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Anil Acharya

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering) - University of Nevad, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011

MS (Water Resources Management) - Asian Institute of Technology, 2006

Bachelor in Civil Engineering - Institute of Engineering, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2003


Assistant Professor (2012 - present) - Alabama A&M University

Research Associate (2011 - 2012) - Idaho Water Center, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho

Research/Teaching Assistant (2007 - 2011) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Research Interests

Surface Water and Ground Water Interaction
Modeling of Water Resources Systems
HydroClimatic Modeling / Climate Studies and Hydrologic Forecasting
Environmental Impact Assessment (Water Quality Modeling)
GIS Applications in Water Resources

Recent Publications

  • Acharya, A., K. Lamb, and T.C. Piechota. Impacts of climate change on extreme precipitation events over Flamingo Tropicana watershed, Las Vegas (Under Review, Journal of American Water Res. Association).

  • Acharya, A. and J. Ryu. Development of a simple statistical tool for streamflow disaggregation. (Under Review, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering).

  • Ryu, J, M. Sohrabi, and A. Acharya (2012). Toward mapping gridded drought indices to mitigate drought impacts in a rapidly changing global environment. (Under Review, Geophysical research Letters)

  • Acharya, A., T.C. Piechota and G. Tootle (2012). Quantitative assessment of climate change impacts on the hydrology of the North Platte River watershed, Wyoming. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000543.

  • Acharya, A., T.C. Piechota, H. Stephen and G. Tootle (2011). Modeled streamflow response under cloud seeding in the North Platte River watershed. Journal of Hydrology, 409(1-2):305-314, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.027.

  • Acharya, A., T.C. Piechota and K. Acharya (2010). ‘Characterization of first flush phenomenon in an urban stormwater runoff: A case study of Flamingo Tropicana Watershed in Las Vegas Valley’. Published by ASCE Environment and Water Resources Congress (EWRI).

  • Acharya, A. and M.S. Babel (2010). Study of Existing Water Supply System of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Performance Evaluation. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8383-9449-7, 152 pp.

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Normal, AL, 35762

P: (256)-372-4147

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