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Rash Bihari Ghosh

Water Scientist/Professor
12,542 votes (0.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Combat corruption and systemic racism
  • Fund education and eliminate student loan debt
  • End war and redirect the funds to R&D, housing (end homelessness), and universal healthcare



Profession:Nobel Laureate Charles Townes Professor
Scientist, CalEPA (1992–2000)
Scientist (Ground Mitigation & Superfund Toxic Waste Site Cleanup), California Environmental Protection Agency — Appointed position (1992–2000)
Scientist (Hazardous Materials Specialist), California Department of Health (1986–1992)
Scientist (Hazardous Materials Specialist), California Department of Health — Appointed position (1986–1992)
Climate Scientist, Stanford University (1983–1986)
Research Scientist and Lecturer, Salford University, Manchester, England (1977–1982)
Chemistry Tutor/Assistant Professor, Jaganath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1966–1976)
Acting General, Secretary of Bangladesh Teachers' Association — Elected position (1971–1972)


University of Salford, Manchester, England PhD, Ecology of Britain's most polluted estuary of the River Mersey (1979)
Institute of Biology, London MIBiol (1979)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, Charles Townes Professor of Water Chemistry, International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basin (2000–current)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Small percentage of defense budget (without hurting defense R&D) must be transferred to support repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure

Extend production tax credit to encourage renewable energy and combat global warming

Issue government bonds as a last resort if funds taken from defense budget is not enough

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

It will be mandatory for Employers to cover insurance of their employees.

Those who cannot afford insurance must be covered by government programs (like food stamps given the poor) which will be funded by making corporations (100 employees and above) to contribute to a "fund" that goes to government to support this program

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.
Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Those undocumented immigrants must be processed and legalized after imposing a small fine and be given the opportunity to become worthy and more productive citizens of this country without being exploited. It's time to end the political football game between the Democrats and Republicans, as we need the undocumented more than they need us. If there can be billions of dollars in bank fraud but nobody goes to jail, why are we making them suffer?

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Introduce the hydrogrameen, a technology to refill depleted aquifers to prevent further land subsidence and protect naturally created underground aquifers which are the safest source of freshwater and drinking water resources. We cannot afford to destroy this invaluable resource, and though world authorities are aware of aquifer destruction they are not taking action. The refilling of aquifers will increase increase crops, wood and canopy in the vicinity of the refilled aquifers. This technology will create millions of jobs and can help refill millions of depleted aquifers in every country, at a far lower cost than desalination without the negative health effects. Because the nine nuclear nations and age-old power plants (Russia, USA, & Fukushima) have destroyed the surface water of our planet, refilling the groundwater is the only option left to address the drinking water crisis across the planet.

The US is the only country that has the proven technology, which was developed over 35 years assisted by world-class scientists of Berkeley and Stanford, Bangladesh, India, and England, to help the rest of the country and other developing countries. The California water crisis can be solved using this technology to refill our depleted aquifers - with hydrogrameen, we have both the technology and the expertise. Furthemrore, this is our opportunity to reach every citizen of the world and develop mutual respect and understanding to improve our relations with all countries of the world by providing water and water infrastructure instead of sending our army and shedding their blood for oil.

For additional details see "What Science Can and Should Do" by Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, and also the comments of Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman and Professor Richard Saykally, among others.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Undertake more educational programs and publicity for young people on the issue of civility in America and make all citizens aware that we have to address this problem with no loss of time to learn to live together with mutual respect and understanding. Furthermore, adults must be mindful of what they preach and practice in order to set a good example for generations to come. It will be unfortunate if we cannot accomplish and resolve this civility problem, and it should not cost that much money.

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Videos (1)

— May 9, 2018 Dr. Ghosh For Senate - Official Campaign Youtube Channel

In this video, Dr. Ghosh briefly outlines his goal of combating systemic racism and corruption in the government by running for California Senate, while ending needless bloodshed and wasteful spending for war while redirecting those funds to basic needs such as healthcare, housing, and education at home and water infrastructure abroad. 

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