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Assoc Prof Dr Mojtaba Shourian | Water Resources | Outstanding Scientist Award

Agricultural Science at  Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Mojtaba Shourian is an Iranian civil engineer specializing in water resources. He holds a Ph.D. from Amirkabir University of Technology, focusing on basin-scale optimum water resources allocation planning. With extensive experience in design and supervision, Shourian has contributed to projects globally, including Oman, Sri Lanka, and India. He has taught various courses at Shahid Beheshti University and has published extensively on topics like reservoir operation, water quality modeling, and optimization algorithms. Shourian’s expertise lies in integrating simulation and optimization techniques for efficient water resources management. For more information, his publications can be found on his Google Scholar page under the name “Mojtaba Shourian.”

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

👨🏻‍🎓 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering – Water Resources, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering – Water Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, 2003.
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2000.

🏗️ Professional Experience:

  • Design & Supervision Projects:
    • Oman: Integrated Flood Management at Salaleh.
    • Iran: State of Environment (SoE) project.
    • Sri Lanka: Uma Oya Multi-purpose Development Project.
    • India: Bajoli-Holi Hydro Electric Project.
    • Various projects in Iran focusing on integrated water resources management.

👨‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

  • Courses taught at Shahid Beheshti University:
    • Water quality modeling and management.
    • Hydrology for Civil Engineers.
    • System Analysis for Civil Engineering.
    • Sustainable Development and Environmental Assessment.
    • Integrated Water Resources Management.
    • Water Resources Planning and Management.
    • Evolutionary Computing and New Methods in Water Resources Optimization.
    • Water Quality Monitoring.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Mojtaba Shourian’s research primarily revolves around optimizing water resources management through innovative approaches. His work encompasses various aspects, including:

  • Reservoir and Irrigation Network Optimization: Investigating the optimal design and operation of reservoirs and irrigation networks considering uncertainties in hydrologic, agronomic, and economic factors.
  • Reservoir Operation Strategies: Developing strategies for optimal reservoir operation to enhance water supply while mitigating flood risks.
  • Water Resources Allocation Planning: Focusing on basin-scale water resources allocation planning using advanced optimization algorithms.
  • Simulation-Optimization Approaches: Utilizing simulation-optimization approaches for demand management, crop planning, and irrigation scheduling.
  • Conflict Resolution: Applying game theory-based approaches for resolving conflicts in basin-scale water allocation.

Through his diverse research endeavors, Shourian contributes significantly to sustainable water management practices, addressing critical challenges in water resources allocation and optimization.


Mojtaba Shourian’s research has garnered significant attention and recognition within the academic community, as evidenced by the following citation metrics:

  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 1004 citations
    • Since 2019: 787 citations
  • h-index:
    • All Time: 17
    • Since 2019: 16
  • i10-index (indicating the number of publications with at least 10 citations):
    • All Time: 28
    • Since 2019: 26

These metrics reflect the impact and influence of Shourian’s contributions to the field of water resources management and optimization, highlighting the significance of his research in advancing knowledge and practice in this domain.

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