Research

Analysis of local authority areas where planting trees could help reduce flood risk

Analysis of local authority areas where planting trees could help reduce flood risk

Analysis of local authority areas where different types of tree planting (floodplain, riparian, wider catchment) could help reduce flood risk

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Rewilding in the English landscape: an appraisal of the benefits

Rewilding in the English landscape: an appraisal of the benefits

MSc project poster – Anthony Royffe appraised the benefits of rewilding as a landscape-scale land management approach for upland and lowland areas of England.  

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Achieving carbon neutral communities

Achieving carbon neutral communities

MSc project poster – Emma Brook investigated the feasibility of community scale renewable energy for the Malhamdale community in North Yorkshire.

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Delivering sustainable FCERM construction: Plastic wastes

Delivering sustainable FCERM construction: Plastic wastes

MSc project poster – Alice Dear investigated where the construction industry (particularly flood risk management) can reduce single-use plastic (SUP) consumption and improve waste management sustainability

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Modelling eel movement to improve fish pass design

Modelling eel movement to improve fish pass design

A summary of the PhD research carried out by Tom Padgett into how weirs, fish passes and hydro-electric plants can best be configured to avoid disruption to eel and fish migration.

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British Chronology of Flash Floods

British Chronology of Flash Floods

This page hosts a database listing flash flood events in the UK derived from historical reports dating back over more than 200 years.

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Resilience of leaky barriers in Natural Flood Management at the RRC conference

Resilience of leaky barriers in Natural Flood Management at the RRC conference

Zora van Leeuwen presented her poster “A Method for Assessing the Resilience of Leaky Dam Networks” online at the 21st River Restoration Centre conference.

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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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Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

New paper reports a probabilistic analysis of the risk to the British railway network from scour at bridges.

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Flood Inundation Mapping with Data Assimilation

Flood Inundation Mapping with Data Assimilation

MSc project poster – Zhiqi Hu investigated if observations of floods from satellite images can help us improve the accuracy of forecast flood maps.

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