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Arun Kansal
Dean (Research and Relationships)
HoD and Professor
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Department of Regional Water Studies

Prof. Arun Kansal is Dean (Research and Relationships) TERI University, India and a visiting Professor in `Natural Science? at University of Derby, UK. He received his Ph D in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi after completing his M.Tech and B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 20 years of research/consultancy/teaching experience in the areas of water resource management, waste management with a focus on resource recovery and recycling, urban environment, and energy- environment - climate linkages. He is a recipient of Best Teacher Award from GGS Indraprastha University, India; Best Research Paper Award from Indian Water Works Association, and has received the Roll of Honor by TERI. In his academic career, Prof Kansal has been a visiting Professor (as ICCR Chair Professor from Government of India) to Freie University, Berlin, Germany during 2010-11, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK (2011-14), Visiting Professor at the University of Derby in Natural Sciences (2015-2018) and Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He also served as a Lead Author for IPCC 5th Assessment Report WGIII.

All through his teaching career, Prof Kansal has taught on various Postgraduate Masters programmes viz. MSc, MBA, MA, and M.Tech. Within the environmental subject area he taught on a range of specialist sessions on water quality management, industrial pollution control, solid waste management, natural disaster management, environmental geoscience, environmental chemistry and monitoring, environmental statistics, EIA and EMP, energy and environment, and science and policy of environmental change. He got an opportunity to teach such varied courses as the founder faculty member of the School of Environment Management at GGS IP University, where he started two programmes - MSc (Environmental Management) and MBA (Disaster Management). He was instrumental in establishing laboratory infrastructure both at GGS IP University and at TERI University.

Prof Kansal coordinated an e-learning programme at TERI University on Sustainable Development Practices in Public Policy for mid-career professionals. The programme was under the aegis of UNU-IAS, Japan and was in collaboration with Tongji University, China; Universiti Sains Malaysia; University of South Pacific, Fiji; and AIT, Thailand. He also served as a core team member of the project for development of Alternative University Appraisal for Education on Sustainable Development led by Hokkaido University, Japan along with Yonsei University, Republic of Korea; AIT, Thailand; and Universiti Sains Malaysia. Prof Kansal also developed two full courses (e-content generation) for Post Graduate students in Environmental Science, funded by MHRD, Government of India. He has served as a member of expert committee constituted by MoEF, GoI for review of `common effluent treatment scheme?. He has also served as a member of project review committee constituted by MoEF for the project entitled `environmental friendly technology in the highly polluting small-scale glass industry at Firozabad? and has been the expert member for evaluating Ford Foundation fellowship applications.

Prof Kansal?s Research and consultancy experience is evident from the list of peer reviewed publications and success in winning grants from Government of India, multilateral and bilateral organizations and industrially funded research and consultancy. He currently has three research and consultancy projects in the area of Metabolism of megacities, Understanding and quantifying water-energy nexus for low carbon development in Asian cities, funded by Asia Pacific Network in collaboration with Hiroshima University, Japan and AIT, Thailand; and Strengthening water and sanitation in urban settings, funded by USAID.

 

 

 

Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi, 2007

  •  M Tech in Environmental Engineering, VNIT, 1994

  •  B Tech in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, VNIT, 1993


Honors and Awards
- Visiting Professor in Natural Sciences, University of Derby, United Kingdom (2015-18).
- Lead Author IPCC AR5 WGIII.
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2011-14).
- Roll of Honor for Research by TERI, New Delhi in 2011-12.
- ICCR Chair Professor to Freie University, Berlin, Germany (October 2010 - Feb 2011).
- TREE fellowship from Renewables Academy, Germany, for course on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency for Decision Makers.
- I S Kenchareddy prize from `Indian Water Works Association? for publication of best research paper in the year 1996.
- Best Teacher Award from GGS Indraprastha University in recognition of dedicated & outstanding services towards promoting the cause of teaching profession during the year 2000-2001.

Selected Publications
 Accounting energy use and GHG emissions for urban wastewater infrastructure
Singh P. and Kansal A*
Jr Resource Conservation and Recycling,
2016

 Implications of end-user behaviour in response to deficiencies in water supply for electricity consumption ? a case study of Delhi
Ghosh R, Kansal A* and Aghi S
Journal of Hydrology,
2016

 The need to ratchet
Srivastava L and Kansal A
International Cooperation,
2016

 Energy and carbon footprints of sewage treatment methods.
Singh P., Kansal A., Marque C.C.
Jr of Environmental Management.,
2015

 Energy and Material flows of megacities. PNAS 112(19), 5985-5990
Kennedy C A,..Kansal A et al.
PNAS,
2015

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