Special Seminar on April 12 - Management of soil-water pollution and climate smart watershed development

Join the Nebraska Water Center on Friday, April 12, for two seminar presentations from visiting scholars. This seminar will take place in the 2nd floor boardroom at the Nebraska Innovation Campus (2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68588). This seminar will also be available on Zoom

Management of soil-water pollution using in-situ remediation and advanced monitoring methods 
Dr. Brijesh K Yadav, Professor and Head, Department of Hydrology,  
IIT Roorkee, India 
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 

Soil-water pollution from hydrocarbons and heavy metals, caused by both human activities and natural sources, is a growing concern. Efficient remediation techniques and monitoring systems are required to address this issue. In-situ remediation techniques offer a more sustainable and economical solution by treating a mixture of contaminants directly in place. This talk discusses the principles and applications of in-situ bioremediation methods and Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs), along with advanced monitoring methods. 

Climate Smart Watershed Development Strategies through Carbon Sequestration  
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
Dr. Sachin Nandgude, Professor and Head, Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering,  
MPAU, Rahuri, India 

Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to global ecosystems and human well-being, necessitating innovative strategies for effective mitigation. These studies scrutinize the crucial role of watershed development in carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change. The foundation of this exploration lies in understanding the intricate interplay between soil, water, and carbon cycles. Soil, as a significant carbon sink, influences the global carbon budget, while water modulates soil carbon dynamics, highlighting their interconnectedness.  

There will be a brief reception with light refreshments between presentations. 

The Zoom link is available at https://unl.zoom.us/j/94751484288.