Workshops/ Seminars

A one day workshop was organized by Science Foundation at Vadodara in January 1997 to discuss the issues of management and planning of the scarce resource - water. Eminent scientists and representatives from institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations, representatives from the state government and international experts on the subject participated.

The workshop brought out several management measures as recommendations to address the problems of water quality deterioration and control mechanisms. A workshop souvenir compiling the papers presented was published.

Science Foundation organized a district level seminar at Bhavnagar in 1998. Seminar was organized as a part of the Foundation’s extension activity of promulgation of scientific approach for water conservation. Several district level administrators, policy makers as well as researchers took part in the presentation and discussion. The basic objective of this seminar was to create an awareness about latest technological innovations in the filed of water and agriculture among the village community, especially farmers.

A national seminar was organized by Science Foundation in April’1999. Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Keshubhai Patel inaugurated the seminar. Apart from State Government representatives, Mayor- Vadodara Municipal Corporation, people from the office of Collectorate, Vadodara also actively participated in the event. The focal theme of the seminar was to discuss the different options for the water conservation. Many technical presentations were made on the issue of artificial recharge.

GSFC Science Foundation jointly with the Gujarat State Financial Corporation organized a national conference in July’ 2000 at Ahmedabad.

The involvement of the Central and the State Government Institutions helped the organization of the conference on a big scale covering & reaching the larger parts of the nation. The conference was inaugurated by the honourable Chief Minister of the Gujarat and also well attended by the other state and central dignitaries as well representatives from academics and industries. The outcome of the conference could set landmark in applied biotechnology area. The proceeding of the conference was published later.