Team

The Water Academy team work on water-related research at the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Environment at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Prof Garry Pender

Prof Garry  Pender

Garry is a specialist in flood inundation modelling, with particular expertise in the use of 1D and 2D models in predicting flood extent. His work in this field is internationally recognised, leading a number of high-profile Flood Risk Management projects.

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Dr Scott Arthur

Dr Scott  Arthur

Scott is the Water Academy’s drainage expert. His work explores a range of themes including Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS), sewer and waste management, and flood risk from debris blockages.

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Prof Bhaskar Sen Gupta

Prof Bhaskar  Sen Gupta

Bhaskar’s research focuses on low-cost water treatment using natural materials. He specialises in water and environmental management issues in Asia. He has a particular interest in community-level water treatment and supply.

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Prof Lynne Jack

Prof Lynne Jack

Lynne’s research is in sustainable building design with respect to efficient drainage and water conservation.

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Dr Heather Haynes

Dr Heather  Haynes

Heather is the Water Academy’s river sediment specialist. Her work involves the modelling (lab and computational) of flow and sediment transport in rivers, including flood risk, channel morphology and habitat.

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Dr Michael Gormley

Dr Michael  Gormley

Michael is an expert in building drainage design. His research specialises in water conservation and efficiency in building drainage design.

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Dr David Kelly

Dr David Kelly

David specialises in the operation of water supply and drainage systems for buildings. His recent work investigates the impact of climate change and adaptation solutions on rainwater collection system performance.

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Dr Sandhya Patidar

Dr Sandhya Patidar

Sandhya is the Water Academy's environmental statistician. She specialises in using mathematical models to develop solutions to a range of real world problems, including climate change, extreme events, flooding and so on.

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Dr Grant Wright

Dr Grant  Wright

Grant is a specialist in flood risk management, with interests ranging from computational modelling through to the societal impacts of flooding.

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Prof Aleksandra Drizo

Prof Aleksandra Drizo

Aleksandra is a specialist in innovative water technologies for sustainable water management. Her key expertise is in phosphorus removal, recycling and recovery technologies for eutrophication mitigation and control.

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Dr Alan Cuthbertson

Dr Alan  Cuthbertson

Alan is the Water Academy’s fluid mechanics expert. His work often focuses on the estuarine environment where he examines sediment dynamics, density currents and marine wastewater discharges

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Dr Lindsay Beevers

Dr Lindsay  Beevers

Lindsay is a fluvial modeller and her research focuses on the impacts of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) on ecosystems and society. Her work spans uncertainty assessment, climate change, ecosystem services analysis, sediment dynamics and environmental regulation and policy.

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Prof Bayo Adeloye

Prof Bayo Adeloye

Bayo is a specialist in water resources management. His recent work explores the impact of climate change and its uncertainties on water management practices in arid environments and in developing economies.

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Prof Zhixian Cao

Zhixian is a specialist in river dynamics. His recent work explores the interactions between fluvial flow, sediment transport and morphology, and computational modelling in support of flood risk management.

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Dr David Campbell