Why attend NSIH 2022

Hydrological, meteorological or climatological disasters account for 45% of the fatalities and 79% of the economic losses caused by natural hazards. Risks arising from hazards like landslides, glacial lake outbursts, large river floods and flash floods navigate across multiple disciplines and go beyond the expertise of a single research group or research institute. Interdisciplinary and international collaborative efforts enhance scientific discovery and transnational research, which is limited despite the clear benefits.

Co-PREPARE is a newly established UGC and DAAD-funded project at the department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee and Institute for Environmental Sciences and Geography, University of Potsdam, Germany focusing on natural hazards in the Indian Himalayan region. Co-PREPARE facilitates cooperation between Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and University of Potsdam (UP) to build capacity in joint hazard research by sharing expertise and creating new knowledge together.

The planned “Natural-hazard symposium for Indian Himalayas 2022" from October 12 to October 13, 2022 aims to create awareness of multiple perspectives and research across domains in the Indian Himalayan region regarding natural hazards. The Indian Himalayan Region represents a significant role in the world's mountain ecosystems. It is young and tectonically active, prone to multi-hazard like floods, landslides, earthquakes among others and suffers great loss of life and property every year. Natural hazard frequency has risen in recent decades in the IHR, resulting in massive socio-economic losses.

At the symposium, we will discuss the current research findings in the Natural-hazard domain in the Indian Himalayan region. We will also try to understand the historic perspective from the experts and how they see the future scenarios. The symposium will be a platform where we will get to hear voices from all the domains involved in natural hazards i.e. practitioners, scientists and the younger generation entering this field.

Sessions are designed to highlight that there is a need for wider collaboration to create relevant policies. The intention is to create a dialogue among various practitioners and researchers active in the Himalayan region. These discussions will provide guidelines for future research of natural-hazard domains in the Indian Himalayas. NSIH 2022 also focuses on developing new skills for early career researchers through hands-on training which will bring a fresh perspective in the research domain hence advancing science-communication.

Thematics

  • Global Change and Impacts in Mountains
  • Exploring the Hydropower Potential
  • Exploring the Earth Science Dynamics in Himalayan
  • Current State of natural Hazards in the Himalayas


Events

Keynote Talks & Plenary Talks

The keynote talks will be given by experts on the emerging hydro-climatological extremes, risk, vulnerability and adaptation in the Indian Himalayan Region.

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions will focus on the future of research in Indian Himalayas and try to highlight the multidisciplinary aspect of the natural-hazard domain

Hands-on Training

Co-PREPARE believes in fostering the scientists of the future and as such, we are pleased to extend Co-PREPARE Conference Grant (CAG) for early career researchers to participate in Hands-On Session. Eligible candidates will be selected for CAG to participate in Hands on sessions.

Listen to the Speakers and Panelists

Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi

Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Prof. Oliver Günther

President of the University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof. Brijesh Kumar Yadav

Head, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert

Director of the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Geography,
University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof. N.K. Goel

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Prof. A.P. Dimri

Director, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Mumbai, India

Mr. S.L. Kapil

Executive Director (R&D/Geo-Tech), Research & Development Divn., President, ISEG, NHPC Ltd.

Prof. Manoj K. Jain

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Prof. Himanshu Joshi

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Prof. M.L. Sharma

Earthquake Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee

Prof. Sumit Sen

Head, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM)

Dr. Wolfgang Schwanghart

Institute for Environmental Sciences and Geography, University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof. D. S. Arya

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Dr. Jürgen Mey

Institute for Environmental Sciences and Geography, University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof. Ajanta Goswami

Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee

Dr. Adrien Paris

Co-founder and CEO, Hydromatters

Dr. Julien Malard

G-EAU, IRD, France

Mrs. Somya Bhatt

Climate Change Advisor, Climate Change Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Prof. Bhaskar Jyoti Deka

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

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