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Prof Dragan Savic (FREng, FICE, FCIWEM, FIWA, CEng)

Professor of Hydroinformatics and Head of Engineering


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Research Interests

Professor Savic is the first Professor of Hydroinformatics in the UK having held this post in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences since 2001. His research interests include:

  • development and application of decision-support systems, simulation and optimization models to improve understanding and provide solutions to water engineering problems;
  • hydroinformatics tools and techniques and their effective application to managing risk and uncertainties associated with water systems;
  • real-time management of urban water systems involving smart monitoring, telemetered systems and sensor networks;
  • cross-disciplinary complex system approaches to water resource management;
  • understanding of urban water distribution and wastewater systems, including technical, socio-economic and environmental issues;
  • integrated assessment modelling of the water-food-energy system/nexus;
  • integrated asset management methodologies for water industry applications.

Teaching Interests

Professor Savic has lectured extensively throughout UK and abroad where he has given research presentations at many institutions on all continents. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bari (Italy) and Belgrade (Serbia), UNESCO-IHE (Delft, The Netherlands) and Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin, China). He has lectured in the fields of:

  • urban water systems;
  • system modelling and optimization;
  • hydroinformatics.

Other Relevant Information

Professor Savic is a founder and co-director of the Centre for Water Systems and Head of Engineering. He is a Chartered Civil and Water Engineer with over twenty-five years experience in research, teaching and consulting. He is elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the International Water Association (IWA).

          : Dipl. Ing. (Belgrade), MSc (Belgrade), PhD (Manitoba), all in Civil Engineering