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KABINI MASSCOTE TRAINING WORKSHOP – 31st July to 11th August 2023

A two weeks training workshop on MApping System and Services for Canal Operation TEchniques (MASSCOTE) for Kabini Irrigation project is scheduled to held from 31st July to 11th August 2023 at Karnataka Engineering Research Station (KERS), KR Sagara campus, which will be nearer to the Kabini project site and utilizing the training infrastructure facilities of KERS.

The curriculum includes Rapid Appraisal Procedure (RAP), MApping System and Services for Multiple Uses of Water (MASSMUS) and MApping System and Services for Lift Irrigation System (MASSLISS) and special thematic topics, such as, Canal lining, Design of Long Crested Weir, Canal Automation, Groundwater in command area, Measurements, etc.

The trainee participants will be around 40 including Assistant Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers & Junior Engineers level officers of WRD covering all Nigams and WRDO.

The Faculty and Resource persons are Dr. Daniel Renault, International Irrigation Modernization Specialist, ACIWRM, Team Leader, SIMP-2, ADB-GoI(CWC) and Former Senior Water Management Officer, United Nations food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO); Dr. P Somasekhar Rao – Director (Technical), ACIWRM, WRD and Former Land and Water Management Officer, United Nations food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO); Sri K.G. Mahesh, Director, Karnataka Engineering Research Station (KERS), WRD; Sri M.G. Shivakumar – National Irrigation Modernization Specialist, ACIWRM, Dy. Team Leader, SIMP-2, ADB-GoI(CWC) and Former Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, GoK; Dr.(Mrs) Usha A., River Basin Management Specialist, ACIWRM; Sri Muralidhar N.V., National MASSCOTE Specialist, ACIWRM & Former Executive Engineer, WRD, GoK; Sri Teju Kumar, Assistant Engineer, ACIWRM. Dr. T.N. Reddy, Land & Water Management Specialist, ACIWRM and Sri M.S. Raviprakash, Principal Coordinator – Capacity Building of Engineers (CBE) will provide support and special presentations. The Chief Engineer, Irrigation (South), CNNL and field staff facilitates all the data required and field visits by the trainee engineers. The Director, KERS and The Principal, Engineering Staff College and their staff facilitates all the logistics and infrastructure support for the training.

The detailed schedule is attached here.

QGIS – Google Earth Engine (GEE) – Drone Technologies for Water Resources

A one-week training workshop in QGIS-Google Earth Engine (GEE) and Drone applications for water resources /irrigation is scheduled to be organized during August / September 2023 Karnataka Engineering Research Station (KERS), KR Sagara campus. This training workshop is catering to the demand of engineers from Irrigation (South) zone, CNNL, WRD and engineers from other zone offices. KERS and ACIWRM jointly evolved and agreed on a curriculum for the same, to provide practical hands-on experience to the trainee engineers.

The curriculum includes Essential QGIS for Water Resources, Advanced QGIS for Water Resources, Applications of Google Earth Engine in Water Resources, Drone Survey and DGPS, etc.

The Faculty Resource Persons will be drawn from ACIWRM and KERS staff. Two external faculty with specific experience on GEE applications in water will be hired. The detailed schedule is attached here.


ACIWRM had developed a unified portal for water resources data drawn from various departments/agencies and populated several years of hydro-meteorological data, reservoir inflow-outflow data, soil moisture and evapotranspiration data using remote sensing, etc. KWRIS also has a spatial data library for use by the engineers and officers of other departments.

ACIWRM is now organising several 2 day hands-on training workshop for the engineers of various zones of WRD and Nigams to provide insights into the capabilities and use of the KWRIS.


Last Updated: 31-07-2023 11:22 AM Updated By: Admin

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