Dr Biju George

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: D405
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Urban Water Management (Water Cycle Management)
  • Water Resources Management (Surface water hydrology)


Dr Biju George is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Research interests
- water cycle modelling
- water allocation modelling
- irrigation system operation and modelling
- irrigation infrastructure management
- urban-water demand modelling
- water-energy nexus

Recent publications

  1. Varughese A, Hajilal MS, George B. Analysis of historical climate change trends in bharathapuzha river basin, kerala, India. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology. 2017, Vol. 16, Issue 1.
  2. Elbana TA, Bakr N, George B, Elbana M. Assessment of Marginal Quality Water for Sustainable Irrigation Management: Case Study of Bahr El-Baqar Area, Egypt. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. Springer. 2017, Vol. 228, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-017-3397-2
  3. Rejani R, Rao KV, Srinivasa Rao CH, Osman M, Sammi Reddy K, George B, Pratyusha Kranthi GS, Chary GR, Swamy MV, Rao PJ. Identification of Potential Rainwater-Harvesting Sites for the Sustainable Management of a Semi-Arid Watershed. Irrigation and Drainage. John Wiley & Sons. 2017, Vol. 66, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1002/ird.2101
  4. Moallemi E, Aye L, Webb JM, De Haan F, George B. India's on-grid solar power development: Historical transitions, present status and future driving forces. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 69. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.032
  5. Akuraju V, Ryu D, George B, Ryu Y, Dassanayake K. Seasonal and inter-annual variability of soil moisture stress function in dryland wheat field, Australia. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 232. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.10.007
  6. Moallemi E, De Haan F, Webb JM, George B, Aye L. Transition dynamics in state-influenced niche empowerments: Experiences from India's electricity sector. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 116. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.10.067
  7. Ratna Reddy V, Saharawat YS, George B. Watershed management in South Asia: A synoptic review. Journal of Hydrology. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 551. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.05.043
  8. Perera KC, Western A, Nawarathna B, George B. Comparison of hourly and daily reference crop evapotranspiration equations across seasons and climate zones in Australia. AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT. Elsevier. 2015, Vol. 148. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2014.09.016
  9. Moallemi E, De Haan F, George B, Webb J, Aye L. Dynamic Modelling of Energy Transitions Using a Coupled Modelling-Narrative Approach. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) held jointly with the 23rd National Conference of the Australian-Society-for-Operations-Research / DSTO led Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS. MODSIM2011. 2015. Editors: Weber T, McPhee MJ, Anderssen RS.
  10. Teluguntla P, Ryu D, George B, Walker JP, Malano H. Mapping Flooded Rice Paddies Using Time Series of MODIS Imagery in the Krishna River Basin, India. REMOTE SENSING. MDPI AG. 2015, Vol. 7, Issue 7. DOI: 10.3390/rs70708858
  11. Rathnayaka K, Malano H, Maheepala S, George B, Nawarathna B, Arora M, Roberts P. Seasonal Demand Dynamics of Residential Water End-Uses. WATER. MDPI AG. 2015, Vol. 7, Issue 1. DOI: 10.3390/w7010202
  12. Rathnayaka K, Maheepala S, Nawarathna B, George B, Malano H, Arora M, Roberts P. Factors affecting the variability of household water use in Melbourne, Australia. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 92. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.08.012
  13. Raigama Arachchige K, Western A, Nawarathna B, George B. Forecasting daily reference evapotranspiration for Australia using numerical weather prediction outputs. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 194. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.03.014
  14. Aye L, Nawarathna B, George B, Puthravilakom Sadasivan Nair S, Malano H. Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Decentralised Water Supply Strategies in Peri-urban Areas of Sydney. The Security of Water, Food, Energy and Liveability of Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Peri-Urban Futures. Springer. 2014. Editors: Maheshwari B, Purohit R, Malano H, Singh VP, Amerasinghe P. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-8878-6_27
  15. George B, Western A, Nawarathna B, Farquharson R, Bond N. How does the degree of river regulation influence the impact of climate change on downstream flow regimes?. Practical Responses to Climate Change. Engineers Australia. 2014.

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