Prof. Pradip Kalbar




Year of

Year of Completion

Name of the Institution

Ph. D.
(Env. Sci. and Engg.)

July, 2008

August, 2013

Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, INDIA

M. Tech.
(Env. Engg.)

August, 2005

June, 2007

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, 400031, INDIA (Autonomous)

B. E.
(Env. Engg.)

August, 2001

May, 2005

Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA


Position Organization / Institute Duration
Associate Professor Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay June 2021 to present
Assistant Professor Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay November 2016 to May 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher

Quantitative Sustainability Assessment (QSA) Division

Dept. of Management Engineering

Technical University of Denmark  (DTU)

November 2014 to October 2016
Technical Head – Water wastewater Synergy Engineering & Environmental Solutions, Thane January 2013 to October 2014


  • Editor of Water Reuse Journal published by IWA (since Dec 2020)
  • Received “Early Research Achiever Award 2019” from IIT Bombay
  • Interventions for improving water supply in India are recommended by the Ministry of Jal Shakti for implementation in all the states.
  • Received “PRISMA – Sustainability Assessment and Policy Award -2020”- 2nd Prize for groundbreaking research on the topic: Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
  • Selected for Sandpit meeting held during 27th – 30th December 2018, of the NWO-DST joint call on Urban Water Systems within the Cooperation India-The Netherlands programme
  • Young Faculty Award 2016, IIT Bombay
  • Received prestigious C. Ørsted Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-16) co-funded by Marie Curie Actions Program of European Union
  • Received “Excellence in Ph.D. thesis Award 2014” from IIT Bombay
  • The paper entitled “Water and Energy Audit: Tools for Assessment of Water Supply Schemes” was selected for Best Paper Award (1st Prize) in the 46th IWWA Annual Event held at Bangalore, 17th to 19th January, 2014.



US 606 – Urban Environmental Infrastructure

US 607 – Sustainability Assessment of Urban Systems

US 792 – Communications Skills II


US 612 – Urban Design and Engineering Studio


  1. Das, D., Kalbar, P. P., & Velaga, N. R. (2021). Framework for Comparative Evaluation of Car-Sharing Alternatives for Urban and Suburban Regions: Case Study of Mumbai, India. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 147(3), 05021022.
  2. Ghorpade, A., Sinha, A. K., & Kalbar, P. (2021). Multi-outlet storage tanks to improve water distribution networks in India. Urban Water Journal, 1-9.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Yadav V., Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Dikshit A. K. (2020) A two-stage multi-attribute decision-making model for selecting appropriate locations of waste transfer stations in urban centers. Waste Management, 114(1), 80-88.
  7. Sohn, J., Bisquert, P., Buche, P., Hecham, A., Kalbar, P. P., Goldstein, B., Birkved, M., & Olsen, S. I. (2020). Argumentation Corrected Context Weighting-Life Cycle Assessment: A Practical Method of Including Stakeholder Perspectives in Multi-Criteria Decision Support for LCA. Sustainability, 12(6), 2170.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Sohn, J., Kalbar, P.P., Goldstein, B., & Birkved, M. (2019). Defining Temporally Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment: A Review. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.
  12. Yadav, V., Karmakar, S., Kalbar, P. P., & Dikshit, A. K. (2019). PyTOPS: A Python based tool for TOPSIS. SoftwareX, 9, 217–222.
  13. 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.
  14. Kalbar, P. P., Birkved, M., Hauschild, M., Kabins, S., & Nygaard, S. E. (2018). Environmental impact of urban consumption patterns: Drivers and focus points. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 137, 260–269.
  15. Bjørn, A., Kalbar, P.P., Nygaard, S. E., Kabins, S., Jensen, C. L., Birkved, M., Schmidt, J., & Hauschild, M. Z. (2018). Pursuing necessary reductions in embedded GHG emissions of developed nations: Will efficiency improvements and changes in consumption get us there? Global Environmental Change, 52, 314–324.
  16. Kalbar, P. P., Muñoz, I., & Birkved, M. (2018). WW LCI v2: A second-generation life cycle inventory model for chemicals discharged to wastewater systems. Science of the Total Environment, 622623, 1649–1657.
  17. Sohn, J. L., Kalbar, P. P., Banta, G. T., & Birkved, M. (2017). Life-cycle based dynamic assessment of mineral wool insulation in a Danish residential building application. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Kalbar, P.P., Birkved, M., Elsborg Nygaard, S., & Hauschild, M. (2017). Response to Comment on “Weighting and Aggregation in Life Cycle Assessment: Do Present Aggregated Single Scores Provide Correct Decision Support?” Journal of Industrial Ecology.
  22. Sohn, J. L., Kalbar, P. P., & Birkved, M. (2017). Life cycle based dynamic assessment coupled with multiple criteria decision analysis: A case study of determining an optimal building insulation level. Journal of Cleaner Production, 162.
  23. Brejnrod, K. N., Kalbar, P.P., Petersen, S., & Birkved, M. (2017). The absolute environmental performance of buildings. Building and Environment, 119.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2015). Selection of wastewater treatment alternative: Significance of choosing MADM method. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 14(5).
  27. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2014). Life cycle-based environmental assessment of municipal wastewater treatment plant in India. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 14(1).
  28. Deshpande, P. C., Kalbar, P. P., Tilwankar, A. K., & Asolekar, S. R. (2013). A novel approach to estimating resource consumption rates and emission factors for ship recycling yards in Alang, India. Journal of Cleaner Production, 59.
  29. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2013). Assessment of wastewater treatment technologies: Life cycle approach. Water and Environment Journal, 27(2).
  30. 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.
  31. Kalbar, P. P., Karmakar, S., & Asolekar, S. R. (2012). Technology assessment for wastewater treatment using multiple-attribute decision-making. Technology in Society, 34(4).
  32. 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.
  33. Books
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Asolekar, S.R., Kalbar, P. P. and Tilwankar, A.K. (2010)  Framework for Sustainable Urban Environmental Services: Successful Application to High Rise Buildings in Mumbai. In Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems Edited by Chakrabarti, A., Rachuri, S., Sarkar, P., and Kota, S. Research Publishing Services, Singapore, 2010 



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Agency Name

Project Title


Nov. 2020

April 2021


Harayana Public Health Engineering Department

Integration of Hydraulic Analysis capabilities in the Haryana PHED


Oct. 2019

Sept. 2021


Siemens Ltd. CSR Funding

Assessment of Effectiveness of Automation for Water Supply Systems Improvements


Oct. 2019

Sept 2024


Department of Science and Technology
(Water Technology Initiative 2019)

Fast forward to SDG6: Acceptable and affordable water in secondary Indian cities (4WARD)


June 2019

May 2024


Department of Science & Technology (DST) Water Technology Research and Innovation Centres (WATER-IC)

Innovation Centre for Eco-Prudent Wastewater Solutions (Ic-EcoWS)


Jul. 2018

July 2019


Tata Centre for Technology & Design – IIT Bombay

Evolving and Articulating Technology-based Innovations for Enhancing Access to Water and Sanitation of BoBoP (Bottom of the Base of Pyramid) Sections of Society in the Mumbai City


Mar. 2018

Mar. 2021


Department of Science and Technology
(Water Technology Initiative 2017)

New Strategies for Optimal Operation of Water Supply Schemes by use of Scheduling and Decentralized Infrastructure


Jan 2017

Jan 2020


IRCC, IIT Bombay

Environmental Assessment of Urban Systems in India – Urban Metabolism Approach