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 (Hard Deadline)
Workshop 18th - 20th April 2019

The abstract submission has been closed. Thank you for your interest in C2E2 Himalaya Workshop. Please email your queries at c2e2himalaya@gmail.com

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?"

Please the button to download tentative program schedule. Final schedule will be uploaded soon.

Workshop Organizers

Ramesh P. Singh

C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8130297652

Dericks P. Shukla

Convener & Coordinator
C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-9418906989

Kala Venkata Uday

Co-convener & Co-Coordinator
C2E2 Himalaya 2019
Contact No. +91-8628039349


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 (IIT Mandi)
Vishwanath Balakrishnan (IIT Mandi)
Ramesh P. Singh (IIT Mandi)
Rajnish Sharma (IIT Mandi)
Deepak Swami (IIT Mandi)
Kaustav Sarkar (IIT Mandi)
Maheshreddy Gade (IIT Mandi)

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Established in 2009, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi has one of the best campus in India. Click below to explore this beautiful place.

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.

  • Download Schedule for IIT, HRTC as well as Private Buses

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.

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Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India


+91 941-890-6989 (Dr. Dericks P. Shukla)
+91 813-029-7652 (Prof. Ramesh P. Singh)

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