Dr. Celine George
Designation
Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Subcentre
Ernakulam (Manimalakunnu)
Office No
0485 2963517
Mobile
9495715205
  • EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

    • Ph.D:  2014; Water Institute, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya Uniersity, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    • Thesis : “Simulation of hydrologic impacts of land use/land cover changes in a humid tropical river basin”
    • M.Tech : 1991; Hydraulic Engineering; College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
    • B.Tech : 1987; Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

    CAREER DETAILS

    • 2017 - Present : Senior Principal Scientist, CWRDM.
    • 2010 - 2017      :  Principal Scientist, CWRDM.  
    • 2004 - 2010      : Scientist E1, CWRDM.
    • 1999 - 2004      : Scientist C, CWRDM.
    • 1992 - 1999      : Scientist B, CWRDM.

    AWARDS

    • Best Paper Award - Celine George, Aswathy Mohan and Anjali A., (2016), Using QSWAT for simulating streamflow in a highland catchment of humid tropics, for 3rd International Conference on Earth Sciences and Engineering [ICEE 2016], held at at NIT Coimbatore during June 2016.
    • George Ommen Memorial Award from Kerala University for securing highest mark in M.Tech hydraulic Engineering in the year 1991.

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • Life member, Indian Society for Hydraulics
    • Member in the district Level Environment Appraisal Committee (DEAC) of Ernakulam District (2016-2018)
    • Life Member, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists
    • Life Member, Association of Hydrologists of India
    • Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society  
    • Life Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Surface Water Hydrology
    • Hydrologic modeling and computer applcations

     

Effect of Rubber Plantation on Water Balance Components – A Case Study
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 years (2020 – 2023)
Water Resources Development in Tribal Areas of Idukki District
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
4 Years
Budget:
Rs. 9.69 Lakhs
Study on Hydrology of Small Watersheds of Highland Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
4 Years
Budget:
Rs. 13.0 Lakhs
Downscaling future precipitation and temperature of selected regions in Kerala using Statistical Downscaling Model (SDSM)
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs 8.73 lakhs
Climatic Change Fingerprints on Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of Achencoil river basin in Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Budget:
Rs. 11.00 lakhs
Regionalisation of Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for Highland catchments in Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
Budget:
Rs. 09.21 lakhs
Impact of rapid urbanization on the hydrological regime of a selected river basin in Kerala (N-42)
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Baseline studies of estimation of Water Use Efficiency of 5 Irrigation Projects in Kerala

Baseline studies of estimation of Water Use Efficiency of 5 Irrigation Projects in Kerala

Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Non-CWRDM Co-Principal Employee:
Dr. A B Anitha
Funding Agency:
NWM, MoWR
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs 47.08 Lakhs
Feasibility study on water withdrawal from Muvattupuzha river
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1 Year
Budget:
Rs 16.50 lakhs
Flood Mapping of BPCL-KR
Funding Agency:
BPCL, Kochi
Date of Completion:
Duration:
14 Months (2020-2021)
Hydrological Investigations in the High Range Mountain Landscape, Kerala
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
UNDP, India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
Hydrological Investigations in the Munnar High Range Mountain Landscape
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
UNDP
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1 year
Implementation of various programmes under International Year of Water Co-operation( Environment Department)
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Dept. of Environment & Climate Change, Govt. of Kerala
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 44.80 lakhs
Hydrological investigations in the high range mountain land scape of Munnar
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
UNDP
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2.5 years
Sea water intrusion in coast of Kerala State
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Irrigation Department, Govt. of Kerala (National Hydrology Project)
Date of Completion:
Details

Celine George and Haritha P Scaria, (2020), Hydrologic behaviour of highland catchment in humid tropical region using QSWAT model, IJESRT, vol.9(6): June 2020, pp.95-103. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29121/ijesrt.v9.i6.2020.16

Celine George and Aswathy Mohan, (2016), Using QSWAT for simulating streamflow in a highland catchment of humid tropics, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.09(03), June 2016 pp 105-108.

Celine George and James E. J., (2015), Assessing the implications of extension of rubber plantation on the hydrology of humid tropical river basin, International Journal of Environmental Research, 9(3):841-852, Summer 2015.

Celine George and E. J. James, (2013) “Application of geographical information system for detecting land cover change and investigation on its impact on peak flow in a humid tropical river basin of southwest India”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, December 2013, Vol.06(02): 1707-1706.

Celine George and E. J. James, (2013), “Simulation of streamflow using soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) in Meenachil river basin of Kerala, India", Scholars Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2013, Vol.1(2): 68-77.

Celine George (2012), “Updating Class A pan coefficients (Kp) for estimating reference evapotranspiration in humid tropical region of Kerala”, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol.50(1-2) : 84-87, 2012.

Celine George, K. V. Jayakumar and E. J. James, (2012), “Changes in streamflow regime as indicator of upstream urbanization in a humid tropical river basin”, Meteorol Appl 19 : 334-345 (2012), DOI : 10.1002/met.265.

Celine George, Nisha P. R. and Saleena S., (2011), “Infiltration Modelling in Pooppara Soil of Idukki District in Kerala State”, Hydrology Journal, Vol.14,1&2, January – June 2011, pp 50-54.

Celine George (2008), “Rainfall runoff correlation for Manimala river basin in Kerala”, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation Vol.36(3), December 2008, pp 129-130.

Celine George and Aswathy V., (2007), “Rainfall Runoff Modeling Using Watershed Modeling System (WMS)”, Journal of Applied Hydrology , Vol. XX, No. 1 & 2, 2007, pp 88-94.

Celine George and Chandran Kolappadan (2002) “Probability Analysis for Prediction of Annual Maximum Daily Rainfall of Periyar Basin in Kerala” Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, Vol 30, December 2002.

Celine George and Aleena Charly, 2020, Downscaling future precipitation and temperature of selected regions in Kerala using Statistical DownScaling Model (SDSM), Abstract volume INGWC-2020 3 rd Indian National Groundwater Conference, pp-134.
Celine George and E J James (2018), Impact of land cover land use changes on the water balance components of a sub basin in the humid tropical zone of south west India, Compedium of abstracts of the International Conference on Emerging Synergies in Agricu
Aleena Charly and Celine George, (2015), “Simulation of streamflow using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for Kalleli watershed in Achencoil river basin, Kerala”, Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Kerala Science Congress, January 2015, Alappuzha, Ker
Celine George (2014) “Temporal variation of reference evapotranspiration in Achencoil river basin, Kerala” Proceedings of National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resource Management (CSSR 2014), 17-19 January 2014, NSS College of
Celine George (2014) “Water Balance computation using SWAT for a data scarce region in a monsoon-driven environment” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014), February 19-21, 2014, CWRDM, Kozhikode, K
Celine George and E. J. James, (2013), “Land use change implications on hydrology in the Meenachil river basin in Kerala”, ‘International Regional Science meeting on Land Cover and Land Use Change dynamics and Impacts in South Asia’ conducted at Karunya U
Jisha R. K., Celine George and E. J. James, (2013), “Satellite imagery vs Google earth map for use in hydrologic modelling in humid tropical river basin”, Proceedings of the Twenty Fifth Kerala Science Congress, January 2013, Thiruvananthapuram, Volume 1,
Celine George and E. J. James, (2012) “Simulation of streamflow in a humid tropical river using SWAT”, 2012 International SWAT conference, 18-20 July 2012 at IIT Delhi, Book of Abstracts,pp 24.
Celine George and E. J. James, (2012), “Climate change implications on the annual water balance in a humid tropical river basin”, Proceedings of the International meet on Impact of climate change on water resources conducted at Karunya University during 1
Jo Paul Joseph, Celine George and E. J. James, (2012), “Temporal trends in reference evapotranspiration (ETo) in humid tropical region”, International meet on Impact of climate change on water resources conducted at Karunya University during 17-18 August
Celine George (2011) Final Draft Report on "Study on Hydrology of Small Watersheds of Highland Kerala" submitted to INCOH
Celine George, K. V. Jayakumar and E. J. James, (2011), “Trends and variability in the hydrological data of the Meenachil river basin in Kerala”, Proceedings of the third International Geography Congress on Sustainable Natural Resources conducted at CWRDM
Celine George (2008), “Building a GIS Database to Support Hydrologic Modeling For Manimala River Basin in Kerala”, Abstract volume of the National Seminar on “Geoinformatics for Natural Resources Management” conducted at Chennai by the University of Madra
Celine George (2008), “Decadal Variability of Annual and Seasonal Rainfall in Kerala – A Case Study”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulics and Water Resources HYDRO 2008 conducted at Jaipur during 15-16 December 2008, pp 772-775.
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 “Natur
Celine George (2005), “Comparison of SRTM Derived Watershed vs Topographic Map Derived Watershed in the Highland Region of Kerala State”, Proceedings of Seventeenth Kerala Science Congress, 29-31 January 2005, KFRI, Peechi. pp 284.
Celine George and Aswathy V., (2005), “Rainfall Runoff Modeling Using Watershed Modeling System (WMS), Souvenir & Abstracts Volume of the XXIV Annual convention of Association of Hydrologists of India and National Seminar on Hydrology with special referen
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 (NRMELS
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.
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.

Climate Change Fingerprints on Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of Achenkovil River Basin of Kerala
Publication Year:
2016
First Author:
Co Author:
Impact of Rapid Urbanization on the Hydrologic regime of a selected River basin in Kerala
Publication Year:
2015
First Author:
Co Author:
Water Resources Development in Tribal Areas of idukki District
Publication Year:
2011
First Author:

Celine George (2011) "Water Resources Development in Tribal Areas of Idukki District" final report submitted to WGC of State Planning Board.
First Author:
Dr. Celine George
Co Author:
Publication Year:
2011

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