Publications

University of Zimbabwe

Together with many colleagues and graduate students, I have researched and written about several aspects of water resources management, including institutional perspectives & water policy, transboundary waters & water allocation,  water resources modelling, water management for rain-fed agriculture (green water management), irrigation water management, and capacity development. This page, together with linked pages, provides an overview. See also my profile at Google Scholar.

Several papers have been published in open access journals and books. Also many of the papers have been published in PhD theses, which in the Dutch system are also open access (see the page of PhD fellows). However, in some cases copyright laws inhibit the full papers to be freely available. If you want access to the full papers, please contact me by sending an email or commenting at the bottom of this page.

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Kiptala, J., B. Laa, T. Hessels and P. van der Zaag, 2018c. An assessment of the value of an African landscape. The case of the Mara Basin, Kenya. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 107, 71–85 [10.1016/j.pce.2018.09.009]

Kiptala, J.K., Y.A. Mohamed, M.L. Mul, W. Bastiaanssen and P. van der Zaag, 2018b. Mapping ecological production and benefits from water consumed in agricultural and natural landscapes – a case study of the Pangani Basin. Remote Sensing 10(11), 1802 [doi:10.3390/rs10111802] [OPEN ACCESS]

Renner, T., S. Meijerink, P. van der Zaag, 2018b. Progress beyond policy making? Assessing the performance of Dutch-German cross border cooperation in Deltarhine. Water International 43(7), 996-1015 [10.1080/02508060.2018.1526562]

Saraiva Okello, A.M.L., I. Masih1, S. Uhlenbrook, G.P.W. Jewitt and P. Van der Zaag, 2018b. Improved process representation in the simulation of the hydrology of a meso-scale semi-arid catchment. Water 10(11), 1549 [doi:10.3390/w10111549] [OPEN ACCESS]

Yalew, S.G., T. Pilz, C. Schweitzer, S. Liersch, J. van der Kwast, A.van Griensven, M.L. Mul, C. Dickens, and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Coupling land-use change and hydrologic models for quantification of catchment ecosystem services. Environmental Modelling and Software 109, 315-328 [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.029]

Digna, R.F., M.E. Castro-Gama, P. van der Zaag, Y.A. Mohamed, G. Corzo and S. Uhlenbrook, 2018b. Optimal operation of the Eastern Nile system using Genetic Algorithm and Benefits distribution of water resources development. Water 10(7), 921 [doi:10.3390/w10070921] [OPEN ACCESS]

Ha Nguyen, T., I. Masih, Y.A. Mohamed and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Validating rainfall-runoff modelling using satellite-based and reanalysis precipitation products in the Sre Pok catchment, the Mekong River Basin. Geosciences 8(5), 164 [doi:10.3390/geosciences8050164] [OPEN ACCESS]

Kiptala, J., M.L. Mul, Y.A. Mohamed and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Multi-objective analysis of the green-blue water uses in a highly utilized basin. Case study of Pangani Basin, Africa. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(8): 05018010 [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000960]

Saraiva Okello, A., S. Uhlenbrook, G. Jewitt, I. Masih, E. Riddell and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Hydrograph separation using tracers and digital filters to quantify runoff components in a semi-arid meso-scale catchment. Hydrological Processes 32(10), 1334-1350 [doi:10.1002/hyp.11491]

Abdullah, Ali; Castro Gama, Mario; Popescu, Ioana; van der Zaag, Pieter; Karim, Usama; Al Suhail, Qusay, 2018. Optimization of water allocation in the Shatt al-Arab River under different salinity regimes and tide impact. Hydrological Sciences Journal 63(4), 646-656 [https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2018.1446213]

Digna, R.F.M.O., Y. Mohamed, P. van der Zaag, S. Uhlenbrook, G. Corzo, W. van der Krogt, 2018. Impact of water resources development on water availability for hydropower production and irrigated agriculture of the Eastern Nile Basin. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(5): 05018007 [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000912]

Gebremicael, T., Y.A Mohamed, P. van der Zaag and E.Y Hagos, 2018. Quantifying longitudinal land use change from land degradation to rehabilitation in the headwaters of Tekeze-Atbara Basin, Ethiopia. Science of the Total Environment 622-623, 1581-1589 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.034]

Kahsay, T.N., O. Kuik, R. Brouwer and P. van der Zaag, 2018. The transboundary impacts of trade liberalization and climate change on the Nile Basin economies and water resource availability. Water Resources Management 32 (3): 935–947 [doi:10.1007/s11269-017-1847-7]

 

Institutional perspectives & water policy

Kiptala, J., B. Laa, T. Hessels and P. van der Zaag, 2018c. An assessment of the value of an African landscape. The case of the Mara Basin, Kenya. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 107, 71–85 [10.1016/j.pce.2018.09.009]

Fanaian, S., S. Graas, Y. Jiang and P. van der Zaag, 2015. An ecological economic assessment of flow regimes in a hydropower dominated river basin: The case of the lower Zambezi River, Mozambique. Science of the Total Environment 505: 464–473 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.033]

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Transboundary waters & water allocation

Renner, T., S. Meijerink, P. van der Zaag, 2018b. Progress beyond policy making? Assessing the performance of Dutch-German cross border cooperation in Deltarhine. Water International 43(7), 996-1015 [10.1080/02508060.2018.1526562]

Digna, R.F., M.E. Castro-Gama, P. van der Zaag, Y.A. Mohamed, G. Corzo and S. Uhlenbrook, 2018b. Optimal operation of the Eastern Nile system using Genetic Algorithm and Benefits distribution of water resources development. Water 10(7), 921 [doi:10.3390/w10070921] [OPEN ACCESS]

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Water resources modelling

Saraiva Okello, A., S. Uhlenbrook, G. Jewitt, I. Masih, E. Riddell and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Hydrograph separation using tracers and digital filters to quantify runoff components in a semi-arid meso-scale catchment. Hydrological Processes 32(10), 1334-1350 [doi:10.1002/hyp.11491]

More…

Green water management

Yalew, S.G., T. Pilz, C. Schweitzer, S. Liersch, J. van der Kwast, A.van Griensven, M.L. Mul, C. Dickens, and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Coupling land-use change and hydrologic models for quantification of catchment ecosystem services. Environmental Modelling and Software 109, 315-328 [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.08.029]

Kiptala, J., M.L. Mul, Y.A. Mohamed and P. van der Zaag, 2018. Multi-objective analysis of the green-blue water uses in a highly utilized basin. Case study of Pangani Basin, Africa. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(8): 05018010 [doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000960]

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Irrigation management

Van der Zaag, P. and E. Rap, 2012. The pivotal role of canal operators in irrigation schemes: The case of the canalero. Irrigation and Drainage 61: 436–448 [doi:10.1002/ird.693]

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Capacity development

Jonker, L., P. van der Zaag, B. Gumbo, J. Rockström, D. Love, H.H.G. Savenije, 2012. A regional and multi-faceted approach to postgraduate water education – the WaterNet experience in Southern Africa. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16, 4225–4232 [doi:10.5194/hess-16-4225-2012] [OPEN ACCESS]

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Hwange waterhole, Zimbabwe (photo: Jochem van der Zaag)

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2 thoughts on “Publications

  1. Dear Sir,
    Feels very happy and nostalgic your academic records and your photographs. I am proud of being your student.
    Kind Regards, Subha

  2. Dear Pieter, Dear Subha
    First Pieter, congratulations for your webe page and for sharing important documents about water resources management. My name is Carlos Saavedra (Agricultura Engineer) I work in Bolivia in the subject of integrated watershed management. With our project we are looking in how make “sustainable” intervention (implementation of watershed projects) at microwatershed level. As such i would really appreciate the oportunity to review the Phd thesis entitled “Sustainable watershed management: illusion or reality” written Subha Vishnudas. If you could availabel a pdf format i will appreciated very much. best regards Carlos

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