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Paul Sayers

Research Associate

  • Global Risks and Resilience
Portrait of Paul Sayers

Paul is a Chartered Engineer and a Partner at Sayers and Partners, a consultancy specialising in the strategic management of the water and coastal environment and its associated risks. Previously a Board Director of HR Wallingford Ltd, Paul has over 25 years international experience in all aspects of flood and coastal risk management.

Paul has experience in real time forecasting and warning to long term climate adaptation, including providing leading contributions to the seminal Foresight Future Flooding studies in the UK and China, and most recently the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA).

Paul’s international experience covers Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. He has collaborated with National Development and Reform Commission and Swiss Aid on the Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) programme, strategic green infrastructure planning with World Wildlife Fund China/UK, and long term adaptation planning in Ethiopia and Kenya, supported by the UK Space Agency.

Paul is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, a visiting researcher at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, and an Associate of World Wildlife Fund UK, where he advises on strategic flood and drought issues. 

Paul is also on the Editorial Panel for the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management journal of Flood Risk Management.  

For further information please see Paul’s LinkedIn profile.

Paul at ODI