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 INVITED SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)


Professor Roger A. Falconer

Severn Barrage and other tidal energy options: Environmental hydraulics studies

Roger Falconer is Halcrow Professor of Water  Management and Director of the Hydro- environmental Research Centre in the School of  Engineering at Cardiff University, UK. He was  previously Professor of Water Engineering and Head  of the Department of Civil Engineering at the  University of Bradford.  He graduated from King’s  College, London (1973), completed an MSc at the  University of Washington, USA (1974), and a PhD at  Imperial College, London (1976).  He manages a range of research contracts on hydro-environmental modeling, has published over 350 papers and technical reports in the field and was the founding editor of the Journal of Hydroinformatics (IWA), Journal of River Basin Management (IAHR) and Journal of Water Management (ICE).  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the Academy’s Silver Medal (1999), the ICE’s Telford Premium (1994) and the IAHR Arthur T. Ippen Award (1991). He was a Council Member of ICE (2000-04) and a Council Member of IAHR (1999-2003). His computer models have been used extensively in over 100 Environmental Impact Assessment studies worldwide and he consults regularly on major UK and international projects.  He is currently a member of the Government’s Expert Panel for the Severn Tidal Power Project.

Professor H. J. S. Fernando

Environmental Hydraulics and Sustainability; Lessons from Recent Past

Joe Fernando is currently the Wayne and Diana Murdy endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences at University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University (1983) and post-doctoral training at the California Institute of Technology (1983-84). During 1984-2009 he was affiliated with the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University, where he was the founding Director of the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics (1994-2009). Fernando is internationally recognized for his fundamental contributions to turbulence in environmental flows, urban heat islands, coral reef hydrodynamics and natural disasters. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge (UK), ETH (Zurich), Tel Aviv University, University of Toulon (France) and University of Girona (Spain), an AWU fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute and a visiting scientist at the British Meteorological Office. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award (NSF, 1986), ASU Alumni Distinguished Research Award (1997), Rieger Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award in Environmental Sciences (2001), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sri Lanka Foundation of the USA (2007), and was honored by the Arizona Republic as one of the five residents who have made a notable difference in the life of the city of Tempe (2008). He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Physical Society and American Meteorological Society, and member of the European Academy. He is Editor of Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (1997- ), and Associate editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews (1989- ), Environmental Fluid Dynamics (2000- ) and IAHR Journal of Eco-Environment.


Professor Jacques Ganoulis

Integrating hydraulic, hydrology and environmental economy models for the protection and sustainable use of transboundary water resources

Jacques Ganoulis is Professor of Hydraulics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, since 1978, and Director of the Hydraulics Laboratory. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from AUTh (1968), a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) (1969) and a Doctorat d’Etat ès-Sciences (1974) from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Hydraulique de Toulouse (ENSEEIHT). He is Chair holder at AUTh of the UNESCO Chair on sustainable water management and conflict resolution, the inaugural President of the Hellenic Hydrotechnical Society (1983), the past-President of TECHWARE (TECHnology for WAter REsources) and the General Coordinator of INWEB (International Network of Water-Environment Centers for the Balkans, www.inweb.gr). He was the Chairman of the XXX IAHR International Congress that took place in Thessaloniki (2003) and an IAHR Council member. He  has more than 25 years experience on water resources management and environmental risk assessment. His research interests include multicriteria decision making and fuzzy logic modeling and in particular transboundary water resources management. In this context, he cooperates closely with UNESCO and has undertaken several cooperative projects in the Balkans, North Africa and Middle East. He has published more than 180 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and is the editor or author of 10 books, among them Transboundary Water Resources Management (Springer, 1996) and Risk Analysis of Water Pollution (Wiley-VCH, 2nd ed, 2009).

Professor Joseph Hun-wei Lee

A post- operational audit of the Tai Hang Tung Storage Scheme

 Professor Joseph Hun-wei Lee is Redmond Chair of  Civil Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the  University of Hong Kong, and Director of the  Croucher Laboratory of Environmental Hydraulics.  He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees all from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.  Professor Lee is interested in the use of  hydraulics/fluid mechanics to solve environmental  problems, in particular the prediction and control of  water quality. He is Chief Editor of the Elsevier  Journal of Hydro-environment Research, and an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Korea Journal of Civil Engineering and China Ocean Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He serves on the Advisory Council on the Environment of the Hong Kong Government, and is a member of the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). He pioneered the series of International Symposia on Environmental Hydraulics, which he hosted three times in Hong Kong (1991, 1998, 2004). He is currently a Vice-President of the IAHR.

 


Professor George F. Pinder

Retrospective evaluation of an implemented computer-optimized groundwater-remediation design

George Pinder is a Professor at the University of  Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA (1989-    ).
He  has a BSc. (Honors) degree from the     University of  Western Ontario (1965) and a PhD  degree from the University of Illinois (1968).  He worked with the  U.S. Geological Survey  (1968-1972) and then as an  associate and full  Professor (1972-1980) and  Chairman (1980- 1989) of the Department of Civil Engineering at Princeton University, USA.  Presently, he holds appointments with the Departments of  Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science, and is the Director of the Research Center for Groundwater Remediation Design at the University of Vermont. He has served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematics (1989-96) and Dean of the Division of Engineering, Mathematics and Business Administration (1992-96). His research interests focus on mathematical methods applied to groundwater problems. He has authored 116 refereed publications, 94 proceedings papers and 9 books; he has also edited 16 books. He has been a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since 1993 and has received a number of honors and awards, among them the Horton Award from the AGU, the O.E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America, the Julian Hinds Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


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