ReCoVER-BRIM Workshop

Workshop: The influence of weather and climate variability on water resources management

This was a joint Workshop between ReCoVER and BRIM (Building Resilience into Risk Management).

23rd - 24th January 2017, Exeter.

The aim of the workshop was to explore how weather/climate variability will shape water resources management in the long term and identify themes for research that could help develop management strategies to better cope with the variability in means and extremes. For example, we will explore some of the challenges that arise from:

• Understanding weather/climate variability and climatic risk on water resources management.
• Relations between weather variability and fluctuations in water supply capacity and water demand.
• Longer-term challenges of climate change on meeting water demand.
• Developing and using climate forecasts for water infrastructure planning and management.
• Developing resilient water supply to weather/climate variability.


First session (23rd January, 2017)

 12.00Buffet Lunch on Arrival
 13.00    Introduction Peter Ashwin & Guangtao Fu
 13.15Invited Talk: Future changes in rainfall, Mat Collins
 13.45Future changes in summer wind and convective precipitation over the UK and Europe from a regional climate simulation, Alan Gadian
 13.55The quest for water vapour parametrization in weather and climate models Yue-Kin Tsang
 14.05Real options and robust adaptive management in irrigated agriculture and urban drainage: supporting the next generation of UK climate change projections Michael Green
 14.15 Tea & Coffee Break
 14.45Invited Talk: Water resources management under uncertain climate change predictions: linking hydrology to decision-making Francesca Pianosi
 15.15Invited Talk: Designing and applying water resource planning approaches in the UK Julien Harou
 15.45Optimisation of water resources operation and how to bridge this into practice Barney Dobson
 15.55Climate change and variability and its influence on the resilience and vulnerably of water infrastructure: Examples from Scotland Alexandre Gagnon
 16.05Quantitative and qualitative Robust Decision Making for water resources adaptation decision making under uncertainty Ajay Bhave
 16.15Smart Cities: synergies between SuDS and Rainfall Harvesting Systems Bruno Venturini
 16.25Invited Talk: Planning for extreme droughts: Current approaches for developing extreme drought scenarios and options for developing new methods Steven Wade
 17.30 Session end

There was a workshop dinner on Monday evening.

Second session (24th January, 2017)

 9.00Invited Talk: How should evidence inform operational decisions in an uncertain world Paul Leinster
 9.30Structured discussions
 10.30Tea & Coffee Break
 11.00Structured discussions
 11.45Wrap-up Session
 12.00Buffet Lunch