Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Water Systems Integration



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Current projects

2023-2025: Resilience scenarios for Integrated Water Systems (RIWS). STFC DAFNI, Principal Investigator. 

2023-2024: Integrated Water Planning Portal for Digital Planning Applications and Sustainable Urban Design (UKRI Impact Acceleration Account), Principal Investigator. 

2021-2023: VENTURA - Virtual Decision Rooms for Water Neutral Urban Planning (EPSRC), Principal Investigator.

2018-2023: CAMELLIA - Community Water Management for a Liveable London (NERC RISE Programme), Systems Analysis Lead (led by Adrian Butler, Imperial College London).

2020-2024: Integrated NBS-based Urban Planning Methodology for Enhancing the Health and Well-being of citizens: the euPOLIS Approach (EU H2020), Co-Investigator (led by Prof Anastasios Doulamis, NTUA Greece)

Finished projects

2018-2021: Understanding and managing the risk of water-related diseases under hydrometeorological extremes in Malaysia (UK NERC Newton Hydrometeorological Hazards), Co-Investigator (led by Wouter Buytaert, Imperial College London & Zed Zulkafli, Universiti Putra Malaysia).

2018-2019: CASYWat - Systems Water Management Framework for Catchment Scale Processes (NERC Innovation Fellowship), Principal Investigator (in collaboration with the Environment Agency and Royal Academy of Engineering).

2016-2019: Coupled Human And Natural Systems Environment (CHANSE) for water management under uncertainty in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (UK NERC & Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences), Principal Investigator (co-led with Subimal Ghosh, IIT Mumbai, India).

2017-2018: Co-benefits and trade-offs of blue-green infrastructure adaptation measures in the urban environment (Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment Fellowship), Principal Investigator (in collaboration with Kathryn Brown, Committee on Climate Change).

2017-2018: The Blue-GreenTower Greywater Recycling Pilot for Social Housing in South Africa (Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers for Development Award), Principal Investigator (in collaboration with Andre Nel, Eco-V, South Africa).

2012-2016: Hydroflux India (UK NERC & Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences), Co-Investigator (led by Wouter Buytaert, Imperial College London & Pradeep Mujumdar, IISc Bangalore, India).

2013-2016: Blue Green Dream (Climate-KIC), Co-Investigator (led by Cedo Maksimovic, Imperial College London).

2013-2016: Floods and Fire Risk Assessment and Management (EU-Life), Co-Investigator (led by Cedo Maksimovic, Imperial College London).

2014-2015: Improved techno-economic evaluation of Blue Green Solutions for managing flood risk to infrastructure (UK NERC), Principal Investigator.

2014-2015: Assessing the risk of groundwater-induced sewer flooding to inform water and sewerage company investment planning (UK NERC), Co-Investigator (led by Chris Jackson, British Geological Survey).

2004-2007: Rationalisation of the water consumption in water supply systems (Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia), Co-Investigator (led by Dusan Prodanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia).

2002-2004: Development of the 3DNet software for the design and management of urban water systems (Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia), Co-Investigator (led by Dusan Prodanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia).


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Main supervisor:

Wangdong Zong: Integrated modelling for UK water policy reform 

Fangjun Peng: The role of open water bodies on water quality and quantity through the wider water cycle 

Samer MuhandesUnderstanding uncertainties in developing Adaptive Pathways for long-term drainage and wastewater management planning (assistant supervisor B.Dobson)


Ling Bai: Systems approach to understanding stress and mental health problems (co-supervised with N.Walsh, University of East Anglia)

Caitlin Hinson: Investigating the use of Natural Capital for Participatory approaches to Catchment Scale Integrated Water Management (co-supervised with A.Collins and J.O'Keeffe, CEP, in collaboration with Thames21)

Former PhD students

Main supervisor:

Pepe Puchol-Salort [2023]: Infrastructure Ecology Framework for Sustainable Urban Planning and Water Management (co-supervisor M.Van Reeuwijk)

Leyang Liu [2023]: Whole-water systems modelling for sustainable catchment management (assistant supervisor B.Dobson)

Mohamad El Hattab [2022]: Techno-economic evaluation of SuDS performance at the full scale (co-supervisor C.Onof, in collaboration with Thames Water)

Simon De Stercke [2019]: Dynamics of the water-energy nexuses of Mumbai and London (co-supervisors W.Buytaert and V.Chaturvedi, CEEW India)

Filip Babovic [2018]: Development and Assessment of Adaptive Urban Flood Risk Infrastructure under Conditions of Deep Uncertainty (co-supervisor K.Madani, CEP)


Ziyan Zhang [2023]: Modelling the performance and sustainability of urban vegetation as Nature-based Solutions in current and future climate (co-supervised with T.Paschalis)

Fan Pingyu [2022]: Regional well-being based on Natural Capital measurements for spatial planning (co-supervised with K.P.Chun, HKBU China)

Charles Zogheib [2021]: Polycentric water resources assessment and governance in data-scarce regions (co-supervised with W.Buytaert)

Xi Liu [2017]: Hydrological and energy performance of multifunctional green roofs (co-supervised with C.Maksimovic); China Academy of Urban Planning and Design

Jimmy O'Keeffe [2016]Development of hydro-economic models to support water resource management in the Ganga Basin in a poverty alleviation context (co-supervised with W.Buytaert and N.Brozovic); PDRA, Imperial College London

Simon Moulds [2016]Modelling the water resources of the Ganges basin (co-supervised with W.Buytaert); PDRA, University of Exeter

Gina Tsarouchi [2015]Development of a distributed catchment hydrological model and assessing the impacts of land use changes on flooding in the Ganges Basin (co-supervised with W.Buytaert); HR Wallingford



Rui Pina [2019]: Blue Green urban flood modelling (co-supervised with C.Maksimovic)

PhD Opportunities

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I don't have any PhD positions open at the moment. 

Guest Lectures

Zero-Pollution Infrastructure – implications for water and land use planning, MHCLG and DEFRA, London, UK, 2021

A Systems Perspective on Net-Zero Infrastructure, UCRIC, London, UK, 2021

Integrating green and blue spaces into our cities – a systems approach for making it happen, UKGBC, The Building Centre, Fitzrovia, London, WC1E 7BT, 2020

Needs and opportunists: Systems approach to urban water management, Historic England Workshop on Holistic Water Management, 2019

Solutions vs interventions – systems approach to urban water management, Futurebuild symposium, 2019

Rethinking water management from an engineering perspective, SESYNC Institute, University of Maryland, 2018

Climate change adaptation pathways for sewerage networks, Serbian Association of Hydraulic Research conference, Nis, Serbia, 2018

Priorities for the management of water services, Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport ForumFuture prospects for the water market and development towards PR19, 2018

Techno-economic evaluation of Blue-Green Solutions for managing flood risk to infrastructure, BHS National MeetingImpacts of Flooding on Critical Infrastructure: a Stakeholder-Oriented Approach, ICE London, 2015

Hydrological feedbacks in groundwater dominated systems: approaches, challenges and projections of future change, The LOcal and Remote influences on Rainfall over India (LORRI) Air pollution and climate change in South Asia: Bridging the science, Imperial College London, 2015

Groundwater-induced sewer flooding: from modelling to decision-making, Groundwater Modellers' Forum WorkshopModelling Groundwater in the Urban Environment – Processes andProblems, Birmingham, 2015

Integrated approach to the urban water cycle - are we there yet?, Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter, 2015

Mathematics of non-Darcy CO2 injection into saline aquifers, Porous Media-Processes and Mathematics Research Network, Edinburgh, 2015

Hydrological aspect of CO2 underground storage, British Hydrological Society, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2012