Canadian Scientist Visit PAU to Deliver Talk
Ludhiana: The Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in collaboration with the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers -Punjab Chapter organized a seminar talk on “Improving Sustainability at the Food–Energy Water Nexus in Changing world” on 26th May.
At PAU, Dr. Mark Johnson, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver, delivered the talk. Dr Johnson was accompanied by Mr Christopher Gibbins, Consulate General of Canada, who had arranged for the seminar talk.
The scientists from the Departments of Soil and Water Engineering, Agronomy, Soil Science and Civil Engineering, PAU, attended the talk. Dr Jaskarn Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU, was the chief guest on the occasion.
During his talk, Dr Johnson gave a broad view of the research work, being conducted in the University of British Columbia, on different aspects of climate change, sustainable water management solutions and urban hydrology.
He also discussed various adaptation strategies that can be helpful under changing climate. During deliberations, the scientists were able to identify areas of mutual interest where future collaborations were possible.
Earlier, Dr Rajan Aggarwal, Head, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, welcomed the chief guest, key speaker and the participants. He discussed the relevance of the talk with state conditions. Later, Dr Samanpreet Kaur, Social Secretary, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, proposed the vote of thanks.
Source:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)