Short term training course on Isotope Tracer Techniques

11-16 July 2011

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  The present training programme is organised at CWRDM under the aegis of the ongoing project on Stable Isotope Facility for Research in Basic and Applied sciences funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Faculties/ Resource persons for this course will be drawn from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmadabad; National Geo-physical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad and CWRDM, Kozhikode.


*  Creating awareness among the participants and familiarise them with the emerging field of Isotope Hydrology and its applications

*       Apprising the participants on the status of Isotope Hydrology in the country and their future applications

*       Providing a forum for interaction among scientists, practising engineers and isotope specialists

*     Enabling the scientists, practising engineers and hydrologists to identify possible field and laboratory applications of isotope techniques in their respective areas of activity


The programme will have lectures and discussions on topics like basic concepts of isotopes, isotope systematics and application of stable and radioactive isotopes in surface and subsurface hydrological studies. Case studies include stream flow measurements, seepage loss estimation in canals, lake dynamics, interconnection between water bodies and water balance studies; occurrence and groundwater recharge mechanisms, pollutant source identification etc., In addition to this, instrumentation and analytical techniques related to the topics with field demonstrations and practical training will form part of the curriculum.


Twenty participants representing faculty members and researchers from academic institutions and officials from Government Departments who are dealing with water and related subjects will be considered for the training programme. No registration fee will be charged from participants. Boarding and lodging will be arranged in the Trainees’ hostel at CWRDM. Participants have to make their own arrangements for travel. However, those participants who are associated with the DST programmes at their Institute may draw their TA/DA from their respective programmes.

    Those desirous of participating in the training may forward the enclosed registration form duly filled-in and recommended by the Head of the Department/ Institute on or before 25.06.2011.

The Registration Form may be sent to:


Dr. A. Shahul Hameed

Head & Course Coordinator

Isotope Hydrology Division

CWRDM, Kozhikode – 673 571, Kerala


Tel: 0495-2351861/2351866

Mob: +919447335620



For more details:


Prof. (Dr.) K V Jayakumar

Executive Director, CWRDM

Tel: 0495-2351802



  A copy of the Registration Form may be sent to:

Er. S.S. Kohli,

Director, SERC

Department of Science & Technology

Technology Bhavan

New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 016