Centre for Water
Centre for Water Systems was established in August 1998 by Prof Godfrey
Walters and Prof Dragan Savic, who have together, developed a productive
research group of 20 people working on projects ranging from sewer
design to reservoir operation.
Centre aims to fulfil a real need for both fundamental and applied
research into water systems engineering. As the expansion and
development of the world population continues, it brings with it
increased industrialisation, intensive agriculture, increased pollution
and possible climate changes, thereby putting severe pressure on water
resources. The provision of an adequate and reliable supply of
safe, clean water and the safe treatment and disposal of waste-water are
set to become high political priorities world-wide.
has numerous links academia and industry, both nationally and
internationally. On the academic side, CWS currently holds joint
research projects with the University of Sheffield and Imperial College,
whilst active collaboration proceeds with universities in Adelaide,
Manitoba, Sao Paulo and Rabat. On the industrial side, the Centre
is working with most of the UK water Companies, the Environment Agency,
the Post Office, leading international consultants Halcrow and Binnie
Black and Veatch and specialist UK water consultants, Ewan Associates
Centre currently holds five EPSRC research grants totalling £1,021,059
and industry sponsored research contracts worth £138,000.
(WITE), Ewan Associates Ltd. and MIRCE Centre, £131,906,
Whole Life Costing Approach to Distribution Network Management
(D.A.Savic and G.A.Walters)
Problem Solution of Transient Flows in Water Distribution
System for Leakage Detection and Quantification and Roughness
(WITE), £63,180, 2000-03.
Advanced Computer Technology for Underground Infrastructure
(G.A.Walters and D.A.Savic).
Grant: Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter
(D.A.Savic and G.A.Walters)
Methods for Risk Optimisation of Strategic Water Supply
Investment Schemes (D.A.Savic)
Group plc, £18,000, 1999-2002
CASE studentship support
Group plc, £180,000, 1997-01
and Testing of Software for the Optimal Improvement of
Group plc, £40,000, 2001-2002
Centre has already established an international reputation with
numerous papers published in quality leading journals and
presented at conferences world-wide.
G.A. and D.A.Savic (eds), Water Network Modelling for Optimal
Design and Management, Centre for Water Systems, University of
Exeter, 2000. [ISBN 0-9539140-0-3]
W. B. F. de Schaetzen, G. A. Walters and D. A. Savic (2000)
“Optimal Sampling Design For Model Calibration Using Shortest
Path, Genetic And Entropy Algorithms”, Urban
Water, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 141-152.
P.J.Skipworth, D.A.Savic, A.J.Saul and G. A. Walters (2000)
“Rehabilitation Strategies for Water Distribution Networks: a
literature review with a UK perspective”, Urban
Water, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 153-170
M.S.Morley, R.M. Atkinson, D.A. Savic and G.A. Walters,
(2001), “GAnet: Genetic Algorithm platform for pipe network
in Engineering Software, Vol. 32. No. 6, pp. 467-475.
A.F.Diogo, G.A.Walters and E.R.de Sousa (2000)
“Three-dimensional Optimization of Urban Drainage Systems”, Computer-Aided
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol.15, pp.409-426.
D.K.Smith and G.A.Walters. (2000) An Evolutionary
Approach for Finding Optimal Trees in Undirected Networks, European
Journal of Operational Research, 120 (2000), pp.593-602.
Savic, D.A., G.A.
Walters and J.W. Davidson (1999), A Genetic Programming
Approach to Rainfall-Runoff Modelling, Water
Resources Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 219-231.
Halhal, D., G.A. Walters, D.A. Savic and D. Ouazar,
(1999), Scheduling of Water Distribution System Rehabilitation
using Structured Messy Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary
Computation, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 311-329.
Savic, D.A. and G.A. Walters, (1999), Hydroinformatics,
Data Mining and Maintenance of UK Water Networks,
Journal of Anti-Corrosion
Methods and Materials, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 415-425.
G.A., D.Halhal, D.A,Savic and D.Ouazar (1999), Improved Design
of “Anytown” Network Using Structured Messy Genetic
Algorithms, Urban Water,
Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 23-38.
D.A., G.A. Walters, R.M. Atkinson, M. Randall-Smith (1999), Genetic
Algorithm Optimization of Large Water Distribution System
Expansion, Journal of
Measurement and Control, Vol.32, No.4, pp.104-109
J.W., D.A. Savic, and G.A. Walters, (1999), Method for
Identification of Explicit Polynomial Formulae for the Friction
in Turbulent Pipe Flow, Journal
of Hydroinformatics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 115-126.
D.A. and G.A. Walters (eds.), (1999) Water
Industry Systems: modelling and optimization applications (Vols.
1and 2), Water Engineering Management Series, Research
Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England.