Faculty of Science and Technology

Singh, Harpreet Kandra

Email: h.kandra@federation.edu.auHarpreet

Room: 4N258

Phone: 5122 8216

Biography

Research professional with experience in water management; environmental management; environmental reporting; data management; and policy analysis teaching and training experience.

Currently teaching courses on water systems, water and wastewater engineering. Experience with technical writing (over 20 reports and publications).Demonstrated experience of working in many projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. I have been awarded scholarships to pursue research degree at Monash University on stormwater treatment and management and I have advanced skills in application softwares like MS Office, MS Project, SimaPro, MUSIC, SPSS, and MATLAB. 

Qualifications

PhD, Monash University

Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Panjab University, India (Honours and Gold Medallist)

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Punjabi University, India (with Honours and University Topper)

Publications

Book chapters

Environment- The concerns and strategies. INDIA 2025, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi (2004).

Manual on Performance Measurement, TERI (2004).

Environmental Industry Development in Selected Asian Developing Countries: China, India, Indonesia, and Republic of Korea, 2004.

Cleaner is cheaper, TERI press, 2004, 2005.

Water resources management. Directions Innovations and Strategies for Harnessing Action, TERI, New Delhi (2001).

State of Environment report- India, United Nations Environment Program, 2001. (Author of water resources management chapter)

State of Environment report- Bhutan, United Nations Environment Program, 2001. (Author of water resources management chapter)

State of Environment report- Delhi, Department of Environment, Government of NCT, Delhi, 2003. (Author of water resources management chapter)

Journal articles

Kandra, H., Callaghan, J., Deletic, A., and McCarthy, D., 2014. Biological Clogging in Storm Water Filters. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 10.106, ASCE EE.1943-7870.0000853 , 04014057.

Kandra H. S., McCarthy D., Deletic A, 2014. Assessment of impact of stormwater characteristics on clogging in stormwater filters (Journal of Water resource management, in press)

Kandra H., McCarthy D., Fletcher T.D., Deletic A., 2014. Assessment of clogging phenomena in granular filter media used for stormwater treatment (Journal of Hydrology, 512(2014), pp. 518–527)

Kandra H., McCarthy D., Fletcher T.D., Deletic A., 2014. Assessment of impact of filter design variables on clogging in stormwater filters (Journal of Water Resources Management, Volume 28, Issue 7 (2014), pp. 1873-1885)

Developing a Urban Water demand Management Strategy, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2007. Local Actions for Sustainable Development. UN Habitat, Kenya.

Kandra, H.S., Kapur, A. and Bhatnagar, V., 2006. Greening of Corporate India: Emerging Scenario. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection.

Kandra, H.S. and Kapur, A., 2006. Towards a Global Freshwater Convention- Challenges Ahead. International Journal of Water.

Kandra, H.S., Kapur, A. and Bhatnagar, V., 2001.TERI-Business Today survey of environmental practices in Indian corporate.

Kandra, H.S., Kapur, A. and Johri, R., 2003. Water Auditing: A Tool to Track Unaccounted for Water in Municipal supplies. Waterlines.

Kandra H.S., 1998. Environmental Auditing and Management of Bio-Medical Wastes of the city of Chandigarh. Master of Engineering thesis.

Conference proceedings

Kandra H., McCarthy D. and Deletic A., Assessing nature of clogging in zeolite based stormwater filters. 8th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 21st to 25th November, 2013

Kandra H. S., McCarthy D., and Deletic A., 2012. Impact of filter design variables on clogging in stormwater filters. 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Melbourne, February 21 to 23, 2012.

Kandra H. S., McCarthy D., and Deletic A., 2011. Investigation of biological clogging in stormwater filters. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Porto Alegre/RS – Brazil, September 11 to 16, 2011.

Kandra H.S., McCarthy D.T., Deletic A. and Fletcher T.D., 2010. Assessment of clogging phenomena in granular filter media used for stormwater treatment. 7th International Conference, Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Novatech 2010, Lyon, France, June 27-July 1, 2010.

Other

Deletic, A., Fletcher, T. D., McCarthy, D.T., Poelsma, P., Devauchelle, E., Schang, C., Kandra, H.S., Bratieres, K., Lewis, J.F., 2010. Development of EcoSmart system for Water Harvesting Industries Ltd Milestone Report 1. Monash University and enviss Treatment Technologies, Australia.

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. Study project on environmental industry development in developing Asian countries

The Meridian Institute, Colorado, USA. Independent Third Party Assessment of Coca-Cola facilities in India

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. Preparation of National Environmental Policy

Teaching

ENGGC2204 Water Systems

ENGGC2207 Waterway Engineering

ENGGC3204 Water and Wastewater

ENGGC3206 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design

ENGGC4203 Management of Water Resources