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 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 oresentation
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