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Course Co-ordinated by IIT Kanpur
Coordinators
 
Dr. R. Nagarajan
IIT Bombay

 
Dr. Venkataraman Balaji
Common Wealth of Learning, Canada

 

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Week  Topics
Week 1 Traditional information in agriculture practices
Week 2 Creation of georeferenced information base from existing data sets using GIS systems
Week 3 Understanding of rainfall potential clouds in decision making for irrigation
Week 4 Water resources availability – surface water from rainfall and ground water assessment
Week 5 Water demand assessment and deficit 
Week 6 Drought vulnerability and risk assessment – meteorological, hydrological, agricultural
Week 7 Village level information system and utility – natural resources / socioeconomic aspects
Week 8 Sustainable village resources management


Week

Topic

Speaker

Week0

Introduction to the Course

Dr. R Nagarajan and Dr. V. Balaji

 Week1

Agriculture practices & Use of GIS for Course Correction

 

Lect 1

Our Agriculture Practices and Lessons

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Climate and Scale of Change

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Course Corrections

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Modified agriculture ­ Precision agriculture

R Nagarajan

Lect 5

Modified Agriculture Practice ­ Climate Smart Agriculture

R Nagarajan

Week2

Integration of Agriculture Related Information ­ GIS

 

Lect 1

Maps and Information in Practice

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Geographical Information System (GIS)

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Types of Input

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Analysis ­ Map Overlay

R Nagarajan

Lect 5

Buffering & Perspective View

R Nagarajan

Lect 6

GIS Type & Available GIS Soft Wares

R Nagarajan

Week3

Village/Land Information System

 

Lect 1

Village cadastral map and property card

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Cadastral maps and contents

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Creation of Cadastral information base

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Land information system

R Nagarajan

 Lect 5

Creation of village boundary based basin analysis – water management

R Nagarajan

Week4

Weather Cloud reading & rainfall analysis in irrigation schedule

 

Lect 1

Needs and Weather forecast

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Cloud types & rain bearing clouds

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Weather satellites and cloud pattern reading

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Rainfall and supplementary irrigation

R Nagarajan

Lect 5

Synergistic use

R Nagarajan

Week5

GIS in estimation of water availability for effective planning

 

Lect 1

Surface rainfall ­ run off assessment & model

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Soil and Water Assessment tools (SWAT) model

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Groundwater availability

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Grounwater potential mapping

R Nagarajan

Lect 5

Water storage & water availability and release

R Nagarajan

Lect 6

Growth of crop area in command area and impact climate change

R Nagarajan

Lect 7

Impact of climate on agriculture

R Nagarajan

Week 6

Implications of water availability ­ deficit on agriculture

 

Lect 1

Crop water requirement & distribution loss

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Village agriculture & other water demand and supply source

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Water security assessment

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Land degradation: Soil salinity

R Nagarajan

Lect 5

Water logging

R Nagarajan

Lect 6

Water balance under different rainfall

R Nagarajan

Week 7

Drought assessment

 

Lect 1

Drought and characteristics

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Drought vulnerability and risk assessment

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Monitoring and warning

R Nagarajan

Lect 4

Drought Monitoring: a global perspective

V. Balaji

Lect 5

Drought Risk and Vulnerability Assessment: a global perspective

V. Balaji

Week8

Sustainable resources management in Agriculture

 

Lect 1

GIS in sustainable agriculture

R Nagarajan

Lect 2

Assessment of existing water storage structures & rehabilitation

R Nagarajan

Lect 3

Sustainable Development and Agriculture­ a confluence of pressures

V. Balaji

Lect 4

Climate Change and drought ­ a global perspective

V. Balaji

Lect 5

GIS and Drought Management: a global perspective

V. Balaji

 

 

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