The CCWI has been focused on modelling and control of water systems. The CCWI conferences were initially organized by Brunel University (London), De Monfort University (Leicester), Exeter University, Imperial College London and The University of Sheffield. It has been held every two years since 1991; last held at DMU in 2015. This international conference brings together industry professionals and researchers from around the world to solve problems in the field of urban water systems, modelling, and control.
Dr. Robert Sitzenfrei is a full professor of urban water management at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He holds a Master of Science and a doctoral degree in civil engineering. His working group specialised in integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to a variety of topics, including resilience, urban water networks, complex network analysis, transition modelling, smart (water) cities, water and energy, and sustainability in water management. Over the course of his career, he has led basic and applied research projects in all facets of urban water management, and he has published close to 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, and scientific conferences. He is an active member of several scientific committees for international conferences, and he is also a member of the editorial board of several journals, including Water Science and Technology and Water. Since the beginning of his academic career, he has been associated with the CCWI conferences and also received the CCWI Early Career Award in 2013 in Perugia, Italy.
Dr. Avi Ostfeld is a full Professor and the ATS Staff Academic Chair at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His contributions and professional activities are in the fields of water resources systems, and in water distribution systems optimization using evolutionary computation: water security through optimal monitoring, water quality event detection, and booster chlorination station allocations, optimal design and operation of water distribution systems, and integrating water quality and reliability into water distribution systems management and control. His full CV and list of publications can be found at https://ostfeld.net.technion.ac.il/