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Training/Workshops/Conferences Organised


  • Co-convenor: National Seminar on 'Industrial Minerals in National Economy', 20-22, December, 1990, Chennai.

  • Co-organiser: National Seminar on ' Recent Trends in Prospecting of Earth Resources', 18-20, March, 1992, Chennai.

  • Co-organiser: Institution of Engineers' Seminar on 'Small Scale Mine Operations', 20, March 1993, Kodaikanal.

  • Organising Committee Member: National Symposium on Commercial Granite, 1995, Chennai.

  • Organising Committee Member: 2nd Congress on Traditional Sciences and Technologies of India, 26-31 December 1995.

  • Organising Committee Member: International Conference on Disaster and Mitigation, 19-22, January 1996, Chennai.

  • Organising Committee Member: Indian Science Congress, 1998, Chennai.

  • Organising Secretary: South Asian Regional Workshop on 'Quaternary Geology', 21-25, February 1996, Chennai.

  • Convenor: National Symposium on Sustainable Groundwater Development and Management, 5-7, November 1997, Chennai

  • Organised World Bank sponsored Training Programmes on 'Groundwater Hydrometry' of two weeks duration during 1998-99 at Anna University, Chennai. About 180 Engineers and Geologists of the Public Works Dept, Govt. of Tamil Nadu where trained in ten such programmes on various aspects of Groundwater including Modelling, Anna University, Chennai.

  • Convenor: UNESCO - IHP International Workshop on Modelling in Hydrogeology, 3 - 7 December, 2001, Chennai.

  • Organising Committee Member: International Groundwater Conference on Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater Resources in Semi-arid Regions with Special Reference to Hard Rocks, 20-22 February, Dindigul.

  • Organising Committee Member: National Seminar on Advances in Applied Geosciences for Sustainable Development,27-28 February, Chennai.

  • Co-ordinator: Training Programme on Groundwater Modelling for Officers of the Public Works Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, 23-27 May 2005, Anna University, Chennai.

  • Co-ordinator: Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi sponsored National Training Programme on Numerical Modelling of Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport, 7-30 November 2005, Anna University, Chennai.

  • Convenor: International Conference in Environmental Geosciences, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2006.

  • Organising Committee Member: Science in Everyday Life - Chennai Science Festival organised by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu held at Anna University, Chennai, India, 19th to 22nd February 2009.

  • Co-organiser: Indo-French Workshop on Deep Earth Processes- Interactions between Solid, Fluid Earth and Environment, Mahabalipuram (Chennai), India, Feb 1-5, 2011.

  • Organiser: Leadership training for Researchers based on Thirukkural, Seer7- Timeless Solutions, Anna University, Chennai, India, 18th August 2012.

  • Organiser: Groundwater Management in Urban Areas - 7 Years successful Indo-German scientific Cooperation: Case Study Chennai, Indo-German Urban Mela 2012, Chennai, India, 28th August 2012.

  • Convenor: European Commission Seventh Framework 'Saph Pani' project Training course on Managed Aquifer Recharge: Methods, Hydrogeological requirements, Post and Pre-treatment Systems, Anna University, Chennai, India, 11th and 12th December 2012.

  • Organiser: European Research Council Seminar on Opportunities for Ph.D and Post Doctoral Research with ERC funding, Anna University, Chennai, India, 8th March 2013.

  • Co-ordinator: Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi sponsored Workshop on Hydrogeological and Aquifer Characterisation Tests, Anna University, Chennai, India, 18-21 November 2013.

  • Organiser: Brain Storming Session on Groundwater Resources Management with AGGS funding, Anna University, Chennai, India, 18 April 2015.

  • Co-ordinator: Consulate General of Germany supported International Workshop - Challenges on groundwater issues under the context of climatic change in Tamil Nadu, Raintree Hotel Chennai, 6-7 September 2017. 

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