Conference Themes

Geoinformatics in climate change and water management
Impact of climate change on groundwater aquifers
Impact of climate change on rivers, lakes and riverine environment
Impact of climate change on coastal aquifers
Impact of climate change on urban water resource and supply
Climate change awareness to adoption
Sustainable groundwater development
Impact of climate change on hydrological cycle
Impact of climate change on water quality
Impact of human activities on water resource
Adaptation measures for water management
Climate change on water: Social issues, framework and policies
River Rejuvenation practices
Corporate response to climate change

Accepted papers will be published in refereed journal after review.

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Periyar University

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

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

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.

Abstract and Full Paper Submission

Abstracts are invited in MS word, Times New Roman in 12 font size, single space in the following format: Title, authors name, affiliation and e-mail ID. The number of words in the abstract restricted to 250-700 words. Key words may be included not more than five words. Online provisions are given for abstract submission or it may be submitted to the conference email: Abstract will be reviewed for acceptance and intimated on or before the last date. A separate communication will be sent for full paper submission. Accepted papers will be published in refereed journal after review.

Useful Information

Nearest Airport: 
       Salem, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Trichy and Chennai

Nearest Railway station: 
       Salem ,Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore