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Civil engineering professor gives workshop at national conferences


G. Padmanabhan, professor of civil engineering, was the lead instructor of a one-day workshop, “Modeling for Watershed Management and Total Maximum Daily Load Development (TMDL),” presented during the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American society of Civil Engineers in Austin, Texas.

The workshop was sponsored by the institute’s TMDL Analysis and Modeling committee, which Padmanabhan chairs.

Task committee members represent various regions of the country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, civil engineering professionals, consulting firm and academia. Five members of the task committee jointly presented the workshop.

Padmanabhan also co-wrote podium and poster presentations at the conference. The podium presentation, “Droughts-Groundwater Relationship in Northern Great Plains Shallow Aquifers,” was co-written with graduate student Navaratnam Leelaruban.

The poster, “Overland Flow Generation under the Influence of Microrelief, Soil and Rainfall,” was co-written with Xuefeng Chu, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and graduate students Daniel Bogart and Navaratnam Leelaruban.

A shorter version of the workshop was presented again at the institute’s 2015 50th Watershed Management Conference Aug. 4-7 in Reston, Virginia. Padmanabhan organized and moderated two sessions at the conference.

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