FutureDAM Partner: University of Southampton, Department of Geography and Environment

The University of Southampton is contributing to the FutureDAMS project by providing expertise in large-scale hydrological modeling and prediction, to deliver driving data (primarily streamflow) to the integrated simulator framework for the case studies. This will build on our existing capability in global hydrological modeling and integration with diverse sources of observational data.

We will develop hydrological predictions for current and future climates, drawing from existing and new in-situ, satellite-based and climate model data, and using and developing improved methods for downscaling, bias correction and calibration. These predictions will be evaluated in the context of hazard risk (droughts and floods), its spatial expression across the case studies including upstream/downstream connections, and used to understand how we can provide flexible and scalable risk assessments in data-scarce regions.

Key Staff:

Professor Justin Sheffield

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (tbc)

About the Department of Geography and Environment:

The Department of Geography and Environment at Southampton emphasizes integrated physical and socio-environmental research studies, with a focus on helping to address some of today’s major global challenges, such as climate change, social and health inequalities, poverty and recession. Within the department, the Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation research group focuses on global environmental monitoring and innovative use of Earth observation data, climate change impacts and adaptation, and sustainability science, including Earth system science at the global scale to local community impacts and trade-offs at the other. Specific water-related research in the department is focused on understanding and predicting hydrological variability across scales, with drought and water scarcity a particular focus, and applications to natural hazards impacts reduction, and water and food security in developing regions.