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Dr. Anitha A B

Senior Principal Scientist & Head, Surface Water Division

Office No 0495- 2351821
Mobile 938752996
Residence -0495-2800508
Email aba@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph.D: 2007; Faculty of Engineering, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
    Thesis: “Systems approach for water resources development and  management of a typical river basin in Kerala
  • M.E: 1992; Faculty of Engineering, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
  • Thesis:Analysis of rainfall and runoff of selected river basins of Kerala, 

Career Details

  • 2011 onwards - Present  Senior Principal Scientist & Head, Surface Water Division, CWRDM.  
  • 2010-2011Scientist F, Surface Water Division, CWRDM.
  • 2005-2010  Scientist E2, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
  • 2000-2005  Scientist E1, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
  • 1994-2000  Scientist C, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
  • 1989-1994  Scientist B, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
  • 1984-1989  Senior Scientific Assistant, Surface Water Division, CWRDM
  • 1982-1984 Junior Assistant Professor, Kerala Agricultural University

Memberships

  • Membership in Committees/Professional Bodies
  • Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society;
  • Life  Member, Indian Association of Hydraulic Research
  • Expert member, in special team for preparing ‘Integrated River Basin Master Plan for Chaliyar of Water Resources Department, Government of Kerala. 
  • Member, Board of Studies, Karunya University, Coimbatore

Research Interests

  • Integrated river basin planning
  • System studies and reservoir operation plan
  • Rainfall runoff modeling
  • Reservoir sedimentation

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • Amritha Thankachan and Anitha A B (2015). Systems approach for optimal operation of water resources schemes in Kuttiyadi river basin, Kerala. International Journal of Elsevier, Aquatic Proceedia 4 (2015), pp 593-600
    • Drissia T K, Dinil Sony C, Anitha A B(2014). ‘Variation of reference evapotranspiration and the related climatic parameters in humid tropics’ International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering. Vol. 7 No 1, , February 2014. pp 147-154
    • Anitha A B, Linda N E and James E J(2008), ‘Comparison of Unit Hydrographs Derived by Different Methods for a Watershed in humid Tropics’ Vol. XXI, No 1 & 2, Jan & April, 2008, Journal of Applied Hydrology, Association of Hydrologists of India and Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, Indiapp 1-10
    • V P Dinesan, P S Harikumar and A B Anitha (2008), ‘Urban Water Management in Humid Tropics – A case Study of Calicut Corporation’ Vol. XXI, No 1 & 2, Jan & April, 2008, Journal of Applied Hydrology, Association of Hydrologists of India and Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, India,pp 33-40.
    • James E J, Saseendran S A, Chandrasekharan, M E and Anitha A B(1986). Rainfall frequency studies of Kerala region, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Vol 68, September 1986
Conference Proceedings
    • Abdulla P K, Dinil Sony C and Anitha A B (2014), Manual Dredging of a Minor Port in Northern Malabar, Proceedings of the National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resources Management (CSSR 14) at NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad 17-19 January 2014, pp 165-173
    • Anitha A B, Devipriya V N, Drissia T K and KarthikaGopal(2014) ‘Modelling of Soil Erosion using Geographical Information System for Sustainable Land Management’, Proceedings of National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resources Management held at NSS College of Engineering , Palakkad on January 17-19, 2014
    • Anitha A B, Shahul Hameed A and Narasimha Prasad N B (2014) “Integrated River Basin Master Plan for Chaliyar” Proceedings of the International Symposium on ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, v.1, pp. 167-176.
    • Anitha A B, ShahulHameed A and Narasimha Prasad N B (2014)., ‘ Integrated River Basin Master Plan for Chaliyar’, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management held at CWRDM, Kozhikode, February 19-21, 2014
    • Bindu K B, Jaypal G and Anitha A B(2014)., ‘Hydogeomorphological Study of Kadalundi River Basin in Kerala’ Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management held at CWRDM, Kozhikode, February 19-21, 2014
    • Abdulla P K, Dinil Sony C and Anitha A B (2013), Impact of Manual Dredging of Minor Port of Ponanni in Kerala, , Proceedings of International Conference on Hydraulics and Water Resources (HYDRO 2013 International) at Madras on 4-6 December 2013 pp 96-103 on CD
    • Remya T R , Drissia T K, Anitha A B(2013),'Spatial and Temporal variation of rainfall in Northern Kerala', Proc. International Conference on Integrated Water Waste Water & Isotope Hydrology Vol I, Bangalore University, 25-27 July 2013.
    • Umadevi P P, Anitha A B, James E J(2013), ‘Assessment of irrigation water management of Chitturpuzha project in Kerala and comparison of alternate irrigation scenarios’ Proceedings of the International Conference on Integrated Water, Wastewater & Isotope Hydrology IC-WWISH-2013 held at Bangalore on 25-27th July 2013, organized by Civil Engineering Department, UVCE, Bangalore University
    • A B Anitha (2012), Integrated reservoir management system for adaptation to climate change impacts of Pamba river basin in Kerala, presented in the International Meet on ‘Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources’ at Karunya University, Coimbatore 16-18 August 2012
    • Bindu K B and Anitha A B (2011). ‘Mormphometric analysis of Chaliyar river basin using GIS’ Proc. National Conference on Advanced in Civil Engineering at Mar Baselious College of Engineering & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
    • Dinesan V P, Joseph N K and A B Anitha (2011) ;Water balance studies Rampata watershed of Kolar district’ Proc, DST sponsored National Level Experience sharing Workshop on ‘Water management Strategies for arid-semi-srid zones’, Karunya University , Coimbatore
    • Anitha A B, Jayakumar K V, Dinesan VP and N Joseph (2010). Optimal Operation of Kakki Reservoir of Pamba Basin in Kerala Proc. (CD). “3rd international perspective on Current & Future State of Water Resources & The Environment”, a Conference organized by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI0) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Indian Institute of Technology of Madras (IITM) during 5-7, January 2010
    • Anitha, A. B., A. Shahul Hameed and N. B. Narasimha Prasad, 2010. “Strategies for Water Resources Development Of A River Basin In Humid Tropical Region”, 3rd International Conference on ‘Hydrology and Watershed Management’”, JNTU, 3-6 February, Hyderabad.
    • Anitha, A. B., A. ShahulHameed and N. B. NarasimhaPrasad(2010). “Strategies for Water Resources Development Of A River Basin In Humid Tropical Region”, 3rd International Conference on ‘Hydrology and Watershed Management’”, JNTU, 3-6 February, 2010.Hyderabad
    • Joseph N K, Dinesan V P and Anitha A B (2010). Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry of Rampatna Watershed in the Semi Arid Region of Karnataka, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, India Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management, 3-6 February 2010, Centre for Water Resources, JNTU, Hyderabad
    • K B Bindu, P C Rajeev and A B Anitha(2010)’Quantitative geomorphology of the Chaliyar river basin on the Malabar coast using geographical information system’ ProcNational Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment HYDRO-2010 SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat, December 29-30, 2010
    • Anitha A B, Dinil Sony C and Jayakumar K V (2009).Water Balance Studies of Valapattanam River Basin using BHIWA Model. Proc. Kerala Environmental Congress 2009, 19-21st August 2009, Thiruvananthapuram, PP 209-215.
    • P S Harikumar, V P Dinesan and A B Anitha(2009) ‘Improving Quality of life through R & D Intervention and networking of Local Government and Community- a case study of Calicut City’ Workshop on ‘Innovations in the Water Sector’, January 20-23, 2009, Pune, United States –India Educational Foundation (USIEF) , Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program
    • A B Anitha, P C Rajeev, K M Annamma& N K Joseph (2008). Hydrogeomoprhological studies of Kuppam river basin in Kerala’, Proc National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment HYDRO-2008 MNIT, Jaipur, December 15-16, 2008
    • Anitha A B, Dinesan V P and Joseph N K(2007). ‘Systems approach for optimal operation of Kakki reservoir of Pamba river basin in Kerala’ Proc. of International Workshop on ‘Integrated Water Resources Management –IWRM 2007’ held at Bangalore, during February 5-7, 2007.
    • Systems approach for the operation of water resources project in the Pamba basin submitted to Plan Fund, KSCSTE) 2007
    • Anitha A B and Indu J G (2005), Rainfall runoff modeling using artificial neural network – a case study, Proc‘National workshop on NRDMS related spatial technology for developmental planning’, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, July 2005, p327-335.
    • Dinesan V P, Anitha A B and Gopakumar R (2004), Water resources scenario of Bharathapuzha river basin’, Proc National Seminar on Indian Environment Congress – 2004, organized by Centre for Environment and Development, Trivandrum, 16-18, December 2004
    • A B Anitha, M E Chandrasekharan and E J James, ‘Hydrological investigations for the integrated development of watersheds – a case study from the midland region of Kerala’, Proc National Seminar on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’, conducted by CWRDM and sponsored by NRDMS/DST, GOI, May 2003, Trivandrum
    • Anitha A B, Nambudripad K D and James E J(2003). System simulation for reservoir operation in the Kuttiyadi schemes of Kerala, Proc. International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources in Asia Pacific Region, Organised by APHW, Kyoto, Japan, March 2003
    • M E Chandrasekharan, A B Anitha and S Sreevallaban, Water balance and irrigation water requirement of Deviar watershed – a case study’. Proc National Seminar on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’, conducted by CWRDM and sponsored by NRDMS/DST, GOI, May 2003, Trivandrum
    • Anitha A B, Linda N E James E J,(2001) ‘Hydrological modelling of Achencoil river basin of Kerala using Tank Model’. Proc. International Conference on Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 23-25, July 2001, Bangalore.
    • Anitha A B, Pradeep Kumar P K and James E J, Studies on sediment transportation in the Western Ghats region, Proc. 10th Swadeshi Science Congress, Kochi, November 2000
    • Anitha A B, Preetha A, Anoopbabu K and James E J, “WateR Balance Studies of Rivers Draining into Vembanad Wetland System”. Proceedings, Tenth Kerala Science Congress, March 1999, Kasargod.
    • Anitha A B, Venugopal M R and James E J, Estimation of peak flow from land cover and morphometric properties with application of satellite data, Proceedings of the Twelfth Kerala Science Congress, January 2000, Kumilypp 35-37, 1999.
    • Anju S, Diana M J, Anitha A B and James E J “Lowflow characteristics of Selected Rivers of Kerala”. Proceedings, Tenth Kerala Science Congress, March 1999, Kasargod.
    • Pramada S K, Rama Bhumal Reddy, Anitha AB and James E J “River Basin Management using systrms approach” – A case study . Proceedings, Tenth Kerala Science Congress, March 1999, Kasargod.
    • Anitha A B, Preetha A, AnoopBabu K and James E J “Geomorphology of River Bnasins of VembanadBackwarter System and its impact on Hydrologic Processes”. Proceedings, Tenth Kerala Science Congress, January 1998, Kozhikode.
    • Anitha A B, Hydrological investigations for integrated and sustainable development of watersheds – Results from Malabar Coast, Proceedings of National Seminar on water Quality surveillance and sustainable Issues, Gandhigram Rural Institute and Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission , 1997
    • Anitha A B, Sreedharan K E and James E J (1997). ‘Network design of raingauge stations using analysis of variance’ Proceedings, International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Hydrology, Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, September 1997
    • James E J and Anitha A B (1997), ‘Problems associated with surface water management in Calicut city’ Seminar on Water problems of Kozhikode
    • James E J, Anitha A B, DivakaranNambudripad K, Joseph E J(1997)., Nandeshwar M D, Nirmala E, Padmini V, Unni P N and Venugopal M R, The Vembanad-Kol wetland system and river basin management, Proceedings, Wetlands and Integrated River Basin Management, UNEP/WI-Asia Pacific, 1997.
    • Joseph E J, Unni P N, Venugopal M R, Nirmala E, Kamalam Joseph, Anitha A B, Nandeshwar M D & James E J “ Policy stataments for river basin plan, National workshop on water Quality Management for the 21st century, conducted by I G I D R., 1997
    • M R Venugopal, A B Anitha& E J James, “ Integrated river basin planning, some fundamental issues”, National workshop on water Quality Management for the 21st century, conducted by I G I D R., 1997
    • Vasu K, ShahulHameed A, Anitha A B, Gopinathan C K &Velayudhan K T “Discharge measurement of mountainous stream using tracer technique”. Proceedings, National Seminar on Environmental Aspects of Water Resources Development and Management, 1995, Trivandrum
    • Anitha A B, James E J and Achuthan A, ‘Frequency analysis of rainfall runoff in selected river basins of Kerala’, Proceedings Fifth Kerala Science Congress, Kottayam, January 1993
    • James E J, Nandeshwar M D, Anitha A B, ‘Management of wetlands’, Proceedings 4th National Convention, June 1993
    • Anitha A B, James E J, ‘Flood studies in river basins’, Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Thiruvananthapuram, September 1992
    • Chandrasekharan M E, Anitha A B, James E J, Integrated watershed planning – a case study’, Seminar on Integrated River Basin Planning, Thiruvananthapuram, September 1992
    • Anitha A B, Chandrasekharan M E and James E J, ‘Estimation of sheet erosion in Deviar watershed of Periyar river basin’, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March 1990.
    • Anitha A B, Chandrasekharan M E and James E J, ‘Scope for minor irrigation schemes in Kerala’ – case study from the Deviar watershed, Seminar on Modernisation in Irrigation Sector of Kerala Malampuzha, October 1990
    • Chandrasekharan M E, Anitha A B, John N C and James E J, ‘Sediment transport studies in the Deviar watershed of Periyar river basin’, Seminar on Erosion and Sedimentation in Kerala, Trivandrum, March, 1990
    • Anitha A B, Chandrasekharan M E and James E J, ‘Sheet erosion and sediment transport studies in the Deviar watershed’ National Seminar on Socio Economic and Environmental Impact of Water Resources Project’ CWRDM, Kozhikode September 1989.
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