Urban Water and Flood Risk Management: the Blue-Green Advantage - A China-UK-US Knowledge Exchange and Collaborative Opportunities Event

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

Abstract

This workshop follows on from the highly successful collaboration between UK and US academics supported by the award of a Clean Water for All grant to the EPSRC Research Consortium on 'Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood-risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities'. The event is hosted by the University of Nottingham and brings together scientists, engineers and planners from the City of Ningbo with leading academics from the UK, China and USA. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience on the advantages of using integrated drainage systems, best practices and green infrastructure to provide sustainable urban water, flood risk and environmental management. The City of Ningbo is using new approaches to creating an ideal urban environment through, for example, creating a 3.3 km urban eco-corridor (http://www.asla.org/2013awards/253.html). The US team recently completed a comparative study of water and environmental governance in Portland Oregon and Vancouver, Washington (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/eco-p/ultra/), while the UK team represent the research consortium currently evaluating the multiple benefits of Blue-Green Cities (http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/index.aspx).A Blue-Green City aims to recreate a naturally-oriented water cycle while contributing to the amenity of the city by bringing water management and green infrastructure together. This is achieved by combining and protecting the hydrological and ecological values of the urban landscape while providing resilient and adaptive measures to deal with flood events. The innovative Blue-Green approach to water management in the city aims to satisfy the demands of urban drainage and planning via coherent and integrated strategies, and places value on the connection and interaction between blue and green assets. During the Ningbo Workshop, the Chinese, British and American teams will exchange specialist technical knowledge and share ideas on urban hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, ecology, forestry and community perceptions to establish and evaluate the benefits using green infrastructure in conjunction with conventional piped drainage. However, Visionary Leadership and Community Engagement in Blue-Green Design are vital, and these will be central themes throughout the Event.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this research?
The primary non-academic beneficiaries of the research dissemination and knowledge exchange events will be professional urban water and flood risk managers in the City of Ningbo. These people are potential 'users' of the research outputs, both immediately, and in the longer term. However, invitations will also be made to professional water engineers, hydrologists, landscape architects and urban planners from other nearby cities - broadening the pool of non-academic beneficiaries. Also, the P.I. will use the network developed during the Taihu Basin Flood Foresight Study (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lgzwww/foresightchina/index.html) to reach out to Chinese flood risk management experts with the Taihu Basin Authority and national flood disaster management agencies in the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Water Resources in the People's Republic of China, who are based in Beijing. Hence, the scope of beneficiaries will expand to policy-makers, within national and regional agencies in China, who can also benefit from dissemination of the research and technical knowledge exchange.

How will they benefit from this research?
Flooding is the most serious environmental hazard in China and the risks associated with urban flooding are extreme. No where is immune: for example, the nation's capital was badly flooded in 2013 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9421550/Major-flooding-in-Beijing-after-the-heaviest-rain-storm-in-60-years.html), causing deaths and widespread disruption to the city and embarrassment to the responsible authorities. Research performed under the Clean Water for All collaboration has the potential to contribute to sustainable urban flood risk management in China, generating improvements to the nation's health, wealth and culture through improving the effectiveness of urban flood risk management practices and policies. One of the key benefits of the Blue-Green approach to urban flood risk management lies in enhancing quality of life, health and creative output of city dwellers, not only during floods (when infrastructure turns blue), but also the rest of the time, when it is green. Use of green infrastructure is already expanding rapidly in China, where rapid new build allows for more vigorous uptake than in the UK or even the USA. In essence, the potential impacts are likely to be realised more quickly in China than anywhere else on the planet. It is not unrealistic to foresee changes in Ningbo within months of the dissemination event next summer.

Publications

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Tang Y (2015) City profile: Ningbo in Cities

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Allen D (2016) Multiple rainfall event pollution transport by sustainable drainage systems: the fate of fine sediment pollution in International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

 
Description This award was for the Blue-Green Cities team (based in the UK) and colleagues from Portland, Oregon (US) who were jointly working on the 'Clean Water for All' project to participate in a knowledge exchange workshop and research symposium at the University of Nottingham Ningbo (China) in June 2015. General research outputs from the Blue-Green Cities project are detailed in the submission for the award EP/K013661/1.


Following on from this workshop, there was potential for future UK-US-China projects investigating Blue-Green surface water management and possible opportunities to work with the Ningbo Government and the Chinese 'Sponge Cities' initiative. These initiatives have progressed significantly in 2017-18. UNNC is actively engaged with the City of Ningbo in a project funded under the 'Sponge Cities' initiave and the cities of Nottingham and Ningbo are pursuing joint efforts to implement Blue-Green and other innovative approaches to urban flood and water management through their 'twinning' arrangements, with support from academics on both the main and Ningbo campuses of Nottingham University.
Exploitation Route The research findings are helping to shape future urban water and flood risk management policies and practice in Ningbo (China) and encourage the consideration of the multiple environmental, social and economic benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure in designing urban areas to be flood resilient. The research outputs are also being published in academic journal articles and will be compiled in a virtual special issue in the Journal of Flood Risk Management to be published later this year (2018).
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Environment,Other

URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2015/06/25/blue-green-cities-knowledge-exchange-workshop-and-symposium-ningbo-china-15-18th-june-2015/
 
Description The research findings were disseminated to a range of Ningbo (China) local Government officials during a UK-US-China Knowledge Exchange Workshop held in Ningbo in June 2015. The ideas presented on blue-green infrastructure for flood risk management may have helped inform the approach towards flood risk management infrastructure in the local region, e.g. including blue-green assets on the Ningbo campus. Our research findings have introduced a different way of thinking about urban water management which aligns well with the Chinese 'Sponge Cities' initiative. In November 2017, City and Party officials from the 'New east Town' development area of Ningbo visited Nottingham for meetings with researchers from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. Professor Thorne gave a presentation to the Chinese officials on 'Blue-Green' approaches and infrastructure for urban flood and water management and their potential for application in the New East Town. Dr Matthew Johnson gave a presentation on restoration of urban streams and watercourses using 'Blue-Green' methods that work with natural processes in delivering natural flood risk management. At a dinner prior to the departure of the Chinese visitors, attended by the Chinese official together with representatives of Nottingham City Council and the University, the officials committed Nottingham and Ningbo to using their 'twinning' arrangements (established in 2006 when the University of Nottingham Ningbo campus was opened) to promote uptake of 'Blue-Green' innovations. In December 2017, the New east Town formally invited UNNC to propose a pilot project to implement Blue-Green infrastructure for water quality improvement in the Eco Corridor - a 1.5 x 0.8 km urban blue-green space, as part of the City's 'Sponge City' initiative. A proposal was submitted in early 2018 and the outcome is awaited. In February 2018, a further collaborative initiative between Nottingham and Ningbo to introduce new Blue-Green approaches (involving advanced landscape design and nanotechnologies) was proposed under a Newton Fund call, administered by the Royal Society of Engineering. Although this proposal was not funded, it is planned to revise and resubmit it to other potential sponsors in later 2018.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Environment,Other
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
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
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
PI Contribution The Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance aims to support the uptake of blue-green infrastructure in the new-build garden city of Ebbsfleet in Kent. By bringing together local stakeholders, as well as academic experts from the project team, we foster valuable discussions, develop relationships, promote best practice, and build consensus over how to achieve the greatest benefits from taking a blue-green approach.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners regularly (every two months) attend a Learning and Action Alliance meeting/workshop. This is a voluntary commitment, and demonstrates the importance of the coordinated effort to promote blue-green infrastructure. At these meetings, stakeholders share their expertise in an open and honest environment, outside of any institutional barriers.
Impact Outputs regularly contribute to the development plan for Ebbsfleet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Northumbrian Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration Group 
Organisation Royal HaskoningDHV
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Nottingham, and the research projects more broadly, set up the group to highlight the importance of changing working practices towards greater collaboration, working with developers to maximise the uptake of blue-green infrastructure across Newcastle and the wider northeast.
Collaborator Contribution The partners drive the content of the meetings, drawing on outputs from the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. They may bring items that they wish to discuss (i.e. potential projects, upcoming developments, opportunities for collaboration, etc...) that they wish to discuss with other group members. The group is chaired by a representative from a partner institution.
Impact The group meet less frequently than the Learning and Action Alliance, and has a smaller membership, that consists mainly of decision-makers. The group regularly feeds into policy decisions across the city.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Department for Infrastructure
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation HR Wallingford Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation MWH UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Newcastle City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Northumbrian Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Royal HaskoningDHV
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Sniffer
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Sweco International AB
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Water Industry Forum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The strategic advisory board (SAB) act to oversee the project, providing support as to the project direction, outputs, scope and nature of the research.
Collaborator Contribution Representatives of the partners listed above meet every 6 months with the project team, to listen to a project update, and provide formal written feedback. The project team then responds to this feedback, and presents its response at the next meeting. Members of the SAB further support specific work packages, where their expertise aligns.
Impact Outputs will accrue as the project progresses.
Start Year 2016
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...