Safieh Javadinejad

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Safieh Javadinejad

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of PhD: Vulnerability of water resources in the face of potential climate change, un sustainable management with simulation of water resources management scenarios by WEAP model to minimize water use conflicts in the Zayandeh-Rud river basin, Iran.

Supervisors: David Hannah, Stefan Krause

Safieh’s doctoral research investigates the water allocation challenges in the river basin of the semi arid area, where demands are growing and the supply is limited. While many of these basins have yet to reach the state of closure, their water users are already experiencing water shortages. Agricultural crop production in the river basin plays a major role in ensuring food security. However, irrigation as the major water consumer in these basins has low water use efficiency. As water scarcity grows, the need to maximize economic gains by reallocating water to more efficient uses becomes important. Water allocation decisions must be made considering the social economic and environmental conditions of the developing world. The purpose of this dissertation is to identify water allocation strategies with different scenarios with modeling with WEAP software that satisfy the above conditions, in the example of the Zayandeh rud River basin in Iran.

Qualifications

MSc Hydrology and Climate change (Newcastle, 2011)
BSc Natural resources engineering (Iran, 2009)

Biography

Safieh has an Undergraduate degree in Environment and Natural resource engineering from the University of Shahrekord; her dissertation research concerned “Hydrology and fluvial management of Ben catchment in Chaharmahal Bakhtiary town, Iran”. This was followed by a Masters degree in Hydrology and Climate change in School of Civil Engineering in the Newcastle university at Newcastle upon Tyne. During the Masters degree Safieh completed her dissertation with title of  “Continuous simulation for the Wansbeck catchment during 2008 Morpeth flooding”

Research

  • Integrated hydro-environmental and energy resource planning and management 
  • Application of systems engineering, economics, systems analysis, optimization, risk analysis, simulation and modeling methods to hydro-environmental and energy resource problems at different scales 
  • Climate change impacts, mitigation, and adaptation
  • Socio-economic and political aspects of hydro-environmental and energy resource systems 
  • Human behavior, negotiations, conflict resolution, game theory, decision-making, and bargaining 
  • Adaptive management and social learning 
  • Water, environmental, and energy policy and governance

Other activities

Awards

Ranked as the first undergraduate student of the class of 2009 in the Natural resources Engineering Department of University of Shahrekord, Shahrekord, Iran (Ranking of Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology).

The Most Active Member of the Iranian Scientific Organization of water resources management , Students Award(for period 2011-2012).

Memberships

  • Member of the British Hydrological Society (BHS) 
  • Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) 
  • Member of the Institution of Iranian Environment and Natural water resource  

Publications

Papers

Javadinejad SA (2013) ‘Managing scare water resources under competing demands: Zayandeh- Rud basin, Iran’, Water, environment and agriculture: challenges for sustainable development. In 1th CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on land Water Challenges. CIGR, CIHEAM-IAMB

Poster Presentations

Javadinejad SA ‘Managingscare water resources under competing demands: Zayandeh- Rud basin, Iran’, Water, environment and agriculture: challenges for sustainable development. In 1th CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on land Water Challenges. CIGR, CIHEAM-IAMB, Bari, Italy, September 2013

Javadinejad SA  ‘Water Allocation Challenges in River Basins in arid area:

A Case Study Zayandeh rud River Basin,Iran. In international doctrol conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, June 201

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