Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering

ISSN: 2168-9768

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Mohamad I Hejazi

Mohamad I Hejazi

Mohamad I Hejazi
University of Maryland, Joint Global Change Research Institute, USA


Mohamad Hejazi is a research scientist with the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. (2009) from the University at Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2004) degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include: global hydrologic modeling, global and regional sectoral water demand models, separating the effect of climate change, human activities, and climate policies on hydrology, and the value of information (e.g. weather and climate forecasts) to human decisions (e.g., farmers, reservoir operators). Prior to joining JGCRI-PNNL, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and as a research assistant at the USGS and the Illinois Water Survey.

Research Interest

• Global integrated assessment modeling: Global hydrologic and water management modeling, water scarcity assessment, and global and regional irrigation demands
• Climate change impact assessment: the effect of climate variability and change, climate change mitigation policies, and human activities on water availability, extremes (floods & droughts), and water scarcity
• Value of weather forecasting in irrigation modeling
• Reservoir operation and optimization
• Systems analysis and heuristic optimization techniques
• Model calibration

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