Dharma Hagare

Brief Introduction

Name: Dharma Hagare
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, Asian Institute of Technology
Designation Senior Lecturer
Employer Western Sydney University
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Key areas of interest
  • Treatment and reuse of domestic wastewater.
  • Sustainable water management for improved liveability within urban centres and rural communities.
  • Increasing agricultural farm productivity through water and nutrient recovery and recycling.
  • Groundwater recharge.
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Dr. Dharma Hagare is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability Engineering in the School of Engineering. He has over 20 years of academic and 5 years of industrial experience in a wide variety of areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has published over 140 peer reviewed articles (9 book chapters; and 60 Journal and 74 Conference papers). Over the years, he has published in several high impact journals. He has received over AUD1.8 million in research grants. I have successfully supervised 12 PhD and 5 ME (Research) students. My research directly contributes to UN SDGs 6, 11 and 12, which in turn contribute towards SDGs 1, 2 and 3.

Research Project

  1. Recharge Process of Springs and Its Management to mitigate anthropogenic and climate change impact for water Security: A case study in parts of Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India – SPARC project (https://sparc.iitkgp.ac.in/).
  2. Implementation of MARVI in Southern India (http://www.marvi.org.in/)
  3. Securing Water Supplies – Participatory Groundwater Monitoring and Management in Botswana and Uganda – AAUN project (http://aaun.edu.au/)

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Shahrivar, A.A., Hagare, D., Maheshwari, B. and Rahman, M.M. (2020). The effect of irrigation using recycled waters obtained from MBR and IDAL wastewater treatment systems on soil pH and EC under kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) production. Water Supply, doi: 10.2166/ws.2020.049.
  2. Hong, W.T., Hagare, D., Siddiqui, Z., Natarajan, S.K. and Fyfe, J. (2020). Impact of Dairy Pond Sludge Application on Phosphorus Fractions in Paddock Soil. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 231:181.
  3. Shahrivar, A.A., Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2019). Variation in kikuyu grass yield in response to irrigation with secondary and advanced treated wastewaters. Agricultural Water Management, 222, 375-385.
  4. Natarajan, S.K., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2018). Understanding Socio-economic Benefits of Stormwater Management System through Urban Lakes in Western Sydney, Australia. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 18: 412-419.
  5. Lotfi, F, Samali, B. and Hagare, D. (2018). Cleaning efficiency of the fouled forward osmosis membranes under different experimental conditions. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(4), 4555-4563
  6. Rahman, M.M., Hagare, D. and Maheshwari, B. (2016). Bayesian Belief Network analysis of soil salinity in a peri-urban agricultural field irrigated with recycled water. Agriculture Water Management, 176: 280-296.