Aman Srivastava

Aman Srivastava
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay | IIT Bombay · Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) (Technology & Development)(TD)

Master of Technology (Rural Technology & Development)
Proficient in writing journal papers on AI-ML & RS-GIS, preferably in water, environment, agriculture, health & climate.

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Introduction
Formerly "Research Associate" at the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi & Masters/Teaching Assistant from the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay, Mumbai (India QS Rank 1 in 2021). A two-time recipient of the Institute Medal Award for both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Proficient in writing journal papers on AI-ML & RS-GIS for water, agriculture, envt., climate, and health. I am gently looking forward to collaborate in your research.
Additional affiliations
July 2019 - June 2021
Ministry of Rural Development
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • I am involved in improving the designs of water harvesting structures such as Tank Cascade System, check dams, etc. in coherence to the objectives of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, wherein the scheme has an explicit focus on water-related infrastructure. The expected outcomes include the development of empirical relations between diverse structural parameters of harvesting structures that can be used as input to the Software for Estimate Calculation Using Rural rates for Employment (SECURE).
August 2018 - June 2020
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • One of the 5 out of 30 to receive this award for 2 years (2018-20) under the sponsored project entitled HAL-M.Tech. Fellowship Code (RD/0114-HAL00E0-002) undertaken in CTARA-IIT Bombay. In coherence to the project objectives, I developed village-level water management plans against extreme climatic events by preparing seasonal water budget drafts with a case study approach in semi-arid villages of Nashik district in the Maharashtra state of India.
Education
July 2018 - June 2020
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Field of study
  • Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA)

Publications

Publications (21)
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Most arid and semi-arid regions of the Southern-Indian peninsula experience frequent drought. To combat this, historically many water recharge structures, such as tank cascade systems, have been constructed. However, in recent years, performance of these tanks, especially for irrigation and groundwater recharge, is limited due to impacts of externa...
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The present study, for the first time, examined land-use land cover (LULC), changes using GIS, between 2000 and 2018 for the IIT Bombay campus, India. Objective was to evaluate hydro-ecological balance inside campus by determining spatio-temporal disparity between hydrological parameters (rainfall-runoff processes), ecological components (forest, v...
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Traditional tanks in arid regions of India have been working to address water demands of the public for more than 2000 years. However, recent decade is witnessing growing domestic and agricultural water demand coupled with rising encroachment and ignorance toward tanks; consequently, intensifying water shortage issues. While climate change is impac...
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Remote villages of the Sahyadri region in the Maharashtra state of India are witnessing water scarcity issues regarding drinking and irrigation. Issues are deepened by the limited surface water storage capacities against high rainfall, mismanagement of available water resources, and inadequate groundwater potential to support primary livelihood pro...
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Assessment of aquifer properties is important for the effective management of groundwater resources, especially in India—the world’s largest extractor of groundwater. Spatio-temporal variations in aquifer properties exist, therefore, estimations are expensive and time-consuming. While equations to estimate properties are available, computational di...
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Historically, the surface water holding structures have been a primary water source for the people of Madurai, a South-Indian city in Tamil Nadu, India. Since the 1990s, the city has been experiencing rapid urbanization. The encroachment issues have started degrading the river Vaigai and system of water holding tanks called the Vandiyur tank cascad...
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The vast semi-arid Southern peninsular region of India is irrigated using a traditional surface water infrastructure called Tank Cascade Systems (TCS). The TCS is a common-property resource that was constructed about 2000 years ago and has been managed since then for generations using public-participatory approaches. Furthermore, the application of...
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Climate change has caused droughts to increase in frequency and severity worldwide, which has attracted scientists to create drought prediction models to mitigate the impacts of droughts. One of the most important challenges in addressing droughts is developing accurate models to predict their discrete characteristics, i.e., occurrence, duration, a...
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Climate change has caused droughts to increase in frequency and severity worldwide, which has attracted scientists to create drought prediction models to mitigate the impacts of droughts. One of the most important challenges in addressing droughts is developing accurate models to predict their discrete characteristics, i.e., occurrence, duration, a...
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The 21st-century agricultural industry is witnessing negative impacts of climate change, land and water scarcity, and more recently, a global COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the socioeconomic sustainability of current and future food-supply systems appears to be threatened. To combat issues due to water shortage across agricultural applications, a...
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For developing countries, scarcity of climatic data is the biggest challenge, and model development with limited meteorological input is of critical importance. In this study, five data intelligent and hybrid metaheuristic machine learning algorithms, namely additive regression (AR), AR-bagging, AR-random subspace (AR-RSS), AR-M5P, and AR-REPTree,...
Preprint
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Pan evaporation modelling and forecasting is needed to provide timely, continuously, and valuable water information to support water management. In this study we predict weekly pan evaporation using six machine learning approaches.The proposed models were:the multiple linear regression (MLR), the multiple nonlinear least-squares regression (MNLSR),...
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The comprehensive understanding of the impacts of urbanization on surface water-groundwater security in rapidly urbanizing cities is of paramount importance, especially in the era of climate change. This study thus documented these impacts in Madurai city, India using a combination of observed data (rainfall and groundwater), remote sensing data, a...
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The villages located in arid and semi-arid climate zones experience erratic rainfall patterns along with the issues of water scarcity and water insecurity due to spatial non-uniformity in water distribution. Knowledge of such hydrologic behavior can aid in estimating the water budget of a catchment that could provide better water management policie...
Conference Paper
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In the present study, the LULC patterns are investigated by analyzing the rainfall-runoff process in order to determine the impact of urbanization on ecosystem services for the academic campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. The forest cover has increased within the campus in the past few decades. On the flip side, it is observe...
Poster
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The surface water (SW) holding structures have been a primary water source for the people of Madurai, a South Indian district in Tamil Nadu. Since the 1990s, the city has been experiencing rapid urbanization. Madurai’s population is rapidly increasing, having more than 1000 persons/hectare. The encroachment issues have started degrading the Vaigai...
Conference Paper
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Historically, the surface water holding structures have been a primary water source for the people of Madurai, a South Indian district in Tamil Nadu. Since 1990s, the city has been experiencing rapid urbanisation. The encroachment issues have started degrading the river Vaigai and elegant system of water holding tanks. Madurai’s population is rapid...
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In India, production through agriculture is especially dependent on rainfall as more than 60% of the population is relying on agriculture (C Sanjay et al., 2018). As per the global statistics, India and China are consuming around 40% of water for irrigation (Gleick et al., 2000, Kehui Xu et al., 2010). The major concern of the research community is...
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The past research shows a lot of model studies over groundwater hydrology. From the past few decades, the groundwater hydrology is shifting towards a modeling perspective to increase evaluation efficiency (Stephen, 2017). The issues like declination in groundwater level and the increased susceptibility of surface water are attracting the attention...
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Kerala extreme rainfall event occurred in the month of August 2018. This event has created havoc over the state of Kerala over period of one week and left unimaginable trails of death and destructions. A combination of factors such as stagnant wind due to shear, mesoscale circulation, depth of moisture layer and intense convection triggers can resu...
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Most arid and semiarid regions of the southern Indian peninsula experience frequent drought. To combat this, historically, many water recharge structures have been constructed. The Vandiyur Tank Cascade System (VTCS) in Madurai is one such structure located in Tamil Nadu. These tanks also increase natural recharge to groundwater and delay surface r...

Questions

Questions (32)
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Dear Researchers,
I am looking forward to receiving scientific documents demonstrating successful villages which overcome water crisis issues through public participatory approaches.
Thank you!
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Dear Researchers: Please enlist all possible methods available for measuring trend in the historic time series.
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Accuracy assessment and validation is essential in remote sensing-based projects, since decision making or scientific analysis with data of unknown or little accuracy will result in information with low reliability, error propagation effects, and, subsequently, be of limited value. Are there exist other methods apart from methods/techniques of aforesaid way of accuracy assessment?
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During dry weather or in the semi-arid regions, the minute soil particles are carried away by the wind or water to far-away lands. This degrades the soil and results in desertification. So can we conclude desertification as a type of soil erosion?
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The Geology of the Himalaya is a record of the most dramatic and visible creations of modern plate tectonic forces. I wonder how vegetation flourished in such a mountain system.
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Dear Researchers: Given the limitation of drip irrigation towards groundwater recharge, how one can develop approaches to associate it with groundwater recharge techniques via artificial or natural means?
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Dear Researchers,
These days, the implications of future socio-economic development on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and land use are explored using SSPs. How it is better than RCPs?
Regards
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Dear Researchers,
Please share methodologies to quantify the hypothesis that the "reduced evaporation" and "increased transpiration" from tree cover area (forested region) results in increased water conservation.
Thank you!
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Dear Researchers: Decent citations have been received to a recently (Mar'21) published paper on one of the traditional water harvesting systems practiced in India (for the last 2,500 years!!!). Quite unexpected to witness the emerging interest of modern researchers in ancient technologies. Is it there at your end?

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