Fazlullah Akhtar

Research themes
  • Water resources
  • Environmental and climate change
Research countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Uzbekistan
Research topic
Water Availibility and Demand Analysis in Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan
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ZEF

Degrees

M.Sc (Land and Water Management)

B.Sc (Agri. Engineering)

Thesis title

Water Avaiability and Demand Analysis in the Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan

Thesis abstract

Water resources management and irrigated agriculture are fundamental to the well-being of the rural sector, the national economy, and hence overall poverty reduction in Afghanistan. The sustainability of the country’s water resources has, however, been severely affected in recent years due to various factors, not least because of inadequate water resources management. Improvements in this field, therefore, require a strategic approach to planning, guidance and investment.

A number of national and international organizations are presently engaged in the assessment of the current situation and strategy development for short, medium and long-term projects in the water sector, specifically for the rehabilitation of the irrigation systems in Afghanistan which has been ravaged by more than three decades of war and civil unrest. However, insufficient data and the relatively weaker institutional set up make it difficult to understand and assess the current water management situation in this region. Therefore a conscious effort is needed to collect all existing information and data and to supplement by modeling approaches according to requirements to guide the country’s water resources development plans and programs and to identify steps for maximizing the use of available water resources to enhance crop productivity, domestic consumption, industrial use and environmental sustainability.

The Proposed doctoral study focuses on the water availability and demand analysis in the Kabul River Basin in Afghanistan by integrating the satellite remote sensing techniques, GIS and Hydrological Modeling approaches.

 

Doctoral research funded by

DAAD

2016

Fazlullah Akhtar, Bernhard Tischbein, Usman Khalid Awan, Umar Waqas Liaqat. 2016. ESTIMATION OF ACTUAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION USING REMOTE SENSING BASED SURFACE ENERGY BALANCE SYSTEM AT THE DATA SCARCE KABUL RIVER BASIN OF AFGHANISTAN. Download [PDF | 550.26KB]
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2014

Tischbein, B., Awan, U.K., Akhtar, F., Kamalov, P., Manschadi, A M.. 2014. Improving irrigation efficiency in the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River. In: Lamers JPA, Khamzina A, Rudenko I, Vlek PLG (eds.): Restructuring land allocation, water use and agricultural value chains. Technologies, policies and practices for the lower Amudarya region. V&R unipress, Bonn University Press. 388. Further Information

2013

Akhtar F., B. Tischbein, U.K. Awan. 2013. Optimizing Deficit Irrigation Scheduling Under Shallow Groundwater Conditions in Lower Reaches of Amu Darya River Basin. Water Resources Management , 27 (8): 3165-3178. Further Information
Fazlullah Akhtar, Bernhard Tischbein, Usman Khalid Awan. 2013. Irrigation Application Efficiency in the Lower Reaches of the Amu Darya Basin. Download [PDF | 2.33MB]
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2012

Fazlullah Akhtar, Bernhard Tischbein, Usman Khalid Awan. 2012. Maize Yield Response to Deficit Irrigation Using the AquaCrop Model under Shallow Groundwater Conditions in Uzbekistan. Download [PDF | 1.60MB]
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2011

Fazlullah Akhtar, Bernhard Tischbein, Usman Khalid Awan. 2011. Using the AquaCrop Model to Optimize Deficit Irrigation Scheduling of Cotton in Uzbekistan. Download [PDF | 343.97KB]
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Fazlullah Akhtar

Junior Researcher

E-Mail:
fakhtar(at)uni-bonn.de

Phone:
+49-228-73-1897

Department:
ZEF c