Alexandra Scott

Celebrating community flood resilience

Celebrating community flood resilience

Slow the Flow Calderdale held a ‘Community Led Natural Flood Management’ conference in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 30th March.  JBA Trust were proud to sponsor the event which provided an opportunity for delegates to learn about experiences and developments in natural flood management from both a local and national perspective.

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Exploring rivers in National Science Week

Exploring rivers in National Science Week

Our augmented reality sandbox proved very popular with Year 5 and 6 pupils at Addingham Primary School last week. Sandbox workshops exploring rivers and their landscape were held as part of a series of events at the school to mark National Science Week.

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National Careers Week

National Careers Week

As part of National Careers Week, we’ve been supporting events that raise awareness of engineering as a career choice.
On Friday 10th March, the JBA Trust’s wave tank was in action at the Ruth Gorse Academy in Leeds as part of a a Careers Fair for year 7 to 11 students.

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Earth Observation Careers Day

Earth Observation Careers Day

On Wednesday 13 February, the UK Space Agency held an Earth Observation Careers Day at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot. Secondary school students were able to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that utilise satellite data to monitor and manage the planet. 

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Bringing geography to life!

Bringing geography to life!

On Thursday 24 January, we delivered an ‘Interactive Geography Day’ for all Year 9 pupils at Ermysteds Grammar School, Skipton. We explored some of the issues around flood and coastal risk management, providing an exciting and innovative way of learning how water behaves in rivers and at the coast.

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River flumes engage and inspire at Peterborough STEM Festival

River flumes engage and inspire at Peterborough STEM Festival

Two of our hydraulic river flumes were in action at the Peterborough STEM Festival on 13 October as part of a range of fun hands-on activities to celebrate and experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Keith Beven FRS discusses recent developments in natural flood risk management

Keith Beven FRS discusses recent developments in natural flood risk management

Our Trustee Keith Beven FRS is giving the President’s Address at the British Hydrological Society National Symposium on Wednesday 12 September, 2018. Here, Professor Beven discusses recent developments in flood risk management

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Sharing ideas on how to communicate flood risk

Sharing ideas on how to communicate flood risk

On 5 September 2018, we hosted a ‘Demonstration Day’ to raise awareness of how physical models and visualisation tools can support outreach and educational activities to communicate flood risk concepts

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iCaptureFlood table enables real-time flood model updates by community

iCaptureFlood table enables real-time flood model updates by community

The iCaptureFlood table allows the views and knowledge of people who know most about a place to be captured digitally and fed into improved models of flood risk almost immediately.

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New research shows climate change increased UK flood risk

New research shows climate change increased UK flood risk

New research shows past greenhouse gas emissions are likely to have increased the chance of the flooding in winter 2013/2014 in many parts of Great Britain.

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