Training Course on Hydrologic modelling using RS/GIS (3-7 June 2013, Roorkee, In
- Training Course On Hydrologic modelling using RS/GIS with Special Reference to Climate Change
(June 03 07, 2013)
Organized by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
Sponsored by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India
A hydrologic model can be defined as a mathematical representation of the flow of water and its constituents on some part of the land surface or subsurface environment. Hydrologists are mainly concerned with evaluation of catchment response for planning, development and operation of various water resources schemes. Conventional models require considerable hydrological, meteorological and spatial data. Collection of land use, soil and other spatial data is expensive, time consuming and a difficult process. Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) play a rapidly increasing role in collection and analysis of such spatial data. The role of remote sensing in runoff calculation is generally to provide a source of input data or as an aid for estimating equation coefficients and model parameters. Experience has shown that satellite data can be interpreted to derive thematic information on land use, soil, vegetation, drainage, etc which, combined with conventionally measured climatic parameters (precipitation, temperature etc) and topographic parameters height, contour, slope, provide the necessary inputs to the hydrological models. GIS provides efficient tools for data input into database, retrieval of selected data items for further processing. The climate of earth was never stable for any extended period. Potential climate change and its impacts on hydrologic systems pose a threat to water resources throughout the world. In order to understand theimpact of climate change on hydrological systems, it is customary to use climate model which are mathematical descriptions of large scale physical processes governing the climate system. However, it is not possible to make reliable predictions of regional hydrological changes directly from climate models due to its coarse resolution and the simplification of hydrological cycle in climate models.
The Course will consist of lectures by Scientists & Professors from NIH, IIT Roorkee and other nearby institutions in India. The lectures will be supported by tutorials and computer sessions. We plan to cover both theory and practice in right proportion. This course will be conducted as a two-way interaction with the participants so that the problems experiences of people from the field organizations as well as academia are shared.
Following topics shall be covered in this Course:
o Trend analysis of hydrologic data
o Downscaling techniques;
o Introduction to remote sensing and GIS;
o Hydrologic modelling (SWAT etc.)
o Role of remote sensing and GIS in hydrologic modelling
o Hydrologic modelling (with emphasis on climate change);
o Adaptation/ mitigation.
The course is intended for engineers, scientists, and officers working in water resources/irrigation and other related departments of Central/State Govt and those who are in academic profession. Post-graduate and research scholars are encouraed to attend the course. Prospective participants may bring their data sets which can be analyzed during the tutorials.
The registration fee per participant from government organizations/PSU shall be Rs. 4000/- (Rs. 2000/- for bonafide students) and Rs. 6000 for others.
For foreign participants, the fee will be US $ 200. It includes the registration, course material, stay at guest house, lunch on all working days, and a course dinner. Participants have to arrange for their TA/DA. Each participant will be provided detailed lecture notes, relevant literature, and other materials. A certificate will be given to all participants.
The participants are requested to register for the course by filling and mailing the attached registration form latest by 25th. May, 2013, along with a demand draft in favour of National Institute of Hydrology payable at Roorkee. The number of seats is limited to 30 participants. The registration shall be done on the first come first served basis after the registration fees have been paid and a confirmation will be sent by e-mail.
The venue of the course shall be NIH, Roorkee. NIH is the premier research institute of India in the field of hydrology. It is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. NIH has five scientific divisions: Surface Water Hydrology, Ground Water Hydrology, Water Resources Systems, Environmental Hydrology, and Hydrological Investigations. The institute has organised a number of training courses on different aspects of hydrology at Roorkee and other places in India. NIH has well equipped laboratories. For more details please visit www.nih.ernet.in. Roorkee is a medium size town of Uttarakhand State and it is well connected by road & rail from Delhi, Dehradun, Chandigarh. During June, weather is hot. The maximum temperature can go up to 42°C. Participants will be accommodated in NIH guest house.
Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain
Scientist F & Head
National Institute of Hydrology
Dr. Sanjay K. Jain,
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee 247 667