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Walker Institute Annual Lecture 2015

The Paris Climate Summit - hopes and expectations

Sir David King, UK's Special Representative on Climate Change.



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New phase for the Walker Institute

After eight years successfully leading the Walker Institute, Prof Nigel Arnell is stepping down as Director in August this year.

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Mountains warming faster, say scientists

An international team of scientists including Dr Maria Shahgedanova is calling for urgent action to monitor mountain regions after finding evidence that high elevations could be warming faster than previously thought.

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  ideation workshop


PhDs and researchers at 3 day innovation and business skills workshop.

Funded under the NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Programme.

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Water, food and climate change in Kazakhstan.

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  Andes mountains


Who pays for climate change damages?

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  Thames Barrier


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>>


  Farmer in Mozambique


Flooding in Mozambique

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

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  Sir Gilbert Walker


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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Delivering world-leading research, training and advice


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

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Training the next generation of climate scientists is a priority.

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

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