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1. Report: Second Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices held in Freiburg

Group photo of the Indo-German Dialogue 2018 participants. Photo credits: Malin Praktiknjo, 2018.   IGCS in collaboration with Freiburg University conducted the second IGD on Green Urban Practices from 8 – 10 November. The event was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with travel bursaries from the German Consulate General in Chennai. With this year’s focus on the theme “Education, Learning, Training and Awareness for Sustainab

3. IGCS Winter School 2019: Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste and e-Waste How can waste be reduced and recycled in rapidly growing cities? February 23 – March 9, 2019 IIT Madras, Chennai   With rapid urbanisation and increasing population around the world, solid waste generation is bound to increase multiple times in near future. It is essential to reduce and to manage this huge generation of waste effectively in future, sustainable, and SMART cities, wh

4. IGCS Alumni Meeting and Indo-German Dialogue

Alumni Meeting | November 6 and 7, 2018 | Heidelberg Indo-German Dialogue | November 8-10, 2018 | Freiburg           Update 13/09/2018: Application deadline for German applicantions is extended until September 30! We look forward to hear from you! IGCS Alumni meeting For the very first time, an Alumni meeting of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at the IIT Madras, Chennai, will be hosted at the Heidelberg Universit

Kick-off Workshop on Urban Resilience: Coastal Hazards and Coastal Water Management, Vulnerability and Sustainability at IIT Madras

23-26 October 2017 | IIT Madras | Chennai     From 23-26 October the joint Indo-German Workshop on Urban Resilience: Coastal Hazards and Coastal Water Management, Vulnerability and Sustainability organized by Prof S.A. Sannasiraj, Dept. of Ocean Engg. at IIT Madras and Prof K. Reicherter, Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group at RWTH Aachen University took place at IC&SR Building. Overall 13 researchers from Aachen and Bonn and 11 researcher

Inauguration of new IGCS-premises at IIT Madras

1 November 2017 | IIT Madras | On 1st November 2017 the director of IIT Madras, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, and rector of RWTH Aachen University, Ernst Schmachtenberg, celebrated the inauguration of the new IGCS premises in the Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences. HE Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Achim Fabig, and Dr Akilesh Gupta, Head/Senior Scientist-G, DST, GoI, were chief guests at the function that was followed by a one-day sympo

Announcement | Inauguration of new IGCS-premises at IIT Madras

1 November 2017 | IIT Madras | We are excited to announce that on the 1st November 2017 the IGCS team at IIT Madras will be moving to their new building. The new building will be located in the new Biotechnology building in IIT Madras. The IGCS team, the Indian and German researchers and students will have an entire floor dedicated to it. The IGCS will now have access to large spaces, new equipment and new furniture that they can use to work with. The aim

IGCS Summer School at RWTH Aachen University has started

15-28 JULY | RWTH Aachen University Summer School Sustainable Urban Water and Wastewater Management: India – Germany   Prof. E. Schmachtenberg, Rector, RWTH Aachen University, and Prof. B. Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, inaugurated the XXII Summer School at Aachen. 27 Students from different universities in Germany and India will partipate in numerous lectures and workshops of the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) on “Sustain

I. Indo-German Dialogue on Urban Green Practices in Chennai

9-11 March 2017 | Kalakshetra   From March 9 -11 2017 researchers, practitioners and activists from India, Germany and other countries gathered in Chennai for an Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices funded by Heinrich Böll Foundation and organised by Wuppertal Institut and the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability. The three-day workshop was held using The Collaboratory methodology and included brainstorming, discussion rounds, work phases

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop at IGCS

15-17 March 2017 | IIT Madras Prof. Jörg E. Drewes and Dr. Daphne Gondhalekar, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), in cooperation with the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at IITM and the Water Future Programme of Future Earth, organized the “Urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop” on 15-17 March 2017 in Chennai, India. The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers from TU Munich, IGC