Fateme Zare

M.Sc., Water Resources Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) B.Sc., Water Engineering, Islamic Azad, University of Shira
PhD Student

Fateme is a PhD scholar in iCAM at the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Her research interests mainly span Water resources management, System Dynamics, Decision and policy making and Uncertainty.

Fateme has received her Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University (Tehran, Iran).  She has 6 years’ experience in environment and water management projects in Iran. Upon receiving an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship from the Ministry of Tourism and International Education, she started her PhD in 2016 doing a research on the application of integrated modelling for decision-making process under deep uncertainty. Her case study is investigating opportunities for water management in the Campaspe catchment, contributing to the research partnership between MDBA and NCGRT.

Research interests

Thesis title

Designing and evaluating an integrated assessment and modelling process for supporting water resource opportunities

Thesis description

Despite the great past development of integrated modelling, there are evidence of their problems in practice and implementation in the real world in regards to using them for decision making and dealing with the complexities and uncertainties. In other words, for contested problems that have pervasive uncertainty, it is acknowledged that a systematic and participatory process also, a modelling process (conceptual and if possible/ where necessary quantitative) is required to manage the complexity and uncertainties This research aims to explore the whole process of integrated assessment and modelling (IAM) from defining the problem into the evaluation step, considering stakeholder participation which will help the process more practical. An IAM framework will be designed and then it will be tested and evaluated for water resources decision-making processes by applying it in the Campaspe basin to answer conjunctive use possibilities.

Research Interests

      •      Water resources management

      •      System Dynamics

      •      Decision and policy making

      •      Uncertainty


Marzieh Samareh Hashemi, Fateme Zare, Ali Bagheri, Ali Moridi. Flood Assessment in the Context of Sustainable Development using the DPSIR Framework. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 41-49. DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20140202.11

Zohreh Dehghan, Meisam Ebrahimpour, Farshad Fathian, Fateme Zare. Trend assessment of sunshine duration, cloudiness, and reference evapotranspiration for exploring global dimming/brightening in Tehran. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. (2017) 3:6. DOI: 10.1007/s40808-017-0278-z


Samareh Hashemi, M., Zare, F., Bagheri, A. “A systemic analysis of the flood threat in Gorganrood basin; Using a DPSIR framework”. 5th international perspective on water resources & the environment (IPWE). 2012. Marrakech, Morocco.

Zare, F., Bagheri, A. “Integrated water resources management, Obstacles of implementation in Iran”. 1st Iranian National conference on Applied Researches in Water resources, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010. (In Persian)

Zare, F., Anvari Tafti, S., Bagheri, A. “The benefits and challenges of IWRM, using Archetype of systemic approach”. 1st national conference on water resource management of coastal areas, Agriculture science and natural resources university of Sari, 2010. (In Persian)

Samareh Hashemi, M., Zare, F., Bagheri, A. “Comparing and surveying of practical models for generating indicators for water resources assessment”, 2nd National conference of Integrated water resources management, Kerman, 2011. (In Persian)

Zare, F., Anvari Tafti, S., Bagheri, A. “IWRM, explanation of the benefits and challenges ahead, using a systemic approach and the evaluation indicators”. 6th National Civil Engineering Congress. Semnan, Iran. May, 2011. (In Persian)

Sabaghzade, H., Javadi, S., Yari, R., Zare, F. “Quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess groundwater resources (Case study: Ghareghum basin)”. 4th Iran Water Resources Management. Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). 2011. (In Persian)

Sabaghzade, H., Kholghi, M., Kavekar, S.,Yari, R., Zare, F.,Javadi, S. “Introduction of some sustainable indicators of groundwater resources”, 2nd Iranian National conference on Applied Researches in Water resources, Zanjan, April, 2011.(In Persian)


Numerous consulting reports and documents (mostly in Persian) relating to Integrated water resources assessment and modelling, Restoration projects, and Remote sensing studies. Reports are commercial or government in confidence.