Slobodan P. Simonović

The highest good is like that of water.

Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu, Chapter VIII,

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  • Keynote presentation - International conference on how to deal with uncertainties in increasingly complex environment
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at the global conference "How to Deal With Uncertainties in Iincreasingly Complex Environment" to be co-organized by the Center for Risk Analysis and Crisis Management (Belgrade, Serbia) and the Croatian Association for International Studies (Zagreb, Croatia) on September 29-30, 2022 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. My presentation is entitled “From Prescriptive Standards to Preformance Based Regulation”.

    January 27, 2022

  • Keynote presentation - National Seminar on Advances in Water Resources Planning and Management
    I will be presenting a Keynote Lecture at virtual National Seminar to be organized on May 22, 2022 by the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. My presentation is entitled “Systems Approach to Management of Water Resources - Toward Performance-based Water Resources Engineering".

    May 1, 2022

  • First in-person lecture since October 2019
    On April 18th I delivered an invited lecture at the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Manitoba. This was my first in-person lecture (still with the mask) since October 2019. My presentation was entitled "Optimizing the Resilience of Interdependent Infrastructure to Natural Hazards."

    May 1, 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

  • 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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