Erfan Goharian, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Unviersity of California, Davis

Dr. Goharian joined UC Water in January 2016 and resides with the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources and the Water Resources Management Research Group at UC Davis. He is leading the research on integrated modeling and management of water resource systems in California.
Erfan Goharian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and earned his Master’s degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran, in Civil/Water Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah in 2015 with his dissertation on performance and vulnerability assessment of integrated water resources systems. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and project reports, and has received multiple international awards and fellowships. Before joining UC Davis, he was a researcher in the CI-Water Project and USAID Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water. Erfan Goharian's research interests include integrated water resources modeling and management, system analysis, and hydroinformatics. He has additional expertise related to hydrologic modeling, climate change impact assessment on water resources, and stormwater management. Beyond his technical background, he has experience working in collaborations across institutions and disciplinary boundaries.


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