Manoj Kumar Tiwari

PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering


Research Interests:



  • Ph.D., IIT Kanpur, 2010
  • M. Tech., IIT Kanpur, 2003
  • B. Tech., G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 2003



  • Wastewater Treatment and Recycling

  • Water Supply Systems

  • Geogenic Water Pollution and Control

  • Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Water

  • Water Economics and Governance

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Sahoo, D.P., Sahoo, B., and Tiwari, M.K. (2022). MODIS-Landsat fusion-based single-band algorithms for TSS and turbidity estimation in an urban-waste-dominated river reach, Water Research, 224, 119082.

  • Sahoo, D.P., Sahoo, B., Tiwari, M.K., and Behera, G.K. (2022). Integrated Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Tools for Estimating Ecological Flow Regimes in Tropical River Reaches, Journal of Environmental Management, 322, 116121.

  • Mohapatra, S.S., Wu, W., Tiwari, M. K., Arora, M. (2022). An IUWM incorporated model to improve water supply reliability in intermittent and no service areas, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 181, 106248

  • Zaman D., Gupta A. K., Uddameri V., Tiwari M. K., Sen D. (2022). Robust sensor placement for sustainable leakage management in water distribution networks of developing economies: A hybrid decision support framework, Journal of Environmental Management, 320, 115816.

  • Bose R.S., Zakaria, B.S., Tiwari M.K., Dhar, B.R. (2021). High-rate blackwater anaerobic digestion under septic tank conditions with the amendment of biosolids-derived biochar synthesized at different temperatures, Bioresource Technology, 331, 125052.

  • Zaman D., Gupta A. K., Uddameri V., Tiwari M. K., Ghosal P. S. (2021). Hydraulic performance benchmarking for effective management of water distribution networks: An innovative composite index-based approach, Journal of Environmental Management, 299, 113603.

  • Tiwari, M.K. and Guha, S. (2014). Kinetics of Biotransformation of Chlorpyrifos in Aqueous and Soil Slurry Environments. Water Research, 51, 73-85.

  • Tiwari, M.K. and Guha, S. (2013). Kinetics of the biodegradation pathway of endosulfan in the aerobic and anaerobic environments. Chemosphere, 93(3), 567-573.

  • Tiwari, M.K. and Guha, S (2012). Role of soil organic matter on the sorption and co-sorption of endosulfan and chlorpyrifos on agricultural soils. J. Environ. Engg. ASCE, 138 (4), 426-435.

  • Tiwari, M.K., Guha, S., Harendranath, C.S., Tripathi, S. (2005). Enhanced granulation by natural ionic polymer additives in UASB reactor treating low-strength wastewater. Water Research, 39, 3801-3810.

  • Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur (Sep 2023 – Till date)

  • Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur (Aug 2013-Aug 2023)

  • Visiting Fulbright Fellow, University of Virginia (Sep 2010-June 2011)

Past Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, School of Water Resources, IIT Kharagpur (Aug 2013 – Aug 2023)

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, NIT Raipur (May 2013 - Jul 2013)

  • Research Consultant, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur (Oct 2011 – Dec 2012)

  • Guest Faculty, School of Engineering, GBU, Greater Noida (Aug 2011 – May 2013)

  • Visiting Fulbright Fellow, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (Sep 2010-June 2011)

  • Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship, 2009-10

  • MSE Visiting Fellow, University of Melbourne , 2018

  • Cash Award form DRPG – IIT Kanpur, 2007-09

  • Silver medal in B. Tech. (Civil), Pantnagar University, 2001


Room: FB-323,

Office Phone: +91-0512-259-2423 (O)

Email: mktiwari[AT]

  • Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment and Recycling, Water Supply, Integrated Urban Water Management, Environment

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