Robert Brown

robert-brown, wra, water resource associates
Hydrologist with a working knowledge of many national and internationally used water resources and resource system modelling software packages.
Full Name
Robert Peter Cameron Brown
Year of Birth
Range of Experience
Water resources, resource system modelling, Aquator resource modelling and support, probabilistic yield assessment of river and reservoir systems, low flows, flow regime analysis, arid zone flood hydrology and modelling, flood frequency/magnitude analysis, rainfall frequency analysis, hydrological modelling, HYSIM catchment modelling, groundwater/river flow interactions, MIKE11 river modelling, environmental river flows, FORTRAN and MS VBA programming and software development.
Career Summary
  • 1995-date Independent consultant
  • 1990-1995 WS Atkins Water, Principal Hydrologist
  • 1987-1990 Institute of Hydrology
  • 1984 BSc (Jt Hons) in Geology and Chemistry, Kings College London
  • 1987 MSc in Engineering Hydrology, Imperial College London
  • 1997 BA in Theology, Brunel University (LBC)
  • 2002 PGCTM in Theology and Ministry, University of Durham
  • 2003 DMS, Diploma in Ministerial Studies, St John’s College Durham
Professional Affiliation
Key Assignments
  • Hydrological Consultant to Essex & Suffolk Water: including AMP4 DO assessment, resources system modelling using Aquator (including VBA customisation), Drought Contingency Planning, probabilistic yield analysis, reliability-based operational policy development and technical support for Aquator.
  • Hydrological modelling (HYSIM) and resource system modelling (Aquator) of reservoirs in Southern Uplands of Scotland for Scottish and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER).
  • Rainfall frequency/intensity/duration analysis, arid zone rainfall-runoff modelling, and flood frequency/magnitude/volume analysis for Kuwait City storm water drainage master plan and Jeddah storm water drainage design, Saudi Arabia. Development of the Arid Regions Rainfall-Runoff Model (ARRRM) used for flood hydrograph design.
  • Advice and assistance in assessing rainfall and resources of remote upland sources in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland on behalf of North of Scotland Water Authority.
  • Reviewing and reassessing the yield of all major water supply sources (surface and groundwater) in Northern Ireland as part of the Northern Ireland Water Resources Strategy Review.
  • Audit of FORTRAN program code and conceptual basis for Bewl-Darwell Resource System Model for Southern Water Services.
  • Development of custom-built Microsoft Access project management data base for DETR building research projects on behalf of surveying consultancy.
Country Experience
UK, Kenya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (in addition, worked with data from France, Libya, Norway, St Helena, Spain, Turkey)
English, French (Basic)
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