I am a principal scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as well as being a Visiting Professor (Loughborough University) specialising in Hydro-climatology.
2015-present: Project manager and team leader; principal hydroclimatologist, CEH .
2004-2015: Project manager and team leader; senior hydrologist, CEH.
2002-2004: Research Engineer at the Direction de Recherche et Developpement d'Electricite de France (Chatou, France).
I lead a small team dedicated to study, understand and model the development in time and space of water deficits across spatial scales (from local to global), to assess their associated uncertainty and to quantifying the impact of climate variability and change on the hydrological processes and how in turn this impacts on the environment. I also coordinate CEH research on droughts.
Recent research projects include:
- ‘EDgE: End-to-end Demonstrator for improved decision making in the water sector in Europe’ (EU-Copernicus, 2015-2017, Total 1.6M€, CEH 627k€) Lead PI and Deputy Project Lead
- 'Lakes in Transition’ (NFR research grant Programme Milijo 2015, Norway) CEH PI and international expert ‘
- IMPETUS ‘Improving predictions of drought for user decision-making' (NERC thematic programme; CEH budget £555k FTE) CEH PI
- 'Analysis of historic drought and water scarcity in the UK: a systems-based study of drivers, impacts and their interactions' (NERC thematic programme; CEH budget £655k) Co-I
- 'CCRA2: Updated projections of water availability for the UK' (CCC funding; HRWallingford lead; CEH budget £30k) CEH-PI
- 'Performance of water supply systems during extreme drought' (EA/ UKWIR funding; AMEC lead; CEH budget: £17k) CEH-PI
- CEH-WP4 MARS 'Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress' (EU-FP7; NERC budget €948k) Co-I and coordinator of the Thames basin case study.
- 'Future flows and groundwater levels' (Partnership funding; total budget budget £760k FTE) Lead PI
- 'Water and Global Change' (EU-FP5; CEH-WB4 budget: £621k) Co-I
- 'The spatial coherence of European droughts' (EA funding; total budget £81.5k) Lead PI
- Parry, S., Prudhomme, C., Wilby, R.L. and Wood, P.J., (2016) Drought termination: Concept and characterisation. Progress in Physical Geography, 40(6), 743-767.
- Bussi, G., Dadson, S.J., Prudhomme, C. and Whitehead, P.G., (2016) Modelling the future impacts of climate and land-use change on suspended sediment transport in the River Thames (UK). Journal of Hydrology, 542, 357-372.
- Oliver, T.H., Marshall, H.H., Morecroft, M.D., Brereton, T., Prudhomme, C. and Huntingford, C., (2015) Interacting effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on drought-sensitive butterflies. Nature Climate Change, 5(10), 941-945.
- Giuntoli, I., Vidal, J.P., Prudhomme, C. and Hannah, D.M., (2015) Future hydrological extremes: the uncertainty from multiple global climate and global hydrological models. Earth System Dynamics, 6(1), 267-285.
- Chiverton, A., Hannaford, J., Holman, I., Corstanje, R., Prudhomme, C., Bloomfield, J. and Hess, T.M., (2015) Which catchment characteristics control the temporal dependence structure of daily river flows?. Hydrological Processes, 29(6), 1353-1369.
- Royan, A., Prudhomme, C., Hannah, D.M., Reynolds, S.J., Noble, D.G. and Sadler, J.P., (2015) Climate‐induced changes in river flow regimes will alter future bird distributions. Ecosphere, 6(4), pp.1-10.
- Prudhomme, C., Giuntoli, I., Robinson, E.L., Clark, D.B., Arnell, N.W., Dankers, R., Fekete, B.M., Franssen, W., Gerten, D., Gosling, S.N. and Hagemann, S., (2014) Hydrological droughts in the 21st century, hotspots and uncertainties from a global multimodel ensemble experiment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(9), 3262-3267.
- Stanke, C., Kerac, M., Prudhomme, C., Medlock, J. and Murray, V., (2013) Health effects of drought: a systematic review of the evidence. PLOS Currents Disasters, 38.