Staff

Hamideh Nouri

Name: Dr. Hamideh Nouri
Department: Water Engeneering and Management
Room: Horst W-107
Phone: +31 53 4899197
Phone secr. +31 53 4894320
E-mail: h.nouri@utwente.nl
Position Post-doc

Linkedinhttps://nl.linkedin.com/in/hamideh-nouri-86086633
ResearchGate: 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hamideh_Nouri

Current project: Remote sensing for water productivity


The project will assist the Member Countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in monitoring water productivity, identifying water productivity gaps, proposing solutions to reduce these gaps and contributing to a sustainable increase of agricultural production, while taking into account ecosystems and the equitable use of water resources, which eventually should lead to an overall reduction of water stress.

More information:
http://www.fao.org/in-action/remote-sensing-for-water-productivity/database/database-content/en/

BACKGROUND:

CAREER SUMMARY
15+ years of experience in industry and academia as consultant and research scientist, both in urban environments and agriculture in Australia and overseas. My career has covered the broad range of sustainable management of water and soil resources and application of remote sensing & GIS in urban hydrology, covering all aspects of engineering, management and strategic analysis. More recent work addressed water and soil management of the Adelaide parklands associated with wastewater irrigation. The outcomes of this research were published in well-recognized journals and frequently have been referred to the media.

QUALIFICATIONS
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering (Water)
- Centre for Water Management and Reuse, University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 

MSc of Soil and Water Engineering
- School of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia 

BSc of Irrigation Engineering
- School of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran

WORK EXPERIENCES

Research experience
Postdoctoral Researcher, Water Engineering and Management
- School of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Water Engineering
- School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia

Visiting researcher
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) & University of Arizona, USA

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Ecohydrology
- Centre for Water Management and Reuse, University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia

PhD scholar, Civil Engineering
- SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse, University of South Australia, Australia

 Visiting researcher
- Sakakibara Research Team, Waseda University, Japan

 Research fellow
- Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

 Research & teaching assistant
- Smart Farming Technology Research Centre, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (July 2007-December 2008)

Teaching experience
- Course coordinator, Open University Australia, (2015-present)
  Introduction to Water Engineering (Hydraulics)

- E-tutor, Open University Australia (2013- present)
  Introduction to Water Engineering
  Essential mathematic1; Algebra and Trigonometry

 - Tutor, University of South Australia (2011-2016)
   Hydraulics
   Engineering Design and Innovation
   Maps and Coordinate Systems
   Remote Sensing of Environment

 - Evaluator of online courses, Open University Australia (2013)
   Engineering Dynamics
   Electricity and Electronics
   Road Design and Traffic Management

 Industry experience
- Chair of the Board (COB) of the Arya Agri-tech Company, Isfahan Science and Technology Town, Isfahan, Iran (2005-2008)
- Irrigation specialist, Arya Agritech company, Isfahan Science and Technology Town, Isfahan, Iran (2001- 2008)
- Water engineer at ZistBan company, Isfahan Science and Technology Town, Isfahan, Iran (2000-2001)

PUBLICATIONS:

 Journals

  • Nouri, H., Glenn, E., Beecham, S., Chavoshi, S., Sutton, P., Alaghmand, S., Nagler, P. Comparing Three Approaches of Evapotranspiration Estimation in Mixed Urban Vegetation; Field-based, Remote Sensing-based and Observational-based methods, Remote Sensing, 2016, 8(6), 492.
  • Alaghmand, S., Beecham, S., Woods, J.A., Holland, K.L., Jolly, I.D., Holland, k., Hassanli, A., Nouri, H. Quantifying the impacts of artificial flooding as a salt interception measure on a river-floodplain interaction in a semi-arid saline floodplain, Environmental Modelling & Software, 2016, 79, 167-183.
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Kazemi, F., Hassanli, A. and Anderson, S. Remote sensing techniques for predicting evapotranspiration from mixed vegetated surfaces, Urban Water, Taylor and Francis, 2015, 12(5), 380-393
  • Alaghmand, S., Beecham, S., Woods, J.A., Holland, K.L., Jolly, I.D., Hassanli, A., Nouri, H. Injection of fresh river water into a saline floodplain aquifer as a salt interception measure in a semi-arid environment, Ecological Engineering, Elsevier, 2015, 75, 308-322.
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Anderson, S and Nagler, P. High spatial resolution WorldView-2 imagery for mapping NDVI and its relationship to temporal urban landscape evapotranspiration factors, Remote Sensing, 2014, 6(1), 580-602
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Kazemi, F., and Hassanli, A. M. A review of ET measurement techniques for estimating the water requirements of urban landscape vegetation, Urban Water, 2013, 10(4), 247–259 (This was selected by the journal editors as one of the top 10 best research papers in the last 10 years)
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Hassanli, A. M., and Ingleton, G. Variability of Drainage and Solute Leaching in Heterogeneous Urban Vegetation Environ, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 2013, 17, 4339-4347
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Kazemi, F. and Hassanli, A. Water requirements of urban landscape plants: a comparison of three factor-based approaches, Ecological Engineering, Elsevier, 2013, 57, 276-284
  • Aimrun, W., Amin, MSM and Nouri, H. Paddy field zone characterization using apparent electrical conductivity for rice precision farming. International journal of Agricultural Research, 2011, 6 (1): 10-28
  • Nouri, H., Amin, MSM, Razavi, J., Rahim, A.A., Aimrun W. and Chavoshi Borujeni, S. Sugar beet performance affected by uniformity of n fertigation. American Journal of Applied Science, 2010, 7(3) 366-370
  • Nouri, H., Amin, MSM, Razavi, J., Rahim, A.A., Aimrun W. and Chavoshi Borujeni, S. Impact of sprinkler irrigation uniformity on the variability of sugar beet leaf N content, International Journal of Soil Science, 2010, 5(4) 206-215
  • Nouri, H., Amin, MSM, Razavi, J., Rahim, A.A. and Aimrun W. Precision agriculture concept: distribution pattern of selected soil and crop characteristics influenced by fertigation, European Journal of Scientific Research, 2009, 32(2): 231-240
  • Nouri, H., Razavi, J., Amin, MSM, Rahim, A.A. and Aimrun W. The impact of urea fertigation on sugar beet performance. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, 2009, 3 (3): 26-32

Conferences

  • Nouri, H., Anderson, S., Sutton, P., Nagler, P., Jarchow, C.J., Beecham, S., Roberts, D.A., NDVI, Scale Invariance and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem: An Assessment of Vegetation in Two Arid Land Regions, EcoSummit 2016, Montpellier-France, 2016 (29 Aug-1 Sep)
  • Nouri, H., Nagler, P., Anderson, S., Sutton, P., Beecham, S., Chavoshi, S. Evapotranspiration estimation in heterogeneous urban vegetation, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2015 (14-18)
  • Nouri, H. Water demand of heterogeneous Urban Vegetation, The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements & Infrastructure (ACCARNSI-11th)- Canberra (Feb 2016)
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Hassanli, A., Ingleton, G. and Bolan, N. An assessment of the drainage quality and quantity associated with recycled wastewater irrigation in an urban park. 3th edition of the World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists (WWW-YES-2013) - Urban waters: resource or risks? HAL-ENPC, WWW-YES-2013 (17), WWW-YES.hal-00843391. (Jun 2013, Arcueil, France).
  • Nouri, H., Anderson, S, Beecham, S., and Bruce, D. Estimation of Urban Evapotranspiration through Vegetation Indices Using WorldView2 Satellite Remote Sensing Images. Proceedings of  ustainable Agriculture through ICT Innovation (June 2013- Turin, Italy)
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Kazemi, F., and Hassanli, A. M. Practical estimation of the water demand for landscape plants. Proceeding of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, (December 2012- Tasmania)
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Chavoshi, S., Hassanli, A. and Sakakibara, A. The application of green remediation for soil and water resources. Proceedings of ICID 7th Asian Regional Conference & Irrigation (June 2012- Adelaide, Australia)
  • Nouri, H., Beecham, S., Chavoshi, S., Hassanli, A., and Sakakibara A. Green Cleanup. Proceedings of the Second National Conference of Biodiversity and its Impact on Agriculture and the Environment (July 2012- Urmiah, Iran)
  • Nouri, H., Razavi, J., Amin, MSM. and Aimrun, A. Precision Farming Approach to Manage Crop Quality. Proceeding of the second national conference of "Biodiversity and its impact on agriculture and environment" (April 2010- Kerman, Iran)
  • Nouri, H. and Chavoshi Borujeni, S. Integrating precision farming and rainwater harvesting: optimum strategy for sustainable water utilization in arid lands. The 4rd International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments (December 2010- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Nouri, H., Amin, S., Chavoshi Borujeni, S. and Aimrun, W. Fire forest management using spatial information. Proceeding of International conference of MRSS 6th International Remote Sensing & GIS Conference and Exhibition (April 2010- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Nouri, H., Amin, MSM, Razavi, J., Aimrun, W. and Anuar, A.A. Urea and its effect on tuber quality of sugar beet. Proceeding of International Advanced of Technology Congress (ATCi), PWTC (November 2009 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Nouri, H., Razavi, J., Amin, MSM, Aimrun, W. and Lee, T.S.: Application of precision farming principles for determination of temporal and spatial variation in a sugar beet field. Proceeding of Joint international agricultural conference (July 2009-Wageningen, Netherlands)
  • Nouri, H., Razavi, J., Amin, MSM, Lee, T.S. and Aimrun, W. Variability of crop properties affected by fertigation distribution pattern. Proceeding of XXXIII CIOSTA, Technology and management to ensure sustainable agriculture, CIGR V conference (June 2009- Reggio Calabria, Italy)
  • Razavi, J., Nouri, N. and Shahraki, R. Application of variable rate irrigation to improve water use efficiency and draught prevention. Proceeding of The second national seminar on draught effects-management (May 2009- Isfahan, Iran)
  • Nouri, H., Amin, MSM, Razavi, J. and Aimrun, W. Effect of nitrogen fertigation by sprinkler irrigation on the variability of crop performance. Proceeding of International conference on science and technology: applications in industry and education (December 2008- Penang, Malaysia)

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FUNDS

  • John Boland, Hamideh Nouri (co-lead investigator), Simon Beecham for Temperature reduction capacity of urban vegetation in an Australian suburban context. Research Theme Investment Scheme (2016-2017): $ 38,700
  • Paul Sutton, Hamideh Nouri, Huade Guan, Greg Ingleton, Sharolyn Anderson, Simon Beecham, Dar Roberts, Pamela Nagler, Smart Green Cities: the value proposition of urban ecosystem services, SA Strategic Plan/Leverage to ARC-Linkage (2016-2020): $90,000
  • Sharolyn Anderson, Hamideh Nouri, Paul Sutton, Simon Beecham, Sattar Chavoshi Borujeni and Jim Hill. Soil Salinity Mapping and Monitoring Using Remote Sensing Technology. Research Theme Investment Scheme (2015-2016): $ 39,600
  • Sina Alaghmand, Amin Talei, Hamideh Nouri, Hung Yew Mun, Ismail bin Abustan, Rozi bin Abdullah. A Sustainable Shallow-Groundwater Extraction as an Adaptation Strategy towards Climate Changed Malaysia. Science Fund - Ministry Of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (2015-2017): 161,700 RM
  • Greg Ingleton, Hamideh Nouri, Simon Beecham, Sharolyn Anderson, Remotely- Sensed Modelling of Nutrient Leaching from Wastewater Irrigation in the Adelaide Parklands, SA Water- RDI (2014-2015):$47,000
  • Simon Beecham, Hamideh Nouri, Sharolyn Anderson and Paul Sutton, Efficient irrigation and nutrient management of the Adelaide Parklands, SA Water Leverage (2013 – 2015): $90,000
  • Hamideh Nouri, Sharolyn Anderson and Simon Beecham, A Healthier Adelaide Parklands: Remotely-Sensed Modelling of Nutrient Leaching from Wastewater Irrigation (pilot study), SA Water (2013); $20,000
  • Hamideh NouriSustainable Irrigation of Adelaide Parklands, Goyder Institute (2011-2014): $30,000
  • Fatemeh Kazemi, Simon Beecham and Hamideh NouriOptimizing Irrigation Management of the Adelaide Parklands, SA Water strategic (2011-2013): $20,000
  • Hamideh NouriGreen clean-up, Visiting Research at Waseda University, Japan (2011-2-12), SA Government :$10,000

I was heavily involved in the preparation of all the following grant applications:

  • "Is synthetic grass really green?" - A comparison of synthetic and natural grass for livable cities, Research Theme Investment Scheme (2016-2017) : $38,800
  • Smart Green Cities: the value proposition of urban ecosystem services, AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC) – Linkage (2016-2019) : $308,000
  • Green Cities: an irrigation management system to maximize ecosystem services in urban parklands, AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC) – Linkage (2014-2017) : $240,000
  • Precision irrigation of reclaimed water in the Adelaide Parklands, SA Water RDI Grant SW100201 (2012-2013): $36,000

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Winner of South Australian Government fund - Leadership and Management Course (certificate IV in leadership)
  • The Early Career Researchers Award, 11th National Workshop - The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure, Canberra, 2016
  • Early Career Researcher Networking Award (ECRNA), University of South Australia, Australia, 2015
  • Monash Engineering Women's Leadership Award - Future Women Leaders Conference, Melbourne, 2015
  • Finalist selected by Australian Water Association for SA Water Awards, Australia, 2013
  • WWW-YES-2013 allowance - World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists Water environment and urban systems, France, 2013
  • Conference fellowship to attend the International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Muscat, Oman, 2013
  • Conference fellowship to attend the SOAC (State of Australian Cities) 2013 PhD symposium, SOAC Research Network, Sydney, Australia, 2013
  • Goyder Institute for Water Research top-up scholarship, Australia, 2012
  • Mawson Lakes Fellowship from SA Government for a research exchange program in Waseda University, Japan, 2011
  • University President’s Scholarship (UPS) from University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia, 2010
  • Natural and Built Environments Scholarship from University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia, 2010
  • Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) from University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, 2010
  • Conference fellowship and travel grant to attend the BioVision Alexandria by The Bibliotheca Alexandrian (BA), and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing countries (TWAS) Alexandria, Egypt, 2010
  • Awarded as the honoured Iranian postgraduate student by Embassy of Iran in the South East of Asia to present in Japan, February 2009.
  • IDB fellowship for International Training Workshop, Design and Evaluation of Pressurized Irrigation systems, Pakistan, 2009
  • Honor first class in Master degree (CGPA 4 of 4), 2009
  • Winner of the Bronze Medal for the research project (M.Sc. thesis) Awarded in Innovation Festival (PRPi09), Malaysia, 2009
  • Grant of Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) from University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, 2007
  • FAO scholarship for Rain Water Harvesting Catchment (RWH) training course in Lanzhou, China, 2003
  • Governmental fellowship for BSc study from Ministry of Science and Technology, Iran, 1996