India and Italy have many commonalities. They are ancient civilizations. Water has played a very significant role in the growth of both the civilizations. It is appropriate that the Italy Embassy in New Delhi and the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) have come together to jointly host the webinar on “Water Resources and Human Civilization” on April 13 (The Italian Research Day), today.
A distinguished panel of experts will speak on the theme. The topics cover the Tiber River in Italy, Saraswati River and the Ganges. The list of eminent speakers with their topics includes:
- Dr Massimiliano Moscatelli, Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering, Rome will address “The Tiber River and the city of Rome: a millennial history.”
- Prof SK Tandon, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, will address “The ‘Lost’ Saraswat River of northwest India: Demystifying its depths”
- Dr Ilaria Mazzini, Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering, Rome, will address “Long-Term Interactions between Rome and Its ancient ports, Tiber Delta, Italy”
- Dr Ruchi Badola, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, will address “Biodiversity conservation and Ganga rejuvenation.”
- Prof Marco Peresani, University of Ferrara, will address “Rivers, settlements and human evolution.”
Massimo Spadoni, Embassy of Italy and Paras Ranjan Pujari, CSIR–NEERI will be moderating the virtual discussions.
The webinar commences at 14:00 IST/ 10:30 am CET and is of a two-hour duration event.
H.E. Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India will be delivering the opening address.
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