Edward Byers

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e-mail address
e.a.byers@ncl.ac.uk
First Name
Edward
Surname
Byers
Institution
University of Newcastle
Current Position
PhD Researcher
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Research Themes

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PhD Researchers Profile

Tyndall Research Theme
Water and Landuse
Duration of your PhD
2010/2013
Thesis's Supervisor
Prof Jim Hall, Dr Jaime Amezaga
Funder
EPSRC
My Thesis' Abstract

 

Ph.D:  Sustainable transition strategies for interdependent infrastructure futures. 

 

Main focus on the Water-Energy nexus.

 

My main research covers long term infrastructure transitions, with a focus on the water-energy nexus. Particular focus has been modelling the effect of drivers such as climate change, economy and demography on infrastructure performance. I am keen on quantifying cross-sector interdependencies, probabilistic risks of failure, but also identification of robust performance under uncertainty. 

 

This includes:

 - hydrological variability and risks to power station cooling in the UK

 - energy intensity of water supply options and adaptation

 

I also have a keen interest in the way socio-technological transitions can inform policy and regulatory frameworks to accommodate infrastructure in our rapidly evolving and complex society.

 

Based at the School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University.

Supervisors: Dr Jaime Amezaga (Newcastle University)

Prof Jim Hall (University of Oxford)

Contact:

School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Devonshire Building 3rd floor
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, UK
+44 (0) 191 246 4880

 

Associations:

Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability

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