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Tuesday, June 18, 2013|
SCADA Applications in Water & Wastewater Management - 18-21 June, 2013.
INTRODUCTION:Cities are to some extent successful in providing infrastructure such as water and wastewater
treatment facilities. But, most of these facilities are not functioning properly for want of proper
operation and maintenance. The performance of these systems depends quite a lot on the
monitoring. Monitoring is affected due to lack of good instrumentation and control systems. Hence,
the systems are not able to produce desired quantity and quality products.
Management of water and wastewater needs Instrumentation to measure flow, pressure, level, etc
accurately. In automation systems these measurements are online. Information related to these are
gathered and processed electronically. SCADA is the acronym for Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition, which refers to a large scale, distributed measurement and control system. SCADA
systems are used to monitor and control water and wastewater management systems.
Automation systems are designed for a specific purpose. Automation system cannot function without
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Control engineering has evolved over time. The
development of low cost computer has brought the most recent revolution in the Programmable
Logic Controller (PLC). Manual controlling is cost effectively replaced by automation.
The advantages of instrumentation and SCADA are many, including simplifying operation and
maintenance with Remote deployment, performance optimization, unparalleled security, lower total
cost of ownership, easy-to-use report generation, superior operator visualization, monitor and control
from anywhere, intelligent pump stations, secured and unattended operations, mobile information
management, increased operator productivity and efficiency and unlimited scalability.
In view of the above, Environment Management Division of ESCI is organizing a 4 - day training programme on “Instrumentation and SCADA Applications in Water & Wastewater Management”.
Closing date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013|
Environmental Issues in Mining Sector - Legal and StatutoryRequirements (as per MoEF Guidelines) 25-27 June, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Mining is a prime resource development sector for the country’s economic growth. Mining
activities are labour and land intensive, causing high degree of social and environmental impacts.
These are highly significant and complex to manage and there is every need that mining
operations have to be made economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible
for sustainable development.
Today environmental issues are addressed only because of legal compulsions and there is no
accountability beyond statutory requirements. Social issues such as health and safety are of
prime importance. Managing environmental, social and health issues in mining industry forms a
triangle and plays a key role. The performance of environment protection and social
synchronization can be measured when industry implements them as management systems.
Environmental management in mining demands an integrated approach from inception to mine
closure and post-mining land use. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies are necessary
to assess the feasibility of mining projects and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is
required to mitigate adverse impacts. Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Environment
Audit (EA) etc., are some of the accountability tools strongly recommended for mining industry.
These systems will help industry to meet regulatory requirements, minimize risks and
demonstrate business results towards sound environment and safety management.
With the above issues in focus, Engineering Staff College of India is organizing a 3-day Continuing Professional Development Programme on “Environmental Issues in Mining Sector - Legal and Statutory Requirements (as per MoEF Guidelines).
Closing date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013|
Coastal Regulation Zone and Coast Management 01 – 03 July, 2013
INTRODUCTION:A coastal zone is the interface between the land and water. . Waves and winds along the
coast are both eroding rock and depositing sediment on a continuous basis, and rates of
erosion and deposition vary considerably from day to day along such zones thereby the
zones change regularly. Majority of the world's population inhabit such zones. An
understanding of the laws/regulations pertaining to coastal zone is essential to protect these
zones and maintain pristine environment and protect the biota of the sea for a better ecobalance.
Closing date: Monday, July 01, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013|
Environment Management for Sustainable Development in Mining Industry 03-05 July, 2013.
INTRODUCTION:? To discuss sustainable development challenges & opportunity for Indian mining sector
? To provide in-depth knowledge of SDF principles & guidelines
? To enable participants to prepare sustainability reports in line with global trends
? Better understanding of social issues and applicable statutory requirements
? To highlight current enviro-legal challenges
Closing date: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013|
Selection, Design, Operation & Maintenance of Air Pollution Control Equipment - 09-11 July, 2013.
INTRODUCTION:Industrialization and automobile exhaust gases are major sources of air pollution affecting
environment and people. Air pollution is an issue of global dimension leading to global warming
and climate change. The severity of air pollution and public awareness, however, are relatively
Technology interface, equipment selection, process modification and meeting regulatory norms
together contribute to effective air pollution control. Various air pollution control equipments are
available to deal with both gaseous and particulate pollutants. Selection and design of air pollution
control equipment for any application depend mainly on the type of pollutants to be removed so
as to meet the regulatory standards. The right selection of equipment should be a technoeconomically
feasible solution and be sustainable to improve the environmental conditions.
In spite of having installed air pollution control equipment, industries are not able to operate them
properly because of deficiencies in equipment design, system design and proper operation &
maintenance practices. Air pollution control systems do require good maintenance like production
systems. With proper know-how of O&M practices, it is possible to maintain the designed
efficiency and improve performance of the equipment.
With the above issues in focus, Engineering Staff College of India is organizing a 3-day continuing professional development programme on “Selection, Design, Operation & Maintenance of Air Pollution Control Equipment”
Closing date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013|
Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill 2011 - R&R Issues & Remedies - 16-20 July, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Presently, the land acquisition process is carried out under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act,
1894. Various sections of the Act have also been amended from time to time to meet specific
requirements. Department of Land Resources (DoLR) has also formulated revised National
Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy (NRRP) in 2007. To give a statutory backing to the existing
regulations for better management of issues related to land acquisition and adequate rehabilitation &
resettlement, a single comprehensive Bill called as Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement
(LARR) Bill, 2011 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 7th September, 2011.
There are many issues and problems relating to land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation in
India, both in rural and urban areas. In pursuit of serving bridge as a between development and environmental, social and legal requirements, Engineering Staff College of India is proposing to organize a 5-Day training programme on “Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill 2011 -R&R Issues & Remedies”.
Closing date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013|
Best Practices in Hazardous Waste Management – A Legal & Simulation approach 24 – 26 July, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Hazardous wastes are legally defined as those wastes that may cause adverse or chronic effects on human health or the environment where not properly controlled and disposed. Hazardous wastes are generated either because processes have converted harmless materials into
hazardous substances or because natural materials that are hazardous to begin with have been
concentrated and released into the environment. Hazardous wastes are usually a by-product of
industrial operations which involve heavy metals and other chemicals. Hospitals are also found to be one of the potential sources of hazardous wastes. These substances may be ignitable, reactive, corrosive, radioactive, infectious or toxic. They may exist onsite, offsite, as solids,
liquids, sludges, powders, or slurries. About 90% of them are liquid (or) semi-liquid. Some of
these wastes are non-degradable and may persist in nature indefinitely.
Hazardous wastes have serious impacts on public health and the environment if they are poorly
stored, collected and disposed off. The most serious effects of poor waste management include air pollution, contamination of drinking water supplies and the spread of human diseases. It causes cities to become ugly and dirty, affects the health and morale of people, harms animals
and plants, and hurts the economy and national pride. The control of hazardous wastes is one of
today’s most critical environmental issues.
With the above issues in focus, Engineering Staff College of India is organizing a 3-day Continuing Professional Development Programme on “Best Practices in Hazardous Waste Management – a Legal & Simulation approach
Closing date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013|
Design, Operation & Maintenance of Sewage Treatment Plants - Options for Public Private Partnership, 30 July – 03 August, 2013
Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a facility to purify domestic wastewater. There is a huge gap
between the existing capacity of water supply systems and the wastewater treatment facilities.
The goal of sewage treatment is to reduce the concentration of organic pollutants in raw sewage
such that the clarified water can be discharged into natural water bodies without disrupting
ecosystem. The design, construction and maintenance of STPs depend on wastewater
characteristics, flow, process, technology, equipment and regulatory standards for final disposal.
Smooth functioning of a STP also demands good operation and maintenance of the plant. Based on the end use of treated wastewater and disposal sink, the degree of treatment is decided. Treated sewage is a reliable water resource and can be reused for various secondary
applications such as flushing, gardening, cooling tower, washing etc. Wastewater recycling is a
low-cost, eco-friendly way of meeting requirements of fresh water for industry as well as for
Today, large scale townships are coming up with on-site STP to have maximum Reuse &
Recycle of treated waste water and for water conservation. Public Private Partnership (PPP)
models are being adopted for this purpose. With the above issues in focus, Engineering Staff
College of India is organizing a 5-day Continuing Professional Development Programme on “Design, Operation & Maintenance of Sewage Treatment Plants – Options for Public Private Partnership”.
Closing date: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013|
Compliance to Zero Discharge Norms - Technical Challenges faced by Distilleries -n 05-07 August, 2013
INTRODUCTION:The distillery sector is one of the seventeen categories of major polluting industries in India.
With more than 400 units in the country, these generate large volume of dark brown coloured
wastewater, which is termed as “spent wash”. Almost 10 kilolitre of waste water is generated in
producing one kilolitre of alcohol. Spent wash contains high organic pollutants such as Total
Dissolved Solids (TDS), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Thus, the distillery wastewater causes serious pollution threats in the recipient water bodies when discharged, resulting in depletion of dissolved oxygen in water which has adverse
effect on aquatic life and makes it susceptible for the propagation of harmful microbes, thus
creating serious biological hazards like the generation and propagation of the water borne
diseases and can even render the stream totally unfit for the purpose of drinking, personal hygiene, recreation and other purposes. It also pollutes groundwater and drinking water when discharged on land. Application of distillery wastewater for irrigation of crops causes soil
pollution i.e. salinity.
The Government has notified environmental standards for the distillery sector under the
Environment (Protection) act, 1986. The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has
launched the Charter on "Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Protection (CREP)" in
March 2003 and, under CREP action points, all distilleries were aimed to achieve zero
discharge in surface water bodies and 100% utilization of spent wash by December, 2005.
Effective cleaner production techniques minimize the waste generation & pollution problems and
utilization of spent wash enhances resource & energy recovery in the form of biogas, compost,
There are many technical challenges in achieving successful implementation of zero discharge
for distilleries in India. In pursuit of serving as a bridge between industry and environment
protection, Engineering Staff College of India is proposing to organize a 3 Day training programme on “Compliance to Zero Discharge norms – Technical Challenges faced by Distilleries”.
Closing date: Monday, August 05, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013|
Current Requirements in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)Process and Procedures as per moef guidelines - 12-15 August, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Development through use of technologies is required to improve the standard of living. In view of the fact that Development projects are interfering with the environment, it is essential, before
starting a major project, to assess the present environment scenario and, at the same time, it is
necessary to assess impact of the same project on the environment during its operation.
Environmental concerns have to be addressed rationally before any project is grounded. The
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an effort to anticipate, measure and weigh the socioeconomic
and biophysical changes that may result from a proposed project.
EIA is a formal study process used to predict environmental risk and assist decision-makers in
considering the proposed project’s environmental costs and benefits. When the benefits
sufficiently exceed the costs, the project can be viewed as environmentally justified. Based on
EIA, the regulatory measures can be identified and the roles of concerned agencies defined for
achieving more efficient environmental management.
The objectives of EIA include prediction of environmental impact of projects, finding ways and
means to reduce adverse impacts, shaping the project to suit local environment and presenting
the predictions and options to the decision-makers. MoEF, Govt. of India, has made it
mandatory to conduct EIA for all developmental projects.
With the above issues in focus, Engineering Staff College of India is organizing a 4-day
Continuing Professional Development Programme on “Current Requirements in
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) - Process & Procedures as per MoEF
Closing date: Monday, August 12, 2013
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