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Distinctions

1.Citations and Awards
  • Associate Editor, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Francis

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Soft Computing in Water Resources Engineering, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Francis, 24(2), June 2018, pp. 115-266.  (Special Issue Link)   (Cover Page, Foreword and Contents)   

  • Rated As 150 Most Cited Civil Engineering Authors Ordered by Scopus h-Index (Source Google Scholar: Accessed on August 10,2012) 
  • h-index: 19 and Citations 1628 as on 18.05.2018 [Set of the Researcher’s Most Cited Papers and the Number of Citations That They Have Received in Other Publications; Source: Google Scholar]
  • Researchgate Score 27.24 and Publications Reached 6081 Reads (as on 18.05.2018) (Source: ResearchGate)
  • 2018:  Secured First Position/ Best Oral Presentation for the Paper Entitled " Evaluation of Rainfall-Runoff Model Structures in R Platform: Case Study, National Symposium on Emerging Environmental Challenges: An Engineering Approach (EEC 2018),  Jointly Organised by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Hyderabad Zonal Centre and Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus (Venue: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India), February  16, 2018.   Authors for the Paper are Sriman Pankaj B, K.Srinivasa Raju (Certificate of Appreciation) (Photo: Award Received from Prof. Srikanta Dinda, Head, Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus)
  • 2016: Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (Outstanding Reviewer) from the Editors of Journal of Hydrology in recognition of the Contributions made to the Quality of the Journal (Outstanding Review Certificate)
  • 2016: Best Research Paper Award for the Paper ‘Application of Multiple Linear Regression as Downscaling Methodology for Lower Godavari Basin’ on Sub theme Climate Change, Drought Assessment and Mitigation,  International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016), Jointly Organized by AISECT University, India and Texas A & M University, USA, March 15-18, 2016, Bhopal, India. Co-authors for the Paper are Gayam Akshara, Ajit Pratap Singh, A.Vasan. (Certificate of Appreciation)
  • 2015: Best Paper Award for the Paper ‘Optimal Integrated Water Resources Management for Khadakwasla Complex Reservoir’ (Session-III), i-Manager International Conference on Engineering and Technologies (IICET-2015), held at Trivandrum, India during April 11-12, 2015. Co-authors for the paper are D.V. Morankar and A. Vasan (Certificate of Appreciation)
  • 2014: Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA for the year 2014. (Outstanding Reviewer Certificate) (Appreciation Letter) 
  • 2014: S.N.Gupta Memorial Award for Research Contribution to the field of Water Resources Engineering by Indian Society for Hydraulics. Award was given during inaugural session of HYDRO-2014 International Conference, MANIT Bhopal on December 18, 2014. Award was given by Er. M.D.Kudale, President, Indian Society for Hydraulics and Memento was given by Member of Organizing Committee. (Certificate &   Photo
  • 2014: Facilitated by the Director, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Prof V.S.Rao on November 8, 2014 for Contributing to the Completion of Phase 1 of Construction of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. (Certificate  &  Photo)
  • 2003: Latest Top Rated Article Rating, International Society of Robust Engineering Professionals, U.S.A in the Category of Operations Research/Statistics for the Paper 'Multicriterion Decision Making in Performance Evaluation of an Irrigation System' Published in European Journal of Operational Research, 112(3), pp.479-488, 1999. (Citation)
  • 2002: Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial Medal is Awarded by Institution of Engineers (India) during Indian Engineering Congress, Patna in December 2002 for the Paper 'Multicriterion Q-Analysis and Compromise Programming for Irrigation Planning', Vol 82, June 2001, Civil Engineering Division, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India). Award Consists of Citation and Medal. (Certificate & Photo)
  • 1999: Highest Quality Rating, Anbar Electronic Intelligence, United Kingdom for the Paper ‘Multicriterion Decision Making in Performance Evaluation of an Irrigation System' Published in European Journal of Operational Research, 112(3), pp.479-488, 1999. (Citation)
 2.Subject Expert
  • External Expert for Selection of the Candidates Seeking Admission into Ph.D/M.S Research Program 2017- 2018 (Appointment by Vice-Chancellor), Centre for Water Resources, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. Interviews were Conducted on June 7, 2018 at JNTU Hyderabad. 
  • Faculty Recruitment Interviews at Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) Engineering College, Hyderabad. Interviews were conducted on May 22, 2018 at MEC campus.  
  • Evaluated Question Papers for five subjects, Basic Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics-II, Water Resources Engineering-II, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science as part of Question Paper Audit, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad (Detailed report was submitted on December 29, 2017).
  • Conducted Academic Audit for the Second Year B.Tech First Semester Courses of Department of Civil Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune. This includes Evaluating the Faculty, Interaction with Students for Improving Quality. Audit was conducted on November 11, 2017 at MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune. 
  • Evaluated Three Faculty Members for Assessing their Research Ability, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad. (Presentations were held on September 13, 2017).  
  • Evaluated Three Research Scholars of Centre for Water Resources, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad as part of Research Review Meeting, July 7, 2017.
  • Evaluated Teaching Ability of Applicants for the Post of Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad (Meeting held on July 3, 2017 and Number of Applicants Evaluated are 13).
  • Nominated by Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad as Subject Expert (Water Resources Engineering) for Faculty Recruitment at JNTU Hyderabad (Interviews were Conducted on May 3, 2017).
  • Interaction program with faculty members teaching Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Madanapalle during their visit to BITS Hyderabad (February 26-27, 2016; April 17-18, 2015; February 6-8, 2015).
  • Interaction Program with Faculty Members Teaching Engineering Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad (Program held on March 17, 2017; December 1, 2016; May 3, 2016; July 15, 2015; February 1, 2014).
  • Evaluation of Research Scholars, Department of Civil Engineering, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, Maharashtra (Evaluation was conducted on July 29, 2017; January 28, 2017; January 30, 2015).
  • Faculty Review/Evalution Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad (Review meeting held on May 21, 2018; December 1, 2016; November 25, 2013).
  • Nominated by Kakatiya University, Warangal to conduct faculty recruitment interviews at Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science(KITS), Warangal (Interviews conducted on February 29, 2016 at KITS Warangal).
  • Nominated by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad to conduct faculty recruitment interviews at Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (GRIET), Hyderabad (Interviews conducted on February 24, 2016 at GRIET Hyderabad).
  • Judged Civil Engineering Research Papers Presented during SUDHEE-2015 (A National Level Students Tech Fest), Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, September 29, 2015.
3.Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Civil Engineering/Water Resources
  • Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS) Warangal (With effect from May 15, 2018 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on June 12, 2018) (Photo 1) (Photo 2)
  • Gudlavalleru Engineering College (Autonomous), Gudlavalleru, Andhra Pradesh (With effect from November 22, 2016 for a period of two academic years) (BOS Meeting held on  May 5, 2018; March 25, 2017).
  • Vardhaman College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from November 8, 2016 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on November 8, 2016).
  • Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Nanded (With effect from November 3, 2016 for a period of two years) (Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nominee).
  • Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from July 23, 2016 for a period of two years) (BOS Meetings held on December 22, 2016; July 25, 2016).
  • MIT Academy of Engineering (Autonomous), Pune (With effect from December 22, 2015 for a period of two years) (Savitribai Phule Pune University Nominee) (BOS Meeting held on November 11, 2017) Photo 1 & Photo 2 of Meeting).
  • VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from August 25, 2015 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on May 4, 2016; September 3, 2015).
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from August 8, 2015 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on March 11, 2017; June 6, 2016; August 24, 2015) ; Reconstituted BOS with effect from December 29, 2017 for a period of two years. (BOS Meeting held on April  19, 2018).
  • Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh (With effect from April 25, 2015 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on June 27, 2015).
  • Vasavi College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from November 28, 2014 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on June 9, 2017; April 2, 2016; June 1, 2015; December 4, 2014). 
  • Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Hyderabad  [With effect from August 1, 2014 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on August 5, 2014).
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Autonomous), Hyderabad  (With effect from April 4, 2014 for a period of two years) [BOS of Centre of Water Resources] (BOS Meeting held on September 21, 2015; November 21, 2014).
  • Osmania University College of Engineering (Autonomous), Hyderabad (With effect from February 5, 2014 for a period of two years) (BOS Meeting held on April 22,2017; April 16,2014); Reconstituted BOS with effect from February 15, 2018 for a period of two years. 
4. Member, Technical, Advisory and Organizing Committees of Conferences/Workshops

  • Scientific and Advisory Committee, 5th National Conference on Water, Environment & Society (NCWES-2018), Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, June 4-6, 2018. 
  • National Advisory Committee, Two Day National Conference on Advanced Computing Applications in Civil Engineering (ACACE-2018), Osmania University College of Engineering, Hyderabad, April 20-21, 2018. 
  • Program Committee, The Fifth International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2017), Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad, December 13-15, 2017. 
  • Organizing Committee, Workshop on Bitumen Rheology-2017 (BITURHEO-2017), Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, September 22, 2017. 
  • Scientific and Advisory Committee, National Conference on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management (SWEM-17), Centre for Water Resources, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, December 21-23, 2017. 
  • Scientific Committee, SWAT 2018: International Workshops and Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India, January 8-12, 2018. (Home Page of the Conference)
  • Technical Committee, International Conference on Sports Engineering (ICSE-2017), Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani Campus, October 23-25, 2017 (Venue: Birla Auditorium, Jaipur). 
  • Scientific and Advisory Committee, 4th National Conference on Water, Environment & Society (NCWES-2017), Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, March 16-18, 2017. 
  • Technical Advisory Committee, National Conference on Water Resources Management in Coastal Regions, Deltaic Regional Centre, National Institute of Hydrology, Kakinada, December 8-9, 2016.
  • Technical Committee, National Conference on Sustainable Materials and Management Systems in Civil Engineering (NCS2MCE '16), Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, December 15-16, 2016. 
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, Two Day National Workshop on Computer Applications in Civil Engineering (CACE-2016), Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, October 21-22, 2016. 
  • Technical Advisory Committee, Hydro 2016 International, 21st International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering, Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, December 8-10, 2016.
  • Technical Advisory Committee, National Conference on Water Resources and Flood Management with Special Reference to Flood Modelling (WRFM 2016), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, October 14-15, 2016. 
  • Advisory Committee, International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainability, Sri Guru Gobind Singhji (SGGS) Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, January 16-18, 2017.
  • Scientific and Advisory Committee, 3rd National Conference Water, Environment & Society (NCWES-2016), Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,  Hyderabad, June 6-8, 2016.
  • Technical Advisory Committee, 2-Day National Conference on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Reconstruction of Sustainable Society, Centre of Excellence for Disaster Mitigation, Department of Civil Engineering, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, February 11-12, 2016.  
  • Advisory Committee, National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management (SWARDAM-2016), Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, July 4-5, 2016.  
  • Advisory Committee, AICTE Sponsored National Workshop on Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM-2015), VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, May 25-30,  2015.
  • Scientific and Advisory Committee,Two Day National Conference on Water, Environment and Society (NCWES-2015), Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, July 30-31,2015. 
  • Technical Committee, National Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering with Emphasis on Water Resources and Retaining Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, GITAM School of Technology, Hyderabad Campus, February 20-21,2015. 
  • Technical Committee, Two Day National Conference on Recent Research Advances in Civil Engineering (RRACE-2014), Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University College of Engineering,Hyderabad, November 7-8, 2014.
  • Scientific and Advisory Committee, Two Day National Conference on Water, Environment and Society (NCWES-2014), Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, June 30th-July 1st, 2014.
  • Organising Committee, National Seminar on Indian Space Technology: Present and Future(NSIST-2014), BITS, Pilani -Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, May 1, 2014.
  • Advisory Committee, National Conferences on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE 2K-14), CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad, March 14-15, 2014.
  • Advisory Committee, National Conference on Technology, Policy and Community: Small Experiments in Sustainability, BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus, March 22-23, 2014.
  • Expert Advisory Committee, National Workshop on Sustainable Technologies in Civil Engineering, Perspectives and Strategies STEPS-2013, GRIET, Hyderabad, December 27-28, 2013.
  • Advisory & Technical Committee, National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Development (ACEID-2014), Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, February 6-7, 2014.
  • Organising Committee, Fourth International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, Centre for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,Hyderabad, October 29th- November 1, 2014.
  • Technical Committee, National Conference on Hydrology with Special Emphasis on Rain Water Harvesting” (NCHRWH-2013), Department of Civil Engineering, Poornima Group of Institution, Jaipur, November 15 – 16, 2013.
  • Advisory Committee, Centre for Disaster Management, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Advisory Committee, National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Water Management (SWARDAM-2013), Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, September 30-Ocotber 1, 2013.
  • Scientific Committee, HYDRO 2013 International IIT Chennai, December 4-6, 2013.
  • Advisory Committee, Indo-Danish International Conference on Wind Energy: Materials, Engineering and Policies (WEMP 2012), BITS, Pilani -Hyderabad Campus, November 22-23, 2012.
  • Organising Committee, Workshop on Green Building Practices and Impact on Environmental Performance, BITS, Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, October 23, 2010.
  • Technical Committee, Hydro-2008, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, December 15-16, 2008.
  • Technical Committee, International Convention on Water Resources Development and Management (ICWRDM-2008), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, October 23-26, 2008.
  • Technical Committee, National Conférence on Environmental Conservation, (NCEC-2006), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, September 1-3, 2006.
  • Local Organising Committee, Asia Regional Workshop on Promoting Sustainability of Community Based Rural Transport Infrastructure, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, September 6-8, 2004.
  • Technical Committee, National Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics (SEM-04), Civil Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, September 24-25, 2004.
  • Technical Advisory Committee, International Conference on Advanced Modeling Techniques for Sustainable Management of Water Resources, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, January 28-30, 2004. 
5. Session  Chair /Co-Chair/Panel Member

  • Chairperson,  Plenary Session-II, Lake and River Water Management: Challenges & Sustainable Engineering Solutions, National Symposium on Emerging Environmental Challenges: An Engineering Approach (EEC 2018), Jointly Organised by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Hyderabad Zonal Centre and Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus (Venue: BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India), February 16, 2018 (Received Memento from Prof. I.Sreedhar, Organising Secretary for Chairing a Session)
  • Moderator, Session B3, Hydrologic Modelling and Remote Sensing Applications, SWAT 2018 International Workshop and Conference, January 10-12, 2018, Chennai, India (Session was moderated on January 10, 2018) (Memento receiving from Dr Peter Allen, Baylor University, USA for Moderating the Session)
  • Panel Member, Societal Impact and Capacity Building, ITRA Closure Meeting, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, July 10, 2017. (Photo 1) (Photo 2)
  • Session Chair and Panel Member, International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainability (TACSAS-2017), Nanded, India, January 18, 2017. (Photo 1) (Photo 2)
  • National Conference on Water Resources and Flood Management (WRFM-2016), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, October 14, 2016. (Photo)
  • Workshop on Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Hyderabad, May 21, 2015.
  • International Conference on Modeling Tools for Sustainable Water Resources Management (Theme: Data Analysis in Hydrology), Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, December 28, 2014.
  • Hydro 2014 International (Technical Session 20 : Theme: Reservoir Operation and Irrigation Management), MANIT Bhopal, December 19, 2014. 
  • International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI-2014) (Technical Session -2), Conducted by ASCE India Section and Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, October 17-18, 2014.
  • Climate Change & Environment (Technical Session-II), Two Day National Conference on Water, Environment & Society (NCWES-2014), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, June 30-July 1, 2014.
  • National Seminar on Indian Space Technology: Present and Future (NSIST-2014), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, May 1, 2014.
  • Panel Member for Brain Storming Session on Water and Environment, National Conference on Technology, Policy and Community: Small Experiments in Sustainability, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani-Hyderabad Campus on March 15,2014.
  • Panel Member for Brain Storming Session/Workshop on Climatic Impact Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, March 28,2012.
  • Theme Chair, Water Resources Engineering, International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE), KL University, Guntur, October 21-23, 2011.    
  6.Chief Guest for the 
  • Function of UN World Water Day  and UN International Mother Earth Day,  Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (GRIET), Hyderabad, March 29, 2018. (Photo 1) (Photo 2) (Photo 3) [Hindu Paper Coverage, April 2, 2018] and Delivered Lecture on Consequences and Management of Urban Floods and Climate Change as part of Chief Guest Address.
  • Inaugural Function, VARADHI Department of Civil Engineering Fest, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, September 21, 2017. (Inaugural Function Photo 1  Photo 2   Photo 3   Photo 4 )
  • Inaugural Function, A One Day Workshop on Applications of Optimization in Civil Engineering, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, March 30, 2017. (Inaugural Function Photo)
  • National Workshop on Computer Applications in Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, October 21, 2016. (Inaugural Photo 2)(Inaugural Photo 1) 
7. Participation in Conferences/ Meetings/Workshops
 
  • Brain Storming on Hyderabad Storm Water Drainage, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), November 7, 2017. (Paper Coverage in Eenadu, November 8, 2017)
  • Technology Partner Workshop, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), March 18, 2017. (Invited Participation. Part of the Panel on Data Analytics and Decision Making System Deliberations) (Photo)  
  • Sixth Meeting of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Southern Region (SR) Water Task Force & Interaction with Stakeholders, February 23, 2017. (Invited Participation and meeting held at CII Telangana State Office, Hyderabad) (Photo)
  • International Conference on Water Challenges in India, February 8-9, 2017, New Delhi. Event was Organised by DHI.
 

Reviewer for

  1. International Journals
   2.Books/ Book Chapters/Web/Video based Lectures

  • Book Chapters of Environmental Engineering (Volume 1 & 2), Oxford University Press (Review Report Submitted on December 22, 2016).
  • Book on Hydraulic Steel Structures for Informatics Publishing Limited, Bangalore (Review Report Submitted on June 29, 2015).
  • Book Chapter entitled Fuzzy Logic in Multiobjective Decision Making and Hydrological Modelling for book entitled Sustainable Water Resources Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (Editor of the Book is Prof C.S.P. Ojha, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India), December 31, 2014.
  • Book on Fluid Mechanics and Machinery for Oxford University Press, April 2014.
  • Video based Course on Stochastic Hydrology Prepared by Prof P.P.Mujumdar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Sponsored by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Government of India, 2012.
  • Web based Course on Water Resources Systems Planning and Management Prepared by Prof D.Nagesh Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Sponsored by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Government of India, 2011.
  • Web based Course on Optimization Methods Prepared by Prof D.Nagesh Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Sponsored by National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Government of India, 2007.
  • Book on Engineering Hydrology for Pearson Education.
3. Ph.D & M.Tech Theses
  • Twelve Ph.D Theses of Various Reputed Institutes in India and Abroad [Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi-1 (Simulation and Control of Water Resource Systems); Victoria University Melbourne Australia-1 (Daily Stream Flow Estimation Using Remote Sensing Data)], Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee -1, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi -1, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai-2, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal -2, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad -4]
  • Fifteen M.Tech (Water Resources Engineering) Theses of National Institute of Technology (NIT),Warangal were Evaluated and Viva Conducted on June 29-30, 2017 at NIT Warangal. 
  • Ten M.Tech Theses of Various Reputed Institutes in India [Indian Institute of Technology Madras  4, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad -6].
4. Syllabus
  • Civil Engineering Syllabus of Vasavi College of Engineering (Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering) and related discussion meeting was held on April 27, 2017 & February 24, 2018 at Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad. 
  • Civil Engineering Syllabus of MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune (Submitted the Report on February 7, 2017).
  • Civil Engineering Syllabus of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded (submitted the Report on March 1, 2016).
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, January 13, 2015.
  • M.E (Water Resources Engineering) Syllabus of Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur as Part of Their Course Revision Process.
5. Conference Papers and Abstracts
  • Nine Papers for ASCE India Conference 2017: Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, December 12-14, 2017 (Review Report Submitted on November 20, 2017).
  • One paper for The Fifth International Conference on Machine Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2017), Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad, December 13-15, 2017 (Review Report Submitted on September 13, 2017).. 
  • Eight abstracts for 2018 International SWAT Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, January 8-12, 2018 (Review Report Submitted on August 27, 2017 and October 10-15, 2017).  
  • Two papers for National Conference on Sustainable Materials and Management Systems in Civil Engineering (NCS2MCE'16), Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, December 15-16, 2016 (Review Report Submitted on December 9, 2016). 
  • Four abstracts for International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainability (TACSAS-2017), Nanded, January 16-18, 2017. (Review Report Submitted on October 11, 2016 & October 25, 2016).
  • One paper for International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy & Society 2016 (ICWEES-2016) held at Bhopal for possible publication in Springer (Submitted the review report on June 2, 2016).
  • Number of Abstracts for National Conference on Hydrology with Special Emphasis on Rain Water Harvesting, Department of Civil Engineering, Poornima Group of Institution, Jaipur, November 15 – 16, 2013.
  • Number of Papers for HYDRO 2013 International IIT Chennai, December 4-6, 2013.
  • Number of Papers for EWRI of ASCE, India 2010, January 5-7, 2010.
  • Number of Papers for the Special Session on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Water Resources Management for 4th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-09), December 16-18, 2009.
  • Number of Papers for Hydro-2008, Organised by Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, December 15-16, 2008.
  • Number of Papers for International Convention on Water Resources Development and Management (ICWRDM-2008), Organised by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, October 23-26, 2008.
  • Number of Papers for National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management (SWRDAM-2008), Organised by Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, June 13-14, 2008.
  • Number of Papers for International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE2002), Organised by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, January 3-5, 2002.
6. Proposals/Technical Reports
  • Pavement Asset Management System for Indian Highways, Research Proposal (as Part of Ph.D) submitted by Ms Vineesha Chundi, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus (Review Report Submitted on April 14, 2017).
  • Determination of Surface Water Quality Parameters using Remote Sensing, GIS and Artificial Neural Networks submitted by Prof A.Jagadeesh, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus as part of internal review process (Review report submitted on December 17, 2016) (Possible submission to Department of Science and Technology by Investigator).
  • Landuse/Land cover classification of Wetlands using L and S bands of Polarimetric SAR data submitted by Dr K.Rajitha, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani-Hyderabad Campus as part of Internal Review Process (Review Report Submitted on October 1, 2016) (Possible Submission to Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad by Investigator).
  • Self-Adaptive Differential Evolution Algorithm for Solving Water Distribution System Optimization Submitted by Prof A.Vasan, Dr Murari R.R.Varma, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani-Hyderabad Campus as part of Internal Review Process (Review Report Submitted on August 10, 2016)(Possible Submission to Council of Scientific Industrial Research by the Investigators).
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) of West Coast of India, Through Hyper-Spectral and Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery Coupled with Field Observations Submitted by Dr K.Rajitha and Prof A.Jagadeesh, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani-Hyderabad Campus as  part of Internal Review Process (Review Report Submitted on February 11,2015) (Possible Submission to Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India by the Investigators).
  • Technical Report for Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research, New Delhi (Principal Investigator : Prof B.R. Chahar, IIT Delhi).
  • Technical Reports for National Institute of Hydrology, Ministry of Water Resources, Roorkee, Government of India. 

Delivered Invited Lectures on:

  • Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources, World Environment Day: Conclave 2018, Organised by New Indian Express, held at Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad June 5, 2018 (Coverage in Paper) (Poster) (Photo 1) (Photo 2) (Photo 3)
  • Multiobjective Optimization and Data Mining & Multiple Criteria Decision Making (Two Lectures), One Week Short Term Training Program on Optimization in Engineering-2018, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, May 17, 2018 [Photo 1] [Photo 2] [Photo 3]
  • Classical Optimization Techniques, Workshop on Data Mining and Soft Computing Techniques in Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science- Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, April 13, 2018. [Schedule of the Workshop]  
  • Optimization Applications in Water Resources Engineering, MVSR Engineering College, Hyderabad, April 4, 2018. 
  • Artificial Neural Networks: Challenges and Opportunities, National Conference on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering (NC-ITCE-2K18), Anurag Group of Institutions, Hyderabad, March 28, 2018.  
  • Urban Flood Modelling Perspectives: Case Study of Hyderabad, Continuing Professional Development Program on Climate Change Impact - Urban Heat Islands & Flash Flooding,  Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, March 20, 2018.
  • Water Resources Economic Planning  and Management (3 lectures on Water Resources Economics, Water Resources Optimization, Uncertainty Handling in Water Resources), SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, January 27-28, 2018. 
  • Best Management Practices in Urban Flood Scenario, Faculty Development Programme on Applications of Geomatics for Disaster Management (AGDM-2017), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, November 18, 2017.
  • Urban Floods under Changing Climate- A Case Study of Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, November 15, 2017. 
  • Artificial Neural Networks in Civil Engineering and Optimization Techniques in Civil Engineering, Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad, November 1, 2017.
  • Optimization in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, September 21, 2017 (Delivered as part of Students Festival Varadhi).
  • Artificial Neural Networks in Water Resources Engineering and Career Guidance in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Nalla Narasimha Reddy School of Engineering,  Hyderabad, August 30, 2017. 
  • Advanced Aspects of Civil Engineering and Career Guidance in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, KKR and KSR Institute of Technology and Sciences, Guntur, July 25, 2017. (Photo 1) (Photo2)
  • Optimization Applications in Civil Engineering, A One Day Workshop on Applications of Optimization in Civil Engineering, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, March 30, 2017. 
  • Novel Engineering in Water Strategies (NEWS-17) on the Occasion of World Water Day 2017, CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, March 22, 2017.
  • Career Guidance Talk on GATE and Engineering Services, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, March 6, 2017 (Conducted as part of Civil Engineering Association Activities).
  • Urban Flood Modeling and Management-Case Study of Hyderabad, Workshop-cum-Training Program on Urban Flooding: Technology Driven Solutions, Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani Hyderabad Campus, March 4, 2017. 
  • Multicriterion Analysis and Decision Making: An Overview, International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate -Smart Agriculture and Sustainability (TACSAS-2017), SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, January 18, 2017. 
  • Fuzzy Decision Making in Engineering and Management, National Conference on Sustainable Materials and Management Systems in Civil Engineering (NCS2MCE'16), Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, December 15, 2016. 
  • Artificial Neural Networks in Water Resources Engineering, Faculty Development Programme on Recent Innovations in Civil Engineering (RICE-2016), Vardhaman Engineering College, Hyderabad, December 9, 2016. 
  • Preparation of Research Proposals: An Overview, Faculty Development Program on Teaching Methodologies, CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, December 2, 2016. 
  • Multicriterion Analysis in Water Resources Engineering, Workshop on Urban Flood Management, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, November 22, 2016. 
  • Water Resources Modelling Approaches in Planning and Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, November 1, 2016. 
  • Neural Network Applications in Civil Engineering on 21.10.2016 and Multiobjective Optimization in Irrigation Planning on 22.10.2016, National Workshop on Computer Applications in Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, October 21-22, 2016. 
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Irrigation Planning and Management, National Conference on Water Resources and Flood Management with Special Reference to Flood Modelling (WRFM -2016), Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, October 14, 2016. 
  • Ranking and Clustering of Global Climate Models, Three Day Short Course on Water Resources, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, July 21, 2016.  
  • Learning Opportunities in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science (KITS), Warangal, February 29, 2016. 
  • Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources: Planning Aspects, Two Day National Conference on Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Reconstruction of Sustainable Society (DPMRSS), Centre of Excellence for Disaster Mitigation, Department of Civil Engineering, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, February 12, 2016. 
  • Fuzzy Logic, ANN, Optimization Techniques using MATLAB, Three Day Workshop on Engineering Research Methodology-2016, Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University College of Engineering, January 30, 2016. 
  • Global Climate Models and Water Resources Planning: Case Study, Workshop on Urban Flooding, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, December 10, 2015. 
  • Challenges in Urban Flood Modeling: Case Study of Hyderabad, Training Program on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, November 21, 2015. 
  • Flood Modeling and Probability Assessment, Training Program on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, November 20, 2015. 
  • Preparation of Research Proposals, One day Faculty Development Program on Research Proposals-Funding Agencies, Opportunities and Methodologies, CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, November 14, 2015.
  • Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and its Application in Water Resources Engineering, One day Workshop on Advances in Water Resources Engineering (AWARE 2015), RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur, September 26, 2015. 
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Water Resources: Critical Perspective,Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, September 22, 2015.
  • Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era, as part of 48th Engineers Day Celebrations, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board Engineers Association, Hyderabad, September 15, 2015. (Inaugural Photo) (Felicitation Photo) 
  • Studies on Performance Evaluation of an Irrigation System as Part of AICTE Sponsored 1 week National Workshop on Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM-2005), VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, May 29, 2015. 
  • Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), Workshop on Research Methodology, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 4. 2015.
  • Advanced Modeling Techniques for Reservoir Operation, Three Day National Workshop on Efficient Use of Available Water Resources For More Crop Per Drop (EUAWR-2015), VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, March 18, 2015. 
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Water Resources Planning, National Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering, GITAM University, Hyderabad Campus, February 20, 2015.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management as part of S.N.Gupta Memorial Lecture. Hydro 2014 International, MANIT Bhopal, December 18, 2014. 
  • Optimization Techniques in Water Resources Engineering, Workshop on Recent Trends in Water Resources Engineering, ACE College of Engineering, Hyderabad, November 1, 2014.
  • Role of Hydrological Models in Water Resources Planning, 4th International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management (ICHWAM-2014), Centre  for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, October 31, 2014.
  • Water Resources: An Overview at CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad, August 12, 2014. 
  • Research Methodology: An Overview, Workshop on Research Methodology,Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 11,2014.
  • Research Funding Opportunities at Coastal Institute of Technology and Management, Kothavalasa Mandalam, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh, April 5,2014.
  • Water Resources Systems at Avanthi Engineering College, Hyderabad, March 19, 2014.
  • Research and Funding Opportunities at Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, February 1, 2014.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Climatic Modeling, Two Week Faculty Development Programme on Application of Geomatics for Disaster Management, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, January 11, 2014. 
  • Decision Making in Multicriterion Perspective:  An Overview, National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, September 30October 1, 2013.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making and Climate Modeling, National Workshop on Impact of Climate Change on River Basin Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Aurangabad, August 1617, 2013.
  • Fuzzy and Decision Making, One Week TEQIP - Short Term Training Programme on Soft Computing Tools and its Applications in Engineering (SOCTAPE-2013),Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, June 3-7, 2013.
  • Fuzzy Cluster Analysis and Decision Making, One Week TEQIP - Short Term Training Programme on Analytical Techniques for Applied Research (An Interdisciplinary Program), Department of Civil and Water Management Engineering, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded, January 21-25, 2013.
  • Fuzzy Multicriterion Decision Making, One Week TEQIP - Short Term Training Programme on Genetic Algorithm and NEUro Fuzzy Applications in Engineering (GANEUFAE-2012), Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, December 17-21, 2012.
  • Cluster Analysis: An Efficient Approach for Data Mining, National Conference, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, May 8, 2012.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Irrigation Planning, International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE), KL University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, October 21 – 23, 2011.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making and Soft Computing: A Case Study, Two Day Workshop on Geomatic Applications for Water Resources Management (GeoWARM-2009), Center for Water Resources, Institute of Science and Technology, JNT University, Hyderabad, March 16-17, 2009.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making: A Brief Overview, DST Sponsored Two-Day Brainstorming Workshop on Application of Advanced Soft Computing Techniques in Geo-spatial Data Analysis, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, September 22-23, 2008.
  • Multicriterion Decision Making in Irrigation Planning, SDP Programme on Computer Applications in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, November 12-24, 2007.
  • Fuzzy Linear Programming for Irrigation Planning: A Case Study, Short Term Course on Flood Hazard Mitigation and Watershed Management, Sponsored by DONER, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, December 1-5, 2006.
  • Multiobjective Programming in Water Resources Planning and Decision Making in Multicriterion Environment with Reference to Irrigation Planning, AICTE Short Term Course, Department of Civil Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, December 13, 2006.
  • Water Resources Management Aspects During Advanced Training Programme on Water Resource Development and Management for NABARD Officers, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, November 3-7, 2004.
  • Multiobjective Programming: Application of Fuzzy Linear Programming to a Case Study of Irrigation Planning in India, Short Term Course on Fuzzy System Modelling in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, June 3-6, 1998.

Conferences, Workshops, Training Programs Organised

  • Total Conferences, Workshops and Training Programs Conducted : 13 (See Event Group Photoes)
  • Course Co-Ordinator, National Hydrology Project Sponsored Training Workshop on Reservoir Simulation using NIH ResYp, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, June 25-29, 2018. Training Workshop is Jointly Organising by BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus and National Institute of Hydrology, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.  
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Data Mining and Soft Computing Techniques in Civil Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 13-14, 2018. [Poster] [Group Photo]
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop-Cum-Training Program on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, March 3-4, 2017. (Group Photo) (Coverage in Hindu) (ITRA Review Meet at BITS Hyderabad on March 3,2017)
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2016. (Group Photo) (Other Related Photoes)
  • Co-Ordinator, Training Programme on Urban Flood Management: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, November 20-21, 2015. (Group Photo) (Activities of the Training Program)  (Other Related Photoes)
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Integrated Urban Flood Management in Hyderabad: Technology Driven Solutions, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, October 31, 2015. (Group Photo) (Activities of the Workshop) (Other Related Photoes) 
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, April 3-4, 2015. (Group Photo) (Other Related Photoes)
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Research Methodology, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, April 11-12, 2014. (Group Photo) (Other Related Photoes) (Cover Page & Preface)
  • Organising Secretary, National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science,Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, April 5-6, 2013. (Group Photo) (Other Related Photoes)
  • Co-Ordinator, Workshop on Recent Advances in Climatic Modeling for Water Resources Planning and Management, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, November 19, 2011. (Group Photo)  (Other Related Photoes)
  • Organising Secretary, National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change, Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, March 5-6, 2010. (Group Photo) (Other Related Photoes)
  • Co-Ordinator, Advanced Training Programme on Water Resource Development and Management for NABARD Officers, Civil Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, November 3-7,2004. (Group Photo) (Cover Page of Lecture Notes)
  • Organising Secretary, Symposium on Prediction in Ungauged Basins for Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management (PUBSWRPM-2004), Civil Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, October 30, 2004. (Group Photo) (Cover page of Proceedings Book)
  • Organising Secretary, Integrated Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management (ISWRPM-2003), Civil Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, October 11-12, 2003.(Group Photo) (Cover page of Proceedings Book)

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