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Professor Dawei Han

Professor Dawei Han

Professor Dawei Han
B.Eng., M.Sc.(Huabei), Ph.D.(Salf.), C.Eng., FCIWEM

Professor of Hydroinformatics

Area of research

Water and Environmental engineering

Office 2.17
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 331 5739


Research Interests

Hydroinformatics(Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Hybrid systems)
Real-time Flood Forecasting(System design, real-time updating, ungauged catchment, uncertainty, lumped hydrological modelling)
Flood Risk Assessment and Management(Flood risk assessment, flood statistics, frequency analysis, PMP/PMF, geostatistics, hydrological design)
Climate Change (Climate policy, weather modelling, climate trend, impact, mitigation and adaptation)
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System(Weather radar, satellite, digital terrain model, distributed hydrological modeling, GIS)
Water Resources Management(Water resources assessment, hydroecology, catchment soil moisture modelling)
Natural Hazards (Debris flow, drought, flood)
Systems (Nonlinear system, complex adaptive system, systems engineering)
Environmental engineering (Water quality, ecosystems)


Fellow of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (FCIWEM)
Chartered Engineer ( Engineering Council)
Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (CIWEM)
Visiting Professor, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)
NERC College Member (NERC)
EPSRC Peer Review College Member (EPSRC)
Member of Cabot Institute (web link)
Member of British Hydrological Society (BHS)
Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member of International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR)
Member of Editorial Board of British Journal of Environment and Climate Change (BJECC)
Member of Advisory Board of Meteorology, Hydrology and Water Management (MHWM)
Associate Editor, Journal of Hydro-environment Research (JHER). 
Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Water Management: Weather Radar for Water Management  (2007- 2009)
Editorial Board Member of ICE Journal of Water Management (2004- 2007)
Member of South Western Committee of British Hydrological Society (BHS SW) (2001 - 2008)
Chairman of South Western Committee of British Hydrological Society (BHS SW) (2006 - 2008)


Open Channel Hydraulics
Water Resources Project
Major Research Projects
Flood Risk Management
Design Projects


  • Hydroinformatics
  • Real-time Flood Forecasting
  • Remote Sensing
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Management
  • Climate Change
  • Water Resources Management
  • Natural Hazards
  • Water quality
  • Systems Engineering

Selected publications

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Recent publications

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