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Dr. Brindha Karthikeyan

Brindha Karthikeyan

Institute of Geological Sciences

Hydrogeology Group

Researcher

Address
Malteserstr.74-100, Building B
Room B 118
12249 Berlin

Education

2008 – 2012                Ph.D, Environmental Geosciences, Anna University, India

2006 – 2008                M.Sc., Environmental Science, Anna University, India

2003 – 2006                B.Sc., Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Madras,

                                    India

 

Work Experience

Since 2018                             Researcher, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017            Guest Researcher, Freie University Berlin, Germany

Apr 2017 – Aug 2017            Independent consultant (project in India)

Apr 2016 – Feb 2017             Post-Doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Apr 2013 – Mar 2016             Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Water Management Institute, Lao PDR

Feb 2012 – Mar 2013             Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anna University, India

Aug 2010 – Jan 2012             Senior Research Fellow, Anna University, India

Aug 2008 – Jul 2010              Junior Research Fellow, Anna University, India

 

Awards and Fellowships

  • GEOX and the Frauenförderung (2019) to attend the ISMAR10 conference in Madrid, Spain.
  • International Travel Fellowship (2011) to present at the conferences in Germany and Italy sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • International Travel Fellowship (2011) to present at the conference in Italy sponsored by the Centre for International Co-operation in Science (INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-DOS/ISRO-CICS Travel Fellowship).
  • Linnaeus Palme Fellowship, Fall Semester 2010 (August 2010 to January 2011), Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden funded bySIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).
  • Best Paper Award’ (2009) at the National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Hydrology for Water Resources Development and Management”, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

 

Memberships

  • International Association of Hydrogeologists (since 2013) (No. 134756)
  • American Geophysical Union (since 2009)
  • International Association for Hydrological Sciences (since 2009)
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists (since 2011) (LM.1647)
  • Indian Science Congress (since 2010) (No: L17548)

Summer Semester

  • Grundlagen der Hydrogeologie (Hydraulik) (M. Schneider, A. Winkler, B. Karthikeyan) 

  • Grundwassermodellierung I (M. Schneider, B. Karthikeyan)

  • Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (Modul SC 001/A001: Geowissenschaftliche Themen) 2 SWS; 3 LP (M. Schneider, A. Winkler, B. Karthikeyan)

 

Winter Semester

  • Aus- und Bewertung hydrogeologischer Daten (1 SWS) (1,5 LP) (B. Karthikeyan, F. Magri)

  • Hydrogeologische Geländemethoden – GP in Eschwege (Modul: 6 SWS; 9 LP) (M. Schneider, A. Winkler, B. Karthikeyan)

  • Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (Modul SC 001/A001: Geowissenschaftliche Themen) 2 SWS; 3 LP (M. Schneider, A. Winkler, B. Karthikeyan)

Research areas

Hydrogeochemistry, Water Resources Management, Managed Aquifer Recharge, Climate Change

 

Projects

  • Indo German Bilateral Project funded by DAAD-DST (2019-2022)
  • RISE-DAAD (Research Internships in Science and Engineering- Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) project (2012) on “Modelling the transport of solutes from waste disposal site” approved by the German Academic Exchange Service to supervise a Bachelor’s student from Germany (August 2013 to October 2013)

Scopus: h-index = 14; Total citations = 580

Google Scholar: h-index = 21; Total citations = 1207

 

Journals

  • Qin, J., Tao, H., Cheng, C.,Brindha, K., Zhan, M., Munir, Q., Ding, J. and Mu, G. (2020) Analysis of factors influencing carbon emissions in the energy base, Xinjiang autonomous region, China. Sustainability, 12(3), 1089.

  • Anbarasu, S., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2019) Multi-influencing factor for delineation of groundwater potential zones using remote sensing and GIS techniques in the western part of Perambalur district, southern India. Earth Science Informatics, doi:10.1007/s12145-019-00426-8

  • Paul, R., Brindha, K., Gowrisankar, G., Tan, M.L. and Singh M.K. (2019) Identification of hydrogeochemical processes controlling groundwater quality in Tripura, Northeast India using evaluation indices, GIS, and multivariate statistical methods. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78:470.

  • Zhang, R., Zhao, C., Ma, X., Brindha, K., Han, Q., Li, C. and Zhao, X. (2019) Projected spatiotemporal dynamics of drought under global warming in Central Asia. Sustainability, 11, 4421.

  • Qin, J., Tao, H., Zhan, M., Munir, Q., Mu, G. and Brindha, K. (2019) Scenario analysis of carbon emissions in the energy base, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China. Sustainability, 11(5), 4220.

  • Kalpana, L., Brindha, K. and Elango, L.(2019) FIMAR: A new Fluoride Index for identification of sites to mitigate geogenic contamination by Managed Aquifer Recharge. Chemosphere, 220, 381-390.

  • Brindha, K. (2019) National water saving through import of agriculture and livestock products: A case study from India. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 18, 63-71.

  • Brindha, K., Pavelic, P. and Sotoukee, T. (2019) Environmental assessment of water and soil quality in the Vientiane Plain, Lao PDR. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 8, 24-30.

  • Tan, M.L., Chua, V.P., Tan, K.C. and Brindha, K. (2018) Spatiotemporal analysis of hydro-meteorological drought in the Johar River Basin, Malaysia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-018-2409-5

  • Tan, M.L., Chua, V.P., Tan, K.C. and Brindha, K. (2018) Evaluation of TMPA 3B43 and NCEP-CFSR precipitation products in drought monitoring over Singapore, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39:8, 2089-2104

  • Brindha, K. (2017) International virtual water flows from agricultural and livestock products of India. Journal of Cleaner Production, 161, 922-930.

  • Gowrisankar G., Ramachandran C., Sudha R. R., Vetrimurugan E., Dhanamadhavan S, Brindha K., Usha A., and Elango L. (2017) Chemical, microbial and antibiotic susceptibility analyses of groundwater after a major flood event in Chennai, Nature- Scientific Data 4, 170135, doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.135

  • Brindha, K., Parimalarenganayaki, S., and Elango, L. (2017) Sources, toxicological effects and removal techniques of nitrates in groundwater: An Overview. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 37(8), 667-700.

  • Brindha, K., Pavelic, P., Sotoukee, T., Douangsavanh, S. and Elango, L. (2017) Geochemical characteristics and groundwater quality in the Vientiane Plain, Laos. Exposure and Health, 9(2), 89-104.

  • Vetrimurugan, E., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2017) Regional and temporal variation in minor ions in groundwater of a part of a large river delta, southern India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-017-6006-3

  • Vetrimurugan, E., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2017) Human exposure risk assessment due to heavy metals in groundwater by pollution index and multivariate statistical methods: A case study from South Africa. Water, 9, 234; doi:10.3390/w9040234.

  • Vetrimurugan, E., Brindha, K., Sithole, B. and Elango, L. (2017) Spatial interpolation methods and geostatistics for mapping groundwater contamination in a coastal area. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(12), 11601-11617.

  • Vetrimurugan, E., Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Ndwandwe, O.M. (2016) Human exposure risk to heavy metals through groundwater used for drinking in an intensively irrigated river delta. Applied Water Science, 7:3267–3280

  • Nair, I.S., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2016) Identification of salinization by bromide and fluoride concentration in coastal aquifers near Chennai, southern India. Water Science, 30(1), 41-50.

  • Brindha, K., Jagadeshan, G., Kalpana, L. and Elango, L. (2016) Fluoride in weathered rock aquifers of southern India: Managed Aquifer recharge for mitigation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, 8302-8316.

  • Brindha, K. and Pavelic, P. (2016) Identifying priority watersheds to mitigate flood and drought impacts by novel conjunctive water use management strategies, Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:399, 1-17.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2016) Application of groundwater modelling for sustainable management: Few cases studies from India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 45(1), 111-116.

  • Pavelic P., Brindha K., Amarnath G., Eriyagama N., Muthuwatta L., Smakhtin V., Gangopadhyay P. K., Malik R.P.S., Mishra A., Sharma B.R., Hanjra M.A., Reddy R.V., Mishra V.K., Verma C.L. and Kant L. (2015) Controlling floods and droughts through underground storage: from concept to pilot implementation in the Ganges River Basin. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka. 33p. (IWMI Research Report 165). doi: 10.5337/2016.200

  • Rajaveni, S.P., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2015) Geological and geomorphological controls on groundwater occurrence in a hard rock region. Applied Water Science, DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0327-6

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2015) Cross comparison of five popular groundwater pollution vulnerability index approaches. Journal of Hydrology 524, 597–613.

  • Rajesh, R., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2015) Groundwater quality and its hydrochemical characteristics in a shallow weathered rock aquifer of southern India. Water Quality Exposure and Health, 7, 515-524.

  • Parimalarenganayaki, S., Brindha, K., Sankaran, K. and Elango, L. (2015) Effect of river bank filtration from a check dam on geochemical and microbiological composition of groundwater. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1825-4

  • Brindha, K. and Kavitha, R. (2015) Hydrochemical assessment of surface water and groundwater quality along Uyyakondan channel, south India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73, 5383-5393.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2014) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater from a part of metropolitan city, India: A study based on sampling over a ten year period. Environmental Earth Sciences 71, 5113-5120.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2014) Assessment of heavy metals in top soil around a proposed uranium tailings pond in Southern India. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 11(2), 13-17.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2014) Geochemical Modelling of the Effects of a Proposed Uranium Tailings Pond on Groundwater Quality. Mine Water and the Environment 33, 110-120.

  • Rajaveni, S.P., Brindha, K., Rajesh, R. and Elango, L. (2014) Spatial and temporal variation of groundwater level and its relation to drainage and intrusive rocks in a part of Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 42(4), 765-776.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2014) Spatial analysis of soil fertility in a part of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Earth Science India 7(1), 36-48.

  • Brindha, K., Neena Vaman, K.V., Srinivasan, K., Sathis Babu, M. and Elango, L. (2014) Identification of surface water - groundwater interaction by hydrogeochemical indicators and assessing the suitability for drinking and irrigational purposes in Chennai, southern India. Applied Water Science 4(2):159-174.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2014) Soil and groundwater quality with reference to nitrate in a semiarid agricultural region. Arabian Journal of Geosciences7, 4683–4695

  • Saranya, A. and Brindha, K. (2014) Assessment of hydrochemical characteristics of groundwater for drinking and agricultural purposes along the coastal areas of Chennai city, India. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 56(4), 411-416.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Geochemistry of fluoride rich groundwater in a weathered granitic rock region, southern India. Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 5, 127-138.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Environmental assessment of water quality in Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir, India. Earth Resources, 1(1), 33-36.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Causes for variation in bromide concentration in groundwater of a granitic aquifer. International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment, 3(2), 163-171.

  • Saroja, V., Kamatchiammal, S., Brindha, K. and Anbazhagi, S. (2013) Enumeration and characterisation of coliforms from Automated Teller Machines (ATM) centres in urban areas. Journal of Modern Biotechnology, 2(1), 14-22.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Occurrence of uranium in groundwater of a shallow granitic aquifer and its suitability for domestic use in southern India. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 295:357–367.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Relation between nitrogen fixing bacteria in soil and nitrogen ions in groundwater.International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Management, 121-128.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, R., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2012) Nitrate pollution in groundwater in some rural areas of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 54(1), 64-70.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2012) Groundwater quality zonation in a shallow weathered rock aquifer using GIS. Geo-spatial Information Science, 15(2), 95-104.

  • Elango, L., Brindha, K., Kalpana, L., Faby Sunny, Nair, R.N. and Murugan, R. (2012) Groundwater flow and radionuclide decay-chain transport modelling around a proposed uranium tailings pond in India, Hydrogeology Journal, 20(4), 797-812.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2012) Impact of tanning industries on groundwater quality near a metropolitan city in India. Water Resources Management, 26(6), 1747-1761.

  • Rajesh, R., Brindha, K., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2012) Influence of hydrogeochemical processes on temporal changes in groundwater quality in a part of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 65, 1203-1213.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2011) Hydrochemical characteristics of groundwater for domestic and irrigation purposes in Madhuranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India. Earth Sciences Research Journal, 15(2), 101-108.

  • Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Nair, R.N. (2011) Spatial and temporal variation of uranium in a shallow weathered rock aquifer in southern India. Journal of Earth Systems Science, 120(5), 911-920.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, R., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2011) Fluoride contamination in groundwater in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 172, 481-492.

  • Saranya, A., Brindha, K. and Kasinatha Pandian, P. (2011) Study on nitrate pollution in groundwater in coastal regions of Chennai city, Tamil Nadu. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 10(1), 59-61.

  • Kathiravan, K., Brindha, K. and Usha Natesan (2010) Water quality assessment and the impact of mixing of treated sewage on river Koraiyar, Trichirapalli, India. Journal of Indian Association of Environmental Management, 37(2&3), 163-167.

  • Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Rajesh, V. G. (2010) Occurrence of chromium and copper in groundwater around tanneries in Chromepet area of Tamil Nadu, India. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 30(10), 818-822.

  • Saranya, A., Brindha, K. and Kasinatha Pandian, P. (2010) Hydrochemical studies and evaluation of surface water quality along Buckingham canal of Chennai city. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 30(6), 467-471.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, R., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2010) Natural and anthropogenic influence on the fluoride and nitrate concentration of groundwater in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 12(2), 231-241.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2010) Study on bromide in groundwater in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh. Earth Science India, 3(1), 73-80.


Book chapters

  • Brindha, K. and Schneider, M. (2019) Impact of urbanization on groundwater quality. In: GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science, Eds, Senapathi, V., Viswanathan, P.M. and Chung, S.Y. 179-196.

  • Rajesh, R., Elango, L., Chung, S.Y., Venkatramanan, S. and Brindha, K. (2019)Combined analysis of Water Quality Index, GIS and geostatistical techniques to evaluate the groundwater quality in a part of Southern India. In: GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science, Eds, Senapathi, V., Viswanathan, P.M. and Chung, S.Y. 57-78.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Assessing the changes in groundwater quality around tanneries: the Chennai example (India), In: Understanding freshwater quality problems in a changing world (Eds. Arheimer, B., Collins, A., Krysanova, V., Lakshmanan, E., Meybeck, M., and Stone, M.), Proceedings of IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI joint assembly ‘Knowledge for the Future’, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22nd to 26th July 2013 (IAHS Publ. 361, 2013), 265-270
  • Raicy, M. C., Renganayaki, S. P., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2012) Mitigation of seawater intrusion by managed aquifer recharge. (Training course material on “Managed Aquifer Recharge: Methods, Hydrogeological requirements, Post and Pre-treatment Systems”, Anna University, Chennai, India, 11th and 12th December 2012) In: Managed Aquifer Recharge: Methods, Hydrogeological requirements, Post and Pre-treatment Systems, (Eds. Elango, L., Goyal, V.C. and Wintgens, T.) 70-81.
  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2011) Fluoride in Groundwater: Causes, Implications and Mitigation Measures. In:Fluoride Properties, Applications and Environmental Management (Ed. Monroy S. D.), Nova Publishers, 111-136. (Invited)

  • Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Nair, R. N. (2011). Assessment of background uranium concentration in groundwater around a proposed mining area (Presented at the International Conference 2011: Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology VI. Freiberg, Germany, 18th to 22nd September 2011). In: The New Uranium Mining Boom, (Eds. Merkel, B. and Schipek, M.), Springer, 73-80. 

Software manual

  • Yen, B.T., Pavelic, P. and Brindha K. (2015) EWAC version 1.0: Equitable surface and ground Water Allocations in Catchments. User manual, pp. 29.

 

Conferences (presenter’s name is underlined)

  • Brindha, K., Kalpana, L., Elango, L. and Schneider, M. (2019) Influence of aquifer recharge structures and surface water bodies on geogenic fluoride contamination. International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10), 21st to 23rdMay 2019.

  • Brindha, K., Rajaveni, S.P., Elango, L., Schneider, M. and Struck, U. (2019) Check dams across non-perennial rivers for mitigation of seawater intrusion. International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10), 21st to 23rd May 2019.

  • Tan, M.L., Chua, V.P., Tan, K.C. and Brindha, K. (2017) Assessment of TRMM 3B43 product for drought monitoring in Singapore. Conference on Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Hydrology, Proceedings of SPIE,  DOI 10.1117/12.2278063

  • Pavelic P., Mutuwatte, L., Eriyagama, N., Gangopadhyay P., Mishra V.K., Verma, C.L., Jha S.K., Sharma, N., Chinnasamy, P. and Brindha K., (2017) Addressing seasonal flooding and groundwater depletion issues through innovations in MAR” Pilot tests and modelling to evaluate technical feasibility in the Ramganga basin, India. 44th IAH congress:  Groundwater heritage and sustainability, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 25-29, 2017.

  • Vetrimurugan, E., Muthukalyani, P.L., Brindha, K., Ramsern, K. and Elango, L. (2017) Numerical modelling to study the possible impact of landfill sites on groundwater in Richards Bay and Empangeni, South Africa. IAHS Scientific Assembly on ‘Water and Development: Scientific challenges in addressing societal issues’, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 10-14, 2017.

  • Brindha K., Gangopadhyay P., Pavelic P., Sharma, N., Verma C.L., Mishra V.K.and Kant L. (2016) Community owned village ponds to mitigate floods and meet local irrigation demands: A novel conjunctive water use management approach. Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - An International Conference Linking Science and Policy, Burlingame/San Francisco, California, USA, June 28-30, 2016 (Poster).

  • Brindha K., Gangopadhyay P., Pavelic P., Sharma, N., Verma C.L., Mishra V.K.and Kant L. (2016) Can village ponds be modified to mitigate floods and meet local irrigation demands? 9th International symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, Mexico City, Mexico, June 20-24, 2016 (Poster).

  • Pavelic P., Brindha K., Gangopadhyay P., Smakhtin V., and Sharma B. (2016) Co-­managing disastrous floods and droughts through UTFI: An innovative MAR modality. 9th International symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, Mexico City, Mexico, June 20-24, 2016.

  • Brindha, K., Pavelic, P., Lagudu, S., Muthuwatta, L., Eriyagama, N., Amarnath, G. and Smakhtin, V. (2014) Novel conjunctive groundwater-surface water management for controlling floods and droughts. 41st IAH International Congress on “Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies”, Marrakech, Morocco, 15th to 19th September 2014.

  • Pavelic, P. and Brindha, K. (2014) Novel approach to managing floods and droughts at the river basin scale in the developing world (with demonstration of a short animation showcasing innovative concept of ‘underground taming of floods for irrigation- UTFI’), IRDC, Davos, Switzerland. August 2014.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Assessing the changes in groundwater quality around tanneries: the Chennai example (India), In: Understanding freshwater quality problems in a changing world (Eds. Arheimer, B., Collins, A., Krysanova, V., Lakshmanan, E., Meybeck, M., and Stone, M.), Proceedings of IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI joint assembly ‘Knowledge for the Future’, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22nd to 26th July 2013 (IAHS Publ. 361, 2013), 265-270.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Geochemical modeling to assess the safe infiltration capacity from a proposed uranium tailings pond. ‘How can models help to solve water quality problems?’, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI joint assembly ‘Knowledge for the Future’, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22nd to 26th July 2013, (Poster).

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2013) Characterisation of groundwater quality around tanneries in Chennai, India. Indo-US workshop on Water Quality and Sustainability, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 7th to 11th January 2013 (Poster).

  • Kalpana, L., Jagadesan, G., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2012) Assessment of groundwater quality based on fluoride in certain parts of south India. International Conference on “Sustainable Water Resource Development and Management”, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, 20th and 21st December 2012 (Poster).

  • Brindha, K. (2012) Groundwater quality problems in Chennai. Groundwater Management in Urban Areas - 7 Years successful Indo-German scientific Cooperation: Case Study Chennai, Indo-German Urban Mela 2012, Chennai, India, 28th August 2012 (Invited).

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2012) Application of statistics in biological data analysis: Nitrogen fixing bacteria and its relation to groundwater quality. National conference on Statistics in Life Sciences, Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, India, 25th January 2011.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2011) Spatial assessment of groundwater quality based on minor ions. American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 5th to 9th December 2011.

  • Elango, L. and Brindha, K. (2011) Interaction between river water and groundwater: geochemical and anthropogenic influence. American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 5th to 9th December 2011. (Invited)

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, R. and Elango, L. (2011) Fluoride rich rocks and its impact on groundwater quality. 4th International conference on Medical Geology. Geological and medical sciences for a safer environment, Bari, Italy, September 22nd to 25th 2011.

  • Murugan, R., Rajesh, R., Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Nair, R. N. (2011) “Area and volume calculation of proposed uranium tailings pond, Seripally, Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India”, 4th International Conference on Medical Geology. Geological and medical sciences for a safer environment, Bari, Italy, September 22nd to 25th 2011.

  • Brindha, K., Elango, L. and Nair, R. N. (2011) “Assessment of background uranium concentration in groundwater around a proposed mining area”, International Conference 2011: Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology VI. Freiberg, Germany, 18th to 22nd September 2011.

  • Brindha, K., Neena Vaman, K.V., Srinivasan, K., Sathis Babu, M., Rajesh, R. and Elango, L. (2011) Evaluation of groundwater quality in a part of Chennai City, India. International conference on sustainable water resource management and treatment technologies, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India, 19th to 21st January 2011, 91-97.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh,R., Murugan,R., Elango, L. and Nair, R.N. (2010) Spatial and seasonal variation in groundwater level and uranium concentration in Peddagattu and Seripalli area of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling, Proceedings of the Seventh National Symposium on Environment, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India, 13th to15th May 2010, 256-260.

  • Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2010) Groundwater pollution due to industrial effluents in Chromepet, Chennai. Water resources day celebrations with focus on industrial pollution in groundwater, Ministry of water resources and Central Ground Water Board, Chennai, India, 25th March 2010.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh,R., Murugan,R. and Elango, L. (2010) Sources of fluoride in groundwater in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, 3rd to 6th February 2010, Vol. 1, pp.35-40.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh,R., Murugan,R. and Elango, L. (2010) Fluoride and Bromide concentration in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. 3rd International Perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai, India, 5th to 7th January 2010.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh,R., Murugan,R. and Elango, L. (2009) “Sources of nitrate in groundwater in Seripalli and Devarkonda areas of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India”, National Symposia on Geological Processess, Mineral and Fossil Fuel Exploration and Environmental Geology, Anna University, Chennai, India, 26th to 28th November 2009.

  • Brindha, K., Murugan, R., Rajesh, R., Elango, L., Vishwa Prasad, K., Shrivastava, G.K. and Manikandan, S.T. (2009) Status of uranium occurrence in groundwater of Devarkonda and Peddagattu region of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. 8th IAHS Scientific Assembly and Joint IAHS & IAH International Convention“Water: A Vital Resource Under Stress -How Science Can Help”, Hyderabad, India, 6th to 12th September 2009.

  • Murugan, R., Rajesh, R., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2009) Geological and Hydrogeological Investigation of Seripalli area, Andhra Pradesh. 6th Annual Meeting AOGS 2009, Singapore,11th to 15th August 2009.

  • Rajesh, R., Murugan, R., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2009) Hydrogeochemical processes of groundwater in Peddagattu-Lambapur, Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Water Research” (RETWAR- 2009), Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India, 2nd and 3rd March 2009, p. 32.

  • Brindha, K. and Merline Sheela A. (2009) Enumeration and characterisation of bacteria from Automated Teller Machines in urban areas of Tamil Nadu, India. Seminar on ‘Trends in microbial Research’, Anna University, Chennai, India, 27th February 2010.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, R., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2009) Nitrate in groundwater in parts of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Young Researchers’ Conference ’09, Mumbai, India, 27th and 28th January 2009, p. 25.

  • Brindha, K., Rajesh, V.G. and Elango, L. (2009) Assessment of Chromium, Copper and Zinc concentration in groundwater around tanneries in Chromepet, Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Hydrology for Water Resources Development and Management”, Vadodara, India, 21st and 22nd January 2009. (Best paper award)

  • Murugan, R., Rajesh, R., Brindha, K. and Elango, L. (2009) Groundwater quality in Seripalli area, Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Hydrology for Water Resources Development and Management”, Vadodara, India, 21st and 22nd January 2009.

  • Rajesh, R., Brindha, K., Murugan, R. and Elango, L. (2009) Major Ion Chemistry of Groundwater in Uranium Mineralized Region of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Hydrology for Water Resources Development and Management”, Vadodara, India, 21st and 22nd January 2009.

  • Brindha, K. (2007) ‘Microbial Fuel Cell’, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Golden Jubilee Students Seminar on “Recent Advances in Environmental Science and Technology”, Chennai, India.

 

Invited talk

  • Brindha, K. (2017) Flood and drought mitigation by managed aquifer recharge. Department of Geology, Anna University, India. 22nd September 2017.

  • Brindha, K. (2017) Balancing floods and groundwater demand by MAR. International workshop on Challenges on groundwater issues under the context of climate change in Tamilnadu, India 6th–7th September 2017.

  • Brindha, K. (2016) Regional analysis of virtual water and its implications on food security in Singapore, National University of Singapore, 31st October 2016.

  • Brindha, K. (2014) Groundwater management in the Mekong River Basin with special reference to Lao PDR. Youth Workshop on Mekong River Basin management in the 21st century, Vientiane, Lao PDR 13th October 2014. 

  • Brindha, K. (2014) How best UTFI (Underground Taming of Floods for Irrigation) modelling studies can integrate with that of GAMES (Ganges Aquifer Management for Ecosystem Services)? Groundwater Modelling Workshop, Organised by IWMI with collaboration with National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India held at New Delhi, India, 31st July 2014.

  • Brindha, K. (2014) Possibility of managed aquifer recharge in Maldives. Groundwater Awareness Seminar, Organised by UNOPS and the Ministry of Environment and Energy, Republic of Maldives, Male, Republic of Maldives, 27th February 2014.

  • Brindha, K. (2013) UTFI: Underground Taming of Floods for Irrigation. Collaboration and discussion with CSIRO experts, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th December 2013.

  • Brindha, K. (2013) Prospects mapping and ranking of UTFI for site selection. Annual Research Meeting 2013, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 25th to 29th November 2013.

  • Brindha, K. (2013) Groundwater quality and geochemical modelling, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Indian Institute for Science and Engineering Research, Mohali, India, 6th November 2013. 

  • Brindha, K. (2013) Modelling UTFI. 3rd Annual agrohydrology and spatial analysis science meeting of the International Water Management Institute, World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya, 11th to 14th June 2013.

  • Brindha, K. (2012) Groundwater quality problems in Chennai. Groundwater Management in Urban Areas - 7 Years successful Indo-German scientific Cooperation: Case Study Chennai, Indo-German Urban Mela 2012, Chennai, India, 28th August 2012.

 

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