Parmeshwar (Pravi) L. Shrestha

Parmeshwar (Pravi) L. Shrestha, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, D.CE

Senior Managing Consultant

Dr. Pravi Shrestha brings over 30 years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering.  His expertise includes the analysis and mitigation of flood hazards, alluvial fan flooding, open channel flow, hydraulic structures, post-wildfire flooding, erosion, and debris flows, investigation of landslides, dams, and levees, and hurricane and storm surge analysis. Well-regarded for his expertise in hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Dr. Shrestha has consulted nationally and internationally on the development and application of finite element and finite difference models for fate and transport studies in surface water systems such as lakes, river, bays, estuaries and the coastal ocean. Dr. Shrestha currently serves as an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and for the Journal of Coastal Research. He also serves on several task committees (the ASCE Standards Committee KSTAT, the ASCE Surface Water Hydrology Technical Committee, and the COPRI Navigation Engineering Task Committee).



  • Coastal Processes, Flooding and Sand Migration
  • Fate and Transport studies
  • Flood Hazard Analysis
  • Hurricanes and Storm Surge
  • Hydrodynamics and Sediment transport
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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