Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Reader in Systems Analysis and Policy



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Kaveh Madani is a Reader in Systems Analysis and Policy at the Centre for Environmental Policy. Prior to joining Imperial College in 2013, he was an Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering and an Alex Alexander Fellow at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he founded and directed the Hydro-Environmental & Energy Systems Analysis (HEESA) Research Group. He has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis, Master of Water Resources from the Lund University and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tabriz, and has done his post-doctoral research in Environmental Economics and Policy at the Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside. 

His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy resources engineering and management. His work includes development and application of systems engineering, conflict resolution, system dynamics, economics, optimization as well as simulation and modeling methods to water, environmental, and energy resource problems at different scales to derive policy and management insights.

Kaveh is the founder of WaterSISWEB, one of the five winners of the "Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize" in 2017, one of the four recipients of the "Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists in 2016", one of the ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012”, and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management and Sustainable Cities and Society


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Madani K, 2014, Water management in Iran: what is causing the looming crisis?, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Vol:4, ISSN:2190-6483, Pages:315-328

Hadian S, Madani K, 2013, The Water Demand of Energy: Implications for Sustainable Energy Policy Development, Sustainability, Vol:5, ISSN:2071-1050, Pages:4674-4687

Madani K, Guegan M, Uvo CB, 2014, Climate change impacts on high-elevation hydroelectricity in California, Journal of Hydrology, Vol:510, ISSN:0022-1694, Pages:153-163

Gohari A, Eslamian S, Mirchi A, et al., 2013, Water transfer as a solution to water shortage: A fix that can Backfire, Journal of Hydrology, Vol:491, ISSN:0022-1694, Pages:23-39

Madani K, Dinar A, 2012, Cooperative institutions for sustainable common pool resource management: Application to groundwater, Water Resources Research, Vol:48, ISSN:0043-1397

Madani K, Lund JR, 2011, A Monte-Carlo game theoretic approach for Multi-Criteria Decision Making under uncertainty, Advances in Water Resources, Vol:34, ISSN:0309-1708, Pages:607-616

Madani K, 2013, Modeling international climate change negotiations more responsibly: Can highly simplified game theory models provide reliable policy insights?, Ecological Economics, Vol:90, ISSN:0921-8009, Pages:68-76

Madani K, 2010, Game theory and water resources, Journal of Hydrology, Vol:381, ISSN:0022-1694, Pages:225-238

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