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  • Rajsekhar, D. and S.M. Gorelick, 2017, Increasing drought in Jordan: Climate change and cascading Syrian land-use impacts on reducing transboundary flow, Science Advances, vol. 3, no. 8, e1700581,DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700581. (online)
  • Avisse, N., A. Tilmant, M. F. Müller, and H. Zhang, 2017, Monitoring small reservoirs storage from satellite remote sensing in inaccessible areas, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (in submission Hess-2017-373)
  • Zhang, H., S. M. Gorelick, P. V. Zimba, X. Zhang, 2017, An integrated remote sensing method for estimating reservoir area and evaporative loss, J. of Hydrology (awaiting print)
  • Müller,M.F., M. Müller-Itten, and S.M. Gorelick, 2017, How Jordan and Saudi Arabia are avoiding a tragedy of the commons over shared groundwater, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016WR020261
  • Yoon, J. M. F. Müller, and S.M. Gorelick, 2017, How the Syrian refugee crisis affected land use and shared transboundary freshwater resources, Planet Policy, Brookings Institution (online article)
  • Müller, M. F., J. Yoon, S.M. Gorelick, N. Avisse, and A. Tilmant, 2016, Impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on land use and transboundary freshwater resources, Proc. National Academy of Science (PNAS), doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614342113
  • Zhang, H., S.M. Gorelick, N. Avisse, and A. Tilmant, D. Rajsekhar, and J. Yoon. 2016. A new temperature-vegetation Triangle Algorithm with Variable Edges (TAVE) for satellite-based actual evapotranspiration estimation, Remote Sensing, 8, 735; doi:10.3390/rs8090735 (download as open source article from
  • Mustafa, D., A. Altz-Stamm, L.M. Scott, 2015, Water User Associations and the politics of water in the Jordan Valley, World Development (email D. Mustafa for full paper -
  • Klassert, C., Sigel, K., Gawel, E., and Klauer, B. 2015. Modeling Residential Water Consumption in Amman: The Role of Intermittency, Storage, and Pricing for Piped and Tanker Water, in: Water 7 (7), 3643-3670.  (see full paper here)
  • Gorelick, S.M. and J.C. Padowski, 2015, Identifying causes of freshwater vulnerability, Planet Policy, Brookings Institution (online article )
  • Rahman, K., S M. Gorelick, P.J. Dennedy-Frank, J. Yoon and B. Rajaratnam. 2015. Declining rainfall and regional variability changes in Jordan, Water Resour. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017153 (see abstract and article here)
  • Gorelick, S.M. and C. Zheng. 2015. Global change and the groundwater management challenge, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR016825. (see abstract and article here) 
  • Gorelick, S.M. 2015. Water Security in Jordan: A Key to the Future of the Middle East, Planet Policy, Brookings Institution (online article)  
  • Padowski, J.C., and S.M. Gorelick. 2014. Global analysis of urban surface water supply vulnerability, Environmental Research Letters, 9 (10), 104004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/104004 (see abstract and article here -- also see corrigendum
  • Padowski, J.C., S.M. Gorelick, B.H. Thompson, S.Rozelle, and S. Fendorf. 2015. Assessment of human–natural system characteristics influencing global freshwater supply vulnerability, Environmental Research Letters, 10.10 (2015): 104014. (see abstract and article here)

Online Publications


  • Yoon, J.. Evaluation of water security in Jordan using a multiagent hydroeconomic model. (2017). Stanford University, Stanford, CA