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Dr. Eyad Abushandi

Assistant Professor (Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering)

Office: Museum Building, Office 2.2B


I carry out research on surface hydrology for arid and semi-arid areas. Briefly, this work is mainly focused on flood modelling and management, where I developed and applied lumped and distributed hydrologic models for different climatic zones. In addition, I developed new methods to process satellite images to understand the impact of climate change and human fingerprints on increasing flood events. During the last twelve years, I participated in many hydrology related projects as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Consultant in Jordan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Furthermore, I continuously participate in organizing international research conferences.


The following are examples of my research topics:

  • 12/2019-06/2022: A Conceptual Framework for the Design of an Arid Urban Flood Estimation System.
    • Funding Organization: The Research Council, Oman
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 10/2021-12/2021: Shoreline Erosion Monitoring Using Drone and High-Resolution Imagery.
    • Funding Organization: Oman Environment Authority
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 06/2018-10/2018: Seawater Intake System Design, Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC).
    • Funding Organization: Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC), Dutch-Omani Cooperation
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 09/2018-04/2019: Early Warning System Design for Flash Flood in Sohar/Oman,
    • Funding Organization: The Research Council/ Oman
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 09/2017-08/2018: Research Project: Storm Drainage Network Design for Arid Catchment: Parameters and Considerations.
    • Funding Organization: The Research Council, Oman
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 04/2017-10/2017: Sustainable Power Production from Sea Waves, "Electro-Wave.
    • Funding Organization: Nama Company, Oman
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 09/2014-09/2016: Research Project: Risk Assessment and Management of Flash Floods in Wadi Al Laith and Yalamlam, Western Saudi Arabia.
    • Funding Organization: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
    • Co-Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 01/2014-09/2015: Research Project: Flash Floods Assessment and Management over Tabuk Area: Causes, Dangers and Solutions (Field Study).
    • Funding Organization: Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 1/2014-11/2015     Research Project: Impact of Wadis Morphology Changes on Flood Characteristics in Case of Flooding.
    • Funding Organization: Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia
    • Principal Investigator: Eyad Abushandi
  • 4/2014-11/2014 Developing an expert system for estimating construction projects cost in KSA.
    • Funding Organization: Hail University, Saudi Arabia.
    • Co-Investigator: Eyad Abushandi


I completed my Post Graduate Certificate for Higher Education (PGCHE) from Edge Hill University/ UK which designed to equip holders with the skills needed to provide high-quality education aligned with the Higher Education Professional Standards. I follow these standards in designing the modules I teach.

M.Sc. Program

  • ES7043: Hydrology and Groundwater Quality
  • ES7049: Practical Environmental Skills

B.Sc. Program

  • GLU33009: Hydrology and Groundwater Quality


Abushandi, E. and Manar Al Ajmi. 2022. Assessment of Hydrological Extremes for Arid Catchments: A Case Study in Wadi Al Jizzi, North-West Oman. Sustainability14, no. 21: 14028.

Abushandi, E. and Al Sarihi, M. 2022. Flash flood inundation assessment for an arid catchment, Case Study at Wadi Al Jizzi, Oman. Water Practice and Technology. Doi: 10.2166/wpt.2022.043

Abushandi E., 2022. Experimental Investigations of Open-Channel Flow and Velocity for the Development of a Predictive Tool from Laboratory scale to Real-World Large-Scale Applications. Water Science and Technology [in Press]

Abushandi E., Al Ajmi M. 2021. Assessment of Hydrological Extremes for Wadi Al Jizzi Arid Catchment, North-West Oman. Sustainability [in Press]

Abushandi E. 2021. Evidence of Improved Seawater Quality using a Slow Sand Filtration. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal Vol. 6, No. 2, 348-356 Doi: 10.25046/aj040000

Abushandi E. 2021. Assessment for Student Success: Delivering High-Quality Modules and Improving Educational Methods in Civil Engineering Program. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(2), 251. Doi: 10.36941/jesr-2021-0044

Abushandi E., Abualkishk A. 2020. Shoreline Erosion Assessment for Sohar Region: Measurements, Analysis, and Scenario. Scientific Report, 4;10(1):4048. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61033-y

Abushandi E. 2019. Critical Analyses of PBL and Students Learning Process. Sohar University Proceedings of 5th Teaching & Learning Conference. Editor: Abushandi, E., SSRN,

Abushandi E. 2017 Flood Water Management in Arid Regions, Case Studies: Wadi Al Jizzi, Oman, Wadi Abu Nsheifah, Saudi Arabia, and Wadi Dhuleil, Jordan. Book Chapter in Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions

Abushandi E. 2016. Dams Site Pre-Selection Using Micro-Scale GIS and Remote Sensing : a Case Study Abu Saba'a Area in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Water Science and Technology. Volume 74, issue 7,  doi: 10.2166/wst.2016.341.

Abushandi E. 2016. Flash Floods Simulation over Tabuk City/ Saudi Arabia using SCS and IHACRES Models, Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 9; 188. doi:10.1007/s12517-015-2192-x.

Abushandi E., Alatawi S. 2015. Dam Site Selection Using Remote Sensing Techniques and Geographical Information System to Control Flood Events in Tabuk City. Hydrol Current Res 6:189, doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000189

Alatawi S., Abushandi E. 2015. Evaluation of ASTER Satellite Imagery in Comparison with Topographic Map and GPS Datasets for Tracking Tabuk City Digital Elevation Model. J Earth Sci Clim Change. Volume 6, issue 257, doi:10.4172/2157- 7617.1000257.

Elfaki A., Al Atawi S., Abushandi E. 2014. Using Intelligent Techniques in Construction Project Cost Estimation: 10-year survey. Advances in Civil Engineering. Vol. 2014, Article ID 107926, doi:10.1155/2014/107926

Abushandi E., Merkel B. 2013. Modelling Rainfall Runoff Relations Using HEC-HMS and IHACRES for a Single Rain Event in Arid Region, Jordan. Water Resources Management Journal, Volume:27, Issue 7, doi:10.1007/s11269-013-0293-4

Abushandi E., Merkel B. 2011. Rainfall Estimation Over the Wadi Dhuliel Arid Catchment, Jordan from GSMaP_MVK+. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. Volume 8, doi:10.5194/hessd-8-1665-2011.

Abushandi E.,Merkel B. 2010. Application of IHACRES Rainfall-Runoff Model onto the Wadi Dhuliel Arid Catchment, Jordan. Journal of Water and Climate Change. Volume 2, issue 1, doi: 10.2166/wcc.2011.048.

Abushandi E., Merkel B. 2009. Spatial and Temporal Rainfall Variation Analyses for Arid Regions, Jordan. Book Chapter in MATGEOS