Delivering and evaluating multiple flood risk benefits

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Geography

Abstract

Summary

New strategies for managing urban flood risk are required, necessitating radical changes in the ways cities are managed, planned and developed. Previous research has identified multiple options and measures for future urban flood risk management that align with more general targets for water centric, sustainable communities. However, it remains unclear how these options and measures can be:

(1) delivered in practice, and;
(2) comprehensively evaluated in terms of their benefits and costs.

Recognising this, the project proposed here will develop novel ways of driving new, resilient urban forms and fabrics through delivering measures to manage flood events sustainably while enhancing urban life; providing scope for radical solutions under new build; and, realising possibilities for improving existing performance through retrofit and urban renewal.

Planned Impact

Pathways to Impact
Flooding adversely affects people, communities, businesses, insurers, governments and the environment nationally and internationally, and research that can help reduce the probability and/or consequences of flood has huge potential for impact. The fact is that the great majority of flood-related risks are associated with cities, because that is where the consequences of flooding are particularly severe.

Managing the risks of urban flooding to individuals, communities, businesses, property, infrastructure, commerce and the environment in cities, lies at the heart of this project. The project objectives include studies of the impact on, and feedback from stakeholders including not only FRM planners and decision-makers, but also individual citizens, community leaders, businesses, etc. In this respect, the pathways to impact are in fact an integral part of the project. For example, we note the following project objectives:

"Put competent authorities, businesses and communities at the centre of the research by establishing feedback pathways between them and the FRM modellers, planners and decision makers to ensure co-production of knowledge." and
"Illustrate how this approach can be used to support learning from multiple feedback loops at every stage of FRM appraisal, decision making, implementation, evaluation and adaptation."

Research in the project will start by drawing on the procedures already adopted by practitioners in designing urban fabrics, spaces and green corridors including, amongst others, the SuDS Manual, the RRC Manual, FRA Channel Design Options and relevant CIRIA Reports. This means that the project's outputs will be set in a framework that is readily usable by practitioners. For example, CIRIA (Paul Shaffer) have agreed to organise a dissemination workshop for UK stakeholders andto publish a CIRIA Report based on our research outcomes. They will also serve on the Steering Panel which we will have in place when the project starts. In this context, we already have commitments from DEFRA, the Environment Agency, SEPA, Arup, CIRIA and UKWIR to serve on the Steering Panel.

We will engage with professional associations such as the IWA internationally and CIRIA nationally. IWA already have a "Cities of the Future" initiative that we will interact with. We will present work at national and international conferences such as the biennial International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design. In the later stages of the project we will publish in appropriate, peer-reviewed international journals, such as the Journal of Flood Risk Management. Internationally, we will engage with other projects such as the Delft Flood Resilience Group (www. floodresiliencegroup.org) and the highly regarded, "Grey to Green" initiative in Portland, Oregon. The latter link has already been agreed in principle with Mike Reed (Chief Environmental Officer) of Portland City Council. We will communicate the research on an on-going basis through internet-base tools including a project website, twitter feed and LinkedIn group maintained by the Nottingham PDRA.

The Investigators all have prior experience of working with end-users in other projects. In particular Thorne and Wright have been involved in generating user-focused research outputs in FRMRC. In this context, Thorne was deputy Chair Dissemination) for the FRMRC and he chaired FRMRC's Dissemination Committee. Nottingham University were responsible for the two User-focused Deliverables produced during FRMRC 1 and were involved in producing 3 out of the 4 CIRIA Reports coming out of FRMRC 2. In this respect, the professional and stakeholder networks already developed under FRMRC will bring a large group of end-users to this project.

Other co-investigators are involved in a number of other funded projects (EU, Research Councils, etc.) both in the UK and internationally that will ensure two-way engagement with this project.

Organisations

 
Title Audio blog (Colin Thorne, Johnson Creek Watershed Council Dinner Speech May 2014) 
Description This audio blog comprises a speech given by Prof. Colin Thorne at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council dinner in May 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA. The speech (~18 mins) was uploaded to the University of Nottingham's media space and included in a blog post about the event on the Blue-Green Cities Research Project blog site (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2014/06/10/restoring-the-dignity-of-johnson-creek-portland-oregon/). 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Johnson Creek Watershed Council were a pivotal stakeholder in Blue-Green Cities research in Portland, Oregon, as part of the Clean Water for All project, and supplied data, equipment and expertise to the team during their stay in Portland in May 2014. Over 100 people attended the dinner where Prof. Thorne gave his speech. Subsequently, 14 people have listed to the audio blog and 26 different people have viewed the blog page (as determined by google analytics). We also received several requests for further information on the Blue-Green Cities research project and helped stimulate thinking and possible changes in public attitudes surrounding river restoration and the importance of blue-green infrastructure for a range of benefits to the environment and society. 
URL https://mediaspace.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Colin+Thorne+Johnson+Creek+Watershed+Council+Dinner+Speech...
 
Title Audio blog (Nick Mount, University of Nottingham) 
Description This audio blog takes the form of a short (~13 minute) interview between Dr Emily Lawson and Dr Nick Mount (School of Geography, University of Nottingham) and the discussion of the current drainage structure in São Paulo, Brazil, and potential for future implementation measures to reduce the flood risk and transform the character of the city and deliver multiple benefits to the region. The audio blog was uploaded to the University of Nottingham's media space and included in a blog post about the event on the Blue-Green Cities Research Project blog site (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2014/01/31/nick-mount-talks-drainage-in-sao-paulo-brazil-audio-blog/). 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The surface water management issues of São Paulo, Brazil, were described in detail, thus stimulating thinking around effective water management for the creation of multiple benefits in mega-cities with large populations and often, limited research, development and funding for water management infrastructure. The blog also contributes to the growing debate surrounding the pros and cons of structural, grey engineering as a method for flood risk management, and has been cited as a reference in undergraduate student reports. 14 people have listed to the audio blog and 41 different people have viewed the blog page (as determined by google analytics). 
URL https://mediaspace.nottingham.ac.uk/media/Nick+Audio+22.1.14+edit2/1_lk9lwli7
 
Title Blue-Green Cities diagram 
Description This diagram illustrates the concept of a Blue-Green City and the comparison of the hydrologic (water cycle) and environmental (streetscape) attributes in conventional and Blue-Green Cities. It includes colour images and photographs. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact The image has been used in several Blue-Green Cities academic publications and presentations, and is illustrated on our website and in the promotional material, e.g. fliers and fact sheets. The image is also included in the Wikipedia entry for "Blue-Green Cities". Wikipedia article traffic statistics shows that it has been viewed 58 times in the last 90 days (dated March 2016) (viewings per month can also be calculated). Several organisations have requested to use this image in their own publications, e.g. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Australia. 
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/about/blue-greencitiesdefinition.aspx
 
Title Blue-Green Cities logo 
Description The artwork has been adopted as the logo for the Blue-Green Cities Research Project. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact The logo is included on all Blue-Green Cities presentations, talks, handouts and promotional material, including a flier and fact sheets. The logo has helped the project be remembered by wider stakeholders, and makes our work easily recognizable. It is also our twitter and LinekedIn group image. 
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/bgcleafletv2.pdf
 
Description A range of research outputs have been developed that demonstrate the multiple environmental, economic and social benefits of using Blue-Green infrastructure for urban flood risk and water management. More specifically, these include:

A model of urban flood inundation (pluvial+fluvial) that will; produce inundation predictions across a range of events of different frequencies and lengths, leading to a probability map for inundation in an urban area; track the movement of sediments from catchment surfaces through Blue-Green features; model the movement of water through Blue-Green features including blue and green roofs, retention ponds, permeable paving, green space, and bioswales; and investigate the probability of culvert blockage by debris and how this may influence urban flooding

Impact assessment of Blue-Green design on receiving watercourse sediment, water quality levels, and habitat biodiversity

GIS Multiple Benefits Evaluation tool to quantify and value benefits from individual components of Blue-Green infrastructure installations within flood risk management (FRM) strategies

A decision support tool for option of appraisal of appropriate Blue-Green Infrastructure and FRM strategies within a Blue-Green approach to integrated urban planning and urban renewal

A flood footprint analysis for economic impacts of floods at the city/regional scale, and a corresponding analysis to determine how the addition of Blue-Green infrastructure can reduce the flood risk and associated economic impacts of flooding

A framework to identify the uncertainties and barriers to widespread implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure, and strategies to overcome the barriers

A developed understanding of the perceptions and behaviors of publics around Blue-Green infrastructure

Development of a wider understanding of economic impacts of floods at higher spatial scales through a flood footprint analysis
Exploitation Route These findings may be used by local authority and industry practitioners when designing flood and water management infrastructure. The Multiple Benefits GIS Evaluation Tool is available download from the Blue-Green Cities website and was distributed to interested parties at a dissemination event in Newcastle in February 2016. The research outputs will also be written up as academic research papers to add to the growing literature on the physical characteristics and advantages of Blue-Green infrastructure for flood risk management. Key stakeholders in Newcastle (from the EA, Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, Arup and Royal HaskoningDHV) have already signed a pledge to commit to partnership working and collaboration and the consideration of Blue-Green infrastructure for future flood risk management schemes, which may be a route for Blue-Green Cities research to be utilised.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Other

URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/blue-green-cities-key-project-outputs.pdf
 
Description By Newcastle City Council in planning future flood and water management infrastructure and city regeneration - they are looking towards using Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. At the end of project dissemination event in February 2016, key stakeholders in Newcastle (from the EA, Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, Arup and Royal HaskoningDHV) signed a pledge to commit to partnership working and collaboration and the consideration of Blue-Green infrastructure for future flood risk management schemes, which may be a route for Blue-Green Cities research to be utilised.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Policy & public services

 
Description CIRIA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The SuDS Manual (C753) has been published to influence engineering design and construction of urban drainage; this includes the output moniotred field data and interpretation from the funded EPSRC project.
 
Description Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (18.02.16)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/bluegreencities-dissemination-event-pledg...
 
Description BeXChange: Adaptation and Resilience in the context of Change Co-ordination Network (ARCC CN) (the "Project")
Amount £5,495 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Blue-Green Cities
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description Capacity building to Reduce diaster risk in the UK and Malaysia
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2015 
End 02/2015
 
Description Clean Water for All
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Amount £127,561 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P016847/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description EPSRC Studentship
Amount £52,500 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description National Centre for Atmospheric Research summer colloquium
Amount $4,000 (USD)
Organisation NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States of America
Start 07/2014 
End 08/2014
 
Description OVE ARUP Global Research Challenge
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BH153908 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Rain Rivers and Reservoirs Workshop
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description ReCover pilot studies
Amount £23,814 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description Research Project with Northumbrian Water Ltd.
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northumbrian Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Scottish Forestry Trust
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Forestry Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description Sustainable Cities Workshop
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2015
 
Description UK - Bangladesh Researcher Links Travel Grant
Amount £4,018 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description UK - Bangladesh Researcher Links Workshop 2014 - Building Sustainable and Peaceful Cities: Bangladesh in Comparative Global Perspective
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description UK - Indonesia Researcher Links Workshop 2014 - Towards Sustainable Building and Infrastructure in Indonesia
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: the Blue-Green Advantage - A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange and Collaborative Opportunities Event
Amount £11,806 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N008103/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Title Blue-Green Cities Multiple Benefits Toolbox 
Description The Blue-Green Cities Multiple Benefits Toolbox was created in 2015 by Dr Malcolm Morgan at the University of Cambridge as part of WP4 research). The tool was developed as a proof of concept to show that it is possible to assess the multiple benefits of Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes (SuDS) in a manner that is spatial and context aware. The tool showcases a new methodology for the robust evaluation of the multiple functionalities of Blue-Green infrastructure and demonstrates the relative significance of benefits in context specific locations. The toolbox was developed for and requires ArcGIS 10.X with the Spatial Analysist add-on, and is available to download from the Blue-Green Cities website. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact There has been a lot of interest in the tool especially from CIRIA who have developed a similar tool (Benefits of SuDS Tool) that works alongside the Multiple Benefit Toolbox. The tool has been given to them for testing and distributed to participants at the Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 dissemination event and Flood and Coast 2016 event on USB sticks. As the tool was only released in February 2016 it is tool early to discern any notable impacts. 
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/publications/multiple-benefit-toolbox.aspx
 
Title CWFA Topic 1 interview transcripts 
Description This database consists of 12 transcripts from interviews (~45 mins in duration) conducted with stakeholders from different government departments in Portland, Oregon (May 2014), such as the Bureau of Environmental Services. The interviews were designed to investigate the major challenges with current and future implementation of green infrastructure for water management and climate change adaptation in the city of Portland. We have written permission to use the results of the interviews in our research but the transcripts would need to be made anonymous prior to sharing this database with others. This is a new database that we are currently using as the basis of a journal publication and hence, have not yet made this available to others. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database has significantly informed the thinking of the five academics working on writing up this research and changed our perceptions on what the major challenges to the design and implementation of green infrastructure actually are. This research is due to be presented at a knowledge exchange event in Ningbo, China, in June 2015, and hence we anticipate notable impacts following on from this event, including the stimulation of thinking surrounding alternative surface water management strategies for Chinese cities. The methodology used to conduct this research will be replicated as part of the Blue-Green Cities demonstration case study in Newcastle, UK, in 2015, demonstrating its transferability. 
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.17639/nott.24
 
Title CityCAT flood inundation model 
Description "CityCat" is an urban flood modelling, analysis and visualisation tool which uses very accurate and computationally efficient solutions for free surface flow equations. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A new storm sewer network model has been developed which can handle the flashy and pressurised flows found in sewers. For the first time, the link between the gullies/drains and the sewer pipes is included in the model which is fully coupled with the surface to model both inflows and outflows. New features have been added to represent key Blue-Green infrastructure such as permeable pavements and surfaces, green and blue roofs, swales and water butts to allow for application in an innovative and flood resilient city environment. 
 
Title Newcastle interview transcripts and audio files - barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure 
Description This database consists of 19 transcripts and 19 audio files from interviews (25-67 mins in duration) conducted with stakeholders from different organisations in Newcastle, UK, conducted in April-June 2015, including representatives from Newcastle City Council, the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water, local consultants such as Arup, the Freemen of Newcastle Upon Tyne and Newcastle University. The interviews were designed to investigate the major challenges with current and future implementation of blue-green infrastructure for water management and flood risk management. We have written permission to use the results of the interviews in our research but the transcripts would need to be made anonymous prior to sharing this database with others. This is a new database that we are currently using as the basis of a journal publication and hence, have not yet made this available to others. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database has informed our thinking on barriers to the widespread implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure in Newcastle and other UK cities. This forms the basis of an academic paper and presentations given in early 2016. 
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation AECOM Technology Corporation
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Clean Water Services
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARDNI)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Moray Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Royal HaskoningDHV
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Blue-Green Cities Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The contributions of the research team to the partnership provides early access to research plans and findings and an opportunity to help steer the direction of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The partners provide the research team with expert feedback, commentary and suggestions for enhancing the Consortium's research. They give their time to attend two meeting per year in person (2-day events) and also provide detailed written feedback. The team then respond to each point made and inform the Strategic Advisory Board on how they have addressed the points raised in the feedback. This will substantially increase the impact that the Consortium's research has on practice.
Impact The external impacts will become apparent at the end of the project.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Oregon State University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Portland State University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Portland State University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Portland State University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation Reed College
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Co-location research in Portland, Oregon 
Organisation University of Connecticut
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team hosted a 5-day event in the UK in March 2015. This comprised workshops, field trips and opportunity for knowledge exchange. The research team then visited Portland, Oregon, for 1 week (faculty members) and 1 month (researchers and PhD students) to conduct research in Johnson Creek. The team are also planning a knowledge exchange workshop in Ningbo, China, June 2015, and all members of the collaboration are invited to participate.
Collaborator Contribution The partners shared the results of the NSF funded ULTRA project. They also conducted and facilitated research with the team in Portland and are involved in ongoing preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The team have presented this research at international conferences. The academic partners have secured funding for the Ningbo workshop.
Impact This project is a work in progress and outputs are expected in 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Blue-Green Cities research team payed the majority of the costs (~£8000) for the Feb 18th Newcastle dissemination event including room hire, delegate packages for 100 delegates, PA system and mics, printing and delegate packs, and hotel accommodation for the Blue-Green Cities team and strategic advisory board from funds specifically set aside for end of project dissemination. Emily O'Donnell (Blue-Green Cities and University of Nottingham) organised the event with help from the other partners, invited speakers, made delegate packs and printed posters, ran social media, created a new webpage for the event, and organised the PowerPoint presentations. Chris Kilsby (Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University) funded delegate packages for 20 delegates (£700).
Collaborator Contribution Northumbrian Water payed for all delegates over the 120 that were paid for by Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University. This comprised two delegates (14 cancelled before the event) and costed £70. Northumbrian Water also provided keyrings and DVD (Flood Force film) for each delegate pack. All partners were involved in planning the event and inviting speakers and worked with Emily O'Donnell to create material for the delegate packs. Four 2 hr long planning meetings were held which all partners attended.
Impact The main outcome from the partnership was the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 entitled 'Improving Flood Resilience: The Blue-Green Advantage'. This event led to the signing of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure by representatives from key stakeholder organisations. The event also generated local/regional interest around Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management and commitment from participants to try and work towards using more Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. This collaboration was multi-disciplinary involving engineering, geography, policy and communications, waste water management and planning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Blue-Green Cities research team payed the majority of the costs (~£8000) for the Feb 18th Newcastle dissemination event including room hire, delegate packages for 100 delegates, PA system and mics, printing and delegate packs, and hotel accommodation for the Blue-Green Cities team and strategic advisory board from funds specifically set aside for end of project dissemination. Emily O'Donnell (Blue-Green Cities and University of Nottingham) organised the event with help from the other partners, invited speakers, made delegate packs and printed posters, ran social media, created a new webpage for the event, and organised the PowerPoint presentations. Chris Kilsby (Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University) funded delegate packages for 20 delegates (£700).
Collaborator Contribution Northumbrian Water payed for all delegates over the 120 that were paid for by Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University. This comprised two delegates (14 cancelled before the event) and costed £70. Northumbrian Water also provided keyrings and DVD (Flood Force film) for each delegate pack. All partners were involved in planning the event and inviting speakers and worked with Emily O'Donnell to create material for the delegate packs. Four 2 hr long planning meetings were held which all partners attended.
Impact The main outcome from the partnership was the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 entitled 'Improving Flood Resilience: The Blue-Green Advantage'. This event led to the signing of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure by representatives from key stakeholder organisations. The event also generated local/regional interest around Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management and commitment from participants to try and work towards using more Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. This collaboration was multi-disciplinary involving engineering, geography, policy and communications, waste water management and planning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Blue-Green Cities research team payed the majority of the costs (~£8000) for the Feb 18th Newcastle dissemination event including room hire, delegate packages for 100 delegates, PA system and mics, printing and delegate packs, and hotel accommodation for the Blue-Green Cities team and strategic advisory board from funds specifically set aside for end of project dissemination. Emily O'Donnell (Blue-Green Cities and University of Nottingham) organised the event with help from the other partners, invited speakers, made delegate packs and printed posters, ran social media, created a new webpage for the event, and organised the PowerPoint presentations. Chris Kilsby (Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University) funded delegate packages for 20 delegates (£700).
Collaborator Contribution Northumbrian Water payed for all delegates over the 120 that were paid for by Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University. This comprised two delegates (14 cancelled before the event) and costed £70. Northumbrian Water also provided keyrings and DVD (Flood Force film) for each delegate pack. All partners were involved in planning the event and inviting speakers and worked with Emily O'Donnell to create material for the delegate packs. Four 2 hr long planning meetings were held which all partners attended.
Impact The main outcome from the partnership was the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 entitled 'Improving Flood Resilience: The Blue-Green Advantage'. This event led to the signing of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure by representatives from key stakeholder organisations. The event also generated local/regional interest around Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management and commitment from participants to try and work towards using more Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. This collaboration was multi-disciplinary involving engineering, geography, policy and communications, waste water management and planning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Blue-Green Cities research team payed the majority of the costs (~£8000) for the Feb 18th Newcastle dissemination event including room hire, delegate packages for 100 delegates, PA system and mics, printing and delegate packs, and hotel accommodation for the Blue-Green Cities team and strategic advisory board from funds specifically set aside for end of project dissemination. Emily O'Donnell (Blue-Green Cities and University of Nottingham) organised the event with help from the other partners, invited speakers, made delegate packs and printed posters, ran social media, created a new webpage for the event, and organised the PowerPoint presentations. Chris Kilsby (Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University) funded delegate packages for 20 delegates (£700).
Collaborator Contribution Northumbrian Water payed for all delegates over the 120 that were paid for by Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University. This comprised two delegates (14 cancelled before the event) and costed £70. Northumbrian Water also provided keyrings and DVD (Flood Force film) for each delegate pack. All partners were involved in planning the event and inviting speakers and worked with Emily O'Donnell to create material for the delegate packs. Four 2 hr long planning meetings were held which all partners attended.
Impact The main outcome from the partnership was the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 entitled 'Improving Flood Resilience: The Blue-Green Advantage'. This event led to the signing of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure by representatives from key stakeholder organisations. The event also generated local/regional interest around Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management and commitment from participants to try and work towards using more Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. This collaboration was multi-disciplinary involving engineering, geography, policy and communications, waste water management and planning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Northumbrian Water
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Blue-Green Cities research team payed the majority of the costs (~£8000) for the Feb 18th Newcastle dissemination event including room hire, delegate packages for 100 delegates, PA system and mics, printing and delegate packs, and hotel accommodation for the Blue-Green Cities team and strategic advisory board from funds specifically set aside for end of project dissemination. Emily O'Donnell (Blue-Green Cities and University of Nottingham) organised the event with help from the other partners, invited speakers, made delegate packs and printed posters, ran social media, created a new webpage for the event, and organised the PowerPoint presentations. Chris Kilsby (Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University) funded delegate packages for 20 delegates (£700).
Collaborator Contribution Northumbrian Water payed for all delegates over the 120 that were paid for by Blue-Green Cities and Newcastle University. This comprised two delegates (14 cancelled before the event) and costed £70. Northumbrian Water also provided keyrings and DVD (Flood Force film) for each delegate pack. All partners were involved in planning the event and inviting speakers and worked with Emily O'Donnell to create material for the delegate packs. Four 2 hr long planning meetings were held which all partners attended.
Impact The main outcome from the partnership was the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Newcastle 18th Feb 2016 entitled 'Improving Flood Resilience: The Blue-Green Advantage'. This event led to the signing of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure by representatives from key stakeholder organisations. The event also generated local/regional interest around Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management and commitment from participants to try and work towards using more Blue-Green infrastructure to generate multiple benefits. This collaboration was multi-disciplinary involving engineering, geography, policy and communications, waste water management and planning.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Arup Group
Department Newcastle Branch
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Freemen of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Local Enterprise Partnerships
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Living Streets
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Natural History Society of Northumbria
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Northumbrian Water
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Tyne Rivers Trust
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Participatory modelling of flood risk in Southwell 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organisation of a series of inter-agency participatory workshops to model understanding of flood risk in Southwell, Nottinghamshire; pertaining to the flooding events of July 2013.
Collaborator Contribution Partners attended the workshops, supplying data and expertise as requested. Partners kept the research organisation updated of any additional inter-agency meetings, modelling updates (hydraulic and hydrological modelling undertaken by consultancies).
Impact Five workshops (see separate outcomes). Community model of flood risk - to be made publicly available. Report on the participatory process (currently being written up as a paper) forthcoming.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Participatory modelling of flood risk in Southwell 
Organisation National Flood Forum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organisation of a series of inter-agency participatory workshops to model understanding of flood risk in Southwell, Nottinghamshire; pertaining to the flooding events of July 2013.
Collaborator Contribution Partners attended the workshops, supplying data and expertise as requested. Partners kept the research organisation updated of any additional inter-agency meetings, modelling updates (hydraulic and hydrological modelling undertaken by consultancies).
Impact Five workshops (see separate outcomes). Community model of flood risk - to be made publicly available. Report on the participatory process (currently being written up as a paper) forthcoming.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Participatory modelling of flood risk in Southwell 
Organisation Nottinghamshire County Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organisation of a series of inter-agency participatory workshops to model understanding of flood risk in Southwell, Nottinghamshire; pertaining to the flooding events of July 2013.
Collaborator Contribution Partners attended the workshops, supplying data and expertise as requested. Partners kept the research organisation updated of any additional inter-agency meetings, modelling updates (hydraulic and hydrological modelling undertaken by consultancies).
Impact Five workshops (see separate outcomes). Community model of flood risk - to be made publicly available. Report on the participatory process (currently being written up as a paper) forthcoming.
Start Year 2014
 
Description SEPA 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dissemination of flood modelling R&D; field monitoring of SuDS and rivers for flow, sediment transport and pollutants
Collaborator Contribution Flow gauge data availability; modelling expertise and guidance documents, proposal co-authorship and support, post flood survey advice/data etc.
Impact Successful related funding proposal to Scottish Forestry Trust (awarded 2015) for flood risk management and modelling approaches Direct collaboration on EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award funding (2014-2015) into flood risk management
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sustainable Flood Risk Management in Dhaka City 
Organisation Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Country Bangladesh, People's Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The purpose of this research is to jointly explore potential integrated sustainable urban flood resilience measures to minimise the flood risk in part of the Dhaka city with Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology. 1) Understand existing flood risk in Dhaka city and explore potential resilient and adaptive measures to deal with flood events 2) Mutually exchange effective flood resilient and adaptive lessons between the UK and Bangladesh 3) Promote integrated sustainable flood resilience approaches in Bangladesh cities through evidence based case studies 4) Establish trust and long term relationships between UK and Bangladesh academics
Collaborator Contribution Introduce to key stakeholders and flood professionals such as Dhaka Water Supply and Drainage Authority, Institute to Water Modelling, Drainage board
Impact We have got the chance to write a paper based on this visit yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: the Blue-Green Advantage - A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange and Collaborative Opportunities Event 
Organisation Portland State University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Members of the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium, travelled to the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) for a week of knowledge exchange, project dissemination, engagement with City officials and cultural learning. The Ningbo event, ran from 15-18th June, brought together UK-US-Chinese academics who had worked together since 2014 on the 'Clean Water for All' (CWFA) initiative. The event was an opportunity to present some of the results of the CWFA project and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience on the advantages of using integrated drainage systems, best management practices and Blue-Green infrastructure to provide sustainable and resilient urban water, flood risk and environmental management. Specifically, the Blue-Green Cities team helped the Ningbo academics to organise a Knowledge Exchange Workshop and Symposium; presented papers on their recent research, and engaged in discussions with other academics and local practitioners and institutional/governmental stakeholders in the City of Ningbo. Contributions from the Blue-Green Cities research team included intellectual input and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution The Ningbo academics organised the Knowledge Exchange Workshop and Symposium; they hosted the event, invited participants from the local Government and interested academics, and contributed intellectual input and expertise through the presentation of recent research and contributions to Q+A and discussed sessions. Other contributions include access to facilities and the organisation and running of a field trip. Partners from Portland State University contributed intellectual input and expertise through the presentation of recent research and contributions to Q+A and discussed sessions. The event was also supported by the Ningbo Association of Science and Technology and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies.
Impact This is an interdisciplinary collaboration including researchers from the following disciplines: hydrodynamics, geomorphology, ecology, physics, social sciences, engineering, geography, urban planning and environmental economics. Outcomes: collaboration on research journal papers for a special issue of the Journal of Flood Risk Management (two of which have been published to date (4th Dec 2015)); DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12218 and DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12225. More papers are in review/in prep.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: the Blue-Green Advantage - A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange and Collaborative Opportunities Event 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Members of the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium, travelled to the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) for a week of knowledge exchange, project dissemination, engagement with City officials and cultural learning. The Ningbo event, ran from 15-18th June, brought together UK-US-Chinese academics who had worked together since 2014 on the 'Clean Water for All' (CWFA) initiative. The event was an opportunity to present some of the results of the CWFA project and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience on the advantages of using integrated drainage systems, best management practices and Blue-Green infrastructure to provide sustainable and resilient urban water, flood risk and environmental management. Specifically, the Blue-Green Cities team helped the Ningbo academics to organise a Knowledge Exchange Workshop and Symposium; presented papers on their recent research, and engaged in discussions with other academics and local practitioners and institutional/governmental stakeholders in the City of Ningbo. Contributions from the Blue-Green Cities research team included intellectual input and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution The Ningbo academics organised the Knowledge Exchange Workshop and Symposium; they hosted the event, invited participants from the local Government and interested academics, and contributed intellectual input and expertise through the presentation of recent research and contributions to Q+A and discussed sessions. Other contributions include access to facilities and the organisation and running of a field trip. Partners from Portland State University contributed intellectual input and expertise through the presentation of recent research and contributions to Q+A and discussed sessions. The event was also supported by the Ningbo Association of Science and Technology and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies.
Impact This is an interdisciplinary collaboration including researchers from the following disciplines: hydrodynamics, geomorphology, ecology, physics, social sciences, engineering, geography, urban planning and environmental economics. Outcomes: collaboration on research journal papers for a special issue of the Journal of Flood Risk Management (two of which have been published to date (4th Dec 2015)); DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12218 and DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12225. More papers are in review/in prep.
Start Year 2014
 
Description West Lothian Council 
Organisation West Lothian Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution SuDS monitoring of J4M8 flow, sediment and pollutant including River Almond CFMP
Collaborator Contribution Access, plans etc.
Impact Multiple publications listed in other areas of research fish
Start Year 2013
 
Title Blue-Green Cities website 
Description The website provides information on the Blue-Green Cities (BGC) research objectives and deliverables, the project team, plus a summary page of the work packages and linked projects and initiatives. The outputs from BGC research (conference papers and journal articles) are also listed with links to access the documents. The website also includes information on events and news, project partners and associates, and contact details for the team. There is also a live feed on the website to the Blue-Green Cities blog. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact There has been increased engagement on social media (Blue-Green Cities twitter feed and LinkedIn Group) since the Blue-Green Cities website was released. The website also provides an outlet for BGC outputs (conference and journal papers) to be downloaded, thus enabling the research findings to be disseminated to a wider community. Requests for information on the project have also directly come through the website. 
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: industry panel discussion: Delivering Blue-Green Cities - implications for academia, policy and practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This industry panel discussion was hosted at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) and included members from Northumbrian Water, Royal HaskoningDHV, Arup, Newcastle City Council, MWH, the Environment Agency and University of Nottingham ). The intended purpose was discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page. Questions for the panel were tweeted and asked by audience members on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Clare Rogers and Chris Kilsby on Newcastle University collaborative approach to flood management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Chris Kilsby and Clare Rogers (Newcastle University). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from David Wilkes on his reflections from the day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by David Wilkes (Arup). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Jessica Lamond and Glyn Everett on changing perceptions and behaviours around Blue-Green infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Jessica Lamond and Glyn Everett (UWE). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Kit England on next steps for the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Kit England (Newcastle City Council). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Marie Fallon on Pooling our Resources - The North of England Floods: Flood Recovery and Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Marie Fallon (Environment Agency). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Mary Dhonau on Investing in personal resilience: What is it like to be flooded? How to plan, prepare and mitigate against it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Mary Dhonau (Chair of the Flood Protection Group for the Property Care Association). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Paul Shaffer and Chris Digman on delivering and valuing the multiple benefits of SuDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Paul Shaffer (CIRIA) and Chris Digman (MWH). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Vassilis Glenis and Chris Kilsby on using the CityCAT flood model for design of Blue-Green infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Vassilis Glenis and Chris Kilsby (Newcastle University). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description 2015 Livable Cities Forum: Building Flood Resiliency (Calgary, Canada) talk on Flood Resilient Cities: the Blue-Green Advantage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colin Thorne presented some of the recent outputs of the Blue-Green Cities research consortium which led to questions and discussions around sustainable water management.

No specific impacts to date aside from requests for further information on Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/eventsnews.aspx
 
Description ARCC Early Career Researchers Workshop 1: Effective communication 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Networked with researchers from other projects within the ARCC network

Email exchanges regarding future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ARCC assembly - Urban areas as systems: adapting for the future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approx 30-40 people attended the talk

Stakeholders expressed interest in participating in and being informed of the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK (RGS invited talk) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Thorne gave a presentation at the Royal Geographical Society event on Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK. This led to interest in Blue-Green infrastructure for flood risk management with further requests for information from Colin and the wider research team. The presentation sparked discussion afterwards and Colinw as asked many questions during the panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://21stcenturychallenges.org/policy-network/policy-seminars/past-events/achieving-sustainable-f...
 
Description Achieving urban flood resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage. Water New Zealand's Stormwater Conference 2016 (invited keynote presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation led to discussion and questions on the Blue-Green Cities research project and outputs (project finished April 2016) and potential applications in New Zealand to help address some of their flood and water management problems. The presentation also allowed Colin Thorne to network with the New Zealand audience and gain contacts for potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Anglian Branch CIWEM presentation May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This invited presentation has not yet happened. This entry will be updated subsequently.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual conference of the Network of European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emily Lawson and Jenny Mant attended the annual conference of the Network of European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC), titled "Managing ecosystems for people, nature and economy". In the conference breaks and lunch there was discussion of the blue-green cities concept and how this links with work on ecosystem services.

There was more interest in the project via the website and social media. A blog was also written about the event which has been viewed 38 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2013/12/18/eeac-conference-on-managing-ecosystems-for...
 
Description Attendance at the EU Beyond Risks Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance at the EU Beyond Risks Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 16-18 September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Inside Out West Midland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright talked about urban flooding in BBC, Inside Out West Midland programme on 25th Feb 2014.

Not possible to measure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio - Inside Out West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nigel Wright was interviewed for BBC, Inside Out West on February on 11th 2014. This talks stimulate importance of natural flood risk management.

Not possible to measure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright was interviewed for BBC Radio Cambridge, Naked Scientist programme on 9th March 2014. This talk stimulate thoughts around urban flood resilience.

Not possible to measure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Beyond the National Flood Resilience Review: Building resilient infrastructure and communities. CIWEM, London, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation on 'Achieving urban flood resilience through Blue-Green Cities' introduced the main outputs from the Blue-Green Cities research project and gave insight into the new Urban Flood Resilience research project that some of the team are involved in (EPSRC funded, EP/P004180/1). The presentation spaked discussion on using Blue-Green infrastructure to address flood risk management issues in the UK and present and in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blog Post - water@leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The water@leeds is a largest interdisciplinary research centre for water related research in the UK. Sangaralingam Ahilan wrote a blog post based about his initial research experience in Portland, Oregon, USA in water@leeds website. This research visit is part of the Clean Water for All initiative.

After this blog post Sangaralingam Ahilan requested to give talk on 'challenges and opportunities in urban flood risk management in UK' in Pathogen Control Institute, School of Civil Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://wateratleeds.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/clean-water-for-all-cwfa-research-initiative-dr-sangara...
 
Description Blue-Green Cities - project summary. Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure, Belfast, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk highlighted the main project outputs from the Blue-Green Cities research and sparked discussions of potential application in Northern Ireland. The presentation led to discussions on future projects and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blue-Green Cities blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Blue-Green Cities blog has been running since Aug 2013, with a new post once or twice a month, typically written by researcher and PhD students involved in the project. Since its inception, the blog has been viewed 2667 times (2068 unique viewers, google analytics).

The blog has stimulated discussion surrounding blue-green infrastructure and some of the research and conferences that the team have been involved in. The blog is promoted on social media, e.g. twitter, and thus may be viewed nationally, or internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/
 
Description Blue-Green Cities blog posts 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Blue-Green Cities project has a blog that has fresh posts ~ once a month. Blog generally stimulate thinking around Blue-Green infrastructure and the research that is being undertaken.

Some requests for further information on certain Blue-Green Cities topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/
 
Description Blue-Green Cities factsheet on Learning and Action Alliances: defining and establishing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The factsheet can be downloaded and gives non-specialist information on one section of Blue-Green Cities research; how to define and establish learning and action alliances. Giving the factsheets out at events has sparked some discussion.

Increased requests for information and request to speak at a Moray Council flood risk management event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/laas-defining-and-establishing.pdf
 
Description Blue-Green Cities factsheet on Scientific uncertainty and lack of confidence as barriers to wide adoption of Blue-Green infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This factsheet presents information on a recent piece of research published in the Journal of flood risk management on barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure. The factsheet is aimed at non-specialists and condense the paper into two sides of A4.

Not aware of any specific impacts although downloads of journal paper could have increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/uncertainty-challenges-bgi-portland-el.pd...
 
Description Blue-Green Cities twitter feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Blue-Green Cities twitter feed currently has 927 followers and is used to tweet about new research outputs, dissemination events, and research and literature in the field of sustainable drainage and the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure. Followers increase after dissemination events and conferences and requests for further information and questions are asked over twitter. The twitter feed has introduced people who may not otherwise have heard about the Blue-Green Cities project to our research and created a platform for informal discussion and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://twitter.com/BlueGreenCities
 
Description CIWEM East Midlands Branch Meeting "Floods and SuDS" Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 70 people attended the event and asked a variety of questions about the Blue-Green Cities research project and using natural processes for flood risk management. The event was reported on several websites and social media. Those who attended were able to take away promotional material on the project.

Views of the Blue-Green Cities website increased and there were several direct requests for the presentation (which is now available for download from the BGC website). I was also asked to give a similar presentation at the Institution of Energy and Technology (Aug 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/lawson2013urbandrainagegroup.pdf
 
Description CIWEM River and Coastal Group Study weekend May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on Blue-Green Cities was given by Colin Thorne (invited talk) at the study weekend and sparked discussion between the scientists and practitioners, and requests for further information on the Blue-Green Cities research project. The weekend was a great networking opportunity and links were made with local authority, water company and industry practitioners, and students/academics (mostly early career). The event was also hosted at the University of Nottingham and included site visits that Colin Thorne attended.

Other Blue-Green Cities team members were asked to give presentations at other events and Blue-Green Cities research was disseminated more widely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ciwem.org/events/events-calendar/2015/apr/10/rcg--udg-study-weekend.aspx
 
Description CIWEM UDG Autumn Conference & Exhibition 2015. Presentation on Evaluating the multiple benefits of a Blue-Green vision for urban surface water management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the CIWEM UDG Autumn Conference in a session on 'future visions and challenges'. The talk encourage much discussion on the role of Blue-Green infrastructure for flood and water management.

To finish...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ciwem.org/media/1671201/udg_final_web_programme.pdf
 
Description Catchment composition influence on the urban heavy metal and mineral pollution of urban waterways. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about sediment movement through Blue-Green infrastructure and potential for heavy metal accumulation.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Centre for Floods, Communities & Resilience, Flood Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Glyn Everett gave a presentation entitled 'Understanding Behaviours and Attitudes Around 'Blue-Green' Approaches to Flood-Risk Management' to an audience of undergraduate, postgraduate and academic staff from across two departments (Geography & Environmental Management and Architecture & the Built Environment) at the University of the West of England. The paper prompted strong interest & conversation around the value in pursuing such approaches for their multiple benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Climate Change Preparedness: Drinking Water Supplies in the Portland metropolitan region. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion on climate change preparedness and how this may impact on drinking water supplies.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Climate Just workshop (University of Nottingham 18th December 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop helped participants use the new online 'Climate Just' mapping tool and encouraged them to share this knowledge with their colleagues and use the tool in their working environment. The tool will be useful for mapping and exploring social vulnerabilities in the Blue-Green Cities case study area (Newcastle) to compliment the environmental data we already have for this area. There were many questions about the tool and its possible applications.

Workshop participants asked about the Blue-Green Cities research project and expressed interest in working together in future, e.g. with Nottingham City Council's public health team exploring the health and wellbeing benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/documents/climate-just-training-flyer.pdf
 
Description Climate SCience Day on Capitol Hill 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions with congressmen as part of the ASA 5th Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2015/04/01/climate-science-day-2/
 
Description Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meetings with congressmen as part of the ASA Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy (ACCCP) 6th Annual Climate Science Day 2016 meeting, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/policy/get-involved/participate-in-a-congressional-visits-day...
 
Description Conference on Floodplain Management: Adapting to Change, Oregon USA 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited presentation given by Richard Fenner entitled 'Reflections on Stormwater Systems and their Urban Value'. The talk introduced the Blue-Green Cities project which sparked questions and discussion on proposal research and specifically plan for research in Oregon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Conference paper presentation at the CIWEM UDG Autumn Conference and Exhibition 2015 entitled 'Evaluating the multiple benefits of a Blue-Green vision for urban surface water management' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My talk on developing Blue-Green vision for surface water management sparked questions and discussions with other academics and practitioners who were interested in the work of the Blue-Green Cities team. There were several requests for further information and published research from the project and the talk was advertised on social media.

Increased page views on the Blue-Green Cities website and discussions of future projects with academics/practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ciwem.org/media/1725959/Paper%201%20Evaluating%20the%20multiple%20benefits%20of%20a%20Blu...
 
Description Delivering and evaluating the multiple benefits in Blue-Green Cities. CIBSE Resilient Cities Group meeting, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk aimed to introduce Blue-Green infrastructure and sustainable drainage to the CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Resilient Cities group. The talk sparked discussion and debate on urban water management and how such activities could help meet other climate change and city regeneration objectives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cibse.org/networks/groups/resilient-cities/past-events-and-presentations
 
Description EA TAG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on FCERM related research and future requirements from EPSRC FRMsandpit grants. Questions over "national" (England, Scotland) and engineering (EPSRC) focus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EGU 2015 Evaluating the effect of river restoration techniques on reducing the impacts of outfall on water quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This describes a poster created for the 2015 EGU General Assembly. The poster prompted questions and discussions around using river restoration techniques to reduce the impact of outfalls on water quality, and wider interest in the Blue-Green Cities project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ecobuild presentation Blue-green benefits - are they perceived differently by communities, designers and decision-makers? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion generated discussion afterwards with several individuals requesting further information and publication details afterwards

increased number of hits o project website and requests for copies of research publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ecobuild presentation on Blue-Green Cities: delivering environmental and social benefits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact After the talk there was a discussion session (~30 minutes) and there were many questions about Blue-Green Cities and how local authorities and water companies could start working together to implement some of the approaches. Several people asked for further information on the project and were given the website address.

The Blue-Green Cities website received more views following on from this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/conferences.aspx
 
Description Ecobuild/Aco technologies long table on SuDs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion was recorded for wider dissemination

After the panel interest was expressed in the project and publications were requested
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storify.com/ACOWater/ecobuild-design-fringe-brought-to-you-by-aco
 
Description Ecosystem Services of Urban Rivers conference, Krtiny, Czech Republic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Glyn Everett presented a paper entitled 'The Centrality of Felt Voice and Ownership to Developing Sustainable 'Sustainable Drainage Systems' to a conference organised by the University of Brno serving to increase awareness of the multiple benefits of rivers & blue-green infrastructure, sharing best practice ideas around engagement & measuring across European countries. The paper prompted a healthy debate around the importance of felt local ownership of devices in order to encourage better behaviour and voluntary help with maintenance and clearing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.icabr.com/rivers/
 
Description Effects of delta extension on base level rising of the Lower Yellow River. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about the Yellow River Delta and natural processes.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Evaluating multiple benefits of blue green urban flood management practices. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academic only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions about how the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure can be evaluated.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Evaluating the Multiple Benefits of Blue Green Infrastructure. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions about how the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure can be evaluated.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Evaluating the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure. Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure, Belfast, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk at the Northern Ireland conference 'Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure' introduced a toolkit to evaluate the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure, which the participants could download from the Blue-Green Cities website. the talk sparked questions and discussion of the tools capabilities and interest in the next steps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibition stand at Flood and Coast 2016 Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Blue-Green Cities research team, alongside the Flood Memory and SESAME research teams, had an exhibition stand at the Flood and Coast 2016 event. The objective was to further disseminate the research outputs from the three EPSRC projects funded at the 2012 sandpit. This involved talking to interested delegates, giving away written documents (e.g. key project outputs summary, factsheets) and USBs that contained conference papers, journal papers, factsheets and other Blue-Green Cities outputs. We estimate that ~120 people engaged with the stall, 80 took USBs and another 70 took project reports and/or factsheets. The stall led to discussion around the implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure for flood risk management in other cities and to requests for further information on the project outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.floodandcoast.com/2list.php#E
 
Description Exploring cultural influences of communication among green infrastructure development and maintenance stakeholders in Portland, Oregon. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions about how different cultures interpret and behave towards green infrastructure.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description FCERM General Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic and stakeholder workshop in flood risk management - dissmination of new research, identification of R&D gaps to be addressed and funding mechanisms available
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description FCERM.Net webinar on Learning and Action Alliances to develop a Blue-Green vision for urban flood risk management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion on the role of learning and action alliances to help inter-agency collaboration and development of a Blue-Green vision.

Requests for further information on Blue-Green Cities outputs, especially how to set up and run Learning and Action Alliances
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fcerm.net/fcermnet-october-webinar-1
 
Description FCERM.net Annual Assembly May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation on the outputs from the Blue-Green Cities Research project sparked questions and discussion on the research methods, results and next steps.

Emily Lawson was asked to give a webinar for the FCERM network on Learning and Action Alliances.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://fcerm.net/Assembly-Register
 
Description Factsheet - Participatory Modelling in Hebden Bridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Factsheet produced for the Blue-Green cities research consortium on 'participatory modelling in Hebden Bridge' detailing the workshops and events held in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 2012-14 to co-produce a Bayesian network model of flood risk in the Hebden Water catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/publications/newslettersebulletins.aspx
 
Description Factsheet - Participatory modelling in Southwell, Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Factsheet produced for the Blue-Green cities research consortium to summarise participatory workshops and modelling work conducted in Southwell, Nottinghamshire (primarily in 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/publications/newslettersebulletins.aspx
 
Description Factsheet - Recognising barriers to the implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This factsheet presents information on a recent piece of research published in the Urban Water Journal on barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure in Newcastle. The factsheet is aimed at non-specialists and condense the paper into two sides of A4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/newcastlebarriersfactsheet.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on Flood Footprint assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/floodfootprintassessment-dm.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on Functional Complexity of SuDS/GI and Grey Infrastructure under non-flood conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/bgc-factsheet-functional-complexity-non-f...
 
Description Factsheet on Green Infrastructure Evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/green-infrastructure-evaluation-benefit-i...
 
Description Factsheet on Public Perceptions around Blue-Green Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each hihghlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/publicperceptionsfactsheet.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on Relational Complexity of SuDS/GI Non-Flood and Flood Conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/relational-complexity-of-sudsgi-factsheet...
 
Description Factsheet on River restoration for flood alleviation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/factsheet-riverrestorationouseburn.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on functional Complexity of SUDS/GI and Grey Infrastructure under flood conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/bgc-factsheet-functional-complexity-excee...
 
Description Factsheet on river habitat scoring: an assessment tool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the collection of factsheets available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website and given out at dissemination events, each highlighting a particular aspect of the research and either explaining a new methodology or application of an existing methodology, or explaining key research findings and messages. The factsheets page on the Blue-Green Cities website has been viewed 691 times since inception in February 2015, and spark discussion around Blue-Green Cities research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/factsheet-river-habitat-scoring.pdf
 
Description Flood & Coast conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk and roundtable addressing flood risk, resilience and response in a changing climate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.floodandcoast.com/conference.php
 
Description Flood Force Film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks at several forums advertised the film, which was premiered in Newcastle in June 2013.

Increased awareness and uptake of our methods in industry and local authorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.lwec.org.uk/stories/flood-force-launched
 
Description Guardian article on living with floods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Colin Thorne published an article in the Guardian titled "What Britain has to do if it doesn't want to live with floods (no, it's not dredging)". This resulted in online discussion and sharing of information related to natural flood risk management techniques and what the government could do to reduce future risks. The article was published online and mentioned in the social media sphere, e.g. Twitter and LinkedIn.

This article generated much discussion on possible flood risk management efforts for the UK, and the potential use of Blue-Green infrastructure. The Blue-Green Cities website received a larger number of hits following on from the publication of this article (214 page views on the day the article was released, and 397 in the week after) and there were several requests for further information on the project and requests for other media work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/10/britain-floods-chief-scientist-sewage-coastal-d...
 
Description Guest lecture, University of Derby 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approx. 50 people attended the lecture "Keeping your head above water: coping with flooding in the UK", given by Colin Thorne. There was opportunity for discussion following the lecture and interested parties were directed to the Blue-Green Cities website for further information on natural flood risk management in urban areas.

The lecture sparked interest in the Blue-Green Cities research project, resulting in over 300 views of the website in the week following the event. Students and staff at Derby University learned more about alternative, blue-green methods for flood risk management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.derby.ac.uk/thorne
 
Description IAHR 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International conference of practitioners in FRM engineering and academics in R&D. International perspective on risks and requirements for further R&D. Invitation to influence future conference sessions towards current EPSRC reearch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IAHR conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of research findings for the J4M8 research undertaken as part of EPSRCEP/J501335/1 and EP/K50337X/1 to the international academic community focused on water research. Presentation was titled: Multiple event analysis of fine sediment pollutant transport through Sustainable urban Drainage Systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICUD2015(Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International workshop of SE Asia engineers and R&D teams - invitation to publish in internationally-facing journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Integrating water and energy saving with urban planning and design. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions and discussions about how water and energy saving can be included in new urban design in China.

Increased links with academics and practitioners in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description International Conference on Urban Drainage, Kuching, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on the finding of one of Blue Green Cities's work packages

Expression of interest for future knowledge exchange from both practitioners and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Introduction to Ningbo Urban Water Resources and Flood Risk Management. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions about the Ningbo planning system and potential incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept. Discussion between Ningbo planning officials and invitations to meet other city stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Invited presentation at 2016 Liveable Cities Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation on 'Overcoming barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure through multiple benefit evaluation' introduced the Nova Scotia audience to the idea of Blue-Green Cities and challenges associated with developing Blue-Green infrastructure. The presentation led to discussion and questions on the Blue-Green Cities research project and outputs (project finished April 2016) and potential applications in Canada to help address some of their flood and water management problems. The presentation also allowed Emily O'Donnell to network with the Canadian audience and gain contacts for potential collaboration. A request to use one of the Blue-Green Cities tools (GIS tool) was also made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.livablecitiesforum.com/
 
Description Invited presentation at the CIWEM Surface Water Management Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited presentation given at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)'s Surface Water Management Conference 2014. Over 100 practitioners, academics and policy makers from throughout the UK attended and there was much discussion around the topic of sustainable urban water management and blue-green infrastructure.

CIWEM have produced an online summary of the event (http://www.ciwem.org/media/1285268/swm_delegate_notes.pdf) which guides interested parties to the Blue-Green Cities website, where further information on the project can be found. The content of the presentation may have stimulated thinking by policy makers and practitioners regarding the multiple benefits that blue-green infrastructure can provide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/ciwemthorne2014.pdf
 
Description Johnson Creek Science Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster will be presented on Blue-Green Cities research into the perceptions and behaviours of communities around Blue-Green infrastructure in Portland, building on research completed during our 2014 Portland case study. The event will be held in May 2016 and the audience will comprise approximately 200 people that represented a variety of stakeholders in the Johnson Creek watershed (i.e. non-profit groups, city officials, county officials, Metro officials, scientists, Tribes, home-owners). The impacts from the event will be added to this entry in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Session I Overview of current research findings. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions and discussion of the ongoing research at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus.

Increased links with academics in China, UK and US, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Session II Overview of current research findings. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions about some of the recent research into Blue-Green infrastructure, river restortion and urban growth in Portland, Oregon.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Session III, Overview of current research findings. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions and discussions around the potential for Blue-Green infrastructure in China.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Knowledge exchange skills development for early career researchers in the built environment and infrastructure sectors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Approximately 25 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) attended the event, which was focused on stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange. This resulted in discussion of many EPSRC research projects, including Blue-Green Cities, and questions regarding the research goals and objectives. This was a good networking opportunity for ECRs and potential for future collaboration on projects.

Several members of the workshop requested information on the Blue-Green Cities research project and the rationale behind blue-green flood risk management was disseminated to a wider academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.arcc-network.org.uk/early-career-researchers/how-to-engage-with-those-elusive-stakeholder...
 
Description LBC Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright was interviewed on Feb 10th, 2014 for LBC radio. This talk stimulates questions and discussion about urban flooding.

After my talk, the radio programme is active to include more urban flood resilience related interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LSE Works talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk given as part of the 'LSE Works' series which aims to showcase the research of LSE faculty in an accessible manner. The talk, entitled 'Coping with Deep Uncertainty: jellyfish, super-storms and nuclear stewardship' was delivered to an audience: approximately 200 people - a mix of academic, industry/business and general public. One of the discussants was a member of industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2017/03/20170315t1830vHKT/Coping-with-Deep-Uncertainty
 
Description Learning and Action Alliances to develop a Blue-Green vision for urban flood risk management, A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government.

This presentation was to academics only and resulted in discussions and questions around Learning and Action Alliances in other cities and countries.

Increased links with academics in China and Portland (US), potential for future work in Ningbo, contributions to collaborative journal paper writing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Learning and Action Alliances to develop a Blue-Green vision for urban flood risk management, A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This presentation was to academics only and resulted in discussions and questions around Learning and Action Alliances in other cities and countries.

Increased links with academics in China and Portland (US), potential for future work in Ningbo, contributions to collaborative journal paper writing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Living with water: Changing human-water interactions in the Pacific Northwest streams. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about how human-water interactions in the Pacific Northwest streams could change.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Local Action Aliance presentation- 07/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presention of Blue-Green Cities project findings (EPSRCEP/J501335/1 and EP/K50337X/1) for the Newcastle Great Park field study specifically regarding the long term water quality treatment efficiencies found for the study site. Key outcomes from this research include:
-SuDS assets do provide sediment detention, but not necessarily the way or to the level existing manuals suggest
-SuDS to provide water quality improvement, but different SuDS assets provide different levels of benefit
-SuDS assets can change the PSD in stormwater (removing the larger sediment), but again each asset acts differently
-This research has provided field data that shows individual SuDS asset benefits: a step towards detention and pollutant remediation ranking of studied SuDS
- Research as illustrated the benefit of networks, and that the composition of the network is more important than the number of assets in the network
- Moving forwardwe now have data and analysis that can help shape and improve SuDS asset and network design, and the implementation of SuDS in the urban B-G City
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure workshop, Belfast, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop aimed to present some of the outputs of the Blue-Green Cities project to the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Rivers Agency, and discuss potential application of Blue-Green infrastructure in Northern Ireland. It was also an opportunity for local practitioners to learn about successful Blue-Green schemes in Northern Ireland as local presentations were also given. The workshop was a networking opportunity to discuss future collaborations and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media during floods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Yorkshire Evening Post - January 10th, 2014
LBC Radio - February 10th, 2014
BBC, Inside Out West - February 11th, 2014
BBC, Inside Out West Midland - February 25th, 2014
Radio 5 Live, Victoria Derbyshire, - February 14th, 2014
Sky News, February 11th and 16th, 2014
BBC Radio Cambridge, Naked Scientist - March 9th, 2014
University of Leeds Alumni Magazine: http://www.alumni.leeds.ac.uk/document.doc?id=168


Not possible to measure this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Modelling floodplain influence on flow and sediment dynamics of the urbanised creek. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about floodplain and sediment modelling.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Monte Carlo simulation of the combined probability of pluvial and tidal flooding in Ningbo. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion on pluvial and tidal flooding in Ningbo.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Municipal incentives for floodplain protection, and the origin of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions about the incentives for floodplain protection on the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: Opening Remarks (Cllr Jed Bell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Councillor Jed Bell (Newcastle City Council). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: interview with Colin Thorne 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Thorne was interviewed by a Newcastle City Council press officer during the 18th February dissemination event about the role of Blue-Green infrastructure for flood risk and water management and the generation of multiple benefits. This was posted on the Newcastle City Council Facebook page and was viewed by the public (385 views and one comment on 02.03.16). This encourage the public to think about sustainable water management in a changing climate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleCityCouncil/videos/10153509762698790/
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Colin Thorne on The multiple benefits of living in a Blue-Green City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Prof Colin Thorne (University of Nottingham). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Richard Fenner and Malcolm Morgan on evaluating multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure schemes through GIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Richard Fenner and Malcolm Morgan (Cambridge University). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle 2016 dissemination event: presentation from Richard Warneford on Leading the way - putting blue-green cities into practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event in Feb 2016 (Improving Flood Resilience: the Blue-Green Advantage) by Richard Warneford (Northumbrian Water). The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings, sharing of Blue-Green good practice by stakeholders in the NE/Newcastle, and discussion with regional stakeholders to encourage the wider incorporation of Blue-Green infrastructure into flood risk and water management plans. Impacts from the event included requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations (now available on the Blue-Green Cities website), interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles. There was also a lot of social media activity (twitter, LinkedIn) and increased interest in the Blue-Green Cities website and wikipedia page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/newcastle-dissemination-event-2016.aspx
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) formed in February 2014 and aims to work in partnership with stakeholders in the City of Newcastle to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits. There have been five meetings to date, with between 20-45 participants at each, including ~5 members of the project team. The LAA meetings will continue throughout the lifetime of the project (Jan 2016) with the goal for Newcastle stakeholders to take ownership and continue the group after the project ends.

The meetings have allowed Newcastle stakeholders to bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. We have facilitated open knowledge-sharing and discussions between stakeholders who may not typically get the opportunity to have frank discussions. The group is developing strategies for incorporating blue-green infrastructure into Newcastle master plans for urban regeneration, with a hope to influence policy and implementation. Notable impacts to date include bringing together a range of stakeholders interested in urban water management from Newcastle and the wider NE UK, and encouraging data and knowledge sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/research/learning-and-action-alliance.aspx
 
Description Newsnight (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Thorne participated in a Newsnight special on the flood crisis, live from the Thames Valley, 12th February 2014. Approx. 120 people attended the Newsnight event which was hosted by Jeremy Paxman and shown on BBC2. Colin asked and answered questions during the event, which sparked discussion with the audience and host.

The importance of natural flood risk management was highlighted during the event and the blue-green approach was mentioned. There was more interest in the Blue-Green Cities research project and the website received over 200 views on the days surrounding the event. The event also sparked discussion on social media, e.g. twitter, which has a national extent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vgnq5
 
Description OUP Oxford Philosophy Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Leonard Smith took part in the Oxford University Press (OUP) Second Oxford Philosophy Festival 'speed dating' event, which aimed to answer the question 'What's Philosophy got to do with...Anything?', 7-12 November 2016, Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/news/oxford-philosophy-festival
 
Description Overcoming uncertainties and barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure. Urban Water Management Workshop April 12th (CaBA Working Group) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The presentation introduced some of the barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure and sustainable drainage and sparked questions and discussions from the audience. Emily subsequently joined the Soar Catchment partnership and has had the opportunity to engage in further research and events. The activity also led to networking with East Midlands practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PaCE Institute presentation - School of Civil Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Sangaralingam Ahilan talked about 'Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Flood Risk Management'. This talked sparked questions and discussed about sustainable urban flood risk management in UK cities. Researchers and students from the school of civil engineering and geography department mostly attended this event.

Invited to give a lecture on water engineering module for 3rd year civil engineering student.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participatory workshops in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Six evening workshops to build a Bayesian network around the issue of reducing flood risk in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. A group of residents and professionals (practitioners, Environment Agency staff, local authority) worked through several modelling activities, culminating in the co-generation of a cause-effect conceptual model of flood risk in Netica. This focussed on nine catchment objectives (identified by participants), alongside their respective causes, drivers, and possible solutions (or 'interventions'). This model was then run through four different future socio-economic scenarios.

Work was supported by Calderdale Council and Environment Agency staff, amongst others, who attended the workshops, and disseminated the findings more widely within their respective organisations. The work has since been presented to DEFRA, the National Flood Forum, the EA Innovation Team (Leeds Office) and in academic institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/140228-bgc-factsheet.pdf
 
Description Participatory workshops in Southwell, Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A series of five 2-hour participatory workshops with approximately 12-15 participants drawn from a pool of 40. Participants generally consisted of local residents, with a smaller number of representatives from partner agencies (Nottinghamshire County Council, EA, Severn Trent Water). Participants worked through a series of structured modelling activities, that culminated in the co-construction of a conceptual model of flood risk, based on the 2013 flooding events that affected Southwell, Nottinghamshire. The model borrowed elements from system dynamics to investigate how the risk to different receptors changed throughout the flooding event. This was achieved by identifying eight risk hotspots across the town, and discussing each of these in detail. Testing and validation of the model was carried out by participants in the later workshops.

Participant numbers were maintained around 15 per workshop. The Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) showed interest in the results from the participatory research, which will be available in late 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.southwellfloodforum.org.uk/archive/university-nottingham-community-participation-flood-mo...
 
Description Partnering with Nature's River Restorers, 15th Annual River Restoration Symposium, River Restoration Northwest (RRNW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Colin Thorne attended this conference and discussed how Blue-Green infrastructure could help river restoration. This led to discussions around the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure particularly for society and the environment. Conference attendees were interested in learning more and were directed to the BGC website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Perceptions of natural and social landscape characteristics between cities and across scales. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about people's perceptions of different natural and man-made landscapes.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Planning for Sustainable Flood Risk Management: Northern Ireland workshop, 2nd September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was to discuss the potential for Blue-Green infrastructure and natural flood management to be included as part of Northern Ireland flood risk management plans. Several presentations were given by members of the Blue-Green Cities team which led to questions and discussion from the audience (Northern Ireland water practitioners, planners, farmers, engineers).

A blog written by Emily Lawson was circulated with the Northern Ireland Rivers Agency to all relevant parties. There were also requests for further information on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/09/17/planning-for-sustainable-flood-risk-manage...
 
Description Portland Blue-Green City sharing experience - presentation to Nottingham City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practitioners and policy makers at Nottingham City Council learned more about flood risk management using Blue-Green infrastructure and the advantages that this could bring to the city. This sparked questions and discussion regarding future regeneration of flood risk areas in Nottingham and the potential addition of green infrastructure.

Continued contact with Nottingham City Council and discussions with their flood risk management team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Post-project interviews in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short (30-45 minute) interviews held to evaluate the Hebden Bridge case study and any associated improvements in social capacity.

Assisted with the design of second case study process (Southwell, Nottinghamshire). Gave participants opportunity to evaluate process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/140228-bgc-factsheet.pdf
 
Description Post-project interviews in Southwell, Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30-40 minute interviews held with participants in the Southwell case study workshops, in order to formally evaluate the participatory process. Semi-structured with a structured likert element. (n=13)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at Flood and Coast 2016, Telford, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at conference, "Building a community understanding of flood risk through participatory modelling' on 24 February 2015 at Flood and Coast 2016, Telford International Centre, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation at the V REFORM International Conference on River and Stream Restoration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Mant and Victoria Janes (Cranfield University) presented a poster entitled 'Evaluating the effect of river restoration techniques on reducing the impacts of outfall on water quality' at the REFORM International Conference on River and Stream Restoration "Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers". Wageningen, The Netherlands, 30 June - 2 July 2015. This sparked discussion on how Blue-Green infrastructure and river restoration techniques can help rehabilitate modified rivers and led to request for further information on this work and the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presentation on uncertainties and barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure at Flood and Coast 2016 (23-25th Feb, Telford UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This poster was presented during a session at the Flood and Coast 2016 event in Telford, UK (23-25th Feb). The poster was available for viewing over the three days. The Blue-Green Cities team were also involved in an exhibition stand and so the poster generated questions that were asked at the stand. The poster sparked discussion around the barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure and how these can be overcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Preliminary interviews in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short (30-45 minute) interviews held to identify priority objectives for managing flood risk in the Hebden Water catchment (sub catchment of the River Calder, West Yorkshire, UK). Interviews were held with representatives from organisations (e.g. National Trust, Environment Agency, Moors for the Future, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council) including local NGOs and charities, and local residents with an interest or 'stake' in flood risk management.

Participants went on to participate in further activities, notably a workshop schedule.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/140228-bgc-factsheet.pdf
 
Description Preliminary interviews in Southwell, Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Series of interviews prior to a workshop schedule in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Interviews were approximately 45 minutes in length on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis. The aim was to build a collective understanding of the risk facing Southwell, particularly in reference to flooding events in July 2013. A secondary goal was to identify and recruit participants to take part in the workshops.

After the interviews, a group of c.40 local stakeholders were formed, of which 12-15 attended each of five workshops. Interviews helped to identify further stakeholders to interview (referral sampling).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at 14th International, Conference on Urban Drainage (2017) - Institutional perspectives on impacts and benefits of an urban flood management project, Portland, Oregon (Richard Fenner) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference has not yet happened - to be updated in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at CABA workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated questions and delegates collected factsheets

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Cambridge University Flood Resilience meeting in May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation on 'Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities' was delivered at the 'Building Flood Resilience in the UK : defining the research agenda' meeting at Magdelene College, Cambridge, by Dr Richard Fenner. The talk sparked questions on the role of Blue-Green infrastructure in flood resilience strategies and led to requests for further information on project outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016 (Deonie Allen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Deonie Allen's presentation on 'Pollution from urban development and setback outfalls as a catchment management measure for river water quality improvement' at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17th-22nd April 2016, Vienna, Austria, led to discussion of her research with the audience and requests for more information on the research project and outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Flood and Coast 2016: A GIS tool for the spatial distribution of the multiple benefits of blue-green infrastructure (Malcolm Morgan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given by Malcolm Morgan (Cambridge University) at the Flood and Coast 2016 event with the objective to disseminate the outputs from WP4 (multiple benefit evaluation). The talk sparked questions from the audience and requests for further information on the research and the Blue-Green Cities project, including a request for the Multiple Benefits GIS Toolkit (available on the BGC website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at FloodRisk2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Glyn Everett gave a presentation entitled 'SuDS and human behaviour: Co-developing solutions to encourage sustainable behaviour' at FloodRisk2016 in Lyon, France. The presentation prompted debate around public perceptions, awareness and behaviour around SuDS devices and a healthy conversation around legislation and practices in different countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://floodrisk2016.net
 
Description Presentation at Planning for Sustainable Flood Risk Management: Northern Ireland workshop 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Mant (Cranfield University) gave a presentation entitled 'The Concept of NFM with examples: What could be done where and what are the benefits?' at the Northern Ireland Workshop (organised by the Blue-Green Cities project) in September 2015. The presentation led to questions about using natural flood management and Blue-Green infrastructure in Northern Ireland and discussion about where this could be incorporated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at an event organised by the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) and The School of Geographical Sciences University of Nottingham (Colin Thorne) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Thorne gave a presentation entitled 'Flood Resilient Cities: the Blue-Green Advantage' at an event at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus, organised by the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) and The School of Geographical Sciences University of Nottingham. It was an opportunity for staff and students to learn more about the Urban Flood Resilience project and discuss options for Ningbo. The talk sparked discussion and debate on urban water management options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2016 - Shaun Maskrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shaun Maskrey gave a presentation entitled 'Building a community understanding of flood risk through participatory modelling' at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 29th March-2nd April 2016, San Francisco, USA. The presentation sparked questions on participatory modelling and the advantages of a community-led approach to flood risk management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Institute of Water (IWA) Northern Ireland Area Conference: Flushed Away! Sewerage - The Poor Relation? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation at the IWA conference on "Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities" which stimulated thinking around alternative methods to address the issues that Northern Ireland are facing regarding urban surface water management. This sparked discussions after the presentation and created new network opportunities. Over 100 people attended the event (mainly from the Northern Ireland water industry) but also those from England, Scotland and Wales. Two members of the Blue-Green Cities team attended this event and participated in the presentation.

The impacts from this activity include greater interest in Blue-Green surface water management and dissemination of the project objectives and ongoing work, increased engagement from stakeholders via social media and the project website, and other requests for further information on the project. The contacts made at this event may also help facilitate future research in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/conferences.aspx
 
Description Presentation on 'Public Perceptions of Greenway work around Orangefield / Greenville Park' at Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure event (Glyn Everett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Glyn Everett's presentation on 'Public Perceptions of Greenway work around Orangefield / Greenville Park' led to interesting disucssions with stakeholders in Northern Ireland about the benefits and costs of the Greenway work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/g-everett-belfast-ccg-2.pdf
 
Description Presentation on 'Urban stormwater pollution treatment efficiencies revisited: the influence of multiple rainfall-runoff events' at Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure (Deonie Allen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk on 'Urban stormwater pollution treatment efficiencies revisited: the influence of multiple rainfall-runoff events' sparked discussion on stormwater management in Northern Ireland and sharing of best practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on Blue-Green Cities at the University of Nottingham's Policy Impact Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The pecha-kucha style presentation discussed the potential impact of the Blue-Green Cities research project as an example research leading to impact and possible incorporation into policy. The presentation has led to this research being considered for an impact case study in the School of geography (University of Nottingham).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure at Newcastle end of project dissemination event Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This refers to a presentation given at the Blue-Green Cities end of project dissemination event on 18th February 2016. The intended purpose was dissemination of research findings and discussion with regional stakeholders. Impacts from the event include requests for more information, requests for a copy of the presentations, interest in joining the Newcastle learning and action alliance, discussion around Blue-Green infrastructure and barriers to implementation in Newcastle, and the signing of the Newcastle declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure (at the event) which was reported in three press releases/newspaper articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/emilyodonnellpresentation.pdf
 
Description Presentation on changing perceptions and behaviours around Blue-Green infrastructure at SNIFFER Conference Edinburgh Feb 2016 (Jessica Lamond) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation entitled 'Changing perceptions and behaviours around Blue-Green infrastructure' was given by Jessica Lamond (UWE) at the 2016 SNIFFER conference in Edinburgh in a workshop session to disseminate the outputs of the Blue-Green Cities research project. The talk sparked questions from the audience and requests for further information on the research and the Blue-Green Cities project in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sniffer.org.uk/files/8314/5389/3291/Sniffer_FRM_2016_FINAL_programme.pdf
 
Description Presentation on evaluating the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure at SNIFFER Conference Edinburgh Feb 2016 (Malcolm Morgan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation entitled 'A GIS tool for the spatial distribution of the multiple benefits of flood mitigation strategies using Blue-Green infrastructure' was part of a workshop session to disseminate outputs from the Blue-Green Cities research project. The talk sparked questions and discussion and requests for further information an access to the tool once made open access (now available for download on the Blue-Green Cities website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sniffer.org.uk/files/8314/5389/3291/Sniffer_FRM_2016_FINAL_programme.pdf
 
Description Presentation on natural flood management at 'Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure' event (Jenny Mant) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Mant gave a presentation on 'Natural flood risk management and Blue-Green infrastructure' at an event in Northern Ireland 'Managing flood risk and delivering multiple benefits with Blue-Green infrastructure'. her talk sparked discussion of NFM techniques in England and Northern Ireland and how the approach could be incorporated in practice,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on sediment transport mechanisms at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016 (Deonie Allen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Deonie Allen's presentation on 'Sediment transport mechanisms through the sustainable vegetated flow networks' presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17th-22nd April 2016, Vienna, Austria, led to discussions of her research and the wider Blue-Green Cities research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to CIWEM East Anglian Branch (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation on 'Blue - Green cities to manage urban flood risk' was given to the CIWEM East Anglia Branch in May 2016 by Dr Richard Fenner. The presentation sparked discussions on the role of Blue-Green infrastructure in urban flood risk management and further requests for information on the outputs from the Blue-Green Cities project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Extreme events team Public Health England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked an exchange of information and comments for feedback to wider research teams

After my talk PHE gave a presentation at UWE to the students and researchers and discussions around research collaborations followed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to Pubic Health England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on 'Blue Green Cities to manage urban flood risk' was given to Public Health England by Dr Richard Fenner. The talk led to discussions and questions around the research topic and how Blue-Green infrastructure could generate a range of (physical and mental) health and wellbeing benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two members of the Blue-Green Cities research team gave a presentation to ~20 members of the City of Portland (predominantly the Bureau of Environmental Services) on the work they were conducting in Portland in 2014. Other members of the team (~10) were present to participate in the Q&A session following the talk. The presentation generated discussion and questions, in particular, discussing some of the differing challenges to urban water management and green infrastructure in UK and US cities.

There were several requests for further information on the research project and many of the Portland stakeholders became more involved in the research, e.g. by participating in interviews or sharing data. Some of the methodology that the research team are building to map the multiple benefits of blue-green infrastructure may also have sparked ideas for application of a similar methodology to assess the multiple benefits of green street installations in Portland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentations at the Johnson Creek Science Symposium (Portland, Oregon, US) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several members of the 'Clean Water for All' team contributed to this event by giving short presentations and discussing research with local practitioners, community and jurisdictional stakeholders. There were many questions about the research and extended networking opportunities between UK and US academics, and Portland participants.

Several requests for further information on the Blue-Green Cities and Clean water for All projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://jcwc.org/events/first-annual-johnson-creek-science-symposium/
 
Description Public Policy Exchange: Making our Nation More Resilient to Flooding: Designing Effective Strategies and Delivering Key Solutions to our Communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This activity involved detailed discussions on how to make the UK more resilient to flooding which Prof Colin Thorne participated in and introduced the group to the idea of Blue-Green Cities. This sparked questions around Blue-Green Cities research and interest in future research and dissemination events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Science Lecture at the University of Nottingham entitled Managing Urban Flood Risk: the Blue-Green Approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk sparked discussion afterwards into blue-green natural flood risk management and the applicability of these approaches for local areas, e.g. Southwell, north Nottingham, which was flooded in 2013/14. There were several requests for information and a copy of the presentation.

After the talk, I met with a colleague in the Landscape Architecture department at the University of Nottingham and discussed different aesthetic approaches to flood risk management. I was also asked to give a presentation at a meeting of the Southwell flood forum with an aim to educate and increase awareness of blue-green flood risks management, particularly reaching out to local developers who plan to build in Southwell in an area of flood risk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/events/eventsnews.aspx
 
Description Radio 5 Live - Victoria Derbyshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright was interviewed for Radio 5 Live, Victoria Derbyshire programme on 14th Feb 2014. In this talk he discussed about recent UK flooding and how to minimise flood impacts through sustainable urban flood risk management.

Not possible to measure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Resilient Cities Leaders Forum (round-table discussion) as part of Amsterdam International Water Week 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colin Thorne was involved in several round-table discussion on resilient water management and contributed his expertise to discussions on current climate change adaptation, living with climate risks, and how greater resilience can be achieved in the future. The RCLF was a great success, giving professionals and leaders the platform for open discussions and ideas to help identify and tackle challenges associated with water resilience and climate change.

No specific impact noted at this time; a summary of the meeting is being prepared and could have impact once circulated to wider audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://internationalwaterweek.com/programme/aiww-conference/?id=68
 
Description Restoring Socio-Ecological Systems: Exploring the Socio-Ecological Connectivity of Green Infrastructure Design and Maintenance. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion on the green infrastructure design and maintenance.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description River Restoration Centre Annual Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Mant (Cranfield University, BGC team) was involved in organising and presenting at the RRC Annual Conference. Impacts included requests for information on the Blue-Green Cities project and discussion of how Blue-Green infrastructure can be used alongside river restoration techniques to generate a range of multiple benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.therrc.co.uk/sites/default/files/files/Conference/2015/Outputs/handbook_web.pdf
 
Description River Restoration Centre Bulletins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The River Restoration Centre produces monthly bulletins and this mechanism was used to promote the Blue-Green Cities research project and raise awareness of the approaches and multiple benefits. Bulletins are sent to over 2000 people so have a large readership. Bulletins containing information on Blue-Green Cities have led to requests for further information on specific aspects of the research and generally raised awareness of these approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.therrc.co.uk/bulletins
 
Description River Restoration Centre blog on Blue-Green Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog on Blue-Green Cities helped raise awareness of the multiple benefits that Blue-Green approaches to flood risk management can provide and directed readers to the Blue-Green Cities website. This blog post also lead to requests for further information on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.therrc.co.uk/blog/blue-green-cities-understanding-multiple-benefit-people-economics-and-n...
 
Description Routes to Policy Impact Conference at University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This activity refers to a pecha kucha style presentation entitled 'Flood risk, water management and Blue-Green Cities' given at the 'Routes to Policy Impact conference' at the University of Nottingham in May 2016. Following the presentation, there was discussion on sustainable flood risk management and how this research could feed in to parliamentary sub-committee groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/home/featureevents/2016/routes-to-policy-impact-conference.aspx
 
Description Royal Town Planning Institute talk: Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact After the talk there were discussions on how Blue-Green infrastructure could be included as part of development plans, local plans, and other form of planning guidance, to help reduce flood risk in urban areas. Several people asked for further information on the project and were given the website address and researcher contact details.

There was a slight increase in the number of hit on the Blue-Green Cities website. This talk also contributed to raising the profile of Blue-Green infrastructure in Newcastle, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/events-calendar/2015/april/demystifying-water-management-in-planning,-...
 
Description SNIFFER 2016 Conference, presentation of at the Blue-Green Cities Workshop on day 2 (Edinburgh, Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation, 'Urban stormwater pollution treatment efficiencies revisited: the influence of multiple rainfall-runoff events' presented the key findings from the 3 year EPSRCEP/J501335/1 and EP/K50337X/1 research project to the consulting engineers, environmental scentists and agencies and policy makers of the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SNIFFER conference 2016 - presentation on Learning and Action Alliances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a presentation given at the SNIFFER conference 2016 as part of a session organised by the Blue-Green Cities research team on 'Blue-Green Cities'. More than 50 people were in attendance and asked many questions. There was good discussion of all the Blue-Green Cities paper afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/documents/sniffer2016-bgc-eodonnell.pdf
 
Description SciBar Nottingham talk on using Blue-Green infrastructure to tackle urban flood risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This invited talk introduced the general public to Blue-Green infrastructure and sustainable drainage and sparked questions and discussion around retrofitting properties to be more flood resilient and water efficient and discussions on how the city of Nottingham might better manage water to generate a range of benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-SciBar/events/229125556/
 
Description Seminar (University of Technology, Sydney) Modelling the impact of retrofit WSUD on CBD flooding. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and workshop created a dialogue and shared learning

the workshop generated better understanding for practitioners and academics around implementation of WSUD in Sydney
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Series of e-bulletins (associated with Hebden Bridge case study) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A series of 18 electronic bulletins (one page updates) on the participatory work in Hebden Bridge. These were sent out every 2-5 weeks and focussed on clarifying key terms/concepts, keeping participants up-to-date of work behind the scenes with the model and sharing the latest thinking from academic papers, seminars and conferences.

In interview, several stakeholders mentioned the success of the e-bulletins as a stakeholder communication tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/research/epsrcstudentship.aspx
 
Description Sky News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright appeared in Sky News on 11th and 16th February 2014. He asked and answered number of interview questions related to UK urban flooding.

Not possible to measure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SuDS Research Roadmapping, Event 1, initial exploratory workshop. University of Leeds, 2nd July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This activity involved discussions of sustainable urban drainage systems and where there are research gaps in this field. From this, ideas for future research were developed.

Requests for further information relating to research by the Blue-Green Cities research team, e.g. on uncertainty and barriers to uptake.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sustainable & Resilient Cities Symposium, Nottingham, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk on Blue-Green Cities looked at how urban flood resilience could be achieve through the use of Blue-Green infrastructure. The event looked at other definitions of resilience, e.g. engineering, ecological, social, and so there were discussions on definitions of the term and possible synergies between research groups. The event has led to discussion of a possible H2020 submission (SSC-02-2016-2017 Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities call) grounded on the idea of Blue-Green infrastructure as a mechanism to develop sustainable and resilient cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk given at Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Assembly 2016, San Francisco, CA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at the AAG Annual Assembly, San Francisco, CA week commencing Monday 28 March 2016, on "Building a community understanding of flood risk through participatory modelling' in the hydro-citizenship call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk given at Sniffer Conference 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20-minute talk given on "Building a community understanding of flood risk through participatory modelling' in the Blue-Green cities session at SNIFFER 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday 3rd February 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk given at the CaBA Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities Conference, Birmingham, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Short talk and poster presentation given at CaBA Delivering Benefits in Urban Communities Conference, Birmingham on 22 October 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk to Chinese delegates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The delegates discussed how to apply the concept of Blue Green Cities on to their interest of megacities in China.

Some delegates expressed interest to apply the concept in China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description To combine heritage preservation and modern water management: the observation of the utilisation of an ancient Chinese Waterway in Ningbo, China. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion on the ancient water management in Ningbo.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept. This paper is now also being written up for potential inclusion in a special issue of the journal of flood risk management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Twenty65 Conference, presentation on 'A spatial evaluation of multiple benefits from Blue Green infrastructure' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Activity has not happened yet - will be updated in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Understanding Uncertainty in Environmental Modelling workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This activity is part of a series of ongoing workshops organized by Leonard Smith and Erica Thompson (London School of Economics, LSE), aimed at early career researchers (including PhD students). The workshops are held at LSE throughout 2013-2015, and generally draw ~20-30 participants. There are opportunities for discussion, a poster session and practical workshop activities.

Participants will leave the workshops with an overview of the key issues of uncertainty in environmental modelling, an understanding of how these affect their own research methods and where to find expert guidance and further information. This will increase their knowledge base when dealing with uncertainties in their academic studies. The participants are exposed to methods and insights available in environmental modelling and encouraged to critically evaluate the approaches and methodologies u
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/CATS/Events/Understanding-Uncertainty-in-Environmental-Modelling-workshops-2014...
 
Description Understanding and overcoming uncertainty and lack of confidence as barriers to wide adoption of blue-green infrastructure for urban flood risk management. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions about barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure and discussions on how these may be overcome in a Chinese context.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Understanding and overcoming uncertainty and lack of confidence as barriers to wide adoption of blue-green infrastructure for urban flood risk management. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government.

The talk sparked questions about barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure and discussions on how these may be overcome in a Chinese context.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description University of Leeds Alumi Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nigel Wright article appeared in University of Leeds Alumni Magazine.

Increase in request for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.alumni.leeds.ac.uk/document.doc?id=168
 
Description Updated urban china surface flood issues and management strategies. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. The talk sparked questions about recent research in China on surface flood management.

Increased links with academics in China, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Urban riparian areas - can effective municipal governance stem the losses and degradation of these valuable green-spaces as cities grow? A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academic only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions about how the urban riparian areas can be maintained in urbanising cities.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Urban watershed restoration projects and property values. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was part of the "Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: The Blue-Green Advantage. A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange Workshop, Ningbo, China. 15-18th June 2015" where academics from the UK and US visited Ningbo and presented their research to Chinese academics and members of the Ningbo Government. This section of the workshop was for academics only (from the US and UK). This talk sparked questions and discussion about how river restoration projects may impact (increase) property values.

Increased links with academics in China, the US and the UK, potential for future work in Ningbo, wider dissemination of the Blue-Green Cities concept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-works...
 
Description Wales Water Event 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Glyn Everett and Jessica Lamond will give a presentation on 'the potential impact of blue- green infrastructure on Welsh flood resilience' at the Welsh Water 2016 event in May 2016. This entry will be updated in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wwt-wales.net/day/day1/
 
Description Water Infrastructure Demonstrators' Network Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event has not happened yet and is scheduled for 15th March 2016. This entry will subsequently be updated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Water Scotland 2015 Conference: SuDS integration: The theory of blue-green infrastructure and its reality in practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given at the Water Scotland 2015 Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 7th October 2015.

The aim was to stimulate thinking around Blue-Green approaches to water management in a Scottish context. The presentation led to many discussions around Blue-Green assets and sustainable flood risk management.

Promotion of the concept of Blue-Green infrastructure for flood risk management in Scotland and requests for further information on the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wwt-scotland.net/36425
 
Description Water in Future Cities - RCUK Water Showcase 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My contribution to the workshop activities at this event sparked questions and discussion of the role of Blue-Green infrastructure for urban water and flood risk management in cities of the future.

Requests for further information on the Blue-Green Cities projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/150722/
 
Description Workshop: Green Alliance Climate Leadership Programme, Planning for climate change in Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The activity stimulated interest in the research project and blue-green methods of flood risk management and how this could include climate change adaption. This may have been communicated beyond the relatively small group present at the workshop (~20) to their colleagues and peers.

The activity resulted in a short publication "After the floods: lessons for climate adaptation and resilience from three local areas" published by the Green Alliance Policy insight team. Contributions from the Blue-Green Cities team were included in this report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/resources/Adaptation%20workshop%20with%20Lilian%20Greenwood%20MP.pd...