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Dr. Dinesan V P

Senior Principal Scientist & Head, Geomatics Division

Office No 0495- 2351891
Mobile 9847403585
Residence 2548962--0495
Email dvp@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph.D,  2010; Department of  Engineering, Calicut University, Kerala, India.
  • Thesis: “Groundwater Information System for Calicut Corporation in GIS Platform"
  • M.Tech, 1994; Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering; Department of Applied Mechanics, Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Mangalore University, Karnataka, India.
  • Geo-Informatics (Short Term Course), 1999; Three months course on Geo-Informatics,  ITC, Netherlands,

Career Details

  • 2011- Present,  Senior Principal Scientist & Head Geomatics Division, CWRDM.
  • 2007-2011  Scientist E2, CWRDM
  • 2003-2007  Scientist E1, CWRDM
  • 1997-2003  Scientist C, CWRDM
  • 1989-1994  Scientist B, CWRDM
  • 1984-1989 Technical Officer, CWRDM

Memberships

  • Life Member, The Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH)
  • Life member, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH)
  • Member, The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS)
  • Member, Expert Committee constituted by Govt. of Kerala, to conduct a preliminary investigation on the Environmental Issues of Munroe Island in  Kollam District.
  • Expert, Evaluation Panel, constituted by Govt.of  Kerala, to conduct evaluation of the final reports of Research and Development projects of WGDP, since 2000-01.
  • Expert Member, Technical Advisory Committee for the evaluation of two research projects, titled 'Vulnerability mapping of water stress in Kerala' and 'Environmental quality management, database management of wetlands and water availability' implementing in the Directorate of Research, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur (2014-16).
  • Member, Academic Council (Geography), Calicut University (2005-2008).
  • Member, Expert Committee, for revising the Course Curriculum of Civil Diploma Course (2011-12), Curriculum Development Centre, Dept; of Technical Education,  Govt. of Kerala,  .  
  • Member,  Sub Group of the Special TAG on 'Watershed Development and Landuse' formulated by the District Planning Committee for the preparation of 'Integrated Development Plan for Kozhikode District.
  • Member, Judging Committee for selection of best paper in ‘Earth System  Science and Geo-informatics’,  26th  Kerala Science Congress, 28-31 January 2014,  Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Pookode.
  • Subject Expert on Hydrology to evaluate papers for presentation in 26th Kerala Science Congress, 28-31 January 2014, KVASU, Pookode.
  • Member, Technical Experts Committee to evaluate the technical information of the models submitted by the bidder for the procurement of various Automated Hydrometric Equipment as part of the Modernization of Hydrologic Information System in Kerala, Hydrologic Section, Irrigation Department, Field Study Circle, Trichur.
  • Subject Expert on Hydrology, Sub Committee for ‘Technical Paper Evaluation’, 25th Kerala Science Congress, 29 January to 1st February 2013, Trivandrum.
  • Member, Expert Panel to evaluate the presentations of the contestants for Yung Scientists Award, in ‘Engineering Sciences and Information Technology’, 24th Kerala Science Congress, 29-31, January 2012, Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam.
  • Member, Expert Panel in to evaluate the presentations in ‘Children Science Congress’, 23rd Kerala Science Congress, 29-31, January 2011, CESS, Trivandrum.
  • Member, Expert Panel in the SPYTiS Fair, Evaluation of the research projects carried out by the Students, funded by KSCSTE, 5- 6, January 2011.Malabar Botanical Garden, Kozhikode.
  • Member, State Level Technical Committee constituted by Govt: of Kerala for finalizing the Project Proposal on ‘Integrated Development Plan for Thrichur-Ponnani Kole Fields’ (for the submission to Govt: of India for financial assistance), 2010-11.   
  • Member, 12th Five Year Plan Working Group (Sub-group on Irrigation) of State Planning Board, 2011-12.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee for the Appointment of Technical Officer in CESS, Trivandrum.
  • Consultant Hydrologist, Total Energy Security Mission (TESM)/ ANERT-Training and Hydrological investigations for Small Hydel Projects in Kerala (2009-10).
  • Member, State Level Technical Advisory Group (SLTAG), Water Supply and Sanitation Sector-Evaluation of Plan Projects submitted by Local Bodies, (2007-12). 
  • Member, District Level Technical Advisory Group (DLTAG), Irrigation and Soil Conservation Sector-Evaluation of Plan Projects submitted by Local Bodies,  (2007-12)

Research Interests

  • Surface & Groundwater Hydrology
  • Wetland Hydrology
  • Integrated River Basin Management
  • GIS Applications in Hydrology

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • Dinesan V P (2014). "River Link an Impact Study". Kerala Calling, Published by Information and Public Relations Department on behalf of Govt. of Kerala , August 2014,Vol-34, No 10, pp 20 – 25.
    • Dinesan V P (2014). 'World Water Day- Relevance and Its Mission'. Kerala Calling, Published by Information and Public Relations Department on behalf of Govt. of Kerala , April 2014,Vol-34, pp 25 – 29.
    • Dinesan, V P (2013). 'Monsoon Rainfall Deficit and Its Impact' Jr. Kerala Calling, Vol. 33, pp.35-33, March 2013.
    • Dinesan, V P (2012). ‘Why Bharathapuzha goes dry’, Jr. Kerala Calling, Vol. 33, pp.28-33, March 2012.
    • Dinesan.V.P.,Rajagopalan S.P.(2009), ‘A GIS approach in assessment of water quality index for the groundwater in the Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India’, Water and Energy Research Digest, 2009, Volume 19(1).
    • Dinesan, V. P., Harikumar, P. S., Anitha, A. B. (2008). Urban Water Management in the Humid Tropics- A case study of Calicut Corporation, Journal of Applied Hydrology, Vol.XXI, No. 1& 2, 2008, pp. 33-40.
    • Rajagopalan, S. P. and Dinesan, V. P. (1990). Training the Tribals on Beorewell Handpump Repair. Moving Technology, New Delhi, 5(3).
    • Rajagopalan, S. P., Dinesan, V. P. and Jaganathan, P. (1990). A spring Based Water Supply Scheme in a Tribal Hamlet of South Western India. Indian Journal of Rural Technology, (2): pp.119-127.
Conference Proceedings
    • Dinesan V P, Girish Gopinath and Ashitha M K (2015). Application of Geoinformatics for the Delineation of Groundwater Prospects Zones-A Case Study for Melattur Grama Panchayat in Kerala, India. Aquatic Procedia 4, 1389 – 1396, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.180.
    • Bindhya Mol K, Dinesan V P, and P S Harikumar (2014). Assessment of water Footprint for Kerala Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam, pp 534-542. ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Dinesan V P and Manasa P S (2014). Long Term Spatial and Temporal Rainfall trend in the Wayanad District of Kerala. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam, pp 37-47. ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Dinesan V P (2014). 'Water Resources Scenario of Wayanad District', Paper presented in the Workshop on 'Water Resources Management in Wayanad', 16-9-2014, Sulthan Battery, Wayanad.
    • Sherjeena A, Dinesan VP and Rakhi C (2014). Morphometric Parameters and Their Hydrologic Response-A case Study for Kariangode River Basin in Northern Kerala. Proc. International Symposium on IWRM, 19-21, February 2014, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam. pp 1203-1211.ISBN:978-81-8424-907-1.
    • Abdulla P K, Dinesan and Sushanth C M (2012). Tidal flow related problem of Pokkali Fields at Chathanad, Kochi backwater, Proceedings of the Conference (Hydro 2012) on Hydraulics and Water Resources, at IIT Mumbai, 708, December 2012.
    • Dinesan V P (2012). ‘Sustainable Development of Wetlands- A Case Study of Sasthamkotta Lake in Kollam District’, paper presented in the Seminar on ‘Wetlands and Sustainable Tourism with Special Focus on Wetlands in Northern Kerala’, CWRDM, Calicut, 06th February 2012.
    • Dinesan V P, N K Joseph and A B Anitha. (2011). Water balance study of Rampatna Watershed of Kolar district, Proc. DST Sponsored National Level Experience-sharing Workshop on ‘Water management strategies for arid-semi-arid zones’, Karunya University, Coimbatore, 22-23, March-2011.
    • Dinesan V P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2011). Seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifers of Calicut Corporation of Kerala in India. Proc. 3rd International Geographic Congress, 6-8 May, 2011, CWRDM, Kozhikode, pp.94-95. ISBN:978-818424-774-9.
    • P K Abdulla, V P Dinesan, C M Sushanth, Chandran K and P C Rajeev (2011). ‘Tidal effect on water table- A case study on a Thuruthu in Kochi backwater’, Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2011, 29-30, December, 2010, N I I T, Surat, Gujarat, pp.1202-1208.
    • A.B.Anitha, K.V.Jayakumar, Dinesan, V.P., and N.K.Joseph. (2010). Optimal Operation of Kakki Reservoir of Pamba Basin in Kerala. Proc. (CD). “3rd international perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, a Conference organized by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI0 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Indian Institute of Technology of Madras (IITM), 5-7, January 2010.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2010). Spatial Groundwater Characteristics in Urban Areas- A Case Study of Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India. Proc. (CD). “3rd international Perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, a Conference organized by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI0 of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Indian Institute of Technology of Madras (IITM), 5-7, January 2010.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Joseph, N. K., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2010). Yield and recovery characteristics of hand dug wells in different hydrogeological formations in Kerala. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 3 – 6, February, 2010, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.753-761.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Latifa Haque and Pradeep M Hodlur.(2010). Lake water balance under limited data condition-A Case study of Sasthamcotta in Kerala. Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2010, 16-18, December, 2010, MM university, Mullana, Ambala, pp.62-72.
    • N K Joseph, Dinesan V P and A B Anitha., (2010). Hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of Rampatna watershed in the semi arid region of Karnataka. Abstract Volume. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 3 – 6, February, 2010, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.3.
    • Dinesan, V. P., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2009). A GIS Approach in Assessment of Water Quality Index for the Groundwater in the Calicut Corporation of Kerala, India. Proc. 7th International R & D Conference – Development and Management of Water and Energy Resources, 4-6, February, 2009, Bhuvaneswar, India, pp: 62-70.
    • Dinesan, V. P., and S. P. Rajagopalan., (2009). Simulation of Seawater Intrusion Using SEAWAT in the Calicut Coast of Kerala, India. Proc. 7th International R & D Conference – Development and Management of Water and Energy Resources, 4-6, February, 2009, Bhuvaneswar, India, pp: 82-90.
    • P.S.Harikumar, Dinesan,V.P and A.B.Anitha.(2009). Improving quality of life through R & D Intervention and networking of Local Government and Community-A Case study of Calicut City. Proc. Workshop on Innovations in the Water Sector, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), 20-23, January,2009,pp.29.
    • Dinesan, V. P.(2008). ‘Conservation of water resources of Kerala with special reference to Bharathapuzha’, Awareness programme on ‘Disaster Risk Management in Thrissur District’. Organized by UNDP & Dept: of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt: of Kerala, 11th April, 2008, Desamangalam Panchayat Auditorium, Kuttippuram, Kerala.
    • Dinesan, V. P., P. T. Dilna and N.K.Joseph.(2008). Assessment and Mapping of Groundwater in Urban Areas using GIS-A Case study for Calicut Corporation. Proc. National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO-2008, 15-16, December, 2008, MNIT, Jaipur, pp.62-72.
    • Anitha, A. B., Dinesan, V. P. and Joseph, N. K. (2007). Systems approach for optimal operation of Kakki Reservoir of Pamba basin in Kerala. Proc. International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management – (IWRM-2007), 5-7, February, 2007, Karnataka Environmental Research Foundation, Bangalore.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Dilna, P.T., C.D. Antu and Rajagopalan, S. P. (2007). Specific capacity and recovery characterizes of open wells in different aquifers – A case study for Calicut. Proc. International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management – (IWRM-2007), 5-7, February, 2007, Karnataka Environmental Research Foundation, Bangalore.
    • Dinesan, V. P., E. J. Joseph., Chandran, K. and N. K. Joseph. (2007). Design of drainage system in Padasekharams for enhancement of paddy cultivation in Kozhikode district. Proc. 19th Kerala Science Congress, 29-31, January 2007, Kannur, pp.889-901.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2006). Cannoli Canal of Calicut City- Potential and Threats in Urban Growth. Proc. Seminar on Environment, Co-ordination Committee on Environmental Protection, 20, September, 2006, Kozhikode.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Dilna, P.T. and C.D. Antu. (2006). Spatial Water Quality Information for an Urban Area in the Humid Tropics- A Case Study for Calicut Corporation in Kerala. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 5 – 8, December, 2006, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp.753-761.
    • Dinesan, V. P., E. J. Joseph., Chandran, K. and N. K. Joseph. (2006). Evolving scientific water management plan for padasekharams in Kozhikode district. Proc. Sympo. Need for better natural resources management for Kerala, 28th July 2006, Trivandrum, pp.81-90.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Harikumar, P. S., Anitha, A. B. (2006). Urban Water Management in the Humid Tropics- A case study for Calicut Corporation. Proc. National Seminar on hydrology, 24-25, August, 2006, Madras University, Madras.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2005). Inter comparison of typical river basins in Kerala. Proc. Experience sharing workshop on Freshwater management of Lakhadweep Islands and humid tropics in general, CWRM, LIWAMP, SIWP and KARMA, CWRDM, Kozhikode, 30, August, 2005.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2005). Water Resources of Kerala – Current Status. Proc. One day workshop on people’s view on water sharing, South India Water Partnership, Cochin, 18 March 2005.
    • N. K. Joseph., Dinesan, V. P. and S. P. Rajagopalan. (2005). Sustainable water resources development in Marthandavarma branch of river Periyar to meet industrial water demand- A case study for Kochi Refineries limited. Proc. National conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal & Environmental Engineering with special emphasis on Tsunami (HYDRO-2005), Siddagana Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, 8-9, December-2005.
    • Dinesan, V. P., A. B. Anitha and R. Gopakumar. (2004). Water resources scenario of Bharathapuzha river basin. Proc. 3rd Indian Environment Congress – 2004, Centre for Environment and Development, Trivandrum, 16-18, December, 2004.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2003). Application of geographical information system in small watershed management programmes. Proc. National Seminar on Integrated River Basin Management with special reference to Humid Tropics, KIDS, CWRDM, Kozhikode, 22-23, August 2003.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and E. J. James. (2003). Modelling soil erosion with the application of GIS- A case study. Proc.National seminar on GIS Development: Methodologies, Prospects and Applications, University of Madras, Madras, 29-30, March 2003.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Gopakumar, R and E. J. James. (2003). Major Interventions in Vemband-Kol Wetlands and Associated Problems. Proc. National Seminar on Ramsar sites of Kerala, CWRDM, Calicut, 21, February 2003.
    • Joseph, N. K., Dinesan, V. P., James, E. J. (2003). Groundwater investigations in the semi-arid regions of Karnataka State- a case study of Rampatna watershed. Proc. International Conference on Water and Environment (WE-2003), 15-18, December, 2003, Bhopal, India, pp.3-8.
    • N. K. Joseph., V. P. Dinesan and E. J. James. (2003). Water resources investigations in the Kolar semi-arid region- a case study of Rampatna watershed. Proc. National Seminar on Hydrology of Small Watersheds, Trivandrum, 6-7, May 2003.
    • R. Gopakumar., V. P. Dinesan and E. J. James. (2003). Spatial decision support systems for watershed management – case study from semi-arid and semi humid zones. Proc. National Seminar on Hydrology of Small Watersheds, Trivandrum, 6-7, May 2003.
    • Dinesan, V. P., A. Shahul Hameed, K. Vasu and E.J. James. (2002). Application of Isotope Techniques for Groundwater Investigations in the Kolar Semi-arid Region. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 8- 20, December, 2002, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, (2): pp.193-199.
    • N. K. Joseph., Dinesan, V. P., A, Shahul Hameed and E.J. James. (2002). Groundwater Quality Considerations in small Watershed Management of Semi-arid Zone-A Case study of Rampatna. Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 18 – 20, December, 2002, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, pp.257-265.
    • James, E. J., N. K. Joseph and V. P. Dinesan .(2001). Hydrological Considerations in Watershed Management- Case study of Rampatna Watershed of Semi-arid regions. Proc. National Programmes of UNDP –DST, GOI, New Delhi, 14 –16, November, 2001.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and Basak, P. (1994). Islands of Kerala –The Hydro-Environmental Status. Proc. 6th Kerala Science Congress, Trivandrum, 27-29, January, 1994.
    • Venugopal, M. R., Esther, P. Chembakassery., Radhakrishnan, G. and Dinesan, V. P. (1994) .Prioritization of Watersheds for Developmental Programme in Attappady. Proc. 6th Kerala Science Congress, Trivandrum, 27- 29, January, 1994.
    • Basak, P., Dinesan, V. P., Prasad, P. M. R. and Jayakumar, N. S. (1993). SURANGAM –A Traditional Water Harvesting System in the Western Ghats of North Malabar. Proc. Congress on Traditional Science and Technologies of India, IIT, Bombay, 28 November to 3rd December 1993.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and Basak, P. (1993). Rooftop Water Harvesting in Vogue in Various Parts of the World. Proc. of National Seminar on Water Harvesting, , REC, Trichy, 25-26, June, 1993
    • Dinesan, V. P. and Basak, P. (1993). Water Related Environmental Issues in the Islands of Kerala. Proc. Regional Workshop on Water and Related Environmental Issues, CWRDM, Kunnamangalam, 4 May 1993.
    • Babu Mathew., Varadan, K. M., Dinesan, V. P. and Jose, K. I. (1992). Watershed Based Development Plan – A strategic factor in Water Management for Plantations. Proc. National Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Trivandrum, 16-17, September 1992.
    • Dinesan, V. P., Prasannakumar, K. R. and Rajagopalan, S. P.(1991). Training Programme on Repair of Bore well hand pump Among Tribal Youth-A case study in Kerala. Proc. Seminar on Development and management of Groundwater in Irrigation and Other Water Sectors, Trivandrum, 7-8, March, 1991.
    • Jaganathan, P., Abdul Hameed, E., Dinesan, V. P. and Rajagopalan, S, P.(1991). Low Cost Approaches to Upgrade Traditional Groundwater Resources in Kerala. Proc. Seminar on Development and Management of Groundwater in Irrigation and other Water Sectors, 7-8, March 1991.
    • Dinesan, V. P. and Rajagopalan, S. P. (1990). Training the Economically and Socially Backward Tribals of South Western India on Bore well Hand pump Repair. Proc. International Conference on Water and Waste Water, 24-27, April, 1990, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Rajagopalan, S. P., Dinesan, V. P. and Jaganathan, P. (1990). Development of Traditional Water Resources for Drinking Water supply Among Weaker Sections. Souvenir, All India Seminars on Financing and Management of Water Supply Scheme 1990, (1): pp. 133-137.
    • Rajagopalan, S. P., Dinesan, V. P. and Jaganathan. (1990). Pilot Projects to Develop Traditional Water Sources for Drinking Water Supply in Rural India. Proc. VIIth IWRA World Congress on Water Resources, 13-18, May,1990, Morocco.
    • Abadul Hameed, E., Dinesan, V. P. and Rajagopalan, S. P. (1989). Water Supply Improvements in the Tribal Hamlets of Attappady with Active Participation of the Tribals. Proc.15th National Convention on Environmental Engineering, Varanasi, 20-22, December 1989.
    • Dinesan, V. P. (1989). Selection Pumps for Groundwater Based Irrigation. Proc. National Seminar on Modernization of Irrigation Projects of Kerala, Malampuzha, Palakkad, 1-2, November 1989.
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