Sumit Sen - Department of Hydrology,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sumit Sen
Sumit Sen Associate professor sumit.sen@hy.iitr.ac.in
Areas of Interest
  • Field and modeling experiments to investigate water movement through various watershed components, Understanding Surface Runoff Generation Mechanisms; Rainfall-Runoff Modeling; Hillslope Hydrology; Watershed Management
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2012-01-01OngoingOC SeminarDepartment of Hydrology
2020-07-07OngoingOffice Incharge Seminar: August 2012 - PresentIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2015-01-011 year WardenRajiv Bhawav
2020-07-07OngoingOffice Incharge Hydrometeorology Lab: August 2012 - PresentIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2020-07-07OngoingOffice Incharge Computer Lab: 2015 - PresentIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2012-01-01OngoingOC Hydrometeorology LabDepartment of Hydrology
2020-07-07OngoingFaculty Advisor Cognizance 2019, Dept., of HydrologyIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2015-01-01OngoingOC Computer LabsDepartment of Hydrology
2020-07-07OngoingWarden, Rajiv Bhawan: July 2015 - PresentIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2014-01-015 years Faculty Advisor Congizance Department TeamDepartment of Hydrology
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
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
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
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
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Understanding Hydrogeological Processes and Their Impacts on Water Security in the Tehri-Garhwal RegIIT Roorkee2013-014 years 11 months
Development of Field Demonstration Site for Revisiting Rainfall Measurement: An Under-catch IssueCentral Dam Safety Organization, Central Water Commission, Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project2017-013 years 11 months
Citizens Science Approach to Revive Dying SpringsWater for Welfare2017-012 years 11 months
Water Security through Community Based Springshed Development in the IHRNational Mission on HImalayan Studies, MoEF&CC2018-012 years 11 months
Climate Proofing of Springshed Development Program (Dhara Vikash) through Science and TechnologyUNDP2019-0110 months
Understanding Relationship between Infiltration Trade-off Hypothesis and Surface Runoff Generation MDST, Young Scientist Award2014-014 years 11 months
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Watershed Behaviour and Conservation PracticesHY-531Autumn
Engineering HydrologyIHY-01Engineering HydrologySpring
Watershed Modeling and SimulationHYN-571GraduateSpring
HydrometeorologyHY-513Spring
Engineering HydrologyHYN-102Engineering HydrologySpring
Hydrological Data Collection, Processing and AnalysisDMN-504Hydrological Data Collection, Processing and AnalysisAutumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Anshul YadavSediment Transport
Bhargabnanda DassEcohydrology
Stuti ShahMountain Lake System
Denzil DanielSpring Hydrology; Noncontact water level measurement
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
PLANNING OF INTERBASIN TRANSFER FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT IN ETHIOPIADr. Dereje Adeba GerbiA2012-01-01
HYDROLOGICAL RESPONSE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL WATERSHED OF LESSER HIMALAYADr. Vikram KumarA2012-01-01
MODELING MOISTURE FLOW IN ROOT ZONE: ESTIMATION OF ROOT WATER UPATAKE AND SOIL HYDRAULIC PARAMETERSDr. Ickkshaanshu SonkarA2015-01-01
UNDERSTANDING HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES OF LESSER HIMALAYAN HILLSLOPESDr. Aliva NandaA2016-07-08
HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE AND ANTHROPOGENIC CHANGES ON AN ETHIOPIAN RIFT VALLEY LAKEDr. Mulugeta Musie AbdiA2016-07-10
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Cranfield University, UKEcosystems Services Assessment: Research Exchange Program2020-07-07
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionDate
Invited Talk on World Water Day at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 22nd March, 2019University of Birmingham2019-01
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisation
Lake Nainital Hydrologic monitoring and ModelingCentre for Ecology Development and Research (CEDAR)
Himalayan hydrologyUniversity of Birmingham, UK
Ecohydrology of Sikkim Himalayas Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India
Water security plans for Himalayan communities: Stream and Spring SystemsPeople Science Institute (PSI), Dehradun, India
Forest hydrologyForest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India
Himalayan hydrology Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford, UK
Spring hydrologyCentral Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Nainital, India
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Musie, M., Momblanch, A., Sen, S*. Exploring future global change-induced water
    imbalances in the Central Rift Valley Basin, Ethiopia. Climatic Change, 164:47, doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03035-x. 2021. Q1
  2. Musie, M. Sen, S*.; Srivastava, P. Application of CORDEX-AFRICA and NEX-GDDP datasets for hydrologic projections under climate change in Lake Ziway sub-basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 21, 100721, 2020. Q1
  3. Nanda, A., Sen, S*., Sharma, A. N., & Sudheer, K. P. Soil Temperature Dynamics at Hillslope Scale—Field Observation and Machine Learning-Based Approach. Water, 12(3), 713, 2020. Q1
  4. Kumar, V., & Sen, S*. Assessment of spring potential for sustainable agriculture: A case study in lesser Himalayas. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 36(1), 11-24, 2020. Q2
  5. Musie, M.; Sen, S*.; Chaubey, I. Hydrologic Responses to Climate Variability and Human Activities in Lake Ziway Basin, Ethiopia. Water, 12, 164, 2020. Q1
  6. Musie, M., Sen, S*., Srivastava, P. Comparison and Evaluation of Open Source Precipitation Datasets for Streamflow Simulation in Data Scarce Watersheds of Ethiopia. Journal of Hydrology, 579, 124168. 2019. Q1 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124168.
  7. Nanda, A., Sen, S*, McNamara, J.P. How spatiotemporal variation of soil moisture can explain hydrological connectivity of infiltration-excess dominated hillslope: Observations from Lesser Himalayan Landscape, Journal of Hydrology 579, 124146, 2019.Q1
  8. Sonkar, I., Kotnoor, H. P., Sen, S. Estimation of Root Water Uptake and Soil Hydraulic Parameters from Root Zone Soil Moisture and Deep Percolation. Agricultural Water Management, 222: 38-47. 2019. Q1
  9. Bhattaraia N., Mallick, K., Stuarta, J., Vishwakarma, B. D., Niraula, R., Sen, S., Jain, M. 2019. An automated multi-model evapotranspiration mapping framework usingremotely sensed and reanalysis data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 229: 69-92. Q1
  10. Nanda, A., Sen, S., Jirwan, V., Sharma, A., Kumar, V. 2018. Understanding Plot-Scale Hydrology of Lesser Himalayan Watershed- A Field Study and HYDRUS-2D Modeling Approach. Hydrological Processes, 32:12541266. Q1
  11. Pati, A., Sen, S., Perumal, M. 2018. Modified Channel Routing Scheme for SWAT Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering ASCE, 23(6): 04018019. Q1
  12. 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.
  13. 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. 

  14. 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 Q1
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 
  18. 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.
  19. 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. Q1
  20. 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. Q1
  21. 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. Q2
  22. 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. Q1
  23. 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. Q1
  24. 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. Q1
  25. 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. Q2
  26. 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.
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