Ana is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Urban Water Management in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Her research interests are in developing analytical, numerical and systems models, and full-scale experiments to explore how people use and manage water, and the role of cities in defining water security and sustainable development. Ana's research is focused on answering three fundamental questions:
- How people use water and what is the local context of water management?
- What is the link between cities and their hinterlands and how can we develop sustainable and optimal water management strategies?
- Which factors exogenous to the water system are playing a crucial role in its management and how can we conceptualise a systems water management framework?
Ana's story about her work, teaching, students and influences can be found as a part of the Royal Meteorological Society Influential Voices in Climate initiative
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.
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