Sonu Khanal (Ph.D.) has 8.5 years of experience in providing technical leadership for projects related to extreme hydro-climatic events, river floods, droughts, compound coastal floods, multivariate statistical models, ensemble modeling, climate risk assessment and hydropower development. His experiences were obtained at the Institute of Engineering (IOE, Nepal), International Centre for Integrated Mountain and Development (ICIMOD, Nepal), Practical Action Consulting, (PAC, Nepal), Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI, the Netherlands), and Vrije Universiteit (VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). At FutureWater, he works with quantitative methods, simulation models (SPHY, VIC, WEAP, SWAT, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS), geographic information systems (ArcGIS, QGIS) and satellite observations. He is skilled in analyzing multidimensional hydro-meteorological information with R, Python and  GIS-based applications. He is experienced in QGIS-plugin development and R-Shiny-based applications for climate and hydrological analysis and database management.

Over the last year, he focused on the flood and drought risk studies in European catchments, operationalization of the probabilistic flood and drought forecasting for different pilot basins with governmental institutions around the world. He has international working experience in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Sonu has worked with several national and international clients and collaborators such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank, National and Local Governments, River Basin Organizations, Science Foundations, Universities, and Research Organizations.

Gerelateerde projecten

Gerelateerde publicaties

  • 2021 - Water Resources ResearchKhanal, S., Lutz, A. F., Kraaijenbrink, P. D. A., van den Hurk, B., Yao, T., & Immerzeel, W. W. (2021). Variable 21st century climate change response for rivers in High Mountain Asia at seasonal to decadal time scales. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029266. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029266X

    Variable 21st Century Climate Change Response for Rivers in High Mountain Asia at Seasonal to Decadal Time Scales

    Khanal, S., A.F. Lutz,, P. D. A. Kraaijenbrink, B. van den Hurk, T. Yao, W.W. Immerzeel

  • 2019 - Frontiers in Earth ScienceKhanal, S., N. Ridder, H. de Vries, W. Terink, B. van den Hurk. 2019. Storm Surge and Extreme River Discharge: A Compound Event Analysis Using Ensemble Impact Modeling. Front. Earth Sci. 7:224. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00224X

    Storm Surge and Extreme River Discharge: A Compound Event Analysis Using Ensemble Impact Modeling

    Khanal, S., N. Ridder, H. de Vries, W. Terink, B. van den Hurk

  • 2019 - AtmosphereKhanal, S., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel, H. de Vries, N. Wanders, B. van den Hurk. 2019. The Impact of Meteorological and Hydrological Memory on Compound Peak Flows in the Rhine River Basin. Atmosphere 10 (4) 171. doi:10.3390/atmos10040171X

    The Impact of Meteorological and Hydrological Memory on Compound Peak Flows in the Rhine River Basin

    Khanal, S., A.F. Lutz, W.W. Immerzeel, H. de Vries, N. Wanders, B. van den Hurk

  • 2017 - FutureWater Report 175Khanal, S., J.E. Hunink. 2017. Hydrological pre-feasibility assessment for hydropower facility in Northern Georgia. FutureWater Report 175.X

    Hydrological pre-feasibility assessment for hydropower facility in Northern Georgia

    Khanal, S., J.E. Hunink

  • 2017 - PLOS ONEWijngaard, R.R., A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, S. Khanal, S. Pradhananga, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel. 2017. Future changes in hydro-climatic extremes in the Upper Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra River basins. PLOS ONE 12(12): e0190224. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190224X

    Future changes in hydro-climatic extremes in the Upper Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra River basins

    Wijngaard, R.R., A.F. Lutz, S. Nepal, S. Khanal, S. Pradhananga, A.B. Shrestha, W.W. Immerzeel

  • 2017 - FutureWater Report 164Terink, W., W.W. Immerzeel, A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers, S. Khanal, S. Nepal, A.B. Shrestha. 2017. Hydrological and Climate Change Assessment for Hydropower development in the Tamakoshi River Basin, Nepal. FutureWater Report 164.X

    Hydrological and Climate Change Assessment for Hydropower development in the Tamakoshi River Basin, Nepal

    Terink, W., W.W. Immerzeel, A.F. Lutz, P. Droogers, S. Khanal, S. Nepal, A.B. Shrestha

  • 2016 - FutureWater Report 160Terink, W., S. Khanal. 2016. SPHY: Spatial Processes in Hydrology. Advanced training: input data, sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and scenario analyses. FutureWater Report 160.X

    SPHY: Spatial Processes in Hydrology. Advanced training: input data, sensitivity analysis, model calibration, and scenario analyses

    Terink, W., S. Khanal