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Dr. Yiping Guo
B.Sc. (Zhejiang),
M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), P. Eng.

Office JHE 226
Extension 24846
Email address

Professor, Civil Engineering

Water and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Planning, design, and analysis of water supply and distribution, stormwater management, and other water resources systems.

Specific Research Interests and Activities

  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, and hydrodynamic modelling
  • Uncertainty, sensitivity, and frequency analysis
  • Sustainable and low-impact development practices
  • Channel restoration and stable channel design
  • Development and application of analytical probabilistic stormwater models (APSWM):
    The first beta version of the software can be downloaded from APSWM. The Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 has to be installed on your computer in order to run APSWM, if you do not have it, it can be downloaded from here.

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, S. and Y. Guo (2013). "An Analytical Probabilistic Model for Evaluating the Hydrologic Performance of Green Roofs." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, 19-28, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000593
  • Zhang, S., and Y. Guo (2012). "An Explicit Equation for Estimating the Stormwater Capture Efficiency of Rain Gardens." J. Hydrol. Eng., in press, posted ahead of print, Nov. 2012.
  • Guo, Y., S. Liu, B. W. Baetz (2012). "Probabilistic Rainfall-Runoff Transformation Considering both Infiltration and Saturation Excess Runoff Generation Processes." Water Resources Research, Vol. 48, W06513, 17PP, doi:10.1029/2011WR011613.
  • Cupido, A., B. W. Baetz, Y. Guo, A. Robertson (2012). "An Evaluation of Rainwater Runoff Quality from Selected White Roof Membranes." Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, Vol. 47, No. 1, 66-79. doi:10.2166/wqrjc.2012.011.
  • Li, O. L., Y. Guo, and J.-S. Chang (2012). "Toxic Element Analyses of Summer and Winter Storm-water Sediment by Neutron Activation Analyses." Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 5, 588-593. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000479.
  • Li, O. L., Y. Guo, Z. He, and J.-S. Chang (2012). "Gaseous By-products from Pulsed Arc Electrohydraulic Discharge Treatment of Contaminated Urban Stormwater." International Journal of Plasma Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-8, 2012.
  • S. Nishat, Y. Guo, and B. W. Baetz (2012). "Relative Importance of Input Parameters in the Modeling of Soil Moisture Dynamics of Small urban Areas." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 17(3), 359-367. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000461.
  • Guo, Y. and M. Markus (2011). "An Analytical Probabilistic Approach for Estimating Design Floods of Small Watersheds." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 16(11), 847-857. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000380.
  • Palynchuk, B. A., and Y. Guo. (2011). "A probabilistic description of rain storms incorporating peak intensities." Journal of Hydrology, 409(2011), 71-80. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.07.040.
  • Nishat, S., Y. Guo, B. W. Baetz (2010). "Antecedent soil moisture conditions of different soil types in South-western Ontario, Canada." Hydrological Processes, 24, 2417-2424. doi:10.1002/hyp.7647.
  • Zheng, Q., S. E. Dickson, and Y. Guo (2009). "Differential Transport and Dispersion of Colloids Relative to Solutes in Single Fractures." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 339, No. 1, pp 140-151. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2009.07.002.
  • Guo, Y., D. Hansen, and C. Li (2009). "Probabilistic approach to estimating the effects of channel reaches on flood frequencies." Water Resources Research, 45, W08404, doi:10.1029/2008WR007387.
  • Guo, Y. and A. Quader (2009). "Derived Flow-Duration Relationships for Surface Runoff Dominated Small Urban Streams." ASCE J. of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(1), 42-52.
  • Zheng, Q., S. E. Dickson, and Y. Guo (2009). "Influence of aperture field heterogeneity and anisotropy on dispersion regimes and dispersivity in single fractures." Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 114, 1-12, B03205, doi:10.1029/2007JB005161.
  • Guo, Y., and Dai, J. (2009). "Expanded analytical probabilistic stormwater models for use in watershed and master drainage planning." Canadian J. of Civil Engineering, 36, 933-943, doi:10.1139/L09-037.
  • Quader, A. and Y. Guo. (2009). "Relative importance of hydrological and sediment-transport characteristics affecting effective discharge of small urban streams in southern Ontario." ASCE, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(7), 698-710.
  • Nishat, S., Y. Guo and B. W. Baetz (2008). "Climate Change and urban Grass Land Soil Moisture Conditions in South-western Ontario." J. of Environmental Informatics, 12(2), 105-119, 2008.
  • Quader, A., Y. Guo, J. R. Stedinger (2008). "Analytical estimation of effective discharge for small southern Ontario streams." Canadian J. of Civil Engineering, 35(12), 1414-1426.
  • Chang, J.-S., O. L. Li and Y. Guo (2008). "Thermal Plasma Treatment of Stormwater Detention Pond Sludge." International J. of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 80(9), 1993-2002, doi:10.1351/pac200880091993.
  • Thompson, A., Y. Guo, S. Moin (2008). "Uncertainty Analysis of a Two-dimensional Hydrodynamic Model." J. of Great Lakes Research, 34(3): 472-484.
  • Drake, J. and Y. Guo (2008). "Maintenance of Wet Stormwater Ponds in Ontario." Canadian Water Resources Journal, 33(4), 1-18.
  • Guo, Y. and Z. Zhuge (2008). "Analytical Probabilistic Flood Routing for Urban Stormwater Management Purposes." Canadian J. of Civil Engineering, 35(5): 487-499.
  • Palynchuck, B. A. and Y. Guo (2008). "Threshold Analysis of Rainstorm Depth and Duration Statistics at Toronto, Canada." Journal of Hydrology, 348, 535-545.
  • Zheng, Q., S. Dickson, and Y. Guo (2008). "On the appropriate equivalent aperture" for the description of solute transport in single fractures: Laboratory-scale experiments." Water Resources Research, 44, W04502, doi:10.1029/2007WR005970.