Roger Falconer
Roger FalconerWater Consultant

Roger’s Experience

1983 Chartered Engineer – CEng
2004 Chartered Environmentalist – CEnv
2009 Chartered Water and Environmental Manager – C.WEM
1990 European Engineer – EurIng
1997 Fellow, The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) – FREng
1997 Fellow, The City and Guilds of London Institute – FCGI
2011 Fellow, The Learned Society of Wales – FLSW
1992 Fellow, The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – FICE (MICE -1983)
1990 Fellow, Chartered Inst. of Water and Environmental Management – FCIWEM
1993 Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – FASCE
1983 Member (President 2011-2015), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
1995 Member, International Water Association (IWA)

    2016-date Member, Board of Trustees, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Man.
    2015-date Founder and Advisory Board Member, Journal of Eco-hydraulics
    2014-date Honorary Professor, Dept of Civil and Env. Eng., Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    2014-date External Assessor, University of Malayia, Malaysia
    2013-date Guest Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
    2013-date Founding Advisory Editor, J. of Applied Water Engineering and Research, IAHR
    2013-date Honorary Professor, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
    2011-12 Member, ICE State of the Nation Report – Panel for Water
    2011-15 President, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
    2010-14 Member, Research Excellence Framework REF2014, Main Panel Committee B
    2010-14 Chair, REF2014, Sub-Panel 14 Civil and Construction Engineering
    2010-15 Chair, IAHR Task Force on Global Water Security
    2009-12 External Examiner, BEng courses, University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    2009-14 Member, Royal Society Brian Mercer Awards Panel
    2008-12 Member, Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering Policy Committee
    2008-09 Member, Royal Academy of Engineering, Pro-Active Nominations Committee
    2007-11 Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, Network and Events Panel
    2007-12 Editorial Board Member, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
    2007-date Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hydro-environmental Research
    2006-13 British Council – Specialist Advisor Delphi–EAP Partnership
    2006-10 External Examiner, MSc courses, Heriot Watt University and University of Glasgow
    2006-date Editorial Board Member, Eng. Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics
    2006-08 Member, Research Assessment Exercise 2008, Civil Engineering Sub-Panel
    2005-08 External Examiner, MEng/BEng courses, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    2005-date Guest Professor, Dept. of Mechanics, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
    2003-08 External Examiner, Open University, Milton Keynes
    2002-05 Lead Assessor, RAEng Research in Civil Engineering
    2002-03 Member, RAEng Engineering Committee
    2002-date Founding Editor, Journal of River Basin Management, IAHR
    2003-07 Founding Editor, Journal of Water Management, ICE Proceedings
    2000-04 Elected Member, Institution of Civil Engineers Council
    2000-03 Member, Royal Academy of Engineering, Membership Panel
    1999-06 Subject Advisor, British Council Education Links Scheme
    1999-07 Elected (1999-03) and Co-opted (2003-07) Member, IAHR Council
    1999-02 External Examiner, National University of Ireland, Galway
    1998-03 Advisor, Association of Commonwealth Universities Fellowships
    1998-04 Founding Editor, Journal of Hydroinformatics, IWA
    1997-03 Elected Member, Chartered Inst. Water and Environmental Management Council
    1997-99 President, British Association, Engineering Section
    1996-00 External Examiner, MEng/BEng courses, University of Liverpool
    1995-99 External Examiner, MEng/BEng courses, Queen’s University, Belfast
    1995-96 Chair, Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire Association
    1994-date Member, EPSRC Peer Review College
    1994-01 Associate Editor, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE
    1993-97 Honorary Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hull
    1992-96 External Examiner, BEng courses, University of Ulster
    1991-92 Chair, Chartered Inst. Water and Env. Man. Tyne and Humber Branch
    1987-13 Advisory Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Tongji Univ., Shanghai
    2017-date Director, Dragon River & Tidal Ltd., responsible for turbine engineering development
    2017-date Member, Technical Advisory Board, Natural Energy Wyre Ltd., Wyre Tidal Gateway
    2016 Consultant, ITP Energise Technical Support to Hendry Review of Tidal Lagoons
    2016-date Member, Government Office, National Flood Resilience Science Advisory Group
    2015-date Member, RAEng Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize, Search Committee
    2012-14 Member, Regional Committee and Expert Panel of Hafren Power Ltd.
    2010-12 Advisor, Corlan Hafren Ltd – consortium of companies to develop Severn Barrage
    2010-11 Member, Mersey Tidal Power – Design Advisory Group
    2009-10 Member, Global Water Security Steering Group (Reporting to Govt. Chief Scientist)
    2009-10 Member, Cardiff City Vision Forum – Severn Tidal Monitoring Group
    2008-10 Member, Expert Panel for Severn Estuary Tidal Power Study, Govt. Dept. BERR
    2008-09 Member, Severn Tidal Power Strategic Environmental Assessment Steering Group
    2008-10 Chair, Marine Renewable Energy Task Group for Wales
    2007 Expert Witness, for EA at Public Inquiry, Preston Sewage Works, Southport
    2007-13 Member, Environment Agency Wales EU Water Framework Directive Committee
    2006-date Member, NRW Flood Risk Management Wales Committee, Welsh Gov. representative
    2005 Advisor, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Environment Division
    2004-05 Member, Group of Experts Singapore Land Reclamation Study (ITLOS)
    2003 Expert Witness, Internat. Tribunal for Law of Sea case, Malaysia v. Singapore
    2003-06 Advisor, Marine Modelling Centre, Martin Ryan Institute, Galway, Eire
    2003-05 Expert Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysian Government
    2003-04 Expert Advisor, Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysian Government
    2001-10 Technical Consultant, MarCon Computations International Ltd, Galway, Eire
    2002-05 Technical Director, Floodguards International Ltd, Wokingham
    2000-date Consultant, Halcrow Group Ltd, (Consulting Engineers)
    1999-date Consultant, Tianjin Municipal Government, China
    1998-07 Member, Environment Agency Estuaries Advisory Committee
    1998-04 Board Member, Advanced Research Partnership
    1997-98 Advisor, Environment Agency on Anglian Flow Forecast Modelling System
    1997-00 Consultant, Hyder Consulting Ltd, (Consulting Engineers)
    1996-98 Member, Environment Agency Humber Estuary Advisory Committee
    1995-96 Advisor, US Navy Environment Division on Hydro-Ecology of Mugu Lagoon
    1994-97 Associate Advisor, British Council, Development and Training Services
    1995 Expert Evaluator of Danish Hydraulic Institute, for Danish Government
    1993-94 Advisor, BP Chemicals Ltd., Humber Estuary EIA Study
    1993-94 Advisor, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., Sellafield and Chapelcross EIA Studies
    1993 UN Expert on Mission, Central Water and Power Research Station, India
    1992-93 Advisor, Southern California Edison, USA, Wetland Management Project
    1987-92 Advisor, China Nat. Env. Protection Agency, Shanghai Sewerage Project
    1992 Expert Witness, for NRA at Public Inquiry, Integrated Treatment Centre, Hull
    1991 Advisor, EU for MAST Research Programme
    Elected Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering (1997)
    Elected Fellow of The City and Guilds Institute of London (1997)
    Elected Fellow of The Learned Society of Wales (2011)
    Elected President of Int. Assoc. for Hydro-Environment Eng. and Research (2011-15)
    Appointed Member of the Board of Trustees of CIWEM (2016)
    Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal (1999)
    Awarded Ippen Award by International Association for Hydraulic Research (1991)
    Awarded Hai He Award of Honour by Tianjin Municipal Government – China (2004)
    Appointed Professor of Water Engineering at Bradford University (1986)
     Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1994-97)
     Responsible for an operating budget of £1.9M per annum and 37 staff
     Dept. Achieved 5A and 5C in 92 and 96 Research Assessment Exercises (RAE)
     Dept. Achieved 7th ranking in Times League of Civil Engineering Depts (1997)
    Appointed Professor of Water Management at Cardiff University (1997)
     Post sponsored by Hyder Consulting (1997-00) and CH2M Group (2000-15)
     Dept. Achieved 1st ranking in Times League of Civil Engineering Depts (2001)
     Research Co-ordinator for Civil Engineering – achieving 5*A (top score) in 2001 RAE
     Research Co-ordinator for Civil Engineering – achieving 3rd ranking in 2008 RAE
     Unit of Assessment achieved top ranking for Civil Engineering in REF 2014
    Developed hydro-environmental software tools acquired by over 40 companies
    Directed two Research Centres and managed research grant income exceeding £11.7M
    Consultant to industry and government departments on over 100 EIA projects
    Published over 450 book chapters, journal and conference papers and technical reports.
    Over 3400 Scopus citations and 33 h-index (Google Scholar: > 6700 cites ad 48 h-index).
    Delivered invited lectures to over 480 institutions or societies in 22 countries
    Elected to Council of ICE, IAHR and CIWEM and served on over 70 committees
    Served on Scientific Advisory Committee of over 90 international conferences
    Participated in numerous TV and press interviews (BBC, ITV, CNN, Times, Guardian etc.)
    Expert for Malaysia in ITLOS Malaysia v Singapore Land Reclamation Case (2003)
    Co-Chair Group of Experts for EIA study of Singapore land reclamations (2004)
    Member UK Research Assessment Exercise Civil Engineering Sub-Panel (2006-08)
    Chair UK Research Excellence Framework Civil Engineering Sub-Panel (2010-14)
    Member Welsh Assembly Government Flood Risk Management Committee (2006-13)
    Member UK Government DECC Expert Panel for Severn Estuary Tidal Power (2008-10)
    Initiated change of name of IAHR from ‘Hydraulics’ to ‘Hydro-Environment’ (2009)
    Presented evidence on Severn Barrage to Commons Energy and Climate Change Com. (2013)
    1999 Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal (Awarded for “Outstanding and demonstrated personal contributions to British engineering leading to market exploitation”)
    1991 International Association for Hydraulic Research Ippen Award (Awarded for “Outstanding contributions in area of computational flow modelling of coastal and estuarine waters and environmental problems”)
    2003 Tianjin Municipal People’s Government (China) Hai He Award of Honour (Awarded in “Appreciation of Support for Development of Tianjin Municipality”)
    2007 Institution of Civil Engineers Robert Alfred Carr Prize (Awarded for paper published in Proceedings of ICE, Vol.159, WM1, March 2006)
    2003 Institution of Civil Engineers Robert Alfred Carr Prize (Awarded for paper published in Proceedings of ICE, Vol.154, WME2, June 2002)
    1994 Institution of Civil Engineers Telford Premium (Awarded for paper published in Proceedings of ICE, Vol.97, No.4, Nov. 1993)
    Royal Society Copus Lecture, Bradford (1989), IAHR Ippen Lecture, Madrid (1991), ICE Vernon Harcourt Lecture (1992), IT and Imaging Lecture, Science Museum, London (1995), British Association Presidential Lecture, Cardiff (1998), European Dredging Association 10th Anniversary Lecture, Brussels, Guest Professorship Lecture, Tianjin (2005), 35th Idris Jones Memorial Lecture, Energy Institute, Cardiff (2008), RAEng Briefing Lecture on Severn Barrage, London (2008), Council of the Academies of Engineering, Technology and Science, Delft (2008), European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering, London (2008), RAEng Briefing Lecture on Extreme Flood Events, London (2009), Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham (2010), Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, London (2010), Delta Science Programme, San Francisco (2013), ICE Dugald Clerk Lecture (2015).
    Shanghai (1987), Southampton (1991), Washington (1993), San Francisco (1993), Pusan (1995), Yosu (1995), Hong Kong (1998), Lemnos (1999), Bangkok (1999), Las Palmas (2000), Cardiff (2001), Singapore (2001), Beijing (2002), Ramsar (2002), Tianjin (2002), Tehran (2004), Penang (2004), Hong Kong (2004), Seoul (2005), Kuwait (2005), Madras (2006), Kuching (2007), Edinburgh (2010), Athens (2010), Muscat (2010), Penang (2011), Munich (2012), Hamburg (2012), Korea (2012), Florida (2012), Chennai (2013), Hong Kong (2014), Singapore (2015), Slovenia (2016)