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Climate change impacts on the water industry: UKCP18 & beyond, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 15 October 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Climate change impacts on the water industry: UKCP18 & beyond, webinar

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The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) provide a major upgrade to the range of UK climate projection tools designed to help decision-makers assess their risk and exposure to climate change impacts.

Dr Joe Osborne, Senior Climate Consultant, Met Office will discuss these latest projections and place them in the context of the UK water industry. In particular, he will provide a focus on high-resolution projections for precipitation change and discuss what this means for future extreme multi-year drought and extreme daily rainfall, in context of the present-day occurrences.  Further, Joe will discuss changes to the UK water industry as a result of COVID-19 and how the Met Office is supporting the industry in adapting to these changes.

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Dr Joe Osborne

Senior Climate Consultant, Met Office

Huw Williams

Dr Osborne is working with the latest observed datasets and climate model simulations to deliver world-leading climate science to customers across multiple sectors. In particular, he is using UKCP18 to help organisations prepare and adapt for the future. Joe has extensive expertise in combining state-of-the-art climate datasets with novel techniques to quantify changes in impactful weather events, working closely with organisations to characterise and quantify these risks in the present-day and future climates.

He studied Geophysical Sciences at the University of East Anglia and then worked as an Operational and Broadcast Meteorologist in the private sector. Following this, he completed a PhD at the University of Exeter on large scale hydrological change, before working as a Research Fellow on several projects. During this time, Joe worked with world-leading climate scientists, publishing peer-reviewed papers on a number of topics.

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United Kingdom

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Barbara Sweet

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