Imran Sajid

Country of current residence


Degrees / expertise

M.Sc (Agricultural Structures and Irrigation)

B.Sc (Civil Eng, dept. of Hydraulic Structures)

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Bernhard Tischbein


Sajid, I., B. Tischbein, C. Borgemeister and M. Flörke.  2022.  Performance Evaluation and Water Availability of Canal Irrigation Scheme in Punjab Pakistan.  Water, 14 (3)   : 405-   . (Open Access)   Further Information

2021  2021.  Reducing the Water Footprint of the Global Cotton-Textile Industry towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Further Information


Büyüktaş K., Tezcan A., Sajid I ., Büyükkök S.  2017.  Analysis of the flow characteristics of energy dissipating structures in dam spillways by CFD method.  ISSN 1732-5587 , . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Water resources (management)
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
Research projects

InoCottonGROW project


M.Sc (Agricultural Structures and Irrigation)

B.Sc (Civil Eng, dept. of Hydraulic Structures)


Water Resource Management and Development

Funding institutions

DAAD, and Fiat Panis Foundation

Thesis title

Options to improve irrigation efficiency and productivity in Punjab Pakistan

Thesis abstract

Punjab canal irrigation scheme considers one of the biggest continues irrigation system in the world. Yet the present irrigation system is almost hundred years old with deteriorated infrastructures that resulted in low performance. This research addresses social, technical and institution problems of the existing canal irrigation system’s efficiency at Mungi distributary canal command area in Punjab Pakistan. Also we assessed the best on-farm water management interventions focused on cotton (highly water demanding crop) in context of the existing water rights (Warabandi principles in which surface water is distributed in 7 day fixed rotation to farmers proportional to land size) that cannot be changed in near and far future. Two years (2019 and 2020) of fieldwork has been conducted in Mungi area to collect primary and secondary data. AquaCrop model was calibrated and validated for each cultivation method of cotton such as drip, raised bed-furrow, ridge bed-furrow, flood basin and conventional furrow. Irrigation scheduling scenarios developed for each irrigation method separately under current practice and Warabandi irrigation planning. Moreover, survey of stakeholders(farmers, academicians, officials) conducted to prioritize different water management interventions in the area and upscale it from field to distributary canal level. The main expected output of the study is to provide irrigation scheduling as a tool to introduce flexible irrigation in a changing environment at lower scale (farm) and to embed irrigation in the overall agri-eco-socio system.


Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Bernhard Tischbein

Former Junior Researcher

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