Rajesh Srivastava is currently Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Earlier, he served as a research scientist at Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department, University of Arizona, USA. A gold medalist from IIT Roorkee (formerly the University of Roorkee) and a PhD from the University of Arizona, Dr Srivastava has to his credit more than 70 papers published in national and international journals and presented at conference proceedings. He was awarded the GM Nawathe award for the best paper in the National Conference, Hydro, both in 2004and 2005. He was also awarded the best paper award in the APD Conference of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research in 2006.