Welcome to the web page of Slobodan P. Simonovic. This page is designed to provide visitors with access to my academic resources. It also contains the latest news. You can download many papers and presentations from this page.


September 28, 2019
  • 2019 Shanghai ranking list is out and once more my Departmentof Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western university is ranked #1 in Canada and #13 in the world. Very proud to be part of the history.
  • On August 12, a group of scientists led by Professor John P.A. Ioannides at Stanford University published a paper in the journal PloS Biology outlining a new way to rank scientists by citations and other metrics. This new method is said to avoid common abuses such as self-citations and citation farms. The new method produced a database of over 100,000 top cited scientists from across all fields, and was extensively covered by the famous journal Nature.Despite that engineers do not typically get cited as much as others in the science and health fields, you may find that I made it to the list of the top 100k most cited in all fields combined. You can download the Excel spreadsheet used in the ranking and the code to read it here.

    Out of 6,880,389 scientists from 176 disciplines/subdisciplines I am ranked 32242 which puts me at the place of the most cited scientist in Engineering at the University of Western Ontario.

  • From July 1st of 2019 I have retired from my regular academic duties. I will still maintain active academic work, excluding teaching, as Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • 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. 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/. Preparations for the next,ICFM8, conference is in full swing. Hope to see you in Iowa City in 2020.

  • 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:

    • Invited lecture, A Systems Approach to Modelling Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Croucher Advanced Study Institute - Global Water Security: Integrated Modelling and Adaptive Managment - the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,January 8-11, 2019,Hong Kong.
    • Invited lecture, Resilience - Criteria for Adaptation of Urban Systems to Global Change, (CEP)Center for Planning Urban Development, Razgovori Sredom, February 20, 2019,Belgrade, Serbia (in Serbian).
    • Invited lecture, Use of Quantitative Resilience in Managing Urban Infrastructure Response to Naturak Hazards , ADERSIM - Advanced Disaster Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation monthly seminar, March 27, 2019,York University, Toronto.
    • Invited lecture, Use of Quantitative Resilience in Managing Urban Infrastructure Response to Changing Conditions , Water Institute, University of Waterloo, April 2, 2019, Waterloo.
    • Invited lecture, Modelling of Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Climate Change, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, May 9, 2019, Guelph.
    • Invited lecture, Modelling of Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Climate Change , ICLR Friday Forum, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, May 31, 2019, Toronto.
    • High level panel presentation, FLOODING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: Risk Management for Increased Resilience, ICWRER 2019, The 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, June 14-18, 2019, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.
    • Special guest lecture, Quantification of Multi-purpose Reservoir Resilience to Water Scarcity: a dynamic measure, Institute for Water Development "Jaroslav Cerni", July 16, 2019,Belgrade, Serbia (in Serbian).
    • Keynote lecture, Modelling of Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Changing Climate, International Conference: The Life and Work of Milutin Milankovic - Past, Present, Future", University of Belgrade and Milutin Milankovic Association, July 19-21, 2019,Belgrade, Serbia.
    • Invited lecture,Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves for Future Climate Scenarios: A Publicly Accessible Computer Tool, Program in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation, Insituto De Pesquisas Hidraulics, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Sepetmber 6, 2019 Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    • Invited module lectures (seven), Dealing with Climate Change and Uncertainties, School of Advanced Studies on Water & Societies under Change - 2019, coordinated by the Graduate Program in Hydraulics and Sanitation from University of São Paulo at São Carlos School of Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco and Federal University of Campina Grande, All the lectures are available on the YouTube (chanel ceti sc). September 6-10, 2019, Sao Carlos, Brazil.
    • Invited lecture, Modelling of Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Changing Climate, China Institute for Water and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Beijing, China, October18, 2019.
    • Invited lecture, FLOODS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE:From Risk Management to Resilience, 2019 Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) Annual Conference, Yichang, China, October 21-23, 2019.
    • Keynote lecture, Advancing a Nexus Approach Toward Optimal Water Resources Management Under Changing Environments, International Symposium of Hydrological Sciences and High-efficiency Water Resources Untilization Under the Changing Environment (ISHW), Wuhan University,Wuhan, China, October 24-26, 2019.
    • Keynote lecture, Modelling Complex Water Resources Systems in a Changing World, International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering (ICMSC2019), Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering Kollam, Kerala, India, December 11-13, 2019.


    Posted on August 8, 2019

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


    Posted on September 28, 2019

    Research in FIDS (my reserach laboratory) is in a full swing with 2 Post Doctoral fellows, 2 PhD candidates, 1 MESc students, and 3 international visitors 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 August9, 2019

    Click here for various media coverage of my work.