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.