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


  • Nautical depth for U.S. navigable waterways: A review, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering September 2015; 04015014-1:13.
  • Conceptual site model for Newark Bay — Hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2014; 2(1):123-139.
  • Numerical modeling of the 2005 La Conchita landslide, Ventura County, California, In: Flood Hazard Identification and Mitigation in Semi- and Arid Environments. French RH and Miller JJ (eds), World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., Hackensack, NJ, September 2012; pp. 164-191.
  • Standard guideline for geostatistical estimation and block-averaging of homogeneous and isotropic saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 54-2010, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2010.
  • Standard guideline for fitting saturated hydraulic conductivity using probability functions, ASCE/EWRI Standard 50-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • Standard guideline for estimating the effective saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 51-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • Management of fluid mud in estuaries, bays, and lakes. I: Present state of understanding on character and behavior , ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2007; 133(1):9-22.
  • Management of fluid mud in estuaries, bays, and lakes. II: Measurement, Modeling, and Management, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2007; 133(1):23-38.
  • Modeling noncohesive sediment transport using multiple sediment size classes, Journal of Coastal Research, 2006; 22(5):1125-1132.
  • Cohesive sediment transport, In: Encyclopedia of Coastal Science. Schwartz M (ed), Springer, The Netherlands, 2005; pp. 327-330.
  • See CV for further publications

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