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Michael Bruen

School of Civil Engineering
01 716 3212
University College Dublin, School of Civil Engineering, Richview Newstead Belfield Dublin 4

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Initially taught on the International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme at UCG and then worked at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Coodinator of their International Water Resources Engineering Programme, funded by Ireland's Bilateral Aid Programme. Returned to UCG after 5 years and then moved to UCD. Became Director of the M.Eng.Sc. (Water Engineering) Programme and later Director of the Centre for Water Resources Research. Has undertaken a number of short term assignments for various International agencies, including WMO, UNESCO, WMO, CEFIGRE, IUCN. Was Associate Dean of Engineering from 2011 to 2014. Member of the Irish Committee for UNESCO IHP. Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology and on Editorial Board of Hydrology Research and Open Hydrology Journal. Was Chairman of Scientific Committee of International Conferences, IWA DIPCON (Diffuse Pollution and Basin Management) (2003); IWAWorld Congress on Water Climate and Energy (2011) and Dooge Nash Symposium (2013)


  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Civil Engineering, Ireland30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Contract lecturer
    University College, Galway., Department of Engineering Hydrology30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Project leader / Course Co-ordinator
    Department of Foreign Affairs / UCG30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Contract Lecturer
    University College, Galway, Department of Engineering Hydrology30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Temporary Junior Lecturer
    University College, Dublin, Department of Civil Engineering30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Lecturer (part-time),
    Bolton Street, Dublin., College of Technology30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Research Demonstrator
    University College, Dublin, Civil Engineering Department30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999


  • Centre for Water Resources Research
    Centre for Water Resources Research30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
  • Director
    UNESCO30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999


  • BE
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin
  • FIMA