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United Nations Environment Programme (2023). Adaptation Gap Report 2023: Underfinanced. Underprepared. Inadequate investment and planning on climate adaptation leaves world exposed. Nairobi.  Production: Nairobi  URL:

Van den Hurk, Bart J. J. M., Baldissera Pacchetti, Marina, Boere, Esther, Ciullo, Alessio, Coulter, Liese, Dessai, Suraje, Ercin, Ertug, Goulart, Hemrique M.D., Hamed, Raed, Hochrainer-Stigler, Stefan, Koks, Elco, Kubiczek, Patryk, Levermann, Anders, Mechler, Reinhard, van Meersbergen, Maarten, Mester, Benedikt, Middelanis, Robin, Minderhoud, Katie, Mysiak, Jaroslav, Nirandjan, Sadhana, van den Oord, Gijs, Otto, Christian, Sayers, Paul, Schewe, Jacob, Shepherd, Theodore G., Sillmann, Jana, Stuparu, Dana, Vogt, Thomas, Witpas, Katrien, (2023) Climate impact storylines for assessing socio-economic responses to remote events. Climate Risk Management, 40 doi:

Shepherd, T.G. and Truong, C.H. (2023) ‘Storylining Climes’, in Smyer Yü, D., & Wouters J. J.P. (eds) Storying Multipolar Climes of the Himalaya, Andes and Arctic. London: Routledge, pp. 157–183.

Brimicombe, C., Lo, C. H. B., Pappenberger, F., Di Napoli, C., Maciel, P., Quintino, T., Cornforth, R., Cloke, H. L., (2023) Wet Bulb Globe Temperature: indicating extreme heat risk on a global grid. GeoHealth, 7 (2). doi:


Arribas, Alberto, Fairgrieve, Ross, Dhu, Trevor, Bell, Juliet, Cornforth, Rosalind, Gooley, Geoff, Hilson, Chris J., Luers, Amy, Shepherd, Theodore G., Street, Roger, Wood, Nick, (2022) Climate risk assessment needs urgent improvement. Nature Communications, 13 doi:

Ciampi, L., Plumpton, H. J., Osbahr, H., Cornforth, R. J., Petty, Celia, (2022) Building resilience through improving groundwater management for sustainable agricultural intensification in African Sahel. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 3 doi:

Falloon, Pete, Bebber, Daniel P., Dalin, Carole, Ingram, John, Mitchell, Dann, Hartley, Tom N., Johnes, Penny J., Newbold, Tim, Challinor, Andrew J., Finch, Jessica, Galdos, Marcello V., Petty, Celia, Cornforth, Ros, Bhunnoo, Riaz, Pope, Edward, Enow, Andrew, Borrion, Aiduan, Waterson, Amy, MacNeill, Katrina, Houldcroft, Alice, (2022) What do changing weather and climate shocks and stresses mean for the UK food system?. Environmental Research Letters, 17 (5). doi:

Mitheu, Faith, Petty, Celia, Tarnavsky, Elena, Stephens, Elizabeth, Ciampi, Luisa, Butsatsa, Jonah, Cornforth, Rosalind, (2022) Identifying the barriers and opportunities in the provision and use of weather and climate information for flood risk preparedness: the case of Katakwi District, Uganda. Frontiers in climate, 4 doi:

Petty, Celia, Ngoleka, Stella, Cornforth, Rosalind, Achiro, Eunice, Acidri, James, Ainslie, Andrew, Owuor, John, Walker, Grady, (2022) Adaptation planning: an integrated approach to understanding vulnerability in the Lake Victoria Basin. Frontiers in climate, 3 doi:


Brimicombe, Chloe, Di Napoli, Claudia, Cornforth, Rosalind, Pappenberger, Florian, Petty, Celia, Cloke, Hannah L., (2021) Borderless heat hazards with bordered impacts. Earth’s Future, 9 (9). doi:

Brimicombe, Chloe, Porter, James J., Di Napoli, Claudia, Pappenberger, Florian, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia, Cloke, Hannah L., (2021) Heatwaves: an invisible risk in UK policy and research. Environmental Science & Policy, 116 pp. 1-7. doi:

Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia, (2021) NIMFRU briefing note: improving disaster response through a Livelihood Impact Based (LIMB) Flood Forecasting System. Zenodo,

Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia, (2021) Reducing the cost and impact of disasters: National-scale Impact Based Forecasting of Flood Risk for Uganda. CERN, Geneva.

Cornforth, Rosalind, Plumpton, Heather, (2021) Future climate of Africa. CAB International, UK. ISBN 9781789249637.

Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Celia, Walker, Grady, (2021) Supporting climate-resilient planning at national and district levels: a pathway to multi-stakeholder decision-making in Uganda. Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 131-145. ISBN 9783030611590. doi:

Daron, Joseph, Allen, Mary, Bailey, Meghan, Ciampi, Luisa, Cornforth, Rosalind, Costella, Cecilia, Fournier, Nicolas, Graham, Richard, Hall, Kathrin, Kane, Cheikh, Lele, Issa, Petty, Celia, Pinder, Nyree, Pirret, Jennifer, Stacey, Jessica, Ticehurst, Helen, (2021) Integrating seasonal climate forecasts into adaptive social protection in the Sahel. Climate and Development, 13 (6). pp. 543-550. doi:

Hinkel, Jochen, Cornforth, Rosalind, Todman, Lindsay, Fairgreave, Ross, Plumpton, Heather, Shepherd, Ted, Tarnavsky, Elena, Petty, Celia, Acidri, James, (2021) Policy, governance and institutions for reducing and managing losses and damages – decision making under uncertainty. OECD Publishing, Paris. pp. 185-238. ISBN 9789264344396. doi:

Young, Hannah R., Shepherd, Theodore G., Acidri, James, Cornforth, Rosalind J., Petty, Celia, Seaman, John, Todman, Lindsay C., (2021) Storylines for decision-making: climate and food security in Namibia. Climate and Development, 13 (6). pp. 515-528. doi:


Bouwer, Roy, Cornforth, Rosalind, Lapworth, Daniel, Mcdonald, David, Marsham, John, Mittal, Neha, Petty, Celia, Walker, Grady, Way, Celia, (2020) Summary of FCFA work in Kenya. Future Climate for Africa,

Cornforth, Rosalind, Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, (2020) Unlocking Africa’s groundwater potential. UPGro Africa Groundwater Research,

Cornforth, Rosalind Jane, Myers, Jacob, (2020) ‘BRAVE’ groundwater futures for Burkina Faso: critical planning for the water sector. Walker Institute, doi:

Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind, (2020) Groundwater country profiles for seven UpGro consortium project countries in Africa. UpGro, (UPGro (2020) “African Groundwater 2020: Online Final Report of the Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor Programme (2013-2020),

Plumpton, Heather, Cornforth, Rosalind, (2020) BRAVE: building understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa. UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR), pp. 14-16.

Cornforth, R. J., Clegg, D., Petty, C., (2020) The integrated database for African policymakers. Walker Institute, doi:

Young, Hannah, Plumpton, Heather, Miret Barrio, Javier Alberto, Cornforth, Rosalind J., Petty, Celia, Todman, Lindsay, O’Sullivan, Donal M., Wagstaff, Carol, Mason, Onyinye, Shepherd, Ted, Saabwe, Colline, Talwisa, Miriam, (2020) Sweet potato production in Uganda in a changing climate: what is the role for fertilisers. Walker Institute, doi:

Young, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind J., Todman, Lindsay C., Miret Barrio, Javier A., Shepherd, Theodore G., Petty, Celia, O’Sullivan, Donal, Wagstaff, Carol, Mason, Onyinye, Talwisa, Miriam, (2020) Assessing the impact of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda. Walker Institute, doi:


Asare, Kofi, Cornforth, Rosalind, Tarhule, Aondover, Osbahr, Henny, Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, (2019) RAINWATCH handbook: a step by step guide to using RAINWATCH, version 1.0. Zenodo – CERN Repository, doi:

Burgin, Laura, Walker, Grady, Cornforth, Rosalind, Rowell, Dave, Marsham, John, Semazzi, Fred, Sabiti, Geoffrey, Ainslie, Andrew, Araujo, Julio, Ascott, Matthew, Clegg, Dai, Clenaghan, Andrew, Lapworth, Dan, Lwiza, Kamazima, Macdonald, David, Petty, Celia, Wainwright, Caroline, (2019) Possible futures for rural East Africa under a changing climate: HyCRISTAL climate narrative rural infographic and Brief. Zenodo – CERN Repository, doi:

Ciampi, Luisa, Davis, Hannah, Myers, Jacob, Petty, Celia, Cornforth, Rosalind, Asalu, Amos, Plumpton, Heather, (2019) FAMVAC and Listening Group facilitation handbook. NIFMRU, doi:

Cornforth, Rosalind J., Macdonald, David M. J., Osbahr, Henny, Ciampi, Luisa, Myers, Jacob, Verhoef, Anne, Black, Emily C., Ascott, Matt, Cook, Peter, Davis, Hannah, Clark, Hannah, Talens, Cristina, Gahi, Narcisse, Haruna, S., Petty, E.C., (2019) Possible futures for groundwater in Burkina Faso under a changing climate. Zenodo, doi:

Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Ros, Petty, Celia, (2019) Climate and health in Africa: research and policy needs. Walker Institute, Reading, UK. (BN1117/01). doi:

Young, Hannah R., Cornforth, Rosalind J., Gaye, Amadou T., Boyd, Emily, (2019) Event attribution science in adaptation decision-making: the context of extreme rainfall in urban Senegal. Climate and Development, 11 (9). pp. 812-824. doi:


Acidri, James, Petty, Elizabeth, Cornforth, Rosalind, Clegg, Dai, Ainslie, Andrew, Walker, Grady, Talwisa, Miriam, Clenaghan, Andrew, (2018) Uganda – Synthesising Evidence for Targeted National Responses to Climate Change. Zenodo (CERN), Switzerland. (0218/01). doi:

Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Finlayson, Bill, Petty, Elizabeth, (2018) Middle East and North Africa regional synthesis report – climate risk analysis to inform DFID’s country development diagnostics. DFID,

Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth, Finlayson, Bill, (2018) East Africa regional synthesis report – climate risk analysis to inform DFID’s country development diagnostics. DFID,

Plumpton, Heather, Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth, Finlayson, Bill, (2018) West Africa regional synthesis report (part I) – DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID’s country development diagnostics. DFID,

Young, Hannah, Cornforth, Rosalind, Petty, Elizabeth, Saley Bana, Zakari, (2018) West Africa regional climate risk synthesis (extended) – DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID’s country development diagnostics. DFID,

Parker, Hannah R., Boyd, Emily, Cornforth, Rosalind, James, Rachel, Frederike, Otto, Myles, Allen, (2017) Stakeholder perceptions of event attribution in the loss and damage debate. Climate Policy, 17 (4). pp. 533-550. doi:

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