydrology of small watersheds”

Name of the institution conducted the programme:
Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, (CWRDM)
Kozhikode 673 571, Kerala

Objectives and content of the training programmes:
The training programme has been designed to upgrade the skills of watershed managers and scientists on the various aspects of the hydrology of small watersheds relevant to the scientific planning of watershed management programmes. The main objective of the programme has been to achieve transfer of technology with special reference to small watershed hydrology including instrumentation, data collection, analysis, modeling, monitoring and evaluation. The course content included the following sub-themes:
Definition, demarcation and classification of small watersheds
Elements of hydrology of small watersheds
Watershed instrumentation – data collection – recording of data in standard format
Data collection techniques: application of remote sensing, geophysical explorations
Preparation of hydrology, landuse, geologic, geomorphologic and lineament maps
Analysis of hydrologic and meteorological data
Groundwater recharge – principles, techniques for recharge improvement
Water balance assessment
Agronomic aspects of watershed management
Scope and applications of GIS in watershed management
Philosophy and pedagogy of integrated watershed management
Integrated watershed management planning
Monitoring and evaluation of watershed management programmes

The training programmes has been conducted through lectures, discussion of case studies, model demonstrations, field visits, field measurements and screening of educational films on watershed management.

No of courses conducted: 2

8-28 March 2001
4-23 March 2002

Total cost:
Rs 5.69 lakhs

Course Coordinataor:
Dr E J James
Executive Director, 
Centre for Water Resources Development and 
Management, Kozhikode 673 571, Kerala
Phone : 2355864,2356242; Fax: 2357827
E-mail : swdcwrdm[at]eth[dot]net