WRHC 2017 Plenary Talks





Walker Institute, University of Reading | UK


University of KwaZulu-Natal | ZA

Professor Nigel Arnell is the Director of the Walker Institute and a Professor in Climate Science at the University of Reading, UK.

He is a world-leading expert in the impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources.

Nigel Arnell has developed research into techniques for aiding adaptation to climate change, specifically in ways of charactering and incorporating uncertainty and on using climate scenario information to inform decisions.

He has contributed to the IPCC Reports and to the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change.



The hydrologist Professor Roland Schulze of the University of KwaZulu-Natal  in Pietermaritzburg (ZA) has been voted South Africa’s top water researcher.

His research into climate change and global warming-related issues has earned him worldwide recognition as an authority in the field with much of his time now taken up addressing gatherings on the subject in all corners of the globe.

Schulze has a long list of accolades including being a member of the National Water Advisory Committee, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and is currently leading several multi-institutional research projects.