Kashif Mehmood

Research themes
  • Water resources (management)
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
Research countries
  • Pakistan

Water Resources Management

Funding institutions

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Fiat Panis Foundation

Thesis title

Assessment of water allocation using modelling approach considering groundwater dynamics in Irrigated Indus Basin-Pakistan

Thesis abstract

The apportionment of water of the Indus River System among the provinces of Pakistan is widely hailed as a historic agreement. This agreement (herein referred to as the Accord) was signed into effect in 1991. The 28-year-old document distributes surface water based on water allowances different for each canal command without taking into account the groundwater quality and quantity. The water allowances for different canal commands are not uniform and therefore, resulting in over-pumping (in areas with less water allowance) and waterlogging (in areas with higher water allowances). In this study, options will be derived to allocate water resources among the competing users (domestic, industry, agriculture and environment) considering the groundwater dynamics in the study area, environmental flow needed to conserve the ecosystem, population rise to ensure food security in the region and sustainability of accord in the long run.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Bernherd Tischbein


Mehmood, K., B. Tischbein, M. Flörke, M. Usman.  2022.  Spatiotemporal Analysis of Groundwater Storage Changes, Controlling Factors, and Management Options over the Transboundary Indus Basin.  Water, 14, 3254   : 20   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Kashif Mehmood, Tajammal Hussain.  2017.  Irrigation Pumping Systems.  Applied Irrigation Engineering. <a href="http://onlinebooks.uaf.edu.pk/Chapter.aspx?ChapId=78" target="_blank">http://onlinebooks.uaf.edu.pk/Chapter.aspx?ChapId=78</a>.   161-183.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF | 465.57KB]


Dr. M. Zaman, Guohua Fang, Kashif Mehmood, Muhammad Saifullah.  2015.  Precipitation and Temperature Trend Change of Xin-Fuchunjiang Watershed, China.  Volume 2015, Article ID 507936, 13 pages   : 1-13   . (Open Access)   Download [PDF | 3.55MB]
Junaid Nawaz Chauhdary , Allah Bakhsh , Niaz Ahmad and Kashif Mehmood.  2015.  Optimizing Chlorine Use For Improving Performance Of Drip Irrigation System Under Biologically Contaminated Water Source.  Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 52(3), 829-835 ; 2015   : 829-835   . Download [PDF | 539.67KB]

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads

Kashif-mehmood_ZEF.pdf [PDF | 164.20KB]

Kashif Mehmood

Junior Researcher


Ecology and Natural Resources Management