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Freshwater Flooding in Complex Urban, Natural, and Coastal Environments

Changes in climate such as increasing temperature and precipitation and increased urbanization have an impact on changes in freshwater runoff and flooding. This research aims to develop hydrologic models to predict stormwater flooding of inlands during extreme climate events. The fine spatial-scale information on flooding provide evacuation and adaptation guidelines to mitigate hazards from extreme climate events. The models help applied scientists, water managers, practitioners and policymakers predict future scenarios and formulate guidelines for building and infrastructure sustainability under a changing climate and environment. 

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Recent Publications

  1. *Huq, E. and Abdul-Aziz, O.I. (2021). “Climate and land cover change impacts on stormwater runoff in large-scale coastal-urban environments.” Science of The Total Environment, DOI:
  2. *Mahjabin, T. and Abdul-Aziz, O.I. (2020). “Trends in the magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfall regimes in Florida.” Water, 12(9), 2582;
  3. Abdul-Aziz, O.I. and *Al-Amin, S. (2015). “Climate, land use and hydrologic sensitivities of stormwater quantity and quality in a complex coastal-urban watershed.” Urban Water Journal, doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.991328.
  4. Wu, Y., Liu, S. and Abdul-Aziz, O.I. (2012). “Hydrological effects of the increased CO2 and climate change in the Upper Mississippi River Basin using a modified SWAT.” Climatic Change,110 (3-4): 977-1003, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0087-8.
  5. Abdul-Aziz, O.I. and Burn, D. H. (2006). “Trends and variability in the hydrological regime of the Mackenzie River Basin.” Journal of Hydrology, 319(1-4): 282-294.