3rd Triennial Congress of Federation of Indian Geosciences Association on “Geosciences of Himalaya for Sustainable Development”
The collision/convergence of Indian plate with the Eurasian plate is responsible for the birth and growth of the mighty Himalaya that has been a center stage of flourishing civilization due to efficient sediment-water transmission supporting the >agro-economy. The complex evolving of the Himalayan system governs the location of large earthquakes; dictates the damage patterns during floods, landslides and seismic activities, and riverine landscapes; drives the climate-tectonic interaction; and pedals the continental scale crustal and lithospheric growth. All these are linked to the surface and subsurface processes, which are manifested in different forms on the surface. Geothermal hot springs, minerals and precious ore bodies, and hydrocarbons in the thrust fold belt are unique natural resources in the Himalaya. Study of high-altitude Glaciers, which is the storehouse of waters for the billions of people, is very important with regard to understanding the impact of upstream Climate change and its consequences to the downstream river systems that are source for drinking water, irrigation, hydroelectric power generation.
Geoscience associations/societies under FIGA continuously strive to generate scientific information on geological processes that provide clues to understand scientific issues and impetus to natural resources and disaster risk reduction for sustainable >development of society. The 3rd Triennial Congress of FIGA aims to bring the major Earth science institutions, societies, unions and associations on a single platform to address scientific challenges with a view to provide feasible solution.