Salwan Ali Abed

Salwan Ali Abed
University of Al-Qadisiyah | UAQ · Environmental Science

Ph.D. Environmental Science

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Introduction
Salwan Ali Abed Al-Hamzawi currently works at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Al-Qadisiyah. Salwan does research in Ecology. Their current project is 'Birds of Iraqi Marshes .'
Additional affiliations
December 2017 - January 2019
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2017 - January 2018
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Position
  • PostDoc Position
March 2012 - June 2017
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
November 2011 - January 2015
University of Al-Qadisiyah
Field of study
  • Ecology

Publications

Publications (90)
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Urban areas are mostly heterogeneous due to settlements and vegetation including forests, water bodies and many other land use and land cover (LULC) classes. Due to the overwhelming population pressure, urbanization, industrial works and transportation systems, urban areas have been suffering from a deficiency of green spaces, which leads to an inc...
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Accepting the fact that there is a huge number of virus particles in food that lead to several infectious diseases, eliminating of the foodborne virus from food is tangible. In 2020, the appearance of new SARS-CoV-2 variants had remarked the importance of food safety in our lives. Detection virus is a dynamic domain. Recently, many papers have trie...
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The development of the food industry, along with the protection of water and energy resources, is crucial for sustainable economic growth and human well-being. Water, energy and food nexus approaches can help reduce food waste and other resources by adopting policies and regulations based on comprehensive information and Nexus that promote the use...
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Surface water and groundwater are significant for population and other activities due to the decreasing surface water flow toward Iraq. Therefore, there is a need to analyze groundwater’s quality and classification and its applicability as an alternative in various human activities in the study area. This study utilized the groundwater quality inde...
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In this study, the appropriate locations for the landfill space in Afak Qadhaa determined by integrating geographic information system (GIS) and analysis decision (MCDA), additionally by implementing these methods that lead to integrated environmental management, which is required in order to take into account all components and processes in the en...
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While conducting intensive field surveys in different locations of various habitats in Iraq arranged by the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain and the Iraqi Organization for Conservation of Nature (IOCN), some considerable observations on birds and their habitats in various locations were made. This included adding...
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Greater Painted-snipe (or Greater Painted Snipe) Rostratula benghalensis is medium-sized wader that inhibits the wetland habitats in Africa and south and southeast Asia. Despite of its English name, Greater Painted-snipe does not belong to the true Gallinago taxa. The female in this species is the colourful mate while the male brownish with pale sp...
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Rapid urbanization, pollution, and increasing water consumption together with climate change necessitated to process of more effective measurement, management, and decision mechanisms on regional water resources. The concept of water footprint (WF) is a parameter that has been introduced to the scientific literature in recent years similar to the e...
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Extreme climatic conditions and natural hazard-related phenomenon have been affecting coastal regions and riverine areas. Floods, cyclones, and climate change phenomena have hammered the natural environment and increased the land dynamic, socio-economic vulnerability, and food scarcity. Saltwater intrusion has also triggered cropland vulnerability...
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In this research, agricultural waste was used as effective, environmentally friendly and inexpensive adsorbents one type of agricultural waste such as orange peels ( NOP) to remove Disperse Blue 183 dye from its aqueous solution in this study using three kind Natural orange peels ( NOP), Activated Carbon Orange Peels (ACOP) and Acid-Activated Carbo...
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The removal of reactive blue 49 dye on a bio-sorbent material for Natural lemon peels(NLP) and Acid-activated carbon for lemon peels(AACLP) from aqueous solutions was studied. Preparation of activated carbon for lemon peels(AACLP) by Calcinations at temperature (300°C) for one hour and chemical activation by phosphoric acid. Study different paramet...
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Pomegranate peels are considered as solid agricultural residues that were used as adsorbent materials, very effective in get rid of brilliant yellow Dye from aqueous solution after converting it to Acid-Activated Carbon by phosphoric acid. The surface properties were studied through the use of (FTIR ) and (FESEM) techniques. Several factors affect...
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In this research, it was approved to use available environmentally friendly and low cost absorbent materials such as un-activated watermelon peels (WP) as an ideal surface to remove methylene blue (MB) dye from aqueous solution. That watermelon peels un-activated, the ability to be recycled and used again, by washing it (water, acid and base). Usin...
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In this research, the efficiency of activated carbon prepared from the leaves of a perennial plant called Malva parviflora plant (MPP) to remove Maxillon Blue GRL and Disperse Blue 183 dyes from aqueous solution was studied. The preparation process was carried out in three ways, firstly, using the leaves of the plant without any chemical treatment...
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Recently, the adsorption process relied on the use of low-cost, available and eco-friendly materials to reduce costs. Pomegranate peels(PPs) have been used as environmental and inexpensive bio-sorbent material to remove dye (brilliant yellow) from aqueous solution. characterization of Pomegranate peels(PPs) via two techniques like FTIR, FESEM to an...
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Evaluation of water quality is important for the management of water resources. The current study is focused on water quality data monitoring analysis. of the Tigris River in Iraq by the application of the principal component analysis (PCA), cluster analysis (CA), and water quality index (WQI). Twelve water quality parameters were taken from 14 sta...
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Climate change impacts on Earth's atmosphere have caused drastic changes in the environment of most regions of the world. The Middle East region ranks among the worst affected of these regions. This has taken forms of increasing atmospheric temperatures, intensive heat waves, decreased and erratic precipitation and general decline in water resource...
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A field survey has been conducted for the study area using the Global Positioning System (GPS) and geological and geomorphological maps of the area. The study area is one of the important areas in Iraq characterized by scarce water resources. The purpose of the study is to determine the hydro-chemical processes and their relationship to groundwater...
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The global interest of the water bodies due to the water scarcity crisis encourages researchers to study the details water environment in different aspects. Consequently, this study objective to evaluate the water quality in the Euphrates River through adopted 11 physicochemical parameters measured at 16 locations during the 3 years (2009–2011) for...
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The Near Eastern wetlands are the vast marshes of southern Iraq (alahwār) in the lower Mesopotamian region, an impression shaped tectonically as a consequence of the Arabian plate being subducted beneath the Iranian or Eurasian plate. These are considered famous among the lower lands in the Middle East. These wetlands covered in 1970 an estimated a...
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The current study aims to shading light on the most important hotspot in Hor Al-Dalmaj, southern Iraq As a result of increased human growth, over-hunting of birds, and ongoing threats to the ecosystem, there is an urgent need to identify Habitat selection through Fauna in Hor Delmaj, as they are the most threatened by hunters, and it serves as a st...
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Iraq currently undergoing the problem of water shortage, although Iraq has two Rivers (Euphrates and Tigris) pass throughout most of its areas, and they have represented a major source of water supply. In the current research, to evaluate the quality of the Euphrates river in Iraq based on the values of total dissolved salts (TDS), the TDS concentr...
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In this study, Al-Hillah Textile Factory, in Al-Hillah city-Iraq follows to State Company for Textile Industries was selected to study the intensity of noise in 2014. Measurements of the noise level were carried out in different workshops for each of the production stages including the spinning machinery workshop (parts 1 and 2), the rotating machi...
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Plants are important toxicity markers as well as important foods for both humans and animals, so this analysis aimed to identify trace element contaminants in some of the ALGhatara River water, and the soil and plant life in the district of Al-Shafieiah on both sides of the river. There was nickel in the soil, and the nickel concentration was 3.46...
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Multivariate statistical techniques including correlation, principal component analysis (PCA), and cluster analysis (CA) were applied in this study to assess the groundwater hydrochemistry of the North Dhi-Qar Province, South of Iraq. The water samples were taken from 16 water wells in the period from January to October 2020 and ten water variables...
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As a consequence of higher human growth, urbanization, and persistent threats to the environment, there is an urgent need to monitor some ecological disruption and climate change in Hor Al-Al-Dalmaj, which serves as a rest stop for thousands of migratory birds. Research scientific period August 2020 to March 2021, ecological research was conducted...
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An invasive species can be any kind of living organism that is not originally native to an area or ecosystem. These species can harm the environment, the economy, or even human health, the matter that necessitates their studying and monitoring. The current study has focused only on the alien invasive species and excluded the invasive species of nat...
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Plants are important toxicity markers as well as important foods for both humans and animals, so this analysis aimed to identify trace element contaminants in some of the ALGhatara River water, and the soil and plant life in the district of Al-Shafieiah on both sides of the river. There was nickel in the soil, and the nickel concentration was 3.46...
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The area of Teeb and the surrounding areas located at Southeastern Iraq is well known of its ecosystem diversity that includes series of heights and cliffs, shrubby and bushy plains, flat alluvial areas, seasonal marshes and waterbodies; in addition to two large seasonal rivers: Teeb and Dweireej. Such a rich topographical diversity has created the...
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This chapter (Ch. 19) sheds light on the importance of the marshes of southern Iraq (Ahwar) for the birds on the national, regional, and global levels. Based on updated data and information, this work has focused on the threatened and conservation concern bird species in Ahwar.
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In this study, Al-Hillah Textile Factory, in Al-Hillah city-Iraq follows to State Company for Textile Industries was selected to study the intensity of noise in 2014. Measurements of the noise level were carried out in different workshops for each of the production stages including the spinning machinery workshop (parts 1 and 2), the rotating machi...
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The study was carried out on Hor Al-Dalmaj in Al-Diwaniyah Governorate, this study included assessing the concentration of heavy elements (lead, cadmium and copper) in two types of birds. swamphens and moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus and Porphyrio alleni). The results of measurement of the concentration of heavy elements are shown, the highest averag...
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An environmental study was conducted in Hor Al-Dalmaj in order to determine some heavy metals in two plant species. The study period started from summer 2019 to winter 2020 included measuring the concentration of three heavy elements, (lead, cadmium and copper) for two types of aquatic plants ( Phragmites australis and Syllibium marianum ), for two...
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The Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) surveys conducted by Nature Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Environment from 2005 to 2011, followed by surveys by the Iraqi Organization for Conservation of Nature (IOCN), have greatly increased our knowledge of the ornithological diversity of the Mesopotamian Marshes in southern Iraq.
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There is a shortage of water and increasing demand for food in Iraq and other areas of the world will be difficult to meet in the future. Because agriculture is the primary consumer of water, without savings in consumption and precise knowledge of the actual need for water to irrigate important crops, food security cannot be guaranteed. Water footp...
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Tigris River is a major source to supply water for a big part of Iraq. Lately, Iraq has experienced water shortage problems such as variability in climate and the building of huge dams in the upstream countries (Turkey and Iran). In this work, the total dissolved salts (T.D.S.) were measured at fourteen sites on the Tigris River in two periods of t...
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Sooty Falcon Falco concolor is small to medium-sized, greysh, migrant Falcon, breeds mainly in islands’ cliffs around Arabia and inland in Libya and Egypt, and migrates to east Africa. This species in classified as Vulnerable (VU) in the IUCN Red List. During one of the regular surveys conducted by the Iraqi Organization for Conservation of Nature...
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This book highlights the natural and cultural aspects of Ahwar of southern Iraq, and Chapter 19 is dedicated on highlighting the importance of the Ahwar for the birds on the national, regional, and global level.
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Insufficiency of water resources in the Middle East Region represents vital factors that influence the stability of the region and its progress. Expectations indicate that the condition will be dimmer and more complicated, especially in Iraqi territory. Iraq, which is situated in the Middle East, it covers an area of 433,970 square kilometers and p...
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The climate of Iraq is of the subtropical semi-dry type; however, the country was rich in water resources until a few decades ago. The climate change, the construction of many dams on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the neighboring countries, wasting water, and mismanagement caused water shortages. Now, there is a need to decrease consumption, g...
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Drinking water disinfection has been one of the biggest advances in public health. However, animal studies have suggested that when tested at high concentrations, certain disinfection byproducts disinfection (DBPs) in drinking water can cause an increased incidence of cancer and reproductive effects. In this study, sixty male white mice were kept u...
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Dalmaj area, or Hor Ad-Dalmaj wetlands, is considered as one of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Iraq and the Middle East region due to various ecological values and richness in species and habitat diversity. Dalmaj area includes a wide spectrum of habitats that ranges of wetlands: open-water lake, reed-beds mars...
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Microplastics pollutants in sediment have been notified in freshwater and estuaries from different countries.However, microplastics abundance, distribution, and polymer types in surface sediment from Euphrates River were reported for the first time. Microplastics were found in all sediment sites along the river, and abundance ranging from 29.6 to 1...
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Freshwater ecosystems have been studied across the world as an effective tool for better understanding of the relationship between biotic and abiotic factors; however, no much attention to ecological studies has been given to reveal biodiversity of Iraqi freshwaters. All of which is due to relying on classical methods of assessment of freshwaters,...
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Heavy metals and physical-chemical parameters in surface sediment were collected from twelve sites in the Euphrates river, Iraq, during October, and November of 2018. The high level of Cd and Pb concentrations were recorded in Basrah city and the highest Zn concentration was found in Shamiyah city, in case the Cu level was high in Kafel city. The p...
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The amounts of clean waters on our planet are limited by global climate change, growing population, and pollutant rates. Therefore it is important to use more effective water management strategies. The methodology of water footprint (WF) analyzes, directly and indirectly, the blue, green and gray components of water (consumed and polluted). It is a...
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The current study was conducted to determine the quality of the water of Al-Sabil River in Al-Shinafiya district, Province of Al-Diwaniyah, for the period from September 2018 to August 2019. Three sites were selected along the river, a quantitative and qualitative study of the diatoms as well as its indices to assess the quality of water in the riv...
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Alexandrine Parakeet is a medium-sized parakeet species that inhabit South and Southeast Asia to Pakistan Psittacula eupatria and India. Parakeets, including Alexandrine Parakeet, are well-known cage-bird worldwide, and the escapes from captivity might be the key reason for their recent expansions out of their natural range such as the Middle East...
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Water quality evaluation is fundamental for water resources management. Water quality index (WQI) is an accurate and easily understandable method for assessing water quality for different purposes. In this study, the Iraqi water quality index (Iraq WQI) was constructed to be used to evaluate the Iraqi rivers for drinking. For this purpose, some sta...
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This study was conducted to measure the concentrations of four trihalomethane compounds (THMs) in raw, treated, and drinking water of seven water purification plants and the residential neighborhoods nearby in Baghdad. About 350 samples gathered between January and October 2017 and analyzed by the gas chromatography method. Results showed that THM...
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This study was conducted to measure the concentrations of four trihalomethane compounds (THMs) in raw, treated, and drinking water of seven water purification plants and the residential neighborhoods nearby in Baghdad. About 350 samples gathered between January and October 2017 and analyzed by the gas chromatography method. Results showed that THM...
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Over the period of 2015-2020, and during the series of the field surveys arranged and conducted by the Iraqi Organization for Conservation of Nature (IOCN) in various locations and habitats in Iraq, IOCN team had the opportunity to survey various areas within Iraq in different seasons where new observations of bird species were made as the first re...
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This study sought to define the metals bioaccumulation from street dust in Baghdad, Iraq for the first time. The samples were collected that research the levels, sources, and health hazard model Cd, Cr, Zn and Cu. The geo accumulation Index (Igeo) found that the contamination level for Cd was moderately to strongly polluted in Karada, Jihad and Kin...
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The current paper discusses a number of recent records of White-faced Whistling Ducks in Iraq, which have mostly been reported by hunters and was investigated by the IOCN. The provenance of these birds is unclear; they may relate to escapes from captivity, which may now be breeding in the wild, or to genuine wild birds.
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Growing populations, socioeconomic development, the pollution of rivers, and the withdrawal of fresh water are all signs of increasing water scarcity, and with 85% of global use, agriculture is the biggest freshwater user. The water footprint (WF) and virtual water (VW) are concepts used recently for freshwater resources assessment. The WF reflects...