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2020-2024, EU H2020, No. 869283, “WIDER UPTAKE: Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions”, €11.6 million project led by SINTEF involving 18 partners; circular economy motivated work on water reuse / resource recovery, €762K, principal investigator (at TU Delft);

2020-2024, EU H2020, No. 858375, “WATERAGRI: Water Retention and Nutrient Recycling in Soils and Streams for Improved Agricultural Production”, €7M project led by Lund University with 23 partners; developing serious game for stakeholder engagement and decision support, €280K, principal investigator (at TU Delft);

2018-2020, Innovate UK, No. 1025165, “Automated Detection of Sewer Faults from CCTV Surveys”, £167K, principal investigator;

2018-2020, EU H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017, No. 778136, ”Wat-Qual: Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution Systems”, network of European researchers and water utilities led by University of Sheffield addressing a wide range of issues related to water quality, €18K, principal investigator (at Exeter).

2018-2022, EPSRC / South West Water, STREAM EngD project, "Prediction and detection of blockages in sewer systems using data analytics", £50K, principal investigator;

2018-2022, EPSRC / United Utilities, WISE CDT project, "Smart actuation for reduced discolouration risk in self-cleaning water distribution systems", £50K, principal investigator;

2017-2022, NERC NE/P011217/1, Environmental Science Impact Programme, “South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)”, part of £3.96M grant led by University of Exeter, £2.36M, co-investigator.   

2017-2020, NERC, “Assessment of potential for large scale implementation of sustainable drainage systems in the South West”, £41K, principal investigator.

2017-2020, NERC, “Building evidence for a regional (whole catchment) based approach for water management (Phase 1)”, £198K, co-investigator; 

2017-2018, GW4 Building Communities Programme - Accelerator Fund,  Water Security Alliance”, network led by University of Cardiff, £11K (£75K overall), principal investigator (at Exeter);

2017-2019, Royal Society, Ref. IE161191, “Development of an Assessment Procedure for Seawater Intrusion Mitigation”, International Exchanges Scheme - 2016 Taiwan MOST Costshare, £12K, co-investigator. 

2016-2019, EPSRC EP/P004318/1, “Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future”, part of £3.1M grant led by University of Nottingham, £291K, co-investigator;

2016-2017, EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund, “Towards Resilient Water-Energy-Food Systems in India”, network involving IISC and CEEW in India and Imperial College, £15K, principal investigator;

2016-2020, EPSRC / Welsh Water, WISE CDT project, "Methodology for Effective Operational Blockage Reduction", £50K, principal investigator;

2016-2017, Arts Council England, “Art on the Exe”, East Devon District Council led initiative commissioning two pieces of art to raise awareness on biodiversity and flooding related issues in Exe Valley, £27K, named expert;

2016-2020, EPSRC / United Utilities, WISE CDT project, "Event Management and Post Event Response Planning for Intelligent Water Networks", £50K, principal investigator;

2016-2018, Newton Fund, “Models to Decisions (M2D): Using models to make better decisions in an uncertain world”, named expert;

2016-2019, EPSRC Grand Challenge 4 – Risk and Resilience, “Building Resilience Into risk Management (BRIM)”, £411K, expert panel member;

2016-2017, GW4 Building Communities Programme - Initiator Fund, “Water Security Alliance”, £3K (£15K overall), network led by University of Cardiff, principal investigator (at Exeter);

2015-2019, EPSRC/i20 Water/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time Prediction and Detection of Blockages in Smart Wastewater Systems", £50K, principal investigator;

2015-2019, EPSRC/United Utilities, STREAM project, "Events Recognition System for Water Treatment Processes", £20K, principal investigator;

2015-2017, EU H2020 CSA Grant, "Water Innovation through Dissemination & Exploitation of Smart Technologies (WIDEST)", €167K, joint project (€1.0M) led by BDIGITAL involving 7 partners, co-investigator;

2014-2016, TSB/DCWW Grant KTP004332, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Welsh Water, "Early warning system for the detection of potential failures in a water distribution system", £139K, principal investigator;

2014-2016, TSB Grant KTP004231, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Welsh Water, "Predictive risk models for proactive maintenance of the wastewater network", £139K, co-investigator;

2014-2022, EPSRC Grant EP/L016214/1, "Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE)", £5.29M, co-investigator and centre's manager;

2014-2018, EPSRC/Severn Trent Water/WITS Consult Ltd, STREAM EngD project, "Development of Next Generation of Water Mains Network Modelling Tools", £48K, co-investigator;

2014-2016, British Council DST-2013-14/137, The UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), "Water Security and Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change", £15K, co-investigator;

2013-2017, EPSRC/Mouchel, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time Discolouration Risk Management", £40K, principal investigator;

2012-2015, EU FP7 Grant FP7-318272, “Improved Water efficiency through ICT technologies for integrated supply-Demand side manaGEmenT (iWIDGET)”, €692K, joint project (€3.42M) led by the University of Exeter involving 9 partners, co-investigator;

2011-2015, EU FP7 Grant FP7-265122, “TRansitions to the Urban water Services of Tomorrow (TRUST)”, €590K, joint project (€6.99M) led by the IWW from Germany involving 31 partner, lead on 3 work packages, principal investigator at Exeter;

2011-2014, TSB/United Utilities Grant KTP008413, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with United Utilities, Real-time pipe burst detection system, £196K, principal investigator;

2011-2015, EPSRC/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time management of water distribution systems", £48K, principal investigator;

2011-2015, EPSRC/HR Wallingford, STREAM EngD project, "Methods for decision making in flood risk management under climate change uncertainty", £48K, principal investigator;

2011-2012, UKWIR project WR27B201, "Water Resource Planning Tools WR27", project led by Halcrow Group Ltd, research consultant;

2010-2012, TSB/Yorkshire Water Grant KTP001797, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Yorkshire Water Services, Integrated decision support system for real-time failure management in all YWS water distribution systems, £163K, principal investigator;

2010-2012, TSB/Yorkshire Water Grant KTP001851, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Yorkshire Water Services, Improved modelling for real-time failure management in YWS water distribution systems, £131K, co-investigator;

2010-2014, EU FP7 Grant FP7-244232, “PREPARED: Enabling Change”, joint project led by the KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Netherlands (€6.99M) involving 35 partners and addressing the issues related to adaptation of water and wastewater systems and utilities to a changing climate, €672K, co-investigator;

2010-2014, EPSRC/Micro Drainage, STREAM EngD project, "Machine intelligence methods for optimised design of sustainable urban drainage systems", £58K, co-investigator;

2010-2014, EPSRC/Severn Trent Water/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Detection, Diagnostics and Prevention of Pollution Incidents in Wastewater Networks", £58K, principal investigator;

2010-2013, EU FP7 Grant FP7-244255, “WASSERMEd: Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean”, project led by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (Italy) involving 11 partners (overall value of €3.26M), €390K, co-investigator;

2009-2011, EPSRC Standard Research Grant EP/G001405/1, “A Risk-Based Design of Water Distribution Systems under Uncertainty”, £180K, principal investigator;

2008-2011, TSB/HR Wallingford Grant, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with HR Wallingford Ltd to investigate the use of real options and advanced optimisation techniques for identifying the preferred flood risk management scheme for the Thames Valley region, £170K, principal investigator;

2008-2009, Development of the methodology and software for identifying travelling times in distribution systems from water quality measurements, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Netherlands, research consultancy;

2007-2010, EPSRC Grant EP/E003192/1, “Delivering sustainable water systems by optimising existing infrastructure via improved knowledge, understanding and technology - project NEPTUNE”, £646K, Joint project led by Imperial College London (overall value £2.33M) involving 7 UK universities and 3 companies, co-investigator;

2006-2009, EPSRC SUE Programme Grant No. EP/C532651/1, “Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty Analysis into the PUrE Framework”; EPSRC, £92K, A plus project C in the “Pollutants in the Urban Environment (PUrE) - Main Study” (2005-2009, £1.77m, consortium project led by the University of Surrey and involving six academic and fourteen non-academic partners), principal investigator at Exeter;

2006-2009, EPSRC Standard Research Grant No. EP/E018173/1, “Simplicity, Complexity and Modelling (SCaM)”, £12K, Part of the joint project (£254K) led by the University of Glasgow and involving ten academic institutions, principal investigator at Exeter;

2006-2008, AWWARF Grant 4018, “Guidelines for Developing, Calibrating, and using Hydraulic Models”, US$41K; Part of the joint project led by Malcolm-Pirnie, USA (overall: US$226K), research consultant;

2006, EPSRC Overseas Travel Grant No. EP/D039177/1, “Advances in Urban Water Systems Research – UK China Link”, £19K, recognised researcher;

2005-2006, UKWIR Project PP/04/051, “Deterioration Rates of Sewers”, project led by Ewan Group plc, research consultant;

2004-2005, EPSRC SUE Programme Grant No. GR/S82336/01, “Codes Scoping Study And Plus Project With Water Consortium”, £280K, Part of the joint project with Cranfield University, University of East Anglia, Golder Associates (UK) Ltd and Yorkshire Water Services, researcher;

2004-2005, “Development of the leakage discussion forum and the associated web site”; Work funded by the Severn Trent water company; £12K;

2003-2006, EPSRC WITE Programme Grant No. GR/R98617/01, “Whole-Life Costing Approach to Sewerage”, £145K, Joint project led by Sheffield university and involving six industrial partners, researcher;

2003-2005, “Development of the risk/uncertainty quantification and optimisation methodologies for robust least cost design of water distribution networks”; Research work done under the EPSRC Platform Grant GR/R14712/01; £427K, researcher;

2002-2003, EPSRC RAIS Scheme Grant No. GR/S26446/01, “Development and Application of the Inverse Transient Analysis Software”, £31K, Joint project with Ewan Optimal Solutions, researcher;

1999-2002, EPSRC WITE Programme Grant No. GR/M66981/01, “Inverse Transient Analysis In Pipe Networks For Leakage Detection, Quantification And Roughness Calibration”, £144K, Joint project with Imperial College London involving six industrial partners, researcher;

 

 

Research Interests

 

·       Smart water systems and technologies based on analysis of big sensor and other data and use of machine learning and image processing techniques

·       Asset management of urban water infrastructure including advanced asset condition inspection techniques, asset performance assessment, asset deterioration modelling, prioritisation of asset interventions

·       Different aspects of water distribution systems management including leakage analysis/control, pressure management, pump schedulling, real-time modelling and control, smart demand metering

·       Different aspects of wastewater systems management incuding blockage detection and related operational management, real-time modelling and control of sewer systems

·        Integrated water management across the urban water cycle based on the principles of metabolism, water-energy-food nexus and circular economy

·        Adaptation of water infrastructure to climate change and uncertain future using flexible design, real options and multi-functionality

·        Flood risk management including nature based solutions (SuDS)

·        Water resources management including water security issues, supply/demand analysis, optimal use of natural resources

·       Decision support systems for optimal design and operation of urban water systems including risk/uncertainty analyses, optimisation methods, multi-criteria decision analyses and data mining

·       Sensor network design and advanced calibration of water systems models

 

 

Organisation Memberships

 

·         Elected Fellow of the IWA (2012-present; IWA member since 2004)

·         Member of the several IWA specialist groups (Water Losses Task Force, 2004-present; Strategic Asset Management specialist group, 2009-present; Efficient Urban Water Management Group, 2009-present)

·         Elected member of the IWA/IAHR/IAHS Hydroinformatics specialist group management committee (2010-12; 2015-present)

·         Member of the Hydroinformatics section (1998-present)

·         Chartered member of CIWEM, 2011-present

·         Chartered member of UK Engineering Council, 2011-present

·         Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, 2012-present

·         Member of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), 2009-present

·         Member of the EWRI Emerging and Innovative Technologies Task Committee, 2009-present

·        Member of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WDSA) Standing Committee, 2011-present

·        Member of the Royal Statistical Society’s Water Statistics Users Group (WSUG), 2009-present

·       Member of EU COST Actions IC0806 (Intelligent Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems - IntelliCIS, 2010-2013), C18 (Performance indicators and benchmarking, 2005-2008) and C19 (Proactive Crisis Management of Urban Infrastructure, 2005-2008)

 

 

Invited Talks

 

  • Keynote lecture, “Smart Solutions for Digital Transformation of Urban Water Infrastructure”, 2nd Joint WDSA-CCWI conference, 4-7 Sep 2020, Beijing, China.
  •  “Digital Water Approach for Smarter Water Management in Cities with Interconnected Infrastructure”, European Geophysical Union EGU 2020, PICO session on “Water resources policy and management: digital water and interconnected urban infrastructure”, Vienna, Austria, 3-8 May 2020.
  • Plenary lecture, “Advanced Technologies for Smarter Water and Wastewater Systems”, Vakantiecursus 72, 10 Jan 2020, Delft Netherlands.
  • “Adaptive Urban Flood Risk Management”, International Workshop on Urban Floods, Zheijang University, Hangzhou, China, 12 Oct 2019.
  • “Automated sewer condition assessment from CCTV using image processing and machine learning techniques”, 6th Edition EURO-SAM Workshop, 18 Jun 2019, Deft, Netherlands.
  • “Early Warning System based on Big Data Analysis for a Smart City”, 14 Mar 2019, Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Big, Open and Linked data (BOLD) Cities, Delft, Netherlands.
  • Plenary lecture on “Advanced Technologies for Smart Water and Wastewater Management in Future Cities”, delivered as part “Global water security: integrated modelling and adaptive management” series of lectures organised by the Croucher Advanced Study Institute, 9 January 2019, Hong Kong.
  • Keynote lecture, “Advanced Hydroinformatics Technologies for Smarter Management of Urban Water Systems”, 1st International Symposium on Water Systems Operation (ISWSO), 17 Oct 2018, Beijing, China
  • “Automated Sewer Survey Analysis”, 1st International Symposium on Water Systems Operation (ISWSO), 17 Oct 2018, Beijing, China.
  • Panel member, “Resilience of Water Utilities in Smart Cities”, panel organised as part of the 130 years celebration of the Bogota Water Company, University of Los Andes, 13 Jul 2018, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Panel member, “EPANET Visioning Summit” convened by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Environment and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) in association with the National Center on Infrastructure Modeling and Management (NCIMM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 3-4 April 2018, ASCE Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, USA.
  • "Working with the UK Water Industry: University of Exeter’s Experience”, WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference, 30 Nov 2017, Birmingham.
  • "Data Analytics for Detection of Events and Failures in Smart Water Systems”, Water Sector Seminar at Tallinn University of Technology, 24 Nov 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Keynote lecture at the IWA China Water Loss Summit 2017, “Advanced Technologies for Smart Water Systems and Cities”, 14-15 Sep 2017, Beijing, China.Panel member and talk on “International Perspectives on Smart Water Technologies”, EWRI Congress, 24 May 2017, Sacramento, USA.
  • “Automated Detection of Pipe Faults in Smart Wastewater Systems”, Smart Water Systems conference, London, 25 Apr 2017, UK.
  • Keynote lecture at the International Conference on Modelling of Environmental and Water Resources Systems (ICMEWRS) 2017, “Data-driven modelling for near real-time detection of unplanned events in smart water systems”, 24 Mar 2017, Kanpur, India.
  • “Resilience Assessment for Long-term Planning of Water Resources”, presented at ”Toward Resilient Water-Energy-Food Systems in India: The Scoping Workshop”, 23 Nov 2016, Bangalore, India.
  •  “Metabolism based Assessment of City’s Water System”, presented at “Water-energy-food nexus with China” workshop, 21 Nov 2016, Exeter, UK.
  • Keynote lecture at CCWI 2016 conference, "Working with Water Industry: The Academic Perspective”, 8 Nov 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • “Adaptive Planning for Effective Flood Risk Management under Uncertainty”, The Flood Expo 2016, 12-13 Oct 2016, London, UK.
  •  “Real Options for Resilient Flood Risk Management”, Workshop on “Sustainable and Resilient Water Infrastructure: Flood Risk and Resilience”, 16 Sep 2016, Loughborough University, Loughborough.
  • “Technologies for Advanced Water Systems in Smart Cities”, invitation by Shenzhen Water Group, 18 July 2016, Shenzhen, China.
  • “Artificial Intelligence based Detection and Location of Events in Smart Water Networks”, University of Bath seminar series, 26 May 2016, Bath, UK.
  •  “Detecting and Locating Leaks Using Big Data Analytics”, Smart Water Systems conference, 25-26 Apr 2016, London, UK.
  • Panel member and talk “Analytics for Locating Bursts in Water Distribution Systems”, Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) Conference, 6 Apr 2016, London, UK.
  • Keynote lecture “Managing Water Losses by Detecting Bursts and Other Events in Pipe Networks”, IWA Water Loss 2016 international conference, 1 Feb 2016, Bangalore, India.
  • Keynote talk and panel chair, “The Open Source Epanet Project”, 13th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI) 2015, 2-4 Sep 2-15, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • Keynote lecture “Towards Improved Water and Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Systems”, 3rd Water and Energy Efficiency (WATEF) international conference, 7 Aug 2015, Exeter, UK.
  • Panel member, “Water and Energy Efficiency for Resilient Water Supply”, 3rd WATEF international conference, 6 Aug 2015, Exeter, UK.
  • Panel chair and talk, “What is the long-term vision for Smart Water Networks?”, Smart Water Networks (SWAN) 2015 Conference, 30 April 2015, London, UK.
  • "Real-time Modelling for Smart Water Networks", PREPARED Final Conference, 21 Jan 2014, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • "Smart Water Systems: Collaboration Opportunities", Part of "United Utilities Event Recognition Capability" day, 15 Jan 2014, Warrington, UK.
  • Innovation Day, Welsh Water, “Knowledge transfer Partnership between DCWW and University of Exeter: Real-time Burst Detection”, 13 Dec 2013, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • Keynote lecture at CCWI 2013 conference, "Advanced Real-time Modelling for Smart Water Systems", 3-5 Sep 2013, Perugia, Italy
  • Keynote lecture at the INTERURBA III workshop on Modelling the Urban Water Cycle as Integral Part of the City, "Some Practical Issues in Developing Integrated
    UWS Models", University of Innsbruck, 18 June 2013, Obergurgl, Austria.
  • University of Sao Paulo, "Sensor-based Detection and Location of Events in Water Distribution Systems", 1 May 2013, Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Greenwich University, "Adaptive flood risk management using optimisation and real options", 21 March 2013, Greenwich, UK.
  • Monash University, "Real-time Event Recognition using Sensor Data and Artificial Intelligence", 1 Oct 2012, Melbourne, Australia
  • Mini Symposium on Resilient Adaptation to Changing Flood Risk, "Real Options in Flood Risk Management Decision Making", UNESCO-IHE Delft, 22 May 2012
  • ETH Zurich, “Urban Water Systems Adaptation: Some Recent Developments”, 21 Jun 2012, Zurich, Switzerland
  • International workshop on science of asset management, "Risk-based Modelling for Wastewater Infrastructure Asset Management", London, 9 Dec 2011
  • Uncertainties in Water Resource Models workshop, “Uncertainty Analysis in Water Supply and Distribution System Modelling” 11-12 Nov 2010, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Singapore International Water Week - Water Convention, “Flexible Design for Effective Flood Risk Management under Future Uncertainties”, 1 July 2010, Singapore
  • Intelli-CIS 2nd Workshop, “Real-time Detection of Pipe Bursts in Water Distribution Systems”, 18 May 2010, Budapest, Hungary
  • Water Supplies Department lecture, “Real–time pump Scheduling in Water Distribution Systems”, 13 May 2010, Hong Kong
  • Institution of Civil Engineers lecture, “Real–time Failure Management in Water Distribution Systems”, 13 May 2010, Hong Kong
  • The China-USA-UK Urban Water Systems Workshop, “Real-time Detection and Diagnostics of Failures in Water Distribution Systems”, Tsinghua University, 5 Dec 2009, Beijing, China
  • 10th Annual Water UK Leakage Conference, “Neptune Decision Support System”, 15 Oct 2009, Hilton Coventry Hotel, Coventry
  • Bi-National Conference on New Developments in Water Research – Israel and UK perspectives, “Pipe Deterioration Modelling for Urban Water Infrastructure Systems”, 24 March 2009, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel
  • Adaptive Computing in Design Manufacturing (ACDM) conference, “Some Recent Developments in Water Distribution System Rehabilitation”, 29th April 2008, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • University of Bath seminar series, “Water Distribution System Optimisation: Some Past and Recent Approaches”, 28th April 2008, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 1st International Water and Wastewater Treatment Conference, Shomal University, 24 January 2008, “Decision Support for Managing Water Distribution System Assets”, Amol, Iran
  • International Workshop on Water Supply, Wastewater Management, Urban Water Drainage Systems and Wastewater Reuse, Amirkabir University of Technology, 23 January 2008, “Water Distribution System Asset Management”, Tehran, Iran
  • International Workshop on Water Supply, Wastewater Management, Urban Water Drainage Systems and Wastewater Reuse, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 22 January 2008, “Bayesian-based calibration of Water Distribution Models”
  • Tallinn University of Technology, “Decision Support for Asset Management in Water Distribution Systems”, 2 November 2007, Tallin, Estonia
  • 2nd International Congress “Environment - sustainable water resource management – advanced technologies for saving water in the 4th programming period 2007 – 2013”, Athens, Greece, “Advanced Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Networks”, 2-3 July 2007
  • King’s College London, “Applications of Evolutionary Computation to Water Industry Problems”, 22 Jan 2007
  • EU COST C18 workshop in Bushey (UK), “Development of Pipe Deterioration Models using the Evolutionary Polynomial Regression”, 16 November 2006
  • Harbin Institute of Technology (China), “Advanced Calibration of Water Distribution Models using the Bayesian Type Procedure”, September 2006
  • Tianjin University (China), “Advanced Calibration of Water Distribution Models using the Bayesian Type Procedure”, March 2006
  • Tsinghua University (China), “Optimal Design and Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems”, March 2006
  • EU COST C18 meeting in Brno (Czech Republic), “Use of Performance Indicators in the Optimisation based Water and Wastewater Decision Support Tools”, September 2005
  • EU COST C19 meeting in Exeter (UK), “Optimal Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems under Uncertainty”, September 2005

 

Conference Committee Memberships

 

  • International Scientific Committee, 2nd International WDSA/CCWI 2019 Joint Conference, 4-7 Sep 2020, Beijing, China

  • International Scientific Committee, International Conference AQUA360: Water for All - Emerging Issues and Innovations, 1-3 Sep 2020, Exeter, United Kingdom

  • Scientific Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Water Systems Operation (ISWSO), supported by IAHR, 2-4 Sep 2020, Bristol, UK

  • Scientific Committee, 14th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 26–30 July 2020, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Scientific Committee, International Conference “Environmental Technology for Impact  2020” (ETEi2020), part of 55th birthday of the Environmental Technology group at the Wageningen University, 3-5 June 2020, Wageningen, Netherlands

  • Organising committee, Digital Water Summit, 27-30 April 2020, Bilbao, Spain

  • Technical committee, 17th International CCWI 2019 Conference, 2-4 Sep 2019, Exeter, United Kingdom

  • National Organising Committee, 1st IFAC Workshop on Control Methods for Water Resource Systems (CMWRS), 19-20 Sep 2019, Delft, Netherlands 

  • Advisory Committee, 9th IWA’s Young Water Professionals Conference 2019, 24-26 June 2019, Toronto, Canada

  • Scientific Committee, SDHI-SDH 2018 conference, 25-26 Oct 2018, Nis, Serbia

  • International Scientific Committee, 1st International WDSA/CCWI 2018 Joint Conference, 23-25 Jul 2018, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • Scientific Committee, 13th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 1-6 July 2018, Palermo, Italy.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, 15th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 5-7 September 2017, Sheffield, UK
  • Technical Advisory Committee, International Conference on Modelling of Environmental and Water Resources Systems (ICMEWRS) 2017, 24-26 Mar 2017, Kanpur, India.
  • International Scientific Committee, 1st International WDSA/CCWI 2018 Joint Conference, 23-25 Jul 2018, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • Steering Committee, 14th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 7-9 November 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Scientific Programme Committee, IWA Water Ideas 2016 conference, 20-21 Oct 2016, Bologna, Italy.
  • International Programme Committee for the 6th International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) African Conference, 5-7 Sep 2016, Gaborone, Botswana.
  • Scientific Committee, 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 21-26 August 2016, Incheon, South Korea.
  • Scientific Committee, 16th Water Distribution Systems Analysis conference, 24-28 Jul 2016, in Cartagena, Colombia
  • Scientific Committee, 2nd EWaS International Conference: “Efficient & Sustainable Water Systems Management toward Worth Living Development”, 1–4 June 2016, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Panel Chair, “Long term vision for Smart Water Networks”, Smart Water Networks (SWAN) 2015 Conference, 29-30 April 2015, London, UK
  • Steering Committee, 13th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 2-4 September 2015, Leicester, UK
  • Scientific Committee, 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 17-21 August 2014, New York, USA
  • International Scientific Committee, 16th Annual Water Distribution System Analysis Symposium, 14-17 July 2014, Bari, Italy
  • Steering Committee, 12th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 2-4 September 2013, Perugia, Italy
  • Scientific Committee, Asset management for enhancing energy efficiency in water and wastewater systems, 17-19 April 2013, Marbella, Spain
  • Scientific Committee, 1st EWaS-MED International Conference: Improving Efficiency of Water Systems in a Changing natural and financial Environment, 10-13 April 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • International Scientific Committee, 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 14-18 July 2012, Hamburg, Germany
  • Co-chair and Local Organising Committee, 11th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), September 2011, Exeter, UK
  • International Advisory Committee, 11th Annual Water Distribution System Analysis Symposium, 12-15 September 2010, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Scientific Committee, 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, 7-11 September 2010, Tianjin, China
  • Scientific Committee, 10th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 1-3 September 2009, Sheffield, UK
  • Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Asset Management of Medium and Small Wastewater Utilities, 3-4 July 2009, Alexandroupolis, Greece
  • International Advisory Committee, 10th Annual Water Distribution System Analysis Symposium, 17-20 August, 2008, South Africa
  • Organising Committee, 10th British Hydrological Society (BHS) National Symposium, 15-17 September 2008, Exeter, UK
  • Panel “Long term aspirations for leakage over the next 25 years”, 8th Annual Water UK Leakage Conference, 18 Oct 2007, Coventry, UK
  • Scientific Committee, 9th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 3-5 September 2007, Leicester, UK
  • Scientific Committee, 14th Serbian Hydraulic Society Conference, 13-15 November 2006, Novi Sad, Serbia.

 

Evaluation of Research Grant Proposals / Panels

 

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom
  • Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), United Kingdom
  • The Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
  • The Royal Society, United Kingdom
  • Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Israel and USA
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands

  • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar
  • Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), Cyprus
  • Marsden Fund, New Zealand
  • National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israel
  • Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong
  • National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan
  • National Science Centre, Poland
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria
  • German-Israeli Foundation German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), Germany and Israel
  • Mitacs Foundation, Canada
  • Academy of Finland, Finland