The Yamuna River Project

RESEARCH PROJECTS 2016 - 2018

12/15/17 University of Virginia

Winston Lung - Engineering

Water quality modeling in the Najafgarh Drain. Collaborating with Delhi Jal Board Engineers and Mriganka Saxena, Jal Board Planner.

 

Matt Reidenbach - Environmental Sciences

Hydrological model of the Supplementary Drain area. Collaborating with Mahesh Patel, PhD from IIT Guwahati, who specialized in Water Resources Engineering and Management.

 

Bala Mulloth - Batten, Social Entrepreneurship

Study of social entrepreneurship along the Yamuna’s banks.

 

Andrew Mondschein - Urban and Environmental Planning Eric Field - School of Architecture

Digital model of walkability in Delhi for areas adjacent to the Supplementary Drain.

 

Guoping Huang - Urban and Environmental Planning

Geographic information system (GIS) model for Delhi to analyze development and growth scenarios. Will analyze land use, transportation corridors, and ecology.

 

Pankaj Vir Gupta & Iñaki Alday - Architecture

Urban Design study of the 58km long Najafgarh Drain and the 7km long Supplementary Drain between Bhalswa landfill and the Yamuna.

 

Michael Allen - Religious Studies

Mapping spiritual sites along the Yamuna’s banks in Delhi  such as crematoriums, ghats, and pilgrimage sites.

 

Spencer Philips - Environmental Consultant

Systems model that studies greenhouse gas emissions in New Delhi. Will analyze how the Yamuna River Project contributes to emission mitigation, carbon sequestration, and a proposal for how to leverage Delhi’s ecological systems to adapt to climate change.

 

Abeer Saha - History, PhD candidate

Environmental history of Delhi.

 

Continued Scholarship

 

John Echeverri-Gent - Politics

Study of the governance structure of the Yamuna River  and floodplain. Seeking to expand research into the public-private partnerships governing sewage treatment plants in Delhi.

 

Dan Ehnbom (Art History)

A study of the rich history of historical art centered on the cultural and religious significance of the Yamuna.

 

Projects in Exploratory Phase

 

Liz Rogawski - Public Health

Impact of sewage and pollution in public health.

 

Peter Debaere - Business Administration

Assessment of water pricing structures.

 

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