IEI celebrates World Water Day

Port Blair
23 Mar 2017

The 24th World Water Day was celebrated by the Andaman & Nicobar State Centre (ANSC) of The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI), on Wednesday. Er. Arun Kumar, Executive Engineer (Plg.), APWD, Port Blair delivered an enriching technical lecture on this year’s theme ‘’Waste Water’’. During his deliberations he went through the whole gamut of activities involved in recycling and reuse of waste water. The percentage of potable water is only 0.75% of the available total water including all types. The developing countries had a predominant use of water for agricultural purpose while the developed countries the industrial use was more. In India 87% of usage of water was for agricultural purposes. The available figures of usage of water inside homes for different purposes reveals that apart from sewerage / toilet water which accounted for around 30% usage the balance 70% which accounted for kitchen, bathroom, washing machine etc. usage could be recovered for reuse with minimum screening to eliminate harmful elements for non-edible purposes like gardening, washing of vehicles, construction etc. which will conserve the potable water for extended use.
Earlier, the Chairman of the State Centre, Er. D. Sathyamoorthy, FIE, DCE (Mech.), ALHW welcomed the gathering. The Honorary Secretary of the State Centre, Er. Johnson Abraham, MIE, Consultant proposed the vote of thanks. The lecture which was attended by a large number of Engineers from different technical departments of government and private organisations, members of the Institution of Engineers (India), State Centre etc.