Down to Earth - 2019

1st International Conference on
Water Security and Sustainability

All shortlisted papers will be published in
IOP Conference Proceedings: Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) 2019, indexed by SCOPUS.

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 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 according to the IOP conference series 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 : 15th September 2019 Extended
  • Acceptance Notification For Final Paper : 25th September 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline : 5th October 2019
  • Regular Registration Deadline : 28th October 2019
  • Conference Dates : 13th And 14th December


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 IOP Conference series 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. Full paper publication in IOP EES-2019 Conference proceeding
  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 orgainsers at for the payment and other details.

How to Register?

Step 1

Register Online

Step 2

Pay Registration Fee

Pay Here

Registration Categories

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 for the payment and other details.


Plenery Speaker
Prof S K Jain

Director of National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee & Director-General of the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) (Additional Charge)

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

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...

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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