Rob Lamb

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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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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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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