Asit K. Biswas to Keynote ASABEWater Security Conference

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Date: Thursday, February 08, 2018

St. Joseph, Michigan--ASABE has announced the first of the keynote speakers to headline the program at its upcoming conference, Global Water Security for Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Asit K. Biswas is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on water and environmental management. He is the co-founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is also concurrently Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar.

Formerly a professor in the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Sweden, he was member of the World Commission on Water and a co-founder of the International Water Resources Association and the World Water Council. He has been senior advisor to nineteen governments, six heads of United Nations agencies, two OECD secretaries-general, and many other major international and national organizations. Biswas is a regular contributor to international media on natural resources, environment, and development issues and also is a television commentator in BBC, CNN, and CNA. Reuters named him one of the top ten water trailblazers of the world, and his numerous honors include the Stockholm Water Prize.

Global Water Security for Agriculture and Natural Resources is being presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers. A call for abstracts is underway. The conference will take place October 3-6, 2018, at the Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad, India. Sponsors include the Telanga, India, Ministry of Tourism; Purdue University Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; USDA Agricultural Research Service; Cotton Incorporated; Irrometer Co.; Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. 

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. 

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