Muratoglu Abdullah

Abdullah Muratoglu
Email: abdullah.muratoglu@batman.edu.tr
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Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Batman University with a Ph.D in hydraulic engineering from Gaziantep University. Principal study areas include water footprint assessment, sustainability and management of water resources, renewable energy technologies, and hydrokinetic turbine design. He had been a visiting scholar at the California State University (Chico), Geological and Environmental Sciences Department. Currently, teaching students in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (undergraduate); Water Footprint Method and Integrated Water Resources Management (graduate). Supervising M.Sc and Ph.D students in the water footprint research group (BTU-WF).

Dr. Muratoglu applied and supervised the very first studies on water footprint quantification and hydrokinetic energy in Turkey. He is the author of many international research including the encyclopedia chapters on the concept, methodology and response formulations of water footprint analyses.

Currently conducting research on quantification of blue, green and grey water footprints at the basin, national, provincial and industrial level, as well as the spatial and temporal variations of water footprint and the virtual water flows. His current concept is to maximize the global water use efficiency in agriculture through crop pattern optimization and virtual water flows on a national and international scale.

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Muratoglu, A., Iraz, E., & Ercin, E. (2022). Water resources management of large hydrological basins in semi-arid regions: Spatial and temporal variability of water footprint of the Upper Euphrates River basin. Science of The Total Environment, 846, 157396.
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Muratoglu, A. (2020). Grey water footprint of agricultural production: An assessment based on nitrogen surplus and high-resolution leaching runoff fractions in Turkey. Science of The Total Environment, 742, 140553.
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Muratoglu, A. (2022). Water Footprint: Concept and Methodology. In D. A. DellaSala & M. I. Goldstein (Eds.), Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation (pp. 351–359). Elsevier.
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Muratoglu, A. (2022). Applications and Response Formulations of Water Footprint Methodology for Conservation of Water Resources. In D. A. DellaSala & M. I. Goldstein (Eds.), Imperiled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation (pp. 360–370). Elsevier.
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Muratoglu, A. (2020). Assessment of wheat’s water footprint and virtual water trade: A case study for Turkey. Ecological Processes, 9(1), 13.
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Muratoglu, A., & Avanoz, Z. (2021). Spatial analysis of blue and green water footprints of agricultural crop patterns: Turkey. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Water Management, 174(6), 291–308.
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Muratoğlu, A. (2020). Assessment of water footprint of production: A case study for Diyarbakır province. Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University, 35(2), 845–858.
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Muratoglu, A. (2019). Water footprint assessment within a catchment: A case study for Upper Tigris River Basin. Ecological Indicators, 106, 105467.
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