C2E2 Himalaya 2019

International Workshop on Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Himalayan Region

  IIT Mandi    18-20 April 2019  

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About Event

The International workshop on Climate Change and Extreme Events in the Himalayan region captures a three day program of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogues, which will take place from 18-20 April, 2019 at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. This workshop aims at understanding the effects of climate change, melting of glaciers, increased frequency of extreme events, atmospheric pollution, pollution due to crop residue burning on Himalayan region and applications of remote sensing. The uncertainties in environment have led to many extreme events for instance, glacial lake outbursts, earthquakes and rock/landslides, which can be mapped and monitored regularly using satellites. This workshop aims to provide a platform for Scientists, Academicians, Researchers and Scholars from various national and international institutes to gather and share knowledge for the overall goal of working towards capacity building in the field of earth sciences.

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Important Dates

Website Launched 28th December 2018
Registration Open 29th December 2018
Abstract Submission Starts 29th December 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline 15th March 2019 (Closed)
Early-bird Registration 05th April 2019 (Closed)
Late Registration 06th April 2019 Onwards
Workshop 18th - 20th April 2019

Thank you for participating in the C2E2Himalaya 2019. We wish to see you again in near future.

Foreign Scientists

  •   Early Bird Registration Fee - $250
  •   After 05th April - $300

Students/Research Scholars

  •   Early Bird Registration Fee - INR 1500
  •   After 05th April - INR 2000


  •   Early Bird Registration Fee - INR 5000
  •   After 05th April - INR 6000

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Program Details

1st Theme

Climate Change

  •  Atmospheric pollution and air quality
  •  Growing pollution over the Indo-Gangetic plains and Himalayan Glaciers
  •  Winter/Summer crop burning and impacts on Himalayan resources
  •  Coupling between Ocean-Land and Himalayan environment
  •  Impacts of anthropogenic influences on the Himalayan flora and fauna
2nd Theme

Extreme Events

  •  Extreme events (Rainfall, landslides/rockslides, snow avalanches)
  •  Glacial lake outburst flood
  •  Monitoring of meteorological parameters
  •  Seismic monitoring in Himalaya
  •  Recent Himalayan earthquakes
  •  Geodynamics of the Himalayas
  •  Neotectonics of the Himalayas
3rd Theme

Himalayan Cryosphere

  •  Characterization of snow/glaciers
  •  Darkening of snow/glaciers
  •  Himalayan Dams and reservoirs
  •  Long range transport of dusts and Himalayan glaciers
  •  Long term changes in snow/glaciers
  •  NASA-ISRO Joint mission for monitoring Natural Hazards and Himalayan snow/glaciers
4th Theme

Application of Geospatial Techniques for Extreme events, Glacier studies

  •  GIS tools for management of Himalayan resources and natural disasters
  •  GPS (crustal movements and water vapor)
  •  Optical and microwave remote sensing of Snow/glaciers
  •  Snow/glaciers mapping
2 No's

Panel Discussions

  •  “Are we prepared for Big One?”
  •  "Retreat of Himalayan Glaciers - Is It Real?"

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Our Speakers

"In no particular order"

National Speakers

Dr. M. Rajeevan

Ministry of Earth Science
Topic: To be updated

Dr. V. P.  DIMRI

CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute
Topic: 36th International Geological Congress

Dr. Durgesh C. Rai

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Topic: Vulnerability of Buildings in the Himalayan and Surrounding Regions - Are we prepared for the Big One?

Dr. C. P. Rajendran

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Sci. Res., Bangalore
Topic: The medieval cluster of great earthquakes - Implications for the earthquake hazard of the central Himalaya

Dr. Ratan C. Jain

Ministry of Water Resources
Topic: Adaptation Strategies for Groundwater Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change in India

Dr. Govind Ballabh Pant

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Topic: Himalaya - A global climate Change hot spot

Prof. V. C. Thakur

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
Topic: Tectonics of the Himalaya an overview

Dr. Vinod Tare

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Topic: Playing with Water & Water Bodies - For Life & for Business

Dr. Vineet Gahalaut

National Centre for Seismology, Delhi
Topic: Geodetic evidence of strong seismic coupling underneath Garhwal-Kumaun region, NW Himalaya

Dr. Jai Singh Parihar

Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad
Topic: Geomatics applications in gathering information on alpine vegetation to support climate change studies

Dr. Ashwagosha Ganju

Snow Avalanche Study Establishment (DRDO), Chandigarh
Topic: Geomorphological processes responsible for glacial lake damming preceding burst in Indian Himalaya

Dr. Prakash Chauhan

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun
Topic: Earth Observation (EO) program of ISRO

International Speakers

Dr. Prasad Gogineni

University Of Alabama, USA
Topic: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Based Radars for Measurements of Snow and Ice in Himalayas

Prof. Jungrack Kim

University Of Seoul, South Korea
Topic: The investigation of Indian-Himalaya ground water Aquifer depletion by space geodesy and its geological/hydrological contexts

Dr. Manfred F. Buchroithner

TU Dresden, Germany
Topic: The Famous Halji GLOF, Nepal: State of Research, and Conjectures, Particularities and Generalizing Findings

Dr. Paramesh Banerjee

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Topic: Better understanding Natural Disasters arising out of the Himalayan: Urgency to adopt and apply modern technology at a much faster speed

Keynote Lecture

Prof. Roger Bilham

University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Topic: Future great earthquakes in the Himalayas
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Workshop Organizers

Ramesh P. Singh

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8130297652

Dericks P. Shukla

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-9418906989

Kala Venkata Uday

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8628039349

Rajneesh Sharma

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8988090250

Kaustav Sarkar

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8628978584

Deepak Swami

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8628039502


Timothy A. Gonsalves
(Director, IIT Mandi)
Madhavan Nair Rajeevan
(Secretary, MoES Government of India)

Scientific Program Committee

Ramesh P. Singh (Chair)
Akhilesh Gupta (DST, India)
Alik Ismail-Zadeh (IUGG Secretary-General, KIT, Germany)
Anil Kulkarni (IISc Bangalore)
Brijesh K. Bansal (MoES, India)
Charles Gatebe (NASA, USA)
David McClung (UBC, Canada)
K. J. Ramesh (IMD, New Delhi)
Lokesh Sinha (DTRL, New Delhi)
M. Ravi Kumar (ISR, Gandhinagar)
Niyogi Dev (Purdue University, USA)
Paramesh Banerjee (NTU, Singapore)
Prabir K. Patra (JAMSTEC, Japan)
Prakash Chauhan (IIRS - ISRO, India)
Roger Bilham (UCB, USA)
S. S. Randhawa (HIMCOSTE, Shimla)
Vineet Gahalaut (NCS, New Delhi)
V. M. Tiwari (NGRI, Hyderabad)
V.P. Dimri (President - 36th IGC, India)

Local Organizing Committee

Dericks P. Shukla (Chair)
Kala Venkata Uday (Co-Chair & Catering)
Vishwanath Balakrishnan (IIT Mandi)
Ramesh P. Singh (IIT Mandi)
Rajnish Sharma (Transportation)
Deepak Swami (Accomodation)
Kaustav Sarkar (Venue Preparation)
Satvasheel Powar (Pre-Workshop Arrangements)
Devika Sethi (Media Cell)
Sarita Azad (Registration)
Hardeep Singh (Security & Sign Board)

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Reach IIT Mandi

To reach Mandi Town

  • The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala Airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.
  •   Distance from Bhuntar Airport to Mandi - 75 KM
  •   Distance from Gaggal Airport to Mandi - 145 KM
  •   Distance from Chandigarh Airport to Mandi - 185 KM

  • From Delhi or Chandigarh, one can catch the bus from ISBT (interstate bus terminus). There are different varieties of bus facilities from Delhi and Chandigarh - ordinary, deluxe and AC buses. Alternatively, One can also plan to hire a cab or come by personal vehicle.

  • This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus.

  •   Flight from Delhi to Chandigarh [Go Air G8 - 719 (07:25 AM), Jet Airways 9W - 665 (8:00 AM) Multiple flight carriers available] - Bus/Taxi from Chandigarh to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 7~8 hours)

  •   Flight from Delhi to Kullu [Air India 9I - 9805 (06:45 AM) Only one direct flight] - Bus/Taxi from Kullu to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 4~5 hours)

  •   Flight from Delhi to Dharamshala [Air India 9I - 9813 (06:20 AM), Spicejet SG - 2468 (10;50 AM) Only two flight carriers available] - Bus/Taxi from Dharamshala to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 6~7 hours)

  •   Volvo bus from Delhi to Mandi - Bus/Taxi from Mandi to IIT Campus (Approximate time to reach campus - 11~12 hours)

To reach IIT Mandi's main campus from Mandi town

  •   By IIT Bus: IIT Mandi's shuttle buses ply regularly between Mandi and Kamand. The buses towards IIT Mandi Kamand campus starts at Mandav Block, bus stand, Mandi – the transit campus of IIT Mandi.

  •   By Taxi: Taxis are stationed outside Mandi main bus stand 24 x 7. The cost of a one-way trip to the IIT campus is about Rs. 600/-

  •   By HRTC Bus: Himachal Road Transport Corporation/Local buses also ply between Mandi and Kamand. Please note that these buses sometimes can be crowded.

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Event FAQ's

Yes, certificate of presentation/participation will be provided to all the authors/attendees of the workshop.

Registration fees includes applicable and associated course material, breakfast, refreshments and lunch served on venue, access to all sessions.

No, the registration package does not include accomodation. The accomodation will be provided on sharing basis on payment.

Important: Please note that we have limited accomodation available hence it needs to be booked early. You are also requested to mention your date of arrival in registration form. Strict check in and check out timing will be followed in shared accomodation.

No, TA/DA will not be provided to attendees as well as authors.

Contact Info


Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India


+91 941-890-6989 (Dr. Dericks P. Shukla)
+91 813-029-7652 (Prof. Ramesh P. Singh)
+91 862-803-9349 (Dr. Kala Venkata Uday)

Transportation Team

Md. Zahid: +91 952-565-5010
Vikas Hooda: +91 816-873-7066

Accomodation Team

Sahil Sharma: +91 701-850-3296
Aman Chandel: +91 941-849-0601
Apakrita: +91 797-767-1445

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