International Summer School

Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society reading list

Please ensure you have read set texts prior to the appropriate teaching sessions. Relevant texts should also be brought to class.

Key Readings:

  • Boyle, G. (2004), ed., “Renewable Energy”, Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 9780199261789.
  • Ford, A (1999), “Modeling the Environment: An introduction to system dynamics modeling of environmental systems”, Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009, ISBN 1-55963-600-9
  • Lenton, T.M., Held, H,, Kriegler, E., Hall, J.W., Lucht, W., Rahmstorf, S., Schellnhuber, H.J. (2008), “Tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, vol. 105, no. 6, pp. 1786-1793.
  • Letcher, M.T. (2009), “Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth”. Elsevier B.V., Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP, ISBN 978-0-444-53301-2
  • Pelling, M. (2011), “Adaptation to Climate Change: From Resilience to Transformation”, Routledge, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RN. ISBN 978-0-415-47750-5
  • Stott P.A., Tett S.F.B., Jones G.S., Allen M.R., Mitchell J.F.B. and Jenkins G.J. (2000), “External Control of 20th Century Temperature by Natural and Anthropogenic Forcings”, Science, Vol. 290, no. 5499, pp 2133-2137. DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5499.2133

Supplementary Readings:

  • Awad, H., Kapelan, Z., and Savic, D.A. (2009), “Optimal setting of time-modulated pressure reducing valves in water distribution networks using genetic algorithms”, Proc. 10th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI), Sheffield, UK.
  • Butler, D. & Davies, J.W. (2011), “Urban Drainage”, Spon Press, Chapter 5.6 ‘Climate Change’, Chapter 12 ‘Sewer Flooding’ and Chapter 25 ‘Towards Sustainable Water Management’.
  • Kapelan, Z., Banyard, J.K., Randall-Smith, M., and Savic, D.A. (2011), “Asset Planning and Management”, Chapter 9 in “Water Distribution Systems” edited by D.A. Savic and J.K. Banyard, Thomas Telford, ISBN: 9780727741127.
  • Kerr, R.A. (2012), “A quick (partial) fix for an ailing atmosphere”, Science, 13 Jan 2012,vol. 335, no. 6065, p. 156., DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6065.156.
  • Mackay, D. (2009), “Sustainable Energy – without hot air”, UIT Cambridge.  PDF available. ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3
  • Mulligan, M., and Wainwright, J. (2004), “Modelling and Model Building”, In Wainwright J. & Mulligan M. (eds.), Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity, West Sussex, England, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Romano, M., Kapelan, Z., and Savic, D., (2010), “Real-Time Leak Detection in Water Distribution Systems”, Proc. 11th International Water Distribution System Analysis conference, Tucson, Arizona
  • Savic, D.A., and Banyard, J.K. (2011),  eds., “Water Distribution Systems”, ICE Publishing, Chapter 11 ‘Sustainability & Climate Change’.
  • Woodward, M., Gouldby, B., Kapelan, Z., Khu, S-T., and Townend, I. (2010), “A Real Options Approach to Optimise Flood Risk Management Investments”, Proc. DEFRA Flood and Coastal Management Conference, United Kingdom