Salman commenced his PhD studies at WRL/WRC, UNSW, in October 2020. His PhD project aims to improve understanding of the impact of climate change on water resources for small oceanic islands in the Indian Ocean. He uses tree-ring data to understand the climate of the past and obtain the full range of climate variability, especially for rainfall recharge. The long-term rainfall-recharge series will then be applied to a 3D density-dependent groundwater model to understand the fresh groundwater lens response to climate variability.
Salman has 5 years of academic experience as a lecturer in Iran. He also worked for 4 years in the water industry, completing projects across a range of disciplines, including hydrology, irrigation networks, and water infrastructure.