January 10, 2023
Roads increasingly pervade the Himalayas and enable access to the remotest villages. They are important lifelines for the economic development...
August 20, 2022
Hey, I'm Subhankar Das!! PhD scholar from the Department of Hydrology of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)...
August 20, 2022
Greetings! I am Nikunj Mangukiya, Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Hydrology at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)...
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..
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.