Ali Torabi Haghighi

Life originated from water

(The Noble Quran, 21:30)

Ali Torabi Haghighi


Post-doctoral Researchers
Water resources and environmental engineering

20 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 98 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 18 citations. The author has a h-index of 6.00. (Google Scholar)


At present, I am lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at University of Oulu. I hold a Ph.D. degree on Water Resources & Geo-environmental engineering from University of Oulu-Finland (2010-2014). My previous positions include visiting Researcher in University of California, Irvine, USA, manager of Dam and Irrigation project, manager of rehabilitation of dam and expert of stability, monitoring and operation of dams in Fars Regional Water Authority, Shiraz, Iran (1998-2009), lecturer in Islamic Azad University, Estahban, Iran (2002-2009). My research interests lie generally in the areas of water resources and more specifically in the study of Lake and river flow regime, Large-scale Hydrology, Cold climate hydrology, Environmental Flow assessment, Political and socio-economic aspects of water resource systems, Sustainable water resources development, Extreme hydrological events, River Engineering, Remote sensing in water resources, Dam and hydro-power operation and Geotechnical engineering.

Research interests

  • Lake and river flow regime
  • Large-scale Hydrology
  • Dam and hydro power operation
  • Political and socio-economic aspects of water resource systems
  • Remote sensing in water resources
  • River Engineering
  • Sustainable water resources development
  • Geotechnical engineering

Research groups

  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Selected publications

  • Hekmatzadeh, Ali Akbar; Zarei, Farshad; Johari, Ali; Torabi Haghighi, Ali (2018) Reliability analysis of stability against piping and sliding in diversion dams, considering four cutoff wall configurations. - Computers and geotechnics 98, 217-231 . [Original]
  • Haghighi, Ali Torabi; Kløve, Bjørn (2017) Design of environmental flow regimes to maintain lakes and wetlands in regions with high seasonal irrigation demand. - Ecological engineering 100, 120-129 . [Original]
  • Sadegh, Mojtaba; Majd, Morteza Shakeri; Hernandez, Jairo; Haghighi, Ali Torabi (2018) The quest for hydrological signatures : effects of data transformation on bayesian inference of watershed models. - Water resources management 32 (5), 1867-1881 . [Original]
  • Ashraf, Faisal Bin; Torabi Haghighi, Ali; Marttila, Hannu; Kløve, Bjørn (2016) Assessing impacts of climate change and river regulation on flow regimes in cold climate : A study of a pristine and a regulated river in the sub-arctic setting of Northern Europe. - Journal of hydrology 542, 410–422
  • Haghighi, Ali Torabi; Menberu, Meseret Walle; Aminnezhad, Mousa; Marttila, Hannu; Klöve, Björn (2016) Can lake sensitivity to desiccation be predicted from lake geometry?. - Journal of hydrology 539, 599-610 . [Original]
  • Fazel, Nasim; Torabi Haghighi, Ali; Kløve, Bjørn (2017) Analysis of land use and climate change impacts by comparing river flow records for headwaters and lowland reaches. - Global and Planetary Change 158, 47-56 . [Original]
  • Haghighi, Ali Torabi; Marttila, Hannu; Kløve Bjorn (2014) Development of a new index to assess river regime impacts after dam construction. - Global and Planetary Change 122, 186-196 . [Original]
  • Menberu, Meseret Walle; Haghighi, Ali Torabi; Ronkanen, Anna-Kaisa; Kvaerner, Jens; Klove, Bjorn (2014) Runoff curve numbers for peat-dominated watersheds. - Journal of hydrologic engineering 20 (4), 04014058
  • Torabi Haghighi, Ali; Klöve, Björn (2015) A sensitivity analysis of lake water level response to changes in climate and river regimes. - Limnologica 51, 118-130

Research visits

  • University of California-Irvine
    1.2.2016 to 31.7.2016