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Expert NameDr. Rajendra Prasad Pandey
DivisionNational Institute of Hydrology
Emailrppanndey(at); rpp(at)
Work ExperienceConducted basic and applied research studies since past 23 years period and contributed in developing methodologies, particularly for quantitative assessment of streamflow drought severity, drought vulnerability indices, a new climatic classification, modification of SPI & EDI classification, and a conceptual model for regional drought characterization. Some of the important contributions are briefly described below:Revised & proposed new classification of Standardizes Precipitation Index (SPI) and Effective drought Index (EDI); Proposed new index for quantification of vulnerability to drought;
QualificationsB. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering), M. Tech. (Soil &Water Engineering), Ph D (Hydrology) Topic of Ph D Dissertation: ‘Drought characterization in different climatic regions of India’
Number of Publications
Awards1. Indo-Dutch WAMATRA-II fellowship for International Course on Agricultural Land drainage, (1991), ILRI, The NetherLands 2. UNDP Fellowship for ‘developing capability in hydrological studies, (1997), 4-month training on ‘hydrological data processing and analysis’ at San Diego State Univ.San Diego, USA 3. Domain expert for Drought monitoring and management for Development of Decision Support system - Water Management, under 4-weeks Training at DHI Denmark. (2010) 4. Merit-cum- mean Fellowship for M.Tech Degree Course (1986-1988) 5. Members for Board of Directors for LIONS CLUB.
Other Activities1. Joint Editor, Hydrology Journal, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH, 1994-97) 2. Member International Association of Hydrologists (IAHS) 3. Served as ‘Secretary’, Indian Water Resources Society, IWRS (Aug. 2009- Aug. 2011) 4. Presently Holding position of ‘Secretary’ Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), (Jan 2013 onwards) 5. Expert Members for Bureau of Indian Standards , Surface Water Resources Committee
Publications1. Pandey, R.P., Ashish Pandey, Ravi Galkate, Hi-Ryong Byun and B.C. Mal (2010) Integrating Hydro-meteorological and Physiographic Factors for Assessment of Vulnerability to Drought. Water Resources Management. Springer Publishers, Vol.24, No. 15 Pp.4199-4217. (Published in Dec 2010, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-010-9653-5) 2. Pandey, R.P., S.K. Mishra Ranvir Singh and K.S. Ramasastri (2008) Streamflow Drought Severity Analysis of Betwa River System (INDIA), Water Resources Management Journal, vol 22, no. 8, pp 1127-1141. (August 2008) 3. Pandey R.P., B.B. Dash, S.K.Mishra, Ranvir Singh (2008) Study of Indices for Characterization of Drought in KBK Districts in Orissa (INDIA), Journal of Hydrological Processes, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp.1895-1907. (15 June, 2008). 4. Pandey R.P., K.D. Sharma, S.K. Mishra, Ranvir Singh and Ravi.V. Galkate (2008). Assessing streamflow drought severity using ephemeral streamflow data. International Jour. of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES). Vol.11, no. S08, pp 77-89. 5. Pandey, R. P. and K. S. Ramasastri (2002), ‘Incidence of droughts in different climatic regions. Hydrological Sciences Journal, August especial issue 47(S), pp. S31-S40. 6. Pandey, R. P. and K. S. Ramasastri (2001), ‘Relationship between the common climatic parameters and average drought frequency. Hydrological Processes Journal, 15(6), pp. 1019-1032.
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