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    United Kingdom

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Ian is an Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Leader of Geography Education at Heriot Watt. His research interests relate to holistic flood management, ranging from Natural Flood Management at the catchment scale or Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in citiies, to flood forecasting and warning systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • GB Physical geography
  • Hydrology
  • Floods
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Rivers
  • Natural Flood Management
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • G Geography (General)
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • QE Geology
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering


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