hydrologist and climate change specialist
Chris Beales is a hydrologist and climate change specialist, with 25 years' experience working for the Environment Agency (EA). He currently works in the national environment & business team, having previously worked in the south east as a hydrometric monitoring lead and a strategic hydrologist.
He has developed numerous data and modelling systems over the years, with a particular focus on making them intuitive as possible…so they are enjoyable to use, and people can get the best out of them. He has a long-standing interest in climate change, particularly how to communicate it and how to get people to prepare for the challenges it poses.
He has led some climate groups in the EA; was a former chair of the reading climate change partnership; and is still trying to make a difference is his current role.