Nadhir Al-Ansari

Nadhir Al-Ansari
Luleå University of Technology | LTU · Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering

Professor, PhD
Professor at Lulea Technical University Sweden

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Introduction
Professor at the department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Lulea Technical University Sweden. Research interests are mainly in Water Resources and Environment. Served several academic administrative post (Dean, Head of Department). Publications include more than 850 articles in international/national journals, chapters in books and 22 books. He supervised more than 70 postgraduate students. He executed more than 60 major research projects in Iraq, , Jordan, Sweden
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December 2007 - present
Luleå University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Full)
December 2007 - present
Luleå University of Technology
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  • Professor (Full)
September 1995 - June 2007
Al al-Bayt University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
July 1973 - April 1976
University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Water Resources

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Publications (971)
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Accurate forecasting techniques for a stochastic pattern of water demand are essential for any city that faces high variability in climate factors and a shortage of water resources. This study was the first research to assess the impact of climatic factors on urban water demand in Iraq, which is one of the hottest countries in the world. We develop...
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Solar energy represents one of the most important renewable energy sources contributing to the energy transition process. Considering that the observation of daily global solar radiation (GSR) is not affordable in some parts of the globe, there is an imperative need to develop alternative ways to predict it. Therefore, the main objective of this st...
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This work aims to evaluate water scarcity in Thi-Qar governorate, Iraq, based on GIS estimation, environmental data, climate-change effects, and detection of the changes in marshes over the last three decades (1991–2021). The methodology process included collecting and analysing the related data sets such as water quality indicators, surface water...
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The present work is represented by the derivation of mathematical model and solving the model analytically using the method of separation of variables to describe the migration of the contam�inant metal ions through a column packed with bed of permeable reactive barrier (PRB). The validity of the solution can be evaluated through the simulation o...
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Drip irrigation and mulching are often used to alleviate the problem of poor water management in many crops; however, these technologies have not yet been tested for applying water at critical stages of guava orchard growth in subtropical humid Tarai regions of India to improve the yield and quality. A field experiment was conducted over 2020 and 2...
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Flash floods are one of the most dangerous natural disasters, especially in hilly terrain, causing loss of life, property, and infrastructures and sudden disruption of traffic. These types of floods are mostly associated with landslides and erosion of roads within a short time. Most of Vietnam is hilly and mountainous; thus, the problem due to flas...
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Although solar energy harnessing capacity varies considerably based on the employed solar energy technology and the meteorological conditions, accurate direct normal irradiation (DNI) prediction remains crucial for better planning and management of concentrating solar power systems. This work develops hybrid Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) models for...
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Although solar energy harnessing capacity varies considerably based on the employed solar energy technology and the meteorological conditions, accurate direct normal irradiation (DNI) prediction remains crucial for better planning and management of concentrating solar power systems. This work develops hybrid Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) models for...
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Change is considered a prominent feature of urban areas because of the various services and functions in cities, with complex functional relations. The study aims to build an informational foundation for urban planners and designers on the effects resulting from the imbalance in the organization and proportions of urban land uses, which in turn aff...
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Drip irrigation and mulching are often used to alleviate the problem of poor water management in many crops; however, these technologies have not yet been tested for applying water at critical stages of guava orchard growth in subtropical humid Tarai regions of India to improve the yield and quality. A field experiment was conducted over 2020 and 2...
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Drip irrigation and mulching are often used to alleviate the problem of poor water management in many crops; however, these technologies have not yet been tested for applying water at critical stages of guava orchard growth in subtropical humid Tarai regions of India to improve the yield and quality. Afield experiment was conducted over 2020 and 20...
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Change is considered a prominent feature of urban areas because of the various services and functions in cities, with complex functional relations. The study aims to build an informational foundation for urban planners and designers on the effects resulting from the imbalance in the organization and proportions of urban land uses, which in turn aff...
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The present work analyzed the yield, water utilize efficiency and water productivity for carrot Crop under climate change effects. In this research, river water was used with irrigation ratios with drain water to irrigate the carrots (Daucus carota L.) crop during the winter growing season 2021-2022 in free field and utilizing furrow irrigation met...
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Mixed data is a combination of continuous and categorical variables and occurs frequently in fields such as agriculture, remote sensing, biology, medical science, marketing, etc., but only limited work has been done with this type of data. In this study, data on continuous and categorical characters of 452 genotypes of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) w...
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Evolving groundwater vulnerability from DRASTIC to modified DRASTIC methods helps choose the most accurate areas that are most delicate toward pollution. This study aims to modify DRASTIC with land use and water quality index for groundwater vulnerability assessment in the Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin, NE/Iraq. The Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin groundwate...
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The community’s well-being and economic livelihoods are heavily influenced by the water level of watersheds. The changes in water levels directly affect the circulation processes of lakes and rivers that control water mixing and bottom sediment resuspension, further affecting water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Thus, these considerations have mad...
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Hydrological soil group is essential to soil information for several fields of modeling and applications. This information can affect suitable environmental, agricultural, and hydrological development. Laboratory analysis for soil sampling cannot efficiently provide the needed information because these analyses are commonly costly, time-consuming,...
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Lysimetric and eddy covariance techniques are commonly used to directly estimate actual crop evapotranspiration (ETa). However, these technologies are costly, laborious, and require skills which make in situ ET estimation difficult, particularly in developing countries. With this in mind, an attempt was made to determine ETa and stagewise crop coef...
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Groundwater depletion is an emerging problem worldwide due to changes in climate and an increase in urbanization. Two significant water-bearing formations, the Oligocene-aged Nari and the Miocene-aged Gaj, were utilized as a case study exposed near Karachi, Pakistan. Groundwater budgeting was performed through a classical equation. The inflow of gr...
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Atmospheric air temperature is the most crucial metrological parameter. Despite its influence on multiple fields such as hydrology, the environment, irrigation, and agriculture, this parameter describes climate change and global warming quite well. Thus, accurate and timely air temperature forecasting is essential because it provides more important...
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The Sinjar Anticline (Mountain) is an outstanding structural and geomorphic feature in the northwestern part of Iraq. The anticline is a double plunging with almost E – W trend dividing the gently rolling plain in which it is developed into two parts, Al-Jazira Plain in the south and Rabi’a Plain in the north. The Sinjar anticline is asymmetrical w...
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The article tried to study the public transport role as one of the means that contribute to sustainable urban development by investigating the effect of the coverage rate for public transport on the number of those who use public transport in the neighbourhoods of Kut city. This article investigates the link between public transportation and suppor...
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Lysimetric and eddy covariance techniques are commonly used to directly estimate actual crop evapotranspiration (ETa). However, these technologies are costly, laborious, and require skills which make in situ ET estimation difficult, particularly in developing countries. With this in mind, an attempt was made to determine ETa and stagewise crop coef...
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Lysimetric and eddy covariance techniques are commonly used to directly estimate actual crop evapotranspiration (ETa). However, these technologies are costly, laborious, and require skills which make in situ ET estimation difficult, particularly in developing countries. With this in mind,an attempt was made to determine ETa and stagewise crop coeff...
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Climate change has caused droughts to increase in frequency and severity worldwide, which has attracted scientists to create drought prediction models to mitigate the impacts of droughts. One of the most important challenges in addressing droughts is developing accurate models to predict their discrete characteristics, i.e., occurrence, duration, a...
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Climate change has caused droughts to increase in frequency and severity worldwide, which has attracted scientists to create drought prediction models to mitigate the impacts of droughts. One of the most important challenges in addressing droughts is developing accurate models to predict their discrete characteristics, i.e., occurrence, duration, a...
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The community’s well-being and economic livelihoods are heavily influenced by the water level of watersheds. The changes in water levels directly affect the circulation processes of lakes and rivers that control water mixing and bottom sediment resuspension, further affecting water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Thus, these considerations have mad...
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Hydrological soil group is essential to soil information for several fields of modeling and applications. This information can affect suitable environmental, agricultural, and hydrological development. Laboratory analysis for soil sampling cannot efficiently provide the needed information because these analyses are commonly costly, timeconsuming, a...
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Accurate forecasting techniques for a stochastic pattern of water demand are essential for any city that faces high variability in climate factors and a shortage of water resources. This study was the first research to assess the impact of climatic factors on urban water demand in Iraq, which is one of the hottest countries in the world. We develop...
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Spatio-temporal analysis for Urban Growth patterns is vital for city management and planning. Nowadays, AL-Hilla city is challenged lack of reliable urban datasets for urban sprawl management and planning. It suffered from a massive fragmentation of agricultural lands and orchards after 2003 and their transformation and conversion into residential...
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Groundwater depletion is an emerging problem worldwide due to changes in climate and an increase in urbanization. Two significant water-bearing formations, the Oligocene-aged Nari and the Miocene-aged Gaj, were utilized as a case study exposed near Karachi, Pakistan. Groundwater budgeting was performed through a classical equation. The inflow of gr...
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Groundwater depletion is an emerging problem worldwide due to changes in climate and an increase in urbanization. Two significant water-bearing formations, the Oligocene-aged Nari and the Miocene-aged Gaj, were utilized as a case study exposed near Karachi, Pakistan. Groundwater budgeting was performed through a classical equation. The inflow of gr...
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Determining the aeration efficiency of the stepped spillways is important because the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) concentration helps indicate the water quality. This study investigated the effects of varying step shape and chute slope on the aeration efficiency for stepped spillways. The measured parameters were DO, the inception point of the free surfa...
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Evolving groundwater vulnerability from DRASTIC to modified DRASTIC methods helps choose the most accurate areas that are most delicate toward pollution. This study aims to modify DRASTIC with land use and water quality index for groundwater vulnerability assessment in the Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin, NE/Iraq. The Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin groundwate...
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Evolving groundwater vulnerability from DRASTIC to modified DRASTIC methods helps choose the most accurate areas that are most delicate toward pollution. This study aims to modify DRASTIC with land use and water quality index for groundwater vulnerability assessment in the Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin, NE/Iraq. The Halabja-Khurmal sub-basin groundwate...
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Methane (CH 4 ), and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) are only a few of the greenhouse gases that are significantly produced by humans and are found in landfills. This study presents an application of the Land GEM model to determine the environmental loads of dumping waste sites gases released from the landfill in Al-Hillah city, Iraq. The expected quantity...
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Mixed data is a combination of continuous and categorical variables and occurs frequently in fields such as agriculture, remote sensing, biology, medical science, marketing, etc., but only limited work has been done with this type of data. In this study, data on continuous and categorical characters of 452 genotypes of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) w...
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Covalent and non-covalent nanofluids were tested inside a circular tube fitted with twisted tape inserts with 45° and 90° helix angles. Reynolds number was 7000 ≤ Re ≤ 17,000, and thermophysical properties were assessed at 308 K. The physical model was solved numerically via a two-equation eddy-viscosity model (SST k-omega turbulence). GNPs-SDBS@DW...
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Fluoride contamination in water is a key problem facing the world, leading to health problems such as dental and skeletal fluorosis. So, we used low-cost multifunctional tea biochar (TBC) and magnetic tea biochar (MTBC) prepared by facile one-step pyrolysis of waste tea leaves. The TBC and MTBC were characterized by XRD, SEM, FTIR, and VSM. Both TB...
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Water level (WL) forecasting has become a difficult undertaking due to spatiotemporal fluctuations in climatic factors and complex physical processes. This paper proposes a novel hybrid machine learning model based on an artificial neural network (ANN) and the Marine Predators algorithm (MPA) for modeling monthly water levels of the Tigris River in...
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Juniperus macropoda is the only tree species of a cold desert ecosystem that is experiencing high anthropogenic pressure and has a poor regeneration status due to harsh environmental conditions. Due to the limited distribution of Juniperus macropoda in this region, the species have remained largely unexplored in terms of understanding the distribut...
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Air pollution is one of humanity's most critical environmental issues and is considered contentious in several countries worldwide. As a result, accurate prediction is critical in human health management and government decision-making for environmental management. In this study, three artificial intelligence (AI) approaches, namely group method of...
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Accurate streamflow prediction is significant when developing water resource management and planning, forecasting floods, and mitigating flood damage. This research developed a novel methodology that involves data pre-processing and an artificial neural network (ANN) optimised with the coefficient-based particle swarm optimisation and chaotic gravi...
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Air pollution is one of humanity's most critical environmental issues and is considered contentious in several countries worldwide. As a result, accurate prediction is critical in human health management and government decision-making for environmental management. In this study, three artificial intelligence (AI) approaches, namely group method of...
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Freshwater resources present in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) supply water to Pakistan's irrigation. Half of the annual water discharge in the UIB is contributed from the glacier and snow-fed basins in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalaya (HKH) region, and it is currently under the threat of climate change. Therefore, it is very necessary to study...
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The present research was carried out to investigate the behavior of radon (222Rn) concentrations over the carbonate and evaporite sequences and to assess the related health hazards. A total of 50 points from three different stratigraphic units, namely, the Bahadurkhel Salt, Jatta Gypsum, and the Kohat Formation of the Eocene age, were analyzed for...
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Using a thermally stratifed water-based nanofuid and a permeable stretching sheet as a simulation environment, this research examines the impact of nanoparticle aggregation on MHD mixed convective stagnation point fow. Nanoparticle aggregation is studied using two modifed models: the Krieger–Dougherty and the Maxwell–Bruggeman. The present problem’...
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Although heavy metals are typically found in trace levels in natural waterways, most of them are hazardous to human health and the environment, even at extremely low concentrations. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials have gained great attention among researchers as a sustainable route to addressing water pollution. Researchers focus on developing nov...
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: Although heavy metals are typically found in trace levels in natural waterways, most of them are hazardous to human health and the environment, even at extremely low concentrations. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials have gained great attention among researchers as a sustainable route to addressing water pollution. Researchers focus on developing...
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The land surface temperature (LST) pattern is regarded as one of the most important in�dicators of the environmental consequences of land use/land cover change. The possible contribu�tion of land surface to the warming phenomenon is being investigated by scientists across the world. This research focuses on variations in surface temperature and urb...
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The land surface temperature (LST) pattern is regarded as one of the most important indicators of the environmental consequences of land use/land cover change. The possible contribution of land surface to the warming phenomenon is being investigated by scientists across the world. This research focuses on variations in surface temperature and urban...
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Modelling drought is vital to water resources management, particularly in arid areas, to reduce its effects. Drought severity and frequency are significantly influenced by climate change. In this study, a novel hybrid methodology was built, data preprocessing and artificial neural network (ANN) combined with the constriction coefficient‐based parti...
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Biochar is a carbon-based substance made by the pyrolysis of organic waste. The amount of biochar produced is determined by the type of feedstock and pyrolysis conditions. Biochar is frequently added to the soil for various reasons, including carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas mitigation, improved crop production by boosting soil fertility, remov...
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Biochar is a carbon-based substance made by the pyrolysis of organic waste. The amount of biochar produced is determined by the type of feedstock and pyrolysis conditions. Biochar is frequently added to the soil for various reasons, including carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas mitigation, improved crop production by boosting soil fertility, remov...
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Dam projects require comprehensive studies and a careful implementation process; thus, the causes of the possible failure, during the construction or operation of dams, should be thoroughly investigated. Specifically, geotechnical analysis of seepage, static stability, and seismic stability is essential to be evaluated. Earthquakes shaking imposes...