Department is involved in a collaboration project with the School of
Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi,
India. Rajinder Saxena is in charge of the collaboration, funded by Linnaeus
Palme exchange programme grants, at Uppsala University. He made
a preparatory journey to India in 2002 and later returned and worked
for three weeks as a guest lecturer at JNU on the issue of Groundwater
and the flow of pollution in groundwater.
At JNU Professor Vaidyanatha Subramanian
(photo to the right) och Associate Professor AL.
Ramanathan are the key persons. Subramaniam similarly came to Uppsala
and worked as a guest lecturer in Hydrochemistry for three weeks during
late 2003, followed by Ramanathan in October 2004.
The exchange programme also involves students. Two Indian students spent
one semester in Uppsala in 2003, two Swedish students went to JNU in
the Spring 2004, and two Indian students studied at
the department in Uppsala.
In the Spring 2005 Saxena’s colleague Associate professor Roger
Herbert went to JNU and lectured on Geochemistry for three weeks,
and Swedish students were supposed to spend a semester there.
School of Environmental Sciences at JNU was established in 1974. It
has a diversified interest in various earth, atmospheric and biological
processes. Linkages between Ecological and social processes give an
additional dimension to the School's interest. More
information on the School of Environmental Sciences.
In 1995 an Indian Biogeochemistry research data base on the Internet,
called the ENVIS (Environmental Information System)
Centre in Biogeochemistry, was created at the School. It gives
useful information on the situation regarding Fresh water resources,
geochemical aspects of river systems and lakes, and the pollution
levels of Arsenic, Fluoride, and Mercury in India. ENVIS also organises
information on ENVIS.