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Latest Walker Institute Newsletter now online

The Summer 2015 issue of the Walker Institute Newsletter is now available, with features ranging from climate resilience in Africa to UK drought prospects.

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  Renewable energy

 

Paper of the month July 2015 - Indian wind power

This month's paper of the month, by Caroline Dunning and co-authors from the University of Reading, looks at possible future impacts of climate change on 'breaks' in the Indian monsoon, and their impact on future renewable energy capacity.

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  Climate KIC summer school

 

Climate-KIC Journey summer school programme

This week the Walker Institute is hosting 30 postgraduate students from across Europe as part of the Climate-KIC Journey summer school programme.

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  Global Floods Partnership

 

Towards truly global flood warnings

The Global Floods Partnership is a multi-disciplinary group developing global-scale flood monitoring, forecasting and risk mapping tools.

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  Smart and sustainable

 

'Smart and Sustainable': Using Big Data to improve peoples' lives in cities

Can combining 'big data' and 'smart thinking' provide powerful potential benefits for cities?

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  New CCC report June 2015

 

New report from the Committee on Climate Change looks at how well the UK Government is doing in tackling climate change (30th June 2015)

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  One hundred years of Reading weather

 

NEW BOOK - One hundred years of Reading weather

Just published - a new book from the Department of Meteorology,

by Roger Brugge and Stephen Burt

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  Sir David King

 

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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  Caucasus

 

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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  Kazakhstan

 

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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  city outline

 

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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our climate our future image

 

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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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