Pallav Kumar SHRESTHA

PhD Researcher

Department Computational Hydrosystems (CHS)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 235 1784

Pallav Kumar SHRESTHA

PhD Research Theme

  • Seasonal hydrological analysis and forecasting for several semi arid regions of the world (Brazil, Peru, Iran, Sudan, West Africa) under Seasonal Water Management (SaWaM) project.
  • Development of an end-to-end seasonal forecasting system for the study basins of the SaWaM project.

Scientific Career

10/2017 - till date

PhD researcher
Department of Computational Hydrosystems (CHS) at UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

05/2014 - 10/2017

Water Resources Specialist and Programmer
Water Engineering and Management Program, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

09/2013 - 05/2014
11/2011 - 11/2013

 2011 - 2013

Research Associate
Nepal Development and Research Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathamandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering
Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Publications and Software

  • Shrestha S, Shrestha M and Shrestha PK (2017). Evaluation of SWAT models performance to simulate river discharge in Himalayan and tropical basins of Asia. Hydrology Research.
  • Aung MT, Shrestha S, Weesakul S and Shrestha PK (2016). Multi-model Climate Change Projections for Belu River Basin, Myanmar under Representative Concentration Pathways. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change (7:1).

Conference Presentations

  • Shrestha PK, Samaniego L, Rakovec O, Thober S and Kumar R. Augmenting meso-scale hydrological model (mHM) for seasonal forecasting of lake-hydrology systems. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU). 8 - 13 Apr 2018, Vienna.
  • Shrestha PK, Shrestha S and Ninsawat S. Satellite based sub-daily downscaling of gauged rainfall for flood analysis via fully distributed hydrological model. THA2017 International Conference on Water Management and Climate Change towards Asias Water-Energy-Food Nexus. 25 - 27 Jan 2017, Bangkok.
  • Shrestha PK, Shrestha S and Ninsawat S. Diurnal disaggregation of precipitation measurements with TRMM how good of an alternative is it to subdaily observations for distributed hydrological modeling? 1st Symposium on Tonle Sap Water Environment. 26 – 27 August, 2016. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Shrestha PK, Shakya NM, Pandey VP, Birkinshaw SJ and Shrestha S. Model Based Land Subsidence in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. International Conference on Resilience of Groundwater Systems to Climate Change and Human Development 8-11 February, 2016. Bangkok.
  • Shrestha PK and Shrestha S. Multivariate Evaluation of a physically based Distributed Hydrological Model in Snow-fed River Basins of in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region. 2nd International Young Researchers Workshop on River Basin Environment and Management. 5 – 6 January, 2015, Hanoi.
  • Shrestha D, Gyawali D, Basnyat DB and Shrestha PK. Bias Correction of Climate Change Projections on Koshi Basin. International conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions: Building Resilience to Changing Climate. 27 – 29 Nov, 2013, Nepal.
  • Shrestha PK, Shakya NM, Pandey VP, and Birkinshaw SJ. Distributed groundwater modeling for analysis of landslide hazard. 4th National Symposium on Challenges and opportunities for Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 22 st Mar, 2013, Nepal.