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Komali Kantamaneni

Dr Komali Kantamaneni PhD, MBA, MSc, AFHEA

Research Fellow

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 6970 ext. 6970 Room no. RM307a

Biography

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.

Research interests

  • Coastal vulnerability
  • Natural disasters (hydrological)
  • Climate change and risk analysis
  • GIS
  • Development and application of holistic framework/systems around various facets of the environment and climate change

Further information

  1. Projects and awards

    Follow the link below for detailed information about Komali's projects and awards.

    Projects

    Current

    GCRF Project - Coastal vulnerability - South Asia
    This project also supports (for Chinese coastal vulnerability) by the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, grant no: XDA19080103.

    Global TanDEM-X Science
    Plan: Comparative analysis of EO data for flood modelling over low-lying coastal plains project. (TanDEM-X DEM Data support)

    Disappearing destinations - UK

    Completed
    • Coastal vulnerability of the Hampshire
    • Hurricanes and climate change
    • Coastal vulnerability of the UK

    Awards

    • Solent Staff Award for Excellence in Research - 2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) -  Brazil –2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) - UK -2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) -   China -2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) -South Africa -2018 
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) - Malaysia -2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) - Philippines-2018
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) -   China -2017
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) - Brazil -2017
    • British Council and Newton fund research award (Travel Grant) -  India-2017
    • Invited talk on Disasters at 3rd World Congress – India -Travel Grant -2018
    • Emerging Scholar Award – Climate Change – Cambridge, UK -2017
    • Emerging Scholar Award – Interdisciplinary- Japan –2017
    • Emerging Scholar Award – Interdisciplinary- UK -2016
  2. Recent publications

    Komali has authored and contributed to a number of journals and publications. Follow the link below for a list of selected articles.

    Journal articles (selected)

    Kantamaneni, K. Gallagher, A. D., X. (2018). Evaluating and Mapping regional coastal vulnerability for port environments and coastal cities. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 1-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-018-0636-7 

    Kantamaneni, K Phillips, M., Thomas, T., Jenkins, R. (2018). Assessing coastal   vulnerability: Development of a combined physical and economic index. Ocean & Coastal Management, 158, 164-175. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.039 

    Alrashed, I.; Kantamaneni, K.  (2018). A 5D Building Information Model (BIM) for Potential Cost-Benefit Housing: A Case of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Infrastructures 3, 13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures3020013 

    Kantamaneni, K., Du, X., Aher, S., & Singh, R. M. (2017). Building Blocks: A Quantitative Approach for Evaluating Coastal Vulnerability. Water, 9(12), 905. DOI:10.3390/w9120905 

    Kantamaneni, K., & Du, X. (2017). Is catastrophic climate change turning Britain into a hurricane hotspot? International Journal of Environmental Research, 11 (5-6), 569-578. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41742-017-0049-8 

    Aher, S., Kantamaneni, K., & Deshmukh, P. (2017). Detection and Delineation of Water Bodies in Hilly Region using CartoDEM, SRTM and ASTER GDEM Data. Remote Sensing of Land, 1(1), 41-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.21523/gcj1.17010103 

    Ibeabuchi KO, Thomas T, Jenkins RE, Phillips MR & Kantamaneni K (2017) Climate Change Impacts, Awareness and Perception of Africa Rural Farming Communities. Adv Crop Sci Tech 5: 313. 

    Kantamaneni, K. (2016). Counting the cost of coastal vulnerability. Ocean & Coastal Management, 132, 155-169.

    Kantamaneni, K. (2016). Coastal infrastructure vulnerability: an integrated assessment model. Natural Hazards, 84(1), 139-154.

    Book chapter

    Izaga, F., Schutzer, J.G., Kantamaneni, K (2018). Perspectives on Green: Recent Urbanisation Works and Measures in Brazil and India. Springer- (In press)

  3. Research outputs

    Follow the link below to see which conferences Komali has presented at.

    Conference chair (international)

    5th International Conference on water resource management - China, 2019 

    3rd World Congress on Disaster Management - India, November 2017  

    9th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses - Cambridge, 2017 

    Invited talks (international)

    5th International conference on Water Resource Management - China, 2019
    Title: Flood water management 

    3rd World Congress on Disaster Management - India, 2017
    Title: Social vulnerability to natural hazards 

    3rd International conference on Water Resource Management - China, 2017
    Title: Landscape Planning and Erosion Vulnerability Assessment: A Novel Approach 

    Invited talks (national)

    UCL- 2017  
    Title: Coastal vulnerability of the UK

    Fore more information, please see Komali's LinkedIn profile.