CONVEX 2015 Workshop

‌‌‌‌The CONVEX intense rainfall and flash flooding workshop took place on 14th January 2015 at The Royal Society, London.  The latest scientific results from the project were presented and their application and potential for development into future policy were discussed.  View the workshop programme.



Introduction and scene setting, Kathryn Humphrey, Committee on Climate Change. ‌


CONVEX science

An introduction to CONVEX, Hayley Fowler. ‌

A new sub-daily rainfall dataset for the UK , Stephen Blenkinsop.‌

“Convection permitting models” – setting the scene, Nigel Roberts.

Climate change at convection-permitting scales, Lizzie Kendon.

Headline messages, Hayley Fowler.

Stakeholder perspectives and implications in practice

Understanding intense rainfall: Implications for the future of flood risk management policy in England‌, Mary Stevens, DEFRA.

Planning for intense rainfall: A perspective from the Environment Agency, Molly Anderson, Environment Agency.

Using Convex in support of the CCRA2 flood study, Paul Sayers, Sayers and Partners/CCRA2.

UKCP09 in light of CONVEX results, Lizzie Kendon.

The research presented by Murray Dale of CH2M HILL is subject to a peer review process and is therefore currently unavailable.


What next?

Key challenges and future developments, Hayley Fowler


Other documents

We also produced three documents for the event which provide a concise summary of the project's headline messages, key findings in terms of intense summer rainfall and how the project may be used in conjunction with UKCP09.

CONVEX flier The CONVEX project: Headline messages
Heavier flier Heavier summer downpours with climate change
UKCP09 flier UKCP09 in light of new CONVEX results



A short special report on the workshop and the project's key messages has been published by which can be viewed at .‌