Dean (Research and Relationships) HoD and Professor
• Department of Regional Water Studies
Area of Expertise
Water resource management
Prof. Arun Kansal and Dean (Research and Relationships) at TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi. He received PhD from IIT, Delhi after completing M.Tech and B.Tech in Civil Engineering. He has about 24 years of research/consultancy/teaching experience in the areas of environmental engineering, water resource management, waste management with focus on resource recovery and recycling, urban environment, and energy- environment - climate linkages. he received Best Teacher award from GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi; Best Research Paper award from Indian Water Works Association, and Roll of Honor by TERI. He had 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, UK in Department of Natural Sciences (2015-2018) and Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He had also served as a Lead Author for IPCC 5th Assessment Report WGIII. He has successfully completed projects amounting to more than INR 30 crore as Principle Investigator and in addition worked as Co-PI or core team member in several other projects. Many of his projects have international collaboration. Significant recent successes are securing a grant of USD 1.2 million from Coca-Cola Foundation, Atlanta for establishing Water Department at TERI SAS and a project of INR 425 Lakhs on Water and Sanitation from USAID.
Kusum, L., Kansal, A., Balakrishnan, M., Kishore, V. V. N., 2002, Assessment of biomethanation potential of selected industrial organic effluents in India, Journal of Resources, Conservation and Recycling Vol. 35 : 146-161
Kansal A, Khare M, and Sharma C S, 2011, Air quality modeling study to analyse the impact of the World Bank emission guidelines for thermal power plants in Delhi, Journal of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Vol. 2(1): 99-105
Sharma D, Kansal A., 2013, Assessment of river quality models: a review, Journal Reviews Environmental Science and Biotechnology, Vol. 12(3): 285-311
Jasrotia S, Kansal A and Kishore V V N., 2014 , Arsenic phyco-remediation by cladophora algae and measurement of organic speciation and location of active absorption site using electron microscopy, Microchemical Journal, 114-197
Shivakshi J, Kansal A, V V N Kishore, 2012, Application of solar energy for water supply and sanitation in Arsenic affected rural areas: a study for Kaudikasa village, India, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 37: 389-393
Gupta, S., Mohan, K., Prasad, R., Kansal, A., 1998, Solid waste management in India: Options and opportunities, Resource Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 24(2): 137-154
Singh P. and Kansal A*, 2016 Energy and GHG accounting for wastewater infrastructure, Resource Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 128: 499-507
Singh P., Kansal A., Marque C.C., 2015 Energy and carbon footprints of sewage treatment methods, Journal of Environment Management , Vol. 165: 22-30
Ghosh R, Kansal A* and Aghi S, 2016, Implications of end-user behaviour in response to deficiencies in water supply for electricity consumption 'a case study of Delhi', Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 536: 400-408
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.
PI - Consultancy for Sustainable water use in habitats. Funded by TERI. 12 months. INR 885000. Ongoing PI - Consultancy for Scoring of Innovation and Best Practices under Swachh Survekshan 2019. Funded by Karvy Data Management Service Limited. 1 month. INR 917000 +GST. Completed
PI - MDP on Gender, Equity and Water Management. Funded by ICEWARM, Australia. 12 months. AUD 62200. Ongoing Expert team member - Uzbekistan: Energy efficiency in water utilities. Energy audit and Prefeasibility study for Namangan city Suvokova. Funded by the World Bank. 6 months. USD 200000. Completed. PI- Preparation of an assessment report of ‘Water Study higher Education Institutions in India’. 3 months. Funded by ICIMOD. USD 5000. Completed.
Expert team member - Energy Efficiency Review of Dar Es Salaam City Water and Sewerage Services. Funded by the World Bank and the Government of Tanzania. 9 months. USD 120000.Completed.
PI - Strengthening Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings. Funded by USAID, 3 year, INR 4,25,00,000. Completed PI - Institutionalising Department of Regional Water Studies at TERI University. Coca-Cola Foundation, Atlanta. USD 1.2 Million. Advisor - Understanding decentralised energy interventions and their success conditions in select countries of Asia-Pacific. Funded by ProSPER.Net, Japan. 1 year. USD 12000 Advisor - Improving access to safe water using River Bed Filtration Technology.
PI - India section, Urban metabolism surveying of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata metropolitan areas. Funded by University of Toronto. 6 months. USD 4500. Completed PI - India section, Understanding and quantifying the water-energy-carbon nexus for low carbon development in Asian Cities. Funded by Asia Pacific Network. 2 years USD 70000. Completed PI - South Asia Regional workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management. Funded by the World Bank. 3 months. USD 50000. Completed. PI - Asia regional workshop for programme on LCA and LCCA of infrastructure projects. Funded by UNU Flores, 2013. USD 30000. Completed
Co-PI, Preparation of Medium Term Investment Plan (MTIP) and Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFS) for an Integrated Water Supply Distribution System in Greater Visakhapatnam, India. Funded by CDIA. 1 year. INR 45,00,000 Co-PI, Solar accelerated design for small-scale biogas digester. Funded by UKEIRI.2 year, GBP 40000
PI - Development of education benchmarking for revitalizing higher education for sustainable development. Funded by Hokkaido University, Japan in collaboration with RMIT, Australia. 2 year USD 80000 PI - Greening of Delhi Ridge. Funded by ONGC under CSIR activity. 5 year. INR 8000000
PI - Bioenergy from Waste: Hydrogen and methane production. Funded by DBT, GoI. 3 year. INR 950000
PI - Online Pilot program on Sustainable development practices in public policy- leading to a Diploma Program. An activity of ProSPER.Net, Funded by Ministry of Environment, Japan. 3 year. USD 80000. Core Team member, Content generation for Postgraduate programs in Environmental Science, New Delhi: TERI University, Sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi. PI - ITEC programme for mid-career professionals from developing countries, Funded by Ministry of External Affairs, GoI. INR 10 Lakhs. Completed