Young Scientists Session (YSS)

Young scientists are a unique group of researchers within the academia world, as they are a constant stream of people that have innovative ideas and research, which can either support or challenge existing ways of thinking about the world around us. However, the majority of young scientists leave academia within three years of their research programme being completed. Consequently, and quite often not, many of these ideas and their research leaves as well, without the exposure they deserve. This year, it has been decided that the YSS will take place in a hybrid format for the first time. This is to remove participation barriers and ensure that the best of the next generation still have the opportunity to shine, regardless of location and financial opportunity.

The Young Scientists Session (YSS) is a unique and special occasion that the IDRiM conference provides every year to young scientists as an opportunity to present their innovative research to a wider audience. The session is composed of two parts: Oral session and Poster session. All young speakers give talks in the BOTH parts. Please follow the following instructions.

Online Participation

The session is scheduled to take place at date and time to be confirmed at a later date; but will take place in the run-up to the IDRiM 2023 conference.

In-Person Participation

The sessions are scheduled to take place at the following times:

  1. Oral Session Friday 29th /Saturday 30th September: 09:00-10:00
  2. Poster Session TBC

Both Participations

Each speaker is given roughly five minutes for their presentation and two minutes for discussion during the Oral Session. It is followed by the 50-minute Poster Session. With both sessions, there is a lot of time for fruitful discussions in both Oral and Interactive sessions, young speakers will receive insightful feedback from senior researchers and other participants. YSS participants are automatically eligible to take part in the “Best Young Scientists Award” competition. The Award Ceremony will be held during the conference.

Best Young Scientist Award

Like IDRiM has done every year, we have organized the “Best Young Scientist Award” competition, where we request all the senior researchers to serve as judges. Due to two formats, there will be two winners of this competition this year.

The award ceremony will take place during the closing ceremony of the conference on Saturday 30th September at:

  • 17:30 – 18:30 IST (India);
  • 08:00 – 09:00 EDT (East Coast United States);
  • 14:00 – 15:00 CEST (Western and Central Europe);
  • 21:00 – 22:00 JST (Japan)

We strongly recommend that ALL YSS participants to attend the closing ceremony.

After The Conference

The top three YSS awardees (both In-Person and Online) from IDRiM 2023, will be invited to a specially arranged session, in December 2023, to give these awardees a chance to give a full academic style presentation, as a way to celebrate their achievement. The exact date and time of this event will be decided between the YSS and events committee and awardees in the weeks following the IDRiM 2023 conference. To see past awardee presentations, please visit:

All YSS participants are encouraged to submit full-length paper. They will be reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the IDRiM journal. Further details about the journal are available at the following link:

Please Note:

If you would like to submit your paper, please submit your full paper to the IDRiM Journal, and send an e-mail to the IDRiM Secretariat ( informing your submission.

Qualification to be a Young Scientists is neither given by a physical age nor a position. Presenters of past YSSs were mainly graduate students, PhD candidates, researchers who received their PhD degree within the past 2-3 years, and researchers who made their debut in international academic discussion. If you are not sure if you can enter the YSS session, you can send an email to the IDRiM Secretariat (see email above).

Young Scientist Session I 29 September 2023 (APJ-AKB-104)


Full Name

Presentation Title

Mode of Attendance

11:50 – 12:00

Kartic Sharma

Civil defence Machinary in India: A neglected apparatus in DRR and Community capacity building


12:00 – 12:10

Naveen Prashar

Identification of resilience assessment indicators in the flood prone communities – a case of inland areas


12:10 – 12:20

C Lallawmawma

Assessing the Impact of the 2020 Earthquake in Tuipuiral, Mizoram: Implications for Seismic Safety Measures


12:20 – 12:30

Arnab Chowdhury

Monitoring of Himalayan Landslides using Geospatial Technologies


12:30 – 12:40

Amarnath Sharma

Multiscale Air Quality Assessment Framework using Airshed and CFD to Recommend Efficient NbS Strategies


12:40 – 12:50

Deepti Kumari Dwivedi

Detection of Early Signatures of Landslides in Western Himalayas, India


12:50 – 13:00

Nikunj K. Mangukiya

Machine Learning-based Flood Risk Mapping Framework for the Lower Narmada Basin in India


13:00 – 13:30

Nombulelo Kitsepile Ngulube

How we would like to be involved. Towards Effective Participatory Post Disaster Relocation and Housing Rehabilitation. A Community Perspective.


Young Scientist Session II 29 September 2023 (APJ-AKB-104)


Full Name

Presentation Title

Mode of Attendance


Sofia Kalogeromitrou

Dwelling After Disaster: Design and Spatial Improvisation in Transitional Shelter



Maciej Pawlik

 Proposing Thematic Modelling for Integrated Risk Communication: A study of British & Japanese perspectives in flood-prone communities



Anandu P

General overview of Global forest fires, possible causes, outcome, and existing  warning and mitigation methods in India



Anamika Sekar

Early warning systems for Rainfall Induced landslides in India- A Status Update



Tanu Gupta

Framework for Quick Mapping of Sentiments using Social Media Data for Disaster Response



Sandeep Kumar Mishra

Hazard Mapping and Modeling, Spatial Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Risk- A Case of Bundelkhand Region, India



Saurabh Singh

Review of Literature on Suitability of WRF-Hydro for Operational Flood Forecasting



Mahima Verma

3rd December 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Lessons learned and additional measures



Sudhanshu Dixit

Understanding the Catchment Characteristic for Developing an early warning system in Lesser Himalayas



Chanda Kumari

Building resilience in agriculture through agroecological practices to foster climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Uttarakhand, India



Ms. Debaleena Roy

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Disaster Risk Management: A Comprehensive Review


Young Scientist Session III 30 September 2023 (APJ-AKB-104)


Kshitij Kacker

Heat Stress Indices in Urban Area of Delhi



Sakshi Goyal

Flood Loss and Damage Estimation Models: A-state-of -the-art Review



Mohseni Usman Aliakbar

Addressing the Cascading Effects of Compound Extreme Events in India.



Suchitra Kumud

Flood risk assessment using BIM and GIS integration at neighbourhood scale



Ms. Manisha Mallick

From Traditions to Resilience: Indigenous Practices as Catalysts for Climate Disaster Risk Reduction in Biosphere Reserves



Miss Bushra Shahriar

Practical Indicators to Improve Urban Flood Resilience of A Community: A Case of Urban Flood Mitigation in Dhaka Bangladesh



Ms. Nadia Mubarak

Dynamic Stability Analyses of Railway Embankment, Considering Multi-Hazard Scenario



Mr. Ahmad Rashiq

Advances in Landslide Hazard Mapping and Modelling Techniques (A Comprehensive Review)



Ms. Shalu Mathuria

Understanding the Effects of Floods on Vulnerable School Infrastructure in the Himalayan Region for Flood Resilient School Design



Mr. Atul Anand Jha

Disaster resilience potential of an integrated Indigenous water management system: The pokhars of North Bihar



Miss Shruti Raypa

Critical Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study on Char Dham Road Network



Mr. Vivekanand Tiwari

GWRPZ as a Thematic Urban Infrastructure in Physical Planning Process – A Case of Ajmer City, India