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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, 2002, 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, 2006, Anna University, Chennai, India.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Co-ordinator: India International Science Festival, 13-16 October, 2017, Anna University, Chennai.

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

  • Co-ordinator: Workshop on National Information System on Climate and Environmental Studies (NICES),  Supported by the National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Hyderabad, 28th February 2018, Anna University, Chennai.

  • Co-ordinator: Two week training programmes on Advances in Aquifer Characterisation and Parameter Estimation, Supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development  under Global Initiative of Academic Networks, Foreign faculty: Prof Michael Schneider, FU Berlin,  26-03-2018 to 6-04-2018, Anna University, Chennai. 

  • Co-ordinator: IGSTC supported Indo-German workshop on Innovative technologies for assessment and mitigation of groundwater contamination, 16-18 September 2019, Anna University, Chennai.

  • Convenor: 6th Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting,   11-14 December 2019, Anna University, Chennai.
     

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