San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Long term strategic analysis of national infrastructure (energy, transport, water, waste, ICT) has tended to occur in silos, with limited consideration of interdependencies between infrastructure sectors. The quest for greater resource efficiency, and radical emissions reductions, is challenging conventional assumptions about cross-sector demands. This talk will present the system-of-systems framework for modelling national infrastructure systems that has been developed by the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC), with a particular focus on energy-transport and energy-water interdependencies.
About the speaker:
Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the School of Geography and the Environment, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and fellow of Linacre College. His research focuses upon management of climate-related risks in infrastructure systems, in particular relating to various dimensions of water security, including flooding and water scarcity. He moved to the University of Oxford in 2011 having previously held academic positions in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol. He has been awarded the George Stephenson Medal, the Robert Alfred Carr Prize and the Frederick Palmer Prize of the Institution of Civil Engineers for his work on flooding and coastal erosion, and the Lloyds Science of Risk prize for the work of his team on climate risk analysis. Jim Hall is a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and is co-chair of the Global Water Partnership / OECD Task Force on the Economics of Water Security and Sustainable Growth.
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UCL Energy Institute
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Founded in June 2009, the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) was established as UCL’s response to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and providing energy security in the 21st century. UCL-Energy, which sits within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It coordinates multidisciplinary teams from across the University, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. www.ucl.ac.uk/energy Follow on Twitter @ucl_energy