Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav - Department of Hydrology,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav
Brijesh Kumar Yadav Head of department brijesh.yadav@hy.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-284755
Areas of Interest
  • Remediation of Soil-water systems, Bioremediation of NAPL, PRB, Phytoremediation of heavy metals, Vadose zone Modeling, Plant water and solute uptake modeling, Groundwater Modeling, Numerical simulations, Nitrate and arsenic movement in Subsurface, MODFLOW, HYDRUS, Multiple Phase Flow, CO2 Sequestration and risk assessment
Multiple Posts
2021-06-01OngoingHead of Hydrology DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingMember SRICCIIT Roorkee
2013-01-01OngoingOC LibraryIIT Roorkee
2012-01-01OngoingOC Groundwater LabIIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingMember DACIIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingOC Maintenance IIT Roorkee
2014-01-012 years CO-Coordinator THOMSOIIT Roorkee
2013-01-014 years SA Gymnasium IIT Roorkee
2016-01-01Chairman SANGRAM IIT Roorkee
2012-01-016 years OC Education ToursIIT Roorkee
2013-01-011 year Faculty Advisor, Cognizance IIT Roorkee
2014-01-011 year OC Computer LabIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Ramanujan FellowDST, Government of India2011
Institute Advanced Study (IAS) by Lough borough University, UKLoughborough University UK2018
Member of Research Advisory Group (RAG) of Gujarat Environmental Management Institute (GEMI)Government of Gujarat, India 2018
EU-Asia Link ResearcherUNESCO-IHE Delft2006
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
An efficient aquifer storage method for enhanced recovery of recharged freshwater in saline regionsDST2020-10-153 years
Sediment Study and Management of Soil Erosion in the Mat River CatchmentGovt. of Mizoram2021-01-152 years
In-situ bioremediation of NAPLs within Baddi-Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) Industrial areaIndo-UK2018-01Ongoing
Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted land under (semi)-arid coastal environment conditionsDST2011-01-015 years 11 months 30 days
Hydrological Survey for sitting of tube wells in NainitalState Irrigation Department2017-01Ongoing
Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River BasinIndo-UK2018-01Ongoing
Multidimensional soil water flow and nonpoint source pollutant movement through deep and heterogeneoMHRD2013-01-013 years 11 months 30 days
Hydro-geological monitoring and analysis of groundwater in and around Lalitpur thermal power plantSpatial Geotech Pvt. Ltd.2017-01Ongoing
In-situ Arsenic sequestration using engineered nanomaterialsDST2016-01Ongoing
Reactive Transport Modelling for Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) in Porous MediaCCTech2017-01Ongoing
Hydrogeology study and groundwater quantification of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant, UPAdani Group2018-01Ongoing
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Plant-assisted Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil-water systemMs Shreejita BasuA2011-07-01
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling in variably saturated heterogeneous zoneMr. JahangeerA2013-01
Multi-scale fate and transport of LNAPL under varying subsurface flow conditionsMr. Pankaj GuptaA2014-01
Hydrogeological aspects of CO2 sequestration in subsurfaceMs. Sachi SrivastavaA2014-01
In situ arsenic sequestration using permeable reactive barriersMr. Shashi RanjanA2015-01
Groundwater vulnerability assessment using mechanistic and index based modelsMr. Apoorv VermaO2015-07
Plant water uptake modeling using HR and RC mechanismsMs. Annuja ThomasO2016-01
Role of climate variability on subsurface water resources dynamics and qualityAnuradha GargO2018-01
Managing Saline water intrusion in shallow aquifers of Mewat region of IndiaShubham TiwariO2018-01
Surface and Groundwater interaction modeling at watershed scale in EthiopiaTegegn Kassa BeyeneO2018-01
Analysis of surface and ground water interactions within The Crater Highlands of TanzaniaRosette NyiranzizaO2019-01
Quantification of surface-ground water interactions for conjunctive use of water resourcesManik GoelO2019-01
Assessment of landfill leachate generating from micro-plastic containing wastesJashwant SinghO2020-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of California, DavisResearch2020-08-31
University of Utrecht, NetherlandsResearch2020-08-31
UNESCO-IHE Delft, NetherlandsDoctoral Work2020-08-31
San Francisco, CaliforniaAGU Conference2020-08-31
Freudenstadt, GermanyNUPUS meeting2020-08-31
AIT Bangkok, ThailandConference Participation2020-08-31
TU Berlin, GermanyWorkshop Participation2020-08-31
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
The 8th International Groundwater Conference-2019 (IGWC-2019):- ConvenerAGGS, DST, NHP, NABARD, DHI2020-08
The 1st Roorkee Water Conclave 2020 (RWC-2020):- Core committeeNMCG, DST, Jal Shakti Ministry, NHPC2020-08
Transport of Viruses and Colloids in variably saturated soilsGIAN course of MHRD2019-01
Applied groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport ModellingTEQIP III course of MHRD2019-01
Carbon Sequestration Estimation and Nitrogen Footprint AssessmentCPCB course 2019-01
Applied groundwater flow and transport modeling with MODFLOWGIAN course of MHRD2018-01
Integrated Modeling of Subsurface flow and solute transport in porous media: challenges and opportunGIAN course of MHRD2017-01
Identification of Remediation and Management of Polluted soil and Groundwater SitesCPCB2017-01
Modeling fate and transport of soil water pollutantsQIP workshop: one day2016-01
Identification of Contaminated sites and Its treatment technologies, Interferences and data ManagemeCPCB (One week course)2016-01
Remediation & Management of Polluted Groundwater SitesGIAN (10-days training course)2016-01
Bioremediation of LNAPL Polluted Land under (Semi)-arid Coastal Environment ConditionsDST workshop: One day2014-01
Special Lectures Delivered
Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon polluted land sitesShantou University, China2019-01
Engineered Bioremediation of Variably Saturated Hydrocarbon Polluted SiteZanjan University2019-01
Engineered Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted groundwater sitesLoughborough University, UK2018-01
Multiphase flow behavior during CO2 geo-sequestration in carbonate formations Doha, Qatar2018-01
Plant-Assisted Bioremediation of LNAPL Contaminated Groundwater Using Practical ExperimentsSingapore2017-01
Role of groundwater variation on fate and transport of LNAPL in subsurfaceAIT Bangkok2016-01
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport simulationL. D. College of Engineering Ahmadabad2016-01
National International Collaboration
In-situ bioremediation of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) pollution sponsored by DST – UKIERI (Indo-UK) Loughborough University
Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin. DST-Newton Bhabha-NERC-EPSRC Indo-UK The University of Manchester
Professional Background
From To Position Organisation
March 2021 -- Professor IIT Roorkee
April 2016 March 2021 Associate Professor IIT Roorkee
July 2012 April 2016 Assitant Professor IIT Roorkee
Jan 2011 July 2012 Ramanujan Fellow IIT Delhi
July 2010 Dec 2011 Postdoctoral Research University of California, Davis 
Nov 2008  June 2010 Postdoctoral Research University of Utrecht, Netherlands 
Nov 2006 Oct 2008 Visting Researcher  UNESCO-IHE  Delft, Netherlands 
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Krishan, G, Sejal, P., Bhagwat, A. Prasad,G., Yadav, B. K., Kumar, C.P, et al. (2021) Role of Major Ions in Aquifer Salinization – a Case Study From a Semi-Arid Region of Haryana, India, Water (Accepted), (IF=2.5) Q1
  2. Verma, A., Yadav*B. K., Singh, N. B. (2021) Hydrochemical exploration and assessment of groundwater quality in part of the Ganga-Gomti Fluvial Plain in northern India, Elsevier- Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 13 (2021) 100560, (IF=3.00) Q1
  3. Thomas, A, Yadav*, B, K, and Simunek, J (2020) “Root water uptake under heterogeneous soil moisture conditions: An experimental study for unraveling compensatory root water uptake and hydraulic redistribution” Plant and Soil, 457(1), 421-435, (IF=3.39) Q1
  4. Pal, P., Pal, P., Nakashima, K. and Yadav, B. K., (2020) “Applications of Chitosan in Environmental Remediation: A Review”, Chemosphere, 2020, 128934 (IF=5.778) Q1
  5. Krishan G, Prasad G, Anjali A, Kumar C P, Patidar N, Yadav B K, Kansal M L,  Singh S, Sharma LM,  A Bradley A, Verma S K (2020) “Identifying the seasonal variability in source of groundwater salinization using deuterium excess- a case study from Mewat, Haryana, India” Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies31, 100724 (IF= 3.21Q1
  6. Ranjan, S, Yadav, B. K., and Joshi, H (2020) Development of nZVI-Pumice/Zeolite Composites for Effective Removal of Arsenic (III) from Aqueous Solution, ASCE's Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste,24(3), 04020014 (IF= 1.120)Q2
  7. Basu, S, Yadav. B. K., Mathur, S., and Gupta P. K. (2020) “In Situ Bioremediation of LNAPL Polluted Vadose Zone: Integrated Column and Wetland Study”, CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, 48, 2000118.  (IF=1.580)  Q2
  8. Sachi, Yadav B. K., Rahman, M. A., Pal, M. (2020) “Migration of CO₂ through carbonate cores: effect of salinity, pressure and cyclic brine-CO₂ injection” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 146(2), 04019114 (IF=1.657) Q2
  9. Gupta, P.K. and Yadav, B. K. (2020) “Three-dimensional Laboratory Experiments on Fate and Transport of Light NAPL under Varying Groundwater Flow Conditions”. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 146(4), 04020010 (IF=1.657Q2
  10. Verma, A, Yadav, B K, and Singh N. B. (2020) “Hydrochemical monitoring of groundwater quality for drinking and irrigation use in Rapti Basin” Springer Nature, SN Applied Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2267-5
  11. Verma, A, Yadav, B K, and Singh N. B. (2020) “Data on the assessment of Groundwater Quality in Gomti-Ganga alluvial plain of Northern India” Data in Brief, 30, 105660, Elsevier (IF 0.970)
  12. G. Veeraswamy, Balaji, E., Nagaraju, A., and Yadav, B. K. (2019) Multivariate Statistical Approach for Evaluating Groundwater Quality in Sathyavedu Area, Chittoor District (Andhra Pradesh, India), The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 23(4), 323-332
  13. Krishan G, Ghosh, N C, Kumar C P, Sharma LM, Yadav B K, Kansal M L,  Singh S, Verma S K, Prasad, G (2020) “Understanding stable isotope systematics of salinity aAected groundwater in Mewat, Haryana, India” Journal of Earth System Science, 129, 109 (2020). (IF 1.104) Q2
  14. Minkina, T., Sushkova, S.,  Yadav, B. K., Rajput, V., Mandzhieva, S., Nazarenko, O. (2019) Accumulation and transformation of benzo[a]pyrene in Haplic Chernozem under artificial contamination, Environmental Geochemistry and Health42, 24852494  (IF 3.662) Q1
  15. Gupta P.K., Yadav, B., Yadav B. K., (2019) “Assessment of LNAPL in Subsurface under Fluctuating Groundwater Table using 2D Sand Tank Experiments”. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 145 (9), 04019048 (IF 1.657) Q2
  16. Minkina, T., Sushkova, S., Konstantinova, E., Yadav, B. K., Mandzhieva, S., Konstantinov, A., et al. (2019). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban soils within the different land use: A case study of Tyumen, Russia. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. 40(4), 1251-1265 (IF 1.894) Q3
  17. Deryabkina I, Antonenko E, Nazarenko O, Yadav B K, Hakki E, Minkina T, S Sushkova (2018) Environmental pollution of soil with PAHs in energy producing plants zone, Science of the Total Environment, Vol 655, 232-241. (IF 6.551) Q1
  18. Mustapha I. H., Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., J.J.A van Bruggen and P. N. L. Lens, (2018). “Performance evaluation of duplex constructed wetlands for the treatment of diesel contaminated wastewater”. Chemosphere, Vol 205, 166-177 (IF 5.108) Q1
  19. Yadav, B., Mathur, S., Ch., Sudheer, Yadav, B. K. (2018) “Data Based Modeling Approach for Variable Density Flow and Solute Transport Simulation in a Coastal Aquifer”. Hydrological Sciences Journal; 63(2), 210-226 (IF 2.186) Q1
  20. Yadav, B., Mathur, S., Ch., Sudheer, Yadav, B. K. (2018) “Simulation-optimization approach for the consideration of well clogging during cost estimation of in-situ bioremediation system”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering; 23(3), 04018001. (IF 1.56) Q1
  21. Krishan, G., Chandniha, S.K.,  Lohani, A. K., Yadav, B. K., Arora, N. K., Singh, S., Kumar, C. P., Sharma, L. M., and Bhardwaj, A. K. (2018) “Assessment of Heavy Metals in Relation to Soil Pollution at Mewat, Haryana, India”  Current World Environment; 13 (3), 299-306
  22. Jahangeer, Gupta P.K., Yadav B. K., (2017) “Transient water flow and Nitrate Movement Simulation in Partially Saturated Zone”. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 143(12): 04017048. (IF 1.340) Q1
  23. Priyanka, Krishan G, Sharma L. M, Yadav B. K., Ghosh N. C. (2016) Analysis of Water Level Fluctuations and TDS Variations in the Groundwater at Mewat (Nuh) District, Haryana (India). Current World Environment, 11(2), 388-398.
  24. Basu, S, Yadav. B. K., and Mathur, S. (2015) “Enhanced Bioremediation of BTEX Contaminated Groundwater in Pot-Scale Wetlands”. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(24), 20041-20049 (IF 3.306) Q2
  25. Yadav, B. K., and Junaid, S (2014) “Groundwater vulnerability assessment to contamination using soil moisture flow and solute transport modelling” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141(7), 1-11. (IF 1.340) Q1
  26. Yadav, B. K., Verma, M., and Singhal, D.C. (2014) “Pollution Risk Assessment of Groundwater of an Intermontane Watershed using GIS based Index Approach”. Hydrology Journal, 37(1-5), 1-77.
  27. Yadav, B. K., Ansari, F.A., Basu, S., and Mathur, A.  (2013) “Remediation of LNAPL contaminated groundwater using plant-assisted biostimulation and bioaugmentation methods, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225:1793-1801 (IF 1.769) Q2
  28. Yadav, B. K., Hassanizadeh, S. M. and Rajbhandari, S. (2012) “Biodegradation of toluene under seasonal and diurnal fluctuations of soil-water temperature conditions”, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 223(7), 3579-3588 (IF 1.769Q2
  29. Jhajharia D., Yadav, B. K., Maske, S., and Kar, A.K. (2012) “Identification of trends in rainfall, rainy days and 24 hours maximum rainfall over sub-tropical Assam in Northeast India” Elsevier J. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 344(1), 1-13 (IF 1.91) Q1
  30. Yadav, B. K. and Hassanizadeh, S. M (2011) “An Overview of Biodegradation of LNAPL-polluted Coastal Regions in (Semi)-arid Environment” Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 220 (1-4), 225-239 (IF 1.769) Q2
  31. Yadav, B. K., Siebel, M. A. and van Bruggen J. J. A.  (2011). “Rhizofiltration of a Heavy Metal Containing Wastewater using the Wetland Plant Carex pendula” CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, 39 (5), 467–474 (IF 1.580) Q2
  32. Yadav, B. K., Mathur, S. and Siebel, M. A. (2009). “Soil moisture dynamics modeling considering the root compensation mechanism for water uptake by plants” ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(9), 913-922 (IF 1.56) Q1
  33. Yadav, B. K., Mathur, S. and Siebel, M. A. (2009). “Soil Moisture Flow Modeling with Water Uptake by Plants (Wheat) under Varying Soil and Moisture Conditions” ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 135(3), 375-381, (IF 1.340) Q1 
  34. Mathur, S and Yadav, B. K. (2009). “Phytoextraction Modeling of Heavy Metal (Lead) Contaminated Site using Maize (Zea mays)” ASCE Practice periodical of hazardous toxic and radioactive waste management, 13(4), 229-238 (Q2)
  35. Yadav, B. K. and Mathur, S. (2008). “Modeling Soil Water Extraction by Plants Using Non-Linear Dynamic Root Density Distribution Function” ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 134 (4), 430-436. (IF 1.340Q1
  36. Yadav, B. K., Keshari, A. K. (2007). “A Coupled Mathematical Water and Salt Balance Model of Flat Bay” Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 4(2), 49-55. (Q3)
  37. Yadav, B. K. and Mathur, S. (2006) "Modeling of Environmental Phytoextraction in the Vadose Zone" Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 26(7), 593-598.
  38. Keshari, A. K. and Yadav, B. K. (2005) "Inflow Forecasting for Flat Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Using Artificial Neural Networks" Hydrology Journal, IAH, 28(3),1-15. 
Books Authored
  1. Shachi, Gupta P. K., Yadav B. K. (2019), “Aspects of CO2 injection in geological formations and its risk assessment”. Chapter 4, Environmental Contaminants: Ecological Implications and Management, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7904-8
  2. Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K. (2019), “Impact of climatic variability on subsurface water resources”. In Climate Change and Hydrology-Science, Impacts and Adaptation to be published by Springer. In Press
  3. Gupta P.K and Yadav B.K., (2017). “Bioremediation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLS) Polluted Soil and Water Resources”. Chapter 8, Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches, ISBN 9781138628892, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Florida, USA.
  4. S. Basu, B. K. Yadav, and S. Mathur (2017) Modeling engineered bioremediation of BTEX contaminated water in treatment wetlands in Wetland Science: ‘Perspectives from South Asia’, Springer, ISBN 978-81-322-3715-0, 468-488
  5. Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., (2017), “Effects of climatic variation on dissolution of LNAPL pollutants in subsurface environment”. Chapter 8, Climate Change Resource Conservation and Sustainability Strategies, ISBN 9789384871086, DBH Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
  6. Gupta P.K., Abhishek, Yadav B.K., (2017), “Impact of hydrocarbon pollutants on partially saturated soil media in batch system: Morphological analysis using SEM techniques”. Chapter 5, Water Quality Management; Water Science and Technology, Vol. 79, Springer.
  7. Jahangeer, Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., (2017), “Spatial and Temporal Nitrate Transport in Deep Heterogeneous Vadose Zone of India’s Alluvial Plain” Chapter 14, Groundwater; Water Science and Technology Library, ISBN 978-981-10-5788-5, Vol. 79, Springer
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