Hello and welcome!

Our research group investigates changes in climatic and water-related extremes (especially floods, heat waves, sea level, and other extremes) and water resources.

We develop computational approaches (data-driven, Earth observation, and ensemble-based methods) to understand how changes in climate, land cover and society affect climatic and water-related extremes over daily to multidecadal timescales. 

On these webpages you will find updates on our current research (below), publications, outreach activities, talks/conferences, and some information about the group members and about me. If you are interested in undertaking doctoral or post-doctoral research in any of the above areas, please do check guidance here and get in touch!

AGU and EGU talks and sessions

A brief overview of talks and sessions in the upcoming AGU Fall meeting and EGU 2020

AGU 2019:

EGU 2020:

New papers in ERL and AWR on extremes (precipitation and high sea level)

Two new papers in the last month:

Courty, L., Wilby, R., Hillier, J., Slater, L.J. (2019) Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves at the global scaleEnvironmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab370a


Khouakhi, A., Villarini, G., Zhang, W., Slater, L.J. (2019) Seasonal predictability of high sea level frequency from Nino3.4 along the U.S. West coast, Advances in Water Resources. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.07.007



Oxford water network Chair

I’m delighted to announce that I have just taken on the role of Chair for the Oxford Water Network (OWN), which includes 150 academics across the university. The role involves setting the agenda for water research across the University, heading the OWN leadership team, overseeing our events (seminars, conferences, and other activities), and growing the network (partners, members, and beyond). OWN is also one of Oxford’s Networks for the Environment (ONE). Please do reach out if you are interested!