My research focuses on natural hazards (including floods, droughts and heatwaves), surface water hydrology and resources, risk management and climate change resilience. I specialise in understanding natural hazards and risk from both physical causative and impacts perspectives, centred on the understanding, modelling and prediction of extreme weather events (in particular, hydrological prediction) on both the extended-range 'subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S)' (e.g. weeks to months) and climate timescales (e.g. up to the end of the century) using regional high-resolution and global climate projections.
Much of my research involves working with end-users to make climate, weather and natural hazards science and information more usable though the exploration of improved applications, communication and promotion of appropriate risk information in support of resource management, emergency management and disaster risk reduction activities.
I am always keen to talk to potential students, collaborators and industry partners about future projects and opportunities.
Strath Methods series of seminars Invited speaker1/9/2022Developing a Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Forecasting System for Hydropower Reservoirs in Scotland Contributor30/4/2021
More professional activities
Cross-disciplinary research for Discovery Science (NERC Discipline Hopping) White, Chris (Principal Investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023 Multi-hazard and risk-informed system for enhanced local and regional disaster risk management (MEDiate Horizon Europe CL3-2021-DRS-01) White, Chris (Principal Investigator) Douglas, John (Principal Investigator) Tubaldi, Enrico (Co-investigator) European Commission - Horizon 2020: £385,658.00 01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025 Multi-hazard and risk-informed system for enhanced local and regional disaster risk management (MEDiate Horizon Europe CL3-2021-DRS-01) White, Chris (Principal Investigator) Douglas, John (Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025 Low-cost sensor system for enhanced bridge flood resilience (TRIG) Tubaldi, Enrico (Principal Investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) White, Chris (Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022 RAMOBRIS Risk Assessment and MOnitoring for BRidges under Scour hazard (MSCA IF 2020) Tubaldi, Enrico (Principal Investigator) White, Chris (Co-investigator) 07-Jan-2022 - 06-Jan-2024 Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions White, Chris (Principal Investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022