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October 15, 2020

    I am humbled and honored to share that I am elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The Fellows of RSC are elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences in Canada.

    Information about new Fellows

    From the press release: .."The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to recognise this year's exceptional cohort of inductees, as the contributions of these outstanding artists, scholars and scientists have significantly impacted their respective disciplines at both national and international levels." says RSC President Jeremy McNeil. The 2020 roster of truly remarkable individuals will be invited to accept membership to the RSC on Friday, November 27 in Toronto. The ceremonies will be uniquely adapted this year to ensure all new members will participate - whether from home, from campus, or in Toronto. We hope you can join us for this stunning landscape of talent, imagination, discipline, and discovery...

    I am the one accepting this honor but it belongs equally to all the great people that I have had the good fortune to work with at the various stages of my career.

  • I am deeply honored and grateful to have been appointed an Honorary Professor by the China Institute fof Water and Hydropower Research. This appointment is a testimony to the significance of long-term collaboration I have with the IWHR. It's been such a pleasure to work with many of IWHR researchers already, and I look forward everything we can accomplish together in the years ahead. Thank you. re to talk to so many of you already, and I look forward everything we can accomplish together in the years ahead.

  • From July 1st of 2019 I have retired from my regular academic duties. I am still maintaining active academic work, excluding teaching, as Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. My regular work with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR)as the Director of Engineering Works continues.

  • International Conference on Flood Managment (ICFM):

    One activity I am heavily involved with is the Chairmanship 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. More information about ICFM is available at http://www.icfm.world/. The website provides up-to-date information on all issues related to managment of floods. Be sure to visit us. We are always looking for new people interested in management of floods. Our next Conference, ICFM8, was planned to be in Iowa City, August 17 - 19, 2020. Unfortunately the COVID-19 world pandemic significantly affected our planning process. The conference has been posponed for August 9 - 11, 2021. Hope to see you there!

  • International Conference on Flood Managment (ICFM) - Webinar series:

    Pandemic conditions and the requirements of the new post-pandemic world prompted the initiation of ICFM Webinars. The main objectives of this ICFM activity are: (i) continuation of sharing experience online; (ii) addressing important flood management issues between ICFM regular Conferences; and (iii) adopting ICFM activities to a new format.

    On August 27th we delivered the second ICFM webinar "The Flood Challenge to Resilience". Over 360 participants, from all around the world, joined the webinar. For those of you who did not have chance to be with us please visit our web page. Under the WEBINARS menu item you will be able to find the recording of the Webinar No. 2 as well as Webinar No.1.

    The Webinar No. 3 is set for November. Stay in touch for timely information about Webinar No. 3.

  • New feature of 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:

    Teaching

    Posted on August 8, 2019

    From now on I will not be teaching any undergraduate and graduate courses at the Western University. My teaching will be directed to the delivery of (a) short courses on particular research topics, and (b) training courses for practicing professionals.

    Research

    Posted on February 25, 2020

    Research in FIDS (my reserach laboratory) is in a full swing with 2 Post Doctoral fellows, 1 MESc students, and 1 undergraduate research assistant 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 February 25, 2020

    Click here for various media coverage of my work.