Telephone: +1 (530) 753-3035 x. 3#
Title: Senior Scientist
Expertise: water resources, forest conservation, micro-hydropower for rural development
Vishal is a hydrologist and environmental modeler with eight years of experience in water resources, forest conservation and micro-hydropower for rural development.
With SEI's Water and Sanitation Group in Davis, Vishal is working on the impacts of climate change on California's water supply. His expertise includes forest ecosystem sciences, distributed hydrological modeling, and the use of several open-source and commercial geographic information systems.
His recent work includes modeling of a 100-year monthly dataset of reference evapotranspiration for all of India; studying the impacts of land-use change on water resources and forest ecosystems; and modeling stream flow and runoff source areas in headwaters of the New York City watersheds.
Vishal received his Ph.D. in Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University, Ithaca in 2007.
Social Ecology of Domestic Water Use in Bangalore (Journal article - 2013)
Scenario-based water resources planning for utilities in the Lake Victoria region (Journal article - 2013)
Water for Electricity: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World (Project report - 2012)
Technology Innovation and Policy: A Case Study of the California ZEV Mandate (Book chapter - 2012)
Potential impacts on hydrology and hydropower production under climate warming of the Sierra Nevada (Journal article - 2011)
Modifying agricultural water management to adapt to climate change in California's central valley (Journal article - 2011)