Keynote speakers

Dr. Upal Ghosh

University of Maryland: NEW ADVANCES IN PASSIVE SAMPLING TO MEASURE FREELY DISSOLVED CONCENTRATIONS AND LINKING WITH BIOACCUMULATION MODELS FOR SEDIMENT RISK ASSESSMENT

Dr Ghosh is B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Ghosh is actually professor in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering oh the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. The research interests of Dr. Ghosh´ research group explores fundamental process mechanisms that control pollutant fate in soils, sediments, and aquatic environments. He uses multidisciplinary tools to investigate exposure and bioavailability of organic and metal pollutants to organisms. The new understanding is used to develop novel remediation technologies and site-specific remediation goals. Recent projects have focused on contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, pesticides, dioxins, and mercury and fall under three broad categories: 1) assessment of pollutant fate and bioavailability, 2) analytical methods for the assessment of pollutant bioavailability, 3) development, demonstration, and technology transition of novel remediation technologies for polluted sediments.



Dr. José Luis Arellano Monterrosas

Southern Border Basin Agency of the Mexican National Water Commission: INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT TO REDUCE THE VULNERABILITY TO LAND SLIDING AND SEDIMENTATION IN THE SIERRA MADRE OF CHIAPAS WATERSHEDS

Dr. Arellano is an agronomist, specialized in irrigation, with M.S. in regional rural development from the Autonomous University of Chapingo, and Ph.D. in Water Sciences and Technology from the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA). He has been working during 35 years in the state of Chiapas, in the Soil and Water Conservation office of the former Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources and, since 1989, Dr. Arellano as founding member of staff at the Southern Border Basin Agency of the Mexican National Water Commission, where he coordinates conservation works of hydroagricultural infrastructure, irrigation and drainage engineering, water management and soil conservation, and restoration of hydrological basins. Dr. Arellano is also active in academic activities, such as teaching and tutoring graduate and undergraduate students. His research interests are about erosion, water and soil conservation, hydrology, integrated management of water resources in basins, irrigation and drainage, risk management, strategies for adaptation to climate change and hydrological ecosystem services.

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