Sustainable Water Management and Fisheries Education at Centurion University

Centurion University is committed to addressing water-related challenges through its educational programs for the community, emphasizing sustainability, innovative technologies, and community engagement. In this regard, the University conducts various workshops and training programs .

Wastewater treatment workshops

One such workshop on microbial sewage water treatment was held in February 2022, shedding light on sustainable wastewater treatment methods. Additionally, a three-day training program on “Sewage Treatment Plant: Design, Operation & Maintenance” took place in March 2023. These initiatives aim to equip the community with the knowledge and skills needed for efficient water management.

Centurion University actively engages with local fishing communities to promote sustainable fishing practices. They have conducted awareness programs and surveys to understand the needs and challenges faced by fishermen.

National Fisheries Webinar: ‘Casting into the Future’

Furthermore, the university organized a national webinar titled “Casting into the Future of Fisheries and Aquaculture” in June 2021. This event, led by the School of Fisheries focused on discussing the current state and trends in fisheries and aquaculture. The goal was to explore sustainable ways to advance these practices to ensure nutritional security. Around 250+ students from different universities of the country participated.

The university’s students and faculty have interacted with local fishing communities, educating them on responsible fishing practices, including the negative impacts of overfishing and destructive techniques. They have also raised awareness about the importance of conserving mangroves and biodiversity in places like Bhitarkanika.

Moreover, CUTM offers various courses related to aquaculture, aquatic ecology, and fisheries science, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage fisheries and aquatic resources sustainably. They also emphasize the importance of water quality management and data interpretation in aquaculture.

In terms of water pollution management, the university offers courses on aquatic pollution and fisheries policy and law. These courses equip students with the knowledge and tools to deal with aquatic pollution and understand the legal aspects of fisheries and aquaculture regulation. Students are encouraged to promote sustainability principles and share their expertise with end users through various outreach activities and events.

The School of Fisheries at CUTM actively promotes sustainable practices like zero water culture, organic aquaculture, and herbal medicine use, while discouraging the use of antibiotics. They organize conferences, workshops, and field visits to foster farmer training and participation in sustainable aquaculture practices.