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Water, food and climate change in Kazakhstan.

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Who pays for climate change damages?

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The Great Debate - Engineering the environment: coping with climate change

Monday 16 March | 7.00pm

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Cancellation of Eco-towns planning policy - read comment by Prof Gavin Parker

The coalition’s recent decision to revoke Eco-towns planning guidance is illogical, but not surprising.....read more>>

 

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Flooding in Mozambique

Living with floods could be a better adaptation strategy than moving rural populations to new settlements.

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New publication: A Short Guide to Climate Change Risk by Professor Nigel Arnell

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UK's major political parties join forces to tackle climate change.

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Does energy efficiency matter to home buyers?

New research from the School of Real Estate and Planning suggests making your home energy efficient could raise its value by 5%.

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Flood forecasting research recognised

Professor Hannah Cloke wins NERC impact award for her research on flood forecasting.

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Our research: energy, weather and climate

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Supporting climate change research in Africa

The Walker Institute is a host organisation for the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme - the only host organisation outside of Africa.

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Climate and environment PhD opportunities

  • Study a range of fascinating topics
  • Capitalise on our innovative training opportunities
  • Engage with our business and government partners

Deadline: 2nd Feb 2015

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UK Flooding and Climate Change

Workshop 17th Dec, 2014.

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University of Reading at UN Climate Summit

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Our changing climate: past, present and future.

Free on-line course.

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Join University of Reading experts for a fascinating journey through time where we will explore how climate shapes the way we live, the food we eat and the water we drink.

Looking into the past we will show you examples of inspiring innovation and ask - can our ingenuity see us through the future challenges that climate change will bring?

 

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Climate and environmental change in the Hindu Kush/Himalaya

7-9 Nov, Kathmandu, Nepal

This conference will bring together experts from different backgrounds to identify transdisciplinary research needs.

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UN Climate Report released today (2nd Nov).

The most comprehensive assessment of climate change to date.

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Sir Gilbert Walker
an eminent meteorologist

 

Integrating the University of Reading’s excellence in climate change research

The University of Reading's Walker Institute for Climate System Research aims to enhance understanding and improve prediction of the risks and opportunities from our changing climate.

 

The Institute brings together the unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise that exists within the University of Reading.

 

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Understanding and predicting our changing climate and its impacts

We are pioneering a more integrated approach to understanding and predicting climate and how it affects us – on timescales from seasons to decades and beyond. We consider human-induced climate change and also natural variations in climate.

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Predicting   Predicting   Impacts

Delivering world-leading research, training and advice

Research

At the Walker Institute our climate change research is both fundamental and integrated.

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Training

Training the next generation of climate scientists is a priority.

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Advice

Contact us for scientifically sound advice on climate and climate change.

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