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Michael Bruen

Professor/ Director of Academic Research - Water Resource Centre


Civil Engineering


Professor Michael Bruen is the Director of the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research at UCD. His main research interests are in the field of water resources.

He has particular expertise in: i) Computer methods and modelling in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering; ii) Surface water and groundwater supply and protection from contamination; iii) Effects of climate change on water resources; iv) Catchment models and flow forecasting, both flood flows and low flows, in particular distributed catchment modelling, erosion and water quality; and v) Applications of multi-criteria methods (MCA) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Water Resources Engineering. He has been PI on a range of EU and Nationally funded research projects and is author of over 160 publications of various types. He has a special interest in water issues in the developing world.

Expertise : Hydrology; Water Resources Engineering; Multi-criteria decision analysis; Systems analysis

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