Being one of the Green Talents from the first competition in 2009, Indian researcher Dr Nihar Samal is currently working at New York City Department of Environmental Protection as a City Research Scientist III position. He is working on stormwater management models (InfoWorks-ICM) for the New York City that simulates combined sear overflows (CSOs) and water depth along the interconnected sewers within the city. The major focus of the project is on the design and implementation of the Green infrastructure and low impact development to manage the stormwater within the New York City.
Here you can find one of his recent publication that emphasizes on importance of coupling of the forest and watershed hydrology models, quantification of ecosystem services & environmental indicators, Climate and land cover impact analysis for the next 100 years:
A coupled terrestrial and aquatic biogeophysical model of the Upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, to inform ecosystem services evaluation and management under climate and land-cover change
Dr Nihar Samal publishes his research findings about the Ecosystem Effects of a Tropical Cyclone on a Network of Lakes in Northeastern North America and the Impact of climate change on Cannonsville Reservoir thermal structure in the New York City water supply. Together with other experts from North America in the field of hydrology, hydrodynamics and climate change modeling, he also published two papers in international high impact factor journals.
To read the papers please follow the links bellow:
Impact of climate change on Cannonsville Reservoir thermal structure in the New York City water supply in: Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 2012, 47.3-4, 389-405
Ecosystem Effects of a Tropical Cyclone on a Network of Lakes in Northeastern North America in: Environmental and Science Technology, 2012, 46, 11693−11701