Edoardo Borgomeo

Honorary Research Associate


Edoardo’s work focuses upon the engineering and policy dimensions of risk management, in particular relating to climate change adaptation, infrastructure planning and water resources management. Edoardo has consulted for the World Bank and for the International Water Management Institute, offering technical support on water sector issues to government agencies in Brazil, Perú, Pakistan and across the Middle East and North Africa. He has also assisted water utilities and regulators in England in their efforts to include climate change in their long-range plans. Edoardo’s work experience also includes working as a research associate for REACH –Improving Water Security for the Poor in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, as a senior editor for the Global Water Forum, and as a researcher at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis and Imaflora

Trained in earth science and engineering, Edoardo holds an undergraduate degree from Imperial College London and a DPhil from the Environmental Change Institute 'Water resources and climate change: risk-based approaches for decision-making'. The DPhil was funded by Thames Water and the Environment Agency (science project SC120053). In 2018 he shared the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (8th award) with Professor Jim Hall for their work on water resources planning in times of climate change. His research work has been covered by The Guardian, The Conversation and La Repubblica.


For a metric-based list of publications, see Edoardo's Google Scholar page.


Borgomeo, E., Farmer, C.L. and Hall, J.W., 2015. Numerical rivers: A synthetic streamflow generator for water resources vulnerability assessments. Water Resources Research, 51(7), pp.5382-5405.

Borgomeo, E., Pflug, G., Hall, J.W. and Hochrainer‐Stigler, S., 2015. Assessing water resource system vulnerability to unprecedented hydrological drought using copulas to characterize drought duration and deficit. Water resources research, 51(11), pp.8927-8948.

Hardt, E., Borgomeo, E., dos Santos, R.F., Pinto, L.F.G., Metzger, J.P. and Sparovek, G., 2015. Does certification improve biodiversity conservation in Brazilian coffee farms?. Forest Ecology and Management, 357, pp.181-194.


Borgomeo, E., Hall, J.W., Fung, F., Watts, G., Colquhoun, K. and Lambert, C., 2014. Risk‐based water resources planning: Incorporating probabilistic nonstationary climate uncertainties. Water Resources Research, 50(8), pp.6850-6873.

Borgomeo, E., Hebditch, K.V., Whittaker, A.C. and Lonergan, L., 2014. Characterising the spatial distribution, frequency and geomorphic controls on landslide occurrence, Molise, Italy. Geomorphology, 226, pp.148-161.

Borgomeo, E. and Hall, J.W., 2014. A risk-based framework for water planning under non-stationary climate change. In Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management (pp. 1986-1993)

Hall, J. and Borgomeo, E., 2013. Risk-based principles for defining and managing water security. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 371(2002), p.20120407.