INGENIoS: Indo-German Network of Environmental Systems-Hydrology

Topic of the research project: INGENIoS: Indo-German Network of Environmental Systems-Hydrology

Names of cooperation partners (lead of the cooperation project):  Prof. Dr. Karl Schneider, Geographical Institute, University of Cologne; Prof Dr Sekhar Muddu, Department of Civil Engineering, Insian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Project funding organisations: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and University Grants Commission (UGC)

Project description

The primary goal of INGENIoS is to establish integrated and multidisciplinary institutional relationships between the University of Cologne (UoC) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. The term “Environmental” implies an integrative environmental approach addressing the natural science as well as the social science perspective. The term “Systems” implies a system approach facilitating a method-based system analysis with particular focus on investigating cause and effect relationships to analyze scenarios of change in water supply and water demand. It implies a strong scientific computing component, a technical perspective such as water filtration and purification (e.g. photocatalytic systems) as well as a strong applied perspective. Finally, the term “Hydrology” implies the focus upon water. INGENIoS pursues such an approach encompassing computational, economic, natural and social sciences, as well as law, technology and education (university as well as professional education).

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