Expert keynote talks

The leading researchers/experts in the field will share their knowledge and experience about the ecohydrology concept, applications, case studies, challenges, and success stories. These presentations will help provide a solid background to the 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.

Detailed Program

Day 1

(28th February 2022 - Monday)

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Inaugural Session

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Opening and Welcoming Ceremony

Session 1

(9:25 am - 10:55 am)

Session 1 - Keynote Talks

Theme: “Ecohydrology of forest ecosystems”


Dr. Stephanie Kampf, Colorado State University, USA

Topic: Hydrological impact of forest fires

Dr. Adam Wei, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

Topic: A global perspective on forests and ecohydrological processes.

Dr. Sandipan Mukherjee, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment (NIHE)

Topic: Pine and Oak Systems of Himalayas

Session 2

(10:55 am -11:45 am)

Session 2 - Panel discussion

Theme: “Recent advances in Ecohydrology Research”


Dr. Ashantha Goonetilleke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Topic: ‘Ecohydrology as an integrating discipline: the urban context’

Dr. D.S. Arya, IIT Roorkee

Dr. Karthikeyan Lanka, IIT Bombay

Topic: “How do plants respond to agricultural drought? – 2-D disaggregation of soil moisture and an investigation of multivariate causal mechanisms.”

Day 2

(1st March 2022 - Tuesday)

5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Session 3

(5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Session 3 - Keynote Talks

Theme: “Ecohydrology of freshwater ecosystems”


Dr. Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo, Canada

Topic: Water Pollution Challenges and Opportunities at the Local and Global Scale

Dr. Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), ATREE

Topic: "Ecohydrology processes at different spatial scales: evidence from case studies in India"

Dr. Himanshu Joshi, IIT Roorkee

Topic: Ecohydrological assessment of lakes/wetlands: a case study

Session 4

(6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Session 4 - Panel discussion

Theme: “Challenges and future directions for ecohydrology research”


Dr. Mike Bowes, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Topic: Using high-frequency biogeochemical monitoring and within-stream experiments to understanding ecological responses in rivers.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Jain, IIT Roorkee

Dr. Sumit Sen, IIT Roorkee

"Topic: Advances in the monitoring of forest hydrological processes"

Dr. Andrea Momblanch, Cranfield University, UK

Topic: Bringing ecohydrology to the core of water management

Valedictory Session

7:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks