ESW General Body Meeting Moved to February 27

The Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) general body meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 23 has been moved to Monday, February 27. The meeting will still be held in Perlstein Hall, room 109 from 12:50-1:40.

Venkatesh Dutta will be speaking on “Water Quality and Ecosystems Management of Rivers of India.” Dutta is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Management at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar in residence at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

This presentation stems from a spring 2011 assessment of the Gomti River. Designed to investigate long-term, direct impacts of human-induced change and climate variability on the river-system, the assessment included water quality monitoring data from 30 river segments and satellite data to describe changes in land use throughout the basin. The assessment revealed that the entire Gomti basin has experienced severe reduction in forest cover and wetlands associated with increasing urbanization.

Dutta will also be presenting at the CAE Seminar on Monday, February 27 from 3:15-4:30 in Perlstein Hall Auditorium.