3-day meeting on hydraulics, water resources begins at Punjab Engineering College : The Tribune India | Jobs Vox

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Chandigarh, 22 December

The Department of Civil Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) inaugurated the 27th International Conference Hydro-2022 on ‘Hydraulics, Water Resources, Environment and Coastal Engineering’ at the college campus here today.

The three-day conference aims to provide a platform to academicians, scientists, researchers, practitioners, field engineers and consultants for discussion and dissemination of knowledge derived from their contributions in the respective fields.

PEC Director Professor Baldev Setia said that the conference received around 500 entries.

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat with Dr. RS Kankra, President, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Pune and Director, Central Water and Power Research Centre, Pune, Rajinder Gupta, Chairman, Board of Governors, PEC, and Sanjay Srivastava. Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board inaugurated the programme.

Shekhawat in his address highlighted the issues related to climate change, changing rainfall patterns and increasing water demand due to India’s growing population. He said that according to a World Bank report, India will be the third largest economy in 2027 and accordingly, the need for water will increase. Hence, it was important to focus on water use efficiency and its recycling, he said.

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