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Dr. George Abe

Chief Scientist & Head, Kottayam Sub Centre

Office No 0481- 2563197
Mobile 9447131545
Residence -0481-2516916
Email gb@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph. D: 2014; Water Institute, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India 
  • Thesis: “Hydrologic alterations due to hydroelectric projects in the Periyar-Muvattupuzha river system,  Kerala,  India”
  • M. Tech: 1986; Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing), Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai
  • B Tech: 1984; Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Regional Engineering College, Kozhikode

Career Details

  • 2015 Present Chief Scientist, CWRDM. 
  • 2010- 2015 Senior Principle Scientist, CWRDM. 
  • 2005-2010 Scientist E2, CWRDM.
  • 2000-2005 Scientist E1, CWRDM
  • 1994-2000 Scientist C, CWRDM
  • 1989-1994 Scientist B, CWRDM
  • 1989 February-August, Scientist, KSRSTUC, Bangalore
  • 1986-1989, Senior Technical Assistant, CSRE, IIT Bombay

Memberships

  • Member, National Level Multi-Disciplinary team to investigate reducing flows in Periyar and Pamba rivers, Kerala (2014-15)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Hydraulics
  • Member, TAC of Kottayam District Panchayath
  • Member, Technical Committee to Evaluate of Western Ghat Development Projects, Kottayam District
  • External Examiner in the Board of Examiners for evaluating project reports and  to Conduct Viva-Voce, Post Graduate Diploma program on Geo Information Science and Technology, M G University
  • Member of the technical team for evaluating MRVP Project
  • Member o the Technical team to supervise collaborative rainwater harvesting project by M G University and Brown University at Kumarakom

Research Interests

  • Integrated Watershed Management
  • Hydrologic Alterations of Rivers
  • Environmental Flows

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • George Abe, J J Erinjery (2015) Changes in streamflow regime due to anthropogenic regulations in the humid tropical Western Ghats, Kerala State, India. Journal Of Mountain Sciences DOI: 10.1007/s11629-013-2764-8 pp 456-470.
    • George Abe and James E J (2014) Anthropogenic regulation on streamflow and its impact- A case study from the humid tropical zone, Kerala, India. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology, ISSN 2277-1581, (Special Issue), pp 147-151
    • George Abe and James E J (2013) Impact of streamflow regulations on the downstream of rivers in the humid tropics of the Western Ghat region, Kerala, India. International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, ISSN0974-5904,Vol 6, No. 05(01), October 2013, pp 1203-1212
    • George Abe, Unnikrishnan T S and Daliya KK (2013) Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for micro level water resources planning of an urban area in the humid tropics, Central Kerala, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904,Vol 6, No. 6, December 2013, pp 1736-1741
    • Jobin Thomas and George Abe (2013) SPATIO-Temporal soil moisture variability in two micro watersheds: A study from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, ISSN0974-5904, Vol 6, No. 05(01), October 2013, pp 1195-1202
    • George Abe, (2012) Mannu-Jala Samrakshanam-Keralathil”, Rubber Journal, May 2012
    • Jobin Thomas, Sabu Joseph, K P Thrivikramji, George Abe , N Kannan (2011) Morphometric analysis of two mountain river basins of contrasting enviromnetal settings, the southern Western Ghats , India. Environmental Earth Science DOI: 10.1007/s12665-011-1457-2
    • 1007/s11442-001- Jobin Thomas, Sabu Joseph, K P Thrivikramji, George Abe (2010) Morphometric analysis of the drainage system and its hydrological implications in the rainshadow regions, Kerala, India. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2011, 21(6): 1077-1088 DOI: 10.0901-2
    • N Upendran, George Abe and Dr. E J James (1998) Morphometric analysis of small watersheds in the western ghat region of Kerala State. National geographical journal of India, Mar-Dec 1998 Vol 44, pp 190-200
    • George Abe, P Jayakumar and Dr. E J James (1997) Impact of fresh water diversion on mixing and exchange processes in the Muvattupuzha estuary. Institution of Engineers (India), February 1997, Vol. 77, pp 186-189
    • George Abe, P Jayakumar and E J James(1996) Salinity intrusion into Muvatupuzha estuary (south –west coast of India) during pre-monsoon season. Journal of marine Science, Vol. 25, December 1996, pp 352-354
Conference Proceedings
    • George Abe (2014) Inter-basin water transfer within Kerala State- A case study of Periyar-Muvattupuzha river system, Proceedings of the one day workshop on Interstate Rivers and interbasin transfers, Current status in Kerala, 11 February 2014, pp 54-66
    • George Abe and James E J (2013) Anthropogenic development and sustainability in humid tropics, A case study of Periyar river basin, Kerala, India. Poster, International Regional Science Meeting, Land cover and land use change dynamics and impacts in South Asia, 10-13 January 2013
    • George Abe and James E. J. (2013) Changes in downstream ?ows due to hydro-electric projects and their e?ects in the Periyar-Muvattupuzha river system, Kerala, India” National workshop on Environmental Flows, NIH, Roorkee,2-3 October 2013
    • George Abe and James E J (2012) Flow regime changes by hydro –electric projects in the humid tropical region of Kerala State. Proceedings, Hydro 2012, IIT Bombay, India, December 2012, pp 115-1124
    • George Abe and James E J, (2012) Temporal changes in rainfall and reservoir inflows in humid tropical region of Kerala State. Proceedings of the International climate Meet, Coimbatore, August 2012 pp 157-166 164
    • George Abe and James E J (2011) Impact of regulated release on stream flow in the humid western ghat region of Kerala State. Proceedings of the International Geography Congress, Kozhikode Kerala, May, 2011, pp 201-205
    • Abe George and Harikumar P S, (2010) Assessment of water holding capacity and sediment status of Vembanad wetlands. Proceedings of the National seminar on water pollution control measures, July 28-30, 2010
    • Abe George and Jayadevan P.J (2010) Environmental flows consideration for sustainable management of rivers-a case study of Periyar River. Proceedings of the National seminar on water pollution control measures, July 28-30, 2010
    • George Abe, (2010) Keralam-Jalasampathum jalashamavum. Proceedings of the one day seminar on ‘Joining hands to conserve Kerala’s biodiversity”, May 22, 2010, Ernakulam
    • Jayadevan P.J, George Abe and Dr George Chackacherry, (2010) Evaluation of tanks as fresh water sources to meet demands in agricultural and domestic sectors. Proceedings of the Young Environmental Researchers Conference, Kozhikode, March 22-23
    • Lekshmi K and Abe George (2010) Studies on the effect of stream flow and land use changes on water quality of Periyar River. Proceedings of the National seminar on water pollution control measures, July 28-30, 2010
    • Lekshmi K, George Abe and Dr P.S Harikumar, (2010) Spatial and temporal water quality variations in Periyar River in relation to regulated release from H E reservoirs and land use changes. Proceedings of the Young Environmental Researchers Conference, March 22-23, 2010
    • George Abe (2009) Role of reservoir in augmenting flows to Wetlands. Southern Regional Seminar on Integrated management of river basins in relation to wise use of wetlands”, Karunya University, 22-03-2009, Alapuzha
    • Bindu L, George Abe and Sundrarajan V (2007)“Adoption of soil and water conservation practices and peoples participation under watershed development programmes-a case study in Pathanamthitta district, Proceedings of the 19th Kerala Science Congress, pp 563-564
    • Celine George, George Abe, E. G. Soman, and Jose K. I., (2007), “Water Resources Development in Tribal Areas of Idukki District” Paper published in the Compendium of Selected Research Papers and Articles published at the State Level Seminar 2007 on “Natural Resource Management and Livelihood Support Systems” conducted by the Western Ghat Cell of the Planning and Economic Affairs Department, Government of Kerala.
    • George Abe and Anupriya V (2007) Sustainability assessment of operating Hydro-lectric projects in Periyar and Muvattupuzha river basins. Proceedings of the 19th Kerala Science Congress, pp 952-953
    • Celine George and George Abe, (2005) “Geomorphology Computation of Highland Watershed Using Watershed Modeling System (WMS) ans SRTM DEM Data” Conference on ‘Natural Resource Management For Eco-Development and Livelihood Security in Southern India (NRMELSI -05)’ November 24-25, 2005 Udhagamandalam, TamilNadu.
    • Celine George, George Abe, E. G. Soman, and Jose K. I., (2005), “Water Resources Development in Tribal Areas of Idukki District” Paper published in “Sustainable Natural Resource Development” A Compendium of Research Papers of Projects under WGDP.
    • George Abe and Nandini K. B. (2005) Temporal and spatial variability of hydro-meteorological parameters in high ranges of Kerala State. Proceedings of the National workshop on draught management in plantation crops, Trissur 22-23 March 2005, pp 140-143
    • Celine George and George Abe (2004), “Delineation of Watershed from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) using Watershed Modeling system (WMS)” Proceedings of Indian Environment Congress – 2004 pp 21-22.
    • Jobin Thomas, George Abe, Celine George and M Murugan (2004), “Hydrologic Appraisal of Small Upland Watersheds under Different Land Covers” Proceedings of Indian Environment Congress – 2004 pp 31.
    • George Abe, George Mammen and Dr E J James (2001) Land, water and biomass management in Midland lateritic terrain of Kerala State – A case study. Proceedings of the 13th Kerala Science congress
    • Padmini V, George Abe, Upendran N and James E J (2000) Consumptive use estimation in Meenanthara watershed of Meenachil river basin. Proceedings of the 10th Kerala Science Congress, pp 56
    • Chandran R R, Celine George, George Abe and Babu Mathew (1999). Impact of implementation of an irrigation project on groundwater table – a case study. Proceedings of the 11th Kerala Science Congress. March 1999. Kasaragod, Kerala. Pp. 19-21.
    • George Abe, K E Sreedharan and E J James, (1999) Application of remote sensing techniques for ground water potential zone identification. XII Swadeshi Science Congress, Trivandrum
    • Celine George and George Abe (1998), "A Software Package on Hydrology of Watersheds", Proceedings of the Tenth Kerala Science Congress, January 1998, Kozhikode pp 14-16.
    • George Abe and P Jayakumar (1998) Changes in salinity level in the Muvattupuzha estuary due to the Muvattupuzha valley irrigation project. Proceedings of the 8th Kerala Science Congress, pp 71-73
    • Paul M A and George Abe (1998) Spring Development and rainwater harvesting: An effective way to mitigate drought in high ranges – A case study from Peruvanthanan, Idukki District, , Proceedings of the 10th Kerala Science Congress, 1998 pp 56
    • V Padmini and George Abe (1997) Water resources related conservation and management for sustainable development – a case study in a typical mid land lateritic terrain of Kerala State. International Seminar on Monsoon meteorology and water resources hydrology, Visakapattanam, October 1997
    • George Abe (1996) Land use / land Cover mapping using remotely sensed data – a case study in Wainganga river basin Workshop on Application of remote sensing in water resources development and management, 24-25 May 1996, CWRDM, Kozhikode
Research Reports
Books and Monographs