Management and Co-Investagators

Programme management

Prof Adrian Butler

Imperial College London

Principal Investigator

Adrian's role as PI is to lead and coordinate the work of the CAMELLIA team and in the engagement with project partners. His main research interest is in measuring and modelling the movement of water and pollutants in the subsurface in order to provide improved ways of evaluating impact on the environment, water resources and human health. He is the Course Director of the Hydrology and Water Resources Management MSc in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial College London and a former Chair of the Geological Society's Hydrogeological Group.

@apbutler

Programme management

Greta Antonini

Imperial College London

Programme Manager

Greta looks after the programme's logistics and contributes to the coordination of the team's activities. She manages the day-to-day running of the programme as well as maintaining oversight over the overall direction and objectives of the programme. Her background is in psychology and she enjoys working with a large and varied team such as CAMELLIA's.

Programme management

Sharon Russell-Verma

Imperial College London

Impact Manager

Sharon's role is to assess the impact of CAMELLIA, from individual projects to the programme as a whole. She works to identify, measure and evaluate the reach of the CAMELLIA work to make sure it is well evidenced and communicated.

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Co-Investigator

Dr Ana Mijic

Imperial College London

Systems Theme Lead

In CAMELLIA I am leading the Systems theme, which aims to provide participatory approaches and integrated tools for evaluation of water management interventions in the context of adaptive planning of water and housing infrastructure. Within the theme, my group is particularly focusing on the development of systems level socio-hydrological models that can represent the urban-rural interactions in the context of water management, and how the water management solutions and housing design can be integrated to contribute to the overall quality of life in cities.

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Co-Investigator

Dr Alexandra (Alex) Collins

Imperial College London

Alex is a Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at the Centre for Environmental Policy. Her research activities are grounded in the motivation to inform and improve environmental decision making. This encompasses the need for greater considerations of the environment in decision making through improving understanding of ecosystem services and the societal benefits of environmental improvements, the use of evidence in environmental decision making and the promotion of integrated solutions to environmental problems. Alex undertook a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (2015-2019) investigating

Co-Investigator

Dr Athanasios Paschalis

Imperial College London

Hydrological modelling

Dr Paschalis is an expert in hydrological, ecohydrological and stochastic modelling. As a co-I in CAMELLIA, he is a member of the modelling team, responsible for the application of novel scientific modelling tools for the quantification of the Water System in London. Modelling tools include stochastic weather generators, and physics-based hydrological models, for the quantification of the urban water cycle and its uncertainty.

Co-Investigator

Prof Sarah Bell

University College London

Community Engagement

Sarah leads the Community Engagement with Models, Infrastructure and Planning activities in CAMELLIA, and contributes to community co-design of infrastructure. She is Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCL and an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Fellow working on bottom-up approaches to infrastructure resilience. She is also the Director of the Engineering Exchange, which aims to connect local community groups with researchers in engineering and the built environment. Her most recent book ‘Urban Water Sustainability' was published in 2018 by Routledge Earthscan.

@sarahjaynebell

Co-Investigator

Dr Nici Zimmermann

University College London

Participatory systems dynamics modelling

Nici Zimmermann is an Associate Professor of System Dynamics at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL. In CAMELLIA, Nici leads the participatory system dynamics modelling research that investigates how different stakeholder groups perceive water-related systems. She is involved in various projects related to sustainability, housing and the built environment, decision-making and the management of change. She also researches participatory system dynamics modelling topics and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is a recipient of the Gert von Kortzfleisch Prize and a repeat strategy thread chair at the International System Dynamics Conference.

@NiciZim

Co-Investigator

Dr Tse-Hui Teh

University College London

Community Engagement

For the CAMELLIA project, Tse-Hui is using ethnographic and co-design game methods to develop ways to reconfigure London for a more liveable water resilient future. Her research interests are in urban design, particularly in how infrastructures, technologies and cultures relate to urban forms. She uses a CCAT (Collective Coevolution of Actant Trajectories) framework to investigate these relationships and project how they may change in the future. Tse-Hui is also researching water reuse systems in Australia; compost toilets in London; and flood plain farming in Antananarivo.

Co-Investigator

Dr Catharina Landstrom

Oxford University

Community Modelling

Specialising in environmental STS (Science and Technology Studies) Catharina has worked with critical participatory modelling in previous projects addressing water problems. The knowledge generated about how local communities can benefit from familiarity with scientific modelling underpins the development of Community Modelling in CAMELLIA.

Co-Investigator

Dr Chris Jackson

British Geological Survey

Hydrological modelling

Chris is a Principal Groundwater Modeller, and Science Topic Lead for Monitoring and Forecasting, at the British Geological Survey. His research centres on the multi-scale simulation of groundwater systems and their interaction with other natural and human components of the terrestrial water cycle. Recently his research has focussed on groundwater extremes; both groundwater availability during drought, and the role of groundwater in flood generation and persistence. He leads the BGS team working on CAMELLIA's hydrological modelling activities.

@chrojackson

Co-Investigator

Dr Andrew Hughes

British Geological Survey

Hydrological modelling and CAMELLIA portal

Andrew is a Principal Groundwater Modeller, and he is responsible for delivering the CAMELLIA Community Water Management Portal. Alongside his PhD entitled “Gas movement through the unsaturated zone”, his research interests include integrated modelling, variable density modelling, applying object-oriented techniques to groundwater modelling, large-scale (i.e. national) recharge and groundwater modelling, groundwater and volcanoes, groundwater flow into underground structures and the proper uptake of modelling results by their intended audience. He is also the BGS Co-PI for the NERC funded Hydro-JULES project (hydro-jules.org) and leads on the development of the groundwater component of British mainland and global groundwater model.

Co-Investigator

Mr Carl Watson

British Geological Survey

Exploring how to combine traditional requirements gathering, UX, Service Design and digital communications to maximise the impact of scientific research. Informatics lead for https://www.ukgeos.ac.uk and Senior Expert on the NERC Digital Environment panel.

@_CarlWatson_

Co-Investigator

Helen Fallas

British Geological Survey

Advisory

Helen Fallas currently has the role of Chief Geologist Scotland in BGS, and Chair of the IAH urban groundwater network. Helen acts as an advisor to the CAMELLIA project. Alongside her key groundwater research interests, Helen was closely involved in the 5 year EU COST Action ‘Sub-Urban' (2013-17) and led a 3 year NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in Scotland (2015-18) to examine what pathways and partnerships are required from stronger integration of groundwater, and wider geoscience information into Local and National planning policy, to in response to the Planning Bill, Scotland (2019).

Co-Investigator

Stephanie Bricker

British Geological Survey

Stephanie is a chartered hydrogeologist with 15 years' experience across research and regulatory fields. Her focus on the CAMELLIA project covers the role of geoscience to support sustainable urban development, including urban groundwater systems and the development of integrated city models and decision-support tools for urban planning. She is interested in the interactions between environmental, built and socio-economic systems in cities and promotes knowledge exchange between urban practitioners. Stephanie leads the Urban Geoscience research programme at BGS.

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