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The CSIC 2021 Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk at the University of Oxford Jim Hall and will take place on Tuesday 13 July. Full details are to follow but please make a diary date.

This year’s Distinguished Lecture will mark 10 Years of CSIC and is part of a month-long series of remote events planned to showcase the work and achievements of CSIC in the run-up to the lecture on 13 July. Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford and Director of Research in the School of Geography and the Environment. Prof Hall is internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty for water resource systems, flood and coastal risk management, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change. Professor Hall is a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and is Expert Advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission. He is Chair of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019.

We are delighted to confirm that Professor Jim Hall will be presenting the 2021 Distinguished Lecture which marks 10 Years of CSIC. I cannot think of anyone better to reflect on the need to put the global grand challenges of zero carbon, resource constraint and resilience centre stage in the planning, building, maintaining and operating of our national infrastructure systems. I am very much looking forward to welcoming many of our partners and collaborators to our Distinguished Lecture of which full details will be available soon. Dr Jennifer Schooling Director of CSIC

Prof Hall's group in the University of Oxford is at the forefront of risk analysis of climatic extremes and their impacts on infrastructure networks and economic systems, from local to global scales. He led the development of the National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD), which was used for the UK's first National Infrastructure Assessment and for analysis of the resilience of energy, transport, digital and water networks in Great Britain. His group developed the first national water resource systems simulation model for England and Wales. Prof Hall conceived of, and now chairs, the UK's Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI). His systems analysis methods have been applied worldwide, including in Argentina, China, Curacao, St Lucia, Tanzania and Vietnam. He has published four books, including, The Future of National Infrastructure: A System-of-Systems Approach, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

Welcoming the announcement, Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC, said: “We are delighted to confirm that Professor Jim Hall will be presenting the 2021 Distinguished Lecture which marks 10 Years of CSIC. I cannot think of anyone better to reflect on the need to put the global grand challenges of zero carbon, resource constraint and resilience centre stage in the planning, building, maintaining and operating of our national infrastructure systems. I am very much looking forward to welcoming many of our partners and collaborators to our Distinguished Lecture of which full details will be available soon.”    

 

 

 

 

 

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