Global Institute for Water Security

Research Area(s)

  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Climate change impact
  • Watershed modeling
  • Socio-Hydrology

Primary Areas of Research

Behdad's primary areas of research interest are including Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Integrated Water Resources Management analysis in different scales. He also has experience in modeling and evaluating real and virtual water resources based on the Water Footprint concept in hydro-economic models. In addition, he had a collaboration in hydrological studies of a national project in Iran about environmental water allocation for rivers and wetlands in Lake Urmia watershed.


Behdad is currently a Ph.D. student in Water Resources Engineering at the Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his M.Sc. degree from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2016. His M.Sc. subject was Civil Engineering- Water Resources Engineering. He was also working in the Water Engineering Research Institute at Tarbiat Modares University, as a part-time research assistant during the last five months of his M.Sc. and then as full time for one year after his graduation. He received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Kurdistan.