Dr. Puneet Srivastava is the Director of the Water Resources Center at Auburn University. He is also the Butler-Cunningham Eminent Scholar in Agriculture and the Environment in the College of Agriculture and a Professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department. Dr. Srivastava received his Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in agricultural and biological engineering and a minor in computer science and engineering.  At Auburn, he has been recognized for his research with seven awards, a College of Agriculture Dean's Research Award for Senior Faculty, a College of Agriculture Dean's Research Award for Junior Faculty, and five Grantsmanship Awards. In addition, he has received the Distinguished Engineer Award from the Alabama Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He has served (and continues to serve) in numerous leadership roles in the ASABE. Examples include Chair of the Biological Engineering Executive Council and Steering Committee, Chair of the Ecological Engineering Committee, and Associate Editor of the Transaction of the ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture. He was one of the leaders of the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC), served on its Executive Council, and led its Water Research Group. His research interests include climate variability (drought) and climate change impacts on water resources and agriculture; surface and groundwater quantity and quality; monitoring and modeling of hydrologic and nonpoint pollutant (nutrients and sediment) transport and transformation processes from point to regional scales; and application of geographic information and artificial neural network systems for water resources management. He is a principal or a co-principal investigator of more than $24 million in research funding in the last 14 years. He maintains an active research program that is currently supported by a post-doc, 2 Ph.D. students, 4 M.S. students, and several undergraduate students. Srivastava regularly serves on competitive grant panels.

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