University of Oxford
Role at Tyndall
Jim Hall is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at Oxford University and Director of the Environmental Change Institute. Jim played a major role in the development of the Regional Coastal Simulator and led the development of the Tyndall Centre's Urban Integrated Assessment Facility. He now leads the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium.
Role at Council
Theme Co-ordinator: Cities and Coasts
Climate adaptation decisions.
Engineering adaptation to global change. Decision analysis. Robust decision making under uncertainty. Info-gap theory. Decision support for futures and scenarios analysis.
- Integrated assessment of coupled human and natural systems.
National assessment of infrastructure systems. Infrastructure systems reliability and interdependence. Integrated assessment of long term change in cities. Methodologies for uncertainty analysis in integrated assessments.
- Uncertainty representation in modelling and risk analysis of engineering and environmental systems.
Random set and imprecise probability theories. Sensitivity analysis and model calibration.
- Flood risk analysis and management.
Broad scale flood risk analysis. Reliability analysis of flood defence systems. Advanced sampling based methods. Impacts of climate change and socio-economic change on flood risk. Robust flood risk management decisions under uncertainty.
- Coastal erosion prediction and appraisal.
Simplified process-based modelling of coastal system evolution over extended time and space scales. Stochastic simulation of coastal cliff recession. Use of probabilistic information in coastal management. Impacts of sea level rise
Jim Hall is a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation. In 2010 Jim was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering "for his contribution to the development of methods for flood risk analysis, which underpin approaches for flood risk management in the UK and internationally." He is now a member of the Engineering Policy Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Public Voice Committee of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was is a member of the panel conducting the Institution of Civil Engineer’s 2014 State of the Nation Infrastructure assessment.
Until 2015 Jim Hall was co-chair of the Global Water Partnership / OECD Task Force on the Economics of Water Security and Sustainable Growth. He leads the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium, which has developed the world’s first national infrastructure simulation models for appraisal of national infrastructure investment and risks. His book "The Future of National Infrastructure: A System of Systems Approach" will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
- Gaupp, F., Pflug, G., Hochrainer-Stingler, S.,Hall, J. and Dadson, S. (2017) Dependency of crop production between global breadbaskets: a copula approach for the assessment of global and regional risk pools. Risk Analysis.
- Kingsborough, A., Jenkins, K. and Hall, J.W. (2017) Development and appraisal of long-term adaptation pathways for managing heat-risk in London. Climate Risk Management.
- Borgomeo, E., Mortazavi-Naeini, M., Hall, J.W., O'Sullivan, M.J. and Watson, T. (2016) Trading-off tolerable risk with climate change adaptation costs in water supply systems. Water Resources Research, 52: 622-643.
- Brisley, R., Wylde, R., Lamb, R., Cooper, J., Sayers, P. and Hall, J. (2016) Techniques for valuing adaptive capacity in flood risk management. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management.
- Byers, E., Qadrdan, M., Hall, J., Amezaga, J., Chaudry, M., Kilsby, C., Martino, T. and Alderson, D. (2016) Water use and water availability constraints to decarbonised electricity systems. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austri.
- Byers, E.A., Hall, J.W., Amezaga, J.M., O'Donnell, G.M. and Leathard, A. (2016) Water and climate risks to power generation with carbon capture and storage. Environmental Research Letters, 11(024011 ).
- Dubbelboer, J., Nikolic, J., Jenkins, K. and Hall, J. (2016) An Agent-Based Model of Flood Risk and Insurance. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
- Freire-Gonzalez, J., Decker, C. and Hall, J. (2016) The Economic Impacts of Droughts: A Framework for Analysis. Ecological Economics, 132: 196-204.
- Guillod, B., Massey, N., Otto, F., Allen, M., Jones, R. and Hall, J. (2016) Synthetic drought event sets: thousands of meteorological drought events for risk-based management under present and future conditions. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
- Hall, J. (2016) Editorial. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 9: 1-2.
- Hall, J.W., Tran, M., Hickford, A.J. and Nicholls, R. (2016) The Future of National Infrastructure: A System-of-Systems Approach. Cambridge University Press, UK. ISBN: 9781107066021.
- Hu, X., Hall, J.W., Shi, P. and Lim, W-H. (2016) The spatial exposure of the Chinese infrastructure system to flooding and drought hazards. Natural Hazards, 80(2): 1083-1118.
- Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J. and Crick, F. (2016) Surface water flood risk and management strategies for London: An Agent-Based Model approach. E3S Web Conf, 7 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016).
- Kelly, S., Leverett, E., Oughton, E.J., Copic, J., Thacker, S., Pant, R., Pryor, L., Kassara, G., Evan, T., Ruffle, S.J., Tuveson, M., Coburn, A.W., Ralph, D. and Hall, J.W. (2016) Integrated Infrastructure: Cyber Resiliency in Society, Mapping the Consequences of an Interconnected Digital Economy. Cambridge Risk Framework series Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge
- Kingsborough, A., Borgomeo, E. and Hall, J. (2016) Adaptation pathways in practice: Mapping options and trade-offs for London’s water resources. Sustainable Cities and Society.
- Liao, X., Hall, J. and Eyre, N. (2016) Water use in China’s thermoelectric power sector. Global Environmental Change, 41: 142-152.
- Massey, N., Allen, M. and Hall, J. (2016) Large Ensembles of Regional Climate Projections. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
- Pant, R., Hall, J.W. and Blainey, S.P. (2016) Vulnerability assessment framework for interdependent critical infrastructures: case-study for Great Britain's railway network. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 16(1): 174-194.
- Pant, R., Thacker, S., Hall, J.W., Alderson, D. and Barr, S. (2016) Critical infrastructure impact assessment due to flood exposure. Journal of Flood Risk Management.
- Pianosi, F., Beven, K., Freer, J., Hall, J.W., Rougier, J., Stephenson, D.B. and Wagener, T. (2016) Sensitivity analysis of environmental models: A systematic review with practical workflow. Environmental Modelling and Software, 79(May 2016): 214-232.
- Sayers, P., Lamb, R., Panzeri, M., Bowman, H., Hall, J., Horritt, M., and Penning-Rowsell, E. (2016) Believe it or not? The challenge of validating large scale probabilistic risk models. E3S Web Conf, 7.
- Simpson, M., Ives, M. and Hall, J. (2016) Evaluation of strategies for nature-based solutions to drought: a decision support model at the national scale. EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria.
- Simpson, M., Ives, M.C., Hall, J. and Kisby, C. (2016) Water supply systems assessment. In, Tran, M., Hall, J., Hickford, A. and Nicholls, R. (eds.) Planning Infrastructure for the 21st Century: A Systems-of-Systems Methodology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Simpson, M., James, R., Hall, J.W., Borgomeo, E., Ives, M.C., Almeida, S., Kingsborough, A., Economou, T., Stephenson, D. and Wagener, T. (2016) Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Hazards. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 41: 489-516.
- Speight, L.J., Hall, J.W. and Kilsby, C.G. (2016) A multi-scale framework for flood risk analysis at spatially distributed locations. Journal of Flood Risk Management.
- Villarroel Walker, r., Beck, M., Hall, J.,Dawson, R. and Heidrich, O. (2016) Identifying key technology and policy strategies for sustainable cities: A case study of London. Environmental Development.
- Wheeler, K.G., Basheer, M., Mekonnen, Z.T., Eltoum, S.O., Mersha, A., Abdo, G.M., Zagona, E.A., Hall, J.W. and Dadson, S.J. (2016) Cooperative filling approaches for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Water International, 41(4): 611-634.
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