Dates: 28 Feb - 1 Mar, 2022

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Organized by: Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee


Sessions 1 & 2

28th February 2022 - Monday

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Indian Time)


Sessions 3 & 4

1st March 2022 - Tuesday

5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (Indian Time)



About the SYMPOSIUM

Ensuring clean water supply and management of freshwater resources is one of the curial sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly important for developing nations like India, where freshwater availability is challenged by overexploitation and environmental degradation of natural water resources. The gap between water availability and demands has increased in India with population growth, lifestyle changes, and economic activities. The degradation of water quality in natural rivers due to untreated wastes and return flow from agricultural areas has also been a significant concern. Traditionally, engineering solutions have been adopted to ensure adequate water supply.

In recent decades, Ecohydrology, a branch of hydrology that deals with ecosystem-water-climate connections, has emerged as a practical approach for finding nature-based solutions to these problems. The proposed symposium intends to bring Ecohydrology experts from different countries on a single platform to discuss the recent developments and issues in Ecohydrology research. Key issues and future research paths will be discussed through keynote lectures and panel discussions.

Why attend EHS-2022?

There is an urgent need to reverse the degradation of freshwater resources and minimize future biodiversity loss in the face of increased climate instability, demographic growth, and human interventions to ecosystems. Ecohydrology studies interactions between hydrological and biological processes at various scales to improve water security, biodiversity, and sustainable development potential by reducing ecological threats and increasing greater harmony within watershed systems.

The planned symposium aims to understand the role of Ecohydrology in solving real-world problems, especially in developing countries like India. The experts in the field will discuss the recent advances, accomplishments, and pitfalls in understanding and implementing ecohydrology concepts through case studies. The goal is to initiate a dialogue among researchers and practitioners to brainstorm the future direction of research and dissemination in the ecohydrology domain and explore the opportunities of international and national collaboration. These discussions are anticipated to promote the understanding of nature-based solutions among young minds of the country and accelerate research in this direction.

Events

Keynote Talks

The leading researchers in the field from India and abroad will be delivering keynote talks about the ecohydrology concept, applications, case studies, challenges, and success stories. These presentations will help provide a solid background to participants in understanding the principles, importance, and future potential of Ecohydrology.

Panel Discussions

These sessions will facilitate brainstorming on the subject matter of the presented talks and help converge on desirable future directions to improve our understanding of ecohydrological systems and further actions.


Speakers and Panelists

Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Director of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

University of Waterloo, Canada

University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

Colorado State University, USA

School of Environment and Sustainability, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (NIHE)

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Cranfield University, UK

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

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