10 Mar Dr Tapas Biswas
Dr Tapas Biswas is a Senior Research Scientist in CSIRO Land and Water, leading the water quality research. He has 33 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy on soil and water resources management in Australia, Asia and America. Tapas has managed numerous large-scale research programs involving multi-jurisdictions within the Murray-Darling Basin and overseas. The recent focus of his work includes river productivity responses to environmental watering; freshwater quality responses to anthropogenic changes; bushfire impacts on catchment water quality; and continuous forecast of harmful algal growth in freshwater bodies. Tapas is actively using in-situ sensors to accurately estimate key water quality indicators in real-time and short-term forecasting to inform sustainable water management decisions. His work with on-ground sensors aims to calibrate AquaWatch, Australia’s first satellite mission, to monitor water quality from space. Tapas has over 120 publications and serves as a guest editor of an Australian journal and is on the editorial board of two international journals. He also serves as vice president of the Hydrological society of Canberra, Australia and is a working group member of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID).