Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center
Subhrendu Gangopadhyay has 12 years' experience in groundwater and surface water modeling. His particular areas of expertise include hydroclimatology, hydrogeology, statistics, design and evaluation of groundwater monitoring networks, water quality modeling, and water policy and management.
Prior to joining AMEC, Subhrendu conducted research at the University of Colorado developing techniques to improve the National Weather Service's operational streamflow forecasting in the Upper Colorado River Basin. His research there also involved climate studies: diagnosing shifts in seasons; investigating how the low frequency components of the climate system modulate precipitation, temperature, and streamflow in the western United States; and developing techniques for generating regional climate change scenarios.
Subhrendu has extensive experience in groundwater and contaminant transport modeling. In fact, he was given the best paper award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a paper published in the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (1999): Subsurface Characterization Using Artificial Neural Networks and GIS. Other refereed journals that have published his research include: Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Ground Water, and Hydrogeology Journal. He is also a reviewer for ASCE and American Geophysical Union hydrologic journals and a groundwater committee member of the International Hydrology Program.
Subhrendu is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky. He conducted his post-doctoral research at the University of Colorado and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Development) from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained an MS in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering) from the Asian Institute of Technology and a BS in Civil Engineering (Structural and Environmental Engineering) from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta in West Bengal, India.