Environmental Change Institute
Some of the most challenging impacts of climate change will materialise via alteration of the hydrological cycle, in particular in terms of hydrological variability and extremes: floods and droughts. Our research spans both of these extremes, with an emphasis upon understanding and characterising uncertainties, and connecting that scientific understanding with adaptation decisions. DPhil research is likely to involve probabilistic analysis of climatic risks, analysed through computer simulation of water systems, incorporating the natural environment and human influences. We operate at a range of scales, from case study catchments and coasts, to national and global scale assessments.
Associated Research Streams
water, flood, coast, risk, adaptation, climate