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Exploring the Himalayas: A Field School ( from 11th to 17th October 2023)

October 18, 2023

This journey strated by a group of Ph.D. students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee...

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Summiting Knowledge: An Expedition Through the Himalayas - A Field School Adventure

October 18, 2023

The odyssey kicked off with a band of trailblazing Ph.D. scholars from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee...

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A Journey Through the Heart of the Himalayas: A 7-Day Field School Adventure

October 18, 2023

Embarking on a 7-day field school trip to the Himalayas was an adventure filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, invaluable geological insights...

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Unveiling the Wonders of Mountain: An Excursion to Badrinath and Joshimath

October 18, 2023

A proper introduction is essential to set up the tone for the upcoming tour. In the evening, everyone united for a proper planning...

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Embracing Opportunities: My IUGG Journey with Co-PREPARE in Berlin

July 20, 2023

As a hydrologist hailing from India, the chance to attend the prestigious International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)...

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My first international visit for knowledge and adventure

September 8, 2023

Hello, I am Pragya Badika, a PhD scholar from the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)...

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A Confluence of Minds: Reflections on the 28th IUGG General Assembly in Berlin

August 9, 2023

The 28th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), is one of the one of the most well-known conferences in the field...

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Connecting Waves of Knowledge: My IUGG Conference Experience in Berlin

By Abhishek Kumar - August 9, 2023

Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany, recently played host to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) conference...

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Role of Tourism on Disaster Recovery: A case study of Uttarakhand, India

July, 2022

The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is a tectonically active region, making it susceptible to natural and man-made hazards. The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand has a history...

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Unforgettable Moments: My Life-Changing Experience as an Exchange Student in Germany

December 27, 2022

I am thrilled to share with you the incredible journey I embarked on as an exchange student at the renowned University of Potsdam in Germany...

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Delegates from IR Office Visited to IR Office, University of Potsdam, Germany

March 21, 2023

From the International Relations Office, Mr. Ravi Kumar & Dr. Ravikant Ranjan visited the International Relations Office of the University of Potsdam (UP)...

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IIT Roorkee delegation visited the Freie Universitat Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany

March 24, 2023

A delegation from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee recently met with officials from Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin)...

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Meeting between IIT Roorkee Delegation and H.E. Mr P Harish, Ambassador of the Indian Embassy in Berlin, Germany

March 25, 2023

IIT Roorkee Delegation and H.E. Mr. P Harish, Ambassador of the Indian Embassy in Berlin, Germany...

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Meeting between IIT Roorkee delegates & representatives of GFZ

March 24, 2023

On March 24th, 2023, a meeting was held between the IIT Roorkee Delegation and representatives from GFZ...

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IITR delegation at UP Germany

March 21, 2023

A delegation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), headed by Director KK Pant, recently visited the University of Potsdam (UP) in Germany...

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The road from Rishikesh to Joshimath, more than one landslide per kilometer

January 10, 2023

Roads increasingly pervade the Himalayas and enable access to the remotest villages. They are important lifelines for the economic development...

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My first trip overseas

August 19, 2022

Traveling will open you up to a new way of living and being. The experience of new connections with people, places, and different...

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August 20, 2022

Hey, I'm Subhankar Das!! PhD scholar from the Department of Hydrology of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)...

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August 20, 2022

Greetings! I am Nikunj Mangukiya, Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Hydrology at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)...

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Are we already halfway…...??

July 1, 2022

The Collaborative Indo-German Project on Estimating and Predicting Natural Hazards in the Himalayan Region (Co-PREPARE) started in July 2020 and progressed successfully.

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IIT Roorkee Delegation in Potsdam: Research & Collaborations with German Institutes (Coordinated by the Indo-German COPREPARE Team, March 24-29, 2022)

March 24-29, 2022

Professor Oliver Günther, President of the University of Potsdam (UP) invited a delegation from IIT Roorkee consisting of Dean of Finance..

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Characterisation of Soil Moisture – Precipitation Dependence over India Reveals New Insights

2022By: Ashish Manoj J

When we hear the word flood, the first thing that comes into our mind is huge rainfall events inundating large areas. Indeed, extreme precipitation events leading to floods and landslides have garnered attention worldwide...

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Co-PREPARE project students exchange program to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India by Sten Gilfer

1 April, 2022By: Sten Gilfer

In April 2021, I joined the Co-PREPARE project. I was excited to visit India one day. Finally, after almost a year, when I was about to lose hope entirely, pandemic settled enough so that I was able to travel.

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Blog - Aniruddha Saha

23 March, 2022By: Aniruddha Saha

Room 1.02, Haus1, Karl Liebknecht Straße, Golm, Potsdam – 14476 : My address for six months from Oct 1, 2021 to March 23, 2022. How it all began

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IIT Roorkee to University of Potsdam: My First International Travel

11 February, 2022By: Babita Malakar

I am Babita Malakar, master’s student from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR). This blog encompasses my first international travel experience.

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Prof. Oliver Günther, President of the University of Potsdam visited Co-PREPARE partner IIT Roorkee

1 February, 2022By: Co-PREPARE Team, IIT Roorkee

President of the University of Potsdam, Professor Oliver Günther, visited IIT Roorkee on Jan 14, 2022. His visit was facilitated by the Co-PREPARE project.

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Merging of satellite precipitation products offers new perspective

20 December, 2021By: Karisma Yumna, M.Tech, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

When we start any hydrological analysis, the first question in our mind is “Is our data accurate?” or “Do we have consistent long term data?”.

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Predicting flow velocity in gravel-bed rivers

17 December 2021By: Anshul Yadav

The estimates of cross-sectional averaged flow velocity are essential in flood risk assessment for high flows, aquatic habitat protection in case of low flows, and a wide variety of scientific purposes in river research applications.

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Journey towards my master thesis and publishing it in a reputed journal

17 December, 2021By: Karisma Yumnam, M.Tech Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

When I first come to IIT Roorkee, I was sure that I want to pursue a career in research but I did not know how to do a research. At that time, research sounds very complicated and felt like it requires exceptional knowledge and skills to do one.

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Hindcasting and nowcasting rainfall-induced landslides – do global precipitation estimates help?

7 July, 2017By: Ugur Öztürk

In July 2017, an unusual torrential storm hit southwestern Japan in Fukuoka Prefecture triggering more than 2000 landslides within 12 hours.

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India to Germany: My First Travel Blog!!

October 6, 2021Contributed by: Prachi Singhal

I’m Prachi Singhal, a Co-PREPARE Master Exchange Student from IIT Roorkee, who has come to University of Potsdam, Germany for six months.

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Landslide Geometry Reveals Its Trigger

September, 2021Contributed by: Kamal Rana

Existing Landslide inventories rarely include the triggering mechanisms that make them unusable for landslide hazard modeling. Therefore, we developed a method for classifying the triggering mechanisms of landslides based on the geometric properties of the landslide’s polygon.

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Co-prepare Group at NatRiskChange Conference 2021

October 6, 2021By: Co-PREPARE Team

The Co-PREPARE group enthusiastically participated in the NatRiskChange Conference held in hybrid mode at the University of Potsdam on Oct 5-6, 2021.

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Study finds a widespread three-fold rise in compound dry and hot summer monsoon extremes during the past decades over India

August 28, 2021By Contributor: Ravi Kumar Guntu, IIT Roorkee

We imagine droughts, floods, heatwaves, and cold waves if we hear the word natural extremes or disaster. Indeed, they are not rare confirms by the recently released IPCC sixth climate assessment report.

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A glimpse of fieldwork under the research component 2

August 8, 2021By Contributor: Anshul Yadav, IIT Roorkee

Mr. Anshul Yadav, the second PhD student of the Co-Prepare project, is being jointly supervised by Prof. Sumit Sen, Prof. Oliver Korup, and Dr. Wolfgang Schwanghart in the field of fluvial geomorphology.

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Kick-off meeting and workshop of Co-PREPARE Project

November 9, 2020

An international Project under ‘Indo-German Partnership in Higher Education (IGP)’ titled “Co-PREPARE: Collaborative Indo-German PRoject on Estimating and Predicting NAtural Hazards in Himalayan REgion” is jointly funded by UGC and DAAD. Co-PREPARE facilitates a strategic partnership between the University of Potsdam (UP), Germany and the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

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Co-PREPARE project: Our first-year journey

It has been almost a year of the Co-PREPARE journey and we are following our envisioned path. We are excited to share with you our journey till now.
Over the period of one year, many students and early career researchers have come together to be a part of the project and align with the vision of the Co-PREPARE.

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