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Dear All,

GIAN, MHRD, Govt. of India sponsored International Course on  " ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES DECISION MAKING USING INFORMATION THEORY UNDER CLIMATE AND ANTHROPOGENIC CHANGES" will be held during November 26–30, 2018 at College of Technology, GBPUAT, Pantnagar.
The International expert faculty will be Prof. Vijay P. Singh is a Distinguished Professor and Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

His research interests include Surface-water Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Quality and Water Resources, and Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change.
His professional heights include 850 papers published in refereed journals, 24 books, 57 edited books, 100 book chapters and many technical reports and special issues of journals. He is editor of many Journals. He has been awarded 2012 Texas A& M University Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Research; University Distinguished Professor Award 2013, Texas A & M University, 2013; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, among more than 72 awards.
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Study material / Machine Learning study materials
« Last post by Diwan on July 18, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
Dear all


Some useful study materials for machine learning is available at
Interesting information / Online Resources on Spatial Analysis and GIS using R
« Last post by Pankaj Dey on July 17, 2018, 10:01:41 PM »
Jakub Nowosad, a postdoc in the Space Informatics Lab at University of Cincinnati has develop these two courses on Spatial Analysis and GIS using R.

The relevant links are as follows:
Sample R Codes are also available with practical examples.

1. Introduction to Spatial Analysis using R.


2. GIS with R


3. Data Visualization and preprocessing

Link: 1.

In this paper, we present and analyze a novel global database of soil infiltration measurements, the Soil Water Infiltration Global (SWIG) database. In total, 5023 infiltration curves were collected across all continents in the SWIG database. These data were either provided and quality checked by the scientists who performed the experiments or they were digitized from published articles. Data from 54 different countries were included in the database with major contributions from Iran, China, and the USA. In addition to its extensive geographical coverage, the collected infiltration curves cover research from 1976 to late 2017. Basic information on measurement location and method, soil properties, and land use was gathered along with the infiltration data, making the database valuable for the development of pedotransfer functions (PTFs) for estimating soil hydraulic properties, for the evaluation of infiltration measurement methods, and for developing and validating infiltration models. Soil textural information (clay, silt, and sand content) is available for 3842 out of 5023 infiltration measurements ( ∼ 76%) covering nearly all soil USDA textural classes except for the sandy clay and silt classes. Information on land use is available for 76 % of the experimental sites with agricultural land use as the dominant type (∼ 40%). We are convinced that the SWIG database will allow for a better parameterization of the infiltration process in land surface models and for testing infiltration models. All collected data and related soil characteristics are provided online in *.xlsx and *.csv formats for reference, and we add a disclaimer that the database is for public domain use only and can be copied freely by referencing it. Supplementary data are available at (Rahmati et al., 2018). Data quality assessment is strongly advised prior to any use of this database. Finally, we would like to encourage scientists to extend and update the SWIG database by uploading new data to it.

Link to paper:

Link to dataset:
Announcements / PhD Position
« Last post by Diwan 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
Interesting information / History of Hydrology Interviews
« Last post by Pankaj Dey on July 07, 2018, 12:20:56 PM »
This video series provides source material that will be of particular interest to scientists and instructors in the field of hydrology. Through in-depth interviews captured on film, eminent hydrologists discuss achievements in hydrological science that have occurred during their careers. These interviews offer valuable insight into the progression of research in the field of hydrology during the second half of the 20th century.

1. Interview with Prof. Eric F Wood by Prof. M. Sivapalan.

2. Interview with Prof. M. Sivapalan by Prof. Ross Woods

3. Interview with Prof. Keith J Beven.

4. Interview with Georgia Destouni

5. Interview with Mike J Kirkby
Tool to search for R packages on CRAN, based on their title, short and long descriptions. 'packagefinder' allows to search for multiple keywords at once and to combine the keywords with logical operators (AND/OR).

Link to manual:
Hydrological sciences / Community Water Model
« Last post by Pankaj Dey on July 06, 2018, 09:06:40 PM »
Opensource model to examine how future water demand will evolve in response to socioeconomic change and how water availability will change in response to climate.

Announcements / NITK-Temporary Faculty Position for ODD Sem_2018-19
« Last post by Diwan 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.
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