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Manoj Kumar Jha

Professor

Manoj Kumar Jha
Google Scholar

College of Engineering

Department
Civil Architect & Environ Engineer

Education
Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering) / Iowa State University
M.S.Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering) / Iowa State University
M.S.Water Resources Management / Asian Institute of Technology
OtherCivil Engineering / Tribhuvan University

Bio

Dr. Jha's research and teaching interest are in the fields of water resources and environmental engineering. He has developed and applied various field to watershed scale models to extend the boundaries of our knowledge and understand impacts of land use and climate change on hydrology, water availability, water quality.

Research Interests

Water Cycle, Field and Watershed Modeling, Water Resources Engineering and Management, Climate Change and Land Use Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resources, Evaluation of BMPs for Sediment and Nutrients, Extreme Hydrological Events (Floods and Droughts), Uncertainties in Modeling and Assessment

External URL

https://sites.google.com/view/mkjha

Recent Publications

  • Moriah Bostian, Lyubov Kurkalova, Bradley Barnhart, Manoj Jha, Gerald Whittaker (2021). (Bilevel optimization of conservation practices for agricultural production). 300, pp. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126874. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Chyi Lyi Liang, Lyubov Kurkalova, Timothy Mulrooney, Manoj Jha, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Greg Monty, Haoran Miao (2021). (Introducing the innovative design to examine human-environment dynamics of food deserts). (2) 10, pp. 123-133, https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2021.102.037. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
  • Timothy Mulrooney, Richard Foster, Chyi Lyi Liang, Haoran Miao, Manoj Jha, Leila Hashemi-Beni, Greg Monty, Lyubov Kurkalova (2021). (Using geospatial networking tools to optimize source locations as applied to the study of food availability: A study in Guilford County, North Carolina). 128, pp. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2021.102415 . Applied Geography.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Maneu Reyes, Abeyou Worqlul, Luca Doro, Seifu Tilahun (2020). (Evaluating the Impacts of Conservation Agriculture with Drip Irrigation on Crop Yield and Soil Quality Using APEX in Sub-Saharan Africa). (2) 75, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
  • Harsh Patel, Brian Brazil, Helen Lou, Manoj Jha, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Renzun Zhao (2020). (Evaluation of the Effects of Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment on Landfill Leachate and Sewage Co-treatment in Publicly Owned Treatment Works). ChemRxiv.
  • A Yimam, Tewodros Assefa, N Adane, Seifu Tilahun, Manoj Jha, Manuel Reyes (2020). (Experimental evaluation for the impacts of conservation agriculture with drip irrigation on crop coefficient and soil properties in the sub-humid Ethiopian highlands). 12, Water/MDPI.
  • Niroj Aryal, Jonae Wood, Ishara Rijal, Dongyang Deng, Manoj Jha, Andrea Ofori-Boadu (2020). (Fate of environmental pollutants: A review). Water Environment Research.
  • Manoj Jha, Sayma Afreen (2020). (Flooding urban landscapes: Analysis using combined hydrodynamic and hydrologic modeling approaches). (12) 1986, Water/MDPI.
  • Manoj Jha (2020). (Impacts of landscape changes on water resources). (2244) 22, Water/MDPI.
  • Dongyang Deng, Mehdi Lamssali, Niroj Aryal, Andrea Ofori-Boadu, Manoj Jha, Raymond Samuel (2020). (Textiles Wastewater Treatment Technology: A Review). In Jason He, pp. 15. Water Environment Research.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Manuel Reyes, Seifu Tilahun, Abeyou Worqlul (2019). (Experimental Evaluation of Conservation Agriculture with Drip Irrigation for Water Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa). (3) 11, pp. 530. Water.
  • Niroj Aryal, Dongyang Deng, Manoj Jha, Andrea Ofori-Boadu (2019). (Monitoring, sampling, and automated analysis). (10) 91, pp. 1288-1293. Water Environment Research.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Abeyou Worqlul, Manuel Reyes, Seifu Tilahun (2019). (Scaling-Up Conservation Agriculture Production System with Drip Irrigation by Integrating MCE Technique and the APEX Model). (10) 11, pp. 2007. Water.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Manuel Reyes, Raghavan Srinivasan, Abeyou Worqlul (2018). (Assessment of suitable areas for home gardens for irrigation potential, water availability, and water-lifting technologies). (4) 10, pp. 495. Water.
  • Ayivi Frederick, Manoj Jha (2018). (Estimation of water balance and water yield in the Reedy Fork-Buffalo Creek Watershed in North Carolina using SWAT). 6, pp. 203-213. International Soil and Water Conservation Research.
  • Kieu Le, Manoj Jha, Manuel Reyes, Jaehak Jeong, L Doro, Philip Gassman, L Hok, J Sa, S boulakia (2018). (Evaluating carbon sequestration under conservation agriculture and conservation tillage systems in Cambodia using the EPIC model). 251, pp. 37-47. Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.
  • Keiu Le, Manoj Jha, Jeong Jaehak, Philip Gassman, Manuel Reyes, L Doro, Dat Tran, L Hok (2018). (Evaluation of long-term SOC and crop productivity within conservation systems using GFDL CM2.1 and EPIC). 10, Journal of Sustainability.
  • Kieu Le, Manoj Jha, Jaehak Jeong, Philip Gassman, L Doro, Lyda Hok, S Boulakia (2018). (Evaluation of the performance of the EPIC model for yield and biomass simulation under conservation systems in Cambodia). 166, pp. 90-100. Agricultural Systems.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Manuel Reyes, Abeyou Worklul (2018). (Modeling the impacts of conservation agriculture with drip irrigation system on hydrology and water management in sub-Sahara Africa). 10, Journal of Sustainability/MDPI.
  • Dongyang Deng, Niroj Aryal, Andrea Ofori-Boadu, Manoj Jha (2018). (Textiles Wastewater Treatment). (10) 90, pp. 1648-1662. Water Environment Research.
  • Rawfin Zaman, William Edmonson, Manoj Jha (2016). (Designing a Remote In Situ Soil Moisture Sensor Network for Small Satellite Data Retrieval). (Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology) pp. 35-46. Springer International Publishing.
  • Somsubhra Chattopadhyay, Manoj Jha (2016). (Hydrological response due to projected climate variability in Haw River watershed, North Carolina, USA). (3) 61, pp. 495--506. Hydrological sciences journal.
  • Yiannis Panagopoulos, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Catherine Kling, Todd Campbell, Raghavan Srinivasan, Michael White, Jeffrey Arnold (2015). (A refined regional modeling approach for the Corn Belt--Experiences and recommendations for large-scale integrated modeling). 524, pp. 348--366. Journal of Hydrology.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Ademe Mekonnen, Manoj Jha (2015). (Diurnal temperature range trend over North Carolina and the associated mechanisms). 160, pp. 99--108. Atmospheric Research.
  • Manoj Jha, Nishant Shah (2015). (Evaluating rainwater harvesting system for school buildings). (4) 11, pp. 256. American Journal of Environmental Sciences.
  • Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Calvin Wolter, Keith Schilling (2015). (Evaluation of alternative cropping and nutrient management systems with Soil and Water Assessment tool for the Raccoon River Watershed Master Plan). (4) 11, pp. 227. American Journal of Environmental Sciences.
  • Benard Chola, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Manoj Jha, Miguel Picornell (2015). (Fresh water savings through the use of municipal effluents in concrete pavement). (4) 11, pp. 293. American Journal of Environmental Sciences.
  • Claire Baffaut, Seth Dabney, Michael Smolen, Mohamed Youssef, James Bonta, Ma Chu, Jorge Guzman, Vinayak Shedekar, Manoj Jha, Jeffrey Arnold (2015). (Hydrologic and water quality modeling: Spatial and temporal considerations). (6) 58, pp. 1661--1680. Transactions of the ASABE.
  • Tewodros Assefa, Manoj Jha, Seifu Tilahun, Ephrem Yetbarek, Anwar Adem, Abeyou Wale (2015). (Identification of erosion hotspot area using GIS and MCE technique for Koga watershed in the Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia). (4) 11, pp. 245. American Journal of Environmental Sciences.
  • Yiannis Panagopoulos, Philip Gassman, Raymond Arritt, Daryl Herzmann, Todd Campbell, Adriana Valcu, Manoj Jha, Catherine Kling, Raghavan Srinivasan, Michael White, others (2015). (Impacts of climate change on hydrology, water quality and crop productivity in the Ohio-Tennessee River Basin). (3) 8, pp. 36. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
  • Manoj Jha, Philip Gassman, Yiannis Panagopoulos (2015). (Regional changes in nitrate loadings in the Upper Mississippi River Basin under predicted mid-century climate). (3) 15, pp. 449--460. Regional environmental change.
  • Roy Gu, Mahesh Sahu, Manoj Jha (2015). (Simulating the impacts of bio-fuel crop production on nonpoint source pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Basin). 74, pp. 223--229. Ecological Engineering.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen (2015). (Spatio-temporal long-term (1950--2009) temperature trend analysis in North Carolina, United States). (1-2) 120, pp. 159--171. Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
  • Hongli Feng, Catherine Kling, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Joshua Parcel (2015). (The Costs and Benefits of Conservation Practices in Iowa). (4) 12, pp. 6. Iowa Ag Review.
  • Jorge Guzman, Adel Shirmohammadi, Ali Sadeghi, Xiuying Wang, Maria Chu, Manoj Jha, Prem Parajuli, R Harmel, Yogesh Khare, Jairo Hernandez (2015). (Uncertainty considerations in calibration and validation of hydrologic and water quality models). (6) 58, pp. 1745--1762. Transactions of the ASABE.
  • SS Rabotyagov, A Valcu, T Campbell, PW Gassman, Manoj Jha, CL Kling (2014). (An improved reverse auction for addressing water quality in agricultural watersheds using coupled simulation-optimization models). (1) 9, pp. 25--51. Frontiers of Economics in China.
  • Manoj Jha, Philip Gassman (2014). (Changes in hydrology and streamflow as predicted by a modelling experiment forced with climate models). (5) 28, pp. 2772--2781. Hydrological Processes.
  • Somsubhra Chattopadhyay, Manoj Jha (2014). (Climate change impact assessment on watershed hydrology: a comparison of three approaches). (1) 7, pp. 118--124. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Catherine Kling, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Mike White, Jeffrey Arnold, Raghavan Srinivasan, Manoj Jha, others (2014). (Land Use Model Integrating Agriculture and the Environment (LUMINATE): Linkages between agricultural land use, local water quality and hypoxic concerns in the Gulf of Mexico Basin).
  • Catherine Kling, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Sergey Rabotyagov, Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Todd Campbell, Michael White, Jeffrey Arnold, Raghavan Srinivasan, Manoj Jha, others (2014). (LUMINATE: linking agricultural land use, local water quality and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia). (3) 41, pp. 431--459. European review of agricultural economics.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha (2014). (Modeling of future land cover land use change in North Carolina using Markov chain and cellular automata model). (3) 7, pp. 295. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Manoj Jha (2014). (Predicting groundwater level using Fourier series integrated with least square estimation method). (1) 7, pp. 95--100. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Manoj Jha (2014). (Role of salinity in precipitation and well water depth relationship). (1) 7, pp. 111--117. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha (2014). (Seasonal and annual precipitation time series trend analysis in North Carolina, United States). 137, pp. 183--194. Atmospheric Research.
  • Manoj Jha, Daniel Fernandez (2014). (Shale gas extraction and water consumption in North Carolina: a primer). (1) 7, pp. 161--166. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Keith Schimmel (2014). (Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States). 145, pp. 69--79. Atmospheric research.
  • Y Panagopoulos, PW Gassman, RW Arritt, DE Herzmann, TD Campbell, Manoj Jha, CL Kling, R Srinivasan, M White, JG Arnold (2014). (Surface water quality and cropping systems sustainability under a changing climate in the Upper Mississippi River Basin). (6) 69, pp. 483--494. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
  • Keith Schilling, Philip Gassman, Catherine Kling, Todd Campbell, Manoj Jha, Calvin Wolter, Jeffrey Arnold (2014). (The potential for agricultural land use change to reduce flood risk in a large watershed). (8) 28, pp. 3314--3325. Hydrological processes.
  • Mohammad Gorji Sefidmazgi, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Abdollah Homaifar, Manoj Jha, Stefan Liess (2014). (Trend analysis using non-stationary time series clustering based on the finite element method). (3) 21, pp. 605--615. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics.
  • Sami Khanal, Robert Anex, Christopher Anderson, Daryl Herzmann, Manoj Jha (2013). (Implications of biofuel policy-driven land cover change for rainfall erosivity and soil erosion in the United States). (6) 5, pp. 713--722. Gcb Bioenergy.
  • Bhasker Jha, Manoj Jha (2013). (Rating Curve Estimation of Surface Water Quality Data Using LOADEST). (08) 4, pp. 849. Journal of Environmental Protection.
  • Devendra Amatya, Manoj Jha, Thomas Williams, Amy Edwards, Daniel Hitchcock (2013). (SWAT model prediction of phosphorus loading in a South Carolina karst watershed with a downstream embayment). (7A) 4, pp. 75--90. Journal of Environmental Protection. 4 (7A): 75-90.
  • Devendra Amatya, Manoj Jha, Thomas Williams, Amy Edwards, Daniel Hitchcock (2013). (SWAT model prediction of phosphorus loading in a South Carolina karst watershed with a downstream embayment). (07) 4, pp. 75. Journal of environmental Protection.
  • Manoj Jha, Ajay Singh (2013). (Trend analysis of extreme runoff events in major river basins of Peninsular Malaysia). (1-2) 7, pp. 142--158. International Journal of Water.
  • Yan Zhang, Manoj Jha, Roy Gu, Luo Wensheng, Lei Alin (2012). (A DEM-based parallel computing hydrodynamic and transport model). (5) 28, pp. 647--658. River research and applications.
  • Manoj Jha (2012). (Quantifying soil moisture distribution at a watershed scale). (Soil Health and Land Use Management) InTech.
  • Christopher Burkart, Manoj Jha (2012). (Site-Specific Simulation of Nutrient Control Policies: Integrating Economic and Water Quality Effects). pp. 20--33. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Keith Schilling, Calvin Wolter, Catherine Kling (2012). (Spatial multiobjective optimization of agricultural conservation practices using a SWAT model and an evolutionary algorithm). (70) pp. e4009. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments).
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Keith Schilling, Calvin Wolter, Catherine Kling (2012). (Spatial multiobjective optimization of agricultural conservation practices using a SWAT model and an evolutionary algorithm). (70) Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE.
  • Jeffrey Arnold, Daniel Moriasi, Philip Gassman, Karim Abbaspour, Michael White, Raghavan Srinivasan, Chinnasamy Santhi, RD Harmel, Ann Van Griensven, Michael Van Liew, others (2012). (SWAT: Model use, calibration, and validation). (4) 55, pp. 1491--1508. Transactions of the ASABE.
  • Deanna Osmond, Philip Gassman, Keith Schilling, Calvin Wolter, Catherine Kling, Matthew Helmers, Thomas Isenhart, William Simpkins, Thomas Moorman, Mark Tomer, others (2012). (Walnut Creek and Squaw Creek Watersheds, Iowa: National Institute of Food and Agriculture--Conservation Effects Assessment Project).
  • Manoj Jha (2011). (Evaluating hydrologic response of an agricultural watershed for watershed analysis). (2) 3, pp. 604--617. Water.
  • DM Amatya, Manoj Jha (2011). (Evaluating the SWAT model for a low-gradient forested watershed in coastal South Carolina). (6) 54, pp. 2151--2163. Transactions of the ASABE.
  • Silvia Secchi, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Catherine Kling (2011). (Potential water quality changes due to corn expansion in the Upper Mississippi River basin). In David Schimel, (4) 21, pp. 1068-1084, https://doi.org/10.1890/09-0619.1 . Ecological Applications.
  • DM Amatya, Manoj Jha, AE Edwards, TM Williams, DR Hitchcock (2011). (SWAT-based streamflow and embayment modeling of karst-affected Chapel branch watershed, South Carolina). (4) 54, pp. 1311--1323. Transactions of the ASABE.
  • Manoj Jha, Calvin Wolter, Keith Schilling, Philip Gassman (2010). (Assessment of total maximum daily load implementation strategies for nitrate impairment of the Raccoon River, Iowa). (4) 39, pp. 1317--1327. Journal of Environmental Quality.
  • Manoj Jha, Ram Paudel (2010). (Erosion predictions by empirical models in a mountainous watershed in Nepal). (1) 10, Journal of Spatial Hydrology.
  • SS Rabotyagov, Manoj Jha, T Campbell (2010). (Impact of crop rotations on optimal selection of conservation practices for water quality protection). (6) 65, pp. 369--380. journal of soil and water conservation.
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Todd Campbell, Manoj Jha, Philip Gassman, Jeffrey Arnold, Lyubov Kurkalova, Silvia Secchi, Hongli Feng, Catherine Kling (2010). (Least cost control of agricultural nutrient contributions to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone). In David Schimel, (6) 20, pp. 1068-1084, https://doi.org/10.1890/08-0680.1 . Ecological Applications.
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Manoj Jha, Todd Campbell (2010). (Nonpoint-Source Pollution Reduction for an Iowa Watershed: An Application of Evolutionary Algorithms). (4) 58, pp. 411--431. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie.
  • Manoj Jha, Roy Gu (2010). (Risk analysis of seasonal stream water quality management). (9) 62, pp. 2075--2082. Water Science and Technology.
  • Sergey Rabotyagov, Manoj Jha, Todd Campbell (2010). (Searching for Efficiency: Least cost nonpoint source pollution control with multiple pollutants, practices, and targets). (2) 1, pp. 75--90. Journal of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Eugene Takle, Manoj Jha, Er Lu, Raymond Arritt, William Gutowski (2010). (Streamflow in the upper Mississippi river basin as simulated by SWAT driven by 20th Century contemporary results of global climate models and NARCCAP regional climate models). (4) 19, pp. 341--346. Meteorologische Zeitschrift.
  • Manoj Jha, KE Schilling, PW Gassman, CF Wolter (2010). (Targeting land-use change for nitrate-nitrogen load reductions in an agricultural watershed). (6) 65, pp. 342--352. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
  • Silvia Secchi, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Hongli Feng, Philip Gassman, Catherine Kling (2007). (Privatizing ecosystem services: water quality effects from a carbon market). In Mary Ahearn, James Novak, (2) 22, pp. 97-101. Choices.
  • Silvia Secchi, Philip Gassman, Manoj Jha, Lyubov Kurkalova, Hongli Feng, Todd Campbell, Catherine Kling (2007). (The cost of cleaner water: Assessing agricultural pollution reduction at the watershed scale). In Mary Ahearn, James Novak, (1) 62, pp. 10-21. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.