Shahram Khosrowpanah

Shahram KhosrowPanah Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Water Resources Engineering

Phone: 671-735-2694 (fax 734-8890) (GMT+10 hrs)
khosrow(weri) -

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
B.S. Irrigation, Rexaeh University
Registered Professional Civil Engineer
Certified master modeler for MWH Soft H2oMap and Haestad WaterCAD


Research Interests

Dr. Khosrowpanah's research encompasses applied and fundamental aspects of surface water hydraulics, watershed management, soil erosion and sedimentation. He is currently developing optimum operation scenarios for the water system in Saipan (CNMI). This includes developing a computer model to predict realistic residential and commercial water demands for the entire system. The model uses recent census population data, satellite imagery and ArcMap GIS applications. Dr. Khosrowpanah leads the Watershed Management Program and is developing best watershed management practices for Guam and the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. Hydrological parameters such as rainfall, streamflow, and turbidity have been collected for three watersheds to determine the impact of man's activities. Dr. Khosrowpanah also heads the Soil Erosion, Monitoring and Mitigation Program the current activities of which have recently developed a GIS based soil erosion model for the Ugum Watershed in Guam. This model integrates the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) with the ESRI GIS software package to predict the soil erosion potential within a watershed and identifies land areas with highest erosion potential. The model is currently used for determining the effectiveness of various vegetative cover schemes in reducing soil erosion and estimating the relative costs of applying these erosion prevention schemes.

Back to top ^