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Independent experts nominated by country party

Sobhagya Mal Seth

First name
Sobhagya Mal
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
Telephone number
91 332 72106/(72860 Res)
Work experience
1. Teaching experience of 17 years at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level: covering various subjects including hydrological modelling, stochastic hydrology, systems approach to water resources, etc._x000D_
2. Research experience of 33 years at University of Roorkee, University of Jodhpur, University of Manchester, UK., and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, covering computer, field and laboratory based approaches in hydrology and water resources._x000D_
3. Administrative experience as Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee: Coordinator, International Postgraduate Course in Hydrology, University of Roorkee and Most Senior Scientist, Division Head, and Group Coordinator at National Institute of Hydrology and other technical activities._x000D_
4. Foreign technical visits of more than 22 countries and Ph.D. work at University of Manchester in the area of conceptual and mathematical modelling of rainfall runoff process using determistic and stochastic approaches._x000D_
5. Research supe
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.E. in Civil Eng., Univ. of Rajasthan, 1962._x000D_
M.E. in Dam Design, Irrigation Eng., and Hydraulics, University of Roorkee, 1965._x000D_
Ph.D. in Hydrology area as Commonwealth scholar, Victoria University of Manchester, U.K., 1972.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. H. Chowdhary, R.D. Singh and S.M. Seth, 1994, "Derivation of Clark Model Parameters Using Geomorphological Characteristics", International Journal of Water Resources Development, UK._x000D_
2. M.K. Jain and S.M. Seth, 1995, "Derivation of IUH for Small Watersheds Using a Geomorphological Approach", Hydrology Journal, Vol. XVIII, pp. 78-92, Roorkee (India)._x000D_
3. S.M. Seth, 1979, "Importance of Aerodynamic Factors in the Evaporation Process in Arid Regions", Proceedings, Third World Congress on Water Resources, Mexico._x000D_
4. S.M. Seth, N.C. Varshney and J.D. Patel, 1979, "Study of Drought Climatology in North Western India", Proceedings International Symposium on Hydrological Aspects of Droughts, New Delhi (India)._x000D_
5. S.M. Seth, Alam Singh and Laxman Singh, 1979, "Characteristics of Desert Soils and Their Relation to Infiltration", Proceedings, Second All India Conference on Desert Technology, Binaker (India).
Other activities
1. Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences._x000D_
2. Member, Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi._x000D_
3. Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)._x000D_
4. Fellow, Indian Association of Hydrologists._x000D_
5. Life Member, Indian Society of Desert Technology._x000D_
6. Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society._x000D_
7. Member, International Water Resources Association.
1. CBIP Award for best paper for the year 11986-87._x000D_
2. National Hydrology Award 1988 (Floods) - First Prize_x000D_
3. Brij Mohan lal Memorial Medal of the Institution of Engineers (India) for best paper for 1995-96.
Organisation name
National Institute of Hydrology
Organisation street address
Jal Vigyan Bhawan, 247667
Organisation city
Roorkee, U.P.
Organisation country