Nutrients, water quality and water security: from catchment to global perspectives

Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Professor Helen Jarvie, Principal Scientist of Hydrochemistry at The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in the United Kingdom, will deliver a lecture on river-system biogeochemistry with particular emphasis on nutrient cycling and water quality, from watershed to global perspectives.

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About the Speaker

Helen Jarvie

Helen Jarvie's research encompasses river-system biogeochemistry with particular emphasis on nutrient cycling and water quality, from watershed to global perspectives. A major area is the role of nutrients in river eutrophication worldwide, and how improved nutrient stewardship can help ensure the future resilience of our river water quality and water resource security. Given that society is reliant on P to grow our food, and that phosphate rock is a non-renewable resource, Helen's research also explores how improved P stewardship can ensure future food security and meet water-quality goals.

Helen is an Adjunct (Visiting) Professor in Fluvial Sciences at the University of Arkansas, USA; a Visting Professor in Environmental Chemistry at Plymouth University, UK; and a Visiting Professor in Water Quality Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Over the last 20 years, she has published 130 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, receiving over 5500 citations. Helen's h-index is currently 46 (Web of Science).