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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

Study material / Machine Learning study materials
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
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Some useful study materials for machine learning is available at

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

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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;

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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 :

Data / MOSDAC - Satellite based weather data and information services
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
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MOSDAC - the Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre is a data repository for the missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Government of India, dealing with meteorology, oceanography and tropical water cycles. Data acquired from missions is disseminated in near real time from Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad through the MOSDAC web site. Various in-situ and satellite data are also available through this site.

Announcements / FREEWAT - Remote training
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:25 AM »
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FREEWAT ( is a free and open source, QGIS integrated platform for the simulation of groundwater flow dynamics and related processes (interaction between ground- and surface-water, solute transport, density-dependent flow, water management in agriculture, sensitivity analysis and model calibration).

The FREEWAT platform integrates simulation codes belonging to the USGS family (e.g., MODFLOW, MT3DMS, SEAWAT, UCODE), along with tools for data pre-processing and post-processing of model results.

The training activities will consist in a set of FREEWAT tutorials to be performed individually. It is planned to be run between March 5th and June 3rd, 2018. Practically, the team will ask you and support you in performing one tutorial every 15 days, for about 13 weeks and a total of 50 hours of estimated commitment. During the whole period they will support you by email or skype means.

Please, notice that the FREEWAT platform, along with User manuals, tutorials and data, can be freely downloaded through this webpage.

The full training schedule is provided here.

If you wish to take part to this remote training, please register through this link within March 4th, 2018, h. 1:00 PM.

At the end of the training period, they will provide a certificate if required.

Programming / Writing two dimensional netCDF file in python-Reg
« on: February 08, 2018, 12:45:42 AM »
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I tried to write a two dimensional nc file in python. I could able to generate the file but that spatial extent and resolution is not in proper. so it is not showing properly in ArcGIS.

Here is the code
Code: [Select]
from netCDF4 import *
from numpy import *
from openpyxl import *
import time

#Load the data sheet
wb = load_workbook('D:\\R_Workspace\\UB_Try.xlsx')
ws = wb['UB_details']

#To get the prec variable
ppt = []
for i in range(2,1696):

ppt_arr = asarray(ppt)

#Writing nc file
nc_file = Dataset('D:\\R_Workspace\\','w',format='NETCDF4')

nc_file.description = 'Example dataset'
nc_file.history = 'Created on ' +time.ctime(time.time())

#Defining dimensions
lon = nc_file.createDimension('lon',57)
lat = nc_file.createDimension('lat',52)

#Creating variables
latitude = nc_file.createVariable('Latitude',float32,('lat',))
latitude.units = 'Degree_North'
longitude = nc_file.createVariable('Longitude',float32,('lon',))
longitude.units = 'Degree_East'

prec = nc_file.createVariable('prec',float32,('lon','lat'),fill_value = -9999.0)
prec.units = 'mm'

#Writing data to variables
lats = arange(16.875,19.425,0.05)
lat_reverse = lats[::-1]
lons = arange(73.325,76.175,0.05)
latitude[:] = lat_reverse
longitude[:] = lons
temp = zeros(52 * 57, dtype=float32)
temp[:ppt_arr.size] = ppt_arr
prec[:] = temp

created nc file is attached
any suggestions pls.. Thank you..:)

Announcements / Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:28:49 AM »
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Women Overseas Student Internship:

Eligibility: Indian women applicant currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D/M.S.) on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/R&D institute/university in India. Unemployed Women applicants who have completed Ph.D./M.D/M.S are also eligible.
Age: 21 to 35 years (as on 28.02.2018)
Duration of the Internship: For a period of 3-6 months
Nature of Support will include :
Monthly stipend of $2,500
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $500
Contingency up to $750

Women Overseas Fellowship:

Eligibility: Indian women applicant having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D./ M.S.) and holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India.
Age: 27 to 50 years ( as on 28.02.2018)
Duration of the Fellowship: For a period of 3-6 months
Nature of Support will include :
Monthly stipend of $3,000
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $1000
Contingency up to $750
Conference Allowances of up to $1,000

Application last date: 28th February 2018

For more details pls follow this link

Abstract: To promote the advancement of novel observation techniques that may lead to new sources of
information to help better understand the hydrological cycle, the International Association of
Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) established the Measurements and Observations in the XXI century
(MOXXI) Working Group in July 2013. The group comprises a growing community of techenthusiastic
hydrologists that design and develop their own sensing systems, adopt a multidisciplinary
perspective in tackling complex observations, often use low-cost equipment intended
for other applications to build innovative sensors, or perform opportunistic measurements. This
paper states the objectives of the group and reviews major advancements carried out by
MOXXI members toward the advancement of hydrological sciences. Challenges and
opportunities are outlined to provide strategic guidance for advancement of measurement, and
thus discovery.

Link to this article:

Announcements / Scientist recruitment at NRSC
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:31:40 PM »
Dear all


For more details pls find the attached document.

recruitment portal:

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