Activities And Upcoming Events
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International Workshop
International Workshop on "Membrane Technologies for Desalination, Energy and Water Sustainability (MemDEW)".
Date and venue: 18-20th October 2023, IIT Roorkee, India.
1-day event Early Career Researcher Workshop 2023
The 1-day event Early Career Researcher Workshop 2023 is organized by the Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, on September 27, 2023, in coordination with iDRIM 2023, CoEDMM and YHS India. The workshop emphasized the theme of “Emerging Hydroclimatic Extremes and Approaches”. This event, coordinated by DAAD Research Ambassadors Prof. Ankit Agarwal and Prof. Ashutosh Sharma from the Department of Hydrology at IIT Roorkee and Prof. Amar Agarwal from the Earth Science Department at IIT Kanpur, achieved its threefold mission:
1. Exploring Cutting-Edge Research: Participants delved into current and future research in HydroClimatology, Extremes, and Data Analysis.
2. Fostering Dialogue and Networking: The workshop facilitated discussions and networking opportunities among like-minded researchers.
3. Skill Development: Early career researchers honed their skills through theoretical and hands-on sessions supported by shared study materials, software, and data.
AI4Water Workshop 2023
The Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee, is organizing a one-week workshop on #AI4Water - Advanced Data-driven and Artificial Intelligence Tools in Water Resources” from 20th to 26th August 2023, under the SERB Karyashala scheme.
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Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture
*Date: 07 June, 2023
Venue: Biotech Auditorium
"Low-Tech Water Treatment Technology for Producing Safe Water" by Prof. Edward McBean.
One day workshop
*Himalayan Freshwaters: Assessing the Services and Vulnerability of Freshwater Ecosystems in Himalayas, June 6, 2023.*
International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) exhibition
*Prof. Bhaskar Jyoti Deka and his team have recently participated in the International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) exhibition (16-18 March) in Chennai. Dr. Srikar K. Reddy (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI), Mr. Rajachandran Madhan (Director of Indo-German Science and Technology Centre), Mr. Jeevan Reddy (Associate Director, AECOM), many other govt agencies, international delegates, and industries expressed great interest in the newly developed nanocomposite membranes for water/wastewater treatment and desalination, waste to resource concept.*
Training Program on Ecohydrology
e-ITEC Sponsored Training Program on Ecohydrology short-term (online) training program on ecohydrology on March 27th–31st, 2023, sponsored by TECnetwork.
The Department of Hydrology at IIT Roorkee celebrated World Water Day on 22nd March 2023 by organizing the Research Scholars’ Day as part of the Pravaaha series. The event aimed to provide a platform for research scholars to present their work, interact with their peers, and learn from experts in the field of hydrology.
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Field Trip (68 MLD wastewater treatment plant at Haridwar, Uttarakhand)
Students of "HYN-577: Desalination and Cleaner water production with membrane technologies" and other students from the department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee visited the 68 MLD wastewater treatment plant at Haridwar, Uttarakhand on 20th October 2022. Field trips allow students to gain practical experience and validate theoretical knowledge by examining actual treatment plants. Our students demonstrated great curiosity and participated actively.
ONLINE ITEC COURSE on "Emerging technologies for water/wastewater treatment"
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The 9th edition of International Groundwater Conference is organized by the Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee during November 02-04, 2022.
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Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Director IITR inaugurated the 2nd edition of the Natural-hazard Symposium for the Indian Himalayas organised by the Department of Hydrology, from October 12-13,2022.
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Interesting talks on the SWOT
Date: 09 October 2022.
Dr. Stephana CALMANT and Dr. Jacques Verron visited hydrology IITR to strengthen cooperation with IIT Roorkee. They delivered interesting talks on the SWOT mission and interacted with young minds!!
M.Tech Students Visit
The class of MTech 1st year made their first official trip on August 20th, 2022. They were joined by two CoPREPARE master exchange students from University of Potsdam and led by two PhD students (Aniruddha and Abhishek). The trip was planned for Devprayag - to visit the project site for "Non-contact measurement of discharge" - led under Dr Manoj Kumar Jain. This was however not possible due to heavy rains, causing landslide and roadblocks ahead of Rishikesh. We had the whole day to ourselves, and we didn’t lose heart. We visited the two famous aarti ghats in Uttarakhand - Triveni ghat and Haridwar ghat. We observed that Ganga River was diverted from its original route, to these ghats. We saw that Bhimgowda barrage was regulating the water to the Haridwar ghat, while there was no such discharge control to the Triveni ghat, flooding the ghat to the steps where aarti is performed. We visited the Chila Barrage but couldn’t visit the Chila dam due to high flooding conditions on River Ganga and blocked roads due to landslides making it inaccessible. We were able to understand how a single storm of heavy intensity on the upper catchments of Uttarakhand, can disrupt transportation, communications, and normal services in the state. We witnessed how the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand was prone to natural hazards. We, however ended the day on a high. We trekked to the Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar, located atop on the Bilwa Parvat at a height of 178 metres (584 ft). This exciting day ended with a big box of Dominos pizza as our lunch. We are thankful to Dr Ankit Agarwal (PI- CoPREPARE) for organizing and arranging this trip, as a part his CoPREPARE Project.
Indo-German workshop by IITR and Hamburg University of Technology
"Workshop on Securing sustainable treatment for drinking water production and water recycling with a focus on anionic contaminants” 20 to 22 July,2022.
Workshop on 20 July,2022
"Introduction to Google Earth Engine (GEE) and its Applications" by Prof. Roopam Shukla Centre of Excellence for Disaster Mitigation and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. & Dr. Praveen Kumar.
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Hands-on Training program on "Tools and techniques of experimental hydrology
Prof. Brijesh Kumar Yadav conducted the seven-day DST sponsored Hands-on Training program on “Tools and techniques of experimental hydrology” was held on May 24-30, 2022 at IIT Roorkee under the 'Synergistic Training Program Utilizing Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) scheme in collaboration with Amity University UP.
Two-week Training Program
Two-week Training on “Emerging Space Technology Applications for Compound Extremes (STAC-X)". 09 to 20 May 2022.
STAC-X Training Program funded by ISRO commenced today at hydrology IIT Roorkee. Thanks to Prof. A K Chaturvedi, Director of IITR for gracing the occasion & sharing remarkable thoughts with the participants. 22 experts will interact with participants during a 2-weeks course.
Hydrometeorological Observatory
A group of 100 students from Espee Global School visited our Hydrometeorological Observatory on 09, May 2022. Wonderful experience of interacting with young minds. Thanks to Prof. Brijesh for coordinating the visit and Prof. Bhaskar for helping out with in class discussion on water treatment. Our research scholar energetically participated during this visit.
Co- Prepare Project
Delegation from the Department of Hydrology under the Co- prepare project visited the University of Potsdam, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Technical University Berlin and Indian Embassy Berlin to strengthen further science and technology cooperation between India and Germany.
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The Department of Hydrology celebrated World Water Day by organizing its first-Ever Three-Day Water Tech Fest, Named "Pravaaha" on March 20-22, 2022.
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EcoHydrology Symposium (EHS-2022)
UDAN Lecture
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Three-day Training
Three-day Training on Soil Pollutants Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contamination Sites
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Department of Hydrology welcomes Dr. Oliver Günther (14th Jan, 2022)
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National-Hazard Symposium for the Indian-Himalayas 2021 (NSIH 2021)
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Welcome Ceremony
On completion of the glorious 50 years of Hydrology program at the Department of Hydrology IIT, we are organizing a Welcome Function on 1st October for our new M.Tech and Ph.D. students.
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Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture in Hydrology
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Webinar on introduction to DHI and MIKE SOFTWARE
The proposed webinar on Introduction to DHI and MIKE SOFTWARE will be held as per the following details:
Topic: Webinar: Introduction to DHI and MIKE SOFTWARE Time: Jul 15, 2021 12:00 PM India
For joining the webinar on Zoom Meeting, please contact the coordinator
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Research Scholar Day 2021
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Meeting Details
Number: 159 366 435 Password: WWD_HYD
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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 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. Department/Sustainable Management of Soil-Water Resources.html