Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Hydrology and Water Resources



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Miss Judith Barritt +44 (0)20 7594 5967




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Research interests

  • Water resources and environmental change
  • Hydrological simulation and prediction
  • Integrated water resources management
  • Hydrological monitoring, participatory approaches, and citizens science
  • Decision support and the science - policy interface

Research Grants

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For a full list of past research grants refer to our group website

PhD Students

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Current students

  • Charles Zogheib
  • Hsi-Kai Chou
  • Simon De Stercke (co-supervised with Dr Ana Mijic)
  • Boris Ochoa
  • Peter Blair
  • Sam Grainger
  • Tilashwork Chanie

Past students

  • 2016: Manz, Bastian. Evaluation and Advancement of Satellite Precipitation Estimation over the Tropical Andes
  • 2016: O'Keeffe, Jimmy. Development of hydro-economic models to support water resources management in the Ganga Basin in a poverty alleviation context
  • 2016: Moulds, Simon. Mapping the vulnerability of water resources under environmental change: case studies in Peru and India
  • 2016: Liu, Xi. Integrated modelling and performance analysis of Blue Green technologies in urban environments (Co-supervisor with prof C. Maksomovic)
  • 2015: Vitolo, Claudia. Environmental Models as Web Services.
  • 2015: Tsarouchi, Gina. Development of a Distributed Catchment Hydrological Model and Assessing the Impacts of Land Use Changes on Flooding in the Ganges Basin
  • 2014: Almeida, Susana. Predicting River Flows in Ungauged Catchments for Flood and Drought Applications (co-supervisor with prof Neil McIntyre)
  • 2014: Zulkafli, Zed. The hydrology of the Peruvian Amazon River and its sensitivity to climate change
  • 2009-2013: Bergin (Ward), Emma. Statistical Downscaling for Hydrological Applications in the Tropical Andes