Landslides In The Himalayas: Causes, Effects and Remedies

Whenever we think about the Himalayas apart from the beauty and serenity, landslides come to our mind. So why not learn the causes, effects, and remedies on the landslides of the Himalayas!

About the Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Raymond A. Duraiswami Prof. Dr. Raymond A. Duraiswami completed his graduation from Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune in 1992 and post-graduation and Ph.D. from the Department of Geology, the University of Pune in 1994 and 2008 respectively. His doctoral work was on the mantle xenoliths in alkaline plugs from Kachchh, Gujarat. He worked as Project Assistant before joining Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency, GoM as Junior Geologist (2000-2009). He presently works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. He has co-edited 5 books and has published 73 papers in national and international journals. Of late, he is concerned about geo-environmental issues, climate change, and disasters. In India, he has worked in diverse terrains such as the Higher Himalayas of Ladakh and Karakoram, Sikkim, Andaman Islands, Thar desert, and salt flats of Kutch. He has also visited countries like Malawi, Iran, Norway, Sweden, Georgia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands in connections with geological mapping and academic discourse. He is a Fellow and Life Member of Professional organizations like the Geological Society of India, Bangalore; Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta; Gondwana Geological Society, Nagpur; Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun; and Indian Society of Geometrics.

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Landslides In The Himalayas: Causes, Effects and Remedies
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