Gareth Pender

Prof

  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

1982 …2020

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Research interests

Development and testing of computer models to predict flood inundation extent Development and testing of computer models to predict sediment transport and morphological change Experimental studies of threshold conditions of sediment transport

Biography

Gareth Pender is Head of School and Professor of Environmental Engineering in the School of the Built Environment. He is a civil engineering graduate of Strathclyde University, Glasgow and upon graduation in 1984 took up a post as design engineer with Couch and Hogg Consulting Civil Engineers working on a variety of civil engineering projects. In 1989, he joined Glasgow University, as a Lecturer, in the Department of Civil Engineering. In 2000, he moved to the Chair in Environmental Engineering at Heriot Watt University, and was appointed Head of School of the Built Environment in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His research and consultancy interests are in fluvial flooding and sediment transport. He has held grants in experimental sediment transport on the EPSRC’s Flood Channels Programme and computer modelling grants on its Coastal Estuary and Waterways managed programme. His most recent award is as Principal Investigator on a £8.5m flood risk management research consortium, funded jointly by EPSRC, NERC, DEFRA, EA, Scottish Government, UKWIR and the Rivers Agency (NI). The consortium is an academic industrial partnership to undertake research to improve flood risk management practice worldwide.

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Research Output

Investigating capabilities of machine learning techniques in forecasting streamflow

Kabir, S., Patidar, S. & Pender, G., Apr 2020, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 173, 2, p. 69-86 18 p.

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  • Bed Load Sediment Transport and Morphological Evolution in a Degrading Uniform Sediment Channel Under Unsteady Flow Hydrographs

    Wang, L., Cuthbertson, A., Pender, G. & Zhong, D., 7 Jun 2019, In : Water Resources Research. 55, 7, p. 5431-5452 22 p.

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    A depth-averaged two-phase model for debris flows over erodible beds

    Li, J., Cao, Z., Hu, K., Pender, G. & Liu, Q., 30 Mar 2018, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 43, 4, p. 817-839 23 p.

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  • Enhanced bed load sediment transport by unsteady flows in a degrading channel

    Li, Z., Qian, H., Cao, Z., Liu, H., Pender, G. & Hu, P., 9 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Sediment Research.

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    New experimental dataset for partial dam-break floods over mobile beds

    Qian, H., Cao, Z., Liu, H. & Pender, G., 2 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Hydraulic Research. 56, 1, p. 124-135 12 p.

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  • Prizes

    Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland

    Gareth Pender (Recipient), Nov 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

    Gareth Pender (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society