Prathna Thanjavur Chandrasekaran

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education Netherlands

Prathna Thanjavur Chandrasekaran, Ph.D., has been working in the field of water research for the past nine years. She has more than thirty publications in peer-reviewed international journals and an edited book to her credit. She has published more than 1700 citations and has an h-index of fifteen. Dr. Prathna has a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and has worked with academic institutions of repute such as the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands (formerly UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education), as part of her postdoctoral studies. Her research focuses on optimizing adsorbent nanomaterials for the development of decentralized drinking water filters. She currently works as a chief minister`s fellow with the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control with the Delhi Government (India) and works on projects related to the cleaning of River Yamuna, the revival of water bodies, decentralized wastewater treatment, water management, and re-use.

Prathna Thanjavur Chandrasekaran

2books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Prathna Thanjavur Chandrasekaran

Water is a limited natural resource indispensable for human existence. Water resources exist in the form of glaciers, oceans, rainwater, groundwater, and surface water. Uncontrolled population growth, urbanization, and inefficient management of natural resources have hastened the pace and impact of climate change. Floods and droughts related to climate change occur more frequently, destructing the livelihood of people and disrupting the fragile ecosystem. The need for conservation of available water resources and devising strategies for resource management is very relevant in the current scenario and this book deals precisely with water resources and their management. It provides abundant and relevant information on all aspects related to water resources, including the need for conservation, water management strategies in different parts of the world, the impact of climate change on water management, pollution of water resources and treatment, and so forth. The book will motivate readers and scientists alike to look further and make concerted efforts towards promoting the preservation and conservation of water resources.

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