Usman Khalid Awan

Usman Khalid Awan
Groundwater Hydrologist

Awan is a groundwater hydrologist with ICARDA’s Water, Land Management and Ecosystems Research Program. He has led research projects in major river basins, including the Amu Darya and Syr Darya river basins in Central Asia, the Indus in Pakistan, and the Nile in Egypt. He has also worked on water resources management issues in the Murray Darling river basin in Australia, often used as a model basin management system because of its innovative approach to allocating water resources sustainably across multiple sectors. 

Dr. Awan is an expert in research project design, fundraising, and project management for multi-partner, multi-country water scarcity initiatives. He possesses advanced computer modeling, GIS, and remote sensing skills for water resources management. Before joining ICARDA, he was a groundwater hydrologist at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka.

Usman Khalid Awan's Publications

A phenology based geo-informatics approach to map land use and land cover (2003 - 2013) by spatial segregation of large heterogenic river basins
Impacts of changing climate and snow cover on the flow regime of Jhelum River, Western Himalayas
A new concept of irrigation response units for effective management of surface and groundwater resources - A case study from the multi-country Fergana valley, Central Asia.
Spatio-temporal Distribution of Actual Evapotranspiration in the Indus Basin Irrigation System
Simulating groundwater dynamics using FEFLOW groundwater model under complex irrigation and drainage network of dryland ecosystems of Central Asia
Knowledge on groundwater – A prerequisite for water management in Khorezm Abstract
Effective management of soil salinity – revising leaching norms
A GIS‑based approach for up‑scaling capillary rise from field to system level under soil–crop–groundwater mix
A new technique to map groundwater recharge in irrigated areas using a SWAT model under changing climate
Analysis of long term meteorological trends in the middle and lower Indus Basin of Pakistan—A non-parametric statistical approach