International Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

International Journal of Hydraulic Engineering features the extensive use of gravity as the motive force to cause the movement of the fluids. This area of civil engineering is intimately related to the design of bridges, dams, channels, canals, and levees, and to both sanitary and environmental engineering. It accepts original contributions that describe the analysis and solutions of problems in hydraulic engineering.


Husam Baalousha

Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

Research Scientist, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, New Zealand

Research Areas

Groundwater, Risk Assessment, Hydrological Modeling, Vulnerability Assessment, Environmental Protection

Education

2000-2003Ph.DCivil Engineering, Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Management. Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
1996-1998M.ScHydrological Engineering, IHE-UNISCO Institute of Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
1990-1996B.ScCivil Engineering, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine

Experience

2006-presentSenior Hydrogeologist, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier & Honor Professor-Auckland University, New Zealand
2000-2005Research Associate, Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
2003Visiting Professor, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine
1998-2000Hydrogeologist, Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Gaza City, Palestine
1996-1997Teaching Assistant, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department

Academic Achievement

2006/2007 Listed in "Marquis Who's Who" in Science and Engineering
2000-2003 German Academic Exchange Service "DAAD" scholarship, Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany
1996-1998 Netherlands Fellowship program, The Netherlands
1991-1995 United Nations annual grant for outstanding student

Membership

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering IAHR
Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand Hydrological Society
Association of Engineers, Palestine

Publications: Journals

[1]  H. Baalousha, 2011 Comment on "Distributed recharge estimation for groundwater modelling using WETSPAA model-Gaza Strip, Palestine" by Adnan M. Aish, O. Batelaan and F. De Smedt. Arabian Journal for Sceince and Engineering. "In Press".
[2]  H. Baalousha, 2011. Modelling Surface-Groundwater interaction in the Ruataniwha Basin, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-011-1238-y.
[3]  H. Baalousha, 2010. Mapping groundwater contamination risk using GIS and groundwater modelling. A case study from the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 4: 483-494.
[4]  H. Baalousha, 2010. Assessment of a groundwater quality monitoring network using vulnerability mapping and geostatistics: A case study from Heretaunga Plains, New Zealand. Agricultural Water Management, 97: 240-246.
[5]  H. Baalousha, 2009. Using orthogonal array sampling to cope with uncertainty in groundwater problems. Ground Water, 47: 709-713.
[6]  H. Baalousha, 2009. Stochastic water balance model for rainfall recharge quantification in Ruataniwha Basin, New Zealand. Environmental Geology, 58: 85-93.
[7]  H. Baalousha, 2008. Analysis of nitrate occurrence and distribution in groundwater in the Gaza Strip using major ion chemistry. Global Nest Journal, 10: 337-349. http://www.gnest. org/journal/Vol10_No3/337-349_326_Baalousha_10-3.pdf.
[8]  H. Baalousha, 2007. Comment on "TheWater Crisis in the Gaza Strip: Prospects for Resolution" By E. Weinthal et. al. Ground Water, 45: 661-662.
[9]  H. Baalousha and J. K├Ângeter, 2006. Stochastic modelling and risk analysis of groundwater pollution using FORM coupled with automatic differentiation. Advances in Water Resources, 29: 1815-1832.
[10]  H. Baalousha, 2006. Desalination in the Gaza Strip and Its Environmental Impact. Desalination, 196: 1-12.
[11]  H. Baalousha, 2006. Vulnerability assessment for the Gaza Strip, Palestine using DRASTIC. Environmental Geology, 50: 405-414.
[12]  H. Baalousha, 2006. Groundwater pollution risk using a Modified Latin Hypercube Sampling. Hydroinformatics Journal, 8: 223-234.
[13]  H. Baalousha, 2005. Using CRD method for quantification of groundwater recharge in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Environmental Geology, 48: 889-900.

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  H. Baalousha, 2010. Modelling groundwater/surface water interaction in the Ruataniwha Basin, Hawke's Bay. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[2]  Morgenstern, U.; van der Raaij, R.; Brown, L.; Baalousha, H, 2010. Groundwater Flow Pattern in the Ruataniwha Basin as derived from the isotope and chemistry signature of the water. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[3]  H. Baalousha, 2009. Application of Automatic Differentiation in Groundwater Modelling. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium, Whangarei, New Zealand.
[4]  H. Baalousha, 2008. Steady state groundwater flow model for Ruataniwha basin, Hawke's Bay. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium. Greymouth, New Zealand.
[5]  H. Baalousha, 2008. Stochastic water balance model for Ruataniwha Basin-Hawke's Bay. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium. Greymouth, New Zealand.
[6]  H. Baalousha, 2007. Application of Automatic Differentiation in Groundwater Sensitivity Analysis. In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, pp. 2728-2733. ISBN : 978-0-9758400-4-7.
[7]  H. Baalousha, 2007. Using Vulnerability mapping and Geostatsitics to assess groundwater monitoring Network. New Zealand Hydrological Society Symposium. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[8]  H. Baalousha, 2006 Stochastic Contaminant Transport Modelling Using Modified Latin Hypercube Method. The Moroccan Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. An International Congress on: Integrated Water Resources Management and Challenges of the Sustainable Development.CM-IAH Marrakech, 23-24-25 May 2006.
[9]  H. Baalousha, 2002. Using GIS-based DRASTIC approach to design a groundwater quality monitoring network for Gaza Strip-Palestine. The Third Environmental Symposium of the German-Arab-Society for Environmental Studies. Frankfurt am Main. November 2002.
[10]  H. Baalousha, Zhou Y. 1999 Design of a Network for Monitoring Diffusive Sources Pollution in Gaza Strip, Palestine XXIV General Assembly of European Geophysical Society, The Hague, 19-23 April, 1999.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  H. Baalousha, 2011. Water Scarcity and Environmental problems in the Gaza Strip, Palestine: Origin, Impacts and Prospects for Solutions. In: Briggs, A. Eds. Water Shortages Environmental, Economic and Social Impact, Chapter 3: 79-104. Nova Publisher, New York.
[2]  H. Baalousha, 2008. Sensitivity, Uncertainty, and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling. In: Robinson, L. Eds. Water Resources Research Progress, Chapter 14: 133-166. Nova Publisher, New York.
[3]  H. Baalousha, 2008. Fundamentals of Groundwater Modelling. In: Koenig, L. and Weiss, J. Eds. Water Resources Research Progress, Chapter 6: 327-350. Nova Publisher, New York.
[4]  H. Baalousha, 2004. Risk Assessment and Uncertainty Analysis in Groundwater Modelling. Shaker Verlag, Germany.