Dr Silvia Padula


I am Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing and joined Kingston University after working for a consultancy firm where I built modelling tools to help water utilities to best manage scarce water resources in England.

Prior to that I was a Research Associate at the University of Manchester where I worked as an engineering systems modeller to lead regulatory, hydro-economic and agricultural engineering analyses of innovative water management and planning approaches, in the context of both national and international projects.

I completed my PhD at University College London in Engineered Water Resource Systems Analysis and a MEng from Polytechnic University of Bari in Environmental Engineering.

My research interests include: water resources planning and management, systems analysis applied to water infrastructure systems, supply-demand capacity expansion optimisation modelling, regulatory economics, hydro-economic modelling, regional water trading and water markets, smart metering and dynamic pricing.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Civil Engineering


  • PhD in Water Resources Management
  • MEng in Environmental Engineering
  • BEng in Environmental Engineering