Professor Dragan Savic

University of Exeter

Professor Savic is a founder and co-director of the Centre for Water Systems (www.ex.ac.uk/cws), in the College of Engineering Mathematics and Physical Sciences (CEMPS) at the University of Exeter, which is an internationally recognised group for excellence in water and environmental science research. His research interests cover the interdisciplinary field of Hydroinformatics, which transcends traditional boundaries of water/ environmental sciences, informatics/ computer science (including Artificial Intelligence, data mining and optimisation techniques) and environmental engineering.
He is elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of ICE, CIWEM and IWA. Professor Savic served as a Head of Engineering Department in CEMPS from 2010 until 2014, the Chair of the IAHR/IWA/IAHS Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics (2012-2015), and first as an Associate Editor and then the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hydroinformatics from 2007 until 2015.

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Urban flood modelling and risk visualisation in 3D

Standard 2-dimensional (2D) maps are a prevailing means for communicating the risk of flooding to the public. However, visualisation in 3D can capture detailed terrain and urban micro-features (such as building, bridges, alleyways, etc), but the datasets produced by these models can be enormous. This presentation will demonstrate how massively merged urban flooding data in 3D could allow better understanding of the risks and mitigation options.