Abstract Based Sessions

Tuesday, 24 September
16:00 PM

16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Rapporteurs: Abu Bakar Siddique
Theme Coordinator: Yoginder Negi
Chair: Richard Lawford

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Strengthening climate services - special reference to water resources Rajeev Mehajan SERB, DST, Government of India India
2 Assessment of surface water storage trends for increasing groundwater areas in India Chandan Banerjee Water Solutions Lab India
3 Future dynamics of development, climate impacts and water resources adaptation Peter Conway University of Leeds United Kingdom
4 Agriculture and safe operating space: A global analysis Ajishnu Roy Presidency University India
5 Assessment of Multiple Modeling Approaches to Address the Quest for Physically Realistic Hydrologic Models Ashlin Alexander Indian Institute of Science India
6 Multi-site and multi-variable hydrological model calibration for spatially heterogeneous catchments Saumya Srivastava Indian Institute of Science India

16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
Rapporteurs: Karthik Ganeshan
Theme Co-ordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chairs: Shekar Maddu

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Spatial-temporal groundwater trend analysis: Case study of India Bankaru-Swamy Soundharajan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham India
2 Groundwater assessment at local scales: BIG DATA and policy implications Prasanna Sampath Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati India
3 Groundwater in the hydrological cycle: The known-knowns, the known-unknowns, and the unknown-unknowns Shaminder Puri Managing Director, Water and Land Resources United Kingdom
4 The flow system approach for coping with changing groundwater scenarios Javier Castro-Larragoitia Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí Mexico

16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Himanshu Bhagat
Theme Co-ordinator: Himanshu Bhagat
Chair: Rebecca Tharme

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Hydro-technology in India: stories of disconnections with culture and ecology. Paulina Lopez Centre de Sciences Humaines India
2 The Importance of sand in rivers: the socio-economic and cultural impacts of river degradation. AR Vishnuprasad Vayali Folklore Group India
3 Threat assessment in Middle Karnali watershed: sustainable utilization and conservation. Binita Pandey Resources Himalaya Foundation Nepal

16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Rapporteurs: Harsh Kamath
Theme Coordinator: Anasusya gangopadhyay
Chair: Rabi Mohtar

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Water quality as an indicator to explore interlinkages between the WEF resources Martina Floerke Ruhr-University Bochum Germany
2 Hydrological impact pathways of drought-related electricity outages in Southern Africa Declan Conway Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics United Kingdom
3 The food and water nexus - sustainable irrigation in Africa? Jamie Pittock The Australian National University Australia
4 Toward a data and information service to support the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Richard G. Lawford The James Hutton Institute United Kingdom

Wednesday, 25 September
11:30 AM

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Rapporteurs: Arun Menon
Theme Coordinator: Kavitha Devi Ramkumar and M.Rajesh Kumar
Chair: Sharad Lele

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Managing dissolved oxygen levels in human dominated ecosystems: a case study of Jakkur Lake, Bengaluru Priyanka Jamwal Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) India
2 Conserving lake in Bengaluru through environmental placemaking : inclusive approaches in urban ecology Amrita Sen Azim Premji University India
3 Understanding the impact of mining on urban lakes Shashank Palur Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment India
4 Effect of lake encroachment and depletion on urban floods in Bangalore Aisha Sharma Indian Institute of Science India
5 Tropical freshwater lakes of Kerala State, India: Hydrogeochemistry and drinking water potential in anthropocene perspectives Aditya K ESSO-NCESS India
6 Water quality status and trends of the world’s largest lakes Laurence Carvalho Centre for Ecology and Hydrology United Kingdom
7 Water quality of Oussudu lake in Puducherry - Influence of high turbid run-off Anjali Deshmukh Pondicherry College of Engineering India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B
Rapporteurs: Karthik Ganeshan
Theme Coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chair: S.A Pandit

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Governance of Arsenic and Fluoride Contaminated Groundwater for Safe Drinking Water Supply in West Bengal, India Abhijeet Ray Centre for Groundwater Studies, Kolkata India
2 Water resources and social structure in Arsenic contaminated village in Patna district Asrarul Jeelani Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University India
3 Arsenic in shallow Bengal aquifer: Large scale human-water interaction and suffering Debashis Chatterjee University of Kalyani India
4 Community-based fluorosis mitigation in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh Seema Ravandale/Debashish Sen Peoples Science Institute India
5 Uranium rich groundwater in some parts of India: Geological context Deepak Salim Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc India
6 Fluoride rich groundwater zones of Karnataka, India Kavitha Devi Ramkumar Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc India
7 Drinking water quality and the CKDu occurrence in Wilgamuwa, Sri Lanka Pasan Hewavitharana Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Unit, Teaching Hospital, Kandy Sri Lanka

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A
Rapporteurs: Sitara Krishnakumar
Theme Coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chair: R. Srinivasan

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Groundwater resources assessment in Jordan Mohammad Alhyari Ministry of Water and Irrigation Jordan
2 Fractal analysis of water quality time series data by Hurst Exponent and confirmation of its instability by estimating Largest Lyapunov Exponent Sangeeta Mishras Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, Mumbai India
3 A multi-layered aquifers groundwater model for leakage assessment of arsenic contamination threat in a part of Ganga basin Virendra Tiwari CSIR - National Geophyscial Research Institute India
4 Assessment of water quality at fluoride affected village Dikharomukh of Hojai District of Assam Dharani Saikia INREM Foundation India
5 A covalently integrated electro-adsorbent ion exchange resin for efficient capacitive deionization (CDI) Md Islam Indian Institute of Technology, Madras India
6 Machine learning approach to compute water quality index with uncertainty Debabrata Datta Bhabha Atomic Research Centre India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room C

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Smart water solutions: A risk communication tool for sustainable water future in West Bengal, India Bhaswati Sivanath Sastri College, University of Calcutta India
2 Understanding decadal LULC patterns in Cauvery river basin using Google Earth Engine Ganesh ATREE, Bangalore India
3 Developing regional water security indicators to support sustainable water futures Sophie University of Dundee United Kingdom
4 Linkages in water quality variation and hazards among artisanal aquaculture along the Indian coast Rosewine Presidency University India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
Rapporteurs: Anu S Patil
Theme Co-ordinator: Anu S Patil
Chair: Stuart Bunn

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Assessing hydrological scenarios through basin futures Kangkanika Neog Council on Energy,Environment and Water, New Delhi India
2 Imputation of missing rainfall data by artificial neural network with different activation functions for Dabhoi Sanskriti Mujumdar The Mahraja Sayajirao Univerisity of Baroda India
3 Dam break modeling using HEC-GeoRAS and HEC- RAS : A case study on Aji-1 Dam, Gujarat Apurba Nath NIT Silchar India
4 Effect of community buy-in and availability of funds on the long-term legacy of sanitation projects M. Nazli Koseoglu The James Hutton Institute United Kingdom
5 Socio-hydrology model of inter-basin water transfers with stakeholder elicitation Sai Veena Sunkara Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
6 Insights from studying patterns of co-evolution of agriculture-water at watershed scale in Cauvery Basin Neha Khandekar ATREE, Bangalore India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Rapporteurs: Abu Bakar Siddique
Theme Coordinator: Kapil Dev Sindhu
Chair: Dietrich Borchard

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Hydrological controls of methane emissions in contrasting inland water bodies Carole Helfter Centre for Ecology and Hydrology United Kingdom
2 Probabilistic assessment of agricultural economic impacts of regulatory drought management Ian Holman Cranfield University United Kingdom
3 Impact of climate change on water resources of the Rushikulya basin Damodar Panda Utkal University India
4 Climate change impact and uncertainty analysis of IDF curves in the Bhubaneswar city, Odisha Meenu Ramadas Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar India
5 Adaptive EEMD-ANN hybrid model for forecasting south west monsoon of Kerala Kavya Johny Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi India
6 Investigation of extreme precipitation event over Kerala from the perspective of climate change and cloud microphysics parameterization Leena Khadke Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Harsh Kamath
Theme Coordinator: Kapil Dev Sindhu
Chair: Subimal Ghosh

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 The impact of climate change and climate variability on the hydroclimatology of a major river basin of India before and after 1980 Sonali Pattanayak Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc India
2 Increasing drought severities due to changing cropping patterns in Marathwada Sneha Kulkarni Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
3 Detection of acceleration in hydrological cycle: evidences from the river basins draining Southern Western Ghats, India Merin Mathew National Centre for Earth Science Studies India
4 Can a calibration-free dynamic rainfall? Runoff model predict FDCs in data-scarce situations Basudev Biswal Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay India
5 Copula-based bias correction scheme for zero-inflated RCM precipitation fields Rajib Maity Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur India

Wednesday, 25 September
4:30 PM

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
Rapporteurs: Sambrita Ghatak
Theme Coordinator: Yoginder Negi
Chair: Nagesh Kumar

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Improving the spatio-temporal representation of precipitation in data-scarce regions. Oscar Baez Villanueva TH Köln Germany
2 Spatial downscaling of satellite remotely-sensed soil moisture and rainfall over Karnataka Subash Yeggina Indian Institute of Science India
3 Calculating satellite derived bathymetry (SDB) of Mettur reservoir over time to show the decrease in the capacity of the river due to accumulated sediments. Choppakatla Lakshmi Pranuti ATREE, Bangalore India
4 Morphometric analysis of river Sabarmati basin, Udaipur, Rajasthan India, using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Pooja Kumari Central University of Gujarat India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B
Rapporteurs: Himanshu Bhagat
Theme Co-ordinator: Himanshu Bhagat
Chair: Ian Harrison

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Global Dam Watch: curated global dam data for all Penny Beames McGill University Canada
2 Freshwater biodiversity research from local to global scales. Sonja Jähnig/Ian Harrison Conservation International USA
3 Post 2020 targets for freshwater biodiversity Ian Harrison Conservation International USA
4 Bending the Global Freshwater Biodiversity Curve - An Emergency Action Plan Dave Tickner/Stuart Bunn WWF UK
5 Managing future flow regimes for biological and cultural diversity. Presenter: 30 - Rebecca Tharme. Rebecca Tharme River Futures
6 Mapping and sustaining the world's remaining free-flowing rivers. Bernhard Lehner McGill University Canada

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A
Rapporteurs: Anu Patil
Theme coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chair: Shammy Puri

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Safeguarding groundwater future by mapping aquifers through geophysical acumen: successful case studies from India Shakeel Ahmed Jamia Millia Islamia India
2 Holistic groundwater and surface water management for sustaining water resources in rapidly urbanizing cities: A case study in Madurai, India Aman Srivastava Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
3 Feasibility of water storage in saline aquifers for drought resilience Andrew McKenzie British Geological Survey United Kingdom
4 Groundwater sustainability in the face of climate change in India Ratan Jain Central Ground Water Board India
5 Bhadar catchment: response of groundwater storage and river flow to anthropogenic and climate drivers Mohammad Faiz International Water Management Institute (IWMI), India India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room C
Rapporteurs: Anupama Nair
Theme coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Mohan Kumar

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Understanding the neglect of urbanization on water resources in Cauvery basin Rashmi Kulranjan ATREE India
2 Demystifying household water scarcity in Coimbatore using continuous sensor data Apoorva R ATREE India
3 Applied mineralogy for sustainable water future Gopalakrishna Parthasarthy National Institute of Advanced Studies India
4 Understanding water flows : Bhubaneshwar and Dehradun Aishwarya Varadharajan /Medha
5 Feasibility study of a new approach in modeling municipal residential water consumption estimation using climate variables Surendra J Atria IT, Bengaluru India
6 Many objective optimization of water distribution network using NSGA-II Murari Verma, Maddukuri Naidu BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Rapporteurs: Aditi Gurung
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Subimal Ghosh

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Flood risk awareness and communication Hrushikesh Sandhe Walter P Moore India
2 Assessing the effect of model structure uncertainty on the simulation of urban floods Claris Thomas Indian Institute of Science India
3 Legislative framework for urban flooding and water conservation for Bangalore Reshmi Manikoth Kollarath BMS College of Architecture India
4 Pluvial flood modeling for Bangalore city Ramesh K Banagar Xceedance Consulting India Private Limited India
5 Design of road crossing for prevention of floods Gowri Shankar Department of Chemical Engineering, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Sijal Pokrel
Theme Coordinator: Kapil Dev Sindhu
Chair: Sushil Ramola

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Hydro-meteorological drought and wet patterns under changing climate in Uttarakhand hills Anil Kumar G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology India
2 Variability in snow cover area (SCA) in relation with meteorological parameters of Dokriani Glacier catchment, Central Himalaya Jairam Yadav Kurukshetra University India
3 Estimation of recent snow series over Mount Lebanon from gap filled MODIS snow cover products assimilated in an ensemble of dynamically downscaled ERA5 reanalyses. Esteban Alonso-Gonzalez Pyrenean Institute of Ecology. Spanish Research Council Spain
4 Community-based Springshed development for Himalayan region for drinking water security Seema Ravandale/Debashish Sen Peoples Science Institute India
5 Role of snow/glacier melt runoff in Pindar River, Central Himalaya Ningombam Prikash Meetei Wadia Institute of Himalyan Geology India

Thursday, 26 September
11:30 AM

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Anupama Nair
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Claudia Pahl Wostl

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Water security and integrates urban water management Peter Scales The University of Melbourne Australia
2 A practitioner guide to circular economy pathways for municipal wastewater management Ishita Jalan Council on Energy,Environment and Water India
3 CityRehydrate : comprehensive toolkit for sustainable city water projects Aishani Goswami TERI School Of Advanced Studies India
4 Effect of STEM education and subjects like local issues and its solutions. Padaraj Umakanta Nayak Government High School, Alpingal, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha India
5 Integrated urban water management scenario modeling for sustainable water governance Chitresh Saraswat Australian National University Australia
6 Water management and Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda - Global governance and local action Nidhi Nagabhatla United Nations University- Institute for Water, Environment and Health Canada
7 Can resource efficient technologies resolve India groundwater crisis? Reflections from Gujarat Chandra Bahinipati Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati India

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Rapporteurs: Harsh Kamath
Theme Coordinator: Anasusya gangopadhyay
Chair: Ashwin Sheshadri

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 A case for sustainable integrated water resources management using system thinking approach Sridharan Ashwin Ram Madras School of Economics India
2 Managing energy - irrigation conflicts through grievance redressal mechanisms (case study) Aprajita Singh Peoples Science Institute India
3 Power tariffs for groundwater irrigation in India: A comparative analysis of the environmental, equity, and economic tradeoffs Balsher Singh Sidhu IRES, University of British Columbia Canada

11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 1

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 A children's geography of wastewater and sanitation in rural India Rowan James Hutton Institute United Kingdom
2 SDG and water governance Claudia Pal Wohst University of Osnabrück Germany
3 Water security assessment and SDGs Sudeh Dehnavi TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences Germany
4 Role of data in SDG monitoring Rick Lawford Morgan state university United States

Thursday, 26 September
4:30 PM

16:30 – 19:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Rapporteurs: Aditi Gurung
Theme Coordinator: Anasusya gangopadhyay
Chair: Karen Villoth
Co- Chair: Rohini Matto

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Water and Nutrient management strategies for improving the crop productivity under changing climate U Surendran Centre for Water Resources Development and Management India
2 Demonstration of novel framework for surface water management at agricultural catchment level- sustainable & technological approaches for pollution control Shivaraju Puttaiah Education & Research India
3 3-D crop architecture modeling: A new tool to achieve food security Anurupa Das Indian Institute of Technology, Madras India
4 Increasing the resilience of Indian agriculture to monsoon variability through optimized irrigation strategies Balsher Sidhu IRES, University of British Columbia Canada
5 A machine learning approach for agricultural water management to balance the effect of climate changes Pradeep H K JSS Academy of Technical Education, Visvevaraya Technological University India
6 Data assimilation into land surface models: implications for terrestrial feedback Indu Jayaluxmi Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay India
7 Development of high resolution multi-layer soil moisture information Karthikeyan Lanka Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
8 Evaluation of satellite based ET0 models for all sky conditions Shwetha Rangaswamy Indian Institute of Science India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room B
Rapporteurs: Arun Menon
Theme Coordinator : Kavitha Devi Ramkumar and M.Rajesh Kumar
Chair: R Srinivasan

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Arsenic in shallow Bengal aquifer: Large scale human-water interaction and suffering Debashis Chatterjee University of Kalyani India
2 Geochemical characteristics of groundwater in Wilgamuwa Region, Sri Lanka Hashini Amaratunga PGIS - University Of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
3 Analysis of bacteriological quality of domestic water sources in Kabale Municipality, Western Uganda Alex Saturday Kabale University Uganda
4 The challenges of water quality survey in Northeastern part of India Dhiraj Dutta Defence Research and Development Organization India
5 Determination of ppb level of Arsenic in environmental samples by nanosensor Boron doped carbon dots Fahmida Khan National Institute of Technology, Raipur India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Harsh Kamath
Theme Coordinator: Anasusya gangopadhyay
Chair: TS Gopi Rethinaraj

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 The energy-water nexus in dryland agriculture: a case study of southern India Pawan Wable ICRISAT India
2 WEIFF: Water and energy integrated farm factory Bhargavi Tadipatri Vijaya College, RV Road, Bangalore India
3 Sustaining food production and conserving hydropower potential in China Hong Yang Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Switzerland
4 Hydropower in the Mekong: the food, energy and water nexus Jamie Pittock The Australian National University United Kingdom
5 Nexus and transboundary: Case study Brazil Anik Bhaduri Griffith University Australia
6 Nexus modelling to inform robust water management climate change adaptation Andrea Momblanch Cranfield University United Kingdom

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room C
Rapporteurs: Karthik Ganeshan
Theme Coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Village level hydrogeological, remote sensing and lineament mapping for sustainable groundwater development - Case study in a severely water stressed area in hardrock terrains of Southern India Dr.S Srinivasa Vittala Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Jalshakti India
2 Impact of mission Kakatiya on groundwater regime and socio-economic status - A case study from Pedda Cheruvu, Chepur village, Armoor mandal, Nizamabad district, Telangana State Samineni Indumathi and Bavandla Lavanya Telangana State Ground Water Department India
3 Groundwater irrigated cropland monitoring using multi-source remote sensing data. Amit Sharma University of Rennes 2 France
4 Mapping of fractures and groundwater pathways in hardrock by heliborne geophysics Subash Chandra CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteRiver Basin Governance India
5 Groundwater management in semi-arid area: A case study from Tumkur, Karnataka, India Abhilash Paswan CSIR-NGRI India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room A
Rapporteurs: Linitha Mathew
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Robert Vardy

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Exploring an alternative approach to inter-state basin governance: The case of Mahanadi Basin, India K J Joy Society fro Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM) India
2 Exploring surplus and deficit criteria for Ken-Betwa river interlinking project. Ritambhra Thakur Tata Institute of Social Sciences India
3 Water Conflict Vulnerability and Stakeholder Engagement in Water Resources Planning Kangkanika Neog Council on Energy,Environment and Water, New Delhi India
4 Development for transboundary water governance: Application of serious games in multi-stakeholder dialogue Mahsa Motlagh Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at Cologne University of Applied Sciences Germany

16:30 – 19:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres
Chair: J Srinivasan

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Water pricing system in Kerala: Sustainable or not? Anitha Department of Economics, University of Kerala,Thiruvananthapuram India
2 Satellite based evidences of shifting in irrigation practices over Punjab and Haryana Dharmendra Haryana Space Applications Centre India
3 Irrigation adaptation due to water scarcity Nandeesh R V Bangalore University India
4 Trading water: quantifying inter-state trade of cereals in India Francesca London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine United Kingdom
5 Bridging water supply-demand gap in dryland agricultural production systems to maximize economic water productivity Vinay International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Morocco
6 A Critical sectoral assessment of the effectiveness of economic instruments in improving water use efficiency Sridharan Ashwin Ram Madras School of Economics India

16:30 – 18:00
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Mapping water scarcity in India using Water Poverty Index Ashish Indian Institute of Science India
2 Impact of neoliberalisation of urban water supply on the urban poor in the slums of Rasoolpura, Hyderabad Shreya Foundation for Ecological Security India
3 Living in a city built by private firms: Water and vulnerability in the millenium city of Gurugram Suparna Young Bhartiya Foundation India
4 Integrated exploration, analysis and improvements to water based institutional mechanisms in informal settlements of India Priyanjali Megh Pyne Abhiyaan India
5 Fetching Water and Gender Dynamics in Indian Households Manisha International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai India
6 Water In the World We Want: Canada´s Journey Corinne, Robert Sandford University of Saskatchewan Canada

Friday,27 September
09:00 AM

09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room C

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Experiences and definitions of water security by mountain communities Shrinivas Badiger Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment India
2 Knowledge to action in Canada's Global Water Futures project Lawrence University of Saskatchewan Canada
3 Rethinking training for water: Towards the African water vision and the SDGs Christopher Gordon University of Ghana Ghana
4 Prospects for future water availability in Peninsular India Gwyn Rees Centre for Ecology & Hydrology United Kingdom

09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
Rapporteurs: Sitara Krishnakumar
Theme Coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chair: Karen Villholth

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Societal awareness and water learning as adaptive water management strategy in water stressed areas Aju CD Karyavattom Campus, University of Kerala India
2 Human Arsenic exposure risk via crop consumption and global food trade Karen Villholth IWMI, International Water Management Institute South Africa
3 GIS-Based spatial distribution of groundwater quality and regional suitability evaluation for drinking water Archana Sarkar National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee India
4 The costs and benefits of managed aquifer recharge Andrew Ross Australian National University Australia

09:00 – 10:30 Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata, Room C
Rapporteurs: Karthik Ganeshan
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Veena Srinivasan

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Old wisdom for new resilient smart cities : an introspect for SDG 6 Akash Sondhi TERI School of Advanced Studies India
2 Sanitation in future cities: Groundwater and sanitation interlinkages in peri-urban Bangalore Durba Biswas Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment India
3 Observation of the impact of urbanization on precipitation trends in India Hiteshri Shashtri Charotar University of Science and Technology, Gujarat India
4 Integrated urban water and energy balance for urban planning Mayank Gupta Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India

09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Rapporteurs: Linitha Mathew
Theme Coordinator: Kavitha Devi Ramkumar and M.Rajesh Kumar
Chair: Hartwig Kremer

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Water resources management for inclusive development of the society Pramod Kumar SM Government Girls High School, Puri, Odisha India
2 Examination and remedial action on water quality of Rajgangpur, Odisha Sarojini Sahu Gopabandhu Government High School,Rajgangpur, Odisha India
3 An Integrated approach to manage overexploited aquifers of Semi -arid region, NCR, India Rina Kumari Central University ofGujarat,Gandhinagar India
4 Remedies for bacterial contamination of Jiya Bharali River by using modifiedriver sand Swagata Goswami Defence Research and Development Organization India
5 Removal of Cadmium and Lead from aqueous solution byHydroxyapatite/Chitosan hybrid fibrous sorbent Debabrata Bhadra Bhairab GangulyCollege, Belgharia,Kolkata India
6 An overview on recycle and reuse of treated wastewater in industries Shanmugasundaram O.L. K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology India

09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Transforming water: Towards a life-affirming ethical approach to water management Susan Smith Willamette University USA
2 Exploring the water crisis in Uttar Pradesh Pawan Kumar Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar India
3 Using ethics to clarify water values and create “the world we want” David Groenfeldt Water-Culture Institute USA
4 “… Before, the floodwater used to come in gracefully and recede faster”: Political ecology of the Brahmaputra Valley hazardscape and rethinking the postcolonial state Mitul Baruah Ashoka University India
5 Raising public awareness of water through "place-making" Jason Kelly IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute United States

09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 1
Rapporteurs: Arun
Theme Coordinator: Kavitha Devi Ramkumar and M.Rajesh Kumar
Chair: Shekar Maddu

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Analyzing microplastics in water systems: A case study of Negombo Basin Estuary, Sri Lanka Ananya Shah TERI School of Advanced Studies India
2 Application of multivariate statistical methods to evaluate and adjust water quality monitoring network in Freiberger Mulde river basin, Germany Thuy Nguyen United Nations University(UNU-FLORES)/ TU Dresden Germany
3 Discovering linkages between catchment characteristics and water quality using catchment classification Ankit Deshmukh Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad India
4 Water quality at scale; Three demonstration cases on water quality and services in Africa Kilian Christ United Nations Environment Programme Kenya
5 Investigating nitrate dynamics in a sub-tropical water reservoir using D17O method Ritika Kaushal Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan

Friday, 27 September
11:00 AM

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Neptune
Rapporteurs: Sitara Krishnakumar
Theme Coordinator: Deepak Salim and Ganesh Khatei
Chair: Shammy Puri

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Deciphering the recharge of groundwater by Narmada canal irrigation, Gujarat Raicy Mc Physical Research Laboratory India
2 Assessing the processes governing solute concentration in groundwater: Insights from an irrigated semi-arid catchment Buvaneshwari Sriramulu Indian Institute of Science India
3 Irrigation draft estimation at village scale: A step towards microlevel groundwater management Tajdarul Syed Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad India
4 Sustainable groundwater management strategies for a wastewater irrigated agriculture system Mahesh Jampani United Nations University and Technical University of Dresden Germany

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, WTC Building, Seminar Hall 2
Rapporteurs: Abu Bakar Siddiqui
Theme Coordinator: Yoginder Negi
Chair: Richard Lawford

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Desalination by RO and multi stage flash distillation as a solution to water crises and comparing both of them Ujan Sengupta Techno International New Town India
2 Viable innovative methods for sustainable water future Susmita Mohapatra Government High School, Sector 16, Rourkela, Odisha India
3 Microbial electrochemical remediation system for removal of bioactive compounds from wastewater Monika Sogani Manipal University, Jaipur India
4 Integrated methodology for sustainable solutions to water related issues Musarrat Parween National Institute of Advanced Studies India
5 Experimental study on domestic solar still desalination with cotton gauze Baskaran V Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry India
6 Economic valuation of ecosystem services: A case of Veli wetland system in Kerala. Resmi Panicker Government College, Trivandrum India
7 Influence of aridity on basin characteristics in the Budyko Framework Anamitra Saha Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Jupiter
Rapporteurs: Arun
Theme Coordinator: Kavitha Devi Ramkumar and M.Rajesh Kumar
Chair: R Srinivasan

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 A low cost real time nitrate sensing system using mobile Apps Darsana S Institute of Human Resources Development, Kerala India
2 Elimination of emerging contaminants in a multi-barrier water treatment system Hongjiao Pang University of Melbourne Australia
3 Assessment of water contamination by Lead ions by rapid optical nanoparticles-based bioreceptor techniques Anna Berlina A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Center of Biotechnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russia
4 Rainwater harvesting and primary treatment for non-potable use Samia Richards The James Hutton Institute United Kingdom

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room A
Rapporteurs: Anu Patil
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: PP Mujumdar

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Reliability assessment of Bangalore storm water drain network considering LU/LC change and lake condition Gouri Laxmeshwar Indian Institute of Science India
2 Flood impact assessment in real time: A case study of Chennai Bharath R Aon Consulting Pvt. Ltd. India
3 Coastal flooding in Vietnam and effect of sea level rise along its deltas. Naveen Ragu Ramalingam Aon Consulting Pvt. Ltd. India
4 Probabilistic flood model for quantification of risk for insurance perspective Santhosh Dronamraju Aon Consulting Pvt. Ltd. India
5 Evaluation of the combined sewer system of Bangalore using SWMM Reshmi Devi T. V. B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore India

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Indian Institute of Science, JN Tata Room B
Rapporteurs: Karthik Ganeshan
Theme Coordinator: Karthik Madhyastha
Chair: Sharad Lele

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Creative, Ingenious and sustainable water strategies for urban water resilience Akash Sondhi TERI School of Advanced Studies India
2 A water sensitive approach for cities in India Harry Virahasawmy Alluvium Consulting Australia Australia
3 AquaGen - A sustainable water management system Ganesh Shankar Alluvium Consulting Australia Australia
4 Innovation capabilities in Water Governance for accelerating sustainability transitions Chitresh Saraswat Australian National University Australia

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Ceres

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Reshaping Rivers through Public Art Ravi Agarwal Toxics Link India
2 Creating a water positive community that champions long term water management solutions Sathiyabama JSW Group India
3 Nibi (water) Declaration: Anishinaabe water governance in the Treaty 3 area in Northwestern Ontario (Part I: Governance and Indigenous normative values) Aimee Craft University of Ottawa Canada
4 Nibi (water) Declaration: Anishinaabe water governance in the Treaty 3 area in Northwestern Ontario (Part 2 – Governance and water management) Lucas King Grand Council Treaty #3 Canada
5 Migrating out of environmentally stressed areas: A case of Belaspur village in mid-stream of Gandaki river basin Sijal Pokhrel International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Nepal

11:00 – 12:30
Venue: Hotel Sheraton, Grand Ball Room 2
Rapporteurs: Aditi Gurung
Theme Co-ordinator: Himanshu Bhagat
Chair: Rebecca Tharme

S. No Title Name of Presenter Affiliation Country
1 Modernization effects on sustainable water allocation - Yoda Ela, Sri Lanka H. A. H. Jayasena University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
2 Water infrastructure carrying capacity of Mahabaleshwar, a town in Western Ghats Ankitha Shanbhogue School of Planning and Architecture, NewDelhi India
3 Qualitative assessment of water and sediment of Dhaleshwari River in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Khondoker Ahmed Chemical Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) Bangladesh
4 Prediction of Jamuna River bank erosion condition using deep learning Kazi Hasan Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh
5 The role of vegetation in river response to a flood Joseph McMahon Griffith University Australia