Archana Sarkar

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Name: Archana Sarkar
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)
Designation Scientist E
Employer National Institute of Hydrology
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Key areas of interest Hydrological Modelling of various hydrological processes and assessment of the impact of Climate change on future water availability, sediment yield, agriculture production and natural disasters, especially in the Himalayan region. Communication of such future assessment to respective stakeholders and design of suitable adaptation measures.
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Dr Archana Sarkar is a scientist with over 23 years of professional experience at the National Institute of Hydrology in India. She also worked at the Water Resources department of Imperial College, London as a commonwealth Professional Fellow and collaborated with many international research organisations/universities. Her work has involved multi-model multi-basin hydrological modelling for processes such as rainfall-runoff and sediment transport including climate change impacts. Some of her research projects on Climate change impact assessment on snowmelt runoff of trans-boundary Himalayan river basins (Subansiri & Sharda River basins in India) have produced new information on snowmelt contribution in the rivers discharge including climate change impact. She has over 90 publications to her credit and supervised 12 PhD, Masters and Honours students. 

Research Project

  1. “GLORIOUS: GLObal useRs In the cOpernicUs climate change Service” Global Partner Project under: Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) at ECMWF, UK. Ref: C3S_422, Lot 1. Lead: SMHI, Sweden; Funding: EU (Completed in 2019 as PI from NIH).
  2. ‘WaterRainHim: Changes in Water Resources and Adaptation options in the Indian-Himalayan basins’. Indo-Sweden Project Lead: SMHI, Sweden; Funding: Swedish Research Council, Sweden (Completed in 2018 as PI from NIH).
  3. Snowmelt Runoff Modeling and Study of the Impact of Climate Change in part of Brahmputra River Basin. Funding: Internal (Completed in 2015 as PI).

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Tiwari K., Goyal R. and Sarkar A., 2018. GIS-based Methodology for Identification of Suitable Locations for Rainwater Harvesting Structures. Water Resources Management, 32(5), 1811–1825. 
  2. Sarkar A., 2015. Impact of Climate Change on the Runoff Regime of a Trans-boundary Himalayan River Basin.  Global NEST Journal, 17(2), 323-333.
  3. Soni A.K., Sarkar A. and Sharma N, 2015. Snowmelt Runoff Modeling in an Indian Himalayan River Basin using WinSRM, RS & GIS. Journal Water and Energy International, 58(1), 63-72.
  4. Sarkar A and Pandey P, 2015. River Water Quality Modelling using Artificial Neural Network Technique. Journal Aquatic Procedia, 4, 1070 – 1077.
  5. Sarkar A, Garg R.D. and Sharma N, 2012. RS-GIS Based Assessment of River Dynamics of Brahmaputra River in India. International Journal of Water Resources and Protection (JWARP), 4(2), 63-72.