Dr. Nick Mandeville

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Dr. Nick Mandeville specialises in strengthening the operation of hydrological services for overseas governments, from basic data collection through hydrometeorological analysis to management of the water resource. Has also undertaken a substantial number of regional hydrological studies.
Full Name
Dr. Adrian Nicholas Mandeville
Year of Birth
1941
Nationality
British
Profession
Hydrologist
Range of Experience
Dr Mandeville specialises in strengthening all aspects of the operation of hydrological services for overseas governments, from basic data collection through hydrometeorological analysis to management of the water resource. He has lived abroad for over 18 years, working on this type of long term project in 5 different countries. He has also undertaken a substantial number of regional hydrological studies using comprehensive data sets, many from overseas, in the fields of rainfall-runoff models, actual evapotranspiration, flow duration curves, flood frequency, low flow frequency, seasonal rainfall and specific runoff. Author of the RIS method of hydrograph analysis of storm events.
Career Summary
  • 2017 Associate, Water Resources Associates
  • 2002-Present, Based in Oxfordshire, UK, undertaking short term consultancies
  • 1998-2000 Usangu Wetland project, Tanzania
  • 1996-1998 Water Resources Management Dept, Entebbe, Uganda
  • 1994-2017 Director/Partner, Water Resources Associates
  • 1993-1994 Department of Hydrology, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 1988-date Independent consultant
  • 1990-1991 Department of Power, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • 1985-1987 Department of Hydrology & Meteorology, Nepal
  • 1980-1985 Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
  • 1976-1980 Water Resources Division, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • 1967-1976 Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
  • 1964-1966 Wanganui Collegiate School, Wanganui, New Zealand
Education
  • 1963 BA in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • 1970 M.Sc in Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College
  • 1976 Ph.D in Hydrology, University of Lancaster
Professional Affiliation
British Hydrological Society
Key Assignments
  • Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project (Bhutan)
  • Sustainable management of the Usangu wetland and its catchment (Tanzania)
  • Preliminary study for the stabilisation of the course of the Songwe River (Tanzania/Malawi international border)
  • Water resources management plan and update of the power system master plan (Bhutan)
  • Upper Tama Koshi Hydropower Feasibility Study (Nepal)
  • Future water source for Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • Canal feeder studies at sites in Yorkshire, Lancashire, the Midlands, and London (UK)
  • Cockhaise Groundwater Study Stage 1 (UK)
  • Pembury Springs Investigation Phase 1 (UK)
  • HYSIM Improvements for Drought Forward Planning (UK)
  • Water strategy for the Bedford Estates at Woburn Phase 2 (UK)
  • Research into the RIS method of non-linear rainfall-runoff modelling of storm events (UK, Ireland and Spain)
  • Extension of two river flow series in central Angola, using a monthly rainfall-runoff model (Angola)
  • The development of a new water release and abstraction policy for the Lake Victoria basin (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi)
  • Hydrology Member of Project Review Panel, Upper Karnali Hydroelectric Project (Nepal)
Country Experience
United Kingdom, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, China, Lao, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sweden, Zambia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Greece, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Angola.
Languages
Fluent in English, with some knowledge of French
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