• Department of Regional Water Studies
Area of Expertise
Urban flood modelling and risk mapping
Disaster vulnerability assessment to natural/human-induced hazards
Risk and reliability analysis in water resources
Dr. Sherly M. A. is presently working with TERI SAS as Assistant Professor. She has more than 7 years of work experience that includes teaching, industry and research. She received her Ph. D on topic ‘Urban Flood Risk Mapping of a Coastal Megacity – An Application to Mumbai’ from IITB-Monash Research Academy (A joint Ph. D program between Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Monash University, Australia) based in Mumbai. She completed her M. Tech in Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Her interests include urban flood risk mapping, design rainfall analysis, flood modelling and hazard mapping, hydrologic & hydraulic modelling, disaster vulnerability assessment & mapping, and optimization in water resources.
Mohanty, M.P., Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S. and Ghosh, S. (2018). “Regionalized Design Rainfall Estimation: An Appraisal of Inundation Mapping for Flood Management Under Data-Scarce Situations”. Water Resources Management, 32(4725): 4725-4746
Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S., Chan, T. and Rau, C. (2016). “Design Rainfall Framework using Multivariate Parametric-Nonparametric Approach”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21(1), 04015049.
Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S., Parthasarathy, D., Chan, T. and Rau, C. (2015). “Disaster-Vulnerability Mapping for a Densely Populated Coastal Urban Area: An Application to Mumbai, India”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105(6): 1198-1220.
Mohanty, M.P., Gusain, A., Sherly, M.A., Karmakar, S. and Ghosh, S. (2016). “Estimation of Design rainfall for flood risk mapping in a data scarce situation”, 9th International Geographical Union Conference, New Delhi, India.
Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S., Chan, T. and Rau, C. (2015). “A socio-technocratic approach to flood disasters in Mumbai City, India”. International conference on Water, Megacities and Global change 2015 (EAUMEGA 2015), 1 - 4 December 2015 at UNESCO HQ, Paris, France.
Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S., Chan, T. and Rau, C. (2014). “Analysis of Regional Temporal Pattern of South-west Monsoon Rainfall over Mumbai as a Flood-inducer”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM 2014), 19 - 21 February 2014 at CWRDM, Calicut, India.
Sherly, M. A., Karmakar, S., Chan, T., Rau, C. (2013). “Regional depth-duration- frequency curves for Mumbai City”. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Research (ICWRER 2013), 2 - 7 June 2013 in Koblenz, Germany.
Sherly, M. A., Srinivasan, K. (2010). “Multi-objective Framework for Optimal Risk Based Design of Levees”. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE 2010), 2 - 5 August 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
Received TCS Supported Research Scholarship for a fully funded Ph. D., 2011
Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Agricultural Engineering during consecutive years 2003 and 2004 (All India Rank 60 and 14 respectively)