The Indo-German International Workshop

The tentative invited papers for "The Indo-German International Workshop on Recent trends in Environmental Biogeochemistry" during December 13-18, 1998 will be held at the ENVIS Centre, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Unibversity, New Delhi - 110 067, India



18 - 20th NOVEMBER, 1998.

Organized by
Department of Geology, Annamalai University

The surface water and ground water are the essential life line for the humanity for the survival, growth and development. The hydrogeochemical studies of natural waters helps us to solve the anomalous dispersion and distribution of ions and toxic elements due to natural geochemical process and anthropogenic impacts in the environment. Good quality water has become a scarce commodity and hence the geochemical studies of the surface and subsurface water has gained popularity and is the only solution to tackle the global water management.

The International seminar is being focused to bring out the pattern of pollution by nature and human beings to all parts of the hydrosphere, which ultimately degenerates the quality and renders the water unsuitable for specific purpose.

Seminar is being organized by the department of Geology under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. G, Muthukumarasamy, Vice Chancellor, and Dr. PL. Sabarathinam, Registrar, Annamalai University with an objective of providing common forum for the hydrogeologists/hydrogeochemists and related scientists for exchange of ideas, knowledge and to stimulate interest in solving some of the hydrogeochemical problems faced by the global community and in particular by the developing nations.



Research papers are invited on the various themes mentioned above. Authors are requested to submit one page (A4 size) abstract in about 500 words, preferably printed by a laser printer. The abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be informed of the acceptance of the papers. Last date for receiving the abstract along with Registration form is 18th September, 1998.

Efforts are being made to bring out the proceeding volume containing full papers. Authors are requested to send the full paper immediately after the acceptance of the abstract. The pattern of the journal of the Environmental Geology may be followed for the full paper.


For Foreign participants : 30 US $
For accomopanying foreign member : 15 US $
For Indian participants : Rs. 500/-
For accompanying members and Research Scholars : Rs. 250/-

Research Scholars should provide bonafide certificate from the parent Institution. The registration fee may be sent along with the abstract by a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of the Convenor, International Seminar on Applied hydrogeochemistry, Annamalai University, payable at Annamalinagar - 608 002. (Registration fee include Abstract volume, refreshments during seminar, Social events).



Guest House : Rs. 50/ - day

Hotels : Rs. 200/- day (Non A/C) Single bed, Rs. 500/- day (A/C) Single bed.


Minimum travel support within India may be provide to a few participants depending on the availability of funds.




Annamalainagar is situated in Southeastern part of India. It is about 250 kms from Chennai (Madras) and is well connected by bus and train. The University was established in 1929 at Chidambaram, similar to the pattern of Oxford University by late. Dr. Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar Kt., LL. D., D. Litt., Raja of chettinad. He was succeeded by the second founder Pro- Chancellor Dr. M. A. Muthiah Chettiar, Kt., B. A., D. Litt.,. The present founder Pro- Chancellor Dr. M. A. M. Ramasamy, B. A., D. Litt., is a great Industrialist and Philanthropist. It is the oldest residential University in South India. The University offers higher education in Arts, Science, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Agricultural and other fields relevant to the current and projected needs of the Society.

The department of Geology offers Masters degree in Applied Geology, M. Phil., and Doctoral research programmes in Hydrogeochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Sedimentology and other fields. The department also conducts three P. G. diploma courses through Directorate of Distance Education in Hydrogeology , Mineral Exploration and Mining and petroleum Geology . The department has undertaken various government projects in the field of environmental geochemistry to cater the needs of the Country s development.

Weather is pleasant during November with temperature around 25

Language : The official language of the seminar is English.

Field trip : Short field trip will be arranged on the 3rd day to Pichavaram mangroves/Neyveli mining area.


Accommodation for majority of the participants will be made in the Guest House as per the rate mentioned above. Those who are desirous of staying in hotels, may intimate at the earliest with advance money to make necessary arrangements. Return journey tickets by bus/train will be arranged on request by the participants in advance along with the requisite money.


18 - 19th Technical sessions 20th Field trips.


Dr. AL. RAMANATHAN, M. Sc., M. Phil., F.G.S.I.,
International Seminar on Applied Hydrogeochemistry
Department of Geology, Annamalai University
Annamalainagar -608 002. (CHIDAMABARAM)
Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Ph. : 0091 -04144 -22249/0091 -04144-22282
Fax: 0091 -04144 -23080/0091 -04144 -22027



19th June 1998


Organised by Department of Environment and Wildlife, Government of NCT Delhi


Inaugural Session

Welcome Address : Shri R. K. Goel, IFS, Conservator of Forests-cum Director, Environment

Key Note Address : Shri H. A. Arfi, IAS, Secretary, Environment, forests & Wild Life

Technical Session

Depolluting Delhi- Challenges and Dimension - Prof. P. R. Trivedi, Chairman, Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment.

Role of Renewable Energy in Environment Protection - Prof. Garg, Head, Deppt. of Energy, IIT, Delhi

Air Pollution Control - Prof. C. K. Varshney, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Environmental Protection through Renewable Enrage - Prof. A. K. Dahiya, Director, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Integrated Rural Energy Planning and Development, Delhi.

Vehicular Pollution Control - Prof. H. B. Mathur, Delhi College of Engineering.

Vehicular Pollution Control - Dr. Anumita Roy Chowdry, Centre for Science & Environment.

Air Pollution Abatment Technique - Prof. Jayaprakash, Delhi University.

Hospital Waste Management - Shri Ravi Agarwal, Director, Shrishti

Environment Impact Assessment - Prof. I. H. Khan, Head, Deptt. of Civil Eng. Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Air Pollution - Prof. Attri, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Noise Pollution - Prof. V. K. Jain, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Water Quality Assessment - A Case Study of Ground Water, N. C. T. of Delhi - Prof. R. Mehrotra, Delhi College of Eng.

Environmental Scenario of Yamuna River around Delhi - Mr. D. P. Saxena, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Inexpensive Technique for Water Quality Monitoring - Prof. Gaytri Prakash, Delhi University.

Socio Economic Strategies for Environmental Improvement - Prof. V. P. Jain, Delhi University.

Improvement in Environment of Delhi through Strategic Management of Hazardous Waste - Shri Yogesh Gupta, N. P. C.

Delhi Ecology and Flora Type - Shri S. P. Bhatnagar, Horticulture Consultant.

Vehicular Pollution Control - Shri Tarun Kapoor, Transport Department, Delhi.

Environmental Awareness Programme in Delhi - Dr. Salphekar, Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment.

Discussions and Conclusions.


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