Conferences held by the Department
9th INTERNATIONAL GROUNDWATER CONFERENCE-2022
The 9 th edition of International Groundwater Conference is organized by the Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee during November 02-04, 2022. The conference emphasized on the theme of “Effective Management of (Sub)-Surface Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions”. At the outset, Prof. K K Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee inaugurated the conference, and highlighted exchanging ideas and deliberating the latest research & developments on surface water resources in arid and semi-arid regions with in-depth analysis will provide an opportunity to a never-ending string of scientists, researchers, students, and engineers. Prof Seyed Majid Hassanizadeh, Utrecht University, Prof. C. Mayilswami, President, AGGS and Prof. Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Head of Department and Convener IGWC provided valuable insights on instilling human resources for Sustainable Growth of Groundwater and its allied areas through knowledge sharing, logical thinking, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. All the dignitaries released the proceedings of the conference. The inauguration witnessed a grand participation of more than 300 delegates coming from 12 countries and the session ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Brijesh Kumar Yadav.
NATURAL-HAZARD SYMPOSIUM FOR THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS 2022 (NSIH 2022)
The 2nd edition of the Natural Hazard Symposium for the Indian Himalayas is organized by the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee during October 12-13, 2022. At the outset, Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee inaugurated the symposium by emphasizing the necessity for technology and engineering solutions to manage risks in order to construct a more flexible and resilient present and future.
National-Hazard Symposium for the Indian-Himalayas 2021 (NSIH 2021)
The 1st edition of Natural Hazard Symposium for Indian Himalayas is organized by the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee during October 25-28, 2021 in online mode. The symposium emphasized on the theme of “Current and future direction of research in Himalaya”. At the outset, Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee inaugurated the symposium, and highlighted that the contemporary world is facing increasingly complex risks. Prof. Brijesh Kumar Yadav, Head, Department of Hydrology, discussed about the achievements of the department.
Sustainable Management of Soil-Water Resources (IGWC) 2019
The international conferences in the IGWC series are the meeting point for groundwater professionals and researchers, bringing together experts in the various inter-related disciplines in the field of groundwater hydrology. Groundwater has emerged as a major resource in safeguarding agriculture and drinking water security in many parts of the globe. India is at present the largest and fastest consumer of groundwater in the world. The role of groundwater in contributing to water security and searching solutions for its conservation and sustainable management at present will play a crucial role to meet water demands of the population in the future against the backdrop of climate change and to ensure food and water security for both the developed and developing countries. The aim of IGWC 2019 is to provide a common platform for researchers, academicians, water managers, industrialists, and technocrats to discuss and present their vision for sustainable management of soil-water resources to face the growing challenges of the needs of the rising population and anticipated impacts of land use and climate change.