Dr. Muhammad Waseem

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Dr. Muhammad Waseem

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D. Water Resources Management
Research Interests: Integrated Hydrological and Hydraulic Modeling, Mass Balance Analysis, Remote Sensing and GIS, Climate Change, Water Management, Water Quality, Environmental Engineering


PhD in Water Management (2016-2021)

Department of Water Resources, University of Rostock, Germany

Thesis Title: Integrated Hydrological and Mass Balance Assessment in a German Lowland Catchment with a Coupled Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling

MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Management (2013-2015)

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Thesis Title: Ground Water Contamination Due to Unhealthy Sanitary Conditions

MSc in Water Resources Engineering (2010-2013)

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Thesis Title: Study of Benching Phenomenon at Upstream Slope of Mangla Dam Main Embankment


Scientific Publications (In Peer-Reviewed Journals)


Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Ashraf, and Wajid Nasim Jatoi. “Engineering Principles of Precision Farming: Pathway for the Developing Countries to Ensure Food Security.” In Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: Concepts, Issues and Policies for Developing Countries, pp. 105-133. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2023.

Megersa Kebede Leta, Muhammad Waseem, Khawar Rehman, and Jens Tränckner. “Sediment yield estimation and evaluating the best management practices in Nashe watershed, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 195, no. 6 (2023): 716. (IF=3.307

Muhammad Waseem, Fahad Iqbal, Muhammad Humayun, Muhammad Umais Latif, Tayyaba Javed, Megersa Kebede Leta. “Spatial Assessment of Soil Erosion Risk Using RUSLE Embedded in GIS Environment: A Case Study of Jhelum River Watershed.” Applied Sciences (2023). (IF=2.838

Hafiz Ahmed Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Abdullah Riaz, Muhammad Ilyas, Muhammad Naveed, and Hermann Seitz. “Influence of Haunch Geometry and Additional Steel Reinforcement on Load Carrying Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert.” Materials 16, no. 4 (2023): 1409. (IF=3.748

Sohail Abbas, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Yaseen, Yasir Latif, Megersa Kebede Leta, Tallal Hassan Khan, and Sher Muhammad. “Spatial-Temporal Seasonal Variability of Extreme Precipitation under Warming Climate in Pakistan.” Atmosphere 14, no. 2 (2023): 210. (IF=3.110

Sadaf Sher, Muhammad Waseem, and Megersa Kebede Leta. “Review of Techniques for the Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Produced Water.” Environments 10, no. 3 (2023): 40. (IF=3.7


Muhammad Ilyas, Awais Ahmad, Abdullah Riaz, Fayaz Ahmad Khan, Sadaf Sher, Muhammad Waseem, Syeda Zunaira Ali et al. “Review of Modeling Techniques for Analysis and Assessment of RC Beam–Column Joints Subjected to Seismic Loads.” Materials 15, no. 21 (2022): 7448.

Khawar Rehman, Yung-Chieh Wang, Muhammad Waseem, and Seung Ho Hong. “Tree-based machine learning models for prediction of bed elevation around bridge piers.” Physics of Fluids 34, no. 8 (2022): 085105. (IF=4.980)

Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Sikandar Ali, Jan W. Hopman, Usman Khalid Awan, Syed Hamid Hussain Shah, and Adnan Noor Shah. “Capturing spatial variability of factors affecting the water allocation plans—a geo-informatics approach for large irrigation schemes.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2022): 1-12. (IF=5.190)

Sohail Abbas, Muhammad Yaseen, Yasir Latif, Muhammad Waseem, Sher Muhammad, Megersa Kebede Leta, Sadaf Sher, Muhammad Ali Imran, Muhammad Adnan, and Tallal Hassan Khan. “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Climatic Extremes over the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan.” Water 14, no. 11 (2022): 1718. (IF=3.530)

Muhammad Mohiuddin, Muhammad Irshad, Sadaf Sher, Faisal Hayat, Ammar Ashraf, Salman Masood, Sumera Bibi, Jawad Ali, and Muhammad Waseem. “Relationship of Selected Soil Properties with the Micronutrients in Salt-Affected Soils.” Land 11, no. 6 (2022): 845. (IF=3.905)

Sadaf Sher, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Khawar Rehman, Muhammad Ilyas, Hafiz Ahmed Waqas, and Megersa Kebede Leta. “An Integrated Hydrological Modelling Approach to Evaluate the Capacity of Keenjhar Lake by Using STELLA.” Hydrology 9, no. 5 (2022): 90. (IF=3.2)

Muhammad Naveed Anjum, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Waseem, Megersa Kebede Leta, Usama Muhammad Niazi, Abdulnoor Ghanim, Muhammad Ahsan Mukhtar, and Muhammad Umer Nadeem. “Assessment of PERSIANN-CCS, PERSIANN-CDR, SM2RAIN-ASCAT, and CHIRPS-2.0 Rainfall Products over a Semi-Arid Subtropical Climatic Region.” Water 14, no. 2 (2022): 147. (IF=3.530)

Amjad Masood, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rahman Tariq, Muhammad Zia Ur Rahman Hashmi, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar, Wasif Ali, Rashid Farooq, Mansour Almazroui, and Anne WM Ng. “Anoverview of groundwater monitoring through point-to satellite-based techniques.” Water 14, no. 4 (2022): 565. (IF=3.530)


Muhammad Gufran Ali, Sikandar Ali, Rao Husnain Arshad, Aftab Nazeer, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Rana Ammar Aslam, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Megersa Kebede Leta, and Imran Shauket. “Estimation of Potential Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield: A Case Study of the Transboundary Chenab River Catchment.” Water 13, no. 24 (2021): 3647. (IF=3.530)

Megersa Kebede Leta, Tamene Adugna Demissie, and Muhammad Waseem. “Analysis of Hydrological Characteristics of Blue Nile Basin, Nashe Watershed.” Applied Sciences 11, no. 24 (2021): 11791. (IF=2.838)

Sikandar Ali, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Megersa Kebede Leta, Muhammad Uzair Qamar, Usman Khalid Awan, Muhammad Bilal, and Muhammad Habib ur Rahman. “Flood Mitigation in the Transboundary Chenab River Basin: A Basin-Wise Approach from Flood Forecasting to Management.” Remote Sensing 13, no. 19 (2021): 3916. (IF=5.349)

Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Sikandar Ali, Megersa Kebede Leta, Adnan Noor Shah, Usman Khalid Awan, and Syed Hamid Hussain Shah. “Evaluating the Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Irrigation Water Components for Water Resources Management using Geo-Informatics Approach.” Sustainability 13, no. 15 (2021): 8607. (IF=3.898)

Muhammad Yaseen, Muhammad Waseem, Yasir Latif, Muhammad Imran Azam, Ijaz Ahmad, Sohail Abbas, Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar, and Ghulam Nabi. “Statistical Downscaling and Hydrological Modeling-Based Runoff Simulation in Trans-Boundary Mangla Watershed Pakistan.” Water 12, no. 11 (2020): 3254. (IF=3.530)

Sikandar Ali, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Waseem, Usman Khalid Awan, and Tasneem Khaliq. “Changes in Snow Cover Dynamics over the Indus Basin: Evidences from 2008 to 2018 MODIS NDSI Trends Analysis.” Remote Sensing 12, no. 17 (2020): 2782. (IF=5.349)

Muhammad Waseem, Jannik Schilling, Frauke Kachholz, and Jens Tränckner. “Improved representation of flow and water quality in a North-eastern German lowland catchment by combining low-frequency monitored data with hydrological modelling.” Sustainability 12, no. 12 (2020): 4812. (IF=3.898)

Muhammad Waseem, Frauke Kachholz, Wolfgang Klehr, and Jens Traenckner. “Suitability of a coupled hydrologic and hydraulic model to simulate surface water and groundwater hydrology in a typical North-Eastern Germany lowland catchment.” Applied Sciences 10, no. 4 (2020): 1281. (IF=2.838)

Qaisar Saddique, Muhammad Imran Khan, Muhammad Habib ur Rahman, Xu Jiatun, Muhammad Waseem, Thomas Gaiser, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Ijaz Ahmad, Li Chong, and Huanjie Cai. “Effects of elevated air temperature and CO2 on maize production and water use efficiency under future climate change scenarios in Shaanxi Province, China.” Atmosphere 11, no. 8 (2020): 843. (IF=3.110)

Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Syed Hamid Hussain Shah, Usman Khalid Awan, Muhammad Waseem, Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Fahad, Yasir Niaz, and Sikandar Ali. “Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change on Water Productivity of Maize in the Semi-Arid Environment of Punjab, Pakistan.” Sustainability 12, no. 9 (2020): 3905. (IF=3.898)

Haroon Haider, Muhammad Zaman, Shiyin Liu, Muhammad Saifullah, Muhammad Usman, Junaid Nawaz Chauhdary, Muhammad Naveed Anjum, and Muhammad Waseem. “Appraisal of climate change and its impact on water resources of Pakistan: A case study of Mangla Watershed.” Atmosphere 11, no. 10 (2020): 1071. (IF=3.110)

Muhammad N. Ashraf, Muhammad H. Mahmood, Muhammad Sultan, Narges Banaeian, Muhammad Usman, Sobhy M. Ibrahim, Muhammad UBU Butt et al. “Investigation of Input and Output Energy for Wheat Production: A Comprehensive Study for Tehsil Mailsi (Pakistan).” Sustainability 12, no. 17 (2020): 6884. (IF=3.898)

Ishfaq Ahmad, Asmat Ullah, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Muhammad Ashraf Bhatti, and Ashfaq Ahmad. “Optimizing Management Options through Empirical Modeling to Improve Pearl Millet Production for Semi-Arid and Arid Regions of Punjab, Pakistan.” Sustainability 12, no. 18 (2020): 7715. (IF=3.898)


Muhammad Waseem, Frauke Kachholz, and Jens Traenckner. “Suitability of common models to estimate hydrology and diffuse water pollution in North-eastern German lowland catchments with intensive agricultural land use.” Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 5, no. 4 (2018): 420-431 (IF=3.7).

Usman, Muhammad, Muhammad Waseem, Nithish Mani, and George Andiego. “Optimization of soil aquifer treatment by chemical oxidation with hydrogen peroxide addition.” Pollution 4, no. 3 (2018): 369-379 (Scopus CiteScore 2.3).

Muhammad Waseem, Tatyana Koegst, and Jens Tränckner. “Groundwater contribution to surface water contamination in a North German low land catchment with intensive agricultural land use.” Journal of Water Resource and Protection 10, no. 03 (2018): 231.


Muhammad Waseem, N. Mani, G. Andiego, and M. Usman. “A review of criteria of fit for hydrological models.” International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) 4, no. 11 (2017): 1765-1772.

Andiego, George, Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Usman, and Nithish Mani. “The Influence of Rain Gauge Network Density on the Performance of a Hydrological Model.” Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering 7, no. 1 (2017): 27-50.


Integrated hydrological and mass balance assessment in a German lowland catchment with coupled hydrologic and hydraulic modeling (Role: Ph.D. Research Project).


This study was funded by the research project Bootmonitoring in the BMBF program (FKZ: 033W039B). Data analysis with simple parameterization techniques (hydrograph separation methods and Darcy law) was conducted in the Augraben River catchment to divide the total surface flow into the base flow and quick flow. An integrated coupled hydrological and hydraulic model (MIKE SHE and MIKE 11) is used to quantify the meteorological effects on water balance components and the exchange of groundwater and surface water. Hydrological modeling results in combination with limited available water quality data is used to estimate the hydrology and water quality variations at a sub-catchment scale.

Identification of geological hazards and damage assessment of infrastructures due to flood 2022 along river swat to Nowshera city (Role: Co-PI)

This project was China Pakistan Joint Research Center for Earth Sciences (CPJRC). The project aimed to identify and classify the different geological hazards along the Swat River due to flood 2022, and extensively study their impact on infrastructures.