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Shaad, K. and Alt, H., 2020. An Open Source Toolbox for Integrating Freshwater Social-Ecological Indicators in Basin Management.  Journal of Open Research Software, 8(1), p.9. DOI:


Shaad, K., N.J. Souter, T. Farrell, D. Vollmer, H.M. Regan. 2018. Evaluating the sensitivity of dendritic connectivity to fish pass efficiency for the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong tributaries of the Lower Mekong. Ecological Indicators


Shaad, K. 2018. Evolution of river-routing schemes in macro-scale models and their potential for watershed management. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:


Souter, N.J.; Shaad, K.; Vollmer, D.; Regan, H.M.; Farrell, T.A.; Arnaiz, M.; Meynell, P.-J.; Cochrane, T.A.; Arias, M.E.; Piman, T.; Andelman, S.J. Using the Freshwater Health Index to Assess Hydropower Development Scenarios in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong River Basin. Water 2020, 12, 788. DOI:


Souter, N.J., Shaad, K., Vollmer, D. (2018) Using the Freshwater Health Index to Assess Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation in Cambodia. Chapter 4 in Environmental Sustainability in Asia: progress, challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Series 1 – Cambodia. Korea Environment Institute, Sejong, Korea pp. 66-83. (View PDF)


Souter NJ, Volmer D, Shaad K, Farrell T, Regan H, Arias ME, Cochrane TA, Andelman S (in review) Planning for climate change and mechanisms for co-operation in south east Asia’s Sesan, Sekong and Srepok transboundary river basin, In: Water Security in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of Climate Change. Eds: Babel M, Haarstrick A, Ribbe L, Shinde V, Dichtl N. Springer International Publishing.


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