Imperial College London

DrKavehMadani

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Reader in Systems Analysis and Policy
 
 
 
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Cheng C, Yan L, Mirchi A, Madani Ket al., 2017, China's Booming Hydropower: Systems Modeling Challenges and Opportunities, JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, Vol: 143, ISSN: 0733-9496

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Davtalab R, Mirchi A, Khatami S, Gyawali R, Massah A, Farajzadeh M, Madani Ket al., 2017, Improving Continuous Hydrologic Modeling of Data-Poor River Basins Using Hydrologic Engineering Center's Hydrologic Modeling System: Case Study of Karkheh River Basin, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1084-0699

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Fazel N, Berndtsson R, Uvo CB, Madani K, Kløve Bet al., 2017, Regionalization of precipitation characteristics in Iran’s Lake Urmia basin, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Pages: 1-11, ISSN: 0177-798X

© 2017 Springer-Verlag Wien Lake Urmia in northwest Iran, once one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world, has shrunk by almost 90% in area and 80% in volume during the last four decades. To improve the understanding of regional differences in water availability throughout the region and to refine the existing information on precipitation variability, this study investigated the spatial pattern of precipitation for the Lake Urmia basin. Daily rainfall time series from 122 precipitation stations with different record lengths were used to extract 15 statistical descriptors comprising 25th percentile, 75th percentile, and coefficient of variation for annual and seasonal total precipitation. Principal component analysis in association with cluster analysis identified three main homogeneous precipitation groups in the lake basin. The first sub-region (group 1) includes stations located in the center and southeast; the second sub-region (group 2) covers mostly northern and northeastern part of the basin, and the third sub-region (group 3) covers the western and southern edges of the basin. Results of principal component (PC) and clustering analyses showed that seasonal precipitation variation is the most important feature controlling the spatial pattern of precipitation in the lake basin. The 25th and 75th percentiles of winter and autumn are the most important variables controlling the spatial pattern of the first rotated principal component explaining about 32% of the total variance. Summer and spring precipitation variations are the most important variables in the second and third rotated principal components, respectively. Seasonal variation in precipitation amount and seasonality are explained by topography and influenced by the lake and westerly winds that are related to the strength of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Despite using incomplete time series with different lengths, the identified sub-regions are physically meaningful.

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Gohari A, Mirchi A, Madani K, 2017, System Dynamics Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Water Resources Management in Central Iran, WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, Vol: 31, Pages: 1413-1434, ISSN: 0920-4741

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Gohari A, Mirchi A, Madani K, 2017, Erratum to: System Dynamics Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Water Resources Management in Central Iran (Water Resources Management, (2017), 31, 5, (1413-1434), 10.1007/s11269-017-1575-z), Water Resources Management, Vol: 31, Pages: 4367-4368, ISSN: 0920-4741

© 2017, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. The original article includes the wrong version of Fig. 10, which illustrates the Zayandeh-Rud basin’s development archetype with impacts of climate change on the water resources system. We have provided the correct version of Fig. 10 to rectify the oversight. (Figure Presented.).

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Hardin E, AghaKouchak A, Qomi MJA, Madani K, Tarroja B, Zhou Y, Yang T, Samuelsen Set al., 2017, California drought increases CO2 footprint of energy, SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY, Vol: 28, Pages: 450-452, ISSN: 2210-6707

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Kruitwagen L, Madani K, Caldecott B, Workman MHWet al., 2017, Game theory and corporate governance: conditions for effective stewardship of companies exposed to climate change risks, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Vol: 7, Pages: 14-36, ISSN: 2043-0795

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Madani K, Pierce TW, Mirchi A, 2017, Serious games on environmental management, SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY, Vol: 29, Pages: 1-11, ISSN: 2210-6707

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Mesgaran MB, Madani K, Hashemi H, Azadi Pet al., 2017, Iran's Land Suitability for Agriculture, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Vol: 7, ISSN: 2045-2322

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Nazemi A, Madani K, 2017, Toward addressing urban water security: Searching for practicability, Sustainable Cities and Society, ISSN: 2210-6707

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Nazemi A, Madani K, 2017, Urban water security: Emerging discussion and remaining challenges, Sustainable Cities and Society, ISSN: 2210-6707

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. Human livelihood requires reliable water supply and protection from water-related hazards. Significant growth in population and anthropogenic activities along with unfolding effects of global environmental change have enormously increased the vulnerability of human systems to changes in water quantity and/or quality. Addressing such vulnerabilities has high management priority in urban regions due to the concertation of population and socio-economic activities. This has resulted into emerging various discussions around the concept of "urban water security". Here we provide a brief overview on the water-related threats to human society and the context of water security, with a greater goal of recognizing operational and social challenges along with science needs in urban environments.

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Read L, Madani K, Mokhtari S, Hanks Cet al., 2017, Stakeholder-driven multi-attribute analysis for energy project selection under uncertainty, ENERGY, Vol: 119, Pages: 744-753, ISSN: 0360-5442

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Rezaei F, Safavi HR, Mirchi A, Madani Ket al., 2017, f-MOPSO: An alternative multi-objective PSO algorithm for conjunctive water use management, JOURNAL OF HYDRO-ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH, Vol: 14, Pages: 1-18, ISSN: 1570-6443

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Tayia A, Madani K, 2017, Resilient Transboundary Water Management Institutions, 17th Annual World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Publisher: AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, Pages: 618-627

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Zekri S, Madani K, Bazargan-Lari MR, Kotagama H, Kalbus Eet al., 2017, Feasibility of adopting smart water meters in aquifer management: An integrated hydro-economic analysis, AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, Vol: 181, Pages: 85-93, ISSN: 0378-3774

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Costa DD, da Silva Pereira TA, Fragoso CR, Madani K, Uvo CBet al., 2016, Understanding Drought Dynamics during Dry Season in Eastern Northeast Brazil, FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE, Vol: 4, ISSN: 2296-6463

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Fradera R, Slawson D, Gosling L, Lakeman-Fraser P, Makuch K, Makuch Z, Madani K, Martin K, Slade R, Geohegan H, Moffat A, Haklay Met al., 2016, Exploring the Nexus Through Citizen Science (new connections in food, energy, water and the environment) An ESRC Investment., Exploring the Nexus Through Citizen Science (new connections in food, energy, water and the environment) An ESRC Investment., Publisher: ESRC

As global population increases, the connections between food, water, energy and the environment at global and regional scales become ever more important. The complexity and inter-connectedness of these relationships challenge policymakers, scientists, businesses andcitizens to find acceptable ways forward, but there are no easy solutions. This is the ‘nexus’.Citizen science can provide a powerful mechanism to help tackle these environmental and social challenges. In this thinkpiece we draw on the experiences of citizen science practitioners, particularly from the environmental sector. Citizens are the guardians of their local environment and, arguably, often know the places where they live better than regulators, policymakers and industry. Local citizens will usuallybe the first to notice changes in their immediate environment, whether instant changes (such as a pollution spill) or gradual (such as species decline). Citizen science can generate and broaden out the kinds of data that are considered in the investigation of environmental issues.Benefits of participating in citizen science include raised awareness, increased education, greater involvement, more participatory democracy, and increased ownership of solutions. Participation may also bring wider social, health and wellbeing benefits. Professionalscientists in turn benefit from the data submitted by volunteers, the value of which can be estimated at many millions of pounds per year.Some of the generic challenges to successful citizen science will be heightened in the context of understanding and dealing with nexus issues. These include extending citizen science (which is normally conducted at local level) to regional and global scales, optimising thecollection of data through better coordination between practitioners, empowering citizens and businesses to take more control of the conception and design of citizen science activities, and understanding the motivations, attitudes and practices of all

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Hamed A, Madani K, Von Holle B, Wright J, Milon JW, Bossick Met al., 2016, How Much Are Floridians Willing to Pay for Protecting Sea Turtles from Sea Level Rise?, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Vol: 57, Pages: 176-188, ISSN: 0364-152X

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Hui R, Lund JR, Madani K, 2016, Game theory and risk-based leveed river system planning with noncooperation, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, Vol: 52, Pages: 119-134, ISSN: 0043-1397

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Madani K, AghaKouchak A, Mirchi A, 2016, Iran's Socio-economic Drought: Challenges of a Water-Bankrupt Nation, IRANIAN STUDIES, Vol: 49, Pages: 997-1016, ISSN: 0021-0862

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Maimoun M, Madani K, Reinhart D, 2016, Multi-level multi-criteria analysis of alternative fuels for waste collection vehicles in the United States, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, Vol: 550, Pages: 349-361, ISSN: 0048-9697

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Maimoun MA, Reinhart DR, Madani K, 2016, An environmental-economic assessment of residential curbside collection programs in Central Florida, WASTE MANAGEMENT, Vol: 54, Pages: 27-38, ISSN: 0956-053X

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Msowoya K, Madani K, Davtalab R, Mirchi A, Lund JRet al., 2016, Climate Change Impacts on Maize Production in the Warm Heart of Africa, WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, Vol: 30, Pages: 5299-5312, ISSN: 0920-4741

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Stevens T, Madani K, 2016, Future climate impacts on maize farming and food security in Malawi, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Vol: 6, ISSN: 2045-2322

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Abdelhady D, Aggestam K, Andersson D-E, Beckman O, Berndtsson R, Palmgren KB, Madani K, Ozkirimli U, Persson KM, Pilesjo Pet al., 2015, The Nile and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Is There a Meeting Point between Nationalism and Hydrosolidarity?, JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY WATER RESEARCH & EDUCATION, Vol: 155, Pages: 73-82, ISSN: 1936-704X

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AghaKouchak A, Norouzi H, Madani K, Mirchi A, Azarderakhsh M, Nazemi A, Nasrollahi N, Farahmand A, Mehran A, Hasanzadeh Eet al., 2015, Aral Sea syndrome desiccates Lake Urmia: Call for action, JOURNAL OF GREAT LAKES RESEARCH, Vol: 41, Pages: 307-311, ISSN: 0380-1330

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Bruce C, Madani K, 2015, Successful Collaborative Negotiation over Water Policy: Substance versus Process, JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, Vol: 141, ISSN: 0733-9496

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Farhidi F, Madani K, 2015, A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Conflict over Iran's Nuclear Program, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Publisher: IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages: 617-622, ISSN: 1062-922X

CONFERENCE PAPER

Fazel N, Berndtsson R, Uvo CB, Klove B, Madani Ket al., 2015, Regionalization and Spatial Analysis of Precipitation of Urmia Lake Basin, Iran, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Publisher: AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, Pages: 1101-1107

CONFERENCE PAPER

Hadian S, Madani K, 2015, A system of systems approach to energy sustainability assessment: Are all renewables really green?, ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, Vol: 52, Pages: 194-206, ISSN: 1470-160X

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