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4th Annual Asian Studies Faculty Symposium: Water

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

107 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Open to the Public: Registration Required: registration is closed but please email the Asian Studies Program if you would like to register late!

*Schedule subject to change

8:30 to 8:45 am: Breakfast

8:45 to 9:00 am: Opening Remarks

9:00 to 11:00 am: Revitalizing Traditional Hydraulic Structures in India

  • Pushkar Sohoni (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research – Pune): “Fire and Water: Implications of Gunpowder and Water Management Technologies for Early Modern Settlements”
  • Govindan Kutty (Department of Geography, Government College, Chittur): “Treatise on the Qanat Water Systems of India.”

11:00 to 12:00 pm Lunch

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: “Important challenges of the 21st century in water quantity and quality”

  • Chris Renschler (Department of Geography, University at Buffalo): “Managing Soil and Water in a Changing World: The Case for Integrated Extreme Events Management”
  • Diana Aga (Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo): “Antibiotics in the Aquatic Environment and their Role in Promoting Superbugs in the World”
  • Xuefeng Ren (Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health & Pharmacology and Toxicology, University at Buffalo): “Naturally Occurring Arsenic Contamination in Drinking Water in Asia: The Health Impact and Modes of Action”alt=""


March 6
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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