Papers in Refereed Journals     

1.      Gates, T.K., and Al-Zahrani, M.A., “Spatiotemporal Stochastic Open-channel Flow. I: Model and Parameter Data,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 11 (1996), pp. 641-651.

2.      Gates, T.K., and Al-Zahrani, M.A., “Spatiotemporal Stochastic Open-channel Flow. II: Simulation Experiments,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 11 (1996), pp. 652-661.

3.      Al-Zahrani, M., and Husain, T., “An Algorithm for Designing a Precipitation Network in South-Western Region of Saudi Arabia,” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 205 (1998), pp. 205-216.

4.      Al-Zahrani, M., and Moied, K., “Optimizing Water Quality Monitoring Stations Using Genetic Algorithm,” The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), Vol. 28 (2003), pp. 57-75.

5.      Sadiq, R., Husain, T., Al-Zahrani, M.A., Sheikh, A.K., and Farooq, S., “Secondary Effluent Treatment by Sand Filters: Performance and Risk Analysis,” Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 143 (2003), pp. 41-63.  

6.      Sadiq, R., Al-Zahrani, M.A., Sheikh, A.K., Husain, T., and Farooq, S., “Performance Evaluation of Slow Sand Filters Using Fuzzy Rule-based Modelling,” Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 19 (2004), pp. 507-515.

7.      Al-Zahrani, M.A., and Syed, J. Laiq, “Hydraulic Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution System,” Journal of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), 1 (2004), pp. 76-92. (

8.      Al-Zahrani, M., “Identifying Water Quality Sampling Stations in Al-Khobar Water Distribution System,” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2004), pp. 60-65.

9.      Al-Zahrani, M., and Abid, A. “Stochastic Goal Programming Model for Optimal Blending of Desalinated Water with Groundwater,” Water Resources Management, 18(4) (2004), pp. 339-352.

10.  Al-Zahrani, M., and Laiq, J., “Evaluation of Municipal Water Distribution System Reliability Using Minimum Cut-set Method,” Journal of King Saud University, Vol. 18, Eng. Sci. (1), (2005), pp. 67-82.

11.  Al-Zahrani, M.A, Nesaratnam, S.T, Essa, M.H. “Preparation of phosphoric acid-activated carbon using palm date pits: physio-chemical and adsorptive properties”, the journal of the institution of engineers, Singapore, vol. 46 (2), (2005), pp. 24-41.

12.  Essa, M.H, Al-Zahrani, M.A. “Date pits as potential raw materials for the production of active carbons in Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences, 4(1), (2009), 47-58.

13.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani. “Implications of climate change on water resources in Saudi Arabia,” The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), Vol. 38(8) (2013), 1959-1971.

14.  Al-Zahrani, M. "Modelling and simulation of water distribution system: a case study", Arab J Sci Eng (AJSE), 39(3), (2014), 1621-1636.

15.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani. “Reuse of treated wastewater in Saudi Arabia: an assessment framework,” Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination (JWRD), (2013), 297-314.

16.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani. “Characterizing water resources and trends of sector wise water consumptions in Saudi Arabia,” Journal of King Saud University, (2013),

17.  Furl, Chad, H. O. Sharif, M. Alzahrani. A. Elhassan, and N. Mazari. “Precipitation Amount and Intensity Trends Across Southwest Saudi Arabia.” J. of American Water Resources Association, 50(1), (2014), 74-82.

18.  Essa, M.H., Al-Zahrani, M.A. and Nesaratnam, S. “Optimization of activated carbon production from date pits”, Int. J. Environment Engineering, 5(3), (2013), 325-338.

19. Amin, A. and Al-Zahrani, M. "Estimation of rainfall distribution for the south-western region of Saudi Arabia", Hydrological Science Journal, 59(2), (2014), 420-431.

20.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani. “Fuzzy synthesis of treated wastewater reuse for agriculture,” Environment, Development and Sustainability, 16(3), (2014), 521-538.

21.  Shakhawat Chowdhury Muhammad Al-Zahrani and Abdullah Abbas. “Implications of climate change on crop water requirements in arid region: an example of Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia”, Journal of King Saud University, (2013),

22.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani.  “Water quality change in dam reservoir and shallow aquifer: analysis on trend, seasonal variability and data reduction,” Environ Monit Assess, (2014), 1-17.

23.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani.  “Modeling heterotrophic bacteria in plumbing system of drinking water,” Water Environment Research, 86(6), (2014), 504-512.

24.  Al-Zahrani, M. and Moied, K. "Identifying water monitoring stations in water supply system", Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, (2014), Doi:10.2166/ws.2014.069, 2014.



Papers in Conference Proceedings

1.      Gates, T.K., and Al-Zahrani, M.A., “Field Data on Parameters of Stochastic Open-channel Flow,” Proceedings of the 1st Int.Conf. on Water Resources Engineering, ASCE, San Antonio, Texas, (1995), pp. 603-607.

2.      Gates, T.K., and Al‑Zahrani, M., “Spatiotemporal Stochastic Open‑channel Flow,” Proceedings of the ASCE North American Water and Environment Congress, Anaheim, California, (1996), pp. 346-351.

3.      Al-Zahrani, M., Shareef, M., and Husain, T., “Water Resources Planning Under Uncertainties,” The Fourth Gulf Water Conference, Bahrain, (1999), pp. 77-92.

4.      Al-Tawabini, B., and Al-Zahrani, M., “Forecasting Domestic Water Consumption Using Time Series Model,” in Arabic, First Water Conference, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Water, (2000).

5.      Al-Zahrani, M., and Moied, K., “Locating Optimum Water Quality Monitoring Stations in Water Distribution System,” World Water & Environ. Resources Congress, EWRI, Orlando, Florida, May 20-24, (2001).

6.      Ismail, A.M., Ahmad, S., and Al-Zahrani, M., “Statutory Regulations for Water Conservation and Water Reuse,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Resources Management in Arid Regions (WaRMAR), Kuwait, March 23-27, (2002), pp. 71-82.

7.      Al-Zahrani M., and Syed, J. Laiq, “Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution System”, ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress 2004 (AAEC 2004), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, May 26-28, (2004).

8.      Al-Zahrani, M.A., “Uncertainty in Water Distribution System Modeling,” Al-Azhar Engineering Eighth International Conference, Cairo, Egypt, December 24-27, (2004). 

9.      Essa, M.H., Al-Zahrani, M.A., and Nesaratnam, S., “A Step Towards National Reliance Using Locally Produced Activated Carbon from Dates,” Third Saudi Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCEX-3), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (2004).

10.  Essa, M.H., Al-Zahrani, M.A., Nesaratnam, S. (2004), Investigation on the adsorption characteristics of activated carbon from date pits, accepted and presented in Al-Azhar Engineering Eighth Int. Conf., Dec. 24-27, Cairo, Egypt.

11.  MuhituRahman Mohammed, Al-Zahrani, M.A, and Essa, M.H. (2008), Water quality Factors of Storm Runoff at Two watersheds in Saudi Arabia: A comparative Evaluation, the 3rd International Conference for Water Resources and Arid Environment 2008, Riyadh 16-19 November.

12.  Al-Zahrani, M. and Akhtar, N. (2008), "Optimal scheduling of chlorine in water distribution network", Proceeding of the 7th Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh 16-19 November.

13.  Essa, M.H, Al-Zahrani Mohammed (2009), Reuse of wastewater for industrial demands: a petrochemical industry case, accepted for presentation at the WHSC-2009 conference at IIT Kanpur, India, 23-25 November 2009.

14.  M.S. Vohra, M.A. Al-Zahrani, M.H., Essa (2010), Granular activated carbon from date palm tree branches: Production & Use, 4th Saudi Science Conference, Al-Medina Al-Munawara, 12-16 March 2010.

15.  Vohra, M.S; Al-Zahrani, Muhammad, Essa, M.H. (2010), 'Synthetic industrial wastewater treatment using GAC produced from date palm tree branches' , presented at the 8th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry (CHEMINDIX 2010), 18-20 October, Bahrain.

16.  H. O. Sharif, Chad Furl, and M. Al-Zahrani, "Rainfall Climatology over Asir Region, Saudi Arabia", presented at the 2012 European Geosciences Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria, April, 2012

17.  Amin, A. and Al-Zahrani, M. (2012), “Domestic water forecasting using artificial neural networks”, The 26th Arab Water Conference, Jeddah 7-9 January.

18.  Shakhawat Chowdhury and Muhammad Al-Zahrani, “Water resources and water consumption pattern in Saudi Arabia,” WASTA 10th Gulf Water Conference, Doha, Qatar, April 22-24, 2012.

19.  Muhammad Al-Zahrani, “Effect of parameter uncertainty on water distribution systems modelling”, Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM2014), University of Liverpool, UK, 13 – 16 July, 2014, pp 1596-1604.

20.  Chowdhury S., Al-Zahrani M. and Abbas A., 2014. Analyzing the Effects of Climate Change on Crop Water Requirements in Saudi Arabia. The WSTA 11th Gulf Water Conference, Oct 20-22, 2014.

21.  Chowdhury S., and Muhammad Al-Zahrani, 2014. Water resources in agriculture: sensitivity analysis for climate change and growing seasons.  The 6th International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments (ICWRAE 6), December 1-4, 2014.