Senior Research Fellow

My research interest has covered the broad range of water engineering and management, water footprint - water productivity, precision irrigation, and agronomy using field-based and modelling approaches, and application of remote sensing & GIS in both urban greenery and agricultural farmlands. I was fortunate to work in academia and industry as research scientist and consultant in different geographical and climate settings including Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan, Malaysia, China, and Iran.

Current projects


  • Editorial Board of PLOS ONE
  • Guest editor of Remote Sensing (Special Issue "Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Greenery and Water Management")
  • Guest editor of Agronomy (Special Issue "Water Footprint of Crop Productions")

  • Selected publication

    Karandish, F., Nouri, H., Brugnach, H. Agro-economic and socio-environmental assessments of food and virtual water trades of Iran, Scientific Reports 11, 15022 (2021).

    Vulova, S., Meier, F., Rocha, A.D., Quanz, J., Nouri, H., Kleinsmith, B. Modeling urban evapotranspiration using remote sensing, flux footprints, and artificial intelligence, Science of The Total Environment, 2021.

    Khan, T., Nouri, H., Booij, M. J., Hoekstra, A.Y., Khan, H., Ullah, I., Water Footprint, Blue Water Scarcity, and Economic Water Productivity of Irrigated Crops in Peshawar Basin, Pakistan, Water, 2021, 13(9), 1249.

    Nagler, P., Barreto-Muñoz, A., Chavoshi Borujeni, S., Jarchow, C., Gómez-Sapiens, M.M., Nouri, H., Herrmann, S.M., Didan, K., Ecohydrological Responses to Surface Flow Across Borders: Two Decades of Changes in Vegetation Greenness and Water Use in the Riparian Corridor of the Colorado River Delta, Hydrological Processes, 2020.

    Nouri, H., Stokvis, B., Chavoshi, S., Galindo, A., Brugnach, M., Blatchford, M., Alaghmand, S., Hoekstra, A.Y. Reduce blue water scarcity and increase nutritional and economic water productivity through changing the cropping pattern in a catchment, Journal of Hydrology, 2020.

    Nouri, H., Nagler, P., Chavoshi Borujeni, S., Barreto Munez, A., Noori, B. Alaghmand, S. Galindo, A., Didan, K.; Effect of Spatial Resolution of Satellite Images on Estimating the Greenness and Evapotranspiration of Urban Green Spaces, Hydrological Processes, 2020.

    Blatchford, M. L., Mannaerts, C.M., Zeng, Y., Njuki, S. Nouri, H., Pelgrum, H., Wonink, S., Karimi, P. Evaluation of WaPOR V2 evapotranspiration products across Africa, Hydrological Processes, 2020.

    Blatchford, M. L., Mannaerts, C.M., Zeng, Y., Nouri, H., Karimi, P. Status of accuracy in remotely sensed and in-situ agricultural water productivity estimates: A review, Remote Sensing of Environment, 2019, 234, 111413

    Nouri, H., Chavoshi S., Hoekstra, A.Y. The blue water footprint of urban green spaces: An example for Adelaide, Australia, Landscape and Urban Planning, 2019, 190-103690

    Nouri, H., Stokvis, B., Galindo, A., Hoekstra, A.Y. Water scarcity alleviation through water footprint reduction in agriculture: The effect of soil mulching and drip irrigation, Science of the Total Environments. 2019, 653, 241-252

    Blatchford, M. L., Karimi, P., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., Nouri, H., From Global Goals to Local Gains—A Framework for Crop Water Productivity, SPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(11), 414

    Nouri, H., Chavoshi S., Alaghmand, S., Anderson, S., Sutton, P., Parvazian, S., Beecham, S. Soil Salinity Mapping of Urban Greenery Using Remote Sensing and Proximal Sensing Techniques; The Case of Veale Gardens within the Adelaide Parklands. Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2826

    Shojai, P., Gheysari, M., Nouri, H., Esmaeili, H. Water requirements of urban landscape plants in an arid environment: The example of a botanic garden and a forest park, Ecological Engineering, 2018, 123, 43-53.

    Nouri, H., Anderson, S., Sutton, P., Beecham, S., Nagler, P., Jarchow, C.J., Roberts, D.A., NDVI, Scale Invariance and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem: An Assessment of Vegetation in Arid Land Regions, Science of Total Environment, 2017, 584, 11-18.

    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.

    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

    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 ET factors, Remote Sensing, 2014, 6(1), 580-602

    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. 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., 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

    Teaching experience

    Course coordinator, Open University Australia, (2015-2016);
    Introduction to Water Engineering (Hydraulics)

    E-tutor, Open University Australia (2013-present);
    Introduction to Water Engineering, Essential mathematic1; Algebra and Trigonometry, Essential mathematics 2; Calculus

    Tutor, University of South Australia (2011-2015);
    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

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