Joanne Craven MSc

Junior Researcher


Joanne Craven is a junior researcher working in the Hydroinformatics chair group of the Integrated Water Systems and Governance (IWSG) department. Her work focuses on technologies for communicating complex water problems, such as serious games and web-based data visualisation and modelling.

She received her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2013, and then undertook a joint MSc at UNESCO-IHE, TU Dresden and UPC (Barcelona) in Flood Risk Management. Since graduation in September 2015, Joanne has worked for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and UNESCO-IHE on various projects, including the SimBasin water resources computer game which she developed for her MSc thesis at TNC Colombia in Bogota and the UNESCO-IHE Hydroinformatics Lab.


Joanne Craven, Hector Angarita, Gerald Augusto Corzo Perez, Daniel Vasquez (2017). Development and testing of a river basin management simulation game for integrated management of the Magdalena-Cauca river basin. Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 90, April 2017, Pages 78-88, ISSN 1364-8152,

Joanne Craven, Hector Angarita, Gerald Augusto Corzo Perez (2016, April 21). SimBasin: serious gaming for integrated management in the Magdalena-Cauca basin, Colombia. Presented at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Abstract available here.

J. Craven, R. Gine, A. Jimenez, A. Perez-Foguet (2013, July). Introducing hygiene elements into sanitation monitoring. Presented at the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya. Full text available here.