Introductory Training Program on Application of GIS in Water Resources comes to a close
The 32-hours course included topics ranging from introduction of the GIS data types to its specific applications in the field of water resources. The training started with introduction to different components of the ArcGIS (a product developed by ESRI) like Arc Toolbox, Arc Catalog and so on. Similarly, different types of data sets, their components and the various projection systems were also introduced. After developing a thorough knowledge about such topics, trainees were given a demonstration of various applications of GIS like developing Thiessen Polygon, precipitation contour and other similar tasks. Various Geoprocessing tools like Buffer, Clip and Merge were also demonstrated with the help of exercises.
The trainees comprised of 10 engineers from Department of Irrigation, Government of Nepal and 2 engineers from NGOs while the resource persons responsible for providing guidance and imparting their knowledge on the aforementioned topics were Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Er. Utsav Bhattarai, Mr. Resham Baniya and Er. Dhiraj Gyawali.
On the final day of the four-day training, Dr. Laxmi Prasad Devkota, academician from NAST, on special invitation, gave inspiring remarks by highlighting the importance of the tools, software and other new technologies in the field of the water resources. Dr. Devkota also presented all the participants with a certificate of training.
“I really appreciated the whole course content of this training including the exercises and the knowledge provided by the training resource persons”, said Er. Prakash Lamsal, a trainee who was looking forward to being a part of similar programs in the future.