Groundwater Exploration, Management And Remediation


With increasing demand from population growth, irrigated crop production, and more recently, biofuel production, the Indian subcontinent is particularly susceptible to unavailability of sustainable water sources, affected both by quality and quantity. In our group regularly get involved in applied studies that integrate hydrogeological and geophysical techniques to explore groundwater resources and flow paths, suggest management strategies and examine remediation options (e.g. development of filters for natural contaminants).

Ph.D. Students:

  • Ashis Biswas, KTH Sweden
  • Amit Kundu, Kalyani University

Project Examples:

  1. Investigation of mine seepage: ONGOING
  2. Exploration of groundwater availability in the bedrock aquifers of West Bengal: ONGOING
  3. Development of As filters for drinking water
  4. Evaluating extent and control of As-free aquifers in Bengal: ONGOING