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1 NATIONAL SEMINAR ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT NOVEMBER 19-20, 2009 ORGANISED BY NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE COLLEGE NAGPUR In Collaboration with NEERI (National Environment Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur) INTRODUCTION: DMI (Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal)

2 Impact of Climate Change has become a real and fast growing problem for our Country and the World. As urgency around the issue continues to grow, so does the scientific concern for changes in earth climate that will adversely affect future of our planet and those who inhabit it. Climate related disasters have brought wide spread misery and huge economic losses to India adversely affecting Public health, Agriculture, Water resources and Biodiversity. The situation is foreseen to worsen as humans continue to pump green house gases into the atmosphere without being aware of the contribution they are making for their own downfall. Over the past decades, climate change has become one of the most heavily researched subjects in science. Moreover, in the last two years the impact has become prominently visible with an erratic monsoon creating drought in Northern India and wide spread flooding in Southern India. There may be serious differences amongst the world community on each country s contribution to this impact but invariably it is the community members which have to bear most of the consequences. The World to-day faces two challenges dealing with climate change, first to reduce Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission by moving to alternative technologies as early as possible and second to build community resilience to deal with recurring impact of Climate change which now have become inevitable. In view of this, the National Civil Defence College is organizing this National Seminar on Disaster Management in order to build scientific knowledge base for generating awareness amongst Civil Defence Volunteers and preparing an Action Plan of remedies for the Community at Risk. I request for nomination of large number of delegates from your Organization / States for participation in this National Seminar especially, wardens and volunteers who can form the backbone for initiating volunteer action for reduction of climate change impacts. G.S. Saini, VSM

3 Chief Patrons: 1. Shri R.K. Bhatia, IPS, General Civil Defence & NDRF New Delhi Seminar Organising Committee: Convener 1. Shri G.S. Saini,VSM,, NCDC, Nagpur Advisory Committee: 1. Dr. T. Chakraborti,, NEERI, Nagpur 2. Dr. Rakesh Dubey,, DMI. Bhopal 3. Shri K.M. Nandyal, Ex., NCDC, Nagpur 4. Dr. Mahesh Yenkie, Dean, LIT, Nagpur 5. Col. Rajkumar, Asst. Genl. (Comn. & CD), DGCD Office, New Delhi. Technical Committee: 1. Dr. M.G. Athawale, Ex.Dy. (Med), NCDC, Nagpur 2. Dr. A.H. Tank, Forensic Sciences Specialist, Nagpur 3. Mr. Rajesh Chaudhari, Asst. (Rescue), NCDC, Nagpur 4. Shri S. Vishwanathan, Ex., Indian Meteorological Department, Nagpur Seminar Co-ordination Committee: 1. Shri R.B. Rao, Administrative Officer, NCDC, Nagpur 2. Shri S.G. Atkare, Sub-Instructor (RO), NCDC, Nagpur. 3. Shri Sunil B. Sawarkar, Training Assistant, NCDC, Nagpur 4. Shri Ram B. Nikhare, Training Assistant, NCDC, Nagpur 5. Shri Suraj K. Sawaikar, Training Assistant, NCDC, Nagpur 6. Shri Vishwanath A. Pardhi, Training Assistant, NCDC, Nagpur.

4 19 TH NOVEMBER 09 NATIONAL SEMINAR ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT NOVMEBER 2009 AT HOTEL TULI INTERNATION, SADAR, NAGPUR PROGRAMME hrs Breakfast & Registration hrs Inauguration hrs Tea hrs Technical Session I hrs Lunch hrs Technical Session II 20 TH NOVEMBER hrs Breakfast hrs Technical Session III hrs Tea hrs Technical Session IV hrs Lunch hrs Technical Session V hrs Validation Ceremony 1630 hrs Tea

5 DATE & VENUE November 2009 Venue: Hotel Tuli International Residency Road, Sadar Nagpur (Maharashtra) Tel: Fax: Website: Participants Profile: Participation in this seminar is invited from Sr. Government Officials at Central and State Levels dealing with Civil Defence / Disaster Management Controllers / Dy. Controllers of Civil Defence, Chief Wardens. Sr. Managers responsible for implementation of Industrial Civil Defence / Disaster Management in their Industries, Dy. General Managers (G) of Railways, Officers of the National Cadet Corps and Chief Executives of National / International NGO s. Nominations: Nomination of delegates with requisite fee in the form of Demand Draft be forwarded to the under mentioned address. Delegates fee can also be paid in cash at the registration counter of this Seminar Venue. National Civil Defence College Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs 61/1, Civil Lines, NAGPUR (M.S) Website: ncdcnagpur.nic.in Delegate Fee: The delegates fee Rs. 1200/- per delegate. The fee includes cost of course material, docket, lunch, snacks, tea/ coffee and stationery but does not include lodging and boarding.

6 Seminar Topics Global Warming and Climate Change An Overview Geophysical Impacts of Climate change in India Impact of climate change on Food Supply & Agriculture Climate change impact on wild life and bird species. Climate change and Human health- Present and Future risk. Climate change and Forest Fires Vulnerability & Risk. Political and Security Implications resulting out of climate change. Higher vulnerability of Indian Population against extreme events. Understanding Nature s Climate change indicators. Industry s contribution to Climate change impact. Energy sector implications and alternatives for climate change. New approaches for Hazard and Risk assessment in Industry. Remote Sensing Services for early Disaster warnings. Need for adopting Industrial Emission Control Strategies for reducing GHg emissions. India s Corporate Sector s search for Alternative technologies to counter climate change. Community leadership for Risk Reduction and Resilience against climate change. Civil Defence Volunteer Action Plan Twenty 10.

7 NATIONAL SEMINAR ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT NOVEMBER 19-20, 2009 LIST OF SPEAKERS - tentative Sr. No 1. Global Warming and Climate Change An Overview Subject Speaker Address Contact No. Dr. T. Chakrabarti,, NEERI, Nehru Marg, Nagpur , (fax) 2. Geophysical Impacts of Climate change on India Dr. R. N. Singh Ex- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute NAGPUR. 3. Impact of climate change on Food Supply & Agriculture A looming Disaster Dr. K.R. Kranthi CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR COTTON RESEARCH (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Wardha Road, Nagpur. MAHARASHTRA 4. Climate Change and Forest Fires Vulnerability & Risks. 5. Climate Change Impact on Wild life behaviour Rise in animal human conflict Dr. R. B. Lal Dr. R. B. Lal Indian Institute of Forest Management P.O. Box 357, Nehru Nagar Bhopal MADHYA PRADESH Indian Institute of Forest Management P.O. Box 357, Nehru Nagar Bhopal MADHYA PRADESH

8 6. Climate Change & Human Health- Present & Future Risks. Dr. Tapan Chakrabarti, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg Nagpur Political and Security Implications of Climate change. Dr. Rajiv Ojha, Independent Journalist D-16, Press Enclave, Saket, New Delhi Higher Vulnerability of Indian Population against Extreme events induced by Climate Change Shri P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti, IAS Executive National Institute of Disaster Management Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs I.P. Estate, Ring Road NEW DELHI Understanding Nature s Climate Change Indicators A warning for future trends Shri Maruti B. Chitampalli OR Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (Retd.) NAGPUR Maharashtra 10. Indian Industry s GHG emissions and Climate Change - Need for Assessment of Impact Mr. Nandu Andhare Dr. S.R. Wate Scientist G & Head Principal Correspondent, The Hitavada, Nagpur Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment Division NEERI, Nehru Marg NAGPUR Energy Sector Implications and Alternatives for Climate Change Shri S.D. Shinde Advisor & Chief Engineer (Retd) Maharashtra State Electricity Board MUMBAI

9 12 India's Corporate Sector search for alternative technologies to counter Climate Change 13. New approaches for Hazard and Risk assessment in Industry to counter impact of climate change 14. Remote Sensing Services for Rapid Weather monitoring for Disaster warning 15. Need for adopting Industrial Emission Control Strategies for reducing GHG Emissions 16. Community leadership for Risk Reduction and Resilience against Climate Change Ms. Seema Arora Principal Counsellor and Head, Dr. Rakesh Dubey Dr. YVN Krishna Murthy, Dr. J.S. Pandey Scientist F Dr. Mahesh Kamble Associate Professor CII ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development 24 Janpath, Thapar House, NEW DELHI Disaster Management Institute, Department of Housing and Environment Government of Madhya Pradesh Prayavaran Parisar, E-5, Arera Colony, Bhopal (MP) Regional Remote Sensing Service Centers Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore KARNATAKA EIRA Division National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg Nagpur Jamsetji Tata Center for Disaster Management Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar MUMBAI

10 17. Socio-economic, Cultural & Ethical Perspectives of Climate Change for Sustainable Future. Ms. Cheryl Rebello Communications Coordinator Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy 4th Floor, UNI Building, Thimmaiah Road Bangalore Challenges of Climate Change Education in Academic Institutions Dr. P.K. Gupta Institute of Management Studies Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore Madhya Pradesh 19 National Action Plan to build Strategic Knowledge on Climate Change Vision & Policy. Dr.Akhilesh Gupta Scientist G & Head Climate Change Programme Department of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road NEW DELHI Civil Defence Volunteer Action Plan Twenty 10. Shri G.S. Saini, National Civil Defence College, Nagpur