A. Azhoni


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Professional Experience: 

Azhoni joined the Department of Civil Engineering in May 2018 as an Assistant Professor. His earlier research includes investigating the barriers to climate change adaptation for water management from inter-institutional networks perspectives. His research has involved government officials, nongovernmental organisations, development agencies, and other key stakeholder institutions in Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Delhi, producing a comprehensive account of the on-the-ground realities of implementing national and international developmental and environmental strategies.

Prior to embarking on his PhD at Cranfield University in the UK, Azhoni worked as a Scientist in the Bureau of Indian Standards (Government of India) for six years. During this period he was incharge of the Quality Assurance Department of the BIS Central Laboratory and looked after some of the key activities related BIS Laboratory Recognition Scheme and undertook a number of Laboratory Quality Audits for accreditation/recognition as per IS/ISO/IEC 17025. He also served as a visiting faculty for BIS National Institute of Training for Standardisation, Noida and conducted a number of training programs for many batches of professionals from both industry and academia, including international training programs.

Contact Details




+91(0)824 247 3359


+91(0)824 247 4033

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

PhD, Cranfield University UK, 2017
M.Tech Environmental Engineering & Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2006
B.E. Civil Engineering, Saurashtra University, 2004

Areas of Interest

Climate change adaptation
Water governance
Environmental Management and Policy
Disaster management and mitigation
Dynamic Environmental Systems Modeling

Significant Projects

SEIBOCCA: Socio-Economic and Institutional Barriers of Climate Change Adaptation. Funded under the IMPRESS Project Grant No. IMPRESS/P765/2018-19/ICSSR http://impress-icssr.res.in/
SEELARI: Socio-Economic and Environmental Trade-offs in Managing the Land River Interface under the Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Grant No.:BT/IN/TaSE/69/AA/2018-19 https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/07-tase/

Significant Publications
  • Azhoni, A. Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Management of Water in India: Issues and Challenges https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119434016.ch21
  • Azhoni, A., Holman, I. and Jude, S.: Adapting to climate change by water institutions: enablers and barriers. Journal of Hydrology. Vol 559. April 2018 Pages 736-748 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.047 Journal Impact Factor: 4.405
  • Azhoni, A., Goyal, M.K.: Stakeholders’ participatory diagnosis of climate change impacts on subsistence agriculture in Sikkim, India, for identifying adaptation strategies Science of the Total Environment. Vol 626, 1 June 2018, Pages 468-477 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.112 Journal Impact Factor: 5.589
  • Azhoni, A., Holman, I. and Jude, S: Adapting water management to climate change: institutional involvement and inter-institutional networks. Global Environmental Change. Vol 44, May 2017, Pages 144–157 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.04.005 Journal Impact Factor: 10.427
  • Azhoni, A., Holman, I. and Jude, S: Contextual and interdependent causes of climate change adaptation barriers for water management: evidences from Himachal Pradesh, India. Science of the Total Environment. Volume 576, 15 January 2017, Pages 817–828 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.151 Journal Impact Factor: 5.589
  • Azhoni, A., Holman, I. and Jude, S: Inter-institutional networks across scales for adapting water management to climate change: insights from national and state level water management institutions in India. (Under review: Global Environmental Change)

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Prof. B R Jayalekshmi,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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