Dr. Indrani Ghosh, Climate Change Expert, Awarded Clemens Herschel Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2014—Indrani Ghosh, Ph.D., has received the Clemens Herschel Award from The Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the engineering profession. The award is bestowed upon engineers who contribute papers which are particularly useful, commendable, and worthy of grateful acknowledgement.
Throughout her career, Ghosh has published several papers which describe how cities and municipalities can translate the uncertainty of climate change into engineering design criteria. The papers outline several recent projects that she has worked on, including the climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan for the City of Cambridge,sea level rise modeling for the Massachusetts towns of Marshfield, Duxbury and Scituate, Disaster and Infrastructure Resiliency Plan for Boston’s Logan International Airport and a climate change vulnerability assessment for the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Ghosh is Kleinfelder’s Sustainability Practice Group leader and a nationally-recognized climate change expert. Working with Kleinfelder’s climate change vulnerability and risk assessment team, she helped develop the company’s industry-leading method of assessing how climate change potentially threatens cities, businesses, infrastructure, government organizations and the environment. By ranking threats against the probability of occurrence, the team can identify actions that will protect assets, human health and the environment, and help civic and business leaders prepare for a changing climate.
Ghosh graduated from Northeastern University with a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. She has nearly a decade of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of urban stormwater and sanitary sewer systems, climate change assessments in the federal and municipal sectors, analysis of hydraulic structures, GIS data management and modeling and spatial scaling analysis.
Ghosh received the award during the 166th Annual Awards Dinner, held in October, at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.
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