Upcoming WISE Industry Day – Friday 17 March 2017

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 areas with industrial collaborators. WISE CDT students and academics will be available for discussions on potential new partnerships.




Book you place here. The day runs from 11 am until 4:30 pm.



HR Wallingford Ltd

Howberry Park



OX10 8BA






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 discussion and to generate potential collaborative opportunities.

13:15 – 14:15 Elevator Pitch Presentations:
• Benchmarking JULES flood forecasting performance against more traditional hydrological models, Stamatios Christos Batelis – University of Bristol.
• Coastal adaptation to sea level rise using soft engineering technique: a laboratory flume experiment, Paul Bayle – University of Bath
• 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
• Identifying relationships between weather variables and domestic water consumption using smart metering, 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. All students are interested to share their projects, and would be interested to develop new collaborations. Please note that the 2016-17 Cohort students are in the process of developing their PhD project proposals, and we have listed their interests and / or initial topics at the end of this brochure. If you are interested in connecting with a funded PhD student, who will start their full time research project this summer, please make sure to browse their information – you may be able to get involved more directly.
Posters will cover the above topics as well as the following:
• Sewer Systems of the Future: Assessing the opportunities and impacts of reduced flow systems, 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 settlement, 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 Hajaali – Cardiff University
• Flood inundation modelling in data sparse deltas – the Mekong Delta, Laurence Hawker – University of Bristol
• Towards methodical modelling: Differences between the structure and output dynamics of multiple conceptual hydrological models, Wouter Knoben – 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, Elli 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.


Supported by HR Wallingford

Please contact Marta Szlachta with any enquiries