Dionei Lima Santos | Irrigated Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr  Dionei  Lima Santos |  Irrigated Agriculture | Best Researcher Award

Professor at  Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Pará, Campus Conceição do Araguaia, Brazil

Dionei Lima Santos is an accomplished agricultural engineer and educator, with a diverse academic background spanning from his technician in Agriculture credentials at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Baiano to his PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Viçosa. He has international experience, having been a part of student exchange programs and receiving scholarships, notably at the École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques de Bordeaux Aquitaine in France.

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🔬 Research Focus: Irrigated Agriculture

Dionei Lima Santos specializes in Irrigated Agriculture research, with a focus on developing innovative technologies for managing irrigation systems, particularly in semi-arid regions of Brazil. His expertise encompasses engineering and management of irrigation systems, fertigation techniques, and tropical fruit cultivation. As a member of the Group of Studies and Solutions for Irrigated Agriculture (GESAI), he actively contributes to advancing sustainable practices in agriculture, aiming to enhance productivity while conserving natural resources.


Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Partial root-zone drying in field-grown papaya: Gas exchange, yield, and water use efficiency”
    • Authors: Santos, D.L., Coelho, E.F., Cunha, F.F.D., Rodrigues, W.P., Campostrini, E.
    • Published in: Agricultural Water Management, 2021, 243, 106421
  2. “Predictive models of water application and distribution efficiency in conventional sprinkling”
    • Authors: Araújo, E.D., Santos, D.L., Alvino, F.C.G., Ferreira, L.B., da Cunha, F.F.
    • Published in: Engenharia Agricola, 2020, 40(1), pp. 24–33
  3. “Soil chemistry after irrigation with treated wastewater in semiarid climate”
    • Authors: de Oliveira, P.C.P., Gloaguen, T.V., Gonçalves, R.A.B., Santos, D.L., Couto, C.F.
    • Published in: Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo, 2016, 40, e0140664
    • Authors: Velloso, S.G.S., Santos, D.L., Filho, J.G.D.A.F.
    • Published in: Scientia Agraria, 2015, 16(3), pp. 42–52
  5. “Pumpkin yield irrigated with treated domestic wastewater”
    • Authors: de Oliveira, P.C.P., Gloaguen, T.V., Gonçalves, R.A.B., Santos, D.L.
    • Published in: Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental, 2013, 17(8), pp. 861–867


Mojtaba Shourian | Water Resources | Outstanding Scientist Award

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.”

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👨🏻‍🎓 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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Fenil Gandhi | Water Management | Best Researcher Award

Dr Fenil Gandhi | Water Management | Best Researcher Award

Researcher at  Bruhad Consultant, India

Dr. Fenil Gandhi is a highly skilled researcher and Civil-Water Resources Engineer based in North Brunswick, NJ, USA. With a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering specializing in Water Resource Engineering from S V National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, he has more than five years of experience in research and has delivered expert lectures as a Civil Engineering specialist.


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Education 📚

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resource Engineering), S V National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, 08/2023
  • Master of Engineering: Civil – Water Resource Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Surat, 07/2015
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Gujarat Technological University, Surat, India, 07/2013

Professional Experience 👷‍♂️

  • Infrastructure Engineer, Facile Maven Private Limited, Surat, India, 04/2023 to 08/2023
  • Assistant Professor, GIDC Degree Engineering College, Navsari, India, 09/2016 to 07/2018
  • Assistant Engineer, Road & Building Department, Govt. of Gujarat, Vadodara, India, 10/2015 to 09/2016

Achievements and Memberships 🏆

  • Earned “Minister of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India” Fellowship for Ph.D. program
  • Recognized as a reviewer by the “Current Agricultural Research Journal, India”
  • Appointed as a reviewer in international journals, including “Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science (WROS)” and “Cloud computing and data science, Singapore”

Certifications 🎓

  • Python for non-programmers
  • Python in Excel
  • Python for Data Analysis: Solve Real-World Challenges
  • Real-World GIS
  • Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus master-class

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Fenil Gandhi’s research primarily centers around water resources management and environmental sustainability in Gujarat, India. His work spans diverse areas, including:

  1. Surface Runoff Estimation: Investigating sub-watersheds in Rajkot District using SCS–Curve Number and Integrated Geo-Spatial Techniques.
  2. Rainfall Analysis: Conducting statistical temporal analyses of rainfall trends and variability in Surat District, Gujarat, with a focus on hydrological implications.
  3. Groundwater Potentiality: Employing remote sensing and fuzzy approaches to decipher groundwater potential and sensitivity studies in the Surat region.
  4. Geospatial Integration: Developing an integrated approach utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing for identifying prospective groundwater zones in Surat.
  5. Rainfall Prediction: Utilizing a combined Standardized Precipitation Index and ANFIS approach to predict rainfall in the Tropical Savanna Region.
  6. Soil Erosion Assessment: Collaborating on an upcoming project using the Integrated Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Geospatial methods to assess soil erosion in the Machhu Sub-watershed.

Dr. Gandhi’s holistic research portfolio reflects his commitment to advancing knowledge in water resource engineering, sustainable practices, and environmental protection. 🌱💧

Publications Top Notes:

1. “Statistical Temporal Analysis of Rainfall in Surat District, Gujarat, India”

  • Authors: F.R. Gandhi, J.N. Patel
  • Journal: International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, 2023, 15(4), pp. 373–389

2. “Integrated GIS and Remote Sensing for Groundwater Zones in Surat, India”

  • Authors: F.R. Gandhi, J.N. Patel
  • Journal: Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2022, 18, 100805

3. “Combined SPI and ANFIS Approach for Rainfall Prediction in Tropical Savanna”

  • Authors: F.R. Gandhi, J.N. Patel
  • Journal: Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering, 2022, 6(3), pp. 63–77

4. “Groundwater Potentiality Deciphering Using Remote Sensing and Fuzzy Approach”

  • Authors: F.R. Gandhi, J.N. Patel
  • Journal: Acta Geophysica, 2022, 70(1), pp. 265–282

5. “Estimation of Surface Runoff in Rajkot District, Gujarat, India”

    • Authors: F.R. Gandhi, J.N. Patel
    • Journal: International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 2019, 8(5), pp. 33–41