UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Shukla is a large-scale hydrologist. His research primarily focuses on improving drought monitoring and early warning capabilities using remote sensing datasets, large-scale hydrologic models and weather/climate forecasts. His research aims to support a proactive drought management approach. As a member of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network ( team, his research currently is primarily focused on the Greater Horn of Africa region. Through his collaboration with the California Nevada Climate Applications Program ( he also focuses on using the state-of-the-art dynamical climate forecasts to meet the decision-making needs of the stakeholders in California and Nevada region. 

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Shrad brings his expertise in drought monitoring, and seasonal scale climate and drought forecasting to the UC Water team and research program as an investigator. 


Shrad Shukla is an Assitant Research Scientist in the Climate Hazards Group within the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Shrad received his Bachelors in Technology at the CSA University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (India) and his Masters in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India). He received his Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle.