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Pradip Kalbar

Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay

Research Areas

  • Technology and Society:
  • Water supply; Wastewater Management; Water Policy; Governance issues in water infrastructure; water infrastructure reforms.

  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources:
  • Urban environment management; Climate change mitigation and adaptation; Circular Economy; Life Cycle Assessment; Multiple Criteria Decision Making.

    Academic Background

    PhD, Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), 2013

    Master of Technology, Environmental Engineering, VeermataJijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, (2007)

    Bachelor of Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, (2005)


    Ghorpade, A., Sinha, A. K., &Kalbar, P. (2021). Multi-outlet storage tanks to improve water distribution networks in India. Urban Water Journal, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2021.1914117

    Das, D., Kalbar, P. P.,&Velaga, N. R. (2021). Pathways to decarbonize passenger transportation: Implications to India’s climate budget. Journal of Cleaner Production, 126321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126321

    Kalbar, P. P. (2021). Hybrid treatment systems: a paradigm shift to achieve sustainable wastewater treatment and recycling in India. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-021-02034-x

    Kakwani N. and Kalbar, P. P. (2020)Review of Circular Economy in Urban Water Sector: Challenges and Opportunities in India Journal of Environmental Management, 271, 111010 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111010

    Dhiman, R., Kalbar, P. P., & Inamdar, A. B. (2019). Spatial planning of coastal urban areas in India: Current practice versus quantitative approach. Ocean and Coastal Management, 182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104929

    Kalbar, P. P., & Gokhale, P. (2019). Decentralized infrastructure approach for successful water supply systems in India: Use of multi-outlet tanks, shafts and manifolds. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 68(4), 295–301. https://doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2019.158

    Niero, M., &Kalbar, P. P. (2019). Coupling material circularity indicators and life cycle based indicators: A proposal to advance the assessment of circular economy strategies at the product level. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 140, 305–312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.10.002

    Dhiman, R., Kalbar, P.P., & Inamdar, A. B. (2018). GIS coupled multiple criteria decision making approach for classifying urban coastal areas in India. Habitat International, 71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.12.002

    Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Karmakar, S., Nygaard, S. E., &Hauschild, M. (2017). Can carbon footprint serve as proxy of the environmental burden from urban consumption patterns? Ecological Indicators, 74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.11.022

    Gogate, N. G., Kalbar, P. P., &Raval, P. M. (2017). Assessment of stormwater management options in urban contexts using Multiple Attribute Decision-Making. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.079

    Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Nygaard, S. E., &Hauschild, M. (2017). Weighting and Aggregation in Life Cycle Assessment: Do Present Aggregated Single Scores Provide Correct Decision Support? Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(6), 1591–1600. 10.1111/jiec.12520

    Brejnrod, K. N., Kalbar, P.P., Petersen, S., &Birkved, M. (2017). The absolute environmental performance of buildings. Building and Environment, 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.04.003

    Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., &Asolekar, S. R. (2016). Life cycle-based decision support tool for selection of wastewater treatment alternatives. Journal of Cleaner Production, 117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.036

    Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Kabins, S., & Nygaard, S. E. (2016). Personal Metabolism (PM) coupled with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model: Danish Case Study. Environment International, 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.02.032

    Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., &Asolekar, S. R. (2013). Assessment of wastewater treatment technologies: Life cycle approach. Water and Environment Journal, 27(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12006

    Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., &Asolekar, S. R. (2013). The influence of expert opinions on the selection of wastewater treatment alternatives: A group decision-making approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.06.034

    Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., &Asolekar, S. R. (2012). Technology assessment for wastewater treatment using multiple-attribute decision-making. Technology in Society, 34(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2012.10.001

    Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., &Asolekar, S. R. (2012). Selection of an appropriate wastewater treatment technology: A scenario-based multiple-attribute decision-making approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.025

    Book Chapters

    Kalbar, P. P., & Das, D. (2020). Advancing life cycle sustainability assessment using multiple criteria decision making. In Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Decision-Making (pp. 205–224). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818355-7.00010-5

    Asolekar, S. R., Kalbar, P. P., Chaturvedi, M. K. M., & Maillacheruvu, K. Y. (2014). Rejuvenation of Rivers and Lakes in India: Balancing Societal Priorities with Technological Possibilities. In Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification (Vol. 4). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-382182-9.00075-X

    Courses Taught

    US 607: Sustainability Assessment of Urban Systems

    US 606: Urban Environmental Infrastructure