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Professor and Coordinator of Environmental Science Program, Assistant Director of School of Geosciences, South Louisiana Mid-Winter Fair/BORSF Regents Professor in Applied Life Sciences,
Director of Ag. Auxiliary Units, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

School of Geosciences, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Hamilton Hall # 308
P.O.Box 44650, Lafayette, LA 70504
Office: (337) 482-6163,      Fax: (337) 482-5395


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My research has focused on water quality and nonpoint source pollution control, water quality modeling, climate change adaptation, soil erosion, soil development and productivity, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, roadside vegetation and highway enhancement, waste water recycling, and farming systems. I teach several soil science and water quality courses at UL Lafayette. I am the Founder of the Asta-Ja Framework and the Co-founder of the Asta-Ja Abhiyan Nepal. The Asta-Ja Abhiyan Nepal (http://www.astajanepal.com/) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization and is founded on the basis of the conceptual framework of Asta-Ja meaning eight ja in Nepali language that includes Jal (water), Jamin (land), Jungle (forest), Jadibuti (medicinal and aromatic plants), Janashakti (manpower), Janawar (animals), Jarajuri (agricultural crops, fruits, and vegetables), and Jalabayu (climate) for sustainable development, natural resources conservation and socio-economic transformation of Nepal. I am also heavily involved in community activities.





Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association is organizing the "Bayou Vermilion Treasures: A Water Weekend" event loaded with a Water Symposium consisting of highly knowledgeable and well-rounded speakers, a Bayou Vermilion Paddle, and many other exciting activities on May 8, 9, and 10, 2014 in Lafayette, Louisiana. I have the honor and privilege of being the first Honaray Chair of the event. For more information, please click on the link http://www.bayouvermilionpreservation.org/