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C. Eng. -
Engineer & Trainer, Water Supply Systems
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Water supply system engineering
- Training, academic & institutional strengthening related to water
- Career path covering river engineering, research, management training,
consulting engineering, project management for UN, and academia.
- Consulting Engineer specialising in the rehabilitation of water supply
systems, institutional strengthening and establishment of training
organisations in less developed countries.
- Retained Consultant to large firm of international consulting engineers.
University Senior Research Associate in water & management related
- Particular technical expertise in water distribution systems with special
reference to audit and control of unaccounted for water; water supply
training; human resource development, institutional change and preparation
of major reports.
- Experience in over 20 countries & author of papers on a variety of
subjects and client-confidential reports
||Halcrow, Dhaka WASA, Management & Operations
(Twinning) Project. Engineering Adviser
||Bournemouth University, Senior Research Associate
||Bournemouth University, Principal Lecturer/Programme
|| Binnie & Black & Veatch, Consulting Engineers (formerly Binnie & Partners),
Present Retained Consultant. Projects
in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malawi, Botswana, Philippines, &
||Independent Consultant Projects in Thailand, Uganda ,
Caribbean & UK
||WHO/PAHO, Trinidad & Tobago, Projects Manager
||Binnie & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Specialist in
dist'n systems & training
||Water Supply Industry Training Board, Development Officer
||Water Research Association (now WRc), Senior Technical
||Three River Boards, Graduate under Agreement - Divisional
||National Service. Royal Engineers, Malaya
University, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Civil Eng.
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Fellow, Chartered Institution
of Water & Environmental Management (formerly Institution of Water
Member, Institution of Civil
Engineers (MICE) Chartered Engineer (C Eng)
|| Hons BSc in Civil Engineering
|| Binnie & Black & Veatch,
Consulting Engineers (formerly Binnie & Partners), Retained Consultant.
- 1996 - Lucknow, India, Gomti
River Pollution Control Project. Responsible for study of the
water supply systems and an assessment of the current level of losses and the
potential for their reduction.
- 1996 - Bangkok, Thailand, Four Towns Master Plans. Acting Resident Representative and Project Manager
for feasibility studies of four towns.
- 1994-5 - Madras, India,
Sector Plan Study for Tamil Nadu WS & D Brd. International Consultant for Training and Human
Resource Development. Advised on training, HRD for water supply and sanitation for population of 50
million; and changes in the institutional structure for
water supply and sanitation.
- 1993, Hyderabad, India, Water
Distribution Rehabilitation Project. For TATA Consulting Engineers, India.
Unaccounted For Water & Master Plan Projects. Advised on
UFW, determination of pipeline conditions, water distribution system control,
loss measurement for treatment works and long-length
crosscountry large-diameter trunk mains; developed distribution
district operational manuals. Studied and advised on the
replacement of a large diameter transmission main.
- 1992-3 - Jakarta, Indonesia, PAM JAYA Improvement
Project (Z3&6). For Nihon Suido Consultants, Japan. Responsible for
developing leakage control systems and design criteria, and establishing & training design teams
to design & construct Zones 3& 6 distribution
- Manila, Phillippines, Theme paper at Regional Consultation,
- 1990-1 - Madras,
India, Unaccounted for Water Project & Master Plan. Advised on various
aspects of study of leakage measurement & control in intermittent supply
conditions. Particular emphasis on leakage from large raw water conduits and
large-diameter trunk mains, treatment works and large service reservoirs,
determination of the condition of large-diameter mains with attention to
upgrading their carrying capacity.
- 1991-1 - Blantyre, Malawi, Demand/Tariff Study; Unaccounted
for Water Study; Consultant/Resident
Representative. Responsible for field studies, analysis, reporting of demand
components, detailed audit, recommendations for control measures,
procurement of computer systems.
- 1992 - Labatse, Botswana - Water Supply Project. Advised on establishing leakage control,
forecast study, network analysis, and determination of condition & carrying capacity of the sole transmission main.
Undertook a detailed study of the condition
of a 80 km long 350mm transmission main and recommended its
- 1988-90 - Rickmansworth Wat Co. Initial analysis of required
information and control systems for the water distribution department in
readiness for the requirements of the 1989 Water Act. Development of associated
information systems. Preparation of first
report to the Director General, Office of Water Services.
||Halcrow, Dhaka WASA, Bangladesh. Management & Operations
(Twinning) Project. Engineering Adviser. Responsible for bringing about
improvements to DWASA's operational procedures with special attention to
controlling UFW in low-pressure, intermittent supplies, for re-vitalising the
Training Institute and improving human resources development procedures. Responsibilities:
task manager for three Key Improvement Programmes 1-Operations, 2-Personnel &
HRD, 3-Asset Maintenance. Engineering responsibilities included
rehabilitation of distribution systems; control of unaccounted for water
in low pressure (P<4m) systems; advising on the establishment of a
geographical information system; development of Technical
Standard Practices, Manuals & PPMP. Training responsibilities included transforming
an almost defunct Training Institute into a
viable training organisation; developing a long-term, part-time management
development programme to be jointly provided by the Universities of Dhaka and
Bournemouth and leading to the award of a PG Diploma and an MSc.
Regional Training Adviser, Asia Pacific Region
|| Bournemouth University, School of Conservation
Sciences, Senior Research Associate.
Bournemouth University, Programme Consultant (full time). Academic
responsibility for the development and presentation of a MSc/PGDip in Management
of the Water Environment. The successful programme concentrates on developing
managers capable of operating in the challenging, multi-disciplinary environment
of the modern water sector. Involved with teaching on several undergraduate and
post graduate programmes with particular interest in developing core,
transferable skills. Inputs to other
postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. Areas of research:
- Pollution of
- Water supply to the urban poor in less developed countries
Comparison of various flow equations
- Academic member of UK government mission to Japan
to study leakage control
Bournemouth University, Principal Lecturer (75%
| 1986 -1989
Independent Consultant. Projects:
- 1989-90 - Binnie & Partners, Essex Water Co., Leakage/distribution studies.
Developed an appropriate economic model and supervised analysis of computer
based network models to optimise the establishment of 166 district metering
districts with pressure regulation for purposes of leakage control.
- 1987-9 - Water Training International - Central Water & Sewerage Authority,
World Bank Water Supply Project, Uganda; Project Manager, Training Project.
Established a training organisation to provide training in seven widely
- 1986-7 - Lotti &
Associati of Rome, Rehabilitation Adviser on Thailand Nine Towns Water Supply
Project. Carried out detailed UFW audit for nine provincial towns and made
recommendations for appropriate measures to reduce UFW including extension of
works to further + 600 other towns. Developed an operations manual also an
economic model for selection of appropriate methods of leakage control. Advised on training requirements and
procedures for leakage control and other distribution staff for the nine towns
extending to cover staff in additional 600+ water supply systems
- 1986 - Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organizations, Barbados. Short
term consultant study of the requirements for
improved water supply in six Caribbean Island States. Study leading to the preparation of a master plan for the
introduction of improvements to the distribution systems of six Caribbean island
states including the application of Technical Cooperation between Developing
Countries to provide an effective, structured approach.
Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation, Trinidad & Tobago.
Project Manager of IADB funded technical improvement project with Water & Sewerage
Authority. Responsible for supervision of consultants working on
rehabilitation of sewage treatment plants, water pollution control legislation,
water pollution control, distribution mapping and leakage control. Developed the national
training organisation including setting up the required administrative systems,
developing a new Training for Trainers programme for water utility staff and
preparing various training programmes. Instituted a formal system for
introducing Standard Technical Procedures leading to the definition of training
objectives. Developed training programme for Environmental Health Officers.
Also, as Country Engineer, carried out studied of leakage control, meters and metering,
marine pollution caused by inadequate sewage disposal facilities, gross
pollution of rivers used as raw water sources. Adviser to Caribbean Basin Water Management
| 1975 -80
Binnie & Partners, Consulting Engineers, Senior Engineer. In-house specialist in rehabilitation of water supply
systems & in-house
training specialist. Worked overseas on
projects involving leakage control, condition of pipelines, meters and metering
& rehabilitation projects in India, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Barbados, British
Virgin Islands and several small Caribbean island states. Head Office-based
Project Engineer on projects in Egypt, Turkey etc., also provided advice on
projects elsewhere. Advised on the development of an enhanced computer-based
network analysis program. Developed an approach for the preparation of user friendly manuals for complex computer
programs including those for network analysis. Providing training input
and set up training programmes on numerous projects. Developed a system for the
preparation of operational manuals for complex computer applications
| 1971 - 75
Water Supply Industrial Training Board (now Water Training
International), Training Development Officer in Management Training. Development and presentation of
management training programmes particularly in quantitative aspects of
management with responsibility for operation of WSITB's Management Training
Centre for two years. Provided a Training Advisory Service, including advice on
development of manpower planning to 27 water supply organisations in SW England.
Consultancy assignment to major water
supply project in Costa Rica, advising on training requirements for
leakage control and associated water distribution system activities.
| 1966 - 1971
Water Research Association (now Water Research Centre), Senior Technical
Liaison Officer. Carried out research & development.
Supervisory and R&D responsibilities for wide variety of topics,
worked in over 20 water utilities. Basic research into waste
metering, initial investigations in leakage control, sophisticated methods of
leak location, control of animals in water mains, tastes and odours, meters and
metering, condition of water mains and other allied topics. Developed and
presented training programmes in leakage control for the Water Supply Industry
Training Board and presented training programmes on distribution technology and
other technical subjects. Provided advice to water utilities and consultants on
above technical subjects and developed technical training packages for use in
| 1965 - 66
Thames Conservancy, Water Resources Division. Involved in
determining Licences of Right (Water Resources Act 1963).
| 1963 - 65
Somerset River Board, Divisional Engineer, Axe & Lower Brue
Division. Design of PC road bridge and several small control structures.
| 1958 - 63
Severn River Board, Graduate Under Agreement then Assistant.
Engineer. Investigations, design and supervision of construction of river
engineering works including flood defenses
| 1956 - 58
National Service, Royal Engineers, Deputy Clerk of Works, Malaya.
| 1952 - 55
Manchester University, Faculty of Science, Department of Civil
Engineering. Undergraduate studies
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