Wednesday, June 9, 2021
02:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Session: Plenary Session 6.2 Second-generation global risk map of groundwater arsenic contamination

Prof. Michael Berg is head of the department water resources and drinking water at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He earned a PhD in environmental geochemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research focuses on the occurrence, fate and behavior of organic and inorganic contaminants in groundwater and surface water environments, with a specific interest in biogeochemical processes at local to regional scales. In the last two decades he was engaged in various studies on water quality and mitigation in Asia where geogenic groundwater contamination is of major concern.

Dr. Joel Podgorski is a senior scientist and project coordinator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). After working for many years in the IT industry, he earned a PhD in environmental engineering at ETH Zurich, where he conducted geophysical field experiments and modelling of aquifer salinity in Botswana. His current research involves investigating groundwater quality at regional to global scales through statistical analysis and machine learning. Joel also coordinates the activities and development of the Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP).

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Add to Agenda 09 June 2021 14:00 09 June 2021 14:30 Europe/Amsterdam Plenary Session 6.2 Second-generation global risk map of groundwater arsenic contamination

Prof. Michael Berg is head of the department water resources and drinking water at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He earned a PhD in environmental geochemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research focuses on the occurrence, fate and behavior of organic and inorganic contaminants in groundwater and surface water environments, with a specific interest in biogeochemical processes at local to regional scales. In the last two decades he was engaged in various studies on water quality and mitigation in Asia where geogenic groundwater contamination is of major concern.

Dr. Joel Podgorski is a senior scientist and project coordinator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). After working for many years in the IT industry, he earned a PhD in environmental engineering at ETH Zurich, where he conducted geophysical field experiments and modelling of aquifer salinity in Botswana. His current research involves investigating groundwater quality at regional to global scales through statistical analysis and machine learning. Joel also coordinates the activities and development of the Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP).