Ronald Manley

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Engineer hydrologist, author of HYSIM, wetland hydrology and Transboundary Water Resources. Civil Engineer with specialisation in computer applications for hydrology and water resources. His experience includes transboundary water resources studies, authorship of the HYSIM rainfall/runoff model and the Hydrological Simulation Model for Climate Change (HYSIM-CC).
Full Name
Ronald Edward Manley
Year of Birth
1944
Nationality
British
Profession
Engineering hydrology
Range of Experience
Engineer hydrologist, author of HYSIM, Climate Change Impact and Transboundary Water Resources. Civil Engineer with specialisation in computer applications for climate change, hydrology and water resources. His experience includes transboundary water resources studies, authorship of the HYSIM rainfall/runoff model and the Hydrological Simulation Model for Climate Change (HYSIM-CC).
Career Summary
  • 1990-date Director, Water Resource Associates Ltd, England
  • 1984 -1990 Team leader, World Meteorological Organisation
  • 1980-1983 Senior Engineer, Sir M MacDonald and Partners
  • 1974-1980 Senior Expert, Severn-Trent Water Authority
  • 1970-1974 Engineer, Trent River Authority
  • 1968-1970 Chartered Engineer, S M Hawes Consulting
  • 1966-1968 Graduate engnineer, Ipswich Borough Council
Education
  • 1963 BSc,Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London University
  • 1975 M.Sc by Research, University of Birmingham
Professional Affiliation
  • Member Institution of Civil Engineers, 1969
  • British Hydrological Society (National Committee, 1991 to 1993)
Key Assignments
  • Technical Advisor on water aspects of the Middle East Peace Process for European Commission and French Government. Supervision of associated EU financed project to develop and enhance water data collection and processing capability. (Projects valued at € 7 million, for European Commission and € 1.7 for French government).
  • Leader of an international team funded by EU to advise on technical aspects of a dispute between Lebanon and Israel over use of Jordan.
  • Management of two flow forecasting schemes, in West Africa (8 countries) and Indonesia. (Projects value at $10 and $1 million, for World Meteorological Organisation).
  • Deputy leader of international multi-disciplinary team reviewing proposals for water resources development in the Okavango Delta in Botswana (Review budget, $1 million, for IUCN). Further studies in connection with proposed abstraction upstream of delta.
  • Key expert for monitoring on flood management project in Ukraine.
  • Key expert for hydrology and water resources on Vardar/Axios river basin in Macedonia/Greece.
Country Experience
Argentina, Belgium, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cap Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
Languages
English - mother tongue, French (written, spoken and read: fluent), Indonesian (spoken: good), Spanish (read)
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