• Department of Natural Resources
Area of Expertise
Water Resources & Urban
Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics
Dr. Vinay S P Sinha is Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), New Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning domain from Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He did his M.Tech in Remote Sensing and Post graduation in Geography. He has over 15 years of research, teaching and consultancy experience in the areas of Geoinformatics, Water Resource Planning, Groundwater Resource Modeling and Natural Resource Assessment and Management. Dr. Sinha has extensively traveled most of the states in India and is well versed with geology, geomorphology and physiography including socio-economic configuration.
At TERISAS, he is teaching courses related to Geoinformatics, Spatial modeling and Geoinformatics for Water Resources and strengthening application of Remote Sensing & Spatial modeling in various disciplines. He is also Adjunct Research at TERI and is advising activities related to applications of Geospatial Modelling, Water Resources and allied technologies.
Currently, he is supervising doctoral research related to Assessing influence of climate change on water availability and distribution on vulnerable communities in Central Himalaya; Water Accounting Framework for Eastern Himalaya in context to Climate Change; Agricultural land dynamics in SAARC Nations: relevant to food security in climate change scenarios and Storm Surge Assessments of Warm Climate Scenario over West Bengal.
His research projects are mostly formulated over the Himalayan region and link with fragile ecosystem of Himalayan community and Policy formulation and mitigation planning due to Extreme weather condition.
Singh, P., Sinha, V. S. P., Vijhani, A., & Pahuja, N. (2018). Vulnerability assessment of urban road network from urban flood. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 28, 237–250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.03.017
Pommier, M., Fagerli, H., Gauss, M., Simpson, D., Sharma, S., Sinha, V., Ghude, S. D., Landgren, O., Nyiri, A., Wind, P. (2018). Impact of regional climate change and future emission scenarios on surface O3 and PM2.5 over India. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(1), 103–127. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-103-2018
Sam, L., Bhardwaj, A., Sinha, V. S. P., Joshi, P. K., & Kumar, R. (2016). Use of Geospatial Tools to Prioritize Zones of Hydro-Energy Potential in Glaciated Himalayan Terrain. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 44(3), 409-420. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-015-0520-y
Vaish, J., Sharma, A. K., & Sinha, V. S. P. (2014). Remote sensing and GIS based weighted model for assessing health of glaciers in Ganga Basin, India. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 9(2 SPEC.ISS.), 171–176.
Joshi, P. K., Yadav, K., & Sinha, V. S. P. (2011). Assessing impact of forest landscape dynamics on migratory corridors: A case study of two protected areas in Himalayan foothills. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20(14) 3393–3411. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-011-0123-z
Scientist of the Year Award – 2017, National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.
Ground Water Modelling and Justification by Morphometric analysis of Ramgarh lake catchment (Best student paper award), 24th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symposium, 2004, ISRO, Jaipur
Assessment of spatiotemporal changes in Mangroves of Kendrapara District, Orissa using Remote Sensing and Geo-spatial tools, (Student paper award), 29th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symposium, 2009, ISRO, Nagpur
PI: Water Resource Management through spring and Catchment Rejuvenation in Uttarakhand for improving Water Security (Ongoing), MoEF& CC, Govt. of India
Co-PI: Development of Flood Warning System for Guwahati & Jorhat Towns (Ongoing), NDMA, Govt. of India & The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Co-PI: Modelling for Enhancing Water Quality in Uttarakhand using Geospatial Technology (Ongoing), WTI, DST, Govt. of India
PI: State Specific Action Plan for Water Resources- Arunachal Pradesh, GoI, (Ongoing), MoWR, RD &GR, Govt. of India
Co-PI: Heat Island Study: Ib-Valley Industrial Cluster, Jharsuguda, Odisha, DFID & Odisha Pollution Control Board.
Co-PI: Coping with Climate: Assessing Policies for Climate Change Adaptation and Transport Sector Mitigation in Indian Cities (CLIMATRANS), Multi-Client & Research Council of Norway
PI: 21 Day Training Programme on Geospatial Technologies (Equivalent to Refresher Course) on Capacity-Building in Geospatial Technologies, NRDMS, DST, Govt. of India.
Team Member: Energy Savings by Advancing Indian Standard Time and/or having different Time Zones, DST, Govt. of India.
Team Member: Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra State, MoE, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Team Member: Perspective Water Vision 2030, Water Resources Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
Team Member: Coastal vulnerability assessment and strategies for better preparedness towards impacts of climate change and sea level rise: State of West Bengal, MoE, Govt. of West Bengal.