Dziedzic, Mauricio

Mauricio Dziedzic
PhD University of Toronto, MASc Universidade Federal do Parana, BASc Universidade Federal do Parana, M.ASCE., P.Eng. Chair
Email: Office:
10-2514
Campus:
  • Prince George

Biography

Maurício Dziedzic, Ph.D., Prof., M. ASCE, P.Eng.

Civil Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1986).
M.A.Sc. in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering at Universidade Federal do Paraná (1988).
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics - University of Toronto (1994).

ASCE Member since 2000
P.Eng. in Alberta, CA, since 2018
Professional Engineer in Brazil since 1987

Professor at Universidade Ceuma, Brazil, in the Graduate Program in Environmental Science between 2016 and 2021. Conducted the implementation of the undergraduate program in Civil Engineering, which he chaired for 6 years, and the Graduate Program in Environmental Management at Universidade Positivo, which he chaired for 15.5 years. Has experience in water quality modeling, hydraulic engineering, fluid mechanics, greenhouse gas inventory, air quality modeling, circular economy, life cycle analysis, design of hydraulic laboratory equipment, dam break analysis, environmental indicators, and faculty development. Currently engaged in research on environmental impacts of dam breaks, hydrodynamic and water quality modeling in reservoirs, water loss in distribution networks, optimization in water distribution networks, hydraulic micro generation, urban drainage and flood control, environmental impact assessment, and environmental indicators. Has conducted program and institutional assessments for the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Is one of the founding members of the International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Network.

Research and Expertise

The investigations I have carried out and supervised, from my undergraduate research to present day thesis supervision, research, and consulting work, have made my areas of interest broad, ranging from theoretical studies of cavitation and dam break analysis to experimental studies in vortex ring dynamics, hydrodynamics of fishing lures, and sustainability indicators. Currently, I am involved in research in the following areas: environmental impacts of dam breaks, urban river recovery, optimization of water distribution networks, sustainability indicators, water quality monitoring and modeling, environmental impact assessment, circular economy, and environmental valuation.

Research Fields:
  • Environment
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:

environmental impacts of dam breaks, hydrodynamic and water quality modeling in reservoirs, water loss in distribution networks, optimization in water distribution networks, hydraulic micro generation, urban drainage and flood control, environmental impact assessment, and environmental indicators, river restoration, river hydraulics

Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MEng
  • MSc Interdisciplinary Studies
  • PhD
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

LAMY, R.; DZIEDZIC, R. M. ; RAUEN, W. B. ; Dziedzic, Maurício. Potential contribution of environmental building certifications to urban sustainability - Curitiba case study. Sustainable Cities and Society, v. 73, p. 103131, 2021.

RODRIGUES JUNIOR, U. J. ; Dziedzic, Maurício . The water footprint of beef cattle in the Amazon region, Brazil. CIÊNCIA RURAL, v. 51, p. e20190294, 2021.

XISCATTI, L. ; Dziedzic, Maurício . Comparing methods to improve reliable sensor deployment time in continuous water quality monitoring. Water Science and Technology-Water Supply, v. 20, p. 307-318, 2020.

LOOMIS, JOHN J.; KNAUS, MICHAEL; Dziedzic, Maurício. Integrated quantification of forest total economic value. LAND USE POLICY, v. 84, p. 335-346, 2019.

Loomis, J. J. ; Dziedzic, Maurício . Evaluating EIA systems' effectiveness: A state of the art. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REVIEW, v. 68, p. 29-37, 2018.

KAULING, M. F. ; Fernandes, V. ; Limont, M. ; Dziedzic, Maurício . Evaluating sustainable territorial development with built capital indicators. Revista Brasileira De Ciências Ambientais (IMPRESSA), v. 1, p. 28-50, 2018.

CAVALCANTI, CLARISSA DE OLIVEIRA ; LIMONT, MARCELO ; Dziedzic, Maurício ; FERNANDES, VALDIR . Sustainability assessment methodology of urban mobility projects. Land Use Policy, v. 60, p. 334-342, 2017.

CAVALCANTI, CLARISSA DE OLIVEIRA ; LIMONT, MARCELO ; Dziedzic, Maurício ; FERNANDES, VALDIR . Sustainability of urban mobility projects in the Curitiba metropolitan region. Land Use Policy, v. 60, p. 395-402, 2017.

Chico, A. S. M. ; Dziedzic, Maurício. Principles and criteria for the design of an integrated water resources monitoring network. Study case: Republic of Angola. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (online), v. 20, p. 615-628, 2015.

PANDA, O. A.; FERNANDES, V.; CUBAS, S. A.; FERNANDES, C. V. S.; DZIEDZIC, M. Proposal of guidelines for a policy to regulate the use of water resources in transboundary watersheds: Case study in the Okavango basin. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos, v.20, p. 157-165, 2015.

BENDER, A. P.; Dziedzic, Maurício. Atmospheric pollutant dispersion in the structural axes in Curitiba PR. Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental. v. 19, p. 31-42, 2014.

PELIZZARO, J. A.; VEIGA, Bruno Victor; Dziedzic, Maurício. Pipeline Crossings of Mobile-Bed Channels — Estimated Depth Of Erosion. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos, v. 18, p. 7-20, 2013.

Pereira, P. S.; VEIGA, B. V.; Dziedzic, Maurício. Evaluation of the influence of phosphorus and nitrogen in the eutrophication process of large reservoirs. Case Study: Foz do Areia Hydroelectric Power Plant. Revista Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos, v. 18, p. 43-52, 2013.

Martins, D. E. C.; Seiffert, Mari Elizabete Bernardini; Dziedzic, Maurício. The importance of clean development mechanism for small hydro power plants. Renewable Energy, v. 60, p. 643-647, 2013.

GONCALVES, A. A.; Dziedzic, Maurício. Proposal of a tool for socio-environmental diagnostic of a company. Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais, v. 25, p. 81-98, 2012.

VEIGA, Bruno Victor; DZIEDZIC, M.. Estimating nutrient loads in the Passauna reservoir with FLUX. Water International, v. 35, p. 210-222, 2010.

MATTAR NETO, Jorge; KRÜGER, Cláudio Marchand; DZIEDZIC, M.. Analysis of environmental indicators in the Passaúna reservoir. Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental, 2009.

SAID, Acef Antonio; DZIEDZIC, M.. The importance of carbon credits in Brazil. RDE. Revista de Desenvolvimento Econômico, v. 17, p. 75-82, 2008.

BELNOSKI, Alexsandra Marilac; DZIEDZIC, M.. The learning cycle in classroom practice. Athena.Revista Científica de Educação (Online), v. 8, p. 43-53, 2007.

BUDEL, Paola Carazzai, FRANCO, Henrique Rodrigues, and DZIEDZIC, M. Financial analysis of alternatives for rehabilitation of water distribution networks. Engenharia e Construção. , v.124, p.31 - 53, 2007.

Dziedzic, M. and Leutheusser, H.J., “An Experimental Study of Viscous Vortex Rings”, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 21, p. 315-324, 1996.

Dziedzic, M. and Leutheusser, H.J., “Generation and Decay of Vortex Rings”, ZAMM, vol. 74, no. 5, p. T 485-7, 1993.

DZIEDZIC, M., TOZZI, Marcos José, FILL, Heinz Dieter. Petrov-Galerkin method applied to the Saint-Venant equations. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ENGENHARIA, v.09, 1991.