CPCRI research findings get international recognition

Water Environment Federation, Chicago, USA has recognised the research findings of Central Plantattion Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod and has selected it as the 2015 recipient of the WEF McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or sustainable use.

The institute will be honoured with the prestigious award for its contribution in developing environmentally compatible filtration mechanisms for rainwater harvesting system. The award will be presented on September 29 at Chicago, USA.

CPCRI Director Dr P Chowdappa said “rainwater harvesting is the most sustainable method to overcome water scarcity, incorporating all types of water demands.”

However, “a hydraulically efficient, environmentally compatible and cost effective filtration mechanisms have not been thus far developed in tandem with quality enrichment of rainwater in its various forms,” he said.

“In this regard, three filter devices, viz, stormwater horizontal filter, roofwater vertical filter and recharge dual flow filter were developed by the institute and is now recognised by the world,” he added expressing delight, for the award comes at the time of the institutes’s centenary celebrations.

The Director, hoped that the country’s findings would help improve the availability of potable water and the diminishing ground water resources all over the world.
 

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