Climate resilience webinar series 2021-2022

A UK Climate Resilience Programme lunchtime webinar series in which both researchers and stakeholders participate.  The webinars showcase projects conducted for UKRI and by the Met Office for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme and thematic topics.

All webinars are on Wednesdays and run from 12.00-13.00 unless otherwise stated.

For links to videos and slides from past webinars, see the pink section below (or go directly to the webinars playlist for recordings on our YouTube channel).

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Wednesday 2 March 2022

Title: Findings from IPCC WG II: Part 1

Speakers: Dr Mike Morecroft (Natural England and CLA of Chapter 2, Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems and their Services) and Prof Daniela Schmidt (University of Bristol and CLA of Chapter 13, Europe). Responder: Kathryn Brown, OBE (CEO of the Wildlife Trusts)

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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Title: Findings from IPCC WG II: Part 2 (In collaboration with the Priestley International Centre for Climate)

Speakers: Prof Lea Berrang Ford (University of Leeds and LA of Chapter 16, Key Risks Across Sectors and Regions) and Prof David Viner (CLA of Chapter 17, Decision Making Options for Managing Risk)

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23 March 2022

Title: Developing a National Framework for Climate Services for the UK (see event listing)

Speakers: Louise Wilson (Met Office) and Nicola Golding (Met Office)

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Past webinars

1 December 2021

Speakers: Professor Martin Evans (University of Manchester), Tim Thom (Yorkshire Peat Partnership)

Title: Understanding the microbial communities of resilient peatlands (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

24 November 2021

Speakers: Professor Hayley Fowler (University of Newcastle), Lizzie Kendon (UK Met Office), Murray Dale (JBA) and Xiaodong Ming (loughborough University)

Title: FUTURE-DRAINAGE (1-3pm GMT, see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

17 November 2021

Speakers: Jamie Hannaford (UK Centre for Hydrology and Ecology) with a stakeholder response from Stuart Allen (Environment Agency)

Title: Enhanced future FLows and Groundwater (eFLaG): a climate service to enhance the resilience of the water sector to drought events (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

13 October 2021

Speakers: Andrew Carr and Chris Bishop (DEFRA)

Title: UK Government Approaches for Domestic Adaptation and Resilience (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

29 September 2021

Speaker: Rachel Perks (Met Office)

Title: Coastal Defender (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

21 July 2021

Speaker: James Cooper (University of Liverpool)

Title: Erosion hazards in river catchments (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

14 July 2021

Speakers: Louise Wilson and Nicola Golding (both Met Office)

Title: Framing the Framework: Addressing the need for a UK National Framework For Climate Services (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

30 June 2021

Speakers: Kathryn Brown (UK Climate Change Committee) and Richard Betts (Met Office)

Title: UK’s Third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

16 June 2021

Speakers: Richard Pywell (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) and Julian Gold (Farm Manager in Oxfordshire)

Title: CROP-NET: Monitoring and predicting the effects of climate change on crop yields (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

2 June 2021

Speakers: Murray Dale (JBA Consulting Limited) and Briony Turner (Space4Climate)

Title: Climate services standards and value (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

19 May 2021

Speakers: Áine Ní Bhreasail and David Howlett from The High Level Climate Champions Race to Resilience team

Title: Race to Resilience: an introduction to the global campaign for non-state actors (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

5 May 2021

Speakers: Dr Peter Hunter (University of Stirling), Professor Andrew Tyler (University of Stirling) and Dr Claire Neil (SEPA)

Title: Delivering resilience to climate-related impacts on water quality through Earth observation (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

21 April 2021

Speakers: Youssef Nassef (UNFCCC Secretariat), Dr Louise Ellis (University of Leeds), Liam Upson (COP26 Unit, Cabinet Office)

Title: COP26: Implications for enhancing resilience (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

24 March 2021

Speaker: Mike Davies (UCL); stakeholder response from April Cole (Care Quality Commission)

Title: Overheating in care homes (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

10 March 2021

Speakers: Harriet Orr and Alex Cutler (Environment Agency)

Title: Climate resilience and the national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

24 February 2021

Speakers: Paul Sayers (Sayers and Partners); stakeholder response from Mike Steel (Environment Agency)

Title: Simulating spatially coherent widespread flood events across the UK (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

10 February 2021

Speaker: Liz Sharp (University of Sheffield); stakeholder response from Lee Pitcher (Yorkshire Water)

Title: The feasibility of domestic raintanks contributing to urban flood resilience (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

27 January 2021

Speakers: Julien Harou (University of Manchester); stakeholder response from  Steve Moncaster (Water Resources East)

Title: Seeking water resource resilience at national, regional and landscape scales in England and Wales (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

13 January 2021

Speakers:  Jon Stenning (Cambridge Econometrics); stakeholder response from Paul Sayers (Sayers and Partners)

Title: UK-SSPs: setting out socioeconomic trajectories for climate resilience research (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

16 December 2020

Speakers: Claire Scannell/Lizzie Kendon (Met Office)

Title: Urban climate change and climate services (see event listing for slides and webinar recording)

2 December 2020

Speaker: Professor Lisa Collins (University of Leeds) and Karro Food Group Ltd

Title: Smart systems approaches for climate resilient livestock production (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

18 November 2020

Speakers: Dr Neil MacDonald (University of Liverpool) and Dr Thomas Kjeldsen (University of Bath)

Title: Building UK climate resilience through bridging the qualitative-quantitative data divide (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

4 November 2020

Speakers: Don Monteith (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) and Fraser Leith (Scottish Water)

Title: Forecasting risk of environmental exacerbation of dissolved organic matter – building climate change resilience (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

28 October 2020

Speakers: Robert Nicholls (Tyndall Centre, UEA) and Charlotte Thompson (CoastalRes Consortium)

Title: Coastal Resilience to Flood and Erosion Hazard: A Demonstration for England (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

21 October 2020

Speakers: Declan Conway (Grantham Research Institute, LSE), Dr Alistair Nesbitt (Vinescapes), Dr Kate Gannon (GRI), Prof Steve Dorling (University of East Anglia)

Title: Characterising and adapting to climate risks in the UK wine sector (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

7 October 2020

Speakers: Andrew Charlton-Perez (University of Reading)/Mark Harrison (Met Office)

Title: Understanding heat related mortality (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

23 September 2020

Speakers: Simon Brown / Daniel Cotterill (Met Office)

Title:  Statistical analysis and attribution of impact relevant climate extremes (see event listing for slides and videos of webinar)

9 September 2020

Speaker: Professor Nick Pidgeon and Christina Demski (Cardiff University), with Frances Pimenta (Defra)

Title: Understanding UK perceptions of climate risk and resilience (see event listing for videos of webinar)

29 July 2020

Speaker: Prof Richard Betts, MBE (University of Exeter and Met Office), and Kathryn Brown (Committee on Climate Change)

Title: Gathering the evidence for the 3rd UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (See event listing for slides and videos of the webinar)

22 July 2020

Speakers:  Prof Rachel Warren (Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia), Alan Kennedy-Asser and Jeff Price, with a response by Gemma Holmes, Committee on Climate Change

Title:  IMPRES: Impacts and risk assessment to better inform resilience planning (See event listing for slides and videos of the webinar)

8 July 2020

Speakers: Dr Kate Lonsdale, UK Climate Resilience Champion, and Tom Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor, National Infrastructure Commission 

Title: Creating climate resilience in the UK: What does this mean, and how might we achieve it? (See event listing for slides and videos of the webinar)

24 June 2020

Speakers: Professor Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts, Newcastle University (Project PI) and Murray Dale, Technical Director and Chartered Meteorologist, JBA

Title: FUTURE-DRAINAGE: Ensemble climate change rainfall estimates for sustainable drainage (See event listing for slides and webinar recording)

10 June 2020

Speakers: Dr Freya Garry, Climate Scientist, Met Office and Dr Tom Denbigh (Defra)

Title: How will multiple climate hazards impact UK food over the 21st Century? (See event listing for slides and webinar recording plus answers to Q&A)

20 May 2020

Speakers: Professor Nigel Arnell,  Professor of Climate Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading and Brendan Freeman (Committee on Climate Change)

Title: Indicators of changing climate risk in the UK (See event listing for slides and webinar recording)

News & Events

Last updated November 2021

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