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Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, and Director of Research in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Professor Hall's work addresses how much we need to adapt to climate change, and the risks to infrastructure systems. He focuses on how climate change leads to costal change, flooding, droughts and water scarcity; and looks at risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty.

He is a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology and is Expert Advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission. He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019, and was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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. He is Chair of the Science Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

His research group are at the forefront of risk analysis of climatic extremes and their impacts on infrastructure networks and economic systems, from local to global scales. The group developed the first national water resource systems simulation model for England and Wales.

Speaking recently at the Oxford Martin School, Professor Hall said, 'At $2.3 trillion a year infrastructure investment is at an all-time high, and those choices which are being made now are locking in patterns of development for years to come. And yet despite that level of infrastructure investment we don't see the quantity, quality or affordability of infrastructure services that are needed for sustainable development.'

Jim Hall