Dr Chris Whitlow is an expert in hydrometeorology, water quality, sediment transport and hydraulic modelling with more than 35 years postgraduate experience. Arguably his primary claim to fame is associated with the development of the ISIS (now Flood Modeller) software which is still the main software used to simulate river channels in the UK.
Chris has also published more than 30 technical papers and acted as a reviewer for the ASCE Hydraulics Division, the International Association of Hydraulic Research and the ICE Journal. He has also worked as a research fellow with the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham and supervised or examined postgraduate level research at the University of Leeds, the Open University and the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering in Delft. Historically he was appoint to be a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College where he reviewed research application and reports.
Chris is also an experienced expert witness, having completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon course, and appeared in the High Court in November 2017 on behalf of the National Farmers Union.
Chris is also a director of the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust consultancy and has developed close relationships with various rivers trusts in recent years which has included working on projects to quantify the impact of Natural Flood Risk management (NFM) interventions as well as small storage areas, constructed wetland design, river restoration and reconnection of watercourses.