Kiran D A

Associate - Practice | dkiran at iihs dot ac dot in


2018    ME, Environmental Engineering, UVCE, Karnataka
2016    BE, Civil Engineering, VTU, Karnataka





Countries: India
States: Karnataka, Telangana, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar
Cities: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Patna
Languages: Kannada, English, Telugu

Kiran has worked in research projects sponsored by the Indian government as a junior research fellow at the civil engineering department of the Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering in Bengaluru and as a research assistant at the Siddaganga Institute of Technology in Tumkur.


He has presented five scientific papers at conferences and published 15 research papers in national and international journals. Also, he has completed several training courses and programmes, including four MOOCs on Sanitation, Water, and Solid Waste for Development given by EAWAG, EPFL, and WHO. For his contributions to waste management, he was awarded the Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship 2021 by the Indian government under waste to wealth mission. His research areas include waste management, waste to energy conversions, groundwater and surface water pollution.


At IIHS, Kiran is currently working for solid waste management and environmental services.

Journal Articles

  • Kiran, D. A., Pushkara, S. V., Jitvan, R., & Darshan, S. (2023). Characterization, quantification and management of municipal solid waste in Shivamogga city, Karnataka, India. Waste Management Bulletin, 1(3), 18–26.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Halappa, K. (2023). Evaluation and conversion of temple waste flowers into incense sticks in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India. The Holistic Approach to Environment, 13(1), 10–21.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Kavitha, H. (2023, Forthcoming). Evaluation and Conversion of Used/Waste Temple Flowers into Incense Sticks in Tumakuru District of Karnataka, India. The Holistic Approach to Environment.
  • Sridhara, M. K., Sadashivaiah, C., & Kiran, D. A. (2022, Forthcoming). Drinking water quality assessment in bagepalli and Chikkaballapura taluk of Karnataka, India. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2022, Forthcoming) Integrative study of coastal land-based pollution and effects: Focus on soil properties. Indian Journal of Ecology.
  • Shivendra, B. T., & Kiran, D. A. (2022). Impact of Gundluhalli terraform landfill site near Bangalore on groundwater quality and human health. Water and Energy International, 65(3), 6-10.
  • Sridhara, M. K., Sadashivaiah, C., & Kiran, D. A. (2022). Spatial variation and fluoride contamination of drinking water using GIS in the bagepalli taluk of Chikkaballapura district, Karnataka, India. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 9(9), 807-813.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Suresh, A. K. (2022). Removal of color and COD from textile dyeing effluent by adsorption technique using montmorillonite clay. Environmental Quality Management.
  • Sridhara, M. K., Sadashivaiah, C., & Kiran, D. A. (2022). A review of drinking water quality and its relation to human activity and public health. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, 20 (2), 75-83.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2022). Evaluation and correlation analysis of surface water in and around Mangalore coastal belt, Karnataka, India. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution,19(1), 27-32.
  • Krishna, M. K. V., Shivendra, B. T., & Kiran, D. A. (2021). Performance of Circular Model Footing Resting on Sand Bed Reinforced with Vertical Reinforcement in Dry Condition. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 8(3),
  • Shivendra, B. T., & Kiran, D. A. (2021). Impact assessment of on-site sanitation system on the quality of groundwater in sandy soil of peri urban area of Bangalore city, Karnataka, India – a case study. International Water Resources Association (India) Journal, 10(2), 33-38.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2020). Assessment of coastal pollution and its effects, Southwest Coast of India. International Water Resources Association (India) Journal, 9(2), 28-31.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2020). Statistical analysis of ground water quality in the coastal region of Mangaluru, India. Water and Energy International, 62(11), 64-70.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2019). Assessment of Surface water and soil quality along the coastal region of Mangaluru. Journal of Indian Association for Environmental Management, 39(1-4), 9-13.
  • Ramaraju, H. K., & Kiran, D. A. (2019). Anthropogenic activities and its impact along the coastal region of Mangaluru, India. International Journal of Ocean and Coastal Engineering, 2(2), 1940001,
  • Jyothsna, N. R., Devi, S. R., Kiran, D. A., & Kumar, H. G. (2016). Comparitive study of foundry sand and arecanut husk ash on concrete members. International Journal of Current Advanced Research, 5(5), 878-881.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Kavitha H. (2020, December 7 -11). Review on flower waste management and its conversion to value added products to conserve environment [Virtual presentation]. International Conference on Sustainability and New Paradigms in Civil Engineering.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2020, January 10-11). The study of sea water intrusion using chemical Indicators in the Coastal Region of Mangaluru [Paper presentation]. 52nd Annual Convention of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), NIT, Patna.
  • Kiran, D. A., & Ramaraju, H. K. (2019). Interpretation of surface water quality using statistical analysis in Mangaluru, Southwest Coast of India (pp. 11-16). In 35th National convention of Environmental Engineers and national conference on Green Technology for Clean and Green India. Bangalore.
  • Kiran, D. A., Namratha, V., & Murthy, U. N. (2018). Air quality modeling studies for Peenya industrial area using ISCST3 model. In U. N. Murthy & H. B. Rekha (Eds.), International Conference on Impact of Global Atmospheric Changes on Natural Resources (IGACNR) (p 27-30). Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore University.