2022

  • October: Attended Strategic Planning Retreat organized by Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems (CoFiRES), at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium, October 14, 2022.

  • July: Started internship with Dr. Liangzhi You in the Environment and Production Technology Division of the International Food Research Institute (IFPRI). The internship is part of the National Science Foundation award #180523.

  • June: Ph.D. Preliminary Oral Exam of Hemant Kumar "The Role of Climate in the Interaction of Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus across the Coterminous US" Under the supervision of Prof. Sankar Arumugam successfully completed on June 22, 2022.

  • June: Oral (in-person) presentation based on the collaborative work with Dr. Hui Wang of Tampa Bay Water and Dr. Dol Raj Chalise on developing and applying potential scenarios of changes in hydroclimatic variables for analyzing the impacts on water supply system at 2022 EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

  • June: Collaborative work with Dr. Albert Ruhi, Dr. Sudarshana Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Jeongwoo Hwang and Dr. Naresh Devineni on studying how does flow alteration propagate across a large, highly regulated basin is published in Earth's Future. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002490. This work was a result of Global Synthesis on Budyko Framework Working Group at USGS Powell Center, USA

  • May: Attended (virtually) One-day National Seminar on Advances in Water Resources Planning and Management; May 22, 2022; IIT Madras, India

  • April: Oral (virtual) presentation based on my doctoral research tilted "Food-Water-Energy System: Challenges in Modeling and Quantifying the Nexus" at ICWRER 2022 (The 9th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research), University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • March: Poster presentation based on my doctoral research titled "Developing an integrated hydrology-economics model to simulate food-energy-water nexus" at Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Graduate Research Symposium 2022, North Carolina State University

  • February: Oral (online) presentation based on my doctoral research titled "Modeling FEWS nexus through Regional Hydroeconomic Optimization (RHEO) framework" at INFEWS Synthesis PI Workshop 2022 (9-11 Feb), Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. The 2022 INFEWS PI Workshop is the closing event that brings together all PIs and projects supported by the USDA-NSF INFEWS program (2015 to present). Overall, the goal of the workshop is to take a wide-angle view and do a synthesis of the overarching INFEWS research frameworks; novel data, modeling and experimental approaches; key technologies, insights; educational programs, and approaches to translate science to practitioners in communities, industry, and government.

2021

2020

  • December: Poster presentation based on my doctoral research titled "Understanding the food-energy-water nexus through hydroeconomic modeling under near-term climate change and regional development portfolios" at (online) AGU Fall meeting 2020.

  • August: Attended 2020 Climate Adaptation & Resilience Immersion https://secasc.ncsu.edu/climate-adaptation-resilience-immersion/ .

  • July: Received Global Change Fellowship from USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center for 2020-2021 term https://secasc.ncsu.edu/2020-2021-global-change-fellows/ https://secasc.ncsu.edu/home/about/people/global-change-fellows/hemant-kumar/ .

  • June: Attended 2020 annual meeting of Global Synthesis on Budyko Framework Working Group at USGS Powell Center, USA (online).

  • March: Poster presentation based on my doctoral research titled "Hydroeconomic model for multiobjective optimization in Flint River Basin" at Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Graduate Research Symposium 2020, North Carolina State University

2019

  • December: Oral presentation based on my doctoral research titled "The role of climate on crop yield per unit area across the contiguous United States" at AGU Fall meeting 2019, San Francisco.

  • December: Collaborative work with Dr. Albert Ruhi titled "How does flow alteration propagate across a large, highly-regulated basin? Dam attributes, network context, and implications for biodiversity" was presented in poster format at AGU Fall meeting 2019, Washington DC. This work was funded by USGS Powell Center, Colorado.

  • June: Attended annual meeting of Global Synthesis on Budyko Framework Working Group at USGS Powell Center, Colorado, USA.

  • March: Poster presentation based on my doctoral research titled "Understanding the drivers of crop yield using hierarchical models across coterminous US" at Environmental, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering Graduate Research Symposium 2019, North Carolina State University

2018

  • December: Collaborative work with Dr. Vinnarasi Rajendran and Dr. Dhanya C T was presented in poster format at AGU Fall meeting 2018, Washington DC titled "Copula-Based Non-Stationary Joint Deficit Index for Drought Characterization"

  • August: Hemant Kumar was awarded Sloan Graduate Scholarship and supplemental Graduate Merit Award for pursuing Ph.D. in Civil Engineering by Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA.

2017

  • June: Hemant Kumar received Award of Distinction in Master of Engineering for outstanding thesis (Regional Analysis of Meteorological Droughts over India) and course work at IISc Bangalore.

2016

  • December: Collaborative work with Dr. R L Gouri and Dr. V V Srinivas was presented at ISH - HYDRO 2016 International conference under the name "Reliability Assessment and Design of Bangalore Storm Water Drain Networks Using Fuzzy Network Reliability Approach".