About Vance

“Warming Stripes for Brunei from 1901-2020” (desktop view only) | Cover illustration: Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, Data: Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD, SMHI, UoR, Meteo France & ZAMG

Photo credit: Rosaria (St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)

Vance Z H Tan GMICE PBICSc is a Flood Risk Management researcher based in Brunei Darussalam.

Vance received his engineering training at Ove Arup and Partners in Brunei Darussalam and holds a First Class (Hons.) in MEng Civil Engineering from the University of Warwick.

Photo credit: Rosaria (St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford)

His D.Phil research at the University of Oxford was generously funded by The Sultan’s Scholar Scholarship. Vance’s work concerns issues of flooding at a national scale and the devastation it brings to human lives, properties and infrastructure. He is interested in understanding how the impacts caused by flooding could be managed in the long run (i.e. 50-100 years from present-day) by changing the ways we protect ourselves such as raising existing flood barriers, introducing new programmes to restrict building on floodplains and working with nature to control flood water.

Vance is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Practitioner Member of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). He earned his BICSc Licence to Practice in 2020.

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