Modelling to support resilient integrated catchment management

JBA Trust is supporting Peter Metcalfe, a PhD student at Lancaster Environment Centre, who is investigating intermediate complexity modelling approaches for catchment management.

The project aims to develop models to support catchment management decisions by predicting the effects of working with natural processes on flood flows in stream networks and downstream rivers.

Peter’s research, supervised by Keith Beven in partnership with JBA Consulting and the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, builds on Lancaster University’s research interests in catchment hydrology and uncertainty analysis, along with JBA expertise in broad scale modelling.

The ambition is to help provide evidence on the catchment-scale benefits of in-channel flow management measures inspired by natural processes to support robust and adaptive strategies for catchment management.

The outputs of Peter’s research are available here.


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