US-India Climate Downscaling Workshop

Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections

Agenda and Resources

Day 1 : 7 March 2017 Tuesday
Venue : Meghdoot Auditorium

9:00am – 9:30 am Registration
9:30am – 10:15am Inaguration and Welcome by Prof Ravi Nanjundiah, Director, IITM
Guest of Honour : Dr. David Easterling, Chief, Scientific Services Division, NOAA NCEI
Speech by Dr. David Easterling
Speech by Dr. Ken Kunkel, Professor, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies and NOAA CICS-NC
Speech by Dr. Krishnan, Executive Director, Center for Climate Change Research, Pune
Vote of Thanks : Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni
10:15am – 10:45am HIGH TEA

Session I : An Introduction to downscaling : Theory and Methods
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

(Chair : Prof David Easterling)


10:45am – 11:15am Dr. Ken Kunkel — An Introduction to Downscaling Methods
11:15am – 12:15pm Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni, Scientist, IITM —Review of Statistical Downscaling
Dr. J. Sanjay, Scientist, IITM Initiatives for Dynamical Downscaling
Dr. Aradhana Yaduwanshi, WOTR Use of climate projection data to assess future vulnerability to develop adaptation plan
Ms. Jayshri Patel, IITM Bias correction of precipitation from regional climate model using quantile mapping

Session II : Applications of CORDEX Data
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

(Chair : Dr. R Krishnan)

12:15pm – 1pm Dr. Subimal Ghosh, IIT Mumbai Presentation
Dr. P P Mujumdar, IISC, Bangalore Presentation
Dr. Kamal Murari, TISS Presentation
1pm – 2pm LUNCH (Meghdoot Basement)

Session III : ARRM and NEX Data
Venue : Aryabhatta Hall

(Chair : Prof Ken Kunkel)

2pm – 2.20pm Automated Quality Control of Observed Weather Station Data
Dr. Ranjini Swaminathan, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
2:20pm – 2:45 pm GFDL-NCPP “Perfect Model” Model Approach to Comparing Downscaling Methods and Introduction to Asynchronous Regional Regression Model (ARRM)
Dr. Anne Stoner, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
2:45pm – 3:05pm Introduction to NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Downscaled Data
Dr. Bridget Thrasher – by video
3:05pm – 3:30pm Introduction with ARRM and NEX Downscaled Output
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe – by video
Dr. Anne Stoner, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
3:30pm – 4:00pm TEA BREAK
4:00pm – 5:30pm Hands-on Exercise with ARRM and NEX downscaled output (continued)
Workshop Exercise

Sample Presentation
7:00pm Onwards Director’s Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : 9 March 2017 Tuesday
Venue : Meghdoot Auditorium

Session IV : Uses and Applications of Downscaling for Decision-Making
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

(Chair : Dr. Nambi Appadurai)

9: am – 9:30am Research and Implementation Experience with State Action Plan Development Activities and Uttarakhand Video
Ms. Jennifer Steeves, Risk Analyst, Acclimatise
9:30am – 11:15am PANEL DISCUSSION – Perspectives on Station Action Plans and Vulnerability Risk Assessments
  • Dr. Sandhya Rao, Integrated Natural Resources Management Consultants (Downscaling for Water Resources, West Bengal)
  • Dr. Arvind Boaz, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, Government of Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh) Presentation
  • Dr. Manish Kumar Shrivastava, TERI, (Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat) Presentation
  • Dr. Lokendra Thakkar, Coordinator, Climate Change Division, EPCO (Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization (Madhya Pradesh) Presentation
  • Dr. Crispino Lobo, Co-founder, Watershed Organization Trust (Agriculture) Presentation
  • Dr. Amir Bazaz, Senior Consultant, Indian Institute of Human Settlement (Urban Planning) Presentation
  • Dr. Jagdish , ATREE (Watershed hydrology; landscape ecology) Presentation
    Moderator: Dr. Krishnan
11:15am – 11:45am TEA BREAK

Session V : Case Studies
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

(Chair : Dr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy)

11:45am – 12:30pm Examples of Applications of Downscaling Outputs – 3 Case Studies (Agriculture, Infrastructure, Urban Planning)
Dr. Anne Stoner, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH (Meghdoot Basement)
1:30-3:30pm Case Studies and Discussion on Connections of Downscaled Climate Information and Health Sector
Dr. John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health
Director, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences
3:30pm – 4:00pm TEA BREAK

Session VI : Downscaling for India State Action Plans – Hands on Exercises and Discussion
Venue : Aryabhatta Hall

4:00pm – 5:30pm Group A – continue exercise from Day 1
Group B – second exercise on application of outputs
Introduction Video by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Discussion Questions
Next Steps
Take Home Instructions
Western India: Industrialized States Adopt Contrasting Approaches to Tackle Climate Change
5:30pm – 6:00pm Group Discussion on Key Questions and Outcomes
Dr. Anne Stoner

Day 3 : 9 March 2017 Thursday

Session VII : Communications and Collaborations for building Resilience
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

(Chair : Dr. Dhana Praveen, Telangana)

9:00am – 10:00am WRI and the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) – An Overview
Lauretta Burke, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
10:00am – 10:30am Resilience Efforts and Activities in India
Nambi Appadurai, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
10:30am – 11:15am Development of Dashboards and its Utilization in State Action Planning
Lauretta Burke, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
Nambi Appadurai, World Resources Institute, Chennai, India
11:15am – 11:45am TEA BREAK
11:45am – 12:30pm Development of Dashboards….cont’d
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH (Meghdoot Basement)

Session VIII : Concluding Remarks
Venue : Varahamihira Hall

1:30pm – 2:00pm Collaborative Research Activities and Discussion
Dr. Krishnan and Dr. Easterling
2:00pm –2:45pm Remarks/feedbacks/suggestions by participants
2:45pm – 3:00pm Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Director, IITM and Dr. Easterling
3:10pm – 4:00pm TEA
End of the WORKSHOP