2011 - Professor Rob Wilby

Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

VCCCAR's visiting fellow in 2011 was Rob Wilby from Loughborough University.

Rob's fellowship with VCCCAR ran from 24 July and until 3 September 2011. During his time in Melbourne, Rob undertook an extensive range of activities. He gave multiple presentations and keynote addresses including, the Resilient Seaports Project at RMIT University, the Latrobe Annual Water Forum at Wodonga Campus and Climate risks and floodplain management in northern Victoria in Kerang. He gave his final talk on 1 September: Adapting to flood risk under climate change – a review of good practice.

Rob is Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. His main research focus is on climate variability and change in relation to the management of freshwater environments. With experience drawn from industry, government, consultancy and academia there is an applied emphasis to his work.

Current research into the detection time for climate change signals in UK river flow records will help identify when and where new assets, guidance and monitoring should be targeted to face the expected challenges of lower summer flows and increased flood risk in winter. Other work is addressing the urgent need to improve access and uptake of climate risk information for adaptation planning in developing regions.

Rob can be contacted via email:
For more information on Rob's academic activities, visit his Loughborough University webpage.