Hosted by Dr Chris White, in partnership with Amanda Carpenter from Planet Pod Productions, this series of informative and thoughtful podcasts is an important part of the run up to COP26 in Glasgow. In each themed episode we talk with Scotland’s own experts who give their insights to the latest research and innovations as we transition towards a net zero economy and a more sustainable and resilient future.
Each Innovate Strathclyde podcast has a panel of guests drawn from external organisations and the University of Strathclyde. The epiodes will focus on different innovations, each relating to the transition to a net zero future, including:
- renewables & the energy transition
- sustainable development & circular economy
- climate adaptation & resilience
- finance for green growth
You can listen to the Innovate Strathclyde podcast using the links below, or discover us on Spotify and Apple iTunes podcasts. Subscribe to the Innovate Strathclyde podcast – the Place of Useful Listening.
Dr Chris White
Dr Chris White is Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The centre undertakes fundamental and applied research that provides novel solutions to some of the most pressing global environmental challenges, including net zero and the circular economy, water and waste, environmental health, and climate resilience.
Chris leads the Engineering for Extremes research group that focuses on understanding extreme weather events and hydro-meteorological hazards such as floods and droughts, their impact on the built and natural environments in a changing climate, and the development and application of climate services for improved decision-making and climate resilience.
His research interests are cross-disciplinary, including the emerging fields of multi-hazard compound and cascading events, impact-based forecasting, and the prediction and application of predictions on extended-range weather and climatic timescales.
He is part of the Management Committee of the European COST Action CA17109 on compound events, and is co-leading a new applications sub-project of the World Meteorological Organization’s WWRP/WCRP S2S Prediction Project.