PhD Defence Arlex Sanchez Torres

  • 18 Sep 2013
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

On 18 September 2013, the Public Defence and Awarding Ceremony of Arlex Sanchez Torres will take place. Professor Arthur Mynett will be his promoter and Dr. Zoran Vojinovic his co-promotor.

The title of his thesis is: Modelling the future water infrastructure of cities.

  • 12:00: Arlex Sanchez Torres will give a presentation on his thesis in the Auditorium of the TU Delft Mekelweg 5, Room: Senaatszaal
  • 12:30: Public Defence and Ceremony
  • 17:00: Reception in the UNESCO-IHE Restaurant

Hope to see you all at the ceremony!

Short description

Many cities around the world are facing considerable pressure to cope with urban development, sustaining economic growth and providing basic living conditions. Urban infrastructure is aging and uncontrolled urbanization leads to considerable pressure on economic resources. Hence there is a need for new approaches in developing urban water systems.

In this thesis, urban development is considered a complex non-linear dynamical system. Agent-based approaches are combined with physics-based hydraulic models of water networks in a Geographical Information System (GIS) framework. The result is a new approach to urban water infrastructure planning that can help water companies and municipalities to improve the design of water distribution networks.

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