ABOUT THE INSTITUTE AND THE DEPARTMENT
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 nine 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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
25-26
April
TWO DAYS WORKSHOP
GROUNDWATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT USING GEOPHYSICAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
19
March
Pravaaha
#Pravaaha, the Water Tech Fest.
17-24
March
One Week Workshop
on " STAtistical tools for Modelling Big data in Hydroclimatology (STAMBH) ”, under the SERB Karyashala scheme.
05
Jan
Expert Lecture
"Water-Climate Nexus and Interactions" with Prof Atul Jain, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois.
HIGHLIGHTS
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TWO DAYS WORKSHOP
GROUNDWATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT USING GEOPHYSICAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP APRIL 25-26, 2024
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Workkshop on (STAMBH)
STAtistical tools for Modelling Big data in Hydroclimatology, 17th – 24th March, 2024
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Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture
"Navigating the Complexities of Climate Change in the Water Sector: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Road to a Sustainable Future" by Prof. Kala Vairavamoorthy on 12 October 2023.
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International Workshop
on "Membrane Technologies for Desalination, Energy, and Water Sustainability (MemDEW)" on October 18–20, 2023, IIT Roorkee, India.
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EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS DAY 2023
1-DAY WORKSHOP EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS DAY 2023 "EMERGING HYDRO- CLIMATIC EXTREMES AND APPROACHES" 27 September 2023.
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Workshop on 20-26 August 2023.
ADVANCED DATA-DRIVEN AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS IN WATER RESOURCES (AI4WATER), Funded by: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
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One day workshop
Himalayan Freshwaters: Assessing the Services and Vulnerability of Freshwater Ecosystems in Himalayas,June 6, 2023.
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Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture
"Low-Tech Water Treatment Technology for Producing Safe Water" by Prof. Edward McBean,June 07, 2023.
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Co-PREPARE lecture by Prof. Ed McBean
Glacier depletion and Arctic ice cover loss and potential linkages to the Himalayas, 09 June, 2023.
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PRAVAAHA 2023
Celebrating World Water Day 2023 and Research Scholar’s Day,22 March 2023.
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e-ITEC Sponsored Training Program on Ecohydrology
Hydrology, IITR is organizing a short-term (online) training program on ecohydrology on March 27th-31st 2023, sponsored by TECnetwork.
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NATURAL-HAZARD SYMPOSIUM FOR THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS 2022 (NSIH 2022)
On October 12–13, 2022 at the Department of Hydrology, IITR, sponsored by UGC India and DAAD Germany.
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Expert Talk
"Modelling fluid flow through porous media using MATLAB" on April 15, 2023 during 11:00-1:00 PM at DOH.
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International e-ITEC training course during 28th to 30th November 2022.
"Emerging technologies for water/wastewater treatment" Supported by Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
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UDAN Online lecture series
PD Dr. Daniel Viviroli, Head of Mountain Hydrology Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, gives a lecture on "The hydrological significance of mountains" Friday, 26 August 2022.
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Expert Lecture
"Water-Climate Nexus and Interactions" by Prof Atul Jain on 05 January 2024.
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9th INTERNATIONAL GROUNDWATER CONFERENCE
"Effective Management of (sub)-surface water resources in arid and semi-arid regions" November 02 - 04, 2022.
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PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING ON GROUNDWATER MODELLING USING FEFLOW
31 October – 1st November 2022, 2-day preconference workshop on Groundwater modelling using FEFLOW is being jointly organized by Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee and DHI (India).
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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.
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UDAN Lecture Series
lecture on "Climatic and neotectonic interplay during Late Quaternary in Ladakh - the high altitude cold desert of India" Friday, 24 February 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (Berlin), 2:30 p.m. (Delhi).
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HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAMME ON TOOLS & TECHNIQUES OF EXPERIMENTAL HYDROLOGY
Organized by: Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee. MAY 24 – 30, 2022.
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Two-week Training
Two-week Training on “Emerging Space Technology Applications for Compound Extremes (STAC-X)” 09 to 20 May,2022.
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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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1-day workshop on 1D- 2D Dam Break Modelling using the MIKE platform
DHI EXPERT AND TRAINER Mr. Mark Falcon Britton, Date: 5 July 2022 Time: 9:00 – 6:00 PM
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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 PhD students.
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Hydrometeorological Observatory
A group of 100 students from Espee Global School visited our Hydrometeorological Observatory. Wonderful experience of interacting with young minds.
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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 Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
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Soil Pollutants Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contamination Sites
Three-day Training on Soil Pollutants Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contamination Sites.
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AGU 2023 David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship
Mr. Ajay Gupta has been awarded the prestigious American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2023 David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship to attend and present his research work at the AGU held in San Francisco, CA, USA from 11-15 December 2023.
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SYSTA-Sivapalan Young Scientist Travel Award
Ravi Kumar Guntu has been awarded the SYSTA-Sivapalan Young Scientist Travel Award to attend the international workshop STAHY 2023, 8-10 November, in Boston, USA.
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IEI Young Engineers Award 2023-24
Prof. Ankit Agarwal, Department of Hydrology has been awarded the ‘IEI Young Engineers Award 2023-24’ in Environmental Engineering discipline. The award consists of a Plaque and a Certificate which will be presented during the inaugural session of the 37th National Convention of Environmental Engineers to be held at Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) during September 15-16, 2023.
Recent Awards & Recognitions
Brijesh Kumar Yadav
nominated by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as a Committee member to review the existing SOP for Ground Water modelling for regulation and control of groundwater development in the country by CGWA.
Brijesh Kumar Yadav
has been made the Team leader by the Secretary, DoWR, RD&GR of the three-member committee to evaluate the ongoing National Hydrological Projects (NHP) projects and its future need.
Brijesh Kumar Yadav
has been nominated as an External Expert in the Research and Development Committee (RDC) of the Department of Environmental Science, Integral University, Lucknow for the Session 2023-24.
Brijesh Kumar Yadav
has been nominated as a Board Member of the School of Earth Sciences Board, Central University of Rajasthan for two years.
Prof. Ankit Agarwal
nominated for a meeting with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Chief Economist Suzi Kerr and her colleagues to support sustainable prosperity in India. Discussions covered sustainable livelihoods, responsible business practices, carbon pricing, and climate tech ecosystem catalysis.
Prof. Ankit Agarwal
nominated to lead and coordinate the Indo-German Research Training proposal between IIT Roorkee and the University of Potsdam.
Bejagam Vijaykumar
received Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) International Travel Support (ITS) to attend the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, Austria, from 14th to 19th April 2024.
Newsletter
Recent Publications
Gupta, A., Jain, M.K*., Pandey, R.P., Gupta V., and Saha, A. (2024).
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Evaluation of global precipitation products for meteorological drought assessment with respect to IMD station datasets over India.
Atmospheric Research, 297, (2024) 107104, 2024.
Das, S., Jain, M.K.* and Gupta, V. (2024).
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An assessment of anticipated future changes in water erosion dynamics under climate and landuse change scenarios in South Asia.
J. Hydrology, Elsevier, 637 (2024) 131341., 2024.
Rajneesh Singh, & John S Gulliver, (2024).
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Understanding the Roll of Biofilms and Estimation of Life-Span of a Tire Derived Aggregates-based Underground Stormwater Treatment System.
Water Research 257, 121716.
Dey, P., Mathai, J., Sivapalan, M., and Mujumdar, P. P.:
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On the regional-scale variability in flow duration curves in Peninsular India,
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 28, 1493–1514, 2024.
Raghuvanshi, A.S., Agarwal, A.
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Spatial diversity of atmospheric moisture transport and climate teleconnections over Indian subcontinent at different timescales.
Sci Rep 14, 12512 (2024).
Rinzin, P., Malla, M.K. & Arya, D.S.
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Past and future climate variability analysis in bhutan.
Theor Appl Climatol (2024).
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