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Roger Falconer is Professor of Water Management and Founding Director of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre (1997-14) in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. He was previously Professor of Water Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bradford. He manages a range of research contracts on hydro-environmental modelling of coastal, estuarine and river waters and has published over 400 papers in journals and international conferences in the field.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Learned Society of Wales, the Institution of Civil Engineers and Hon Member and Past President (2011-15) of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. His computer models have been used extensively in over 100 Environmental Impact Assessment studies worldwide and he consults regularly on major UK and international projects.