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Amarnath Giriraj

Sub Theme Leader: Water-related Disaster Risk Management
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Dr. Giriraj Amarnath is a remote sensing researcher specialized in the application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in the study of risk assessment across a wide range of natural hazards and monitoring land and water resources in Asia and Africa. He has over 13 years’ experience in research including 3 years in academic at University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has conducted research on the: (i) mapping flood inundation extent in south Asia and south-east Asia, (ii) global flood hotspots assessment for climate risk studies, (iii) piloting operational flood mapping and modeling in Eastern Sudan, (iv) snow cover mapping and monitoring in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas, (v) vegetation cover change and biodiversity assessment in Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal), (vi) species niche modeling for endangered plants species in Western Ghats (India), (vii) environmental impact assessment using RS/GIS and (viii) relationship between upstream-downstream linkages in IndoGangetic plain and the possible causes of climate change impacts in this region.