Keynote speakers

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by admin

We are proud to announced that the following individuals accepted our invitation to give keynote speeches during the Congress:

Professor Kazimierz Adamowski

Kazimierz Adamowski is a full professor at the University of Ottawa, where he joined in 1969 after finishing his MS studies in Warsaw and having received Ph.D. in the University of Guelph. He has taught at many colleges in Europe, the United States and Canada. He was also a Senior Industrial Fellowship Scholar. The subjects that he is involved in his research work are hydrology and water resources, statistical and stochastic hydrology, risk analysis, climate change, and forecasting and analysis of extreme values. He has authored more than 150 publications and is the creator of a new method of Extreme Value Analysis, which has been recognized and used by Environment Canada and the World Meteorological Organization.


Professor Małgorzata Gutry – Korycka

Małgorzata Gutry – Korycka is a retired professor at the Warsaw University Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. In the years 2000-2012 she was the head of the Department of Hydrology at the University of Warsaw. She specializes in hydrology and water management, and in particular extreme phenomena. It also deals with issues related to the impact of global warming on the water circulation, also in connection with extreme phenomena such as droughts and floods. Professor has been leading research teams in the field of EU projects and in the works of scientific committees of the National Academy of Sciences. She represented Polish hydrology on the international stage. She is an author and co-author of numerous textbooks and articles published in Polish and English.

Professor Witold F. Krajewski

Witold F. Krajewski is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa and the Rose & Joseph Chair in Water Resources Engineering.  Since 2009, he has served as director of the Iowa Flood Center, which he also co-founded.  Professor Krajewski received a master’s degree in 1976 and a doctorate in 1980 from the Warsaw University of Technology in the field of environmental engineering and water resources systems.  Until 1987, when he joined the University in Iowa faculty, he was a research hydrologist at the U.S. National Weather Service.  His scientific interests concern the measurement, modeling, and forecasting of rainfall using remote-sensing methods.  Currently, his focus is on understanding the genesis of floods through field experimentation and mathematical modeling.  His work includes studies on the quantification of uncertainty in hydrological prediction across time and space scales.  Professor Krajewski is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society.  From 2002–10, he served as editor of Advances in Water Resources.  In 2012, Krajewski was the chair of the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science.  In 2018, he received the AMS Hydrologic Sciences Medal for his contributions in the field of hydrology.  He has authored over 200 papers in peer-review journals.