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Yadu Pokhrel - 2019 Withrow Distinguished Scholar - Junior Award

Dean Leo Kempel and Associate Dean John Verboncoeur presented the Distinguished Scholar - Junior Award to Yadu Pokhrel (center).
Dean Leo Kempel and Associate Dean John Verboncoeur presented the Distinguished Scholar - Junior Award to Yadu Pokhrel (center).

Pokhrel is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of large-scale hydrology and water resource modeling. In particular, he is well known for the pioneering work he has done in improving global hydrological models to include human water management activities, and for his significant contributions to advancing the field of human-climate interactions.

He has quickly become an internationally recognized researcher in large-scale hydrology and water resource modeling. In particular, he is well known for his work in improving global hydrological models to include human water management activities, which are the major drivers of hydrologic change in many regions around the world. He has also contributed significantly to advance the field of human-climate interactions by improving land surface schemes in global climate models.  He is recognized internationally for his finding, published in Nature Geoscience, that groundwater withdrawn from deep aquifers over the past century contributed significantly to global sea level rise. 

A renowned global leader in the field, Bridget Scanlon from the University of Texas at Austin, writes, “Given Yadu’s current strong international reputation in global modeling, water resources, and research in critical basins, such as the Amazon, I have no doubt that Yadu’s trajectory in hydrologic sciences will continue to rise and he will be a global leader in the field.” 

Award Description

Nominees have been in service to the university as instructors, assistant professors, or associate professors for not more than seven years.

Department
Civil and Environmental Engineering