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Sharma Nayan
Sharma, Nayan Professor nayanfwt[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285781 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Water Resources Engineering, River Engineering, Hydraulic Structures for Irrigation & Hydel Schemes, Concrete Dams, Eco-Systems
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
19731983Assistant Engineer Assam Flood Control & Irrigation Department
19831998Reader/ Asstt. Professor University of Roorkee
19982001Associate Professor UOR/IIT-Roorkee
20012011Professor IIT-Roorkee
2012OngoingProfessor, (Upgraded HAG Level), IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
STAR PERFORMER & awarded EXCELLENTIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2008
Indo-Swiss Bilateral Research Initiative (ISBRI) Award.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland2008
Honorary Professorship of River ScienceThe University of Nottingham, UK 2016
S. N. Gupta Memorial Award The Indian Society of Hydraulics in their HYDRO-2016 INTERNATIONAL Conference held in CWPRS, Pune 2016
JALVIGYAN PURASKARThe Indian Society of Hydraulics2016
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.W.R.D.University of Roorkee1996
M.E.W.R.D.University of Roorkee1979
P.G. Diploma Water Resources DevelopmentUniversity of Roorkee1978
B.E.Civil EngineeringGauhati University 1972
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
Jan. 2010Dec. 2012Head, Deptt. of Water Resources Development and ManagementIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
19962001Chief WardenKhosla International House
19731983Asst. Executive Engineer / Asst. EngineerFlood Control & Irrigation Dept., Assam State Govt.
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
RemoteSensingAidedIdealisationofSpace Time Variant Behaviour of ChannelGeometryofthe RiverBrahmaptraMinistry of Water Resources, Govt. of India2000
Performance Evaluation of Piano Key WeirsHYDROCOOP, Paris, France 2003
History of Irrigation in Uttar PradeshMinistry of Water Resources, Govt. of India 2007
Integrated Study of the Brahmaputra and European Rivers (Rhine & Danube) by International ConsortiumEuropean Commission in research collaboration with Friedrich-Schiller University of Germany 2010
Experimental Study on Labyrinth SpillwayIndian National Committee on Hydraulics, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India2010
Preparation of Action Plan for Improvement of Irrigation Water Use EfficiencyINCID, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India2011
Experimental Study of Jack Jetty and Porcupine Systems for River TrainingIndian National Committee on Hydraulics, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India 2011
Assessing Health, Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Populous Deltas Natural Environment Research Council, DFID & ESPA, UK2011
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Workshop on River Management (IWRM-2010)NASC Complex, New Delhi MoWR, CSIR, Planning Commission, 14-12-2010
International Workshop on Piano Key Weir for In-stream Storage India Habitat Centre, New Delhi MoWR and Others30-05-2012
Memberships
  • Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India., Member of the Barrages and Weirs Sectional Committee, RVA 20
  • Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India, Member of Sectional Committee on Spillways Including Energy Dissipators, WRD10
  • Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India, Member of Sectional Committee on River Training and Diversion Works, WRD-22
  • Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India, 2011, Member of Dams and Spillways Sectional Committee, WRD 9
  • Central Water Commission, Govt. of India, 2004, Member of Committee on Morphological Studies of River Brahmaputra
  • United Nations University, Tokyo, during 2005, Member of International Research Working Group on Disaster Reduction and Ecosystem for Mekong RBD
  • Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board , Member of Panel Of Experts for Uhl State-III HEP, Sawra-Kuddu HEP, & Sainj HEP
  • Inland Waterways Authority of India 2008-2009, Member of Technical Committee on Inland Water Transport
  • National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India 2006-2007, Member of Core Group on Floods of National Disaster Management Authority
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India 2009-2010, Member of High Level Steering Committee for National Water Mission
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India , Member of High Level Expert Team for advising on the flood and course change of Kosi river in Bihar
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India 2009-2010, Member of Task Force on Restoration of Sunderbans Embankments damaged by the cyclone “Aila” in W. B.
  • Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd, Visiting Expert for Panel of Experts for Sainj HEP
  • Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd, Visiting Expert for Panel of Experts for Shongtong Karcham HEP
  • Infosys Science Foundation 2010-, Nomination Council Member for Infosys Prize
  • Govt. of Assam, 2010-2012, Member of Assam Flood and Erosion Management Commission
  • Govt. of Bihar, 2010 - 2012, Panel Expert for Kosi Bandh Katan Judicial Enquiry Commission
  • State Water Resources Agency, U. P. Govt., 2011, Member of Core Group on Climate Change Related to National Water Mission
  • Govt. of Rajasthan, 2011, Member of Committee on water harvesting projects for Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve
  • CWC, Govt. of India, 2010, Member of Advisory Board of National Water Academy
  • Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Ltd.(THDCIL), Rishikesh, 2012, Member of Apex Advisory Committee on R&D for Planning/ Monitoring, of R&D activities related toHydro
  • National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India in 2012 , Member of the Expert Committee for Preparation of Bihar Flood Hazard Atlas
  • Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA), Govt. of India, 2013, Member of ITRA Water Review Panel under initiative entitled IT Based Innovations to Sustainabity W.R
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, April 2013, Member of Committee to Review the Procedure of Project Appraisal in Central Water Commission
  • Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, International Advisory Committee of ICWFM-2013
  • Govt. of Assam, Member of Committee to Suggest Remedial Measures on Flood Problem of Guwahati
  • Centre for Development and Peace Studies, Guwahati, Distinguished Fellow
  • DHI for Uttarakahnd River Morphology study and design of river bank protection, Expert Advisor
  • National Mission of Clean Ganga, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Member of Committee constituted on Ganga Act
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Irrigation StructuresWR-516M. TechSpring
Design of Water Resources Structures and Drainage WorksWR-571M. TechAutumn
River EngineeringWR-518M. TechSpring
Masonry & Concrete DamWR-514M. TechAutumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Study of scour around permeable spursShagoofta Rasool ShahA1
Experimental study on mechanics of braided stream and their characteristicsMohd. AbdullahA1
Optimal water utilization and intra- basin water transfers in Cauvery basin, IndiaM.D. PatilA1
Study of performance of submerged vanes with collarU.P. GuptaA1
Investigation of flow around braided islandUtpal Kumar MishraA1
ANN based spatio-temporal morphological model for the Brahmaputra riverR. N. SankhuaA1
Seepage Analysis from Furrow ChannelsKshyana Prava SamalA1
Experimental Study on Labyrinth SpillwayGopal Das SinghalA1
Energy Dissipation using Block RampsNg. Romeji SinghO1
Runoff and Sediment Modelling in part of the Brahmaputra BasinArchana SarkarA1
Modelling of Spatial Temporal Dynamics of Land-use and Land-Cover in a Watershed AreaMd. Surabuddin MondalA1
Modelling and Erosion Control of the Brahmaputra RiverMd. Parwez AkhtarA1
Experimental Study of Jack Jetty and Porcupine Systems for River Training Navigation Channel DevelopAnupama NayakA2009
Experimental Investigations for channelization of Kosi River in IndiaSanjay A BureleA1
Climate Change and Its Impact on a River EnvironmentPratibha WarwadeO1
Morphometric Analysis of Large Braided Alluvial StreamDheeraj KumarA1
Development of an SUH Method for Different Hydrometeorologic CatchmentsPatil Pravin RangraoO1
Experimental Study of Turbulent Kinetic Energy Consumption in Alluvial Channel and Piano Key WeirHarinarayan TiwariO1
Experimental Study on Braiding and Its Control in a Brahmaputra River ReachMd. Aamir KhanO2013
Benefit Sharing in Transboundary River in South Asia Mr. Subash Prasad RaiO2014
Landscape Evolution and Flood Inundation Modelling in Large Complex Braided River Brahmaputra, Prasujya GogoiO1
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
EPFL, University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandInvited lecture on Modelling and Management of the Brahmaputra River in India11-10-2005
Civil & Environmental Engg. Deptt., The University of Edinburgh, ScotlandInvited lecture on Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in India21-8-2006
Deptt. of Civil & Environmental Engg., The Imperial College, LondonInvited lecture on Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in India23-8-2006
EPFL, University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandInvited lecture on Morphodynamics: navigation and river training of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in India26-6-2008
University of Southampton, UKInvited lecture on Morphodynamics and Management of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in India20-7-2011
IIHR, University of Iowa, USAInvited lecture on Performance Evaluation of Piano Key Weir for Dam Safety24-7-2009
Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (FSU-Jena), Germany.INNO ASIA kickoff meeting7-2-2011
University of Southampton, UKTo make presentation on new International Research Project funded by NERC, UK25-10-2011
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, NepalHimalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)28-3-2011
University of Gottingen, Germany Delivered Lecture on Morphdynamics and River Training of the Brahmaputra River in India2-10-2012
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
Erosion By The River Brahmaputra In Dibrugarh District- A New Look At The ProblemDibrugarh University I30-12-2012
Morphology of the Brahmaputra River Central Water Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi G12-2-2003
Interlinking of Indian rivers and the Brahmaputra Indian Science Congress Association Workshop, GuwahatiI28-3-2005
Geology of the Sub-Himalayan Alluvium and Numerical Simulation of River DynamicsIndian Statistical Institute in Kolkata I24-6-2005
Management of Bank Erosion of the river BrahmaputraInternational Water Management Institute – TATA Annual Meet held at Anand I24-2-2005
Modelling and Management of the Brahmaputra River in IndiaEPFL, University of Lausanne, Switzerland I11-10-2005
Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in IndiaCivil & Environmental Engg. Deptt., The University of Edinburgh, ScotlandI2006
Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in IndiaDeptt. of Civil & Environmental Engg., The Imperial College, LondonI23-8-2006
Water conservation and management with reference to Brahmaputra river in India21st Indian Engineering Congress held in GuwahatiI22-12-2006
Submerged Vanes – A Recent Development In Stream Bank Erosion ControlBureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of IndiaI8-6-2007
Some Core Issues on River Linking in IndiaIndo-French Seminar on “Water” held in Ahmedabad I29-1-2008
Morphodynamics: navigation and river training of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in IndiaEPFL, University of Lausanne, SwitzerlandI26-6-2008
Modelling and Management of Channel Instability of Brahmaputra and Ganga RiversWorkshop on Inflow Forecasting Hydrology held in IIT Delhi, New Delhi I29-8-2008
Tackling Flood and Erosion problems of the Brahmaputra RiverThirteenth Finance Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi I4-2-2009
Morphodynamics and Management of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in IndiaUniversity of Southampton, UK I20-7-2009
Performance Evaluation of Piano Key Weir for Dam SafetyIIHR, University of Iowa, USA I24-7-2009
Climate Change and Some Adaptive Technology for Water Resources Sector26th National Convention of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineers (India), held in Guwahati I10-10-2010
INNO-ASIA kickoff meeting Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (FSU-Jena), GermanyT7-2-2011
Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, NepalT
Water Resources Potential Of Brahmaputra And Barak BasinsNational Conference on Water, Energy and Biodiversity, Agartala, Tripura I20-8-2011
Morphdynamics and River Training of the Brahmaputra River in IndiaUniversity of Gottingen, Germany I2-10-2012
Study of Climate Change and Certain Adaptation Technologies in Water Resources SectorNational Institute of Technology, KurukshetraG30-10-2012
Prospects and Imperatives for Water Management in South AsiaASEAN Delhi Dialogue V, held in Delhi by Indian Council of World Affairs, and FICCII20-2-2013
Harnessing The Brahmaputra: Key To Northeast India’s Economic RegenerationCentre for Development and Peace Studies, Tezpur Central UniversityIMarch 2015
Prime Environment and Sustainable Development Issues In The Brahmaputra River BasinKrishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati AssamI2015
“Musing of Policy and Governance Issues for Ganga River” in National Seminar on ‘R & D Perspective for Rejuvenation of River Ganga’National Institute of Hydrology, RoorkeeI2015
“Wetland Study for Brahmaputra Plains and Kashmir Highlands” in International Conference on ‘Geospatial Technologies and Wetland Management,Centre for Studies on Bay of Bengal, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. I2016
Some Advances in Hydraulic Structures and River EngineeringAssam Engineering College Alumni Association, Guwahati, Assam I27-4-2013
Use of Technology for Accelerated Development of Assam and NE RegionAssam Don Bosco University, Guwahati I2014
Ganga Manthan - National Dialogue on GangaNational Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)I2014
Novel Unified Technology for Hazard Mitigation with Water Management for Mountain StreamsINAE-Engineers Conclave-2014 at Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreI2014
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
International Workshop on Piano Key Weir for In-stream Storage and Dam Safety (PKWISD-2012)MOWR, Planning Commission, CSIR30-06-2012
International Workshop on River Management (IWRM)MODONER, MOWR, Planning Commission14-12-2010
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Erosion By The River Brahmaputra In Dibrugarh District- A New Look At The ProblemDibrugarh University 30-10-2002
Morphology of the Brahmaputra River Central Water Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi 12-2-2003
Interlinking of Indian rivers and the Brahmaputra Indian Science Congress Association Workshop, Guwahati28-3-2005
Geology of the Sub-Himalayan Alluvium and Numerical Simulation of River DynamicsIndian Statistical Institute in Kolkata 24-6-2005
Management of Bank Erosion of the river BrahmaputraInternational Water Management Institute – TATA Annual Meet held at Anand24-2-2005
Modelling and Management of the Brahmaputra River in IndiaEPFL, University of Lausanne, Switzerland11-10-2005
Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in IndiaCivil & Environmental Engg. Deptt., The University of Edinburgh, Scotland21-8-2006
Mathematical Modelling and Managing the Brahmaputra River in IndiaDeptt. of Civil & Environmental Engg., The Imperial College, London23-8-2006
Water conservation and management with reference to Brahmaputra river in India21st Indian Engineering Congress held in Guwahati22-12-2006
Submerged Vanes – A Recent Development In Stream Bank Erosion ControlBureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi8-6-2007
Some Core Issues on River Linking in IndiaIndo-French Seminar on “Water” held in Ahmedabad 29-1-2008
Morphodynamics: navigation and river training of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in IndiaEPFL, University of Lausanne, Switzerland26-6-2008
Modelling and Management of Channel Instability of Brahmaputra and Ganga RiversIIT Delhi, New Delhi 29-8-2008
Tackling Flood and Erosion problems of the Brahmaputra RiverThirteenth Finance Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi4-2-2009
Morphodynamics and Management of Brahmaputra and Ganga Rivers in IndiaUniversity of Southampton, UK 20-7-2009
Performance Evaluation of Piano Key Weir for Dam SafetyIIHR, University of Iowa, USA 24-7-2009
Climate Change and Some Adaptive Technology for Water Resources SectorGuwahati10-10-2010
Water Resources Potential Of Brahmaputra And Barak BasinsAgartala, Tripura 20-8-2011
Morphdynamics and River Training of the Brahmaputra River in IndiaUniversity of Gottingen, Germany 2-10-2012
Study of Climate Change and Certain Adaptation Technologies in Water Resources SectorNational Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra30-10-2002
Prospects and Imperatives for Water Management in South AsiaOrganized by Indian Council of World Affairs, and FICCI in ASEAN Delhi Dialogue V, held in Delhi 20-2-2013
Some Advances in Hydraulic Structures and River EngineeringAssam Engineering College Alumni Association, Guwahati, Assam 27-4-2013
Use of Technology for Accelerated Development of Assam and NE RegionAssam Don Bosco University, Guwahati 7-3-2014
Novel Unified Technology for Hazard Mitigation with Water Management for Mountain StreamsINAE-Engineers Conclave-2014 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore30-10-2014
Harnessing The Brahmaputra: Key To Northeast India’s Economic RegenerationTezpur Central University17-3-2015
Applications of Advances in Hydraulic Structures and River Engineering (Also Potential Use forJiadhlTezpur Central UniversityMay, 2015
Prime Environment and Sustainable Development Issues In The Brahmaputra River BasinKrishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati Assam. Nov 2015
Musing of Policy and Governance Issues for Ganga RiverNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee. Dec. 2015
Wetland Study for Brahmaputra Plains and Kashmir HighlandsCentre for Studies on Bay of Bengal, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Feb. 2016
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
InnoAsia Networking Project ConsortiumFederal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), GermanyRP
Assessing Health, Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Populous DeltasNatural Environment Research Council, UKRP
Performance Evaluation of Piano Key WeirHYDROCOOP, Paris, FRANCEResearch P
BRAHMATWINN International Research Project on Integrated Study of the Brahmaputra and European Rivers (Rhine & Danube)Friedrich-Schiller University of Germany & University of Southampton of the U. KRP
Books Authored
  • Edited a book titled “The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources“, Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 17,3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Feb. 2004. 
  • Authored book titled “History of Irrigation in Uttar Pradesh” published by INCID, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India (2011).
  • Nayan Sharma and Wolfgang Albert Flugel jointly Edited a book titled “Applied Geoinformatics for sustainable Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) in the Brahmaputra River basin. Results from the EC-project BRAHMATWINN” –published by Springer Publishers, Germany in January 2015.  
  • Nayan Sharma edited the latest book titled “River System Analysis and Management” which is accepted for publication by Springer publishers in July, 2015.  
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Sharma Nayan (1992): Flood Flow Characteristics of the Brahmaputra River, Jalvigyan Sameeksha   published by Indian National Committee on Hydrology, Vol. VII, No.1, June 1992.
  2. Supanat Pariyachat  and Sharma Nayan (1996): Evaluation of Water Distribution Practice of an Irrigation System in Thailand, Journal of India Water Resources Society, Vol 2 No. 3, July 1996, pp.65-72.
  3. M. D. Abdullah, Nayan Sharma & C.S.P. Ojha, Performance Evaluation of Certain Braiding Indicators Using Data of a Reach of The Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol 19 No. 3, July 1999, pp.21-27.
  4. Rasool Shagoofta, Nayan Sharma & C.S.P. Ojha (1999): Re-estimation of Equilibrium Scour Depths For Single Solid Spurs, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society , Vol 19 No. 4, Oct. 1999, pp.32-39.
  5. Kumar Venkatesh, Sharma Nayan, and Pandey A. D. (2002): Modelling of Brahmaputra River Cross-Sections Using ANN Technique, Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 59, No 3, July-Sept. 2002, pp.20-29.
  6. Sharma Nayan (1982): A Broad Appraisal of the Exploitable Water Resources and the Projected Water Needs of the Brahmaputra Basin, India’s North East – A Multi-Faced View pp. 169-177, Prakash Publishing House, 1982.
  7. Nayan Sharma,  A. D. Pandey & Kumar Venkatesh (2004): ANN Model Development for Bank-line Migration of River Brahmaputra Using Remote Sensing Data, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Vol. 10 No. 1, March -2004, pp. 56-64.
  8. Sharma Nayan (2004): Spatio -Temporal Morphological Features, The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources,  pp. 214-228, Water Science and Technology Library, Vol. 47, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Feb. 2004.
  9. Sharma Nayan (2004): Mathematical Modelling and Braid Indicators, The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources,  pp. 229-260, Water Science and Technology Library, Vol. 47, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Feb. 2004.
  10. Sharma Nayan (2004): Scour Around Spurs at Gumi Site, The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources,  pp. 274-298, Water Science and Technology Library, Vol. 47, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Feb. 2004.
  11. Sharma Nayan (2004): Irrigation Development, The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources,  pp. 419-435, Water Science and Technology Library, Vol. 47, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Feb. 2004.
  12. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P.  (2004): Use of Submerged Vanes For River Training: A Critical Review For Further Research, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 24 No. 2, April, 2004, pp.53-63.
  13.  Sharma, Nayan.,  Das, D.; Shukla, R. (2004): A Review of Design Aspects for Stepped Spillways, International Water Power and Dam Construction Journal, Wilmington Publishing Ltd., U. K., December 2004 Vol. XV, Issue 3, pp 219-233.
  14. Pandey  A.D, Sharma Nayan,  Kumar Venkatesh, Kulkarni M.D. (2005):  Comparative Study on Analysis of Barrage Raft by Hetenyi’s Method and FEM, Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 62, No 1, pp.40-47, Jan.-Mar, 2005.
  15. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2005): Modelling of Local Scour Around Rectangular Submerged Vane, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 57-66, March -2005.
  16. Mittal S. and Sharma Nayan (2005): Control of Rainfall Induced Stream Bank Erosion by Soil Nailing, Hydrology Journal of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Vol. 28, No. 1-2, March-June 2005, pp.33-45.
  17. Sankhua R.N,  Sharma N. and  Pandey A.D. (2005): Use of Remote Sensing and ANN in Assessment of Erosion Activities in Majuli –the World’s Largest River Island, International Journal of Remote Sensing, UK, Vol. 26, No. 20, October 2005 pp 4445-4454.
  18. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Economic analysis: Riprap with geo-filter vs. collar as scour protection around submerged vanes, Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 63, No 1, pp.39-45, Jan.-Mar, 2006.
  19. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Vorticity with different shapes of submerged vanes, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 13-26, March-2006.
  20. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Performance evaluation of submergence ratio of a rectangular submerged vane with a collar, International Journal of Sediment Research, Beijing, China, Vol. 21, No.1, March- 2006, pp 42-49.
  21. Sankhua R.N,  Sharma N. and  Pandey A.D. (2006): Application of artificial neural network for daily river stage forecast in the Brahmaputra River, Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 63, No 3, pp.55-62, Jul.-Sep., 2006.
  22. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Decay of strength of vortex down stream of submerged vane, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 37-48, Sep-2006.
  23. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Dike formation with submerged vane, International Journal of Sediment Research, Beijing, China, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp 200-208, September 2006.
  24. N. Rama Rao, M. Kapoor, N. Sharma and K. Venkateswarlu (2007): Yield prediction and water-logging assessment for tea plantation land using satellite image-based techniques, International Journal of Remote Sensing, U. K. Vol. 28, No. 7, pp 1561–1576, April 2007.
  25. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2007) Performance Evaluation of Aspect Ratio of Submerged Vanes, Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 64, No 2, pp.20-26, April-June, 2007.
  26. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2007): Performance Evaluation of Tapered Vane, Journal of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, USA, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2007, pp 472-477.
  27. R. N. Sankhua, Nayan Sharma, A. D. Pandey and P. K. Garg, Topological Indices for Study of Spatio-Temporal Changes in the Planform of the Brahmaputra River, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 26 No.1-2, Jan-April, 2006,    pp.24-29.  
  28. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2006): Flow Past Tapered Submerged Vanes, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 26 No.1-2, Jan-April, 2006, pp.7-13.
  29. B. R. Parida, B. Oinam, N. R. Patel, N. Sharma, R. Kandwal and M. K. Hazarika (2008): Land Surface Temperature Variation in relation to Vegetation Type using MODIS Satellite Data in Gujarat State of India, International Journal of Remote Sensing, U. K. Vol. 29, No. 14, pp 4219–4235, July 2008.
  30. M. P. Akhtar, Z. Ahmad and Nayan Sharma(2008): Prediction of flow resistance and bed profile of river Brahmaputra, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 28 No.3, July 2008, pp.14-22.
  31. Sharma Nayan and Sharma M.N. (2009): Runoff and sediment yield modelling using ANN: Kankaimai Watershed, Nepal, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 29 No.1, January 2009, pp.28-37.
  32. Anupama Nayak, Nayan Sharma and R. D. Garg, Remote sensing based evaluation of channel instability in Ganga river inhibiting inland navigation, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 29 No. 2, April  2009, pp.32-39.
  33. P. K. Swami, A. Dwivedi and Nayan Sharma, Lacey regime equations for river Brahmaputra, International Association of Hydraulic Research(IAHR), Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 46, No.5(2008), pp.707-710.
  34. Md. Surabuddin Mondal, Nayan Sharma, P K Garg, Bettina Böhm, Wolfgang-Albert Flügel, R D Garg, R P Singh (2009): Water Area Extraction Using Geocoded High Resolution Imagery of TerraSAR-X Radar Satellite in Cloud Prone Brahmaputra River Valley, Journal of Geomatics , Indian Society of Geomatics, Vol. 3, No. 1 April 2009, pp 9-12. 
  35. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2010): Aspects of Moment of Momentum for Vortex Strength, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 16, No. , 1 March 2010, pp 11-19.
  36. Sharma Nayan, Singhal G. D. and Das D. (2010): Performance Evaluation of Vortex Type Sediment Extractor with Diaphragm, Journal of Dam Engineering, UK, Vol. XX, Issue 4, April, 2010, pp 345-358.
  37. Nayan Sharma, Fiifi Amoako Johnson, Craig W. Hutton and Mike Clark “Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk on the Brahmaputra Basin: A Case Study of River Bank Erosion published in The Open Hydrology Journal, 2010, Vol. 4, pp 211-226.
  38. S. C. Devkota, A. A. Kazmi, V. K. Tyagi and N. Sharma, Mathematical Modeling of BOD Removal in Waste Stabilization Ponds in Northern India, Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 30 No. 3, July 2010, pp.37-43.
  39. Gupta U. P., Sharma Nayan and Ojha C. S. P. (2010): Enhancing Utility Of Submerged Vanes With Collar, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, by American Society of Civil Engineers, USA Vol. 136, No. 9, September 1, 2010, pp 651-655.
  40. Sharma Nayan and Singhal G. D. (2011): Experimental Study of Hydraulically Efficient Piano Key Weir Configuration, The Indian Society for Hydraulics, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 18-33, March-2011.
  41. Lang, S., Kääb, A., Pechstädt, J., Flügel, W.-A., P. Zeil, P., Lanz, E., D. Kahuda, D., Frauenfelder, R., Casey, K., P. Füreder, P., Sossna, I., Wagner, I., , G. Janauer, G., Exler, N., Boukalova, Z., Tapa, R., Lui, J., and Sharma, N. (2011): Assessing components of the natural environment of the Upper Danube and Upper Brahmaputra river basins. - Advances in Science Research Journal, 7, 21–36, 2011, doi:10.5194/asr-7-1-2011, http://www.adv-sci-res.net/7/index.html, Published by Copernicus Publications, Germany.
  42. Boruah, S., Gilvear, D., Hunter, P. and Sharma, N. (2008): Quantifying channel planform and physical habitat dynamics on a large braided river using satellite data - The Brahmaputra, India. - River Research Applications Journal, UK. 24: 650–660.
  43. Dobler, A., Yaoming, M., Sharma, N., Kienberger, S., and Ahrens, B. (2011): Regional climate projections in two alpine river basins: Upper Danube and Upper Brahmaputra. – Advances in Science Research Journal, 7, 11–20, 2011, doi:10.5194/asr-7-1-2011, http://www.adv-sci-res.net/7/index.html. Published by Copernicus Publications, Germany.
  44. G. D. Singhal, N. Sharma and C.S.P. Ojha, Experimental Study of Hydraulically Efficient Piano Key Weir Configuration, published in ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering Volume 17, Issue 1, 2011 page 18-33.
  45. Sanjay A. Burele, Mahanand Singh, Ishwer. D. Gupta, Zulfequar Ahmad Nayan Sharma and Pradeep K Garg (2011): Remote Sensing Satellite Communication Based  Operation/Regulation Of Gates Of Hydraulic Structure, Journal of Instrument Society of India, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 2011 pp 84-87.
  46. M. P. Akhtar, Nayan Sharma, and C. S. P. Ojha (2011): Braiding process and bank erosion in the Brahmaputra River, International Journal of Sediment Research, Beijing, China, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2011, pp. 431–444.
  47. M. Leite Ribeiro, M. Bieri, J.-L. Boillat, A. J. Schleiss, G. Singhal, and N. Sharma (2012):Discharge Capacity of Piano Key Weirs, published in Journal of Hydraulic Engineering of American Society of Civil Engineers, USA, Vol. 138, No. 2, February  1, 2012, pp 199-203.
  48. Harinarayan Tiwari, Nayan Sharma and Afework Ashagrie Simegn (2012): Bridge Scour by HEC-RAS Model: A Case Study over Ganga Bridge, published in Recent Trends in Civil Engineering & Technology, STM Journals, India Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2012, Page 1-8.
  49. Nayan Sharma and Afework Ashagrie (2012): Simulation Study for Channelization of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, published in Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, Volume 69, No. 6 June 2012, Page 30-36.
  50. Sanjay A. Burele, Ishwer D. Gupta, Mahanand Singh, Nayan Sharma & Zulfequar Ahmad  (2012):Experimental study on performance of spurs, published in ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Francis, UK, Volume 18, Issue 3, Sept. 2012 pp 152-161.
  51. Patil P. R., Mishra S. K., Sharma Nayan and Swar A. K. “Two-Parameter Gamma-Based SUH Derivation”, published in International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 3, No.5 October 2012 pp.427-432.
  52. M. Surabuddin Mondal, Nayan Sharma, Martin Kappas and P. K. Garg (2012). Modeling of spatio-temporal dynamics of land use land cover - a review and assessment, Journal of Geomatics, Vol.6 No.2 pp 93-103.
  1. Archana Sarkar, R. D. Garg, Nayan Sharma (2012), “RS-GIS Based Assessment of River Dynamics of Brahmaputra River in India”, International Journal of Water Resources and Protection (JWARP), Vol.4, No.2, pp 63-72.
  2. Nayan Sharma, Georg Janauer, Md. Surabuddin Mondal, Oinam Bakimchandra and R D Garg (2012), “Assessing Wetland Landscape Dynamics in the Deepor Beel of Brahmaputra Basin Using Geospatial Tools”, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, Thailand, Vol.12,No.1, Thailand.
  3. Nayan Sharma (2013),” Brahmaputra Flooding and Possible Technical Solutions”, Published Book titled “Strategy for developing fisheries in flood affected areas of Assam”, Assam Agricultural University, April 2013, pp 11-28.
  4. Eskinder T. Esubalew and Nayan Sharma (2013). “Numerical Model Applications for Sedimentation and Flushing Behavior of Storage Reservoir  (Case Study)” published in Water and Energy International Journal, CBIP, New Delhi, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp 52-59.
  5. Harinarayan Tiwari and Nayan Sharma (2013), “Introduction of New Flow Resistance Parameter for the Study Coefficients of Vertical Velocity Distribution” published in Journal of Experimental & Applied Meachanics, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp9-14.
  6. P. R. Patil, S. K. Mishra and Nayan Sharma (2013), “Prediction of DRH using Simplified Two –parameter Gamma SUH, International Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, Vol. 4, Number 4, pp 369-376.
  7. Harinarayan Tiwari and Nayan Sharma (2013) “Empirical models for sediment and discharge of Raidak river” Novus International Journal of Engineering & Technology 2013, Vol. 2, Issue No. 3, pp 11-15.
  8. Nayan Sharma and Harinarayan Tiwari (2013) “Experimental study on vertical velocity and submergence depth near Piano Key Weir” Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs  II Published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London pp 93 – 100.
  9. M.P. Akhtar, Nayan Sharma, C.S.P.Ojha and D.J. Bergstrom (2014): “A Numerical Study of Flow Dispersion Stresses in 2D Depth Averaged Model for Curvilinear Flow Domain” International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology, Volume No.3 Issue No.7, pp : 925-929, 1 July 2014.
  10. Tiwari H., Sharma Nayan (2014), “Bank shifting of river Ganga in the downstream of Bhagalpur Vikramshila Setu," published in Journal of River Engineering (JRE),Volume 2, Issue 4 pp 31-33. 
  11. Sanjay A. Burele, Nayan Sharma, Z. Ahmad & Ishwer D. Gupta “Numerical Simulation-Optimization for Channelization of River Kosi” International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology, Volume No.3 Issue No.9, pp : 1149-1155
  12. S. P. Rai, Sharma Nayan and and A. K. Lohani (2014), "Risk Assessment for Transboundary Rivers Using Fuzzy Synthetic Evaluation Technique" in the Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Amsterdam, The Netherlands, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.jhydrol.2014.08.060.
  13. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma, N. & Flügel, W.-A. (2014) Modeling Suspended Sediment Using Artificial Neural Networks and TRMM-3B42 Version 7 Rainfall Dataset. J. Hydrol. Eng. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001082.
  14. M. Surabuddin Mondal , Nayan Sharma , Martin Kappas & P K Garg (2013): Modeling of spatio- temporal dynamics of land use and land cover in a part of Brahmaputra River basin using  Geoinformatic techniques, Geocarto International, Vol. 28 (7), pp. 632-656. (2013 Impact Factor: 0.897). ISSN 1010-6049 (Print), 1752-0762 (Online).
  15. Vikas Kumar Shukla, T. Nagendra and Nayan Sharma (2014): Numerical modeling technique for tracking of disposed dredged material in offshore area, International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, Volume 5 · Number 3 · 2014, pp 127-139.
  16. Tiwari, Harinarayan, and Sharma, Nayan (2014). "Statistical Study of Turbulence Near Piano Key Weir: A Review." Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, 5(3), 16-28, ISSN: 2230-9845 (online), ISSN: 2321-516X (print).
  17. Md. Surabuddin Mondal, Nayan Sharma, Martin Kappas and P. K. Garg, “Critical Assessment of Land Use Land Cover Dynamics Using Multi-Temporal Satellite Images”, Open Access Environments 2015, 2, 61-90; doi:10.3390 / environments 2010061, ISSN 2076-3298, pp 61-90.
  18. Harinarayan Tiwari, Nayan Sharma (2015). Turbulence study in the vicinity of piano key weir: relevance, instrumentation, parameters and methods. Applied Water Science, Springer, 1-10, DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0275-1.
  19. Tiwari, H., & Sharma, N. (2015). Developments to Improve Hydraulic Competence of Spillways. Aquatic Procedia, 4, 841-846.
  20. M. P. Akhtar, Nayan Sharma, and C. S. P. Ojha (2015): 2-D Depth Averaged Modelling for Curvilinear Braided Stretch of River Brahmaputra in India, International Journal of Research in Engineering & Advanced Technology, Volume 3, Issue 1, Feb-Mar, 2015, pp 217-230.
  21. Mohd Aamir and Nayan Sharma (2015), “Riverbank Protection with Porcupine Systems: Development of Rational Design Methodology”, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor and Francis, UK, DOI: 10.1080 /09715010.2015.1029544. 
  22. Nayan Sharma (2014), “Prime Technical Issues for harnessing Brahmaputra river environment for economic breakthrough in Assam” Research Journal of Contemporary Concerns, Vol. 9 (Spl) 2014, pp 1-7, ISSN 0972-7922. 
  23. Arun Kumar Soni, Archana Sarkar and Nayan Sharma (2015), “Snowmelt Runoff Modeling in an Indian Himalayan River Basin using WinSRM, RS & GIS” Water and Energy International Journal, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp 63-72, ISSN 0974-4711.\
  24. Subash Prasad Rai, Nayan Sharma. Hydro-political Interactions: India-Nepal-Bangladesh. Journal of Water Resource Engineering and Management. 2015; 2(2): 29–32p.
  25. Sharma, N., Zakaullah, M., Tiwari, H., & Kumar, D. (2015). Runoff and sediment yield modeling using ANN and support vector machines: a case study from Nepal watershed. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1(3), 1-8.
  26. Tiwari, H., & Sharma, N. (2015). Interaction between flow hydrodynamics and bed roughness in alluvial channel. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, (ahead-of-print), 1-10.
  27. Tiwari, H., Rai, S. P., Kumar, D., & Sharma, N. (2015). “Rainfall erosivity factor for India using modified Fourier Index”, Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research, (ahead-of-print), 1-9.
  28. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma, Nayan. & Flügel, W.-A. (2015), “Evaluation of TRMM-precipitation with raingauge observation using hydrological model J2000”, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001317.
  29. Tiwari, H., Rai, S. P., Sharma, N., & Kumar, D. (2015). Computational approaches for annual maximum river flow series. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. doi:10.1016/j.asej.2015.07.016.
  30. Harinarayan Tiwari and Nayan Sharma (2015), "Flow hydrodynamics near inlet key of Piano Key Weir (PKW)", Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Science, Springer  (DOI) 10.1007/s12046-015-0423-1.
  31. Pratibha Warwade, Nayan Sharma, Bodo Ahrens, Ashish Pandey, (2015) “Characterization and analysis of the trend of climate variable (Temperatures) for the North Eastern region of the India” Internatinal Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 6, Issue, 4, pp.3618-3624, April, 2015. 
  32. Kumar, D., Pandey, A., Sharma, Nayan. & Flügel, W.-A. (2016), “Daily suspended sediment simulation using machine learning approach”, Catena 138 (2016) 77–90, Elsevier.
  33.  Nayan Sharma, Subash Prasad Rai and Harinarayan Tiwari “Riparian vs Catchment Hydropolitics” (2015), published in Geography And You, July - August 2015, 27, Issue - 'Water Matters', pp 26 - 30.
  34. S. P. Rai, Sharma Nayan and A. K. Lohani (2016), "Transboundary Water Sharing: Issues Involved" Environmental Policy and Law, IOS Press, Volume 46, Issue 1, Pages 62-68.
  35. S. P. Rai, and Sharma Nayan (2016), "Benefit Sharing approach for the Transboundary Brahmaputra river basin in South Asia- A Case Study" Water and Energy International, CBIP, Volume 58, No. 12, March 2016, 56-61.
  36. Harinarayan Tiwari and Nayan Sharma (2016), “Nonlinear & entropic velocity distribution in open channel, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09715010.2015.1126797.
  37. Harinarayan Tiwari and Nayan Sharma, Turbulent Kinetic Energy in the upstream of Piano Key Weir, Applied Water Science, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0275-1.
  38. Dheeraj Kumar; Amar Kant Gautam, Santosh S Palmate, Ashish Pandey, Shakti Suryavanshi, Neha Rathore and Nayan Sharma, (2016) “Evaluation of TRMM Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) Against Terrestrial Measurement Over a Humid Sub-Tropical Basin, India” Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Springer, 1-17 , DOI 10.1007/s00704-016-1807-9 .  

 

Miscellaneous
  • Teaching the Following Courses River Engineering Design of Water Resources Structures Design of Irrigation and Drainage Works Irrigation Structures , Established and Developed River Engineering Lab in WRD&M Dept., Procured LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER for River Engineering Lab, WRD&M Dept. for use in teaching & research for the first time in IIT Roorkee , Satisfied with teaching and research in the area of my specialization
  • Started new River Engineering Course from 1990 onwards , Developed new River Engineering Laboratory (indoor) and Outdoor River Engineering Lab / Demonstration Farm Initiated and Procured from USA under FIST Programme the latest Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV) for the First Time in IIT Roorkee for innovative research use by students and faculty , LABORATORY RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPED IN IIT ROORKEE ? In WRD&M Dept., IIT Roorkee the following laboratory infrastructure developed since 1998 - . o Indoor River Engineering Lab with following experimental infrastructure ? 20 m long, 2.4 m wide, 2 m deep brick flume with perspex wall, sediment feeder, sediment collector, recirculating & storage tanks ? 3 nos. of tilting steel experimental flumes with perspex side walls ? Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter for 3D velocity measurements. ? Laser Doppler Velocimeter for non-intrusive 3D velocity measurements. ? Fluorometer for discharge measurement by fluoroscent dye ? Electronic bed profiler ? Electronic multipoint water level indicator o Outdoor River Engineering Lab / Demonstration Farm with following experimental infrastructure developed in 2009 ? Deep tubewell water source ? Large underground water storage tank ? Surface tanks with discharge measuring V-Notch weir ? Large experimental tray for comprehensive model studies ? Surface channel network for water recirculation , Developed in River Engineering Lab as part of MoWR Sponsored Research Project innovative new Piano Key Weir technology for In-stream Storage and Dam Safety which has been implemented in Sawra Kuddu Hydro Electric Project (120 MW) by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. during 2009 - 2014. , Applied the innovative end product of MoWR Sponsored Research Project namely RCC Jack Jetty & Submerged Vane (Bamboo made) techniques in River Ganga near Varanashi during 2009 - 2010 with successful results. , Satisfied with ongoing teaching and research activities , Propose to further upgrade Research and Education through enhanced laboratory infrastructure
  • DRAFTING OF NEW INDIAN STANDARDS GUIDELINES UNDER DAMS AND SPILLWAYS SECTIONAL COMMITTEE, WRD 9, FOR BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS, GOVT. OF INDIA:- Drafted new working draft of IS guidelines on “Preliminary Design of Stepped Spillways” for Sectional Committee on Dams and Spillways, 2015. Drafted new working draft of IS guidelines on “Design of Piano Key Weir” for Sectional Committee on Dams and Spillways, 2015.