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Dr. Talari Reshma

NAME: Dr. Talari Reshma

M.TECH: NIT Warangal


POSITION: Assistant Professor

PhD: NIT Warangal

PHONE: +91 08985813933

AREAS OF INTEREST: GIS-based hydrological modeling, Soft Computing Techniques, Watershed Modelling , Remote Sensing and GIS


Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. (CivilEngineering)

NationalInstituteof Technology, Warangal

M.Tech (RS&GIS)

NationalInstituteof Technology, Warangal

B.Tech (Civil engineering)

KoneruLakshmaiah College of Engineering, Guntur.

Work Experiences:

KL University

Associate Professor

June 18, 2015, to July 18, 2018

NIT Andhra Pradesh

Assistant Professor

July 23, 2018, to till date


  • Ph. D.: Parameter Optimization for Event-based Rainfall-Runoff Model using Soft Computing Techniques.
  • M. TechProject: Rainfall-RunoffModeling Using Remote Sensing and GIS.
  • B. TechProject: Flow Measurement and Sediment Analysis of River Krishna.


Title of the project

Funding Agency

Amount (Rs.)

Reference Number


Monitoring and Analysis of Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollutants in an Agricultural Watershed using Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)

DST-SERB (Ongoing)



3 years

Water Resources Modelling using SWAT and R programming-GIAN




One week


  •  Received an outstanding poster award for the final year project team guided paper titled “Identification of Groundwater Recharge Potential Zones Using Geospatial Technique” at The International Conference on Futuristic Technologies 2021  during January 22-24, 2021, IIT Delhi.
  •  Received a seed grant amount of Rs 3,00,000/- for the project titled “Experimental Investigation and analysis of Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants in an agricultural watershed using GIS-based hydrological model” from NIT Andhra Pradesh, 2018.
  • Delivered a session in Civil Engineering Department of Kallam Haranadhareddy Institute of Technology, Chowdavaram, Guntur on 12th March 2019 as a part of Two-day National Seminar on “Geospatial Technology for Environmental Sustainability at Indian Scenario” Sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  •  Appreciation and Incentive were received for a contribution towards Academic Research at KL (Deemed to be University) in the academic year 2017-18.
  •  Appreciation from the Head of the Department, KL University for excellent work and the endless hours of service to the department and also for getting good feedback for the Water Resources Engineering course for the academic year 2017-18.
  •  Nominee for Andhra Pradesh Akademi Sciences- Young Scientist Award selections held on 23rd September 2017 at Conference Hall, Deichmann Auditorium, Acharya   Nagarjuna University Campus, Guntur.
  •  Appreciation for excellence in academics and obtaining a doctorial degree in civil engineering by KLU Women’s Forum on the occasion of International Women’s Day Celebrations 2017.
  •  MHRD fellowship for PhD during the academic years December 2010 to December 2014.
  •  MHRD fellowship for PG during the academic years June 2007 to June 2009.
  •  Participated as an enumerator in the traffic census survey on National Highway No-5 conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering for the National Highway       Authority of India from 7th November to 14th November 2005.


  • Conducted One-week online" Faculty Development Program on “Applications of  Remote Sensing & GIS in Water Resources” from 19th Oct to 23th Oct 2020, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
  • Conducted webinar on J-Gate as a search and discovery tool in accessing scholarly literature via Shodh Sindhu consortia MHRD on July 18th,2020, NIT Andhra Pradesh.
  • Organized a “User Awareness Workshop on Web of Science”, on 16th Oct 2018, NIT Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem.



  •  T. Reshma, K Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap, Agilan V (2018), “Parameters optimization using fuzzy rule-based multi-objective genetic algorithm for an event-based rainfall-    runoff model”, Water Resources Management, DOI: org/10.1007/s11269-017-1884-2.
  •   T. Reshma, K Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap, Agilan V (2017), “Single and Two-step optimization of Infiltration parameters and Manning ‘s Roughness Coefficients for a       watershed using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm”, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, DOI:10.1080/09715010.2017.134826.
  •   A Chaitanya Kumar and T Reshma (2017), “4D Applications of GIS in construction Management”, Advances in Civil Engineering,
  •   N. Jagadeesh, T Reshma (2017), “Study on a smart city to transform 23rd ward of Vijayawada municipal corporation to smart wards”, International Journal of Civil     Engineering and Technology, Vol:8(1), pp.238-244.
  •   K Sunil, K Sahithi, T Reshma, K Hemath Raja (2017), “Use of Industrial wastes in the construction of flexible pavements”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8(4), pp.1117-1122.
  •  J. Sai Srinivas, T Kedhar Sriram Kumar, T Reshma (2016), “Simulation of runoff for an experimental watershed using SWAT”, International Journal of Technical Research and Applications, Vol-4(3), pp.261-266.
  •  T. Reshma, K Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap, Mehdi Ahmedi, Agilan V (2015), “Optimization of Calibration Parameters for an Event-Based Watershed Model Using Genetic Algorithm”, Water Resource Management 29, 4589-4606.
  • T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap (2012), “Simulation of Event-based Runoff Using HEC-HMS Model for an Experimental Watershed” International Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 2013, 2(3): 42-46.
  • T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap (2011), "Determination of Distributed Rainfall-Runoff Model Parameters Using Artificial Neural Network" International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol 04, pp.222-224.
  •  T. Reshma, P.Sundara Kumar, M. J. Ratna Kanth Babu, K. Sundara Kumar (2010), "Simulation of Runoff in Watersheds using SCS-CN and Muskingum-Cunge methods using Remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems" International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, Vol.25.


  • V.Shiva Chandra, T. Reshma (2021) “Urbanization Implications on Local Climate and Groundwater Levels using Index-Based Techniques”, National Conference on Advanced Modelling and Innovations in Water Resources Engineering (AMIWRE – 2021), 20 - 21 February 2021, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur. (Accepted for Springer Book Series)
  •  S Chirasmayee, T. Reshma, Rajkumar Tammisetti (2021). Analysis And Monitoring The Health Of The Agriculture Watershed Using Geospatial Technologies. International Conference On Futuristic Technologies, (pp. G347-G354) conducted by IIT Delhi during January 22-24, 2021.
  •   Rajkumar Tammisetti, Talari Reshma, Savitha Chirasmayee. (2021). Surface Runoff Estimation For An Agricultural Watershed Using Nrcs Method And Geospatial Techniques. International Conference On Futuristic Technologies, (pp. G330-G338) conducted by IIT Delhi during January 22-24, 2021.
  •  Reshma Talari, Vasagiri Siri Chandana, Pratyush Behera, Bharadwaja. (2021) Identification of Groundwater Recharge Potential Zones Using Geospatial Technique. International Conference on Futuristic Technologies (pp. G307-G314)conducted  by IIT Delhi during January 22-24, 2021.
  •  V.Shiva Chandra, T. Reshma, Rajkumar (2019) “Impact of Urbanization on Water Resource of Eastern Part of Hyderabad using Geomatics, 8th APHW International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Urban Water Management organized by IIT Roorkee: 21-23 November 2019. (Page 49)
  • T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap, V. Agilan (2014), “Optimization of Manning ‘s Roughness Coefficients for a watershed using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm”, International Conference on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Water Resources Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad: 28-29 December.
  •  T. S. Veena, K. Venkata Reddy, T. Reshma (2014),Simulation and analysis of Nonpoint Source Pollution in USDA-ARS Experimental watershed using advanced SWAT methods”, International Conference on Modelling Tools for Sustainable Water Resources Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad: 28-29 December.
  •  T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap (2013), “Optimum watershed parameters search for runoff simulation using geospatial data based HEC-GeoHMS model” ISG National Symposium, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  •  T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy and Deva Pratap (2012) “Simulation of Sub-Daily Runoff for an Indian Watershed Using SWAT Model” 2012 International SWAT Conference & Workshop- New Delhi, India on July 16-20.
  •   K. Venkata Reddy, Deva Pratap, T. Reshma and V. Revanth (2012) “Application of WAT model in runoff simulation of DMIP-2 watersheds” 2012 International SWAT Conference & Workshop-New Delhi, India on July,16-20.
  •  T. Reshma, K. Venkata Reddy and Deva Pratap (2011) “Simulation of runoff of a watershed using ArcSWAT model” International Conference on Spatial Technologies for Rural Development/Watershed Development, Andhra Pradesh Geographical Society.


  •  Presently, I am holding an administrative position, as the faculty coordinator of the Central Library and Shilpi club and also a women’s protection cell member of NIT Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem.
  • I held the position of Prof in charge of R&D for the Department of Civil Engineering and also headed the Research Group for environmental engineering, Water Resources, and Geospatial Technologies group (EEWRGT) at KL University. In this capacity, I motivated both the faculty and students to publish their research in reputed journals and encouraged them to write research projects and internal funding projects. I helped the faculty members and scholars in their preparation of proposals for sponsored projects and also reviewed the progress of student projects. I have the experience of conducting seminars, workshops, and conferences at the national level.
  • Besides, I was the co-convenor for the KLU Green Team, and I coordinated and assisted the external consultants from the industry in solid waste management and made KL university a green university with proper waste management.
  • I was a member of the organizing committee of World Space Week 2017 celebrations which were scheduled from 7th to 9th October 2017 in K L University premises.


  •  I have dealt with core courses like Engineering Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering for 3rd years and elective courses viz. Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems for 2nd & 4th-year students of the department of civil engineering.
  • At KL University I taught core courses like Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, and handled laboratories for Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, and Hydraulic Machines laboratory. I took open elective courses like Remote Sensing and GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modelling for UG Students. I had the opportunity to teach core and elective courses like Photogrammetry, Geographical Information System, Digital Image Processing with laboratory, and Urban Water Management for PG students.
  • As a research scholar at NIT Warangal, I taught Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to postgraduate students and assisted the Digital Image Processing and GIS labs for master students and Building Drawing using AutoCAD for UG students.