Department of Water Science and Engineering

The Department of Water Science and Engineering was established in 1988. Programs of undergraduate studies offer a series of basic and applied courses in the area of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Soil-Water-Plant Relationship, Agricultural Meteorology, Irrigation and Drainage Systems Design, Soil and Water Conservation, Geology, Ground Waters, Hydro-Informatics, Water Supply and Wastewater Systems, and River Hydraulics. In addition, this program also offers a broad general engineering education including elements of Geo-Mechanical, Water Conveyance Structures and Pumping Systems Engineering.

The Water Science and Engineering Master's degree program in which students have been admitted since 1996, provides an in-depth study of the skills and tools demanded by the rigors of the water profession. The two-year program helps students build their technical competencies in different areas such as Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology, Water Resources, and Water Structures Engineering. They will be ready to be employed by consulting engineering companies in government or regulatory agencies looking to augment their skills in the water profession.

Currently Master’s students are accepted in academic areas of specializations such as Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology, Water Resources, and Water Structures Engineering.

Ph.D. candidates started their studies in the Department of Water Science and Engineering at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2007. They should conduct research at levels that contribute new knowledge to the field of water science and engineering; considering the fact that the purpose of doctoral research is in constant evolution.

The doctoral programs in the Department of Water Science and Engineering aim to prepare researchers for employment in universities as well as scientific private sectors and government institutions. Doctoral candidates are admitted to programs only if they can convincingly demonstrate that their research proposals will significantly contribute to the existing knowledge in the field they have applied for. The doctoral degree qualifies them to apply for a university professorship position or conduct research in an academic setting. At the Ph.D. level, doctoral research gives students the needed skills to excel in academia, develop hypotheses, test those theories by studying, observing or conducting experiments, and modify those assumptions based on the data collected. Upon completion of the research, doctoral candidates present their conclusions to experts in the field and orally defend their findings before a panel of scholars. Currently, Ph.D. candidates are accepted in Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Meteorology, and Water Structures engineering branches of the department. More

Head of the Department of Water Science and Engineering
Kazem Esmaili
Associate Professor
Department of Water Science and Engineering

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Water Science and Engineering
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Academic staff

Hossein Ansari
Hossein Banejad
Associate Professor
Kamran Davary
Kazem Esmaili
Associate Professor
Alireza Faridhosseini
Associate Professor
Saeed Reza Khodashenas
Fereshteh Modaresi
Assistant Professor
Abolfazl Mosaedi
Mohammad Mousavi  Baygi
Seyed Hossein Sanaei Nejad
Ali Naghi Ziaei
Associate Professor


Recent journal articles

A. Izady, A. Joodavi, M. Ansarian, M. Shafiei, M. Majidi, Davary, K., Ziaei, A., Ansari, H., M. R. Nikoo, A. Al-maktoumi, M. Chen, & O. Abdalla (2022). A scenario-based coupled SWAT-MODFLOW decision support system for advanced water resource management. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 24 (1), 56-77.
Araghi, A., Christopher J.martinez, & Jorgen E. Olesen (2022). Evaluation of multiple gridded solar radiation data for crop modeling. European Journal of Agronomy, 133 (), 126419--.
Sheikh Rezazadeh Nikou, N., Ziaei, A., & Dalir, M. (2022). Study of Effective Parameters on Performance of Vortex Settling Basins Using Taguchi Method. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 148 (2), -.
Kamali, B., Ziaei, A., Beheshti, A., & Raziyeh Farmani (2022). An open-source toolbox for investigating functional resilience in sewer networks based on global resilience analysis. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 218 (8), 108201-108213.
Mojtaba Damrodi, Esmaili, K., & Seyyed Hoseine Rajae (2022). مطالعه‌ی آزمایشگاهی تأثیر نصب اسپویلر و پیگیبک‌لاین در لوله‌های موازی مستغرق قرارگرفته در بستر فرسایشی تحت جریان یک‌طرفه. , 38.2 (1), 3-14.
Faridhosseini, A., Afzali Gorouh, Z., Bakhtiari, B., Mosaedi, A., & Salehnia, N. (2022). Monitoring and projection of climate change impact on 24-h probable maximum precipitation in the Southeast of Caspian Sea. Journal of Natural Hazards, 114 (1), 77-99.
Rezazadeh Baghal, S., & Khodashenas, S. (2022). Fuzzy Number Linear Programming Technique for Design of Rectangular Canals. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 148 (8), 1-9.
Rezazadeh Baghal, S., & Khodashenas, S. (2022). Risk Assessment of Storm Sewers in Urban Areas Using Fuzzy Technique and Monte Carlo Simulation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 148 (8), 1-13.
Araghi, A., Christopher J. Martinez, Jorgen E. Olesen, & Gerrit Hoogenboom (2022). Assessment of nine gridded temperature data for modeling of wheat production systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 199 (), 107189-000.
Chamanehfar, S., Mousavi Baygi, M., & Modaresi, F. (2022). پیشنگری شاخصهای حدی بارشی و دمایی دردوره 2100-2026 براساس برونداد مدلهایCMIP6(مطالعه موردی:مشهد). , 5 (16), 963-976.
Kamali, M., Ansari, H., & Rouzbeh Nazari (2022). Optimization of Applied Water Depth Under Water Limiting Conditions. Water Resources Management, 36 (11), 4081-4098.
Nasiri, S., Ansari, H., & Ziaei, A. (2022). Determination of water balance equation components in irrigated agricultural watersheds using SWAT and MODFLOW models : A case study of Samalqan plain in Iran. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 10 (1), 44-56.
Samira Safari, Atefeh Takarli, Salarian, M., Banejad, H., Mohammad Heydari, & Hamed Benisi Ghadim (2022). Evaluation of ANN, GEP, and Regression Models to Estimate the Discharge Coefficient for the Rectangular Broad-Crested Weir. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 31 (5), 4817-4827.
Salarian, M., Larijani, S., Banejad, H., Mohammad Heydari, & Hamed Benisi Ghadim (2022). Trend analysis of water flow on Neka and Tajan rivers using parametric and non-parametric tests. Idojaras, 126 (3), 387-402.
Mojtaba Shafiei, Rahmani, M., Shervan Gharari, Davary, K., Abolhassani, L., Sabet Teimouri, M., & Mohammad Gharesifard (2022). Sustainability assessment of water management at river basin level: Concept, methodology and application. Journal of Environmental Management, 316 (), 115201-316.
F. Shacheri, Sheikh Rezazadeh Nikou, N., Ziaei, A., & M. Saeedi (2022). Surface dense discharge from rectangular and trapezoidal channels. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 87 (), 102213-102213.
Moghbel, F., Mosaedi, A., Jonathan Aguilar, Ghahraman, B., Ansari, H., & Maria C. Goncalves (2022). Uncertainty Analysis of HYDRUS-1D Model to Simulate Soil Salinity Dynamics under Saline Irrigation Water Conditions Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithm. Agronomy, 12 (11), 2793-2813.
Moghbel, F., Mosaedi, A., Jonathan Aguilar, Ghahraman, B., Ansari, H., & Maria C. Goncalves (2022). Bayesian Calibration and Uncertainty Assessment of HYDRUS-1D Model Using GLUE Algorithm for Simulating Corn Root Zone Salinity under Linear Move Sprinkle Irrigation System. Water, 14 (24), 4003-4024.
Rezazadeh Baghal, S., & Khodashenas, S. (2022). Fuzzy risk-based technique for the design of an ogee spillway in a diversion dam based on hydrological return period discharge and the resistance-load theory. Journal of Hydrology, 617 (), 129004-.
Davary, K. (2022). ارزیابی خطر سیل‌خیزی در حوضه آبخیز رودخانه زشک شاندیز با استفاده از مدل‌سازی بر مبنای سنش‌ازدور و روش تحلیل سلسله‌مراتبی-فازی. , (), -.
Salehi, S., Amin Mahmudi Moghadam, & Esmaili, K. (2022). Flow regimes of submerged rectangular sharp-crested weirs in sand bed channel. Sadhana, 48 (1), -.

Recent research projects

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Water Science and Engineering Department

Phone: +985138804611-5813

Fax: +985138807145