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Vaibhav Garg

Vaibhav Garg Phone : +91-135-2524165
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Email : vaibhav[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SE
Department : Water Resources Department
Field of Expertise : Water Resources Engineering & Surface Water Hydrology
Mail Address : Water Resources Department Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO Dept. of Space, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Erosion & Reservoir Sedimentation Studies
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Application in Water Resources
  • Application of Soft Computing Techniques in Water Resources Engineering
  • Life Member of Indian Meteorological Society, LM-2759 India
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Hydraulics, LM-618 India
  • Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 9396 UK
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, LM-3470 India
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Hydrologists, LM-1587 India
  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) - Specialisation: Water Resources Engineering - Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
  • M.Tech. (CivilEngineering) - Specialisation: Water Resources Engineering - Institute: Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur [Formerly MREC]
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering) - Amravati University
  • 01st Jan 2017 to till date: Scientist/Engineer ‘SE’ (IIRS-ISRO-DOS)
  • 01st Jan 2012 to 31st Dec 2016: Scientist/Engineer ‘SD’ (IIRS-ISRO-DOS)
  • 29th Dec 2009 to December 2011: Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ (IIRS-NRSC-ISRO)
  • 02nd Jan 2006 to 28th Dec 2009: Research Scholar (IIT Bombay)
  • 26th Sep 2005 to 30th Dec 2005: Research Associate (IIT Bombay)
  • 06th Jun 2005 to 22nd Sep 2005: Junior Research Fellow (IIRS-NRSA-DOS)
  • 01st Sep 2004 to 05th June 2005: Project Officer (NIH)
  • Awarded “Excellence in Thesis Work” to the PhD Student in Civil Engineering for the year 2009-2010 by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
  • SAARC-IAESTE-Japan Fellowship for Academic Internship Program at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo during the period of Jan 22 - Feb 13, 2009.
  • Reviewed research papers for following international journals: Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE); Hydrological Sciences Journal (IAHS); Water Resources Management; Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) Water Management; Spatial Science; Journal of Hydro-environment Research; International Journal of Sediment Research, International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology
  • Reviewed research papers for following national journals: Current Science; Journal of Earth System Science; Indian Society of Hydraulics Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing,Advances in Space Research
  • Deshpande, S., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., and Mohapatra, M. (2019). Assessment of Meteorological Droughts and their Impact on the Hydrological Regime of Gadavari River Basin. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – II, 2140-2161. (Awarded: Best Paper Award)
  • Pathak, S., Rathour, J. and Garg, V. (2019). Flood mapping and monitoring using microwave data. 39th INCA International Congress, December 18-20, 2019, Dehradun, India (Awarded: Best Poster Award)
  • Sarkar, A. and Garg, V. (2016). Study of Climate Change in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Changing Patterns of Historical Rainfall. Accepted for International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy & Society, Organised by AISECT University, Bhopal and Texas A&M University, Texas, USA during March 15-18, 2016, Bhopal, India. (Awarded: Best Research Paper on the Conference Sub-theme)
  • Garg, V, Sambare, R.S., Thakur, P.K., Dhote, P.R., Nikam, B.R. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2019). Improving stream flow estimation by incorporating time delay approach in soft computing models. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2019.16
  • 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. HydroResearch, 1, 48-56, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydres.2019.06.001
  • Chander, S., Gujrati, A., Hakeem, K.A., Garg, V., Issac, A.M., Dhote, P.R., Kumar, V. and Sahay, A. (2019). Water quality assessment of River Ganga and Chilika lagoon using AVIRIS-NG hyperspectral data. Current Science, 116(7), 1172-1181.
  • Singh, S.K., Jain, G., Siddiqui, A., Naik, S., Rathore, B.P., Garg, V., Snehmani, Kumar, V., Bahuguna, I.M., Sharma, S.A., Shekhar, C., Thakur, P.K., Mishra, K., Kumar, P., Painter, T.H. and Dozier, J. (2019). Characterization and retrieval of snow and urban land cover parameters using hyperspectral imaging. Current Science, 116(7), 1182-1195.
  • Dhote P.R., Aggarwal S.P., Thakur P.K.,Garg, V (2019). Flood inundation prediction for extreme flood events: a case study of Tirthan River, North West Himalaya. Himalayan Geology, Vol. 40 (2), pp. 128 140
  • 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 Baisn, India. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 10.1007/s12524-019-00954-2
  • 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, 46(11), 1893-1905.
  • 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, 11:581, 10.1007/s12517-018-3936-1
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Gupta, P.K., Thakur, P.K., Senthil Kumar, A., Chouksey, A., Aggarwal, S.P., Dhote, P.R., 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.
  • Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Nikam, B.R., Chouksey, A., Aggarwal, S.P. and Dhote, P.R. (2017). Cryospheric Studies in Indian Himalayan and Polar Region: Current Status, Advances and Future Prospects of Remote Sensing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(4), 593-616.
  • Thakur, P.K., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P.R. and Ghosh, S. (2017). Hydrological Parameters Estimation using Remote Sensing and GIS for Indian Region - A Review. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(4), 641-659.
  • Ghosh, S., Thakur, P.K., Sharma, R., Nandy, S., Garg, V., Amarnath, G., Bhattacharyya, S. (2017).The potential applications of satellite altimetry with SARAL/AltiKa for Indian inland waters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(4), 661-677.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Gupta, P.K., Nikam, B.R.,Thakur, P.K., Srivastav, S.K. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Assessment of Land Use Land Cover Change Impact on Hydrological Regime of a Basin. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-017-6976-z
  • Garg, V., Senthil Kumar, A., Aggarwal, S.P., Kumar,V., Dhote, P.R., Thakur, P.K., Nikam, B.R., Sambare, R.S., Siddiqui, A., Muduli, P.R. and Rastogi, G. (2017). Spectral Similarity Approach for Mapping Turbidity of an Inland Waterbody. Journal of Hydrology, 550, 527-537.
  • 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.
  • Thakur, P.K., Ghosh, S., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S. P., Saha, S.K., Sharma, R. and Bhattacharyya, S. (2015). SARAL/AltiKa waveform analysis to monitor inland water levels: A case study of Maithon Reservoir, Jharkhand, India. Marine Geodesy, 38(Sup1), 597-613. DOI:10.1080/01490419.2015.1039680
  • Garg, V. (2015). Inductive group method of data handling neural network approach to model basin sediment yield. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), 20(6), C6014002-1 - C6014002-8.
  • Lilhare, R., Garg, V. and Nikam, B.R. (2015). Application of GIS Coupled Modified MMF Model to Estimate Sediment Yield on A Sub-Watershed Scale. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), 20(6), C5014002-1 - C6014002-16.
  • 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, 121-130.
  • Garg, V. (2014). Modelling Catchment Sediment Yield: A Genetic Programming Approach. Natural Hazards, 70(1), 39-50. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-011-0014-3.
  • 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). (in press)
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. "Evaluation of reservoir sedimentation using data driven techniques." Applied Soft Computing, 13(8), 3567-3581.
  • Bhattacharya, T., Aggarwal, S.P. and Garg, V. (2013) Estimation of Water Balance Components of Chambal River Basin Using a Macroscale Hydrology Model. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 3(2), 1-6.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Nikam, B.R. and Thakur, P.K. "Hypothetical Scenario Based Impact Assessment of Climate Change on Runoff Potential of a Basin." ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. (In press, DOI:10.1080/09715010.2013.804673).
  • 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., 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.
  • Garg, V. “Modelling Catchment Sediment Yield: A Genetic Programming Approach.” Natural Hazards (in Press, Available online: DOI: 10.1007/s11069-011-0014-3).
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2012). Sediment Yield Assessment of a Large Basin using PSIAC Approach in GIS Environment. Water Resources Management, 26(3), 799-840.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2010). Modeling the Time Variation of Reservoir Trap Efficiency. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), 15(12), 1001-1015.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2010) Reservoir Trap Efficiency Using Artificial Neural Networks. International Journal of Ecology and Development, 15(W10), 14-25.
  • Jothiprakash, V. and Garg, V. (2009). Reservoir Sedimentation Estimation Using Artificial Neural Networks. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE), 14(9), 1035-1040.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2008). Estimation of Useful Life of a Reservoir using Sediment Trap Efficiency. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 8(2), Fall 2008, 1-14.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V., (2008). Trap Efficiency Estimation of A Large Reservoir. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 14(2), 88-101.
  • Jothiprakash, V. and Garg, V. (2008). Re-Look to Conventional Techniques for Trapping Efficiency Estimation of a Reservoir. International Journal of Sediment Research, 23(1), 76-84.
  • Jain, S. K., Sarkar, A. and Garg, V. (2008). Impact of Declining Trend of Flow on Harike Wetland, India. Water Resources Management, 22, 409-421.
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Garg, V., Thakur, P.K. and Nikam, B.R. (2018). Hydrological Modelling in North Western Himalaya. In Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems (to be published by Springer).
  • Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Nikam, B.R. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2018). Cryosphere Studies in Northwest Himalaya. In Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems (to be published by Springer).
  • Thakur, P.K., Aggarwal, S.P., Dhote, P.R., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Bhatt, C.M., Chouksey, A. and Jha, A.K. (2018). Hydro-meteorological Hazards Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling. In Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems (to be published by Springer).
  • Sarkar, A. and Garg, V. (2018) Study of Climate Change in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Changing Patterns of Historical Rainfall. Chapter 14 in V.P. Singh et al. (eds.), Climate Change Impacts, Water Scienceand Technology, Springer Nature, Singapore, 165-179.
  • Pathak, S., Rathour, J. and Garg, V. (2019). Flood mapping and monitoring using microwave data. 39th INCA International Congress, December 18-20, 2019, Dehradun, India (Best Poster Award)
  • Pathak, S., Garg, V, and Neeti (2019). Hydrological Modelling to Estimate Snowmelt using Temperature Index and Energy Balance Approach. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – I, 857-870.
  • Nanda, S., Garg, V, and Neema, A.K. (2019). Hydrological Modelling of Bargi Catchment Area using Geospatial Tools. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – I, 848-856.
  • Deshpande, S., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V, and Mohapatra, M. (2019). Assessment of Meteorological Droughts and their Impact on the Hydrological Regime of Gadavari River Basin. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – II, 2140-2161. (Best Paper Award)
  • Mohapatra, M., Nikam, B.R., Kour, G., Garg, V, Thakur, P.K., and Aggarwal, S.P. (2019). Development of an Open-Source Tool for Handling Big Data Problem in Estimation of Standardised Precipitation Index: SPI_Utility. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – II, 2256-2266.
  • Sharma, V., Nikam, B.R., Thakur, P.K., Garg, V, and Aggarwal, S.P. (2019). Effect of Bias Correction in ERA-Interim Precipitation Dataset on the behaviour of Hydrological Model. In proceedings of 24th Hydro 2019, International Conference, December 18-20, 2019, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Vol – II, 2127-2139.
  • Kour, K., Garg, V, Jasrotia, A.S. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2019). Hydrological Modelling Approach to Estimate Discharge of Jhelum River Basin. 3rd National Geo-Research Scholar Meet, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun held during June 06-08, 2019 (Poster Presentation)
  • Ranjan, R., Sharma, V., Thakur, P.K., Nikam, B.R., Dhote, P.K., Aggarwal, S.P. and Garg, V (2019). Study of Long Term Snow Melt Runoff Contribution to Jhelum River Discharge. In proceedings of National Conference on Polar Sciences NCPS-2019, August 20-22, 2019, at NCPOR-Goa. YPSM NCPS2019/013, pp. 162
  • Prasad, N. R., Garg, V., and Thakur, P. K. (2018), Role of SAR Data in Water Body Mapping and Reservoir Sedimentation Assessment, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, pp. 151-158, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-151-2018.
  • 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, pp. 189-196, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-189-2018.
  • 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, pp. 351-358, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-351-2018.
  • 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, pp. 111-116, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-111-2018.
  • 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, pp. 375-382, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-375-2018
  • 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, pp. 29-36, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-29-2018.
  • 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, pp. 221-225, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-221-2018.
  • 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, pp. 367-373, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-367-2018.
  • 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, pp. 589-595, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-589-2018.
  • Singh, V., Thakur, P. K., Garg, V., and Aggarwal, S. P. (2018), Assessment of Snow Avalanche Susceptibility of Road Network - A Case Study of Alaknanda Basin, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-5, pp. 461-468, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-461-2018.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Spectral Similarity Analysis Approach to Map Water Quality of Inland Waterbody. In Proceedings of ACRS 2017: 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing organized at New Delhi, India, October 23-27, 2017.
  • Shah, I.A., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P. (2017). Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Regime of a Basin. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2016) on Promoting Spatial Data Infrastructure for Sustainable Economic Development, October 17-22, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Nikam, B.R., Chouksey, A., Dhote, P.R. 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. In the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, Vol. XLI-BB 2016, XXIII ISPRS Congress, July 12-19, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 1389-1396.
  • Ghosh, S., Thakur, P.K., Dutta, S., Sharma, R., Nandy, S., Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P. and Bhattacharyya S. (2016). A new method for SARAL/AltiKa Waveform Classification: contextual analysis over the Maithon reservoir, Jharkhand, India. In proceedings of SPIE Asia-Pacific remote sensing symposium (9878), Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges, during April 4-7, 2016 at New Delhi, India. doi:10.1117/12.2223777.
  • Nikam, V.V., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Assimilation of Remote Sensing Derived Soil Moisture in Macroscale Hydrological Model. Proceedings of HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering to be held 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. Proceedings of HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering to be held at IIT Roorkee, India, 17-19 December, 2015.
  • Dixit, A., Nikam, B.R., Garg, V., Gupta, P.K., Thakur, P.K. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2015). Runoff Estimation for forthcoming years of Chambal River Basin, Using VIC and ARIMA Model. Proceedings of HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering to be held 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. Proceedings of National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” and Annual 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. Proceedings of National Symposium on “Geomatics for Digital India” and Annual 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, hydrological and hydrodynamic models. Proceedings of ISPRS WG VIII/1 Workshop on Geospatial Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held at Jaipur, India on December 17, 2015.
  • Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Dixit, A., Chatterjee, R.S., Aggarwal, S.P. and Snehmani (2015). High Resolution Digital Elevation creation using Tandem-x data in Snow and Glaciated Area. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna Propagation and Remote Sensing (ICMARS) to be held at Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India; December 15–17, 2015.
  • Nikam, V., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Hydrological Simulation of Ganga Basin with Emphasis to Snowmelt Contribution. Regional Seminar on Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management, 17-18 March, 2015, Ludhiana.
  • Shiradhonkar, S., Garg, V., Nikam, B. R. and Aggarwal, S. P. (2015). Impact of Human Dimensions on Hydrological Regime of Narmada Basin. Regional Seminar on Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management, 17-18 March, 2015, Ludhiana.
  • Garg, V., Aggarwal, S.P., Thakur, P. K. and Nikam B. R. (2014). Snow and Its Grain Size Mapping using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data. Interactive Session 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.
  • 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. Accepted for poster presentation 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.
  • 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
  • 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. [In CD]
  • 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. [In CD]
  • 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.
  • Kiriwongwattana, K.A. and Garg, V. (2012). Urbanization Effect on Watershed Hydrology - A Case Study of Asan River Watershed. Proceedings of 4th International Science, Social Science, Engineering and Energy Conference, Golden Beach Cha-Am Hotel, Petchburi, Thailand, December 11-14, 2012, pp. 616–629.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Thakur, P.K., Garg, V., Khalzan P. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2012). Gangotri Glacier Study Using Remote Sensing, GIS and Long Term Temperature Data. In: Sudhir Kumar et al. (eds) Proceedings of the National Symposium on "Water Resources Management in Changing Environment (WARMICE - 2012)" IAH, 8 - 9 February, NIH Roorkee, India, pp. 209 - 217.
  • 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]
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash V. (2010). Reservoir Sedimentation Studies to Re-estimate Useful Life of a Reservoir. Proceedings of National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India, 5-6 March, pp 233-245
  • Garg, V., More, S.S. and Jothiprakash, V. (2009). Reservoir Trap Efficiency Estimation Using M5 Model Tree – A Case Study. Proceedings of National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, HYDRO 2009, ISH, CWPRS, GSDA and UNICEF, 17-18 December, CWPRS Pune, India, pp. 656 - 662.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2009). Genetic Programming Approach to Estimate Reservoir Sedimentation. Proceedings of National Symposium on “Climate Change and Water Resources in India (CCWRIN), IAH, 18-19 November, NIH Roorkee, India. [In CD]
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2009). Reservoir Sedimentation Estimation using Genetic Programming. In Starrett, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, EWRI, 17-21 May, Missouri, Kansas City, pp. 1505-1513.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2008). Reservoir Trap Efficiency Estimation Using Genetic Programming. Proceedings of the National Conference HYDRO-2008, MNIT, ISH and UNICEF, 15-16 December, MNIT Jaipur, India, pp. 208-214.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2007). Cause-Effect ANN Model to Estimate Reservoir Sedimentation. Proceedings of the National Conference HYDRO-2007, SVNIT and ISH, 21-22 December, SVNIT Surat, India, pp. 632-639.
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2006). Useful Life Period Estimation of a Reservoir using Trap Efficiency. Proceedings of the National Conference HYDRO-2006, ISH and BVUCOE, 8-9 December, Pune, India, pp. 749-756
  • Garg, V. and Jothiprakash, V. (2006). Estimation of Sediment Retention in a Reservoir – A Case Study. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, Centre of Water Resources, IST, 5-8 December, JNTU, Hyderabad, India, pp. 1054-1062.
  • Jothiprakash, V. and Garg, V. (2007). Trap Efficiency Estimation for Reservoir Sedimentation – A Case Study. Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics-2007, 19-23 February, New-Zealand. (In CD)
  • Rao, Y.S., Sharma, S., Garg, V. and Venkataraman, G. (2006), Soil Moisture Mapping over India using Aqua AMSR-E derived Soil Moisture Product. Proceedings IGARSS 2006, 31 July – 04 August, Denver, CO, USA, pp. 2999-3002
  • Garg, V. and Thakur, P.K (2018). Effect of slope and aspect on snow spectra. Contact Newsletter, 20(1), IIRS Dehradun, pp. 5.
  • Garg, V. and Thakur, P.K (2018). Water Level Retrieval of Inland Water Body using Satellite Altimeter Data. Contact Newsletter, 19(2), IIRS Dehradun, pp. 11.
  • Garg, V., Kumar, V., Dhote, P.R., Aggarwal, S.P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). Water Quality Studies in Chilika Lake. Science Results from Phase-1 Airborne Hyperspectral Campaign with AVIRIS-NG over India, Indian Space Research Organisation, July 2017, 254-262.
  • Garg, V. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2016). Spectral Similarity Approach for Mapping Turbidity of Chilika Lake. Contact Newsletter, 14(1), IIRS Dehradun, pp. 22.
  • Thakur, P.K., Ghosh, S., Garg, V. and Nandy, S. (2015). Inland Water level estimation with SARAL/ALTIKA using Waveform analysis and Re-tracking algorithms. NNRMS BULLETIN, NNRMS (B) - 39, Department of Space, Govt. of India, Bengaluru.
  • 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., Garg, V., Gupta, P.K., Thakur, P.K., Aggarwal, S.P. and Senthil Kumar, A. (2017). A preliminary report on assessment of long-term and current status (2016-17) of snow cover area in North Western Himalayan river basins using remote sensing, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2017/212)
  • Garg, V. (2016). Retrieval of geophysical parameters related to water resources using hyperspectral remote sensing, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2016/181)
  • Garg, V. and Gupta, P.K. (2016). Development of Relationship Among Vegetation Indices and Influencing Parameters Adopting Soft Computing Approach. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2016/180)
  • Garg, V., Nikam, B.R. and Gupta, P.K. (2016). Land use and land cover dynamics and impact of human dimensions in Indian river basins. ISRO-GBP Project report, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/WRD/Technical Report/2016/182)
  • Nikam, B.R., Garg. V. and Thakur, P.K. (2016). Impact of Climate and LULC change on Hydrological Regime of Ganga River Basin. National Action Plan on Climate Change Project Report, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun. (DCN: IIRS/WRD-GID/NAPCC/Ganga/ Project Report/V.1/183)
  • Aggarwal, S.P., Garg, V. and Gupta, P.K. (2012). Hydrological Modelling. ISRO GBP Project on Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics and Impact of Human Dimensions in Indian River Basins. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun.
  • Jain, S.K., Rathore, D.S., Garg, V. and Chaudhry, A. (2009). Morphological Study of Satluj River. Submitted to Morphology Directorate, Central Water Commision, New Delhi.
  • Jain, S.K., Rathore, D.S., Garg, V. and Chaudhry, A. (2009). Morphological Study of Ghagara River. Submitted to Morphology Directorate, Central Water Commision, New Delhi.

Academic Guidance:

PhD. : 02 (ongoing)
M.Tech. : 09
M.Sc.(IIRS-ITC) : 01
M.Tech.(External) : 05
M.Sc.(External) : 07
PGD (IIRS) : 13
PGD (IIRS-ITC) : 05
PGD (CSSTEAP) : 14

Responsibilities:
Departmental:

  • Course Officer M.Tech & PGD - RS & GIS, IIRS - (2011-13, 2013-15)
  • Course Officer NNRMS - 2013
  • Course Coordinator Special Course for CWC Officials 2014
  • Course Coordinator Special Course for CWC & Cabinet Secretariat Officials 2019
  • Course Coordinator Special Course for CWC ITP Officials 2019
  • Course Officer CSSTEAP 20th RS and GIS PGD (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
  • Module Coordinator PGD-NHDRM (D-HHMA) - 2017
  • Focal Point M.Tech Elective on Climate Change Impact on Natural Resources(2017, 2018)

Institutional:

  • Secretary, ISRS-Dehradun Chapter (2016-18)
  • Secretary, IIRS Sports Council (2013-2018)
  • Member IIRS Newsletter "Contact" Editorial Committee
  • Member IIRS Physical Stock Verification Committee
  • Member Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Member SpecVizpro
  • Member Official Language Implementation Committee (2015-17)
  • Member IIRS Library Committee
  • Working Group member Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Group
  • Focal Point, IIRS for ISRO-NASA AVIRIS-NG Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Flights over India
  • Member, Institute Lecture Series Committee, IIRS, Dehradun
  • Member, NRSC Sports Council, NRSC Hyderabad
  • Member, Central Library, IIRS, Dehradun
  • Games Secretary, Recreation Club, IIRS, Dehradun