Lindsay Beevers

Professor/Chair Futures Forum, Heriot-Watt University

Lindsay Beevers is a Professor of Water Management at Heriot Watt and her research focuses on the impacts of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts – hydro-hazards) on society. It explores the interactions between flow, river form, societal vulnerability and resilience as well as ecosystem services and the issue of climate related uncertainty.
She has worked both in industry as an engineer (Jacobs 2003-2007) as well as in academia. From 2007-2010 she worked in the Netherlands at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (now known as IHE Delft) where she was involved in education, capacity building and research projects in river systems across the world. Most of her work was focussed in Africa on the Nile and the Zambezi basins, and Asia on the Mekong river.
In 2010 she joined Heriot-Watt University and in 2016 was awarded an EPSRC LWEC Challenge Fellowship to focus on Water Resilient Cities, focussing on climate change uncertainty and how we can adapt to its impacts for UK cities. She continues her international work, currently working on a NERC funded project in the Indian Himalayas looking at the upstream part of the Indus river basin and how climate change may impact the water resources in the future.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor/Chair Futures Forum, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2010–2015
    Associate professor, Heriot-Watt University
  • 2007–2010
    Senior lecturer, UNESCO-IHE Instite for Water Education

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Glasgow, PhD Civil Engineering
  • 1999 
    University of Glasgow, M.Eng Civil Engineering with Geology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate
    Role:
    CoI
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council
  • 2016
    Water Resilient Cities
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2015
    Accounting for climate change uncertainty in flood hazard predication
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2011
    Transforming water scarcity through trading (TWSTT)
    Role:
    CoI
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council