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Dr White is the Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health, which undertakes fundamental and applied research that provides novel solutions to some of the most pressing global environmental challenges, including net zero and the circular economy, water and waste, environmental health, and climate resilience.
He leads the Engineering for Extremes research group that focuses on understanding extreme weather events and hydro-meteorological hazards such as floods and droughts, their impact on the built and natural environments in a changing climate, and the development and application of climate services for improved decision-making and climate resilience.
His research interests are cross-disciplinary, including the emerging fields of multi-hazard compound and cascading events, impact-based forecasting, and the prediction and application of predictions on extended-range weather and climatic timescales. He is part of the Management Committee of the European COST Action CA17109 on compound events, and is co-leading a new applications sub-project of the World Meteorological Organization’s WWRP/WCRP S2S Prediction Project.
Internationally, Dr White is the Secretary of the International Commission on Coupled Land-Atmosphere Systems (ICCLAS), one of the ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in research or knowledge exchange collaborations or doing a PhD under my supervision.
- Hydraulics and Hydrology (CL216)
- Water Engineering 1 (CL315)
- Water Engineering 2 (CL420)
My research focuses on natural hazards (including floods, droughts and heatwaves), surface water hydrology and resources, risk management and climate change resilience. I specialise in understanding natural hazards and risk from both physical causative and impacts perspectives, centred on the understanding, modelling and prediction of extreme weather events (in particular, hydrological prediction) on both the extended-range 'subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S)' (e.g. weeks to months) and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.
Much of my research involves working with end-users to make climate, weather and natural hazards science and information more usable though the exploration of improved applications, communication and promotion of appropriate risk information in support of resource management, emergency management and disaster risk reduction activities.
I am always keen to talk to potential students, collaborators and industry partners about future projects and opportunities.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Engineering, University of Southampton
1 Sep 2003 → 30 Nov 2007
Award Date: 30 Nov 2007
Bachelor of Engineering, University of Southampton
1 Sep 2000 → 30 Jun 2003
Award Date: 30 Jun 2003
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania
1 Jul 2008 → …
- Natural Hazards
- Flood Risk
- Climate Change
- risk communication
- Environmental Engineering
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1/10/21 → 1/10/24
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Campbell, S. L., Remenyi, T., Williamson, G. J., Rollins, D., White, C. J. & Johnston, F. H., 30 Nov 2021, In: Environmental Research. 202, 8 p., 111655.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
BARRA v1.0: kilometre-scale downscaling of an Australian regional atmospheric reanalysis over four midlatitude domainsSu, C-H., Eizenberg, N., Jakob, D., Fox-Hughes, P., Steinle, P., White, C. J. & Franklin, C., 12 Jul 2021, In: Geoscientific Model Development. 14, 7, p. 4357-4378 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
White, Chris (Recipient), 2012
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
- 1 Oral presentation
30 Apr 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation