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Areas of Research

Earth surface dynamics

Sedimentology, stratigraphy & paleoclimate reconstructions

  • Subsurface stratigraphic mapping using geophysical surveys
  • Fluvial stratigraphy through exposed sections and drill cores
  • Fluvial sedimentology for long-term stratigraphic developments and paleoclimatic reconstructions
  • High-resolution paleoclimatic reconstructions from lake sediments using multi proxy approach
  • Long-term sediment fluxes in modern river basins

Groundwater structure and

River Science

Recent Research Projects

  • Flood risk assessment in tropical rivers in the Anthropocene and under climate change scenario using hydro-geomorphic modelling, Ministry of Human Resources and Development (2020-23).
  • Validating remote sensing data with in-situ measurements for improving soil moisture estimates and water resource management: Technology demonstration from lowlands and highlands in India. Research Group Linkage Programme, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2019-21).
  • Developing statistical downscaling to improve water quality understanding and management in the Ramganga sub-basin. EPSRC, UK (2019-21).
  • Thermal infrared technologies for supporting environmental assessment and decision making in the Ganges Basin. NERC, UK (2018-20).
  • Reconstructing the Ganga of the Past from Corona archival imagery. National Mission on Clean Ganga, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (2018-20).
  • Optical characterization of wetlands from Earth Observation. Space Technology Cell at IIT Kanpur, ISRO (2018-21).
  • Strengthening state strategies for climate action. Helvitas Swiss Intercorporation (through UNDP) (2018-19).
  • Drainage reorganization, paleoclimate reconstruction and sediment sourcing in the (paleo) Yamuna Plains using a multi-proxy approach, Department of Science and Technology (2015-18).
  • Establishing a Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) in the Ganga Basin, Ministry of Earth Sciences (2015-19).

Recent Industry Projects

  • Topographic survey of proposed 1x800 MW ā€˜Eā€™ TPP, Anpara site. Electricity civil maintenance division IV, UPRVUNL, Anpara thermal project (Jan-March 2019).
  • Sectoral expert on water and climate change adaptation to support development of climate resilient water management strategies and policies in ACT locations. Intercorporation Social Development India (Aug. 2018-Feb 2019).
  • Consultancy services for preparing feasibility and detailed project report for flood mitigation and comprehensive river management measures for Tawi basin, Technomech Oil and Energy Pvt Ltd, Jhelum and Tawi flood recover project supported by World Bank (Aug. 2018-July 2020).
  • Frontier Technology Livestreaming, Department for International Development (DFID), UK (Oct 2017-March 2019).
  • Rejuvenation of the Sakri river in Chhattisgarh assisted by drone technology. Office of the Collector and District Magistrate at Kabirdham (Feb-July, 2018).
  • Scoping Study of Siltation in the Ganga River between Buxar and Farakka, Department of Water Resource Development, Government of Bihar (2017-18).
  • Development of Groundwater Flow Models and Preparation of Aquifer Management Plans, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi (2017-18).
  • Scoping Study of Siltation in the Kosi River of Bihar. Oxford Policy Management Ltd. (2016-18)
  • High Resolution Topographic survey for Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) at Baripada, Mayurbhanj District, Orissa, MECL ( 2016)