Coastal Reservoirs as a sustainable strategy for water security. 22-24 July 2019.
This workshop was jointly organized by NITK, IITG., VIT and University of Wollongong, Australia as part of SPARC project and scheduled at Dept. of Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics, NITK, Surathkal, Mangalore. Coastal Reservoir (CR) has become important as many countries face acute scarcity of water during non-monsoon period. The current interest in coastal reservoirs is concentrated on fresh water reservoirs that could serve the water supply needs of coastal cities. The idea of using coastal reservoirs to capture fresh water in estuaries started getting traction in the second half of the twentieth century in coastal areas faced with increasing water demand that could not be satisfied by other water resources. This approach was pioneered in China, with the construction of one such reservoir in Hong Kong in the 1960s followed by several other similar projects along the East China sea coast, France, The Netherlands, England, Singapore, Malyasia, USA etc. An example of an early coastal reservoir in India is the Thaneermukkom salt water barrier across the Vembanad Lake, which drains to the nearby Arabian Sea. The construction and operation of coastal reservoirs in estuaries presents several challenges. One of them is the potential accumulation of pollutants such as excess fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides carried by runoff from surrounding agricultural lands, or discharges from industrial facilities within the drainage basin of the reservoir which was created by constructing a seawall across a bay in order to reclaim land for urban development and provide freshwater for domestic, irrigation and industries. Objective of the Program 1. To understand the principle, and importance of coastal reservoir as atlantes fresh water storage structure in the coastal regions. 2. To understand the water quality issues of coastal reservoirs. 3. To understand the suitability of coastal acquirers for construction of coastal reservoirs. 4. To understand the effect of coastal reservoir on shoreline changes. Course Deliverables: Upon completion, the successful participants will be able to take up small design project to harvest the excess runoff in the coastal region through construction of coastal reservoirs for sustainable water resources management.
Akash, Asst. Engr, WRDO, Mysore; Anbuchezhian R., Vellore Institute of Technology; Anita Jessie J., Vellore Institute of Technology; Anjali R, Vellore Institute of Technology; Ben Austin A Allapat, Adishankara Institute of Engg. & Tech.; Bharath Kumar, Vellore Institute of Technology; Darshan MM, Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engg; Dr J D Agrawal, Scientist E, CWPRS, Pune; Dr Prashanth Talkad, Sarathy Geotech; Dr. Muni Reddy, Asso. Prof. Andra University, Vishakpattanam; Dr. N Ramesh, Scientist D, CWPRS, Pune; Dr. Palakshappa, P A College of Engg.; Dr. Ramesh, NITK; Dr. Raviraj, NITK; Dr. Sandeep Nayak, Vivekananda College of Engg. & Tech., Puttur; Dr. E. Sarojini, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore; Er. C. J. Jagadeesh-Scientist, ISRO; John Thomas A, Adishankara Institute of Engg. & Tech.; K Shekar,S.E(C-II), New Mangalore Port Trust; Kiran, Dayanandasagara College of Engineering, Bangalore; Majo Davis, Adishankara Institute of Engg. & Tech.; Manilal Gupta, Sarathy Geotech; Prerana Krishnaraj, IISc, Bengaluru; Prof. H. K. Ramaraju, Dayanandasagar College of Engg, Bangalore; Prof. Shuqing Yang, University of Wollongong; Prof. Sivakumar Muttucumaru, University of Wollongong; Prof. Udupa, NITK; Sagar S, MITE; Saritha Shetty, NMAMIT; Savitha Shetty, NMAMIT; Siddaraju B, A.E(C), New Mangalore Port Trust; Sreekanth Sarma, Adishankara Institute of Engg. & Tech.; Suhas Raju, UVCE, Bangalore; Sumanth A, Vivekananda College of Engg. & Tech., Puttur; Thabrez M, Vellore Institute of Technology; Tushar Prabhakar, VTU, Belagavi; Vamsi Nagaraj, AP; Vinod G, MITE; Yashas Kumar, UVCE; Sylus K.J, NITK; Sandesh Upadhyay, NITK; Vijay Suryavamsi, NITK; Surajit Deb, NITK; Pandu N., NITK; Sahaj T.V., NITK; Alka Abraham, NITK; Niranjan, S, NITK; Santhosh Kamble, NITK; Jithendra Goel, NITK; Siva Sainath, NITK; Meenu, P.V., NITK;