MITTHAN LAL KANSAL, PhD

PROFESSOR
Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee

Dr. Mitthan Lal Kansal, presently working as Professor in the department of Water Resources Development & Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (India). He is a Civil Engineering graduate with post-graduation in Water Resources Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from Delhi University. He also holds the Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management. Previously, he served Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, NIT Kurukshetra, IIT Delhi, NIH, Rookree at various levels. He has published about 150 research papers and two books. He has guided more than 100 students for Ph.D.s, M.Tech. dissertations, and B.Tech. projects. He has got best paper awards from Indian Building Congress, Indian Water Works Association, and received star performer award from IIT Roorkee. He received prestigious Visiting International Fellowship (VIF) award from EWRI of ASCE in year 2011. He acted as reviewer for several International Journals and research agencies. He has visited various countries like USA, Australia, France, Denmark, Burkina Faso, Turkey, Iran, Nepal, Fiji and Bangladesh as International Expert and Visiting Professor. Dr. Kansal acted as International expert for RCUWM of UNESCO and IUCN, etc. He is founder President of North India Chapter of Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA. He is a Life fellow member of various professional bodies like I.E. (I), IWWA, IAH, etc. and executive committee member, and consultant to various organizations. His areas of interest are : Rural and Urban Water Supply Schemes, Risk and Reliability Assessment of Water Resource Systems, River and Soil Health, Water Quality Modeling and Monitoring in Distribution Networks, Water Sustainability, Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, GHGs Emission from Water-bodies, Minimum Flow Requirements, Hydropower System Planning, and Application of Operations Research in various areas of water resources engineering, etc.

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