Slobodan P. Simonović

The highest good is like that of water.

Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu, Chapter VIII,

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  • 2021 Flooding in Canada
    Flooding in British Columbia and the East Coast of Canada is raising serious attention of the media and general public. Visit my Bio page and In the media section for newspaper articles, radio and TV interviews.

    November 26, 2021

  • Fellowship in the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts - SANU
    On November 4th 2021 I was elected into membership of SANU. This recognition of my work is comming from the place I was born and where I got my basic education. I am humbled and honored with this recognition.

    November 8, 2021

  • A new tool for visualizing impacts of climate chnage on flooding in Canada
    During the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, my research group (Prof. Mohit Mohanty, Dr. Andre Schardong) released a new tool for showing floodplain maps across Canada under various climate change scenarios. The work got the overwhelming attention of the media and the general public. You can visit my In the media page for news articles, and radio and TV interviews.

    November 2, 2021

  • Keynote presentation - 5th Forum on Urban Flood Control and Drainage Capacity
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the 5th Forum on Urban Flood Control and Drainage Capacity to be organized on November 9 -10, 2021 in Shanghai, China. My presentation is entitled “Resilience Criteria for Urban Flooding Decision Making”.

    October 18, 2021

  • Keynote presentation - Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Conference "Flooding and Resilience Management"
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the 90th Annual Conference of the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society to be organized on October 26, 2021 in Beijing, China. My presentation is entitled “Floodplain Mapping Over Large Regions - Canada Case Study”.

    October 10, 2021

  • Keynote presentation - International Congress "Economy of a Water City"
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the Economy of a Water City congress to be organized on October 25 - 26, 2021 in Wroclaw, Poland. My presentation is entitled “Prioritizing resilience to mitigate flooding during the pandemic”.

    March 1, 2021

  • Keynote presentation - 2021 2nd International Symposium on Water, Ecology and Environment
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the 2nd ISWEE online Symposium under the title "Systems Approach to Management of Water Resources-toward Performance based Water Resources Engineering". October 15 - 18, 2021.

    August 1, 2021

  • Invited presentation - Hydrology Community of Practice, Alberta Environment and Parks
    I will be presenting an invited lecture at the annual conference of Alberta Environment and Parks Hydrology Community of Practice. The conference will be online and my presentation is scheduled for September 30th 2:30 pm EDT. The title of my talk is "Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves for Future Climate Scenarios: A Publicly Accessible Computer Tool IDF_CC". Stay tuned for the final program and connection information.

    September 15, 2021

  • Recording of the special ICFM Webinar "instead" of ICFM8
    This special ICFM8 webinar and published book of abstracts (available here) are “instead” of ICFM8 - conference that had to be cancelled. The webinar draws from ICFM8 efforts and contributions proposed by the ICFM community. The book and the webinar program provide some insights in the current work on flood management and point the direction to follow in the future. Three distinguished panellists from North America, Europe and Asia provided the current state of flood management efforts around the world.

    August 15, 2021

  • Recording of ICLR Friday Forum - Floodplain Mapping Over Canada
    The June 18th ICLR Friday Forum did address my work done on floodplain mapping over Canada. I talked about (i) floodplain mapping methodology; (ii) population exposure assessment; and (iii) impact of changing climate (based on the most recent climate information from CMIP 6). Webinar recording.

    June 23, 2021

  • The Reuters Hot List
    Very proud to be included into the Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists. To build it, Reuters created a system of identifying and ranking 1,000 climate academics according to how influential they are. Read the article in Western News.

    April 20, 2021

  • What is a complex adaptive system?
    If you have 6 minutes, join this video in which I tried to define the complex adaptive system through a story. Visit Complex Adaptive System Lab at Western University.

    March, 27, 2021

  • Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
    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. Check the press release.

    November 17, 2020

  • IWHR Honorary Professorship
    I am deeply honored and grateful to have been appointed an Honorary Professor by the China Institute for 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 to everything we can accomplish together in the years ahead. Thank you.

    September 20, 2020

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