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Training Course: Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Energy Systems (Oct. 10-14, 2011)

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  • Sharad K Jain
    Invitation to attend Five-day Training Course on Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Energy Systems (Oct. 10 to 14, 2011) at Centre for Continuing
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      Invitation to attend Five-day Training Course on

      Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Energy Systems

      (Oct. 10 to 14, 2011)

      at Centre for Continuing Education, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India.

      INTRODUCTION

      Access to cheap and clean energy (electricity, heating, and transportation)
      is essential for growth and maintenance of technological societies.
      However, access to water and energy and extensive use of fossil fuels poses
      both short-term and long-term environmental and climate challenges.

      In the short-term, the world needs a lot more energy, especially in a
      rapidly developing country like India. To provide even 0.5 kW of electric
      power per capita at 75% PLF, India will need about 5 times the current
      generation capacity. Growth in energy generation is essential if everybody
      is to enjoy the opportunities that are regarded as rights in the
      twenty-first century. Developing new capacity is hard, slow, and expensive.
      Unfortunately, there is little excess energy-production capacity and even
      sustaining today's energy supply is becoming difficult. Many countries
      possess small reserves of oil and gas compared to the needs.

      Large parts of the world are already facing severe water stress and
      shortages. Groundwater extraction in many countries exceeds the recharge
      rate. There are serious challenges to both the quantity and quality of
      supply and these are anticipated to grow with rising living standards and
      population. Water, unlike energy is not fungible.

      In the long term, we will have to deal with environmental degradation, the
      emission of greenhouse gasses and the possibility of global climate change
      with severe consequences.

      Energy systems and infrastructure are huge and complex. They have non-linear
      interactions and feedbacks at multiple scales. To accelerate the transition
      to environmentally benign and carbon neutral systems, we require a profound
      understanding of existing systems and technologies, breakthrough innovations
      and disruptive technologies, and an alignment of economic, social and
      political drivers. How does one transform or eliminate an enormous
      fossil-fuel (oil, natural gas and coal) based system with an existing
      investment of over $40 Trillion worldwide to carbon-neutral systems, while
      continuing to supply affordable energy and expanding that supply to the
      global population? This question prompts us to develop clear understanding
      of integrated energy systems and technology and the tools to analyze,
      develop and manage them.

      COURSE COVERAGE

      Following topics shall be covered in this course:

      . Distribution of Natural Resources
      . Energy Needs - current and projected, Demand centres -
      Existing and likely
      . Transportation networks - Electricity grid, Gas pipelines,
      railways, roads, rivers, canals
      . Energy systems: Thermal (Coal, Gas), Hydro, Nuclear, Solar,
      Wind, etc.
      . Hydropower - resource, technology, sites, advantages,
      bottlenecks
      . Analysis of distributed energy systems
      . Adequacy and sustainability of energy systems
      . Water-energy nexus
      . Impacts of climate change
      . Environmental and social aspects

      Faculty of the course will be drawn from various departments of IIT Roorkee.
      In addition, several lectures will be delivered by the scientists of the Los
      Alamos Laboratory, USA (http://www.lanl.gov/). Real-life problems will be
      taken up and discussed in the course. A field trip will be organized to
      hydraulics structures and nearby sites of interest.

      Each registered participant will be provided free of cost: a) lecture notes,
      b) related literature, and c) useful material on a CD.

      INVITATION

      Middle and senior level faculty members from technical institutions,
      planners and managers of energy systems, officers from the field departments
      and consultants are invited to attend this course. The course would also be
      useful to students who wish to pursue studies in the area of sustainable
      development of water and energy systems.

      DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT (WRDM)

      WRDM is an academic department of IIT Roorkee. The department offers
      application based postgraduate degree programmes in the development and
      management of water resources.

      Emphasis is now on sustainable development and environmentally sound
      management of the available water, which has become a scarce resource.
      Non-conventional methods for utilisation of water such as inter-basin
      transfers, artificial recharge of ground water, rainwater harvesting are
      emphasized in the curricula. The department is also actively involved in
      research and development and extension activities in the fields of Water
      Resources, Hydropower and Irrigation Management. The department also
      provides consultancy services in water resources planning and management.

      VENUE

      The likely venue of the course will be the Centre for Continuing Education,
      Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667.

      ABOUT ROORKEE

      Roorkee is a growing city of Uttarakhand state and is the nerve of water
      resource engineering education and research in India. The city is located
      180 km North-East of Delhi on Delhi-Hardwar / Dehradun highway. It is well
      connected by rail and road to many important cities. Places of religious/
      tourist interest like Hardwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Mussoorie, etc. are located
      nearby. During the month of October, weather in Roorkee will be pleasant
      (minimum temperature about 15 C). Light woolen clothing may be sometimes
      needed in the evening.

      REGISTRATION

      The registration fee per delegate shall be Rs. 14,000/- for the participants
      from India/SAARC countries, Rs. 8000 for bonafide students, and US $ 500 for
      international participants. The participants have to themselves arrange for
      travel and per diem.

      The intending participants are requested to fill and mail the attached
      registration form along with a demand draft of course fee in favour of IIT
      Roorkee, payable at Roorkee.

      ACCOMMODATION

      Accommodation for all delegates will be arranged in the institute guest
      houses on twin sharing and payment basis.

      All correspondence related to the course may be addressed to:

      Prof. S K Jain,
      Dept. of Water Resources Dev. and Management (WRDM),
      Indian Institute of Technology,
      ROORKEE 247 667 (Uttarakhand)

      Tel: 01332 - 285551, Fax. 01332-271073
      e-mail: jainsfwt@... or s_k_jain@...


      Registration Form

      Sustainable Development of Water Resources and Energy Systems

      October 10 - 14, 2011

      IIT Roorkee

      1. Name : ...............

      2. Designation: ...........

      3. Organization: ...........

      4. Address for communication:

      ......................................................

      E-mail: ..........

      Fax.: .........

      5. Office Tel. .... Mob: .....

      6. Accommodation Required : Yes/No

      7. Details of the Demand Draft (it should be payable to Indian
      Institute of Technology, Roorkee, payable at Roorkee. Amount: as per the
      category of the applicant).


      DD No. : ....... Date : ....

      Amount: .......



      Date : Signature
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