James Webber

Project Title: Surface water flood resilience

Supervisors: Profs David Butler and Guangtao Fu

University of Exeter

James is a member of the ‘Safe and SuRe’ project, which aims to develop a sustainable and resilient system for water management. His current research focuses on developing a decision support tool to manage trade-offs between performance (reliability, resilience), sustainability and cost when scoping flood management interventions.

Before joining the university James worked within an engineering consultancy in the fields of asset management, flood risk management and urban water planning. During his time in consultancy James developed and implemented large scale asset flood resilience studies for the UK water industry and worked as part of team in the strategic and detailed design of surface water drainage systems. Prior to this, James completed his BSc in Physical Geography at the University of Reading, where his studies focused on water quality and resources, fieldwork and geomorphology.

For more information about the Safe&SuRe project, led by Professor David Butler, please see the Safe&SuRe webpages.

Work experience: Water engineering consultant working in asset management, flood risk management and urban water planning. Through this role James developed and implemented large scale asset flood resilience studies for the UK water industry and worked as part of a team in the strategic and detailed design of surface water drainage systems..

Research interests: Urban resilience, flood risk management, sustainable development, climate change adaption and water industry decision support.

James’ Research Poster