City-based Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI)
which is working along with U.S. university experts will hold a two-day workshop on high resolution climate modelling and analysis techniques at its campus here from February 12.
The objective of the workshop is to not only share expertise across the science organizations and experts, but also to empower India State Action Planners in understanding and analyzing climate model projections, and assess their outputs for consideration in developing the State Action Plans, said EPTRI Director General B Kalyan Chakravarthy in a release here on Saturday.
India is impacted greatly by a changing climate and a series of extreme weather events like the recent monsoons that have wreaked havoc in people's lives. Increase in extreme heat, often soaring near 48 to 50 degrees Celsius in some regions during the summer months, is becoming routine. The economic impacts of these climatic events are already being experienced by both the public and private sector.
Learnings of the workshop will find application across various sectoral decision contexts, including agriculture, energy planning, and infrastructure development, and understand the implications of too much water or not enough water, he said. Telangana State Environment, Forests, Science and Technology Department Principal Secretary Dr Rajat Kumar will inaugurate the workshop.
Prof. Ravi Shankar Nanjundiah Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune; Dr. P. Radhakrishnan Chief General Manager, NABARD, Telangana State; Dr. David Easterling, Chief, Scientific Services Division, NOAA NCEI ; and Dr. Ken Kunkel, Professor, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites,NC State University will participate in the event.
Four sessions will be held during the onference including on Climate Change and Climatic Modeling and High-Resolution Climate Projections: Methods, Models, and Data.
Scientists, policy makers, government officials, practitioners, State Action Planners, University Professors, students and professionals working in climatic adaptation will attend the technical workshop on climate projections, he added.
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