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Dr. Wazir Alam

Designation: Assistant Professor (S-2)

Specialization: Water Resource Management and Environmental Science

Contact: +91-8787434122

Email: wazir [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

MSc (Env. Sc.,GU); PhD (IIT Guwahati)


Faculty Profile

Name

: Dr. Wazir Alam

Designation

: Assistant Professor (S-2)

Department

: Department of Forestry and Environmental Science

Specialization

: Water Resource Management and Environmental Science

Phone No.

: +91-8787434122

Email

: wazir[AT]manipuruniv.ac.in

Highest Educational Qualification 

: MSc (Env. Sc.) (Gau. Univ.) / PhD (IIT Guwahati)

Research Area

: Environmental Pollution Monitoring and Management ; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Geoinformatics and Environmental Modeling.

Achievements

  1. Junior Research Fellow (JRF) (2008-2010) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) (2010-2012) at IIT Guwahati.

  2. CSIR-UGC NET (Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences) December 2011.

  3. UGC-NET in Environmental Science, June 2007.

Membership

  1. Life Member of Indian Science Congress (Membership No.: L26234)

  2. Life member of Indian Water Work Association (IWWA) (Membership No.: LM 8212)

  3. Life member Geological Society of America (Membership No.9245954)

  4. Life Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) (Membership No.: 14521)

  5. Life Member of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) (Membership No.: LM-1941)

  6. Member, International Association of Hydrological Society (IAHS), (Membership No.: 14521)

  7. Life member of Indian Water Resource Society (IWRS) (Life Membership No.: LM-17-7706)

  8. Member of International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS).

  9. Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) (Membership No.: 201422)

  10. Member of Population Environment Research Network (PERN)

  11. Member of Indo-UK Water Centre (IUKWC).

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS/CONSULTANCY UNDERTAKEN

 

Sl No

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Amount

Status

1

  1. Hydrogeochemical Investigation of Groundwater Resources of Manipur Valley, India.

 

UGC-FRPS Start-Up Grant, UGC New Delhi.

2014-16

Rs. 6

Lakhs

Completed

2

  1. Quantification of Natural Uranium inGroundwater and Associated Water Quality Parameters in the Districts of Manipur Valley

BRNS, BARC, DAE, Govt. of India.

2018-21

Rs. 27.52

Lakhs

Ongoing

PUBLICATION:

  • BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Mahanta C, Choudhury R, Basu S, Hemani R, Dutta A, Barua PP, Borah PJ, Bhattacharya M, Bhattacharya K, Alam W, Saikia L, Mukherjee A and Bhattacharya P (2015) Preliminary assessment of arsenic distribution in Brahmaputra river basin of Indian based examination of 56180 public groundwater wells. Safe and Sust. Use of Arsenic–contaminated Aquifers in the Gangetic Plain, Springer, USA. doi: http://10.1007/978-3-319-16124-2_4, 57-64.

  2. Mahanta C, Choudhury R, Borah P, Sailo L, Mondal S, Saikia L, Alam W (2011) Monitoring and surveillance of groundwater arsenic contamination in the Brahmaputra floodplain in Assam, World Env. and Water Resour. Cong. 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability, ASCE, USA, 4255-4266. doi: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/41173(414)442.

  3. Mahanta C, Pathak N, Choudhury R, Borah P and Alam W (2009) Quantifying the spread of arsenic contamination in groundwater of the Brahmaputra floodplains, Assam, India: A threat to public health of the region. Great Rivers, Proce of World Env and Water Resour Cong 2009, ASCE, USA, 1-10. doi: http://ascelibrary. org/doi/abs/10.1061/41036 (342)180.

  4. Alam W (2019) Perspective on water security status in Manipur: A comprehensive review study. Environment and Society: The Context of North-East India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.


 

  • JOURNALS:

  1. Alam W, Singh KS, Gyanendra Y, Laishram RJ and Nesa N (2020) Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater quality for few habitations of Chandel district, Manipur (India). App Water Sci 10:123, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13201-020-01208-0.

  2. Alam W and Hravane SJ (2020) Assessment of water security status for few habitations of Paomata sub-division of Manipur, India. J Ind Water Works Assoc LII(1):23-32.

  3. Laishram RJ and Alam W (2019) Geochemical assessment of Nambul river water quality for domestic and irrigation uses, Imphal, Manipur. Taiwan Water Conser 67(4):1-18.

  4. Alam W, Gyanendra Y, Neihsial MT and Nesa N (2019) Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater arsenic and fluoride contamination in Thoubal district, Manipur, India. J Earth Sci India 12(1):38-52. https://doi.org/10.31870/ESI.12.1.2019.03.

  5. Alam W (2019) A review on the scopes of ecotourism in Manipur: An approach for environmental conservation. Int J of Scien Resr Rev 8(1):1-16.

  6. Alam, W, Aribam B and Singh WR (2018) GIS based assessment of noise environment of Imphal city, Manipur (India):A comprehensive study. Univ J of Environ Resr Technol 7(1):1-12.

  7. Alam W and Yumnam G (2017) Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater resources of Imphal City. J of Ind Water Works Assoc 39(3):197-204.

  8. Alam W (2015) Numerical simulations of transient groundwater flow to ditch drains in homogeneous anisotropic soil using MODFLOW. Int J of Scintfic & Engg Res 6(6):161-168, doi:10.14299/ijser.2013.01.

  9. Barua G and Alam W (2014) An analytical model for predicting transient flow into equally spaced ditch drains receiving water from a non-uniformly ponded field. Int J of Sust Dev and Plang 10(4):562-578.

  10. Barua G and Alam W (2013) An analytical model for predicting transient flow into equally spaced ditch drains receiving water from a uniformly ponded field. Edited by C. A. Brebbia, Vol. 171, WIT Trans on Ecol and the Environ 171:323-334. doi:10.2495/WRM130291.

  11. Barua G and Alam W (2012) Hydraulics of an auger hole in an unconfined aquifer of finite horizontal and vertical extents. J Earth Sci India 6(II):90-125.

  12. Barua G and Alam W (2012) An analytical solution for predicting transient seepage into ditch drains from a ponded field. Adv in Water Resour 52:78-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.09.002.

  13. Alam W (2011) GIS based assessment of noise pollution in Guwahati city of Assam, India. Int J of Environ Sci 2(2):731-740.

  14. Alam W and Deka DK (2006) A study on noise pollution of Guwahati city. Enviro Spectra 1(1):87-97.

 

  • International Seminar/Conferences:

  1. Alam W (2019) Assessment of groundwater arsenic and fluoride contamination in the districts of Manipur valley, India. Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies foranthropogenic pollutants in environmental and wastewaters, Organised by British Council, Roy Soc of Chem, JH Institute and ATREE, at Royal Orchid Convention Center, Bangalore, India, November 12-15, 2018.

  2. Alam W, Nesa N, Yumnam G, Neishial MT and Chanda R (2018) Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater of valley districts of Manipur, India. Recycle 2018, Int Conf on Waste Manag organised by WMRG, Dept. of Civil Eng. IIT Guwahati, February 22-24, 2018.

  3. Alam W, Nesa N, Yumnam G, Neishial TM and Chanda R (2018) Assessment of groundwater arsenic and fluoride contamination in the districts of Manipur Valley, India. XI Int Geogr Uni (IGU) Comm Seminar, Dept of Geography, B Barooah College, Guwahati, February 8-10, 2018, 316.

  4. Aribam B, Singh WR and Alam W (2016) Municipal solid waste management of Imphal city and estimation of resultant green house gases emission. Recycle 2016, Int Conf on Waste Managmnt (ICWM-IWMC), April 1-2, 2016, IIT Guwahati, 47-48.

  5. Barua G and Alam W (2012) An analytical model for predicting transient flow into equally spaced ditch drains receiving water from a uniformly ponded field. 4th Int Conf on Sust Irrig and Drainage: Managmnt Technol and Policies, December 11 – 13, 2012, Adelaide, Australia, 1743-3541.

  6. Alam W and Barua G (2011) Numerical simulation of transient groundwater flow to a partially penetrating well in a confined aquifer using MODFLOW. Proce in 4th Int Persp on Water Resour & Environ (IPWE 2011), January 4-6, 2011, NUS, Singapore.

  7. Mahanta C, Choudhury R, Bora P, Saikia L and Alam W (2011) Comprehensive evaluation of groundwater arsenic contamination in unexplored parts of Brahmaputra floodplains. Proce in 4th Int Persp on Water Resour & Environ (IPWE 2011), January 4-6, 2011, NUS, Singapore.

  8. Choudhury R, Mahanta C, Borah PJ, Saikia L and Alam W (2011) Screening of groundwater arsenic contamination in unexplored parts of Brahmaputra floodplains in Assam. Conf on Arsenic in Groundwater in Southern Asia, November 14-17, 2011, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  9. Choudhury R, Mahanta C, Dutta A, Basu S, Borah P, Saikia L, Alam W and Dutta R (2010) Groundwater arsenic contamination in the Brahmaputra floodplains: Outcome of a comprehensive field investigation in Assam, India. Proce of an Int Persp on Curr & Fut State of Water Resour & the Environ, IIT Chennai, January 5-7, 2010, Chennai, India.

 

  • National Seminar/Conference

  1. Alam W (2018) Natural arsenic and fluoride contamination of groundwater in the districts of Manipur valley: A threat to public health. Nat Sem on Understanding Water Pollut Preven and cont for Proper Util of Sp Nat Resour Water and Conser of Water in Chandel Dist of Manipur, Dept of Env Sciences, SE Manipur College, Komlathabi, March 27-29, 2018.

  2. Alam W, Nesa N, Gyanendra Y, Neishial MT and Chanda R (2018) Quantifying and screening of arsenic and fluoride contamination of groundwater in the districts of Manipur valley: A threat to public health. 105th Ind Sci Cong Environ Sci Sec, Manipur University, March 16-20, 2018.

  3. Alam W and Neihsial MT (2017) Qualitative and quantitative assessment of groundwater of Thoubal district of Manipur. Nat Seminar on Sci and Technl for Nat Dev, April 2-4, 2017, ISCA and ISCA Imphal chapter, 74.

  4. Alam W (2016) Prospects and problems of ecotourism in Manipur: An endeavour for environmental conservation. Proce of Nat Conf on Tour Dev in India: Prob and Prosp, Diphu Govt College, Karbi Anglong, December 21-22, 2016.

  5. Alam W (2016) Perspective on water security status in Manipur: A comprehensive review study. Proce of Nat Conf on Environ and Society: The Context of N-E India, NEHU, March 14-15, 2016, 105.

  6. Mahanta C, Dutta A, Basu S, Borah P, Choudhury R, Saikia L and Alam W and Dutta R (2010) Preliminary investigations of arsenic in parts of groundwater in the Brahmaputra floodplain. Proce of Cent Groundwater Board. 1-12.


 

INVITATED LECTURES/CHAIRMENSHIPS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/SEMINARS

  1. Delivered an Invited Lecture on “Environmental Pollution”, on 7th February, 2018, at Dept of Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology (USTM), Guwahati.

  2. Delivered an Invited Lecture on “Water Security: The Future Challenges”, on 20th August, 2014, at 24th Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC, Manipur University.

  3. Rapporteur in International Conference on Natural Resources Management and Technology (ICNRM-17), held during 27-29th March, 2017, Centre for Advanced Study, Dept of Life Sciences, Manipur University.

  4. Moderated a session on round table Conference on “State of Environmental Education in India” on 18th April, 2017, Center for Environment Education (CEE) and North East Diocesan Social Service Society (DSSS)

  5. Chaired a Panel discussion on technical session, “Inception Workshop on Upscaling Production and Marketing Briquette Fuel” on 20th April, 2017, ZICORD, in collaboration with CEE and UNDP.


 

TAINING AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

 

  1. Climate Change Adaptation for Natural Resources Management organised by IIFM Bhopal in collaboration with Manipur Forest Department during 13-17th November, 2017 at Diocesan Social Service Society (DSSS), Imphal, Manipur.

  2. Geospatial Demography Combining Satellite, Survey, Census and Cellophane Data to Provide Small-area Estimates held at Cape Town, South Africa, organised by IUSSP, on 29th October, 2017.

  3. Advanced Data Analysis organised by ISI, Bangalore in collaboration with Manipur University, from 13-15th March, 2017.

  4. 1st Refreshers Course in Environmental Education organised by UGC-HRDC, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, U.P. (India), from 3-23rd February, 2017.

  5. 103-Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staffs College, Gauhati University, 28th Januray to 24th February, 2015.

  6. Large scale Sample Survey and Regression Analysis a workshop organised by Indian statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata in collaboration with Dept. of Statistics, Gauhati University, 21-24th March-2014.

  7. AICTE sponsored QIP short-term course on Large River Management: Hydraulics, Hydrology and Ecology organised by Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati from 16-20th January, 2012.

  8. 3-day workshop on Transport and Mixing of Matter in Open Channel Flow by Prof. Walter H. Graf, Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne, Switzerland, held at the Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, from 16-20th June, 2011.

  9. Drinking Water Quality Analysis, Monitoring and Surveillance held at Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, during 14-16th December, 2011, organised in collaboration with UNICEF and PHED, Govt. of Assam.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO CORPORATE LIFE/MANAGEMENT OF THE INSTITUTION

 

  1. Appointed as a HoD i/c for the Dept of Forestry and Environmental Science, Manipur University (3rd Jul-2013 to 2nd July, 2016.

  2. Member of Academic Council, Manipur University (3rd Jul-2013 to 2nd July, 2016)

  3. Chairmen of Departmental Board of Studies (DBS) and Syllabus Review Committee from (3rd Jul-2013 to 2nd July, 2016)

  4. Member of Departmental Board of Studies (DBS) and School Board of Studies (BSS), School of Human and Environmental Science (3rd July 2013 till date).

  5. Chairmen of Departmental Purchase committee (DPC), Dept Forestry and Env. Sc. (3rd July 2013 to 2nd Jul 2016)

  6. Member of Departmental Purchase committee (DPC), Dept Forestry and Env. Sc. Manipur University (3rd July 2013 till date)

  7. Member of School Purchase committee (SPC), School of Human and Environmental Science, Manipur University(3rd July 2013 till date)

 

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