National conference on sustainable water resources planning, management and impact of climate change

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Department of Civil Engineering) (BITS)
Date:
05-06 Apr 2013
Location:
India (Hyderabad)

Climate change is one of the major challenges to researchers in recent times. The impact of climate change on water resources around the globe has serious implications like, changing water levels and climatic temperatures which in turn affect the economy and future as a whole. In addition, water resources are depleting day by day due to the exponential demand from sectors like irrigation, domestic consumption and industry. Along with quantity, quality is also deteriorating mainly due to the indiscriminate use of ground water to hazardous levels, pollution of rivers and improper management of wastewater. This necessitates water conservation strategies to be adopted at the national, state and local levels. On the one hand, numbers of advanced techniques have been developed by researchers and on the other hand government and non-governmental organizations are engaged in the implementation of low cost and traditional methods of water conservation. Thus, there is a need to understand and integrate these aspects.

Besides other technical sessions, a special session has also been planned to discuss the specific problems on impact of climate change in India. In addition, a brain storming session will be organized for the benefit of researchers. The significant deliberations of the conference will help in framing suitable policy measures which can be implemented by the organizations concerned.

Objective

  • Identify ways to reduce the gap between research and action and bring relevant stakeholders together, to share their experience and expertise.


Themes

The conference encases both traditional and advanced methodologies of water management and allied fields in addition to the application of mathematical modeling techniques in the following themes (but not limited to):

  • Sustainable water resources planning and management
  • Impacts of climate change on water resources management
  • Systems approach to hydrologic problems and modeling
  • Prediction in ungauged basins
  • Water quality, wastewater treatment and management
  • Groundwater issues, remediation and modeling
  • Urban hydrology including storm water management, coastal hydraulics
  • Geographical information systems and remote sensing in water resources management
  • Applications of ANN, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms to water resources planning and management
  • Rain water harvesting, artificial recharge, and water conservation measures
  • Newer technologies in water resources management


  Invited Speakers

  • Dr. P P Mujumdar: Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Dr. D. Nagesh Kumar: Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Dr. K. Srinivasan: Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
  • Dr. Arup Kumar Sarma: Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Dr. K.P. Sudheer: Associate Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

 


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Event fee

Participants- Rs 1500, student participants and accompanying persons- Rs 1000

What is included in the event fee

Lunch and dinner during conference days

How to register

Kindly send the fee along with the duly filled in registration form to the organizing secretary at Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad campus, payable at State Bank of Hyderabad (code 21092)

Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Water
Countries:
India
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