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


February 7, 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.

  • New ranking of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:

    2017 Shanghai global academic ranking of world universities is out. I am very proud to share that the Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering at The University of Western Ontario has been ranked #12 in the World and #1 in Canada. Congratulations.

  • 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, Resilience Modelling in Hazards and Disasters - A Practical View, EGU General Assembly 2018, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
    • Invited lecture, Examining the Exposure of Canadian Urban Population to Future Flood Risk, EGU General Assembly 2018, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria. li>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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    Posted on January 5, 2018

    I am teaching CEE3361 Water Resources Management course during the winter term. Course material is available at UWO Owl website.


    Posted on January 5, 2018

    Research in FIDS (my reserach laboratory) is in a full swing with 2 Post Doctoral fellows, 3 PhD candidates, and 3 MESc students 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 November 15, 2017

    Click here for various media coverage of my work.