Hydrometeorological feedbacks and changes in water storage and fluxes in Northern India

Period: 01/02/2012 - 31/01/2016
Coordinators: Dr. Wouter Buytaert and Prof. Pradeep Mujumdar

Latest news

Prof Pradeep Mujumdar presented with the Alexander von Humboldt medal

At the 2014 EGU conference in Vienna Prof Pradeep Mujumdar was presented with the Alexander von Humboldt medal for his contribution to geosciences within developing regions. The award ceremony is available online at http://client.cntv.at/EGU2014/?play=20. Prof Mujumdar also delivered a lecture at the conference outlining some of his research interests and achievements, which can be viewed at http://client.cntv.at/EGU2014/?play=49.

Project Review Meeting February 2014

The project team met 23-27 Feb at IISc Bangalore to discuss the ongoing modelling work and to outline future directions of the research. The meeting was a great succuess, with all having the chance to present their work at this half-way point. Current data and modelling gaps were identified, and future collaborations for model coupling were established highlighting the breadth and ambition of the project.

New team member

The Hydroflux India team is pleased to welcome on board Dr Emma Bergin, who joined the Imperial College London research group as the Research Associate, and will be working on implementation and coupling of JULES land surface model with subsurface and atmospheric components.

Workshop on NWP/Hydrological model coupling

Hydroflux India UK team is happy to announce organisation of the NERC Changing Water Cycle programme funded workshop on NWP/Hydrological model coupling that will be held on 7 February 2014 at Imperial College London. This one-day even will focus on answering the following questions: 1) The use of downscaling, how appropriate is it?, 2) What is the uncertainty associated with downscaling this information?, 3) Which parameters are required for two-way coupling to be useful? and 4) What is the impact of land use change?

2014 Alexander von Humboldt Medal awarded to Prof Pradeep Mujumdar

It is our great pleasure to announce that Prof Pradeep Mujumdar has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt medal, which will be presented to him at EGU 2014 General Assembly. The medal is reserved for scientists from developing regions who have achieved exceptional international standing in geosciences and planetary and space sciences. Being an excellent example of a passionate scientist and hardworking and energetic professional who is deeply committed to academic work to better our society and educate coming generations, Prof Mujumdar truly deserves this award. Many congratulations!

AGU 2013 Session H008: Assessing land use change effects on hydrological processes and feedbacks

We are pleased to announce that Dr Ana Mijic and Dr Wouter Buytaert, together with Prof Howard Wheater from University of Saskatchewan and Dr Beth Jackson from Victoria University of Wellington, will be convening 2013 AGU Fall Meeting session H008: Assessing land use change effects on hydrological processes and feedbacks. Abstracts can be submitted by 6 August 2013 here.

Visiting India: Field trip December 2012

From 15-21 December 2012 the Hydroflux India team, comprising delegates from IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, UNESCO, University of Reading, the British Geological Survey and Imperial College London went on a field trip to visit some of the most important hydrological and cultural features of the Ganga Basin. Gina Tsarouchi, Simon Moulds and Jimmy O’Keeffe gathered their notes and impressions. Read more.