How agriculture software for nutrient optimization can help to protect groundwater?
Webinar held during mid February 2019th
By researching literature one can find that nitrate (NO3) pollution of groundwater is common to the most countries in the world.
According to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), only 40% of the continent’s water bodies are compliant with the agency’s environmental standards set by the European directive on water, which was adopted in 2000. The directive offers a framework for the evaluation, management and improvement of water resources throughout Europe.
The solution and mitigation for this issue can be found in integrated approach where both agriculture fertilization, unsaturated flow and transport and groundwater is taken into account.
Agriculture software for nutrient fertilization optimization is a tool that can help a lot in these effort. As someone who is working long time in the area of groundwater contamination from different sources, including agriculture, in last several years I was exposed to software that optimize fertilization of agriculture fields.
So in this webinar you will have integrated approach, unique to Environmental Modeling Solutions experts, www.advancedgwt.com, for mitigation of nitrate problem in groundwater.
Dragan Kaludjerovic received his BSc, MSc an PhD at Belgrade University and he is currently at online specialization at The Johns Hopkins University - Environmental Engineering.
In his early career, 1998, Dr. Kaludjerovic focused his research on more complicated numerical models such as unsaturated zone modeling and transport modeling with MT3DMS. Feedback from his presentation at the MODFLOW 98 Conference influenced him to continue to work on mathematical models and their application to hydrogeology engineering which resulted in his MSc defense.
Later, in 2000, he was invited to work at Waterloo Hydrogeologic Inc, (WHI), a world leader at that time in groundwater model software development and consulting. During his time at WHI, he was introduced to innovative modeling techniques, including PEST for parameter estimation and reactive transport modeling with RT3D.
During the next several years, Dr. Kaludjerovic worked on numerous projects including the design of a large groundwater source with 1000 l/s in Macedonia.
In 2005, Dr. Kaludjerovic started work on his PhD thesis which was completed in 2008 and titled "Natural Attenuation of Contamination in Groundwater". The scope of this thesis focused on applications of the RT3D (Reactive Transport) model with multiple electron acceptors to a field case (aquifer contaminated with xylene).
After his PhD thesis, Dr Kaludjerovic continue to conduct research in the area of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation with emphasis on emulsified oil projects and gas infusion technologies. During his carrier Dr Kaludjerovic published more then 25 papers which can be found below or on his Linkedin page.
In last several years, Dr Kaludjerovic is working with high resolution satellite images (both optical and radar satellites) and its application in environmental science and modeling.