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Dr. Ashish Pandey
Ashish Pandey Associate Professor ashisfwt[at] +91-1332-285872
Areas of Interest
  • Irrigation Water Management, Microirrigation, OFD Works
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Watershed Modeling
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications , Water Resources
Professional Background
April 2014Till dateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
March 2007April 2014Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
July 2001March 2007LecturerNERIST, Nirjuli, ITANGAR
Honors and Awards
Eminent Engineer Award 2015The Institution of Engineers (India) Uttarakhand State Centre (UKSC)2015
IWRS Annual Best Paper AwardIndian Water Resources Society (IWRS) Roorkee2014
Certificate of MeritThe Institution of Engineers (India) 2009
IAH Annual Best Paper AwardIndian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Roorkee2008
Vishwavidyalaya and Jindal Gold MedalJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1998
Educational Details
Ph.D.Soil and Water Conservation EngineeringIIT, Kharagpur2005
M.Tech.Soil and Water EngineeringJNKVV, Jabalpur1998
B.Tech.Agricultural EngineeringJNKVV, Jabalpur1996
Administrative Background
Jan 2010March 2013WardenRajendra Bhawan
20152017Chief wardenAzad Bhawan
20032007WardenNorth Eastren Regional Institute of Science and Technology
  • International Society of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing, Life Member
  • Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow Member
  • International Society of Hydrological Sciences,UK, Member
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee, Fellow Member
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, Life Member
  • Indian Association of Hydrologist, Roorkee, Fellow Member
  • Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationist, Dehradun, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education, New Delhi, Life Member
  • Soil Conservation Society of India, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Principles and Practices of IrrigationWI 503P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Remote Sensing and its Application in AgricultureWR-583P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Operation Maintenance and Management of Irrigation SystemsWR-575P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Water Resources Planning and ManagementWR-503P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Design of Irrigation Structures and Drainage WorksWR-571P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Long Term Prediction of Hydro-meteorological Variables in Betwa Basin using SWAT ModelShakti SuryavanshiA2009
Climate Change Study on Hydro meteorological variables on different Spatiotemporal scalesDarshnaA2009
Investigation of Some Critical Aspects of Rainfall-Runoff-Sediment Yield ModelingSarita GajbhiyeA2009
Hydrological Modelling of A River Basin Using Multi-Satellite Precipitation EstimatesDheeraj KumarA2010
Hydrological Modelling and Evaluation of Best Management Practices in a WatershedBirendra BhartiA2009
Study of Climate Change and its impact on a part of Brahmaputra River BasinPratibha WarwadeA2009
Refereed Journal Papers



  1. Palmate, S. S., Pandey, A. and Mishra, S.K. (2017). Modelling Spatiotemporal Land Dynamics for a Trans-Boundary River Basin Using Integrated Cellular Automata and Markov Chain Approach. Journal of Applied Geography: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.03.001
  2. Himanshu, S.K., Pandey, A. and Yadav, V. (2016). Ensemble Wavelet-Support Vector Machine Approach for Prediction of Suspended Sediment Load Using Hydro-meteorological Data. ASCE's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001516.
  3. Himanshu,S. K., Pandey, A. and Shrestha, P. (2016). Application of SWAT in an Indian River Basin for modelling runoff, sediment and water balance. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-6316-8.
  4. Bharti, B., Pandey, A., Tripathi, S.K. and Kumar, D. (2016). Modelling of runoff and sediment yield using ANN, LS-SVR, REPTree and M5 model. Hydrology Research. DOI: 10.2166/nh.2017.153.
  5. Suryavanshi, S., Pandey, A. and Chaube, U.C.  (2016). Hydrological simulation of the Betwa river basin (India) using the SWAT model. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 10.1080/02626667.2016.1271420.
  6. Lal, M., Mishra, S.K., Pandey, A., Pandey, R.P., Chaudhary, A., Jha,R.K., Paudel, B. ; Sah, S. P., Shreevastava, A.K. and  Kumar, Y. (2016).Evaluation of SCS–CN Methodology Using Data from Agricultural Plots. Hydrogeology Journal. 10.1007/s10040-016-1460-5
  7. Kumar, D., Gautam, A., Palmate, S.S., Pandey, A.; Suryavanshi, S., Rathore, N., Sharma, N. (2016). Evaluation of TRMM Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) Against Terrestrial Measurement Over a Humid Sub-Tropical Basin, India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. doi:10.1007/s00704-016-1807-9
  8. Acharya, S., Pandey, A., Mishra, S.K. and Chaube, U.C. (2016). GIS Based Graphical User Interface For Irrigation Management. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2016.081. 16 (6)1536-1551.
  9. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma,N. and Flügel, W.A. (2016). Daily Suspended Sediment Simulation Using Machine Learning Approach. Catena. DOI 133: 10.1016/j.catena.2015.11.013. 138 (Mar):77–90
  10. Pandey,A., Himanshu,S.K., Mishra,S.K. and Singh,V.P. (2016). Physically based soil erosion and sediment yield models revisited.  DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.08.002. (147): 595-620.
  11. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma,N. and Flügel, W.A. (2015). Evaluation of TRMM-Precipitation with Raingauge Observation Using Hydrological Model J 2000. ASCE's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001317.
  12. Lal, M., Mishra, S.K. and Pandey, A. (2015). Physical verification of the effect of land features and antecedent moisture on runoff curve number. Catena: 133 (Oct): 318–327.
  13. Pandey, A., Mishra, S.K. and Gautam,A. (2015). Soil Erosion Modeling Using Satellite Rainfall Estimates. J. Water Resource and Hydraulic Engg. Oct. 4(4):318-325
  14. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma,N. and Flügel, W.A. (2015).Modelling suspended sediment using Artificial Neural Networks and TRMM-3B42 Version 7 Rainfall Dataset. ASCE's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001082. 20(6), C4014007 (1-12)
  15. Pandey, A., Chaube, U.C., Mishra, S.K. and Kumar, D. (2016). Assessment of reservoir sedimentation using remote sensing and recommendations for desilting Patratu Reservoir, India. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 61(4):711-718
  16. Darshana and Pandey, A. (2015). Statistical downscaling of temperature using three techniques in the Tons River basin in Central India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI:10.1007/s00704-014-1253-5. 121(3):605–622
  17. Pandey, A., Lalrempuia, D. and Jain, S.K. (2015). Assessment of Hydropower Potential    Using Spatial Technology and SWAT Modeling in the Mat River of Southern Mizoram, India. Hydrological Sciences Journal. Volume 60 (10):1651-1665.
  18. Palmate, S. S., Pandey, A., Kumar, Dheeraj, Pandey, R. P. and Mishra, S.K. (2014). Climate change impact on forest cover and vegetation in Betwa Basin, India. Applied Water Science. DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0222-6.
  19. Gajbhiye, S., Mishra, S.K. Pandey, A. (2015). Simplified sediment yield index model incorporating parameter curve number. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 8(4): 1993-2004
  20. Gajbhiye, S., Mishra, S.K. Pandey, A. (2014). Relationship between SCS-CN and Sediment Yield. Applied Water Science. DOI 10.1007/s13201-013-0152-8. 4 (4): 363-370.
  21. Mishra, S.K., Chaudhary, A., Shrestha, R., Pandey, A., Lal, M. (2014). Experimental verification of the Effect of Slope and land use on SCS Runoff Curve Number. Water Resources Management. DOI 10.1007/s11269-014-0582-6. 2014, 28(11):3407-3416
  22. Goyal, M. K., Bharti, B., Quilty,J., Adamowski, J., Pandey, A. (2014). Modeling of daily pan evaporation in sub-tropical climates using ANN, LS-SVR, Fuzzy Logic, and ANFIS. Expert Systems with Applications. 41(11): 5267–5276.
  23. Suryavanshi, S., Pandey, A., Chaube, U.C. and Joshi, N. (2014). Long Term Historic Changes in Climatic Variables of Betwa Basin, India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI 10.1007/s00704-013-1013-y. 117 (3-4): 403-418.
  24. Murty, P.S., Pandey, A., Suryavanshi, S. (2014). Application of Semi distributed hydrological model for basin level water balance of the Ken basin of Central India. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9950. 28(13):4119–4129.
  25. Gajbhiye, S., Mishra, S.K. Pandey, A. (2014). Prioritizing erosion-prone area through morphometric analysis: an RS and GIS perspective. Applied Water Science. DOI 10.1007/s13201-013-0129-7. 4 (1): 51-61.
  26. Mishra, S.K., Gajbhiye, S. and Pandey, A. (2013). Estimation of design runoff curve numbers for Narmada watersheds (India). J. Applied Water Engineering and Research (Taylor & Francis). 1:(1): 69-79
  27. Darshana, Pandey, A. and Pandey, R. P. (2013). Analysing Trends in Reference Evapotranspiration and Weather Variables in the Tons River Basin in Central India. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 27 (6): 1407–1421. [Cited by:1]
  28. Gajbhiye, S., Mishra, S.K. Pandey, A. (2013). Effects of Seasonal/Monthly Variation on Runoff Curve Number for Selected Watersheds of Narmada Basin. Int. J. Environ. Sc.3 (6):2035-2046
  29. Darshana, Pandey, A. Gahalaut, K.P.S. and Pandey, R. P. (2013). Spatial and temporal variability in maximum, minimum and mean air temperatures at Madhya Pradesh in central India. Comptes Rendus Geoscience345 (1), 3-21. [Cited by:2]
  30. Darshana and Pandey, A. (2013). Statistical analysis of long term spatial and temporal trends of precipitation during 1901-2002 at Madhya Pradesh, India. Atmospheric Research. 122:136–149. [Cited by:6]
  31. Jadhav, A., Pandey, A. and Bharti, B. (2012).Spatial soil erosion and sediment yield modeling of a watershed using GIS. International Agricultural Engineering Journal (IAEJ). 21(3-4):82-89.
  32. Jena, S.K., Tiwari, K. N., Pandey, A. and Mishra, S. K. (2012). RS and GIS based evaluation of distributed and composite curve number (CN) techniques. ASCE's Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 17(11), 1278–1286.
  33. Darshana and Pandey, A. (2012). Long-term Trends in Rainfall Pattern over Haryana, India. International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment. 2 (1):283-292.
  34. Dabral, P. P., Pandey, P. K., Pandey, A., Singh, K. P. and Singh, M. S. (2012). Modelling of wetting pattern under trickle source in sandy soil of Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh (India)”. Irrigation Sciences (Springer). 30(4): 287-292.
  35. Duhan, D., Pandey, A., Ostrowski,M. and Pandey, R. P. (2012). Simulation and optimization for planning and management of irrigation system: A case study. Irrigation and Drainage. 61(2), 178–188. [Cited by:3]
  36. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M., Mal, B.C. and Dabral, P. P. (2011). Remote sensing and GIS for identification of suitable sites for soil and water conservation structures. Land degradation & development. 22 (3): 359-372. [Cited by:11]
  37. Pandey, A., Behra,S., Pandey, R. P. and Singh, R.P. (2011). Application of GIS for Watershed Prioritization and Management-A Case Study. International Journal of Environmental Science Development & Monitoring.  2(1): 25-42.
  38. Chaube, U.C, Suryavanshi, S., Nurzaman, L., Pandey, A. (2011). Synthesis of flow series of tributaries in Upper Betwa basin. International Journal of Environmental Sciences. 1 (7):1459-1475. [Cited by:1]
  39. Pandey, R.P., Pandey, A., Galkate, R., Byun, H. and Mal, B.C. (2010). Integrating hydro-meteorological and physiographic factors for assessment of vulnerability to drought. Water Resources Management. 24(15):4199–4217. [Cited by:13]
  40. Pandey, A., Zoremsangi, M., Kashyap, P.S., and Dabral, P.P. (2010). A field study on performance evaluation and moisture distribution of drip emitter in hills of Uttarakhand, India. J. Applied Irrigation Sciences. 45 (1): 17-37.
  41. Pandey, A., Mathur, A., Mishra, S.K. and Mal, B.C. (2009) Soil Erosion Modeling of a Himalayan Watershed Using RS and GIS. Environ. Earth Sciences (Springer). 59(2): 399-410. [Cited by:13]
  42. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M., Mal, B.C. and Billib, M. (2009). Application of the WEPP model for prioritization and evaluation of best management practices in an Indian watershed. Hydrol. Process. 23: 2997–3005. [Cited by:16]
  43. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M. and Mal, B.C. (2009). Sediment Yield Modelling of an Agricultural Watershed Using MUSLE, Remote Sensing and GIS. J. Paddy Water Environment (Springer). 7 (2): 105–113. [Cited by:14]
  44. Pandey, V. K., Panda, S.N., Pandey, A. and Sudhakar, S. (2009).Evaluation of effective management plan for an agricultural watershed using AVSWAT model, remote sensing and GIS. Environmental Geology (Springer). 56(5): 993–1008. [Cited by:13]
  45. Dabral, P.P., Baithuri, N. and Pandey, A. (2008). Soil erosion assessment in a hilly catchment of north eastern India using USLE, GIS and remote sensing. Water Resour. Manage (Springer). 22 (12):1783-1798. [Cited by:60]
  46. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M., Mal, B.C. and Billib, M. (2008). Runoff and sediment yield modeling from a small agricultural watershed in India using the WEPP model. J. Hydrology (Elsevier). 348(3-4):305-319. (Awarded Science Direct TOP 25 Hottest articles in J. Hydrology (Elsevier) during the period Jan-March 2008). [Cited by:60]
  47. Pandey, V. K., Pandey, A. and Panda, S.N. (2008). Effect of Landuse / Landcover changes on hydrological response of agricultural watershed – A Case Study using remote sensing technique. Asian J. Geoinformatics. 8 (2):3-9.
  48. Dabral, P.P., Pandey, A., Baithuri, N. and Mal, B.C. (2008). Stochastic modelling of rainfall in humid region of north east India. Water Resour. Manage (Springer). 22 (10):1395-1407. [Cited by:1]
  49. Pandey, A. Dabral, P.P., Chowdary, V.M. and Yadav, N.K. (2008). Landslide hazard zonation using remote sensing and GIS: a case study of Dikrong river basin, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Environmental Geology (Springer). 54(7) :1517–1529. [Cited by:33]
  50. Dabral, P.P. and Pandey, A. (2007). Morphometric analysis and prioritisation of a eastern himalayan river basin using satellite data and GIS. Asian J. Geoinformatics. 7 (3): 3-14.
  51. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M. and Mal, B.C. (2007). Identification of critical erosion prone areas in the small agricultural watershed using USLE, GIS and Remote Sensing. Water Resour. Manage (Springer). 21(4) :729–746. [Cited by:107]
  52. Pandey, V. K., Pandey, A. and Panda, S.N. (2007). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Watershed Characetrization– A case study of Banikdih Watershed (Eastern India).  Asian J. Geoinformatics. 7 (1): 3-16.
  53. Pandey, A., Dabral, P.P., Kumar, D. and Billib, M. (2006).  Moisture distribution of drip emitters in sandy soil-A laboratory study. J. Applied Irrigation Sciences. 41 (1): 21-33.
  54. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M., Mal, B. C. and Dabral, P. P.(2005). Estimation of surface water   potential of agricultural watershed using geographic information system.  Asian J. Geoinformatics. 5 (4): 29-36.[Cited by:6]




  1. Magusi, F. Pandey, A. and Chaube,U.C. (2016). Estimation of irrigation water requirement by using ETo calculator and CROPWAT software for Mahiga Irrigation Scheme in Tanzania. Accepted: Hydrology Journal (IAH), IAH-666
  2. Koomullil, Deepa, S., Chaube, U .C. and Pandey, A. (2016).  Revisiting the Useful Life Computation of Gobindsagar (Bhakra) Reservoir. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. DOI:10.1080/09715010.2015.1084600. 22(2): 115-123
  3. Vijay Kumar, PG, Mishra, S.K. and Pandey, A. (2015).Computation of Dam break Flood Disaster Risk Index. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 35(2):41-50.
  4. Gajbhiye, S., Mishra, S.K. Pandey, A. (2014). Hypsometric analysis of Shakkar river catchment through geographical information system. J. Geological Society of India. 84 (2): 192-196.
  5. Jha, R.K, Mishra, S.K. and Pandey, A. (2014). Experimental verification of the effect of slope, soil and AMC of a fallow land on Runoff Curve Number. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 34(2):40-47.
  6. Acharya, S., Pandey, A. and Chaube, U.C. (2014). Use of Geographic Information Systems in Irrigation management: A Review. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 34(2): 32-39.
  7. Paudel, H. and Pandey, A. (2013). Comparative study of ETO Estimation methods for the water balance estimation–A case study of Sikta irrigation project. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 33(4): 42-50.
  8. Dhami, B.S. and Pandey, A. (2013). Comparative review of recently developed hydrologic models. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 33(3):34-42.
  9. Champathangkham, S., and Pandey, A. (2013). Hydrological Modeling of Xebangfai River basin in LAO PDR using SWAT Model. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc.33 (2):13-23.     
  10. Shrestha, R.K, Mishra, S.K. and Pandey, A. (2013). Curve Number Effected by Slope of Experimental plot having maize crop. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 33(2):42-50
  11. Choudhary, A., Mishra, S.K. and Pandey, A. (2013). Experimental Verification of the Effect of Slope on Runoff and Curve Numbers. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 33 (1):40-46.
  12. Jena, S.K., Tiwari, K. N. and Pandey, A. (2010).Runoff Estimation by Distributed Curve Number Technique using Remote Sensing and GIS. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 30 (1):31-38.
  13. Tripathi, S.K., Singh, M. and Pandey, A. (2008).  Analysis of Agroclimatic extremes for crop cultivation and diversification. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 28 (4):34-42.
  14. Dabral, P.P. and Pandey, A. (2008). Frequency analysis for one day to seven consecutive days of annual maximum rainfall for the District of North Lakhimpur, Assam. J. Institution Engineers (I) (Agril. Engg. Div.). 89: 29-34. (Awarded by Certificate of Merit).
  15. Shrivastava, S.K., Rai, R.K. and Pandey, A. (2008). Assessment of Drought for humid areas of Assam. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 28 (2):26-31.
  16. Tripathi, S.K., Singh, M. and Pandey, A. (2008). Climate change at Roorkee (Uttarakhand) – a case study. J. Indian Water Resour. Soc. 28 (1):19-28.
  17. Dabral, P.P., Pandey, A. and Debbarma, S. (2007). Soil loss estimation of the Dikrong river basin using IRS-IB LISS II satellite data and GIS. J. Institution Engineers (I) (Agril. Engg. Div.). 88: 44-51.
  18. Bharti, B., Pandey, A., Mal, B.C., Pandey, R.P. and Mishra, S.K. (2009). Spatial Distribution of Soil Loss using M-M-F Model, Remote Sensing and GIS. Sci-fronts, An Annual J. of Multiple Sciences. 3: 35-46.
  19. Pandey, A., Dabral, P. P., Saha, S. and Chakraborty, S. (2007). Decision support system for prioritization and watershed management. Hydrology J. (IAH). 30 (1-2): 41-57. (Adjudged as the Indian Association of Hydrologists Best Paper Award for the year 2007).
  20. Tripathi, S.K., Singh, M. and Pandey, A. (2007). Agroclimatic variability analysis of Roorkee, Uttarakhand. J.Indian Water Resour. Soc. 27 (3-4): 24-30.
  21. Sahu, A.K., Pandey, A., Mishra, S.K. (2007).Determination of coefficient of discharge of sharp-crested weir and spillway under laboratory conditions, Sci-fronts, An Annual J. of Multiple Sciences. 1: 59-63.
  22. Sahu, A.K., Pandey, A., Sun, B.F. and Salam. R., (2006). Water quality assessment of Dikrong river and Nirjuli stream. J. Poll. Res., 25 (2):333-335. [Cited by:2]
  23. Pandey, A., Dabral, P.P., Jha, P., Hawaibam, R. and Kumar, D. (2005). Hydraulic performance of drip emitters under laboratory condition.  J. Soil Conservation India, 4 (3-4): 184-188.
  24. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M. and Mal, B.C. (2004). Morphological analysis and watershed management using geographic information system. Hydrology Journal (IAH), 27 (3-4):71-84. [Cited by:20]
  25. Pandey, A., Chowdary, V.M. and Mal, B.C. (2004). Hypsometric analysis of watershed using geographic information system.  J. Soil Conservation India, 3 (3-4): 123-127. [Cited by:4]
  26. Pandey, A.  and Dabral, P.P. (2004). Estimation of runoff for hilly catchment using satellite data and GIS. J. Indian Soc. Remote Sensing 32 (2): 235-240. [Cited by:4]
  27. Pandey, A. and Sahu, A.K. (2004).  Estimation of runoff using IRS-1 B LISS-II data. Indian J. Soil Cons. 32 (1): 58-60. [Cited by:2]
  28. Pandey, A., Rajput, G.S. and Shrivastava, S.K. (2003). Effect of drip discharge on soil moisture distribution in Clay Soils of Madhya Pradesh - A case study. Indian J.  Soil Cons. 31 (3): 248-252. [Cited by:4]
  29. Tiwari, K.N., Singh, A., Mal, P.K. and Pandey, A. (2001). Effect of crop geometry on yield and economics of okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus (L), Monech.) under drip irrigation. J. Institution Engineers (I) (Agril. Engg. Div.), 82: 9-12.