K.R.Karanth Endowment Lecture

The annual endowment lecture on Hydrogeology was instituted by Smt.Nirmala Karanth wife of Late K.R. Karanth, one of the pioneering and well-known Hydrogeologists of the country, to perpetuate his memory. Eminent Hydrogeologists/Geophysicists who have delivered this lecture so far are listed below:

YearSpeakerTitle of the talkPlace
1998 P.N.Ballukraya, Chennai Over-exploitation, Artificial Recharge and Pollution of Groundwater with special reference to Hard Rocks Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 1998
1999 M.N.Thippeswamy, Bangalore Water Supply Scenario of Bangalore City for Next Millennium Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 1999
2000 N.G.Raghu Mohan, Bangalore Rain water Harvesting with Special Reference to Bangalore Metro Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 20th December 2000
2001 P.R.Reddy, Hyderabad Remote Sensing in Groundwater Studies Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 2001
2002 D.S.S.Murthy, Hyderabad Groundwater Development: The Need for a Legislation in its Present Context and Scenario Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 27th December 2002
2003 C.S.Ramasesha, Bangalore Rainwater Harvesting and Artificial Recharge of Groundwater: Amenability and Techniques Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th December 2003
2004 B.S.Sukhija, Hyderabad Understanding the Groundwater System for its Sustainable Management Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 2004
2005 K.C.B.Raju, Bangalore An Overview of Water Resources & The Importance of Groundwater Resources for the Development of the Country and the Role of Geoscientists in Making it Sustainable Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th December 2005
2006 K.J.Anandha Kumar, New Delhi   Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 2006
2007 Subhajyothi Das, Bangalore Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater & State of Art Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 2007
2008 Sujit Kumar Sinha, New Delhi Groundwater Management: Role of Modeling & A Case Study Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th December 2008
2009 D.S.Thambi, Trivandrum   Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th December 2009
2010 Rana Chatterjee, New Delhi Groundwater Resources Estimation & Case Studies from India Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 28th December 2010
2011 S.C.Dhiman, Faridabad Groundwater Management and Regulation & A Pragmatic Approach Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 29th December 2011
2012 K.Md.Najeeb, Bangalore National Aquifer Mapping & Expectations and Challenges Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 27th December 2012
2013 Madan Lal Jhanwar, Jaipur Ancient Traditional Wisdom as a Panacea for Water Crisis Geological Society of India, Bangalore on 27th December 2013
2014 G. Sudarshan, Bengaluru Efficacy of Artificial Recharge for Sustainable Developments – Success Stories from Hard rock Terrain of Andhra Pradesh Geological Society of India, Bengaluru on 29th December 2014
2015 Amlanjyoti Kar, Faridabad Water Management in Andaman & Nicobar Islands Geological Society of India, Bengaluru on 28th December 2015
2016 S. Shridhar Hegde, Bengaluru Deep Groundwater Exploration in Over-Exploited Kolar District, Karnataka – An Over view Sampath Iyengar Hall, GSI, Bengaluru on 26th December 2016