Staff

Karim Abbaspour

Dr. Karim Abbaspour

Department Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

About Me

Academic degree:    PhD, MSc, BApSc, BSc

- 1997, PhD, Development and application of risk analysis procedures  (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
- 1988, MSc, Soil Physics and Hydrology (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)
- 1982, BApSc, Civil Engineering (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)
- 1979, BS, Mathematics (SFU, Vancouver, Canada)

Research Interests

-    Modeling flow and transport of chemicals in saturated/unsaturated soils
-    Watershed-scale modeling of water resources, water quality, crop yield, and soil erosion
-    Development of system analysis tools for model calibration and uncertainty analysis

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Projects

Calibration of watershed-scale models suffer from a number of conceptual and technical issues, which we believe require a more careful consideration by the scientific community.
Building an agro-hydrological model of the world to study water resources, soil erosion, and crop yield.
The agro-hydrologic SWAT model is coupled with the water allocation optimization model MODSIM.
In this project we study the impact of landuse and climate change on the water resources of Salman Dam Basin located in the Fars province, Iran.
Landuse and climate change effects on soil erosion and water quality in the Kagera Transboundary Watershed in the Upper Catchment of Lake Victoria Basin.
A tool kit is being developed to perform multiple tasks for climate change purposes.

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Selected publications

Rouholahnejad, E.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Srinivasan, R.; Bacu, V.; Lehmann, A. (2014) Water resources of the Black Sea Basin at high spatial and temporal resolution, Water Resources Research, 50(7), 5866-5885, doi:10.1002/2013WR014132, Institutional Repository
Lehmann, A.; Giuliani, G.; Mancosu, E.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Sözen, S.; Gorgan, D.; Beel, A.; Ray, N. (2015) Filling the gap between Earth observation and policy making in the Black Sea catchment with enviroGRIDS, Environmental Science and Policy, 46, 1-12, doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2014.02.005, Institutional Repository
Faramarzi, M.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Ashraf Vaghefi, S.; Farzaneh, M. R.; Zehnder, A. J. B.; Srinivasan, R.; Yang, H. (2013) Modeling impacts of climate change on freshwater availability in Africa, Journal of Hydrology, 480, 85-101, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.016, Institutional Repository
Rouholahnejad, E.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Vejdani, M.; Srinivasan, R.; Schulin, R.; Lehmann, A. (2012) A parallelization framework for calibration of hydrological models, Environmental Modelling and Software, 31(May), 28-36, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.12.001, Institutional Repository
Schuol, J.; Abbaspour, K. C.; Yang, H.; Srinivasan, R.; Zehnder, A. J. B. (2008) Modeling blue and green water availability in Africa, Water Resources Research, 44(7), 1-18, doi:10.1029/2007WR006609, Institutional Repository
Abbaspour, K. C.; Yang, J.; Maximov, I.; Siber, R.; Bogner, K.; Mieleitner, J.; Zobrist, J.; Srinivasan, R. (2007) Modelling hydrology and water quality in the pre-alpine/alpine Thur watershed using SWAT, Journal of Hydrology, 333(2–4), 413-430, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.09.014, Institutional Repository
Abbaspour, K. C.; Schulin, R.; van Genuchten, M. T. (2001) Estimating unsaturated soil hydraulic parameters using ant colony optimization, Advances in Water Resources, 24(8), 827-841, doi:10.1016/S0309-1708(01)00018-5, Institutional Repository
Abbaspour, K. C.; Rouholahnejad, E.; Vaghefi, S.; Srinivasan, R.; Yang, H.; Kløve, B. (2015) A continental-scale hydrology and water quality model for Europe: calibration and uncertainty of a high-resolution large-scale SWAT model, Journal of Hydrology, 524, 733-752, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.027, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: karim.abbaspour@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5359
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC D03

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Expert of

drinking water, groundwater, modeling, transdisciplinary research

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