The Hydrology Research Group is a based in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering section.

Our mission is to generate hydrological knowledge that supports evidence-based decision making on water and environmental resources, to tackle global challenges such as climate change, urbanization, and poverty reduction. For this, we implement cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and innovation in engineering hydrology.

We focus particularly on integrated systems approaches to solving water-related problems, explicitly incorporating the complexity and interactions that are inherent to human-water systems. We have pioneered several innovations in water management, such as the use of complex-systems modelling, building robust sensor networks for data collection in remote and harsh environments, promoting the use of novel geophysical investigation methods and leveraging citizen science to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Group members

  • Dr Adrian Butler

    Adrian Butler

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    Dr Adrian Butler Reader in Subsurface Hydrology

    +44 (0)20 7594 6122

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    Adrian's research is related to the movement of water and contaminants in soil and groundwater and their impact on water resources, the natural environment and human health. He is also Course Director of the MSc in Hydrology and Water Resources Management, which has been run for over 60 years.

    Location

    232
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Wouter Buytaert

    Wouter

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    Dr Wouter Buytaert Reader in Hydrology and Water Resources

    +44 (0)20 7594 1329

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    Wouter's research focuses on the impact of environmental change on water resources, and the resulting implications for water resources management and sustainable development. He works extensively in developing regions where the link between water and poverty often leads to significant human hardship.

    Location

    403A
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Christian Onof

    Christian

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    Dr Christian Onof Reader in Stochastic Environmental Systems

    +44 (0)20 7594 6006

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    Christian's research focusses upon the stochastic modelling of rainfall and related hydrometeorological variables, the quantitative estimation of precipitation, the downscaling of climate model projections for hydrological applications.

    Location

    410
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Ana Mijic

    Ana

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    Dr Ana Mijic Senior Lecturer in Systems Water Management

    +44 (0)20 7594 3796

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    Ana's research focuses on advanced modelling and analysis of processes, resilience and planning of water systems. She is leading the development of novel systems analysis approaches to inform decisions on water security and sustainable development under future uncertainties.

    Location

    310B
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Athanasios Paschalis

    Athanasios

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    Dr Athanasios Paschalis Lecturer in Hydrology

    +44 (0)20 7594 6004

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    Athanasios' research focuses on modelling coupled water, carbon and nutrient cycles. He is interested in the impacts of climate change and climate variability on trends and uncertainties in the responses of terrestrial ecosystems.

    Location

    407
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Professor Cedo Maksimovic

    Cedo

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    Professor Cedo Maksimovic Emeritus Professor of Water and Environmental Systems

    +44 (0)20 7594 6013

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    Cedo's research areas include quantification of interactions of water and other urban eco-systems for innovative urban planning for reduction of negative impacts of climate change and weather extremes. For his achievement in over 30 years of collaboration with ENPC Paris, France, he was awarded the title Doctor Honoris...

    Location

    404
    Skempton Building
    South Kensington Campus