World Environment

World Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, debate and short reports in all areas related to the environment. These areas include basic science (chemistry, physics, biology and geology), ecology, agriculture, economics, education, engineering, geography, health, law, nanotechnology, planning and policy, politics, sociology, trade and commerce.

S. Zahra Samadi

Editorial Board Member of World Environment

Research Associate, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK

Research Areas

Uncertainty Analysis, Climate Change Impacts Modeling (Statistical Downscaling Models), Climate Parameter Variability, Watershed Hydrology & Flood Modeling, Urban Flood and Climate Modeling, River Engineering Modeling, Watershed Management Modeling using


2004-2010Ph.DWatershed Management Engineering and Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2000-2002M.ScNatural Resources Engineering-Watershed Management (hydrology and Flood Control), Agriculture and Natural Resources Engineering College, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
1996-2000B.ScNatural Resources Engineering, Range & Watershed Management, Gorgan University Of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran


2011-presentVisiting Academic, Hydro-Environmental Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, U.K
2010Visiting Researcher, Noorul Islam University, India
2009-2010Assistant Professor (2009-2010)/Lecturer (2006-2009), Islamic Azad University-Ghaemshahr branch, Iran
2001-2002Project Manager, Investigation Factors Affecting on Flood Hazards in Kan Catchment Using GIS, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (SCWMRI), Tehran, Iran
2005-2010Waste Management, GIS & Environment Assessment Advisor-National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC)
2002Hydrology & GIS Expert, LAR Consultancy Company (Water Resources Co.), Golestan Flood Projects Management


Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Member of British Hydrological Society
Member of International Association for Urban Climate

Publications: Journals

[1]  Samadi, S, Z., Mahdavi, M., Sharifi, F., Bihamta, M.R. 2011. Statistical Downscaling of River Runoff: a Case Study Karkheh catchment, Iran. Journal of Hydrology-in review.
[2]  Samadi, S, Z., Gummeneni Sagareswar., Tajiki, M. 2010. Comparison of General Circulation Models: Methodology for Selecting the Best GCM in Kermanshah Synoptic Station, Iran. International journal of Global Warming, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 347-365(19).
[3]  Sharifi, F., Samadi, S, Z. 2011. Causes and Consequences of Recent Floods in Golestan catchments and Caspian Sea Regions, Iran-Natural Hazards-accepted.
[4]  Tajiki, M., Samadi, S, Z., Gummeneni Sagareswar, Catherine A. M. E. Wilson. 2011. Hydrological Response to Watershed Management: Case Study Ramian River, Golestan Province, IRAN, Water Resource Management-under correction.
[5]  Sagareswar Gummeneni, Yusri Bin Yusup, Murthy Chavali, S. Z. Samadi. 2011. Source apportionment of particulate matter in the ambient air of Hyderabad city, India, Journal of Atmospheric Research-Volume 101, Issue 3, pp. 752-764
[6]  Samadi, S, Z., Mahdavi, M., Sharifi, F., Bihamta, M.R., 2009. "Methodology for Selecting the Best Predictor for Climate Change Impact Assessment in Karkheh Basin, Iran", JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (JESE). Volume: 51, No: 4, pp. 249-256.
[7]  Samadi, S, Z., Alireza Massah Bavani, Mohammad Mahdavi, Gummeneni Sagareswar. 2011. Uncertainty Analysis of Regression-based Statistical downscaling Models Using large Scale Atmospheric Circulation, (under communication).
[8]  Sharifi, F., Samadi, S, Z. 2011. The Need for an Integrated Watershed Management to prevent floods and sustain environment resources in Iran. (submitted in Natural Hazards).
[9]  Samadi, S, Z., Mahdavi, M. and Shrifi, F. 2006. Relationship between Flood Discharge and Basin Characters Using GIS in Kan Catchment, Iran. Rangeland & Forest Journal, 234 vol., pp: 24-29. (In Persian).

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Samadi, S, Z., 2010. The Uncertainty Impact of Statistical Downscaling Models on River Runoff. Workshop on "Uncertainty in Climate Prediction: Models, Methods and Decision Support, 6-10 DECEMBER, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Science, Cambridge, UK (see
[2]  Fakhri M., Farzaneh, M, R., Samadi, S, Z., Eslamian, S. 2010. Application of SDSM Model for Downscaling Climatic Variables in Beheshtabad Catchment, Iran. PNW Climate Conference. Portland State University, U.S.A. June 15-16.
[3]  Farzaneh, M, R., Samadi, S, Z., Akbarpour, A. Eslamian, S. 2010. Selecting the best GCM for Statistical Downscaling of Climatic Variables in Karoon Catchment, Iran. 6th National Conference on Watershed Management, Nour, Iran. 28th-29th April 2010, (In Persian).
[4]  Samadi, S, Z., Mahdavi, M., Sharifi F., Bihamta, M.R. 2009. Comparison different methods for selecting the best predictor in Karkheh basin, Iran. International conference on Climate Change and sustainability in India & Canada Approaches & Strategies, University of Madras, India. 16th-18th September, 2009.
[5]  Samadi, S, Z., Massah, A., Mahdavi, M., 2009. Statistical Methods for Selection the Best Predictor in Karkheh Catchment. 5th National Conference on Watershed Management Science & Engineering, 22nd-23rd, Apr. Watershed management department, Gorgan, Iran, (In Persian).
[6]  Samadi, S, Z. 2009. Climate Change impacts on Water Resources, 19 November, 2009, Ardestan Islamic Azad University, Iran, (In Persian).
[7]  Samadi, S, Z., Mahdavi nia, j, 2008, "Climate Change and Environment Resources", BLACKSEA INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM, 25th-29th, AUGUST, GIRESUN–TURKEY.
[8]  Samadi, S, Z., 2008. Waste Management & Environment Studying. 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2008, July 27-31, 2008, Houston, USA.
[9]  Samadi, S, Z., 2008, "Application of Downscaling Methods on Extreme Events", "The First International Symposium of Climate Change and Dendrochronology in Caspian Ecosystems", Mazandaran University, IRAN.
[10]  Samadi, S, Z., Massah, A., Mahdavi, M., 2008, "Investigation of Downscaling Regression Methods on River Regime. Climate Change & Water Resources Conference, Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRNCID). 13th Feb, 2008, Tehran, Iran, (In Persian).Ghafari, G. Samadi, S, Z., 2008. "Assessment of Watershed Management Measures in Kan Catchment, Iran". 4National Conference in Watershed Management Engineering, Karaj, Iran, (In Persian).
[11]  Samadi, S, Z., Massah, A. 2008. Application of Artificial Neural Network & Statistical Downscaling for prediction of future Precipitation & Temperature changes. October 14-16, Civil Engineering Department, Tabriz, Iran, (In Persian).