Dr. Luxon T. Nhamo
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Dr. M.R. Ramesh Kumar
Chief Scientist, Physical Oceanography Division
Mr. Bijan Kumar Saha
Former Senior Deputy Director General
Geological Survey of India
School of Oceanograhic Studies,
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Mr. N. Vivekanandan,
Central Water and Power Research Station
Khadakwasla Research Station, Pune
Dr. Lingaraju Yale,
Dr. SK Subramanian,
Former ISRO Scientist,
Technical advisor – RRP-VVKI
Dr. P. Raja
Senior Scientist (Soil Sciences),
Mr. Kamal Kumar Murari
Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
School of Habitat Studies
Climate change refers to change in average weather pattern for an extended period of time in terms of decades or millions of years. Climate change is caused by various factors such as variation in solar radiation, plate movements and volcanic activities. In recent years, human intervention play major causes for ongoing climate change. The impact of climate change on water resources have been discussed in the 3rd assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2000). It revealed that, rise of the global temperature affecting the hydrological cycle and both groundwater and surface water supply. Surging population, increasing industrialization and associated demands for freshwater, food and energy would be areas of concern in the changing climate scenarios.
As the earth's temperature continues to rise, there is a significant impact on fresh water availability. Increase of temperature increases evaporation and resulting in droughts. Warmer environment, more precipitation will occur as rain rather than snow.
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Periyar University was established at Salem on 17th September 1997 by the Government of Tamil Nadu as per the provisions of the Periyar University act 1997. The University is located in the NH-47 towards Bangalore at about 7 km from Salem city. The University has taken rapid strides and is emerging as one of the leading Universities. The vision of the University is to impart knowledge to the society through formal and informal modes and to contribute to nation building. Periyar University is reaccredited with ‘A’ grade by the NAAC with a CGPA of 3.15 in 4 point scale. Periyar University listed as 85th rank among Indian University in the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017. At present, the University has 8 schools comprising of 27 Departments. The departments offer 28 P.G. programmes and 27 research programmes. Besides the departments, the University has established various centres. Currently, University has 101 Arts and Science affiliated colleges from Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts, which caters the educational needs of students from rural areas.
Centre for Geoinformatics and Planetary Studies (CGIPS) was established in Periyar University during February 2010 and formally inaugurated by former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The centre mainly focused on teaching, research, training and extension activities in the fields of Remote Sensing, GIS, groundwater exploration, sustainable water resource development and management, natural disaster mapping and mitigation, climate change, hyperspectral remote sensing and planetary remote sensing studies. The centre currently handling nearly Rs.1 crore worth of sponsored research projects on hyperspectral remote sensing, Lunar and Martian studies through DST and ISRO. The centre has active collaboration with ISRO satellite centre for supply of lunar soil simulant for establishing Lunar Terrain Testing facilities at Bangalore. It is one of the ISRO IIRS (Dehradun) recognized centres for coordinating Remote Sensing and GIS outreach programmes for the students and scholars.
Salem city is the capital of Salem District in the state of Tamil Nadu located in southern part of India. The name Salem appears to have been derived from Sayilam which are found in inscriptions referring to the country around the hills. Salem is well connected by rail and road networks, located 160 km from Coimbatore, 200 km from Bengaluru, 147 km from Trichy and 340 km from Chennai. The nearest airports are Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Trichy and Chennai. Salem is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu by population. Salem is also known for Mangoes and Steels. Salem is a major textile center with more than 125 spinning mills, weaving and garment units. The other important industries are production of silver anklets and sago factories. There are several attractions in and around Salem. Yercaud is a hill station situated in the Shervoroy Hills, covered by coffee plantations and thickly forested slopes. Salem is a geologist’s paradise surrounded by hills and the landscape covers old Precambrian rock types, granites, magnesite, bauxite and iron ore deposits. Salem has a tropical climate with average temperature of 33°C during May. Pre-monsoon thunderstorms may occur during April and May.
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Salem, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Trichy and Chennai
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