Vulnerability of bridges to scour: insights from an international expert elicitation workshop

Vulnerability of bridges to scour: insights from an international expert elicitation workshop

A research paper published in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences reports on the vulnerability of bridges to scour and the scientific uncertainties involved in estimating the probability of bridges failing as a result.

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Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

PhD researcher Peter Metcalfe, based at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre (LEC), has been working on new methods to predict the impacts of “natural” measures to mitigate flood risk.

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Training day for ‘Healthy Weirs’ volunteers

Training day for ‘Healthy Weirs’ volunteers

The JBA Trust continued its support for the ‘Healthy Weirs Project’ in Derbyshire by supporting a training day for volunteers on 14 October 2017 in Belper.

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Air quality and climate change at the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation showcase

Air quality and climate change at the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation showcase

Graduate researcher Suzanne van Zuijlen, working with Dr Paul Young and colleagues, presented a poster on her project to advance knowledge of air quality risks in a changing climate. Suzanne is working on her PhD research within the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, with support from JBA Trust as part of our work […]

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Work experience in the water and environmental sector

Work experience in the water and environmental sector

Blog: Kieran Murnane recently joined the JBA Trust for a week to find out more about working in the water and environment sector. He talks about his experience of physical models of rivers and coasts, visiting research catchments and using flood modelling software.

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University students learn how to use physical models to explain flood risk

University students learn how to use physical models to explain flood risk

The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of staff and students from the University of Leeds who attended a training day at JBA to learn how to use the Trust’s physical models.

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Hydraulic flumes and wave tank in action for Science Week!

Hydraulic flumes and wave tank in action for Science Week!

Jeremy Benn and Dorian Latham demonstrated the hydraulic flume and wave tank at Beacon Hill School as part of Science Week

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International Women in Engineering Day 2017

International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Taking place on Friday 23 June, this event allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers and focus attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for young women.

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Scholarships for Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Scholarships for Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Apply now for a scholarship to fully fund your tuition fees on Lancaster University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Flood and Coastal Risk Management.

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JBA Trust Annual Report 2015-16

JBA Trust Annual Report 2015-16

We are delighted to share the JBA Trust Annual Report 2015-16 which outlines our education and research activities to enhance understanding and management of risks in the water environment.

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Modelling nature‐based, in-channel approaches to flood management at catchment scale

Modelling nature‐based, in-channel approaches to flood management at catchment scale

New paper shows how the impacts of spatially distributed, nature-based runoff attenuation features can be assessed within a hydrological model. A test case in North Yorkshire illustrates the potential for reductions in peak flows downstream, and offers some insights about this kind of “natural flood management” (NFM) strategy at whole-catchment scale.

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