Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering




Courses Offered

Climate Change

Effect of climate change on surface and subsurface flows, Exploring linkages between global climate and regional hydrology, Engaging uncertainties in hydro-climatic modelling, and Eco-hydrologic modelling.

Surface water

Rainfall-runoff modelling, soft computing techniques (e.g. ANNs and evolutionary approaches) for water resources modelling and management, Knowledge extraction from trained artificial neural network hydrologic models for physical interpretation, Forecasting of Indian monsoon rainfall, and Regional frequency analysis of hydrologic extremes.


Identification of pollution sources in groundwater, Transport of reactive solutes in groundwater, and Metal extraction through heap-leaching.

Experimental Hydraulics and Sediment Transport

Hydraulic model study of bridge and associated river training works, Hydraulics of compound channel junctions, Flow past a dyke in meandering channel, Deposition of fine sediments, Detection of blockage in a pipe, Application of ERP in water sector, Scaling issues and transferability of laboratory models to field conditions, Sediment transport mechanisms, and Scour studies at bridge piers and abutments under free-surface and pressure-flow conditions.