Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Arumugam is interested in understanding, modeling and forecasting hydrological fluxes at large spatial scales based on land surface and climatic indices. Other topics of research include water resources planning and management and environmental assessment in developing countries.
- Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering, Tufts University
- M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
- B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University-Coimbatore
Dr. Sankar Arumugam is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at NCSU. He is also a University Faculty Scholar (2013-2018). He is primarily associated with the Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WREE) and Computing and Systems groups within the Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr. Arumugam's primary research interest is at the interface of climate and water management focusing on large-scale hydroclimatology. His current research sponsors include National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NC Water Resources Research Institute.
Dr.Arumugam currently teaches CE 383 - Hydrology and Urban Water Systems, CE 586 - Engineering Hydrology, CE 777 - Stochastic Methods in Water and Environmental Engineering and CE 786 - Hydroclimatology.
Dr. Arumugam currently serves as the associate editor for the Journal of HydroMeteorology (AMS). He also served as the associate editor for Water Resources Research (AGU) and for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE). He was also the editor of Journal of Water and Climate Change (IWA). Dr. Arumugam is also a member of American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society and Environmental Water Research Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Recent Research Projects for Arumugam
- A Research Network on Water Solutions (ReNeWS): the U.S. Southeast and Beyond — 01/01/15 - 12/31/15 Details
- Cybersees: Type II: Cyber-Enabled Water and Energy Systems Sustainability Utilizing Climate Information — 09/01/14 - 08/31/18 Details
- Integrated Drought Management and Assessment Portal for the State of North Carolina — 03/01/14 - 02/29/16 Details
- Conference: Seasonal to Internannual Hydroclimate Forecasts and Water Management, Portland, OR, July/August 2013 — 07/01/13 - 06/30/14 Details
- WSC - Category 3: Collaborative Research: Water Sustainability under Near-term Climate Change : A Cross-Regional Analysis Incorporating Socio-Ecological Feedbacks and Adaptations — 09/01/12 - 08/31/17 Details
- An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Dynamics of Population Growth, Land Use and Climate Change for Urban Water Resources Management — 03/01/12 - 02/28/14 Details
- Experimental Reservoir Storage Forecasts Utilizing Climate-Information Based Streamflow Forecasts — 08/16/11 - 12/31/14 Details
- Uncertainty in Surface Water Availability over North Carolina due to Climate and Land use Changes — 03/01/11 - 02/28/13 Details
- CAREER: Climate Informed Uncertainty Analyzes for Integrated Water Resources Sustainability — 06/01/10 - 05/31/17 Details
- Vulnerability of NC Coastal Watersheds to Climate Change and Variability — 07/01/09 - 09/30/11 Details
- Streamflow Forecasting for the Lewis River basin, WA — 11/01/09 - 11/30/11 Details
- Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts for the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-8) Basins in North Carolina utilizing Multimodel Climate Forecasts
— 03/01/09 - 05/09/11 Details
- Climate Information Based Urban Water Supply and Energy Management in Greater Horn of Africa — 08/01/09 - 07/31/12 Details
- Improved Water Resources Sustainability Utilizing Multi-time Scale Streamflow Forecasts — 03/15/08 - 02/28/13 Details
- Improved Water Management Strategies for the Neuse Basin
Utilizing Climate-Information Based Probabilistic Streamflow Forecasts
— 03/01/06 - 12/31/09 Details