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Prof Albert S. Chen

Associate Professor of Water and the Human Environment


Telephone: 01392 724054

Extension: (Streatham) 4054


  • Exeter Student Communication
    • I am adopting open door policy that you may come to my office or commincate via e-mailMicrosoft Teams or Skype anytime you need to discuss with me as an individual or a group.
    • However, it would be better if you can make an appointmeent via Microsoft Bookings that we can ensure the slot is suitable for all parties involved. The default is that we will be meeting in my office, however, if there are more than 3 people involved or if you are not comfortable with the venue, we can find another safe space or via online for discussion.

About Albert

I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Water Systems (CWS), University of Exeter with over 20 years of experience in Water and the Human Environment research. My interests include water resources, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, urban drainage, flood forecasting and early warning, innovation technology applications, water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus, climate change impact to critical infrastructure, prediction of water-borne disease, hazard impact assessment, mitigation and resilience strategies. I have participated in more than 40 international projects, and published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 100 peer-reviewed conferences papers.

I am currently leading multiple ongoing research projects with a total grant value exceeding £3m, funded by EU H2020, UKRI, NERC and Royal Academy of Engineering. Through those projects, I am collaborating  with international leading academics and industries to develop novel approaches for tackling water management challenges that our human society is facing.

I am co-leading the Policy Action Group in the European Commission’s ICT4Water cluster to review existing challenges and to identify the advantages and opportunities of integrated ICT applications within water sector. The outcomes will contribute to shaping policy recommendations at super-national, national, and local levels to facilitate the uptake of digital solutions.

I am also a UK Senior Expert in the NERC Digital Environment Expert Network, a part of the NERC/UKRI Constructing a Digital Environment (CDE) Programme, to develop the thinking and practice around a ‘digitally enabled environment’, providing benefits for policy makers, businesses, communities and individuals.

For more details, please see the following profile pages or visit  my personal page

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