Dr. Usman Khalid Awan

Country of current residence


Current position

Groundwater Hydrologist

Current institute employer




Website current institute
Previous positions





Degrees / expertise

B.Sc Agricultural Engineering

M.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Engineering


Awan, U.K., Tischbein, B., Martius, C. 2015. Simulating groundwater dynamics using feflow-3d groundwater model under complex irrigation and drainage network of dryland ecosystems of central asia. Irrigation and Drainage, 64 (2): 283-296.


Ahmad, W., Fatima, A., Awan, U.K., Anwer A.A. 2014. Analysis of long term meteorological trends in the middle and lower Indus basin of Pakistan - A non-parametric statistical approach. Global and Planetary Change , 122: 282-291.
Awan, U.K., Ismaeel, A. 2014. A new technique to map groundwater recharge in irrigated areas using a SWAT model under changing climate. Journal of Hydrology, 519: 1368-1382 .
Awan, U.K., Tischbein, B., Martius, C. 2014. A GIS-based approach for up-scaling capillary rise from field to system level under soil–crop–groundwater mix. Irrigation Science , 32 (6): 449-458. Further Information
Liaqat U.W., Choi,M., Awan, U.K. 2014. Spatio-temporal Distribution of Actual Evapotranspiration in the Indus Basin Irrigation System. Hydrological Processes, DOI. 10.1002/hyp.10401 . Further Information


Awan, U.K., Tischbein, B., Martius, C. 2013. Combining hydrological modeling and GIS approaches to determine the spatial distribution of groundwater recharge in an arid irrigation scheme. Irrigation Science, 31 (4): 793-806. Further Information


Awan, U. K., M. Ibrakhimov, B. Tischbein, P. Kamalov, C. Martius, J.P.A. and Lamers. 2011. Improving irrigation water operation in the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River - current status and suggestions. Irrigation and Drainage, 605: 600-612. Further Information
Awan, U.K., B. Tischbein, C. Conrad, C. Martius, and M. Hafeez. 2011. Remote Sensing and Hydrological Measurements for Irrigation Performance Assessments in a Water User Association in the Lower Amu Darya River Basin. Water Resources Management, 2510: 2467-2485. Further Information


Awan, U. 2010. Coupling hydrological and irrigation schedule models for the management of surface and groundwater resources in Khorezm, Uzbekistan. Thesis at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Ecology and Development Series No. 73, ISBN 978-3-940124-24-1 Further Information

Research countries
  • Germany
  • Pakistan
  • Uzbekistan
Research topic
Combining Remote Sensing (RS), GIS and Hydrological Models for the management of land and water resources on regional basis
Research projects


Working groups

Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan).

A Pilot Project in Development Research

Professional experience

1.Lecturer, Deptt. of Irrigation and Draiange, University of Agricultural Faisalabad, Pakistan

2. Research Associate, Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad.


B.Sc Agricultural Engineering

M.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Engineering

Funding institutions

1. Higher Education Commission(HEC), Pakistan2. BMBF and 3. DAAD

Research affiliation

University of Agriculture Faisalabad, UNESCO, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany

Usman Khalid Awan

Former Senior Researcher