Dr. R. Saravanane


Environmental Engineering

Pondicherry Engineering College

Department of Civil Engineering



1. Expert Member – International Advisory Board – Sustainable and Integrated Urban Water System Management, SANITAS, FP7-PEOPLE-ITN 2010 - Marie Curie Initial Training Networks,  FP7 Project, CORDIS, Europe (2010 –till  date)

2. WSSTP Task Force on Water and Energy, Europe

Expert Member - Board of the European Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP) Europe - Research and Technology Development needs (RTD) identified for brines handling in industry and water treatment companies.- A 1st working document assessed for advanced treatment methods in water supply and sanitation.

Member - WSSTP Task Force on Water and Energy, Europe – Research Road map , 2010 – 11- Working document for implementation

Member, International Water Association (IWA), UK – Specialist Group

Anaerobic Digestion (Management Committee)– Published in IWA year Book, p. 78, 2009 to till date.

Member, International Water  Association (IWA WATER WIKI)

Member of  Risk Assessment - Advisory Structure of Scientific Committees and Expert set up by European Commission Decision - 2008/721/EC (Published in Official Journal of the European Union, OJ L 49,  20.02.2009, p. 33)


4. Expert group, European Research Area, Europe

5.  Europe – India –  Science and Technology (s & T) Cooperation

6. International Water  Association (IWA WATER WIKI) – Expert Member – A resource and hub for the global water community

7. Member – Commonground  - Expertise discussion – Environment, Health and Safety  (EHS) Group

Reviewer – Recent International Conferences

  1. International Water Association (IWA), World Water Congress and Exhibition, 21- 26, September, 2014, Lisbon Portugal.
  2. External Reviewer, 2nd Engineering Undergraduate Research Catalyst Conference (2nd EURECA), 2 – 3 July, 2014, School of Engineering, TAYLOR’S University, Malasia
  3. International Water Association (IWA), Water, Energy and Climate ConferenceMexico City, Mexico, May 21- 23, 2014.
  4.  IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, 19–24 September 2010, Montrιal, Canada, IWA – Recycle and reuse Specialist group

Editorial Board /Reviewer

    Member - Editorial Board

       Associate Editor, Journal  of Environmental Management, Elsevier

    Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer

   (A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development)


    1. Waste Management, Elsevier

  1. Water Research, Elsevier

  2. Environmental Technology, Taylor and Francis
  3. Water Science and Technology, IWA
  4. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier
  5. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
  6. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE
  7. Environmental Science and Technology (EST), ACS
  8. Environmental Research, Elsevier
  9. Environmental Modelling and Software, Elsevier
  10. Journal of Membrane Science, Elsevier
  11. International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley InterScience
  12. International Journal of  Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier
  13. Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Elsevier
  14. Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier

Expert Committee and Affiliations

Ministry Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India

Member - Risk Assessment, The Gazette of India, State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), MoEF, Department of Science and Technology & Environment, Government of Puducherry ( from 2007 – till date )

Serving as a Member and reviewing several projects for EIA appraisal  and risk assessment for Environmental Clearance from  2007 to till date for Pondicherry Region, India

Member -  Board of Studies (BoS), Pondicherry University, India

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow (FIE) , The Institution of Engineers (India),  Kolkatta,  India
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA), UK – Specialist Group, Anaerobic Digestion (Management Committee)– International Water Association (IWA), UK
  • Life Member, Indian Desalination Association (An affiliate of Intl. Desalination Association)
  • IDS – Water,  Europe
  • Pharmaceutical Technology – Industry (SPG, PLC)
  • Project Network Member, Waste to energy, Methane to Markets, EPA, USA.
  • Member, Indian Environmental  Association (IEA), Mumbai, India
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), India
  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Kolkatta , India,
  • Member, National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWAI), India
  • Member, Growdiesel Consortium (Climate Care Council), New Delhi, India
  • Member, Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), India
  • Member, Indian Association for Environmental Management (IAEM), NEERI, India
  • Member, Institution of Public health Engineers (IPHE), Kolkatta, India
  • Member, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests, (MoEF) - Department of Science, Technology and Environment (DSTE), Puducherry, India
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India




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