Safe Water Network Provides Training on Water Quality for Government Staff in India
Safe Water Network, a Key Resource Centre of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, conducted a water quality training program for several department employees at the Mandal Parishad Development Office in Karimnagar and Warangal District. The training program comprised of water quality awareness, measurement, monitoring and surveillance and the importance of potable water for good health. The participants gained knowledge on both theory and practical application using instruments for GPS location and other measurement instruments used in field as well as ready to use testing kits to understand water contamination. The following were in attendance: Mandal Parishad Development Officers Rammohan Rao, Aruna Devi, Krishna Prasad, Kombalapalli; Primary Health Centre Medical Officer Dr. Mallam Rajesh; Rural Water and Sanitation Supply Assistant Engineers; Community Health Officer, Extension Officer Panchayti Raj Development; chemists; and lab assistants. These trainings were conducted over a week in different mandals of the district. A special thank you to Honeywell India and the PepsiCo Foundation for funding this event. The training was also covered by the Saakshi, Telugu Edition, Telangana newspaper.