Ashutosh Sharma - Department of Hydrology,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Ashutosh Sharma
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Research Interests
  • Eco-hydrological resilience analysis
  • Hydrological modeling
  • Climate change impact assessment
  • Applications of machine learning in water resources
Professional Background
From To Position Institute
Dec 2020 Present Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
Jan 2020 Oct 2020 Postdoctoral Scholar Pennsylvania State University, USA
Aug 2018 Dec 2018 Visiting Researcher University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Mar 2018 June 2018

Graduate Research Trainee

McGill University, Canada
Educational Details
Degree Subject University Year
PhD Hydroclimatology IIT Guwahati 2019
M Tech Water Resources Engineering IIT Guwahati 2016
B Tech Civil Engineering NIT Hamirpur 2014
Honors and Awards
Award Institute Year
Water Advanced Research Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Indo-US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF) 2018
Shastri Research Student Fellowship Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) 2018
Teaching Engagements
Title Course Code Class Semester
Hydrological Data Collection and Processing HYN-538 M.Tech (Masters) and Ph.D. (Hydrology)
Engineering Hydrology  HYN-102 Integrated M Tech 1st and 2nd year (Earth Sciences) Spring
Groundwater Systems Analysis HYN-525 M.Tech (Masters) and Ph.D. (Hydrology) Spring
Basics of Disaster Management and its implementation Concepts
DS-502 M.Tech (Masters) Autumn
Multiple Posts
From Period Position Organization
2021 Ongoing Member, Department Faculty Search Committee Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
June 2021 Ongoing O.C. Maintenance Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
June 2021 Ongoing O.C. Observatory Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
June 2021
O.C. Tour
Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
Special Lectures/Talks Delivered
  • "Analyzing Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change: Working with Climate Model data" during an online training program on "Fluvial Disasters and Strategies in Risk Reduction" organized by IIT Jammu and NIDM 
  • "Climate Change and its Impacts" during one-day Seminar on  "Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering" under TEQIP-III organized by Rajkiya Engineering College (REC), Azamgarh.
  • “Resilience of Terrestrial Ecosystems to Droughts in India” during 5-day virtual training course on “Water security for resilience to deal with disasters and outbreaks”, Organized by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
  • “Assessment of ecosystem resilience to drought conditions in India” during Faculty Development Program, Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal
Sponsored National And International Research Projects
Project title Funding Agency Start Date Status
Understanding the Interactions between Hydroclimatic Extremes and Terrestrial Ecosystems in Indian Western Himalayas
SRIC, IIT Roorkee Nov 2021 Ongoing
Theory of Change Observatory on Disaster Resilience
Belmont Forum
July 2021
Improving Hydrologic Predictions of Extreme Events using Machine Learning in India (as PI) Microsoft AI for Earth (AI4Earth) Grants May 2021 Ongoing
Development of operational Inflow forecasting system for Chamera project
July 2021
Operational Inflow forecasting system for Tehri dam
July 2021

Ph.D. Supervision

Student Name Topic Role Joining Year Status
Bejagam Vijaykumar Ecosystem and Hydrological Modeling Supervisor 2021 Ongoing
Nikunj Kalubhai Mangukiya Machine learning and flood forecasting Supervisor
2021 Ongoing


Masters (M. Tech) Supervision

Student Name Topic Role Joining Year Status
Apurv Vishwakarma
Climate Change Supervisor 2020
Vivek Kumar
Hydrological modeling Co-Supervisor 2020 Ongoing
Refereed Journal Publications

You can also find the updated list of my papers on my Google Scholar profile.

  1. Dubey, S., Sharma, A., Panchariya, V. K., Goyal, M. K., Surampalli, R. Y., & Zhang, T. C. (2021). Regional sustainable development of renewable natural resources using Net Primary Productivity on a global scaleEcological Indicators127, 107768.
  2. Ma, K., Feng, D., Lawson, K., Tsai, W. P., Liang, C., Huang, X., Sharma, A & Shen, C. (2021). Transferring Hydrologic Data Across Continents–Leveraging Data‐Rich Regions to Improve Hydrologic Prediction in Data‐Sparse Regions. Water Resources Research57(5), e2020WR028600.
  3. Che-Castaldo, J. P., Cousin, R., Daryanto, S., Deng, G., Feng, M. L. E., Gupta, R. K., ... & Matteson, D. S. (2021). Critical Risk Indicators (CRIs) for the electric power grid: A survey and discussion of interconnected effects. arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.07771.
  4. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2020) “Assessment of Drought Trend and Variability in India using Wavelet Transform”Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65(9), 1539-1554.
  5. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2019) “Assessment of the Changes in Precipitation and Temperature in Teesta River Basin in Indian Himalayan Region under Climate Change”Atmospheric Research, 231, 104670.
  6. Srinidhi Jha, Jew Das, Ashutosh Sharma, Budhaditya Hazra and Manish Kumar Goyal (2019) “Probabilistic evaluation of vegetation drought likelihood and its implications to resilience across India”Global and Planetary Change, 176, 23-35.
  7. Manas Khan, Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2019) “Assessment of future water provisioning and sediment load under climate and LULC change scenarios in a peninsular river basin, India”Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64(4), 405-419.
  8. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2018) “District-level assessment of the ecohydrological resilience to hydroclimatic disturbances and its controlling factors in India”Journal of Hydrology, 564, 1048–1057.
  9. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2018) “Assessment of ecosystem resilience to hydroclimatic disturbances in India”Global Change Biology, 24(2), e432–e441.
  10. Jhilam Sinha, Ashutosh Sharma, Manas Khan, and Manish Kumar Goyal (2018) “Assessment of the impacts of climatic variability and anthropogenic stress on hydrologic resilience to warming shifts in Peninsular India”Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1383.
  11. Manish Kumar Goyal, Venkatesh Panchariya, Ashutosh Sharma, and Vishal Singh (2018) “Comparative assessment of SWAT model performance in two distinct catchments under various DEM scenarios of varying resolution, sources and resampling methods”Water Resources Management, 32(2), 805–825.
  12. Manish Kumar Goyal, Ashutosh Sharma, Konstantinos Katsifarakis (2017) “Prediction of flow rate of Karstic springs using Support Vector Machines”Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(13), 2175-2186.
  13. Vishal Singh, Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2017) “Projection of hydro-climatological changes over eastern Himalayan catchment by the evaluation of RegCM4 RCM and CMIP5 GCM models”Hydrology Research, 50(1), 117-137.
  14. Manish Kumar Goyal and Ashutosh Sharma (2016) “A Fuzzy c-Means approach regionalization for analysis of meteorological drought homogeneous regions in Western India”Natural Hazards, 84: 1831:1847.
Book Chapters
  1. Manish Kumar Goyal, Ashutosh Sharma, and Rao Y. Surampalli (2020) ”Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Sustainability”, Chapter 28 in Sustainability : Fundamentals and Applications. Edited by : R. Y. Surampalli, T. C. Zhang, M. K. Goyal, S. K. Brar and R. D. Tyagi.
  2. Ashutosh Sharma, Manish Kumar Goyal and Deepak Jhajharia (2017) “Application of machine learning techniques in drought forecast”, Chapter 20 in Sustainable Holistic Water Resources Management in a Changing Climate, Pages 351-365, M/S Jain Brothers, New Delhi, Edited by : K. S. Raju and A. Vasan
  3. Manish Kumar Goyal and Ashutosh Sharma (2017) “Regionalization of drought prediction”, Chapter 15 in Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity : Principles of Drought and Water Scarcity. Vol. 1, 253–278, Taylor and Francis, Edited by S. Eslamian and F. A. Eslamian.
  1. Vishwakarma, A.; Bejagam, V; Sharma, A; “A review on the influence of droughts on Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services (ES)”, International Conference on Ecosystem Restoration for Resilience and Sustainability: Living with nature (2021) (World environment Day- Launch of UN decade for Ecosystem Restoration), June 5th- June 7th, 2021.
  2. Hinge, G., & Sharma, A. (2021). Comparison of wavelet and machine learning methods for regional drought prediction (No. EGU21-218). Copernicus Meetings.
  3. Sharma, A., & Shen, C. (2020, December). Improving multi-month streamflow forecast in CONUS using Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) networks. In AGU Fall Meeting 2020. AGU.
  4. Liu, J., Sharma, A., Tsai, W. P., Ma, K., Feng, D., Lawson, K., & Shen, C. (2020, December). Automated deep-learning-based soil moisture planning and forecast system for planning against natural disasters. In AGU Fall Meeting 2020. AGU.
  5. Ashutosh Sharma, Manish Kumar Goyal and Arup Kumar Sarma (2018) “Comparative assessment of ecosystem resilience to droughts in two large scale river basins in India”, AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Session: H51K: Drought: Dynamics, Impacts, Resilience, and Mitigation I Posters, Washington DC, US. 10-14 Dec 2018.
  6. Ashutosh Sharma, Manish Kumar Goyal and Arup Kumar Sarma (2018) “Remote sensing-based assessment of terrestrial ecosystem resilience to droughts in India”. Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture All Hands meeting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 21 September 2018.
  7. Manish Kumar Goyal and Ashutosh Sharma (2017) “Wavelet transform based trend analysis for drought variability over 566 stations in India”. 10th World Congress on Water Resources and Environment (Panta Rhei), European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Athens, Greece, 5-9 July 2017.
  8. Ashutosh Sharma, Manas Khan, and Manish Kumar Goyal (2017) “Assessment of the impact of changes in climate and land use / land cover on ecosystem services of a river watershed in Peninsular India”. In: Book of Abstracts of the Sixth International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning & Economics (CEMEPE). Thessaloniki, Greece, 159. Edited by: A. Kungolos, C. Laspidou, K. Aravossis, P. Samaras, K.W. Schramm, and G. Marnellos.
  9. Francisco Munoz-Arriola, Ashutosh Sharma, Katherine Werner, Juan-Carlos Chacon, Gerald Corzo, Manish-Kumar Goyal (2017) “Hydrocentric view of agro-ecosystem resiliency to extreme hydrometeorological and climate events in the High Plains, US”. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Vol. 19, Pages 11865. 2017.
  10. Manish Kumar Goyal and Ashutosh Sharma (2017) “Assessment of the ecosystem resilience in an urbanized river basin in India”. ASCE India Conference 2017 on Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, 12-14 Dec 2017.
  11. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2016) “Modelling rainfall prediction using Bayesian approach with interstation dependencies.” In the proceedings of Sixth IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT), Chandigarh.
  12. Ashutosh Sharma and Manish Kumar Goyal (2015) “Bayesian network model for monthly rainfall forecast.” In the proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Research in Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (ICRCICN), Kolkata, India, 241–246. IEEE.
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