ANDRE SCHARDONG, PhD

 

E-mail:              aschardo@uwo.ca; andreschardong@usp.br

Web-site:           andreschardong.com

 

Profile

 

PhD in Water Resources Management and a strong background in Civil Engineering with more than 15 years of experience with water management field in the both consulting and academic field. Advanced skill sets include research, instructing, engineering design, decision support systems development in the water resources management field.

 

Skills

·         Quantification urban infrastructure systems resilience analysis to natural disasters

·         Assessments of climate change impacts on management of water resources systems

·         Broad experience in the design and implementation of Decision Support Systems in water resources management field

·         Mathematical modeling and development of optimization algorithms

·         Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling (including statistical analysis of hydrological-data, channel hydraulics, and hydraulic structural design)

·         Management and design of stormwater systems

·         Applications of GIS to Water Resources Engineering

·         Web development and computer programming languages such as C, C#, R and MatLab

·         Development of database systems using PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server

 

Education

 

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Water Resources Management                    2011

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil (Interuniversity exchange doctorate – Western University, London, ON)

·         Analysis and development of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms for water resources management of large and complex reservoir system for urban and irrigation water supply..

 

M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Water Resources Management                    2006

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

·         Linear programming techniques Applied to optimal water allocation in water resources systems using specialized Interior Point Method.

 

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering                                                                                                       2001

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil

·         Comprehensive civil engineering curriculum including hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management and water quality.

 

Complementary Education

 

Short Term Course: Energy, Water and the Environment                                                              2010

·         Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard, United States

 

Short Term Course: An Introduction to System Dynamics Simulation for Water Resources Applications                                                                                                                            2009

·         University of Sao Paulo, USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil    

 

Research and Employment History

 

Academic

 

Postdoctoral Associate, Western University, London, Ontario – Canada                  2013 – 2014, 2017 – Present

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

·         Updating IDF curves under climatic change conditions

·         Development of web-based decision support systems

·         Climate change analyses and downscaling methodologies

·         Development of optimization algorithms

·         Analysis of spatial data using GIS tools

·         Development of web-based decision support systems for calculations of quantitative resilience of urban infrastructure systems

 

Non-academic Employment

 

Director & Partner, Schardong Consulting Inc, London, Canada                                                 2017 - Present

·         Development, maintenance and modifications of the web-based decision support system for updating IDF curves under climate change (ICLR).

·         Database development for resilience calculation (UWO and BC Hydro).

 

Director, Partner & Engineer, Hidroinfo Engineering & Consulting Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil            2007 - 2018

·         Stormwater design

·         Design and build water resources decision support systems

·         HEC HMS and HEC RAS modeling

·         Hydrological and Hydraulic modeling

·         Drainage Design

·         CAD aided drawings

·         Storm drainage infrastructure design and Stormwater Management (SWM) projects

·         IDF – Intensity Duration Frequency Curves

·         Building and applying optimization models, and

·         Other services related to the water management field

 

Senior Engineer & Consultant, LabSid – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil                                    2002 - 2017

·         Design and build water resources decision support systems

·         Storm drainage infrastructure design and Stormwater Management (SWM) projects

·         IDF – Intensity Duration Frequency Curves

·         Building and applying optimization models

 

Academic and Professional Honors and Awards

 

Postdoctoral fellowship award                                                                                        2013 - 2015

·         CNPq: National Council of Scientific and Technological Development – Brazil

 

Doctorate scholarship                                                                                                    2007 - 2011

·         CNPq: National Council of Scientific and Technological Development - Brazil

 

Masters Scholarship                                                                                                       2003 - 2005

·         Capes - Improvement of Higher Level Personnel initiative, Brazil

 

Publications

 

Journal Papers

 

da Silva, C.V.F.; Schardong, A.; Garcia, J.I.B.; Oliveira, C.P.M. (2018) Climate Change Impacts and Flood Control Measures for Highly Developed Urban Watersheds. Water, 10, 829. doi: 10.3390/w10070829

 

Schardong, A., A., Gaur, and S.P. Simonovic “Comparison of the theoretical Clausius-Clapeyron scaling and IDF_CC tool for updating Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under climate change for Canada”, J. Hydrol. Eng., 2018, 23(9): 04018036. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001686

 

Gaur, A., A. Schardong and S.P. Simonovic “Analysis and Modelling of Precipitation Scaling with Temperature at four locations in Canada with Different Climate Types”, accepted for publication at Water Resources Management. 32(8): 2639–2648. doi: 10.1007/s11269-018-1949-x

 

Sandink, D., S.P. Simonovic, and A. Schardong “User Evaluation of the Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under Climate Change (IDF_CC Tool)", submitted to, Water Resources Management Journal

 

Sandink, D., S.P. Simonovic, and A. Schardong (2017) “User Evaluation of the Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under Climate Change (IDF_CC Tool)", submitted to, Water Resources Management Journal

 

Simonovic, S.P, A. Schardong, and D. Sandink, (2017) “Mapping Extreme Rainfall Statistics for Canada Under Climate Change Using Updated Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves”, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 143(3): Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000725

 

Simonovic, S.P., A. Schardong, D. Sandink, and R. Srivastav, (2016) “A Web-based Tool for the Development of Intensity Duration Frequency Curves under Changing Climate”, Environmental Modelling & Software Journal, 81:136-153. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.03.016

 

Sandink, D., S.P. Simonovic, A. Schardong, and R. Srivastav, (2016) “A Decision Support System for Updating and Incorporating Climate Change Impacts into Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves: Review of the Stakeholder Involvement Process”, Environmental Modelling & Software Journal, 84:193-209. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.06.012.

 

Irwin, S., A. Schardong, S.P. Simonovic, and N. Nirupama, (2016) “ResilSIM - A Decision Support Tool for Estimating Resilience of Urban Systems”, Water – special issue Hydroinformatics and Urban Water Systems, 8(377):1-25. doi:10.3390/w8090377

 

Schardong, A., and S.P. Simonovic, (2015) “A Coupled Self-adaptive Multi-objective Differential Evolution and Network Flow Algorithm Approach for Optimal Reservoir Operation," ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141(10). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000525.

 

Srivastav, R.K., A. Schardong and S.P. Simonovic, (2014) “Equidistance Quantile Matching Method for Updating IDF Curves Under Climate Change”, Water Resources Management: An International Journal, 28(9): 2539-2562.

 

Schardong, A., S.P. Simonovic, and J.I.B. Garcia (2014) “The effect of Climate Change and Uncertainties and it’s effect on Water Resources Systems”, REGA - Revista de Gestão de Água da América Latina, 11(2): 53-65, (In Portuguese). doi: 10.21168/rega.v11n2.p53-65

 

Schardong, A., Srivastav, R., and S.P. Simonovic, (2014) “Update of the Equation Duration-Frequency Intensity for the City of São Paulo Under the Effect of Climate Change”, Brazilian Journal of Water Resource, 19(4):176-185, (In Portuguese). doi: 10.21168/rbrh.v19n4.p176-185.

 

Schardong, A., Simonovic, S. P., Vasan, A. (2013), MultiObjective Evolutionary Approach to Optimal Reservoir Operation. J. Comput. Civ. Eng. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000213.

 

Invited Editorials

 

Simonovic, S.P. and A. Schardong (2016), “Sixth International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM6): Floods in a changing environment, part 1”, Journal of Flood Risk Management, editorial, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12263.

 

Simonovic, S.P. and A. Schardong (2016), “Sixth International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM6): Floods in a changing environment, part 2”, Journal of Flood Risk Management, editorial, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12278.

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Papers

 

Simonovic, S.P., Schardong, A., Irwing, S., and Nirupama, 2017. ResilSIM - A Decision Support Tool for Estimating Resilience of Urban Systems to Flooding, Proceeding of the Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), 5-7 September. Leeds, UK

 

Silva, C.V.F., Schardong A., Oliveira, C.P.M., Garcia, J.I.B. 2017. Climate Change Impact on Flood Control Measures for Highly Populated Urban Watershed. Proceeding of the Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), 5-7 September. Leeds, UK

 

Schardong, A., R. Srivastav, and S.P. Simonovic (2014), “Generalized Tool for Updating Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Under Climate Change”, Electronic Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Flood Management, pp.9, September 16-18, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Schardong, A., and S.P. Simonovic, (2014), “Water availability stress under climate change in Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area- Brazil”, Proceedings, IDRiM 2014 Conference - Building Disaster Resilient Communities, 30 October – 1 November 2014, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

 

Schardong, A., Simonovic, S. P. (2013) “Advances in evolutionary algorithms for multi-objective optimization”. In: Proceeding of the XX Brazilian Water Resources Conference, Bento Gonçalvez - RS, Brasil. ISSN 2318-0358, 12 pages (in Portuguese)

 

Schardong, A., S. P. Simonovic, J. I. B. Garcia, and R. L. L. Porto, (2009), “Application of Evolutionary Algorithms in the run-off Model Calibration - SMAP”, Proceedings of the XVII Brazilian Water Resources Conference, November 22 to 26, Campo Grande, Brasil, pp.20. (in Portuguese).

 

Water Resources Research Reports

 

Schardong A., Slobodan P. Simonovic and Dan Sandink (2017). Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Under a Changing Climate: User’s Manual v.2.1. Water Resources Research Report no. 100, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada, 69 pages. ISBN: (print) 978-0-7714-3152-4; (online) 978-0-7714-3153-1.

 

Schardong A., Slobodan P. Simonovic and Dan Sandink (2017). Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Under a Changing Climate: Technical Manual v.2.1. Water Resources Research Report no. 099, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada, 52 pages. ISBN: (print) 978-0-7714-3150-0; (online) 978-0-7714-3151-7.

 

Srivastav, R.K., A. Schardong and S. P. Simonovic (2014). Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under a Changing Climate: Technical Manual v.1 Water Resources Research Report no. 089, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada, 62 pages. ISBN: (print) 978-0-7714-3087-9; (online) 978-0-7714-3088-6.

 

Schardong, A., R. K. Srivastav and S. P. Simonovic (2014). Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under a Changing Climate: Users Manual v.1 Water Resources Research Report no. 088, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada, 68 pages. ISBN: (print) 978-0-7714-3085-5; (online) 978-0-7714-3086-2.

 

Schardong A., and Slobodan P. Simonovic (2011). Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Water Resources Management. Water Resources Research Report no. 078, Facility for Intelligent Decision Support, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada, 167 pages. ISBN: (print) 978-0-7714-2907-1; (online) 978-0-7714-2908-8.

 

Lectures and Presentation

 

Schardong, A., Simonovic, S.P.; Gaur A.; Sandink, D.; Srivastav, R. (2018) One day Workshop for the Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under Climate Change – Version 3.0. Vancouver - BC – Canada, Sept 14, 2018.

 

Schardong, A., Simonovic, S.P.; Gaur A.; Sandink, D.; Srivastav, R. (2018) One day Workshop for the Computerized Tool for the Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves under Climate Change – Version 3.0. Mississauga, ON – Canada.

 

Schardong, A.; Simonovic, S.P.; Tong H. Use of quantitative resilience in managing urban infrastructure response to natural hazards. 11th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation - Risk Analysis 2018, Seville, Spain.

 

Silva, C.V.F., Schardong A., Oliveira, C.P.M., Garcia, J.I.B. 2017. Climate Change Impact on Flood Control Measures for Highly Populated Urban Watershed. Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), 5-7 September. Leeds, UK

 

Simonovic, S.P., Schardong, A., Irwing, S., and Nirupama, 2017. ResilSIM - A Decision Support Tool for Estimating Resilience of Urban Systems to Flooding, Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), 5-7 September. Leeds, UK

 

Schardong, A., Simonovic, S.P., 2017. Bringing Future Climatic Change into Water Resources

Implications for obtaining IDF curves. Stormwater Workshop Summary, October 11, 2017, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Simonovic, S.P., Schardong, A., Gaur, A., 2017. Systems Approach to Management of Disasters, Academia Sinica – Taipei, Taiwan - April 20-22, 2015

 

Schardong, A., and S.P. Simonovic, R. Srivastav, D., Sandink, (2016) Deriving Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Curves for Future Climate Scenarios: A Publically accessible Computer Tool. PEI University, Charlottetown, PEI.

 

Schardong, A., and S.P. Simonovic, (2014), “Water availability stress under climate change in Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area- Brazil”, IDRiM 2014 Conference - Building Disaster Resilient Communities, 30 October – 1 November 2014, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

 

Schardong, A., and S.P. Simonovic, R. Srivastav, D., Sandink, (2014) IDF CC Tool for deriving rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves for future climate scenarios - Training workshops:

·         Vancouver Oct 9, 2014 – SFU

·         Toronto, Nov 9, 20015 

·         Halifax Dec 5, 2014

 

Volunteer and Administrative Service

 

Brazilian Water Resources Association                                                           

·         Board of Directors: Director of Publications                                                         2016 – 2018

·         Editor for the Brazilian Journal of Water Resources                                               2012 – Present

 

Reviewer for:

·         Journal of Flood Risk Management                                                                     2014 – Present

·         Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE                             2015 – Present

·         Water – MDPI                                                                                                  2016 – Present

·         Hydrology - MDPI                                                                                            2016 – Present

·         Brazilian Journal of Water Resources                                                                   2012 – Present

·         Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering – ASCE                                              2015 – Present

 

Computer and technical skills

·         Programming languages: C#, Vb.Net, VBA, R and MatLab, C, JavaScript, HTML

·         Database modeling and programming: PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server

·         Engineering Software: ArcGIS, PCSWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, AutoCAD

·         General Software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

 

Memberships and affiliations

·         Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)

·         American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

·         Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRH)

·         Regional Engineering Council (CREA) – Professional Registered Civil Engineer Sao Paulo, Brazil

·         EIT, Professional Engineers Ontario, Ontario - Canada

 

References

 

·         References available upon request