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
The 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
Water Resource Stewardship
Sustainable 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.
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 security. Phil. Trans. Royal Society, A, 371.
Penning-Rowsell, E.C., Evans, E.P., Hall, J.W. and Borthwick, A.G.L. (2013) From flood science to flood policy: The Foresight Future Flooding project seven years on. Foresight, 15(3): 190-210.
18 February 2013: Special issue co-edited by Jim Hall on responding to flood risk in China. Read more
Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Andres Payo, Coastal Systems Modeller, iCOAST
Mike Simpson, Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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'
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'