Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

About the Department

The department was established on 2017 in University Teaching Department. The department offers application based Postgraduate (M.Tech) Degree program in water resources development, irrigation, climate change impacts, remote sensing and GIS in water resources and environment sustainability. The department is vigorously involved in research and development in the area of water resources engineering and management. Also, department provides consultancy services for flood & drought control, water supply (irrigation, domestic, etc.), groundwater development and water resources sustainability. The main objective of the department is to develop manpower that can take a part of sustainable development and management of available water resources.

Thrust Areas

  • Hydrology (Surface and Sub-surface)
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Floods and Drought Management
  • RS & GIS Application in Water Resources
  • Groundwater Management
  • Irrigation Design, Planning and Management
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Water Supply Management
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Soft Computing in Water Resources Management
  • Reservoir Operation and System Analysis in Water Resources
  • Waste Water Supply Management
  • Water Quality Monitoring, Modelling
  • Waste Water Management
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Facilities available

The department is well equipped with high end workstations, server systems and various software for image processing, GeoSpatial data handling and land use land cover classification (ERDAS Imagine, GeoMedia, TerrSet and ArcGIS), software for rainfall-runoff modelling including flood inundation mapping (MIKE Hydro Basin, MIKE SHE and MIKE FLOOD 1D & 2D), software for storm water modelling (MIKE Urban+ and PCSWMM) software for groundwater modelling and management (MIKE FEFLOW, Hydro-Geo-Analyst & Visual MODFLOW) and equipments for advanced terrestrial and aerial survey using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), DGPS and Total Station. The department also having the facilities of GeoWeb server platform and application to process large-scale geospatial data and handle, analyze and manage UAV and satellite imageries.

Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy Projects

  • Ultra-high resolution Aerial Survey and Design & Network Planning of UGPL Irrigation System in Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh. (Funded by MB Construction, Ahmadabad Gujarat; Co-agency: Water Resources Department, Bilaspur, Govt. of CG) – Completed
  • Assessment of proposed Ahiran to Gajrinalah link project (project cost ~750Cr.) for water supply to Bilaspur smart city. (Funded by Water Resources Department, Bilaspur, Govt. of CG) – Completed
  • 3D UAV Mapping and Designing-Estimation of Narwa Restoration Plan in Patan Block, Durg. (Funded by MGNREGA, Zila Panchayat, Durg, Govt. of CG) – Completed
  • A Study on the Recent Floods in the Territories of Chhattisgarh Upstream of Hirakud Dam. (Funded by Water Resources Department, Govt. of CG) – Completed
  • Designing and Estimation of Group Water Supply Scheme Under Jal Jeevan Mission Using Aerial Survey in Dhamtari & Balod District. (Funded by Public Health Engineering Department, Govt. of CG) – Ongoing
  • Improving urban flood hazard vulnerability assessment with GDR using MCDM approach. (Collaborative Research Project (CRP) Funded by TEQIP-III) – Completed
  • Assessment of critical ground water potential zones of Kharun River basin using integrated approach of geospatial techniques. (Collaborative Research Project (CRP) Funded by TEQIP-III) – Completed


Name :    Manish Kumar Sinha, PhD
Designation :    Asst. Prof. (Cont. Faculty) & HOD In-charge
Department :    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Qualifications :    BE (Civil Engg.), M.Tech (WRD&IE), PhD Submitted (RWTH Aachen Uni. Germany)
Areas of interest :   
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Urban Hydrology and Water Management
  • RS & GIS application in Water Resources and Geosciences
  • Publications :   
  • Journals: 12
  • Conferences: 16
  • Book Chapter: 08
  • Book: 01
  • Academic Experience :    2.5 years
    Research Experience :    4.5 years
    List of Awards :   
  • Gold Medal Award for securing first position in the merit list at National Institute of Technology Raipur.
  • Young Scientist Award in by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology (CCOST).
  • DAAD Research fellowship (German Academic Exchange service) during Ph.D.
  • Received Best Paper Award at HYDRO 2018, International Conference.
  • Received Best Paper Award at Arizona State University, USA.
  • Received Best Paper Award at BIT Raipur, India.
  • Won “HIL 402 real time emulator” by Typhoon Hardware-In-Loop-10 for 10 Award Program.
  • Contact info :    Email: head_ewre@csvtu.ac.in;manishsinha200389@csvtu.ac.in

    Name :    Dr. Uttam Puri Goswami
    Designation :    Assistant Professor (Cont. Faculty)
    Department :    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    Qualifications :    B.Tech. (Ag. Engg); M.E. (Water Resources Engg.); Ph.D. (Water Resources Engg, IIT Guwahati)
    Areas of interest :   
  • Hydro-climatology
  • Climate Extremes
  • Hydrological and Hydrodynamic Modelling
  • Glacier Hazards (Glacial Lake Outburst Flood)
  • Water Resources Management
  • Bi-variate Analysis (Copula)
  • Publications :   
  • Journals: 05
  • Conferences: 05
  • Book Chapter: 02
  • Academic Experience :    4 years
    Research Experience :    1 years
    Achievement: :   
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University, Canada (01 year)
  • MHRD Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (04 years)
  • Contact info :    Email: faculty2_ewre@csvtu.ac.in;uttam2388@gmail.com

    Name :    Dr. Sharad Patel
    Designation :    Asst. Prof. (Cont. Faculty)
    Department :    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    Qualifications :    B.Tech. (Ag. Engg); M.Tech. (Water Resources Engg.); Ph.D. IIT Bombay
    Areas of interest :   
  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport through porous media
  • Groundwater mitigation
  • Reactive transport Meshfree Simulation and evolutionary algorithm
  • Publications :   
  • Journals: 03
  • Conferences: 02
  • Academic Experience :    1 years
    Research Experience :    1 years
    Achievement: :   
  • MHRD Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (04 years)
  • Contact info :    Email: faculty1_ewre@csvtu.ac.in; sharadptl8@gmail.com