Sonu Khanal

S. (Sonu) Khanal (MSc.) has almost 7 years of experience in hydrology, catchment hydrology and rainfall-runoff modeling, with a strong focus on climate change impact studies, hydrological modeling and Flood Forecasting for operational services. His experiences were obtained at Institute of Engineering (IOE), International Centre for Integrated Mountain and Development (ICIMOD) and Practical Action (PAC), Nepal. His past work at ICIMOD consists of hydrological modeling at various spatial and temporal scales with a strong focus on the use of GIS, remote sensing and big databases. Over the last year, he focused on the flood risk studies in European catchments, operationalization of the probabilistic flood forecasting at different pilot basins with governmental institution and PAC in Nepal. He has international working experience in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. He is conducting a combined external PhD research at FutureWater, KNMI and VU Amsterdam titled “Improving future weather techniques for flood forecasting”. This research project is funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network.

    Selected publications

    • 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