Howard Wheater

Director, Global Institute for Water Security
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security
Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability
Professor, Department of Civil and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering

(306) 966-1990
howard.wheater@usask.ca
http://www.usask.ca/water

Designations

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering/Hydrology, University of Bristol
  • Master's in Engineering Science, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor's in Engineering Science, with Honours, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Hydrological processes and modelling, with applications to the management of flood risk, water resources, water quality, wastes and climate change adaptation

Recent Grants/Awards

  • 2011 - Wheater, H.S. (co-PI).  Hydrological Extremes and Feedbacks in the Changing Water Cycle.  Changing Water Cycle Programme, UK.
  • 2010 - Anderson, R. (PI); Wheater as co-applicant.  CLIMATE KIC Addressing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.  European Institute of Technology.
  • 2010 - Wheater, H.S.  Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security.  Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program, Government of Canada.
  • 2008 - Wheater, H.S. (PI).  Enhancing the Knowledge Base and Capacity Building in Drylands.  UNESCO.
  • 2008 - O'Connell, P.E. (PI); Wheater as co-applicant.  Land Use Management Effects in Extreme Floods.  Natural Environment Research Council, UK.
  • 2008 - Briggs, S. (PI), Wheater as co-applicant.  DIAMOND:  Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Management of Nuclear Wastes for Disposal.  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK.
  • 2008 - Wheater, H.S.  (PI).  Managing Water as a Scarce Resource for Human Needs, UNESCO.
  • 2008 - Lee, W. (PI); Wheater as co-applicant.  DIAMOND:  Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Management of Nuclear Wastes for Disposal.  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK.
  • 2008 - Wheater, H.S. (PI).  Impacts of Land Management on Flood Risk Phase 2.  Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC) Phase 2.
  • 2008 -  Pender, G. (PI); Wheater as co-applicant.  Flood Risk Management Research Consortium Phase 2.  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK, and others.

Select Publications

Books
  • Wheater, H.S., Mathias, S. and Li, X. (Eds) (2010) Groundwater modelling in arid and semi-arid areas. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wheater, H.S., Sorooshian, S. and Sharma KD (Eds.) (2008) Hydrological modelling in arid and semi-arid areas. Cambridge University Press.  195pp.
  • Wheater, H.S., Bell, J.N.B., Butler, A.P., Jackson, B.M., Ciciani, L., Ashworth, D., Shaw, G.G. (2007) Biosphere implications of deep disposal of nuclear waste. The upwards migration of radionuclides in vegetated soils.  Series on Environmental Science and Management, Vol. 5, Imperial College Press, 402pp.
  • Wagener, T., Wheater, H.S. and Gupta, H.V.  (2004) Rainfall-Runoff Modelling in Gauged and Ungauged Catchments, Imperial College Press, 306pp.
  • Wheater, H.S. and Kirby, C. (Eds.) (1998) Hydrology in a Changing Environment.  Vol. 1, Wiley, 592 pp.
  • Wheater, H.S. and Kirby, C. (Eds.) (1998) Hydrology in a Changing Environment.  Vol. 2, Wiley, 604 pp.
  • Wheater, H.S. and Kirby, C. (Eds.) (1998) Hydrology in a Changing Environment.  Vol. 3, Wiley, 455 pp.

Selected Journal Publications

  • Howden, N.J.K, Neal, C., Wheater, H.S. and Kirk, S.  (2010)  Water quality of lowland, permeable Chalk rivers: the Frome and Piddle.  Hydrology Research, 41.2, pp75-91.
  • Second, M-L., Wheater, H.S. and Onof, C. (2010)  Investigation of the performance of a simple rainfall disaggregation scheme using semi-distributed hydrological modeling of the Lee catchment, UK.  Hydrology Research, 41.2, pp 134-144.
  • Wheater, H. and Evans, E (2009) Land use, water management and future flood risk.  Land Use Policy 26S, S251-S264.
  • Kenabatho, P.K., McIntyre, N.R. and Wheater, H.S. (2009) Impacts of climate change on water resource planning in Botswana (in review).
  • Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S. and Onof, C.J. (2009) Projecting and hindcasting potential evaporation for the UK between 1950 and 2099 (in review).
  • Pechlivanidis I.G., McIntyre N., Wheater H.S., 2009, ‘Calibration of a semi-distributed rainfall-runoff model using parameter regionalisation', Journal of Hydrology (In review).
  • Elshamy, M.E. and Wheater, H.S. (2009) Performance assessment of a GCM land surface scheme using a fine-scale calibrated hydrological model: An evaluation of MOSES for the Nile Basin. Hydrol. Process.  23, 1548-1564 DOI: 10.1002.
  • Bulygina, N., McIntyre, N. and Wheater, H.S. (2009) Conditioning rainfall-runoff model parameters for ungauged catchments and land management impacts analysis.  Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 893-904, www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/13/893/2009.
  • Chun, K.P., Wheater, H.S. and Onof, C.J. (2009) Streamflow estimation for six UK catchments under future climate scenarios.  Hydrology Research, 40.2-3, 96-112.
  • Marshall, M.R., Francis, O.J., Frogbrook, Z.L., Jackson, B.M., McIntyre, N., Reynolds, B., Solloway, I., Wheater, H.S., Chell, J. (2009)The impact of upland land management on flooding: results from an improved pasture hillslope  Hydrol. Process. 23(3), 30, 464-475.
  • Ireson, A.M., Mathias, S.A., Wheater, H.S., Butler, A.P., Finch, J.  A model for flow in the Chalk unsaturated zone incorporating progressive Weathering. (2009)  Journal of Hydrology 365, 3-4, 244-260.
  • Jackson B.M., Chell J, Francis O.J., Frogbrook Z., Marshall, M., McIntyre, N.R., Reynolds, B., Solloway, I., Wheater, H.S. The impact of upland land management on flooding: insights from a multi-scale experimental and modelling programme.(2008)  Journal of Flood Risk Management, 1,2, 71-80.
  • Al-Qurashi, A., McIntyre, N., Wheater, H., Unkrich, C.  (2008) Application of the Kineros2 rainfall-runoff model to an arid catchment in Oman.  Journal of Hydrology, 355, 91-105.
  • Makropoulos, C., Koutsoyiannis, D., Stanić, M., Djordjević, S., Prodanović, D., Dašić, T., Prohaska, S., Maksimović, Wheater, H.S. (2008) A multi-model approach to the simulation of large scale karst flows. Journal of Hydrology, 348, 412-424.
  • Mathias, S.A., Butler, A.P. and Wheater, H.S.  (2008) Modelling radioiodine transport across a capillary fringe.  Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 99, Iss 4, 716-729.