Institute for Sustainable Development and Research
ISDR is having Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC ) and The United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( UN-HABITAT)
23-25 September 2005
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,
in association with
Institute for Sustainable Development and Research, ISDR, India
A.V.C. College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
IAPSO Commission on Groundwater-Seawater Interactions, CGSI
Almost all the countries situated around the Bay of Bengal were affected by the tsunami in the morning hours of 26 December 2004 (between 0900 – 1030 hrs IST). The killer waves were triggered by an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale that had an epicenter near the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. The first recorded tsunami in India dates back to 31 December 1881. An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter believed to have been under the sea off the coast of Car Nicobar Island, caused the tsunami. The last recorded tsunami in India occurred on 26 June 1941, resulting from an earthquake with magnitude exceeding 8.5 which caused extensive damage to the Andaman Islands. There are no other well-documented records of tsunami in India.
From Asia to Africa, the December tsunami killed at least 160 000 people, and scoured shorelines of buildings and other structures. Among the hardest hit were those who made their living from the sea. For millions of fishermen and their families, the Indian Ocean was the source of their food and livelihood. But when, after the earthquake, a tsunami raced across the ocean floor and slammed into coastlines, many lives and livelihoods were wiped out.
Restoration of livelihood of the tsunami victims is on the front line of rescue operations continuing in the affected areas. Shelter, water, food, and medical relief continue to be priorities of the people in the tsunami-affected areas, which have been addressed on a warlike basis. Now the aim is for long-term planning for rehabilitation of the tsunami victims. In this context, NIT Kurukshetra, in association with ISDR, AVCCE and IAPSO-CGSI, propose to hold a workshop on tsunami rehabilitation, to be held on 23-25 September 2005.
During the workshop, technical issues, problems and damage sustained by the tsunami, with its causes and rehabilitation measures in different sectors, will be presented and discussed in detail. The sectors are divided theme-wise, e.g. agriculture, aquaculture, irrigation, drinking water, coastal eco-systems, coastal infrastructure, and coastal economic systems etc. The issues will be discussed among scientists, technocrats and researchers coming from all corners of India. A strategic plan will be worked out on the basis of scientific and engineering aspects for rehabilitation of the tsunami victims.
Task forces designated in each sector will be responsible for formulating proposals for rehabilitation, applications for funding from different agencies and the successful implementation for post-tsunami rehabilitation.
The National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra is a premier institution of Engineering and Technology education at national level. NIT Kurukshetra has a sprawling campus spread over ca. 400 acres with buildings and infrastructure. It has its own standing. NIT Kurukshetra offers five UG courses, several PG courses and has research facilities for the award of Ph.D. degrees in engineering and technology.
ISDR is working for sustainable development in the areas of education, training, research and development on natural resources such as soil, water, agriculture, forest, coastal and river management and its conservation, rural and urban planning, infrastructure development, industrial development, socio-economic development etc
The Commission for Groundwater-Seawater Interactions, CGSI, is an international organisation which aims to:
· foster research concerning the flow of groundwater into the coastal zone;
· engage in capacity building and training in areas concerning groundwater discharge to the coastal zone.
To fulfill this role, the Commission holds a list of expert members in both oceanography and hydrology, and aims to provide relevant assistance where it is most needed.
AVC educational institutions have taken up the yeoman task of providing a quality education in many disciplines, especially to the people of this region. AVCCE is a distinctive institution that strives to ensure its graduates are competitive and capable to meet the challenges of changing scenarios. The Tsunami Resource Centre has been set up at AVCCE.
Information on the workshop venue, Kurukshetra:
Kurukshetra is a place of religious pilgrimage and historical significance. It is the land of Mahabharta and place where sermons of ‘Bhagwat Gita’ were delivered. In the medieval period, Thanesar, the old city, was the seat of power of king Harshvardhana. Nearby places are Pehowa, Jyotisar etc. Kurukshetra is well connected by rail and road. It is a railway junction on the Delhi-Amritsar section and is situated on National Highway No. 1 (G.T. Road). It is around 160 kms from Delhi and 110 kms from Chandigarh.
|Submission of papers||: 30 August 2005|
|Submission of registration fees||: 10 September 2005|
|Final papers (max 8 pages) should be
submitted before 1 December 2005
|Student Delegates||: Rs 300/-|
|Delegates from Academic, R & D Organisations, NGO||: Rs 750/-|
|Industrial and other Delegates||: Rs 1000/-|
|Spouse, Accompanying Delegates||: Rs 500/-|
NIT Kurukshetra will make accommodation available to the participants of the workshop.
All payment should be made preferably through Demand Drafts drawn in favour of TSUNAMI-WORKSHOP, payable at any of the scheduled banks at Kurukshetra.
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
Dr. S. K. Sharma
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
Dr. V. P. Wani
Joint Organising Secretary
Dr Lalit P. Chaudhari,
ISDR, Mumbai, India
Dr. R.C. Bhattacharjee,
Dr. N. K. Gupta
Dr. Surjit Angra
Dr. S. S. Rattan, NIT Kurukshetra
Prof. V. P. Singh, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Sudhir Saxena, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Dinesh Khanduja, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Dixit Garg, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Arun Goel, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. R. Vasudevan, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Puneet Tandon, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. S. K Patidar, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Praveen Agrawal, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. V. K. Bajpai, NIT, Kurukshetra
Dr. Gian Bhushan, NIT, Kurukshetra
Dr. A. G. Bhole, President, ISDR
Prof. S.G.Deshmukh, IIT D
Dr. Arun V Parwate, Principal, AVCCE, Mayaliduthurai
Dr. T.K.Garg, NIT, KKR
Prof. K.C.Goel, NIT, KKR
Prof. K.S.Kasana, NIT, KKR
Dr. V. K. Khare, MANIT, Bhopal
Dr.M.C.Sathyanarayan, AVC Institute.
Prof. V.P.Gosavi, Pune
Prof. S. P. Yawalkar, MSBTE, Mumbai
Dr. D. C. Singhal, IIT Roorkee
Dr. P. Kathal, Sagar University
Prof. Vimlesh Kumar Soni, MANIT, Bhopal
Dr. R. Anbolagan, IIT Roorkee
Contact address for Submission of Papers and Registration Form:
Dr. V. P. Wani
National Institute of Technology,
01744-238470 Extn.270 & 273 (O)
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