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November 1, 2018
  • New website of the International Conference on Flood Managment (ICFM):

    One activity I am heavily involved with is the Charmanship of the ICFM Ad Hoc Committee. International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) offers an international conference platform, hosted every 3 years, to discuss a range of flood related issues and realise significant change in a multidisciplinary, multisectoral area. It provides a unique opportunity for various specialists including engineers, planners, natural and social scientists, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers, and policy makers to come together to exchange ideas and experiences.ICFM considers the range of issues and challenges that affect flood management, particularly the need to build resilience into future planning. By providing a forum for researchers, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders, the conference identifies the key concerns and significant challenges of the future. The conference has launched a new website that will provide up-to-date information on all issues related to managment of floods. Be sure to visit us at http://www.icfm.world/.

  • Award for contribution to international cooperation:

    China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research IWHR announced that on the occasion of the 60Th institute anniversary I am going to be presented by the IWHR Award for Contribution to International Cooperation. The letter of IWHR President Prof. Kuang Shangfu states "....Over the past decade you have made great contribution to the academic progress and overall development of our institute, as well as the scientific exchanges between China and Canada. As a recognition of your contribution, IWHR is going to honor you with the IWHR Award for Contribution to International Cooperation. The Award will be presented to you at the Forum on Modern Water Governance and Technological Innovation (PLenary Session of the Academic Week for the 60th Anniversary of IWHR being part of the Forum) on the morning of October 18th, 2018...."

  • Water Research Report issue 100:

    It was exactly 30 years ago when together with my research team I published the first volume of the Water Resources Research Report, also known as the Blue Book, while at the University of Manitoba. Since bringing my research lab - the Facility for Intelligent Decision Support (FIDS) - to Western in 2000 I was not sure we would still be publishing them. In December of 2017 we published Volume 100. A century of volumes ago, I was inspired to publish the first Water Resources Research Report in order to insure that our work could be reproduced and built upon.I was very rarely able to do that from the journal papers. That was the main motivation to publish more detailed reports, include the data, examples and computer programs, so the researchers reading them could reproduce our work and get going from that point.

    While Blue Books don't have regular publishing intervals, they come out as a product of our research. Publication follows progress in the lab.While the first volume back in 1987, a very detailed multi-objective assessment methodology for long-term water resources planning, and following volumes may sound highly technical to most, the academic world has embraced the ongoing work of my team in FIDS. According to Western Libraries, Blue Books have been downloaded more than 70,000 times by researchers around the world. I am always impressed with the figures coming in the regular monthly reports from Western Libraries. Imagine the feeling of empowerment - more than 70,000 people are reading, trying to build on what you have done and are spreading your work across the globe.

  • Addition to the web site:

    Now you are able to find details about the tools produced by my research team and available for sharing. They can be accessed through the Research menu option, click on Products. Let me know what do you think and share ideas if you are interested.

  • Interactive books web space:

    Following links will allow you to access interactive web space for all my books. You will find book information, reviews and access to software provided with each book. This space will allow you to send messages, upload and download software, upload and download exercises and their solutions, and interact with other users of the books. In order to access the interactive space you will be asked to register and create an account that you can use in the future. Please send me a message with your impressions. I am ready to learn and improve.

  • Engagements:

    • Keynote lecture, Natural Disaster Insurance Considerations in Operational Resilience , Chaucer Re-insurance group workshop, January 29, 2018, London, UK.
    • Invited lecture, A new approach for assessment of hydropower system safety, Civil Seminar , February 6, 2018, The University of Western Ontario, London.
    • Invited lecture,What modification to IDF should be considered due to climate change - one practical approach, International Workshop: Adaptation to Climate Change Impact on Rainstorm Flooding (by invitation only), National Research Council Canada, February 27, 2018, Ottawa.
    • Invited lecture,Mapping climate change impacts on flood hazard in Canada, Workshop: Modeling of the Effects of Natural Hazards on the Built-Environment, Western University, March 27, 2018, London.
    • Invited lecture, Resilience Modelling in Hazards and Disasters - A Practical View, EGU General Assembly 2018, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
    • Invited lecture, Modelling Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Climate Change, Special session "Insurance Risk Modelling for Hazards and Disasters, 11th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation, June 6-8, 2018, Seville, Spain.
    • Invited lecture, Use of Quantitative Resilience in Managing Urban Infrastructure Response to Natural Hazards, Special session "Insurance Risk Modelling for Hazards and Disasters, 11th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation, June 6-8, 2018, Seville, Spain.
    • Invited lecture, ResilSIM-A Decision Support Tool for Estimating Resilience of Urban Systems to Flooding, Workshop on Urban Floods, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, and Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, Indian Institute of Science, June 27 - 29, 2018, Bangalore, India.
    • Keynote lecture, A Systems Approach to Modelling Water-Energy-Food Nexus: ANEMI Model , The 4th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2018) , July 17-21, 2018, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
    • Invited lecture, Climate Change Impacts to Flooding, Ontario Flood Risk Management Workshop 2018: Floods Happen, Are You Ready , TRCA, September 19-20, 2018, Brampton.
    • Keynote lecture, Resilience Modelling in Hazards and Disasters - A Practical View, VIII International Scientific Conference "Archibald Reiss Days", Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies, October 2-3, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia.
    • Invited lecture, Addressing climate chnage impacts at local level - An example, Climate change workshop, Milutin Milankovic Society, October 9, 2018, Belgrade, Serbia.
    • Keynote lecture, (working title) Systems Approach to Resilience of Water Resources Under Global Change, High-level International Forum on Modern Water Management and Technological Innovation, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, October 15-20, 2018, Beijing, China.

    Teaching

    Posted on August 8, 2018

    During the Fall term I will be teaching one undergraduate course - Systems Approach for Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE4418), and one graduate course - Advanced Systems Analaysis for Civil Engineering (CEE9566). Corse information is available at www.owl.uwo.ca

    Research

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Research in FIDS (my reserach laboratory) is in a full swing with 2 Post Doctoral fellows, 3 PhD candidates, 2 MESc students, and 1 international visitor at the moment working on various research projects. My primary research interest focuses on the application of systems approach to management of complex water and environmental systems with strong focus on explicit consideration of uncertainty. Most of the current research projects are addressing the impacts of climatic change on management of water resources systems. Select Research option for more details. If in London, be sure to visit us.

    In the media

    Posted on March 24, 2018

    Click here for various media coverage of my work.