Faculty: Dr. Vipin Kumar
Project: Assessment of Impact of climate change on the Geodiversity in Uttarakhand Himalaya for five most Disaster-prone Districts of Uttarakhand including vulnerability and Risk assessment: Implication for Sustainable Development and Policy Making
Funding Institution: DST, Govt. of India, India
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Total cost of the project: Rs.2,06,33,607 (Rupees two crore six lakh thirty-three thousand six hundred seven only)
Project Duration: years 2020-2023
To create a comprehensive geodiversity database by primary and secondary data collection including the existing datasets for 5 disaster prone districts of Uttarakhand i.e., Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Tehri and Pithoragarh.
To develop the generic methodology for calculating the geodiversity index and identifying geodiversity hotspots in 5 disaster-prone districts of Uttarakhand. The approach could be implemented for analysing the geodiversity of the other districts of Uttarakhand and other Himalayan states.
To identify the most sensitive and vulnerable geodiversity zones and to calculate the risk that could impact livelihood and sustainability of the above 5 most disaster-prone districts of Uttarakhand.
Quantifying the sensitivity and elasticity of the geodiversity to climate change, anthropogenic advancements and its impact on the socio-economic conditions of the above 5 disaster prone districts of Uttarakhand.
To assess the risk of the hydro meteorological and landslide hazards at regional and site-specific levels.