Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Xixi Wang Ph.D., P.E.

130b Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Wang has solid education background and extensive teaching/research experience in hydrology, hydraulics and water resources. He has extensively published in high-quality journals and presented in national/international conferences. Also, he has been very active in collaborating with peers across the world. Dr. Wang has been serving profession as Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor, Associate Editor, Conference Convener, and referee since 2001.

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, (2001)

M.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources, Tsinghua University, (1993)

B.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources, Tsinghua University, (1989)

Professional Engineer (PE-5145)
Sponsoring Organization: North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Date Obtained: 2003-11-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Wang, X. "IRES: Water-soil-vegetation Dynamic Interrelationships" $250,000. Federal. March 15, 2017 - February 29, 2020
Wang, X. "City of Virginia Beach Technical Services to stormwater monitoring" $60,855. Higher Education. August 10, 2017 - February 9, 2019
Wang, X. "4-VA Funding" $5,000. Higher Education. March 1, 2016 - August 28, 2017
Wang, X. "Beijing J and C Storm Water" $6,000. Foreign. August 16, 2016 - August 15, 2017

Expertise

Engineering
Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Resources

Research Interests

Effects of climate change versus human activity on water resources; evaporation from water-limited soils; hydrology-soil-vegetation interactions in changing climate; stormwater, watershed hydrology, LID, and BMP; groundwater.

Articles

Wang, X. (2018). Upscaling of the Transpiration and Water Consumption of Sand-fixing Vegetation Salix gordejevii and Caragana microphylla. Journal of Natural Resources / Ziran Ziyuan Xuebao 33 (1) , pp. 52-62.
Xiangju, C., Dantong, Z., Wang, X., Deguang, Y. and Jun, X. (2017). Effects of nonaerated circulation water velocity on nutrient release from aquaculture pond sediments. Water 9 (6) , pp. 1-15.
Wang, X., Li, R., Taghadomi, H. J., Pedram, S. and Zhao, X. (2017). Effects of sea level rise on hydrology: Case study in a typical mid-Atlantic coastal watershed. Journal of Water and Climate Change 8 (4) , pp. 730-754.
Wang, X., Sample, D. J., Pedram, S. and Xiao, Z. (2017). Performance of two prevalent infiltration models for disturbed urban soils. Hydrology Research 48 (6) , pp. 1520-1536.
Pedram, S., Wang, X., Liu, T. and Duan, L. (2017). Simulated dynamics of soil water and pore vapor in a semiarid sandy ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments.
Wang, X., Chu, X., Liu, T. and Whittecar, R. G. (2017). Water-soil-vegetation dynamic interactions in changing climate. Water(20734441) 9 (10) , pp. 1-8.
Gao, R., Li, F., Wang, X., Liu, T., Du, D. and Bai, Y. (2017). Spatiotemporal variations in precipitation across the Chinese Mongolian plateau over the past half century. Atmospheric Research 193 , pp. 204 - 215.
Wang, X. (2016). Temporal variations of streamflow in a mid-latitude Eurasian steppe watershed in the past half century. Hydrology Research 47 (1) , pp. 185-200.
Wang, X. (2015). Vapor flow resistance of dry soil layer to soil water evaporation in arid environment: An overview. Water 7 , pp. 4552-4574.
Huang, Xu, Q., Wang, X., Xi, B., Jia, Huo, Liu, Li, C. and Xu, B. (2015). Evaluation of a modified Monod model for predicting algal dynamics in Lake Tai. Water 7 , pp. 3626-3642.
Huang, J., Xu, Q., Xi, B., Wang, X., Tang, Y., Jia, Huo, S., Da, A., Gao, Li, Liu, H., Li, Liu, M. and Mao, J. (2015). Long-term variations of TN and TP in four lakes fed by Yangtze River at various time scales. Journal of Environmental Sciences 74 , pp. 3993-4009.
Huang, J., Xu, Q., Xi, B., Huo, S., Wang, X., Guo, G., Su, J., Xia, X., Jiang, T. and Ji, D. (2015). Impacts of hydrodynamic disturbance on sediment resuspension, phosphorus and phosphatase release, and Cyanobacterial growth in Lake Tai. Environmental Earth Sciences.
Huang, J., Xu, Q., Wang, X., Li, W., Huo, S., He, L., Liu, H. and Jia, K. Experiment study on effects of hydrodynamic disturbance on the interaction between the Cyanobacterial growth and nutrient. Journal of Hydrodynamics.
Duan, L., Liu, T., Wang, X. and Luo, Y. Spatio-temporal patterns of water table and vegetation status of a deserted area within the Horqin Sandy Land. Ecohydrology.
Wang, X. (2014). Advances in separating effects of climate variability and human activity on stream discharge: An overview. Advances in Water Resources 71 , pp. 209-218.
Huang, J., Xu, Q., Xi, B., Wang, X., Jia, K., Huo, S., Su, J., Zhang, T. and Li, C. (2014). Effects of lake-basin morphological and hydrological characteristics on the eutrophication of shallow lakes in eastern China. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40 , pp. 666-674.
Setegn, S. G., Melesse, A. M., Haiduk, A., Webber, D., Wang, X. and McClain, M. E. (2014). Modeling hydrological variability of fresh water resources in the Rio Cobre watershed, Jamaica. Catena 120 , pp. 81-90.
Wang, X., Li, F., Gao, R., Luo, Y. and Liu, T. (2014). Predicted NPP spationtemporal variations in a semiarid steppe watershed for historical and trending climates. Journal of Arid Environments 104 , pp. 67-79.
Luo, Y., Li, F., Liu, T., Wang, X., Gao, R. and Duan, L. (2014). Responses of grass production to precipitation in a mid-latitude typical steppe watershed. Transactions of the ASABE 57 (6) , pp. 1595-1610.
Wang, X., Yang, X., Liu, T., Li, F., Gao, R., Duan, L. and Luo, Y. (2014). Trend and extreme occurrence of precipitation in a mid-latitude Eurasian steppe watershed at various time scales. Hydrological Processes 28 , pp. 5547-5560.
Wang, X., Liu, T. and Yang, W. (2012). Development of a robust runoff-prediction model by fusing the Rational Equation and a modified SCS-CN method. Hydrological Sciences Journal 57 (6) , pp. 1118–1140.
Luo, Y., Liu, T., Wang, X. and Duan, L. (2012). Influences of landform as a confounding variable on SOM-NDVI association in semiarid Ordos Plateau. Journal of Arid Land 4 (4) , pp. 450–456.
Wang, X. and Cui, P. (2012). Support soil conservation practices by identifying critical erosion areas within an American watershed using the GIS-AGNPS model. Journal of Spatial Hydrology 5 (2).
Duan, L., Liu, T., Wang, X., Wang, G., Ma, L. and Luo, Y. (2011). Spatio-temporal variations in soil moisture and physicochemical properties of a typical semiarid sand-meadow-desert landscape as influenced by land use.. Hydrology & Earth System Sciences 15 (6).
Melesse, A., Ahmad, S., McClain, M., Wang, X. and Lim, Y. (2011). Suspended sediment load prediction of river systems: An artificial neural network approach. Agricultural Water Management 98 (5) , pp. 855–866.
Duan, L., Liu, T., Wang, X., Luo, Y. and Wu, L. (2010). Development of a Regional Regression Model for Estimating Annual Runoff in the Hailar River Basin of China.. Journal of Water Resource & Protection 2 (11).
Wang, X., Liu, T., Shang, S., Yang, D. and Melesse, A. M. (2010). Estimation of design discharge for an ungauged overflow-receiving watershed using one-dimensional hydrodynamic model. Intl. J. River Basin Management 8 (1) , pp. 79–92.
Melesse, A., Abtew, W., Dessalegne, T. and Wang, X. (2010). Low and high flow analyses and wavelet application for characterization of the Blue Nile River system. Hydrological processes 24 (3) , pp. 241–252.
Yang, W., Wang, X., Liu, Y., Gabor, S., Boychuk, L. and Badiou, P. (2010). Simulated environmental effects of wetland restoration scenarios in a typical Canadian prairie watershed. Wetlands ecology and management 18 (3) , pp. 269–279.
Wang, X., Liu, T., Yang, D., Qu, Z., Clary, C. R. and Wunneburger, C. (2010). Simulating hydrologic effects of raised roads within a low-relief watershed. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 16 (7) , pp. 585–597.
Wang, X., Shang, S., Yang, W., Clary, C. R. and Yang, D. (2010). Simulation of land use–soil interactive effects on water and sediment yields at watershed scale. ecological engineering 36 (3) , pp. 328–344.
Wang, X., Shang, S., Qu, Z., Liu, T., Melesse, A. M. and Yang, W. (2010). Simulated wetland conservation-restoration effects on water quantity and quality at watershed scale.. Journal of environmental management 91 (7) , pp. 1511-25.
Liu, Y., Yang, W. and Wang, X. (2008). Development of a SWAT extension module to simulate riparian wetland hydrologic processes at a watershed scale. Hydrological processes 22 (16) , pp. 2901–2915.
Wang, X. and Yang, W. (2008). Modelling potential impacts of coalbed methane development on stream water quality in an American watershed. Hydrological processes 22 (1) , pp. 87–103.
Wang, X., Shang, S., Yang, W. and Melesse, A. (2008). Simulation of an agricultural watershed using an improved curve number method in SWAT. Trans. ASABE 51 (4) , pp. 1323–1339.
Wang, X., Yang, W. and Melesse, A. M. (2008). Using hydrologic equivalent wetland concept within SWAT to estimate streamflow in watersheds with numerous wetlands. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers) 51 (1) , pp. 55.
Liu, Y., Yang, W. and Wang, X. (2007). GIS-based integration of SWAT and REMM for estimating water quality benefits of riparian buffers in agricultural watersheds. Transactions of the ASABE 50 (5) , pp. 1549–1563.
Melesse, A. and Wang, X. (2007). Impervious Surface Area Dynamics and Storm Runoff Response. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces 19 , pp. 369–384.
Wang, X., Melesse, A. M., McClain, M. E. and Yang, W. (2007). Water Quality Changes as a Result of Coalbed Methane Development in a Rocky mountain Watershed1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43 (6) , pp. 1383–1399.
Melesse, A. M., Nangia, V., Wang, X. and McClain, M. (2007). Wetland restoration response analysis using MODIS and groundwater data. Sensors 7 (9) , pp. 1916–1933.
Wang, X., Melesse, A. M., Kelsch, S. W. and Yang, W. (2006). Discussion. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 42 (6) , pp. 1711–1713.
Wang, X. and Melesse, A. M. (2006). Effects of STATSGO AND SSURGO as inputs on SWAT model's snowmelt simulation. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 42 (5) , pp. 1217–1236.
Melesse, A. M., Nangia, V. and Wang, X. (2006). Hydrology and Water Balance of Devils Lake Basin: Part 1-Hydrometeorological Analysis and Lake Surface Area Mapping. Journal of Spatial Hydrology 6 (1).
Wang, X., Melesse, A. and Yang, W. (2006). Influences of potential evapotranspiration estimation methods on SWAT’s hydrologic simulation in a northwestern Minnesota watershed. Transactions of the ASAE 49 (6) , pp. 1755–1771.
Melesse, A. M. and Wang, X. (2006). Multitemporal scale hydrograph prediction using artificial neural networks. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 42 (6) , pp. 1647–1657.
Wang, X. and Melesse, A. (2005). Evaluation of the SWAT model’s snowmelt hydrology in a northwestern Minnesota watershed. Transactions of the ASAE 48 (4) , pp. 1359–1376.
Wang, X. and Cui, P. (2004). Linkage of ARCVIEW GIS with the RZWQM model. Journal of Spatial Hydrology 4 (2).
Eason, A., Tim, U. S. and Wang, X. (2004). Integrated modeling environment for statewide assessment of groundwater vulnerability from pesticide use in agriculture.. Pest management science 60 (8) , pp. 739-45.

Books

Wang, X. (2011). Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Microtopographic Features at Watershed Scale. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Book Chapters

Karki, S. Pachhai . and Wang, X. (2011). Adaptation of National Elevation Datatset to Estimate Depression Storage in a Glaciated Watershed Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Microtopographic Features (pp. 15-31) Hauppauge, NY 11788: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Wang, X. (2011). Evaluate Effects of the Waffle® on Flood Reduction in the Red River of the North Basin using Coupled SWAT and HEC–RAS Models Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Microtopographic Features (pp. 121-206) Hauppauge, NY 11788: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Wang, X., Garza, J., Whitney, M. W., Melesse, A. M. and Yang, W. (2009). Prediction of Sediment Source Areas within Watersheds as Affected by Soil Data Resolution Environmental Modelling: New Research (pp. Chapter 7) Hauppauge, NY 11788: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Melesse, A. M. and Wang, X. (2007). Impervious Surface Area Dynamics and Storm Runoff Response Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces (pp. Chapter 19: 369-384) Boca Raton, FL 33487: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.

Conference Proceeding

Wang, X. (2015). Effects of climate change on rainfall intensity-duration-frequency curve: From deterministic to probability-based concept Austin, TX: ASCE World Environmental & Water resources Congress 2015.
Wang, X., Li, R. and Schafran, G. (2015). Simulating effects of sea level rise on runoff and sedimentation processes in a mid-Atlantic coastal urban watershed Austin, TX: ASCE World Environmental & Water resources Congress 2015.
Wang, X., Luo, Y., Liu, T., Gao, R., Li, F. and Duan, L. (2014). Estimated grazing removal rate of grasses in a semiarid Eurasian steppe watershed as influenced by climate Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region: 18th CIGR World Congress, Session I Land and Water Engineering, 2nd Inter-Regional Conference on Land and water Challenges Ecohydrological Process and Pasture Management Issues .
Luo, Y., Wang, X., Li, F., Gao, R., Duan, L. and Liu, T. Responses of grass production to precipitation in a mid-latitude typical steppe watershed 18th CIGR World Congress, Session I Land and Water Engineering, 2nd Inter-Regional Conference on Land and water Challenges Ecohydrological Process and Pasture Management Issues .
Duan, L., Liu, T., Wang, X. and Luo, Y. Spatio-temporal patterns of water table and vegetation status of a deserted area within the Horqin Sandy Land 18th CIGR World Congress, Session I Land and Water Engineering, 2nd Inter-Regional Conference on Land and water Challenges Ecohydrological Process and Pasture Management Issues .
Wang, X., Liu, T., Li, C., Zhu, Z., Zhang, S. and Melesse, A. (2011). Development of a modified rational equation for arid-region runoff estimation (pp. 22–26) Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources.
Wang, X., Qu, Z., Liu, T., Clary, C. R. and Wunneburger, C. (2010). Incorporating Affects of Raised Roads into Hydrology Model to Improve Simulation of Low-Relief Watershed World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010@ sChallenges of Change (pp. 4485–4499).
Melesse, A. M., Nangia, V., Wang, X. and McClain, M. (2007). Kissimmee River Basin Restoration: Analysis of Fractional Vegetation Cover and Latent Heat Dynamics Using MODIS Data World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007@ sRestoring Our Natural Habitat (pp. 1–10).
Pachhai, S., Rundquist, B. C., Bolles, B. B., Peck, W. D. and Wang, X. (2005). Temporary floodwater storage volume estimations using 1-m LiDAR and 30-m NED DEMS of the Red River of the North Basin ASPRS Pecora 16 Conference Proceedings (Paper #58).
  • 2019: Old Dominion University Provost Retention Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2019: Honorable Mention of an oral presentation on the Virginia Water Conference of 2019, Virginia Lake and Watershed Association
  • 2018: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: National First Award of Science & Technology Research Excellent Achievement Award in Higher Institution of P.R. China for “Cold-Arid Region Water Resources System Responses and Ecoeconomic-Based Water Resources Optimization” , Department of Education
  • 2016: Your research is in the spotlight, ResearchGate
  • 2016: Your research is in the spotlight: Your publications reached 3,000 reads , ResearchGate
  • 2016: Most Cited Research from Your Department, ResearchGate
  • 2016: Most Read Author from Your Department ( Jan. 2016 ~ Present) , ResearchGate
  • 2015: Most Cited Research from Your Department, ResearchGate (Oct. & Nov., 2015)
  • 2014: Top 20 Articles (Wang X, Shang S, Qu Z, Liu T, Melesse AM, Yang W: Simulated wetland conservation-restoration effects on water quantity and quality at watershed scale. J Environ Manage; 2010 Jul;91(7):1511-25 . PMID: 20236754.), in the Domain of Article 20236754, Since its Publication (2010), BioMedLib: Who is Publishing in My Domain (WiPiMD)
  • 2006: Outstanding reviewer for the Transactions of the ASABE, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • 2004: Who’s Who in Engineering and Science , Who’s Who
  • 2004: Outstanding reviewer for the Transactions of the ASABE, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • 2002: Appreciation Award for the excellent presentation to the members of Chinese Delegation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
  • 1998: Third award for the Flood Control Decision Support System Mid-upstream of Huaihe River, Chinese National Education Committee
  • 1995: Third award for paper: The Application of NewTon Iteration Method in Water Through Reservoir, Chinese Association of Hydraulic Engineering
  • 1995: First award for the Flood Control Decision Support System of Chaobai River, Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Bureau
  • 1995: Second award for Excellent Teaching, Tsinghua University
  • 1991: Second award for the Flood Control Decision Support System of Anyang River, Anyang Hydraulic Engineering Bureau
  • 1991: Second award for the Study of Large-sophisticated Water Supply System Planning and Optimal Management, Chinese National Science Foundation