Hydraulics, Irrigation & Drainage

The Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage (HID) program educates students in the field of open channel and groundwater hydraulics in combination with engineering principles and to support useful plant life, with minimum degradation of soil and water resources. The primary objective is to understand soil, water and plant relationships and how they can be applied to better manage surface and groundwater resources in the production of food and fiber. HID Engineering program, especially at the graduate level, is structured to be interdisciplinary. In addition to increasing their understating of engineering fundamentals, students are encouraged to appreciate environmental and ecological effects of irrigated agriculture. This is important since irrigated agriculture has come under increasing criticism for being a heavy user of scarce water resources due to climate change and for polluting soil and water resources.

Recommended Elective Courses

  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
  • Conjunctive Surface/Groundwater Management
  • Sediment Transport and Management
  • Hydraulic Structure Design
# Name & Designation BPS Courses Allocated Basic Degree MS/MPhil or Equivalent Degree PhD Degree Status Research Area Experience No. of Students being Supervised
Title & Subject Area Title & Subject Area Title & Subject Area Teaching Other Ph.D M.Phil/MS
1 Dr. Muhammad Munir Babar,
Professor
21 1. Irrigation Water Management (MS),
2. Open Channel Hydraulics (MS)
Irrigation and Water Conservancy Engineering Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering Hydraulics Design of hydraulic structures, Analysis and hydraulic computations of dams, energy dissipaters and stilling basin, canals and barrage design for surface and sub-surface flow conditions are of main concentration. Design of various irrigation methods, specifically sprinkler and drip systems are of interest. Flood and drought management 32 01 03
2 Dr. Abdul Latif Qureshi,
Professor
21 1.Groundwater Hydraulics (MS),
2. Agricultural Land Drainage (MS),
3. Water Resources System Analysis (PhD)
Civil Engineering Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering Water Resources Management, Hydraulics, Sediment Transport, Optimization and Finite Element Modelling, Surface and Groundwater Monitoring & Management 28 02 02 05
3 Dr. Kamran Ansari,
Professor
21 1. Model Applications in IWRM (MS),
2. Advanced Model Applications in IWRM (PhD),
3. IWRM Principles and Application (MS)
Civil Engineering Hydrology & Water Resources Open Channel Hydraulics Hydrologist, Hydraulics Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Irrigation & Drainage Engineer 22 05 02 06
# Name & Designation BPS Courses Allocated Basic Degree MS/MPhil or Equivalent Degree Research Area Experience No. of Students being Supervised
Title & Subject Area Title & Subject Area Teaching Other Ph.D M.Phil/MS
1 Mr. Waqas Ahmed,
Assistant Professor
19 1.Hydro-informatics: Data Management and Analysis,
2. GIS, Remote Sensing and Their Applications
Civil Engineering Water Resources Engineering and Management Groundwater Monitoring; Groundwater Modelling; Numerical Analysis; Reservoir Simulation; Decision Support System 05 05
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
First Semester
1 Professional Development and Practice 3.0 Common
2 Hydro-informatics: Data Management and Analysis 3.0 Core
3 Open Channel Hydraulics 3.0 Core
4 Agricultural Land Drainage 3.0 Core
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Second Semester
1 Water Law, Policy and Community 3.0 Common
2 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 3.0 Core
3 Groundwater Hydraulics 3.0 Core
4 Irrigation Water Management 3.0 Core
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
6 Preparation of Thesis Research Proposal 0.0 Core
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Third Semester
1 Watershed Modeling 3.0 Elective
2 Graduate Seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Core
3 Thesis Research, Data Collection & Processing etc 0.0 Core
Total 3.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Fourth Semester
1 Research/ Data Collection & Processing, Thesis Write-up and Final Seminar 6.0 Elective
Total 6.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
First Semester
1 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation 3.0 Core
2 Research Methodology 3.0 Core
3 Advanced GIS Applications and Remote Sensing 3.0 Core
4 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Core
Total 9.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Second Semester (3 Elective Course)
1 Innovations in Agriculture Water Management 3.0 Elective
2 Waterlogging and Salinity Control in Irrigated Environments 3.0 Elective
3 Water Resources System Analysis 3.0 Elective
4 Water Control and Measurement 3.0 Elective
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Elective
Total 9.0