Dr. Daniel Scott

Dr. Daniel Scott


Canadian Association of Geographers – Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography (2018)

AlpNet and International Center of Research and Education in Tourism Research Award (for The Future of the Olympic Winter Games in an Era of Climate Change. Current Issues in Tourism.) (2016)

ITB-Berlin Book Award (for Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability) (2016)

University Research Chair (2014-2021)


Dr. Daniel Scott is a Full Professor and University Research Chair in Climate and Society as well as the Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change at the University of Waterloo (Canada). His climate change research career began with the Meteorological Service of Canada over 20 years ago, before becoming a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism at the University of Waterloo.

He has worked extensively in the areas of climate change and the global tourism sector (adaptation and mitigation), including leading international collaborations with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, United Nations Environment Program, the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Travel and Tourism Council. He has been a contributing author and expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third, Fourth, and Fifth Assessment Reports, as well as the ongoing special report on 15°C.

His work has also been featured in many leading media outlets, including The EconomistNew York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC International, Climate Central, Breitbart, Sports Illustrated, Time, Huffington Post, Scientific American, National Geographic, CBC, and Al Jazeera.

Selected Publications

Jason Thistlethwaite; Andrea Minano; Jordan A. Blake; Daniel Henstra; Daniel Scott.  Application of Re/insurance Models to Estimate Increases in Flood Risk Due to Climate Change. Geoenvironmental Disasters. (2018-accepted).

Scott, D., Rutty, M, Peister, C.  Climate variability and water use in golf tourism: optimization opportunities for a warmer future. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. (2018).

Henstra, D., Thistlethwaite, J., Brown, C., Scott, D. Flood risk management and shared responsibility: Exploring Canadian public attitudes and expectations. Journal of Flood Risk Management. (2018).

Scott, D., Steiger, R., Rutty, M., Fang, Y. The changing geography of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in a warmer world. Current Issues in Tourism. (2018).

Hewer, M. Scott, D., Gough, W. Differential temperature preferences and thresholds among summer campers in Ontario’s southern provincial parks: A Canadian case study in tourism climatology. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. (2018).