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Dr Muhammad Afzal

  • Muhammad Afzal is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the climate change and water resources group in the department of Geography and Environmental Science.

Muhammad Afzal is hydro-climatologist by training and he published number of articles in his domain. He has been involved in number of research projects, mainly Newton Fund project " Climate Change, Water Resources and Food Security in Kazakhstan", EU "Water4Crops" and NERC "Drought Risk and You (DRY)" projects. He specialises in the analysis of the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrological and water resource systems examining recent trends and future projections and their impacts on food security and drought risks using the hydrological & crop modelling approach.

Key Facts:

Muhammad Afzal completed his BSc and MSc from Pakistan in natural sciences and MSc in Environmental Management and PhD in hydro-climatology from Scotland. His PhD was on "Changes in climate variability in Scotland and its effect on the reliability of water supply systems". Before joining University of Reading, Muhammad Afzal worked for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxford as a hydrological modeller.


  • Associate membership of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) Since June 2011
  • Full member with International Water Association


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