Dr. K.Ch.V Naga Kumar
Designation
Scientist
Research Group
Land and Water Management
Support Facilities
Information Systems Facility
Office No
0495-2351892
  • EDUCATIONAL PROFILE

    • Ph.D (2014): Geo-Engineering (Remote Sensing and GIS), College of Engineering (A), Andhra University. Visakhapatnam, India
    • Thesis: “Paleogeography, Chronostratigraphy and Holocene Evolution of the Wave-Influenced Godavari Delta,   India Inferred from Remote Sensing, Sediment Analysis and AMS 14C dating”
    • M.Tech. (2009): Remote Sensing and GIS, Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pasific (CSSTE-AP) and Andhra University.

    CAREER DETAILS

    • 2018- Till Date :  Scientist, CWRDM
    • 2015 - 2018       :  Scientist B, CWRDM

    AWARDS

    • Certificate of Appreciation from the Executive Director, CWRDM in honor of outstanding service and contributions as the ‘Chairman’ for successful implementation of ‘Green Office and ISO 9001:2015 Certification’ on CWRDM during 2022
    • Recipient of International Geography Union (IGU) – Commission on Coastal Systems Registration grant for attending 34th International Geography Congress held at Turkey (through virtual mode) during August 16-20, 2021
    • Associate Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (2019)
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the Executive Vice President (EVP), Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment for valuable contribution that enabled KSCSTE to receive “Best Stall” award as part of the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016)
    • Prof. Kakani Nageswara Rao Endowment Young Achiever Award by Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) (2016)
    • Recipient of INQUA Travel grant for attending XIX International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress that held in Nagoya, Japan during 26 July – 2 August, 2015, XIX INQUA Congress
    • Received Prof. R.Vaidyanathan Sashtiapthapoorthi Cash Prize award during 76th Convocation of Andhra University for getting First Rank in M.Sc. Geography (2004-2006) 

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing
    • Member, Indian Society of Geomatics

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Coastal Morphodynamics
    • Holocene Delta Evolution

Socio-Economic Vulnerability Assessment of coastal areas to sea-level rise (under climate change scenarios) – a case of Kerala coast
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs. 15.30 Lakhs
Local Area Network (LAN) Administration and CWRDM Project Information System(CPIS)
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 years
Investigation on Land subsidence and reconstruction on Geomorphological Evolution of Kallada Delta through Remote Sensing and Sediment Proxies
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 Years
Budget:
Rs. 33.05 Lakhs
Water for Change, Integrative and Fit for Purpose Water Sensitive Design Framework for Fast Growing Livable cities (India-Netherlands project)
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
5 Years (November 2019 to November 2024)
Budget:
Rs. 164.21 Lakhs
Scoping study to assess the Hydrological Services provisioned by the Forest Eco System of Kerala
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Forest & Wildlife Department, Govt. of Kerala
Budget:
Rs. 161.00 lakhs
Assessment of Land use and Land cover dynamics in Agricultural Watersheds and developing Soil Erosion Hazard Index in Kozhikode district
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs. 8.90 Lakhs
Impact assessment of Soil and Water Conservation Measures on Hydrological Processes and Sediment Yield under changing Climatic Conditions of selected watersheds in Malappuram District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs. 19.42
Assessment of Land use and Land cover dynamics in Agricultural Watersheds and developing Soil Erosion Hazard Index in Malapuram district
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 Years (2020-2023)
Building Institutional Repositories in CWRDM Libray Using D-Space
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs. 17.37 Lakhs.
Microclimatic assessment of the water vapour flux in an urban ecosystem for identifying better climate change mitigation measures and scope for atmospheric water harvesting
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Duration:
2 Years
Budget:
20,73000
National Wetland Inventory and Assessment (NWIA) Phase-II (Kerala and Lakshadweep)
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
ISRO-SAC
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
Budget:
Rs. 32.19 Lakhs
Mangrove community zonation and biophysical characterisation for coast of Kerala
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
ISRO-SAC
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 years
Budget:
Rs. 15.79 lakhs
Coastal Erosion and Risk Assessment along Kerala state using Geo-Spatial technologies
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 Years (2020-2022)
Budget:
Rs. 16.88 Lakhs
Delineation of existing command area under selected irrigation projects in the Malabar region of Kerala, through the applications of Remote Sensing
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 Years
Budget:
Rs. 20.28 Lakhs
Coastal Vulnerability Assessment for Kozhikode (district) coast, Kerala state through Geo-spatial Technologies
Principal Investigator:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Budget:
Rs. 19.21 Lakhs
Integrated study on the reclamation of fallow lands in Kozhikode District for paddy cultivation
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Deputy Director of Agriculture (WM), Kozhikode
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 20.06 lakhs
Flood Mapping – BPCL, Kochi
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
BPCL, Kochi
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 24.00 Lakhs
Flood Mapping – 2018 (Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram)
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), Govt. of Kerala
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 20 Lakhs
A Rapid EIA Study for Desilting of Kallai River from Kuduppini to Kothi in Kozhikode Corporation
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
Irrigation Division Kozhikode Corporation
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 Months
Budget:
Rs. 7.70 Lakhs
Preparation of a Management Action Plan for the Rejuvenation of Manjalithodu in Angamali
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Directorate of Environment & Climate Change, Govt. of Kerala
Date of Completion:
Budget:
Rs. 8 Lakhs
Feasibility study for sourcing water from Chittumala Chira for Technopark, Kollam. Technopark Trivandrum
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Technopark Trivandrum
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 months
Budget:
Rs. 2 Lakhs
Preparation of Soil Fertility Map for Thrissur District in GIS
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
KFRI, Thrissur
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 months
Budget:
Rs. 0.75 Lakhs
Flood Mapping of BPCL-KR
Funding Agency:
BPCL, Kochi
Date of Completion:
Duration:
14 Months (2020-2021)
Flood Investigation for the preparation of Flood Mitigation plan for Punoorpuzha, Kozhikode
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
IDRB, Govt. of Kerala
Date of Completion:
Duration:
6-months (2021)
Budget:
Rs. 8 Lakhs
Integrated study on the reclamation of fallow lands in Kozhikode districts for paddy cultivation
Principal Investigator:
Funding Agency:
Deputy Director Agriculture(WM), Kozhikode
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1Year
Budget:
20.06 Lakhs
Impact of Climate change in River basins from Tadri to Kanyakumari (in collaboration with IIT Mumbai and NIT Surathkal)
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Ministry of Water Resources
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
3 years
Budget:
Rs. 60.90 lakhs
Acquisition of Spectral Signatures and Bio-Physical Parameters for Forest Species Identification
Principal Investigator:
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Funding Agency:
Space Applications Centre (SAC/ISRO), GoI
Project Type:
Externally Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 Years
Preparation of a Management Action Plan for the Rejuvenation of Poonurpuzha in Kozhikode
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
2 Years
Budget:
Rs. 18.80 Lakhs
Preparation of a Master Plan towards Developing a model watershed at Chathankavu of Kunnamangalam Grama Panchayath, Kozhikode District
Co Principal Investigator/s:
Project Type:
CWRDM Plan Funded
Date of Completion:
Duration:
1.6 Year
Budget:
Rs. 13.64 Lakhs
Details

NagaKumar K.Ch.V, Deepak PM, Basheer Ahammed KK, Nageswara Rao K, Gopinath G, Dinesan VP; Coastal Vulnerability assessment using Geospatial technologies and Multi Criteria Decision Making approach – a case study of Kozhikode District coast, Kerala state, India; (2022); Journal of Coastal Conservation, 26:16 ISSN No.: 1874-7841(Impact Factor: 2.098)

Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Hema Malini B, Nageswara Rao K, Kubo S; Geospatial analysis of the changing environment of Kolleru Lake, the largest freshwater wetland in India (2016); Wetlands, Vol. 36, pp.745-758. ISSN No.: 1943-6246 (Impact Factor: 1.783)

Naga Kumar KChV, HemaMalini B, Nageswara Rao, Demudu G, Aggrawal R, Ramachandran R, Rajawat AS; Occurrence of Storms and Storm Surges along East Coast of India (2015); Deccan Geographers, Vol. 53(2), pp.12-24. ISSN No.: 0011-726

As Co-author
Details

Naveena K.,Surendran U., & Kommireddi, C. V. N. K. (2023). Comparative assessment of univariate and multivariate imputation models for varying lengths of missing rainfall data in a humid tropical region: a case study of Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Acta Geophysica, 1-16. 

Arivazhagan S, Naseer K A, Mahmoud K A, Libeesh N K, Arun Kumar K V, NagaKumar KChV, Sayyed M I, Algahtani M S, Shiekh EI, Khandaker M U; The radiation shielding proficiency and hyperspectral-based spatial distribution of lateritic terrain mapping in Irikkur block, Kannur, Kerala (2023); Nuclear Engineering and Technology (In Press);DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.net.2023.06.008; Impact Factor: 2.7

Morthekai P, Nageswara Rao K, Naga Kumar K.Ch.V, Demudu G, Rajapara M, Reddy DV; Synthesized Luminescence ages of palaeo-beach ridges in Krishna-Godavari twin delta plain, east coast of India (2021); Quaternary Geochronology, Vol. 62, 101145. ISSN No.: 1871-1014; Impact Factor: 3.079)

Nageswara Rao K, Saito Y, NagaKumar KChV, Kubo S, Pandey S, Li Z, Demudu G, Rajawat AS; Holocene evolution and Anthropocene destruction of the Krishna Delta on the east coast of India: Delta lobe shifts, human impacts, and sea-level history (2020); Marine Geology, Vol. 427 (106229). ISSN No.: 0025-3227 (Impact Factor: 3.040)

Gopinath G, Surendran U, Abhilash S, NagaKumar K.Ch.V, Anusha C K; Assessment of drought with a real-time web-based application for drought management in humid tropical Kerala, India (2020); Environment Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 192:728. ISSN No.: 1573-2959 (Impact Factor: 1.903)

Basavaiah N, Deenadayalan K, Mahesh Babu JLV, Kanu MO., Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, NageswaraRao K, Mallikarjunarao; Last 3000 years of geomagnetic filed intensity from India: New reference palaeointensity data from two east coast archaeological sites and archaeomagnetic dating insights (2019); Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 101943 (1-17). ISSN No.: 2352-409X) (Cite Score: 2.9)

Ramakrishnan R, Agrawal R, Remya PG, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G, Rajawat AS, Nair B and Nageswara Rao K; Modelling coastal erosion: A case study of Yarada beach near Visakhapatnam, east coast of India (2018); Ocean and Coastal Management, Vol. 156, pp. 239-248. ISSN No.: 0964-5691 (Impact Factor: 2.595)

Kubo S, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, HemaMalini B, Nageswara Rao K, Agrawal R, Ramakrishnan R, Rajawat AS; Monitoring of EcoRestoration of Mangrove Wetlands through Time Series Satellite Images: A Study on Krishna-Godavari Delta Region, East Coast of India (2017); Geographical Review of Japan Series B, Vol. 90(2), pp.66-75. ISSN No.: 1883-4396 (Impact Factor: 0.06)

Cui M, Wang Z, Nageswara Rao K, Sangode SJ, Saito Y, Chen T, Kulkarni YR, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G; A mid- to late-Holocene record of vegetation decline and erosion triggered by monsoon weakening and human adaptations in the south-east Indian Peninsula (2017); The Holocene, Vol. 27, pp. 1976-1987. ISSN No.: 0959-6836 (Impact Factor: 2.353)

Nageswara Rao K, Saito Y, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Rajawat AS Kubo S and Li Z; Palaeogeography and evolution of the Godavari delta, east coast of India during the Holocene: An example of wave-dominated and fan-delta settings (2015); Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 440, pp. 213-233. ISSN No.: 0031-0182 (Impact Factor: 2.833)

Basavaiah N, Mahesh Babu JLV, Gawali PB, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Prizomwala SP, Hanamgond PT, Nageswara Rao K; Late Quaternary environmental and sea level changes from Kolleru Lake, SE India: Inferences from mineral magnetic, geochemical and textural analysis (2015); Quaternary International, Vol. 371, pp. 197-208. ISSN No.: 1040-6182 (Impact Factor: 2.003)

Bhattacharyya A, Nageswara Rao K, Misra S, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Hema Malini B; Palynological indicators of mangrove habitat in the Kolleru Lake region during the early to Middle Holocene (2013); Current Science, Vol. 104(1), pp.121-125. ISSN No.: 0011-3891 (Impact Factor: 0.756)

Nageswara Rao K, Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Hema Malini B, Rajawat AS and Ajai; Geomorphological implications of the basement structure in the KrishnaGodavari deltas, India (2013); Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Vol. 57(1), pp. 25-44. ISSN No.: 0372-8854 (Impact Factor: 1.063)

Nageswara Rao K, Saito Y, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Basavaiah N, Rajawat AS Tokanai F, Kato K and Nakashima R; Holocene environmental changes of the Godavari Delta, east coast of India, inferred from sediment core analyses and AMS 14C dating (2012); Geomorphology, Vol. 175-176, pp. 163-175. ISSN No.: 0169-555X (Impact Factor: 3.819)

Nageswara Rao K, Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Hema Malini B, Ratheesh R, Rajawat AS and Ajai; Climate change and sea level rise: impact on agriculture along Andhra Pradesh coast – a geomatics analysis (2011); Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Vol. 39(3), pp. 415-422. ISSN No.: 0255-660X (Impact Factor: 0.997)

Nageswara Rao K, Subraelu P, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Hema Malini B, Rajawat AS and Ajai; Impacts of sediment retention by dams on delta shoreline recession: evidences from the Krishna and Godavari deltas, India (2010); Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 35, pp. 817-827. ISSN No.: 1096-9837 (Impact Factor: 3.694)

Nageswara Rao K, Naga Kumar KChV, Demudu G, Subraelu P, Visweswara Reddy B and Hema Malini B; Kolleru Lake revisited: post Operation Kolleru Scenario (2010); Current Science, Vol. 98(10), pp. 1289-1291. ISSN No.: 0011-3891 (Impact Factor: 0.756)

Nageswara Rao K, Demudu G, Nagakumar KChV, Subraelu P, Visweswara Reddy B and Sarma NS; Tidal backwater bodies along north coastal Andhra Pradesh: present status and possible sites for cage culture of fish (2009); Eastern Geographer, Vol. 15, pp. 15-22. ISSN No.: 0973- 7642

Variations in the Holocene sediment accumulation rates and growth pattern of the Krishna and Godavari deltas, India (2015) NageswaraRao K, Saito Y, Kubo S, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G and Rajawat AS. XIX INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
Holocene Evolution of the Krishna delta, India inferred from sediment facies and AMS 14C ages (2015) NagaKumar KChV, Saito Y, Kubo S, NageswaraRao K, Demudu G and Rajawat AS. XIX INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
Quaternary Evolution and Anthropogenic degradation of the Kolleru Lake, A Coastal Wetland along the East Coast of India (2015) HemaMalini B, Kubo S, NagaKumar KChV, Demudu G, Naoko N, NageswaraRao K. XIX INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan
Evolution and Environmental degradation of the Kolleru Lake, East Coast of India (2016) Demudu G, Nagakumar KChV, HemaMalini B and Nageswara Rao K. International Conference on Geospatial Technologies and Wetland Management, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
Evolution and Environmental degradation of the Kolleru Lake, east coast of India – a study through geo-spatial technologies (2016) NagaKumar KChV National Symposium on Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain Ecosyst
Assessment of Coastal Erosion along the Kozhikode district, Kerala state using satellite data of 1990-2000 and 2000-2016 time frames (2017) NagaKumar KChV, Dinesan VP, Girish Gopinath, Deepak PM, Lakshmana Dinesh K National Seminar on Natural Resource
Coastal Erosion and Human Impacts at Global, Regional, and Local Scale Causes: Examples from Eastern and Western Coastal Regions of India (2019) K.Ch.V NagaKumar, G.Demudu, Dinesan VP, Girish Gopinath, K.Nageswara Rao. In: Abstract volume of “Internat
Applications of Geo-Informatics for the Delineation of Groundwater Prospects Zones in Poonurpuzha Basin in Kozhikode, Kerala (2020) Dinesan V P, NagaKumar KChV, Rohit John, Sarankumar, Aghil Ghosh. In: Book of Abstracts of “IIIrd Indian National Ground
Hydrological Modelling using SWAT Model for Chaliyar River Basin, Kerala (2020) Anaz A, Nikhil P, Drissia TK, NagaKumar KChV, Dinesan VP. In: Book of Abstracts of “IIIrd Indian National Groundwater Conference (INGWC-2020) Groundwater Resources Manageme
NagaKumar KChV and K.Nageswara Rao (2021) Human-Induced Coastal Erosion along Godavari Delta-Front coast, East Coast of India. In: Book of Abstracts of “34th International Geography Congress” August 16-20, 2021, pp. 126
NagaKumar KChV and K.Nageswara Rao (2021) Temporal Trends in Suspended Sediment Loads in the River Deltas on the East coast of India. In: Book of Abstracts of “34th International Geography Congress” August 16-20, 2021, pp. 125
NagaKumar KChV (2021) Geomorphological Implications on the Evolution of Vembanad Lake and its environs. In: Book of Abstracts of “34th International Geography Congress” August 16-20, 2021, pp. 352
NagaKumar KChV, Ansa Peter, Athira Jose T, Kavya B. Krishnan, Girish Gopinath, V.P Dinesan (2022) Optical and Microwave Satellite Remote Sensing for Mapping Cropland (Paddy); A Case Study of Kuttiyadi Command Area, Kozhikode District, Kerala”. In Book
Jasin S, Rajeev P C, K Ch V Naga Kumar and U. Surendran (2022). Carbon footprint of Rice Production in Kerala. In Proc. International Conference on Water and Environmental Management (WEM-2022), 22-24 June, 2022, CWRDM, India
Reshma R, K.Ch.V Naga Kumar, Kakani Nageswara Rao, Nikhil Lele, Sumiko Kubo, K.K.Basheer Ahammed, Bimal K Bhattacharya (2022) Artificial Neural Network (ANN) approach for detecting and mapping of ‘Mangrove vegetation’: a case study from Kuppam (River)
K.Ch.V Naga Kumar (2023) Geomorphological framework and Geo-spatial technologies towards understanding the spatial extent of the Kottuli wetland, India. In: National Conference on “Reviving Wetlands”, October 11-13, 2023, CWRDM, India
Anaz A, Nikhil P, Drissia TK, NagaKumar KChV, Dinesan VP (2020) Hydrological Modelling using SWAT Model for Chaliyar River Basin, Kerala. In: Book of Abstracts of “IIIrd Indian National Groundwater Conference (INGWC-2020) Groundwater Resources Management
K.Ch.V NagaKumar, G.Demudu, Dinesan VP, Girish Gopinath, K.Nageswara Rao (2019) Coastal Erosion and Human Impacts at Global, Regional, and Local Scale Causes: Examples from Eastern and Western Coastal Regions of India. In: Abstratc volume of “Internationa

Ambili G K., K.Ch.V Nagakumar, Venu Prasad H D., Ashish K Chaturvedi. (2022). Integrated study on the reclamation of fallow lands in Kozhikode district for paddy cultivation.
Publication Year:
2022
First Author:
Erosional Responses of Eastern and Western Coastal Regions of India, Under Global, Regional, and Local Scale causes; K.Ch.VNagaKumar, G.Demudu, V.P Dinesan, Girish Gopinath, P.M Deepak, K.Lakshmanadinesh and Kakani Nageswara Rao (Chapter - In: Mu.Ramkuma
First Author:
Dr. K.Ch.V Naga Kumar
Co Author:
Publication Year:
2019

Erosional Responses of Eastern and Western Coastal Regions of India, Under Global, Regional, and Local Scale causes; K.Ch.VNagaKumar, G.Demudu, V.P Dinesan, Girish Gopinath, P.M Deepak, K.Lakshmanadinesh and Kakani Nageswara Rao (Chapter - In: Mu.Ramkumar, R.Arthur James, David Menier and K.Kumaraswamy (eds.) Coastal Zone Management); Burlington: Elsevier(155-179); (2019)

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