Dr. Simonovic is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario.
He has thirty years of research, teaching and consulting experience in water resources engineering.
He enjoys national and international reputation in systems modeling; risk and reliability; and development
of decision support tools for the management of complex water and environmental systems.
He has undertaken applied research projects that integrate the mathematical modelling, data-base management,
geographic information systems and intelligent interface development into decision support tools
for water resources decision makers. He actively works for national and international
professional organizations such as the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS),
UNESCO International Hydrologic Program (IHP) and Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).
He has received a number of prestigious awards for excellence in teaching, research, outreach and consulting services.
Dr. Simonovic has been invited to present special courses for practicing water resources engineers
in many countries. He is assisting in the publication of prestigious water resources journals,
and participates actively in the organization of national and international professional conferences.
Dr. Simonovic has over 300 professional publications.
Dr. Kaz Adamowski has over 35 years of experience as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University
of Ottawa and other international universities. His main expertise is in the area of Water Resources
and Hydrology with over 250 research and practical publications. His nonparametric flood frequency analysis
method has been incorporated as "industry standard" practice in Canada, and is also used worldwide.
He also has wide-ranging experiences as a consultant to governmental and private organizations.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva (Switzerland) appointed him as lead author
for the chapter on "Extreme Event Analysis" and "Estimating Design Floods" for the 6th edition of the
WMO "Guide to Hydrological Practices".
Dr. Demayo is an environmental expert with national and international reputation.
He has worked over 35 years in this field in the federal Departments of Energy, Mines and Resources,
Environment, and Industry, and the World Bank. Dr. Demayo conducted research in the fate of some
organic compounds in water, was the lead scientist in the development of a computerized Canadian
water quality data bank, was part of a team developing the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines,
and worked in the analysis and presentation of environmental data. At the World Bank, Dr. Demayo
was part of various teams preparing, managing and advising on large environmental projects of tens
of million dollars in various countries including Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Romania and Macedonia.
He also worked with the staff of the World Bank Institute in the development and delivery of distance learning training programs.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Demayo has provided environmental expertise to various international agencies
such as the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization,
United Nations Development Program, and the Inter American Organization of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering.
Currently, he is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Association of Environmental Analytical Laboratories.