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IGCS Schools 2017

IGCS Winter School 2017

Sanitation-Water-Health Nexus for Sustainable Development |

February 20th to March 4th, 2017

IIT Madras, Chennai |

India

 

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IGCS Summer School 2017

Sustainable Urban Water and Wastewater Management: India – Germany

July 15th to July 28th, 2017 |

RWTH Aachen University|

Germany

 

 

 

 

IGCS Summer School

Sustainable Urban Water and Wastewater Management: India – Germany

July 15th to July 28th 2017

RWTH Aachen University

 

Objectives

The IGCS Summer School 2017 offers an interesting opportunity for students from India and Germany in the field of water management and engineering. With a focus on sustainable urban water and wastewater management, the Summer School intents to initiate an Indo-German dialogue on sustainable challenges and future solutions. In collaboration with the Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at RWTH Aachen University (FiW) and other partners, we offer a program of lectures and case studies by representative scientists and experts from India and Germany complemented with topic-related field trips to water authorities, water boards and drinking water utilities in the region of Aachen. Participating students are given an insight into technological concepts and management approaches during own project group work. In order to create an interdisciplinary atmosphere, we welcome interested students with different backgrounds to apply.

 

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) In the case of letter of recommendation for Indian Students, it has to be received by us directly sent by the respective Supervisor or Head of Department to the email: summer2017igcs@gmail.com and for German Students it can be from: Professor or Supervisor, (4) Copy of Passport.
Application and enclosures should be sent in PDF file by e-mail to: summer2017igcs@gmail.com (Indian Students)/ portius@igcs-chennai.org (German Students) until 15 April 2017, 5 pm (Indian Students) and 30 April 2017 (German Students). 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.

Evaluation of applications and admission
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers. Accepted applicants will be informed by e-mail by end of April 2017. 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 2016 receive a travel grant (525 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 IBIS BUDGET HOTEL Aachen (2 people per room).

Lecturers
The resource personnel for the Summer School includes renown professors from India, IGCS Professors, lecturers of RWTH Aachen and FiW 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.

Organizers
IGCS Centre Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam, IGCS Centre Coordinator, Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dr. BS Murty, IGCS Centre Coordinator, Civil Engg., IIT Madras

IGCS Staff
Ms. Eva Portius, IGCS Project Manager, RWTH Aachen University

 

Poster IGCS Summer School 2017

FLYER P1

FLYER P2

 

 

More information will be provided soon.

Date Draft Programme
Fr 14.7. Arrival
Sat 15.7. Inauguration / Formation of Groups/ Definition of Projects
Sun 16.7. Key Lectures
Mon 17.7. Key Lectures
Tue 18.7. 1st excursion to Water Plant
Wed 19.7. Student Project Work
Thu 20.7. 2nd excursion to Municipal Water Plant
Fr 21.7. Lectures/Study Day
Sat 22.7. Cultural Programme
Sun 23.7. Cultural Programme
Mon 24.7. Student Project Work/ Lecture
Tue 25.7. Student Project Work
Wed 26.7. Field Trip: Regional Basin Managment, Roetgen
Thu 27.7. Presentation of Student Project Work / Closing / Certificates
Fr 28.7. Departure

 

 

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IGCS Winter School

Sanitation-Water-Health Nexus for Sustainable Development

February 20th to March 4th, 2017

IIT Madras, Chennai

 

Objectives

Rapid growth in urbanization in India and elsewhere in the world has been leading to over exploitation of water sources. At the same time, ever increasing population is leading to significant generation of solid and liquid waste. Unfortunately, development of waste management infrastructure is lagging behind the increasing demand, especially in developing countries, leading to fast deterioration of water quality. Also, there appears to be a lack of coordination among the different agencies involved in providing drinking water and primary health facilities, and managing sanitation and municipal solid waste.  The aim of this winter school is to learn about the nexus between sanitation – water quality – hygiene, and how this affects the sustainable development. The winter school will comprise of lectures, excursions and student projects. The lectures will cover topics related to appropriate on site and decentralized waste management facilities, practices to protect water sources, the social and behavioral changes needed, and other challenges and the way forward.

 

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 (For Indian Students): Supervisor or Head of Department and (for German Students) from: from Professor or Supervisor (4) Copy of Passport (only for German Students)

Application and enclosures should be sent in one single PDF file by e-mail to igcs.winterschool[at]gmail.com (Indian Students)/ portius[at]igcs-chennai.org (German Students) until 15 December 2016.

Deadline extended for Indian Students: Dec 30, 2016 (5 pm).

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 2016. 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 2017 receive a travel grant (525 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 2017. 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, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, IIHS Bangalore / CDD Bangalore as well as representatives/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 will be announced soon.

For all course related matters please enquire by e-mail to igcs.winterschool[at]gmail.com

 

Organizers
IGCS Centre Coordinators
Prof. Dr. B.S. Murty, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam, Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

 

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

Prof. Dr. Ligy Philip, Civil Engineering Dept., IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. M. Kranert, ISWA, University of Stuttgart

 

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

 

Poster

Flyer P 1

Flyer P 2

Program

 

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