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Biography

Graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a MEng in Civil Engineering in 1993. He was then employed as a Research Associate within the Drainage and Water Supply Research Group in the Department of Building Engineering and Surveying at Heriot-Watt University. This work aimed to extend existing mathematical models for use within London Underground Stations, and formed the basis of Dr Wright’s PhD (1997). After leaving Heriot-Watt University, Dr Wright was employed as a hydraulic engineer by Montgomery Watson Ltd. This was followed by a period spent abroad, during which he became involved in an Australian research project to develop water efficient building drainage networks. In 2001 Dr Wright returned to the Drainage and Water Supply Research Group as a Post-doctoral Research Associate, initially to work on a project to investigate and numerically simulate the performance characteristics of siphonic roof drainage systems. He then became involved in the EPSRC funded AUDACIOUS project in the newly created School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt; this project aimed to provide the mathematical models and guidance necessary to assess the impact of climate change on urban drainage systems. In August 2005, Dr Wright was appointed as a RCUK funded Academic Fellow within the School of the Built Environment, and is now involved in the identification and development of new research streams in the general fields of water management and drainage design. In August 2010, Dr Wright was appointed lecturer within the School of the Built Environment. His school duties include: School of Built Environment student/staff co-ordinator Course leader - Hydraulics and Hydrology A (2nd year undergraduate) Course leader - Hydraulics and Hydrology B (3rd year undergraduate) Course leader - Computer simulation of River Flows (postgraduate).

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Research Output 1996 2019

Characterising Local Knowledge across the Flood Risk Management Cycle: A Case Study of Southern Malawi

Sakic Trogrlic, R., Wright, G. B., Duncan, M. J., van den Homberg, M. J. C., Adeloye, A. J., Mwale, F. D. & Mwafulirwa, J., 20 Mar 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 6, 1681.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
traditional knowledge
Malawi
Risk management
risk management
natural disaster

Community Perceptions of Local Knowledge for Community-Based Flood Risk Management: The Case of ‘Zamakolo’ in Malawi

Sakic Trogrlic, R., Wright, G., Adeloye, A., Duncan, M. J. & Mwale, F. D., 17 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

traditional knowledge
disaster
risk management
local participation
empowerment

Influence of Sediment on the Hydrological Performance of a Permeable Pavement

Alsubih, M., Wright, G., Arthur, S. & Allen, D. A., Apr 2018, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 171, 2, p. 67-75 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pavement
outflow
sediment
urban drainage
rainfall

Community based- flood risk management: experiences and challenges in Malawi

Sakic Trogrlic, R., Wright, G., Adeloye, A., Duncan, M. J. & Mwale, F. D., 3 Jun 2017, XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, Mexico (May 2017). p. 1-13

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
fieldwork
project management
valley
risk management
financing

Local Knowledge in Community-Based Flood Risk Management: Perspectives from the Lower Shire Valley in Malawi

Sakic Trogrlic, R., Wright, G., Adeloye, A., Duncan, M. J. & Mwale, F. D., 20 Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

traditional knowledge
valley
disaster
flooding
risk management

Activities 2010 2010

  • 2 Participation in Festival or Exhibition

cheltenham science festival

Grant Wright (Speaker)
9 Jun 201013 Jun 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition

cheltenham science festival

Grant Wright (Speaker)
13 Sep 201017 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition