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Department / group: Institute for Infrastructure & Environment
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Research interests:

Hydrological extremes
Fluvial systems
Climate change impacts
Impacts of extremes on society and the environment

Career history:

Senior Modeller/Environmental Engineer: Jacobs – Glasgow UK 2003-2007
Senior Lecturer: UNIESCO-IHE Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, Delft the Netherlands: 2007-2010
Assistant/Associate Professor Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK 2010-2017
Professor of Water Management Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK 2017-2021
Professor of Environmental Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK 2022-present

Active research projects:

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award: 2022: Split award (UoE-HWU) Tailoring novel uncertainty quantification (UQ) methods for the flood modelling industry (PI)
CREW Policy Fellowship: 2021-22: Social factors influencing drought resilience: Scotland (CoI)
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award 2020: Urban system response and recovery: Development of an online tool to explore the impact of COVID-19 (PI)
UKRI: Unlocking best practice for community-led COVID-19 responses in Indian slums: 2020: Exploring social networks to support community resilience. (CoI)
NERC [NE/S013296/1]: Peruvian Glacier Retreat and its Impact on Water Security PeruGROWS: 2019-22 (CoI: PI Northumbria)
RAEng: Climate-Resilient Slums: a Systems Approach for Inclusive Climate Impact assessment: 2019-20 (CoI)
EPSRC (EP/N030419/1) LWEC Challenge Fellow: 2016-21: Water Resilient Cities: Climate uncertainty and urban vulnerability to hydro-hazards (PI)
NERC NE/N016394/1 2016-20: Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate (CoI)

Recent publications:

Beevers, L. Bedinger, M, McClymont, K. Morrison, D. Aitken G and Visser-Quinn, A. (accepted) Systemic COVID-19 impacts in Cities. NPJ Urban Sustainability.
Beevers, L. Bedinger, M, and McClymont, K. (accepted) A hazard-agnostic model for unpacking systemic impacts in urban systems. Invited paper: Special Issue Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems: Apocalypse? No!
McClymont, K., Bedinger, M., Beevers, L., Visser-Quinn, A. and Walker, G. (2022). Understanding urban resilience with the urban system abstraction hierarchy, Sustainable Cities and Society.
Morrison, D. Beevers, L. Wright, G. B. Stewart, M. [2021] The impact of data spatial resolution on flood vulnerability assessment. Environmental Hazards, Doi: .
Visser-Quinn, A. Beevers, L. Lau, T. Gosling, R. [2021] Mapping future water scarcity in a water abundant nation: Near-term projections for Scotland, Climate Risk Management, 32, doi:
Beevers, L.; Bedinger, M.; McClymont, K.; Visser-Quinn, A. (2021) Resilience in Complex Catchment Systems. Water, 13, 541.