Dr. Kaveh Madani

University of Central Florida, USA

Assistant Professor



2009 Ph.D., University of California,Civil and Environmental Engineering

2005 M.Sc., Lund University, Water Resources

2003 B.Sc., University of Tabriz, Civil Engineering-Hydraulic Engineering

Publications (Selected)

  1. Madani K. (2010) "Hydropower Systems Modeling: Developing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California", LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8383-6719-4.
  2. Madani K. (2010) "Towards Sustainable Watershed Management: Using System Dynamics for Integrated Water Resources Planning", VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN 978-3-639-18118-0.
  3. Madani K., Rheinheimer D., Elimam L., Connell-Buck C. (2011), “A Game Theory Approach to Understanding the Nile River Basin Conflict”, pp. 97-114, in “A Water Resource” Festschrift in honor of Professor Lars Bengtsson, Edited by: Person K. M., Division of Water Resources Engineering, No. 3253, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-7473-221-4.
  4. Medellin-Azuara J., Mirchi A., Madani K. (2011), "Water Supply for Agricultural, Environmental, and Urban Uses in California's Borderlands", in Agricultural Policies: New Developments", Edited by: Contreras L. M., Nova Science Publishers.
  5. Mirchi A., Watkins D. Jr., Madani K. (2010), "Modeling for Watershed Planning, Management, and Decision Making", in "Watersheds: Management, Restoration and Environmental Impact", Edited by: Vaughn J. C., Nova Science Publishers.
  6. Tanaka S. K., Connell C. R., Madani K., Lund J. R., Hanak E., Medellin-Azuara J. (2008), “The Economic Costs and Adaptations for Alternative Delta Regulations”, Technical Appendix F. to “Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta” by Lund, J., Hanak E., Fleenor W., Bennett W., Howitt R., Mount J., Moyle P., Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), San Francisco, California.
  7. Mirchi A., Madani K., Watkins D., Ahmad S. (2012), “Synthesis of System Dynamics Tools for Holistic Conceptualization of Water Resources Problems”, Water Resources Management, Vol. 26 (9), pp. 2421-2442, doi: 10.1007/s11269-012-0024-2.
  8. Madani K., Lund J. R. (2012), “California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conflict: from Cooperation to Chicken”, Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 138 (2): 90-99,
  9. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000164.
  10. Madani K., Dinar A. (2012), “Non-Cooperative Institutions for Sustainable Common Pool Resource Management: Application to Groundwater”, Ecological Economics, Vol. 74: 34-45, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.12.006.
  11. Guégan M., Uvo C. B., Madani K. (2012), “Developing a Module for Estimating Climate Warming Effects on Hydropower Pricing in California”, Energy Policy, Vol. 42: 261–271, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.11.083.
  12. Connell-Buck C. R., Medellin-Azuara J., Lund J. R., Madani K., (2011), “Adapting California’s Water System to Warm vs. Dry Climates”, Climatic Change, Vol. 109 (Suppl 1): S133-S149, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0302-7.
  13. Tanaka S. K., Buck-Connell C. R., Madani K., Medellin-Azuara J., Lund J. R., Hanak E. (2011), "Economic Costs and Adaptations for Alternative Regulations of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta", San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 9 (2): 1-28.
  14. Madani K., Hipel K. W. (2011), "Non-Cooperative Stability Definitions for Strategic Analysis of Generic Water Resources Conflicts", Water Resources Management, Vol. 25: 1949–1977, doi: 10.1007/s11269-011-9783-4.
  15. Madani K., Lund J. R. (2011), "A Monte-Carlo game theoretic approach for Multi-Criteria Decision Making under uncertainty ", Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 35 (5): 607-616, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.02.009.
  16. Madani K. (2011), "Hydropower Licensing and Climate Change: Insights from Game Theory", Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 34 (2): 174-183, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.10.003.
  17. Madani K., Lund J. R. (2012), “Innovative Modeling for Californian High Hydro”, International Water Power and Dam Construction, April 2012: 34-36.

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