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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. 

 

Teaching

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

Keywords

  • QE Geology
  • sediment analysis

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Research Output

Algorithm Design Based on Derived Operation Rules for a System of Reservoirs in Parallel

Zhao, Q., Cai, X. & Li, Y., May 1 2020, In : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 146, 5, 04020024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Development of reservoir operation functions in SWAT+ for national environmental assessments

    Wu, J., Yen, H., Arnold, J. G., Yang, Y. C. E., Cai, X., White, M. J., Santhi, C., Miao, C. & Srinivasan, R., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Hydrology. 583, 124556.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Feedback Between Reservoir Operation and Floodplain Development: Implications for Reservoir Benefits and Beneficiaries

    Wallington, K. & Cai, X., Apr 1 2020, In : Water Resources Research. 56, 4, e24524.

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  • Impacts of land use change and elevated CO2 on the interannual variations and seasonal cycles of gross primary productivity in China

    Jia, B., Luo, X., Cai, X., Jain, A., Huntzinger, D. N., Xie, Z., Zeng, N., Mao, J., Shi, X., Ito, A., Wei, Y., Tian, H., Poulter, B., Hayes, D. & Schaefer, K., Mar 9 2020, In : Earth System Dynamics. 11, 1, p. 235-249 15 p.

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