International Water Association Bestows Upon a Rank of IWA Fellow to Professor Vladan Babovic
At biennial World Water Congress held in Busan (South Korea) between September 16 and 21, 2012 International Water Association (IWA) bestowed upon Professor Vladan Babovic a prestigious rank of IWA Fellow.
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. The IWA Fellows Program seeks to recognize extraordinary individuals within the community of water professionals and to enlist their commitment and skills in advancing the knowledge and practice of water management through IWA. Fellows are active ambassadors for the IWA demonstrating the very best of its membership.
Vladan Babovic is a leading researcher in filed hydroinformatics where he has been spearheading research in data-driven modelling research from early 1990s. In more recent years, his work on flexibility and real options pertaining to decision-making under deep uncertainties in water- and climate-related domain is starting to gain wider recognition.
In addition to being an active member of IWA, Vladan contributes to several other professional associations, such as IAHR, IAHS and ASCE. He serves on scientific boards of range of journals and conferences. One of Vladan’s passions is creating enthusiasm towards water related issues among students and general community. Establishment of IAHR Student Chapter at the National University of Singapore; Aquatic Science Centre @ Sungei Ulu Pandan and Singapore Netherlands Water Challenge are but few initiatives he has spearheaded.
In addition to being a leading researcher and educator, Vladan is a scientist entrepreneur who was instrumental in securing funding and subsequently lead establishment and managed growth of research institutes, such as Singapore Delft Water Alliance and NUSDeltares, both of which he is founding Director.