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Professor Ximing Cai is a research pioneer in integrated hydrologic-economic modeling for river basin management and water systems operations. His current research areas include coupled human-natural system analysis with an emphasis on human interferences in hydrological processes, water-energy-food system modeling especially in dry areas, and sustainable water resources management particularly in developing countries. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 peer-reviewed journal papers, three books and several monographs.  He currently serves as Editor for Water Resources Researchthe flagship journal of water resources, published by the American Geophysical Union, and on the editorial board of other major water journals.  He has received several awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award and best paper awards from Water International and the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.  He has worked as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations and other international agencies. 



Professor Cai teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water resources engineering, surface water hydrology and application of geographic information systems, and river basin management. 


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  • sediment analysis

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Research Output

  • Modeling Framework for Reservoir Capacity Planning Accounting for Fish Migration

    Xu, Z., Yang, Z., Cai, X., Yin, X. & Cai, Y., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 146, 3, 04020006.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Determining Inflow Forecast Horizon for Reservoir Operation

    Zhao, Q., Cai, X. & Li, Y., May 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 5, p. 4066-4081 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Extreme floods and droughts under future climate scenarios

    Markus, M., Cai, X. & Sriver, R., Aug 1 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 8, 1720.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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