Conference Speakers


Prof. V. P. Singh

Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

Title of Talk

Groundwater Use: Where we are and where we are heading

Prof. Majid Hassanizadeh

Professor of Environmental Hydrogeology, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Title of Talk

Sustainable use of dune sands for preparing microbially clean water

Prof. Sharad K Jain

Visiting Faculty, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Title of Talk

Management of Water Resources in a Cold Arid Region – Challenges and Way Forward

Dr. Maurizio Polemio

Senior Research Scientist, CNR-IRPI, ITALY

Title of Talk

Time series approaches improving knowledge of aquifer and groundwater dynamics

Prof. Mukand S Babel

Professor, Water Engineering and Management (WEM), Director, Centre for Water and Climate Adaptation (CWCA), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Title of Talk

Water Security and Global Challenges: Research Directions


Prof. C. Mayilswami

Professor and Head, Water Institute, KITS, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India & Secretary, AGGS

Title of Talk

Need of community participation for groundwater management in an overexploited block of Tamil Nadu, India


Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Title of Talk

Microplastic abundance and removal in wastewater treatment plants in Thailand

Prof. D. C. Singhal

Retired Professor, Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Title of Talk

Relevance of Dar Zarrouk Parameters in Groundwater Management and Aquifer Protection

Prof. M. Perumal

Retired Professor, Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Title of Talk

Two simple river discharge estimation methods developed at DoH, IIT Roorkee

Prof. Edward A. McBean

Professor, Water Resources Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada

Title of Talk

Melting of Arctic Ocean Ice Cover, Another Dimension Likely to Impact the World’s Water Security

Prof. T.I. Eldho

Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

Title of Talk

Groundwater Pollution Management using Meshfree Methods and Evolutionary Algorithms

Prof. Ashok K Keshari

Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Title of Talk

Sustainable Water Management in Urban Environment: Are we doing Enough?

Prof. SatYendra narayan

Professor, Applied Science and Technology, Sheridan Institute of Technology, Canada

Title of Talk

Mathematically Enhanced Sensitivity Studies for Monitoring In-situ Processes

Prof. B.Venkateswara Rao

Professor of Water Resources, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Title of Talk

Raising of Groundwater Levels is the Key for the Rejuvenation of Rivers

Prof. Ashok Tejankar

Principal, Deogiri College, Aurangabad Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

Title of Talk

Groundwater management in draught prone area of Maharashtra by using advanced techniques like GIS and remote sensing

Prof. B. R. Chahar

Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Title of Talk

Contamination Assessment and Site-management Tool (CAST) - A browser-based tool for site assessment

Prof. Moumtaz RAZACK

Professor, University of Poitiers, Poitiers Cedex, France

Title of Talk

Water security concept applied to the rational exploitation of groundwater resources in arid context

Prof. Mayur Pal

Professor, Department of Mathematical Modelling, Kaunas Technological University (KTU), Lithuania

Title of Talk

Role of Discrete fracture networks for solving subsurface flow problems related to CO2 sequestration, hydrogen storage and enhanced oil recovery

Prof. Mritunjay Kumar Singh

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computing, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India

Title of Talk

Multispecies Convection - Dispersion Transport (CDT) Modelling

Prof. C. T. Dhanya

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi, India

Title of Talk

Changing dynamics of hydro-meteorological extremes over India

Prof. S. K. Pramada

Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kerala, India

Title of Talk


Prof. B. M. More

Professor in Engineering Physics, Brahmdevdada Mane Institute Of Technology, India

Title of Talk

New Techniques to Find Groundwater Sources

Prof. Moti L. Rijal

Associate Professor and IAH-Nepal Chapter Chair Central Department of Geology Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title of Talk

Groundwater Management in Nepal: Issue, Challenge and Opportunity

Mr. Ranjan Sinha

DGM-Hydrogeologist, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd

Title of Talk

Sustainable groundwater management through aquifer mapping in an arid region of Rajasthan, Western India

Prof. P.S. Kulkarni

Vice President, Association of Global Groundwater Scientists, Retired Professor, Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad

Title of Talk

Groundwater potential and estimation of Deccan Basaltic terrain of Maharashtra State (India)

Prof. Seetha N.

Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India

Title of Talk

Modeling the co-transport of two different colloids in porous media

Prof. C. Sarwar Jahan

Professor, Department of Geology & Mining, University of Rajsahahi, Bangladesh

Title of Talk

People's Access to Water in Bangladesh and Status of Water Governance - A Case Study

Prof. Trishikhi Raychoudhury

Department of Civil and Infrastructure, IIT Jodhpur, India

Title of Talk

Application and possible implications of engineered nanoparticles on groundwater contamination

PRof. Manish Kumar

School of Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

Title of Talk

Demystifying the decadal shift in the extent of geogenic contaminants in India through GRACE and Standard Precipitation Index (PI)

PRof. Kunwar D Yadav

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SV, NIT, Surat- Gujarat, India

Title of Talk

Role of Management of Greywater and their Reuse to Sustain the Water Demand

PRof. Sumedha Chakma

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Title of Talk

Permeable Reactive Barrier Application for Remediation of Indian Contaminant Sites: An Advanced Sustainable In-situ Approach

mr. Sanjay Marwaha

Member, Haryana water Resources Authority, Panchkula

Title of Talk

Mapping and Managing Aquifers of India for Ensuring Food Security and Sustainability

prof. Rajendra P. Bhattarai

P.E., DEE, WEF Fellow Clean Water Strategies, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Title of Talk

Austin Water 100-Year Plan: Water Forward

prof. Abhijit Mukherjee

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), West Bengal, INDIA

Title of Talk

Impacts of Sanitation and Socio-economy on Groundwater Quality and Health

prof. G. P. Vadodaria

Principal & Dean Faculty of Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Title of Talk

Water management for smart cities and Stewardship

mr. Lalit Mohan Sharma

Principal Scientist, Water Research and Training, Sehgal Foundation

Title of Talk

Innovation for creating potable water source from saline aquifer

Dr. Debashish Sen

Director, People's Science Institute, Dehradun

Title of Talk

Participatory Groundwater Management in Central Plateau and Himalayan Landscapes of India

Dr. Carlos A. Rivera

Global Product Specialist, FEFLOW , DHI Germany

Title of Talk


Dr. Cornelius Sandhu

Division of Water Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Dresden, GERMANY

Title of Talk

Need-based demonstration of riverbank filtration at sites impacted by environmental extremes in Agra and Guwahati, India