Dr. Steven Weijs is currently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are water resources management and hydrology, with a special focus on the dynamics of uncertainty and information within that context. The larger research question that he tries to address is how to optimally channel information flows from our observations of complex water systems and knowledge of underlying physics, to enable informed decisions about water resources. Dr. Weijs hold a Ph.D. (2011) and M. Sc. (2004) in Water Resources Management and Civil Engineering from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) in the Netherlands. After his Ph.D. he obtained a 2 year AXA Research Fund postdoctoral fellowship to join the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology lab at EPFL, Switzerland, where he later joined the Cryospheric science group, where he worked for 2 years as a postdoc. He joined the UBC Department of Civil Engineering in July 2015. Dr. Weijs is also an instructor in the UBC Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management.
Hydrologic processes - weather, precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, snowmelt and runoff generation. Emphasis on quantitative techniques including: hydrograph analysis, reservoir and channel routing, statistical methods and design floods, hydrologic modelling.