Dr Hari Ram Sharma

Specialist Consultant- Hydro Power, Presently Freelance Consultant

Areas of Interest:

All aspects of Water Resources, Hydro Power and Tidal Power Engineering including design of all types of Hydraulic Structures.


Planning & Design of Hydro Power and Tidal Power Development, Integrated Water Resources Management with Design of Hydraulic Structures.

Consultancy Areas:

Review and Expert Advice on Planning, Feasibility Study, Detailed Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering of Water Resources, Hydro Power & Tidal Power Projects including hydraulic modeling of all types of Hydraulic Structures with complex layouts..


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

More than 59 years ' distinguished professional career & rich experience as a Water Resources and Hydro Power Engineer covering practically all aspects of Civil Engineering, namely Investigations, Planning, carrying out feasibility and detailed feasibility studies, techno-economic appraisal, research, design and engineering, and construction monitoring of small, medium and major water resources and hydropower projects involving different types of dams and diversion structures and hydro power stations having installed capacity upto 10,800 MW. Associated with practically all the major and important water resources and hydro power projects of the country and neighboring countries.Has carried out unique designs and several innovations in the field of Hydro Power, Water Resources and Tidal Power Engineering. Has been responsible for the preparation of a number of Indian Standards. Dr. Sharma is a recognized International Expert in Hydro Power.
Has contributed more than 130 Technical Papers in National and International journals and conferences and has chaired a large number of National and International Conferences. Has held several important international assignments, e.g. Member of Indo-Bangladesh Joint Committee on sharing Ganga Waters, Independent Consultant to Kotmale dam of Mahavali Authority of Sri Lanka, Leader of Indo-Soviet Working Group for hydro power in Moscow, Chairman- Karnali Coordination Committee of Nepal, Leader of Technical Team for Purlia Pumped Storage Project to Japan, International Consultant for 6000 MW Kalpasar Tidal Power Project in the Gulf of Khambat, Gujrat.

Professional Experience:

  • Director -Central Water Commission, Govt. of India
  • Member-Hydro, Central Electricity Authority & Ex-officio Additional Secretary, Govt. of India
  • Advisor on Water and Energy, Govt. of Mauritius
  • Director-Design & Engineering, GVK Technical and Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chief Technical Principal, Hydro Tasmania Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. & Tractebel Engineering Pvt. Ltd.


Planning, Feasibility, Detailed Feasibility, Detailed Engineering, Water Resources, Hydro Power , Tidal Power, Hydraulic Structures, Review, Expert Advice.


Contact Information


Dr. H R Sharma, A-101, Nayantara Apartments, Sector-7, Plot No. 8 B, Dwarka, New Delhi- 11075
Mobile: +91 9871176577

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  • B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Maths), Agra University -1953
  • B.Sc. Engg. ( Civil), Aligarh Muslim University- 1956
  • Doctor of Engineering ( Dr.- Ing. ), Technical University Dresden, Germany-
    1964( Open Channel Hydraulics) l
  • Doctor of Technical Sciences ( Dr.Techn.), Technical University of Trondheim, Norway- 1974( Hydro Power ) is


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Prestgious Diamond Jubilee Shanti-Jadav Mohan Award of CBIP(1987) in recognition of expertise and services rendered to Water Resources Development Technology
  • VASVIK Award in the subject of Electrical Sciences and Technology (1989) for doing significant and extensive work in the field of Hydro Power & Tidal Power Technology in the country.
  • Bharat Udyog and Industrial Excellence Award -1993 for outstanding services contribution and achievements
  • Leading Engineer of the World for the years 2007 & 2011.
  • Leading Energy Personslity Award -2014

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1990

Year of Birth: 1934