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Hydrogeology, Groundwater modeling, Water resources management


Developing tools provide physically based water, crops and ecosystem resource management and scenario analytics with features to simulate effects of climatic, hydrologic and environmental change and analyze water-agriculture-ecosystem interdependencies in Water Food Energy Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus approach.


  • Izady A, Joodavi A, Ansarian M, Shafiei M, Majidi M,Davary K, Ziaei AN, Ansari H, Nikoo MR, Al-Maktoumi A, Chen M, Abdalla O (2021) A scenario-based coupled SWAT-MODFLOW decision support system for advanced water resource management. Journal of Hydroinformatics.
  • Joodavi A, Aghlmand R, Podgorski J, Dehbandi R, Abbasi A (2021) Characterization, geostatistical modeling and health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in groundwater resources of northeastern Iran. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 37, 100885.
  • Taherian P, Joodavi A (2021) Hydrogeochemical characteristics and source identification of salinity in groundwater resources in an arid plain, northeast of Iran: implication for drinking and irrigation purposes. Acque Sotterranee – Italian Journal of Groundwater, 10(2), 21-31.
  • Joodavi A, Izady A, Karbasi Maroof MT, Majidi M, Rossetto R (2020) Deriving optimal operational policies for off-stream man-made reservoir considering conjunctive use of surface- and groundwater at the Bar dam reservoir (Iran), Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. 31, 100725,
  • Izady A, Abdalla O, Joodavi A, Karimi A, Chen M, Tompson AFB (2017) Groundwater recharge estimation in arid hardrock-alluvium aquifers using combined water-table fluctuation and groundwater balance approaches. Hydrological Processes.
  • Izady A, Abdalla O, Joodavi A, Chen M (2017) Groundwater Modeling and Sustainability of a Transboundary Hardrock–Alluvium Aquifer in North Oman Mountains. Water 9(3):161.
  • Joodavi A, Zare M, Ziaei AN, Ferré TPA (2017) Groundwater management under uncertainty using a stochastic multi-cell model. Journal of Hydrology, 551, 265-277. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.003
  • Joodavi A, Zare M, Ezzat Raeisi, Mohammad Bagher Ahmadi (2016) A Multi-Compartment Hydrologic Model to Estimate Groundwater Recharge in an Alluvial-Karst System. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2084-0
  •  Joodavi A (2016) Comments on ‘’Operations optimization of multireservoir systems using storage moments equations” by M. Mahootchi, K. Ponnambalam, H.R. Tizhoosh [Adv. Water Resour. 33 (2010) 1150-1163]. Advances in Water Resources. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.11.004.
  • Izady A, Davary K, Alizadeh A, Ziaei AN, Akhavan S, Alipoor A, Joodavi A, Brusseau ML (2015) Groundwater Conceptualization and Modeling using Distributed SWAT-based Recharge for the Semi-arid Agricultural Neishaboor Plain, Iran. Hydrogeology Journal. 23(1) pp 47-68.
  • Joodavi A, Zare M, Mahootchi M (2015) Development and application of a stochastic optimization model for groundwater management: crop pattern and conjunctive use consideration. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment journal doi:10.1007/s00477-015-1049-x
  •  Izady A, Davary K, Alizadeh A, Ziaei AN, Alipoor A, Joodavi A, Brusseau ML (2014) A framework toward developing a groundwater conceptual model. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(9), pp 3611-3631.