Down to Earth - 2019

1st International Conference on
Water Security and Sustainability

in association with
MoEFCC

All shortlisted papers will be published in Springer-Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (SCOPUS Indexed).

13-14 December, 2019

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India

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At a Glance

8 Sessions
10 Experts
Over 100 Participants

About


About Us

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) is a constituent college of Sikkim Manipal University. Established in the year of 1997, SMIT is part of renowned Manipal group that has made its mark in the field of education and health services in India and abroad.

The Department of Civil Engineering was set up in the year 2009 at the Majhitar Campus. The Department was developed with a prime focus on application oriented training and skill development which would help the student to be better acquainted with the industry.


About the Conference
Down To Earth 2019 will focus on Water Security and Sustainability. The conference aims to provide a platform for academicians, researchers, students, engineers and industry professionals to present their recent research work. However, original research on other aspects of Hydrology and water resources engineering are also welcome.

Our Goals
The conference aims and encourages participation of both young and experienced researchers, academicians to collect new ideas and to establish new contacts for future collaborations. Down the line in future, the conference series Down To Earth plans to highlight other burning issues related to Earth, Environment and Civil Engineering.

Theme of the Conference
Original contributions are solicited on areas under the following themes:
  1. Water Resources Assessment and Management
  2. Sustainability of Water Resources
  3. Geospatial Modelling & Hydroinfomatics
  4. Extreme Hydrology: Drought and flood
  5. Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts
  6. Vulnerability, Risk, Reliability and Resilience
  7. Hydrological Risks in Northeast India
  8. Innovative Techniques and Technologies
Outstanding papers presented in Down To Earth 2019 will be awarded based on reviews by Session Chairs and conference committee members during the valedictory session.

Paper Submission
  • 1. All papers will be reviewed by a team of experienced reviewers. Review criteria will be based on novelty, quality of work, technical ingenuity, results and application prospects.
  • 2. You are requested to submit scholarly papers based on original research work having six (06) A4 pages including figures, tables and reference.
  • 3. Ensure that the paper you submit has not previously been published elsewhere or currently not under consideration by another scientific conference/ journal.
  • 4. Kindly follow the guidelines when preparing your manuscript. Click here for Author Guidelines.
  • 5. Full paper should be submitted in .doc format to downtoearth@smit.smu.edu.in according to the Springer template. ( Click here for Template )
  • 6. Along with the full paper author(s) should also submit an undertaking that your article has not been published elsewhere. (To be uploaded soon)

Important Dates

  • Final Paper Submission Deadline : 30th September 2019
  • Acceptance Notification For Final Paper : 15th October 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline : 5th October 2019
  • Regular Registration Deadline : 15th November 2019
  • Conference Dates : 13th And 14th December

Registration

Guidelines
Guidelines for Author Registration
  1. Each accepted paper must be registered by any one of the author(s).
  2. You are requested to attend the conference and present your paper under the oral presentation session. If the registered/corresponding author is unable to attend the conference, the same can be attended and presented on his/her behalf by the co-authors. The paper will not be submitted to Springer publication without completing registration and presentation.
  3. Oral Presentation of paper has to be done only by participants who have registered as the author for the paper.
  4. Part-time Research scholars will be considered under the category of Academician or Industry delegate.
What does my registration fee include?
For regular participants
  1. Publication in abstract volume
  2. Access to all technical sessions and tea breaks
  3. Conference kit.
  4. Accommodation charges for 2 days
  5. Lunch and Gala dinner on Day 1
  6. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 2
  7. Certificate for presentation
For co-author/ listener/ accompanying person
  1. Access to all technical sessions and tea breaks
  2. Accommodation charges for 2 days
  3. Lunch and Gala dinner on Day 1
  4. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Day 2
  5. Certificate for participation
  1. *Registration fee for co-author/ listener person is ₹ 4000.
  2. If more than one accompanying person (including kids), kindly contact the organizers at downtoearth@smit.smu.edu.in for the payment and other details.

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Early Bird Registration

On or before 5th October 2019
  • Student/ Research Scholar: ₹ 7000
  • Industry/ Academician: ₹ 8500
  • Foreign Student: USD 200
  • Foreign Participants: USD 250

Regular Registration

On or before 28th October 2019
  • Student/ Research Scholar: ₹ 7500
  • Industry/ Academician: ₹ 9000
  • Foreign Student: USD 250
  • Foreign Participants: USD 300
  1. *Registration fee for co-author/ listener is ₹ 4000.
  2. If you have an accompanying person (including kids), kindly contact the orgainsers at downtoearth@smit.smu.edu.in for the payment and other details.

Speakers

Plenery Speaker
Prof S K Jain
DR. SHARAD KUMAR JAIN

Director of National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee

Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain received his B.E (Civil) degree from University of Roorkee, (1980) and M. Tech (Hydraulics & Water Resources) Degree from IIT...

Keynote Speaker
Prof S K Jain
DR. PRASHANT KUMAR CHAMAPTI RAY

Group Head, Geosciences and Disaster Management Studies Group Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO- Dehradun

Dr. Prashant Kumar Chamapti Ray received his M.Sc. (Applied Geology) degree from IIT Bombay and M.S (Appl. Geomorphology and Eng. Geol. Survey) from ITC, Netherlands...

Keynote Speaker
Prof S K Jain
Dr. Suresh Chand Rai

Professor & Head, Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Prof. Suresh Chand Rai did his Masters in Geography (1979) and Doctor of Philosophy (1984) from Banaras Hindu University. His significant contributions are in the field of land and water resource management...

Keynote Speaker
Prof S K Jain
Dr. Siddhartha Kumar Lahiri

Department of Applied Geology, Dibrugarh University

Dr. Lahiri has completed M.Sc. Tech in Applied Geophysics from ISM, Dhanbad and obtained his PhD from IIT, Kanpur. His research areas include Earth System...

Session Chair

  • Dr. Venu Chandra, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Dr. Shivam Tripathy, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Dr. Bhola Nath Sharma Ghimire, Tribhuvan University
  • Dr. Ashis Kumar Saha, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Briti Sundar Sil, NIT Silchar
  • Prof. Anil Dutt Vyas, Manipal University Jaipur
  • Dr. Gopi Nath Raha, IMD, Gangtok
  • Dr. Nairwita Bandhopadhyay, Haringhata Mahavidyalaya
  • Dr. Sadhana Pradhanang Kayastha, Tribhuvan University

Committee

Patron
Dr. M D Venkatesh (Chief Patron)
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor
Sikkim Manipal University
Dr. Ashis Sharma
Director
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Karma Sonam Sherpa
Registrar
Sikkim Manipal University
Convenor
Dr. Chandrashekhar Bhuiyan
Head, Department of Civil Engineering
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Advisory Committee (Internal)
Dr. B.B. Pradhan

Associate Director (Academics)
Dr. Ajeya Jha
Associate Director (Research & Development)
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Somenath Chatterjee
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Sanjay Dahal
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Kalpana Sharma
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Ratika Pradhan
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. H.K.D. Sharma
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Satadru Jha
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Udit Kumar Chakraborty
Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Advisory Committee (National)
Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain
Director
National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Sen
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Dr. Prashant Kumar Champatiray
Group Head, Geosciences and Disaster Management Studies Group
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO- Dehradun
Dr. Pranab Kumar Mohapatra
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Dr. Ashok Kumar Keshri
Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Dr. Anirban Dhar
Associate Professor

Dr. Shivam Tripathy
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Dr. Venu Chandra
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Dr. Gopi Nath Raha
Director
India Meteorological Department, Gangtok
Advisory Committee (International)
Dr. Wolfgang Albert Flügel
Professor (Retd.)
Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Dr. Ramesh P. Singh
Professor
Chapman University, U.S.A
Dr. Sudipta Sarkar

NASA
Dr. Biswa Bhattacharya
Professor
UN-IHE Delft
Organizing Committee
Mr. Abhranil Adak
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Kiran Sriram
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Kiran Kumar G.R
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Supradeep Singh
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Sajal Sarkar
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Guru Prasad Sharma
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mrs. Reena Pradhan
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Axay Thapa
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Sourav Gupta
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Soumyadip Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Tamal Ghosh
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Ms. Uden K Sherpa
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Ms. Upama Bomzon
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Rajdeep Roy
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Himangshu Pal
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Debanjan Konar
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Mr. Chinmoy Kar
Assistant Professor
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology

Post Conference Tour (December 15, 2019)

Participants interested in the post-conference tour should inform on or before November 15, 2019. Payment details will be updated soon.

Contact us

Dr. Chandrashekhar Bhuiyan

Professor & Head,
Department of Civil Engineering

+91 98365 62555

Mr. Kiran Sriram

Conference Secretary,
Down To Earth-2019

+91 70631 92183

Mr. Kiran Kumar. G. R

Conference Coordinator,
Down To Earth-2019

+91 97403 53503
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