Through better water management, the IWA seeks to create a positive impact on poverty reduction, economic growth, human health and environmental sustainability in urban areas throughout the world.

Exeter engineer awarded prestigious fellowship

Professor Zoran Kapelan of the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the International Water Association (IWA). Professor Kapelan is based at the Centre for Water Systems, which brings together world-leading researchers from civil, environmental, computational and other areas of engineering. 

The IWA is a global network of over 10,000 water professionals spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. It aims to foster multi-level cooperation among its membership and to share the benefit of knowledge on water science and management worldwide. Through its activities, the IWA seeks to create a positive impact on poverty reduction, economic growth, human health and environmental sustainability in urban areas throughout the world.

This work involves promoting the art and science of water management for the public benefit, particularly by the encouragement of education, training, study and research in water management and the publication of the useful results of such research. The IWA also seeks to enable the development and direct provision of water management schemes worldwide for the public benefit.

Fellows are elected by the IWA Board of Directors and represent a small select group of internationally leading water professionals who have made and are continuing to make a distinguished contribution to the fields of water science, technology and management.

Professor Kapelan is Professor of Water Systems Engineering with 23 years of research and consulting experience in various water engineering disciplines, both in the UK and abroad. He is based at the Centre for Water Systems, which is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. He said: “I am delighted to have received this prestigious fellowship which is awarded annually to a select small number of leading water engineering professionals with international recognition. I consider this a great honour but also responsibility and motivation for my future work.”

Date: 17 September 2012

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