Prof Albert S. Chen
Associate Professor of Water and Human Environment
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- Special Issue: Challenges and Perspectives in Flood Risk Management and Resilience, Water
- Special Issue: Urban Runoff Control and Sponge City Construction, Water
- Special Issue: Spatiotemporal Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Processes, Environmental Informatics and Remote Sensing
I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Water Systems (CWS), University of Exeter with over 20 years of experience in Water and Human Environments. My research 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 70 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.
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