The Walker Institute is strengthening its networks and linkages across its disciplines to provide additional focus on disaster management, reduction and recovery (DRR). A UN report in 2004 stated clearly that DRR work "concerns everyone, from villagers to heads of state, from bankers and lawyers to farmers and foresters, from meteorologists to media chiefs …”.
Our work will focus on climate impacts, trends, forecasting and projections, early warning and disaster risk management for transforming and managing risks and opportunities for agricultural production, disease surveillance, water resources management, food security and poverty reduction. The issues and impacts are wide and cross-cutting, the challenges regional or global in scale and the needs often critically urgent. Very different inter-/multi-disciplinary perspectives and research are needed to address disaster management reduction and recovery, from agriculture and international law through to wildfire management and flood risk modelling: we are already building significant collaborations and expertise in this important area.
We are also working with the School of Law at the University of Reading, including the development of new postgraduate courses in global crisis, conflict and disaster management and the staging of a major international law symposium on disaster risk reduction to be held at the University during summer 2017.
Rainwatch platform generates rainfall data in real time, tracking the seasonal attributes important to food production.
Investigating the science of extreme event attribution and its relevance for policy in an African context
CAULDRON is a participatory game to engage with stakeholders on issues around extreme event attribution
HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the East African region.
Explaining Timescales Associated with Jet Stream Variability
Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium - 29 June to 1 July 2017, at the University of Reading
Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.
TAMSAT provides gauge-calibrated satellite-based rainfall estimates for all of Africa in near real time.
People Centered Climate Services in the Sahel seeks to provide technical assistance to improve good quality climate info
Flooding From Intense Rainfall aims to reduce risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods.