Join us for our 10th Year Anniversary!

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 September 2022 (in-person and virtual events)

We’ll be sharing the highlights of our support for research, education and engagement activities, reflecting on what we have learnt and inviting you to help shape what we do and who we help over the next 10 years.

Day 1 – Science translation, education and engagement

Tuesday 20 September 2022, Utopia, Broughton Park near Skipton

This is an in-person event where we will be exploring the learning resources we have developed to support flood risk education and engagement.  There will be plenty of opportunities to see all our physical models in action, ask questions and have a go!

There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the exciting nature recovery project based at the Broughton Estate.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Utopia

10:30 – Arrival and refreshments

11:00 – Welcome from the JBA Trust team

11:30 – Physical model demonstrations – Session A (river flume and augmented reality sandbox)

12:15 – Lunch, networking and discussion

13:15 – Exploring the Broughton nature recovery project

13:45 – Physical model demonstrations – Session B (wave tank and PARM)

14:30 – Break and refreshments

14:45 – Workshop – Engaging with risks in the water cycle: how do physical models help? 

15:15 – Close

The event is being hosted in the Utopia cafe and walled gardens. There is plenty of parking available immediately adjacent to the walled gardens. Accessible routes have been well thought through here, please get in touch if you would like further details and we will be happy to share more information.

Address: Utopia, Church Lane, Broughton, Skipton, BD23 3AE

More information about the venue: Utopia, Broughton Hall

Day 2 – Research partnerships and future priorities

Wednesday 21 September, Virtual Event hosted on Teams

This is a short online event where we’ll be sharing highlights of our collaborative research and inviting you to help prioritise our future research activities.  We’ll also be exploring how best to target our support for postgraduate students.

14:00    Welcome

14:05    Overview of JBA Trust’s research programme and partners

14:25     Highlights from some of the PhD research we’ve supported:

    • Understanding and estimating uncertainty in global flood risk models – Georgios Sarailidis (with the University of Bristol)
    • Real-time monitoring and forecasting of coastal erosion – Freya Muir (with the University of Glasgow)
    • Multi-scale sediment and debris impacts of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures – Eleanor Pearson (with the University of Leeds)

15:00    Interactive workshop – Exploring the big challenges for resilience in the water environment

    We will be considering a range of topics and questions including:

      1. What are the important skills and knowledge gaps?
      2. What are the pressing needs for industry/academic research collaborations?

15:45    Conclusions and next steps

16:00    Close

We are hosting this event through ‘Teams’.

Please follow the link to access the virtual meeting room:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 369 255 606 174
Passcode: EJDcsX

Download Teams | Join on the web

If you have any problems joining, please email and we will attempt to help with any technical challenges!


You are welcome to join us at one or both events. Places are limited so if you would like to attend either event, please confirm by emailing

All refreshments on Day 1 will be provided by Utopia, if you have any dietary or access requirements please include this in your response.

We look forward to seeing you there or online!

With very best wishes from the JBA Trust Team