Dr. Geoff Darch is a Chartered Scientist and leading expert in strategic foresight and risk, especially climate risk and adaptation planning. He holds a PhD in climate change and future flooding from the University of East Anglia, UK. Geoff joined Atkins in 2001 and leads applied research and consultancy in climate change and environmental futures. Geoff lectures on the application of climate change scenarios and climate adaptation decisions at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, and at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester. He is also an Industrial Supervisor and Industry Advisory Committee Member at the University College London Centre for Urban Sustainability & Resilience. Geoff is Chair of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Climate Change Network. Geoff has been an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation; Fifth Assessment Report).
Dessai, S. and Darch, G. 2014. Robust decision-making? Managing uncertainties in adapting water resource systems to a changing climate in England and Wales. In: Prutsch, A., Grothmann, T., McCallum, S., Schauser, I. and Swart, R. (eds.) Climate Change Adaptation Manual: Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries. Routledge, Abingdon: 208-212.
Arkell, B., Darch, G., Fawcett, D. and Sutherland, J. 2013. Practical Methodologies for Monitoring and Responding to the Impacts of Climate Change on Industry Treatment Processes. Report Ref. No. 13/CL/01/20. UK Water Industry Research, London. ISBN: 1 84057 682 0.
Arkell, B., Darch, G., Fawcett, D., Horan, N. and Sutherland, J. 2012. Climate Change Implications for Wastewater Treatment. Report Ref. No. 12/CL/12/1. UK Water Industry Research, London. ISBN: 1 84057 634 0.
Darch, G.J.C. and Jones, P.D. 2012. Design flood flows with climate change: method and limitations, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Management, 165, WM10, 553-565.