Ana is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Urban Water Management, with expertise in advanced modelling and analysis of processes, planning, resilience and economics of water systems. She is leading the development of novel systems analysis approaches and methodologies to inform regulatory bodies and industry about the role and value of people, cities, natural capital and technological innovations in defining water security and sustainable development under future uncertainties.
Whole-water system modelling - a framework for systems integration of water management across operation and investment timescales, and local, urban and catchment level infrastructures.
Integration of innovative and sustainable solutions – role and value of emerging technologies, green infrastructure and demand side response in supporting cost-effective integration of decentralised water management.
Water management under uncertainties - adaptive planning and design of leverage points for future resilient water systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties and socio-economic changes.
Water market design – identification of economic opportunities for sustainable water management solutions including synergistic benefits models for decentralised water systems delivery.
Ana has a first class degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Before commencing her MSc, Ana worked at the same University as a teaching assistant in Fluid Mechanics and Hydrometry. She obtained a masters degree with distinction in Hydrology for Environmental Management from Imperial College London in 2009 and a PhD in Earth Science and Engineering from the same university in 2013.
The story about Ana's beginnings, work in India and influences can be found in her Royal Meteorological Society Influential Voices in Climate Interview (May, 2017)
Ana is leading the IAHS Panta Rhei programme Working Group on Energy and Food Impacts on Water. She is also leading the Imperial College London initiative, together with the British Geological Survey, University of Birmingham and Atkins, through the Centre for Research and Innovation, to address the issue of groundwater infiltration into urban infrastructure.
Ana is also the Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is coordinating activities with a primary aim of getting young people excited by civil engineering and the prospect of studying it here at Imperial.
Ossa-Moreno J, Smith KM, Mijic A, 2017, Economic analysis of wider benefits to facilitate SuDS uptake in London, UK, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol:28, ISSN:2210-6707, Pages:411-419
et al., 2016, Semi- vs. Fully-Distributed Urban Stormwater Models: Model Set Up and Comparison with Two Real Case Studies, Water, Vol:8, ISSN:2073-4441
et al., 2016, Panta Rhei 2013-2015: global perspectives on hydrology, society and change, Hydrological Sciences Journal-journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques, Vol:61, ISSN:0262-6667, Pages:1174-1191
et al., 2016, The use of semi-structured interviews for the characterisation of farmer irrigation practices, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol:20, ISSN:1027-5606, Pages:1911-1924