2021 Distinguished Lecture Series - Hannah Cloke

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2021 Distinguished Lecture Series


Hannah Cloke
Professor of Hydrology,
Reading University, UK

Preparing for Floods

I will take you on a journey across continents looking at why floods happen, exploring some of the earth system modelling technology we can use to forecast floods days and even weeks ahead, and how early warnings can save lives and livelihoods. We'll also dip into my beginnings as a hydrologist digging rivers on a sandy beach as a little girl, and i hope to convince you that you need both giant computer models and imagination to prepare for flooding.

Discussion Paper


Prof. Dr Hannah L. Cloke OBE is a physical geographer, natural hazards researcher, climate scientist and hydrologist specialising in earth system modelling, flood forecasting, catchment hydrology, applications of Numerical Weather Predictions and science communication. She leads a wide programme of research on the theoretical and practical development of early warning systems for natural hazards, particularly for floods, droughts, heatwaves and disaster risk management.

Distinguished Lecture Series 2021

This lecture is part of the GIWS Distinguished Lecture Series 2021. Click below for more information on the series, including a full schedule and an archive of previous years.

Distinguished Lecture Series


Event Details

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST