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Anil Acharya

Anil Acharya, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (256)-372-4147
Website: Click here for the professional website of Dr. Anil Acharya (external link).

Ph.D. - Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), (2011)
M.S. - Water Resources Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, (2006)
B.S.C.E. - Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2003)

2018-Present: Associate Professor, Alabama A and M University, Huntsville, AL
2012-2017: Assistant Professor, Alabama A and M University, Huntsville, AL
2011-2012: Research Associate - Idaho Water Center, University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho
2007-2011: Research/Teaching Assistant - University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Nevada
2006-2007: Design/Resident Engineer, ITECO NEPAL (Branch of ITECO Ingenieurunternehmung AG, Switzerland), Kathmandu, Nepal
2003-2006: Civil/Resident Engineer, Tundi Constructions, Kathmandu, Nepal

Research interests
Modeling of water resources and environmental systems, climate studies, surface water/ ground water hydrology and interaction, stormwater quality, hydroclimatic modeling (hydrologic forecasting), water resources planning and management, and applications of Geographic Information Systems.

Teaching Interests
Applied Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Estimations, Engineering Economics, Introduction to Civil Engineering, Senior Design Projects, Elective Courses (e.g. Climate Modeling, Geographic Information System Applications, Urban Runoff Quality and Control).

Professional Memberships/Activities
Professional Engineering (PE) License (NV and AL). Engineering InTern (EIT Cert. No: ‘0T5765’).
Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter of ASCE at Alabama A&M University (Sep 2012-present)
Committee Member, Scholarship Committee for CETPS at AAMU (Sep 2014- 2018)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Environment and Water Resources Congress (EWRI) (2008-present); American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2008-present); Nevada Water Resources Association (NWRA) (2010-present); American Water Resources Association (2012-2013); Nepal Engineering Council (NEC) (2003-present)
Review Panels for EPA STAR Fellowship Program (2015) and College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Engineering Courses (2015)

Selected Publications
Acharya, A. (2018). Evaluating the suitability of application of hydrological models in a mixed landuse watershed. Journal of Water Management Modeling, 26:C456, doi:10.14796/JWMM.C456
Acharya, A. (2017). Quantification of modeled streamflows under climate change over the Flint River watershed in northern Alabama. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001549.