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Find out more about the projects undertaken by the Walker Institute, both current and archived. Each project is linked to one or more of our main structural groups – Water, Health, Food and Conflict – and sub-categories within those, such as geographical locations or particular fields of research. Projects can be located by:

  • Clicking on each category and sub-category, which will reveal a list of topics under that heading; or
  • By clicking on the four main categories directly from the tabs at the top of every page; or
  • By searching for particular topics using the Search box at the top right of each page. You can search on topic, geography, keywords or associate; or
  • Geographically, using the map functionality (desktop only) on this page. This will reveal which projects are active by country or region.

From the projects page, you can either save all the project details into a single, downloadable PDF, share the project details by e-mail, or (for current projects and for registered users) contact the associate leading the project for more information.

Supporting UNEP in the production of climate change scenarios and risk assessment for Iraq

Developing Iraqi National Adaptation Plan

Boosting Agriculture Risk Mitigation through Weather Index Insurance for Smallholder Farmers in Bangladesh

Aims to improve pilot weather-index products and scale up affordable weather index insurance in Bangladesh.

TREETOPS: Climate Resilience of Restored Forest Landscapes

Aims to identify data gaps in supporting ecological & livelihood resilience through Forest Landscape Restoration & NbS

RainX: Rainfall Analytics Project

Benchmarking satellite-based rainfall estimates against gauge observations for weather index-based insurance design

Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting

Research on Heatwaves Characteristics, Forecasting, Health and Impact on livelihoods.

Application of numerical weather prediction for wind power resource assessment in Mexico

Investigating the rapidly developing wind-energy industry in Mexico, looking at current capacity and planned increases.

Sweet Potato: Filling critical knowledge gaps for improved food security analysis of under-researched food crops

Providing policymakers with a better understanding of factors affecting SwP crop yield under different climate scenarios

Climate change and socio-economic transformations in the Late Antiquity of the Middle East

Investigation of climate-human interactions in the Late Antique (300-800 CE) period of the Middle East using speleothems

IDAPS: Integrated Database and Applications for Policymakers

Facilitating effective livelihood policies in the face of climate change for improved resilience to climate-related risk

NIMFRU: National-Scale Impact Based Forecasting of Flood Risk in Uganda

Strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of early flood warning systems in Uganda


Programme of research and capability building, led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.

Climate Services Academy Training (CSAT)

The Climate Services Academy Training (CSAT) is a new initiative which is training PGR students in Evidence Synthesis

COP Climate Action Studio

The COP Climate Action Studio (COP CAS) enables doctoral students to remotely participate in the annual UNFCCC.

Supporting Smart Urban Growth: Successful investing in density

Focuses on indicators of ‘good density’ in urban development.

Governing Inclusive Green Economy in Africa (GIGGA)

Exploring how countries in Africa can benefit from green growth and investment in sustainable technologies.

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Programme in Climate Justice

A major five year programme offering 15 interdisciplinary doctoral scholarships in climate justice.

Bay of Bengal Boundary-Layer Experiment (BoBBLE)

How atmosphere-ocean interactions in the Bay of Bengal affect monsoon rainfall across South Asia.

Everyday Climate Cultures Workshop

The workshop looks to explore ways of understanding and evaluating the everyday practices of climate change cultures


Rainwatch platform generates rainfall data in real time, tracking the seasonal attributes important to food production.


CAULDRON is a participatory game to engage with stakeholders on issues around extreme event attribution

Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA)

A new sustainable approach to manage climate risks and increase resilience for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium - 29 June to 1 July 2017, at the University of Reading

Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium - 29 June to 1 July 2017, at the University of Reading


ERADACS seeks to enhance resilience to drought using forecasts of soil moisture communicated in a meaningful manner.

Building understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa (BRAVE)

BRAVE aims to better quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies.

NERC Flooding from Intense Rainfall Programme

Flooding From Intense Rainfall aims to reduce risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods.

Drivers of Regional East Monsoon variability (DREAM)

DREAM aims to determine the drivers of variability in the East Asian hydrological cycle.

Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS): Community Learning Framework

This pilot project was set-up with the aim of developing a Learning Framework for GloFAS flood forecast users.

ACE-Africa: Attributing impacts of external climate drivers on extreme weather in Africa

Investigating the science of extreme event attribution and its relevance for policy in an African context

HyCRISTAL: Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods

HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the East African region.

Explaining Timescales Associated with Jet Stream Variability

Explaining Timescales Associated with Jet Stream Variability

Our Changing Climate: Past, Present and Future

Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.

Our Hungry Planet: Agriculture, People and Food Security

Consider how the food we grow, buy, eat and throw away relates to the global issue of food security,.

Come Rain or Shine: Understanding the Weather

Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond.

The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture

How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture?

Tropical applications of meteorology using satellite data and ground-based observations (TAMSAT)

TAMSAT provides gauge-calibrated satellite-based rainfall estimates for all of Africa in near real time.

Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA)

DACCIWA aims to quantify the influence of human-caused and natural emissions on air quality, clouds and rainfall.

Adaptive Social Protection: Information for Enhanced Resilience (ASPIRE)

Integrating climate and livelihoods information to trigger Adaptive Social Protection programmes in the Sahel