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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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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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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