PhD thesis Downscaling large ensemble GCM to sub basin level for hydrological modelling Role of internal variability compared to model uncertainty for extreme rainfall and high water levels using 17 member ECHAM5 ensemble Assessing economical damage for two cities in Germany in case of flooding
Phd - Postdoc Communicating about uncertainties to water managers using a simulation game o Local climate services, 26 case studies in different European countries o Evaluated the experience of research institutes and stakeholders
What I learned/gained from the 2012 workshop Wide variety of subjects, speakers and participants Each discipline has its own view Interpretation of climate change uncertainty New ideas for my own research Network
Where am I now Start-up company WeatherImpact Operational weather products to assess risk of extreme weather (also in relation to hydrology) Multinationals in remote areas with sensitivity to weather in supply chain Give advice on climate change
Who am I? Researcher in hydrology and climate change impacts at Newcastle University Environmental engineering degree in 2005 Worked in hydrology in the private sector for six years PhD in Newcastle University
What was I doing? PhD in: “Water resources and drought in international Iberian river basins under future climates”. Looking at future changes in: Rainfall Droughts Discharges Using: CMIP5 Change factor and quantile mapping
What did I learn? The importance of accounting for uncertainty when planning adaptation to climate change The need to re-think how we use climate projections in the impact community
What did I learn? How different thinks can be in different research fields careful with assumptions! Interdisciplinarity is challenging but fundamental!
What am I doing now? My contribution: to develop a high level analysis of the impacts of climate change in flooding, droughts and heat waves in European cities 13 institutions across 8 European countries: European research project:
Activity: main challenges when working with other disciplines Groups per area of research/colour Questions to think about may include: Whose outputs (in the general sense) do you use? Who could use your outputs? Who do (could) you work with? Are there problems in interdisciplinary communication? Do you communicate? Are there problems in getting or passing along data/information? Do you think your work is being “misused” in other areas? Could you be misusing someone else’s work? What would make working with other disciplines easier? What are the 3 main points you would like to discuss?