Dr. Dragan Kaludjerovic received his B.Sc. in Hydrogeology in 1996 at Belgrade University and developed his thesis “Simulation of De-Watering of Tamnava Surface Mine”. This was during the early stages when only two commercial programs were available on the market and included Visual MODFLOW and ModelCad. Both modeling programs required high speed computers and about 16 MB of RAM (pretty high requirements at that time) so the model was done in ASM, originally written by W.Kinzelbach with slight changes in the source code by Dr. Kaludjerovic. This thesis determined the future development of Dr. Kaludjerovic’s career.
In 1998, Dr. Kaludjerovic focused his research on more complicated numerical models such as unsaturated zone modeling and transport modeling with MT3DMS. A presentation of his work at the MODFLOW 98 Conference influenced him to continue to work on mathematical models and their application to hydrogeology engineering which resulted in his Master thesis in 2000 titled “Application of Some Commonly Used Groundwater Codes for Groundwater Flow and Transport at Vrbas Groundwater Source”. Later, he was invited to work at Waterloo Hydrogeologic Inc, (WHI), a world leader at that time in groundwater model development. During his time at WHI, he was introduced to innovative modeling techniques, including PEST for parameter estimation. During the next several years, Dr. Kaludjerovic worked on numerous projects including the design of a groundwater source with 1000 l/s in Macedonia.
In 2005, Dr. Kaludjerovic started work on his Ph.D. thesis which was completed in 2008 and titled “Natural Attenuation of Contamination in Groundwater“. The scope of this paper focused on applications of the RT3D (Reactive Transport) model with electron acceptors to a field case.
After his Ph.D. thesis, Dr Kaludjerovic continue to conduct research in the area of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation with emphasis on emulsified oil projects and gas infusion technologies. In his continual quest to broaden his knowledge, Dr. Kaludjerovic began work on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) under the direction of Mr. David Pyne, a world recognized expert in ASR. Dr. Kaludjerovic recognized the importance of ASR technology in water resources management and is currently screening south Europe for sites where this technology can be applied.
Recently, Dr. Kaludjerovic has developed expertise in the use and application of Environmental Molecular Diagnostic (EMD) methods. EMD is a collective term that describes a group of advanced and emerging techniques used to analyze the biological and chemical characteristics of environmental samples.
During his carrier Dr Kaludjerovic published more then 20 papers which can be found below or on his Linkedin page.
Gary D. Moore is a professional water resources consultant, focused on water supply planning, development, and management for agricultural irrigation and potable supply. Currently he serves as an invited member of the Water Expert Team (WET) for the World Bank based in Washington, D.C. On behalf of the WET and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO, United Nations branch organization) Gary is currently evaluating the technical feasibility of implementing a managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project for an international, transboundary water area in Central Asia. The MAR project, part of a package of interventions, will help bring the severely over-allocated water resources in the project area back to a sustainable condition.His early career work under the direction of Nilson Guiguer, PhD and other engineering and science professionals at Waterloo Hydrogeologic, Inc. (WHI) (later Schlumberger Water Services, Inc.) provided in-depth, global-scale exposure to an abundance of water management challenges and the professionals, businesses, and governments seeking solutions. WHI’s renowned, highly attended, technical courses in numerical groundwater modeling provided new tools and methods to water professionals worldwide, often the courses were administered in partnership with highly regarded national and international institutions. Gary servied as the Traning Coordinator for WHI from 1996 to 2000. Mid-career growth brought many opportunities to acquire new knowledge, skills, and experiences in scientific and technical protocols and methods of investigation, career recognition through professional licensures and registration, interdisciplinary team leadership and personnel management, technical project and programmatic planning and management, financial planning and budget management. Of particular note is important work completed in the arid western states of the USA, specifically the State of California, on water quality analysis, managed aquifer recharge, numerical sediment texture analysis, and water supply exploration and enhancement.
Mr. Moore’s academic and continuing professional education includes a BSc and Fellowship from Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) in geological science with a focus on quantitative hydrogeology and hydrogeological field methods, and recent graduate courses in integrated water resources (IRBM/IWRM) and climate change at UNESCO-IHE (Delft, Netherlands). He is currently completing an MSc in Envrionment Engineering Planning and Management in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland). His graduate program is focused on integrated water resources technical planning and management, and policy analysis and development; climate change effects on agricultural irrigation and water supply; 21st century environmental security; and remote sensing and GIS for water resources management. Gary has participated in more than 75 professional conferences and short courses on technical water topics. Hs is a Licensed Professional Geologist in numerous USA states, and a Registered Professional Groundwater Hydrologist.