Seyedabdolhossein Mehvar

PhD fellow


Seyedabdolhossein (Abdi) Mehvar is a PhD researcher at the Department of ''Water Science and Engineering'', IHE Delft and at the Department of ''Water Engineering and Management'', University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Abdi obtained his Bachelor of Science in ''Civil Engineering'' from Azad University of Zanjan, Iran in 2007. After two years of working in a consultancy company in Tehran, he moved to the Netherlands and joined to the double degree program of Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede and received a second Bachelor of Science degree in ''Civil Engineering'' in 2011.

Following his professional interest, Abdi joined IHE Delft and graduated with a MSc. in ''Coastal Engineering and Port Development'' in 2014. Further, he continued working with EU ''RiscKit'' project team and further developed his research on the validation of XBeach model for wave overtopping discharge and run-up level, with collaboration of Deltares in Delft. In addition, he also contributed to the international projects in water sector such as ''CASCaDE'' (funded by USGS), ''NICHE-BGD-155'' (funded by NUFFIC), and ''CRisP'' (funded by ADB).

In his PhD research, he is developing a framework to quantify the climate change-driven environmental losses and risks in coastal areas, focusing in the vulnerable coastal environment of developing countries such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. His research interests include: (1) quantification of climate change impacts on coasts; (2) development of quantitative coastal risk assessment techniques; (3) linkage between coastal hazards and their impacts on the monetary value of coastal ecosystem services; and (4) maximizing the economic and social benefits of coastal ecosystems.


Quantifying climate change driven environmental losses on coasts.


Mehvar, S., Filatova, T., Dastgheib, A., de Ruyter van Steveninck, E., & Ranasinghe, R. (2018). Quantifying Economic Value of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Review. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 6(1):5.

Roelvink, D., McCall, R., Mehvar, S., Nederhoff, K., & Dastgheib, A. (2017). Improving predictions of swash dynamics in XBeach: The role of groupiness and incident-band runup. Coastal Engineering.

Mehvar, S., Dastgheib, A., Udo, K., & Ranasinghe, R. (2017). Valuation of the environmental damages due to climate change impacts in the coast of Central Java, Indonesia. In Third International Conference on Environment, Engineering & Energy 2017, Toronto. Canada: Unique Conference Canada.

Mehvar, S., Dastgheib, A., & Roelvink, J. (2015). Validation of XBeach model for wave run-up. In E-Proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress (pp. 4743-4750).

Roelvink, J. A., McCall, R. T., Mehvar, S., & Dastgheib, A. (2014, December). Wave-Group Resolving vs Wave-Resolving Modeling of Surf and Swash Processes. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.


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