Poornima Nagesh – ESR1 – Utrecht University (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development)

Integrating climate change scenarios with chemical emissions, fate and effects models of agricultural and urban systems (WP3)

Poornima is an Environmental Engineer from India. She holds an MSc degree in Hydroscience and Engineering from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and a BE degree in Environmental engineering from Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, India. She is interested in understanding the drivers of global change related to the hydro system and its analysis based scenario approaches. She developed a keen interest in scenarios while working on her study project titled “Scenario approaches in water science and practice – analysis, comparison & research needs”. Her master thesis work focused on developing a conceptual framework describing hazard, exposure and vulnerability components of pluvial and flash flood risk assessment with future change as per the source-pathway-receptor-consequence model.

Since April 2019, Poornima is a PhD candidate at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University and an Early Stage Researcher of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks project ECORISK2050.

During her PhD, she will work on logical linking of chemical emissions from various sectors to the existing Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSP) scenarios of land use and agricultural change, based on the IMAGE (Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change) model. She will also work on developing target scenarios for reducing chemical emissions by 2050.

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