Rijkswaterstaat, “Detection, quantification and monitoring of floating
plastics in urban waterways and rivers”, €30K contribution to the CSC funded
research project (€200K).
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
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).
WMD Water, “Risk-based approach for pipe replacement prioritisation”, PDEng
project, €100K, principal investigator;
2018-2021, Innovate UK, Grant KTP1025165, Knowledge
Transfer Partnership with South West Water, “Automated
Detection of Sewer Faults from CCTV Surveys”, £167K, principal investigator;
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;
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,
Building Communities Programme - Accelerator Fund, “Water Security Alliance”, network
led by University of Cardiff, £11K (£75K overall), principal investigator (at
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.
EPSRC EP/P004318/1, “Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future”, part of
£3.1M grant led by University of Nottingham, £291K, co-investigator;
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;
EPSRC / Welsh Water, WISE CDT project, "Methodology for Effective Operational
Blockage Reduction", £50K, principal investigator;
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;
EPSRC / United Utilities, WISE CDT project, "Event Management and Post Event
Response Planning for Intelligent Water Networks", £50K, principal investigator;
Newton Fund, “Models to Decisions (M2D): Using models to make better decisions
in an uncertain world”, named expert;
EPSRC Grand Challenge 4 – Risk and Resilience, “Building Resilience Into risk
Management (BRIM)”, £411K, expert panel member;
Building Communities Programme - Initiator Fund, “Water Security Alliance”, £3K
(£15K overall), network led by University of Cardiff, principal investigator (at
EPSRC/i20 Water/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time Prediction and
Detection of Blockages in Smart Wastewater Systems", £50K, principal
EPSRC/United Utilities, STREAM project, "Events Recognition System for Water
Treatment Processes", £20K, principal investigator;
H2020 CSA Grant, "Water Innovation through Dissemination & Exploitation of Smart
Technologies (WIDEST)", €167K, joint project (€1.0M) led by BDIGITAL involving 7
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;
Grant KTP004231, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Welsh Water, "Predictive
risk models for proactive maintenance of the wastewater network", £139K,
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;
EPSRC/Severn Trent Water/WITS Consult Ltd, STREAM EngD project, "Development of
Next Generation of Water Mains Network Modelling Tools", £48K, co-investigator;
British Council DST-2013-14/137, The UK-India Education and Research Initiative
(UKIERI), "Water Security and Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change",
EPSRC/Mouchel, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time Discolouration Risk Management",
£40K, principal investigator;
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;
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
TSB/United Utilities Grant KTP008413, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with United
Utilities, Real-time pipe burst detection system, £196K, principal investigator;
EPSRC/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Real-time management of water
distribution systems", £48K, principal investigator;
EPSRC/HR Wallingford, STREAM EngD project, "Methods for decision making in flood
risk management under climate change uncertainty", £48K, principal investigator;
UKWIR project WR27B201, "Water Resource Planning Tools WR27", project led by
Halcrow Group Ltd, research consultant;
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
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;
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;
EPSRC/Micro Drainage, STREAM EngD project, "Machine intelligence methods for
optimised design of sustainable urban drainage systems", £58K, co-investigator;
EPSRC/Severn Trent Water/United Utilities, STREAM EngD project, "Detection,
Diagnostics and Prevention of Pollution Incidents in Wastewater Networks", £58K,
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;
EPSRC Standard Research Grant EP/G001405/1, “A Risk-Based Design of Water
Distribution Systems under Uncertainty”, £180K, principal investigator;
TSB/HR Wallingford Grant KTP006780, 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;
Development of the methodology and software for identifying travelling times in
distribution systems from water quality measurements, KWR Watercycle Research
Institute, Netherlands, research consultancy;
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
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;
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;
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;
Overseas Travel Grant No. EP/D039177/1, “Advances in Urban Water Systems
Research – UK China Link”, £19K, recognised researcher;
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;
“Development of the leakage discussion forum and the associated web site”; Work
funded by the Severn Trent water company; £12K;
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;
“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,
EPSRC RAIS Scheme Grant No. GR/S26446/01, “Development and Application of the
Inverse Transient Analysis Software”, £31K, Joint project with Ewan Optimal
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
· 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
· Different aspects of water distribution systems
management including leakage analysis/control, pressure management, pump
schedulling, real-time modelling and control, smart demand metering
aspects of wastewater systems management incuding blockage detection and
related operational management, real-time modelling and control of sewer
Integrated water management across the urban
based on the principles of metabolism, water-energy-food nexus and circular
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
network design and advanced calibration of water systems models
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
Member of the Environmental and Water Resources
Institute (EWRI), 2009-present
Chartered member of CIWEM, 2011-2020
Chartered member of UK Engineering Council,
· Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College,
· 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 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
Keynote lecture, “Smart Solutions for Secure and Sustainable
Urban Water Management”, 5th Efficient Water Systems (EWaS) International Conference,
12 July 2022, Naples, Italy.
Keynote lecture, “Urban Water
Infrastructure: Challenges and Smart Solutions”, 2nd International
Workshop on Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing System Security
(CIMSS), held in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS2022), 20 Jun 2022, Rome,
“Urban drainage research: past, present and future”, Partners4Water
Workshop, 31 Mar 2022, Delft, Netherlands.
Keynote lecture, “Smart Urban Water
Infrastructure: Past, Present and Future ”, The 8th ACM international
conference on systems for energy-efficient buildings, cities, and
transportation - BuildSys 2021 conference, 18 Nov 2021, Coimbra,
Keynote lecture, “Artificial
Intelligence and Machine Learning for Improved Urban Water Management”,
19th SDHI/SHI Conference, 18 Oct 2021, Belgrade, Serbia.
Keynote lecture, “AI-based Solutions
for Smarter Urban Water Management”, 2nd International Symposium on
Water Systems Operation (ISWSO), 2 Sep 2021, Bristol, UK. Note event held online
due to Covid-19.
Invited webinar on Smart Urban Water infrastructure, “Scientific
Developments in the Field of Smart Water Infrastructure”, online, 20 Apr
Keynote lecture, “Smart Solutions for Digital Transformation of
Urban Water Infrastructure, Joint WDSA-CCWI conference, Sep 2020,
Beijing, China. Note: conference postponed and then cancelled due to
Keynote lecture, “Extracting
Information from Data in Urban Water Infrastructure”, KienIA drinking
water symposium, 19 Nov 2020, Online/Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Keynote lecture, “Artificial
Intelligence for Smarter Water Infrastructure”, KienIA drinking water
symposium, 1 Oct 2020, Online/Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- “Demand Forecasting using Interpretable Machine Learning”, ASCE
Premise Plumbing Committee Webinar, 27 Aug 2020, online.
Keynote (plenary) lecture,
delivered as part of the IAHR Distinguished Lectures for the World Water
Day 2020, “Advanced Technologies for Smart Water and Wastewater
Management in Future Cities”, 21 Mar 2020, pre-recorded lecture video
shown in Beijing, China and Madrid, Spain.
“Optimisation in drinking water systems; Methods,
tools and applications”, IWA webinar, 12 Mar 2020.
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.
Keynote (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,
"Working with the UK Water Industry: University of Exeter’s Experience”,
WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference, 30 Nov 2017,
"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,
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.
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,
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.
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,
"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.
- “Knowledge transfer Partnership between DCWW and
University of Exeter: Real-time Burst Detection”, Innovation Day, Welsh Water, 13 Dec 2013, Cardiff, Wales,
Keynote lecture at CCWI 2013 conference, "Advanced Real-time Modelling for
Smart Water Systems", 3-5 Sep 2013,
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.
"Sensor-based Detection and Location of Events in
Water Distribution Systems", University of Sao Paulo, May 2013, Sao Carlos, Brazil.
- "Adaptive flood risk management using optimisation and
real options", Greenwich University, 21 March 2013, Greenwich, UK.
- "Real-time Event Recognition using Sensor Data and
Artificial Intelligence", Monash University, 1 Oct 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
Symposium on Resilient Adaptation to Changing Flood Risk, "Real Options in
Flood Risk Management Decision Making", UNESCO-IHE Delft, 22 May 2012
- “Urban Water Systems Adaptation: Some Recent Developments”,
ETH Zurich, 21 Jun
2012, Zurich, Switzerland.
- "Risk-based Modelling
for Wastewater Infrastructure Asset Management", International workshop on
science of 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,
“Flexible Design for Effective Flood Risk Management under Future
Singapore International Water Week - Water
Convention, 1 July 2010,
- Intelli-CIS 2nd Workshop, “Real-time Detection of Pipe Bursts in Water
Distribution Systems”, 18 May 2010,
- “Real–time pump Scheduling in Water Distribution
Systems”, Water Supplies Department, 13 May 2010,
- “Real–time Failure Management in Water
Distribution Systems”, Institution of Civil Engineers, 13 May 2010,
- “Real-time Detection and Diagnostics
of Failures in Water Distribution Systems”,
The China-USA-UK Urban Water Systems Workshop, Tsinghua
5 Dec 2009,
- “Neptune Decision Support System”, 10th
Conference, 15 Oct 2009, Hilton Coventry
- “Pipe Deterioration Modelling for Urban Water Infrastructure
Systems”, Bi-National Conference on New Developments in Water Research – Israel
and UK perspectives, 24 March 2009, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel.
- Adaptive Computing in Design Manufacturing (ACDM) conference, “Some Recent
Developments in Water Distribution System Rehabilitation”, 29th
Distribution System Optimisation: Some Past and Recent Approaches”,
Bath seminar series, 28th
April 2008, Bath, United Kingdom.
University, 24 January 2008, “Decision Support
for Managing Water Distribution System Assets”,
International Water and Wastewater Treatment Conference, Amol,
“Water Distribution System Asset Management”, International Workshop on Water Supply, Wastewater Management, Urban Water
Drainage Systems and Wastewater Reuse, Amirkabir
University of Technology, 23 January 2008, Tehran, Iran.
“Bayesian-based calibration of Water Distribution Models”, International Workshop on Water Supply, Wastewater Management, Urban Water
Drainage Systems and Wastewater Reuse, Amirkabir
University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 22 January 2008.
- “Decision Support for Asset Management in Water Distribution
University of Technology, 2 November 2007,
“Advanced Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Networks”, 2nd
International Congress “Environment - sustainable water resource management –
advanced technologies for saving water in the 4th programming period 2007 –
2013”, Athens, Greece, 2-3 July 2007.
- “Applications of Evolutionary Computation to Water
Industry Problems”, King’s College London, 22 Jan 2007.
“Development of Pipe Deterioration Models
using the Evolutionary Polynomial Regression”, EU COST C18 workshop, Bushey,
UK, 16 November 2006.
“Advanced Calibration of Water Distribution Models using the Bayesian Type
Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, September 2006.
“Advanced Calibration of Water Distribution Models using the Bayesian Type
China, March 2006.
“Optimal Design and Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems”,
University, Beijing, China, March 2006.
- “Use of Performance Indicators in the Optimisation based Water and Wastewater
Decision Support Tools”, EU
COST C18 meeting,
Czech Republic, September 2005.
- “Optimal Rehabilitation of Water Distribution
Systems under Uncertainty”, EU COST C19 meeting, Exeter, UK, September 2005.
Conference Committee Memberships
Scientific and Steering Committee, 2nd
International WDSA/CCWI Joint Conference, 18-22 Jul 2022, Valencia,
International Program Committee, 2nd IFAC
Workshop on Control Methods for Water Resource Systems (CMWRS 2022), Sep
Scientific Committee, 14th International Conference
on Hydroinformatics, 4-8 Jul 2022, Bucharest, Romania.
Advisory Board of the International Scientific
Committee, 39th IAHR World Congress: From Snow to Sea, 18-24 Jun 2022,
Scientific Committee, 7th Young Water
Professionals BeNeLux conference, 4-6 Apr 2022, Delft, Netherlands.
Scientific Committee, 19th SDHI-SDH conference,
18-19 Oct 2021, Belgrade, Serbia.
Scientific Committee, 2nd International Symposium
on Water Systems Operation (ISWSO), supported by IAHR, 1-3 Sep 2021,
International Scientific Committee, International
Conference AQUA360: Water for All - Emerging Issues and Innovations, 31
Aug-2 Sep 2021, Exeter, United Kingdom.
Organising committee, Digital Water Summit, 30 Nov
– 4 Dec 2020, Bilbao, Spain, note: event cancelled due to Covid-19.
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,
- 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,
International Scientific Committee, 1st
International WDSA/CCWI 2018 Joint Conference, 23-25 Jul 2018, Kingston,
- Steering Committee, 14th International Conference on Computing and
Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 7-9 November 2016, Amsterdam, The
- 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
International Conference: “Efficient & Sustainable Water Systems Management
toward Worth Living Development”, 1–4 June 2016, Chania, Crete, Greece
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
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
- International Advisory Committee, 11th Annual Water Distribution
System Analysis Symposium, 12-15 September 2010,
- Scientific Committee, 9th International Conference on
Hydroinformatics, 7-11 September 2010,
- Scientific Committee, 10th International Conference on Computing and
Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 1-3 September 2009,
- Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Asset
Management of Medium and Small Wastewater Utilities, 3-4 July 2009,
- International Advisory Committee, 10th Annual Water Distribution
System Analysis Symposium, 17-20 August, 2008,
- Organising Committee, 10th British Hydrological Society (BHS)
National Symposium, 15-17 September 2008,
“Long term aspirations for leakage over the next 25 years”, 8th
Annual Water UK Leakage Conference, 18 Oct 2007,
- Scientific Committee, 9th International Conference on Computing and
Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), 3-5 September 2007,
- Scientific Committee, 14th Serbian Hydraulic Society Conference,
13-15 November 2006,
Evaluation of Research Grant Proposals / Panels
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom
Academy of Engineering (RAEng), United Kingdom
Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
Royal Society, United Kingdom
Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Israel and USA
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
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
Center of Science and Technology Evaluation,
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
The Research Council, Norway