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HYDRO 2022

27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Environmental and Coastal Engineering
22nd-24th December, 2022
Under the Aegis of:
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
Organised by
Department of Civil Engineering, Punjab Engineering College,Chandigarh

HYDRO 2022

The Department of Civil Engineering of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh is organizing the 27th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Environmental and Coastal Engineering as a part of its Centenary celebration years of PEC Chandigarh. The conference is aimed at providing a forum to the academician, scientists, researchers, practitioners, field engineers, and consultants for intellectual discussion and dissemination of information derived from their contributions in the fields of Hydraulics, Water Resources, Environmental and Coastal engineering

Latest Information

"Best paper awards will be announced shortly"

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti, will be the Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony of Hydro 2022 on 22nd December, 2022

Poster Session will be on 23rd December, 2022 & the Size of the Poster is A1

Last Date for Early bird Registration is 10th December, 2022


PEC having its roots in Lahore as Mugalpura Engineering College in 1921, moved to its present campus in 1953 as PEC and was affiliated with Punjab University. The institute became Deemed University in 2003 through an MHRD notification and was rechristened as PEC University of Technology in 2009. The original name of the institute i.e. Punjab Engineering College with Deemed to be University in parenthesis is restored in 2017. It is a Grant-in-Aid institution under the administration of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Government of India. The institute has 146 acres of sprawling and pious campus. The academic and administrative processes are similar to IITs in the country. The institute offers 8 Undergraduate B. Tech.,14 Postgraduate M. Tech. and Ph.D. programs in various disciplines of Engineering and Technology. The faculty of academic departments and centers are involved in cutting-edge research and development works. The institute collaborates very closely with research organizations, industries, alumni, and other academic institutions both in India and abroad. With a history of about 100 years now, the institute has produced many alumni who have earned names and fame both for themselves and the institute.


The Department of Civil Engineering is as old as the institute. Presently, the department has one B.Tech. four M.Tech. Program and awards Ph.D. in civil engineering associated fields with a faculty strength of 21 members. The department also has well-equipped laboratories and state of art facilities in the various specialization of civil engineering. The flagship feature of the department is the Kalpana Chawla Chair of Geospatial Technology funded by the Indian Railways to disseminate the awareness about this advanced digital mapping. The greats of Prof. Satish Dhawan and Prof. Jagdish Lal are associated with the glorious past of the department.


The Indian Society of Hydraulics (ISH) is a technical, educational, non-profiteering national organization, established in 1992 to serve as a common platform for engineers, scientists, and technical personnel working in hydraulics and other allied fields. ISH helps technical personnel stay abreast with, the latest development in hydraulics by organizing regular meets, symposiums, gatherings, and seminars. The body also makes it a point to recognize outstanding achievements in the field, by giving away awards to the deserving. The ISH headquarters are located at Central Power and Research Station in Khadakwasla, Pune. The conference is being organized under the aegis of the Indian Society of Hydraulics. (Please visit www.ish.net.in for more information and to apply for a Life membership)


The Union Territory of Chandigarh was constituted on November 1, 1966, when the state of Punjab was reorganized along linguistic lines into two new states—predominantly Hindi speaking Haryana and Punjabi-speaking Punjab. Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, was designed by the Swiss-French modernist architect, Le Corbusier. The city of Chandigarh, with its well-developed infrastructure and relatively low population density, covers more than half of the union territory. It consists of more than 50 rectangular sectors, which are separated from one another by broad streets carrying the city’s fast-moving arterial traffic. The territory has many notable educational and cultural institutions, including Punjab University (founded in 1947), the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the Punjab Engineering College, the Government College of Art, and the Government Medical College Hospital. There also are several specialized art academies. Chandigarh also has a multitude of sports and recreation facilities. In the northeast of the city is a large, artificial lake Sukhna, which has become the main spot in the city for promenading and evening recreation.


Abstract Submission closes: 31st July 2022 15th August 2022 22nd August 2022 31st August 2022 Closes
Abstract Acceptance: 30th August 2022 Closes
Full-length paper submission closes: 30th October 2022 10th November 202215th November 202220th November 2022 Closes

* Authors may submit revised manuscripts to hydro2022@pec.edu.in


Papers on the following Themes / Sub-themes are invited from Academicians, Scientists, Practicing Engineers, Researchers, Consultants, and others associated with Hydraulics, Water Resources, Environment, and Coastal Engineering:


Environmental Hydraulics (EH)

  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Water Resources Projects
  • Hydrodynamics of Flow-biota Interactions
  • Water Recycling and Reuse
  • Environmental Flows in Natural Rivers
  • Pollutant Transport in Rivers
  • Groundwater Contamination
  • Sea Water Intrusion


Geospatial Technologies in Water Resources Engineering (GTW)

  • Satellite derived data for Hydrologic Applications
  • Usage of GPS in Water Resources Engineering Applications
  • GIS and RS Applications in Water Resources Management


Soft Computing Techniques in Water Resources Engineering (STW)

  • Hydro-Informatics
  • Rainfall and Streamflow Prediction
  • Optimization of Water Resources Systems
  • Data-Driven and Artificial Intelligent based Hydrological Modelling


Flood Forecasting and Mitigation Measures (FFM)

  • Early Warning System
  • Assessment and Development of Flood Vulnerability, Hazard and Risk Maps
  • Urban Flood Modelling and Management
  • Structural and Non-structural Measures for Flood Mitigation
  • Dam Hazard Classification
  • River Training and Protection Works


Coastal / Harbor and Ocean Engineering (COE)

  • Coastal Disasters including Tsunamis, Cyclones and Storm Surges
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Coastal Structures and Oceanography
  • Wave-Structure Interaction


Experimental and Computational Fluid Mechanics (ECF)

  • Turbulent Thermal Convection
  • Singularities in Surface Waves


Fluvial Hydraulics (FH)

  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Sediment Dynamics
  • Turbulence-Sediment Interactions
  • Reservoir Sedimentation and Dredging including Rivers
  • Local Scouring around Hydraulic Structures
  • Numerical Models and Machine Learning tools for Alluvial River Problems


Hydrology and Hydrologic Modelling (HHM)

  • Ground Water Modelling and Management
  • Integrated Water Resources and Watershed Management
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Drought Assessment and Mitigation
  • Risk, Reliability, and Design of Hydrologic System


Climate Change Impact on Water Resources (CCW)

  • Climate Change Assessment and Downscaling Issues
  • Climate Change Impact and Adaptive Measures
  • Influence of Climate Variability on Hydro-Climatic Variables
  • Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Indian Rivers


Hydraulic Structure and Hydropower project (HSH)

  • Dam Safety and Monitoring
  • Rehabilitation of Old Dams
  • Operation and Maintenance of Dams including their Instrumentation
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Hydropower Development and Management
  • Design of storage and diversion dams including their Appurtenant Structures
  • Streamflow Turbines
  • Canal Operation and related Structures


Challenges in Management of Water Resources

  • Constitutional status of water
  • State Specific Action Plans on water
  • Dynamics of National Water Policy
  • Issues of Rives Water Sharing

Registration Fees

1. Early bird Registration
*Last Date for Early bird Registration is 10th December, 2022


Amount(in Rs. & US $)

Student Author


Student Author (ISH Members)


Authors from Academics/Research institutes


Authors from Academics/Research Institutes (ISH member)


Delegate from Central/State government


Delegate from Industry


Foreign Delegate

US$ 300

Foreign Student Delegate

US$ 100

Sponsorship (two delegates)

Rs. 30,000/-*

Sponsorship (four delegates)

Rs. 50,000/-*

Participation without paper

Rs. 1,000/-

2. Late Fees on all the above mentioned specified categories will be Rs 500/- extra.
*Late Fees will be applicable from 11th December, 2022 till 21st December, 2022.

3. On the Spot Registration
*On the Spot Registration (Conference days)


Amount(in Rs. & US $)

Participation without paper

Rs. 1,800/-

Participation with poster/paper

Rs. 1,000/- extra on the specified fees


(queries related to awards may be sent to ish_office@rediffmail.com)

1. Awards by ISH Pune

a. Outstanding professionals and researchers awards:

  • ISH Life Time Achievement Award
  • ISH Journal best reviewers Award
  • Jal Vigyan Puraskar (Best Paper in ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
  • G.M. Nawathe Award (Best Paper in HYDRO Conference)
  • S.N. Gupta Memorial Lecture
  • Prof. R.J. Garde Research Award
  • Prof. U. C. Kothyari -ISH Best Ph.D. Thesis award
  • Prof. U. C. Kothyari -ISH Best M. Tech award

b. The best paper presented by a student in each of the themes of the conference may be awarded first and second prize of Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively and a certificate.

2. Additional awards by the Host institute

The best paper and poster award presented at the conference and a certificate may be given by the host institute.

Our Sponsers

Organizing Committees

Chief Patron

Prof. Baldev Setia, Director, PEC Chandigarh


Dr. R.S. Kankara, President, ISH Pune & Director, CWPRS, Pune

Prof. Siby John, Deputy Director, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. M.C. Deo, formerly President, ISH, Pune


Prof. Umesh Sharma, Head CED, PEC, Chandigarh


Prof. S K Singh, CED, PEC, Chandigarh


Dr Kamal Kumar, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Organizing Secretaries

Prof. Mohit Kumar, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Co-Organizing Secretaries

Shri Amit Kulhare, Secretary, ISH, Pune

Dr. Vikas Garg, Central University Mahindergarh, Haryana

Dr. Priyank Sharma, IIT Indore

Dr. L.R. Ranganath, Former Secretary, ISH, Pune

Organizing Committee Deans

Dr. Vasundhara Singh, Dean Faculty Affairs

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dean Academic Affairs

Dr. Divya Bansal, Dean Alumni, Corporate & International Affairs

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dean Student Affairs


Dr. Tejinder Kumar Jindal, Head, Aerospace Engg. Deptt.

Dr. Sucheta, Head, Applied Sciences Deptt.

Dr. Shailendra Singh, Head, Computer Science & Engg. Deptt.

Dr. Jagdish Kumar, Head, Electrical Engg. Department

Dr. Neena Gupta, Head, Electronics & Comm. Engg. Deptt.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mangal, Head, Mechanical Engg. Deptt.

Dr. Uma Batra, Head, Metallurgical & Materials Engg. Deptt.

Dr. Ravinderjit Singh Walia, Head, Prod. & Industrial Engg. Deptt.

Technical Organizing Committee

Dr. R.R. Singh, Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. Shakti Arora, Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. S.K. Verma, Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. Pardeep Gupta, Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. Sarita Singla, Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. S.K. Sharma, Associate Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Dr. Geeta Arora, Associate Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. Sovina Sood, Assistant Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. Arshdeep Singh, Assistant Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. Yatindra Kumar, Assistant Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Prof. Kuldeep Soni, Assistant Professor, CED, PEC, Chandigarh

Technical Advisory Committee


Chaudhry, Hanif Univ. of South Carolina, USA

Ranzi, RobertoUniversity of Brescia, Italy

Costa, G D Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Sharma, Ashish University of NSW, Australia

Galvao, C D O Federal University, Brazil

Singh, S J NSIDC, University of Colorado

Govindaraju, R S Purdue University, USA

Singh, V P Texas A&M University, USA

Jacobs, A T, USA

Smith, Tom Executive Director, ASCE-HQ

Joshi, Ashish New York University, USA

Solari, Luca University of Florence, Italy

Kandra, H S Federation Univ., Australia

Teegavarapu, Ramesh Florida Atlantic Univ., USA

Kolokytha, Elpida Aristotle Univ., Greece

Termini, Donatella University of Palermo, Italy

Morbidelli, Renato University of Perugia, Italy

Wu, Weiming Clarkson University, USA


Agnihotri, P G SVNIT Surat

Maity, Rajib IIT, Kharagpur

Agrawal, J D CWPRS, Pune

Manekar, V L SVNIT-Surat

Ahmad, Z IIT, Roorkee

Mazumder, B S Formerly, ISI Kolkata

Alam, Javed AMU, Aligarh

Mazumder, S K Formerly, Delhi University

Arora, Manish NIH, Roorkee

Mishra,Vimal IIT, Gandhinagar

Asawa, G L, IIT Roorkee

Mujumdar, P K IISc, Bangalore

Babel, Manish AIT, Thailand

Murali, K IIT, Madras

Balaji, Ramakrishnan IIT, Bombay

Murthy, B. S IIT, Madras

Behera, M R IIT, Bombay

Muzzammil, Manish AMU, Aligarh

Bhattacharyya, R K IIT, Guwahati

Narasimhan, Balaji IIT, Madras

Bhosekar, V V CWPRS, Pune

Ojha, C S P IIT, Roorkee

Chahar, B R IIT, Delhi

Pal, Mahesh NIT, Kurukshetra

Chalisgaonkar, Rajendra CE. Uttrakhand

Pandey, Ashish IIT, Roorkee

Chandra, Prabhat CWPRS, Pune

Pandey, G P MMUT, Gorakhpur

Chandrasekhar, M NIT, Warangal

Pandey, Manish NIT, Warangal

Chandrashekhar, J MoJS, Hyderabad

Pandey, R M NIH, Roorkee

Chauhan, Rakesh EIC, IWRD, Haryana

Patel, H M MSU, Baroda

Deolalikar, P B ISH, Pune

Patel, J N SVNIT, Surat

Desai, V R IIT, Kharagpur

Patel, P. L SVNIT, Surat

Dey, Subhasish IIT, Kharagpur

Patra, K C NIT, Rourkela

Dutta, Subashisa IIT, Guwahati

Pekkat, Sreeja IIT, Guwahati

Dwarakish, G S NITK, Surathkal

Prasad, Jyothi GBPUAT, Pantnagar

Dwivedi, V K NIT, Durgapur

Prasad, Vishnu MANIT, Bhopal

Eldho, T. I IIT Bombay

Rabadia, K.B. WRWS&K, Govt. of Gujrat

Garg, Vaibhav IIRS, Dehradun

Ramasankaran, Raaj IIT, Bombay

Gaur, M L AAU, Anand

Ranga Raju, K G Formerly IIT, Roorkee

Ghare, A.D VNIT, Nagpur

Rao, S NIT, Surathkal

Ghosh, S K IIT, Roorkee

Rao, Subha NIT, Surathkal

Ghosh, Subimal IIT, Bombay

Ravi Kumar, A.S UVCE, Bangalore

Goel, Arun NIT, Kurukshetra

Regulwar, D G GCOE, Aurangabad

Goel, M.K NIH, Roorkee

Sankhua, R M MoJS, Hyderabad

Goel, S M, Delhi

Sannasiraj, S A IIT, Madras

Gopal Naik, M OU, Hyderabad

Sarma, A.K IIT, Guwahati

Goyal, M K IIT, Indore

Sen, D J IIT, Kharagpur

Goyal, Rohit MNIT, Jaipur

Sharma, Aditya CWC, Bhopal

Gupta, A.B MNIT, Jaipur

Sharma, Anurag NIT Rourkela

Gupta, Rajesh VNIT, Nagpur

Sharma, Ashutosh IIT, Roorkee

Jain, M K IIT, Roorkee

Sharma, Nayan Former Professor, IIT Roorkee

Jain, Rakesh LDCE, Ahmedabad

Sharma, P K IIT, Roorkee

Jat, M K MNIT, Jaipur

Shashikanth, K OU, Hyderabad

Jayakumar, K V NIT, Warangal

Shiva Prasad, H J GBPUAT, Pantnagar

Jha, Rajib NIT, Patna

Singh, A.K Indus University

Jothiprakash, V IIT, Bombay

Singh, K K NIT, Kurukshetra

Kale, V S Formally, SPPU, Pune

Singh, Vivekanand NIT, Patna

Kansal, M L IIT, Roorkee

Sinha, J CWPRS, Pune

Karmakar, S IIT, Bombay

Sivakumar, B IIT, Bombay

Kaviviswanathan, K P IIT, Roorkee

Srinivas, V V IISc, Bangalore

Keshri, A.K IIT, Delhi

Srinivasa Raju, K BITS Pilani

Khanoura, S. H S Chairman, PWRMDC

Srinivasan K, IIT, Madras

Khare, Deepak IIT, Roorkee

Sriram, A.V UVCE, Bangalore

Khatsuria, R M ISH, Pune

Srivastava, Rajesh IIT, Kanpur

Khatua, K K NIT, Rourkela

Subbaiah, R AAU, Anand

Khuntia, J R NIT Rourkela

Sudheer, K P IIT, Madras

Kuiry, S N IIT, Madras

Sundar, V IIT, Madaras

Kulhare, Amit CWPRS, Pune

Suryanarayana, T M V MSU, Baroda

Kumar, Arun IIT, Roorkee

Thendiyath, Roshni NIT, Patna

Kumar, Bimlesh IIT, Guwahati

Timbadiya, P V SVNIT, Surat

Kumar, D Nagesh IISc, Bangalore

Tiwari, H L MANIT, Bhopal

Lohani, A.K NIH, Roorkee

Umamahesh N V, NIT, Warangal

Londhe, S N VIIT, Pune

Verma, M K CSVTU, Bhilai

Lone, M. A NIT, Srinagar

Yadav, K D SVNIT Surat

Maher, P S GBPUAT, Pantnagar

Yadav, S M SVNIT, Surat


  1. Some good-quality selected papers will be published in the Springer book series.

  2. Some good-quality selected papers will be published in the Peer-reviewed/Scopus index journal/ proceedings.

Contact Us

Abstract / full-length Paper related queries

  • Prof. Yatindra Kumar (8288873578)
  • Prof. Rahul Meena (9351052721)
  • Prof. Deep Roy (9836995585)

Review related queries

  • Prof. Richa (9779623856)
  • Prof. Shrishti (9971969139)

Accommodation & Travel

  • Prof. Sovina Sood (9316163400)
  • Dr. Shakti Arora (9815097698)


Organising Secretaries:

  • Prof. Mohit Kumar
    +91 86993 61668
  • Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
    +91 9463594149

Dates of Conference

  • December: 22nd - 24th

Venue of Conference

  • Department of Civil Engineering. Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh-160012 (UT, India) 
E-mail: hydro2022@pec.edu.in

The detailed program will be made available on the website: www.pec.ac.in