Environmental Science & Technology Symposium hosted by the American Chemical Society at Shiv Nadar University
April 09, 2018, Greater Noida: Shiv Nadar University, one of India’s leading research-driven, multidisciplinary private universities, hosted an Environmental Science & Technology Symposium on April 7, 2018 organized by the American Chemical Society publications. The day-long forum featured scientific lectures from 17 world-class researchers from India and the United States engaged in a rich day of innovative and scientific exchange in the environmental sciences.
Dr. David Sedlak as an editor-in-chief of ES&T and ES&T letters led the symposium. Earlier in the week, he taught the program of Water Science and Policy in the Center for Public Affair and Critical Thinking (C-PACT).
Multi-disciplinary post-graduate (M.Sc.) program on Water Science and Policy aims to be a first-of-its-kind academic program that captures the multi-disciplinary nature of water, delivered by some of the best minds globally – experts on water who have worked on ground realities, made policies and initiated change. The main aim of this program is to create a critical mass of water professionals with a historically and socially contextualized, multi-disciplinary perspective and understanding of water, who can help carry forward India’s on-going paradigm shift in water management. Therefore, the program has been built on a modular structure, flexible enough to allow stakeholders from the government, civil society, industry
and others to opt for selective courses from within the program, leading to the award of certificates and diplomas. There is array of options available in terms of both topics and duration – truly an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders in the water sector.
Dr. Mihir Shah is the first President of the Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation, which supports innovative civil society action in close partnership with state governments. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shiv Nadar University, where he is designing a globally first-of-its-kind Masters Program on Water Science and Policy. Dr. Shah addressed audience on his life’s work all over the world from Stanford University to the World Bank in Washington, the OECD in Paris, the Arctic Circle in Iceland, Chatham House and University College, London, UNESCO-IHE at Delft, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, International Water Management Institute in Colombo and the Singapore Water Week. He was the Keynote Speaker at the Global Water Summit at Rome in 2012 and the International EcoSummit Congress at Montpellier in 2016.
American Chemical Society Publications and Environmental Science & Technology proudly announced the Environmental Science & Technology Symposium at Shiv Nadar University. The full-day forum featured scientific lectures from 17 world-class researchers from India and the United States. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with the ACS Editors and speakers. The program was free but registration was required to attend the symposium.
Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in) is an international multi-disciplinary, research university located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region. It is a private philanthropic institution established by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The University’s mission is to develop and educate the leaders of tomorrow; to support research, scholarly and creative endeavours that contribute to the creation of new knowledge; and to create research and teaching programs that tackle the most pressing problems of India and the global community. The University offers a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral level.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – an $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 39 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.
The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.
The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering, a top-ranked private engineering college in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.
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