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.


August 8, 2019
  • 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.

  • Spring floods in Canada 2019. Significant flooding across the country got the attention of general public and media. My contributions, in the form of 10 interviewes for different media outlets, are available In the media section of the web site.

  • 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 module lectures, 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, September 6-10, 2019, Brazil.
    • Invited lecture, Resilience - Criteria for Adaptation of Urban Systems to Global Change, 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.


    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 August 8, 2019

    Research in FIDS (my reserach laboratory) is in a full swing with 1 Post Doctoral fellow, 3 PhD candidates, 2 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.