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AGRI 2022

Murari Lal Gaur

Murari Lal Gaur, Speaker at Agriculture Conferences
Anand Agricultural University, India
Title : ICT Prognoses for Easing Water Scarcity and Its Energy Efficient Management: An Outline


Water needs energy, energy needs water but human development needs both. Their intricate connectivity and dependencies revolve around many elemental issues. Present paper is focused towards deliberating updated overview on prospects of information and communication technology (ICT) applications in water sector, seeing industrial, environmental, agricultural, municipal, domestic, recreational water utility segments. Portrayal of water communities, their existing challenges/risks, budding facets & applicability of ICTs (gadgets, information systems, big-data, models, smart water & energy systems) are deliberated with recently reviewed research results. Useful blend of information is offered on possible ICT amalgamations in water sector for transmuting ill water-systems into smart-water-systems, by achieving higher water productivities. Updated ICT oriented review is provided by uniting key challenges/risks of water applicability segments like transmission losses, leakage detections, energy reduction/recoveries in handling water, integrated water resource management for diverse stakeholders, climate-change, environment, irrigation, rainwater, water-quality, and sanitary aspects. Global initiatives (programs, consortiums, projects, collaborations) on ICTs in water sector are reviewed offering salient potential and forecasts of futuristic ICT based applications in such water segments. Pertinent food for thought is provided to pave road for smarter water management.


Dr. Murari Lal Gaur is a renowned soil & water conservation engineer who earned his B Tech (Agril. Engg.) @1984 followed by Masters/ Doctoral @2000 in Hydrology from IIT Roorkee. He has more than 37 years diverse experience with 24 years working in ICAR @ARS1986 keeping positions up to Principal Scientist. Since last 13 years he is in Anand Agril University (AAU) Gujarat, as one of the senior Professor. Prior to it he had been HOD, founder Principal & Dean for newly established Agril Engg College & faculty at Godhra. He has fabulous exposures in NRM domain, being engaged in water & watershed-based R&D projects ever since start of his career; by serving 5 prime ICAR institutions dealing 21 experimental research projects and more than 30 watershed schemes with 4 different ministries in 6 Indian states. He has sound strengths on conceptualizing/executing giant outsourced R&D projects, technology transmissions, profound class room teaching (diploma to doctorate programs at 6 colleges), guiding dozens of M Tech & PhD students, Research & Academic infrastructure creation, RMP, and multidisciplinary/multi-institutional working. He has 12 key national awards/ recognitions in his name with more than 100 publications of global repute including policy-oriented books/R&D outcomes.

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