Mohammad   Karamouz, PhD, PE, DWRE

Mohammad Karamouz, PhD, PE, DWRE

Research Professor

Civil and Urban Engineering

  • Phone: 718-260-3230
  • Office: Six MetroTech Center, Room RH408, Brooklyn NY 11201

Biography

Professor Mohammad Karamouz is an expert in environmental engineering and science, flood risk management, hazard and vulnerability mapping, environmental sustainability and water security.   At Polytechnic, he has been a Research Professor, the director of Environmental Engineering and Science programs and Environmental Systems Management R & D. Prior to that among his academic positions, he was the Dean of Engineering and Professor in the School of Architecture (Dept. of City & Regional Planning) at Pratt Institute. He was also a visiting Professor at the University of Arizona for 3 years. He founded and was president of Arch Construction and Consulting Co. Inc. in Queens, New York for 11 years and worked as a Professional Engineer providing a wide range of Civil Engineering services as well as promoting entrepreneurship and creating jobs for many Civil engineers in NYC metropolitan area. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomat of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. ASCE awarded him with the service to the profession award this year for his relentless service in all aspects of his professional career.

Dr, Karamouz received his BS degree in Civil Engineering from Shiraz University, MS in Water and Environmental Engineering from George Washington University, and PhD in Hydraulics and Systems Engineering from Purdue University. He has made significant accomplishments in the field of water resources through research, teaching, graduate student supervision, private consulting, and various scientific publications including 6 books (5 text books) and more than 300 papers.  He has over 1700 citations according to Google Scholars, and 780 Citations of journal articles according to the Web of Knowledge/Science. His area of research include Environmental Systems Management and Environmental Sustainability, IT and GIS applications in water resources and disaster prepardness, Climate Change Studies, Large Scale Signals Rainfall and Flood Forecasting, Urban Water Infrastructures, Flood Resistant Cities, Water Security, Disaster Management, Large Scale Watershed Management, Data Mining, Development of Large scale Water Supply/Demand Decision Support Systems, and Environmental/Climate Management Information Systems..

Dr. Karamouz has served with many leadership positions in a number of national and international societies including ASCE, AGU, AWRA, IWRA and USCOLD (US Committee on Large Dams). He has been the editor of Iran-Water Resources Research Journal for 8 years and a member of editorial board of major journals including ASCE Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management. He is currently the chairman of ASCE-EWRI International Council. Dr. Karamouz has developed Decision Support Systems and operation models for 9 major watersheds with transboundary water conflict issues in the Middle East.  He has had major research grants and contracts from NSF, World Bank, UNESCO, International Water Authority Boards, Utility Companies and other national and international organizations.

 

 

 

Journal Articles

Recent Journal Publications (ISI publications 2006-2013 - last 8 years

  1.   "Grain Yield Reliability Analysis with Crop Water Demand Uncertainly",Stochastic Environmental Resolution Assessment, Vol. 20, pp. 259-277, (2006)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  2.    "A New Stochastic Optimization Model for Deficit Irrigation", Irrigation SCI, Vol. 25, pp. 63-73, (2006)
  3.    "Water Allocation Improvement in River Basin Using Adaptive Neural Fuzzy Reinforcement Learning Approach", Elsevier Applied Soft Computing, 7 (1), pp. 265-285, Oct., (2006)
  4.   "Development of a Master Plan for Industrial Solid Waste Management", International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 229-242, (2006)
  5. "Long-Lead ProbabilisticForecasting of Streamflow Using Ocean-Atmospheric and HydrologicalPredictors", Water Resources Research, 42 (3), (2006)
  6.  “Optimal Reservoir Operation Considering the Water Quality Issues: A Stochastic Conflict Resolution Approach", Water Resources Research, Vol. 42, (12), (2006)
  7. "A System Dynamic-Based Conflict Resolution Model for River Water Quality Management", Journal of Environment Health Science and Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 147-160, (2006)
  8. "Development of Stochastic Nash Game Model for Reservoir Operation II. The Value of Players Information Availability and Cooperative Behaviors", Elsevier Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 30 pp. 528-542, (2007)
  9. "Development of Stochastic Nash Game Model for Reservoir Operation I. The Symmetric Stochastic Model with Perfect Information", Elsevier Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 30, pp. 157-168, (2007)
  10. "Developing a Master Plan for Hospital Solid Waste Management: A Case Study", Elsevier Waste Management, 27 (5), pp. 626-638, (2007)
  11.  "A Stochastic Conflict Resolution Model for Water Quality Management in Reservoir-River System", Elsevier Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 30 (4), pp. 866-882, April, (2007)
  12. "Case study of Monthly Regional Rainfall Evaluation by Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Method", ASCE, Journal ofHydrologic Engineering, 12 (1), pp. 97-108, Jan/Feb, (2007)
  13. "Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Resources: Application of Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks",Water International, Vol 3, No 1, pp 163 – 176, (2007)
  14. "Long-Lead Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting Using Time-Delay Recurrent Neural Networks: A Case Study", Journal of Hydrological Processes,22(2), pp 229-241,(2007)
  15. "A Fuzzy Stochastic Dynamic Nash Game Analysis of Policies for Managing Water Allocation in a Reservoir System", Irrigation Science - Springer-Verlage, Vol. 25, No. 1, Oct. , (2007)
  16. “Adaptive Neural Networks for Flood Routing in River Systems”  WaterInternational, Vol 32, No 3 September, pp 360-375, (2007)
  17. "Dealing with conflict over water quality and Quantity Allocation: A Case Study", Journal of Scientia Iranica, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 34-49, (2007)
  18.  "Drought Mitigation through Long-Term Operation of Reservoirs: A Case Study", ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering., Vol. 134, No4 pp. 471-478. Aug., (2008)
  19. "The Scaling Technique in Palmer Drought Severity Index; Generalized Calibration and Modification", Journal of Biological Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 5, PP. 702-710, Pakistan.(2008)
  20.  "Cropping Pattern and Conjunctive Use Management: A Case Study", ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Vol. 134 (5), pp. 1-13, (2008)
  21. "Design of online river water quality monitoring systems using entropy theory: A Case Study", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 155, No, 1-4, pp63-81,(2008)
  22. "Optimal design of river water quality monitoring networks: A Case Study", Journal of Environment Modeling and Assessment, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp705-713, (2009)
  23. "Probabilistic optimization model for floodplain management", Springer Journal of Water Resource Management, 23(9), pp 1743-1761, (2009)
  24.  "An Algorithm for Assessment of Water Distribution System's Readiness: Planning for Disasters", ASCE Journal of water resources planning and management, Vol.135, No.4, pp 244-252, July (2009)
  25. "Long Lead Rainfall Prediction Using Statistical Downscaling and Artificial Neural Networks Modeling", Journal of Scientia Iranica, Vol. 16. No. 2, pp 165-172. (2009)
  26.  "Optimal flood management options with probabilistic optimization: A Case Study", Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. B1.pp 109-121, (2009)
  27. "Development of a hybrid index for drought Prediction: A Case Study ", ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol.14, No .6, pp 617-627, (2009)
  28.  “Input data Selection for Solar radiation Estimation”, Hydrologic Processes, Vol. 23, No.19, pp. 2754-2764, (2009)
  29.  “A Game Theory Approach for Trading Discharge Permits in Rivers”, Water Science and Technology, IWA , 60.3, pp793-803, (2009)
  30. "Development of Management Schemes in Irrigation Planning:  Economic Parameters and Crop Pattern Consideration”, Journal of Scientia Iranica, Vol. 16. No. 6, pp 457-466, (2009)
  31. "Long Lead Flood Simulation Using Downscaled GCM Data: A Case Study", International Desert Journal, No 14, pp 185-196, (2009)
  32. “Optimal Selection and Placement of Pollution Control Strategies Using Genetic Algorithm”, International Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 18(3-4), pp 1-13, (2009)
  33. "On the Relationship of Regional Meteorological Drought with SOI and NAO Over Sought West Iran", Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. 100, No.1-2, 57-66, (2010)
  34. "Probabilistic Reservoir Operation Using Bayesian Stochastic Model and Support Vector Machine”, Elsevier Advances in Water Resources, 32, pp 1588-1600, (2010) (ISI)
  35.  “Inter-basin Water transfer: Economic water Quality Based Model”, ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol 136, No 2. (2010)
  36. “Robust Method for Identifying Optimal Reservoir Operation using Deterministic and Stochastic Formulation", Springer Journal of Water Resource Management, Vol. 24, No. 11,2527-2552, (2010)
  37. "Selecting Appropriate Project Delivery System: A Fuzzy Approach with Risk Analysis" ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, COENG – 220R4, (2010)
  38.  “Development of an Entropy-Based Fuzzy Eutrophication Index for Reservoir Water Quality Evaluation”, Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, Vol.7, No. 1, pp 1-14  (2010) (ISI)
  39.  “Pressure Management Model for Urban Distribution Networks” Springer Journal of Water Resource Management, 24, pp 473-458, (2010)
  40. “State of the Art for Genetic Algorithm and Beyond in Water Resources Planning and Management”, ASCE Journal of water resources planning and management, Vol.136, No 4, (2010)
  41.  “Resolving Disputes over River-Reservoir Operation: Economic water Quality Based Model”, ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol 137, No. 5, pp 327,339, (2011)
  42.  “Improvement of Urban Drainage System Performance under Climate Change Impact: A Case Study” , ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering , Vol. 15, No 5, pp 395-412, (2011)
  43.  “Evaluation of Floodplain Variability Considering Climate Change Impacts”, Journal of Hydrological Processes, Vol. 25, No.1, pp90-103,  (2011)
  44. “Development of a Demand Driven Hydro-climatic Model for Contingency Planning during Drought: A Case Study”,  Water Resources Management,  Vol. 26, No. 2, pp 329-357.(2011)
  45. “Evaluation of Climate Change Impact on Regional Flood Characteristics”, International Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 36, No. C2, pp 225-238.(2011)
  46. “Long Lead Runoff Simulation Using Data Driven Models”, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.16, No.2, pp 165-172.(2011) 
  47. “Integrated Planning of Land Use and Water Allocation on Watershed Scale Considering Social and Water Quality Issues”, ASCE Journal of water resources planning and management, Vol. 138, No. 6, 671-681), (2012)
  48. “Economic Assessment of Water Resources Management Strategies”, ASCE, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, (ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000654, Vol 139(6), (2013).
  49. "Reliability Assessment of the Water Supply System under Future Extreme Climate Conditions- A Case Study", Earth Interactions, American Metrological Society/AGU, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2012EI000503.1,  (2013).
  50. "Increasing Water Security: An Alogrithm to Improve Water Distribution Performance", (2013), Water Resources Management Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 2903-2921,  (2013).
  51.  ”Self-Organizing Gaussian-Based Downscaling of Climate Data for Simulation of Urban Drainage Systems.”ASCE J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 139(2), 98–112, (2013).
  52. “Reliability Based Flood Management in Urban Watersheds Considering Climate Change Impacts”, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000345), (2013).
  53. ”Development of Integrated Drought Evaluation and Monitoring System: Case Study of Aharchay River Basin.”ASCE J. Hydrol. Eng., 18(7), 897–910,  (2013).
  54. ”Developing an Agricultural Planning Model in a Watershed Considering Climate Change Impacts.” ASCE J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., 139(4), 349–363,  (2013).

 

 

Other Publications

. Conference Publications (2006-2011)

 

 

    1. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., (2006), "Risk Based Conflict Resolution Model for River Water Quality Management", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE, May.
    2. Karamouz, M., Baghvand, A., Khajezadeh N. A., Kerachian, R., (2006), "Design of River a Water Quality Monitoring Network an Entropy Based Approach", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE, May.
    3. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., Nazif, S., (2006), "Improvement of Water Network Reliability: A Conflict Resolution Approach", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE, May.
    4. Karamouz, M., Fallahi, M., Nazif, S., Ahmadi, A., (2006), "Flood forecasting using downscale long-lead precipitation forecast", The Second Korea-Iran Joint Workshop on Climate Modeling, South Korea, 21-22 Nov.
    5. Karamouz, M., Yazdanpanah, A., Moridi, A., Nazif, S., (2006), "Effective of Large Scale Climate Signal on Iran Monsoon Rainfall", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, India, New Delhi, December.
    6. Karamouz, M., Hashemi Olya, R., Moridi, A., Ahmadi, M, (2006), "Water Allocation form River system Considering the Interaction between River and Aquifer", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, India, New Delhi, December.
    7. Moridi, A., Karamouz, M., (2007), "Dealing with Conflict on How to Operate Multi-Purpose Reservoirs: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, Florida, May.
    8. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., Ahmadi, A., (2007), "River Water Quality Management with Conflicting Objectives: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, Florida, May.
    9. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Moridi, A., Yazdanpanah, A., (2007), "Predication of Monsoon Rainfall Using Large Scale Climate Signals: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, Florida, May.
    10. Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A., Taheriyoun, M., (2007), "Entropy based Optimization Model of Waste-Load Allocation" ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, Florida, May.
    11. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Fallahi, M., Imen, S., (2007), "Assessment of Uncertainty in Flood Forecasting using downscaled rainfall data", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, Florida, May.
    12. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., Ahmadi, A., (2007), "Bayesian Stochastic Genetic Algorithm for Operation of Reservoirs", WESSEX, Kos, Greece, 21-23 May.
    13. Karamouz, M., Zahraie, B., Mahjouri, N., (2007), "Industrial Solid waste management in the Southern Part of Iran: Application of a new plan", Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Management Engineering, Planning and Economics, Skiathos, Greece, June 24-28, pp. 1851-1856. 
    14. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., Ahmadi, A., (2007), "Application of conflict Resolution in Water Allocation: A Case Study", Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS Int. Conf. on Energy, Ecosystem & Sustainable Development, Crete, Greece, 24-26 July.
    15. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., (2007), "Evaluation of System Readiness in Urban High Water Demand Seasons", Workshop on Demand Management in Urban Areas in Light of Tourism Development, Muscat, Oman, 27-28 August.
    16. Karamouz, M., Imen, S., Nazif, S., (2007), "Climate Change and Water Availability", Vol. 1, ICESM2007-A-0014, Second International Conference on Earth Systems Modeling (ICESM), Hamburg, Germany, August.
    17. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Rasouli, K., (2007), "Evaluation of Spans Characteristics Considering Climate Change Effects", Vol. 1, ICESM2007-A-0050, Second International Conference on Earth Systems Modeling (ICESM), Hamburg, Germany, August.
    18. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Rasouli, K., (2007), "Uncertainty assessment in long-lead drought prediction using GCMs outputs", Proceedings of AGU Conference, San Francisco, Dec.
    19. Karamouz, M., Hosseinpoor, A., Nazif, S., (2008), "Evaluation of Urban Floods Considering Climate Change Impacts", 4theinternational conference on flood defense, Toronto, Canada, 6-8 May.
    20. Karamouz, M., Moridi, A., Ahmadi, A., Rasaie, S., (2008), "Developing a flood warning system: A Case Study" 4th international conference on flood defense, Toronto, Canada, 6-8 May.
    21. Karamouz, M., Nazif S., Imen, S., Fallahi, M., (2008), "Evaluation of uncertainties in Downscaling precipitation due to Climate change scenarios", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    22. Karamouz, M., Imen, S., Ahmadi, A., Nazif, S., (2008), "Development of an algorithm for contingency planning in dry period", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    23. Karamouz, M., Ahmadinia, S., Nazif, S., (2008), "Developing virtual drought exercise scenarios: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    24. Karamouz, M., Tavakoli-far, H., Nazif, S., Rasouli, K., (2008), "Development of an algorithm for evaluation of a water treatment plant performance", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    25. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., (2008), "Middle eastern hydrologic history and water developments", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    26. Karamouz, M., (2008), " Planning for UNESCO IHP VII: Challenge and Opportunities", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    27. Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A., Elyasi, A., (2008), "An Algorithm for Evaluation of water Resources Development Projects Using Value Engineering", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    28. Karamouz, M., Noori, N., Moridi, A., (2008), "Impact of River Morphology on Floodplain Zoning: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    29. Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A., Moridi, A., (2008), "Application of Conflict Resolution in Water in Allocation Using Bayesians Stochastic Genetic Algorithm Model", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Ahupua’a, Hawaii, 12-16 May.
    30. Karamouz, M., Taheriyoun, M., Emami, F., Tavakoli-far, H., (2009), "Optimization of Best Management Practices for Reservoir Eutrophication Management Using SWAT Model", SWAT-Sea, Jiangmei, Thailand, Jan.
    31. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Fallahi, M., Imen, S., (2009), "Rainfall Prediction Considering the Climate Signals Using Hybrid KNN- ANN Model", ASCE, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan.
    32. Karamouz, M., Tavakoli-far, H. Nazif, S., (2009), "Design of Water Distribution Networks Using Scattered Search: A Case Study", WEES, New Delhi, India, Jan.
    33. Karamouz, M., Taheriyoun, M., Seyad Abadi, M., Behboodian, S., (2009), "Evaluation of Uncertainties in the Simulation of Watershed Nutrient Load: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO, 17-21 May.
    34. Karamouz, M., Mojahedi, S.A., Elyasi, A., Askarinejad, V., (2009), "Economic Sustainability Evaluation of an Interbrain Water Transfer Project Using GWP Statement", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO, 17-21 May.
    35. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Mohammadi, S., (2009), "Development of Sustainable Water Supply Scheme in Reservoir Operation: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO, 17-21 May.
    36. Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A., Nazif, S., Noori, N., (2009), "Long-lead Forecasting of Monthly Rainfall Using Large Scale Climate Signals and Statistical Desegregation Models", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO, 17-21 May.
    37. Karamouz, M., Doroudi, S., Ahmadi, A., Moridi, A., (2009), "Optimal Design of Water Diversion System: A Case Study", ASCE-EWRI, Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, MO, 17-21 May.
    38. Karamouz, M., Elyasi, A., Ahmadinia, S., (2009), "Application of a DSS-Based Model for Improvement in Water Demand Management: A Case Study", ICWR, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 26-27 May.
    39. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Hosseinpoor, A., (2009), "Evaluation of Uncertainty in Urban Water Drainage System Performance ", ICWR, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 26-27 May.
    40. Karamouz, M., Rohanizadeh, B., Taheriyoun, M., (2009), "Impact of Climate Change on Sediment Load Transport in a Watershed Scale: A Case Study", ICWR, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 26-27 May.
    41. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., (2009), "Development of an Algorithm for Evaluation of Reservoir Vulnerability in Disasters", IAHR, Vancouver, Canada, August.
    42. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Tavakoli-far, H., (2009), "Development an Integrated Algorithm to Evaluate Drought Planning Schemes in Urban Area: A Case Study", IAHR, Vancouver, Canada, August.
    43. Karamouz, M., Ranjbar A., (2010), “Deriving Reservoir Operating Strategies Using a Dynamic Neural Network Model”, ASCE-EWRI India 2010 Conference, Chennai,  India, Jan. 5-7 
    44. Karamouz, M., Semsar, S. (2010) “Climate Change Impacts on Crop Water Requirements with Economic Implications: A Case Study”, The 1st IWA Water Professionals Conference,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March.
    45. Karamouz, M., Sharafat, M.A., (2010) “Application of Multi-objective Particle Swarm Algorithm for Reservoir Operation: A Case Study”, the 1st IWA Water Professionals Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March.
    46. Nazif, S., Karamouz, M., (2010), “Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Reduction of Water Supply System“, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental& Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May.
    47. Karamouz, M., Yaseri, A., (2010), “Risk Analysis in Development of Rehabilitation and Life Cycle Assessment Programs for Urban Water Infrastructures”, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental& Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May.
    48. Karamouz, M., Falahi, M., Nazif, S., (2010), “Rainfall Downscaling Using Canonical Correlation Analysis: A Case Study”, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May
    49. Karamouz, M., Dehghani, M., S., (2010), “Development of an Algorithm for a Risk Based Strategic Water Supply Planning”, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May.
    50. Taheriyoun, M., Karamouz, M., (2010), “Developing a System Dynamics Model for Phosphorous TMDL of Lakes and Reservoirs“, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May
    51. Karamouz, M., Doroodi, E., (2010),  “Optimum Solution for a Diversion System Considering Uncertainty Analysis“, ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, Rhode Island, May
    52. Karamouz, M., Safaie, S., (2010)  “Selection of Indicators in Development of Drought Monitoring Schemes”, Water 2010, the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Quebec City, Canada, July
    53. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., (2010), “Development of a Vulnerability Assessment Algorithm for Sea Induced Storms in the Coastal Area”, Water 2010, the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Quebec City, Canada, July
    54. Karamouz, M., Adab, H., Behboodi, S., Nazif, S., (2010), “The Impact of Climatic Change on Bioclimatic future of Human Condition” Water 2010, the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Quebec City, Canada, July
    55. Karamouz, M., Taheriyoun, M. (2010), “Water Allocation in a Watershed Considering the Climate Change Impacts”, Water 2010, the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Quebec City, Canada, July
    56. Karamouz, M., Semsar Yazdi, S., Ahmadi, B., Zahraie, B., (2011), A System Dynamics Approach to Economic Assessment of Water Supply and Demand Strategies Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2011, EWRI, ASCE, Palm Spring, California
    57. Karamouz, M., Zahmatkesh , Z., Nazif, S.,(2011), Selecting a Domestic Water Demand Prediction Model for Climate Change Studies, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2011, EWRI, ASCE, Palm Spring, California
    58. Nazif, S., and Karamouz, M.,(2011), Simulation of Streamflow to Reservoirs using a Data Based Mechanistic Model: A Case Study , Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2011, EWRI, ASCE, Palm Spring, California,
    59. Ghasemi, M. M., Karamouz, M., Shui, L.T., (2011), A Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) Framework for Optimal Utilization of Water and Cropping Pattern, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2011, EWRI, ASCE, Palm Spring, California
    60. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Goharian, E., Barrow, L., (2012), Evaluation of Climate Change Impact on Future Bioclimatic Condition and Water Demand, Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2012, EWRI, ASCE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    61. Karamouz, M., Goharian, E., Nazif, S., (2012), Development of Reliability based Dynamic Model of Urban Water Supply System: A Case Study, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2012, EWRI, ASCE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    62. Karamouz, M., Yousefi, M., Zahmatkesh, Z., Nazif, S.,(2012), Development of an Algorithm for Vulnerability Zoning of Water Distribution Network, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2012, EWRI, ASCE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    63. Karamouz, M., Akbarian, E., Saeed. W., Nazif, S., (2012) Evaluation of Water Distribution Reliability under Widespread Contamination, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2012, EWRI, ASCE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    64. Nazif, S., Karamouz, M., Zahmatkesh, Z., (2012), Evaluation of climate change impacts on runoff: A case study, Proceedings of the world Environmental & water resources congress 2012, EWRI, ASCE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    65. Nazif, S., Karamouz, M., Goharian, E., (2012), Analysis of Future Hydro-climatic Condition in a Semi Arid Region: A Case Study, Proceedings of 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2012), Marrakech, Morocco.
    66. Karamouz, M., Nazif, S., Yousefi, M., Shahghasemi, E., (2012), Hierarchy Process based Vulnerability Assessment of Water Distribution Systems, Proceedings of 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2012), Marrakech, Morocco.
    67. Karamouz, M., Shahghasemi, E., Akbarian, E., Nazif, S., (2012), Evaluation of Joint Reliability of Treated Water in Water Treatment Plants Proceedings of 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2012), Marrakech, Morocco.
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Education

Purdue University, Class of 1983

Ph.D., CIVIL Engineering: Hydraulic and System Engineering

George Washington University, Class of 1979

Master of Science, CE: Environmental Engineering

Shiraz University, Class of 1977

BS/MS, Civil Engineering (5 year Program)

Experience

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Director, Environmental Engineering and Science Programs

From: September 2009 to October 2013

University of Tehran

Professor

From: September 2005 to January 2009

Tehran Polytechnic

Professor, Chair, Dept of Water & Environmental Engineering

From: September 1999 to September 2005

University of Arizona

Visiting Professor

From: September 2000 to August 2003

Pratt Institute, School of Architecture

Professor, Director, Environmental Systems Management,

Professor Karamouz developed: many initiative for regional and economic development;
Curriculum development for sustainable architecture and environmental testing and monitoring.

From: September 1992 to August 1999

Arch Construction & Consulting Eng. INC.

President

From: March 1985 to June 1996

Pratt Institute

Professor, Dean of Engineering

From: June 1991 to August 1992

Pratt Institute

Associate Professor, Chair, Civil Engineering

Professor Karamouz developed many initiative for program and curriculum enhancement, student enrollement ,retension, and mentoring;
Laboratory development for hydraulics and environmental engineering testing funded by NSF.

From: January 1989 to June 1991

Polytechnic University

Assistant Professor

From: September 1983 to December 1988

Authored + Edited Books

  • Karamouz, M.,  Budinger, T. (2013), Livable Cities of the Future, National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, 20001

 

  • Karamouz, M., Nazif, A., Falahi, M. (2012), Hydrology & Hydroclimatolog, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publishing, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, 716 pages, (Text Book)
     
  • Karamouz, M., Szidarovszky, F. and Zahraie, B., (2003), Water Resources Systems Analysis, Lewis Publishers, CRC Publishing, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, 580 pages, (Text Book).
     
  • Karamouz, M. and  Kerachian, R.., (2003), Water Quality Management, Amir Kabir University Press, Tehran, IR, 400 pages, (Text Book) .
     
  • Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A., (2006) and Fallahi, M., Systems Engineering, Amir Kabir University Press, Tehran, IR, 600 pages, (Text Book).
     
  • Marsalek, J., Jimenez, B. E., Karamouz, M., Malmquist, P.A., Goldenfum, J. and Chocat, B., (2007),  Urban Water Cycle: Process and Interactions, Taylor and Francis Publishing, New York, (131 pages).
     
  • Karamouz, M., Moridi, M., Nazif, S., (2010), “Urban Water Engineering and Management”, CRC Publishing, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, 570 pages, (Text Book).

 

  • Karamouz, M., Ahmadi, A. Akhbari, M. (2011), Groundwater Hydrology: Engineering, Planning and Management, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, 680 pages, (Text Book)

 

  • Karamouz, M., Nazif, S. (2012), Hydrology & Hydroclimatology, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, 740 pages, (Text Book)
     

 

Awards + Distinctions

 

  • Major Advisor - The Outstanding Dissertation Award in Water Resources, The Universities Council on Water Resources, 1991
  • Recognition Award - for Inspiring Leadership as the Dean of Engineering, Presidents of Engineering Student Societies, April 1992
  • Major Advisor - The Outstanding Dissertation Award in Engineering, Dept. of Education, Iran 2006
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Tehran Polytechnic, 2002
  • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, University of Tehran, 2006 
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, National Water Science and Engineering Exposition, Iran, 2007
  • Major Advisor, Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Tehran, 2009
  • Service to The Profession Award, ASCE-EWRI, 2013

 

Affiliations

 

  • Fellow ASCE
  •  American Geophysical Union
  •  American Water Resources Association
  •  New York Academy of Science
  •  International Water Resources Association
  •  National Society of Professional Engineers
  •  New York Water Pollution Control Association
  •  Operations Research Society of America
  •  U.S. Committee on Large Dams (USCOLD)

 

Research Interests

 

  • Urban Water Engineering and Management.
  • Urban Systems and Infrastucture Design 
    IT & GIS Applications in Preparedness Planning
  • Water Security
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Environmental System Management
  • System Analysis and Networking
  • Rainfall Forecasting  
     

 

General / Collaborative Research

 

  • Center of Excellence for Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology  and Riparian Areas - SAHRAUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2000 – 2003
  • Center of Excellence for Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Tehran, IR, 2005 – 2009

 

Grants

New York State Resiliency Institute for Storm and Emergencies, (Principle Investigator)

NY State, 8 Months

1- Rapid Response Plan to protect against future climate-induced storms, starting in the 2013 Hurricane and Nor'easter Season
2- Assessment of cause and effect (cascading) dynamics – Infrastructure Resiliency
3- Vulnerability and Resiliency Assessment program – Investment Strategies
4- Plan for storm risk, uncertainties and climate variability and change
5- Tools for communication to public and stakeholders/inter-agencies
6- Upstate community based remediation issues of flooding (Mohawk River)

Funded Grants and Research Contracts, (Principle Investigator)

IR Water Board Authorities, IR Metrological Organization, WRC, 2003-2010

1. Mathematical Models for Operation of Tehran Reservoirs (Jamab Consulting Engineers, JCE)
2. Adaptive Modeling of Multi-Purpose Reservoir Operation (Water Research Council, WRC)
3. Applications of Fuzzy Set Theory in Water Resources Planning and Management (WRC)
4. Mathematical Model for Operation of Dez and Karoon-I Reservoirs (Jamab Consulting Engineers, JCE)
5. Phase-I Reassessment of Pa-Alam Hydropower Reservoir– Hydrology, Climatology, and Water Resources Planning (Pars Consulate Consulting Engineers)
6. Qualitative and Quantitative Planning and Management of Water Allocation with Emphasis on Conflict Resolution (WRC)
7. Decision Support System for Operation of Hydropower Reservoirs. (WRC)
8. Decision Support System for Operation of Zayandeh-Roud Reservoir and Drought Management. (Isfahan WBA)
9. Decision Support System and Drought Management in Lorestan Province. (Lorestan WBA)
10. Decision Support System for Operation of Sattarkhan Reservoir. (Azarbayejan WBA)
11. Master Plan for Water Resources Development in Tehran Metropolitan Area. (Office of Operation, Irrigation & Network)
12. Master Plan for Water Pollution Reduction in Isfahan Province. (Environmental Protection Agency, IEPA)
13. Master Plan for Water Pollution Reduction in Karoon River. (Khuzestan Environmental Protection Agency, KEPA)
14. Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Model for Salt River in Arizona Using Snow Budget and Climate Signals. (SAHRA, University of Arizona)
15. Long- lead Precipitation Forecasting Using Large Scale Signals. (Metrological Organization, IRMO)
16. Monthly and Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting Using Climate Signals. (WRC)
17. Monitoring and Evaluation System for Pressure Irrigation Networks. (Office of Agriculture Assessment and Monitoring)
18. Statistical Analysis of Water Quality Variation in Karoon River and Selection of Water Quality Indicators for the Monitoring System. (KEPA)
19. Design of Karoon Water Quality Monitoring System. (World Bank Project)
20. Biomedical Waste Management in Khuzestan Province. (KEPA)
21. Industrial Waste Management in Khuzestan Province. (KEPA)
22. Supply and Demand Assessment & Drought Management in Aharchay Basin
23. Agricultural Water Demand Management in Tehran Province
24. Flood Management in Kajoo and Kariani Basins
25. Development of a Model and Software (MIS) for Long-term Precipitation Forecasting

Coastal Preparedness Initiative , (Principle Investigator)

NYU Seed Grant , April-September, 2013

Development of the center for after Sandy recovery and preparation for next hurricane season with partner universities and agencies.