Himalayan Freshwaters Workshop #1

Assessing the Services and Vulnerability of Freshwater Ecosystems in the Himalayas

IIT Roorkee

Group photo at Workshop

REFRESH Team at Department of Hydrology

Prof. Subodh Sharma delivering the keynote talk. 

Prof. Sumit Sen delivering keynote talk.

Panel Discussion

About the workshop

The first Himalayan Freshwaters workshop was organized by IIT Roorkee on June 6, 2023 (Tuesday). We have set the following objectives for the workshop: 

Join us at the Himalayan Freshwaters workshop at IIT Roorkee to gain an in-depth understanding of the assessment and vulnerabilities of freshwater ecosystem services in the Himalayas. With expert speakers and researchers sharing their insights, you will learn about the impacts of climate change on freshwater ecosystems in this vulnerable region. Stay updated on the latest research and findings and engage in discussions on strategies for adaptation and management of freshwater ecosystems. This workshop will provide a unique platform to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with freshwater ecosystem services (FES) in the Himalayas and contribute to collective knowledge on this critical topic.

In addition to learning from expert speakers, this workshop presents opportunities for networking and collaboration with researchers,  and stakeholders who share a common interest in freshwater ecosystems in the Himalayas. Build meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and brainstorm strategies for safeguarding the sustainability of freshwater ecosystems and their services in this ecologically significant region. Don't miss this chance to be part of a collaborative effort to understand, conserve, and protect the freshwater ecosystem services of the Himalayas.

Join us for:

Poster Presentations

A poster presentation section will be organized for students and early career researchers to showcase their research, projects, or ideas related to freshwater ecosystems, services, threats and vulnerability. The posters will be displayed in a designated area during the workshop and will be accessible to all attendees. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to present their posters and engage with attendees through interactive discussions.

Interested participants are invited to submit abstracts during registration. More details about posters will be shared with registered participants. 

Contact Information


Prof Ashutosh Sharma


Department of Hydrology,

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Email: ashutosh.sharma@hy.iitr.ac.in

Prof. Sumit Sen

Co-PI, REFRESH Project

Department of Hydrology, 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 

Email: sumit.sen@hy.iitr.ac.in   

Contact person:

Mr. Prakhar Sharma

Junior Research Fellow, REFRESH Project

Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee

Email: prakhar.hy@sric.iitr.ac.in

Phone: +91 9015776888