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Mazdak Arabi, PhD.


Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-4639   Office: Engineering Building A205H

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Hydrology
2.) Models, GIS, and Data

Areas of Interest

 Managment and PlanningNonpoint Source Pollution ControlSoil and Water ConservationWatershed Restoration and Management


Dr. Mazdak Arabi's research is primarily focused on development of decision support systems for management of water resources at the watershed scale. To make informed decisions at the watershed scale, policy makers should have the tools necessary to identify areas that are most vulnerable to erosion and contaminant transport, and subsequently assess tradeoffs between environmental and economic impacts of management actions. Dr Arabi has developed and demonstrated optimization-based approaches to facilitate development of watershed management plans that achieve water quality goals at significantly lower costs. He has published analytical and computational methods to support both deterministic and probabilistic evaluation of watershed-scale benefits of best management practices.