Urban Flood Management: Challenges & Strategies in India

16 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017

"Engineers Bhawan", 2-Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002

 

Dear Sir,

You may be aware that The Institution of Engineers (India) established in 1920, is the largest professional body of Engineers in India with a membership of nearly 9.0 lacs. The Institution was granted the Royal Charter in 1935 to promote and advance the sciences, practice and business of Engineering in all its branches in India. Starting with this humble beginning, The Institution of Engineers (India) is now a unique professional body encompassing 15 engineering disciplines and 6 fora.

Delhi State Centre of The Institution of Engineers (India) was established in 1927. Delhi State Centre has the privilege of having many engineering personalities of high eminence as President of The Institution of Engineers (India) from Delhi – like Dr A N Khosla, Dr K L Rao, Major Gen Harkirat Singh, Dr T Sen, Maj Gen S P Vohra and Shri O P Goel. The Total Corporate Membership of the Delhi State Centre is now over 8500 having representatives from 15 Engineering disciplines and about 25000 non-corporate members consisting of Technicians, Sr. Technicians and Graduates.

I am pleased to inform that Delhi State Centre of The Institution of Engineers (India) jointly with Institution of Public Health Engineers, India and Indian Water Resources Society is organising Two days All India Seminar on theme "Urban Flood Management: Challenges & Strategies in India", during June 16-17, 2017 at New Delhi.We have planned to organise this event realising the problems faced by various Urban Cities during rainy season. The details are given in the enclosed brochure.

During the recent past, incidents of urban flooding in Chennai, Gurugram, Bengaluru and Srinagar are eye openers for the experts of the field to rethink and consult for evolving ways and means to come out from such situations in the urban areas in particular and across the country in general.

It has been felt that there is an urgent need for consultations amongst various stakeholders and other multi-disciplinary field experts on the planning, design, execution and operation and management of urban storm water drainage system based on the worldwide best practices in the sector and to incorporate the same in addressing the challenges in urban storm water management in India.

It is felt that this All India Seminar would be immensely beneficial for your organization. I would request you to kindly nominate maximum number of officials to participate as a delegate.

We are also very please to inform that Dr. Amarjit Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenationhas kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and Shri Kamal Kishore, Member, National Disaster Management Authority will be Guest of Honour during the Inaugural Function.

 

Thanking You

Yours Sincerely,

(Devendra Gill)

Chairman

Delhi State Centre

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The Institution of Engineers (India)

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