Research Projects

Funded Research Projects:

  • Ahmed, M., PI: Emerging Trends in Africa’s Water Availability: Inferences from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Data: The Division of Research, Commercialization, and Outreach, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2019, Total: $10,000.
  • Ahmed, M., Consultant: Quantifying spatiotemporal variability in water resources of the southern parts of the Red Sea Hills, Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz University Research Program, Saudi Arabia, 2018, Total: 100,000 SR.
  • Ahmed, M., PI: Sustainable Management of the Nubian Aquifer Water Resources in Egypt: An integrated approach: National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS), Egypt, 2017, Total: $10,000.
  • Ahmed, M., Co-I (P.I.: Mohamed Sultan): An integrated approach for a better understanding of the hydrologic setting, longevity, and optimum utilization of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in Egypt: US-Egypt Science and Technology, 2015-2017, Total: $398,708.
  • Ahmed, M., Co-PI (P.I.: Mohamed Sultan): Development of an Early Warning System for Rainfall-Induced Debris Flows: Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), 2015-2016, Total: $100,000.
  • Ahmed, M., Co-PI (P.I.: Mohamed Sultan): Towards a better understanding of the paleo-hydrologic setting of the Empty Quarter: Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), 2014-2015, Total: $90,000.
  • Ahmed, M., Co-PI (P.I.: Mohamed Sultan): Use of GRACE data to estimate temporal changes in Terrestrial Water Storage (TWS) across the Empty Quarter and surroundings: Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), 2013-2014, Total: $60,000.
  • Ahmed, M., Consultant (P.I.: Saad Mogren): Exploration of groundwater potentialities of the sinkholes in Rufa graben, Ar-Riyadh area using geophysical techniques: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST, 2012-2014, Total: 1,757,200 SAR.
  • Ahmed, M., Consultant (P.I.: Saad Mogren): Groundwater exploration and assessment using geophysical techniques and hydrogeological information in the Wasia aquifer, Central Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), 2012-2014, Total: 1,879,600 SAR.
  • Ahmed, M., Co-I (P.I.: Mohamed Sultan): Use of GRACE and Relevant Remote Sensing Data to Estimate Spatial and Temporal Changes in Terrestrial Water Storage (TWS) for the Nubian Aquifer System: National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS), Egypt, 2015, Total: $27,000.

Participation & Collboration:

  • Use of GRACE, remote Sensing, and traditional data sets for modeling time-dependent water partitioning on continental scales: A case study from Africa, NASA, 2011-2015, $457,000.
  • Evaluating subsidence in the Nile Delta using radar interferometry, NSF, 2011-2014, $298,000.
  • Detailed Studies of Landslides in Jazan Area, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Geological Survey, 2010-2014, $300,000.
  • Assessment and development of alternative water resources in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, NATO Science for Peace and Security, 2007-2012, $220,000.
  • Enhancing capacity for water-resource studies in Egypt and Morocco, US State Department, 2011-2013; $220,000.
  • Integration of GRACE data with inferences from hydrologic models, geochemical data, and field fata for a better understanding of the time-dependent water storage variability in large-scale aquifers: Case studies from North Africa, NASA, 2008-2012, $380,000.
  • The hydrologic role of faults in the Mojave Desert: Fracture controlled mountain front groundwater flow, San Bernardino Mountains, Mojave Water Agency, 2009-2011, $57,000.
  • Assessment and development of renewable groundwater resources in the Quetta Valley, Pakistan, US State Department, 2007-2010, $200,000.
  • A remote sensing – based early warning system for algal blooms in Kuwait Bay and coastal waters, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), 2012-2014, $155,000.