Alexandra Scott

New research projects focus on climate risks, flooding and storms

New research projects focus on climate risks, flooding and storms

Our support for PhD research projects continues to grow as we welcome three new students to our programme. All of the projects will use modelling techniques and new sources of data to help improve our understanding and mitigation of environmental risks.

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Improving fish pass design with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and behavioural models of eel movement

Improving fish pass design with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and behavioural models of eel movement

Tom Padgett recently published results from his PhD research in the Royal Society Open Science Journal. Tom used the flexibility of computational modelling to test different eel tiles under several different conditions and eel life stages. Overall, passage efficiency decreases with increasing flow and steeper installation angles; it increases as elvers get larger, and older.

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New JBA Trust weather station

New JBA Trust weather station

We have installed an automatic weather station at our Broughton Park office, near Skipton in North Yorkshire. Data recorded at this station is freely available for use by schools, universities and communities.

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Scholarships for postgraduate training in flood and coastal risk mananagement

Scholarships for postgraduate training in flood and coastal risk mananagement

JBA Trust is fully funding tuition fees for places on Lancaster University’s postgraduate courses in Flood and Coastal Risk Management starting in the 2019-20 academic year.

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Learning about communicating flood risk during work experience placement

Learning about communicating flood risk during work experience placement

Work experience student, Abigail Brook-Petty, joined the JBA Trust for a week to learn about how new visualisation techniques can help people learn about flood risk.

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Supporting the Key Stage 2 Geography Curriculum

Supporting the Key Stage 2 Geography Curriculum

We were very pleased to support the Key Stage 2 geography curriculum at Christchurch Primary School in Skipton on Wednesday 3rd July, where Year 5 and 6 pupils have been learning about local and international rivers, the journey of a river, river features and flooding.

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Environmental engineering day helps the next generation tackle climate change

Environmental engineering day helps the next generation tackle climate change

On Thursday 13 June, JBA Trust, the University of Nottingham and JN Bentley delivered a ‘Risk and Environmental Engineering Day’ for all Year 10 pupils at Skipton Girls’ High School. Students took part in four interactive workshops, using innovative technology and physical models, to learn about the tools they could be using to tackle climate change in their future careers.

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Flood awareness day for 400 primary pupils in Lancaster

Flood awareness day for 400 primary pupils in Lancaster

400 primary age pupils from 11 schools in the Lancaster area enjoyed a flood awareness day at the University of Cumbria on 6th June. The event, jointly organised by the University and the Lune Valley Flood Forum, aimed to raise children’s awareness of flooding, its impact and how to build resilience for the future.

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JBA Trust Annual Report 2017-18

JBA Trust Annual Report 2017-18

We are pleased to share our Annual Report highlighting our charitable activities in 2017-18 which included supporting knowledge sharing events, working with schools and supporting research on rivers, coasts and climate risks.

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STEM week activities bring the River Holme to life for primary pupils

STEM week activities bring the River Holme to life for primary pupils

We were delighted to support Honley Junior School’s recent ‘River Holme’ themed STEM week which covered weather, water resources, flooding, flood resilience, hydrology, river features, wildlife and ecology.

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