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About Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research. Since its establishment (in 1847), the Institute has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The Institute ranks amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee, formerly University of Roorkee and Thomson College of Civil Engineering, is a public engineering university located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. Established in 1847 in British India by the lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason, it was given university status in 1949 and was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2001, thus becoming the seventh IIT to be declared. IIT Roorkee has 21 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Science and Management Programs with a strong emphasis on science and technology education and research.

About Hydrology Department

The Department of Hydrology is one among the 21 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 programme in a developing country. The courses, offered by the Department are presently sponsored by the Government of India and the UNESCO.  The Department has eight dedicated full time faculty members having specializations in surface water hydrology (Floods, Droughts), water resources systems, watershed management, Geo-hydrology, ground water geophysics, stochastic hydrology, hydro-informatics, environmental hydrology, atmospheric physics, climate change etc.


AGGS with its registered office in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, is committed to work on the promotion of research for minimizing groundwater  pollution and to advocate the effective use of groundwater for better health and sustainable livelihood through undertaking appropriate measures.  AGGS organizes seminars/symposia at various centres in India and in the neighbouring countries viz. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and  Bhutan and publishes proceedings and new findings. It also plays a partner role along with other International Associations viz., IAHS & IAH in  organising international events in other developing countries as well as SAARC countries.

InterPore Society

National Chapter India Society for Porous Media (InterPore) is a non-profit making independent scientific organization. It aims to advance and disseminate knowledge for the understanding, description, and modeling of natural and industrial porous media systems. InterPore acts as a platform for researchers active in modeling flow and transport in such complex porous media. InterPore aims to provide an environment in which researchers in the various industrial and natural systems mentioned above can be made aware of each other’s activities and exchange ideas so that the wheel does not have to be reinvented repeatedly. Indian Chapter of InterPore aims to bring together porous media researchers from all over India and promote collaboration among them.

About The Conference (IGWC 2019)

The international conferences in IGWC series are the meeting point for groundwater professionals and researchers, bringing together experts in the various inter-related disciplines in the field of groundwater hydrology. Groundwater has emerged as a major resource in safeguarding agriculture and drinking water security in many parts of the globe. India is at present the largest and fastest consumer of groundwater in the world. The role of groundwater in contributing to water security and searching solutions for its conservation and sustainable management at present will play a crucial role to meet water demands of the population in future against the backdrop of climate change and to ensure food and water security for both the developed and developing countries. The aim of IGWC 2019 is to provide a common platform for researchers, academicians, water managers, industrialists and technocrats to discuss and present their vision for Sustainable management of soil-water resources to face the growing challenges of the needs of the rising population and anticipated impacts of land use and climate change.

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