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David Crichton
http://www.ilankelman.org/crichton.html


An archive of fully copyrighted material from Crichton (such as peer-reviewed papers and book chapters) is not permitted to be online. They are listed in David Crichton's full publications list (283 kb in pdf).

David Crichton
David Crichton in London, England in 2010
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Autobiography and CV

By David Crichton (21 November 2011)

David Crichton's CV from 2011 (33 kb in Word)

David is an honours graduate of St. Andrews University, and is a self employed research consultant specialising in insurance issues. He is:

  • An Honorary Visiting Professor at the AON Benfield Hazard Research Centre at University College London.
  • An Honorary Visiting Professor at Middlesex University Flood Hazard Research Centre (including permission to use the title "Professor").
  • An Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee.

David is a former member of the UK Research Councils' Earth Observation Expert Group, and the UK Government’s Earth Observation Programme Board (responsible for distribution of UK Government funding for Earth Observation Projects and research).

He is also a former member of the Scottish Government’s Research Committee on Building Standards and of the UK Advisory Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction (the UK platform for the UN ISDR initiative).

A Fellow, and multiple prize winner of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), David has 30 years experience in the insurance industry in both casualty and property insurance, latterly as a senior manager for underwriting and claims. He is the author or co-author of ten major text books and numerous papers and research reports on insurance and natural disasters.

Key facts:

  • The only person to be a member of all 19 Flood Liaison and Advice Groups in Scotland, covering 94% of the Scottish population.
  • Has advised more than 30 local authorities in England and Scotland on climate change and flooding problems.
  • He has served on national steering committees for climate change research, reservoir safety, sustainable drainage, and building standards for flood repairs.
  • He has addressed many conferences around the world and gave the Gordon Manley Memorial Lecture in 2006 for the Royal Meteorological Society.
  • He is the only insurer to have been asked to give oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on climate change and the only insurer asked to give oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Inquiry into climate change.
  • He was also the only insurer asked to give evidence to the House of Commons International Development Committee Inquiry into Global Climate Change.

In 2012, he helped to set up the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group to help his local community.

Dundee
Dundee, Scotland, where David Crichton grew up.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2000.)


Climate Change
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Crichton 2002 The Implications of Climate Change for the Insurance Industry (71 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Climate Change, Risk, and Insurance (49 kb in Word)

Crichton 2005 Insurance and Climate Change (908 kb in Word)

Crichton 2006 Climate Change and its effects on small businesses in the UK: Technical Report (1,369 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2006 Climate change and its effects on small businesses in the UK (722 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2007 Dealing with climate change: Paradigm or paradox? - An insurance view (48 kb in Word)

Crichton 2011 Five ways the Scottish Government could improve adaptation (57 kb in Word)

Scalloway's shoreline.
Climate change is projected to exacerbate storm surge hazards around the UK. New coastal defences were built in Scalloway, Shetland, but left a gap at the pub (where the red car is parked). The udaller (landowner) did not request a defence.
(Copyright David Crichton 2003.)


Floods and Storms
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Crichton 2000 An Insurance Perspective of Flood Risks (88 kb in PowerPoint)

Crichton 2001 UK and Global Insurance Responses to Flood Hazard (103 kb in Word)

Crichton 2002 Country Presentation – The United Kingdom (24 kb in Word)

Crichton 2002 Sustainable indexing: a thinkpiece paper (44 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Flooding: Implications for the Construction Industry (36 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Flood incidents outside the indicative flood plain maps - An insurance perspective. (84 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Insurance and Maladaptation (67 kb in PowerPoint)

Crichton 2003 Press Release: The Flooding disasters of 1928 and 1953 (35 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Shetland Islands (80 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 Shetland Islands Photographs (965 kb in PowerPoint)

Crichton 2003 Temporary Local Flood Protection in the United Kingdom - An Independent Assessment (200 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2003 The role of private insurance companies in managing flood risks in the UK and Europe (81 kb in Word)

Crichton 2003 UK Flooding - Are the insurers getting out of their depth? (43 kb in Word)

Crichton 2004 Flood insurance (240 kb in Word)

Crichton 2005 Flood Risk & Insurance in England and Wales: Are there lessons to be learned from Scotland? (1,859 kb in PDF) and an update as Crichton 2011 (205 kb in Word)

Crichton 2005 Floods and SUDS in Scotland and Elsewhere: 44 frequently asked questions (276 kb in Word)

Crichton 2006 Floods and SUDS - Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS): Planning and insurance issues (275 kb in Word)

Crichton 2007 Flood modelling for insurance purposes in the UK (51 kb in Word)

Crichton 2008 Flood Management in Japan and Britain. A comparison (572 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2008 What can we learn from the floods of 2007? And what can insurers and brokers do? (38 kb in Word)

Crichton 2011 Crichton Response to SEPA Consultation Dated June 2011: Flood Risk Management Act (214 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2011 Flood insurance: A thinkpiece paper (146 kb in Word)

Crichton 2011 Flood risk management north and south (England and Scotland) (132 kb in PDF) This paper was published in the journal of the U.K. Town and Country Planning Association in December 2011 and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 1. Flood resistance: temporary flood protection measures (591 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 2. What can you do if your flood insurance premium is increased? (75 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 4. Measures to make your property more resilient to flood damage (85 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 6. Advice if you are affected by flooding (84 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Flood plain speaking (as a webpage)

Crichton 2012 Flood plain speaking video: Transcript without images (617 kb in Word) and Transcript with images (702 in PDF)

Crichton 2012 Is it Possible to Have Sustainable Flood Insurance without Sustainable Flood Risk Management? (1,128 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2012 Public Petition No. PE01441: Flood insurance problmes (142 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2012 The Flood Risk in Perth, Scotland (53 kb in Word)

Crichton and Ditchburn 2009 Flooding, Social Resilience, and Public Health issues in the UK (4,440 kb in PDF)

A house flooded in Yalding, England
A house flooded in Yalding, England. Note how high the water was.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2000.)


Risk Management
(Only material permitted to be online, so this is not a complete list.)

Crichton 1999 RISK...What does it mean? An Insurance Perspective (47 kb in Word)

Crichton 1999 The Risk Triangle (217 kb in PDF)

Crichton 2003 Risk Management Best Practice (62 kb in PowerPoint)

Crichton 2006 Towards an identification and analysis of issues in the management and insurance coverage of hydro meteorological risks (82 kb in Word)

Crichton 2008 Iceland - notes from utopia? (39 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 3. How can you reduce the risk of burst pipes? (78 kb in Word)

Crichton 2012 Advice sheet 5. Thermal Insulation Measures (83 kb in Word)

A sign of possible risks at Crimdon Beach, near Durham, England.
Risk management at Crimdon, near Durham, England. Not all countries go to such extremes.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2010.)


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