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Field Assistant for Assessing water quality as an indicator of sustainability of agriculture Participatory management of urban resources-their conservation and recycling

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Acronyme : SICI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a unique educational enterprise that promotes mutual awareness and understanding between India and Canada mainly through facilitating academic activities. The Institute funds research, links institutions in the two countries, and organizes seminars and conferences. These activities are carried out in partnership between the Institute's Canada Office and India Office.
Adresse : 1402 Education Tower
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta,
T2N 1N4
FAX: (403) 289-0100
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : John Abraham
Courriel : jjabraha@ucalgary.ca
Pays : Inde
Ville : Chennai
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The position would require a graduate in an appropriate program, which could include environmental or agricultural science, chemistry, chemical or civil engineering. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the intern, emphasis would be placed on projects 1 or 2.

Project 1, an assessment of the requirements of 'good water' in rural communities would be carried out - with two perspectives being considered - water for domestic purposes and water for irrigation. The Quality requirements would then be determined and evaluation of standard analytical and microbiological tests would be carried out. The goal would be to develop simple tests that give an overall picture of water quality. Field work to collect representative samples and supporting laboratory analyses would be done. The results would be adapted to our previously-developed indicator system used to define sustainable agricultural practices (Agricultural sustainability - Strategies for assessment: GW vanLoon, SG Patil and LB Hugar, Sage Publications, 2005)

Project 2, the intern would work with a selected local community including the schools located there to generate awareness about issues of solid waste management. This would build on a project conducted by a previous intern (Allison Ronson, 2005-6). The task would be to develop materials that can be used to generate awareness and action regarding waste as a resource. Such materials might include presentations to schools, projects that involve school children of various ages, support materials for community discussion groups, videotaped presentations that can be shown to groups of different ages and situations. Material for both middle class and poorer communities would be developed.
Organisation d'accueil : University of Agricultural Sciences
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Mandate of the university includes imparting education in different fields of agriculture, furthering the advancement of learning and research, undertaking the extension of such sciences to the rural people of this state for their well being.