In the department of Water and Climate Risk, explicit attention is given to the interaction between the hydrological and climate systems, and how these interactions lead to risk to society, the economy, and the environment. The focus is on water and climate extremes such as floods and droughts, to estimate impacts from these extremes on various economic sectors, and to examine which strategies can be developed to reduce impacts and risk. Climate and Water Model simulations, data processing, data assimilation and the integration of economic instruments, such as insurance, are key scientific strengths of the department.
The department’s research operates along four main research themes: Global Water and Climate Risk; Risk Modelling and e-Science; Risk-Based Decision Making and Adaptation; and Climate Modelling and Extreme Events. More info: Research Themes.