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Mishra S.K.
S.K. Mishra Head Of Department skm61fwt[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-285457
Areas of Interest
  • Rainfall-Runoff Modelling, SCS-CN Methodology, Flood forecasting
  • Dam Break Studies
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Design of Irrigation and Drainage Structures
  • Reservoir operation
  • Environmental Engineering, Water and waste water audit
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
19871992Scientist B National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee-247 667, U.P., India
19921999Scientist CNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
20032004Scientist E1 National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee-247 667, U.P., India
20022003Visiting Faculty Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400 076, Maharasht
20032004Scientist E1National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee-247 667, U.P., India
20042008Assistant ProfessorDept. of Water Resources Development and Management (Earlier WRDTC), Indian Institute of Technology,
20082014Associate ProfessorDept. of Water Resources Development and Management (Earlier WRDTC), Indian Institute of Technology,
2014ContinuedProfessorDept. of Water Resources Development and Management (Earlier WRDTC), Indian Institute of Technology,
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
District Education Board Scholarship, Govt. of U.PJunior High School, Malawan (Etah)1973
Integrated Scholarship, Govt. of U.P.Govt. Inter College, Agra (UP)1975
Merit-cum-means scholarship, University Grant CommissionM.N.R.E.C., Allahabad1980
Junior Research Fellowship, MHRDIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur1984
Ministry of Water Resources (Govt. of India) Annual Cash Award National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee1993
Ministry of Water Resources (Govt. of India) Annual Cash Award National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee1997
DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD PURUSKARIndian Council of Agriculture Research (Govt. of India) 1999
MAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD American Biographical Institute, USA2005
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Bachelor of EngineeringCivil EngineeringUniversity of Allahabad1984
Master of TechnologyHydraulics and Water ResourcesIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur1986
Doctor of PhilosophyHydrologyUniversity of Roorkee, Roorkee1999
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
19901992Scientist-in-Charge Belgaum Regional Centre, National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
19961997Officer-in-Charge (Vehicles)National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
19961997Officer-in-Charge (Construction)National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
19961997Head, Civil MaintenanceNational Institute of Hydrology
19961997Head, Hydrologic Design DivisionNational Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
19961997Hon. Secretary, Indian Association of Hydrologists, Roorkee
19961997President, Recreational ClubNational Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
20042006Officer-in-Charge (Farm)Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management
2006On GoingOfficer-in-Charge (Library)Dept. of Water Resources Development and Management
2006On GoingMember, Library Advisory CommitteeIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2013On GoingChairman, Dept. Academic Committee IIT Roorkee
2013On GoingChairman, Dept. Research Committee IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Identification of vulnerable areas in Himalayan watershedsINCOH, MoWR, New Delhi2009
Experimental verification of SCS runoff curve numbers for selected soils and land uses INCSW, MoWR, New Delhi2012
Memberships
  • Int. Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Management, Serial Publications, New Delhi., Associate Editor
  • Elsevier Editorial System, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, The Netherlands., Member
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Geographic Information System, Member
  • Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP), I.I.T., Roorkee (Membership No. 120/2009), Member
  • Annual J. of Multiple Sciences, Govt. Model Science College, Jabalpur, M.P., Member, Board of Advisors, Psy-fronts
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Wallingford, U.K., Member (No. 1313)
  • Institution of Engineers (India), India., Member (M/129388/5)
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Roorkee, India., Life Member (LM-916)
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee, India., Life Fellow Member (F-2004-1164)
  • ASCE, Associate editor
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Editor
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Design of Irrigation StructuresWC508P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Principles and Parctices in Irrigation EngineeringWI503P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Design of Irrigation and Drainage WorksWI502P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Computer simulation model for daily operation of two reservoirs in seriesS.C. Awasthi (1993)
Daily rainfall-runoff modeling for Dong Nai river basin in VietnamLe Thanh Binh (2004)
Dam breach flood wave analysisS. Sah (1995)
Irrigation scheduling in command area: A Case StudyAgus Rejeki (2005)
Rainfall-runoff modeling using remote sensing and GISDwi Hari Shanti (2005)
Analysis of water quality data using statistical and ANN approachesJoydeep Datta (2005)
Comparison of agricultural drainage design techniquesS.R. Kale (2006)
Long-term hydrologic simulation using SCS-CN methodS.A. Siddiqui (2006)
Real time flood forecasting at Ciliwung river Indonesia using ANN and statistical approachesY. Udien (2006)
DAMBRK flood wave analysis considering hysteresis Getnet Yayeh (2005)
Objective estimation of drought severity and associated parametersB.B. Dash (2006)
Rainfall Runoff Modeling Using Topography Based Distributed TOPMODELGunjan Kumar
Performance evaluation of irrigated agriculture systemsKanthi Chandralatha
Hydrologic simulation of runoff using SWAT modelNikhil Kumar
Irrigation scheduling for a command area using remote sensing and GISL.N. Thakural
Estimation of soil erosion and sediment yield using GISR.B. Shah
Urban drainage planning of Palembang City- A Case StudyJoni Rahalsyah Putra
Development of rainfall-runoff model incorporating storm durationSatyendra Kumar
An improved SCS-CN-based baseflow computation method for rainfall-runoff modelingSandhyarani Sethy
Flood inundation mapping-A case studyJamil Ahmed
Rainfall-runoff modeling using Artificial Neural NetworkK.S. Kasiviswanathan
An optimal design of barrageSatish Prasad Singh
Effect of afflux and concentration factor on the design of barrageP. Jagannath
Effect of design flood on the design of barragePradip Behl
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Optimal planning and management of irrigation water in a command areaP.K. ParhiA1
Statistical Approaches for estimation of design flood in ungauged catchmentsP.K. BhunyaA1
Characterization of droughtR.P. PandeyA1
Rainfall-runoff-sediment yield modelingJaivir TyagiA1
Hydrological investigation for management of a lake in semi-arid regionV.K. DwivediA1
SCS-CN based time-distributed rainfall runoff modelingGeetha K.A1
Watershed development and managementPatil Pravin RangraoO1
Advanced applications of SCS-CN methodologyR.K. SahuA1
Rainfall-runoff sediment yield modelingP.K. SinghA1
Environmental flow assessment for a hydropower projectPradeep KumarA1
SCS-CN-based Long-term hydrologic simulationD.G. DurbudeA1
Rainfall-runoff-sediment yield modeling of mountainous watershedsS.S. RawatA1
Streamflow modellig and impact of climate change in a Himalayan basinL.N. ThakuralO1
Waste water treatment using certain water plantsSatya NarayanA1
Rainfall-runoff-sediment yield modelingSarita GajbhiyeO1
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Recent Advances in Water Resources Development and Management (RAWRDM-2005)IIT Roorkee, NABARD, and othersNovember 2
Nat. Workshop on Hydrologic and Hydraulic Routing in Alluvial Streams, NWHHRAS-99Indian Association of Hydrologists, RoorkeeNov. 26-27
Books Authored
Engineering Hydrology (Hindi)
By: Mishra, S.K. and P.K. Agarwal
Published by: Ajay Publications, Roorkee-247 667, UP, India Page No: 179 (Vol ISBN 81 86463-24-0) year: 1999
Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering
By: Mishra, S.K., P.K. Agarwal, and R.K. Nema
Published by: Standard Publications, New Delhi, India Page No: 396 (Vol ISBN 81-8014-008-3) year: 2003
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory: A manual for undergraduate students
By: Mishra, S.K., A.K. Rastogi, Champa Joshi, Pankaj Singh
Published by: Galgotia Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. India Page No: 162 (Vol ISBN: 81-7515-453-5) year: 2004
Recent Advances in Water Resources Development and Management
By: Khare, D., S.K. Mishra, S.K. Tripathi, G. Chauhan, N. Sharma (eds.)
Published by: Allied Publishers, New Delhi Page No: 1039 (Vol Proc. Int. Symp., Vol. II) year: 2005
SCS-CN-based hydrologic simulation package
By: Mishra, S.K. and V.P. Singh
Published by: Water Resources Publications, P.O. Box 2841, Littleton, Colorado 80161 Page No: 391-464 (Vol Ch. 13) year: 2002
Water quality modeling using artificial neural networks
By: Avinash Agarwal, Joydeep Dutta, S.K. Mishra, and M.K. Sharma
Published by: Water Resources Publications, CO. Page No: 305-314 (Vol Chapter 3, Vol. II, ISBN # 1-887201-47-5) year: 2006
Refereed Journal Papers
Calibration and validation of a general infiltration model
By: Mishra, S.K., S.R. Kumar, and Vijay P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol. 13 (Pg 1691-1718) Date: 1999
Another look at the SCS-CN method
By: Mishra, S.K. and Vijay P. Singh (1999)
Published in: J. Hydrologic. Engrg., ASCE Vol: Vol. 4, No. 3 (Pg 257-264) Date: 1999
Hysteresis-based flood wave analysis
By: Mishra, S.K. and Vijay P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engrg., ASCE Vol: Vol. 4, No. 4 (Pg 358-365) Date: 1999
Derivation of operation policies for the multi-purpose Ramganga reservoir
By: Mishra, S.K., D.K. Srivastava, S.M. Seth, and N.K. Goel
Published in: J. Water and Energy International, Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Vol: Vol. 58, No. 1 (Pg 26-40) Date: 2001
Regional flow duration models for 1200 ungauged Himalayan watersheds for planning micro-hydro projects
By: Singh, R.D., S.K. Mishra, and H. Chowdhary
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engrg., ASCE Vol: Vol. 6, No. 4 (Pg 310-316) Date: 2001
On Seddon speed formula
By: Mishra, S.K. and Vijay P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Sciences-Journal-des Sciences Hydrologiques, IAHS Vol: Vol. 46, No. 3 (Pg 333-347) Date: 2001
Hysteresis-based flood wave analysis using the concept of strain
By: Mishra, S.K. and Vijay P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol. 15 (Pg 1635-1651) Date: 2001
SCS-CN method: Part-I: Derivation of SCS-CN based models
By: Mishra, S.K. and V.P. Singh
Published in: Acta Geophysica Polonica Vol: Vol. 50, No. 3 (Pg 457-477) Date: 2002
Derivation of SCS-CN parameter S from linear Fokker-Planck equation
By: Mishra, S.K. and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Acta Geophysica Polonica Vol: Vol. 51, No. 2 (Pg 180-202.) Date: 2003
Investigation of the meander planform development in a laboratory channel
By: Yilmaz, L., V.P. Singh, S.K. Mishra, D.D. Adrian, and J.J. Sansalone
Published in: Water Engineering Research Vol: Vol. 3, No. 3 (Pg 177-193) Date: 2002
An SCS-CN-based time distributed runoff model
By: Mishra, S.K., V.P. Singh, C.S.P. Ojha, V. Aravamuthan, and J.J. Sansalone
Published in: Water and Energy International Journal, Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Vol: Vol. 59, No. 2 (Pg 34-51) Date: 2002
Experimental study of the bed shear stress and sediment transport in a meandering laboratory channel
By: 33. Yilmaz, L., V.P. Singh, S.K. Mishra, D.D. Adrian, and J.J. Sansalone
Published in: Int. J. of Sediment Research (IJSR) Vol: Vol. 17, No. 1 (Pg 1-19) Date: 2002
SCS-CN method Part-II: Analytical treatment
By: Mishra, S.K. and V.P. Singh
Published in: Acta Geophysica Polonica Vol: Vol. 51, No. 1 (Pg 107-123) Date: 2003
Role of dimensionless numbers in wave analysis
By: Mishra, S.K. and Vijay P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol. 17, No. 3 (Pg 651-669) Date: 2003
A modified SCS-CN method: Characterization and testing
By: Mishra, S.K., V.P. Singh, J.J. Sansalone, and V. Aravamuthan
Published in: J. Water Resources Management (WARM) Vol: Vol. 17, No. 1 (Pg 37-68) Date: 2003
A simplified two-parameter Gamma distribution for derivation of synthetic unit hydrograph
By: Bhunya, P.K., S.K. Mishra, and Ronny Berndtsson
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engrg., ASCE, Vol: Vol. 8, No. 4 (Pg 226-230) Date: 2003
Comparison of infiltration models
By: Mishra, S.K., J.V. Tyagi, V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol.17, No. 13 (Pg 2629-2652) Date: 2003
Evaluation of the AMC-dependent SCS-CN-based models using large data of small watersheds
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, R.P. Pandey, and V.P. Singh
Published in: Water and Energy International Journal, Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Vol: 13-23 (Pg Vol. 60, No. 3) Date: 2003
Case study of Sonar and Bearma Sub-basins of Ken Basin for drought proofing analysis
By: Pandey, R.P., S.K. Mishra, K.S. Ramasastri, and Ranvir Singh
Published in: Water and Energy International Journal, Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Vol: Vol. 61, No. 4 (Pg 14-26) Date: 2004
PCN-based metal partitioning in urban snowmelt, rainfall-runoff, and river flow systems
By: Mishra, S.K., J.J. Sansalone, D.W. Glenn III, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Vol: Vol. 40, No. 5 (Pg 1315-1337) Date: 2004
Parameter estimation of beta distribution for unit hydrograph derivation
By: Bhunya, P.K., S.K. Mishra, C.S.P. Ojha, and Ronny Berndtsson
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engg., ASCE Vol: , Volume 9, No. 4 (Pg 325-332) Date: 2004
Long-term hydrologic simulation using storage and source area concepts
By: Mishra, S.K., K. Geetha, A.K. Rastogi, and R.P. Pandey
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol. 19, No. 14 (Pg 2845-2861) Date: 2004
Evaluation of the SCS-CN-based model incorporating antecedent moisture
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Water Resources Management (WARM) Vol: No. 18 (Pg 567-589) Date: 2004
Hybrid model for derivation of synthetic unit hydrograph
By: Bhunya, P.K., N.C. Ghosh, S.K. Mishra, Ronny Berndtsson, C.S.P. Ojha
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE Vol: Vol. 10, No. 6 (Pg 458-467) Date: 2004
Catchment area-based evaluation of the AMC-dependent SCS-CN-inspired rainfall-runoff models
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, R.P. Pandey, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: Vol. 19, No. 1 (Pg 2701-2718) Date: 2004
ANN-based sediment yield models for Vamsadhara river basin (India)
By: Agarwal, Avinash, R.D. Singh, S.K. Mishra, and P.K. Bhunya
Published in: J. Water, SA. Vol: Vol. 31, No. 1 (Pg 95-100) Date: 2005
Field applicability of the SCS-CN-inspired Mishra-Singh general model and its variants
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, P.K. Bhunya, V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Water Resources Management Vol: Vol. 19, No. 3 (Pg 37-62) Date: 2005
A study of the variants of Singh-Yu infiltration model
By: Mishra, S. K., Jaivir Tyagi, Vijay P. Singh, Ranvir Singh, A.K. Rastogi
Published in: Water and Energy International Journal, Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Vol: Vol. 62, No. 3, Jul.-Sept. (Pg 11-27.) Date: 2005
Hysteresis-based analysis of overland metal transport
By: Mishra, S.K., J.J. Sansalone, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological Processes Vol: 1579-1606 (Pg 17(8)) Date: 2003
Evaluation of AMC-dependent SCS-CN-based models using watershed characteristics
By: Jain, M.K., S.K. Mishra, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Water Resources Management Vol: Vol. 20, No. 4 (Pg 531-555) Date: 2006
SCS-CN-based modeling of sediment yield
By: Mishra, S.K., J.V. Tyagi, V.P. Singh, and R. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrology Vol: 324 (Pg 301-322) Date: 2006
A relook to NEH-4 curve number data and antecedent moisture condition criteria
By: Mishra, S.K. and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrological processes Vol: Vol. 20 (Pg 2755-2768) Date: 2006
An improved Ia-S relation incorporating antecedent moisture in SCS-CN Methodology
By: Mishra, S.K., R.K. Sahu, T.I. Eldho, and M.K. Jain
Published in: J. Water Resources Management Vol: Vol. 20, No. 5 (Pg 643-660) Date: 2006
Investigation of the SCS-CN-inspired general Mishra-Singh model
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, R.H. Hawkins, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS) Vol: Vol. 25, No. 1 (Pg 1-24) Date: 2005
On the Ia-S relation of the SCS-CN method
By: Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Babu, P.S., and Venugopal, K.
Published in: J. Nordic Hydrology Vol: Vol. 37, No. 3 (Pg 261-275) Date: 2006
An enhanced runoff curve number model incorporating storm duration and non-linear Ia-S relation
By: Jain, M.K., S.K. Mishra, P. Suresh Babu, K. Venugopal, and V.P. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engrg, ASCE Vol: 11(6) (Pg 631-635) Date: 2006
A generalized relation between initial abstraction and potential maximum retention in SCS-CN-based model
By: Mishra, S.K., R.K. Sahu, T.I. Eldho*, M.K. Jain
Published in: Journal of River Basin Management, JRBM114 Vol: vol.20, No.5 (Pg 643-660) Date: 2006
Simulation of runoff and sediment yield using Artifical Neural Network
By: Agarwal, A.*, S.K. Mishra, Sobha Ram, J.K. Singh
Published in: J. Biosystems Engineering, UK Vol: vol. 94 , No. 4 (Pg 597-613) Date: 2006
Return period flood analysis using non-dimensional approach
By: Bhunya, P.K., Ronny Berndtsson, C.S.P. Ojha, S.K. Mishra, and R.D. Singh
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE Vol: Vol. 11 (Pg 196) Date: 2006
Modifications to SCS-CN method for long-term hydrologic simulation
By: Geetha, K., S.K. Mishra, T.I.Eldho*, A.K. Rastogi, R.P. Pandey
Published in: J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg., ASCE Vol: vol. 133, No. 5 (Pg 475-486) Date: 2007
’Fréchet and Chi-square distributions combined with Horton order ratios to derive a synthetic unit hydrograph (SUH)
By: Bhunya, P.K., P.K. Singh, and S.K. Mishra
Published in: Hydrological Sciences Journal, HSJ MS no: 2764 Date: Accepted
’A rain duration and modified AMC-dependent SCS-CN procedure for long duration rainfall-runoff events
By: Mishra, S.K., R.P. Pandey, M.K. Jain, and V.P. Singh (2007)
Published in: AWRM, WARM216R1 Date: Accepted
’Derivation of water front advance time relationship for border irrigation using Laplace transforms
By: Parhi, P.K., S.K. Mishra, Ranvir Singh
Published in: Water & Energy International, CBIP Date: Accepted
’A variable storage coefficient model for rainfall-runoff computation
By: Bhunya, P.K., P.K. Singh, S.K. Mishra, and N. Panigrahy
Published in: Hydrological Sciences Journal Vol: 53 Date: In Press
’Comparison of AMC-dependent CN-conversion formulae
By: Mishra, S.K., M.K. Jain, P. Suresh Babu*, K. Venugopal
Published in: Water Resources Management Vol: http://dx.doi.org/10. 1007/s11269-007-9233-5 Date: Online
’Another look at Z-transform for deriving the unit impulse response function
By: Rai, R.K., M.K. Jain, S.K. Mishra, R.A. Rastogi, C.S.P. Ojha
Published in: Water Resources Management Vol: DOI: 10.1007/s11269-006-9132-1 Date: Online
Closure to discussion of Claude Michel and S.K. Singh on Simplified 2-P gamma distribution for derivation of SUH by Bhunya et al.
By: Bhunya, P.K., S.K.Mishra, and Ronny Berndtsson
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engrg., ASCE Vol: Vol.8, No. 4. (Pg 232-234) Date: 2004
Closure to Discussion of SK Singh on Parameter estimation of Beta distribution for unit hydrograph derivation
By: Bhunya PK, SK Mishra, CSP Ojha, and Ronny Berndtson
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engg ASCE Vol: 11 (Pg 196) Date: 2006
Closure to Discussion of SK Singh and R Srivastava on Hybrid Derivation
By: Bhunya PK,Ghosh, NC, SK Mishra, CSP Ojha, and Ronny Berndtson
Published in: J. Hydrologic Engg ASCE Vol: 12 (Pg 546) Date: 2007