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Workshop on Hydro-Climate Modeling and Analysis Techniques

Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad  is organizing a workshop on  Hydro-Climate  Modeling and Analysis Techniques to be held at GREL from February 10 -13, 2020. For Workshop Poster click here

How to apply

Online application:

About Workshop

Water resources estimation is an integral part of planning, development and management of water resources of the country and is based on several hydrological and meteorological parameters. For this, the climate and the hydrological modelers are working out runoff projections. It has theoretical and realistic meanings to study the climate change's impacts on hydrology and water resources, so as to understand and solve some problems like: plan management, operation management, environmental protection, ecological balance and so on.

One of the great challenges is the focus on changes in water availability and in particular on the ability of the scientific community to be able to understand and predict precipitation variability and change. By improving the observational system both based on in situ observations and satellite observations, the model validation is becoming more accurate and this will allow us to improve our understanding of atmospheric and land surface processes and finally to better predict precipitation and flows. This will in turn affect the quality of the prediction of the hydrological cycle across several scales, from catchments to regional to global. This will open new frontiers for the hydrological model community by bridging the spatial scale gap between hydro-climate models and impact models (hydrological models, ecosystem models etc.) community.

Objectives

This workshop will focus on the state of the art of:

  • Providing an overview of the primary influences of watershed and channel sedimentation.
  • Supporting professionals in the water resource management and acquire the skillful knowledge for calibrating the model
  • Validating the precipitation coming from the model output
  • Understanding and applying best practices to get the most from hydrological model

Instructor's Profile

Dr. Shahid Iqbal is as Assistant professor at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Visiting Faculty at UET Peshawar, Member of various international Forums, and working as Hydro-Climatic Modelling and Water Expert with Lead Pakistan, CRSC, ADB and others.

He has carried out Climate Change impact assessment on water resources and hydro climatic modeling for the Kabul River Basin under his Post-Doc at Wageningen UR, the Netherlands and secured his PhD degree in Environmental Systems Analysis from Wageningen University NL.

He also has worked on different international Hydrological projects, Climate Change investigations, water resources and climate change impact/adaptation assessment studies. His international experience includes the Netherlands, Ghana (Africa), Italy and Portugal. He has produced several international journal publications and one book chapters related to hydro-climatology of the Upper Indus Basin. He has also been working as reviewer in the field of hydro-climatology for more than 08 well-reputed international journals.

Registration Fee

PKR 15,000/ for professionals

Special Discount for Students

Deadline

January 24, 2020

Contact Infomation

Mr. Shahanshah Abbas IST, Islamabad.                           

shani@grel.ist.edu.pk  ||   051-9075559  (Please call during office hours from 8 AM to 4 PM)

Ms. Syeda Saleha Fatim Ali  IST, Islamabad.

saleha.ali1894@gmail.com          

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