Professor Simon Tait

Professor of Water Engineering
The University of Sheffield

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Simon Tait (leads Theme 8, is Professor of Water Engineering at the University of Sheffield. His technical experience is developing and applying improved measurement technologies and management methodologies to ensure better performance of urban water drainage systems and so allow them to cope better with pressures caused by physical deterioration, climate change, stricter environmental regulations and changing patterns of use. He led the H2020 project CENTAUR, which developed low cost real time control technology to reduce local flood risk and currently leads UKCRIC’s National Distributed Water Infrastructure Facility (NDWIF) at Sheffield (EP/R010420) and Theme 2 (Energy Recovery) on EP/N010124 project. He sits on the management board of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience. He has previous experience in developing and commercialising technology in the water sector. He is past Editor of the Institution of Civil Engineers Water Management journal and is the academic representative on CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Working Group.

Related publications

  1. Sriwastava A.K., Tait S., Schellart A. Kroll S., Van Dorpe M., Van Assell J., Shucksmith J. (2018) Quantifying Uncertainty in Simulation of Sewer Overflow Volume, Jour of Env Eng, 144(7), doi 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001392
  2. Manoranjan Muthusamy, Omar Wani, Alma Schellart Simon Tait (2018) Accounting for variation in rainfall intensity and surface slope in wash-off model calibration and prediction within the Bayesian framework, Water Research 143 1-8.
  3. Jensen HS, Sekar R., Shepherd WJ, Osborn AM, Tait S. Biggs CA (2016) Spatial and temporal variability of bacterial communities within a combined sewer system. Microbiology Open, Apr 2016 doi 10.1002/mbo3.356
  4. Nichols A., Tait S., Horoshenkov K., Shepherd S. (2013) A non-invasive wave monitor. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 34, 118-126. doi 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2013.09.006
  5. Romanova A., Horoshenkov K., Tait S., Ertl T. (2013) Sewer inspection and comparison of acoustic and CCTV methods. Proc Inst. Civil Engineers Water Management, 166(2), 70-80, doi 10.1680/warma.11.0039