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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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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It’s not too late to prepare for floods

It’s not too late to prepare for floods

As we approach the anniversary of Storms Desmond and Eva that caused so much damage and distress last winter, it’s a good time to reflect on opportunities to strengthen resilience against flooding, with further storms and floods always a possibility as winter approaches.

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FLOODrisk 2016

FLOODrisk 2016

JBA Trust supports contributions to three papers published in the proceedings of the FLOODrisk2016 international conference, held in Lyon, France.

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Celebrating World Rivers Day

Celebrating World Rivers Day

Visitors enjoyed the sunshine and river activities at the official launch of the Bradford Beck Trail to celebrate World Rivers Day City Park, Bradford. Our mini-flume was a popular attraction!

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Scientific evidence supporting the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review

Scientific evidence supporting the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review

The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review was published on 8 September 2016. One of the Review’s critical tasks was to improve the national understanding of flood risk in England. The Review says that experience from recent events has “made it clear that describing flood risk in traditional terms such as a ‘1% chance of flooding’ […]

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Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond, December 2015

Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond, December 2015

Severe flooding in December 2015 and early 2016 caused significant damage and disruption in the north of England and parts of Scotland. This report details first hand experiences of the flooding in Cumbria, and makes recommendations for building greater flood resilience.

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