Anna Murgatroyd is a Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford. Anna holds a bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Oxford, England. She completed her DPhil at the same university, titled 'Adaptive water resources planning to manage London's water supply'. Using water system modelling software, emissions driven river flow sequences, and water demand forecasts, Anna examined the vulnerability of the existing London water supply system to different sources of uncertainty, and evaluated the success of new supply infrastructure, demand management schemes, operating policies and regulatory rules under future scenarios of change. The three methodological planning frameworks developed as part of her doctoral research are designed to build water supply resilience to uncertain future conditions.
Her main research interests include water resources planning and management, global food systems, computational modelling, multi-objective optimisation, climate impacts analysis, data analysis, uncertainty analysis, data visualisation. Anna previously held the position of the Oxford Water Network Coordinator and was responsible for organising seminars and networking events, building relationships with external partners, and engaging with early career researchers.
Anna is currently part of the DAFNI Centre of Excellence for Resilient Infrastructure Analysis, the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub, the Oxford Martin School Transboundary Project, the Food and Climate Systems Transformation Alliance, and the RAPID National System Simulation Modelling Project.
- Murgatroyd, A., et al. (2022) The National System Simulation Modelling (NSSM) Project - Phase 2 Report. OFWAT, UK.
- Murgatroyd, A., Gavin, H., Becher, O., Coxon, G., Hunt, D., Fallon, E., Wilson, J., Cuceloglu, G., and Hall, J.W. (2022) Strategic analysis of the drought resilience of water supply systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 380. 20210292.
- Murgatroyd, A. and Hall, J.W. (2021) Regulation of freshwater use to restore ecosystems resilience. Climate Risk Management, 32. 100303.
- Murgatroyd, A. and Hall, J.W. (2021) Selecting indicators and optimizing decision rules for long-term water resources planning. Water Resources Research, 57. e2020WR028117.
- Murgatroyd, A., Charles, K.J., Chautard, A., Dyer, E., Grasham, C., Hope, R., Hoque, S.F., Korzenevica, M., Munday, C., Alvarez-Sala, J., Dadson, S., Hall, J.W., Kebede, S., Nileshwar, A., Olago, D., Salehin, M., Ward, F., Washington, R., Yeo, D. and Zeleke, G. (2021) Water Security for Climate Resilience Report. University of Oxford: REACH, UK.
- Murgatroyd, A. and Hall, J.W. (2020) The resilience of inter-basin transfers to severe droughts with changing spatial characteristics. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8. 571647.
- Murgatroyd, A. and Dadson, S.J. (2019) Natural Flood Risk Management. In, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. .
- Dadson, S., Hall, J.W., Murgatroyd, A., Acreman, M., Bates, P., Beven, K., Heathwaite, A.L., Holden, J., Holman, I.P., Lane, S.N., O'Connell, E., Penning-Rowsell, E., Reynard, N., Sear, D., Thorne, C. and Wilby, R. (2017) A restatement of the natural science evidence concerning catchment-based 'natural' flood management in the UK. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 473(2199): 1-19.