PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Utah (2015)
Research Interests: Erfan Goharian's research interests include integrated water resources modeling and management, system analysis, system dynamics of food-energy-water nexus, and hydroinformatics. He has additional expertise related to hydrologic modeling, climate change impact assessment on water resources, and stormwater management. He is leading the research on integrated modeling and management of water resource systems in California as a part of UC WATER Security and Sustainability Research Initiative. He aims to develop a framework to model interactions among the major sectors of the water system (snow, mountain subsurface water, surface reservoirs, and groundwater systems) to achieve greater water security and sustainability in California. Beyond his technical background, he has experience working in collaborations across institutions and disciplinary boundaries (CI-Water Project and USAID Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water).