We are delighted to announce that Slobodan P. Simonovic, Chairperson of ICFM, Professor Emeritus of Western University and Director of Engineering Works with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on Sep.8, 2020 in Ottawa. Being one of the eighty-seven new Fellows, professor Simonovic is attached to the Division of Applied Sciences and Engineering under the Academy of Science.

This is an award granted to individuals that the RSC and its Members judge to have made outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honor an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences in Canada.

Founded in 1882, the RSC comprises the Academy of Arts and Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences, Academy of Science, and the College of New Scholars. “The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to recognize this year’s exceptional cohort of inductees, as the contributions of these outstanding artists, scholars and scientists have significantly impacted their respective disciplines at both national and international levels.” says RSC President Jeremy McNeil.

Slobodan P. Simonovic has made seminal contributions to the development of systems engineering approaches to the planning, designing and managing of complex water resources systems in the search for sustainable and robust physical and societal solutions, based on stakeholders’ value systems and ethical principles. He has utilized multiple approaches for addressing subjective and objective uncertainties in managing water resources systems.

The 2020 roster of truly remarkable individuals will be invited to accept membership to the RSC on November 27 in Toronto.

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