Water Resource Management

Mandate

To provide sustainable solutions for environmental problems and water resource management planning to mining and allied industries through R&D and consultancy services

About Us

Water Resource Management Group (WRM) is a department with multidisciplinary talent to provide comprehensive methodology for water quality assessment, planning for water resource management and delivering sustainable solutions for treatment of water and wastewater. The research group covers broad spectrum research ranging from hydrogeological studies, geochemical characterization of water and wastewater, contaminant source apportionment, risk assessment and health hazards mapping to development of cost effective technology for wastewater treatment and its utilization for societal benefits. The group works with special focus on a scientific and technical understanding of natural resources and the life-supporting capacity of those resources. The group is accredited by NABET in the area of EIA-EMP study of mining and coal washery and serving mining industries for environmental clearance and compliance.

  

Our Expertise

  • Hydrological and Water Balance Study
  • Impact assessment of mining and allied industries on water resources
  • Water Resource Management Planning for mining and industrial regions
  • Quality assessment of water resources and contaminant source apportionment
  • Health risk assessment and health hazard mapping
  • Development of cost effective technology for treatment of wastewater and mine water for its community use and safe disposal
  • Fly Ash characterisation, leaching study and assessing its suitability for filling in mine voids
  • EIA/EMP study of mine and coal washery
  • Societal mission projects for sustainable utilization and management of water resources

 

Our Accomplishment

  • Preparation of more than 30 EIA/EMP study reports for mining industries to obtain environmental clearance from MOEFCC, New Delhi
  • Development of cost effective technology to reclaim mine water for drinking purposes and its subsequent demonstration through installation of 4000 LPH capacity pilot plant at Pootkee mine site, Jharia coalfield
  • Carrying capacity based developmental study of Damodar River Basin
  • Groundwater quality assessment of National Capital Region, covering 5 districts of UP, 9 districts of Haryana and 9 districts of National Territory of Delhi under National Aquifer Mapping Project
  • Water quality data base generation, interpretation and quality assessment for exploratory wells drilled at various locations in Ghazipur district, UP and Punjab
  • Development of treatment process for removal of hexavalent chromium and arsenic in water
  • Integrated cost effective technology for attaining Zero liquid discharge in steel plants with emphasis on slag utilization
  • Utilization of low cost liner for disposal of ash into abandoned open-cast mines
  • Development of zeolites from fly ash for water treatment
  • Modified Heavy Metal Pollution Index (m-HPI) for indexing heavy metal pollution in groundwater
  • Hydrological study of uranium mining areas of Mohuldih, Bagjata, and Bhadurang, Jaduguda, Jharkhand
  • Soil infiltration and hydrological study of National Capital Region, Delhi
  • Study on heavy metal incorporation in the food chain of Malankhand copper project
  • Human health risk assessment due to ingestion of metals through food and water in mining dominated areas of Southern Jharkhand
  • Optimization of non–monsoon flow from water dams required to assimilate the pollution level of Damodar River
  • Study for evaluation of rain water harvesting scheme at Turamdih Mine of UCIL, Jamshedpur
  • Scientists from the Research Group has been bestowed upon several awards/honour such as National Geoscience Award, ISCA Young Scientist Award, Commonwealth Academy Fellowship and Best Paper Awards for their contribution in sustainable mining and environmental management. The Research Group has successfully completed many prestigious projects from different Ministries and International agencies like the World Bank, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Water Resources, Department of Science & Technology etc.

 


NameDesignationEmail & phonePhoto
Head of the Research Group
Dr. Abhay Kumar Singh

Briefbiodata
Sr. Principal Scientist, HORG & HOS E-mail : abhaysingh[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, singh[dot]cimfr[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 9835324263, 6202023526 (M)
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Water Resource Management
Dr. (Mrs.) Bably Prasad

Briefbiodata
Chief Scientist & Mentor E-mail : drbablyprasad[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, drbablyprasad[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone : 9431122060 (M)
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Dr. Kumar Nikhil

Briefbiodata
Sr. Principal Scientist E-mail : nikhilkn[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, nikhilnaathsinha[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 9931135322 (M)
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Dr. Gautam Chandra Mondal

Briefbiodata
Principal Scientist E-mail : gcmondal[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, gc_mondal[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Phone : 9835383060 (M)
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Dr. Dhirendra Bahadur Singh

Briefbiodata
Scientist E-mail : dhirendra063[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 4343 (O), 9430311067, 8002511067 (M)
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Ms. Pallabi Das

Briefbiodata
Scientist E-mail : pallabidas[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, pallabidasid[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Phone : 9654979245 (M)
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Dr. Mukul Ranjan Mandal

Briefbiodata
Sr. Technical Officer (2) E-mail : mukul[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, mukul_cmri[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Phone : 9835106359 (M)
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Mr. Kshitindra K. Singh

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Sr. Technical Officer (2) E-mail : kksgcmri[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone : +91-9431162815 (M)
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Mr. Ranjit Siddharth Rangari

Briefbiodata
Technical Assistant E-mail : ranjitrangari[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in , ranjitchem2012[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 9096027278 (M)
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Major Projects

 

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Project Title

Sponsor

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Development of cost effective mine water reclamation technology for providing safe drinking water

CSIR/Planning Commission

  1.  

Investigation into permeable liner for disposal of coal ash in ash disposal ponds

CSIR, New Delhi

  1.  

Study of toxic metals and fluoride in the atmospheric dust and rain in the Mica Belt of Jharkhand and the associated health risks

CSIR, New Delhi

  1.  

Carrying capacity based developmental planning of Damodar River Basin

MOEFCC, New Delhi

  1.  

Hydrological study on the assessment of water quantity and quality at the BGIR site, Noida

MOEFCC, New Delhi

  1.  

Assessment and prediction of groundwater contamination in and around chromite mine

MOEFCC, New Delhi

  1.  

Characterization and leaching studies of Indian fly ashes for evaluation of their suitability as mine fill material

Ministry of Coal

  1.  

Treatment of acid mine water generated in Indian coal mines using low cost material

Ministry of Coal

  1.  

Standalone forward osmosis for energy efficient and sustainable industrial wastewater treatment

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Impact evaluation of mining and industrial activities on the surface water quality of Subarnarekha River using fish as a bio indicator

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Human health risk assessment due to ingestion of metals through food and water in mining dominated areas of Southern Jharkhand

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Distribution of toxic metals in dry and wet atmospheric depositions in mining areas of Singhbhum, Jharkhand  

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Fluoride and toxic metal contamination in great mica belt of Jharkhand: geochemistry and health implications

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Environmental chemistry of precipitation and deposition of major ions and trace metals around coal mining areas-Dhanbad-Bokaro region, Jharkhand

DST, New Delhi

  1.  

Technology development for treatment of acid mine water for its reuse and safe disposal.

Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong

  1.  

Integrated cost effective technology for attaining Zero liquid discharge in steel plants with emphasis on slag utilization

Ministry of Steel, New Delhi

  1.  

Optimization of non–monsoon flow from water dams required to assimilate the pollution level of Damodar River

Ministry of Water Resource

  1.  

Ground water modelling for Bandhurang opencast uranium mine and proposed tailing pond area of UCIL

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

  1.  

Study for evaluation of rain water harvesting scheme at Turamdih Mine of UCIL, Jamshedpur

UCIL, Jaduguda

  1.  

Hydrological study of Tumalepalle uranium mining area, A.P. 

UCIL, Jaduguda

  1.  

Hydrological study of uranium mining areas of Mohuldih, Bagjata, and Bhadurang, Jharkhand

UCIL, Jaduguda

  1.  

Study on assessment of groundwater quality of National Capital Region (NCR), New Delhi

WAPCOS Ltd., New Delhi

  1.  

Study on hydrological parameters in National Capital Region

WAPCOS Ltd., New Delhi

  1.  

Soil infiltration study in National Capital Region (NCR), New Delhi

WAPCOS Ltd., New Delhi

  1.  

Water quality data base generation, interpretation and analysis for exploratory wells to be drilled at various locations in Ghazipur district and Punjab state

WAPCOS Ltd., New Delhi

  1.  

Investigation and evaluation of soil infiltration and assessment of groundwater quality in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh and advice on water resource management 

WAPCOS Ltd., New Delhi

  1.  

Environmental modelling of air, water and noise pollution at West Bokaro Coal field.

Central Coalfield Ltd.,, Ranchi

  1.  

Evaluation of critical environmental parameters in terms of air, water, noise, soil and ground water level for clusters of  BCCL Mining areas, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Bharat Coking Coal Ltd.  Dhanbad

  1.  

Study on soil erosion/soil flow from the overburden areas with the help of GIS.

NTPC, Hazaribagh

  1.  

Environmental studies and advice on Pilot Project on OB and fly-ash mix for external OB dumping at Dulanga Coal Mining Project of NTPC Limited

NTPC, Dulanga

  1.  

Long term study on radioactivity and heavy metals content in coal and fly ash of Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd.

Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd,  Punjab

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Measurement of radioactivity in pond ash and hydro-geological study of mine void area nearby Raniganj/Asansol area

Durgapur Super Thermal Power Station (DSTPS)

 

 

 

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