About ISLT 2016
The International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT) conducts International Symposia on Lowland Technology (ISLT) once in every two years since 1998. ISLT 2016 was assigned to India, to be held at Mangalore, India and will be organized by IALT, NITK Surathkal and ILMR, Japan. This will be the first time that ISLT will be held in India and will be the tenth in the series. It will be hosted by NITK Surathkal with support from IISc, Bangalore. Earlier nine ISLTs have been conducted at Saga (Japan) [1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010 & 2IALT014], Bangkok (Thailand) , Busan (Korea) , Bali (Indonesia) .
The International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT) was founded in November 1998 under the aegis of the Institute of Lowland and Marine Research (ILMR), Saga University, Saga, Japan. IALT through ILMR fosters and furthers international activities not only by intensive studies of geotechnical, environmental and integrated water management aspects but also on the broader and inter-disciplinary fields of ecology, urban development and culture of lowlands. IALT through ILMR brings together engineers, scientists, planners, administrators into an organization to focus attention on problems associated with lowlands. IALT council members hail from Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, US, Vietnam etc.
About NITK and Mangalore
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal is located in Mangalore (also called Mangaluru) City, Karnataka State, India. NITK is a centrally funded technical institute and was established in the year 1960. NITK is a premier institution engaged in imparting quality technical education and providing support to research and development activities. NITK is recognized as an institute of national importance by an act of Indian parliament. NITK has carved a niche for itself among the best technical institutions in India. NITK has been consistently ranked among the top ten technical institutions in the country. Today, the institute offers 9 B. Tech, 27 post graduate and doctoral programmes in all its 14 Departments and is making significant advances in R&D and outreach activities. NITK is probably the only institution in the country which can boast of its own beach. The Department of Civil Engineering at NITK was established in the year 1960. The department presently offers 1 B.Tech, 6 post graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines.
Mangalore is the headquarters of the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada and is an important centre of business and trade in the Karnataka State. Mangalore port is one of the major ports on the west coast of India. The state capital of Bangalore (now called Bengaluru) is about 400 kms away. Mangalore is well connected by air, rail and road.Mangalore has temperatures ranging between 22ºC to 28ºC, with an average monthly rainfall of about 250mm during the month of September.