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  Liz Stephens with Red Cross


Working with the Red Cross to help countries prepare for flood diasters.

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  PICSA climate services for smallholder farmers


PICSA climate services for smallholder farmers launches in Francophone West Africa

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Evidence for Development join the Walker Institute

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Malaysia Agri-Innovation Workshop

Early Career Researchers are invited to apply for this “Action Learning for Research” Workshop.

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  COP21 Paris


Walker Institute at COP21

The Walker Institute is at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change in Paris ...

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  Ros Cornforth Walker Institute Director


New Director for the Walker Institute

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ros Cornforth has been appointed as the new Walker Institute Director.

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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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Sir Gilbert Walker
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