Water Informatics: Science & Engineering CDT - Industry Day

Date: 17th March 2017

Location: HR Wallingford, OX10 8BA

WISE CDT Industry Day 2016

The EPSRC Water Informatics Science and Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (WISE CDT) carries out research into topics at the interface of Water Engineering, Water Management, Environmental Science, and Informatics Technology.

This networking event aims to explore the ways in which organisations can engage with WISE CDT research students to tackle the challenges they face. The aim is to stimulate new partnerships and identify research project leverage for industrial collaborators. WISE CDT students and academics will be available for discussions on potential new partnerships. The WISE CDT is a collaboration between the GW4 Alliance: the Universities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff University, with around £12M of funding.


11:00 Registration & Coffee

11:25 Welcome & Introductions, Dr Tom Arnot, Co-Director WISE CDT.

11:30 The EPSRC WISE Centre for Doctoral Training, Prof Dragan Savic, Director WISE CDT.

11:45 HR Wallingford & its Research Portfolio, Dr Giovanni Cuomo, Research Director, and Dr Ben Gouldby, Chief Technical Director - Flood Management, HR Wallingford.

12:15 Buffet lunch, networking and poster browsing.

A selection of research presentations from the WISE CDT portfolio will be followed by a networking and poster session to promote more in depth discussions and to generate potential collaborative opportunities.

13:15 Elevator Pitch Presentations:

  • Coastal adaptation to sea level rise using soft engineering technique: a laboratory flume experiment, Paul Bayle - University of Bath

  • Benchmarking JULES flood forecasting performance against more traditional hydrological models, Stamatios Christos Batelis - University of Bristol.

  • The importance of realism in reservoir operation optimisation, Barney Dobson - University of Bristol

  • Assessing the flood dynamics of the Somerset Levels using Telemac2d, David Glover - Cardiff University

  • Hydro-epidemiological modelling of Swansea Bay U.K., using the Telemac Model, Jonathan King - Cardiff University.

  • Manure and sewage sludge processing at waste water treatment plants: potential implications on a catchment level, Mariano Marinari - University of Bath

  • Quantifying sensitivity in a global flood model, Cain Moylan - University of Bristol

  • Automatic detection of faults using machine learning techniques, Josh Myrans - University of Exeter

  • Rapid comparison of surface water flood intervention performance in urban catchments, James Webber - University of Exeter

  • Correlating water consumption to weather variables, Maria Xenochristou - University of Exeter

14:15 - 15:15 Networking and poster presentations with refreshments

Around 40 PhD students and academics will be available to discuss their interests and develop potential partnerships. WISE students in Cohort 3 are developing their PhD project concepts, and could well be looking for collaborative partners. So for an industrial visitor this is a chance to connect to a funded research student.

Posters will cover the above topics as well as the following:

  • Sewer systems of the future, Olivia Bailey - University of Bath

  • Manipulation and modelling of microalgal species for enhanced wastewater phosphorus removal, Aidan Barry - University of Bath

  • Assessing the risk of Liver Fluke infection through mechanistic hydro-epidemiological modelling, Ludovica Beltrame - University of Bristol

  • 3D modelling of offshore sandbank dynamics, Stephen Clee - Cardiff University

  • Assessment and mitigation of stormwater runoff in an informal settlementi, Olivia Cooke - University of Bath

  • Hydraulic modelling of tidal range energy structures in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel, Nejc Coz - Cardiff University

  • Assessment of the Carno-Bordas losses within bulb-turbine diffuser coupling far-field and near-field CFD models, Arthur Hajalli - Cardiff University

  • Flood inundation modelling in data sparse deltas - the Mekong Delta, Laurence Hawker - University of Bristol

  • National scale hydrological modelling for the United Kingdom, Rosanna Lane - University of Bristol

  • Assessing the resilience of water systems to multi-hazards - a case study in Dechang, Anna Lo Jacomo - University of Bristol

  • Investigating the sustainability of small scale domestic anaerobic digesters, Ioannis Markidis - University of Bath

  • Multi-phase plumes in crossflow, Ellli Mitrou - Cardiff University

  • Shock capturing in one dimensional numerical models, Joe Shuttleworth - University of Exeter

  • Advanced hydraulic modelling for flood risk analysis, Ioanna Stamataki - University of Bath

  • Optimisation of a supply and demand balance model under uncertainty, Damian Staszek - University of Exeter.

  • Numerical modelling of near-bed and interstitial turbulent flows, Alex Stubbs - Cardiff University

Discussions can continue around the posters, or there will also be the opportunity for guided tours around the impressive and world leading facilities at HR Wallingford.

15:15-16:30 HR Wallingford Facility Tours

Froude Building - HR Wallingford

Supported by

Discover more about the WISE CDT from our website http://www.wisecdt.org/

Please contact Marta Szlachta: M.Szlachta@bath.ac.uk for any enquiries.

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