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Dr. BHASKAR R.NIKAM

Dr. BHASKAR R.NIKAM Phone : +91-135-2524164
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Email : bhaskarnikam[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in , bhaskarnikam[At]gmail[dot]com
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SF
Department : Water Resources Department
Field of Expertise : Irrigation Water Management and Watershed Hydrology
Mail Address : Water Resources Department Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248 001 INDIA
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Watershed Hydrology, Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Studies
  • Groundwater Modeling and Conjunctive Water Use Management
  • Hydrological Parameter Retrieval Using Remote Sensing
  • Hydrological Modeling and Climate Change Studies
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Hydrologists
  • Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists
  • Life Member of Astronautical Society of India
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Geoinformatics
  • Ph.D. (Water Resources Development and Management)
  • Specialisation – Water Resources Planning and Management 

    Institute - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India

     

  • M. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Specialisation – Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

    Institute – G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.

     

  • B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Agricultural Engineering – Dr. A. S. Collage of  Agricultural  Engineering, M. P. K. V. Rahuri, India

  • 01st  July 2015 to Till date : Scientist/Engineer ‘SE’, IIRS-ISRO-DOS, Dehradun
  • 01st January 2016 to 30th April 2016 : Visiting Faculty, WEM, AIT Bangkok, Thailand 
  • 01st Jan 2011 to 30th  June 2015: Scientist/Engineer ‘SD’ IIRS-ISRO-DOS, Dehradun
  • 28th July 2008 to 31st Dec 2010: Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ IIRS-ISRO-DOS, Dehradun
  • 03rd January 2005 to 27th July 2008 : Research Scholar, WRDM, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee
  • Editor of Indian Journal of Soil and Water Conservationists
  • Editor Board Member of ‘Environmental Science and Technology International’, Jakraya Publications
  • Key note speaker in various seminars/symposia organized in India
  • Deputed by Government of India as Visiting Faculty, at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (01st January 2016 to 30th April 2016)
  • Reviewer of various National and International journal.
  • Krishan, R., Khare, D., Nikam, B. R., Chandrakar, A. (2018). Impact of Climate Shift on Rainfall and Temperature Trend in Eastern Ganga Canal Command. Best Paper Award in ICCCGW 2018: 20th International Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming held on September 27-28, 2018 at London, UK
  • Behera, S. S., Nikam, B. R., Babel, M. S., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2019). The Assimilation of Remote Sensing Derived Soil Moisture Data into a Hydrological Model for the Mahanadi Basin, India. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 10.1007/s12524-019-00954-2.
  • Danodia, A., Patel, N. R., Chol, C. W., Nikam, B. R. and Sehgal, V. K. (2019). Application of S-SEBI model to map crop evapotranspiration using Landsat-8 OLI data over Western Uttar Pradesh region of India. Geocarto International, 34(1), 114-131, doi: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1374473.
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Thakur P. K., Gupta P. K., Aggarwal, S. P. and Srivastav, S. K. (2019). Human-Induced Land Use Land Cover Change and its Impact on Hydrology. Accepted in HydroResearch, 1, 48-56, doi.org/10.1016/j.hydres.2019.06.001.
  • Krishan, R., Khare, D., Nikam, B. R. and Chandrakar, A. (2019). Analysis of Dependability of Annual and Monsoonal Rainfall in Eastern Ganga Canal Command, India. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Groundwater, Sustainability, Hydro-Climate/Climate Change, and Environmental Engineering, Edited by Scott, G. F. & Hamilton, W. ISBN (PDF): 9780784482346, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482346, pp. 344 - 355.
  • Aswathi, P. V., Nikam, B. R., Chouksey, A., and Aggarwal, S. P. (2018). Assessment and Monitoring of Agricultural Droughts in Maharashtra using Meteorological and Remote Sensing Based Indices. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 253-264, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-253-2018.
  • Dhote, P. R., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Sharma, V. C., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., and Chouksey, A. (2018). Experimental Flood Early Warning System in Parts of Beas Basin Using Integration of Weather Forecasting, Hydrological and Hydrodynamic Models. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 221-225, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-221-2018.
  • Foteh, R., Garg, V., Nikam B. R., Khadatare, M. Y., Aggarwal, S. P., Senthil Kumar, A. (2018). Reservoir Sedimentation Assessment through Remote Sensing and Hydrological Modeling. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 10.1007/s12524-018-0843-6.
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Chouksey, A., and Dhote, P. R. (2018). Importance of Incorporation of Geospatial Technology Applications in Water Resources at Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses of Civil Engineering. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 111-116, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-111-2018.
  • Krishan, R., Khare, D., Nikam, B. R., Chandrakar, A. (2018). Impact of Climate Shift on Rainfall and Temperature Trend in Eastern Ganga Canal Command. International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, 12(8), 553 - 562, urn:dai:10.1999/1307-6892/10009447.
  • Krishan, R., Nikam, B. R., Pingale, S. M., Chandrakar, A., and Khare, D. (2018). Analysis of trends in rainfall and dry-wet years over a century in Eastern Ganga Canal command. Meteorological Applications, 25, 561–574, DOI: 10.1002/met.1721.
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Jaya, K., Gupta, P.K., Srivastav, S.K., Thakur, P.K. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2018). Analyzing Future Water Availability and Hydrological Extremes in Krishna Basin under Changing Climatic Conditions. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11(19):581, 10.1007/s12517-018-3936-1.
  • Roy, A., Thakur, P. K., Pokhriyal, N., Aggarwal, S. P., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Dhote, P. R., and Choksey, A. (2018). Intercomparison of Different Rainfall Products and Validation of WRF Modelled Rainfall Estimation in N-W Himalaya During Monsoon Period. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 351-358, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-351-2018.
  • Sett, T., Nikam, B. R., Nandy, S., Danodia, A., Bhattacharjee, R., and Dugesar, V. (2018). Estimation of Instantaneous Evapotranspiration using Remote Sensing Based Energy Balance Technique Over Parts of North India. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 345-352, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-345-2018.
  • Sharma, V., Pandey, K., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Nikam, B. R., Dhasmana, M. K., Shrivastava, V., and Singh, S. (2018). Seasonal Comparison of ERA-Interim Precipitation Dataset for Entire Indian Region. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 567-573, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-567-2018.
  • Shashikumar, B. N., Garg, V. and Nikam, B. R. (2018) Analytical Hierarchy Process for Identification of Suitable Water Harvesting Site in Geospatial Environment. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 189-196, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-189-2018.
  • Singh, S., Dhasmana, M. K., Shrivastava, V., Sharma, V., Pokhriyal, N., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Chouksey, A., and Dhote, P. R. (2018). Estimation of Revised Capacity in Gobind Sagar Reservoir using Google Earth Engine and GIS. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 589-595, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-589-2018.
  • Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Chouksey, A., and Dhote, P. R. (2018). Training, Education, Research and Capacity Building Needs and Future Requirements in Applications of Geospatial Technology for Water Resources Management. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 29-36, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-29-2018.
  • Thakur, P. K., Chouksey, A., Kalura, P., Ghosh, S., Dhote, P., Swain, A., Kalia, M., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Kumar, P., Aggarwal, S. P., Chauhan, P., and Kumar, A. S. (2018). Indian Inland Water and Parts of Antarctic Ice Sheet Elevation and Ice Sheet Velocity Monitoring Using Altimetry and SAR Based Datasets. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 367-373, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-367-2018.
  • Thakur, P. K., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Singh, S., Jasmine, Chouksey, A., Dhote, P. R., Aggarwal, S. P., Chauhan, P., and Kumar, A. S. (2018). Snow Cover and Glacier Dynamics Study Using C-and L-Band SAR Datasets in Parts of North West Himalaya. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, 375-382, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-375-2018
  • Varshney, D., Gupta, P. K., Persello, C. and Nikam, B. R. (2018). Snow and Cloud Discrimination using Convolutional Neural Networks. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 59-63, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-59-2018.
  • Chouhan, H., Garg, V., Nikam, B.R., Chouksey, A. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2017). Assessment and Characterization of Meteorological Drought using Standardized Precipitation Index in the Upper Luni River Basin, Rajasthan. International Journal on Emerging Technologies 8(1): 265-271.
  • Chouksey, A., Lambey, V., Nikam, B. R., Aggarwal, S. P. and Dutta, S. (2017). Hydrological Modelling using a Rainfall Simulator over an Experimental Hillslope Plot. Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338), 4, 17.
  • Garg V., Kumar, A. S., Aggarwal, S.P., Kumar, V., Dhote, P., Thakur, P. K., Nikam, B. R., Sambare, R., Siddiqui, A., Muduli, P. R., Rastogi, G. (2017). Spectral Similarity Approach for Mapping Turbidity of an Inland Waterbody. Journal of Hydrology, 550, 527-537. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.05.039.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Gupta, P. K., Nikam, B. R. and Thakur, P. K. (2017). Assessment of land use land cover change impact on hydrological regime of a basin. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76: 635 doi: 10.1007/s12665-017-6976-z.
  • Krishan, R., Chandrakar, A., Nikam, B. R., Pingale, S. M. and Khare, D. (2017). Long Term Rainfall Data Analysis over Eastern Ganga Canal Command Area. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 45 (3), 338-347.
  • Mohan, S., Nikam, B.R., Aggarwal, S. P., Thakur, P. K., Krishna Murthy, Y. V. N. and Kingma, N. (2017). Evaluation of Adaptive Filters for Speckle Reduction in RISAT-1 Data for Flood Mapping. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, 17(2), 12-24.
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Thakur, P. K., Kumar, A. S., Chouksey, A., Aggarwal, S. P., Dhote, P. and Purohit, S. (2017). Satellite Based Mapping and Monitoring of Heavy Snowfall in North Western Himalaya and its Hydrologic Consequences. Current Science, 113 (12), 2328-2334.
  • Padhee, S., Nikam, B. R., Dutta, S. and Aggarwal S. P. (2017) Using satellite based soil moisture to detect and monitor spatiotemporal traces of agricultural drought over Bundelkhand region of India. GIScience Remote Sensing, 54(2), 144-166. doi: 10.1080/15481603.2017.1286725.
  • Rawat, S., Jain, M.K., Rawat, K.S., Nikam, B. R. and Mishra, S.K. (2017). Vulnerability Assessment of Soil Erosion/Deposition in a Himalayan Watershed using a Remote Sensing and GIS Based Sediment Yield Model. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6 (3), 40-56. doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.
  • Rawat, S.S., Prashar, P., Rawat, K.S., Nikam, B.R. and Kumar, P. (2017). Prioritization of Sub-watersheds of a Western Himalayan Catchment Employing Morphologically based Compound Index and Sediment Production Rate. Journal of Agricultural Physics, 17 (1), 73-86.
  • Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Nikam, B.R., Chouksey, A. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2017). Remote sensing of snow, glaciers and ice in Indian Himalayan region and parts of Arctic and Antarctica: Current status, advances and future prospects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. A Physical Sciences, 87(4):593–616, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40010-017-0437-7.
  • Thakur, P.K., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P. and Ghosh, S. (2017). Hydrological Parameters Estimation using Remote Sensing and GIS for Indian Region - A Review. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. A Physical Sciences, 87(4):641–659, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40010-017-0440-z.
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Thakur, P. K., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P. and Bhattacharya, T. (2016). Water Resources Status and Availability Assessment in Current and Future Climate Change Scenarios for Beas River Basin of North Western Himalaya. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), XLI-B8 2016, XXIII ISPRS Congress, 12–19 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 1389-1396. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-1389-2016.
  • Nikam, B.R., Ibragimov, F., Chouksey, A., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2016). Retrieval of land surface temperature from Landsat 8 TIRS for the command area of Mula irrigation project. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75: 1169. doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5952-3.
  • Rawat, S. S., Kumar, P., Jain, M. K., Mishra, S. K. and Nikam, B. (2016.) A Simple Lag Time Based GIUH Model for Direct Runoff Hydrograph Estimation. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 5(3), 197-204.
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Thakur, P. K., Nikam, B. R. and Garg, V. (2014) Integrated approach for Snowmelt Runoff Estimation using Temperature Index Model, Remote sensing and GIS. Current Science, 106 (3), 397:407.
  • Lilhare, R., Garg, V., and Nikam, B. R. (2014). Application of GIS Coupled Modified MMF Model to Estimate Sediment Yield on a Watershed Scale. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 20(6), C5014002-1:16. doi. 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001063.
  • Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Sachan, P. K., Thakur P. K. and Aggarwal S. P. (2014). Comparative Evaluation of Different Potential Evapotranspiration Estimation Approaches. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 3 (6), 544-552.
  • Padhee, S. K., Nikam, B. R., Aggarwal, S. P. and Garg, V. (2014). Integrating Effective Drought Index (EDI) and Remote Sensing Derived Parameters for Agricultural Drought Assessment and Prediction in Bundelkhand Region of India. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), Xl-8, 89-100, doi. 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-89-2014.
  • Rajan, S., Nikam, B.R., Aggarwal, S. P. and Garg, V. (2014). Statistical Downscaling of GCM Output and Generation of Future Hydrological Scenario for Ganga Basin, India. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (ISSN: 2277-1581), 3 (Special Issue), 121-130.
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Garg, V., Gupta, P.K., Nikam, B.R., Thakur, P.K. and Roy P.S. (2013). Runoff potential assessment over Indian landmass: A macro-scale hydrological modeling approach. Current Science, 104(7), 950-959.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Nikam, B.R. and Thakur, P.K. (2013) Hypothetical Scenario Based Impact Assessment of Climate Change on Runoff Potential of a Basin. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 19 (3), 244-249.
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B.R., Thakur, P.K. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2013). Assessment of The Effect of Slope on Runoff Potential of a Watershed Using NRCS-CN Method. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, 3,(2), 141-159.
  • Aggarwal, S. P., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Nikam, B. R. and Thakur, P. K. (2012). Climate and LULC Change Scenarios to Study its Impact on Hydrological Regime. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), XXXIX-B8, 147-152, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-147-2012.
  • Garg, V., Khwanchanok, A., Gupta, P.K., Aggarwal, S.P., Kiriwongwattana, K., Thakur, P.K. and Nikam, B.R. (2012) Urbanisation Effect on Hydrological Response: A Case Study of Asan River Watershed, India. Journal of Environment and Earth Science (IISTE), 2(9), 39-50.
  • Thakur P. K., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2018). Cryosphere Studies in Northwest Himalaya. Chapter 5 in Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems, Edited by R.R. Navalgund, A. Senthil Kumar, Subrata Nandy, Springer Singapore (eBook ISBN:978-981-13-2128-3, DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-2128-3)
  • Aggarwal, S. P., Garg, V., Thakur P. K. and Nikam, B. R. (2018). Hydrological Modelling in North Western Himalaya. Chapter 6 in Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems, Edited by R.R. Navalgund, A. Senthil Kumar, Subrata Nandy, Springer Singapore (eBook ISBN:978-981-13-2128-3, DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-2128-3)
  • Thakur P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Dhote P., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Bhatt, C. M., Chouksey, A. and Jha, A. (2018). Hydrometeorological Hazards Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling. Chapter 7 in Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems, Edited by R.R. Navalgund, A. Senthil Kumar, Subrata Nandy, Springer Singapore (eBook ISBN:978-981-13-2128-3, DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-2128-3)
  • Gupta, A., Thakur, P. K., Nikam, B. R. and Chouksey, A. (2014). Hydrological Modelling of Upper and Middle Narmada Basin using Geospatial Tools. Chapter 63, Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, Edited by Tiwari, H. L., Suresh, S. and Jaiswal, R. K., Excellent Publishing House, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India, 663-675. (ISBN: 978–93 –84935–04–7).

Published/ Presented

  • Varshney, D., Gupta, P.K., Persello, C. and Nikam, B. R. (2019). Deep Convolutional Networks for Cloud Detection using Resourcesat-2 Data. Accepted in Proceedings of IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 29- August 2, 2019 organized at Yokohama, Japan.
  • Krishan, R., Khare, D. and Nikam, B. R. (2018). Trend Analysis of Temperature and Reference Crop Evapotranspiration for Eastern Ganga Canal Command. ‘HYDRO 2018 INTERNATIONAL’, 23rd International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal & Environmental Engineering organized at NIT Patna.
  • Krishan, R., Khare, D., Nikam, B. R., Chandrakar, A. (2018). Impact of Climate Shift on Rainfall and Temperature Trend in Eastern Ganga Canal Command. Best Paper Award in ICCCGW 2018: 20th International Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming held on September 27-28, 2018 at London, UK.
  • Mishra, N., Kumar, S. and Nikam, B. R. (2018). Land Use/Land Cover Change Analysis of Doon Valley using Arc-GIS Tools. In Proceedings of ICSTEESD-18 held at GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, India, June 8-9, 2018
  • Krishan, R. Chouksey, A., Nikam, B.R., Khare, D., Chandrakar, A., Pandey, B.K. and Worku, T. (2018). Prediction of Monthly Sediment Discharge for any Agricultural Watershed using SWAT. In Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Intelligent Water Management (STIWM-2018) Organized at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, February 16-19, 2018.
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Ibragimov, F. Chouksey, A., Aggarwal, S. P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Estimation of Distributed Irrigation Water Requirement of Mula Command Area Using Remote Sensing. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Nikam, B. R., Gupta, P. K., Thakur, P. K., Garg, V., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P. R., Aggarwal, S. P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Mapping of Long-term Snow Cover Area Variability and Its Current Status (2016-17) in North Western Himalayan River Basins Using Remote Sensing. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Keerthiga, J., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Thakur, P. K., Gupta, P. K., Chouksey, A., Aggarwal, S. P., Srivastav, S. K. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Climate Change Impact Assessment on Hydrological Regime of Krishna Basin. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Behera, S. S., Nikam, B. R. and Babel, M. S. (2017). Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture into Hydrological Model: A Case Study of Mahanadi Basin, India. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Aswathi, P.V., Nikam, B. R., Chouksey, A., Danodia, A., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2017). Assessment and Monitoring of Agricultural Drought Using Remote Sensing Based Drought Indices and Their Inter-Comparison. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Danodia, A., Nikam, B. R., Kumar, S. and Patel, N.R. (2017). Land Surface Temperature Retrieval by Radiative Transfer Equation and Single Channel Algorithms Using Landsat-8 Satellite Data. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Krishan, R., Chandrakar, A., Nikam, B. R. and Khare, D. (2017). Analysis of Rainfall Trend before and after Implementation of Eastern Ganga Canal Command. Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, Volume: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers, Sacramento, California | May 21–25, 2017. (DOI: 10.1061/9780784480595.054)·
  • Nikam, B. R. Srivastav, S. K., Gupta, P. K., Bajpai, K. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2017). Impact of Urbanisation on Water Resources of Doon Valley, Uttarakhand (India). Keynote National Seminar on Water Management in Himalayan Region Organised by Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India |February 11, 2017.
  • Krishan, R. Nikam, B. R. and Khare D., (2017). Trends in Rainfall Pattern over EGC Command. In National Seminar on Water Management in Himalayan Region Organised by Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India |February 11, 2017.
  • Bhandari, A., Mishra, N. and Nikam, B. R. (2017). Water Body Mapping of Chennai Region using GIS & Remote Sensing. In National Seminar on Water Management in Himalayan Region Organised by Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India |February 11, 2017.
  • Bela, N., Mishra, N. and Nikam, B. R. (2017). Water Body Mapping Of Bangalore Region Using GIS & Remote Sensing. In National Seminar on Water Management in Himalayan Region Organised by Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India |February 11, 2017.
  • Krishan, R., Nikam, B. R. and Khare, D. (2017) Understanding Dry Year - Wet Years Cycle over Eastern Ganga Canal Command by Analysing Long-term Precipitation Data. In International Conference on ‘Incessant Ganga’, Organised by Water and Land Management Institute Phulwarisharif, Patna, Bihar, India | February 25-26, 2017
  • Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Srivastav, S. K. and Kumar, A. S. (2017). Water Availability in Ganga Basin under Changing LULC and Climate. In International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers, organized at New Delhi, India, April 18-21, 2017.
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Gupta, P. K., Srivastava, A., Aggarwal, S. P. and Srivastav, S. K. (2017). Impact of LULC Change on Hydrological Regime of Krishna Basin. In International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers, organized at New Delhi, India, April 18-21, 2017.
  • Krishan, R., Chandrakar, A., Nikam, B. R. and Khare, D. (2016). Analysis of Trends and Variability of Precipitation Over a Century in Eastern Ganga Canal Command, India. In ‘HYDRO 2016 INTERNATIONAL’, 21st International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal & Environmental Engineering, organized at CW&PRS, Pune, India, December, 8-10, 2016.
  • Chouksey, A. , Lambey, V., Nikam, B. R., Aggarwal, S. P., Thakur, P. K., Garg, V. and Dhote, P. (2016). Development and Testing of Hillslope Hydrological Model. In ‘HYDRO 2016 INTERNATIONAL’, 21st International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal & Environmental Engineering organized at CW&PRS, Pune, India, December 8-10, 2016.
  • Garg, V., Dhumal, I. R., Nikam, B. R., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S.P., Srivastav, S.K. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2016). Water Resources Assessment of Godavari River Basin, India. In Proceedings of ACRS 2016: 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at Colombo, Sri Lanka, during October, 17-21, 2016.
  • Padhee, S. K., Nikam, B. R., Dutta, S. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2016). Spatial Downscaling of Satellite Soil Moisture over Bundelkhand Region. In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Nikam, B. R., Srivastav, S. K., Gupta P. K., Bajpai, K., and Aggarwal, S. P. (2016). Impact of Urbanisation on Water Resources of Doon Valley, Uttarakhand (India). In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Nikam, B. R., Roy, S., Gupta, P. K., Chouksey, A., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S. P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2016). Early Season Agricultural Drought and Irrigated Area Assessment Using Remote Sensing. In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Mohan, S., Nikam, B. R., Thakur P. K., Aggarwal, S. P. and Kingma, N. (2016). Evaluation of Adaptive Filters for Speckle Reduction in Risat-1 Data for Flood Mapping. In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P. and Srivastav, S. K. (2016). Impacts of Future Climatic and Land Use Land Cover Changes on the Hydrological Regime of the Krishna River Basin. In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2016). Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters Database for Extended Indian Monsoon Region. In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Justin, George K., Dutta, P., Kumar, S. and Nikam, B.R. (2016). Application of Geospatial Techniques for Soil Erosion Assesment and Micro-Watershed Prioritization in a Sub-Himalayan Watershed. Accepted In ‘ISRS 2016’ National Symposium On Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosystems, organized at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India, December, 7-9, 2016.
  • Nikam, V.V., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Assimilation of Remote Sensing Derived Soil Moisture in Macroscale Hydrological Model. In Proceedings of ‘HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL’, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering organized at IIT Roorkee, India, 17-19 December, 2015.
  • Shiradhonkar, S., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Thakur, P. K. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Hydrological Modelling of a Large River Basin Using Geospatial Tools. In Proceedings of ‘HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL’, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering organized at IIT Roorkee, India, 17-19 December, 2015.
  • Dixit, A., Nikam, B. R., Aggarwal, S. P., Garg, V., Gupta, P .K. and Thakur, P. K. (2015). Runoff Estimation for forthcoming years of Chambal River Basin, Using VIC and ARIMA Model. In Proceedings of ‘HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL’, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering organized at IIT Roorkee, India, 17-19 December, 2015.
  • Lambey, V., Chouksey, A., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Assessment of Impact of LULC Change on the Hydrological Response of Asan Watershed. In National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” and Annul Conventions of Indian Society of Geomatics & Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Jaipur, Rajasthan, December 16-18, 2015.
  • Ghosh, S., Tiwari, S., Thakur, P. K., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Estimation of Sedimentation Rate of a Reservoir using Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study of Tehri Reservoir. In National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” and Annul Conventions of Indian Society of Geomatics & Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Jaipur, Rajasthan, December 16-18, 2015.
  • Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Shamra, V. C., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P. and Singh, C. (2015). Flood early warning system for North West Himalaya using integration of weather forecasting and hydrological models. In National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” and Annul Conventions of Indian Society of Geomatics & Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Jaipur, Rajasthan, December 16-18, 2015.
  • Nikam, B. R., Gupta, P. K., Kannan, B., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). SedYield: An open source geospatial tool for soil erosion and sediment yield assessment at watershed scale. In FOSS4G-India 2015, Organized on June 9-10, 2015 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. (Abstract)
  • Nikam, V., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Hydrological Simulation of Ganga Basin With Emphasis to Snowmelt Contribution. In Regional Seminar on Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management, 17-18 March, 2015, Ludhiana (Abstract)
  • Shiradhonkar, S., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Impact of Human Dimensions on Hydrological Regime of Narmada Basin. In Regional Seminar on Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management, 17-18 March, 2015, Ludhiana (Abstract)
  • Rawat, S., Jain, M. K., Mishra, S. K., Chaube, U. C. and Nikam, B. R. (2015). Prioritization of Himalayan Watershed on the basis of Soil Erosion and Sediment Deposition using Geospatial Technology. Published in International Conference on Natural Resource Management for Food Security and Rural Livelihoods, Organized at New Delhi by Soil Conservation Society of India New Delhi, India, February 10-13, 2015, pp. 475 (Abstract)
  • Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V. and Chouksey, A. (2014). Hydrological and Glacier Lake Outburst Flood Modeling of 2013 Kedarnath Floods. In ISPRS TC VIII International Symposium on Operational Remote Sensing Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges, Annual Convention of ISRS and ISG & Joint Sessions with ISPRS TC IV & TC VI, hosted by National Remote, Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Hyderabad, India, December 09-12, 2014. (Poster Presentation)
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Thakur, P. K. and Nikam B. R. (2014). Snow and Its Grain Size Mapping using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data. In ISPRS TC VIII International Symposium on Operational Remote Sensing Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges, Annual Convention of ISRS and ISG & Joint Sessions with ISPRS TC IV & TC VI, hosted by National Remote, Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Hyderabad, India, December 09-12, 2014.
  • Gupta, A. Thakur, P. K., Nikam, B. R. and Chouksey, A. (2014). Water Balance Study of Narmada River Basin an Integrated Approach Using Remote Sensing and GIS Tools and Techniques. In Proceedings of 3rd National Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACER2014), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Organized at Amity University, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Indian, October 16, 2014, 1-4.
  • Lilhare, R., Garg, V. and Nikam, B.R. (2013). Impact of Rainfall Variability on Reservoir Sedimentation Using Modified MMF (Morgan-Morgan-Finney) Model, RS AND GIS. Fifth National Civil Engineering Students’ Symposium (NCESS 2013), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering & Civil Engineering Association, IIT Bombay, 9th March, 2013.
  • Rawat, S.S, Jain, M. K., Nikam, B. R., Mishra, S. K. and Chaube, U. C. (2013). Modelling of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield from a Himalayan Watershed Using Geospatial Technology. Workshop on Geospatial Technology for Natural Resource Management, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, May 21-22, 2013.
  • Padhee, S. K., Nikam, B. R. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2013). Downscaling of Soil Moisture Over Bundelkhand Region of India- A Geospatial Approach. Workshop on Geospatial Technology for Natural Resource Management, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, May 21-22, 2013.
  • Zaitov, Sh and Nikam, B. R. (2013). Performance Evaluation of Irrigation Project Using RS & GIS - A Case Study of Upper Ganga Canal Command. 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2013), Bali, organized by Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing (ISRS/MAPIN) and Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 20 – 24 October 2013, (Oral Presentation).
  • Lilhare, R., Garg, V. and Nikam, B.R. (2013). Sediment Yield Estimation Using Modified MMF Model In A Geospatial Environment. Proceedings of HYDRO 2013 International, IAHR, IITM & ISH, 4-6 December, IIT Madras, India, pp. 946-960.
  • Sharma, T.U., Thakur, P.K., Nikam, B.R. and Garg, V. (2013). Water Budget Components Estimation Using Satellite Data and a Hydrological Model. Proceedings of HYDRO 2013 International, IAHR, IITM & ISH, 4-6 December, IIT Madras, India, pp. 939-945.
  • Sachan, P.K., Nikam B.R. and Nema, M.K. (2012). Comparative Evaluation of Different Evapotranspiration Estimation Methods. 46th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), GBPUA&T Pantnagar, February 27-29, 2012.
  • Rawat, S. S., Sharma, H. C. Singh, P. K. and Nikam, B. R. (2012). Hydrological Study of Mountainous Springs for Sustainable Drinking Water Supply. 46th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), GBPUA&T Pantnagar, February 27-29, 2012.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Nikam, B.R. and Thakur, P.K. (2012). Hypothetical Scenario Based Impact Assessment of Climate Change on Runoff Potential of a Basin. Proceedings of National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, HYDRO 2012, ISH, IIT Bombay, 7-8 December, IIT Bombay, India, pp. 927-934. [In CD].
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Thakur, P.K. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2010). Rainfall-Runoff Modelling of Solani Watershed Using Modified NRCS-CN Approach in Geospatial Environment. In: Jha et al. (eds) Proceedings of Workshop on “Case Studies on Real Time Hydrological Modelling for Ganga-Brahmaputra Basins” NIT Rourkela, Odisha, India, 23-25 September, pp 311-324. [In CD].
  • Aggarwal S. P., Thakur, P. K., Nikam, B.R. Prasad, V. H. and Dadhwal. V.K. (2009). "Water resources and soil erosion assessment in Uttarakhand using geospatial methods". Proceedings of Workshop on Water Resources Development in Uttarakhand organized by Central Water Commission, at Hotel Pacific, 06 March 2009, Dehradun, India.
  • Nikam, B. R., Kumar, P., Khare, D. and Chaube, U.C. (2009). “Reliability in the Estimation of ET0 Using Minimum Climatological Data”, International Conference “Water, Environment, Energy and Society (WEES-2009), 12-16 January, 2009, 1780-1786.
  • Nikam, B. R., Khare, D. and Ghosh, S. K. (2008). “A Conceptual Model for Integrated Water Resources Management”. Proceeding of National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Development and Management–2008 held at Aurangabad during 13-14 June, pp 50-57.
  • Nikam B.R., Khare D. and Ghosh S.K. (2008). Strategies for Efficient Water Resources Management in Tawa Command. Proceedings of International River Festival 2008, Bandrabhan, Hoshangabad, India, February 23-25.
  • Nikam B.R., Khare D. and Ghosh S.K. (2007). Conjunctive Use of Water in Agricultural. Proceedings of the South Asian Conference on Water in Agriculture: Management options for increasing crop productivity per drop of water, Raipur, India.
  • Tulagamov, A. U., Khare, D., Nikam, B. R. and Singh, R. P. (2007). Soil and Water Conservation through Improved Irrigation Practices: A Case Study. Fourth International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage Sacramento, California— October 3-6, 2007.
  • Nikam, B. R., Khare, D., Yadav, R. S., and Ghosh, S. K (2006). Development of an Expert System for Selection of Suitable Irrigation Method. Indo-Australian Conference on Information Technology in Civil Engineering (IAC-ITCE) Roorkee, India-2006.
  • Jumaboev, Q., Nikam, B.R., Khare, D., and Singh, R. P. (2005). Water Resources Management on Irrigated Agriculture: Impact Assessment of Present Practices In Uzbekistan. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Water Resources Development and Management, Roorkee, India-2005.

Contact

  • Nikam, B.R. (2016). Course Report of Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Remote Sensing and GIS 2015-16. Contact Newsletter, 18(1),
  • Nikam B. R., Aggarwal, S. P. (2016). Application of High Resolution Remote Sensing Data in Irrigation Infrastructure Mapping and Monitoring Progress of Irrigation Projects. Contact Newsletter, 18(1), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam, B.R. (2015). Course Report of Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Remote Sensing and GIS 2014-15. Contact Newsletter, 17(1),
  • Nikam B. R. (2015). Course Report of a Special Training Programme on “Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Resources Management” for Officials from G.B. P. U. A. & T. Pantnagar Contact Newsletter, 17(2), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Rajan S., Aggarwal S. P. and Nikam B. R. (2014). Statistical Downscaling of GCM Output and Generation of Future Hydrological Scenario for Ganga Basin, India. Contact Newsletter, 16(1), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam B. R. (2014). Sarangi Concert by Ustad Kamal Sabri. Campus News, Contact Newsletter, 16(1), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam B. R. and Aggarwal S. P. (2013).  Performance Evaluation of Irrigation Project Using Geospatial TechnologyContact Newsletter, 15(2), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam B. R., Aggarwal S. P. and V. Garg (2013). Special Course on Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Resources Management. Contact Newsletter, 15(2), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Aggarwal S.P. and Nikam B.R. (2012). Remote Sensing: As overview for Decision Makers. Contact Newsletter, 14(2), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam B. R., Aggarwal S.P. and Shukhratovich, Z.S. (2012). Holistic Approach for Performance Evaluation of Canal Command System. Contact Newsletter, 14(1), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Aggarwal S.P., Garg V., Gupta P.K., Thakur P.K. and Nikam B.R. (2012). Establishment and Calibration of a Regional Scale Distributive Hydrological Model for Studying Climate-Land Surface Interaction. Contact Newsletter, 14(1), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam B.R. and Aggarwal S.P. (2010). Performance Evaluation of Canal Irrigation Projects Sunning Remote Sensing and GIS. Contact Newsletter, 12(2), IIRS Dehradun
  • Aggarwal S.P. and Nikam B.R. (2010). Site Selection of Water Harvesting Structures. Contact Newsletter, 12(2), IIRS Dehradun.
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Gupta, P.K., Thakur, P.K., Aggarwal, S.P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017a). Preliminary Assessment Report: Assessment of Long-Term and Current Status (2016-17) of Snow Cover Area in North Western Himalayan River Basins using Remote Sensing. Technical Report (No. IIRS/WRD/ Technical Report /2017/212), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun. http://iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/pictures/Comp_Preliminary%20Assessment%20Report.pdf 
  • Nikam, B.R., Gupta, P. K. And Garg, V. (2016). Development of Hydrological Modelling Framework using Open Source Tools to Estimate Surface Runoff and Sediment Yield. Technical Report. (IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2016/88).
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B. R., Gupta P. K., Thakur P. K. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2016). Impact of LULC Change on Hydrological Regime of Indian River Basins, India. Technical Report (IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2016/182)
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Gupta, P. K., Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P. Senthil Kumar, A. (2015). Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters Database for Indian Monsoon Region. Technical Report (ATBD). (IIRS/WRD/ATBD/2016/154).
  • Nikam, B. R. Garg, V.,  Praveen K. Thakur, Aggarwal, S. P.  and Srivastav, S. K. (2013). Impact of Future Climate and Land Use /Land Cover Change on Hydrological Regime of Ganga River Basin. Technical Report for National Action Plan on Climate Change Project. (IIRS/WRD-GID/NAPCC/Ganga/ Project Report/V.1/183)
  • Nikam B.R. and Aggarwal S.P. (2012). Assessment of Irrigation Potential Created in AIBP funded 50 Irrigation Projects using Cartosat Data- Eastern Ganga Canal Projects Uttar Pradesh. (DCN: NRSC-RSAA-WRG-AIBP50-Jul-2012-TR-424), http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/water/aibp/Documents/P2Docs/REPORTS/EGC_REPORT.pdf
  • Nikam B.R. and Aggarwal S.P. (2012). Assessment of Irrigation Potential Created in AIBP funded 50 Irrigation Projects using Cartosat Data- Upper Ganga & Madhya Ganga Canal Projects Uttar Pradesh. (DCN: NRSC-RSAA-WRG-AIBP50-OCT-2012-TR-463), http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/water/aibp/Documents/P2Docs/REPORTS/UGM_REPORT.pdf
  • Aggarwal S. P., Nikam B.R. and Praveen Thakur. (2010). Suitable Site for Selection for Water Harvesting Structures in Solani Watershed. A project report submitted at IIR, NRSC Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/Technical Report/WRD/2010/39).
  • Aggarwal S. P., Nikam B.R. and Dadhwal V. K.  (2009). Soil Erosion Estimation Using Geo-Spatial Technique in India. A project report submitted at IIRS, NRSC Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/Technical Report/WRD/2009/6).

Student project supervision

    Student project supervision
  • Ph.D. : 3 Ongoing
  • M.Tech./M. Sc. projects (on going): 16+2
  • PG Diploma projects : 20
  • NNRMS/Internship : 22/43