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Prof

Hector Malano

Honorary
Infrastructure Engineering
irrigation
Water allocation
Optimisation of multiple supplies and fit-for-purpose water use
Scenario planning & hydro-economic analysis
environment
science & technology
physical sciences
technology
water resources
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Prof

Hector Malano

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Climate change adaptation of water resource management
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Prof

Hector Malano

 

Research Interests
water resource management
water allocation
irrigation
water management
conjunction management surface and ground water

Hector graduated in Agricultural Engineering in 1973 at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. In 1981 he was awarded a Masters degree in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering from Utah State University (USA) for research carried out into the behaviour of infiltration under surge flow hydraulics.

He was subsequently awarded a PhD in Irrigation Engineering from the same university in 1985 for his research into two-dimensional numerical modelling of interceptor drains. In 2006, he was appointed Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Hector has conducted research on various aspects of water resources at three scales: (i) On-farm modelling of surface irrigation systems, (ii) Modelling of irrigation distribution networks; and (iii) water allocation between competing uses at the catchment level (iv) Management and modelling of the urban water cycle with special emphasis on complex systems. This research focuses on the design of evidence based planning policies for achieving fit-for-purpose utilisation of multiple sources and multiple demands of water.

Hector has extensive involvement in international professional and research organisations. More recently, he concluded a 3-year term as Vice-President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. He has consulted for several international organisations including the World Bank, AusAID and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

Hector has authored and co-authored over 150 scientific papers on these topics. He is currently Chief Investigator of several research grants including Allocation Modelling in the Krishna Basin (India), Regional and Economic Benefits Through Smarter Irrigation (Hydraulic Modelling). He is the node coordinator of the CRC for Irrigation Futures and is involved in the CRC for eWater.

Departmental Research Group involvement:
Hydrology
Global research profiles:
ORCID: 0000-0001-6387-7078
ResearchID: F-1562-2015
Scopus Author ID: 6603386419

Projects

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20

Projects

Project Types


15

Research Contracts


5

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2011

Biennial Medal for outstanding contribution to modelling and simulation and an excellent record of service to the Society

Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ)

1979

Fullbright Commission

2011

Fellows of the (MSSANZ) Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Infrastructure Engineering

Member

Australian Water Association

Associate Member

American Society of Civil Engineering

Member

Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Utah State University

Master of Science (Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering)

Utah State University

Bachelor of Engineering

National University of Cordoba