Tel: (540) 231-1797; Fax: 540-231-3199
Areas of Interest
Hydrology, Water Resources, Climate Change Impacts, Extreme events (Floods and Droughts), Water-Energy-Food nexus, Land cover and land use change,Water quality modeling impacted by antibiotics use in urban/farm environment and receiving waters.
Associate Professor, Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Dr. Venkat Sridhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Sridhar was working as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at Boise State University. Prior to joining Boise State, he was a research faculty at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Postdoc at University of Washington. Dr. Sridhar earned his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 2001. Dr. Sridhar is a hydrologist and conducts modeling research to understand the impact of climate change on hydrology and water resources, water management, drought and flood modeling. Dr. Sridhar’s research group designed, developed, and refined a suite of computational hydrological models to generate datasets that were translated into an operational decision support system for many river basins in the conterminous U.S. Dr. Sridhar has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, 5 book chapters, 4 reports and 85 conference presentations with funding from various agencies including NSF, NASA, NOAA, USGS, Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center and Idaho Department of Water Resources. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Idaho and Nebraska and a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, American Meteorological Society, American Water Resources Association, American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Sridhar is a Diplomate of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He serves as Co-Editor, Journal of Water and Climate change and Associate Editor for JAWRA Special Issue on Climate Change and reviews articles for leading international journals. He regularly reviews articles for several leading international journals including International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Remote Sensing of Environment, and Water Resources Research. Dr. Sridhar has research collaboration in more than ten countries.