Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi
Brief Profile : Prof. Yogesh C. Sharma completed his Ph.D. (Applied Chemistry) in 1991 from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in 2010. His interests are Environmental remediation specially work on water pollution control, synthesis and application of nanoadsorbents, Green Chemistry, Green and Renewable Energy and He has published important articles in the area of Biodiesel synthesis and characterization and has several highly cited articles to his credit. He has ~ 10500 Google scholar citations and an h index of 53. It is to mention that he completed his Ph.D. on the river Ganga in 1991 fro Institute of Technology BHU. He was elected as Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC,UK) in 2014 and as Fellow, Biotech. Research Society of India (FBRS). He was elected as Fellow, IAPS. He is editorial board member of several reputed journals and has authored several books.
Publications : More than 200 publications, 10 books, several review articles.
Affiliation’s : Researcher in Wildlife Institute of India
Brief Profile : I am working as researcher in wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India. I am working in Project CAMPA- Gangatic Dolphin. In that project I am working on freshwater fishes component. I am a freshwater fish and sponges taxonomist.
Johnson. J. A, A. Rokade., V. Atkore, K. Sivakumar and V. Clement (2019). Fishes of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Field Guide. Wildlife Institute of India. Dehradun.
Elemental composition of freshwater sponges using Atomic Absrobtion Spectroscopy from Satara Region
Affiliation’s : Independent Researcher
Affiliation’s : Motihari College of Engineering, Motihari
Brief Profile :
Evaluation of morphological changes in river and its socio-economic consequences near Koshi Barrage
 Padam Jee Omar, Shishir Gaur, Shyam Bihari Dwivedi, Prabhat Kumar Singh Dikshit, “A Modular three-Dimensional scenario-based numerical modelling of Groundwater Flow” Water Resources Management, (2020) 34, pp. 1913-1932. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-020-02538-z.
 Padam Jee Omar, Shishir Gaur, S. B. Dwivedi, P. K. S. Dikshit “Groundwater modelling using an analytic element method and finite difference method: An insight into Lower Ganga river basin,” Journal of earth system science (2019) 128:195
Affiliation’s : Newcastle Unviersity
Brief Profile : I’m a fluvial geomorphologist with interests in sediment transport, bank erosion and flooding in large rivers and deltas. I am currently working on the impacts of sand mining on bank erosion rates and flood risk. Most of my research has been focussed in South East Asia, but am interested in expanding my research.
Integrating suspended sediment flux in large alluvial river channels: Application of a synoptic Rouse‐based model to the Irrawaddy and Salween rivers
JJ Baronas, EI Stevenson, CR Hackney, SE Darby, MJ Bickle, RG Hilton, …
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 125 (9), e2020JF005554 2020
Drainage and erosion of Cambodia’s great lake in the middle-late Holocene: The combined role of climatic drying, base-level fall and river capture
SE Darby, PG Langdon, JL Best, J Leyland, CR Hackney, M Marti, …
Quaternary Science Reviews 236, 106265 2020
River bank instability from unsustainable sand mining in the lower Mekong River
CR Hackney, SE Darby, DR Parsons, J Leyland, JL Best, R Aalto, …
Nature Sustainability 3 (3), 217-225 17 2020
Multi-Decadal Changes in Mangrove Extent, Age and Species in the Red River Estuaries of Viet Nam
NH Quang, CH Quinn, LC Stringer, R Carrie, CR Hackney, LTV Hue, …
Remote Sensing 12 (14), 2289 2020
Hydrological/Hydraulic Modeling-Based Thresholding of Multi SAR Remote Sensing Data for Flood Monitoring in Regions of the Vietnamese Lower Mekong River Basin
N Hong Quang, VA Tuan, TT Le Hang, N Manh Hung, D Thi Dieu, …
Water 12 (1), 71 2 2020
Water quality modelling of the Mekong River basin: Climate change and socioeconomics drive flow and nutrient flux changes to the Mekong Delta
PG Whitehead, L Jin, G Bussi, HE Voepel, SE Darby, G Vasilopoulos, …
Science of the total environment 673, 218-229 17 2019
Natural and anthropogenic influences on the Nhecolândia wetlands, SE Pantanal, Brazil
EC de Oliveira, S Pla-Pueyo, CR Hackney
Geological Society, London, Special Publications 488 (1), 167-180 6 2019
About this title-River to Reservoir: Geoscience to Engineering
PWM Corbett, A Owen, AJ Hartley, S Pla-Pueyo, D Barreto, C Hackney, …
Geological Society, London, Special Publications 488 (1), NP-NP 2019
The geoengineering approach to the study of rivers and reservoirs
PWM Corbett, A Owen, AJ Hartley, S Pla-Pueyo, D Barreto, C Hackney, …
Geological Society, London, Special Publications 488 (1), 1-13 2019
Time is running out for sand
M Bendixen, J Best, C Hackney, L Iversen
Nature 571, 29-31 29 2019
Low-angle dunes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Flow and sediment dynamics under tidal influence
H Hu, T Wei, Z Yang, CR Hackney, DR Parsons
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 205, 110-122 5 2018
The influence of flow discharge variations on the morphodynamics of a diffluence–confluence unit on a large river
CR Hackney, SE Darby, DR Parsons, J Leyland, R Aalto, AP Nicholas, …
Earth surface processes and landforms 43 (2), 349-362 15 2018
The identification and extraction of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from sediments
S Teasdale, X Wu, L Ye, CR Hackney
Geomorphological Techniques, Chapter 1.2.4. 1 – 14 2018
Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta
A Chapman, S Darby, E Tompkins, C Hackney, J Leyland, PDT Van, …
Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering 59 (2), 34-38
Post doctoral fellow at Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Member in environmental ngos “friends of bharathapuzha” for river bharathapuzha conservation and “green habitat ” for turtle cconservation.
Brief Profile :
15 years experience in teaching and research work in the field of environmental science.
Completed studies s on river :
1. Pollution status of tirur river
2. Pollution status of bharathapuzha river
3.Impact of tourism on chalakkudy river in and around Athirapally region.
4. Actively working for bharathapuzha river (south Indian river) conservation as a part of ngo “friends of bharathapuzha ”
Anaerobic wastewater treatment, ground water fluctuations and its quality in selected areas, ballast water pollution, studies on mangrove and forest ecosystems etc.
7 papers in international journals
3 book chapters
Presented papers in 7 international and 2 national conferences
Birds Club International
Brief Profile :
1. River bank restoration work at Mutholi, Kottayam. Planting of 5000 vetiver saplings on the bank of Meenachil River.
2. River restoration program of Varattar in Alappuzha district.
Affiliation’s : Research Assistant at Observer Research Foundation.
Brief Profile : I am a researcher currently working at Think Tank and I am based in Kolkata, West Bengal. My current research focus is on transboundary rivers, hydrodiplomacy and flood governance. I also track issues related to natural resource management and environmental sustainability.
1. ‘From Policy to Practice: Charting a Path for Floodplain Zoning in India’; Observer Research Foundation’; 25th May, 2020
2. ‘China-India Data Sharing for Early Flood Warning in the Brahmaputra: A Critique’; Observer Research Foundation; 4th December, 2019
3. ‘An eco-hydrological perspective to monsoon high flows in the Ganga-Padma system: Imperatives for flood management’; Observer Research Foundation; 30th September, 2019
4. ‘Water Commons: Influencing Practice and Policy – SROI Report 2016-17; FES/Publications/Internal Reports
5. ‘Water Commons: Influencing Practice and Policy – SROI Report 2017-18; FES/Publications/Internal Reports
1. ‘The Indian Government’s Flood Insurance Packages Can Do Better. This Is How.’; The Wire; 14th September, 2020
2. ‘A Panacea for India’s Flood Woes – Lost and Forgotten?’; Observer Research Foundation; 1st September, 2020
3. ‘Choking the Brahmaputra’s flow – Much ado about nothing?’; Observer Research Foundation; 11th August, 2020
4. ‘South Asia’s Floods Don’t Have Borders – So Why Does Flood Governance?’; The Wire; 19th July, 2020
5. ‘The Dibang Debacle: Hydropower and Altered Flow Regimes in the Dibang Basin’; The Bastion; 6th July, 2020
6. ‘Should rivers have legal rights?’; Observer Research Foundation; 16th June, 2020
7. ‘Amphan, Sundarbans and an agenda for reconstruction’; Observer Research Foundation; 25th May, 2020
8. ‘Telecommuting to a green future’; Observer Research Foundation; 21st April, 2020
9. ‘A perilous bundling: global response for COVID-19 and climate action’; Mongabay-India; 26th March, 2020
10. ‘Why India needs to buy better water data from China.’; The Third Pole; 10th January, 2020.
11. ‘The Paddy Paradox: A cauldron of flawed practices and faulty measures.’; Mongabay-India; 26th November, 2019
12. ‘Reimagining Floods: Reviving Nature-based Solutions for Flood Mitigation’; The Tilak Chronicles; 16th August, 2019
13. ‘Mt Everest: Overcrowding at the top of the world must be regulated’; Down To Earth; 9th August, 2019
14. ‘India needs to keep the Indus Waters Treaty intact’; The Diplomat; 20th March, 2019
15. ‘Riverbank erosion no less a disaster than Assam floods’; Village Square; 6th September 2017
Brief Profile : I am an Environmental Anthropologist. I do research and write on pollution risk to public health and livelihood. I am also interested in understanding and investigating the urban-water dynamics, political ecology of wastewater management, and urbanisation and cultural politics of environmental crisis. Recently I collaborated with TCD under Water to Cloud (W2C) project to study the impact of river water pollution on the health and livelihoods of the riverine communities of the river Yamuna in Delhi and the river Ganga in UP and WB.
In the last five years-
Maurya, N. 2014. Science, Society and Risk in the Anthropocene. Economic and Political Weekly. 49(41)
Maurya, N. 2014. Vikas ki avdharna aur janjatiyon ka swasthya (Concept of development and tribal health) Yojana (Hindi), A journal of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GoI, Jan 2014 (pg. 38-41).
Maurya, N. 2015. Development, displacement and health: Tribal women’s sufferings from diseases of development. In Das K.N.(Edited) ‘Health and tribes in India challenges and opportunities’ published by Sarup Book publishers (P) Ltd., The ISBN is 978-81-7625- 983-5.
Maurya N. et al (July 2020) ‘River Yamuna: Deteriorating Water Quality and its Socio-Economic Impact—Voices from the ground.
NCAER and TCD (July 2020) ‘A Report on livelihood and health challenges of riverine communities of the river Ganga’
Affiliation’s : Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises Foundation
Brief Profile : Anuja Mital is an independent herpetologist working on freshwater turtle ecology in the Brahmaputra River system. She is also the co-founder of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India (FTTI)
Mital, A., Gunia, L., Tachung, B., and Das, A. 2020. The impressed tortoise (Manouria
impressa) in India – extended range and natural history notes. The Herpetological
Bulletin. (In Press)
Sharma, R., Ali, M., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia nigricans: Diet. Herpetological
Review (In Press)
Ranganathan M.S., Dharwadkar, S., and Mital, A. 2020. Nilssonia gangetica: Predation.
Herpetological Review (In Press)
Mital, A., Tao, B., and Das, A. 2019. Manouria impressa (Impressed Tortoise):
Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 50(3):523
Mital, A., Khan, S. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis and
other riverine birds on the islands near Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh. Indian
Mital, A. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. Insights into freshwater turtle diversity of the Ganga
River and the perceived threats. In WII-NMCG (Ed.) Biodiversity Profile of the Ganga
River. Published by Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. pp. 232
Sarkar, D., Mital, A., Mandal, R., Talukdar, G. and Kumar, R.S. 2019. ‘Community
ponds: a tool for conservation’. A case study of Nilssonia gangetica (Cuvier, 1825) in
Kashipur village, Uttar Pradesh, India. Herpetology Notes 12:631-636
Mital, A., Vasudevan, K., Singh, S., and Baskaran, N. 2019. Morenia petersi: life history
and distribution. Herpetological Review 50(1):127-128