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Vivek Kumar


Student at National Institute of Science and Technology NIST

Civil Engineering at National Institute of Science and Technology NIST

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    INTERN · Civil Engineering Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
    From : 2016 May Till : 2016 June


  • National Institute of Science and Technology NIST

    B.Tech . Civil Engineering .
    From : 2015 August 05 Till : 2019 April 04

Research And Projects

  • STREAM FLOW PREDICTION USING SWAT MODEL iin Mahanadi catchment (Sambalpur, Orissa)

    SWAT (Soil & Water Assessment Tool) is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds. SWAT is a public domain software enabled model actively supported by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Blackland Research & Extension Center in Temple, Texas, USA. It is a hydrology model with the following components: weather, surface runoff, return flow, percolation, evapotranspiration, transmission losses, pond and reservoir storage, crop growth and irrigation, groundwater flow, reach routing, nutrient and pesticide loading, and water transfer. SWAT can be considered a watershed hydrological transport model. This model is used worldwide and is continuously under development. I've done my Project in Mahanadi Catchment, Sambalpur, Odisha

    An Underwater windmill like a device that extracts power from the tides. Renewable energy technologies are becoming an increasingly favourable alternative to conventional energy sources to assuage fossil fuel related issues. Tidal energy offers a vast and reliable energy source. This technology is similar to wind energy technology, with the rotor blades driven not by wind power but by tidal currents. The gravitational pull of the moon produces a swift tidal current, which spins the long blades of the turbine . Which in turn produces electricity via different parts of underwater windmill . This Energy derived from the moon that now helps to power a small arctic village. Why it is called as “underwater windmill” ? "Basically it's like putting a windmill in the water," said Bjorn Bekken, a project manager for Hammerfest Strom. Or as it’s looking like a wind mill & are installed on the ocean floor and large river bed , that means these are under the water.
  • Modeling the effects of future land use change on water quality under multiple scenarios: A case study of low-input agriculture with hay/pasture production

    Understanding the relationship between land use and freshwater quality is necessary foreffective water management. This study sought to evaluate the impacts of future landuse change on water quality in an agriculture dominated watershed in South Dakota.Taking into account three cases (A1B, A2 and B1) of the FOREcasting SCEnarios (FORE-SCE) of Land use Change modeling framework, possible changes in surface runoff, sedi-ment, nitrate and total phosphorus by the end of the 21st century were assessed relativeto the baseline (National Land Cover Database 2011) comprising a multi-year period fromthe recent past (2006–2014). The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) was used forsimulating hydrology and water quality, where particular attention was given to landtransformation from ‘‘high-input” to ‘‘low-input” agriculture. The analysis revealed thaturban areas and low-input hay/pasture production would expand from conversion of for-est, grassland and high-input cultivated cropland. While afforestation might also occurundercertainfuturescenarioassumptionssuchasB1,allthethreescenariosaresuggestiveof complete grassland depletion bythe first quarter of this century. Simulationresults sug-gested that water quality would improve with expansion of hay/pasture production (aslow-input agriculture), reducing surface runoff volume, sediment, nitrate and total phos-phorus loads by 3–14% across all three future scenarios of land use change. This study pro-vides an example on how physically-based land use projections can be ingested in SWATmodeling to identify possible environmental implications of future land use changes.Similar studies adopted onlarge scales would be useful tosupport holistic water resourcesmanagement strategies and associated policy interventions.

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