8th June 2022 – World Ocean Day The purpose of World Ocean Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. Sri Sri Centre for Advance Research in Water Resources and Environmental Management (SSCARWREM), Sri Sri University and National Service Scheme celebrated the World Ocean Day’22 in obedience to the theme of the year 2022 i:e Revitalization: collective action for the ocean. A beach cleaning drive on Pir Jahaniya beach, Ashtaranga, Konark, Odisha was organized and more than 5000 kg of plastic waste was collected and handed over to the local authority. 50 Students and Staff contributed in the drive along with other volunteers of the other organizations. An Awareness session was also organized for the local community to make them aware of plastic pollution in the oceans. This drive was a part of clean beach India “ cleaning 9 beaches at one time” of the eastern coastal area. The drive was successfully placed in three states (West Bengal, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh). This drive was collaboratively implemented by more than 10 organizations at specific locations.
Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting Invited lecture by Mr. Satyajeet Arya, Director, SSCARWREM in “Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting” in Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, the University of Delhi as an invited speaker. Mr. Jagmohan Gupta(IRAS-1987), Advisor, National Mission on Clean Ganga, Ministry JalShakti has given his inaugural speech.
Certificate Course on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Programme Director: Prof. Jay Prakash Bhatt
Programme Convener: Mr. Satyajeet Arya
Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Sri Sri University, Cuttack
Sri Sri Centre for Advance Research in Water Resources & Environmental Management
Duration: 2 month
Schedule: Weekend Evening (Saturday and Sunday) 2 hours/ day
Development is a continuous process and its pace is comparatively high especially in developing countries. Developmental activities have always been considered harmful to the environment. Hence the concept of a sustainable development is evolved so that a coherence can be struck between development and environment. EIA Study is one such tool that essentially follows the approach of sustainable development. In India, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification was issued in 1994 by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests) with an objective to minimize the adverse impacts of developmental projects. As per EIA notification 2006, there are 39 sub categories of the development projects, which necessarily require EIA studies for the clearances. Presently more than 180 consultant organizations have been working in various areas across India. The EIA Studies provides ample opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship to the students working in the field of environment. Given the emerging environmental issues (climate change, pollution, developmental activities) and its sensitivity in the future, it can be expected that we will need more and more environmental professionals.
As a part of a university, we can provide one such employable skill development platform for young professionals and students. In this type of certificate course, aspirants will not only be trained about EIA regulation, reporting, accreditation, and survey, but also they will be trained on how to get entry into consultant organizations as a trainee and experts.
The online course has been designed to capacitate environmentalists and prospective environmentalists to develop a better understanding of the EIA process. The course will be conducted through presentations, recorded videos, discussions with experts and reading material followed by assignment (per week).
Eligible candidates: Industry professionals, environment consultants, environment engineers, Researchers and academics Students aspiring to work in the field of environment.
After the completion of the course, the aspirants will be able to
Understand the overall process of EIA in India
Know the various methodologies of data collection
Prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment and Management reports.
Join the various consultant organisations and get employment opportunities