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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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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Scholarships for Flood and Coastal Risk Management

Scholarships for Flood and Coastal Risk Management

JBA Trust is fully funding tuition fees for Lancaster University’s postgraduate courses in Flood and Coastal Risk Management. Closing date for applications 19 September 2016.

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MSc student bursaries – apply now!

MSc student bursaries – apply now!

The British Hydrological Society and JBA Trust Studentship Award is now open for applications.

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Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Water engineering workshop helps students learn how to manage floods, control the power of waves and forecast weather and sea conditions as part of National Women in Engineering Day

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JBA Trust Annual Report 2014-15

JBA Trust Annual Report 2014-15

We are very pleased to share the JBA Trust Annual Report 2014-15 which details our key educational and research activities to enhance understanding and management of risks in the water environment.

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