Rovshan Abbasov

Rovshan Abbasov

Keywords :  Agricultural and Biological Sciences Environmental Science  Earth and Planetary Sciences  Social Sciences

Country : Azerbaijan

Organization : Khazar University

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Biography :

Faculty: Dr. Rovshan Abbasov PhD

Department of Geography and Environment

AZ 1096 Mehseti str. 11, Baku, Azerbaijan


Phone: +994 503721834

Research: Environmental management, Environmental pollution, Environmental economics, Water resources management, flood management, disaster risk reduction, hydrology, climate changes.



Postdoctoral Fulbright fellow, University of California, Davis2010-2011

Visiting scholar, Michigan State University, 2006-2007

PhD: National High Attestation Comission , 2001


Membership in Professional organizations:

  • Focal point of Mountain partnership in Azerbaijan Republic
  • Focal point of International Lake Environmental Committee in Azerbaijan Republic
  • Focal point of Global Alliance on Health and Pollution
  • Member of the International Mountain Society
  • Member of the Global Water Partnership (2007-2010)
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences
  • American Institute of Hydrology (2006-2008)
  • Azerbaijan Geography Society
  •  Water Integrity network


Professional activity:


  • Country Coordinator of Blacksmith Institute in Azerbaijan
  • UNDP climate change and water management expert
  • WWF environmental consultant
  • OXFAM GB DRR consultant (2007-2013)
  • Worldbank Water management consultant (2010-2012)




Selected publications:

  1. Rovshan Abbasov 2014 Assessment of Fresh Water Ecosystem Services in the Hydropower Sector in the Kura-Aras River Basin in Azerbaijan Study of the World Wild Foundation in press
  2. Scandizzo, P.L., and R. Abbasov. 2012. The value of water in the Greater Baku Area: an integrated water management study, Internal report, The World Bank
  3. Ercan Ali, Abbasov Rovshan .K. (2013) Long-Range Dependence and Sea Level Forecasting. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01505-7 Springer International Publishing
  4. Abbasov R.K, Smakhtin V.U. (2012) Indexing Environmental Vulnerability of Mountain Streams of Azerbaijan. Mountain Research and Development 32(1):73-82.
  5. Abbasov Rovshan Assessment of Ecological Flow for Mountain Rivers of the Kura Basin (2011) Survival and Sustainability Environmental Earth Sciences 2011 Part 8, 1369-1379 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-95991-5_129
  6. Abbasov R.K. & Smakhtin V.U. (2009) Introducing environmental treshholdls into water withdrawal management of mountain streams in the Kura basin, Azerbaijan. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54 :6  1068 – 1078  DOI: 10.1623/hysj.54.6.1068
  7. Abbasov R.K. & Mahmudov R.N. (2009) Analysis of non climatic origins of floods in the downstream part of the Kura river, Azerbaijan. Natural Hazards 2009, 50, 235-248 DOI 10.1007/s11069-008-9335-2