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NIDM in collaboration with Jamia Millia Islamia organized an International Workshop on "Landslides Risk Management and Mitigation" on October 26, 2018

NIDM in collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi organized an International Workshop on Landslides Risk Management and Mitigation on October 26, 2018. The Workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Muzzafar Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, JMI, while the function was chaired by Prof. Farhan Ahmad Kidwai, HOD, Civil Engineering. Dr. Amir Ali Khan in his remarks highlighting the role of NIDM in disaster risk mitigation and management and efforts made by NIDM so far in this direction with a particular reference to landslides risk mitigation and management. Faculty members, staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in addition to the various practicing engineers, consultants and practitioners from Industry, research organizations etc. participated in the workshop.

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NIDM and FRI (FRI University) Signs Memorandum of Understanding on 15 October 2018

In order to strengthen and foster academic and policy advocacy cooperation in area of forestry and natural resource based DRR, focusing on forest fire, pests, slope erosion mitigation, disaster management in protected areas and zoo, etc. climate resilience w.r.t. communities and ecosystems, etc. NIDM has joined hands with the Forest Research Institute (FRI University) Dehradun. Areas of cooperation also include collaborative Ph.D. programme, training, research, policy planning, publications, etc. MoU has been signed between Shri B. H. Anil Kumar, Executive Director, NIDM and Dr. Savita, Director, FRI Dehradun in a meeting at NIDM office on 15.10.2018, and the process has been coordinated by Dr. A D Kaushik and Dr Anil Gupta, faculty of NIDM. Other faculty members Dr Santosh Kumar, Dr. C. Ghosh, Dr. Surya Parkash, Shri Ashish Sharma (2IC - Admin), Shri Anil Shekhawat (DC Trg) were also present.

NIDM Lecture Series-4 on "Watershed Approach to Disaster Management" on 13.10.2018

NIDM continued its lecture series programme for delivery of special lectures from distinguished renowned speakers about their distinct contributions and sharing of their ideas and experiences with the disaster management community and professionals / experts. Taking the trend further after the first lecture from Dr. R. K. Bhandari, distinguished landslide expert who won Varnes Medal at the international level for his contributions to landslides risk reduction and resilience; second lecture by Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt jee, famous veteran environmentalist and the Padam Vibhushan and Padam Shri Awardee, who talked about the Himalayan environment and strategies of disaster risk reduction; third lecture by Shri Himanshu Thakkar, who talked about the reservoir operation and flood risk management in context with the current Kerala Floods.

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