IGCS Schools 2015

 
 

 

 

IGCS Summer School 2015

Sustainable Water Management in Rural Landscapes

May 27 – June 10, 2015

at Kiel University (CAU Kiel)

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management

 

 

Objective
Rural regions are essential for hydrology. The inhabitants act both as consumers and as stakeholders for a sustainable management of catchments.
The aim of this summer school is to learn how to manage these regions with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach.
After basic lectures and introductions we will use hydrological models to calculate management scenarios for water resources. In addition we will estimate the economic and ecological consequences and integrate them in the final decisions. We will also work out and use environmental indicators as a valuable tool for an integrated and sustainable management of the water resources in rural regions.
The theoretical exercises will be supplemented by excursions and discussions with local stakeholders in Schleswig-Holstein.

Participants
The course is open to German* and Indian Master and Ph.D. Students in academic fields of engineering, environmental and social sciences (specializiation in sustainable development is desirable). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30 (15 German / 15 Indian).

*Foreigners studying at German universities may apply if they fit into the following category of DAAD: Please check DAAD-Website: https://www.daad.de/ausland/studieren/bewerbung/de/59-bewerbung-um-ein-stipendium/

Application
Interested students may apply with the following: (1) a cover letter with residential contact details, a description of the applicant’s scientific interests and motivation for attending the course, (2) academic CV, (3) a letter of recommendation from a university professor/lecturer (for Indian Students: from the Head of Department), (for German Students: from Professor or Supervisor. (4) Copy of Passport.
Application and enclosures should be sent in PDF file by e-mail to: igcs.summerschool@gmail.com (Indian Students)/ portius@igcs-chennai.org (German Students) until 1 March 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered. A confirmation mail will sent to the applicants immediately. If the applicant does not receive a confirmation mail he needs to inquire immediately.

DEALINE EXTENDED for GERMAN STUDENTS: April 1, 2015!

Evaluation of applications and admission
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers. Accepted applicants will be informed by e-mail by mid March 2015. German students please address their queries to Ms. Eva Portius portius@igcs-chennai.org.

Funding
The IGCS – including the schools – is part of the “A New Passage to India” initiative funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Indian participants of the Summer School 2014 receive a travel grant (575 EUR), German students receive a travel reimbursement. All students receive a per diem and lump sum for further expenses.

Accommodation
The selected students will be accommodated in the Bekpek Hostel (five people per room).

Lecturers
The resource personnel for the Summer School includes IGCS Professors, lecturers of the University of Kiel and other selected experts.

Work Groups
Participants will work in groups of up to 4-5 members to develop small research projects, prepare reports on their findings and present them to the supervisors for discussion.

Topics to explore
Possible topics by the workgroups, based on interest, may be sustainability in river basin management, integrated water resources management, stream water modeling and management.
For course related matters please enquire by email to ghoermann@hydrology.uni-kiel.de

 

Organizers
IGCS Area Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer, IGCS Area Coordinator Water Management, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, CAU Kiel
Prof. B.S. Murty, IGCS Area Coordinator Water Management, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras

IGCS Centre Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Chella Rajan, IGCS Centre Coordinator, IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam, IGCS Centre Coordinator, Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

IGCS Staff
Dr. Sasidhar Palagummi, IGCS Senior Scientist, IIT Madras
Ms. Eva Portius, IGCS Project Manager, RWTH Aachen University

CAU Kiel
Dr. Georg Hoermann, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, CAU Kiel

 

 

Program

IGCS Summer School 2015 Schedule

 

Flyer Summer School 2015

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Copyright: Georg Hoermann; Universität Kiel; IGCS

 

 

 

 

IGCS Winter School 2015

Sustainable Water Management in Urban Areas

2 – 15 March, 2015

at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Objective
There has been a significant growth in urbanization all over the world in recent years. For instance, number of cities and towns in India has increased from 5161 in the year 2001 to 7935 in the year 2011. This is putting a lot of stress on the sources of water for the urban areas, both from the point of view of quality and quantity. The aim of this winter school is to learn how to sustainably develop and manage the water resources infrastructure in the urban areas. The winter school comprising of lectures, excursions and student projects, will cover all the aspects of urban water management including water treatment, water distribution, wastewater management, source protection, adaptation to climate change, the role of public private partnership and equitability in water supply. The effect of expanding urban areas on water resources will also be dwelt upon.

Participants
The course is open to German* and Indian Master and Ph.D. Students in academic fields of engineering, environmental and social sciences (specializiation in sustainable development is desirable). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30 (15 German / 15 Indian).

*Foreigners studying at German universities may apply if they fit into the following category of DAAD: Please check DAAD-Website: https://www.daad.de/ausland/studieren/bewerbung/de/59-bewerbung-um-ein-stipendium/

Application
Interested students may apply with the following: (1) a cover letter with residential contact details, a description of the applicant’s scientific interests and motivation for attending the course, (2) academic CV, (3) a letter of recommendation from a university professor/lecturer (for Indian Students: from the Head of Department) (for German Students: from Professor or Supervisor. (4) Copy of Passport.
Application and enclosures should be sent in PDF file by e-mail to winterschool2015@gmail.com (Indian Students)/ portius@igcs-chennai.org (German Students) until 15 December 2014.  Deadline for Indian applicants is extended until December 22, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered. A confirmation mail will sent to the applicants immediately. If the applicant does not receive a confirmation mail he needs to inquire immediately. EU-citizens are eligble if they are studying at a German Higher Education Institution.

Evaluation of applications and admission
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers. Accepted applicants will be informed by e-mail by mid December 2014. German students please address their queries to Ms. Eva Portius: portius@igcs-chennai.org.

Funding
The IGCS – including the schools – is part of the “A New Passage to India” initiative funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. German participants of the Winter School 2015 receive a travel grant (575 EUR) and lump sum for living costs (240 EUR). 15 Indian Students chosen by the Selection Committee will be reimbursed to and fro 2nd Class AC fare by the shortest route from their respective present address (Institute/College/University) to Chennai, after registering/reporting for IGCS Winter School 2015. The accommodation and local hospitality will also be provided at the IIT Madras campus.

Accommodation
The selected students will be accomodated in the Taramani Guest House, IIT Madras (Two per room).

Lectures
The resource personnel for the Summer School includes IGCS Professors, Faculty of IIT Madras, experts from Industry and Government.

Work Groups
Participants will work in groups of up to 4-5 members to develop small research projects, prepare reports on their findings and present them to the supervisors for discussion.

Topics to explore
Possible topics by the workgroups, based on interest, may be:

  • Financial and Economic Instruments
  • Water Market
  • Point of Use Water Treatment
  • Decentralized Wastewater Management
  • Monitoring and Management of Distribution Systems

For all course related matters please enquire by e-mail to winterschool2015@gmail.com

 

Organizers
IGCS Centre Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Chella Rajan,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam,
Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

IGCS Area Coordinators
Prof. B.S. Murty, Civil Engineering Dept., IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer, Kiel University (CAU Kiel)

IGCS Staff
Dr. Sasidhar Palagummi, IGCS Senior Scientist, IIT Madras
Eva Portius, IGCS Project Manager, RWTH Aachen University

IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. Franziska Steinbruch, IGCS Professor Water Management

 

Draft program

Monday,
2 March 2015     Arrival

Tuesday               am: Inauguration and key note speaker
3 March 2015      pm: Lectures; Definition of projects

Wednesday         am: Lectures
4 March 2015      pm: Lecture, Student projects

Thursday              am: Lectures
5 March 2015       pm: Field Visit (Technical)

Friday                    am: Lectures
5 March 2015       pm: Field Visit (Technical)

Saturday                am: Field Visit (Technical / Cultural)
6 March 2015       pm: Field Visit (Technical/ Cultural)

Sunday                  am: Field Visit (Technical / Cultural)
6 March 2015       pm: Field Visit (Technical/ Cultural)

Monday                  am: Lectures
7 Marach 2015     pm: Student projects

Tuesday                am: Lectures
8 March 2015       pm: Field Visit

Wednesday          am: Lectures
9 March 2015       pm: Student projects

Thursday              am: Lectures
10 March 2015    pm: Student Projects

Friday                    am: Student Projects
11 March 2015     pm: Student Project Presentations; Closing

Saturday                Cultural Program, Departure
12 March 2015

Sunday                   Departure
13 March 2015
 

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Flyer IGCS Winter School 2015

 

 

 

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