Andrew Black has 20 years experience in hydrology and water and environmental management, largely in Scotland. In recent years I have worked on placement in the Flooding Policy Unit of the Scottish Executive supporting policy development, and work with Wallingford HydroSolutions in their Scottish office as a Technical Director. Policy and practical relevance underpins all my work. Key current research interests include:
Andrew also holds the office of President of the British Hydrological Society (2009-11). The BHS is a Society of more than 1000 members which has an excellent track record of bringing together researchers and practitioners in hydrology for the exchange and advancement of knowledge.
|2009 -||Industrail secondment to Wallingford HydroSolutions Ltd|
|2008||Research placement with Scottish Government on Sustainable Flood Management . ESRC/Scottish Government grant.|
|2007||Assessing the benefits of flood warning: Phase 2. With T Ball and Halcrow Group Limited, funded by SNIFFER.|
|2006||"Assessing the value of historic spring flow records in Scotland: A study focusing on the North Pentland Springs" (with A Macdonald and T Ball), funded by Scottish Environment Protection Agency and British Geological Survey.|
|2005||"Exploring the Social Impacts of Flooding and Flood Risk in Scotland" (with A Werritty, D S Houston, T Ball and A Tavendale), funded by Scottish Executive.|
|2005||"Integrated River Basin Management twinning mission" (with A Werritty, A Fenemor and J Butler), funded by twinbasin.org.|
|2004||"Hydrometric Data Collection for Flood Estimation in Scotland" (with A Tavendale), funded by Scottish Executive.|
|2004||"Climate Change, Non-Point Pollution and Land Use: modelling interactions". (With N Hanley, A Aftab and M Semenov), funded byresearch councils Rural Economy and Land Use Programme.|
|2004||"Development of Environmental Standards (Water Resources)" (with M Acreman, M Dunbar, J Rowan,O Bragg and R Duck), funded by SNIFFER.|
|2004||"Financial Costs of Flood Damages" (with A Werritty), funded by insurance sources.|
|2003||"The Evolution of Legal Controls on Hydro-Electric Dams in Scotland: the Emergence of Environmental Concerns" (with C Reid, Department of Law), funded by Arts & Humanities Research Board.|
|1989-92||Ph.D. Geography ("Seasonality of flooding in Scottish rivers"), University of St Andrews|
|1985-89||BSc (Hons) Geography, University of St Andrews|
|2004 -||Senior Lecturer, Geography, University of Dundee|
|1995 - 2004||Lecturer, Geography, University of Dundee|
|1992 - 1995||Scottish Water Archive Hydrologist, NERC Institute of Hydrology (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)|
Hanley, N and Black, A R (2006) Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Water Framework Directive in Scotland. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2(2) 156-165.
Reid, C T, Pillai, A and Black, A R (2006) Regulating long-term impacts on the Scottish landscape: quarries, dams and forestry. Environmental Law Review, 8, 33-50.
Hanley, N, Columbo, S, Tinch, D, Black, A and Aftab, A (2006) Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements under the Water Framework Directive: are benefits transferable? European Review of Agricultural Economics, pp. 1?23. doi:10.1093/erae/jbl019 .
Macdonald, N, Werritty, A, Black, A R, and McEwen, L J (2006) Historical and pooled flood frequency analysis for the River Tay at Perth, Scotland. Area, 38, 34-46.
Rowan, J S, Carwardine, J, Duck, R W, Bragg, O M, Black, A R, Cutler, M E J, Soutar, I and Boon, P J (2006) Development of a technique for Lake Habitat Survey (LHS) with applications for the European Union Water Framework Directive. Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems, 16, 637-657.
Cranston, M D and Black, A R (2006) Flood warning and the use of weather radar in Scotland: a study of flood events in the Ruchill Water catchment. Meteorological Applications, 13, 43-52.
Black, A R, Rowan, J S, Duck, R W, Bragg, O M and Clelland, B E (2005) DHRAM: a method for classifying river flow regime alterations for the EU Water Framework Directive. Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems, 15, 427-446.
Pillai, A, Reid, C T and Black, A R (2005) Reconciling renewable energy and the local impacts of hydro-electric development. Environmental Law Review, 7, 110-123.
Black, A R and Law, F M (2004) Development and utilization of a national web-based chronology of hydrological events. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 49, 237-246.
Reid, C T, Pillai, A and Black, A R (2004) Environmental controls on hydro-electric schemes in Scotland. Water Law, 15, 238-241.