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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

  1. Acharya, A. and J.H. Ryu, (2014). Simple method for streamflow disaggregation. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(3): 509-519.

  2. Ryu, J, M. Sohrabi, and A. Acharya. Toward mapping gridded drought indices to mitigate drought impacts in a rapidly changing global environment. (Under Review, Water Resources Management).

  3. Acharya, A., A. Acharya and J. Duan, (2013). Three dimensional simulation of flow field around series of spur dikes. International Referred Journal of Engineering and Science, 2(7):36-57.

  4. Acharya, A., K. Lamb, and T.C. Piechota, (2013). Impacts of climate change on extreme precipitation events over Flamingo Tropicana watershed. Journal of American Water Resources Association, 49(2): 359-370. 

  5. 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.

Recent Grants

“Geospatial Education and Research Center (GERC) to strengthen environmental and natural resources sciences programs - USDA-NIFA Capacity Grant Award # 2013-38821-21130”, (Co-PI).

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Normal, AL, 35762

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