Dr. Theib Oweis
International Platform for Dryland Research and Education, Tottori University
Ph.D., Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering Utah State University, USA 1983
M.Sc., Irrigation Science Utah State University, USA 1980
B.Sc., Agriculture Aleppo University, Syria 1972
On-farm water-use efficiency and productivity
System-wide water use management and modeling
Water valuation and pricing
PublicationsB. Hessari, A. Bruggeman, A. Akhoond-Ali, T. Oweis, and F. Abbasi. 2012. Supplemental irrigation potential and impact on downstream flow of Karkheh River Basin of Iran. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 13519-13536.
A. R. Tavakoli1, A. Liaghat, T. Oweis, and A. Alizadeh. 2012. The role of limited irrigation and advanced management on improving water productivity of rainfed wheat at semi-cold region of upper Karkheh River Basin, Iran. Intl J Agri Crop Sci. Vol., 4 (14), 939-948, 2012
Ziadat, F., Bruggeman, A., Oweis, T., Haddad, N., Mazahreh, S., Sartawi, W., and Syuof, M. 2012. A Participatory GIS Approach for Assessing Land Suitability for Rainwater Harvesting in an Arid Rangeland Environment. Arid Land Res. and Mgt., Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 297-311
Karrou, M. and T. Oweis, 2012. Water and land productivities of wheat and food legumes with deficit supplemental irrigation in a Mediterranean environment. Agricultural Water Management 107:94-103
Karrou, M. Oweis, T, Abou El Enein, R,, and Sherif, M. 2012. Yield and water productivity of maize and wheat under deficit and raised bed irrigation practices in Egypt. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 7(11), pp. 1755-1760.
Katerji, N., Mastrorilli, M., Lahmer, F.Z., and T. Oweis. 2012. Emergence rate as a potential indicator of crop salt-tolerance. Europ. J. Agronomy 38 (2012) 1– 9
M.N. Iqbal, T. Oweis, M. Ashraf, B. Hussain and A. Majid. 2012. Impact of Land-use Practices on Sediment Yield in the Dhrabi Watershed of Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. In the press vol. 5, 2011
M. Ashraf, T. Oweis, A. Razzaq, B. Hussain and A. Majid. 2012. Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Water Quality in the Dhrabi Watershed of Pakistan: Issues and Options Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 1.3 (2012): 329-340.
Gammoh, I.A. and T. Y. Oweis, 2011. Contour Laser Guiding for the Mechanized ‘Vallerani’ Micro-catchment Water Harvesting Systems. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering vol. 5, issue 9.
Gammoh, I.A. and T. Y. Oweis, 2011. Performance and Adaptation of the Vallerani Mechanized Water Harvesting System in Degraded Badia Rangelands. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, issue 10.
Moayeri, M., Siadat, H., Pazira, E., Abbasi, F., Kaveh, F. and T. Y. Oweis. 2011. Assessment of Maize Water Productivity in Southern Parts of the Karkheh River Basin, Iran. World Applied Sciences J. 13 (7): 1586-1594, 2011.
Katerji, M. Mastrorilli, F. Z. Lahmer, F. Maalouf, T. Oweis. 2011. Faba bean productivity in saline - drought conditions. Europ. J. Agronomy 35 (2011) 2-12.
Oweis, T., Hachum, A. and H. Farahani. 2011. Evapotranspiration and water use of full and deficit irrigated cotton in the Mediterranean environment in northern Syria. Agricultural Water Management Volume 98:8 pp 1239-1248.
Haddad, N., Duwayri, M., Oweis, T., Bishaw, Z., Rischkowsky, B., Aw Hassan, A., Grando, S. 2011. The potential of small-scale rainfed agriculture to strengthen food security in Arab countries. Food Sec. 3 (Suppl 1):S163–S173.
Benli, B; Bruggeman, A., Oweis, T. and Üstün, H. 2010. Performance of Penman-Monteith FAO56 in a Semiarid Highland Environment. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 11.
Ali, A. Yazar, A., Abdul Aal, A., Oweis, T. and P. Hayek. 2010. Micro-catchment water harvesting potential of an arid environment. Ag. W. Mgt. vol. 98. Issue 1. Pp. 96-104.
Molden, D., Oweis T., Steduto, P., Bindraban, P., Hanjra, M., Kijne, J. 2010. Improving agricultural water productivity: between optimism and caution. Agricultural Water Management. 97:4, pp 528-535.
Rockström, J., Karlberg, L., Wani, S.P., Barron, J., Hatibu, N., Oweis,, T., Bruggeman, A., Farahani H. and Qiang Z. 2010. Managing water in rainfed agriculture—The need for a paradigm shift . Ag W. Mgt. 79:4. Pp 543-550.
Qureshi, A.S., Oweis, T., Karimi, P., Porehemmat, J. 2010. Water productivity of irrigated wheat and maize in the Karkheh river basin of Iran. Published on line in ICID journal of Irrigation and Drainage.
Farahani, H., Gabriella I. and T. Oweis. 2009. Parameterization and Evaluation of the AquaCrop Model for Full and Deficit Irrigated Cotton. Agron J 101:469-476.
Katerji, N., M. Mastrorilli, J.W. van Hoorn, F.Z.Lahmer, A. Hamdy, , T. Oweis. 2009. Durum wheat and barley productivity in saline-drought environments. Europ. J. of Agronomy 31:1-9.
Karam, F., R. Kabalan, J. Breidi, Y. Rouphael, and T. Oweis. 2009. Yield and water-production functions of two durum wheat cultivars grown under different irrigation and nitrogen regimes. Ag. W. Mgt. 96:4, pp603-615.
Oweis, T. and A. Hachum. 2009. Optimizing supplemental irrigation: tradeoffs between profitability and sustainability. Ag. W. Mgt. 96:511-516.
Casarotto, C., Farahani, H., Oweis, T., and Benli, B. 2008. Simplified Irrigation Allocation and Rationing for Enhanced Profit and Water Productivity. Submitted to Ag. W. Mgt.
G. Izzi, H. J. Farahani, A. Bruggeman and T. Y. Oweis. 2008. In-season wheat root growth and soil water extraction in the Mediterranean Environment of Northern Syria. Ag. W. Mgt. 95:259-270.
McCann, I., A. Bruggeman, T. Oweis and M. Pala. 2008. Modification of the FAO-56 spreadsheet program for scheduling supplemental irrigation of winter crops in a Mediterranean climate. ASABE J. of Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol 24(2):203-214.
Farahani, H., T. Oweis and G. Izzi. 2008. Crop coefficient for drip-irrigated cotton in a Mediterranean environment. J. of Irrigation Science vol.26:5, pp 375-383.
Benli, B., M. Pala, C. Stockle and T. Oweis. 2007. Assessment of Winter Wheat Production under Early Sowing with Supplemental irrigation in a Cold Environment using CropSyst Simulation Model. Agricultural Water Management. 93; pp45-53.
Ali, A. T.Oweis, M. Rashid, S. Najjar, A. Abdulal. 2007. Water Harvesting Options in the drylands at different special scales. Land Use and Water Resources Research 7(2007) 1-13.
Dehghanisanij, H., Oweis, T., & Qureshi, A. S. (2006). Agricultural water use and management in arid and semi-arid areas: Current situation and measures for improvement. Annals of Arid Zone, 45(3/4), 355.
Katarji, N., J.W. van Hoorn, A. Hamdy, M. Mastrorilli, C. Fares, S. Ceccarelli, S. Grando, T. Oweis. 2006. Classification and salt tolerance analysis of barley varieties. Ag. Water mgt. 85 pp184-192.
Ilbeyi, A. Ustun, H., Oweis T., Pala, M, and Benli, B. 2006. Wheat water productivity in a cool highland environment: Effect of early sowing with supplemental irrigation. Ag. W. mgt. 82pp399-410.
Singh, M. T. Oweis, M. Pala and A. Sarker 2006.Tempo-spatial covariance structure of lentil yield and water use efficiency from supplemental irrigation trials. Ag Systems, Vol. 17: issue 7. pp 753-762
Sato, T., Abdalla, O., Oweis, T., and Sakuratani, T. 2006. Effect of Supplemental irrigation on leaf stomatal conductance of field-grown wheat in northern Syria. Ag. W. Mgt. 85 pp105-112.
Sato, T., Abdalla, O., Oweis, T. and Sakuratani, T. 2006. The validity of predawn leaf water potential as an irrigation-timing indicator for field-grown wheat in northern Syria. Ag. W. mgt. 82pp223-236