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Professor Zulfequar Ahmad
IIT Roorkee, India
Keynote Subject: Scour Around Bridge Piers in Alluvial Rivers - A Practical Approach

Dr. Z. Ahmad is currently Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Roorkee, India. He has 22 years experience of teaching at undergradute and post graduate levels and taught spectrum of courses. He has published more than 170 papers in referred national and international journals and conference proceedings. His area of research is River engineering, fluvial hydraulics, computational hydraulics and hydraulic structures and carried out innovative works in these areas for sustainable development of water resources. He has been recipient of Outstanding teacher award, Jal Vigyan Puraskar (twice); G.N. Nawathe, Department of Irrigation Award, Outstanding Reviewer of ASCE Journals etc. He is member of various BIS committees and reviewers of various national and international journals. Prof. Ahmad has designed many hydraulic structures like Almora Barrage, Ghaggar and Patiala Syphon Aqueducts, Gangapath Patna, River Training works, and addressed many water resources problems related to morphology and erosion & siltation in the rivers.