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Apply for a Studentship Award to support your MSc studies

Apply for a Studentship Award to support your MSc studies

The British Hydrological Society, JBA Trust and the Environment Agency are delighted to announce that the MSc Studentship Award Scheme is now open for applications, for courses starting in Autumn 2021.

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The Still Dynamic: A new book of water photographs by Keith Beven

The Still Dynamic: A new book of water photographs by Keith Beven

A stunning new collection of water photographs has just been published by Keith Beven, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University and one of our trustees. ‘The Still Dynamic’ is a collection of Keith’s favourite photographs and raises funds for WaterAid.

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JBA Trust Annual Report 2019-20

JBA Trust Annual Report 2019-20

In a year that tested everyone’s resilience, we were able to continue promoting research, supporting education and sharing knowledge by adapting our approach. We are pleased to share our Trustees Annual Report and the highlights of 2019-20.

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UK Flood Hydrology Roadmap

UK Flood Hydrology Roadmap

The flood hydrology roadmap is a long-term vision and plan to advance UK flood hydrology. We have supported the roadmap project by helping to shape initiatives from which a delivery plan is now being drafted. A webinar giving an update on the roadmap and outlining the delivery plan for its first 7 years is now available.

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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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