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Modeling hydrological response of intermittent catchments to rainfall variability and afforestation

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posted on 2020-10-03, 04:16 authored by ALI AZARNIVAND
While intermittent streams are distributed all around the world, there has been little focus on protecting them and understanding their hydrological behaviour. I developed a spatially distributed hydrological model of rural catchments with intermittent streamflow in south-west of Victoria. I applied the model to assess the impacts of rainfall frequency and land-use change on the water balance of seasonally dry regions. My study shows the important relationships between catchment topography and location of afforested areas, questioning the use of simple lumped models for the implementation of regulations to manage intermittent catchments.


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Principal supervisor

Edoardo Daly

Additional supervisor 1

Matteo Camporese

Additional supervisor 2

Sina Alaghmand

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering