Publications - Books
Drought Risk Management: A strategic approach (2016). Sayers, P.B., Li Yuanyuan, Moncrieff, C, Li Jianqiang, Tickner, D., Xu Xiangyu, Speed, R., Li Aihua, Lei Gang, Qiu Bing, Wei Yu and Pegram G. (2016). Published in 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07SP, France © UNESCO 2016 ISBN 978-92-3-1000942
Flood Risk Management: A strategic approach (2013). P. Sayers, Y. Li, G. Galloway, E. Penning-Rowsell, F. Shen, K. Wen, Y. Chen, and T. Le Quesne. Published in 2013 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07SP, France © UNESCO 2013 in assoication with Asian Development Bank, WWF-International and the GIWP, China. ISBN 978-92-3-001159-8.
Flood Risk: Design, Management and Planning of Flood Defence Infrastructure (2012). Edited by Paul B Sayers. Publihsed by Thomas Telford for the Insitute of Civil Engineers (ICE). doi:10.1680/fr.41561
Handbook of flood risk science and management. (2010) Editors Pender et al. Published by Wiley on behalf of CIWEM, London. ISBN: 978-1-4051-8657-5.
Foresight Future Flooding. (2007) Editor Thorne, C.R., Evans, E.P. and Penning-Rowsell, . Published by Thomas Telford for the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). ISBN: 978-0-7277-3449-5
Maximising the use and exchange of coastal data (2000). Millard and Sayers. CIRIA, London, ISBN: 978-0-86017-541-4
Risk management for UK reservoirs (Hughes et al). CIRIA, UK
Publications - selected papers
Sayers and Partners seek to publish their research as widely as possible. Some selected publications are below.
Sayers, P.B., Yuanyuan, L., Moncrieff, C., Jianqiang, L., Tickner, D., Gang, L. and Speed, R., 2017. Strategic drought risk management: eight ‘golden rules’ to guide a sound approach. International Journal of River Basin Management, pp.1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2017.1280812
Stripling, S; Panzeri, M; Blanco, B; Rossington, K; Sayers, P; Borthwick, A, (2017). "Regional-scale probabilistic shoreline evolution modelling for flood-risk assessment." Coastal Engineering 121: 129-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.12.002
Robert A. Speed, Yuanyuan Li, David Tickner, Huojian Huang, Robert J. Naiman, Jianting Cao, Gang Lei, Lili Yu, Paul Sayers, Zhongnan Zhao & Yu Wei (2016) A framework for strategic river restoration in China, Water International, 41:7, 998-1015, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2016.1247311
Sayers et al (2016) Believe it or not? The challenge of validating large scale probabilistic risk models. Proceedings of Floodrisk2016
Paul Sayers, Rob Lamb, Mike Panzeri, Hayley Bowman, Jim Hall, Matt Horritt and Edmund Penning-Rowsell
E3S Web Conf., 7 (2016) 11004 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160711004
Sayers et al (2016). The analysis of future flood risk in the UK using the Future Flood Explorer (FFE). Proceedings of Floodrisk2016.
Paul Sayers, Matt Horritt, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Andrew McKenzie and David Thompson. E3S Web Conf., 7 (2016) 21005
Sayers, P (2015) Communicating the chance of a flood: The use and abuse of probability, frequency and return period. FORUM Project publication, University of Oxford
Sayers, P.B., Horritt, M. S., Penning-Rowsell, E., and Mckenzie, A. (2015). Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017: Projections of future flood risk in the UK. Pages 125. Sayers and Partners LLP report for the Committee on Climate Change.
Brisley, R., Wylde, R., Lamb, R., Cooper, J., Sayers, P. and Hall, J. (2015) Techniques for valuing adaptive capacity in flood risk management. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. DOI: 10.1680/wama.14.00070
Sayers, P., Walsh, C. and Dawson, R. (2015) Climate impacts on flood and coastal erosion infrastructure. Published by Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Journal of Infrastructure Asset Management. DOI: 10.1680/iasma.14.00040
Penning-Rowsell, E., Sayers, P.B. and Watkinson, A. (2014) Innovation: Managing Risk, Not Avoiding It. Evidence and Case Studies: High level case study: Flooding. In, Contribution to the Annual Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser 2014. by Government Office for Science, UK.
Sayers P B, Galloway Gerry, Penning-Rowsell Edmund, Shen F, Wen K, Chen Y, Le Quesne T (2014). Strategic flood management: ten ‘golden rules’ to guide a sound approach. Journal: International Journal of River Basin Management. DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2014.902378
Sayers P. B., Nathan R., Rodda, H., Tomlinson, E., Bowles, D (2014). Comparison of Flood Hazard Estimation Methods for Dam Safety - Phase 1. Published by CEATI international, Montreal, Canada.
Sayers P B, Galloway Gerry, Penning-Rowsell Edmund, Shen F, Wen K, Chen Y, Le Quesne T (2013). Flood Risk Management : A strategic approach. Published in English by UNESCO, Paris in May 2013 (ISBN 978-92-3-001159-8) and in Chinese by Water Publishing in October 2012 (ISBN:978-7-5170-0201-7). Published in asscoiation with WWF, the General Institute of Water Design and Planning, Beijing (GIWP) China and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
X. Jiabi, P. Sayers, S. Dongya and Z. Hanghui (2013) Broad-scale reliability analysis of the flood defence infrastructure within the Taihu Basin, China. Article first published online: 1 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12034. Published by the Journal of flood risk management.
Ramsbottom, D., Sayers, P. and Panzeri, M. (2012). Climate change risk assessment for the floods and coastal erosion sector. UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. Defra, London. The full set of CCRA sector reports can be found here
Sayers, P., Galloway, G.,& Hall, J. (2012). Robust decision making under uncertainty - Towards adaptive and resilient flood risk
management infrastructure. London: Thomas Telford (link to publishers website)
Sayers, P., Korternhaus, A., & Flickweert, J. (2012). Supporting Flood Risk Management Through Better Infrastructure Design And Management. In P. Sayers, Flood risk management - The design and management of supporting infrastructure. Thomas Telford.
Tarrant, O., & Sayers, P. (2012). Managing flood risk in the Thames Estuary - The development of a long term robust and flexible
strategy. In P. Sayers, Flood risk management - The design and management of supporting infrastructure. Thomas Telford.
Sayers, P.B.and Tarrant, O. and Brew, D. and Wallis, M. and Walkden, M.J.A. (2011) A framework for coastal and erosion risk management science. In: ICE Coastal Management Conference, 15-16 November 2011, Belfast, UK (Full science report - here)
Sayers PB, Wallis M, Simm JD, Baxter G and Andryszewski (2010) Towards the Next Generation of Risk-Based Asset Management Tools. Editors Pender and Flaukner. Wiley Publications
Samuels, P., Morris, M., Sayers, P., Creutin, J., Kortenhaus, A., Klijn, K., et al. (2010). A Framework For Integrated Flood Risk Management. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydraulic Research, IAHR, European Congress, Edinburgh, May 2010.
C. Mc Gahey, P. Sayers, M. Wills, J. Lanyon, A. Weisgerber, S. Surendran, A. Baylis, T. Linford (2010). Modelling and Decision Support Framework 2 (MDSF2) - Initial Applications and Lessons Proc. Of the FCM10 Conference. Environment Agency
Gouldby B, Sayers PB, Panzeri MC, Lanyon J (2010) Development of application of efficient methods for the forward propagation of epistemic uncertainty and sensitivity analysis within complex broad-scale flood risk system models. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering; Mar2010, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p496. Special Issue on Hydrotechnical Engineering.
Phillips, T.and Hall, J.H. and Dawson, R.J. and Barr, S. and Ford, A. and Batty, M. and Dagoumas, A. and Sayers, P.B. (2008) Strategic appraisal of flood risk management options over extended timescales: combining scenario analysis with optimization. In: FLOODrisk 2008, 30 September - 2 October 2008, Keble College, Oxford, UK. (2008)
Gouldby BP, Sayers PB, Mulet-Marti J, Hassan M, Benwell D (2008) A Methodology for Regional Scale Flood Risk Assessment Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Engineering, June 2008
McGahey, C.and Sayers, P.B (2008) Long term planning – robust strategic decision making in the face of gross uncertainty. In: FLOODrisk 2008, 30 September - 2 October 2008, Keble College, Oxford, UK. (2008)
Lhomme, J.and Sayers, PB. and Gouldby, B.P. and Samuels, P.G. and Wills, M. and Mulet-Marti, J. Recent development and application of a rapid flood spreading method. In: FLOODrisk 2008, 30 September - 2 October 2008, Keble College, Oxford, UK. (2008)
Hall JW; Sayers PB; Walkden MJA; Panzeri M (2006). Impacts of climate change on coastal flood risk in England and Wales: 2030–2100. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 2006, 364(1841), 1027-1049
Hall JW; Dawson RJ; Manning LJ; Walkden MJA; Dickson ME; Sayers PB (2006). Managing changing risks to infrastructure systems.. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering 2006, 159 (Special Issue 2), 21-27.
Krupka, M., Pender, G., Wallis, S., Sayers, PB., & Mulet-Marti, J. (2007, July). A rapid flood inundation model. In Proceedings Of
The Congress-International Association For Hydraulic Research (Vol. 32, No. 1,p. 28).
Sayers PB and Meadowcroft IC (2005). RASP - A hierarchy of risk-based methods and their application. Proceedings of the 40th Defra Conf. of River and Coastal Management.
Evans, E.P., Ashley, R., Hall, J.W., Penning-Rowsell, E.P., Saul, A., Sayers, PB., Thorne, C.R. and Watkinson, A. (2004b). Foresight Future Flooding, Scientific Summary: Volume 2: Managing future risks. Office of Science and Technology, London.
Evans, E.P., Ashley, R., Hall, J.W., Penning-Rowsell, E.P., Saul, A., Sayers, PB., Thorne, C.R. and Watkinson, A. (2004a).
Foresight Future Flooding, Scientific Summary: Volume 1: Future risks and their drivers. Office of Science and Technology, London.
Dawson R, Hall JW, Sayers PB, Bates P (2003). Flood risk assessment for shoreline management. Proceeding of the
ICE International Conference on Coastal Management, Brighton, UK 2003
Hall JW; Meadowcroft IC; Sayers PB; Bramley ME (2003).Integrated flood risk management in England and Wales. Natural Hazards Review 2003, 4(3), 126-135.
Hall JW; Evans EP; Penning-Rowsell EC; Sayers PB; Thorne CR; Saul AJ (2003). Quantified scenarios analysis of
drivers and impacts of changing flood risk in England and Wales: 2030-2100. Environmental Hazards 2003, 5(3-4), 51-65.
Hall JW; Dawson RJ; Sayers P; Rosu C; Chatterton J; Deakin R (2003). A methodology for national-scale flood risk assessment. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water & Maritime Engineering 2003, 156(3), 235-247. Robert Carr Prize
Sayers PB, Meadowcroft IC, Hall, JW, Gouldby BP, Simm J (2002). Risk, performance and uncertainty in flood and coastal management - A review. A report for the Environment Agency by HR Wallingford. Also summarised in Meadowcroft IC, Sayers PB, Hall JW. (2002) Risk, performance and uncertainty in flood and coastal management - a defining review. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of River and Coastal Engineers, University of Keele, June 2002, papers published by DEFRA,London.
Sayers PB; Hall JW; Meadowcroft IC (2002). Towards risk-based flood hazard management in the UK. Civil Engineering 2002, 150(5), 36-42.