Water sustains life on planet Earth. The twin environmental issues of water quality and water quantity has to be met through creation of a new breed of scientists broadly trained in natural, socials and policy sciences, not only to meet the emerging large scale water-related problems, but also to generate knowledge that can sustain this fragile planet through effective water management techniques. This alone can guarantee the symbiotic relationship between man and nature in the times to come.
The Department of Environmental and Water Management, through its innovative post graduate program on Water Science and Management, envisages rekindling the scientific spirit amongst the youth along with a healthy respect for nature, reorienting the though processes in managing earth's water resources in compliance with nature, and, thereby, reinventing the tools and methods for sustainable human development.
The Department of EWM seeks to enhance its contribution to public understanding of water and associated environmental issues, to be a key player among major environmental stakeholders, and to be the repository and disseminator of advanced knowledge so as to assist policymakers in formulation of holistic, sustainable, science based policies on water-related issues.
Mission of the Department :
• To provide integrated teaching and research for developing appropriate water management tools and techniques.
• To provide students with strong technical skills in disciplines relevant to water resources, the interplay between the biophysical and social sciences in Water Management.
• To generate and upgrade a scientific database of area-based water quality and water quantity for effective micro-level and / or regional planning of water resources.
• To provide entrepreneur incubation facilities for generating water scientists and entrepreneurs.
• To provide consultancy in all areas of Water Management.
• To believe that solving water problems must incorporate human values and motivations and a deep respect for both human beings and Nature.
• To integrate concern for Earth's ecosystems with equal concern for social equity, and therefore pursue the principles of sustainable development.
• To recognize the importance of diversity of academic contributions in fostering the spirit of scientific query on sustainable water utilization and conservation.
• To act as a catalyst and empower effective outreach between society and academic world for seeking solutions to water
issues, through seminars, symposia, conferences and workshops on important thrust areas of Water Management.
• To recognize that environmental challenges are increasingly international and seek to build a truly global school of water
sciences through collaborations / participatory studies.
And, thus, to improve the availability, security and reliability of water resources for human use.