Naga Manohar Velpuri Senior Scientist, ASRC Federal, USA
Dr. Naga Manohar Velpuri is a Senior Scientist for ASRC Federal, contractor to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and adjunct professor with South Dakota State University, USA. He earned his PhD for his research on the operational use of remote sensing and hydrologic modeling techniques for monitoring surface water bodies in the remote pastoral regions of Africa. His research interests are focused on the overlapping areas of agriculture, surface hydrology, remote sensing, and climate change. Current research projects broadly cover understanding (a) multi-scale watershed hydrologic processes (b) variability in surface water storage using multi-source satellite data (c) climate and human impacts on water resources availability (d) analysis of water availability and use in agriculture and (e) the use of big data analytics in remote sensing hydrology. Earlier he worked in several national and international organizations (SDSU, UNEP, IWMI, University of Cambridge, INCOIS, and NIRD) in various capacities. He has more than 40 publications in the form of peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and research reports.