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Samaneh started working as a water resources modeler for SEI-US on January 2017 for her professional affiliation as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at University of California, Davis. Her work focuses on developing and practicing new professional software for watershed management.
She has specialized in water resources management throughout her career. Over the past five years, she has worked as a water resources expert, cooperating on a variety of water projects, including diversion dam design, water reservoir operation, urban water supply, and meteorology and hydrology research. In addition, she has extensive experience in water resources modeling and operating urban water distribution networks.
At SEI-US, she has collaborated with SEI’s Asia Centre on developing a decision support system for Vietnamese river basins; worked regionally to make a disaggregated water system model for Los Angeles Country as part of a project under the Clean Energy Research Center for Water Energy Technologies (CERC-WET); and worked on a scenario assessment on fish habitat suitability for the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Samaneh holds a PhD of Science in Water Resources Management from the University of Tehran, Iran, where she was awarded Best PhD Research Student at the 24th Research Festival (2015), and also the International Day Festival (2014). She has published several articles and books in international and national presses and worked as a teacher assistant at the University of Tehran for seven years.