Flooding

New maps show areas of potential for working with natural processes

New maps show areas of potential for working with natural processes

New data added to our online catalogue shows areas where different types of potential river and catchment management approaches could help to reduce flood risk by working with nature

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Flood impacts brought to life through science and technology

Flood impacts brought to life through science and technology

A team of scientists and academics from Lancaster University, JBA Trust and the Environment Agency attended the Manchester Science Festival on 21 October 2017 to raise awareness of the devastating risks and impacts posed by flooding.

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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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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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Improving statistical models of large scale flood events

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Human influence on climate in the 2014 Southern England winter floods and their impacts

Human influence on climate in the 2014 Southern England winter floods and their impacts

New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change concludes that climate change has made winter flood events in the UK more likely.

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National analysis of rapid rates of rise (“flash floods”) in gauged river flows

National analysis of rapid rates of rise (“flash floods”) in gauged river flows

As part of our support for the Flooding From Intense Rainfall research programme, we have been working on identifying exceptional “rapid-rise” events, a type of flash flooding, in gauged river flow records throughout Great Britain.

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Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk

Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk

New interactive map catalogues UK schemes that use natural processes in flood management and highlights the need to evaluate the effectiveness of these projects.

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Presentation: National analysis of bridge scour failure risks

Presentation: National analysis of bridge scour failure risks

Professor Rob Lamb, Director of JBA Trust, gave a presentation on our collaborative research at the ITRC’s meeting…

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CIWEM and JBA Trust award Outstanding Paper accolade to USA study on monetary damages from flooding

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