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Dr Komali Kantamaneni

Senior Research Fellow
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Komali Kantamaneni is a coastal scientist. Her research focuses mainly on coastal vulnerability, natural disasters, natural hazards, climate change, water infrastructure and GIS mapping.

Komali is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom.

Komali completed her PhD at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, entitled Assessing coastal vulnerability: development of a combined physical and economic index. Her research produced, for the first time, a combined vulnerability assessment based on physical science parameters and economic drivers. She holds an MBA in Business Studies from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and MSc in Environmental Sciences and a BSc in Biology from Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. Her academic background gives her different perspectives, and she engages with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects such as coastal and water infrastructures, natural disasters, risk assessment and management.

She has been plenary/keynote and invited speaker and presenter at many major international conferences and evaluator for various coastal and maritime research projects. She is widely published and organised international conferences/webinars.

She is a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator to a number of international research projects.

Accomplishments

Keynote + Plenary Talk (3)
Keynote/Special Talk- webinar on importance of satellite and drone data in the fields of coastal vulnerability, agriculture and fisheries in India and Philippines- Nov 2020

  • Keynote Talk – International Symposium (online) on climate change and disasters– August 2020
  • Plenary Speaker – UCL -Newton fund Workshop – 2018

Invited Talks – International (10)

  • Invited talk on research ethics – Central University, Tamilnadu, India ( Feb 2022)
  • Invited talk on coastal vulnerability and mitigation - Amrita University, Tamilnadu, India (Feb 2021)
  • The 7th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2021)- Nov- China.
  • Invited talk on agricultural vulnerability in coastal areas talk for Gangadhar Meher University, Odisha, India- Sept – 2020 (Online).
  • The 6th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2020)- Tokyo, Japan
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada- Nov-2019, India
  • KL University, Vijayawada, Nov-2019, India
  • 8th International Conference on Urban water management – 2019, India
  • 3rd International Conference on Water Resource and Environment- 2017, China
  • 3rd world congress –disaster risk reduction conference- 2017, India

Invited Talks- National (5)

  • Surrey University – 2019
  • University College London – 2018
  • University College London – 2017
  • Solent University (Business School)- 2017
  • Solent University (Business School)- 2017

Conference Chair (7)

  • An international conference on resilient and liveable city planning, Vijayawada, 2021
  • The 7th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2021)- Nov- China
  • United Nations (UNOOSA) conference on natural disasters and spatial applications – Nov- 2020
  • 6th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment- 2020, Japan
  • 8th International Conference on Urban water management – 2019, India
  • 3rd world congress –disaster risk reduction conference- 2017, India
  • 9th Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses -2017, UK

Editor/Editorial Board (6)

  • Topic Editor – Journal of Sustainability (MDPI)
  • Associate Editor and Board Member - Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Nature Springer)
  • Associate Editor and Board Member – Palgrave Communications ( Nature Springer)
  • Associate Editor and Board Member – SN Business and Economics (Nature Springer)
  • Special issue Editor for the Sustainability Journal - MDPI (2019-2020)

International Committee + Scientific + Technical Committee Member (5)

  • Hydrospace GEOGloWs- European Space Agency – June 2021
  • The 7th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2021)- Nov- China
  • International committee member for an international conference on resilient and liveable city planning, Vijayawada, 2021
  • International technical programme committee member for 6th WRE- Conference -2020
  • International technical committee member for 5th WRE- Conference -2019

Reviewer Experience – Journals (Selected)

  • Reviewer: Nature Communications- Nature
  • Reviewer: Journal of Scientific Review – Nature
  • Reviewer: Palgrave Communications – Nature/Nature Springer
  • Reviewer: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Reviewer: Journal of Science of the Total Environment
  • Reviewer: Journal of Coastal Engineering
  • Reviewer: Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management
  • Reviewer: Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering | ASCE (American Society Of Civil Engineers)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Reviewer: Journal of Water
  • Reviewer: Journal of Geosciences
  • Reviewer: Journal of Sustainability
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Environmental Research
  • 1. Ph.D. –Coastal Engineering + Environmental Science
  • University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Swansea, UK - (Awarded -2017)-
  • 2. M.Sc. - Environmental Sciences - Acharya Nagarjuna University, India
  • 3. B.Sc. - Biology - Acharya Nagarjuna University, India
  • Professional Qualifications
  • M.B.A - Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
  • PGCLTHE(Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) - 2020
  • Research Excellence Award for 2018- Solent University
  • Emerging Scholar Award – Interdisciplinary- Japan -2018
  • Emerging Scholar Award – Climate Change – UK -2017
  • Water Award - 2017
  • Recent Achievements
  • Participated in the three British Council funded workshops ( May -June, Sept, Nov- 2021)
  • Contributed to 2021 REF (Research Excellence framework)
  • Chaired the 3rd session of United Nations Conference (Space based technologies for disaster risk reduction) which was held on 24-25th Nov-2020 (online).
  • Delivered a Keynote/Special Talk on the importance of satellite and drone data in the fields of coastal vulnerability, agriculture and fisheries in India and Philippines- Webinar – 21st Nov 2020
  • Delivered a presentation on lived experiences of engaging with policy at BAME researchers and the UK Parliament event (online)-29/09/2020.
  • Delivered a talk on coastal erosion vulnerability at the United Nations symposium on Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action. 1-3 Sept 2020.
  • Research Interests/ Research Areas Of Specialisation
  • Coastal engineering/vulnerability & coastal management
  • Climate Change and Natural disasters
  • Development of vulnerability maps
  • Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment
  • Water infrastructure
  • Sustainability Development (Working on UN sustainability goals, G6,11,13,14 and 15)
  • Research methods
  • Environmental Management
  • Professional Membership (4)
  • FHEA- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Regional Studies Association
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • European Geosciences Union