Adaptation and resilience research

Research led by the University of Birmingham addresses the community adaptation and preparation required for extreme climate impacts. 

Research highlights

  • The University of Birmingham is proud to be a member of the Met Office Academic Partnership - bringing together the Met Office with leading UK universities to advance the skill of weather and climate prediction. 

  • Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee, which shows action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet.
  • Led by the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham, TRANSITION Clean Air Network is a network undertaking innovative research to address emerging indoor/outdoor air quality challenges across UK surface transport. 
  • Our research has helped to improve decision making in the Winter Road Maintenance sector by deploying dense networks of low-cost sensors that are being used by highway departments across the UK and northern Europe.

On this podcast Professor Michaela Mahlberg talks to Professor David Hannah on how the language we use to talk about water relates to our perceptions of reality, and how it can help us to become more hopeful. David Hannah: Water - The Climate Connector