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University of Oxford’s Professor Jim Hall has been named as ICE Vice President from November 2021, with a view to becoming President of the Institution in November 2024, subject to interim annual election by Council.

Professor Jim Hall is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. Before joining the University of Oxford in 2011 to become Director of the University’s Environmental Change Institute, Prof Hall held academic positions in civil engineering departments in Newcastle University and the University of Bristol.

Internationally recognised for his research on risk analysis for water resource systems, flooding and coastal engineering, infrastructure systems and adaptation to climate change, Jim is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and is Expert Advisor to the National Infrastructure Commission. He was a member of the UK independent Committee on Climate Change Adaptation from 2009 to 2019. He led the development of the National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD), which was used for the ICE’s influential National Needs Assessment and for the UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment.

Jim helped to found the UK Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (DAFNI), which he now chairs. Amongst various distinctions, he was awarded the ICE’s George Stephenson Medal in 2001 and the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in 2018. He was a Contributing Author to the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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