Lian Lundy's research to-date has focused on sustainable stormwater management, the transport and behaviour of urban pollutants and approaches to risk assessment which – in the absence of complete data sets - support the transparent and robust integration of available data with expert judgement. Lian is currently theme leader for stormwater quantity at the DRIZZLE Centre of Excellence for Stormwater Management and leading two work packages on receiving water vulnerability and stakeholder engagement in the CEDR PROPER road runoff mitigation project. She is co-chair of the Risk Assessment and Policy Support Working Group of the NORMAN network and the Water Europe Urban Water Pollution Working Group. Lian provides scientific and technical advice to the European Commission on issues related to the minimum requirements for water reuse in the field of agricultural irrigation. Lian is also pollution advisor on a Greater London Authority/Transport for London project developing a methodology to support practitioners to identify road traffic hotspots with regard to road runoff mitigation.
Lian contributed to the development of the ISO 24536 Guidelines for Stormwater Management in Urban Areas and is a member of the Joint Committee on Urban Drainage.