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Kansal M.L.
Kansal, M.L. Professor mlkfwt[at] +91 - 1332 - 285749
Areas of Interest
  • Water Resources Planning & Management, Water Resources Planning & Management
  • Rural & Urban Water Supply, Planning and Design
  • Hydropower System Planning, E-Flows, Economic Analysis
  • Water Quality Monitoring and Modelling, Monitoring Locations, Spatio-temporal Variation
  • Performance Evaluation of Water Resources Projects, Risk & Reliability Analysis
  • Hydraulics of Flow, Flow Measurement
  • Hydrology, Surface and Sub-surface Hydrology
  • System Design Techniques, Application in Water Resources Problems
Professional Background
19851986Quality Control ErPrivate
19861989Research FellowWRMC, REC Kurukshetra
19891990Research ScholarIIT Delhi
19901991Scientist-BNIH, Roorkee
19911996Lecturer DCE, Delhi
19962001Asstt. Professor DCE, Delhi
20012008Associate ProfessorWRD&M, IIT Roorkee
2008On GoingProfessorWRD&M, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
JPSS Chair Professor (Hydropower)IIT Roorkee2013
Visiting International Fellow (VIF-2011)EWRI of ASCE, USA2011
Star Performer on the basis of overall performance during the academic year 2004-05IIT Roorkee2004
Gold medalIndian Building Congress (IBC) for best paper during the 12th Annual Convention at Vigyan Bhawan, Ne2006
Best Paper AwardIndian Water Works Association (IWWA)2004
Commend. Cert. for ResearchInd. Bldg. Cong.2003
Commend. Cert. for ResearchInd. Bldg. Cong.1999
Educational Details
B.Sc.Civil EngineeringK.U.Kurukshetra1985
M.Tech.Civil EngineeringK.U.Kurukshetra1988
Post Graduate Diploma Operations ManagementI.G.N.O.U. Delhi1996
Ph.D.Civil EngineeringDelhi University1997
Administrative Background
19992001Incharge Examination cellD.C.E Delhi
June 2016CurrentChief Advisor SportsIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
19981998Co-ordinator, B.Tech. Entrance Exam, D.U., Delhi
20002000Deputy Chairman, College Convocation, D.C.E., Delhi
20022003Deputy ChairmanUPR-2002, JEEP-2003
19931998Member of B.E. Admission CommitteeD.U., Delhi
20062008Chief WardenAzad Bhawan
20082009Deaputy Chief Advisor Sports (Admn.)IIT Roorkee
20152015Chief Election Officer SAC-2015IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Minimum Flow Requirements of River System for Ecology in River Brahmani in Orissa for WAPCOS WAPCOS India Limited, New Delhi2003
Detailed Project Report for Supply of 200 cusec of Water to Delhi from Ganga Canal in U.P. . UP Irrigation2002
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
M L KansalNew DelhiPHD House, New Delhi07/02/2014
M L KansalGandhinagarGEMI and IRD23-24th Se
M L KansalVadodaraCED, Parul Institute, Vadodara27/11/13
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Associate Member
  • North India Chapter of Environmental & Water Resources Institute, Founder president since 2010
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Life Fellow
  • Environmental & Water Resources Institute, Associate Member
  • Indian Water Works Association, Life Fellow
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Executive Member
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Life Fellow
  • Indian Association of Agrometeorologists, Member
  • Indian Society for Hydraulics, Life Member
  • Institute of Urban Transport (India), Life Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education, Life Member
  • Institution of Engineers (India), Life Fellow
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Computer Aided Simulation and Optimization of the Water Distribution Network SystemsRaheja, N
An Analytic Approach for Reliability Assessment of Water Distribution NetworksSanjay Kumar
Optimal Design of a Water Distribution NetworkMs Kumari Indu Jaiswal
Optimal Design of Well-Point System for DewateringDin Din
Strategies for Efficient Use of Irrigation Water in Bhairhawa Lumbini Ground Water Irrigation ProjecShyam Bahadur Karki
Study to Improve Operation and Maintenance of Nam Huam Irrigation System in Lao PDRBoun Hom Silimanotham
A study of Water measuring Devices on Irrigation ChannelsVivarath Sihabouj
An Appropriate Forecasting Technique for Electrical Energy DemandTemesgen Abebe
Reliability Based Design of Pumping Station for an Urban Water Supply SchemeKiswarman
Optimization of Dewatering and Excavation Cost for Construction of Power PlantDwi Agus Rahsetiyo
Seepage Losses from a Canal Conveying a Varying DischargeAgustini Ernawati
Inter Basin Water Transfer and Water Balance Study of Mahanadi Basin at ManibhadraRajnikanta Biswal
Reliability Evaluation of a Hydropower StationJeebachh Mandal
Use of Fuzzy Logics for Reservoir Operation PolicyAnggara Wiyono Wit Saputra
Simulation Based Performance Evaluation of an Urban Water Distribution NetworkHeru Setiadi
Design of Water Distribution Network using Non Linear ProgrammingRoy P Perdede
Performance Based Reservoir Operation for Sustainable Management of Water ResourcesRofel Hmar
Computer Aided Design of Aggregate Production for a Concrete PlantYakob Tamu Ama Lay
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Water Quality Modelling and Monitoring in Distribution Systems Mrs. Geeta AroraA1
Watershed Sustainability Index Framework and its Estimation for a WatershedSurendra Kumar ChandnihaA2010
A Hydrologic Study for Restoration of PondsAmitava SahaA1
A Study on Design Aspects of Radial Collector WellsKailash BisnoiA2010
Planning of Interbasin transfer for sustainable water management in EthiopiaDereje Adeba GerbiA2012
Performance Evaluation and Strategic Planning of Water Supply in Hilly AreasSham Kumar SharmaO2012
Irrigation Performance and Water Management Practices in Salt affected AreaK K MahantaA1
Snowpack Estimation and its Impact on River Flow RegimeSandeep ShuklaO2012
A Study on Pollutant Transport in a StreamMuthuKrishna vellaisamy K.A1
Sustainable Management of Hydropower Schemes under risks and UncertaintiesSanchit Saran AgarwalO2014
Performance Assessment of a Radial Collector Well near a StreamMohd. FahimuddinA1
Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Engineering & Management OroblemsKrishna Pratap SinghA1
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant NagarTo deliver lectures on Flow Measurements in Pipelines and Hydraulics of Flow in Water Distribution Networks 16th June
G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant NagarTo deliver lecture on Application of Optimization Techniques in Design & Research14th July
Regional Research Laboratory, BhopalTo attend and present a paper titled Cutset-Based Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Networks in the International Conference of Water & Environment (WE-2003)15-18 Dece
Water Engineering Research and Development Centre (WERDEC), Istanbul (Turkey)To attend and deliver lectures in the International Advanced Course on Water Resources Assessment - Data Processing, Fuzzy system Modelling, Interpretation, Design and ApplicationAugust 30
Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) Tehran, IranTo attend the Expert Group Meeting for Training of Trainers (ToT) on Integrated Water Resources Management December 1
Application of Optimization Techniques in Design & ResearchG.B.Pant University, Pant NagarG2004
LP Based Optimal Design of Water Distribution NetworksG.B.Pant University, Pant NagarG2004
Decision Making Under Risk and UncertaintyWater Foundation, Istanbul (Turkey)I2004
Multi-Criteria Decision MakingWater Foundation, Istanbul (Turkey)I2004
Issues Involved in the Management of Urban Water Supply Schemes in IndiaSri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), MysoreT2005
Training of Trainers on Integrated Water Resources ManagementRegional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) Tehran, IranI2004
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
RS & GIS Applications to Water ResourcesIndian Institute of Remote Sensing05-05-2003
International advanced Course on Water Resources AssessmentWater Engineering Research and Development Centre, Turkish Water Foundation, Istanbul (Turkey)August 30
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National Workshop on Challenges in the Management of Water Resources & Environment in the Next MilleDCE, Delhi8-9 Oct.,
System Analysis Techniques and Computer Applications in Water Resources ManagementWRDTC, NIH05-20 Janu
Management of Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture Using Agroclimatic DataCAD, MOWR, GOIFeb., 5-13
Special Lectures Delivered
Municipal & Industrial Water Demands in River Basin Planning & ManagementIIT Roorkee17th Jan.
Books Authored
System Analysis Techniques in Water Resources Management
By: M L Kansal
Published by: Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Roorkee Page No: - (Vol 00) year: 2004
System Analysis Techniques in Water Resources Management
By: M L Kansal
Published by: Turkish Water Foundation Page No: - (Vol 975-6455-17-9) year: 2005