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Dr William Medd

Formerly at Lancaster University

William Medd

Research Interests

The main area of my work has been focused on the two extremes of flood and drought: work on the social dimensions of flood recovery and dynamics of domestic water demand. My research has been funded by combinations of research council, local and national government and private sector funding. The common theme to the research is understanding how resilience is manifest in the relationship between everyday life and the governance of socio-technical infrastructure.

Key projects on flooding

Key projects on drought and demand

  • Sustainable Practices Research Group (ESRC) (website coming soon!)
  • ARCC-Water (EPSRC Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change Programme)
  • Drought and Demand (ESRC, UKWIR, OFWAT, Environment Agency, Defra, Veolia Water, Anglian Water, Southeast Water, Essex and Suffolk Water
  • Traces of Water (UKWIR)

Other recent projects

  • Social Capacity Building for Natural Hazards: Towards More Resilient Societies (CapHaz-Net) (European Commission)
  • Lost in translation: Strategies of Containment in Animal Disease Management” (Joint Research Council Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme)
  • Governance of Natural Resources (GOVERNAT) (Marie-Curie Training Network)

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