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Bulletin No 20

The IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 4 is published. The last month was turbulent. Demonetization (Nov 8th), Honorable Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s demise (Dec 5th), and cyclone Vardah (Dec 12th) are testing the resilience of people in India, Tamil Nadu and Chennai, the latter coping with all three events accumulated. Apart from this, this bulletin demonstrates that the IGCS is as vibrant as ever. We held several workshops, were present at the Cityscapes Confe

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Bulletin No 19

The IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 3 is out. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers such as the joint Summer School at TU Berlin, GIZ collaboration in the Cities fit for Climate Change-Project. An interesting opinion is published by Dr. Avilash Roul, IGCS Senior Scientist on “Ocean Governance: Samudra Manthan 2.0”. If you wish to receive the Bulletin on a regular basis, please contact portius(at)igcs-chennai.org

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Bulletin No 18

The latest Bulletin is out:  IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 2. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers such as the Indo-German conference on Sustainability in February, the IGCS Winter School on Biofuels, the Winter School on Air Pollution, the Conference on Air Quality and the Panel on Disaster Management at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a short term lecturer, Dr. Roos Gerritsen from University of Heidelberg and several students fro

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Bulletin No 17

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 1. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers in the Peri-Urban Sustainability Project of IGCS, workshops and guests at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a new German short term lecturer, Dr. Roos Gerritsen from University of Heidelberg and several students from FU Berlin and Universities of Cologne and Passau. An opinion is published on The Chennai Flood 2015: Tra

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Bulletin No 16

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol 4 Issue 4 2015. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers in the Peri-Urban Sustainability Project of IGCS, workshops and foreign guests (German Foreign Office, BayInd Student group) at IIT Madras. IGCS hosts a new German long-term reseacher, Dr. Karl Beelen from Heidelberg an several students from TU Berlin, RWTH Aachen and Bauhaus University Weimar. An inte

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Bulletin No 15

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol. 4 Issue 3 2015. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers, workshops at IITM and Summer School in Kiel, Germany. IGCS hosts a new German long-term reseacher, Dr. Viktoria Schiller, from RWTH Aachen and TU Berlin hosts the first Indian IGCS Postdoc, Dr. P. Vasanth from IIT Madras. An interesting opinion is published by Pravin Joshi on “Redefining Technology

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Bulletin No 14

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin Vol 4 Issue 2. Read about IGCS´s numerous activites with German and Indian researchers, workshops and Winter School in Chennai at IIT Madras. An interesting feature is published by Mr Felix Jacobs, Prof. Martin Ziegler, Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University and Prof. K. Rajagopal, Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, IIT Madras, on Finite Element mode

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Bulletin No 13

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the first IGCS Bulletin in 2015! Read about IGCS´s numerous activites in 2014, pilot projects, project works and impressions of German Master Students researching at IIT Madras. An interesting feature by Dr. G. Hoermann (Kiel University) and Dr. Franziska Steinbruch (IGCS Professor at IITM) on the topic “Towards Integrated Water Management of Pallikaranai Wetland in Chennai City, India” is presented, showi

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Bulletin No 12

The IGCS Bulletin Issue 4 2014 can be downloaded here. Read about IGCS´s workshop on “Isotopes in our environment – from climate change analysis to contaminant tracking”, latest development of DST-IGCS projects and DFG funded workshop on Sustainable Tourism. An interesting feature by G. Hoermann (Kiel), A. Strehmel (Kiel) and P. Fiener (Augsburg) on “Improving tools for sustainability research: the simulation quality of the Pennaiyar catchment”

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Bulletin No 11

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS Bulletin July 2014! Read about IGCS´s seminar on “Exploring the Current Issues in Sustainable Energy” with Chief Guest, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Govt. of India, the IGCS Summer School in Stuttgart and student projects on Transportation and Mobility Issues in T. Nagar, Chennai. An interesting feature by Ruben Sudhakar, National Institute of Technology Karnataka,

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Bulletin No 10

It gives us great pleasure in bringing out the IGCS April Bulletin! Read about IGCS´s first Industry-Academia collaboration, the IGCS Winter School on Sustainability in Theory and Practise, DST-IGCS projects and a seminar on the Energy Security – 2047. An interesting feature by Dr. Nidhi Nagabathla from University of Hannover covers the topic of agro-biodiversity in Landscape Management: inherently transdisciplinary! If you wish to receive the Bulletin

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Bulletin No 9

The IGCS Bulletin is edited by Prof. B.S. Murty and Prof. Christoph Woiwode from September onwards. The Bulletins cover news, research approaches and goals as well as results from ongoing efforts. It also informs about selected conferences with respect to sustainability and much more. You can dowload the Bulletins, listed according to their time of appearance as subpages to this one. If you wish to receive the IGCS-Bulletin automatically, please contact po

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Bulletin No 8

At the end of the year the IGCS is happy to present the last volume of the IGCS Bulletin. If you wish to receive the Bulletin automatically, please contact portius(at)igcs-chennai.org.

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Bulletin No. 7

The IGCS Bulletin July2013_Issue 3 has been published. This time it was edited by Prof. Ajit Kumar Kolar and Dr. P. Sasidhar. Read about: Research Proposals from the IITM Faculty and German Academic Partners under the DST funded Projects Summer School 2013 in Aachen, Germany and IGCS Alumni Professors Dr. K. Steger and Dr. P. Fiener The feature concentrates on “Land Use Planning as if Water Mattered: the Case of Chennai” from R.J. Ranjit Daniels. If

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Bulletin No. 6

What are the news at IGCS in Chennai? What happens if  German and Indian Students join in the same class room and are eager to learn about the challenges of sustainability?  And what are the current milestones at IGCS and IITM regarding sustainability? These and more topics are covered in the IGCS Bulletin No6_April_2013 Enjoy reading! (if you want to receive the Bulletin automatically, please contact portius(at)igcs-chennai.org)  

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Bulletin No. 5

The new IGCS Bulletin has been published.   Enjoy reading! If you wish to receive the Bulletin automatically, please contact portius(at)igcs-chennai.org. Download: IGCS Bulletin_Issue_5_1        

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Bulletin No. 4

The Bulletins cover news, research approaches and goals as well as results from ongoing efforts. It also informs about selected conferences with respect to sustainability and much more. You can dowload the Bulletins, listed according to their time of appearance as subpages to this one. Apart from IGCS news, this issue contains two interesting features: The first summarizes the findings of the “Sustainable Water and Waste Management in Chennai basin” pr

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Bulletin No. 3

The new IGCS Bulletin has been published just now! Centre coordinator Prof. S. C. Rajan wrote an article about the assessment of ‘Rio+20′, the multinational conference on sustainable development and a report of one Winterschool project group on the estimation on IIT Madras’ Carbon Footprint is contained in the bulletin. Moreover, it includes the latest news about research and workshops of the Centre. Download –> IGCS Bulletin No3

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Bulletin No. 2

What are the news at IGCS in Chennai? What happens if 10 German and 10 Indian Students join in the same class room and are eager to learn about the challenges of sustainability?  And what are the current milestones at IGCS and IITM regarding sustainability? These and more topics are covered in the IGCS_Bulletin_April_2012 (pdf, 880 kb). Enjoy reading and don’t hesitate to contact us. (if you want to receive the Bulletin automatically, please contact por

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Bulletin No. 1

With the beginning of the new year, the IGCS is happy to present the first volume of the IGCS Bulletin_January 2012. Beside the latest news of the centre, it includes information on sustainability topics. This time on: “Usefully wasted: An introduction to eco-sanitation and its potentials” and “Biosoprtion for the removal of toxic trace metals”. Further, you will find interesting news on the ongoing research efforts and IGCS members. Enjoy reading!

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