The University of Exeter (UK) ( is one of the leading research-driven Universities in the UK, consistently ranking among the top 10 at national level. The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. The University is a member of the Russell Group ( of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 19.000 students from 130 different countries.

The Centre for Water Systems (CWS) ( is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter (UNEXE) in the UK. The Centre is an internationally leading group specialising in the development and application of advanced computer-based technologies for the water industry, and currently holds research contracts of over €8M, with strong industrial links. Hydroinformatics and urban water management are the main themes, with key research areas in sustainability, risk-based decision support systems, data mining, simulation and optimisation. The Centre is leading the EPSRC WISE CDT (Water Informatics, Science & Engineering Centre of Doctoral Training) for the UK (director Prof. Dragan Savic). The Centre has links with leading academic groups around the world, including those in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Americas.

UNEXE/CWS has a strong track record in every aspect of ICT research related with water supply and distribution systems, with numerous publications in journals, software developed for specific purposes. It has also a long experience in EU and EPSRC funded research projects, related to water systems.

Core Competence: Hydroinformatics and water management, artificial intelligence algorithms, smart water, big data analytics, high visualisation, computational tools for water systems


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Name of the main contact: Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

Position of the main contact: Senior Research Fellow

Contact [mail]: L.S.Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia(at)