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
Water Resource Stewardship
Sustainable management of water resources is one of the focal points of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship.
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
Hannaford, J. and Hall, J.W. (2012) Flood risk in the UK: evidence of change and management responses. Chapter 2 in, Kundzewicz, Z.W. (ed.) Changes in Flood Risk in Europe. CRC Press. pp. 344-361. ISBN: 9781907161285.
Hall, J.W., Watts, G., Keil, M., de Vial, L., Street, R., Conlan, K., O'Connell, P.E., Beven, K.J. and Kilsby, C.G. (2012) Towards risk-based water resources planning in England Wales under a changing climate. Water and Environment Journal, 26(1): 118-129.
Edoardo Borgomeo: 'Water resources adaptation decisions in the context of climatic non-stationarity and variability'
Balqis Rehan Mohammed: 'Developing robust decision making strategies for dealing with uncertainties in flow variability for hydrological extremes'
Scott Thacker: 'Reducing the risk of failure in interdependent national infrastructure network systems'
Kate Young: 'Long term planning of options for sustainable national infrastructure provision'