Dr Charlie Williams is a Climate Scientist based at the University of Reading, having completed his PhD in 2006 on the subject of climate variability and rainfall extremes over southern Africa. Since then, he has continued to work on rainfall variability in the tropics (with a focus on Africa and India), and associated atmospheric, oceanic and land surface interactions. In addition, his research interests include regional climate change and resulting climate impacts and adaptation measures. Until recently he held a Royal Society Research Fellowship, allowing independent research and an internationally renowned reputation and publications.
Dr Williams' particular interests in the Hydroflux India project include the interactions between land surface processes and the atmosphere, and how future anthropogenic impacts (such as changing land use e.g. irrigation) may affect the regional climate as well as further afield.
Personal website: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~charlie/