Simon Dadson is Hydro-JULES Programme Leader at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Professor of Hydrology at the University of Oxford. Simon has published widely in the fields of climate change, hydrology and Earth surface processes, in leading scientific journals such as Nature, Science, Geophysical Research Letters, Proceedings of the Royal Society, and Water Resources Research.
In past projects, he has quantified the effects of climate change on river flows and water resources availability for the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs. In work funded by the Department for International Development, Simon has integrated a river flow model into the Met Office's regional climate model to enable developing countries to predict the effects of climate change on flood and drought risk.
He is lead author of the Oxford Martin School Floods Restatement, which evaluated the scientific evidence base for natural flood management in the UK. Simon serves as a member of the OECD Global Water Partnership Task Force on Water Security, Risk and Growth. He is a member of the Court of the University of Reading and a Trustee of Christ Church, Oxford.