25 October 2017
During the visit Kabat met with key contacts at the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), who are the National Member Organization to IIASA. He also met with Indian government representatives and key members of India's academia to discuss enhancing India-IIASA collaborations further.
Iain Stewart, Head of IIASA External Relations Communications and Library and IIASA Secretary for National Member Organizations, accompanied Kabat on the visit.
Bilateral meetings with Indian government officials included Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India; Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India; Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; and Dr. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, Additional Secretary (Energy), National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Government of India.
Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary of India's Department of Science & Technology, meets with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat to discuss broadening the scope of India's collaboration with IIASA © IIASA
TIFAC, IIASA, NEERI workshop on modeling measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi
Researchers from IIASA and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur have developed the GAINS City model for Delhi and Kolkata in order to help urban planners assess practical policy options for controlling urban air pollution. The project, which is supported by TIFAC, has been using the model to identify the most cost-effective measures for minimizing adverse health and environmental impacts from air pollution at the same time as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The visit coincided with the completion of the India GAINS Model, and Kabat participated in a workshop on modeling measures to tackle air Pollution in Delhi, along with Pallav Purohit, Research Scholar, IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program.
IIASA and India
Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship has recently become far more productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through TIFAC.
Multiple research collaborations with partners in India as diverse as the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have brought new insights to the challenges that India faces. In particular, IIASA’s applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective, interdisciplinary research expertise, and policy relevance to issues ranging from the future of India’s energy system to increasing the country’s food production.
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Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with India
IIASA and India
Past, Present and Future (ppt)
Amann M, Purohit P , Bhanarkar AD, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J , Cofala J, Heyes C , Kiesewetter G, et al. (2017). Managing future air quality in megacities: A case study for Delhi. Atmospheric Environment 161: 99-111. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.04.041.
KC S, Speringer M, & Wurzer M (2017). Population projection by age, sex, and educational attainment in rural and urban regions of 35 provinces of India, 2011-2101: Technical report on projecting the regionally explicit socioeconomic heterogeneity in India. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-004
Asoka A, Gleeson T, Wada Y , & Mishra V (2017). Relative contribution of monsoon precipitation and pumping to changes in groundwater storage in India. Nature Geoscience 10 (2): 109-117. DOI:10.1038/ngeo2869.
Sharma M, Chaturvedi V, & Purohit P (2017). Long-term carbon dioxide and hydrofluorocarbon emissions from commercial space cooling and refrigeration in India: a detailed analysis within an integrated assessment modelling framework. Climatic Change: 1-15. DOI:10.1007/s10584-017-2002-4.
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