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 School of Geography and the Environment

Water Research

ECI’s water programme addresses the risks of water insecurity at river basin to global scales. We research water scarcity, floods and their impacts on ecosystems, society and the economy. Our work spans analysis of the climatic drivers of water-related risks, impacts and adaptation responses, and the governance of water systems.

Risks of Floods and Droughts

Jim HallThe work on risks of floods and droughts involves developing risk analysis methodology to inform adaptation and planning decisions.

Led by Jim Hall

Water Security

Jim HallThe ECI is developing risk based approaches to the management of water security events such as floods, scarcity and water quality. Professor Jim Hall also co-chair's the Global Task Force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth.

Led by Jim Hall

Coastal change

Jim Hall The ECI are involved in forecasting the environmental risks to Britain's coastlines and offering new approaches to managing these changes in a sustainable way.

Led by Jim Hall

Water Resource Stewardship

Oxford Martin School logoSustainable management of water resources is one of the focal points of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship.

Oxford Impacts case study

Calculating the risks of coastal flooding and cliff erosion.
New insights could bring a step change in our understanding and management of the coast.

Outputs

Pérez, B., Payo, A., López, D., Woodworth, P.L. and Alvarez-Fanjul, E. (2014) Overlapping sea level time series measured using different technologies: an example from the REDMAR Spanish network. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14: 589-610.

Byers, E.A., Hall, J. and Amezaga, J.M. (2014) Electricity generation and cooling water use: UK pathways to 2050. Global Environmental Change.

Beven, K. and Hall, J. (2014) Applied Uncertainty Analysis for Flood Risk Management. World Scientific. ISBN: 978-1-84816-270-9.

Harvey, H., Hall, J. and Manning, L. (2014) Computing flood risk in areas protected by flood defences. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management, 167(1): 38-50.

Becker, P. and Payo, A. (2013) Changing the Paradigm: A Requisite for Safe and Sustainable Coastal Societies. Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters, S1(002).

Cheng, X.T., Evans, E.P., Wu, H.Y., Thorne, C.R., Han, S., Simm, J.D. and Hall, J.W. (2013) A framework for long-term scenario analysis in the Taihu Basin, China. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 6(1): 3-13

Hall, J.W. and Borgomeo, E. (2013) Risk-based principles for defining and managing water securityPhil. Trans. Royal Society, A, 371.

Network Affiliations

Oxford Water Security Network

Research Team

Jim HallProfessor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks

Jim HallAndres Payo, Coastal Systems Modeller, iCOAST


Mike Simpson, Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Doctoral Research

Edoardo Borgomeo: 'Water resources adaptation decisions in the context of climatic non-stationarity and variability'

Iliana Cardenes Trujillo: 'Saving energy and saving water: a comparative study in policy and regulation'

Linda Geaves: 'Responses to changing flood risk: The impact of stakeholder choices, motivations and information upon vulnerability'

Franziska Gaupp: 'Global risks to food supplies of correlated droughts'

Balqis Rehan Mohammed: 'Developing robust decision making strategies for dealing with uncertainties in flow variability for hydrological extremes'

Kevin Wheeler: 'Cooperation or Conflict in Trans-boundary Rivers with the Emergence of climate variability: a case study of the Nile River'