Profile

                                                             

Dr E J JAMES

 

1.       PERSONAL DATA

 

1.1   Full name                     : ERINJERY JOSEPH JAMES

 

1.2  Address                        : Director,

                                             Water Institute – A Centre of Excellence,

                                             Karunya University, Karunyanagar,

                                             Coimbatore

                                             INDIA

 

1.3  Place of birth                : Kattoor, Trichur District, Kerala, India

1.4  Date of birth                 : September 18, 1947

1.5  Marital status                : Married

1.6  Citizenship                    : India

 

2.       EDUCATION

 

2.1 B E                                : Civil Engineering with emphasis on hydrology and

                                             water resources engineering. Karnataka Regional

                                              Engineering College (presently NITK), Mysore

                                              University, March 1973 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                            

2.2   M Tech                         : Civil Engineering with specialization in coastal

                                             engineering and hydraulics.  Karnataka Regional

                                             Engineering College (presently NITK), University

                                             of Mysore November 1975

 

2.3   Ph D                              : University of Calcutta, 1981

 

3.       POST-DOCTORAL WORK

 

“Estimation of hydrologic variables”, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, U K, 1984

 

4.       MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

 

Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India); Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society; Member, International Association of Hydrologic Sciences; Member, Indian Association of Hydraulic Research; Member, International Water History Association

 

5.       PROFESSIONAL SPECIALITY AND INTEREST

 

Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Estuarine Dynamics, Wetland Management, Coastal Engineering

 

 

6.       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/EMPLOYMENT

 

   * August 2008 to the Present

 

Water Institute – A Centre of Excellence, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Director

 

6.1    September 2007 to July 2008

           

Consultant in Hydrology

 

6.2    February 2003  to  September 2007

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Executive Director

 

6.3    November 2001 to February 2003

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist F and

Executive Director-in-charge

 

6.4    June 1996 – November 2001

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist F and Head, Surface Water Division and Coordinator & Head, Subcentres

 

The academic  assignments include:  (i) project  investigation (ii) research co-ordination (iii) research guidance, (iv) preparation of reports, (v) project formulation, (vi) consultancy, (vii) preparing policy documents,  etc.

 

6.5    June 1994 – June 1996

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Executive Director

 

6.6    January 1988 – June 1994

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist  E1/E2 and Head, Surface Water Division

 

6.7    August 1981 - 1988

 

Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist C and Head-in-charge, Surface Water Division

 

Served also as Registrar of Centre for Water Resources Development and Management from October 1987 to January 1988.

 

6.8    October 1980 – August 1981

 

Surface Water Division, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist – C

 

6.9    April 1980 – October 1980

 

Surface Water Division, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Scientist – B

 

6.10 May 1976 – April 1980

 

Technical Directorate, Institution of Engineers (India), Technical Officer and Technical Editor



7.       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

 

7.1     British Council Scholarship,1984

7.2     U S Science Foundation Fellowship, 1986

7.3     Certificate of Merit for the Best Technical Paper, Institution of Engineers (India),   

        1989

7.4     Keynote Speaker at the International Workshop of UNEP on ‘Management of  

        wetlands in relation to river basins’, Kaula Lumpur, 1993

7.5     Hema Prabha Award for the Best Paper in Civil Engineering Journal, Institution 

        of Engineers (India),1997

7.6     Engineer of the Year-2000, Institution of Engineers (India)

7.7     Member, National Wetlands Committee, 2000 onwards

7.8     Expert Witness of the State of  Kerala, Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, 2001

7.9     Member, Working Group on ‘Tidal Waters’, ICID, 2002

7.10 Chairman of Task Force for revising the State Water Policy, 2004

7.11 Member, Research Group, INCID, 2005

7.12 Member of Coordination Committee on Disaster Management, 2005

7.13 Member of Dam Safty Authority of Government of Kerala since 2005

 

8.       MAJOR DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS INITIATED FOR THE GOVERNMENT

 

8.1    Kerala Community Irrigation Project funded by the Dutch Govt. (drafted the proposal)

8.2    Kerala Minor Irrigation Project funded by the European Community (drafted the proposal)

8.3    Attappady Eco-restoration Project funded by JBIC of Japan (drafted the  proposal)

8.4    Environmental report on Kuriakutty- Karappara Multipurpose project (drafted the document)

8.5    Irrigation Management Training Centre (WALMI) of Kerala funded by USAID (drafted the proposal)

8.6    Thrissur Water Management Project funded by the Dutch Govt. (drafted the proposal)

8.7    Water availability estimation for the World Bank funded drinking water schemes (consultancy)

8.8    Soil and water conservation measures for the World Bank funded Kerala Forestry Project (consultancy)

8.9    Watershed management project in Attappady funded by UNDP (investigated)

8.10 Management of Vembanad- Kol wetland system funded by UNEP and Wetlands International (consultancy)

8.11 Management of fresh water sources in the Lakshadweep Islands funded by the Canadian Government (being implemented)

8.12 Management Action Plan for Ashtamudi and Sasthamkotta wetlands funded by MoEF (being implemented)

8.13 Policy Statement on Integrated River Basin Management (drafted for UNDP/IGIDR)

8.14  Collaborative programme on inland navigation of Kerala with KTH Sweden as

          a part of INSA-KTH Agreement (being carried out)

8.15  Collaborative programme with Kyoto University, Japan (initiated)

8.16   Groundwater quality studies in Kerala in collaboration with WSP, World Bank

          (being carried out)

 

9.       RESEARCH PROJECTS INVESTIGATED (PI)/COORDINATOR

 

9.1    Operational hydrology

 

9.1.1        To establish rainfall-runoff criteria for Chaliyar river basin of Western Ghats region (funded by Central Board of Irrigation and Power)

9.1.2        Evaluation of hydrologic parameters and surface water potential of Deviar watershed in the Western Ghats region (funded by Western Ghats Cell, Planning Commission)

9.1.3        Hydrology of cultivated watersheds of midland Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.1.4        Surface water potential studies of Kuttiyadi river basin (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.1.5        Collection and documentation of hydrological data of Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.1.6        Evaluation of existing raingauge stations in Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science Technology and Environment)

9.1.7        Towards evolving basin plans for Pamba and Achencoil river basins (funded by Irrigation Department, Govt of Kerala)

9.1.8        Evolving models for integrated and sustainable management of small watersheds in semi-arid regions through investigations using modern techniques (funded by UNDP and Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India)

9.1.9        Development of a natural resources information system for Periyar river basin in Kerala State (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Govt of Kerala)

9.1.10    System simulation and reservoir operation for Kuttiyadi schemes in Kerala (funded by Indian National Committee on Hydrology)

9.1.11    Identification of waterlogged areas arising out of selected irrigation projects of Kerala (funded by Indian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage)

 

9.2    Forest hydrology

 

9.2.1        Impact of deforestation on hydrologic parameters in the Western Ghats region of Kerala (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

9.2.2        Meteorological and hydrological monitoring and investigations in the  core zone of Nilgiri biosphere reserve – Silent Valley and Nilambur Kovilakam subbasins (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

9.2.3        Assessment of environmental degradation of Attappady region (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Govt of Kerala)

9.2.4        Consultancy for soil and water conservation works in forest areas (funded by Forest Department, Govt of Kerala)

 

9.3    Limnology

 

9.3.1        Management and conservation of Pookot lake ecosystem in the Western Ghats (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

 

9.3.2        Environmental  conservation of Pookot lake (Phase 2) (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Govt of Kerala)

 

9.4    Fluvial hydraulics

 

9.4.1        Studies on sediment yield from watersheds of Western Ghats region (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

9.4.2        Sedimentation survey of Kuttiyadi hydel reservoir (funded by Kerala State Electricity Board)

9.4.3        Sedimentation studies in the reservoirs of hydel projects (funded by Kerala State Electricity Board)

 

9.5    Estuarine dynamics

 

9.5.1        Dynamics of circulation and mixing in the Beypore estuary on the Malabar coast (funded by Central Board of Irrigation and Power)

9.5.2        Studies on salinity intrusion problems in the Muvattupuzha estuary (funded by Hindustan Newsprint Limited)

9.5.3        Dynamics of coastal plain estuaries of Malabar coast (funded by  Department of Science & Technology,  Govt of India)

 

9.6    Water and environment

 

9.6.1        Studies on landslips and landslides in the Wynad district of Western Ghats (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

9.6.2        Resources inventory of Palghat district (funded by Kerala Electricity Board)

9.6.3        Water related science, technology and environmental management for youth/women/young scientist (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

 

9.7    Application of remote sensing techniques

 

9.7.1        Landcover classification of Western Ghats of Kerala using satellite data (funded by Western Ghats Cell)

9.7.2        Assessment of impact of hydrological processes on the Nilgiri biosphere reserve using remote sensing techniques (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India)

9.7.3        Assessment of inundation and damages due to 1992 floods in southern parts of Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology & Environment, Govt of Kerala)

9.7.4        Investigations into the formation of mudbanks of Malabar coast (funded by Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India)

9.8    Water resources development and management

 

9.8.1        Integrated water management in the command area of Kuttiyadi irrigation project (funded by Central Board of Irrigation and Power)

9.8.2        Evaluation of tanks and ponds of Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.8.3        Investigation of a micro-hydel scheme  at Kakkadampoil (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.8.4        Integrated management of Periyar basin (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

9.8.5        Preparation of basin plan for Bharathapuzha basin (for Government of India)

9.8.6        Development of community irrigation schemes in Kerala with farmers’ participation (for Department of Irrigation, Government of Kerala, later funded by Dutch Govt & EC)

9.8.7        Hydrological investigations for the World Bank funded water supply schemes in Kerala (for Kerala Water Authority)

9.8.8        EIA study of Kerala Community Irrigation Project (funded by Kerala Community Irrigation Project funded by  the Dutch Govt)

9.8.9        Identification of waterlogged areas arising out of selected irrigation projects of Kerala (funded by Indian National Committee for Irrigation and Drainage)

9.8.10    Hydrological and other related investigations for integrated drinking water supply schemes in selected problem districts of Kerala (funded by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Dept of Rural Development, Govt of India)

9.8.11    Preparation of water atlas for Andaman and Nicobar islands and the islands of Lakshadweep (funded by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Dept of Rural Development, Govt of India)

9.8.12    Water atlas of Kerala (funded by State Committee on Science, Technology & Environment, Govt of Kerala)

9.8.13    Integrated mission for sustainable development of Thrissur district (funded by Indian Space Research Organisation)

9.8.14    Management of fresh water sources in the Lakshadweep islands (funded by India- Canada Environment Facility)

9.8.15    Evaluation of Pazhassi Irrigation Project (funded by CWC)

 

9.9    Wetland management

 

9.9.1        Vembanad-kol wetland system in  relation to drainage basin management (funded by Wetlands International, Asia-Pacific)

9.9.2        Coordinating case studies on wetland management in relation to river basins for Asia-Pacific region (funded by UNEP)

9.9.3        Integrated water resources management for Loktak wetland (funded by ICEF)

9.9.4        Opportunity costs with special reference  to Vembanad-Kol wetland system (funded by UNDP, Department of Environment, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

9.9.5        Conservation and management of Ashtamudi lake: Management Action Plans (funded by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India)

 

9.10 Wasteland development

 

9.10.1 Integrated and sustainable eco-development of Attappady wastelands

           (funded by JBIC, Japan:  R&D component)

            

10.    RESEARCH GUIDANCE (TOPICS OF THESIS WORKS)

 

10.1   Mathematical modelling for mountainous river basins – a case study from

         south India (Ph D thesis, IIT, Madras 1991)

10.2   Developing a model for river basin management in the humid tropic region

         of  Kerala (Ph D thesis, being done at BITS)

10.3   Hydrological studies on the Malabar coast with special reference to rainfall-

         runoff modelling (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1983)

10.4   Circulation and mixing processes in the estuaries of Malabar coast (M Tech 

         thesis, NITK, 1983)

10.5  Studies on estuarine dynamics – Kuttiyadi estuary (M Tech thesis, NITK,   

        1984)

10.6  Dynamics of Chettuva – Kottappuram sound and Kuttiyadi estuary of  

        Malabar coast (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1985)

10.7  Regional flood studies – Kerala (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1985)

10.8  Studies on forest hydrology – Western Ghats region (M Tech thesis, NITK,

        1986)

10.9  Estuarine studies in the Beypore (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1986)

   10.10 Mathematical modelling with special reference to Kuttiyadi river basin        

              (M Tech thesis, NITK ,1986)

 10.11 Physical processes – Beypore estuary (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1987)

 10.12 Hydrology of small watersheds of Kerala (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1987)

 10.13 Salinity intrusion studies on the Kerala coast (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1987)

 10.14 Design of raingauge network using different methods for major river basins

           of Kerala (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1989)

10.15  Studies on sedimentation and tides in the Beypore estuary of Malabar coast

    (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1989)

  10.16  Application of linear model (UCG) for rainfall-runoff studies in Kerala

    (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1990)

10.17  Application of linear perturbation model (UCG) for rainfall-runoff studies in      

           Kerala (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1990)

10.18  Evaluation of command area activities of Malampuzha and Peechi irrigation    

           projects   (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1991)

10.19  Studies on geomorphology of Kerala coast (M Tech thesis, NITK, 1992)

10.20  Towards evolving an integrated river basin plan for the Meenachil river of 

           Kerala State (M Tech thesis, Bangalore University, 1993)

10.21  Hydrological investigations in the environmentally degraded Attappady 

           Valley of Nilgiri  Biosphere Reserve (M Tech thesis, Bangalore University, 

             1993)

10.22  Systems approach to Kuttiyadi river schemes, (M Tech thesis, Bangalore 

           University, 1994)

10.23  Development of a water resources plan for the Pamba basin in Kerala            

           (M Tech  thesis, Bangalore, University, 1995)

 

11           HIGHER TRAINING SUPERVISED

 

11.1 Training of 4 students from Farnborough College of Technology, U K   was

      coordinated and supervised (1984, 1985)

11.2 Coordinated (technical) 50 training programmes under the Irrigation 

        Management Training Cell (WALMI) (funded by USAID) at CWRDM

11.3 A series of lectures were given in different courses conducted for professionals  

        by Irrigation Management Training Cell (WALMI) on the topics:                          

        (i) Water resources of Kerala, (ii) Irrigation scenario of Kerala, (iii) Irrigation

        management – present status in Kerala, (iv) Rotational distribution system

        (Warabandhi), (v) Hydrology of small cultivated watersheds (elas), (vi)

        Dynamics of circulation and mixing in the estuaries, (vii) Integrated

        development and management of river basins, (viii)  Physical modelling in  

        hydraulics and dimensional analysis, (ix) Reservoir sedimentation – processes,  

        survey and case studies, and (x) Streamflow measurement and sediment rating curves,  (xi) Canal operation and maintenance, (xii) Participatory Irrigation

 Management,    (xiii) EIA for water resources projects, (xiv) Watershed hydrology, (xv) Coastal engineering, (xvi) Modern trends in urban water management, (xvii) Hydrology of wetlands, (xiii) Forest hydrology,            (xix) Management of flash floods, (xx) Water related environmental problems, (xxi) Impact of intrerbasin transfer, (xxii) Traditional water management practices – rainwater harvesting, (xxiii) Drought management in Kerala           (xxiv) New Paradigms in natural resources management

 

 

12    CONSULTANCY/COLLABORATIVE WORKS FOR USER AGENCIES

 

12.1 Hydrologic investigations on water supply schemes funded by World Bank  (for        

        KWA, 1984)

12.2 Computation of discharge for preventing salinity intrusion into the  Kottappuram-Chettuva sound (for PWD, 1985)

12.3 Report on short term measure to control salinity into the Periyar river (for

          Government of Kerala, 1983)

12.4 Infiltration studies for Idamalayar command area Periyar basin (for Agricultural  

        Department, 1983)

12.5 Preparation of a report for community irrigation projects with farmers’           participation (for Government of Kerala,  carried out under Indo-Dutch Collaboration, 1987)

12.6 Studies on water and energy needs of Palghat region (for Government of    Kerala,  1987)

12.7 Investigation on a mini hydel scheme at Kakkadampoil (for Government of   Kerala, 1987)

12.8 Assessment of impact of water conservation structures developed for         cardamom irrigation in the Udumbanchola taluk (for Cardamom Board,        Ministry of Commerce, Government of  India, 1990)

12.9 Technical and economic feasibility studies of reclamation of Cherandathur          chira  for agricultural purpose (for Department of Irrigation)

12.10  A report on ‘Environment of Kerala coast and its management’ (for State              Committee on Science, Technology and Environment)

12.11  Sediment deposition problem on the southern side of the breakwater at

             Beypore (for Harbour Engineering Department)

12.12  Desilting of Kallarkutty hydel reservoir (for KSEB)

12.13  Guidelines for revision of ECC project proposal on tanks/ponds (for Irrigation 

             Department, now being implemented)

12.14  Demonstration of flow measurements in irrigation canals (for Irrigation

             Department)

12.15  Assisting the Govt of Kerala in the preparation of Water Policy (for Govt of

             Kerala, 1992)

12.16  Preparation of a case study on ‘Vembanad-Kol wetland system in relation to

             river basin management’ (for UNEP/WI-AP, 1995)

12.17  Coordinating case studies on ‘Wetland and river basin management’ for Asia-

             Pacific region – Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malysia (for UNEP/

             WI-AP, 1995-96)

12.18  EIA for community irrigation projects  of Kerala (funded by Dutch Govt

             1996)

12.19  Preparing Policy Statements on ‘River basin management’ for Govt of India

             (for UNDP, MoEF, IGIDR, 1997)

12.20  Investigating opportunity costs for values of Vembanad-Kol wetland system

             (for UNDP, MoEF, IGIDR, 1998)

12.21  Soil and water conservation measures for the forest watersheds of Kerala

             (for the World Bank Project of Kerala Forest Department, 1998)

12.22  Drinking water projects for different physiographic zones of Kerala (for     

          ICEF)

12.23  Integrated water management for Loktak wetland (for LDA, ICEF funded

             project)

12.24  Assisting the Govt of Kerala in the preparation of a White Paper on Water Resources (for Government of Kerala, 1999)

 

 

13. SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS (MEMBERSHIP IN EXPERT COMMITTEES)

 

13.1  Member, Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Flood                

         Frequency and Risk Analysis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA         

         (1985-86) (a US Science Foundation Fellow)

13.2  Member, Task Group on Land and Water Management of State Committee on  

         Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala (1985-86)

13.3  Technical Co-ordinator, National Workshop on Interbasin Transfer of Water,

         CWRDM, Kozhikode (1984)

13.4  Member, Committee for Conservation and Management of Pookot Lake Eco- system (WGDP) (1983)

13.5  Member, Expert Committee on Water Supply Schemes for Calicut Corporation, Kozhikode (1982-84)

13.6  Technical Co-ordinator, Regional Workshop on Collection and Documentation of Hydrological Data for Surface Water Studies, CWRDM, Kozhikode (1983)

13.7  Member, Steering Committee, First National Seminar on Computer Science and Technology for National Development, Cochin (1985)

13.8   Member, Board of Examiners, Mangalore University, (1984-85, 1987-96)

13.9   Member, Board of Examiners, Bangalore University (1994-96)

13.10  Member, Board of Studies, University of Calicut

13.11 Member, Board of Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology

13.12 Member, Task Force , 8th Plan on Command Area Development (1988-89)

13.13  Member, Task Force, 9th  Plan on Minor Irrigation, Flood Control and Anti-Sea 

          Erosion (1988-89)

13.14  Member, Task Force , 9th Plan on Irrigation Projects (1988-89)

13.15  Member, Working Group on Surface Water Modelling and Analysis Division   

          of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (1986-91)

13.16  Member, Working Group on Mountain Hydrology Division of National   

          Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (1986-1991)

13.17  Member, Panel of Referees of Civil Engineering Division Journal, Institution 

           of Engineers (India), Calcutta

13.18  Member, Committee for Preparation of Report on Coastal Zone Management,  

          Government of Kerala

13.19  Member, Expert Team for Assessment of Environmental Impact of Water  

          Conservation Structures for Cardamom Irrigation in Udumbanchola Taluk, 

          Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce, 1989-90

13.20  Commission (one-man) to submit a report to the Calicut Court on Silt Removal   

          from the Cherupuzha Tributary of Chaliyar River (1987)

13.21  Member, Committee constituted by State Committee on Science Technology 

          and Environment to study and submit a report to High Court on Consequences

          of Silt Removal from Kabbini and Meenachil River Beds (1988)

13.22  Member, Committee for preparing a Master Plan for Resources Development   

          and Management of Kerala, Irrigation and Design and Research Board

           (1988-90)

13.23  Member, Committee for Development of Pookot Lake Area, Constituted by 

          State Committee on Science Technology and Environment (1990)

13.24  Member, Environmental Consultative Committee, State Committee on Science 

          Technology and Environment (Kerala)

13.25  Member, Governing Boby, Kerala Samuhya Jalasejana Samithi (Dutch  

          funded), Thrissur

13.26  Member, Command Area Development (Kerala)

13.27  Member, Committee on Flood Mitigation, Government of Kerala

13.28  Member, Governing Body of Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Palakkad

13.29  Chairman, Local Advisory Committee, Regional Science Centre, Calicut

13.30  Member, National Lake Conservation Plan, National River Conservation  

          Directorate, MoEF, Government of India

13.31   Member, RAC, Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute, 

           Barrackpore

13.32   Member, Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Ministry of Water 

            Resources, Government of India

13.33      Member,  Governing Body, AHADS, Attappady (JBIC funded project)

13.34      Member in the Expert Committee to study the availability of water in Periyar 

            river due to the implementation of stand-alone water supply scheme by the 

            Kochi Refineries Ltd.

13.35      Member, Wetlands Management Expert Committee, MoEF, Govt. of India

13.36      Chairman, TAC, ICEF Project on Watershed Management (Kerala)

13.37      Conducted around 50 seminars, workshops, brain-storming sessions

13.38      Interacted with around 40 NGOs working on different land and water

            management problems

 

13.39       Participated in 50 radio/TV programmes, mainly dealing with water

             Management

13.40      Member, Governing Body, Malabar Botanical Garden, Kozhikode

13.41      Member, Management Committee, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

13.42      Member, Executive Committee, Kerala State Council for Science, 

            Technology and Environment

13.43   Member, Research sub committee on Wetlands, MoEF, Govt. of India

13.44   Member in Empowered committee for the approval of action plan of rainwater

            harvesting campaign in Kerala

13.47    Convener and Chairman, Expert Committee constituted by Hon’ble High  Court of Kerala, investigating the groundwater in and around Plachimada

13.48    Chairman, Committee to evolve Operation Plan for Thanneermukkom barrage, Vembanad, Wetland, Government of Kerala.

 

 

14.  PUBLICATIONS

 

14.1  Scientific/technical papers

 

James  E J,  Studies on salinity intrusion into the estuaries of Kerala on the south-west coast of India.  Regional Workshop on Limnology and Water Resources Management in Developing Countries of Asia and Pacific, University of Kuala Lumpur, 1982.

 

James  E J,  Circulation, mixing and pollution distribution in estuaries - a review, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 63, EN 1, October 1982.

 

James  E J and Ramanathan  M G,  Salinity distribution, pollution dispersion and tidal flushing in the Beypore estuary on the Malabar coast, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) Vol 63, ENM 2, February 1983.

 

James E J and Padmini V, Quantitative geomorphologic studies of the Kuttiyadi river basin on the Malabar coast, Journal of Institution of Engineers (In dia), Vol 63, C 1 5, March 1983.

 

James  E J and Sreedharan  K E, Processes of exchange of fresh and salt waters in the Beypore estuary on the Malabar coast, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 64, C 1 2, September 1983.

 

Sreedharan  K E and James  E J,  Design of raingauge network for the Chaliyar basin using spatial correlation techniques, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 64, C 1 3, November 1983.

 

James  E J and Vamadevan  V K,  Applicability of certain modern developments in water use technology to Kerala region, Proceedings, Symposium on Water Management, CBIP, New Delhi, June 1983.

 

James E J, Establishing a hydrometeorological data bank at CWRDM, Proceedings, Workshop on Scientific Methods for Collection and Documentation of Hydrologic Data, CWRDM, Kozhikode, May 1983.

 

Kuruvilla  V O,  Vamadevan V K and James E J, Improved water management techniques for plantation crops in humid tropics-west coast region of Kerala, National Seminar on Integrated Approach to Water Management in the Command Areas Water Technology Centre, IARI, New Delhi, September 8, 1983.

 

Vamadevan V K and James E J, Appropriate water use technology for Kerala region, Proceedings, National Seminar on Environmental Management, Trichur, March 1983.

 

James E J, Sreedharan K E and Ramanathan M G,  Mixing process in the Beypore estuary on the Malabar coast, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 64, EN 2, February 1984.

 

James E J, Impact of Interbasin transfer of water on estuarine processes, Proceedings, National Workshop on Interbasin Transfer of Water, Kozhikode, January 1984.

 

James E J,  Estuarine mechanics with special reference to circulation, mixing and pollution dispersion,  Proceedings, National Workshop on the State of the Art on Water Resources Development and Management, Warrangal, October 1984.*

 

James  E J,    Statistical techniques in hydrologic studies, Proceedings, 1984 Congress, Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, KREC, Surathkal*

 

James E J, Problems in estuarine management – south west coast of India, V World Congress on Water Resources, Brussels, June 9-15, 1985

 

James E J,   Meteorologic features of south-west coast of India, Workshop on Soil- Water-Crop Compatibility, KREC, Surathkal, April 27, 1985

 

Nandeshwar M D and James E J,  Spatio-temporal aspects of changing landuse and cropping pattern in small cultivated watersheds of Kerala, Proceedings,   V National Cartographic Conference, Srinagar, September 1985

 

James E J, Ranganna G, Nayak I V and Nataraj A G,  Studies on salinity intrusion and pollution dispersion in the Beypore estuary of Malabar coast,  Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Pollution, Plymouth, July 1985

 

James E J, Studies on tidal streams of Malabar coast, Seminar held on World Environment Day, Institution of Engineers (India), Trivandrum June 5, 1985*

 

Nambudripad K D and James E J, Necessity for basin planning for improvement of environmental quality-experience from the Malabar coast, Proceedings, International Seminar on Environmental Assessment of Water Resources Projects, Roorkee, November 1985

 

James E J,  Computer applications in hydrologic research, First National Seminar on Computer Science and Technology for the National Development, Cochin, May 3-5, 1985*

 

James E J and Mohanan  R,  Regional monthly rainfall-runoff model for the Chaliyar basin,  53rd R & D Session of CBIP, Bhuvaneshwar, May 1986

 

James E J,  Sreedharan K E, Ranganna G, Nayak I V and Prasad T G,  Design of raingauge network using spatial correlation technique for Bharathapuzha basin on the Malabar coast of India,  Proceedings, IAHS  Symposium on Integrated Design of Hydrological Network, Budapest, July 2-10, 1986

 

Sreedharan K E and James E J,  Determining raingauge densities for the Western ghats region in Kerala,  Journal of Institution of Engineers  (India),  Vol 3, C 1, November 1986

 

Nandeshwar M D, James E J and Mahadev, P D,  Geomorphic features of Kuttiyadi river basin –Kerala State, VI National Cartographic Conference, Trivandrum, November 1986

 

James E J, Chandrakantha G, Ranganna G and Devaraju, C K,  Mixing and circulation processes-Pavenje estuary, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum, June 1987

 

James E J,   Nataraj  A G and Ranganna G,  Application of tidal prism method-Beypore estuary, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum, June 1987

 

James E J,  Studies on estuarine dynamics on the south-west coast of India, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

Ahmmed Ali  K,  James E J  and Nambudripad K D Salinity intrusion into the Chettuva-Kottapuram sound of Trichur  Kole Lands, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J, Handnoorkar G, Nambudripad K D and Ranganna G,  Salinity distribution pattern in the Beypore estuary, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J, Urs N G and Ranganna G,  Relationship between salinity and fresh water flow into the Kuttiyadi estuary, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

Ranganna G and James E J,  Estuarine management problems and their mitigation-an overview, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J, Computation of longitudinal coefficient of eddy diffusivity and flushing time – Pavanje river estuary, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J and Nambudripad K D,  Theories and methods in estuarine dynamics applicable to Malabar coast, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J, Pradeep Kumar P K, Ranganna G, Nayak I V and Ravi T B, (India),  Studies on the hydrological processes in the forest drainage basins of the Western ghats of India, IAHS  Symposium, Vancouver 1987

 

 

James E J and Nambudripad K D,  Instrumentation and methods of observation for studies on estuarine dynamics with special reference to Malabar coast, Proceedings, National Seminar on Estuarine Management, Trivandrum  June 1987

 

James E J, Saseendran S A, Chandrasekharan, M E and Anitha A B,  Rainfall  frequency studies of Kerala region, Journal of Institution of Engineers  (India),  Vol 68, September 1986

 

Sreedharan K E and James E J,  Regional rainfall depth-duration-frequency  study for Bharathapuzha river basin of South west India, Proceedings, VI Annual Convention of Association of Hydrologists in India,  Madras, September 1987

 

James E J, Nandeshwar M D, Ranganna G and Prasad T G,  Quantitative Geomorphology of Kabini and Meenachil river basins of Kerala State, Indian Geographical Journal, Vol 62, No 2, December 1987

 

 

James E J, Nandeshwar M D and Pradeep Kumar P K,  Hypsometric analysis to determine the chronology of selected watersheds in the Western ghats of Kerala State, Geographical Review of India, Vol 50, No 3, 1988

 

James E J, Sreedharan K E,  A frequency study for rainfall for the Periyar basin of Kerala, Mausam, Vol 39, No 4, 1988

 

Saseendran S A, Sreedharan K E, Retnakumari K, James E J and Jayakumar M,  Regional flood frequency for Kerala, Proceedings,  International Seminar on Hydrology of Extremes,  Roorkee, 1988

 

James E J, Nambudripad K D, Sreedharan K E,  Lowflow studies for Chaliyar river basin, Proceedings, National Seminar on Ground Water Development in Coastal Tracts, Trivandrum, January 1988.

 

James E J and Pradeep Kumar P K, Hydrology and forest ecosystem, Proceedings, Seminar on Ecology and Environment,  Institute of Management in Government, Trivandrum 1988

 

Nandeshwar M D and James E J,  Agricultural Landuse-spatial analysis of Kuttiyadi river basin, Proceedings, VIII Indian National Cartographic Conference, University of Mysore, 1988

 

Nandeshwar M D, Mahadev P D and James E J,  Important crops in Kerala: spatio temporal analysis, Proceedings, X Indian Geography Congress, University of Mysore, 1988

 

James E J, Integrated planning and development of river basins, CBIP publication 1988

 

James E J, Nambudripad K D, Ranganna G and Georgekutty Joseph,  Salinity intrusion studies in the estuaries of Malabar coast (India), Proceedings, CZ-89  Conference, Charleston, USA, July 1989

 

James E J,   Dynamics of circulation and mixing in the Beypore estuary of Malabar coast (India), 23rd IAHR Congress,  Vancouver May 1989

 

James E J, Pradeep Kumar P K, Irrigation farming in Kerala-constraints and solutions,  Proceedings, Asian Regional Symposium on Modernisation and Rehabilitation of Irrigation  and Drainage Schemes, Manila, 1989

 

Kandasamy L C, James E J, Nagarjukumar C, Suresh Rao H and Elengo K,  Rainfall runoff modelling of mountainous river basins, 55th R&D Session of CBIP, New Delhi, July 1989.

 

+Kuruvilla E C, Pradeep Kumar P K, Nandeshwar M D and James E J,  Estimation of evapotranspiration and crop coefficient using the data from some experimental watersheds of Western Ghats region in Kerala, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) Vol 70, AG 1, August 1989

 

Pradeep Kumar P K and James E J, Irrigation Association in the Philippines-need for similar approaches in Kerala, National Seminar on Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Water Resources Projects, Calicut, October 1989.

 

#James, E J, Evapotranspiration losses with studies from Kerala, Proceedings, International Workshop on Evaporation from Open Water Surfaces, Vadodara, November 1989

 

James E J and Sreedharan K E,  Application of polynomial surface fitting technique and analysis of variance for raingauge network design in Kerala (India), Proceedings, WMO/IAHS/ETH  International workshop on Precipitation Measurement, St Mortiz Switzerland, December 1989

 

James E J, Nambudripad K D, Ranganna G and Georgekutty Joseph (1989), Salinity intrusion studies in the estuaries of Malabar cost, India, Proceedings, 6th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, Charleston

 

James E J and Sreedharan K E, John E J, Ranganna G and Sudheer K,  Design of raingauge network for Bharathapuzha and Periyar river basins (India) using Gamma distribution, Proceedings WMO/IAHS/ETH,  International Workshop on Precipitation Measurement St Mortiz, Switzerland, December 1989

 

Ravishankar K S, Ranganna G, James E J,  Sedimentation studies in Beypore estuary of Malabar coast, Proceedings, Third National Conference on Dock and Harbour Engineering, Surathkal, December 1989

 

Georgekutty Joseph, Ranganna G, James E J,  Nambudripad K D,  Studies on estuarine dynamics – Beypore estuary, Proceedings, Third National Conference on Dock and Harbour Engineering, Surathkal, December 1989

 

Pradeep Kumar P K, Nandeshwar M D and James E J,  Role of forests in soil conservation, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March 1990

 

Chandrasekharan M E, Anitha A B, John N C and James E J,  Sediment transport studies in the Deviar watershed of Periyar river basin, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March, 1990

 

Anitha A B, Chandrasekharan M E and James E J,  Estimation of sheet erosion in Deviar watershed of Periyar river basin, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March 1990.

 

Padmini V and James E J,  Sedimentation problem in the Pookot lake in the Western ghats region, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March 1990

 

Mohanan R and James E J,  Reservoir sedimentation survey-methods and techniques.  Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March, 1990

 

Sreedharan K E, James E J and Saseendran S A,  Regional rainfall-depth-duration-frequency analysis for South West India, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 70, No 6, 1990

 

Sreedharan K E and James E J,  Rainfall frequency analysis for Western ghats region,  3rd National Symposium on Hydrology, CWPRS, Pune, July 1990

 

Anitha A B, Chandrasekharan M E and James E J,  Scope for minor irrigation schemes in Kerala – case study from the Deviar watershed, Seminar on Modernisation in Irrigation Sector of Kerala Malampuzha, October 1990

 

James E J, Nambudripad K D and Sreedharan K E, Sedimentation process in the catchments of Western ghats in the Indian Peninsula, International Symposium on Water Erosion, Sedimentation and Resources Conservation, Dehra Dun, October 1990

 

Kandasamy L C and James E J, Status report on tanks and ponds of Kerala, Regional Seminar on Hydrological Problems Relating to Tanks, Anna University Madas, October 1990

 

Nandeshwar M D, James E J and Pradeep Kumar P K,  Impact of physiography on agricultural landuse – a case study of Kuttiyadi river basin, Proceedings, 3rd Kerala Science Congress, Kozhikode 1991

 

Anitha A B, James E J,  Flood studies in river basins, Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Thiruvananthapuram, September 1992

 

Chandrasekharan M E, Anitha A B,  James E J,  Integrated watershed planning – a case study, Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Thiruvananthapuram, September 1992

 

James E J, Application of statistical techniques in Hydrology illustrated with case studies from Malabar, India, Proceedings 5th International meeting of Statistical Climatology, University of Toronto, Canada, June 1992

 

James E J, Ranganna G and Mohan R,  Regional flood frequency study  for Kerala region in India: Proceedings 5th International Meeting of Statistical Climatology, University of Toronto, Canada, June 1992

 

James E J, Need for establishing river authorities, Seminar  on Integrated River Basin Planning, CWRDM, Thiruvananthapuram, September 1992

 

James E J, Waterlogging and drainage-their relevance in Kerala context: Workshop on Waterlogging and Drainage, CWRDM, Kozhikode, October 1992

 

James E J, Hydro-environment of wetlands, Workshop on Waterlogging and Drainage, CWRDM, Kozhikode, October 1992

 

Kandasamy L C, James E J, Suresh Rao H, Elango K,  Mathematical modelling for mountainous river basins – a case study in South India, Proceedings International Symposium on Hydrology of Mountaneous Areas, Simla, May 1992

 

Padmini V, James E J,  Geomorphologic considerations in river basin planning, Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, CWRDM, Thiruvananthapuram, 1992

 

Sreedharan K E, James E J, Linear Perturbation Model (LPM) for runoff forecasting, Proceedings,  5th Kerala Science Congress, Kottayam, January 1993

 

Anitha A B, James E J and Achuthan A,  Frequency analysis of rainfall runoff  in selected river basins of Kerala, Proceedings Fifth Kerala Science Congress, Kottayam, January 1993

 

James E J and Padmini V,  Hydrology of Pookot lake ecosystem of Western ghats region, Proceedings  International  Symposium on Hydrology of Mountaneous Areas Simla, May 1993

 

James E J, Sreedharan, K E, Mayya S G and Gowde G, Linear perturbation rainfall – runoff model for Western ghats region, Proceedings International Symposium on Hydrology of Mountaneous Areas, Simla, May 1993

 

James E J, Nambudripad K D,  Salinity intrusion studies in the estuaries of Malabar coast,  Proceedings,  4th National Water Convention, Trivandrum, June 1993

 

James E J, Nandeshwar M D, Anitha A B, Management of wetlands, Proceedings 4th National Convention, June 1993

 

Sreedharan K E, James E J,  Application of certain linear models to rainfall discharge studies in a monsoon-fed rivers of Kerala, Proceedings, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India),  C1, Vol 74, 1994

 

James E J, Padmini V and Kandasamy L C,  Studies on the effect of watershed in relation to the life of storage reservoirs – A case study of Kerala.  In proceedings of National Workshop on Reservoir Sedimentation, CBIP, Mysore May 1994

 

James E J, The Thomas Christian architecture of Malabar coast-ancient and medieval periods, Paper presented in the International Conference on Kerala Studies, AKG Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 1994

 

James E J,  Water related environmental problems of Kerala.  Paper presented in the International Conference on Kerala Studies. AKG Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 1994

 

++James E J, Hydrologic considerations in the management of wetlands and their watersheds.  Keynote address delivered to UNEP/AWB Scoping Workshop on Asian Wetlands in relation to their role in watershed management, March 1994

 

Sreedharan K E, James E J, Application of the Linear perturbation model (LPM) to flood routing in a monsoon-fed river of Kerala.  Proceedings, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 75, C1,  Feb 1995

 

James E J,  Managing the wetlands and their watersheds. In Yojana-Republic Day 95 Special, January 1995

 

James E J, Managing  strategies for the rivers and  wetlands of Kerala.  In Science and Technology for Development: A Compendium of Essays on the Seventh Kerala Science Congress Theme,  January 1995

 

Venugopal M R, James E J, & N V M Unni, Relationship between forest cover and drainage density in a typical rainforest:  An investigation using satellite data.  Proceedings of Water Resources Planning and Management, Netherlands, p 295-302, 1996

 

Murali A K, Sreedharan K E and James E J,  Rainfall-runoff model for Silent valley catchment of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy, 63 A No 5, 1997, pp 427-436

 

Nandeshwar M D and James E J,  Farmer’s participation in irrigation planning and management for sustainable management of agriculture: A research in planning strategy in India context, Research in geography, landuse changes and sustainable development  Vol 1, ed. Sing R B APHPUP.  Publishers Cor., New Delhi pp 206-210, 1996

 

James E J and Nandeshwar M D,  Environmental conservation and management in India – A geographic perspective,  In Geography and Environment, Vol 1 ed            Dr Prithvishnag, Concept Publishing  Company, New Delhi pp 106-129

 

James E J, Salinity intrusion into rivers and its impact on drinking water schemes – Case studies from southwest India.  Proceedings of 3rd National Congress, 1996

 

George Abe, Jayakumar P and James E J,  Salinity intrusion into Muvattupuzha estuary (south west coast of India)  during premonsoon season.  In Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 25, pp 353-354,  December 1996

 

ø George Abe, Jayakumar P and James E J,  Impact of fresh water diversion on mixing and exchange processes in the Muvattupuzha estuary.  In IE (I) Journal, Vol 77, February 1997

 

James E J, Water related environmental problems of Kerala, WWF, The Natural Resources  of Kerala, 1997

 

James E J, et al  The Vembanad-kol wetland system and integrated river basin management.  Proc,  Wetlands and integrated river basin management, UNEP/WI – Asia Pacific, 1997

 

James E J, et al  Integrated  river basin management, Policy statements prepared for the Capacity 21 Project, UNDP, IGIDR, MOEF, 1998

 

James E J, Kunhimamu Paravath, Venugopal M R,  Sediment characteristics of the mudbanks off Malabar coast, Proceedings of Seminar on Coastal Processes, CUSAT, 1998

 

Kunhimamu Paravath, James E J, Impact of Mudbanks on the Shore Stability of South West Coast of India, Proceedings of the Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999

 

Gopakumar R and  James E J, Modelling soil erosion using geographic information systems for sustainable land management practices,  Proceedings of the Twelfth Kerala Science Congress, January 2000, Kumily pp 1-5, 1999

 

Anitha A B, Venugopal M R  and  James E J,  Estimation of peak flow from land cover and morphometric properties with application of satellite data, Proceedings of the Twelfth Kerala Science Congress, January 2000, Kumily pp 35-37, 1999.

 

James E J, Management of river basins and watersheds, Equation for Life  Issues on Sustainable Development Water Resources published by Books for Change, Bangalore, pp 55-68

 

Nandeshwar M D, James E J, Ayneendra B, Anilkumar M T, Spatio temporal implication of agricultural development in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  Presented at 21st Indian Geography Congress held at NBSS & LUP, Nagpur, January 2000

 

Pradeep Kumar P K, Ayneendra B, James E J,  Studies on the climatic parameters in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands paper presented at the National Symposium at Cochin University of Science and Technology, February 2000

 

James E J,  Pradeep Kumar P K, Nandeshwar M D, Kandasamy L C and G Ranganna,  Investigations on the Hydrology of Forest Watersheds in the Western ghats, Proceedings of Regional Workshop on Watershed development management and evaluation in the Western ghats region of India, Kozhikode, 2000

 

Anitha A B, Pradeep Kumar P K and James E J, Studies  on sediment transportation in the Western Ghats region, Proc. 10th Swadeshi Science Congress, Kochi, November 2000

 

Anitha A B, Linda N E and James E J, Hydrological modelling of Achencoil river basin of Kerala using Tank Model, Proc. International Conference on Civil Engineering, IISC, Bangalore, July 2001

 

James E J and Anitha A B, Systems approach for river basin management- case study of Kabbini and Kuttiyadi basins, Proc. of International Workshop on Integrated Water Management,  Bangalore, June 2001

 

James E J, Management of river basins in relation to the coastal wetlands- case for South-West India, Proc. Workshop on The Role of water in History and Development, Conference of International Water History Association (IWHA), Norway, August 2001

 

P K Pradeepkumar and E J James  ‘Effects of forest clearing on certain climatic parameters- case studies from the catchments of the Western Ghats ‘Proceedings of the International Workshop on Eco hydrology’ UNESCO, JNU, 26-29  November 2001.

 

Nandeshwar M D, James E J, Ayneendra B and Anil Kumar M T, Spatio-temporal implications of agricultural development in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Annals of the National Association of Geographers, India, Vol XXI (No 2), December 2001

 

James E J,  Hydrology of wetlands,  Proc.14th Kerala Science Congress,  CUSAT,  January 2002

 

James E J, Management of river basins in relation to the coastal wetlands – case study from south-west India Proc.14th Kerala Science Congress, CUSAT, January 2002

 

Anitha A B, Nambudripad K D and James E J, System simulation for  reservoir operation in the Kuttiyadi schemes of Kerala, Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources in Asia Pacific Region, Organised by APHW, Kyoto, Japan, March 2003

 

Gopakumar R and James E J, A GIS based Decision Support System for watershed management.  Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources in Asia Pacific Region, Organised by APHW, Kyoto, Japan, March 2003

 

Dinesan V P, Gopakumar R, E J James “ Major Interventions in Vemband-Kol Wetlands and   Associated  Problems” , National Seminar on Ramar sites of Kerala, held at  CWRDM Calicut,     21, February  2003

 

V P Dinesan  and  E J James “Modelling soil erosion with the application of GIS-  A case study”, National seminar on GIS Development: Methodologies, Prospects and Applications, University of Madras, Madras, 29-30, March 2003

 

N K Joseph, V P Dinesan and E J James,  ‘Water resources investigations in the Kolar semi-arid region’. National Seminar on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’, conducted by CWRDM and  sponsored  by NRDMS/DST, GOI,  May 2003, Trivandrum

 

A B Anitha, M E Chandrasekharan and E J James, ‘Hydrological investigations for the integrated development of watersheds – a case study from the midland region of Kerala’, National Seminar on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’, conducted by CWRDM and sponsored  by NRDMS/DST, GOI,  May 2003, Trivandrum       

 

R Gopakumar, V P Dinesan and E J James,  ‘Spatial decision support systems for watershed management- case study from semi-arid and semi humid zones’. National Seminar on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’, conducted by CWRDM and  sponsored  by NRDMS/DST, GOI,  May 2003, Trivandrum

 

V P Dinesan  and  E J James, ‘Application of geographical information system in small watershed management programmes’ National Seminar on Integrated River Basin Management with special reference to Humid Tropics organized by KIDS, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam,  22-23, August  2003

 

N K Joseph and E J James, ‘Hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of the Payyakkara watershed of Attappady valley in Kerala’. International seminar on watershed development scheduled for October 16-18, 2003 Organised by Department of Geophysics and Andhra University  at Visakhapatnam

 

N K Joseph, V P Dinesan, E J James,  ‘Groundwater investigation in the semi-arid  regions of Karnataka State – a case study of the Rampatna watershed’.   International conference on Water and Environment, December 15-18, 2003, at  Regional Research Laboratory, Bhopal                                                                                                                                            

                                                  

James, E J, Traditional water management practices of Kerala appropriate for the humid tropics, Compendium, 17th Session of Kerala Science Congress, CWRDM, Calicut, 2004 

 

James, E J, Integrated land and water resources  management: relevance of river basin/watershed approach, Second Indian Environmental Congress, Cochin, 6-7 May 2005

 

James, E J, Scientific operation of a regulator in a coastal wetland for controlling salinity intrusion for rice cultivation: a case study from south west coast of India, 19th ICID Congress: WG-SDTA Workshop Beijing, September 13-18, 2005

 

James, E J, Management of river basins in relation to coastal wetlands: case studies from India, 19th ICID Congress: WG-SDTA Workshop, Beijing, September 13-18, 2005

 

James, E J, Lessons learnt from the past tsunamis of 2004, 19th ICID Congress: WG-SDTA Workshop, Beijing, September 13-18, 2005

 

James, E J, Natural resources management  in an island ecosystem, MoEF Workshop on Water Management of Wetlands, Kavaratti,  Lakshadweep, 4-8 Oct 2005

 

James, E J, “Integrated water  resources management”, Wetlands International  Board Meeting, 20 Oct 2005

 

 

James, E J, Policy options for sustainable groundwater management, Keynote Paper, National Seminar on Role of Groundwater in National Economy, Bangalore, 18 Jan 2006

 

James,  E J, Impact of sectoral approach in water supply and sanitation on wetlands and livelihood pattern, International Workshop on Wetlands, Water and Livelihoods, St Lucia, South Africa, 29 Jan-2 Feb 2006

 

Gopakumar R, James E J and Sreemala B P  ‘Hydrology of Vembanad wetlands and the strategies for water management in the wetland system’. Regional Workshop on Vembanad Wetland Conservation: Contemporary issues, Relevance and Action plan for its management. Organized Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Kuttanad Vikasana Samithi and Pamba Parirakshana Samiti at Alappuzha on March 2006

 

James, E J,  Forest hydrology with special reference to the Western ghats of south west India, Keynote Paper, Third Indian Environmental Congress, Calicut, 5 April 2006

*  Invited paper

+ Paper was awarded Certificate of Merit from the Institution of Engineers

++ Keynote Address in UNEP Workshop

ø  Paper was awarded  Hema Prabha – S N Gupta Award,. 1997

 

 

15.Reports*

 

Quantitative geomorphology of the Kuttiyadi river basin on the Malabar Coast, Technical Report – TR 0028, CWRDM

 

Design of raingauge network for the Chaliyar river basin Technical Report – TR 0029, CWRDM, Kozhikode.

 

Network design of raingauge stations in the Muvattupuzha river basin, Technical Report TR 0030, CWRDM, Kozhikode

 

Circulation, mixing and pollution dispersion in the Beypore estuary, Technical Report – TR 0031, CWRDM, Kozhikode

 

Studies on salinity intrusion into the Beypore estuary.  Technical Report – TR 0032, CWRDM, Kozhikode

 

Processes of mixing in the tidal reach of the Chaliyar river, Technical Report –        TR 0033, CWRDM, Kozhikode

 

Relationship between fresh water discharge and salinity in a tidal estuary, CWRDM Report, 1982

 

Infiltration studies in Idamalayar ayacut, joint Report of CWRDM and Department of Agriculture, (SC Unit), 1982

 

Short-term measures for preventing salinity intrusion into the Periyar estuary, Report prepared for the State Committee on Science Technology and Environment, March 1983

 

Geomorphologic studies in the Chaliyar river basin, CWRDM Report, 1984

 

Hydrologic studies for the water supply schemes of Public Health Engineering Department, Report prepared for World Bank Aid, April 1984

 

Evaluation of rainfall stations in Kerala, Final Report of the project funded by Government of Kerala, 1986

 

Distribution of rainfall of Kerala:  1-10 day duration and 2-100 years return period, Report of Surface Water Division, September, 1986.

 

Community irrigation projects for Kerala – an integrated approach for development of minor irrigation schemes with farmer’s participation, A project report submitted to Government of Kerala for indo-Dutch Collaboration, October, 1987

 

Water resources development of Bharathapuzha basin – a status report, Surface Water Division, December, 1987

 

Studies on sediment yield from the watersheds of Western Ghats region, Final report of the project funded by the Department of Environment and Forests, Government of India January, 1988

 

Integrated water management in the command area of Kuttiyadi irrigation project, Final report of the project funded by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Government of India, March, 1988

 

Micro-hydel scheme at Kakkadampoil, project report for implementation by Government of Kerala, June 1988

 

Environment of Kerala Coast and its Management – status report prepared for State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, August 1988

 

Impact of deforestation on hydrological parameters in the Western Ghats Region of Kerala, Final report of the project funded by Department of Environment and Forests, Government of India, September 1988

 

Springs in Kerala – an inventory,  Final  report of the project funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, October 1988

 

Reclamation of Cherandathur chira of Kuttiyadi basin for agricultural purposes, Report prepared for Government of Kerala, December, 1988

 

Management and conservation of Pookot Lake ecosystem in the Western Ghats, final report of project funded by Department of Environment and Forests, Government of India, May 1989

 

Rainfall-runoff criteria for the Chaliyar river basin of Western Ghats region, Final report of the project funded by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Government of India, May 1989

 

Tanks and ponds of Kerala, Final report of the project funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, September 1989

 

Land cover classification of Western Ghats using satellites, data, final report of the project funded by Government of Kerala, October 1989

 

Studies on Landslides and Landslips in the Waynad district of Western Ghats region, final report of the project funded by the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India March 1990

 

Sedimentation survey of Kuttiyadi hydel reservoir, Final report of the project funded by Kerala State Electricity Board, March 1990

 

Hydrology of cultivated watersheds of midland Kerala, Final report of the project funded by CWRDM and State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, June 1990

 

Assessment of impact of hydrological processes and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve using remote sensing techniques, Final report of the project funded by Department of Environment and Forests, Government of India, November 1990

 

Impact of water conservation structures developed for cardamom irrigation in the Udumbanchola taluk, Report prepared for the Spices Board, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, December 1990

 

Hydrology of Deviar watershed of highland Kerala, Final report of the project funded by the Western Ghats Cell, Government of Kerala, February 1991

 

Compilation of Hydrological and other allied data of Periyar river basin, Final report of the project funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala, December 1991

 

Review of NWDA reports on Pamba and Achencoil, Report prepared for Department of Irrigation, Government of Kerala, March 1992

 

Studies on surface water hydrology of Kuttiyadi river basin, Final report of the project funded by CWRDM and State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala, December 1992

 

Water conservation for irrigation in Oil palm estates, Report prepared for Oil Palm India Limited, Government of India, October, 1993

 

Resources inventory of Palghat District, Report of the project funded by Kerala State Electricity Board, March 1994

 

Assessment of environmental degradation in the Attappadi region of Kerala, Report of the project funded by State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, March 1994

 

Water Atlas of Kerala, funded by State Committee on Science and Technology, 1995

 

Vembanad-kol wetland system in relation to drainage basin management, a case study funded by Asian Wetland Bureau, Kualalampur, 1995

 

EIA study of Kerala Community Irrigation Project report of project funded by Kerala Community Irrigation Project, 1996

 

Integrated Mission for Sustainable development of Trichur district Report of the project  Funded by ISRO 1996

 

Attappady Wasteland Comprehensive Environmental Conservation project, Report of the project funded by Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund , Japan, 1998

 

Policy statements on integrated river basin management prepared as a part of Capacity 21 Project sponsored by UNDP/IGIDR/MOEF, September 1998

 

A comprehensive study on the wise use of Vembanad-kol wetland system and its drainage basins forming a part of Capacity 21 project sponsored by UNDP/DOEN/IGIDR, November 1998

 

Towards evolving basin plans for the rivers draining into the Vembanad Wetland System.  Report of the project funded by Irrigation Department, Government of Kerala, March 1999

 

Meteorological and hydrological monitoring and investigations in the core zone of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – Silent Valley and Nilambur Kovilakam Subbasins  Report of the project funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt of India, March 1999

 

Dynamics of  coastal plain estuaries of Malabar coast. Report of the project of the project funded by Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, December 1999

 

System simulation and reservoir operation for Kuttiyadi schemes in Kerala. Report of the project funded by Indian National Committee on Hydrology, Govt of India, March 2000

 

Sedimentation survey of hydel reservoirs of Kerala. Report of the project funded by  Kerala State Electricity Board, Govt of Kerala.,  March 2000

 

Application of natural and locally available materials for the stabilization of degraded hill slopes in the Attappady region of Kerala, Department of Science and Technology, March 2001

 

Identification of waterlogged area arising out of selected irrigation projects of Kerala.  Report of the project funded by INCID, MoWR, Govt. of India, 2002

 

Evolving models for integrated and sustainable management of small watersheds in semi-arid regions through investigations using modern techniques in two typical     watersheds.  Report of the project funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, 2003

 

Integrated development plan for Calicut city.  Report of the project funded by MATURE/TIFFAC/UNDP/DST, Govt of India, 2004

 

Systems approach for optimal operation of  water resources projects in Pamba river basin.  Report of the project funded by Government of Kerala, 2006

 

*    The Reports in which the contribution is predominant and substantial are only 

       included in the list

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