# DrChristianOnof

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Stochastic Environmental Systems

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### Contact

+44 (0)20 7594 6006c.onof

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### Location

410Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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## Operational Research and Systems Analysis - CIVE97004

### Aims

To introduce the students to some of the operational research methods that are used in the systems approach to Engineering and Management, so as to provide them with the requisite tools for the mathematical representation of decision-making problems, in particular emphasising the roles of uncertainty and risk.

Course Leader

## Water Resources Management - CIVE97051

### Aims

• To introduce: the general water availability/demand problem; the design method for water resources; the optimisation methods for the operation of water resource systems.
• To study the general practice of regional water resource management, as seen from the points of view of the industry and of the regulator.

Course Leader

## Stochastic Hydrology - CIVE97049

### Aims

To introduce statistical methods used for hydrological design; some standard time series methods applied to the modelling of hydrological variables; the use of Monte Carlo simulation in quantifying uncertainty; some stochastic models used for the rainfall input to hydrological systems.

Course Leader

## Water Resources Engineering - CIVE97014

### Aims

• To understand the processes that govern the movement and storage of water in the terrestrial environment and how these processes can be understood using physical principles and represented using mathematical modelling techniques.
• To understand the hydrological data that are required to support such models and the associated uncertainties in both data and models.
• To be able to use models to identify, design, and manage surface water and groundwater resources and apply methods to quantify the effect of climate variability and change on design risk.
• To appreciate the specific demands agriculture places on water resources, especially groundwater.
• To understand the challenges for water resources in the future related to climate change.

Lecturer

## Mathematics I - CIVE40003

### Aims

• To introduce mathematics as a logical and structured discipline.

• To ensure that all students acquire the mathematical knowledge and skills required for their First Year Civil Engineering course.

• To provide a basis for the more advanced mathematical techniques which are required in later years of the course.

Lecturer