University of East Anglia
PhD project description:
PhD title: Modelling future flood risk for adaptation planning of coastal and inland flooding: a case study of the Broads
Global mean sea levels are increasing due to climate change and are predicted to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Sea-level rise is expected to have a wide range of impacts on coastal communities, natural environments and infrastructure. While adaptation measures are necessary, they will not only depend on local conditions, but also on stakeholder perception of scientific information. Taking Britain’s largest protected wetland – the Broads – as a case study, my PhD project looks into the implications of adaptation options on compound flood risk and salinity changes as well as explore the processes of co-production of knowledge for decision-making. The final objective of my research will be to provide recommendations for integrated flood management and adaptation policies.
Primary supervisor: Dr Helen He Secondary supervisor: Dr Marisa Goulden
Other supervisory team members: Prof Kevin Hiscock, Simon Hooton (Broads Authority)