Dr Behzad   Jamali
Research Associate

Dr Behzad Jamali

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, 2019, Monash University
  • MSc in Water Resources Management, 2011, University of Tehran
  • BSc in Water Engineering, 2009, University of Tehran

Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng
(+61 2) 9385 4376
Room 139 - Vallentine Annex, Building H22, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052


  • Journal articles | 2021
    Jamali B; Haghighat E; Ignjatovic A; Leitão JP; Deletic A, 2021, 'Machine learning for accelerating 2D flood models: Potential and challenges', Hydrological Processes, vol. 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14064
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fang H; Jamali B; Deletic A; Zhang K, 2021, 'Machine learning approaches for predicting the performance of stormwater biofilters in heavy metal removal and risk mitigation', Water Research, pp. 117273 - 117273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117273
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang K; Liu Y; Deletic A; McCarthy DT; Hatt BE; Payne EGI; Chandrasena G; Li Y; Pham T; Jamali B; Daly E; Fletcher TD; Lintern A, 2021, 'The impact of stormwater biofilter design and operational variables on nutrient removal - a statistical modelling approach', Water Research, vol. 188, pp. 116486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116486
    Journal articles | 2021
    Browne S; Lintern A; Jamali B; Leitão JP; Bach PM, 2021, 'Stormwater management impacts of small urbanising towns: The necessity of investigating the ‘devil in the detail’', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143835
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jamali B; Bach PM; Deletic A, 2020, 'Rainwater harvesting for urban flood management – An integrated modelling framework', Water Research, vol. 171, pp. 115372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2019.115372
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jamali S; Jamali B, 2019, 'Cascade hydropower systems optimal operation: implications for Iran's Great Karun hydropower systems', APPLIED WATER SCIENCE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13201-019-0939-3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jamali B; Bach PM; Cunningham L; Deletic A, 2019, 'A Cellular Automata Fast Flood Evaluation (CA-ffé) Model', Water Resources Research, vol. 55, pp. 4936 - 4953, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023679
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jamali B; Löwe R; Bach PM; Urich C; Arnbjerg-Nielsen K; Deletic A, 2018, 'A rapid urban flood inundation and damage assessment model', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 564, pp. 1085 - 1098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.064
    Journal articles | 2017
    Barron NJ; Kuller M; Yasmin T; Castonguay AC; Copa V; Duncan-Horner E; Gimelli FM; Jamali B; Nielsen JS; Ng K; Novalia W; Shen PF; Conn RJ; Brown RR; Deletic A, 2017, 'Towards water sensitive cities in Asia: An interdisciplinary journey', Water Science and Technology, vol. 76, pp. 1150 - 1157, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.287
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Deletic A; Zhang K; Jamali B; Charette-Castonguay A; Kuller M; Prodanovic V; Bach PM, 2019, 'Modelling to Support the Planning of Sustainable Urban Water Systems', in Mannina G (ed.), New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling, Springer International Publishing, pp. 10 - 19
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Tabatabaei SH; Khoshdooz N; Babazadeh H; Hosseinipour EZ; Shirani M; Jamali B; Talebi L, 2014, 'Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability in a Coastal Region Using DRASTIC and IM-DRASTIC models: Case study of Kish Island, Iran', in World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders - Proceedings of the 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, pp. 252 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413548.028



DP210103704 Urban flood modelling at speed and scale

Project Summary:  Frequent floods in urban areas cause damages comparable to extreme floods. This is likely to intensify with future urbanisation and climate change. Although Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) offers sustainable urban drainage solutions, there are no models that can select an optimal WSUD system to deliver on a set urban flood mitigation target. The project aims to develop a new generation of fast urban flood models and the-first-of-its-kind WSUD planning tool to support industry and governments to effectively reduce the urban flooding damages. The project outcomes are also applicable for advancing early warning systems and real-time control of floods. Award:$390,000