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Sina’s research covers various aspects of water resources engineering including both surface water and groundwater. As a river engineer, he has been working on surface water hydrology to explore impacts of human-induced activities on the hydrological cycle including flood hazard assessment and flood risk mitigation using hydraulic and hydrological models. Moreover, he has been investigating SW-GW interactions using fully-integrated numerical models to understand and quantify temporal and spatial dynamics of salt and water, both in local and catchment scales under various scenarios. He is also interested in applications of geophysical data in hydrogeological modeling.

Research interests

Hydrogeology; SW-GW Interactions 

Hydrology: climate change and land-use change on dynamics of catchment hydrological cycle

River Engineering: flood hazard assessment and mitigation


Monash teaching commitment

CIV5881 Groundwater hydraulics

CIV5883 Surfacewater hydrology

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering), PhD, University of South Australia


Civil Engineering (River Engineering), MSc, Universiti Sains Malaysia


Water Engineering, BSc (Hons), Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources



  • land-atmosphere interaction
  • Hydrogeology
  • groundwater-dependent ecosystems
  • Water Resources
  • eco-hydrology

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Research Output 2007 2019

An ensemble decomposition-based artificial intelligence approach for daily streamflow prediction

Rezaie-Balf, M., Nowbandegani, S. F., Samadi, S. Z., Fallah, H. & Alaghmand, S., 6 Apr 2019, In : Water: an open access journal. 11, 4, 30 p., 709.

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Open Access

Daily river flow forecasting using ensemble empirical mode decomposition based heuristic regression models: application on the perennial rivers in Iran and South Korea

Rezaie-Balf, M., Kim, S., Fallah, H. & Alaghmand, S., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Hydrology. 572, p. 470-485 16 p.

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Forecasting daily solar radiation using CEEMDAN decomposition-based mars model trained by crow search algorithm

Rezaie-Balf, M., Maleki, N., Kim, S., Ashrafian, A., Babaie-Miri, F., Kim, N. W., Chung, I. M. & Alaghmand, S., 12 Apr 2019, In : Energies. 12, 8, 23 p., 1416.

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Open Access

Performance assessment of a laboratory scale prototype biofiltration system in tropical region

Hermawan, A. A., Talei, A., Leong, J. Y. C., Jayatharan, M., Goh, H. W. & Alaghmand, S., 2 Apr 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 7, 16 p., 1947.

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Open Access

River basin-scale flood hazard assessment using a modified multi-criteria decision analysis approach: a case study

Shadmehri Toosi, A., Calbimonte, G. H., Nouri, H. & Alaghmand, S., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Hydrology. 574, p. 660-671 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review