Jessica Bohorquez Arevalo

Jessica Bohorquez Arevalo

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Researcher at the University of Adelaide working on water pipeline inspection and monitoring techniques using pressure transients and artificial intelligence. I am fascinated by the processes involved and the complexity of water supply systems in urban areas.

Passionate about teaching and research communication. Inspiring young engineers on the importance of water and the future of this valuable resource is one of my career goals.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

My current research is focused on:

1) analysis of high-frequency pressure measurements for transient network calming in smart water networks

2) active and passive inspection of water pipelines using Artificial Neural Networks and fluid transients

3) optimisation of energy use in water supply systems using renewable energy sources, such as solar energy and battery storage, behind the meter.

My research plans include building collaborative relationships with water utilities for the development of techniques using Machine Learning and/or optimisation tools for solving asset management and water resources problems related to drinking water systems.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2017 Lecturer Universidad de los Andes
    2015 - 2015 Researcher Universidad de los Andes
    2013 - 2015 Graduate Research Assistant Universidad de los Andes
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Distinction Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Award Hodgson Medal. Student Water Prize Australian Water Association Australia
    2020 Award Highly Commended in Academic Excellence Postgraduate Research Study Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award Asia Pacific Winner - Three Minute Thesis Competition The University of Queensland Australia
    2019 Award University Winner - Three Minute Thesis Competition The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Award Faculty Finalist - Three Minute Thesis Competition The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Scholarship Adelaide International Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 Distinction Cum Laude in MSc in Civil Engineering Universidad de los Andes Colombia
    2013 Distinction Summa Cum Laude in Civil Engineering Universidad de los Andes Colombia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Spanish - Latin American Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2013 - 2015 Universidad de los Andes Colombia M.Sc. (Civil Engineering: Water Resources and Hydroinformatics)
    2009 - 2013 Universidad de los Andes Colombia Bachelor (Civil Engineering)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Bohorquez, J., Simpson, A. R., Lambert, M. F., & Alexander, B. (2021). Merging Fluid Transient Waves and Artificial Neural Networks for Burst Detection and Identification in Pipelines. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 147(1), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2020 Bohorquez, J., Lambert, M. F., & Simpson, A. (2020). Identifying head accumulation due to transient wave superposition in pipelines. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 146(1), 04019044-1-04019044-12.
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    2020 Bohorquez, J., Alexander, B., Simpson, A., & Lambert, M. (2020). Leak Detection and Topology Identification in Pipelines Using Fluid Transients and Artificial Neural Networks. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 146(6), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS11
    2019 Saldarriaga, J., Bohorquez, J., Celeita, D., Vega, L., Paez, D., Savic, D., . . . Kapelan, Z. (2019). Battle of the water networks district metered areas. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 145(4), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11
    2017 Celeita, D., Bohórquez, J., Riaño, G., Quijano, N., & Ocampo-Martinez, C. (2017). Creación de un modelo en CFD para validar el comportamiento hidráulico de sistemas de drenaje con control en tiempo real (Development of a CFD Model to Validate Hydraulic Behavior in Drainage Systems with Real Time Control).
    2017 Posada, A., Robles, J., Bohórquez, J., & Saldarriaga, J. (2017). Comparación entre diseños optimizados y diseños reales en Redes de Distribución de Agua Potable. Efecto del Aumento de la población a lo largo de la vida útil del proyecto (Comparison between Optimal and Real Design in Water Distribution Systems (WDS). Effect of Population Growth During the Project Lifespan).
    2016 Saldarriaga, J., Páez, D., Bohórquez, J., Páez, N., París, J. P., Rincón, D., . . . Vallejo, D. (2016). Rehabilitation and leakage reduction on C-Town using hydraulic criteria. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(5), C4015013.
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    2014 Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Ostfeld, A., Kapelan, Z., Simpson, A., Zecchin, A., . . . Asadzadeh, M. (2014). The Battle of the Water Networks II (BWN-II). Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7), 04014009:1-04014009:14.
    DOI Scopus86 WoS68
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Bohorquez, J., Simpson, A., & Lambert, M. (2018). Characterization of transient pressure traces due to the effects of different anomalies and features in water pipelines. In 13th International Conference on Pressure Surges Vol. 1 (pp. 151-169). Online: BHR Group Limited.
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    2018 Carvajal, J. D., & Bohorquez Arevalo, J. (2018). Estimation of marginal time in water distribution systems for valve closure considering transient flow effects. In 1st International WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint Conference (pp. 1-10). online: Queen's University.
    2017 Posada, A., Bohorquez Arevalo, J., Robles, J., & Saldarriaga, J. (2017). Comparison between Optimal and Real Design in Water Distribution Systems (WDS). Effect of Population Growth during the Project Lifespan.. In CCWI 2017 - 15th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (pp. 1-8). online: University of Sheffield.
    2017 Montes, C., Bohorquez, J., Borda, S., & Saldarriaga, J. (2017). Criteria of Minimum Shear Stress vs. Minimum Velocity for Self-cleaning Sewer Pipes Design. In Procedia Engineering Vol. 186 (pp. 69-75). Netherlands: Elsevier.
    DOI Scopus4
    2017 Ángel, L. E., & Bohórquez, J. (2017). Quantification of Marginal Time in Valves Operation Optimization for the Minimization of Transient Flow Effects in Water Distribution Systems. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017: Hydraulics and Waterways and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017 (pp. 458-468). USA: ASCE.
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    2017 Paez, N., Saldarriaga, J., & Bohorquez Arevalo, J. (2017). Water Quality Modeling Considering Incomplete Mixing in Extended Periods. In Procedia Engineering Vol. 186 (pp. 54-60). Netherlands: Elsevier.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Saldarriaga, J. G., Díaz, O. R., & Bohórquez, J. M. (2016). Water Quality Model Calibration in Potable Water Distribution Systems. In World Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Papers from Sessions of the Proceedings of the 2016 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 542-552). online: ASCE.
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    2016 Cotes, L., Saldarriaga, J., & Bohórquez, J. (2016). Physical and Computational Modeling of Mixing Processes in Potable Water Network Junctions. In World Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Papers from Sessions of the Proceedings of the 2016 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 531-541). online: ASCE.
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    2015 Bohórquez, J., Saldarriaga, J., & Vallejo, D. (2015). Pumping pattern optimization in order to reduce WDS operation costs. In Procedia Engineering Vol. 119 (pp. 1069-1077). Elsevier BV.
    DOI Scopus11
    2015 Bohorquez, J., & Saldarriaga, J. (2015). Valve operation optimization for minimizing transient flow effects in water distribution systems (WDS): Application to main pipes in Bogota, Colombia. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems - Proceedings of the 2015 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 890-901). American Society of Civil Engineers.
    DOI Scopus2
    2014 Saldarriaga, J., Páez, D., Bohörquez, J., & Manrique, L. (2014). Evaluation of Transient Scenarios on a Water Distribution Lab Model Calibrated under Steady State Conditions. In World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water Without Borders - Proceedings of the 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (pp. 545-554). American Society of Civil Engineers.
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    2014 Saldarriaga, J., Páez, D., Bohórquez, J., Páez, N., París, J. P., Rincón, D., . . . Vallejo, D. (2014). An energy based methodology applied to C-Town. In Procedia Engineering Vol. 89 (pp. 78-86). Elsevier BV.
    DOI Scopus2
    2012 Saldarriaga, J., Páez, D., Hernández, D., & Bohórquez, J. (2012). An energy based methodology applied to D-town. In 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012 Vol. 1 (pp. 336-349).
    Scopus3
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Saldarriaga, J., & Bohorquez, J. (2017). Preface. Poster session presented at the meeting of Procedia Engineering. Elsevier BV.
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  • 2018 - Global Learning Travel Grant. Study Overseas. The University of Adelaide.
  • 2018 - Walter & Dorothy Duncan Trust Travel Fund. The University of Adelaide.
  • 2018 - Conference Subsidy Scheme. School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering. The University of Adelaide.
  • 2019 - Conference Subsidy Scheme. School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering. The University of Adelaide.
  • 2019 – Winner of Asia-Pacific Final Three Minute Thesis Competition.
  • 2019 – University Winner of Three Minute Thesis Competition (Judges winner, people’s choice award and winner of High School Delegates). The University of Adelaide.

My academic experience includes teaching fluid mechanics, open channel hydraulics, hydrology, numerical modelling, and materials behaviour as a lecturer and tutor. I am passionate about tertiary education and research communication.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Member SA Young Water Professionals Committee Australian Water Association Australia

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