Effective Management of (sub)-surface Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid regions

Organized by

Department of Hydrology

IIT Roorkee

Nov 2-4, 2022

About Conference

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 groundwater hydrology. Groundwater has emerged as a significant resource in safeguarding agriculture and drinking water security in many parts of the globe. India is, at present, the most prominent and fastest consumer of groundwater in the world. The role of groundwater in contributing to water security and searching for solutions for its conservation and sustainable management at present will play a crucial role in meeting the water demands of the population in future against the backdrop of climate change and ensuring food and water security for both the developed and developing countries. The aim of IGWC 2022 is to provide a common platform for researchers, academicians, water managers, industrialists and technocrats to discuss and present their vision for Effective Management of (sub)-surface water resources in arid and semi-arid regions.

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About IIT Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, and basic and applied research. Since its establishment, the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. The Institute had celebrated its Sesquicentennial in October 1996 and now completed more than 170 years of its existence. It was converted to IIT on September 21, 2001, by an Ordinance issued by the Government of India declared it as the nation’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology, an “Institution of National Importance”. The Institute offers Bachelor's Degree courses in 10 disciplines of Engineering and Architecture and Postgraduate's Degree in 55 disciplines of Engineering, Applied Science, Architecture and planning. The Institute has facility for doctoral work in all Departments and Research Centres. ​The Institute admits students to B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at various centres all over India.

About Department of Hydrology

The Department of Hydrology is one of the 23 academic departments of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The Department came into existence with the inception of the International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology in 1972, being the first such a program in a developing country. The courses, offered by the Department are presently sponsored by the Government of India and UNESCO. The Department has eight dedicated full-time faculty members having specializations in surface water hydrology (Floods, Droughts), water resources systems, watershed management, Geo-hydrology, groundwater geophysics, stochastic hydrology, hydro-informatics, environmental hydrology, atmospheric physics, climate change, etc. The Department of Hydrology is commemorating its 50th anniversary this year.