Hamideh Nouri

Hamideh Nouri
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen | GAUG · Division of Agronomy

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research interest has covered the broad range of water engineering and management, water footprint - water productivity, water scarcity and sustainability using field-based, modelling, and remote sensing-based approaches in both urban greenery (urban green spaces) and agricultural farmlands.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 2016 - September 2018
University of Twente
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2015 - July 2015
United States Geological Survey ( USGS)
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2010 - August 2014
University of South Australia
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
January 2007 - July 2009
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Soil and Water Engineering

Publications

Publications (100)
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Despite being the driest inhabited continent, Australia has one of the highest per capita water consumptions in the world. In addition, instead of having fit-for-purpose water supplies (using different qualities of water for different applications), highly treated drinking water is used for nearly all of Australia’s urban water supply needs, includ...
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- This is the first study on the water saving effect of mulching and drip irrigation at catchment scale. - Mulching and drip irrigation will reduce the blue water footprint in Upper Litani Basin (ULB) by 5%. - Additional measures will be needed to lower the water footprint in the ULB to sustainable level. - Mulching reduces the water footprint o...
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The development of 'greening' cities introduces an uneasy tension between more green spaces and the increased use of scarce blue water resources to maintain this greenness, particularly in dry regions. This paper presents the first estimate of the blue water footprint (WF) of urban greenery. We estimated total water consumption of a 10-hectare pa...
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Urban green spaces (UGS), like most managed land covers, are getting progressively affected by water scarcity and drought. Preserving, restoring and expanding UGS require sustainable management of green and blue water resources to fulfil evapotranspiration (ET) demand for green plant cover. The heterogeneity of UGS with high variation in their micr...
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Revitalization of the Colorado River delta riparian corridor and increasing riparian plant greenness and water use may be accomplished by added water and restoration efforts to offset declines measured since 2000 by Landsat. We use the two‐band Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI2; a proxy for greenness) and evapotranspiration (ET, mm/day) using EVI2 an...
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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing and machine learning have emerged as a practical approach with ultra-high temporal and spatial resolutions to overcome the limitations of ground-based sampling for continuous crop monitoring. However, little is known on the suitability of distinct sensing indices for different crop management and distinc...
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Advances in estimating actual evapotranspiration (ETa) with remote sensing (RS) have contributed to improving hydrological, agricultural, and climatological studies. In this study, we evaluated the applicability of Vegetation-Index (VI)-based ETa (ET-VI) for mapping and monitoring drought in arid agricultural systems in a region where a lack of gro...
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The regular drought episodes in South Africa highlight the need to reduce drought risk by both policy and local community actions. Environmental and socioeconomic factors in South Africa's agricultural system have been affected by drought in the past, creating cascading pressures on the nation's agro-economic and water supply systems. Therefore, un...
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Remote Sensing - Special issue "Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Greenery and Water Management" https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/Urban_Greenery_Water_Management Guest editors: Hamideh Nouri at The University of Göttingen Elizaveta Litvak at University of Utah Message from the Guest Editors: While the recently emerg...
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Satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing can be used to estimate soil properties; however, little is known regarding the effects of UAV and satellite remote sensing data integration on the estimation of soil comprehensive attributes, or how to estimate quickly and robustly. In this study, we tackled those gaps by employing UAV mul...
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Ending hunger and ensuring food security are among targets of 2030’s SDGs. While food trade and the embedded (virtual) water (VW) may improve food availability and accessibility for more people all year round, the sustainability and efficiency of food and VW trade needs to be revisited. In this research, we assess the sustainability and efficiency...
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Dear Colleagues, Increasing global food demand has had major impacts on agricultural water management strategies during the past several decades. The resulting alterations often have helped to increase crop yields and total food production. However, it has not been without ecological consequences such as extensive overexploitation or contamination...
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Pakistan possesses the fourth largest irrigation network in the world, serving 20.2 million hectares of cultivated land. With an increasing irrigated area, Pakistan is short of freshwater resources and faces severe water scarcity and food security challenges. This is the first comprehensive study on the water footprint (WF) of crop production in Pe...
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Accurate estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) and water demand of urban green spaces (UGS) remain critical, especially in water-limited cities. Measuring ET helps decision‐makers, urban planners and urban water managers formulate strategies and plans for sustainable green cities worldwide. In this study, we used three satellites, WorldView2, Lands...
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The concept of a sustainable green city based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)–Goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities – may not be narrowed down to solely intensifying urban green spaces. Sustainability could include urban water management to alleviate possible conflict among “water‐saving” and “greening cities” strategies. Water consu...
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As climate change progresses, urban areas are increasingly affected by water scarcity and the urban heat island effect. Evapotranspiration (ET) is a crucial component of urban greening initiatives of cities worldwide aimed at mitigating these issues. However, ET estimation methods in urban areas have so far been limited. An expanding number of flux...
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Declines in riparian ecosystem greenness and water use have been observed in the delta of the Lower Colorado River (LCR) since 2000. The purpose of our case study was to measure these metrics on the U.S. side of the border between Hoover and Morelos Dams to see if declining greenness was unique to the portion of the river in Mexico. In this case st...
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The water footprint has developed into a widely-used concept to examine water use and resulting local impacts caused during agricultural and industrial production. Building on recent advancements in the water footprint concept, it can be an effective steering instrument to support, inter alia, achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) - SDG 6...
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HS6.1 EDI Remotely-sensed Evapotranspiration Conveners: Hamideh Nouri; Pamela Nagler Evapotranspiration (ET), the key component of water and energy balances, has myriad challenges to measure it precisely. In the last two decades, innovative approaches for remote sensing (RS) based measurements of ET has allowed for its measurement in a range of...
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Climate change and its impact on urban water cycles and water shortage are putting extra pressure on cities that are already vulnerable to water scarcity and drought. By recognition of environmental-social-economic values of green spaces, many cities are searching for solutions to maintain and expand their green spaces in the context of a changing...
Experiment Findings
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n this paper, two practical ET estimation approaches are compared to a detailed Soil Water Balance (SWB) analysis over a one year period. One approach is the Water Use Classification of Landscape Plants (WUCOLS) method, which is based on expert opinion on the water needs of different classes of landscape plants. The other is a remote sensing approa...
Experiment Findings
Three adjustment factors for reference evapotranspiration were estimated and used to compare predicted and actual irrigation rates. The adjustment factors used were a landscape plant coefficient for the Water Use Classifications of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) method, a plant factor for the plant factor (PF) method and a crop stress factor for the Ir...
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Deep percolation enhancement from recycled wastewater irrigation may contribute to salt accumulation and water table elevation that can ultimately cause soil and ground water degradation. Variation of drainage rate and solute leaching were investigated in an urban park containing heterogeneous landscape plants that were irrigated with recycled wast...
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Hydrological and bioclimatic processes that lead to drought may stress plants and wildlife, restructure plant community type and architecture, increase monotypic stands and bare soils, facilitate the invasion of non‐native plant species and accelerate soil erosion. Our study focuses on the impact of a paucity of Colorado River surface flows from th...
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This paper analyses the effect of the spatial assessment scale on irrigation performance indicators in small and medium-scale agriculture. Three performance indicators-adequacy (i.e., sufficiency of water use to meet the crop water requirement), equity (i.e., fairness of irrigation distribution), and productivity (i.e., unit of physical crop produc...
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Urban areas tend to be warmer than their rural surroundings, well-known as the "urban heat island" effect. Higher nocturnal air temperature (Tair) is associated with adverse effects on human health, higher mortality rates, and higher energy consumption. Prediction of the spatial distribution of Tair is a step towards the "Smart City" concept, provi...
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We would like to invite you to register to present your research in Brisbane, Australia next June 21-25 at EcoSummit 2020: http://www.ecosummitcongress.com/ My colleagues and I are chairing a special session "Providing Solutions to a Current Environmental Problem Facing our Changing World: Improving Methods and Models Used to Measure and Scale E...
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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) offers continuous actual evapotranspiration and interception (ETIa‐WPR) data at a 10‐day basis across Africa and the Middle East from 2009 onwards at three spatial resolutions. The conti...
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Drought is a recurrent global phenomenon considered one of the most complex hazards with manifold impacts on communities, ecosystems, and economies. While many sectors are affected by drought, agriculture's high dependency on water makes it particularly susceptible to droughts, threatening the livelihoods of many, and hampering the achievement of t...
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Droughts continue to affect ecosystems, communities and entire economies. Agriculture bears much of the impact, and in many countries it is the most heavily affected sector. Over the past decades, efforts have been made to assess drought risk at different spatial scales. Here, we present for the first time an integrated assessment of drought risk f...
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Adult pomegranate trees [Punica granatum (L.) cultivars Wonderful and Mollar de Elche] were submitted to different irrigation treatments during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Control (T0) plants were drip irrigated to guarantee non-limiting soil water conditions; T1 plants were subjected to water withholding during flowering-fruit set period for 64 (20...
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Evapotranspiration, water demand and water footprint of urban green spaces https://www.uwi.tu-berlin.de/fileadmin/f35/global/News/UWI_guest_lecture_Nouri.pdf
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The scarcity of water and the growing global food demand has fevered the debate on how to increase agriculturalproduction without further depleting water resources. Crop water productivity (CWP) is a performance indicatorto monitor and evaluate water use efficiency in agriculture. Often in remote sensing datasets of CWP and itscomponents, i.e. crop...
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Droughts continue to affect ecosystems, communities, and entire economies. Agriculture bears much of the impact, and in many countries it is the most heavily affected sector. Over the past decades, efforts have been made to assess drought risk at different spatial scales. Here, we present for the first time an integrated assessment of drought risk...
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Quince tree (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) is known for bearing fruits that are rich in nutrients and health-promoting compounds while requiring low inputs of agrochemicals, and maintenance, but no information exists on the mechanisms developed at the level of leaf water relations to confront water stress and recovery. For this reason, the purpose of the...
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pnagler@usgs.gov). Water scarcity and population growth complicate ongoing challenges of food security and national self-sufficiency that most dry countries are facing these days. The severe water crisis in water-stressed countries escalates the battle between the agriculture sector and other main water users. In desert margin farming, evapotranspi...
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The heterogeneous nature of vegetation in urban greenery, together with the high spatio-temporal variability of water , soil, and microclimate characteristics and management practices escalates the complexity of evapotranspiration (ET) estimation of urban green spaces. Remote sensing-based ET estimation offers the potential to estimate the actual E...
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Water and food security are fundamental policies for most nations. However, implementing sustainable plans for food security is not necessarily in line with short-term solutions for water resources management particularly in semi-arid and arid regions. Adaptive sustainable agricultural practices need to be taken to lessening the stress on renewable...
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Flood is a major natural hazard with extremely large impact on social-ecological systems. Therefore, developing reliable and efficient tools to identify areas vulnerable to potential flooding is vital for water managers, engineers and decision makers. Moreover, being able to accurately classify the level of hazard is a step forward towards more efficien...
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The resistance mechanisms (stress avoidance and stress tolerance) developed by persimmon plants (Diospyros kaki L. f. grafted on Diospyros lotus L.) in response to mild water stress and the sensitivity of continuously (on a whole-day basis) and discretely (at predawn and midday) measured indicators of the plant water status were investigated in 3-y...
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In times of drought, water resources are insufficient. These water shortages often have negative effects on agricultural productivity and on associated socioeconomic factors, causing reduced income, food shortages and even famines. The overall objective of GlobeDrought is to develop an integrated drought risk information system which will adequatel...
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6) Institute of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan Over the last few decades, the demand for agricultural products has increased due to population and economic growth. This has exerted immense pressure on the available water resources of Pakistan. In this study, the annual blue and green water footprint (WF) of...
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Climate change, its influence on the plant water demand and the availability of water resources especially in drylands are vital to estimate the evapotranspiration rates accurately. In this study, the vegetation status in the marginal desert areas of Varamin Plain was studied, and the actual evapotranspiration and water demand of intercropped farms...
Technical Report
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This report outlines the methodology applied to produce the different data components of WaPOR, the FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data. This data is mainly derived from freely available remote sensing satellite data.
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Crop water productivity (CWP) has become a recognised indicator in assessing the state of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6.4—to substantially increase water use efficiency. This indicator, while useful at a global scale, is not comprehensive at a local scale. To fill this gap, this research proposes a CWP framework, that takes advantage of the...
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This research is the first to assess the impact of alternative agricultural practices on the blue water saving and the variation in water footprint (WF) of crop production affected by prime factors controlling yield and water consumption. These alternative practices consist of mulching and drip irrigation for summer crops. Unlike most water footpri...
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The resistance mechanisms developed by persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. f.) plants in response to mild water stress and the sensitivity of continuously (on a whole-day basis) and discretely (at predawn and midday) measured indicators of the plant water status were investigated in 3-year old ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon plants. Control (T0) plants were dr...
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The ongoing rapid urbanization and its socio-economic impacts on Chinese cities have engendered numerous environmental issues, food insecurity and significant stress on water resources besides accelerating some ecological degradation. Among these issues, urban-heat-island (UHI) and climate change in large cities had drawn much attention so that man...
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Creation and conservation of urban parks is challenging in arid environments where daily thermal extremes, water scarcity, air pollution and shortage of natural green spaces are more conspicuous. Water scarcity in the arid regions of Iran is major challenge for water managers. Accurate estimation of urban landscape evapotranspiration is therefore c...
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Creation and conservation of urban parks is challenging in arid environments where daily thermal extremes, water scarcity, air pollution and shortage of natural green spaces are more conspicuous. Water scarcity in the arid regions of Iran is major challenge for water managers. Accurate estimation of urban landscape evapotranspiration is therefore c...
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More well-maintained green spaces leading toward sustainable, smart green cities mean that alternative water resources (e.g., wastewater) are needed to fulfill the water demand of urban greenery. These alternative resources may introduce some environmental hazards, such as salt leaching through wastewater irrigation. Despite the necessity of salini...
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This study presents the first estimate of the blue and green water footprint of urban greenery. The blue water scarcity is not only an emerging challenge in agriculture but also in the urban, particularly in dry regions. The necessity of improving the wellbeing of citizens by recent movements in smart green cities introduces an uneasy tension betwe...
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The potential risk of salt leaching through wastewater irrigation is of concern for most local governments and city councils. Despite the necessity of salinity monitoring and management in urban green spaces, most attention has been on agricultural fields. This study was defined to investigate the capability and feasibility of monitoring and predic...
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Urban green space is a type of open space furnished with grass, trees, flowers, water as well as some necessary infrastructures. It is an essential element of cities to the quality of life for urban residents. In current years, more and more urban planners pay great concern with the relationship of climate change and urban green space system. They...
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The salinity of soil and water resources is one of the economically expensive challenges to achieve sustainable development across the world. Salinity, which is a major environmental issue for both arid and semi-arid regions, is highly stressful for vegetation and adds to other stresses including water scarcity, nutrient deficiencies and soil alkal...