Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty Workshop

10.–11. Feb. 2016

Imperial College London

Together with Atkins, UK Energy Research Centre, and the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London hosted a workshop in February 2016 exploring tools and frameworks for decision-making under risk and uncertainty.


The workshop focused on decision-making problems and provided frameworks and/or tools to help structure and solve these problems in order to enable learning across disciplines with a view to highlighting areas for future development and collaboration with external partners to address capacity gaps. The opportunity for an exploration of the ways in which uncertainties and complexities in evidence can be factored into decisions; particularly exploring the tools and techniques available and the contexts in which they might be applied more effectively was undertaken.

The panel of UK and international specialists who attended were:


The following presentations from the workshop are now available for download:

Session I Pop-Up Talks:

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  • Harvey Beck, Ofgem
  • Chris Hankin, Imperial College London
  • Anna Railton, Smith Institute
  • Julian Frost, JESIP Cabinet Office
  • Mike Colechin, Energy Technologies Institute
Session II Pop-Up Talks:

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  • Dennis Konadu, University of Cambridge
  • Ian Temperton, Ian Temperton Consulting
  • Alexandra Collins, Imperial College London
  • Julien Harou, University of Manchester Session
III Pop-Up Talks:

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  • Simon Collander-Brown, DSTL
  • Anant Prakash, BP
  • Simon Cook, Southern Water Services
  • Rosalind West, DEFRA Session
IV Pop-Up Talks:

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  • Adam Whitmore, Adam Whitmore Consulting
  • Bessma Maroud, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • Steve Moncaster, Anglian Water
  • Mike Steel, Environment Agency
Workshop report

A summary workshop report is available: Decision-making under risk & uncertainty summary workshop report

A Network White Paper on decision-making under risk and uncertainty research produced from the workshop can can be found here.

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