Dr. Arun P R
Designation
Senior Scientist & Head i/c
Research Group
Land and Water Management
Office No
0495-2351 852
  • Dr. Arun P R

    Dr. Arun P R
    Designation
    Senior Scientist & Head i/c
    Research Group
    Land and Water Management
    Office No
    0495-2351 852
  • EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

    • Ph.D : 2007; Cochin University of Science and Technology , Kerala, India
    • Thesis : “Sedimentology and Hydrogeochemistry of Aruvikkara and Peppara reservoir basins, Kerala, India”
    • B.Ed : 1998; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
    • M.Sc : 1997; Geology; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
    • B.Sc : 1995; Geology; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

    CAREER DETAILS

    • 2020 -  Present Scientist C, Hydrology and Climatology Research Group, CWRDM.
    • 2015- 2020 : Scientist C, Groundwater Division, CWRDM.
    • 2011-2014 : Scientist B, Groundwater Division, CWRDM.
    • 2007-2011 : Head and Senior Manager (R&D), SBL Geomatics, Infopark, Kochi
    • 2006-2007 : Associate, Geomatics Lab, Soil Survey Organization, Govt. of Kerala
    • 2001-2006 : Technical Associate, Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS)
    • 1998-2001 : STEC-Silver Jubilee Fellow, CESS

    AWARDS

    • Recipient of STEC Silver Jubilee Fellowship1998.
    • First rank in M. Sc. Geology (1997) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • Member, Technical Committee for Kerala Building Code.
    • Member, Ecologically Fragile Lands Tribunal, Kasaragod Forest Division, Kerala
    • Member, State Academic Committee, National Children’s Science Congress
    • Member, Passing Board, Remote Sensing and GIS, Cochin University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Groundwater and Hydrogeology
    • Application of Geomatics in Natural Resources Management

Feasibility study on water resources management in Kannur University campuses
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Kannur University
Duration:
9 months (Sept 2020-May 2021)
Groundwater status and formulation of effective recharge strategies for Valapattanam River Basin
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
2 years
Anthropogenic interactions in the Neyyar River System and its impacts on the groundwater environment
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Budget:
Rs. 25.90 lakhs
Water conservation measures to mitigate drought effects in Athikkadavu Colony at Sultan Bathery Taluk of Wayanad District
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Cochin Shipyard Ltd under CSR
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Exploring climate change perceptions and adaptation options in the marginalized Paniya tribal hamlet of Wayanad, Kerala for water and agricultural resilience

Exploring climate change perceptions and adaptation options in the marginalized Paniya tribal hamlet of Wayanad, Kerala for water and agricultural resilience

Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
ICSSR, Govt. of India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Assessment of Water Availability for the NHAI-ULCCS Project for Six Laning of NH- 17 section from Thalapady to Chengala in Kasaragod District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
ULCCS, Kozhikode
Duration:
6 Months
Scientific and Technical Validation of Bhujal App for Water Level Monitoring in Borewells
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Duration:
3 Months
Rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge in the Cochin special economic zone campus, Kakkanad
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Cochin special economic zone campus, Kakkanad
Duration:
8 Months
Effect of Rubber Plantation on Water Balance Components – A Case Study
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 years (2020 – 2023)
Studies on hydrological and geomorphplogical impact of floods in the Alluvial and Floodplain region of Periyar and Chalakudy river basins
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 years
Impacts of modernisation of Thanneermukkam barrage in the southern plains and coastal aquifers
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 years
Role of Groundwater Dynamics in Major River Basins of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts in Kerala
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
2.5 years
Budget:
16,00,000
Geophysical study of freshwater lens dynamics of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago, Southwest India
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
DST SERB
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Duration:
3 years
Study on Preparation of a Comprehensive Water Resource Development Plan for the International Research Institute of Ayurveda, Kannur
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
KINFRA
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Assessment of groundwater condition and effect of Reservoirs on Groundwater Environment in Karamana River Basin
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 18.15 lakhs
Evaluation of Groundwater condition in Chandragiri River Basin using spatial Information Technology
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 18.66 lakhs
Anthropogenic interactions in the Neyyar River System and its impacts on the groundwater environment
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
Study on impact in Water Resources due to construction of vented weir near cwrdm infiltration gallery at Punnurpuzha
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 03.10 lakhs
Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed project of Interlinking of Bharathapuzha and Biyyam Kayal (Water Resource Department, Government of Kerala.

Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed project of Interlinking of Bharathapuzha and Biyyam Kayal (Water Resource Department, Government of Kerala,

Principal Investigator:
Non-CWRDM Co-Principal Employee:
Dawn Emil Sebastian
Date of Completion:
Budget:
6,00,000
Feasibility report of waterbody development at Paropadi, Kozhikode

Feasibility report of waterbody development at Paropadi, Kozhikode

Non-CWRDM Co-Principal Employee:
Harikumar P S, Madhavchandra, Sushanth C M
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 Months
Budget:
5 Lakhs
Preparation of water management plan for Tuticorin Airport
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Airport Authority of India
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2020-2021
Study on Preparation of a Comprehensive Water Resource Development Plan for the International Research Institute of Ayurveda, Kannur
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
KITCO
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1 year
Rainwater Harvesting in Government Engineering College Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Government Engineering College, Palakkad
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 months
Feasibility of sand mining of selected rivers in Kozhikode District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
LSGD
Date of Completion:
Duration:
4 Months
Water management plan for Calicut International Airport
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Airport Authority of India
Date of Completion:
Duration:
9 Months
Scope for Development of water sources in BSF campus, Nadapuram, Kozhikode District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
BSF
Date of Completion:
Study on Water resource management at Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, Kozhikode
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Date of Completion:
Feasibility study on water Resources Development and Management at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
SSSU
Date of Completion:
Water Quality Characteristics and Result of Pump Test carried out with reference to the Open well at Ayanikkad of Payyoli Municipality, Kozhikode, Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Payyoli Municipality
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 Months
Water availability in the MRDF property, Kottamparamba, Kozhikode District..
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
MRDF
Date of Completion:
Study on the reported case of water level rise and water pollution around KMCT Medical college hospital, Mukkom, Kozhikode District.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Mukkom Muncipality
Date of Completion:
Preparation of Panchayat level water security plan for Jalanidhi Phase II- Batch 3.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Jalanidhi
Date of Completion:
Groundwater Source And Availability in the Athikkadavu Paniya Colony, Meenangadi, Wayanad District.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
MRDF
Date of Completion:
Well interference at Chevayur, Kozhikode
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Kozhikode District Administration
Date of Completion:
Study on the feasibility of water abstraction (open well/bore well) and rainwater harvesting structures for Aligarh Muslim University, Malappuram centre, Perinthalmanna.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
AMU
Date of Completion:
Preparation of Panchayat level water security plan for Jalanidhi Phase II.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Jalanidhi
Date of Completion:
Feasibility study for restoration of land and rapid environmental impact assessment for the land at Thottipal-Kondippuram, Nenmenikara Village and Parappukkara Village in Thrissur District.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
KINFRA
Date of Completion:
Study on the present status of wells and terrain condition in Kottooli project area of Malabar Builders India Ltd.
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Malabar Builders
Date of Completion:
Rainwater Harvesting and Groundwater Recharge in and around Synthite Industries Campus, Kolenchery- Ernakulam District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Date of Completion:
Duration:
6 Months
Studies on mining of river sand from the local bodies of northern Kerala
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Local Bodies of Kerala
Date of Completion:
Assessment of impacts due to re locating the bund at Kozhichira to the upstream of proposed jetty of water metro at Kakkanad
Funding Agency:
KMRL
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1 Year
Technical feasibility of water body development at Paroppadi, Kozhikode
Funding Agency:
Tourism Department
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
6 Months
Hydrological investigations in the high range mountain land scape of Munnar
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
UNDP
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2.5 years
Efficacy of Sub Surface Dykes as recharge structures in water scarce areas of Palakkad District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
NABARD
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
An integrated study of Paleo-channel aquifers of Periyar river basin using hydrogeological, geo-electrical and isotope methods
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
DST
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Study on radioactivity and associated environmental risks in Vamanapuram River Basin, Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Water Resource Management using WEAP model in a humid tropical river basin.
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Groundwater Resources Evaluation and Prospects for Future Development in Karuvannur River Basin
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Details

Narasimha Prasad N B, Arun P R and Anish V. (2013) Demarcation of groundwater potential zones in Chaliyar river basin, South India using Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Systems. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 06, No. 06 (02) ISSN 0974-5904. pp.1757-1764.

Abdul Hameed E, Arun P R, Narasimha Prasad N B (2014) Impact on groundwater table due to construction of a vented weir across a seasonal stream in northern Kerala-a case study. Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Integrated Water Resources Mana
Aneesh V, Gandhi J, Arun P R and Narasimha Prasad N B (2014) “Groundwater Development Prospects in a Highland Administrative Unit, Thrissur District, Kerala” Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’, CWRDM, Koz
Arun, P R, M.S. Anish, V. Geethu Krishna, N.B. Narasimha Prasad (2014). Identification of Groundwater Potential Zones through Spatial Information Systems: A Case Study, Proceedings of the 4th International conference on “Hydrology and Watershed Management
Geethu Krishna, Preethi, Arun P R and Narasimha Prasad N B (2014) “Evaluation of Groundwater Development Prospects in a Midland Region of Central Kerala” Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’, CWRDM, Kozhiko
Arun P.R., Aneesh V. and Narasimha Prasad N.B. (2013). “An Evaluation of Groundwater Development Prospects in Chaliyar River Basin, Kerala” In Proceedings of the “International Conference on Integrated Water, Wastewater and Isotope Hydrology” held at Bang

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