International Workshop on Energy Challenges in J&K State

Taking forward its mission of building the technical ingenuity of state, the department of geology and geophysics , University of Kashmir, University of Jammu and University College London is holding a 3-Day workshop on "Energy Challenges in J&K state: a case for the Energy Research Institute" from 20-22nd May, 2009 at the University of Kashmir.

Dr. Shakil A. Romshoo , Dept. of Geology and Geophysics organizer of the international workshop said that the main objective of the 3 day international workshop is to discuss the challenges in the exploitation and development of energy resources in the state including the hydropower . Dr Romshoo added that the international conference is being attended by a score of foreign experts from USA, UK, Italy, Australia and a number of other national experts. The workshop shall provide a unique opportunity to academia, GO’s, NGO’s and civil society to discuss the challenges, concerns and environmental issues related to all forms of renewable and non-renewable energy resources in the state. . The 3-day international workshop on Energy resources shall help us to identify the opportunities available at the national and international level for developing power projects under the Clean Development Mechanism CDM said Dr Shakil A Romshoo.

Vice Chancellor Kashmir University Prof Riyaz Punjabi who took his personal interest in holding this international workshop hoped that the workshop shall help to develop a model for the establishment of a new Energy Institute in Jammu and Kashmir State

The University of Kashmir, in collaboration with the University of Jammu and University College London has roped in reputed international institutes for promoting the environmental friendly development of the energy resources in the state. In place to mention here that a working document outlining recommendations for an action plan will be jointly prepared by the core group including the invited experts at the conclusion of the workshop.

Individuals interested in attending the proceedings of the workshop is requested to contact organizer of the international workshop Dr. Shakil A. Romshoo at the Dept. of Geology and Geophysics.


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