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Professor of Hydrogeology, UCL

Richard Taylor is a Professor of Hydrogeology at University College London. His research focuses on the impact of global change on groundwater systems and the role of groundwater can play in enabling communities in low-income communities to adapt to the pressures of rapid development and climate change in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 6 (Water & Sanitation for All) by 2030.

Although the use of models (analytical, statistical, numerical) plays an important role in this research, his research is defined by its primary focus on observations, both ground-based and satellite measurements, as observations enable the development and testing of our conceptual understanding of groundwater systems and how they are affected not only by climate variability and change but also human activity.


  • –present
    Professor of Geography, UCL