Dr. Shervan Gharari

Education

PhD, 2016: Hydrology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

MSc, 2011: Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

BSc, 2009: Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Experience

2016-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA.

2020-present: Research Associate, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA.

Short Bio

Shervan is a Research Associate at the University of Saskatchewan, School of Geography and Planning. Shervan’s research focuses in four main areas: (i) Understanding models and their interaction/complexity with in hand hydrological knowledge; (ii) model fidelity and realism from hillslope to continental scale; (iii) Improvement of continental scale modeling and inclusion of often neglected human impacts on hydrological cycle; and (iv) application of information theory in earth system models. Shervan has published his work in top-tier journals, including Water Resources Research, Hydrology and Earth System Science, and Journal of Hydrology.

Publications

Blöschl Günter and 203 others, 2019: Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective. Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Gharari Shervan, Clark Martyn P., Mizukami Naoki, Wong Jefferson S., Pietroniro Alain, Wheater Howard S., 2019: Improving the Representation of Subsurface Water Movement in Land Models. Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0108.1

Gharari S., Razavi S., 2018: A review and synthesis of hysteresis in hydrology and hydrological modeling: Memory path-dependency or missing physics?. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.037

Gao Hongkai, Hrachowitz Markus, Sriwongsitanon Nutchanart, Fenicia Fabrizio, Gharari Shervan, Savenije Hubert H. G., 2016: Accounting for the influence of vegetation and landscape improves model transferability in a tropical savannah region: VEGETATION AND TOPOGRAPHY DATA IMPROVE MODEL TRANSFERABILITY. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019574

Gao H., Hrachowitz M., Fenicia F., Gharari S., Savenije H. H. G., 2014: Testing the realism of a topography-driven model (FLEX-Topo) in the nested catchments of the Upper Heihe China. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-1895-2014

Gharari S., Shafiei M., Hrachowitz M., Kumar R., Fenicia F., Gupta H. V., Savenije H. H. G., 2014: A constraint-based search algorithm for parameter identification of environmental models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-4861-2014

Gharari S., Hrachowitz M., Fenicia F., Gao H., Savenije H. H. G., 2014: Using expert knowledge to increase realism in environmental system models can dramatically reduce the need for calibration. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4839-2014

Hrachowitz M., Fovet O., Ruiz L., Euser T., Gharari S., Nijzink R., Freer J., Savenije H. H. G., Gascuel‐Odoux C., 2014: Process consistency in models: The importance of system signatures expert knowledge and process complexity. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015484

Shafiei Mojtaba, Ghahraman Bijan, Saghafian Bahram, Pande Saket, Gharari Shervan, Davary Kamran, 2014: Assessment of rain-gauge networks using a probabilistic GIS based approach. Hydrology Research, doi: 10.2166/nh.2013.042

Gharari S., Hrachowitz M., Fenicia F., Savenije H. H. G., 2013: An approach to identify time consistent model parameters: sub-period calibration. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-149-2013

Gharari S., Hrachowitz M., Fenicia F., Savenije H. H. G., 2011: Hydrological landscape classification: investigating the performance of HAND based landscape classifications in a central European meso-scale catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-15-3275-2011

Dr. Shervan Gharari

Research Associate, Centre for Hydrology, Univ. Saskatchewan

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We seek to improve understanding and predictions of hydrological processes at scales from hillslopes to continents

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