Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Khalid Elnoor Ali Hassaballah

Date: 09 November 2020
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Online, not open to the public

Dissertation title: 

The impacts of land degradation on the hydrology and morphology of the Dinder and Rahad rivers, and interlinkage to the ecohydrology of the Dinder National Park, Sudan

Group: Water Engineering, IHE Delft
Promotor: Stephan Uhlenbrook
Co-promotor: Yasir Mohamed

Abstract:

This PhD research investigated the impacts of land degradation on the Dinder and Rahad hydrology and morphology, and interlinkage to the ecohydrology of the Dinder National Park (DNP) in Sudan. It used an ensemble of techniques to improve our understanding of the hydrology, river morphology and land use land cover changes in the basin. This included analysis of the long-term trend of the hydroclimatic variables, analysis of the land use and land cover changes, field measurements, rainfall-runoff modelling, GIS and remote sensing data acquisition and analysis, hydrodynamic and morphological modelling of the Dinder River and its floodplain, with special focus on mayas wetlands in the DNP. Moreover, this research is the first study to investigate the eco-hydrology of the DNP. It is expected that the output of the study will be beneficial to all stakeholders concerned and support decision-making processes for better management of water resources and ecosystem conservation in the area and possibly beyond.