India Hydromet Symposium 2020

In partnership with

Indian Meteorological Society (IMS)

16th-18th March

New Delhi, India

DAY 1

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Welcome from the chair and 'big picture' presentation: The hydromet landscape in India

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: The continued evolution of meteorological and hydrological services for India and Indian states; what should our sector's current priorities be and what should/could our service look like in the future?

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

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

11:00AM-11:30AM

  1. Sustainable adaptation under climate change

  2. Hydrometeorological instrumentation advancement and evolution of neo-meteorology

11:30AM-12:00PM

  1. Evolving use of radar in forecasting

  2. Hydrometeorology and the internet of things

12:00PM-12:30PM

  1. Developments and automation in AWS

  2. Artificial intelligence and machine learning

12:30PM-2.00PM

Lunch in exhibitor space

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

2:00PM-2:45PM

Roundtable session: 1

2:45PM-3:30PM

Roundtable session: 2

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

4:00PM-4:45PM

Roundtable session: 3

Main Room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

4:45PM-5:30PM

Panel discussion: Searching for common goals and common ground: Squaring the public and private sector relationship

Talking points:

  1. Public/private engagement - sharing experiences via the WMO's Open Consultative Platform

  2. How does fostering better and long-term relations support public and private sector development, what can this achieve?

  3. Discussing the WMO draft resolution on public and private engagement

  4. Pursuing efficiencies that enhance value-for-money, including multi-sector and cross-border partnerships

  5. How stakeholders from all sectors can act as powerful advocates for sustained investment in core public infrastructure and capability

  6. Better use of budgets and establishing a long-term relationship with the private sector

  7. How could the Geneva Declaration - 2019: "Building Community for Weather, Climate and Water Actions", change public and private sector relationships?

  8. Roles and responsibilities - partnerships for common action needed from the old "Us versus Them" approach to real partnerships. Is there a method or best practice to achieve this?

  9. Importance of NHMS for the dissemination of products and services

5:30PM

Exhibitor space: Drinks reception

DAY 2

8:00AM-9:00AM

Exhibitor space: Breakfast and Registration

Main room: Mapping the Indian hydromet space

9:00AM-9:45AM

Panel discussion: Data capture and data integration: Adding value to decision-making​

Talking points:

  1. Defining the roles of governments and private sector entities as providers of data in support of critical forecast and warnings, and of climate data in support of adaptation and mitigation

  2. Data equality - given budget constraints and capacity challenges, how can ll NHMS have equal access and understanding of the growing range of hydromet data? How does your data operation evolve?

  3. Standardization and international exchange - establishing a successful data lingua Franca and what new capabilities will this give us?

  4. Current WMO guidance and thinking on data use and collection

  5. Data, data everywhere and not a drop to drink - data is only a means to an end. how to use and interpret not drown in the data deluge

9:45AM-10:30AM

Panel discussion: Forging an agricultural revolution via India's hydromet professionals

Talking points:

  1. What does automatic agrometeorology really mean for Indian farmers

  2. Improving weather, water and climate information for agricultural stakeholders

  3. Reducing environmental impacts and climate vulnerability of agriculture

  4. Insulating agriculture from the negative effects of climate change

10:30AM-11:00AM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

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

11:00AM-11:30AM

  1. Air quality and pollution detection

  2. Database generation, application and management

11:30AM-12:00PM

  1. Sensors in hydrology

  2. Geo-informatics and drone technology in hydromet

12:00PM-12:30PM

  1. Apps and cell phone devices

  2. Short-range forecasting

12:30PM-2.00PM

Exhibitor space: Lunch break

2:00PM-3:30PM

Exhibition space: Ask the expert

 

3:30PM-4:00PM

Exhibitor space: Refreshment break

Breakout rooms 1-8: Roundtable sessions

4:00PM-4:45PM

Roundtable session: 4

4:45PM-5:30PM

Roundtable session: 5

5:30PM

Exhibitor space: Drinks reception

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

Rountable 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​

Roundtable themes

Roundtable A

Discussing key aspects of current WMO policy; better use of data; WIGOS; OSCAR etc.

Roundtable B

Defining current trends in the Indian Hydromet space

New models in public and private sector partnerships

Roundtable D

Advances in climate change mitigation

Roundtable C
Roundtable E

How to conduct an effective vendor search and tender process

Roundtable F

Pollution and air quality - better detection, forecasting, protection and mitigation

Roundtable G

Supporting India's agricultural base

Roundtable H

New thinking in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience

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 and need I say it again: 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 discussions groups.  As our efforts mature, no doubt I will be reaching out.

Oscar Schofield

Distinguished Professor

Chair, 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

Key stats

2:1

Minimum public to private sector participants ratio

180+

Delegates from IMS, IMD, IGOs, NGOs and more

35

Maximum number of sponsors at our events

Venue

India Habitat Centre

Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003

Sponsors

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