A virtual Varysian hydromet symposium

1:00pm - 4:00pm Indian Standard Time

13th-17th July 2020

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Over 40 expert global speakers

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Delegates from IMS, IMD, IGOs, NGOs and more

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40 hydromet topics and issues covered

India represents one of the fastest growing hydromet markets in the world. A huge nation with a vast array of regions, weather conditions and uses for cutting edge hydromet advice and technology.

 

The Purpose

Capacity building for NHMSs is at the core of what we do. The aim of Hydromet India is to bring together the best and the brightest in Indian hydrometeorology to establish long-lasting partnerships and to create better weather services for all. 

 

The Attendees

Varysian’s HydrometINDIA event will host senior participants from the IMS, IMD, IGOs, NGOs and experts from the private sector and academia. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide variety of professionals from the local and global hydromet community.

 

The Event

HydrometINDIA is a content-driven and invite-only event that will provide key topics for discussion, delivered using multiple immediate and intimate formats, including panel discussions, roundtables, one-on-ones and special strategy sessions.

Agenda highlights

Audience sessions and keynotes

Expert global speakers from NHMS, private sector, academia, IGOs and NGOs

Expert-led roundtable discussions for small groups

One-on-ones offered for expert advice

Key topics

Latest technology

Climate change

Data sharing

Disaster resilience

Public Private Partnerships

DAY 1

7:30AM-8:30AM

Exhibition space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

8:30AM-9:15AM

Welcome from the chair and Inauguration Panel: The hydromet landscape in India

9:15AM-10:00AM

Panel discussion: Understanding the current state of Indian hydromet services on a national and state level to define strategic priorities

10:00AM-10:30AM

Remote Presentation: Qingliang Zhou, Head of the World Meteorological Centre Beijing Operations Office, National Meteorological Centre, CMA

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibition space: Refreshment break

Main Room and Room 1: Twin track technical presentations and audience Q&As

11:00AM-11:30AM

  1. Multi-hazard monitoring and early warning systems: Federico Pasquini, CAE

  2. Saving lives in Malawi - A recent use-case in high precision lightning detection data under UNDP tender

11:30AM-12:00PM

  1. Evolving use of radar in forecasting

  2. Hydrometeorology and the internet of things

DAY 2

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Panel discussion: How can the hydromet space contribute to India's socio-economic betterment

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: Impact of, and protection from, climate change in India - the role of hydrometeorology

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

11:00AM-11:45AM

Roundtable session: 6

11:45AM-12:30PM

​Roundtable session: 7

12:30PM-2.00PM

Exhibitor space: Lunch break

2:00PM-2:45PM

Roundtable session: 8

Main Room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

2:45PM-3:30PM

Panel discussion: Outcomes - what have we learned this week and how to move forward locally and globally?

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break​

DAY 3

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Panel discussion: How can the hydromet space contribute to India's socio-economic betterment

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: Impact of, and protection from, climate change in India - the role of hydrometeorology

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

11:00AM-11:45AM

Roundtable session: 6

11:45AM-12:30PM

​Roundtable session: 7

12:30PM-2.00PM

Exhibitor space: Lunch break

2:00PM-2:45PM

Roundtable session: 8

Main Room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

2:45PM-3:30PM

Panel discussion: Outcomes - what have we learned this week and how to move forward locally and globally?

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break​

DAY 4

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Panel discussion: How can the hydromet space contribute to India's socio-economic betterment

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: Impact of, and protection from, climate change in India - the role of hydrometeorology

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

11:00AM-11:45AM

Roundtable session: 6

11:45AM-12:30PM

​Roundtable session: 7

12:30PM-2.00PM

Exhibitor space: Lunch break

2:00PM-2:45PM

Roundtable session: 8

Main Room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

2:45PM-3:30PM

Panel discussion: Outcomes - what have we learned this week and how to move forward locally and globally?

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break​

DAY 5

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Panel discussion: How can the hydromet space contribute to India's socio-economic betterment

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: Impact of, and protection from, climate change in India - the role of hydrometeorology

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

11:00AM-11:45AM

Roundtable session: 6

11:45AM-12:30PM

​Roundtable session: 7

12:30PM-2.00PM

Exhibitor space: Lunch break

2:00PM-2:45PM

Roundtable session: 8

Main Room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

2:45PM-3:30PM

Panel discussion: Outcomes - what have we learned this week and how to move forward locally and globally?

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break​

DAY 1

DISASTER RISK

1:00PM-1:30PM

Presentation: UNDRR

1:30PM-2:00PM

P​anel Discussion: Disaster risk management in India

2:00PM-2:20PM

Presentation: Skymet

2:20PM-2:40PM

Fireside chat:​ Campbell Scientific & World Bank

2:40PM-3:00PM

Presentation:​ Nowcast

3:00PM-4:00PM

Roundtables

DAY 2

METEOROLOGY

1:00PM-1:30PM

Presentation: WMO

1:30PM-2:00PM

P​anel Discussion: Meteorology in India

2:00PM-2:20PM

Presentation: Delta OHM

2:20PM-2:40PM

Fireside chat:​ L3 Harris & IMD

2:40PM-3:00PM

Presentation:​ Comptus

3:00PM-4:00PM

Roundtables

DAY 3

HYDROLOGY

1:00PM-1:30PM

Presentation: WMO

1:30PM-2:00PM

P​anel Discussion: Hydrology in India

2:00PM-2:20PM

Presentation: Vaisala

2:20PM-2:40PM

Fireside chat:​ SEBA & Department of Water Resources

2:40PM-3:00PM

Presentation:​ Comptus

3:00PM-4:00PM

Roundtables

DAY 4

PUBLIC-PRIVATE ENGAGEMENT

1:00PM-1:30PM

Presentation: WMO

1:30PM-2:00PM

P​anel Discussion: Hydrology in India

2:00PM-2:20PM

Presentation: Vaisala

2:20PM-2:40PM

Fireside chat:​ SEBA & Department of Water Resources

2:40PM-3:00PM

Presentation:​ Comptus

3:00PM-4:00PM

Roundtables

DAY 5

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

1:00PM-1:30PM

Presentation: WMO

1:30PM-2:00PM

P​anel Discussion: Hydrology in India

2:00PM-2:20PM

Presentation: Vaisala

2:20PM-2:40PM

Fireside chat:​ SEBA & Department of Water Resources

2:40PM-3:00PM

Presentation:​ Comptus

3:00PM-4:00PM

Roundtables

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Expert speakers

Manish Kumar

CEDAR

Manish's research has been focused on understanding the ecohydrology of springs and streams in Himalaya (Sikkim & Uttarakhand) with empirical data collected from extensive hydro-meteorological instrumentation. He also used the empirical data to validate the efficacy of remotely-sensed gridded (satellite & interpolated) datasets in complex Himalayan terrain. He is particularly interested in developing low-cost instrumentation and long-term monitoring sites in the Himalayan region.

Julian Menadue

UK MET OFFICE

Having graduated in Geography & Environmental Science in London in 1986, Julian had a successful career working with System Integrators such as Fujitsu and IBM. This centred on providing IT services into the Financial and Utilities Sectors. Julian returned to his ‘environmental science’ interest, by joining the Met Office in 2010. He now works within the Met Office’s Strategic Commissioning team responsible for coordinating Newton Fund Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership, (WCSSP). His primary focus is building and enhancing relationships with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services whose development ambitions align with Met Office science strategy and fit with UK Government’s and IFI’s overseas development plans.

Vijay Dubey

JOMISO CONSULTING

Vijay Dubey is the Managing Director of Jomiso Consulting Pvt Ltd, a strategy consulting firm in India. He is an International Business Strategy Expert and has worked across multiple sectors of infrastructure including water and environment. He has been instrumental in increasing collaborations within Australia and India by bringing many water resources and hydrological service providers from Australia to the South Asian market. He has been working closely with many clients across Europe, US, Korea and Australia and advising them on business entry strategies, strategic partnerships and collaborations in South Asia.

 

What our attendees say

Thanks again for a revolutionary and dynamic symposium with riveting themes, presentations and atmosphere.

John Smith

CEO

Civil Aviation Authority, Turks & Caicos

Congratulations to Team Varysian! A great Symposium. I am very proud of what Varysian is becoming. Brilliant! I look forward to next year's Symposium and the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.

Garvin Cummings

Chief Hydrometeorological Officer

Guyana Meteorological Service

I wanted to thank you for inviting me to the meeting.  It was extremely informative and very much enjoyed learning in the discussion groups.  As our efforts mature, no doubt I will be reaching out.

Oscar Schofield

Distinguished Professor

Depart. of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Rutgers University

Congratulations to Varysian for hosting the Caribbean Symposium. Outstanding experience.

Shakeer Baig

Assistant Director

Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service

The main thing we want to get out of it is better interaction between the public and private sector and that is one of the things that, in this event, really happened.

Heerco Walinga

International Business Development Manager

Delta OHM

Wonderful event with great participation from everyone.

Jim Anderson

President

HMEI

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