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Faculty : Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Department : Civil engineering

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Dr. Ali Reza Shokoohi is a tenured Professor at the department of water engineering, faculty of engineering and technology, Imam Khomeini International University, Iran. He received his B.Sc. degree in Irrigation and reclamation engineering in 1985 at Tehran University. Then, he started researching as a graduate student and received his M.Sc. degree in hydraulic structures in 1988 at Tehran University. After 7 years working as a lecturer at Shahroud Industrial University and also as a project manager in some consulting engineering companies, he continued his graduate studies and completed the Ph.D. training in 2001 in water resources engineering at Tehran University. Then, he moved to Qazvin International University and started teaching as an assistant professor. In 2008 he was promoted to Associate Professor grade and in 2015, because of his impressive accomplishment, was promoted to Full Professor grade and now is conducting many courses and thesis in hydraulics and hydrology. His special favorite is rainfall - runoff modeling in GIS environment, Flood and drought risk and crisis management, Environmental engineering and integrated river basin management. He has managed at least 20 nationwide river engineering projects. He has published 5 books in hydrology, irrigation and drainage engineering and also has published more than 90 papers in valid peer reviewed journals/conferences in water engineering related area  

Dr. Alireza Shokoohi Research Interests

My research area in recent years could be categorized in 4 major fields. Below, these fields and the most recent submitted, accepted, or printed papers in each of which are presented 

                    I am interesting in environmental hydraulics modeling. Some of my recent papers are presented below.  In this area, I could improve a hydrologic EFR method (The Tenant method) by combining this method with hydraulic method (The wetted perimeter approach). I could show that the PHABSIM (IFIM methodology) could be used in developing countries with desktop approach; henceforth, it could be applied with a minimum time and budget consuming. This method offers an ecological regime for river management instead of accepting a minimum value for critical periods. At the present time, I am studying a new version of BBM and its alternative the RVA method to be employed in the absence of enough data (that is the major problem of environmental based river management in developing countries



  Amini, M., Shokoohi, A.,2015Introducing a new analytical method to derive the minimum environmental water requirement by Hydraulic Method. Iranian journal of Hydraulics

 Shokoohi, A, Eslami, M., submitted (under final review): A Hydrological Environmental Based Drought Index (HEDRIN). Iranian journal of Hydraulics. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

 Nikghalb, M., Shokoohi, A., submitted: Comparing Habitat Simulation with Hydrologic Methods Ecological Regime and Minimum Environmental Flow. Journal of environmental Studies (Tehran University

* Shokoohi, A., Eslami, A., 2014: Using minimum environmental flow criteria for hydrological drought analysis in rivers. The 5th Iranian water resources management conference, Tehran, Iran, 2014.(In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., Amini, M., 2014: Introducing a new method to determine rivers ecological water requirement in comparison with hydrological and hydraulic methods. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 11 (3): 747-756. DOI 10.1007_s13762-013-0404-z

 Shokoohi, A., 2014: Spatial biosystemic analysis using climatic variables to optimize thermal energy consumption . International Bulletin of Water Resources and Development , 1(3):35-45. (In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., 2014: Sensitivity analysis of Hydraulic models regarding hydromorphologic data derivation methods. Journal of Water and Waste water, Accepted (will be printed in fall). (in Farsi

 Amini, M. , Shokoohi, A., 2013. Determining Environmental water requirement using an analytic morphologic model. 7th National Conference of Civil Engineering, Zahedan, Iran, 2012.(In Farsi

Eslami, A. , Shokoohi, A., 2013:  Analysis of Stream flow conditions using Hydrologic Environmental drought index. Journal of watershed engineering and management,5 (2), 125-133 (In Farsi

 Nikghalb, S. , Shokoohi, A., 2012. Using a two dimensional hydrodynamic model for  environmental water requirement allocation in rivers. 9th International river engineering conference, Ahwaz, Iran, 2012. (In Farsi).

 Shokoohi, A. , Hong, Y., 2011: Using hydrologic and hydraulically derived geometric parameters of perennial rivers to determine minimum water requirements of ecological habitats (Case study: Mazandaran Sea Basin- Iran). Hydrological Processes, 25: 3490–3498. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8076.

 Shokoohi, A. , Hong, Y., 2011: Determining the Minimum Ecological Water Requirements in Perennial Rives Using Morphological Parameters. Journal of Environmental Studies, 50 (2):117-128


                  I have been focusing on the idea of scale effects on the uncertainty of rainfall runoff models for the past 4 years. In this regard, one of my Ph.D. students is working on the data resolution and DEM resolution effects on small scale, mesoscale and macroscale hydrologic models. In this area, we have published some papers on KW-GIUH, TOPMODEL and VIC-3L. It has not been finished, because up to now we have introduced the scale effects on these three types of hydrologic models, then the sensitivity analysis and the corresponding uncertainty is remained. Some of my papers are presented below


        , Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: Effects of data resolution and stream delineation threshold area under results of a Kinematic Wave based GIUH model. Water SA,

 Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., 2015: An Investigation on the Effects of DEM Creation Methods on the Performance of a Semi Distributed Model: TOPMODEL. ASCE Journal of Engineering Hydrologyy, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5548.0001204

, Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., Submitted  (Under final review):  Effect of Data Resolution on Topographic Index and Performance of the Simi-Distributed Model: TOPMODEL (Case Study: Karde Catchment. Journal of Civil Engineering- Ferdowsi University of Mashhad . (In Farsi

Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., submitted: Development of a New Method for Estimation of SCS Curve Number using TOPMODEL concept of wetness index. ASCE Journal of engineering hydrology

 Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: DEM resolution and stream delineation threshold effects on the results of geomorphologic-based rainfall runoff models. Turkish Journal of Engineering & Environmental Sciences, doi: 10.3906/muh-1401-13

 Shokoohi, A., Azizian, A., 2014: Evaluation of topographic and radar based DEMs on the simulation results of the geomorphologic models. Journal of watershed engineering and management, 6 (1), 52-62. (In Farsi

Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: Evaluating the effects of radar maps precision on geomorphologic based rainfall runoff models. The 5th Iranian water resources management conference, Tehran, Iran

 Azizian, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: Effect of DEM resolution on topographic index and runoff simulation in a semi distributed model: TOPMODEL. Journal of water research (Urmia University), 1(1):17-22. (In Farsi

Shokoohi, A., Gholami, P., 2012 : Investigation on the effects of slope on the derivation of artificial river network using different routing algorithms. Iranian journal of hydraulics, 7(3):15-32. (In Farsi)

* Gholami, P., Shokoohi, A., 2012 An Investigation on the effects of different slope classes in artificial network derivation (Case study: Kazemroud and Azaroud watersheds-Mazandaran). 3rd International conference on integrated water supplies management, Sari, Iran

Gholami, P., Shokoohi, A., 2012 :Comparison of flow tracing algorithm in deriving topographic indices (Case study: Case study: Kazemroud and Azaroud watersheds in Mazandaran and a watershed in the west of Takestan) . 3rd International conference on integrated water supplies management, Sari, Iran.

 Shokoohi, A., Saghafian, B., 2012: A semi analytical solution for rising limb of hydrograph in 2D overland flow. International journal of civil engineering, 10(1):43-50.

 Shokoohi, A., Saghafian, B., 2008: Isochrones Delineation in Converging Flows for Using in the Time-Area Method. Iranian journal of Water Resources Research, 3(3):20-29. (In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., 2008: A New Approach for Isochrone Mapping in one Dimensional Flow for Using in Time – Area Method. Journal of Applied Science, 8(3):516-521

 Shokoohi, A., Saghafian, B., 2007: Comparison of Isochrones Mapping Methods to be used in

Time-Area Routing Technique. Iranian journal of Water Resources Research, 2(3):33-50. (In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., 2007: Assessment of Urban Basins Flood Control Measures Using HYDROGIS Tools. Journal of Applied Science, 7(13):1-8

                        Moreover, as a water resources specialist who is living in a dry region with severe drought or sever flood confronted with every year disaster, I have been studying these two phenomena for many years. I have some published papers for agricultural loss of floods, and some well defined ideas about evaluating its uncertainty due to many probabilistic or un-deterministic factors. I mean, evaluating the risk of river flooding for agricultural activities is still on desk for investigation. I have some ideas about non-structural management of flood plains with combining the true risk of flooding for the right stage of the cultivation when one decides to introduce an insurance plan. Some of my recent papers are presented below.


 Ganji, Z., Shokoohi, A., 2015: A Mathematical Model for Agricultural Flood Loss Estimation. Iranian  journal of Water Resources Research.

 Ganji, Z., Samani, J., Shokoohi, A., 2015: Determining drag force, maximum tensile stress, and shear point in flexible plants through dynamic analysis.  journal of Water Research (Shahrekord University).

 Shokoohi, A., Ganji, Z., 2013: Non-structural management of floodplains using agricultural flood loss estimation. Journal of irrigation and water engineering, 3(12):83-94. (In Farsi

 Ganji, Z., Shokoohi, A., Samani, J., 2012: Investigating the interaction of plant and flow for developing a mathematical model for agricultural losses. 11th Iranian conference of hydraulics, Urmia, Iran

 Ganji, Z., Shokoohi, A., Samani, J., 2012: Developing an agricultural flood loss estimation function (Case study: rice). Natural Hazards, 52(1):405-419. doi: 10.1007/s11069-012-0250-1.

  Ganji, Z., Shokoohi, A., Samani, J., 2011: Determination of flood flow depth and velocity at the threshold of crop rapture and position of rupture point using analytical and laboratory analysis (case study: rice) . Iranian Journal of Hydraulics, 6(1):53-68

                       The same efforts have been devoted for configuring the drought nature of my country and its impacts on the available water resources. One of my last papers discusses on the IWRM concept in the presence of drought for the Urmia Lake watershed, as one the largest hyper salty lakes of the world. Unfortunately, we traced the route of the people around the Aral Sea. I wish I read these words earlier "You cannot fill the Aral Sea with tears. Now, one of my PhD. Students (a candidate for PhD.) is going to work on the problem of the Zayandeh roud river Watershed and Gavkhooni wetland (at its D/S) devastation in central Iran and probably illustrating the IWRM role in preventing the on-coming disaster in the Isfahan Province. There are many problems in this region that have been intensified by climate change and global warming. While by a tunnel a large amount of water is diverted from the neighboring watershed (The tributaries of the Karoon River, beside the Tigris River), the consumption of water in low efficiency, caused the Isfahan province confronted with a disaster with consequent social/environmental conflicts. Meanwhile, the neighboring province tries to stop the water delivery from the region saying that we are thirsty

Sarmadi, F., Shokoohi, A.,  2014:  Precipitation Based Zoning of Iran Based on Probabilistic Regional Analysis using GPCC Gridded Data via Multivariate Analysis and L-Moment Methods . Journal of  Theoretical and Applied Climatology. printed online, doi: 10.1007/s00704-014-1292-y

Sarmadi, F., Shokoohi, A.,  Submitted  : Rainfall-Based zoning of Iran based on Probabilistic Homogeneous regions. Amirkabir Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (In Farsi

Morovati, R.,  Shokoohi, A., 2015: Comparison of SPI and RDI in an IWRM framework.  Water resources Managee, DOI: 10.1007_s11269-015-0925-y

 Morovati,R., Shokoohi, A.,  Submitted  : Extending a Universal Temperature Gridded Data Over Iran  for Monthly and Annual Time Scales.  Journal of Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere. (Tehran University). (In Farsi

  Morovati,R., Shokoohi, A.,  2015:  Evaluation of different interpolation methods for NCEP/NCAR temperature data over the 2nd order watersheds in Iran . Journal of Water and Irrigation Engineering. (In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., Raziei, T., Arasteh, P.,2015: An Investigation On the Effects of Climate Change and Global Warming on Water Resources in Dry Countries (A Case Study: Iran). International Bulletin of water research and developmemt

 Shokoohi, A., Eslami, A., Submitted: Comparison of some Meteorological Drought Indices in a Semi-Mediterranean Region (Case study; Caspian Sea Basin, Iran). KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

Shokoohi, A., Morovati, R., 2014: An investigation on the Urmia Lake watershed drought using  RDI and SPI indices. Journal of Watershed Engineering and Management.(In Farsi

  Shokoohi, A., 2014: Conjunctive Use of Detention Dams and Off-Stream Reservoirs, A Tool for High Frequency Floods Management.  International Bulletin of Water Resources and Development, 2(1):1-11. (In Farsi

 Eslami, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: On the Rivers drought evaluation using FDCI and SDI indices. The 5th Iranian water management Conference. Tehran, Iran

Morovati, R.,  Shokoohi, A., 2014: On the drought of the Urmia Lake using RDI.  The 5th Iranian water management Conference. Tehran, Iran

 Eslami, A., Shokoohi, A., 2014: Comparison of meteorological drought indices efficiency in Semi-Mediterranean region (Case study: Mazandaran watersheds). 3rd International conference on integrated water supplies management. Sari, Iran

Morovati, R.,  Shokoohi, A., 2013: On Evaluating different interpolation methods for temperature gridded data (case study: Iran).  12th National Conference on irrigation and evaporation reduction. Kerman, Iran.

 Shokoohi, A., 2012: Comparison of SPI and RDI in drought analysis in local scale with emphasizing on agricultural drought (Case study: Qazvin and Takestan). Irrigation and water engineering journal, 3(9):111-122. (In Farsi

 Shokoohi, A., 2011: Impact of climate change on water resources assessment: Rethinking the water use to increase the productive use of water. G-WADI regional workshop on climate change impacts on water resources management in arid and semi-arid zones. UNESCO. Tehran, Iran.

 Behrouznia, M., Shokoohi, A., 2011: The necessity of comprehensive studies of soil and water resources integrated management of coastal lands and its relationship with the comprehensive plan of river engineering, Mazandaran. 1th National conference on coastal water resources management, Sari, Iran

 Raziei, T., Shokoohi, A., Ebadi, F., 2011: The necessity of comprehensive studies of soil and water resources integrated management of coastal lands and its relationship with the comprehensive plan of river engineering, Mazandaran. 1th National conference on drought and climate change, Karaj, Iran