Padmanabhan chairs session and presents paper at engineers conference
G. Padmanabhan, professor of civil engineering, presented a paper, titled “Modeling Phosphorus Transport via Surface Runoff in Songkhla Lake Basin, Thailand” at the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute international conference held in Chennai, India, Jan. 5-7.
The theme of the conference was “International Perspective on Current and Future State of Water Resources and the Environment” and was attended by approximately 400 professionals from more than 24 countries. There were 300 oral technical presentations and 70 poster presentations.
Padmanabhan's paper is co-written by Penjai Sampongchiakul, a faculty member from Prince Songkhla University, Thailand, and Kitipan Kitboomrang, a graduate of the Environment and Hazardous Waste Management program of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The paper is the result of research done at Chulalongkorn University during and after Padmanabhan’s sabbatical there. In addition to his involvement in reviewing abstracts and final papers for the conference, Padmanabhan also chaired a session on non-point source pollution at the conference.
Padmanabhan frequently reviews papers for the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. He also is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is currently a member of the steering committee for another American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute conference, “Watershed Management 2010: Innovations in Watershed Management Under Landuse and Climate Change,” scheduled for Aug. 23-27 in Madison, Wis.