Jack Beard (MSc) is a hydrologist with expertise in climate change, drought and water resources. His key interest is exploring how water resources challenges interface with ecology, climate and society. At FutureWater, Jack works on a wide range of projects, notably including water resources and climate risk assessments for development projects relating to water and agriculture. Jack has a strong interest in Nature Based Solutions to water and climate challenges and works on developing modelling and remote sensing techniques to guide their implementation.

His MSc. thesis research, conducted with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, focused on water balance modelling and extensive data analysis to better characterise the influence of drought on streamflows, with a specific focus on the reuse dynamics of treated wastewater. Through his BSc research within the University of Bristol hydrology group and subsequent position at a hydrological consultancy he has also gained experience in the field of flood risk and hydrodynamic modelling. Jack also has experience with teaching, having assisted with the delivery of a number of MSc courses whilst at Utrecht University.

Proyectos relacionados

  • Technical Coordination for the Norfolk Water Fund

    FutureWater will support The Nature Conservancy and Water Resources East in the creation of a Water Fund for the region. This will identify a portfolio of nature-based solutions (NBS) to be implemented in the county, aiming to leverage large scale private investment to fund their implementation. FutureWater is responsible for…

  • A Practical Farmers’ Toolkit – Geodata for Climate Smart Agriculture in Egypt

    The 'Farmers Toolkit' as presented in this project contains various geodata tools applicable for farmers to assist their decision-making and adopt climate smart agricultural practices. This project launches a training program on these tools, which are: Flying Sensors, irrigation advisory services (IrriWatch portal), WaPOR and Google Earthengine Apps, and Climate…

  • Future Evapotranspiration in the Souss-Massa Basin

    In this project, FutureWater used the outputs of the bias corrected "EuroCordex" RCM ensemble generated for IMWI in a previous work package. Using temperature and precipitation trends from this dataset for both past and future, an application of the Budyko methodology combined with the Modified Hargreaves approach was implemented to…

  • Creating a Bias Corrected, Downscaled Climate Model Ensemble to Provide Future Climate Change Projections for Morocco

    This project involved downloading and bias correcting Regional Climate Model (RCM) outputs from the EuroCordex ensemble. Firstly, RCM outputs were downloaded from the ESGF database and postprocessed to a standardised grid and time representation. Subsequently, bias correction was performed using a quantile mapping approach and ERA5-Land as the reference observational…

  • Climate Risk Assessment of Irrigation and Drainage Modernization Projects

    The ADB supports Tajikistan in modernizing tow Irrigation and Drainage projects in the Lower Vaksh river basin in Tajikistan. A holistic feasibility study and project design for the system (38,000 ha), as well as advanced designs and bidding documents for selected works are prepared. FutureWater prepares the Climate Risk and…

  • Supporting Ambitious Climate Action in Central Asia

    This project aimed to support Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan in targeting their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) spending to help adapt to the impacts of Climate Change at three spatial levels: National, Provincial and Urban. This involved performing detailed assessments of past and future climate trends and assessing climate related risk…

Publicaciones relacionadas

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 227Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, V.R. Hollander, J.E. Beard. 2021. Apsan Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2020-2021 (in Portuguese). FutureWater Report 227X

    Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2020-2021 (in Portuguese)

    Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, V.R. Hollander, J.E. Beard

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 227Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, V.R. Hollander, J.E. Beard. 2021. Apsan Vale Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2020-2021. FutureWater Report 227X

    Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2020-2021

    Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, V.R. Hollander, J.E. Beard

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 220Van Opstal, J., J. Beard. 2020. Cadastre mapping with flying sensors and satellite imagery in Zambezia, Mozambique. FutureWater Report 220.X

    Cadastre mapping with flying sensors and satellite imagery in Zambezia, Mozambique

    Van Opstal, J., J. Beard

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 218Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard. 2021. Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2020 (in Portuguese). FutureWater Report 218.X

    Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2020 (in Portuguese)

    Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard

  • 2021 - FutureWater Report 218Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard. 2021. Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2020. FutureWater Report 218.X

    Water Productivity Analysis: Irrigation Season 2020

    Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard

  • 2020 - FutureWater Report 214Van Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk, 2020. Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors. Technical report - Horticultural season 2020. FutureWater Report 214.X

    Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors: Horticultural season 2020

    Van Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk

  • 2020 - InfographicVan Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk, 2020. Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors - InfographicX

    Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors – Infographic

    Van Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk

  • 2020 - FutureWater Report 203Van Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk, 2020. Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors. Technical report - Rainy season 2019-2020. FutureWater Report 203.X

    Analysis of the Agricultural Crop Productivity Using Flying Sensors: Rainy season 2019-2020

    Van Opstal, J., J. Beard, M. de Klerk

  • 2020 - FutureWater Report 204Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard. 2020. Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2019-2020. FutureWater Report 204.X

    Water Productivity Analysis: Rainfed Season 2019-2020

    Van Opstal, J.D., M. de Klerk, A. Kaune, C. Nolet, J.E. Beard

  • 2019 - FutureWater Report 208Nolet, C., J. Beard, A. Green, J.E. Hunink, G.W.H. Simons. 2019. Climate Risk Screening for the Tonle Sap River Basin and the Mekong Delta River Basin, Cambodia. FutureWater Report 208X

    Climate Risk Screening for the Tonle Sap River Basin and the Mekong Delta River Basin, Cambodia

    Nolet, C., J. Beard, A. Green, J.E. Hunink, G.W.H. Simons