Surendra Shrestha

Brief Introduction

Name: Surendra Shrestha
Highest qualification and awarding university PhD

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Designation Associate Professor (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Employer Western Sydney University
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Key areas of interest stormwater management, water resources planning and management, hydraulic and hydrologic modelling
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Surendra Shrestha is an engineering hydrologist with both ground and surface water modelling experience.  His professional interests range from surface water planning and management to stochastic ground water flow modelling.  More recently, his involvement has been with academics, researchers and engineering professionals in mathematical modelling of the built environment.

Surendra is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering team within the School of Engineering at Western Sydney University and concurrently holds the position of the Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) in the School.  He is a Fellow of the Civil College of Engineers Australia and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  He is also a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Geophysical Union.

Research Project

  1. Rainfall Simulation Project – Blue Mountains
  2. Remediation of Derelict Mines in the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment
  3. Best Management Practices – Application in Northern Virginia

Key Publications/Reports

  1. Schismenos, S, Stevens, GJ, Emmanouloudis, D, Georgeou, N, Shrestha, S & Chalaris, M,  2020,  Humanitarian engineering and vulnerable communities: hydropower applications in localised flood response and sustainable development, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2020.1779274.
  2. Shrestha, S,  2019,  Use of innovative technologies in enhancing students’ learning outcomes, In: Rahman, A & Ilic, V (eds.), Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice, pp. 139-147, CRC Press.
  3. Painuly A, Shrestha S, Hackney P,  2015,  Bioavailability of heavy metals using simultaneously extracted metal/acid volatile sulfide in the sediments of Lake Burragorang, NSW, Australia, Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health, vol 3, no 1, pp 12-17.
  4. Pudasaini, M., & Shrestha, S.,  2011,  Rainfall Energy Loss – An Empirical Model, Australian Journal of Water Resources, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 91-100.
  5. Yunusa, I. A. M., Manoharan, V., Odeh, I. O. A., Shrestha, S., Skilbeck, C. G., & Eamus, D.,  2011,  Structural and Hydrological Alterations of Soil Due to Addition of Coal Fly Ash, Journal of Soils and Sediments, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 423-431.