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Dear all

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Last date for application: 28 October 2018

Announcements / DST Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)
« on: October 20, 2018, 08:27:00 PM »
Dear All


Under Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B), proposals are invited from women scientists and technologists who wish to utilize their scientific knowledge and temperament for the benefit of society.

WOS-B focuses on projects leading to S&T based solutions of societal issues & challenges for social benefits. Such projects should deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up.

The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years. Basic research proposals
will not be entertained under WOS-B.

Thematic Areas in which proposals could be submitted (indicative only):

Agriculture and Allied Sciences (AAS)
Health, Food and Nutrition (HFN)
Engineering and Technology Development (ETD)


Women having qualifications in science & technology areas and in the age group of 27-57 years with break in their career but interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are eligible to apply. Women working as regular/permanent employees are not eligible to apply in this scheme.


The fellowship amount under the scheme is:

Rs. 55,000/- per month (pm) for Ph.D. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.30 lakh)
Rs. 40,000/- pm for M.Phil./M.Tech or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakh)
Rs. 30,000/- pm for M.Sc. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakh).
Total project cost includes above fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travel, contingencies and minor equipments but excluding overheads.

Last date for proposal submission November 5, 2018

For more details, visit

Models / Re: Anybody working with VIC model
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:08:16 AM »
Kindly provide sufficient information while posting your query. So that people can try to address it.

Post your question/information / Re: Research topic suggestions
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:41:23 AM »

You may follow this post in this forum written by Dr. Arpita,368.msg1228.html#msg1228
She has given some good guidelines for initial stage research scholar. Hope this will help you.
Best wishes.

Dear Friends

Department of Applied Mechanics and hydraulics, NITK will be organizing 5 day GIAN course titled " Approaches and Tools for Sensitivity Analysis of Earth and Environmental Systems Models" during 19th to 23rd November, 2018. Please consider to apply if it is relevant to your area of interest or work. For more information please find the below link to course brochure

Models / Re: Anybody working with VIC model
« on: August 26, 2018, 05:55:04 PM »
Yes. It can simulate snowmelt but model needs to be run with energy balance computation. You can further evaluate with other output flux called Snow Water Equivalent (SWE)

Study material / Machine Learning study materials
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
Dear all


Some useful study materials for machine learning is available at

Announcements / PhD Position
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:07:24 AM »
Dear all


Three well-paid and exciting PhD projects are available within the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources Group, University of Melbourne.

1) Modelling shoreline vegetation to inform operations of Lake Victoria, NSW.

2) Understanding and managing climate risks to waterway health in unregulated river systems.

3) Improving flow-ecology models to improve environmental water management in a changing climate.

Last date by 29th July 2018

Announcements / NITK-Temporary Faculty Position for ODD Sem_2018-19
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:35:39 PM »
Dear all


Appointment of Temporary Faculty on semester basis in various departments will be held on 13th July, 2018 (friday) in the Institute premises. Eligibility is Ph.D/ M.E./ M.Tech Degree.
For more details:

Announcements / Position: Project Assistant
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:23:48 PM »
Dear all


Three project scientist/assistant positions available at Prof. Dhanya's research group (IIT Delhi) ( Highly motivated students with good research aptitude and knowledge in hydrological modeling, stochastic hydrology, mathematical modeling are encouraged to apply. Prefer ME/M.Tech degree (in Water Resources Engg./Agricultural) holders. Mail to with their CV and Skype ID, as early as possible.

Dear all


Call for proposals under this scheme will be open from 1st May to 30th June, 2018. Eligible researchers are encouraged to submit their proposals through online system (

To know more about the scheme, kindly visit the link below:

Dear all


The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from Indian and UK water scientists to participate in a workshop on Advancing Drought Monitoring, Prediction, and Management Capabilities to be held in Lancaster, UK 18th – 20th September 2018.

Last date for application: 17 May 2018

For more details;

Dear All


All authors of the papers accepted for the conference will be given the opportunity to publish their work in supporting journals.

The conference will be supported by the following journals:

Conference details:

International conference on sustainable water resources - Innovation and Impacts​, 6 - 8 Sep 2018 at VIT, Vellore, India

Abstract Submission Closes           30th April, 2018
Full Paper Submission Closes   30th July, 2018
Early Bird Registration Begins   1st June, 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes   5th August, 2018
Regular Registration Closes           30th August, 2018

For more details:

Dear all


It will take place on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, from 7:30 PM to 09:00 PM IST. The topics includes:

Household economic burden from seawater intrusion in coastal urban areas

Synergy of climate change and local pressures on saltwater intrusion in coastal urban areas: Effective adaptation for policy planning

Water option contracts for climate change adaptation in Santiago, Chile

Adapting to Climate Change in Rapidly Urbanizing River Basins: Insights from a multiple-concerns, multiple-stressors, and multi-level approach

Assessing the economic impact of a low-cost water-saving irrigation technology in Indian Punjab: The case of tensiometer

Water Resource Management Under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements


Mutasem Fadel, American University of Beirut
Oscar Melo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Veena Srinivasan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Kamal Vatta, Columbia Water Center, India
Allan Cain, Development Workshop, Angola
Charlotte MacAlister, International Development Research Centre

Registration link :

Models / Re: [VIC] routing energy balance outputs with subdaily fluxes
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:10:18 AM »
Hi Riaz

Ds, Dsmax, Ws, binf and soil layer depths are main calibration parameter for the model. (other variables can be calibrated eg., snow partitioning, energy balance etc.)

some points for understanding the parameter and typical range
1) Higher value of Ds,[Fraction of Dsmax(0-~30, in mm/day)] the baseflow will be higher at lower water
content in lowest soil layer ( 0 - 1, units in percentage)

2) Higher value of Ws will raise the water content required for rapidly
increasing, non-linear baseflow, which will tend to delay runoff
peaks (0 - 1, units in percentage)

3) Higher value of binf gives lower infiltration and yields higher
surface runoff (0 - 0.4)

4) Soil depth effects many model variables (0.1 to 1.5, units in meter)

5) For runoff considerations, thicker soil depths slow down (baseflow
dominated) seasonal peak flows and increase the loss due to

You may fix the value by trail and error based on Ksat for the particular grids and knowledge on the local condition


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