Training Programmes on streamflow monitoring by using advanced no-contact technologies

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In the framework of the Memomorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR IRPI),  three training programmes on the subject of non-contact river discharge estimation techniques were organized from June 3 to 14, at Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee. These programmes are sponsored mainly by the Ministry of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India through its two important World Bank assisted project schemes, viz., The National Hydrology Project (NHP), and the Dam Rehabilitation and lmprovement Project (DRIP). The participants of the training programmes are mainly the river engineers and hydrologists working in Central and State Governments river engineering organisations. MoU paves way for further strengthening the research collaboration between CNR IRPI and IIT Roorkee for research activities on Natural Risks that the Indian and Italian Governments are promoting and that mainly concern the hydrometeorological monitoring (ground and satellite), flash floods and flood phenomena, drought, landslides, groundwater, fusion of glaciers, water resources management, climate change, research and technological innovation. For the latter, CNR IRPI will collaborate with IIT Roorkee in the framework of a project on the monitoring of discharge with no-contact radar technology for the identification of pilot sites in the Godavari and Khrisha river systems.