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Diogo Costa (PhD, MSc)

Diogo Costa (PhD, MSc)

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Professor and researcher

University of Saskatchewan & ImpactBLUE-Scientific

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Discrete Event Simulation in Python

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My Work Experience

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ImpactBLUE-Scientific | Aug 2022 - Present

CEO at ImpactBLUE-Scientific

Data Science for the environment, Sustainability analytics, Mathematical Modelling, and Scenario analyses
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Atkins | Jan 2022 - Jul 2022

Senior Environmental Scientist

- Support multiple modelling activities (water quality, hydraulics and hydrology) - Support Rainfall and IDF-curve studies for Hong Kong - Support the development of an EA python tool for rainfall and evapotranspiration analyses - Support the development of water quality modelling guidelines for the UK

University of Saskatchewan | Sep 2019 - Present

Adjunct Professor

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Environment and Climate Change Canada | Jun 2019 - Present

Federal Scientist

- Leading Canada's National Water Quality Modelling Framework to support large-scale management, prediction and forecast products for Canadians - Providing strategic planning for Federal prediction and forecast activities on surface water quality - Leading Federal and Academic multidisciplinary teams focused on scientific modelling activities related to water and water quality management - Coaching of undergraduate, master and doctoral students - Communication of scientific results in national and international conferences, seminars, lectures and meeting.

University of Saskatchewan | Feb 2019 - Jun 2019

Scientist

- Support the improvement of the prediction capacity of hydrological (and water quality) numerical modelling tools for Canada and other cold regions through scientific and mathematical advancements. - Development of mobile technologies for cheap, on-site measurement of dissolved nutrients (nitrate and phosphate) in freshwater (Nutrient App). - Coaching of undergraduate, master and doctoral students. - Communication of scientific results in national and international conferences, seminars, lectures and meeting.

University of Saskatchewan | Feb 2016 - Feb 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow

- Develop and lecture a full University Course on "Advance Hydrology" - Develop and improve multiple simulation tools to improve the prediction and management of nutrient export in Canadian Prairie basins. - Development of mobile technologies for cheap, on-site measurement of dissolved nutrients (nitrate and phosphate) in freshwater (Nutrient App) - Coaching of undergraduate, master and doctoral students

University of Saskatchewan | Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

Sessional Lecturer (Advanced Hydrology and Water Quality Modelling)

science and engineering students. The course covered concepts related to energy and water balance in atmospheric and freshwater systems, including soil, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and groundwater.

National University of Singapore | Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

Doctoral Researcher

- Development of an advanced, dynamic (time), and spatially distributed modelling tool to simulate water quantity and quality dynamics in integrated river-aquifer systems (Innovation: full (internal) coupling of a 2D Shallow Water PDE (Dynamic Wave) solver, a 3D groundwater flow model (MODFLOW) and Advection-Dispersion-Reaction solvers for both surface and groundwater. - Application of this new integrated tool to investigate the risk of groundwater contamination in Jakarta from the heavily polluted Cilliwung River - Water quality modelling of the Cilliwung River (Jakarta, Depok, and Bogor). - Coordination of research activities with the University of Bogor. - Communication of scientific results in national and international conferences, seminars, lectures and meeting.

ETH Zurich | Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

Researcher

- Delivering scientific numerical simulations related to water and water quality fluxes in the integrated river-aquifer system of Jakarta. - Support outreach activities of the FCL and SEC. - Provide support for the strategic planning of scientific activities in Jakarta by Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) at the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability (SEC)

Universidade de Cabo Verde | Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Principal Investigator

- Leading the scientific project: “Evaluation of the Surface Water Potential of Cape Verde” - Leading a team composed of a selected number of undergraduate students involved in the project - Institutions involved Universidade de Cabo Verde (UniCV), Faculty of Engineering of the University of Oporto (FEUP), MARTIFER (Multinational Company) - The Project was reported to the “Ministry of Economy, Development and Competitiveness”

Universidade de Cabo Verde | Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

Lecturer and Resercher

Develop and lecture two university courses on Urban Hydraulics and Hydrology (levels 1 and 2) of the BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Mota-Engil - Cape Verde | Jan 2009 - Jul 2010

Deputy Project Director

Project: PROJECT DE DISTRIBUTION D' EAU ET ASSAINISSEMENT DES VILLES DE PRAIA ET CALHETA Main responsibilities : Pipe’s projects design Financed by European Union and Managed by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports of Cape Verde Project: PROJET D'AMENAGEMENT ET DE VALORISATION DES BASSINS VERSANTS DE PICOS ET ENGENHOS Main responsibilities : Levees, Headwall Projects design Financed by BAI (African Bank for Investment); Managed by Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Cape Verde

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto | Aug 2006 - Jul 2008

Researcher

- Application of a water management Decision Support Tool (DSM) to the irrigation network of the largest dam reservoir (surface) in Europe, the Alqueva Dam in Portugal (Guadiana River) - Communication of scientific results in national and international conferences, seminars, lectures and meeting. network European research project  AquaStress – “Mitigation of water stress through new approaches to integrating management, technical, economic and institutional instruments”

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Hydrology and Water Resources ScienceNational University of Singapore | 2016
Summer School, Catchment Hydrology of Cold RegionUniversity of Aberdeen | 2015
MSc., Hydrology and Water ManagementImperial College London | 2011
MSc, Hydraulics (Civil Engineering)Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto | 2007
Undergraduate (5 years degree), Civil EngineeringFaculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto / FEUP | 2006

About Me

Diogo Costa (PhD, MSc)

Diogo is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and CEO of ImpactBLUE-Scientific. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Modelling from the National University of Singapore and an MSc from Imperial College London (UK). He has more than 15

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