Personal Information

Dr. Devesh Sharma

Associate Professor and Head
Associate Professor and Head

B.E., M.E., D. Engg. (Integrated Water Resources Management)

deveshsharma@curaj.ac.in

9694667928

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

  • Hydrological Modelling

  • Climate Change Impact Studies

 

B.E.- 1995-1999; College of Technology & Agricultural Engineering, Udaipur, Rajasthan

M.E.- 1999-2001; College of Technology & Engineering, Udaipur, Rajasthan

D.Eng. - 2003-2007; Asian Instiute of Technology, Thailand

Publications (Last 5 years) 

  1. Unashish Mondal, S. K. Panda, Someshwar Das and Devesh Sharma (2022), Spatio‑temporal variability of lightning climatology and its association with thunderstorm indices over India, Theoretical and Applied Climatology,  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-022-04032-5.(I.F-3.1)
  2. Kaushal Chapagain, Hassan Tolba Aboelnga, Mukand S. Babel, Lars Ribbe, Victor R. Shinde, Devesh Sharma, Nguyen Mai Dang (2022) Urban Water Security: A comparative assessment and policy analysis of five cities in diverse developing countries of Asia, Environmental Development, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2022.100713 (IF 3.32)

  3. Akanksha Rani, Devesh Sharma, Mukand SBabel, AdityaSharma (2022) Spatio-temporal assessment of agrosingle bondclimatic indices and the monsoon pattern in the Banas River Basin, India. Environmental Challenges, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2022.100483

  4. Gunawat A., Sharma D., Sharma A., and Dubey, SK. (2022) Assessment of climate change impact and potential adaptation measures on wheat yield using the DSSAT model in the semi-arid environment. Natural Hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-05130-9 (IF 3.10)

  5. Sharma A., Sharma D., Panda SK. (2021) Assessment of spatiotemporal trend of precipitation indices and meteorological drought characteristics in the Mahi River basin, India. Journal of Hydrology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127314 (IF 5.72)

  6. Mitra, P., Shaw, R., Sukhwani, V., Mitra, B.K., Md A. Rahman, Deshkar, S., and Sharma D. (2021). "Urban–Rural Partnership Framework to Enhance Food–Energy–Water Security in the Post-COVID-19 Era". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 23: 12493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312493 (IF- 3.39)

  7. Dubey, S.K., Pathak, S.K., Sharma, D., Babel, M.S. and Kumar, M. (2021) Assessment of Groundwater Quality Index Using Geographic Information System in Parts of Rural Ajmer and Bhilwara Districts of Rajasthan, India. Water Conservation Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41101-021-00116-x

  8. Bhati, D.S., Dubey, S.K., Sharma, D. (2021). Application of Satellite-Based and Observed Precipitation Datasets for Hydrological Simulation in the Upper Mahi River Basin of Rajasthan, India. Sustainability 13, no. 14: 7560. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147560 (IF- 3.25)

  9. Mitra, B.K.; Sharma, D.; Zhou, X.; Dasgupta, R. (2021) Assessment of the Impacts of Spatial Water Resource Variability on Energy Planning in the Ganges River Basin under Climate Change Scenarios. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7273. Doi:; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137273. (IF- 3.25)

  10. Sandeep Kalyan, Devesh Sharma and Aditya Sharma (2021). Spatio-temporal variation in desert vulnerability using desertification index over the Banas River Basin in Rajasthan, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14:54, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-020-06417-0

  11. Bijon Kumer Mitra, Devesh Sharma, Tetsuo Kuyama, Bao Ngoc Pham, G.M. Tarekul Islam, and Pham Thi Mai Thao (2020) Water-energy-food nexus perspective: Pathway for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to country action in India, APN Science Bulletin, Issue 10(1)

  12. Babel, M.S., Shinde V., Sharma, D. and Dang, N.M. (2020). Measuirng water security: A vital step for climate change adaptation. Environmental Research, 185:109400, doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109400 (IF-5.026)

  13. Dubey, S.K., Sharma, D., M.S. Babel and N. Mundetia (2020). Application of hydrological model for assessment of water security using multi-model ensemble of CORDEX-South Asia experiments in a semi-arid river basin of India. Ecological Engineering, 143, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.105641 (IF-3.40)

  14. Zhou, X., Mitra, B.K., Sharma, D., Islam, G.M.T., Malla, R., and Herran, D.S. (2019) An integrated assessment of climate‑affected long‑term water availability and its impacts on energy security in the Ganges sub‑basins, APN Science Bulletin, Issue 9(1)

  15. Lakra, K and Sharma, D. (2019). Geospatial Assessment of Urban Growth Dynamics and Land Surface Temperature in Ajmer Region, India. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 47: 1073. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-019-00968-w (IF-0.81)

  16. Nitika Mundetia, Sharma, D. and Dubey, S.K. (2018). Morphometric assessment and sub-watershed prioritization of Khari River basin in semi-arid region of Rajasthan, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11: 530, doi: 10.1007/s12517-018-3819-5 (IF-0.86)

  17. Pradhan, R.K., Sharma, D., Panda, S.K., Dubey, S. K. and Sharma, A. (2018). Changes of precipitation regime and its indices over Rajasthan state of India: impact of climate change scenarios experiments, Climate Dynamics, doi:  10.1007/s00382-018-4334-9 (IF-3.77)

  18. Dubey, S. K., & Sharma, D. (2018). Assessment of climate change impact on yield of major crops in the Banas River Basin, India. Science of the Total Environment, 635, 10-19, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.343 (IF-4.61)

  19. Suresh Chandra, Devesh Sharma, and Swatantra K Dubey (2018). Linkage of urban expansion and land surface temperature using geospatial techniques for Jaipur City, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11:31, doi: 10.1007/s12517-017-3357-6 (IF-0.86)

  20. Devesh Sharma and M.S. Babel (2017). Assessing hydrological impacts of climate change using bias-corrected downscaled precipitation in Mae Klong basin of Thailand. Meteorological Applications, doi: 10.1002/met.1706 (IF-2.39)

  21. Aditya Sharma, Devesh Sharma, S.K. Panda, Swatantra K Dubey and Rajani K. Pradhan (2017). Investigation of temperature and its indices under climate change scenarios over different regions of Rajasthan state in India. Global and Planetary Change, 161, 82-96, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.12.008 (IF-3.98)

  22. Nitika Mundetia, Devesh Sharma, Swatantra K Dubey and Madhu Priya (2017). Development and Poverty Assessment Using an Alternate Non-compensatory Composite Index of Rajasthan State in India. Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-017-1751-9 (IF-1.64)

Ongoing

  1. Collaborative research project under INCCC (MoWR) entitled “Climate Change Impact Studies for Rajasthan (Area of Inland Drainage and Mahi basin). Participating Institutes: MNIT (Jaipur), CURAJ, IIT-Delhi 
  2. Integrated Atmospheric-Hydrological Modeling System to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Banas River Basin, Rajasthan (Funding: DST-SERB, From: Feb. 2020 to Feb 2023)
  3. Developing urban-rural partnerships framework to mitigate climate- induced water availability impacts on food, energy and water (FEW) security at the regional level (CRRP2019-FP16-Shaw), APN Funded (Jan 2021 - Dec 2023)
  4. Building capacities for water security assessment in Asian cities (CBA2019-FP17-Babel), APN Funded (Jan 2021 onwards)

Completed

  1. Water Resources Situation Analysis to Promote Sustainable Groundwater Development of Mewat District, Haryana, India (Sponsored by IGES, Japan & Project Amount 17,230 USD) – Project Investigator
  2. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Luni River Basin, Rajasthan, India, using CORDEX results – Project in collaboration with Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Sida funded project, 2.1 million SEK)
  3. Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Water Availability Using Improved Climate Change Scenarios – A Case of Banas River Basin, Rajasthan. (UGC Start up) - Project Investigator (Project Amount – INR 6.0 Lakhs, 2 yrs)
  4. Low carbon urban water environment project. Project in funded by United Nation University, Japan (UNU, Japan) - Co-PI (Project Amount - USD 12320.00)
  5. Assessment of Climate-Induced Long-term Water Availability in Ganges Basin and Impacts on Energy Security in South Asia. Project in collaboration with IGES, Japan (APN funded project); (Project Amount – 80,000 USD, Duration: 2 yrs, Countries Involved: Japan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh) 
  6. Developing an Operational Water Security Index and Its Application in Selected Diverse Regions of Asia. Project in collaboration with AIT, Thailand and funded by APN) - (Project Amount – 80,000 USD; Duration-2 yrs; Countries Involved: Thailand, India, Vietnam)
  7. Water-Energy-Food nexus perspective: Path making for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to country actions in Asia. Project in collaboration with IGES, Japan (APN funded project); (Project Amount – 80,000 USD, Duration: 2 yrs, Countries Involved: Japan, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh)

Organized

Courses/Workshop/Seminar Organized

  1. International Training programme on “Integrated approach towards sustainable development” from 05-07-2010 to 24-07-2010 at TERI University (Sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India)
  2. One  day  project  workshop  entitled  “Groundwater  situation  analysis  in  Mewat  district”  on  25th March 2011 at TERI University (Sponsored by IGES, Japan)
  3. International Training programme on “Integrated approach towards sustainable development “from 04-07-2011 to 23-07-2011 at TERI University (Sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India)
  4. National Workshop on “Climate Change- Adaptation and Mitigation for Sustainable Development” on 10-11th October 2011 at Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan
  5. One day project workshop on "Adaptation and mitigation options for tackling the impacts of climate change on water resources in the Luni River Basin", 6th November 2013 at Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan ((in collaboration with SMHI, Sweden and funded by Sida)
  6. International Workshop on "Climate Change Impacts and Societal Adaptation" from 7-8th November 2013 at Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan (in collaboration with SMHI, Sweden and funded by Sida)
  7. One day project stakeholders' workshop on "Developing an operational water security index, and demonstrating its application in diverse regions of Asia", 10th March 2015 at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur  (in collaboration with AIT, Thailand, and MNIT, Jaipur and supported by APN for Global Change Research)
  8. One day project stakeholders' workshop on "Harnessing of Climate-Water-Energy Nexus for Resource Security in the Ganga River Basin", 20th April 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  (in collaboration with IGES, Japan, and JNU, New Delhi and supported by APN for Global Change Research)
  9. Three days training workshop on Geospatial Technologies from 18-20th February 2017 sponsored by DST-NRDMS (as Co-Convener)
  10. Two days Workshop on awareness of climate change IRADe Workshop
  11. One day project stakeholders' second workshop on "Developing an operational water security index, and demonstrating its application in diverse regions of Asia", 22nd October 2017 at Ramada Hotel, Jaipur  (in collaboration with AIT, Thailand and supported by APN for Global Change Research)
  12. One day workshop on "Harnessing of Climate-Water-Energy Nexus for Resource Security in the Ganga River Basin", 20th November 2018 at Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan (in collaboration with IGES, Japan, and CREEW, Nepal and supported by APN for Global Change Research)
  13. Two days International workshop on “Water-Energy-Food Nexus Perspective: Path Making for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Country Actions in Asia”, 25-26th June 2019 at Department of Atmospheric Science, Central University of Rajasthan (in collaboration with IGES, Japan, and supported by APN for Global Change Research)
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