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Dr. Arup Kumar Sarma
Professor

B. P. Chaliha Chair Professor for Water Resources

Tel: +91-361-258 2409 (O);
                    258 4409 (R);
2690953(R), 09435732225(M)

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

Email: aks@iitg.ernet.in

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Education

  • Ph.D. – Guwahati University (1999)

  • M.E – Guwahati University (1988)

  • B.E – Dibrugarh University (1985)

 

Professional Experience

  • B.P.Chaliha Chair Professor of Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India [1st term(2009-2014); 2nd term (since 2016)]

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand [Fall Semester (2015)]

  • Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati. (Since Feb 2008)

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati. (From Oct 2004 to Jan 2008)

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati. (From May 2000 to Oct 2004)

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Assam Engineering College (From January 1994 to May 2000)

  • Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering , Assam Engineering College (From Nov 1988 to January 1994)

 

Field Experiences

  • 5 years of field experience in Integrated Landuse Planning and Water Resources Management for mitigating flood hazard of urban area, while working in the capacity of Principal Investigator for Centre of Excellence for "Integrated Landuse Planning and Water Resources Management(ILPWRM)"

  • 28 years of field experience in hydrographic survey in river Brahmaputra, Ganga, Mekong and their tributaries in connection with various consutancy works taken up for providing protection measures against flood, drought and river bank erosion (1996-2014).

  • 15 years of field experience in hydrographic survey in the river Brahmaputra, Ganga, Mekong and their tributaries in connection with various consultancy works taken up for providing protection measures against flood, draught and river bank erosion [1996-2011].

  • Field investigation for design of drainage system of 7 cities/towns of India while working as consultant under Asian Development Bank project [2005-2008].

  • Field investigation for developing DPR for mini hydroelectric project in remote area of Manipur, India [2004-05].

  • Field investigation for assessing terrain characteristic for conducting dambreak analysis of dams in Northeast India (2004-2011)

  • Six months of field experience in construction activities of Hindustan paper Corporation, Jagiroad, while working as site engineer in Beaver Construction.[1986]

  • Two years of service experience on flood problem of Assam while working as Assistant Engineer in the Flood Control Department of Assam. [1986-88]

 

Research Experiences

  • Number of Master Degree Dissertation Guided: 51

  • Number of Ph.D. Thesis Guided: 6 (completed),8(Ongoing)

 

Research Interest

  • Modelling and Simulation in Free Surface Flow

  • Heuristic Methods in Reservoir Optimization

  • GIS Based Watershed Modelling

 

Honors/Awards/Medals

  • Merit Scholarship of Govt. of Assam (During Pre University, 1978-81)

  • Engineering Merit Scholarship of Govt. of Assam (During B.E., 1981-85)

  • Engineering Merit Scholarship of Directorate of Technical Education, Assam (During M.E., 1986-88 )

 

Professional Membership
 

COMMITTEE Member and Advisor

a.  Member of Search and Selection Committee, appointed by the Governor of Asaam for the purpose of appoinment of full time Managing Director, Guwahati Metropolitan Drinking Water and Sewerage Board (GMDW&SB).

b. Member of Advisory Committee of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

c. Technical Expert of Guwahati Smart City Advisory Forum.

d. Member of Selection/ Screening Committee for recruitment/CAS/Re-Employment of teachers for the School of Water Resources Engineering, Jadavpur University.

e.  Member of Indian National Committee for Climate Change (INCCC)

f.  Member of Advisory Board of the Indian Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

g.  Member of Expert Committee on Assessment of Flood Prone Areas, CWC, Govt. of India

h.  Advisory Broad Member of National Water Academy, Pune (NWA)

i.    Member of Technical Advisory team of ADB TA project for Flood and Draught Risk Mitigation of Great Mekong River Basin Covering Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

j.    Member of National Coordination Committee of National Institute of Hydrology

k.   Member of the Steering Committee on Urban Flood (National Disaster Management Authority, India)

l.    Member of Steering Committee for National River Conservation (MoEF)

m. Member of Indian National Academy

n.  Member of Regional Co-ordination Committee for Centre for Flood Management Studies (CFMS), (NIH)

o.  Member of Task Team formed by Govt. of Assam for Development of Hydrological Model for Brahmaputra and Borak using DWR

p.  Member of Flood Management Commission formed by Govt. of Assam

q.  Member of the Expert Committee form by Govt. of Assam on Brahmaputra Water Diversion by China

a.       Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

b.      Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

c.       Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS)

d.      Life member of Institution of Engineers India (IEI)

e.       Life member of Indian Remote Sensing Society (IRS)


 

 

Referred Journals:

 

Journals:

Serur Bedewi A. and Sarma A.K, Climate change impacts analysis on hydrological processes in the Weyib river basin in Ethiopia, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Springer, TAAC-D-17-00521R2,2017. (Accepted)

Bandita Barman, Anurag Sharma, Bimlesh Kumar , Arup Kumar Sarma, Multiscale characterization of migrating sand wave in mining induced alluvial channel, Ecological Engineering, Elsevier, 102, pp: 199-206, 2017.

Serur Bedewi A. and Sarma A.K, Impact of Spatial Data Availability on Climate Change Prediction in the Weyib River in Ethiopia, Water Resources Management, Springer, WARM-D-16-00152R2, 2016.

Kalita H. M., Sarma A.K., An implicit scheme for shallow water flow with wet dry interface, Water Resources, Springer, 2016.

Shivam, Kumar G.M, Sarma A.K, Analysis of the Change in Temperature Trends in Subansiri River Basin for RCP Scenerious using CMIPS datasets, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, TAAC-D-15-00589R2, 2016

 Patowary S, Sarma A.K, A Modified Hydrodynamic Model for Routing Unsteady Flow in a River having Piedmont Zone, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, Brno University of Technology, 65 (1), pp: 62-67, 2016.

Ray R.M, Sarma A.K., Influence of Time Discretization and Input Parameter on the ANN Based Synthetic Streamflow Generation, Water Resources Management, 30, pp: 1-17, 2016.

Serur Bedewi  A. and Sarma A.K, Evaluation of the ArcSWAT Model in Simulating Catchment Hydrology in Wejib River Basin, Bale Mountainous Area Of Southeastern Ethiopia, International Journal of Innovative and Emerging Research In Engineering, 3, pp: 3-11, 2016

Sharma B. and Sarma A.K.,Chandan Mahanta and Vijay P. Singh,Optical Ecological Management Practises for Controlling Sediment Yield and Peak Discharge from Hilly Urban Areas, Jounal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 20, 10,pp: 04015005-14, 2015.

Kalita H M. , Sarma A.K. and Bhattacharjya R.K., Evaluation of Optical River Training Work using GA Based Link Simulation Optimization Approach, Water Resource Management, 28, pp:2077-2092, 2014.

Sarma B., Sarma A. K. and Singh V. P., Optimal Ecological Management Practices (EMPs) for Minimizing the Impact of Climate Change and Watershed Degradation Due to Urbanization, Water Resource Management, 2013, 27:4069–4082

Barman D. and Sarma A.K. Applicability of Cartosat Stereo Dem for Understanding Flooding Genesis - A case study from Pagladia river watershed in lower Assam,India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), 6 (01), ISSN0974-5904.

Kalita, H.M and Sarma A.K.,"Efficiency and performances of finite difference schemes in the solution of Saint Venant's equation", International journal of civil and structural engineering, Integrated Publishing Association, 2 (3) ,pp: 941-949, 2012.

Patowary S. and Sarma A.K., Hydrodynamic flood routing considering piedmont zone, International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, 3 (3), pp: 464 – 474, 2012. (doi: 10.6088/ijcser.201203013043)

Barman, P.J, Sarma B and Sarma A.K. A Study on Flood Hazard Mitigation of Guwahati City, International Jounal of The Asian Review of Civil Engineering, 1 (1), pp: 9-14, 2012.


Maya R. R. and Sarma A.K., Minimizing Diurnal Variation of Downstream Flow in Hydroelectric Projects to Reduce Environmental Impact, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 5, pp: 177-185,2011.

M.D. Saikia and Sarma A.K. Numerical Simulation of Flow And Morphological Evaluations In Rivers Under Dam-Break Flows, International Journal of  Modelling and Simulation, 30 (3), 2010. (DOI:10.2316/Journal.205.2010.3.205-4913)

Sarma A.K., GIS and Remote Sensing Application in Water Resources, Journal of Applied Hydrology, XXII (1), pp: 55-62, 2009.

Ahmed J.A and Sarma A.K., Artificial Neural Network Model for Synthetic Streamflow Generation, Journal of Water Resources Management, Springer, 21, pp: 1015-1029, 2007.

Sarma A.K., Giraud G., Baishya M.D., Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Flood Peak Reduction, My Green Earth-a Journal of Society for Socio Economic Awareness and Environment Protection, SSEAEP, 3 (2), pp: 14-21, 2006.

Sarma A.K., Mishra R., Chandramouli V., Application of Genetic Algorithms to Determine Optimal Cropping Pattern, OPSEARCH, Journal of Operational Research Society of India, 43 (3), pp: 320-29, 2006

Saikia M.D. and Sarma A.K., Analysis for Adopting Logical Channel Section For 1d Dam Break Analysis In Natural Channels, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Asian Research Publication Network, 1 (2), pp: 46-54, 2006.

Saikia M.D. and Sarma A.K., Numerical Simulation Model for Computation of Dam Break Flood in Natural Flood Plain Topography, Journal of Dam Engineering, IWPC, l. XVII (1), pp: 31-50, 2006.

Sarma A.K., Influence of Bank Line Configuration on River Bank Erosion, Disaster Management Journal, AASC, 1 (1), pp: 1-7, 2005.

Ahmed J.A and Sarma A.K., Genetic Algorithm for Optimal Operating Policy of a Multipurpose Reservoir, Journal of Water Resources Management, Kluwer, 19 (2), pp: 145-161, 2005.

Das M., Sarma A.K., Das M.M., Effect of Resistance Parameter in the Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Unsteady Equations of Surge Tank, IHS Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 11 (2), pp: 101-110, 2005.

Bhakal L., Dubey B., Sarma A.K., Investigation of River Bank Erosion in Brahmaputra Near Agyathuri by Using GIS, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 33 (1), pp: 81-84, 2005.

Sarma A.K. and Ahmed J.A., An Improved Numerical Integration Method of Computing Flow Profile, Journal of IWRS, 24 (4), pp: 1-8, 2004.

Kalsia S. and Sarma A.K., GIS-Based Hydrological Study of Bharalu Basin, Research Journal of Contemporary Concern, CCRS, 1, pp: 33-38, 2003.

Sarma A.K. and Das M.M, Analytical Solution of Flood-Wave Resulting from Dike Failure, Journal of Water and Maritime Engineering, ICE, 156, pp: 41-45, 2003.

Ahmed J.A. and Sarma A.K., Squaring of Non Negative Integers, Journal of Assam Science Society, 44 (1), pp:19-20, 2003.

 

Paper Published in Book

 Arup Kumar Sarma, Water Resources Management in North East India, 2017, Sustainable Holistic Water Resources Management in a Changing Climate, 2017, pp- 2.1-2.15, ISBN 978-81-8360-253-2

Bandita Barman, Bimlesh Kumar, and Arup Kumar Sarma, Experimental study on mining pit migration, Development of Water Resources in India, Series Title: Water Science Technology Library Series, 2017, Vol. 84, Chapter 26, ISBN: 978-3-319-55124-1.

A.K Sarma, Vijay P. Singh Brahmaputra River Basin, Handbook of Applied Hydrology Second Edition, 2016, pp-105-1-105-6, ISBN-978-07-183509-1.

Debnath M., Mahanta C. & Sarma A.K Fertilizers Input and Corresponding Changes in Plant Nutrient Availability in a Rice Cultivated Soil Of Assam, India, Precision Farming and Resource Management, Excel India Publishers, Printed in New Delhi, 2016, pp-351-359, ISBN :978-9-386-25629-4

Sarma B and Sarma A.K. Impact of Embankment System on Water Bodies of Majuli Island: A GIS Based Study, in the book Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change, BS Publications, Hyderabad-500095, 2010, pp 333-343, ISBN : 978-81-7800-226-2

Sarma A.K. and Goswami P., Developing Intensity Duration Curve with Limited Rainfall Data, Jain Brothers, New Delhi, November 2006, pp. 187-194

Sarma A.K., Hydraulic Structures-chapter 12 in the book The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources, Kluwer Academic Publisher of Netherland, March 2004, pp. 261-273

Sarma A.K. and Ahmed J.A, Stochastic Model for Synthetic Stream-flow Generation, Statistical Thinking: Method and Application, Capital Publishing Co. 2004, pp 253-258

 

Published Books

Sarma A.K., Singh V.P., Kartha S.A, Bhattacharjya R.K. Urban Hydrology, Watershed Management and Socio-Economic Aspect, Springer, Water Science and Technology Library, 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-40195-9

Mukherjee A and Sarma A. K. 2D flow simulation in alluvial river using MIKE software: A modeling approach, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011, Printed in UK. ISBN: 978-3-8443-8408-6

Conference / Seminar/ Workshop (refereed)

Sarma A.K,“State of Hydrology in the Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra/Jamuna basin”, Water and Neighborhood Media Workshop, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, organized by The Third Pole, 21-23rd August, 2017.

Sarma A.K “Understanding the Dynamics of River”, Workshop on Skill and Knowledge Building Training at Ginger Hotel, Guwahati, organized by SaciWATERs, in collaboration with Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), 13th-14th June, 2017.

Sarma A.K, Sarma B., Hazarika J., Patowary S., “Ecological Management Practices: A Participatory Approach for Sustainable Urban Development”, the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 26-28th May, University of Toronto, Canada, 2017

Sarma A.K, Dr. Ajay Dashora, Dr. Arun Ch Borsaikia, “Long-Term Sustainability of Traditional Root Bridge of Meghalaya”, Workshop on Living Root Bridge at Mawlynnong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, organized by National Geographic Society Expedition Council, Meghalaya, 3rd April, 2017.

Plenary talk by Sarma A.K on "Sustainable Approach of Rainwater Management and Application for Mitigating Climate Change Impact on Society", National Seminar on Climate Change and Society, organised by Dept. of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, 24th-25th February, 2017.

Sarma A.KBoon of Orienting Rainwater to Useful Niche (BORUN): A concept of Ecologically Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting”, 1 day workshop on the theme- “Rain Water Harvesting” organized by GMDA on 18th January,2017

Debnath M., Mahanta C. & Sarma A.KFertilizers Input and Corresponding Changes in Plant Nutrient Availability in a Rice Cultivated Soil of Assam, India”, International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Agricultural and Food Engineering, 27th-30th December, 2016.

Sarma A.K, “Vegetative Measures for Sustainable Solution to Erosion Problems under Changing Climate” [Keynote Speaker], 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development-Opportunities and Challenges, 19th-21st Dec,2016, AEC.

Patowary S. & Sarma A. K., "Safe IDF curves from daily rainfall data for Guwahati City", presented in A National Conference on Water Resources and Flood Management with Special Reference to Flood Modelling, 14th-15th Oct, 2016.

Hazarika J. & Sarma A. K., "A Study on Impact of Climate Change in Temperature and Precipitation Characteristics of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya", presented in the HYDRO-2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 21st International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering,8th-10th Dec. 2016.

Barman B., Kumar B. & Sarma A. K., "What follows after sediment mining-a preliminary investigation", presented in 6th International and 43rd National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 15th-17th Dec, 2016.

Sagarika P., Hazarika J. & Sarma A. K., "Potential Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves of Guwahati city", presented in CESDOC-2016, 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development-Opportunities and Challenges, 2016, AEC.

Sarma A.K, Vegetative Measures for Sustainable Solution to Erosion Problems under Changing Climate [Keynote Speaker], 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development-Opportunities and Challenges, 2016, AEC.

Bandita Barman and Sarma A.K, A Study on River Bed Degradation due to Mining of Coarser Top Sediment Layer, Sixth International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation, 2016, ICCMS.

Abdulkerim Bedewi Serur and Sarma A.K, Statistical Downscaling of Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data from Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project 5 (CMIP): In Weyb River Watershed, Bale Mountainous Area, Ethiopia, International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society ICWEES March 2016, Bhopal, Indian. (Awarded with the best paper)

Sarma A.K , Water Management in Tea Industry under Changing Climate, Proceedings of 126th AGM of ABITA held on 20th Feb, 2016, Jorhat, Assam.

Sarma, A.K and Hazarika,J , GMC based Fuzzy Clustering to Identify Homogeneous Climatic Region of North-East India, Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management organised by World Academy and Science Engineering and Technology(WASET),11-12 Dec 2014,Melbourne, Australia.

Sarma A.K, Kalita, H.M and Bhattacharjya, R.K, Mathematical model study for controlling bank erosion of Brahmaputra River, International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers, held in Vienna, Austria on 2014 of April 11

Sarma A.K, Kalita, H.M and Bhattacharjya, R.K., Simulation- Optimization Linked model for Deciding Optimal River Training Work, International Workshop on Morphology of River Brahmaputra, held in Guwahati,India on 23-24 of October 2013.

Sarma A.K. and B. Sarma Optimal Ecological Management Practices for Minimizing Impact of Climate Change and Watershed Degradation Due to Urbanization, presented in the Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science 2012, 25th to 28th June, Barcelona, Spain.

Patowary, S.,and Sarma A.K Two Dimensional Numerical Model for Urban Drainage system , CD Proceedings of International conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystem (ENSURE 2012), held in IIT Guwahati,India on 24-26 of February,2012.

Kalita, H.M and Sarma A.K, Need of two dimensional consideration for Modeling urban drainage, CD Proceedings of International conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystem(ENSURE 2012), held in IIT Guwahati,India on 24-26 of February,2012.



Kumar, R.R Sarma A.K Rain Water Harvesting for Negotiating Impact of Variation in Climatic Parameter on Agriculture, Pre Conf. Proc on Indo-Italian Workshop on Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Soil and Wter Resources, October 22-24,2010,IIT Roorkee.

Kalita, H.M and Sarma A.K, "2D Mathematical Modeling for Deciding Optimal Bank Protection Measures", Internatinal conference organised by: Core Profesional Group for the Brahmaputra(CPGB),held in Guwahati, India on 18-19 of December 2010.

Sarma A.K Assessment of Carrying Capacity for Hilly Urban Areas: Applicability of the Concept at the Ground Level, Thematic paper , CD Proceedings of International Conference ENSURE 2012, 24-26 Feb,2012.

Thappeta S. K. and A. K. Sarma. Flow analysis in compound channel considering momentum transfer mechanism, CD Proceedings of International Conference ENSURE 2012, 24-26 Feb,2012 PID 366

11 Vinnarasi R. and A. K. Sarma, Climate Change Consideration in Planning and Development of Semi Urban Area, CD Proceedings of International Conference ENSURE 2012, 24-26 Feb, 2012, PID 280

D. Barman and A. K. Sarma, Flood plain characterization of a river in lower Assam using digital elevation model data, CD Proceedings of International Conference ENSURE 2012, 24-26 Feb, 2012, PID 242.

Vinnarasi R. and A. K. Sarma Statistical downscaling of GCM for predicting seasonal rainfall with short duration historical data Proceedings of 2nd International Conference ICAMB 2012, 9th-11th January 2012, pp-1622-1626.

Maya R. Ray and A. K. Sarma, Importance of input parameter selection for synthetic streamflow generation of different time step using ANN techniques. Proceedings of International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Application, NCTA 2011, 24th -27th October, Paris Franc, ISBN: 978-989-8425-84-3., pp-211-217.

B. Sarma, A. K. Sarma and C Mahanta: Optimal Ecological Management Practices (EMPs) For Controlling Sediment and Water Yield from Hilly Urban Watersheds. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Materials and Techniques for Infrastructure Development (AMTID 2011), NIT Calicut, India, 28 – 30 September 2011.

C Mahanta, A. K. Sarma  and B. Sarma: Water Quality Degradation in the Tributaries of the Brahmaputra-Barak Basin and Their Environmental Management Strategy, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability  Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress ASCE Conf. Proc. doi:10.1061/41173(414)483.

B. Sarma, A K Sarma and C Mahanta: Geographic Information System for Environmental Management of Large River Systems, Abstract Book of International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, 11-14 April 2011, Vienna, Page No: 110, ISBN: 978-80-7399-518-8

B. Sarma, A K Sarma and C Mahanta: GIS Based Inventory of the Rivers of Northeastern Region of India for their Conservation and Management, Proceedings of  the Ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE 2010),at  IIT Madras, Chennai, India 2-5 August,2010, Page No: 655-664,ISBN: 978-93-80689-01-02

Sarma A. K.Water Resources Development in India: Need, Scope and Constraints” Proceedings of International Workshop on Water Management, Organized by TIFAC, Dept. of Science & Technology and IIASA, Austria on Sept. 03-04, 2010, New Delhi, India

Ray R.M., and Sarma A.K. “Simulation Study for Minimizing Diurnal Variation of Flow in a Hydroelectric Project to Reduce Downstream Impact”, Proceeding 3rd Perspective on “Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, organized by EWRI of ASCE, and IIT Madras, Chennai, 5th - 7th January 2010, pp. 000927-37

Ray R.M., and Sarma A.K.Artificial Neural Network Based Synthetic Stream Flow Generation Model”, Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Current and Future State of Water Resources and Environment” Organized by EWRI of ASCE and IIT Madras, Chennai India, 5th - 7th January 2010, pp.000942-52

Sarma B., Sarma A.K. and Mahanta C “Geographic Information System for River Water Quality Monitoring” , Proceedings of National Seminar On “Clean Water For Healthy World, 25th Water resource Day organized by The Institute of Engineers (India), Assam State Centre, 26th May 2010, pp  35-40

Nesa, N., Sarma, A.K., Mahanta, C. and Bhattarcharjya, R.KAssessment of Groundwater Fluoride Cntamination in Affected Areas of Guwahati City., Proceedings of Regional Workshop on Iron,Fluoride & Arsenic contaminaion in Groundwater & its Mitigation Measures in North Eastern States, Organised by CGWA and CGWB, MoWRE, GOI.27th March 2010, pp 23-32.

Ray R.M. and Sarma A.K., “ANN Based Synthetic Streamflow Generation Model”, Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Advances in Hydrology for Water Resources Development and Management, 2009, 21-22 January, WREMI, Vadodara , India.

Sarma A.K., “Importance of People Participation in Watershed Development: A Case Study of Kakodonga WM Project, Proc. of the IEI Seminar on People’s Participation in Conservation of Water Resources and Preservation of its Quality, May 30, 2007, Guwahati, pp-9-18.

Sarama. A. K., Ray R.M., “Reservoir Project in North East India: Scope and Constraints” Proc. of National Workshop on Reservoir Planning and Operation, Dec 2007. Guwahati, pp. 14-19.

Saikia, M.D and Sarma A.K.,Dam Break Flood Disaster Management and Damage Estimation”, Proceedings of Indian Engineering Congress, Dec 21-24 2006, Guwahati, pp- 102-111.

Saikia, M. D. and Sarma A. K.,  “Simulation Modeling for Planning and Management of River Basins under Flood Disaster” Proceedings of An International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources, December 18-20, 2006, New Delhi, India, EWRI, ASCE

Saikia, M. D. and Sarma A. K.,  “Numerical Modelling of Water Hammer with variable Friction factor  Proceedings of 2nd International conference of Computational Mechanics and Simulations,”Indian Instirtue of Technology Guwahati,8-10 December, 2006.

Saikia, M. D. and Sarma A. K.,  “Computational Aspects  for Simulating Dam Break Flood in Natural Channels  Proceedings of 2nd International conference of Computational Mechanics and Simulations, “Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,8-10 December,2006

Saikia, M. D. and Sarma A. K.,  “Dam Break Flood Forecasting with Simple Numerical Model” Third APHW (Asia Pacific Hydrology and Water Management Association) 16-18 October 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

Saikia, M.D and Sarma A.K., Numerical Model for Simulating Flow and River Bed Profiles in a Natural River under Dam Failure Conditions, Proceedings of IASTED Conference Applied Simulation and Modeling, Rhodes, Greece, 26th  to 28th June 2006, Vol. 522, pp. 227-232. 

Sarma A.K. and Saikia M.D., Dam Break Hydraulic in Natural River , Proceedings of EWRI-ASCE Conference 2006, Omaha, USA, 21st to 25th May, 2006.

Saikia, M.D and Sarma A.K., Simulation of Dam Break Flood in Natural Channel with Conservative and Nonconservative forms of St. Vennant Equations, Proceedings of National Conference on Technology in Disaster Mitigation, sponsored by DST, India, Org. by JITM, Parlakhemundi, Orissa, 27th to 28th January 2006 (In press)

Sarma A.K., Watershed Management for Mitigating Flood and Landslide, Proc. Of UGC Sponsored National Seminar Environment and Sustainable Development, Organized by Rangia College, 10th-11th September,2005, pp.223-227

Sarma A.K. and N.P. Rao. , Simulation Study for Suggesting Bank Protection Measures in The River Brahmaputra, Proceedings of National Conf. on Advances in Water Engineering for Sustainable Development, IIT Madras, Chennai, 16th to 17th May 2005, pp. 3-9

Sarma A.K., Reservoir Operating Policy Considering Flood Mitigation: A necessity for North-Eastern Part of India, Proc. of 4th IWMI-TATA Annual Partner’s Meet, IRMA, Gujrat, 24th –26th Feb, 2005, pp. 47-48.

Sarma A.K., Need of Utilizing Surface Water for Water Supply in Greater Guwahati, Proc. of National Convention on Urban Water Supply and Chemical Contamination of Ground Water, Institute of Public Health Engineers (INDIA), Guwahati, 20th - 21st Feb, 2005, IPHE, pp 87-89

Sarma A.K. and Goswami P., Developing Intensity Duration Curve with Limited Rainfall Data, International Symposium on Prediction in Ungaged Basins For Sustainable Water Resources Planning And Management, Pilani 30th October, 2004, pp. 153-158.

Sarma A.K., and Ahmed J., Genetic Algorithm for Optimal Operating Policy of a Multipurpose Reservoir, Proc. 15th IASTED Int. Conf. Modelling and Simulation, Merina del Rey, CA, USA, March 1-3, 2004, pp 480-84.

Ahmed J.A and Sarma A.K., Neural Network-Based Stochastic Dynamic Programming for Reservoir Operation, Proc. of International Conference on Advanced Modeling Techniques for Sustainable Management of Water Resources, NIT Warangal, 28-30 January 2004, pp.112-114.

Sarma A.K., Mishra R., Chandramouli V., Application of Genetic Algorithms to Determine Optimal Cropping Pattern, Proc. of International Conference ICORD, 27-30th December, 2002, Chennai, Paper No. CA-02.

Sarma A.K., GIS-A Tool for Disaster Mitigation, Proc. of 18th National Convention of Civil Engineers, IE(I), 9-10th  November, 2002,Guwahati.

Prasad R.K. and Sarma A.K.,Frequency Behaviour of Peak Flow of River Ranganadi in Arunachal Project, Proc. of International Conference ACE 2002, Vol.1, IIT, Kharagpur, 3-5th January 2002, Paper No. 08

Sarma A.K., Scope of Developing the River System of Brahmaputra as an Efficient Waterway: Technical Feasibility and Related Aspects, Proc. of All India Seminar on  “Development of Inland Water Transport in Eastern Region with Special Reference to North-east, Guwahati., 9th April 2002,

Sarma A.K, Chetry G., Bora P.K., Stability analysis of Slope Comprising Soil and Rock Mass, Proc. of The 2001 ISRM International Symposium- 2nd Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium on “Frontier of Rock Mechamincs and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”, Beijing, China, 11-14th September, 2001, pp.663-665

Sarma A.K. and Das M.M, Mathematical Model for Simulating Flood Propagation on Downstream of River Dike, Proc. of International Conference on “Mathematical Modelling”, Roorkee, 29-31st January, 2001, pp. 569- 573 

Kaman B. and Sarma A.K., Mathematical Model for Erosion Study in the Braided Channel of Majuli Island, National Seminar on Water and Land Management Including CAD for Socio-economic Upliftment of NE Region, NERIWALM, Tezpur, 22-23rd November, 2001, pp.68-72.

Sarma A.K. and Roy S., Mathematical Simulation of Gradual River Dike Failure, Geotechnical Conference IGC2001, Indoor, 14-16th Dec, 2001, pp. 359-362.

Sarma A.K. and Kotoky K.,Mitigation of Flood Disaster by Controlling Dike Failure Using Geotextile, Proc. of 16th National Convention of Environmental Engineering, Guwahati, November, 2000, pp. 47-50

Sarma A.K., Flood Disaster-Scope of its Mitigation, Proc. of National Symposium on “Water Resources Problems of North Eastern Region”, NIH, Guwahati and INCOH, Roorkee, 20th May, 2000, pp. 20-24.

Sarma A.K. and Juran Ali AhmedAn improved predictor corrector method of computing flow profile” Souvenir, 13th Water Resources Day, organized by the Institution of Engineers India, Assam State Centre. 1998 

Sarma A.K., Talukdar M., Bodo S., Biswas M., Sinha R., Direct Solution For Sequent Depth of Hydraulic Jump In Trapezoidal Channel, Proc. of 24th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Vol. 1, BE College, Calcutta, 26-28th Dec, 1997, pp. D1-5.

Sarma A.K., Bora P.K., Influence of rainfall on landslide, Proc. of International Conference on Landslide, Kualampur, Malyasia, 13-14th September, 1994, pp.311-316. 

Sarma A.K and Deka G., Importance of Site Investigation for Mitigation of Landslide Hazard, Proc. of National Workshop on Landslide Hazard Mitigation and Management, CBIP, New Delhi.,1993, pp. VI 1-7.

 
Invited Paper

Sarma A.K., Baishya, M.D., Gairude, G. Rain Water Harvesting For Urban Flood Peak Reduction, International Conference on Water Management for Poverty Upliftment, Organized by NERIWALM, Tezpur, 2005

Sarma, A.K., Inter-Linking of Rivers in India with Special Reference to MSTG Link, Proc. of the regional seminar “Interlinking of Rivers in India” organized by Assam Engineering Service Association, Jorhat, 15th September, 2003 

Sarma A.K., Under utilization of Water Resources in North East India and its Consequences, Proc. of 46th Annual Convention of Assam Engineering Service Association”, 6-8th December’2002, Jorhat 

Sarma A.K., An Overview of Disaster Mitigation, State level Workshop Organized by District Authority, Kamrup and UNDP (Guwahati, 2002)

Sarma A.K.,Disaster Management Strategies for North East India, State level workshop organized by extension center of TTTI, (Guwahati 2002) 

Sarma A.K., Scope of Introducing new Clauses in the “Building Bye-law” to ensure Earthquake Resistance Design, State level workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster, Org. by Assam Science Society (Guwahati, 2001).

Sarma A.K., Need of Special Standard for rain-fed hilly terrain of N-E India (Regional workshop Organized by Regional office of the Bureau of Indian Standard at Guwahati, 2000).

Sarma A.K., Importance of People Participation for the Success of water Resources Project, State level Seminar Participatory Water Management for Sustainable Development (organized by AMSS, Guwahati,1998).

Sarma A.K., Vegetal Cover And Urban Watershed, Proc. of Regional Seminar on Building Houses in the Northeast (organized  by AEC, Guwahati,1994).

Sarma A.K. and Goswami R., A Study of Landslide in and around the City of Guwahati, Souvenir of Institute of Engineers (India), Assam State Center (1991).

Sarma A.K., Computer Application in the field of Water Resources Engineering, State Level Seminar Organized by Irrigation Department of Assam at Tezpur (1990) 

 
Invited lecture
 

Hydraulic Model and their Application in River Modelling at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology on 14th December, 2016

Application of Geoinformatics in Water Resources Management in the National Conference on Environmental Remote Sensing, organized by Don Bosco University on 13thDecember, 2016.

Popularization of Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources: Issues and Mitigation measures, organized by Assam Educational Centre, Jorhat on 25th September, 2016

Flood Hazard Mitigation of Hilly Area through Ecological Mangement Practises, in training programme on "Water Sensitive Design and Planning-Towards Sustainable Development", organised by CSE, New Delhi,25th-27th Aug,2014.

"Water Resources Development in India: Need, Scope Constraints & Policy Issues."- im Water Resource Development Guest Lecture- 23thApril,2013

Urban  Development in Hilly Terrain with Ecological Management Practices(EMPs), Workshop on Landslide Hazard Zonation and Mitigation Plan for Guwahati City & Adjoining Areas, organized by Assam State disaster Management Authority and Department of Geological Science, GU, Assam, India, 10-11 January, 2012

How to Speak Effectively, Personality Development Camp organized by Northeast Center of Juva Vikash Kendra, Amingaon, Guwahati, India 21st -25th May 2010.

GIS and Remote Sensing Application for Flood and Erosion Management, Energy and Environment Center, UND, Grand Fork, ND, USA, 2nd June 2006.

Simulating Flood due to failure of Dam/levee in natural river, North Daksota State University, Fargo, ND, USA, 3rd June, 2006.

River Linking for Flood Mitigation of Northeast India, Regional Conference on “Problems and Prospects in Interlinking the Indian Rivers”, Indian Science Congress Association, Guwahati, 28th March 2005.

Need of Harnessing Water Resources-with Special Reference to Northeast India, refresher course on “Developments and Environmental Problems”, 4th January 2003, Staff Training Center, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

Environmental Problems and Responsibilities of The Society, Popular talk delivered in the North Guwahati College, 26th November, 2002, Guwahati.

Project Management Technique, Special Lecture Delivered on “5 days training course on Housing and Urban Development Project Formulation and Management” organized by Assam Administrative Staff College, khanapara, guwahati, 26th December,2002.

GIS-based Hydrological Study of Bharalu Basin, Special lecture delivered on the training program on Remote Sensing Application in Glaciological Study organized by SASE and SAC at Manali, 1st May, 2003.

Genetic Algorithm-An Optimization Technique, invited lecture delivered on the technical session of PYROKINESIS, organized at Assam Engineering College, Guwahati on 24th May 2003.

Disaster Management: with special reference to NE India, Invited lecture organized by Science Forum of D.C.B. Girls’ College, Jorhat, 13th September, 2003.

Linking of Rivers and Water Resources of North Eastern India, K.G. memorial lecture, organized by K.G.M. Institute of Disaster Management and Development Studies at Dibrugarh University, 20th December 2003.

Interlinking of Rivers in India, AICTE/ISTE short-term course on Water Resources Development-Problem and Promises, NIT Silchar, 15th March, 2004.

Need of People’s Participation in River Training Work- Invited lecture presented in the conference organized by Rangia Railway Division at Rangia, Assam, 10th April 2004.

Watershed Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Development, Regional Workshop organized by State Agricultural Department of Assam, 13th Feb’ 2005.

 
Technical Report

         "Climatic Data Collection from Tea Gardens and other Sources of North East India and their analysis for Climate Change Study", A Network project taken by Bimla Prasad Chaiha Chair for Water Resources.

“   Carrying Capacity guideline "Urban Carring Capacity: Concept and Calculation", Prepared for Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, July 2012.

Drainage guideline "Planning and Desige of Drainage in Hilly Area", Prepared for Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, July 2012

   

 Monogram on "Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting System", Preapared For Ministry of Urban Development,Govt. of India,July 2011

 

"Impact of climate change on a southern tributary of Brahmaputra Basin”, Report submitted to climate change directorate ministry of water resources, December 2011

         “Impact of climate change on precipitation characteristics of Brahmaputra Basin”, Report submitted to climate change directorate ministry of water resources, July 2011

     Mid Term Report, “Great Mekong Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation” Submitted to ADB, January 2010

         National Inception Report, Cambodia on “Great Mekong Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation” Submitted to ADB, July 2009

         Regional Inception Report “Great Mekong Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation” Submitted to ADB, May 2009

         Phase-I Report “Downstream Impact Study of Subansiri Hydel Project”, Submitted to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, 2008

       “River Controlling by Plastic Net and Biosystem”, Project Feasibility Report Submitted to NEDFi, Govt of Assam, 2007

    “Protection of Matmara Arkep-Baligaon Area from the Erosion of River Brahmaputra”, Submitted to Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam, December 2006. 

        “Identifying Suitable Location for Inland Water Termina”l, Submitted to Inland Waterways Authority of India, 2006.

        “Feasibility Report for Development of Watershed Management Project in the Kakodonga River Basin”, Submitted to Agricultural department of Assam, 2006

     “Urban Flood Hazard Mitigation of Guwahati City by Silt Monitoring and Watershed Modelling”, Submitted to MHRD,February 2005.

         “Feasibility Report on Possibility of Conducting Water Sports of National Game in Brahmaputra River near Sualkuchi”, submitted to National Games Secretariat, March 2005.

         “Model Study for Protection of Sualkuchi Area from Erosion of River Brahmaputra”, Report Submitted to Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam, December 2004.

         DSI Report for “Hydel Project of Manipur, Submitted to MANIREDA”, Manipur, 2004.  

       “A Report on Status of Namdang Silasaku”, Submitted to District Authority, Sibsagar, 2003.

 v “Remote Sensing-Based Study of the Erosion Problem of Agricultural field near Agyathuri”, Submitted to ASTEC, June 2004

    “Haphazard Growth of Multistoried Building in the City and its Impact on Hydrology and Drainage”, Submitted to Assam Science Society, 2000.

   “Installation of Gauging Station for obtaining Stage Record of Deepar Beel”, Submitted to NIH, NE Center, 1999.

 “Landslide Hazard Zonation of Guwahati Area”, Submitted to DST, 1998

 “Development of Physical Model for Study of two-dimensional Flood Propagation due to Dike Failure”, Submitted to ASTEC, Dec 1997.
 

Teachings:

UG and PG courses:

Advanced Hydraulic Engineering ( Assam Engineering College / IITG)

System Optimization Technique (AEC)

Applied watershed management (AEC)

Computer Application and System Optimization Technique (AEC)

Principle of Watershed Management (AEC)

Computer application in Geography ( Guwahati University )

Data Base Management System (DOEC)

Porous Media (AEC)

Water Resources System Analysis, Planning and Management (IITG)

Advanced Hydrology (IITG)

Applied Hydrology (AEC)

Surveying (AEC)

Theory of Structure (AEC)

Geotechnical Engineering (AEC)

Fluid Mechanics (IITG)

Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machine (at IITG)

Building Drawing and AutoCAD (IITG)

Engineering Drawing (IITG)

Irrigation and Hydraulic Structure (IITG)

Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structure (IITG)

Laboratory Experiences:

Acted as:

In-charge of Survey Laboratory of Assam Engineering College for 3 years

In-charge of Hydraulic Laboratory of Assam Engineering College for 6 years

In-charge of CAD center of Assam Engineering College for 1 year

In-charge of Survey Laboratory of IIT-Guwahati for 4 years

In-charge of Hydraulic Laboratory of IIT-Guwahati for 3 years


 

 

Student Research Project Guidance:

Masters Dissertation guided

Computer Model simulation of Unsteady Ground Water Flow [1991]

Critical Study on Hydraulic Jump with the Aid of Computer [1992]

Computer Model for Computation of Submerged Area on the Upstream of Barrier [1993]

A Study of Landslide in an around Greater Guwahati with special Emphasis on Hydrogeological Condition. [1993]

Computer Aided Analysis of Stability of Slope [1993]

Computer Model for Computing Submerged Distance and Depth for Pagladia River Basin [1994]

Computer Model Simulation of Gradually varied Flow Profile Formed due to Change of Bed Slope [1994]

Computer Simulation of Flow Profile in Channel Having side weir [1994]

Numerical Computer Oriented Method for Solution of Unsteady Flow Situation [1995]

Numerical Simulation of Gradually Varied Flow Profiles in Non Prismatic Channel [1996]

Laboratory Simulation of Flood Wave Propagation Due to Embankment Failure [1997]

Study on Tip Velocity of Wave Propagation on Initially Dry Bed [1997]

A Study on Embankment Breach Problem of Assam [1998]

Effect of Ground Slope and bed roughness on Two Dimensional Dike Breach Flood [1998]

A Study on Siltation Problem of Laktak Lake [1998]

Design of Sprinkler Irrigation System for Bisnupur tea garden area of Sibsagar District. [ 1998]

An Appraisal of Gully Control in Nalbari Area. [1999]

Different Computer Aided Numerical Solutions of Unsteady Equation of Surge Tank and Their Verification against Laboratory Data [1999]

Possibility of Controlling Seepage failure of Earthen Embankment Using geotextile [1999]

Computer simulation of Gradual river dike failure [1999]

Steady State Flow Simulation to Study Erosion Problem in the Tapering channels of Majuli Island [2001]

Computer aided study of Erosion Problem in the Curved channel of Majuli Island [2001]

Improved Predictor Corrector Method for Solution of gradually varied flow Profile [2001]

Development of Optimal Land-use pattern for Batadrava Development Block of Nagaon District [2002]

Flood Frequency Analysis of River Kulsi of Assam [2004]

River Modeling Using MIKE software [2005]

Reservoir Operating Policy Considering Environmental Constraints. [2005]

2D Flow Simulation in Alluvial River Using Mike Software [2006]

Preventing River Bank Erosion Using Permeable Groyne: An Analytical Study[2006]

Developing GIS Based Hydrological Model for Water Quality Management [2006]

Flood Forecasting Model for Pagladia River System[ 2007]

2-D Model for Simulating Unsteady Flow in Braided River [2007].

Artificial Neural Network Based Flood Forecasting Model For Pagladia River [2008]

GIS Based Geomorphological Study of River Brahmaputra, Assam [2009]

A Study on Erosion Problem of River Brahmaputra [2009]

Simulation of Dam Break Hydraulics[2009]

Optimal Reservoir Operating Policy Using Genetic Algorithm [2009]

Analysis of Extreme Streamflow Condition in Brahmaputra River [2010]

Hydrodynamic simulation using MIKE 21C for analyzing performance of Hydraulic Structure [2010]

Impact of Climate Change on Precipitation Characteristics of Brahmaputra Basin [2011]

Channel Routing Considering Piedmont Zone [2011]

 Study of Seasonal Variation of Rainfall in Guwahati City [2011]

Impact of Climate Change on a Rainfall and Streamflow of Dhansiri Basin [2012]

Generalized Method of Steady State Flow Analysis in Compound Channel considering Momentum Transfer Mechanism [2012]

GCM Based Fuzzy Clustering to Identify Homogeneous Climatic Regions of North-east India [2013]

Geomorphological Issues in Hydrodynamic Modelling of River: Special Reference to Brahmaputra [2013-2014]

Assessment of Environmental Flow considering Eco-Index [2013-2014]

Numerical Modelling of Alluvial River with Agregate Mining [2014-2015]

Daily suspended sediment concentration estimation with feed-forward neutral network: A case study of the Missouri river [2014-2015]

PART I: Climate Change Impact on Flow of Bharau and Bashistha River               
 PART II: Transport of Engineered Silver Nanoparticles In Saturated Sand
  [2015-2016]

 Mapping of Direct Flooding from Brahmaputra River using Remote Sensing       Techniques [2015-2016]

 Eco-Index based Reservoir Optimization using Genetic Algorithms [2016-17]

 Catchment Degradation Due to Overload Water Erosion [2016-17]

 Development of One-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Model for River Flow

 Simulation   [2016-17]

 

PhD Work Guided

Development of Optimal Operating Policy for Pagladia Multipurpose Reservoir [2004], Research Scholar: Dr. Juran Ali Ahmed

Simulation of Dam Break Hydraulic in Natural Flood Plain Topography [2007] Research Scholar: Dr. Mimi Das Saikia

Optimal Operating Policy Considering Environmental Issues of Downstream[2011]: Research Scholar: Dr. R. Maya Ray

Optimal Ecological Management Practices for Controlling Sediment and Water Yield from a Hilly Urban System within sdustainable Limit [2012], Research Scholar: Banasri Sarma

Event Based Flood Forecasting Model for Flood Hazard Mitigation [Ongoing] Research Scholar: Diganta Barman

2D Hydrodynamic Model for Brahmaputra River for Determining Optimal Bank Protection Measures for Worst Flow Scenario [2014], Research Scholar: Hriday Mani Kalia

Satellite RS based study on Forest Degradation of Northeast India and its Impact on Climate [Ongoing] Research Scholar: Utpal Sarma

River Routing considering ground water interaction through Piedmont zone.[ongoing] Research Scholar: Sudarshan Patowary

Dam break analysis considering climate change in a multiple reservoir System : [ongoing] Research Scholar: Shyamal Deka

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Dam released Flow for assessing downstream Environmental Concerns [ongoing] Research Scholar: Apuban mukharjee

Gespatial Appraoches of Deriving Hydro-morphological Information for Flood Hazard Management [2006-2014], Research Scholar: Dr. Diganta Barman

Agricultural Water Management of Brahamaputra Basin Considering Impact of Climate Change [2017],Research Scholar: Shivam

River Basin Management Considering Climate Change: A comparative study of India and Africa [2017], Research Scholar: Abdul Kerim.

GCM based Fuzzy Clustering for analyzing impact of Climate Change on Brahmaputra Basin [ongoing] Research Scholar: Jayshree Hazarika

Broad Topic: Basin Level Planning for Water Management [Ongoing], Research Scholar: Sagarika Patowary.

Broad Topic: Basin Level Planning for Agriculture Management [Ongoing], Research Scholar: Mridusmita Debnath.

Experimental and Numerical Study on Sand Mining [Ongoing], Research Scholar: Bandita Barman

 

Research/Consultancy Projects

Sponsored Research:

Principal Investigator of the project on Statistical Downscaling for hydro-climatic projections with CMIP5 Simulations to assess Impact of Climate Change [received from MoWR, 2017]

Principal Co investigator of the project on Living Root Bridge Ecosystem and Indigenous Tribal Communities of Meghalaya [in collaboration with National Geographic Society Expedition Council, started in 2016]

Principal Investigator of the Project “ Climate Change Impact on Precipitation of Barak Basin [With NIT Silchar, with support of Assam State Disaster Management Authority]”.

Principal Investigator of the project “ Mathematical Modelling of Main stem Brahmaputra to Evaluate Impact on Climate Change On River Training Works, [Taken up as B.P. Chaliha Chair Professor]”.

Principal Investigator of the project“Water Resource and Flood & Erosion Risk Mitigation Planning in Assam: Hydrodynamic Modelling and Climate Change Component [In collaboration with Columbia University]”.

Co-Investigator of the DST project “ An Integrated Approach for Snowmelt Hydrological Modelling at Downstream of Sikkim Glaciers” [received on Sept.2014].

Principal Investigator the project on Climatic Data Collection from Tea Garden and other Sources of Northeast India for Climate Change Study (A collaborative project between IIT Guwahati and Tea Associations of Northeast region, with concurrence of Climate Change Directorate of MoWR, Govt. of India)

Principal Investigator of the project Mathematical Modelling of River Brahmaputra with Emphasis on Climate Change (A collaborative project with Brahmaputra Board). [Technical Approval for the project has been received from CWC and Inception workshop has been organized involving other stakeholders in support of State Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of Assam (SDMA)]

Principal Investigator of MoUD sponsored Center of Excellence “Integrated Land use Planning and Water Resource Management”. (Ongoing)

Principal Investigator of EOAM, (DOS) sponsored project “Development of Hydrodynamic Flood Information and Forecasting System using River Stage and Runoff, Seasonal Rainfall, DEM, and other Components of Hydroinformatics for a Major Flood Prone River  Basin in Lower Assam” (Project is in collaboration with NESAC, India)

Principal Investigator of NRDMS (DST) sponsored project “A Modeling Based Study Towards Mitigating Fluoride Contamination Hazards in the Affected Areas of Guwahati City” (Completed in 2011)

Co Investigator of NRDMS (DST) sponsored project “Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Natural Resources in the Brahmaputra Basin” (Completed in 2011)

Principal Investigator of Ministry of Env. and Forest sponsored project “ GIS based Inventory of Rivers of the Northeastern India” (Completed in 2010)

Principal Coordinator of AICTE Sponsored Project “Event based Flood Forecasting Model For Flood Hazard Mitigation” (Ongoing)

Principal coordinator of MHRD projects “Urban Flood Hazard Mitigation of Guwahati City by Silt Monitoring and Watershed Modelling”
(Completed in February 2005).

Principal Investigator of the ASTEC sponsored project “Remote Sensing-Based Study of the Erosion Problem of Agricultural field near Agyathuri ” (Completed in 2004)

Co investigator of the project “ Setting up of Technical Backup Unit at IIT Guwahati for R&D Interface with Khadi and Village Industries Sector ”
(Obtained in 2003)

Co-Investigator of the AICTE project “ Creation of a Regional Environmental Testing Center ” (Completed in 2000)

Principal Co-Investigator of the NIH Regional Center sponsored project “ Installation of Gauging Station for obtaining Stage Record of Deepar Beel ” (Completed in 1999)

Co-Investigator of the AICTE project “Geotechnical Investigation of Probable Landslide Spot within Guwahati City Area ” (Completed in 2003).

Principal Co-Investigator of the DST project “ Landslide Hazard Zonation of Guwahati Area ” (Completed in1998).

Principal Investigator of ASTEC sponsored “ Development of Physical Model for Study of two-dimensional Flood Propagation due to Dike Failure ” (Completed in 1997).

Principal Investigator of the MHRD project “ Modernization of Survey Laboratory ” (project awarded in 1995 while working in Assam Engineering College and handed over to the co-investigator in Assam Engineering College at the time of release)

 

Consultancy Projects:

Investigating Technical Suitability of Open Drain/Box Drain for the Dibrugarh Town Protection (DTP) Drain [Doing for AUIIP, Government of Assam, 2017]

Estimating Sediment and Water Yield from Hills of Guwahati City [Doing for ASDMA, Govt. of Assam,2016]

Implementation of EMP in Jyotinagar Hill in Connection with Noonmati Basin Drain and Vetting of Hydraulic Design of Drain [Doing for GMDA, Govt. of Assam, 2016]

Hydrological Study for Identifying Suitable Location of Intake Structure Near Kharghuli for Urban Water Supply of Guwahati [ Done for JWIL-RANHILL(JV) LIMITED), 2016]

Mathematical Model Study for Evaluating River Training Work for the Iphipani Bridge at Arunachal Pradesh [Doing for C E (P) Udayak, C/O 99 APO, BRTF, Border Roads, 2016]

Morphological Studies of Rivers Brahmaputra, Subansiri, and Pagladia using Remote sensing technique [Doing for CWC, Morphology Directorate, MoWR, Govt. of India, New Delhi,2016]

Checking Design of Submerged Dike and Gabior Weir in the Champamati River for Water Intake of NTPC [Done for NTPC,2016]

Technical Examination nad Recommendation of the River Water Intake Structure [Assam Petro-Chemicals Ltd, 2015]

Technical Consultation for Preparation of DPR on Soil Erosion Control cum Silt Trapping Measures in the Hills of Greater Guwahati [Soil Conservation Dept, Govt. of Assam, India,2015]

Evaluating Design of Ro-RoJetty at Dhubri in NW-2, Assam [Done for CPWD,2013]

Mathematical Modelling of River Brahmaputra for evaluating bank protection measures proposed from Jatiabari to Nitmari [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam,2012]

Sub Soil Investigation for the IIT campus [1997-98]

Model study for identifying best location for water intact for the water supply scheme of North Guwahati [doing for Jindal Water Infrastructure Limited 2013]

Pre-feasibility study, preparation of development plan and zoning plans for ARPA special area in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh [done for Lea Associate South East Asia, 2013]

Preparation of Conceptual DPR for Saripani Watershed Management Project (A sub-watershed of Kakodonga Watershed) [Done for Agricultural department of Assam and in support of District Administration, Wokha District, Nagaland, 2012]

Review of the Report on Mishap at Myntdu Leshka hydroelectric project on 8th October 2009 [Done for MSEB 2011]

Mitigating River Bank Erosion of Kalong River [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam]

Detail hydrologic study of the Dikrong-Panyor river basin and its impact on the downstream [Done for NEEPCO in 2011]

Mathematical Modelling of River Brahmaputra for evaluating bank protection measures proposed from Dhing to Hiloikhunda [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam, 2011]

Performance Evaluation of River Training Work taken up at Brahmaputra River Dholahati [Done for Brahmaputra Board, Govt. of India, 2010]

Scope of Protecting River Bank by using Geobag [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt of Assam, 2010]

Diagnostic Study of Flood and Erosion Problem of Amta And Uday-Narayanpur Area Located at Downstream of Damodar Valley Project, West Bengal, India [Done for Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited, 2009-2010] 

Hydrodynamic Study of Brahmaputra River Near Pandu to Assess Suitability of Intake Point for the Water Supply project of GMDA and to Suggest Maintenance Need [Done for Gamon India Pvt. Ltd.,2009-2010] 

ADB TA 6456: Flood and Drought Risk Management of Mekong Sub-region [Working up to Road Map preparation as consultant for Flood/Drought specialist and Team Leader of Cambodia [Done for VisionRi Pvt. Ltd), 2009-2010]

RWH and Management in the National Highway Stretch between Guwahati and Nagaon [done for GMS India Pvt. Ltd. 2008]

Dam Break Analysis for the Mangdechhu HE Project at Trongsa, Bhutan [Done for North Bengal University for a NHPC project, 2008]

Numerical Model Study for Investigating Worst Case Scenario of River Bank Erosion, [Done for Northwest Hydraulic Consultants ltd., 9819-12 avenue SW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2008]

River Controlling by Plastic Net and Biosystem [Doing for NEDFi, Govt of Assam, 2007]

North Eastern Region Urban Development Project, Phase-II an Asian Development Bank funded project of Govt. of India [working as Consultant, Drainage Engineering for Lea Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd, 2006-07] 

Hydraulic and Structural Design of Jengrai and Jakaichuk Drainage scheme [Done for Brahmaputra Board, GoI, 2007]

Downstream Impact Study of Subansiri Hydel Project, [Doing for National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, 2008]

Protection of Matmara Arkep-Baligaon Area from the Erosion of River Brahmaputra [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam, December 2006]

Identifying Suitable Location for Inland Water Terminal [Done for Inland Waterways Authority of India, 2006]

Dam Break Analysis of the proposed Debang Dam of Northeast India [Done for National Productivity Council, India, 2006]

Feasibility Study for Watershed Management Project in the Kakodonga River Basin [Done for Agricultural department of Assam, 2006

North Eastern Region Urban Development Project, an Asian Development Bank funded project of Govt. of India [working as Consultant, Drainage Engineering for Lea Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd, 2005-06

Measuring Flow Velocity of Brahmaputra Near Sualkuchi [Done for National Games Secretariat, March 2005]

Protection of Sualkuchi Area from Erosion of River Brahmaputra [Done for Water Resources Department, Govt. of Assam, December 2004]

Preparation of DSI for Hydel Project of Manipur, [Done for MANIREDA, Manipur, 2004]

Investigation of Namdang Silasaku [Done for District Authority, Sibsagar, 2003]

Evaluation and Validation of Prefab. Prototype Construction of Additional Classroom and School Building for flood prone area, [done for DPEP, SSA, 2003]

Preliminary soil investigation of BSNL building at Shillong [2002]

Fabrication and Installation of Tilting Open Channel Flow with provision of conducting various experiments of Open Channel Hydraulic and installation of Venturimeter, Orificemeter etc. [Done for the Environment and Water Management  Department at LCB College, Guwahati, 1998]

 

 


Other Activities:
 

External Examiner of PhD Theses for the Organization/Institute

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India
  3. Indian Institude of Technology Delhi, India
  4. NIT Surat, Gujarat, India
  5. M.S University Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat India
  6. Tezpur University, Assam, India
  7. Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, India
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India
  9. Joaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  10. Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

 

Administrative Experiences

1.      Dean (Student Affairs) June2008 -August 2011

2.      Chairman, Hostel Affairs Board, July 2007-June 2008

3.      Secretary, Institute Hostel Management Committee  in 2006

4.      Vice president of IIT Guwahati Club during 2005-06

5.   Course Coordinator of the Post Graduate program “Water Resources: Utilization and Environmental Management”

6.      Member of Institute Construction Monitoring Committee since 2006

7. Secretary, Departmental Undergraduate Program Committee and Member, Institute Undergraduate Program Committee since July 2006

8.      Member of Institute Library Committee from July 2003 - July 2004

9.      In-charge of Hydraulic lab since June 2003 onward.

10.  Warden of Kapili Hostel since June 2003

11.  In-charge of Survey lab from Nov. 2000 to July 2004

12.  Member of Institute Construction Monitering Committee since 2006

13.  Head, Civil Engineering Dept.[2012-2015]

 

Member of International and National Society/Committee

a. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 b. Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

c.   Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS)

d.   Life member of Institution of Engineers India (IEI)

e.   Life member of Indian Remote Sensing Society (IRS)

f.     Member of Technical Advisory team of ADB TA project for Flood and Draught Risk Mitigation of Great Mekong River Basin Covering Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

g.    Member of National Coordination Committee of National Institute of Hydrology

h.    Member of the Steering Committee on Urban Flood (National Disaster Management Authority , India )

i.    Member of Steering Committee for National River Conservation (MoEF)

j.    Member of Regional Co-ordination Committee for Centre for Flood Management Studies (CFMS), (NIH)

k.  Member of Task Team formed by Govt. of Assam for Development of Hydrological Model for Brahmaputra and Borak using DWR

l.    Member of Flood Management Commission formed by Govt. of Assam

m.  Member of the Expert Committee form by Govt. of Assam on Brahmaputra Water Diversion by China

n.   Member of Indian National Committee for Climate Change [INCCC]

q. Member of Expert Committee on Assessment of Flood Prone Areas, CWC, Govt. of India.

p.   Advisory Broad Member of National Water Academy, Pune (NWA)

 

Other Activities

          Author of a topic “ ABHIJANTRIC VIGYAN (Engineering Science)” in the ASHAMIA BISHYAKOSH (Assamese Encyclopedia) published by ASHAM SHAHITYA SHABHA (Assam Literary Society)

          Developed a video documenatry “ Nature- A Dwelling Place ” to emphasize need of ecological sustainable development of hilly urban area.

          Composed Patriotic song in Hindi Language for PPC programme of DURDARSAN.

          Written a radio drama on soil erosion for a DST(Department of Science and Technology, India) sponsored radio programme BIPANNA BASHUDHA (Distressed Earth) and two dramas on water pollution and water resource utilization for a DST and ASTEC sponsored radio programme XEUJI DHARANI DHUNIA (Beautiful Green Earth).

          Written two books of lyrics in Assamese language“ SURAR NIJARA BISARI” and “ AKONIR MOU MAT “

     Author of a booklet “BHUMI” published by ASTEC (Assam Science Technology and Environment Council) in connection with Children Science Congres

     Approved Lyrist of ALL INDIA RADIO and composer of the Anthem for National Children Science Congress, and many other songs and Musical Features on scientific issues like awareness campaigning for wetland conservation, landslide mitigation etc.


 

 

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