Published on October 27, 2016
1. WATER MANAGEMENT IN
2. INTRODUCTION Today, only 2.5 per cent of the entire world’s water is fresh, which is fit for human consumption, agriculture and industry. In several parts of the world, however, water is being used at a much faster rate than can be refilled by rainfall. As water is becoming more scarce , the importance of how it is managed grows vastly.Kerala faces severe water scarcity between February and mid May every year. During summer, there are drinking water shortages. During this period drinking water and other water purposes become unavailable. This is expected in the coming years.
3. In NIT Calicut there is an increasing need to meet growing water demands. There are about 5000 students in the college. There are fourteen departments and thirteen hostels in the campus. A lot of water is being misused both in the academic and residential campus which can be effectively managed and conserved. The quality of drinking water provided to the people is not properly analyzed, which may lead to health issues. If this is not dealt earlier with proper care, then this problem will become a major hurdle in the development phase of campus and the standard of living will be declining.
4. SOME FACTS
5. Why NITC
6. METHODOLOGY “Water management in NITC“ involves opinions gathered from within the campus and an analysis of the surveys conducted . Professors at the Department of Environmental Engineering gave data about water pollution and prevention. We were informed about the various types of water pollution in NITC campus. This include Septage tank contamination and red sand contamination .Professors at the Department of Environmental Engineering gave an elaborate data about water pollution and prevention. We were informed about the various types of water pollution in NITC campus.
7. Septage tank contamination and red sand contamination were explained to us. We were made aware of the fact that the water supplied to the NITC campus is tested at the Environmental Engineering laboratory. It was explained to us about how to recharge ground water using rain water harvesting techniques. Two surveys were conducted in the hostels so as to analyze the water consumption pattern among the inmates. The surveys included two sessions- one to understand the total water usage and another one exclusively to understand the drinking water consumption
8. Students were asked about their bathing habits and drinking pattern . We visited the NITC Water Treatment Plant so as to study the processes involved and the authenticity of the treatment plant. Since the topic was based on NITC, much information had to be collected from within the campus than from books and websites. Only very little information is inserted from such sources. The internet was used to find modern trends in water management and conservation. Journals and publications regarding waste water treatment was also analyzed to prepare the report.
9. Because we can do something about it!!
10. BOOKS SURVEY INTERVIWS
11. SURVEY DATA
12. THIS TOO IS NITC
13. CONCLUSION At NITC the most suitable is the rainwater harvesting techniques due to the large availability of discarded land, rooftops and high More water is used for bathing purposes than required and less for drinking. There has been a decline in the drinking water consumption for the inmates after they have moved into the hostel. Most students approach filtered water due to its easy availability. Total water consumption pattern is highly varying and the amount of consumption is very high. There is no considerable difference in the consumption pattern of boys and girls.
14. Most departments at NITC dump their waste into their backyards. The chemical department buries the chemicals and the students do their part by spilling excess chemicals into the wash basins. Water Treatment Plant of NITC is an inspiring emblem of water management in NITC. Through scientific processes of sedimentation, bleaching, several filtering processes and testing, it ensures that pure water gets supplied to the NITC campus.
15. WHAT CAN I DO Close the tap after use Self awareness Use budget amount of water Check for leaks and correct it (at least report!!)