Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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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.


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.

Hydrology and water resources systems

Hydro-climatology, water resources systems analysis, hydrologic extremes, coupled human-natural systems, hydrologic modelling

Flow modelling in porous media

Flow and mixing in porous media, buoyancy and density driven flows, dye-attenuation technique, carbon sequestration, groundwater contamination, geothermal energy recovery

Subsurface flow modelling

Flow and transport in porous media, Bioremediation of Toxic Organics in Natural Systems, Fate and Transport of Pesticides and Heavy Metals in the Natural Systems, Metal uptake in plants, Natural Isotopes

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