Mario Castro Gama

PhD fellow

Biography

Mario Castro Gama was born in Bogota, Colombia. He is a Civil Engineer (2003) form the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogota). Has a MSc in Water Science Engineering - Hydroinformatics from IHE Delft (2012). Currently, he is a PhD research fellow in Chair Group of Hydroinformatics of IWSG Department, supervised by Prof. Andreja Jonoski. His promotor is Prof. Dimitri P. Solomatine. He started his PhD in October 2012 and is also involved in an EU-FP7 project on ICT Solutions for efficient Water Resources Management (ICeWater).

Topic

HYDRAULIC MODEL BASED SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND WATER LOSSES REDUCTION

Publications

Peer Reviewed

  1. Castro-Gama, M. Bernal-Quiroga, F. and Machado-Hernandez, L.E. (201X) Reservoir optimal hedging rule for drought avoidance at Riogrande II. Submitted.
  2. Abdullah, A.D., Castro-Gama, M.E., Popescu, I., van der Zaag, P., Karim, U. and Al Suhail, Q. (2018) Optimization of Water allocation in the Shatt al Arab River when taking into account salinity variations under tidal influence. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 63(4)1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2018.1446213
  3. Castro-Gama, M., Lanfranchi, E.A., Marelli, F., and Jonoski, A. (2017) Avoiding Myopic Decision Making In Water Supply Operation. Servizi a Rete 2017(3)47-48. ISSN 2499-6688. (In Italian)
  4. Castro-Gama, M., Pan, Q., Lanfranchi, E.A., Jonoski, A. and Solomatine, D.P. (2017) Pump scheduling for a large water distribution network. Milan, Italy. Procedia Engineering, 186, 436-443. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.03.249
  5. Castro-Gama, M., Pan, Q., Jonoski, A., Solomatine, D. (2016) A Graph Theoretical Sectorization Approach for Energy Reduction in Water Distribution Networks. Procedia Engineering 154, 19-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.07.414. link
  6. Pan, Q., Castro-Gama, M.E., Jonoski, A., and Popescu, I. (2016) Decision Support System for Daily and Long Term Operations of the System of Milan, Italy. Procedia Engineering 154, 58-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.07.419. link
  7. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I., Mynett, A., Li, S., van Dam, A. (2016) Modelling extreme flood events in the yellow river using unstructured grids. Transactions of the ASABE, 59,1,129-143. DOI: 10.13031/trans.59.11324. link
  8. Castro Gama, M.E., Pan, Q., Fadl-Elmola, S.A.M., and Jonoski, A. (2015) Multivariate optimization to decrease total energy consumption in the water supply system of Abbiategrasso (Milano, Italy). Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 14(9)2019-2029. link
  9. Pan, Q., Jonoski, A., Castro-Gama, M.E., and Popescu, I. (2015) Application of web based decision support system in water distribution systems. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 14(9)2087-2094. link
  10. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I., Jonoski, A., and Pan, Q. (2015) Towards increased water and energy efficiencies in water distribution systems. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 14(6)1271-1278. link
  11. Castro Gama, M., Lanfranchi, E.A., Pan, Q., Jonoski, A. (2015) Water distribution network model building, case study: Milano, Italy. Procedia Engineering. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI2015. 119(2015)573–582. link
  12. Castro-Gama M., Popescu, I., Li, S., Mynett, A., and van Dam, A. (2014) Flood inference simulation using surrogate modelling for the Yellow River multiple reservoir system. Environmental Modelling & Software 55(2014)250-265. link
  13. Fantozzi, M., Popescu, I., Farnham, T., Archetti, F., Mogre, Pa., Tsouchnika, E., Chiesa, C., Tsertou, A., Castro-Gama, M., and Bimpas, M. (2014) ICT for Efficient Water Resources Management: The ICeWater Energy Management and Control Approach. Procedia Engineering. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI2013. 70(2014)633-640. link
  14. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I., Li, S., and Mynett, A., (2014) Modeling the Inference between Upstream Inflow Hydrographs and Downstream Flooded Areas in a Reservoir Driven System. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 108(2014)207-218. link
  15. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I., Mynett, A., Li, S., van Dam, A. (2013) Modelling extreme flood hazard events on the middle Yellow River using DFLOW-flexible mesh approach, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 1, 6061-6092. Link
  16. Castro, M., and Machado, L. (2008) Analisis regional de caudales medios de la cuenca del rio Patia. Boletin Cientifico CCCP, (15) 123-138. DOI: 10.26640/01213423.15.123_188 (In Spanish). Link

Proceedings

  1. Pan, Q., Castro Gama, M., and Popescu, I. (2015) An Open Visualization Tool (OpenVT) For Mesh Based Water Models. Proceedings of the HIC2014. Paper 237. link
  2. Castro Gama, M., Pan, Q., Jonoski, A., and Chiesa, C. (2015) Model-Based Sectorization Of Water Distribution Networks For Increased Energy Efficiency. Proceedings of the HIC2014. Paper 233. link
  3. Farnham, T., Mogre, P., Popescu, I., Castro-Gama, M., Tsertou, A., Tsouchnika, E., Bimpas, M. (2013) ICT for Efficient Water Resources Management: the ICeWater architecture. Proceedings of 7th IWA International Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water, Efficient 2013.  October 22-25. Paris, France.
  4. Castro Gama M., Popescu, I., Li, S., and Mynett, A. (2013) Use of Unstructured Grids for Flood Modelling of the Yellow River Downstream River Reach. Proceedings of 2013 35th IAHR World Congress Volume 12 [A11881]. Chengdu, China. link
  5. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I. and Jonoski, A. (2013), Towards increased water and energy efficiencies in water distribution systems: challenges of the ICeWater project, Proceedings of the AIRO Winter 2013: Operational Research for Development, Sustainability and Local Economies, 27- 30 January 2013, Champoluc, Italy.
  6. Castro Gama, M., Popescu, I., Li, S., and Mynett, A. (2013), Flood management through reservoir operation: a statistical inference modelling approach, Proceedings of the AIRO Winter 2013: Operational Research for Development, Sustainability and Local Economies, 27-30 January 2013, Champoluc, Italy.

MSc. Thesis

  1. Castro Gama, M. et al. (2012) Development of an operation of reservoirs and flooding inference model: a case of study for the Yellow River. Thesis, Master of Science at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft. link 

Other information

Research Summary

Objectives

  • Reduction of energy consumption in pressurized systems.
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS) for operation of WDN.
  • Use of state of the art Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Research Interests

  • Model-Based simulation of hydrosystems.
  • Global optimization and stochastic search methods. Multi-objective optimization and constrained optimization.
  • Visual analytics for multi-objective optimization (VAMOS). Link
  • Numerical methods for solution of PDE's.

Funding Source

Teaching

  1. Lecturer of Summer Course, Hydroinformatics modeling in MATLAB, 2016, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  2. Lecturer of Summer Course, Hydroinformatics modeling in MATLAB, 2015, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  3. Lecturer of Summer Course, Hydroinformatics modeling in MATLAB, 2014, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  4. Lecturer of Modeling System Development in Matlab, Module 3, 2014, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  5. Lecturer of Summer Course, Hydroinformatics modeling in MATLAB, 2013, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  6. Lecturer of River Modelling with HEC-RAS, Module 8, 2013, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  7. Lecturer of Summer Course, Hydroinformatics modeling in MATLAB, 2012, IHE Delft, Delft, the Netherlands

Supervision

  1. Simon Wambu (MSc Thesis April 2017) Master student of Hydroinformatics, Department of Integrated Water System and Governance, 2015-2017, IHE Delft. Model-based optimization of water transmission and distribution networks. Case study: Ahero-Kenya.
  2. Muhereza Hilary (MSc Thesis. April 2015) Master student of Hydroinformatics, Department of Integrated Water System and Governance, 2013-2015, IHE Delft. Pressure management in Water Distribution Networks using multiobjective optimisation techniques: the case of Naguru - Kampala, Uganda. 
  3. Xie Hongshuai. (MSc Thesis. April 2015) Master student of Hydroinformatics, Department of Integrated Water System and Governance, 2013-2015, IHE Delft. Model based optimization of pumping schedules in water distribution systems. Case study: water supply system of Milan.

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