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Publications:

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers / Books or Chapters / Conference Papers and other Technical Publications / Dissertation and Thesis

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Bedient, P. B., Holder, A., and Thompson, J. F., and Fang, Z. (2007). “Modeling of Stormwater Response under Large Tailwater Conditions – Case Study for the Texas Medical Center”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, May 1, 2007, ISSN 1084-0699/2007/3-256-266.
  2. Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B., Benavidas J.A, and Zimmer A. L. (2008). “Enhanced Radar-based Flood Alert System and Floodplain Map Library”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 10, October 1, 2008, ISSN 1084-0699/2008/10-926-938.
  3. Fang, Z, Zimmer, A., Bedient, P. B, Robinson, H., Christian, J., and Vieux, B. E. (2010). “Using a Distributed Hydrologic Model to Evaluate the Location of Urban Development and Flood Control Storage”. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 136, No. 5, September, 2010, ISSN 0733-9496/2010/5-597-601. 
  4. Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B., and Buzcu-Guven, B. (2010). “Long-Term Performance of a Flood Alert System and Upgrade to FAS3: A Houston Texas Case Study”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE (In press).
  5. Guven, B., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P. B. (2010). “Long-term Trends in Extreme Rainfall Events in the U.S. Gulf Coast”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE (In Review).
  6. Fang, Z. Christian, J. K., and Bedient, P. B. (2010). “Using a 2-D Hydrologic and Hydraulic model to Re-evaluate a Highly Urbanized area with more detailed information”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE (In Review).
  7. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P. B. (2010). “Real-time Flood Warning System for Critical Infrastructures”. Journal of Flood Engineering (In Preparation).
  8. Christian, J. K., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P. B. (2011). “Determination of Probabilistic Inundation Maps with unsteady-state modeling for Dickinson Bayou, Texas.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE (Submitting). 

Books or Chapters

  1. Fang, Z., Safiolea, E., Bedient, P.B. (2006). "Enhanced Flood Alert and Control Systems for Houston." in Chapter 16, Coastal Hydrology and Processes, Ed. by Vijay P. Singh and Y. Jun Xu, Water Resource Publications, LLC, pp. 199-210 (http://www.wrpllc.com/books/chp.html).
  2. Lindner, J., Schwertz, D., Bedient, P. B., and Fang, Z. (2010) “Flood Prediction and Flood Warning Systems”. In Chapter 4, Severe Storm and Hurricane Prediction and the Impacts in the Gulf Coast, Ed. by Philip B. Bedient and Jim Blackburn (In Review).
  3. Fang, Z. (2011) “Hydrologic Simulation Models” in Chapter 5, Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis, 5th Ed., by Philip B. Bedient, Wayne Huber, and Baxter Vieux (In Preparation).

Conference Papers and other Technical Publications

  1. Fang, Z., Li, K., Gadgil, S., and Gossage, J. L. (2005). “Study of Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Benzenes in Groundwater” The 15th  Annual AEHS Meeting and West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water Analysis, Fate, Environmental and Public Health Effects, and Remediation. San Diego, California, March 14-17, 2005.

      http://www.aehs.com/conferences/westcoast/pdfs/FinalProgram2005.pdf

  1. Fang, Z., Safiolea, E., Bedient, P. B., and Vieux, B. E. (2005). “Enhanced Flood Alert System for Houston”. 2005 National Hydrologic Warning Council Conference:  Flood Warning Systems, Technologies and Preparedness. Sacramento, California, May 16-20, 2005.

      http://www.alertsystems.org/af_ecug/nhwc_agenda_2005.pdf

  1. Fang, Z., Bedient, P.B., and Hovinga, R. (2005). “Living with Severe Storms in the Gulf Coast”, Rice University, TX, September 23, 2005.
  2. Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B., Hovinga, R. (2006). “Prediction of Severe Storm Flood Levels for Houston Using Hurricane Induced Storm Surge Models in GIS Frame”. Proceedings of American Water Resource Association 2006 Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources IV. Houston, Texas, May 8-10, 2006.
  3. Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B. (2006). “Enhanced Flood Alert and Control Systems for Houston”. Proceedings of 25th American Institute of Hydrology Conference: Challenges of Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 21-24, 2006.
  4. Fang, Z. (2006). “Enhancing a Distributed Hydrologic Model: Addition of Storm Water Pipe Analysis within a GIS Framework in an Urban Area.” Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, Texas (http://twri.tamu.edu/usgs/2005-06/fang_report.pdf).     
  5. Fang, Z., Bedient, P.B., and Hovinga, R. (2006). “Advanced Flood Alert System Using Storm Surge Data Linked to Inundation Map Library.” Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium, College Station, Texas, October 6-7, 2006.
  6. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2006). “Houston Flood Alert and Response – 2006.” Annual Conference of Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of Atmosphere, sponsored by Engineering Research Center of National Science Foundation, October 15-17, Estes Park, Colorado.
  7. Fang, Z., Gordon, M.R., and Bedient, P.B. (2006). “Installation of First Radar at TMC for Flood Alert System.” Annual Conference of Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of Atmosphere, sponsored by Engineering Research Center of National Science Foundation, October 15-17, Estes Park, Colorado.
  8. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2007). “The Future of Flood Prediction in Coastal Areas” Severe Storm Prediction, Evacuation, and Education from Disasters Conference, Rice University, May 8-10, Houston, TX.
  9. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2007). “Radar-based Flood Warning System Using Dynamic Floodplain Map Library.” Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2007, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Tampa, Florida, May 15-19.
  10. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2007). “Advanced Radar-based Flood Alert System Using Storm Surge Data Linked to Inundation Map Library”. 2nd International Symposium of Flood Forecasting and Management with GIS and Remote Sensing (ICFRHWE”07), September 17-19, Guangzhou, China.
  11. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2007). “Real-time Hydraulic Prediction Tool – FloodPlain Map Library (FPML)”. American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2007 Annual Conference, November 12-15, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  12. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2007). “Enhanced NEXRAD Radar-based Flood Warning System with Hydraulic Prediction Feature: Floodplain Map Library (FPML)”. American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting, December 10-14, San Francisco, CA.
  13. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Floodplain Map Library (FPML): Innovative Method for Flood Warning System for Urban Watershed in Houston, TX”. Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 13-16.
  14. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Flood Inundation Prediction and Performance during Hurricane Ile”. Proceedings of Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference 2008, Houston, Texas, October 28-31.
  15. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Predicting and Managing Severe Storms in the Gulf Coast through University Research”. Proceedings of Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference 2008, Houston, Texas, October 28-31.
  16. Robinson, H., Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Distributed Hydrologic Model Development in the Topographically Challenging Yuna River Watershed, Dominican Republic”. Proceedings of Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference 2008, Houston, Texas, October 28-31.
  17. Ray, T., Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Assessment of Flood Risk Due to Storm Surge in Coastal Bayous Using Dynamic Hydraulic Modeling”. Proceedings of Severe Storm Prediction and Global Climate Impact in the Gulf Coast Conference 2008, Houston, Texas, October 28-31.
  18. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “Advanced Flood Alert System with Hydraulic Prediction for a Major Evacuation Route in Houston”. Proceedings of American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference 2008, New Orleans, Louisianan, November 17-20.
  19. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2008). “NEXRAD Radar-based Hydraulic Flood Prediction System for a Major Evacuation Routes in Houston”. American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting, December 15-19, San Francisco, CA.
  20. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Flood Warning Systems for Urban Flooding”. Grand Challenges in Coastal Resiliency I: Transforming Coastal Inundation Modeling to Public Security, January 20-21, Baton Rouge, LA.
  21. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Advanced Radar-based Flood Forecasting Systems for a Highly Urbanized Coastal Area and SSPEED Center”, ASCE/TFMA Flood Awareness and Flood Response Workshop, April 29, San Marcos, TX.
  22. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Flood Inundation Prediction and Performance During Hurricane Ike”. Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Kansas City, Missouri, May 17-21.
  23. Robinson, H., Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Distributed Hydrologic Modeling of the Yuna River Watershed in the Dominican Republic”. Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Kansas City, Missouri, May 17-21.
  24. Ray, T., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Assessment of Flood Risk Due to Storm Surge in Coastal Bayous Using Dynamic Hydraulic Modeling”. Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Kansas City, Missouri, May 17-21.
  25. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Radar-based Flood Alert System for Coastal Area and Collaborated Efforts for Disaster Prevention and Risk Management”. IRCD 34th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop – Hazards and the Economy: Challenges and Opportunity, July 15-18, Boulder, CO.
  26. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P.B. (2009). “Radar-based Flood Warning System for Houston and Its Performance Evaluation”. American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2009 Fall Meeting, December 14-18, San Francisco, CA.
  27. Su, D., Fang, X., and Fang, Z. (2010). “Effectiveness and Downstream Impacts of Stormwater Detention Ponds Required for Land Development”. Proceedings of World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2010 – Challenges of Change, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE, Providence, Rhode Island, May 16-20.
  28. Bedient, P. B. and Fang, Z. (2010). “Advanced Radar-based Flood Warning System for Hurricane-prone Urban Areas and Performance during Recent Events”, 2nd International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response (FRIAR), Milano, Italy, May 26-28.
  29. Fang, Z., Juan, A., Bedient, P. B., Kumar, S., and Steubing, C. (2010). “Flood Alert System for Upper Oyster Creek Watershed in Sugar Land, Texas using NEXRAD, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and GIS”, ASCE/TFMA, TFMA 2010 Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, June 7- 10.
  30. Fang, Z. and Bedient, P. B. (2010). “Radar Applications in Flood Warning System for an Urban Watershed in Houston, Texas”, Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2010 Symposium – Special Session on Flood Forecasting and Management with Remote Sensing and GIS, Jackson Hole, WO, September 27 -30.
  31. Bedient, P. B., Fang, Z., and Vieux, B. E. (2010). “Radar-based Flood Warning System for the Texas Medical Center and Performance Evaluation”, National Flood Workshop, Houston, Texas, October 24-26.
  32. Fang, Z., Juan, A., Bedient, P. B., Kumar, S., and Steubing, C. (2011). “Flood Warning Indicator: Establishing a Reliable Radar-Based Flood Warning System for the Upper Oyster Creek Watershed”, ASCE/TFMA, TFMA 2011 Annual Conference, Sugar Land, Texas, April 11- 14.
  33. Christian, J. K., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P. B. (2011).  “Probabilistic Floodplain Delineation”, 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, CA.

Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Fang, Z. (2007). Doctoral dissertation: A Dynamic Hydraulic Floodplain Map Prediction Tool for Flood Alert in a Coastal Urban Watershed Considering Storm Surge Issues. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  2. Fang, Z. (2003). Master’s thesis: Modeling Natural Attenuation and Enhanced Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Benzenes in Groundwater. Chemical Engineering Department, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

 

 
     
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