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Sumit Sen
Sumit Sen Assistant Professor ssenhfhy[at] +91-01332-284754
Areas of Interest
  • Field and modeling experiments to investigate water movement through various watershed components, Understanding Surface Runoff Generation Mechanisms; Rainfall-Runoff Modeling; Watershed Management
Honors and Awards
2nd Place Poster Competition AwardAuburn University, Auburn, USA2008
The College of Agriculture 2009 Outstanding International Graduate Student AwardAuburn University, Auburn, USA2009
1st Place Poster Competition AwardAuburn University, Auburn, USA2005
Educational Details
B.Tech.Agricultural EngineeringAllahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University, Allahabad, India2001
Masters of Science (MS)Biological and Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA2005
Ph.D.Civil EngineeringAuburn University, Auburn, USA2009
Administrative Background
20122017OC SeminarDepartment of Hydrology
20152016WardenRajiv Bhawav
20122017OC Hydrometeorology LabDepartment of Hydrology
20152017OC Computer LabsDepartment of Hydrology
20142016Faculty Advisor Congizance Department TeamDepartment of Hydrology
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Understanding Hydrogeological Processes and Their Impacts on Water Security in the Tehri-Garhwal RegIIT Roorkee2013
Development of Field Demonstration Site for Revisiting Rainfall Measurement: An Under-catch IssueCentral Dam Safety Organization, Central Water Commission, Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project2017
Citizens Science Approach to Revive Dying SpringsWater for Welfare2017
Water Security through Community Based Springshed Development in the IHRNational Mission on HImalayan Studies, MoEF&CC2018
Understanding Relationship between Infiltration Trade-off Hypothesis and Surface Runoff Generation MDST, Young Scientist Award2014
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Watershed Behaviour and Conservation PracticesHY-531Autumn
Engineering HydrologyIHY-01Engineering HydrologySpring
Engineering HydrologyHYN-102Engineering HydrologySpring
Hydrological Data Collection, Processing and AnalysisDMN-504Hydrological Data Collection, Processing and AnalysisAutumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vikram KumarWatershed Monitoring and Modeling
Aliva NandaRunoff Generation Mechanisms: Monitoring & Modeling
Mulugeta MusieWatershed-scale modeling, Water allocation optimization
Santoshkumar C.Sediment Transport
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
National International Collaboration
University of Birmingham, UK Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India People Science Institute (PSI), Dehradun, India Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Nainital, IndiaCentre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford, UKPHD
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Nanda, A., Sen, S., Jirwan, V., Sharma, A., Kumar, V. Understanding Plot-Scale Hydrology of Lesser Himalayan Watershed- A Field Study and HYDRUS-2D Modeling Approach. Hydrological Processes (Accepted)
  2. Pati, A., Sen, S., Perumal, M. Modified Channel Routing Scheme for SWAT Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering ASCE, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001657, 2017.
  3. A. I. Shah, S. Sen, M. U. D. Dar, and V. Kumar. 2017. Land-Use/ Land-Cover Change Detection and Analysis in Aglar Watershed, Uttarakhand. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 24 (1): 1-11.
  4. V. Kumar, and S. Sen. 2017.Evaluation of Spring Discharge Dynamics using Recession Curve Analysis: A Case Study in Data-Scare Region, Lesser Himalayas, India. Sustainable Water Resources Management.

  5. N. Noori, L. Kalin, S. Sen, P. Srivastava, and C. Lebleu. 2016. Identifying Areas Sensitive to Land Use/ Land Cover Change for Downstream Flooding in a Coastal Alabama Watershed, Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-016-0931-5
  6. D. Adeba, M. L. Kansal, and S. Sen. 2016. Economic Evaluation of Proposed Alternatives of Inter-basin Water Transfer from Baro Akobo to Awash Basin in Ethiopia. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 2: 313.
  7. D. Adeba, M. L. Kansal, and S. Sen. 2015. Assessment of Water Scarcity and its Impacts on Sustainable Development in Awash Basin, Ethiopia. Sustainable Water Resources Management 1 (1): 71-87.
  8. M. J. Madolli, S. Sen, and M. K. Jain. 2014. Trends in Precipitation and Temperature in Karnataka, India. Hydrology Journal, 37(1-4): 61-70.
  9. M. J. Madolli, S. Sen, and A. Shinde. 2014. Effect of Climate Change on Rainfall Pattern and Socioeconomic Condition for Karnataka State. Proceedings of International conference entitled “Green India: strategic knowledge for combating climate change-prospects and challenges.” 304-312.
  10. J. Lamba, T. R. Way, P. Srivastava, S. Sen, C. W. Wood, and K. H. Yoo. 2013. Nutrient Loss in Leachate and Surface Runoff from Surface-Broadcast and Subsurface-Banded Broiler Litter. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42: 1574-1582.
  11. S. Sen, P. Srivastava, P. A. Vadas, and L. Kalin. 2012. Watershed-level Comparison of Predictability and Sensitivity of Two Phosphorus Models. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41: 1–11.
  12. J. Lamba, T. R. Way, P. Srivastava, S. Sen, C. W. Wood, and K. H. Yoo. 2012. Surface Transport of Nutrients from Surface-Broadcast and Subsurface-Banded Broiler litter. Transactions of the ASABE. 55 (3): 979-985.
  13. S. Sen, P. Srivastava, J. H. Dane, H. Meng, and P. T. Clement. 2011. Application of HIRO2 Hydrologic Model for Simulating Hortonian Overland Flow on a Pasture Hillslope in North Alabama. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 66 (6): 411-422.
  14. S. Sen, P. Srivastava, J. H. Dane, K. H. Yoo, and J. N. Shaw. 2010. Spatial-Temporal Variability and Hydrologic Connectivity of Runoff Generation Areas in a North Alabama Pasture. Hydrological Processes. 24: 342-356.
  15. S. Sen, P. Srivastava, K. H. Yoo, J. H. Dane, J. N. Shaw, and M. S. Kang. 2008. Runoff Generation Mechanisms in Pastures of the Sand Mountain Region of Alabama – A Field Investigation. Hydrological Processes. 22: 4222-4232.
  16. S. Sen, B. E. Haggard, I. Chaubey, K. R. Brye, T. A. Costello, and M. D. Matlock. 2007. Sediment Phosphorus Release at Beaver Reservoir, Northwest Arkansas, USA, 2002–2003: A Preliminary Investigation. Water Air & Soil Pollution. 179: 67–77.
  17. I. Chaubey, M. Matlock, T. A. Costello, B. E. Haggard, V. Garg, S. Sen, K. L. White, and R. K. Davis. 2005. Development of a Decision Support System and Data Needs for the Beaver Lake Watershed. Prepared for Arkansas Soil & Water Conservation Commission.