Dr Sim Reaney
Sim Reaney completed his undergraduate degree in geography at King’s College London in 1997. He worked as a research assistant at King’s College on an EU research project, MODULUS. This project developed a spatial modelling tool for integrated environmental decision-making in Mediterranean catchments. Following this position, he moved to the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and was awarded a PhD in 2003 for a thesis on the modelling of runoff generation and connectivity in semi-arid catchments. He then worked for Cascade Consulting on an UKWIR research project on the potential impact of climate change on water quality in UK rivers. He then worked on risk-based modelling of diffuse agricultural pollution as part of the SCIMAP project.
He is now working in the Department of Geography and the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience specialising in issues related to water with a focus on catchment dynamics, diffuse pollution and possible responses to projected climate change.
- Catchment, River and Hillslope Science (CRHS)
- Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience (IHRR)
- Built Infrastructure for Older People’s Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC)
- Risk-based modelling of diffuse agricultural pollution
- Agent based modelling techniques in hydrology
- Climate change impacts on hydrological systems
- Connectivity of environmental flows
- Diffuse pollution - N, P and fine sediment
- Hydrological modelling
- Physical hydrological processes
- Risk based approaches to environmental problems
- Water based hazards and risks
Journal papers: academic
- Ali G. Oswald, C., Spence C., Cammeraat E. L. H., McGuire K J., Meixner T. & Reaney S. M. Towards a unified threshold-based hydrological theory: necessary components and recurring challenges. Hydrological Processes. 2013;n/a.
- Milledge, D.G. Lane, S.N Heathwaite, A.L. & Reaney, S.M. A Monte Carlo approach to the inverse problem of diffuse pollution risk in agricultural catchments. Science of The Total Environment. 2012;433:434-449.
- Oven, K., Curtis, S., Reaney, S., Riva, M., Stewart, M.G., Ohlemuller, R., Dunn, C., Nodwell, S., Dominelli, L. & Holden, R. Climate change and health and social care: Defining future hazard, vulnerability and risk for infrastructure systems supporting older people’s health care in England. Applied Geography. 2012;33:16-24.
- Reaney, S.M., Lane, S.N., Heathwaite, A.L. & Dugdale, L.J. Risk-based modelling of diffuse land use impacts from rural landscapes upon salmonid fry abundance. Ecological Modelling. 2011;222:1016-1029.
- Wall, D., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Buckley, C., Reaney, S.M. & Shortle, G. Using the nutrient transfer concept to evaluate the European Union Nitrates Directive National Action Programme. Environmental Science & Policy. 2011;14:664-674.
- Lane, S.N., Reaney, S.M. & Heathwaite, A.L. Representation of landscape hydrological connectivity using a topographically driven surface flow index. Water Resources Research. 2009;45:W08423.
- Reaney, S.M. The use of agent based modelling techniques in hydrology: determining the spatial and temporal origin of channel flow in semi-arid catchments. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2008;33:317-327.
- Reaney, S.M., Bracken, L.J. & Kirkby, M.J. Use of the connectivity of runoff model (CRUM) to investigate the influence of storm characteristics on runoff generation and connectivity in semi-arid areas. Hydrological Processes. 2007;21:894-906.
- Alternative web page
- EdenDTC Project
- Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience
- SCIMAP Project Website