Professor Adrian Saul

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Emeritus Professor of Water Engineering

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a.j.saul@sheffield.ac.uk

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Professor Adrian Saul
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

My research was focused on understanding and improving the performance of buried infrastructure systems with emphasis on life-time value and environmental protection.

Professor Adrian Saul


Adrian is the former founder of the Pennine Water Group and Professor of Water Engineering. 

Research interests

Water Infrastructure Engineering with specific interests in the quantitative and qualitative performance of urban drainage and sewer systems and urban flooding.

Research Themes

Infrastructure

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Saul AJ, Djordjevic S, Maksimovic C & Blanksby JR (2011) Chapter 13: Integrated urban flood modelling In Pender G & Faulkner H (Ed.), Flood Risk Science and Management (pp. 258-288). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Machell J, Dewis N, Gedman K & Saul AJ (2011) Chapter 8: Operation, maintenance and performance, Water Distribution Systems (pp. 193-226). ICE Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Machell J, Boxall J & Saul A (2011) Operation, maintenance and performance In Savic D & Banyard K (Ed.), Water Distribution Systems (pp. 193-225). Inst of Civil Engineers Pub RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Djordjević S, Maksimović C & Blanksby J (2010) Integrated Urban Flood Modelling, Flood Risk Science and Management (pp. 258-288). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Fewtrell L, Butler D, Memon F & Ashley RM (2008) Chapter 3: An overview of UK-based HIA research on water management and flooding In Fewtrell L & Kay D (Ed.), Health Impact Assessment for Sustainable Water Management (pp. 29-43). International Water Association RIS download Bibtex download
  • Machell J & Saul A (2008) Mapping the Underworld: Sensor Technologies - Review and Progress In Parker J (Ed.), Mapping the Underworld: Sensor Technologies - Review and Progress London: UK Water Industry Research Limited. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Ashley RM (2007) Chapter 10: Urban change In Thorne CR, Evans EP & Penning-Rowsell EC (Ed.), Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks (pp. 149-172). Thomas Telford Services Ltd RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Ashley RM (2007) Chapter 9: Flood risk management In Thorne CR, Evans EP & Penning-Rowsell EC (Ed.), Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks Thomas Telford Services Ltd RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Ashley RM (2007) Chapter 19: Responses to future intra-urban flood risks In Thorne CR, Evans EP & Penning-Rowsell EC (Ed.), Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks (pp. 320-339). Thomas Telford Services Ltd RIS download Bibtex download
  • Machell J, Saul A, Prior K, Cook D & Threlfall D (2007) Water efficiency and management, Sustainable Water: Chemical Science Priorities Royal Society of Chemistry RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Shepherd WJ, Phillips A, Stapleton C, Huang G, Falconer R, Lin B, Kay D, Saul A & Lerner D (2015) Modelling Faecal Indicator Organisms (FIOs) for Prediction and Improvement of Bathing Water Quality. Proceedings of CIWEM Urban Drainage Group Autumn Conference & Exhibition 2015. Chester, UK, 4 November 2015 - 6 November 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd WJ, Phillips A, Stapleton C, Kay D, Saul A & Lerner D (2015) Integrated Modelling of Faecal Indicator Organisms (FIOs) for Prediction of Bathing Water Quality. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, 20 September 2015 - 23 September 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mounce SR, Shepherd WJ, Sailor G, Saul AJ & Boxall JB (2014) Application Of Artificial Neural Networks To Assess CSO Performance. 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Sarawak, Malaysia, 7 September 2014 - 12 September 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd WJ, Saul AJ, Stapleton CM, Kay D, Phillips A, Lerner DN, Falconer RA, Lin B, Gao G & Hunag G (2013) Do faecal indicator organisms exhibit a first foul flush in combined sewers?. 7th Int. Conf. on Sewer Processes and Networks. Sheffield, UK, 28 August 2013 - 30 August 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jensen HS, Sekar R, Larrarte F, Osborn AM, Biggs CA & Tait SJ (2013) Describing baterial community diversity in combined sewers. 7th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks. Sheffield, 28 August 2013 - 30 August 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd W & Saul AJ (2012) Consideration of the development of a new urban rainfall runoff model. Proceedings of 34th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium. Sydney, Australia, 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guo N & Saul AJ (2011) Improving the operation and maintenance of CSO structures. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rubinato M, Shucksmith JD & Saul AJ (2011) Hydraulic performance of a scale model facility and optimisation through the use of real time sensors. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil RIS download Bibtex download
  • Djordjevic S, Saul AJ, Tabor GT, Galambos GR, Blanksby J, Sabtu N & Sailor G (2011) Experimental and numerical investigation of interactions between above and below ground drainage systems. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil RIS download Bibtex download
  • Schellart A, Ochoa S, Simoes N, Wang L, Rico-Ramirez MA, Liguori S, Zhu D, Duncan A, Chen A, Keedwell E , Djordjevic S et al (2011) Urban pluvial flood modelling with real time rainfall information - UK case studies. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre, Brazil RIS download Bibtex download
  • Royal ACD, Rogers CDF, Atkins PR, Chapman DN, Chen H, Cohn AG, Foo KY, Goddard K, Hayes R, Hao T , Lewin PL et al (2011) Mapping the underworld: A step-change in the approach to utility location and designation. ICPTT 2011: Sustainable Solutions for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Pipelines - Proceedings of the International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2011 (pp 1589-1597) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd WJ, Saul AJ & Hanson D (2010) A case study of long term sewer hydraulic monitoring. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks. Surfer’s Paradise, Australia RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lan Anh NT, Boxall JB, Saul AJ & Willems P (2010) An evaluation of three lumped conceptual rainfall-runoff models at catchment scale. British Hydrological Society 3rd International Symposium, Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment. Newcastle, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd W, Schellart A, Saul A & Hanson D (2010) Comparison of rainfall radar and rain gauge data and application to sewer hydraulic modelling. Integrating Water Systems (pp 763-766). Sheffield, UK, 1 September 2009 - 3 September 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Schellart A, Shepherd W, Saul A & Hanson D (2009) Rainfall radar – accuracy and use for hydraulic modelling. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Tokyo, Japan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kurth A, Saul A, Mounce S, Shepherd W & Hanson D (2008) Application of Artificial Neural Networks ( ANNs ) for the prediction of CSO discharges. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh, Scotland RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ (2008) Adapting to the challenges of climate change, UK approaches and recent outcomes of research and reviews relevant for utilities. American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, ACE 2008 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ (2008) People, concepts and themes down through the years. Keynote address. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Prior K, Machell J, Boxall JB & Saul AJ (2008) Implications for treatment processes and networks following water saving initiatives. 2nd European Water and Wastewater Conference. Birmingham RIS download Bibtex download
  • Unwin DM & Saul AJ (2008) Momentum equation analysis of converging flows within a manhole junction. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd WJ, Saul AJ & Boxall JB (2008) Quantifying the performance of storm tanks. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Diaz-Nieto J, Blanksby J, Lerner DN & Saul AJ (2008) A GIS approach to explore urban flood risk management. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Shepherd W & Boxall J (2007) Quantifying the performance of storm tanks at wastewater treatment works. Restoring Our Natural Habitat - Proceedings of the 2007 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Shepherd WJ & Boxall JB (2007) Quantifying the performance of storm tanks at wastewater treatment works. ASCE World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007: Restoring Our Natural Habitat. Tampa, Florida, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blanksby J, Saul AJ, Ashley RM, Djordjevic S, Chen A, Leandro J, Savic D, Boonya-Aroonnet S, Maksimovic C & Prodanovic D (2007) Integrated urban drainage: Setting the context for integrated urban drainage modelling in the United Kingdom. Aquaterra Conference (pp 103-118). Amsterdam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Blanksby J (2007) CSO aesthetics and static screening technologies. ASCE World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. Tampa, Florida RIS download Bibtex download
  • Machell J, Boxall JB & Saul AJ (2007) Improving the representation of age of water in drinking water distribution networks to inform water quality. 8th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006 (pp 135) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lan Anh NT, Boxall JB, Saul AJ & Willems P (2006) Development of a holistic approach to river modelling in the Bradford catchment (UK). Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE-2006). Philadelphia, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ashley RM, Tait S, Styan E, Cashman A, Luck B, Blanksby J, Saul AJ, Hurley L & Langlands L (2006) 21st century sewerage design. WaPUG. Coventry RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd W, Cashman A, Djordjevic S, Dorini G, Saul A, Savic D & Lewis L (2005) Investigation of blockage relationships and the cost implications for sewerage network management. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage (CD) (pp 21-26) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Blanksby JR, Shepherd WJ, Barker C & Tillotson M (2005) Performance evaluations of storm tanks. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage (CD) (pp 21-26) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Fewtrell L (2005) Urban flooding and health. ICE Conference on Urban Floods. London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Shepherd WJ, Saul AJ & Hanson DS (2005) Modular sewer quality simulation. 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Copenhagen RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, O Hagan A, Pooladsaz S, Saul AJ & Unwin DM (2005) Pipe level estimation of burst rates in water distribution mains. 8th Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI) Water Management for the 21st Century. Exeter RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blanksby J, Saul AJ, Ashley RM, Cashman A & Poole A (2005) Framework for water and flood risk management in the city of Bradford. 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Melbourne RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd W, Cashman A, Djordjevic S, Dorini G, Saul A, Savic D & Lewis L (2004) Whole life costing of sewer systems. Proceedings of WaPUG Autumn Meeting 2004 (pp 1-6) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lau S, Stovin VR, Guymer I & Saul AJ (2004) Prediction of storm tank performance using computational fluid dynamics. 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, IAHR (pp 1509-1514). Hong Kong RIS download Bibtex download
  • Faram MG, Guymer I & Saul AJ (2004) Assessment of modular block storm water storage systems. Novatech. Lyon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cashman A, Djordjevic S, Savic D, Saul A, Walters G, Shepherd W, Dorini G, Kapelan Z, Ashley R & Blanksby J (2004) A whole life costing methodology for urban drainage management. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Dresden, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cashman A, Savic D, Saul AJ, Ashley RM & Walters G (2004) Whole life costing of sewers. Novatech (pp 449-456). Lyon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blanksby JR, Ashley RM, Saul AJ, Cashman A & Packman J (2004) Adaptable urban drainage (AUDACIOUS). Novatech (pp 1195-1202). Lyon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bolton L, Heathwaite AL, Sinclair H, Burke SP, Lerner DN, Saul AJ, Quinn PF & Whitehead PG (2004) Strategic management of non-point source pollution from sewage sludge. Proceedings of the British Hydrological Society Conference (pp 365-370). London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ashley RM, Balmforth DJ, Saul AJ & Blanksby JR (2004) Flooding in the future - predicting climate change, risks and responses in urban areas. Urban Drainage Modelling (pp 105-114). Dresden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blanksby J, Saul AJ, Dring D & Myerscough P (2004) The Yorkshire water CSO and screen test programme. Novatech. Lyon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Husband PS, Boxall JB & Saul AJ (2004) Comparison of maintenance and rehabilitation strategies for discolouration risk control in water distribution systems. IWA World Water Congress. Marakesh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skipworth PJ, Cashman A, Engelhardt MO, Saul AJ & Savic D (2004) Quantification of mains failure behaviour in a whole life costing approach to distribution system management. Bridging the Gap: Meeting the World's Water and Environmental Resources Challenges - Proceedings of the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2001, Vol. 111 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ, Skipworth PJ, Tait SJ & Rushforth PJ (2003) Movement of total suspended solids in combined sewers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 129(4) (pp 298-307) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Seth A, Bachmann RT, Boxall JB, Saul AJ & Edyvean R (2003) Characterisation of materials causing discolouration in potable water systems. 1st IWA Conference on Scaling and Corrosion in Water and Wastewater Systems. Cranfield RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Saul AJ, Gunstead JD & Dewis N (2003) Regeneration of discolouration in distribution systems. World Water and Environmental Resources Congress (pp 434-442) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Unwin DM, Husband PS, Saul AJ, Dewis N & Gunstead JD (2003) Water quality in distribution systems: Rehabilitation and maintenance strategies. Advances in Water Supply Management (pp 397-404) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Unwin DM, Boxall JB & Saul AJ (2003) Data mining and relationship analysis of water distribution system databases for improved understanding of operations performance. Advances in Water Supply Management (pp 51-58) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ (2003) CSO: State of the art review. Urban Water Management: Science Technology and Service Delivery, Vol. 25 (pp 179-190) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guymer I, Shepherd WJ, Dearing M, Dutton R & Saul AJ (2002) Solute retention in storage tanks. Global Solutions for Urban Drainage (pp 1-11) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rushforth PJ, Tait SJ & Saul AJ (2002) Optimising sewer design - considering both flow and sediment. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sewer Operation and Maintenance (pp 8). Bradford RIS download Bibtex download
  • Howes TC, Tait SJ, Skipworth PJ, Saul AJ, Fearnside D & Smollen T (2002) Measurement of flow volume at small wastewater treatment works using dosing syphons. ASCE Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods (pp 9). Estes Park, Colorado RIS download Bibtex download
  • Richter KM, Margetts JR, Saul AJ, Guymer I & Worrall P (2002) Baseline hydraulic performance of the Heathrow constructed wetlands subsurface flow system. IWA 3rd World Water Congress (pp 5). Melbourne, Australia RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cashman A, Saul AJ, Savic D & Ashley RM (2002) Whole Life Costing Approach to Asset Management. SOM Conference. Bradford RIS download Bibtex download
  • Engelhardt M, Savic D, Walters G, Skipworth P, Cashman A & Saul AJ (2002) Whole life costing: Application to water distribution network. Proceedings of the IWA Bienniel Conference. Melbourne/Australia RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burke S, Heathwaite L, Preedy N, Quinn P, Merrett S, Whitehead P, Lerner DN & Saul AJ (2002) Strategic management of non-point source pollution from sewerage sludge. Proceedings of the International Water Association Bienniel Conference. Oregon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burkhard R & Saul AJ (2002) Evaluation programme for the optimisation of sewer-flow in sewer systems. International Conference on Sewer Operation and Maintenance. Bradford RIS download Bibtex download
  • Andoh R, Saul AJ & Faram M (2002) A review of CSO screening - the UK perspective. 2002 Collection Systems. San Francisco/California RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Skipworth PJ & Saul AJ (2002) Aggressive flushing for discolouration event mitigation in water distribution networks. IWA 3rd World Water Congress (pp 285). Melbourne RIS download Bibtex download
  • Andoh R & Saul AJ (2002) The use of hydrodynamic vortex separators and screen systems to improve water quality. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Oregon RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR, Grimm JP & Saul AJ (2001) The retention of fine sediments in storage chambers: An assessment of time-dependent effects. Proceedings of Innovative Technologies in Urban Drainage (Novatech) (pp 973-980). Lyon, France RIS download Bibtex download
  • Swan AD, Stovin VR, Saul AJ & Walker N (2001) Modelling SUDS with deterministic urban drainage models. Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Sustainable Drainage (pp 202-213). Coventry, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skipworth PJ, Cashman A, Engelhardt MO, Saul AJ & Savic DA (2001) Incorporation of leakage in a whole life costing approach to distribution network management. Water Software Systems (pp 49-59). Leicester RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skipworth PJ, Saul AJ & Machell J (2001) Explicit consideration of spatial flowrate distribution in network model calibration. ASCE. EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Conference. Orlando, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rushforth PJ, Tait SJ & Saul AJ (2001) Modelling the erosion of organic/granular in-sewer deposits. Urban Drainage Modelling (pp 918-923). Orlando RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rushforth PJ, DeSutter R, Tait SJ, Huygens M, Verhoeven R & Saul AJ (2001) Validation of existing bedload formulae using in-sewer sediments. Urban Drainage Modelling (pp 943-949). Orlando RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buxton AJ, Tait SJ, Stovin VR & Saul AJ (2001) The performance of engineered invert traps for the management of near bed solids in combined sewer systems. Proceedings of Innovative Technologies in Urban Drainage (Novatech) (pp 989-996). Lyon, France RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boxall JB, Skipworth PJ & Saul AJ (2001) A novel approach to describing sediment movement in distribution mains, based on measured particle characteristics. Water Software Systems (pp 263-273). Leicester RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skipworth PJ, Saul AJ & Tait SJ (2001) Sewer flow quality modelling based on a novel deposit erosion model. ASCE. EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Conference. Orlando, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shepherd W, Guymer I & Saul A (2000) Soluble pollutant retention in a CSO structure. Proceedings of WaPUG Autumn Meeting 2000. Blackpool, England RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR, Saul AJ, Drinkwater A & Clifforde I (1999) Field testing CFD-based predictions of storage chamber gross solids separation efficiency. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 39(9) (pp 161-168) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tait SJ, Rushforth PJ & Saul AJ (1998) A laboratory study of the erosion and transport of cohesive-like sediment mixtures in sewers. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 37(1) (pp 163-170) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR & Saul AJ (1998) A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) particle tracking approach to efficiency prediction. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 37(1) (pp 285-293) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skipworth PJ, Tait SJ & Saul AJ (1996) Laboratory investigations into cohesive sediment transport in pipes. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 33(9) (pp 187-193) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gupta K & Saul AJ (1996) Suspended solids in combined sewer flows. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 33(9) (pp 93-99) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR & Saul AJ (1996) Efficiency prediction for storage chambers using computational fluid dynamics. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 33(9) (pp 163-170) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR & Saul AJ (1994) Sedimentation in storage tank structures. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 29(1-2) (pp 363-372) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ruff SJ, Saul AJ, Walsh M & Green MJ (1993) Laboratory study of the gross particulate retention performance of large scale model CSO structures. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Vols 1 & 2 (pp 1811-1816) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marsalek J, Barnwell TO, Geiger W, Grottker M, Huber WC, Saul AJ, Schilling W & Torno HC (1993) Urban drainage systems - design and operation. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 27(12) (pp 31-70) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stovin VR & Saul AJ (1993) Sedimentation in storage tank structures. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Vols 1 & 2 (pp 1799-1804) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saul AJ & Ellis DR (1992) Sediment deposition in storage tanks. Water Science and Technology, Vol. 25(8) (pp 189-198) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mounce SR, Sailor G, Shepherd W, Shucksmith J & Saul A () Predicting CSO chamber depth using Artificial Neural Networks with rainfall radar data. SPN7 7th International Conference on Sewer Processes & Networks (IWA). Sheffield, 28 August 2013 - 30 August 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blanksby JR, Djordjevic S, Saul AJ, Tabor GR, Galambos I, Sabtu I & Sailor S () Experimental and numerical investigation of interactions between above and below ground drainage systems. 12nd International Conference on Urban Drainage. Porto Alegre/Brazil, 10 September 2011 - 15 September 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Water Engineering