Recently I participated in a series of interviews shedding
light on the critical issue of infrastructure under stress due to the intensifying impact
of wildfires, floods, and heatwaves. These natural disasters are posing unprecedented
challenges to Canadian communities, and I offered some insights and solutions to ensure
the resilience and sustainability of our vital infrastructure systems. My focus was on
the pressing need for strategic planning, innovative technologies, and collaborative efforts
to safeguard our roads, bridges, power grids, and other crucial facilities from the growing
threat of climate-induced disasters. The discussions highlighted the importance of adopting
adaptive infrastructure designs that can withstand the changing climate conditions and mitigate
potential damages, ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens. You can visit
my In the media section of my Bio
page for Toronto Star article, and CTV interview.
During the month of May I visited Hohai University (State Key Laboratori of Water Disaster Prevention,
Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering) to initiate a three year collaborative contract. As an appointed
Distinguished Professor I will be working with the faculty of the State Key Laboratory of Water Disaster Prevention.
During my stay at Hohai I was invited to present a University Lecture on May 19, 2023. My talk was entitled: "Systems Approach to
Water Resources Managment - Toward Performance-Based Water Managment". Click the title for Chinese text.
During my recent stay in Nanjing I was invited to present an Institute lecture at the
Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute established in 1935. My talk was entitled: "Prioritizing resilience to
mitigate urban flooding under global change". The lecture was followed with an extensive discussion of flood
management issues in China. Click the title for Chinese text.
The 2023 Edition of Ranking of Top Scientists in the field of
Environmental Sciences that Research.com released recently
here ranked me 1995 in the World and 86 in Canada.
I am also recognized with the Environmental Sciences Leader Award for 2023. In the Engineering and Technology
Category I am ranked 1407 in the World and 57 in Canada.
I was invited to and presented an invited presentation
at the 7th International Conference on Water Sciences: Global Climate Change and I
mplications for Water Resources and Society. My presentation is entitled "Global
Change Explorer - A web-based tool for investigating the complexities of global change"
and is available on the conference website here.
My paper "Floods and the COVID-19 pandemic—A new
double hazard problem" co-authored with
Profs. Z. Kundzewicz and N. Wright and published in Wiley's WIREs Water
is recognized as a top cited and most downloaded paper for the second year in a row.
This paper is an open access publication available here.
I was invited to and presented a keynote presentation
at the 9th International Conference on Flood Management that was organized in
Tsukuba, Japan on Feb 19-22, 2023. My presentation is entitled "Systems Approach
to Management of Floods: Towards Resilience-Based
Approach" and is available on my YouTube channel here.
The high-level symposium on "Itegrated Water Cycle
Management in the Post-COVID 19 era"
was organized before the ICFM9 in Tokyo, Japan on February 18, 2023 in the
presence of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. I had an honor to present a
under the title "Challenges and Opportunities of Integrated Flood Management in
the Post-COVID Era" at this event.
I am pleased to
announce the successful completion of the 9th International Conference on Flood
(ICFM9) that was organized in
Tsukuba, Japan on Feb 18-22, 2023. The conference brought together over 400
experts and stakeholders from various
disciplines from over 30 countries to discuss the challenges and solutions
related to flood management. Five plenary
sessions, 24 parallel sessions and 90 poster presentations provided for engaging
discussions on topics such as
building flood resilience, flood risk assessment, early warning systems, flood
response planning, and community
engagement. I am grateful to all the participants for their valuable
contributions and active participation, which
made the conference a great success. We hope that the knowledge shared and the
connections made during the conference
will help to improve flood management practices around the world. The amazing
effort of the International Centre for
Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) as the
together with the ICFM Ad Hoc Committee
(that I am charing) and our
sponsors, speakers, and attendees made this conference possible. We look forward
to continuing the conversation and working towards effective flood management
the future. Very soon all the
presentations, abstracts, and posters will be available at the ICFM website.
On 10 October 2022, the “Updated science-wide author
standardized citation indicators was published. This is publicly available
(out of 6 880 389 from all disciplines) that provides standardized information
citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted
hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite
indicator (c-score). The ranking of scientists
can be found in the following link
My name has been included in the list, and my position on the list puts me in
0.4% of World's scientists. I am very
proud of this personal achievement.
I am nominated and elected into the Fellowship of the
research honor society in November 2022. It is my priviledge to join this
honor society of science and engineering.
Sigma Xi is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world
a distinguished history of service to science and
society for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Scientists and
research spans the disciplines of science and technology,
comprise the membership of the society.
During the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, my research group
Mohit Mohanty, Dr. Andre Schardong) released a new tool for
showing floodplain maps across Canada under various climate change scenarios.
got the overwhelming attention of the media and the general public.
You can visit my In the
media page for news articles, and radio and TV interviews.
Very proud to be included into the Reuters list
of the world’s top climate scientists. To build it, Reuters created a system of
and ranking 1,000 climate academics according to how influential they are. Read