Professor Dragan Savic (left) and Professor David Butler.

Exeter fellows help lead the way in water management

Two academics from the University of Exeter have been chosen to be among the first international experts on water to be selected for a prestigious fellowship.

Professor David Butler and Professor Dragan Savic, both from the University’s Centre for Water Systems, have been selected alongside 31 other specialists from across the globe to be Fellows for the International Water Association (IWA).

The new program aims to recognise those who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of water science and technology.

A spokesman for the IWA said: “The Fellows program is all about recognising extraordinary individuals within the community of water professionals and enlisting their skills in advancing the knowledge and practice of water management.

“Elected Fellows will join an elite group of global water professionals with international recognition and known for their leadership in the world of water science, technology and management as it continues to evolve.”

Professor Butler is a chartered civil engineer, a Fellow for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

He has nearly 30 years experience in the water industry and has research interests such as sustainable urban water management, water conservation and recycling, and operational management of stormwater runoff and flooding.

Professor Savic is a founder and co-director of the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter.

He is a chartered civil and water engineer with research, teaching and consulting expertise in urban water systems and hydroinformatics, focusing on decision support methodologies for water industry applications.

Date: 10 September 2010

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