Civil engineer and RIDER Center faculty member Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has received the 2023 award for Best Case Study from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute.
Ahmadisharaf was recognized for his research paper, “Effectiveness of Retention Ponds for Sustainable Urban Flood Mitigation across Range of Storm Depths in Northern Tehran, Iran.” The study, was published in May 2021 in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment.
“It is an honor that our work was chosen by EWRI,” Ahmadisharaf said. “It was a collaborative effort and demonstrates ways we can adapt new environmentally friendly practices to traditional storm management in developing countries.”
The study focused on the city of Tehran in Iran to better understand the application of stormwater best management practices in developing countries that rely on traditional gray infrastructure, such as canals, for urban flood management.