Dr Alexandre Gagnon

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr Alexandre Gagnon is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). He is a Geographer by training with expertise in Climatology. His research focuses on climate change impacts and societal responses. More specifically, his research aims to understand climate change and variability and their impacts on society, and he is particularly interested in the connections between climatology and hydrology, notably on the impacts of climate change on water resources, as well as the risks that the built environment, including cultural heritage, is facing and adaptation of this sector to increase resilience.

Dr Gagnon completed an undergraduate degree in Physical Geography at Concordia University, a M.Sc. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, and then he did a PhD in Physical Geography at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining LJMU, Dr Gagnon was a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, and he also held a number of research fellowships and postdoctoral positions, notably at the Environmental Research Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands, the University of Liverpool and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego.

Dr Gagnon is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).

Languages

French
Spanish; Castilian
Greek, Modern (1453-)
German

Degrees

University of Toronto, Canada, PhD
University of Alberta, Canada, MSc
Concordia University, Canada, BSc

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, 2007 - 2018

Highlighted publications

Sesana E, Gagnon AS, Ciantelli C, Cassar JA, Hughes JJ. 2021. Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: A literature review Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mpala SC, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG, Hussey SW. 2020. Modelling the water level of the alluvial aquifer of an ephemeral river in south-western Zimbabwe Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65 :1399-1415 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Gagnon AS, Bonazza A, Hughes JJ. 2020. An integrated approach for assessing the vulnerability of World Heritage Sites to climate change impacts Journal of Cultural Heritage, 41 :211-224 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gray SRJ, Gagnon AS, Gray SA, O'Dwyer B, O'Mahony C, Muir D, Devoy RJN, Falaleeva M, Gault J. 2014. Are coastal managers detecting the problem? Assessing stakeholder perception of climate vulnerability using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Ocean and Coastal Management, 94 :74-89 DOI Author Url

Kunte PD, Jauhari N, Mehrotra U, Kotha M, Hursthouse AS, Gagnon AS. 2014. Multi-hazards coastal vulnerability assessment of Goa, India, using geospatial techniques Ocean and Coastal Management, 95 :264-281 DOI Author Url

Journal article

Singh D, Zhu Y, Liu S, Srivastava PK, Dharpure JK, Chatterjee D, Sahu R, Gagnon AS. 2022. Exploring the links between variations in snow cover area and climatic variables in a Himalayan catchment using earth observations and CMIP6 climate change scenarios Journal of Hydrology, 608 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Saifullah M, Adnan M, Zaman M, Wałęga A, Liu S, Khan MI, Gagnon AS, Muhammad S. 2021. Hydrological response of the kunhar river basin in pakistan to climate change and anthropogenic impacts on runoff characteristics Water (Switzerland), 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Tariq A, Shu H, Gagnon AS, Li Q, Mumtaz F, Hysa A, Siddique MA, Munir I. 2021. Assessing burned areas in wildfires and prescribed fires with spectral indices and sar images in the margalla hills of Pakistan Forests, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Gagnon AS, Ciantelli C, Cassar JA, Hughes JJ. 2021. Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: A literature review Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Tariq A, Shu H, Kuriqi A, Siddiqui S, Gagnon AS, Lu L, Linh NTT, Pham QB. 2021. Characterization of the 2014 indus river flood using hydraulic simulations and satellite images Remote Sensing, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Quirós E, Gagnon AS. 2020. Validation of flood risk maps using open source optical and radar satellite imagery Transactions in GIS, 24 :1208-1226 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Everard M, Ahmed S, Gagnon AS, Kumar P, Thomas T, Sinha S, Dixon H, Sarkar S. 2020. Can nature-based solutions contribute to water security in Bhopal? Science of the Total Environment, 723 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mpala SC, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG, Hussey SW. 2020. Modelling the water level of the alluvial aquifer of an ephemeral river in south-western Zimbabwe Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65 :1399-1415 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Gagnon AS, Bonazza A, Hughes JJ. 2020. An integrated approach for assessing the vulnerability of World Heritage Sites to climate change impacts Journal of Cultural Heritage, 41 :211-224 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Bertolin C, Gagnon AS, Hughes JJ. 2019. Mitigating climate change in the cultural built heritage sector Climate, 7 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Roy I, Gagnon AS, Siingh D. 2019. Evaluating ENSO teleconnections using observations and CMIP5 models Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 136 :1085-1098 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Gagnon AS, Bertolin C, Hughes J. 2018. Adapting cultural heritage to climate change risks: Perspectives of cultural heritage experts in europe Geosciences (Switzerland), 8 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fazey I, Moug P, Allen S, Beckmann K, Blackwood D, Bonaventura M, Burnett K, Danson M, Falconer R, Gagnon AS, Harkness R, Hodgson A, Holm L, Irvine KN, Low R, Lyon C, Moss A, Moran C, Naylor L, O'Brien K, Russell S, Skerratt S, Rao-Williams J, Wolstenholme R. 2018. Transformation in a changing climate: a research agenda Climate and Development, 10 :197-217 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mpala SC, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG, Hussey SW. 2016. The hydrology of sand rivers in Zimbabwe and the use of remote sensing to assess their level of saturation Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 93 :24-36 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Afzal M, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG. 2016. The impact of the variability and periodicity of rainfall on surface water supply systems in Scotland Journal of Water and Climate Change, 7 :321-339 DOI Author Url

Afzal M, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG. 2015. The impact of projected changes in climate variability on the reliability of surface water supply in Scotland Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 15 :736-745 DOI Author Url

Afzal M, Gagnon AS, Mansell MG. 2015. Changes in the variability and periodicity of precipitation in Scotland Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 119 :135-159 DOI Author Url

Gray SRJ, Gagnon AS, Gray SA, O'Dwyer B, O'Mahony C, Muir D, Devoy RJN, Falaleeva M, Gault J. 2014. Are coastal managers detecting the problem? Assessing stakeholder perception of climate vulnerability using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Ocean and Coastal Management, 94 :74-89 DOI Author Url

Kunte PD, Jauhari N, Mehrotra U, Kotha M, Hursthouse AS, Gagnon AS. 2014. Multi-hazards coastal vulnerability assessment of Goa, India, using geospatial techniques Ocean and Coastal Management, 95 :264-281 DOI Author Url

Bruno Soares M, Gagnon AS, Doherty RM. 2012. Conceptual elements of climate change vulnerability assessments: A review International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 4 :6-35 DOI Author Url

Soares MB, Gagnon AS. 2012. Reflecting on the challenges and barriers of performing climate change vulnerability assessments in Scotland International Journal of Global Warming, 4 :346-364 DOI Author Url

Laidler GJ, Ford JD, Gough WA, Ikummaq T, Gagnon AS, Kowal S, Qrunnut K, Irngaut C. 2009. Travelling and hunting in a changing Arctic: Assessing Inuit vulnerability to sea ice change in Igloolik, Nunavut Climatic Change, 94 :363-397 DOI Author Url

Jones AE, Wort UU, Morse AP, Hastings IM, Gagnon AS. 2007. Climate prediction of El Niño malaria epidemics in north-west Tanzania Malaria Journal, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gagnon AS, Gough WA. 2006. East-west asymmetry in long-term trends of landfast ice thickness in the Hudson Bay region, Canada Climate Research, 32 :177-186 DOI Author Url

Gagnon AS, Gough WA. 2005. Trends in the dates of ice freeze-up and breakup over Hudson Bay, Canada Arctic, 58 :370-382 DOI Author Url

Gagnon AS, Gough WA. 2005. Climate change scenarios for the Hudson Bay region: An intermodel comparison Climatic Change, 69 :269-297 DOI Author Url

Gough WA, Gagnon AS, Lau HP. 2004. Interannual variability of hudson bay ice thickness Polar Geography, 28 :222-238 DOI

Gagnon AS, Smoyer-Tomic KE, Bush ABG. 2002. The El Niño Southern Oscillation and malaria epidemics in South America International Journal of Biometeorology, 46 :81-89 DOI Author Url

Gagnon AS, Gough WA. 2002. Hydro-Climatic Trends in the Hudson Bay Region, Canada Canadian Water Resources Journal, 27 :245-262 DOI

Gagnon AS, Bush ABG, Smoyer-Tomic KE. 2001. Dengue epidemics and the El Nino Southern Oscillation Climate Research, 19 :35-43 DOI Author Url

Van HD, Thi XAT, Thi VLL, Van TT, Pham NT, Phong NT, Gagnon AS, Pham QB, Anh DT. Zoning the suitability of the western Mekong Delta for paddy rice cultivation and aquaculture under current and future environmental conditions Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Public Url

Mahato PK, Singh D, Bharati B, Gagnon AS, Singh BB, Brema J. Assessing the impacts of human interventions and climate change on fluvial flooding using CMIP6 data and GIS-based hydrologic and hydraulic models Geocarto International, :1-26 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Kaas AC, Huang Y, Beckett CTS, Gagnon AS, Bollasina MA, Ramanantoanina H, Foster HA, McKee SM, Reynolds TPS. 2021. Cyclone vulnerability of traditional timber housing in coastal regions of Madagascar World Conference on Timber Engineering 2021, WCTE 2021,

Muir D, Dawson AG, Gagnon AS, O'Mahony C. 2014. Vulnerability and adaptation to extreme coastal flooding: An example from the south ford area, scottish outer hebrides Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea, 1 :22-32 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Afzal M, Mansell MG, Gagnon AS. 2011. Trends and variability in daily precipitation in Scotland Procedia Environmental Sciences, 6 :15-26 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gagnon A, Gough WA. 2001. Intermodal comparison of the Hudson Bay region, Canada Chylek P, Lesins G. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age, The First International Conference on Global Warming and the Next Ice Age, :182-185 Publisher Url

Chapters

Sahu R, Singh D, Gagnon AS, Singh PK. 2021. Geo-Intelligence-Based Approach to Investigate Temporal Changes in the Length and Surface Area and Ice Velocity of Sakchum Glacier Geo-intelligence for Sustainable Development :213-227 Springer Singapore 9789811647673 DOI

Gagnon A, Singh D, Liu S, Singh TP, Thomas T, Rai SP. 2020. Ensuring domestic water security for cities under rapid urbanisation and climate change risks Venkatramanan V, Shah S, Prasad R. Exploring Synergies and Trade-offs between Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. Singapore 978-981-15-7300-2 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Sesana E, Bertolin C, Loli A, Gagnon AS, Hughes J, Leissner J. 2019. Increasing the Resilience of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change Through the Application of a Learning Strategy 961 :402-423 9783030129569 DOI Author Url Public Url

Gagnon A, Bruno Soares M, Doherty RM. 2015. Conceptual elements of climate change vulnerability assessments: a review New Perspectives in Climate Change :37-70 Emerald Publishing Limited. Bingley, UK 9781785608797 Publisher Url

Report

Gagnon AS, Pankaj K, Sinha S. 2020. Water resource management and climate change adaptation in Central India Publisher Url Public Url

Gagnon AS. 2020. Water resource management & supply in Central India: report of Grassroots Field Exposure session February 2019 Publisher Url Public Url

Gagnon AS, Das L, Roy I, Saha G. 2020. Climate change impacts on freshwater availability for agriculture in Sundarbans, India: report of pump priming project Publisher Url Public Url

Das L, Gagnon AS, Roy I, Saha G. 2020. Freshwater Availability for Agriculture in Sundarbans. Variability due to changes in the summer monsoon under current and climate change conditions Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gagnon AS, Das L, Roy I. 2019. Changes in the Indian Summer Monsoon and Agriculture in Sundarbans Publisher Url Public Url

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Frontiers of Development, Royal Academy of Engineering, Adaptation and self-recovery solutions for housing flooding resilience in Ghana, Ana Armada Bras (PI, LJMU); Chris Beckett, Yuner Huang and Mohit Arora, University of Edinburgh; Irene Appeaning Addo, University of Ghana; Frederick Owusu-Nimo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Ibrahim Yakubu, University for Development Studies, Grant value (£): 19605, Duration of research project: 1 year/2 months. 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council for the UK partner and the Ministry of Earth Sciences for the Indian partner, The influence of the monsoon on freshwater availability for agriculture in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India, under current and climate change conditions, Professor Lalu Das and Professor Gautam Saha. Department of Agricultural Meteorology and Physics, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India, Grant value (£): 9987 GBP for LJMU and ₹18,00,000 for the Indian partners, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2019

The Royal Society - Resilient Futures Challenge-Led Grant, Resilience of Traditional Structures in Madagascar to Cyclones in a Changing Climate (RC3), Reynolds T. (PI), Beckett C., Huang Y., Bollasina M. (University of Edinburgh); Ramanantoanina H. (Ecole Superieure U-Magis); Andriamaro L. (Conservation International); Kiluva V. (Masinde Muliro University), Grant value (£): £537,087.70, Duration of research project: 3 years/6 months. 2019

India UK Water Centre, as represented by its host organisations the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Water Resource Management and Supply in Central India, Dr Pankaj Kumar (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, India) and Dr Sumit Sinha (University of Leeds, UK), Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: 7 months. 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Frontier of Development Tranche 1 of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Resilience of cultural heritage to climate change in Southeast Asia, Bùi Quang Thành (Vietnam National University of Science), Witiya Pittungnapoo (Naresuan University), Ronald Twongyirwe (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), John Hughes (University of the West of Scotland), Grant value (£): 20,000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

Royal Academy of Engineering, The Resilience of the Built Environment of Madagascar to Cyclones in a Changing Climate (REBEC), Huang Y., Beckett C., Reynolds T. (University of Edinburgh); Ramanantoanina H. (University Magis, Madagascar); Olweny M.R.O. (Uganda Martyrs University); Kiluva V.M. (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya), Grant value (£): 20000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

Professional activities

External PGR examinations performed:

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, PhD, Understanding drought dynamics and variability over India in the changing climate scenario with uncertainty assessment. 2021

Universidad de Extremadura, PhD, Aplicaciones de la teledetección en la modelización hidrológica. 2021

Conference presentation:

Changes in drought characteristics and coping strategies in monsoonal climates, Second Webinar on Hydrological Extremes: Modeling & Mitigation Measures, Roorkee, India, Oral presentation. 2021

Characterising the water supply potential of ephemeral sand rivers in southern Africa using remote sensing and hydrological modelling., 22nd WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Oral presentation. 2021

Biological methods to increase housing resilience to flooding, World Resources Forum 2021, Switzerland, Ghana, Online, Oral presentation. 2021

Climate change and the sustainability of livelihoods in the Indian Sundarbans, Sustainable livelihoods: Water, Climate Change, and Geo-Spatial Development, Hyderabad, India, Oral presentation. 2021

Adaptive capacity of the residential construction sector of Madagascar to cyclones under climate change, Adaptation Futures 2020, 6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, New Delhi, India, Poster presentation. 2021

Characterising the risk of the traditional residential infrastructure of Madagascar to changing cyclonic winds using the IPCC approach, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2021

Climatic and anthropogenic influences on freshwater availability in Sundarbans, India, 34th International Geographical Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2021

Building resilience to cyclones - current research and opportunities, International e-Conference on Possibilities & Prospects of Climate Research & Studies in the Contemporary Era, Kolkata, India, Oral presentation. 2020

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change – Application of Concepts to Cultural Heritage, Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Workshop: Flood Resilient Planning Strategies for Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia. British Council and Thailand Research Fund, Bangkok, Thailand, Oral presentation. 2019

Spectral analyses of low flow time series in the UK and links with atmospheric circulation indices, India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) Workshop: Advancing drought monitoring, prediction, and management capabilities, Lancaster, United Kingdom, Oral presentation. 2018

Climate variability and its influence on the resilience of water resources: Examples from Scotland, The influence of weather and climate variability on water resources management. Joint workshop organised by the EPSRC networks ReCoVER (Research in Change of Variability and Environmental Risk) and BRIM (Building Resilience into Risk Management), Exeter, United Kingdom, Oral presentation. 2017

Benefits of a bottom-up approach in assessing vulnerability to climate change and inform the adaptation process: reflections from Scotland and Ireland, 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oral presentation. 2015

Coastal vulnerability, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

How can we best understand society as part of the global system?, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

Concept of vulnerability and adaptive capacity., CoastAdapt Conference: The Sea as Our Neighbour: Adapting to Climate Change by Coastal Communities and Habitats on Europe’s Northern Periphery, Daliburgh (South Uist, Outer Hebrides), Scotland, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

Climate change adaptation in the tourism sector: Case studies in the Scottish Highlands, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2010

Environmental pressure and adaptive capacity to climate change: Case studies in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Oral presentation. 2010

Adaptation to climate change by communities in the northern peripheral regions of Europe, The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), Geneva, Switzerland, Oral presentation. 2009

Other invited event:

COP26 roundtable on Cities, Adaptation and Resilience, Online, Participant in a roundtable organised by the British Academy, bringing together scholars, practitioners, policymakers and businesses and civil society organisations to explore adaptation and resilience in cities. 2021

Seminario Internacional de Paisaje Cultura “Paisajes que construyen Paisajes”. Segunda Jornada - Cambio Climático, Patrimonio Cultural y Comunidad, Bogota, Colombia, Invited talk by Ministry of Culture of Colombia titled: "Impacto del cambio climático en el patrimonio cultural: estado de conocimiento y progresos en la adaptación en los sitios patrimonio mundial [Climate change impacts on cultural heritage: State of knowledge and progress on adaptation at World Heritage Sites]". 2021

Inaugural Ceremony of the South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIRD) Centre for Climate Research and Studies & Internationa, Kolkata, India, Invited talk titled: "Building resilience to cyclones – current research and opportunities". 2020

International Webinar on Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Water Resources, MNS-University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan, Invited presentation titled: "The potential of alluvial aquifers to meet agricultural water demand under climate change in a semi-arid climate". 2020

Faculty Development Programme on Climate Change and Hydrologic Extremes, Department of Civil Engineering and Water Institute, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, Invited talk titled: "The water resource potential of the alluvial aquifers of ephemeral rivers in a changing climate". 2020

Managing and monitoring agricultural water demand. India UK Water Centre (IUKWC) Grassroot Field Exposure Session (GFES), 10th - 12th December 2018. Sunderbans and Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Participation in the first GFES through funding from the IUKWC. The session aimed to support collaboration between users and researchers in water science and promote the assimilation of local knowledge and users' experiences into research design to develop ideas for future India-UK water research. 2018

Symposium of Frontiers of Development: Inclusivity & Wellbeing: Coastal Communities in a 3°C World, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Royal Academy of Engineering. 2018

Integrating precipitation forecasts and climate predictions with basin-scale hydrological modelling in the Himalayas, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, Workshop of the India UK Water Centre. 2018

School of Engineering Infrastructure and Environment Institute (IIE) - Seminar, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Invited talk to the IIE seminar series titled: "Assessing water availability now and in the future Ongoing research in Zimbabwe, Scotland and Spain". 2018

Symposium of Frontiers of Engineering for Development: Data, Knowledge Economy and Agriculture, Pretoria, South Africa, Royal Academy of Engineering. 2017

First meeting of the Europe Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Climate Change study group, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK, Invited Speaker. 2015

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Annual Environmental Health Forum, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Invited speaker, paper title: "Climate change impacts on public health". 2014

SAGES Open Event, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Talk titled: "Coastal adaptation to climate change and local public policy". 2012

Space and Atmospheric Physics Group Seminars, Imperial College, London, UK, Invited talk titled: "Climate change and variability in Scotland: From Predictability to community adaptation". 2010

El Niño, climate prediction, and the US Southwest, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A., Invited talk. 2005

Editorial boards:

Frontiers in Climate, Editorial Board member as Review Editor (Climate Services subsection), https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/climate. 2021

Heritage, Guest Editor, Special Issue "Built Heritage Conservation and Climate Change", https://www.mdpi.com/journal/heritage/special_issues/heritage_built_climate. 2020

Research Grants Awarded:

Frontiers of Development, Royal Academy of Engineering, Adaptation and self-recovery solutions for housing flooding resilience in Ghana, Ana Armada Bras (PI, LJMU); Chris Beckett, Yuner Huang and Mohit Arora, University of Edinburgh; Irene Appeaning Addo, University of Ghana; Frederick Owusu-Nimo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Ibrahim Yakubu, University for Development Studies, Grant value (£): 19605, Duration of research project: 1 year/2 months. 2020

The Natural Environment Research Council for the UK partner and the Ministry of Earth Sciences for the Indian partner, The influence of the monsoon on freshwater availability for agriculture in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India, under current and climate change conditions, Professor Lalu Das and Professor Gautam Saha. Department of Agricultural Meteorology and Physics, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India, Grant value (£): 9987 GBP for LJMU and ₹18,00,000 for the Indian partners, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2019

The Royal Society - Resilient Futures Challenge-Led Grant, Resilience of Traditional Structures in Madagascar to Cyclones in a Changing Climate (RC3), Reynolds T. (PI), Beckett C., Huang Y., Bollasina M. (University of Edinburgh); Ramanantoanina H. (Ecole Superieure U-Magis); Andriamaro L. (Conservation International); Kiluva V. (Masinde Muliro University), Grant value (£): £537,087.70, Duration of research project: 3 years/6 months. 2019

India UK Water Centre, as represented by its host organisations the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Water Resource Management and Supply in Central India, Dr Pankaj Kumar (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, India) and Dr Sumit Sinha (University of Leeds, UK), Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: 7 months. 2018

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Frontier of Development Tranche 1 of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Resilience of cultural heritage to climate change in Southeast Asia, Bùi Quang Thành (Vietnam National University of Science), Witiya Pittungnapoo (Naresuan University), Ronald Twongyirwe (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), John Hughes (University of the West of Scotland), Grant value (£): 20,000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

Royal Academy of Engineering, The Resilience of the Built Environment of Madagascar to Cyclones in a Changing Climate (REBEC), Huang Y., Beckett C., Reynolds T. (University of Edinburgh); Ramanantoanina H. (University Magis, Madagascar); Olweny M.R.O. (Uganda Martyrs University); Kiluva V.M. (Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya), Grant value (£): 20000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

External committees:

Climate Change Research Group, Royal Geographical Society with IBG, Events Coordinator, https://www.rgs.org/research/research-groups/. 2020

Geospatial Conclave on ‘Application of Geospatial Technology in Water Resource Management’, The Centre for Applied Geoinformatics of the South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development, Advisory board member. 2020

International Conference on Water Resources, Climate Change and Sustainability, Hyderabad, India, Centre for Sustainable Development of the Institute of Public Enterprise and South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development, Advisory board member, http://saiard.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IPE-SAIARD_International-Conference-Brochure_2019.pdf. 2019

Panel membership for the 'Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia' research programme, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Panel member, https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/application/assessment/panelmembership/. 2018

Advisory Board, South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD), International Advisory Board Member, http://saiard.co.in/.

Research and Innovation Committee, Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES), Leader of the 'Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy' theme, https://www.sages.ac.uk/.

Public engagement:

Wallingford, UK and Roorke, India, Sundarbans – The case of ‘water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink’?, Webinar, Members of the Indian UK Water Centre, 113, Invited speaker, https://iukwc.org/webinar-sundarbans-%E2%80%93-case-%E2%80%98water-water-everywhere-not-drop-drink%E2%80%99. 2020

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Science talk titled: "Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Scotland: Case studies from the water and coastal management sectors", Lecture, wider public, Invited Speaker, Part of the Galilean Society monthly science talks, which aim to promote science to the general public., http://lecturelist.org/content/view_speaker/14240. 2013

Daliburgh, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, Oxfam Climate hearing. Talk titled: "Climate change and South Uist", lecture, wider public, invited speaker. 2009

Geneva and Basel, Switzerland, Café Scientifique - Climate Change and Public Health, lecture, wider public, invited speaker. 2007

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, Vulnerability and adaptation of cultural heritage to climate change. 2019

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, The hydrogeological characterisation of alluvial aquifers in Zimbabwe and hydrological measurements. 2019

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, The influence of environmental factors and land use on the incidence of water-borne diseases in Scotland. 2018

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, Changes in climate variability in Scotland and its effects on the vulnerability of water supply systems. 2015

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, Performing climate change vulnerability assessments at the local level in Scotland: Challenges, analytical trade-offs, and implications for local adaptation. 2013

University of Aberdeen, PhD, Towards understanding the potential predictability of Scottish Climate. 2013

Conference organisation:

India UK Water Centre (IUKWC) User Engagement Initiative (UEI) Water Resource Management and Supply in Central India, UK Activity Lead, https://iukwc.org/iukwc-uei-2-water-resource-management-supply-central-india. 2019

India UK Water Centre (IUKWC) Grassroots Field Exposure Session (GFES). Water Resource Management and Supply in Central India., UK Activity Lead, https://iukwc.org/iukwc-gfes-3-water-resource-management-supply-central-india. 2019

External collaboration:

http://dabane.org/, Dabane Trust, Dr Stephen Hussey.

http://home.iiserb.ac.in/~kumarp/index.html, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, Dr Pankaj Kumar.

http://www.nihroorkee.gov.in/about-nih/human-resource-er-sheet/gopal-krishan, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Dr Gopal Krishan.

http://www.nihroorkee.gov.in/about-nih/human-resource-er-sheet/t-thomas, National Institute of Hydrology, Central India Hydrology Regional Centre, Dr T. Thomas.

https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/john-hughes, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Dr John Hughes.

https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/kathryn-burnett, University of the West of Scotland, Dr Kathryn Burnett.

https://sig.ac.in/, Symbiosis Institute of Geo-informatics. Symbiosis International University, Dr Dharmaveer Singh.

https://www.bckv.edu.in/, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Professor Lalu Das.

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/people/alistair-geddes, University of Dundee, Dr Alistair Geddes.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/people?person=3627, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Dr Massimo Bollasina.

https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/research/institutes/iie, Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Drs Christopher Beckett, Yuner Huang and Thomas Reynolds.

https://www.karunya.edu/civil, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Professor J. Brema.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hong-Quan_Nguyen, Center of Water Management and Climate Change, Institute for Environment and Resources, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Assoc. Prof. Hong Quan Nguyen.

https://www.uexternado.edu.co/estudios-del-patrimonio-cultural/docentes/paula-jimena-matiz/, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Dr Paula Jimena Matiz López.

https://www.unex.es/conoce-la-uex/departamentos/ficha_personal?idDpto=Y016&personal=1&idPro=equiros, Escuela Politécnica, Universidad de Extremadura, Dr Elia Quirós Rosado.

https://www.unigoa.ac.in/faculty/mahender-kotha.html, School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Goa University, Professor Mahender Kotha.

Fellowships:

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society.

Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society.

Member, American Meteorological Society, https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/.

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