Slobodan P. Simonović

The highest good is like that of water.

Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu, Chapter VIII,

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  • Top Cited Article 2021-2022
    My paper "Floods and the COVID-19 pandemic—A new double hazard problem" co-authored with Profs. Z. Kundzewicz and N. Wright and published in Wiley's WIREs Water is recognized as a top cited paper for the second year in a row. This paper is an open access publication available here.

    Feb 25, 2023

  • Keynote presentation - 9th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM9)
    I was invited to and presented a keynote oresentation at the 9th International Conference on Flood Management that was organized in Tsukuba, Japan on Feb 19-22, 2023. My presentation is entitled "Systems Approach to Management of Floods: Towards Resilience-Based Approach" and is available on my YouTube channel here.

    Feb 25, 2023

  • Keynote presentation - High-level Symposium on Integrated Water Cycle Management in the post-COVID 19 era
    The high-level symposium on "Itegrated Water Cycle Management in the Post-COVID 19 era" was organized before the ICFM9 in Tokyo, Japan on February 18, 2023 in the presence of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. I had an honor to present a keynote speach under the title "Challenges and Opportunities of Integrated Flood Management in the Post-COVID Era" at this event.

    Feb 25, 2023

  • 9th International Conference on Flood Management
    I am pleased to announce the successful completion of the 9th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM9) that was organized in Tsukuba, Japan on Feb 18-22, 2023. The conference brought together over 400 experts and stakeholders from various disciplines from over 30 countries to discuss the challenges and solutions related to flood management. Five plenary sessions, 24 parallel sessions and 90 poster presentations provided for engaging discussions on topics such as building flood resilience, flood risk assessment, early warning systems, flood response planning, and community engagement. I am grateful to all the participants for their valuable contributions and active participation, which made the conference a great success. We hope that the knowledge shared and the connections made during the conference will help to improve flood management practices around the world. The amazing effort of the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) as the local organizer, together with the ICFM Ad Hoc Committee (that I am charing) and our sponsors, speakers, and attendees made this conference possible. We look forward to continuing the conversation and working towards effective flood management strategies in the future. Very soon all the presentations, abstracts, and posters will be available at the ICFM website.

    Feb 25, 2023

  • IWHR 4th Science and Technology Commission
    I am honored to have been appointed Member of the IWHR 4th Science and Technology Commission of IWHR for the period 2022 - 2027.

    Feb 25, 2023

  • Stanford list of World's top 2% Scientists
    On 10 October 2022, the “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators was published. This is publicly available database of top-cited scientists (out of 6 880 389 from all disciplines) that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score). The ranking of scientists can be found in the following link . My name has been included in the list, and my position on the list puts me in the top 0.4% of World's scientists. I am very proud of this personal achievement.

    Nov 30, 2022

  • Fellowship of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
    I am nominated and elected into the Fellowship of the Sigma Xi scientific research honor society in November 2022. It is my priviledge to join this international honor society of science and engineering. Sigma Xi is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world and has a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the society.

    Nov 30, 2022

  • 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

  • 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

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