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#PlanetPartners: Award Winning New Method of Assessing Flood Forecast Accuracy Could Support Vulnerable Communities

#PlanetPartners: Award Winning New Method of Assessing Flood Forecast Accuracy Could Support Vulnerable Communities

Thursday, October 7, 2021 A Walker Institute / University of Reading project that used flood impact reports to assess the accuracy of forecasts in Uganda has been selected as the winning entry in a World Meteorological ...
Walker Update 7 October 2021

Walker Update 7 October 2021

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the Walker Update, bringing you up to speed with the latest developments from the Walker Institute and the wider climate science field. We’ve been busy with projects, building collaborative relationships ...
Facing up to Climate Change – Elena Saggioro

Facing up to Climate Change – Elena Saggioro

Thursday, September 30, 2021 University of Reading PhD student, Elena Saggioro who has recently joined the Walker Institute to work on climate adaptation plans for vulnerable countries in the Middle East opens up about why ...
Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration for Climate Resilient Societies

Walker Institute and Microsoft Launch Collaboration for Climate Resilient Societies

Thursday, September 30, 2021 A new collaboration with Microsoft is set to help Walker Institute scientists develop more solutions to climate threats worldwide. Climate variability and change pose a huge risk to developing ...
Climate Change Adaptation in East Africa: Reflection on Systematic Change

Climate Change Adaptation in East Africa: Reflection on Systematic Change

Thursday, September 16, 2021 In the run-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021, UKRI is holding a series of online events to showcase locally led research on ...
Walker Hosts Net-Zero Targets Expert Panel Discussion

Walker Hosts Net-Zero Targets Expert Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 9, 2021 With the clock ticking down to COP26 later this year, the Walker Institute has hosted a video panel discussion on net zero targets and their place in mitigating global climate change.  Chaired by ...
New Walker Institute FutureLearn Course: Planet Partners – Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

New Walker Institute FutureLearn Course: Planet Partners – Tackling the Climate Crisis Together

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 About the course The Walker Institute has partnered with the University's Online Courses team to develop a new FutureLearn course due to launch on 13 September. The course has been designed for an ...
Walker Welcomes Dr Aida Opoku-Mensah

Walker Welcomes Dr Aida Opoku-Mensah

Thursday, August 19, 2021 We are delighted to announce that Dr Aida Opoku-Mensah is to join the Walker Institute as a new Board member.  She brings substantial knowledge and a formidable network of contacts to help steer and ...
Gender and Climate Change Part 1: Gender ≠ Women

Gender and Climate Change Part 1: Gender ≠ Women

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 While women are at risk of feeling that they need to stay at home, societal pressures can lead men to take greater risks during a natural disaster A guest post by Dr Luisa Ciampi Disclaimer and ...
International Women’s Day – Considering Gender and Climate Change

International Women’s Day – Considering Gender and Climate Change

Monday, March 8, 2021 Walker Institute Researcher and Impact Officer, Luisa Ciampi, recently completed a PhD studying the impact of gender on the effectiveness of agricultural extension services. In this 3-minute video, made to ...