Webinar series

The FutureDAMS webinars are an open academic seminar series for everyone interested in the design and assessment of water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) systems. Our research consortium, along with invited guest speakers, will be presenting our research on themes including:

  • Water resources / power system simulation and optimisation
  • The social impacts of dams
  • Political science and governance
  • Climate, ecology and hydrological science
  • Economic analyses of dams, including food, agriculutre and livelihoods
  • Financing dams

To register for a webinar, click the register button by each title.

Presentations will usually follow a standard academic 30-minute format + 15 minutes for questions and moderated discussion. The webinars will take place every two weeks on Zoom and recordings of the webinars will be made available afterwards.

Complete the sign-up form to receive information about upcoming presentations and news from FutureDAMS. If you would like to present a FutureDAMS webinar, please contact Rose Sumner.

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Upcoming webinars

Hydropower in LDCs with Chinese characteristics
Lila Buckley (IIED) & Professor Wang Hua (PACE) 
9th March 2021. REGISTER.  
The focus of this webinar is the dynamics and safeguarding practices of Chinese overseas hydropower investments, providing insight into whether practices are improving and what is driving this. Understanding these drivers helps us to identify leverage points for improving the social and environmental outcomes of large dams in LDCs.


Anthropogenic intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes: Implications for flash floods in urban areas
Professor Hayley Fowler, Newcastle University
Date TBC. 
Hayley will present findings of research on short-duration rainfall intensification, which call for urgent climate-change adaptation measures to manage increasing flood risks, including rethinking the way climate change is incorporated into flood estimation guidance.


Engaging stakeholders in water-energy-food-environment systems modelling
Professor David Hulme & Dr Barnaby Dye
Coming soon…
Join us for the launch of the FutureDAMS manual for engaging stakeholders in water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) systems modelling. Authors David Hulme and Barnaby Dye will be explaining the FutureDAMS approach to stakeholder enagement in considering development options across the water, energy, food and environment nexus.  Following their presentation, Judith Plummer Braeckmann will chair a panel session exploring the principles and applications of the FutureDAMS approach. They will be joined by FutureDAMS partner Emmanuel Obuobie and directors Professor Julien Harou and Jamie Skinner. More…

Past webinars