Dr. Irina Forkutsa

Country of current residence

Germany

Current position

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Current institute employer

Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU)

Since

2011

Website current institute
Office address

Senckenbergstrasse 3 35390 Giessen

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Researcher (in Hydrology) at Boise State University, USA

Awards

Special award of Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan for distinguished students in 1998

Skills

Computer knowledge: Windows, MS Office, Surfer 7.0, HYDRUS-1D (advanced user), CROPWAT, SHAW. Some knowledge of RETC, ArcView GIS 3.2, SWAT (beginner).

Profession

Agricultural Engineer

Specialisation

Water management, irrigation, vadose zone water flow modeling

Degrees / expertise

BSc and MSc from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

PhD in Agriculture. University of Bonn, Germany

Professional experience

Unsaturated and saturated zones water and solute flow modeling; Quantifying scaling issues related to soil hydraulic properties; Water management at irrigated (cotton) fields

2008

Gribb, M., I. Forkutsa, A. Hansen, D. Chandler and J. McNamara.  2008.  The effect of various soil hydraulic property estimates on soil moisture simulations.  Vadose Zone J. , 8   : 321-331   . Further Information

2007

Ibrakhimov M., A. Khamzina , I. Forkutsa, G. Paluasheva, J.P.A. Lamers, B. Tischbein, P.L.G. Vlek and C. Martius..  2007.  Groundwater table and salinity: Spatial and temporal distribution and influence on soil salinization in Khorezm region (Uzbekistan, Aral Sea Basin).  Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 21 (3/4)   : 219-236   . Further Information

2006

Forkutsa, I.  2006.  Modeling water and salt dynamics under irrigated cotton with shallow groundwater in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information

2005

Forkutsa I. and R.Sommer.  2005.  Imprecise simulation of salt dynamic and balance – a Hydrus-1D flaw?.  In: Proceedings of Workshop on HYDRUS Applications 19 October, S.Torkzaban and S. M. Hassanizadeh (eds.), Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Further Information
Forkutsa I., R. Sommer, Yu. Shirokova and B. Tischbein.  2005.  Modeling multilayer water flow and solute transport in the rooting zone of irrigated cotton in Khorezm region of Uzbekistan.  In: Collected reports of the conference. International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 21st European Regional Conference Integrated Land and Water Resources Management: Towards Sustainable Rural Development, 15-19 May, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany), Słubice (Poland). Further Information

2004

Forkutsa I.  2004.  Model selection for water and salt balance estimation in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan. Proceedings of SANIIRI conference, Tashkent, Dec 2004 (in Rus). 
Forkutsa I. and J. Lamers.  2004.  Towards less input of water resources (In Russian). Local newspaper Khorazm hakikati (“Khorezm truth”). February, Urgench, Uzbekistan. 
Forkutsa I., Yu. Shirokova and B. Tischbein.  2004.  Using Hydrus-1D to develop guidelines for improved irrigation management in the Aral Sea Basin (Uzbekistan). DESERT*NET 2004: Desertification Research and Development in Germany – a Balance, 2–4 December, Bonn, Germany.  Further Information
Forkutsa I., Yu.Shirokova, B. Tischbein.  2004.  Using Hydrus-1D to develop guidelines for improved irrigation management in the Aral Sea Basin (Uzbekistan). DESERT*NET 2004, Bonn.  Further Information

2003

Balint B. E., I. Forkutsa and A. C. Reis de Freitas.  2003.  Indicators for the measurement of institutional performance concerning water management – The case of Uzbekistan and Ghana.  Further Information
Forkutsa I.  2003.  Study of water and salt balance to develop a model for irrigated cotton in Khorezm region conditions. 10th International Conference of students and young scientist on fundamental sciences Lomonosov – 2003, Moscow, April 2003 (in Rus). 

2000

Shirokova Yu., I. Forkutsa and N. Sharafutdinova.  2000.  Use of Electrical Conductivity Instead of Soluble Salts for Soil Salinity Monitoring in Central Asia.  Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 14 (3)   : 199-206   . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research countries
  • Uzbekistan
Professional experience
Unsaturated and saturated zones water and solute flow modeling; Quantifying scaling issues related to soil hydraulic properties; Water management at irrigated (cotton) fields
Degrees

BSc and MSc from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

PhD in Agriculture. University of Bonn, Germany

Thesis title

Modeling water and salt dynamics under irrigated cotton with shallow groundwater in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan

Irina Forkutsa

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

Office E-Mail:
irina.forkutsa(at)zeu.uni-giessen.de