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July 17, 2020
  • I am completing a special issue of the WATER Journal under the title "Application of the Systems Approach to the Management of Complex Water Systems". This Special Issue attempts to review numerous applications of the systems approach to water resource management and draw lessons from worldwide experience relevant to the solution of future water problems.

  • 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 managment issues between our regular Conferences; and (iii) adopting ICFM activities to a new format.

    On May 28th we delivered the first ICFM webinar. Over 530 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. 1. The Webinar No. 2 will be organized in August of 2020. Stay tuned for the announcement.

  • 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:

    • Invited lecture, Modelling Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Climate Change, Otter Valley Naturalists, Straffordville, Ontario, Canada, February 10, 2020.
    • Invited webinar, Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves for Future Climate Scenarios: A Publicly Accessible Computer Tool, FP Innovations, Understanding Decision-Making About Climate Change Impacts at a Small Watershed Scele, A Webinar Series Focusing on Resource Road Stream Crossings, February 27, 2020. Webinar recording.
    • Professional development course, Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) Curves under Climate Change, The University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown,PEI, Canada, March 11, 2020.
    • Invited webinar, Introduction to doubled crises - Flooding in a time of epidemic , ICFM Webinar # 1:"Doubled crises - Flooding in a time of pandemic" , May 28, 2020.
    • Keynote lecture, Quantitative Resilience - Potential Decision Making Criterion for Management of Disasters (Kvantitativna otpornost - Potencijalni kriterijum za upravljanje katastrofama), The Virtual International Conference: Security Crises in the 21st Century and how to Manage Them. October 13 and 14, 2020.

    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.