Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future

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

Abstract

Summary

The engineering core of this project couples an array of carefully selected, physics-based models to support investigation of how stormwater cascades through a city's drainage system, accounting for the dynamics of not just water, but also sediment, debris, natural solutes and contaminants carried by urban runoff. Based on the capability of this suite of models to simulate water flow, storage and quality within an urban system, we will investigate how the performance of grey systems (composed mainly of lined channels, pipes and detention tanks) can be improved by adding Blue-Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) to create treatment trains designed to manage both the quantity and quality of urban runoff. Models and design solutions will be developed and tested in the contexts of retro-fit (as part of urban renewal and uplift in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and new build (as part of creation of a 'garden city' in Ebbsfleet, Kent). Our intent is to work out and demonstrate how resilience to floods and droughts can be achieved using integrated systems of Blue-Green and Grey assets, no matter how climate changes in future, assuring continuous, long term service delivery.

The work will adopt throughout a whole systems perspective that recognises interdependencies with other urban systems, including transport, energy and land-use. This will identify new opportunities for managing stormwater as a resource that will then be explored. This will add to the multi-functional benefits of using Blue-Green infrastructure to manage flood risk by increasing water security. Possibilities range from non-potable uses in homes or commercial buildings (based on rainwater harvesting) to irrigating green infrastructure (e.g. street trees), managing subsidence in clay soils, soil moisture enhancement and groundwater recharge. Wider benefits may extend to local energy generation using drainage infrastructure (i.e. micro-hydropower) and enhancement of urban watercourses and ecosystem services.

The models and protocols developed will form the basis for assessment of the potential for the optimised combinations of Blue, Green, Grey and smart infrastructure to deliver multiple-benefits in UK cities nationwide.

However, the goal of optimising urban flood and water management can only be achieved through a deep understanding citizen and community preferences with respect to managing flood risk. In short, engineering solutions must be better informed and explicitly accounted for in urban planning and development at all spatial scales. For this reason, our research will extend to investigation of the planning, development and organisational systems that govern urban flood risk management. This will be addressed using Participatory Action Research and Social Practice Theory to examine the attitudes and responses of citizens and communities to innovation in flood and water management, with the context of urban planning.

This aspect of the work is essential to underpin and enable implementation of the engineering analyses and solutions identified in the core research outlined above.

The mechanism for bringing together engineering, social and planning components of the project will be co-location research in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Ebbsfleet, Kent. Team research in these case study cities will establish how barriers to innovation can be overcome despite uncertainties in future urban climates, land-use, development and political leadership. Critical engagement with planners, developers and land-owners throughout the project will feed back and inform the core engineering focus of the work, building on the current trend towards the development of urban infrastructure observatories to explore responses to the innovative changes needed to achieve urban flood resilience.

Planned Impact

WHO WILL BENEFIT AND HOW
This project has the potential to enable a step change in protecting UK cities and the national economy against risks due to increased storminess caused by climate change, without constraining urban renewal and development. It can do so by envisioning and making deliverable a different water future: one based on resilient cities where flood and water management is planned, developed, designed and operated in ways that are truly sustainable. Our international networks and profiles mean that, as our new science emerges, it will be brought to the attention of the city leaders and populations not only in the UK, but worldwide.
Knowledge, insights and understanding of urban flood resilience generated by the consortium will be useful not only to organisations and practitioners responsible for urban flood risk management, but also people living and working in cities throughout the UK and beyond, including Councilors, voters who elect them, tax payers who fund flood risk management and people and communities at risk of flooding.
We will convey our findings in ways accessible to professionals and decision makers, as well as the people and communities they serve. Specific impact groups include:

SOCIAL IMPACTS
Civic society and governance:
Enhanced Planning policy
Sustainable Urban Growth & Development
Improved Public Health and Well-being
Wider stakeholder engagement in city
Planning and Governance

Citizens and Communities:
Urban Renewal
Reduced flood anxiety
Neighbourhood Uplift
Higher Flood and Water Literacy
Flood and Water Citizenship
Enriched Quality of Life

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Urban economies:
Reduced Flood Losses and Business Disruption
Multiple benefits between floods from Blue-Green infrastructure, spaces and corridors
Increased Water Security
More productive Workforce
Competitive edge over rival cities that are not flood resilient, regionally, nationally and globally

Urban environments:
More urban green spaces and corridors
Managed flooding during extreme events that exceed capacity of piped/surface drainage system
Improved water quality
Improved air quality
Reduced urban heat island effects
Improved soil and soil water quality
Higher resilience to drought

WHEN THEY WILL BENEFIT
From the outset, impacts will extend outside academia because policy makers, planners, developers, engineers and communities in Bristol, Newcastle and Ebbsfleet will be actively engaged in our research. Our use of social networks plus blogs, webinars, press briefings and appearances on the broadcast media will: i) reduce the lag between production of new knowledge and impact outside academia, and ii) enable us to inform debate in real time on how to make cities flood resilient places where people live better and work more productively.

ARE OUR PATHWAYS TO IMPACT REALISTIC?
Our capacity to use social networks and media to disseminate our findings and engage with stakeholders, practitioners and publics outside academia may be demonstrated by hard data from the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium, which includes seven of the eleven investigators and four of nine RAs from the team for this proposal. That consortium has generated public impact through its:
1. open-registration dissemination events in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland;
2. website (36,372 visits to date, by 28,706 unique visitors);
3. Wikipedia page (13,202 views);
4. LinkedIn group (169 members);
5. Twitter feed (834 followers);
6. Blogs (4,690 views, 3,784 different visitors),
7. FactSheets (614 downloads of 16 sheets since Feb. 2015, with 8 more in prep.).

It is our ambition in the new consortium to use experience gained during the Blue-Green Cities project to increase the numbers people outside academia that engage and interact with us by at least one and perhaps two orders of magnitude.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The project is still active but we report here on the most significant achievements to date.

We have developed next generation flood and water management models that couple surface and subsurface flow, include an explicit sewer/pipe network and synthetic network generator to deal with knowledge gaps. We have combined SHETRAN (hydrology) and CityCAT (hydraulic) models and created a fine resolution hydrosystems model of Newcastle which is able to accurately simulate the effect of land use change, sustainable urban drainage schemes, and climate change on runoff and water storage within the Ouse Burn.

We have developed guidance on how a range of flexible adaptation pathways can be comprehensively assessed as part of a long term planning and design approach for drainage infrastructure. This has been used to develop a roadmap for adaptation over the next 40 years for Carshalton, London Borough of Sutton.

Our research has provided insight into how rainwater harvesting systems may supplement potable water supply at the household and development-scale and help manage flood and drought risk, using the Ebbsfleet Garden City as a case study and applying an Urban Water Metabolism model. We have also demonstrated the emerging transition from single function rainwater harvesting systems to multifunctional rainwater management systems.

As part of our objective on 'water as a resource', we have developed a screening tool to access the potential for energy recovery from stormwater runoff (micro-hydropower), looking at how a retention pond can decouple the problem of intermittent rainfall and continuous energy generation. We have also evaluated the potential for aquifer recharge and storage using stormwater, and analysed current policies to determine what may hinder applications, and subsequently made recommendations for overcoming barriers to this approach.

We have developed methods to prioritise locations for flood management intervention based on an analysis of hydrological processes and spatial interactions, and founded on the concept of 'interoperability', which we have defined as a conceptual framework to bridge the gap between multi-functional and multi-system urban flood management.

We have investigated using SuDS and stream restoration to improve water quality and biodiversity, focusing on sites in Scotland. We have characterised suspended particles, developed understanding of their interactions with pond ecology, and investigated the impact of seasonality.

We have provided insight into people's attitudes towards Blue-Green infrastructure and developed new measures to determine preferences for flood and water management using a social psychology tool called Implicit Association Tests. This overcomes some of the disadvantages of explicit tests (commonly used in this field) and has provided interesting ideas on why people value blue and green space in different ways. We have modified a tablet version of the test and created a new online version.

We have improved understanding of how to conduct effective community engagement around Blue-Green infrastructure to encourage a greater sense of ownership, appreciation and care. A typology of modes of community engagement has been developed with a set of guiding principles for best practice.

We have developed the Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) framework that brings together local stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions to flood and water management challenges, and provided insight into how behaviours and attitudes may change at individual and institutional levels towards more sustainable practices through the co-production of knowledge and social learning. In Newcastle, this led to the relaunch of the 2019 Blue and Green Declaration. In Ebbsfleet, the LAA has developed a system dynamics model to investigate water use options for the Garden City with the objective to reduce residential potable water use.

Finally, we have investigated governance and political issues around flood and water management and planning, focussing on the implementation of SuDS through England's strengthened planning system to date and how effective this has been.
Exploitation Route The new science and knowledge created through our research will be of direct utility to academics, practitioners and organisations engaged in urban flood risk management worldwide. Achieving our aims and objectives will certainly help make the case study cities (Newcastle and Ebbsfleet) resilient to future floods despite uncertainties concerning climate and socio-economic changes. Our research also has the potential to help make cities throughout the UK more resilient and liveable; better able to manage future extremes of both flood and drought. The same is true for cities worldwide that are receptive to innovations needed to deliver integrated, Blue/Green+Grey and SuDS systems. Our research has the potential to inform public debates on urban planning, development and flood risk, to empower practitioners who recognise the need for transformative change and to increase confidence among urban flood risk management decision makers.

The findings may be taken up

The findings may be taken up by Core Cities, new towns and new villages nationwide, as well as urban authorities overseas.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk
 
Description The project is still active but we report here on how findings have been used to date. We have worked with external stakeholders in many of the research streams. For instance, our work in Carshalton (London Borough of Sutton) on flexible adaptation pathways has been used to develop a roadmap for adaptation over the next 40 years which the local authority are using in their future flood risk management plans. The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (established as part of our EPSRC Blue-Green Cities project but continuing under this project) is continuing to have impact with public and private stakeholders in the city and wider NE region. Our research has engendered a change in mindset to managing urban water. In 2016, a Blue-Green Vision was co-developed by Emily O'Donnell and the Newcastle LAA. Through regular contact with the Newcastle Declaration Group, we have discovered how, in practice, barriers to innovation in urban flood and water management may be overcome. Through participatory observation, we are learning how to move research into policy into practice in the context of one of the UK's major 'Core Cities'. Together with our allies in Newcastle, we will use these discoveries to empower the Councils of other Core Cities to follow where Newcastle is leading - towards building urban flood and water resilience in an uncertain future. The 'Newcastle Blue and Green Declaration' was relaunched in March 2019, with initial signatories reaffirming their commitment to greater implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure through partnership working, and new signatories joining (e.g. Groundwork NE & Humber and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)). In Ebbsfleet, our close collaboration with the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and other public and private organisations that are members of the Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance has allowed us to input into future water management strategies for the garden city. We are actively contributing to the Ebbsfleet Water Strategy that will guide future planning and development in the Ebbsfleet Garden City.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Construction,Education,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description "Building Resilience in Flood Disaster Management in Northern Peru", Global Challenges Research Fund, British Council & Geophysical Institute of Peru
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Leon Kapetas was invited to participate in the advisory committee from the UK for the week-long workshop between Peruvian and UK experts on building flood resilience to El Nino events in Northern Peru. The main outcome from the workshop improved perception of the peruvian policymakers on the need for integrated solutions that do not see society separately from technical management. They now perceive better how risk is influenced by hazard but also exposure and vlunerability. A technical report will be published in 2019 to disseminate findings from the workshop.
 
Description Environment Agency Local Flood Risk Research Framework Steering Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Critique and assist in prioritising the Environment Agency's Local Flood Risk 5 year Research Programme. Prioritised projects subsequently funded and implemented by the Environment Agency. Specific role to provide a link with flood research in the academic community
 
Description Invited member of Leeds County Council's: Infrastructure Investment Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description London 2100 independent review panel for Thames Water
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Advisory Panel for CIRIA RP 1074 Making B£ST Better
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Advisory role in extending the BeST too, to include spatial distribution of multiple benefits
 
Description Member of Project Steering Committee - CIRIA Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.ciria.org/Research/Projects_underway2/Delivering_successful_integrated_water_mangement_t...
 
Description Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green Infrastructure (07.03.19 release)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Ongoing Membership of Project Steering Committee - CIRIA Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.ciria.org/Research/Projects_underway2/Delivering_successful_integrated_water_mangement_t...
 
Description Sustainable Urban Water Strategy, Ebbsflleet (Sep-Nov 2017)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Leon Kapetas led the co-production of a sustainable urban water management strategy for Ebbsfleet. The strategy is aimed to supplement the Implementation Framework by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. In particular, it will inform the KPI relating to environmental management.
 
Description Welsh Government sustainable drainage consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Our arguments have been noted in two instances in the 'Welsh Government Consultation - Summary of Responses and Welsh Government response' document https://beta.gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2018-04/180425-suds-consultation-summary-of-responses.pdf. We were the sole academic contributor to the consultation. Instance 1: To the question: 'What information should the SAB be required to submit as part of a review mechanism of SAB approval costs? How often should the review take place, once every year or once every two years?' we have provided the following answer: 'In the previous consultation (05-08/17), a number of responses highlighted additional costs (e.g. from pursuing agreements, enforcement and supervision) that are not covered by the current fees. Local Authorities should be encouraged to monitor such costs, mainly staff resources, which when added to the proposed fees (such as £350 per application), will provide evidence of the real costs of processing SuDS within the SAB. More frequent reporting (once a year) should be undertaken initially in the beginning to obtain a notion of the (real) average national costs. A breakdown by regions will be necessary as well. Less frequent reporting should be needed after a few years, when a more consistent notion of the real costs will have been obtained, while fees will need to be adjusted accordingly to reflect these costs. We feel these concerns should be addressed by WG through monitoring and review, particularly as arrangements bed in' In the report, the Government has quoted the following: '" In the previous consultation a number of responses highlighted additional costs that are not covered by the current fees. Local Authorities should be encouraged to monitor such costs which when added to the proposed fees will provide evidence of the real costs of processing SuDS within the SAB. More frequent reporting (once a year) should be undertaken initially in the beginning to obtain a notion of the (real) average national costs. A breakdown by regions will be necessary as well." Academia' Many of the arguments that we are supporting here are reflected in the Government's response to the question, which reads as follows: 'Welsh Government response We have continued to work with the Welsh Local Government Association to ensure the initial fee rates are set to reflect the cost recovery basis intended. We will charge SABs with the collection of suitable data to enable a review to be undertaken in April 2020 and 2021. By then there should be sufficient data to provide evidence to support any changes needed to the fees. The inclusion of the rate for fees in Regulation provides both applicants and the SABs with both certainty and consistency across Wales. We will include the fees in a separate set of Regulations, which will facilitate their future review'. Instance 2: The report has noted the argument that we have made in favor of the role of non-performance bonds can play in the implementation of SuDS. Our research in Wales this year will determine the specific status of the non-performance bonds. It is worth pointing out that our submission was the only one mentioning non-performance bonds, pointing out their benefits but also drawing attention to the pitfalls that we identified in England. 'Academia One specific response sought to understand the role of non-performance bonds. It highlighted the response to the consultation for the Post-Legislative Scrutiny to the Flood and Water Management Act in England which had highlighted the benefits of non-performance bonds and the pitfalls of inadequate agreements on these. "For developers, non-performance bonds provide the needed incentive to take SuDS design and implementation seriously... non-performance bonds would... [provide] ...a financial cover for the Local Authority, ensuring that works are completed according to design and National Standards in all cases."21 '
URL https://beta.gov.wales/implementation-sustainable-drainage-systems-new-developments-draft-regulation...
 
Description Doctoral Training Centre in Future Infrastructure for the Built Environment (FIBE) Cambidge University (PhD student)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description IAPETUS2 - Impact of blue/green infrastructure interventions and future land use scenarios on dynamic evolution of natural capital
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Investigation of the potential for SUDS retrofitting at Industrial Estates
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales (CREW) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Tackling the UK's International Challenges
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2020
 
Title Online Implicit Association Test 
Description The online Implicit Association Test measures peoples attitudes towards sustainable drainage systems in public open space. It measures both explicit (feeling themometer and Likert-scale test) and implicit associations. Once completed, the test gives a score and short interpertation of the result. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The online test has been used in a trial by the project team and is now being used as part of a study in Bristol. No known impact yet, although the online test can be accessed by anyone with the link. 
URL http://afternoon-dusk-80317.herokuapp.com/
 
Title Ebbsfleet System Dynamics Model 
Description The Ebbslfeet System Dynamics is being developed to evaluate different water management options for the Ebbsfleet Garden City, under a range of future scenarios. The objective is to understand how potable water use may be reduce while managing flood and drough risk. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact yet as the model is in the final stages of development (is at the validation stage). 
 
Title HIE SuDS Questionnaire DB 
Description A questionnaire was designed to gauge awareness of SuDS technology and relevant pollution regulations. The questionnaire had a 'Yes/No' format, and contained a checklist of 10 types of SUDS features, asking for a response to two categories of prompts - is the company familiar with the technique and is there an example of it on their premises at Houston? Colour photographs were used to aid recognition of specific features. This questionnaire was posted or emailed to the majority of premises on Houston Industrial Estate (HIE), and delivered by hand when that was not possible or when no response to the original letter was received. To date, more than 60 responses have been received and encoded within a Microsoft Access database. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The following information will be disseminated through a conference publication. Preliminary analysis of the results revealed that 14.75% of the companies claimed familiarity with SuDS technology, whilst 9.84% of all comapanies appeared to be truly unfamiliar with it. However, the majority of the companies (75.41%) appeared to be familiar with specific SuDS features illustrated on the checklist, but were unfamiliar with the term 'SuDS'. The majority of these companies (50) were familiar with more than one feature, and many ticked more than half of the SuDS types offered on the list. However, many of the potential plot techniques were unfamiliar to most companies. The Experience of flooding did not appear to be a decisive factor influencing awareness of SuDS. Less than a quarter of all companies were aware of general binding rules (GBR) regulating pollution prevention at industrial sites, and ownership of the premises did not appear to be a decisive factor influencing that knowledge. Our observations, and analysis of the questionnaire results also revealed that some of the newer premises already have SUDS. These are predominantly areas of permeable pavement and, to a lesser extent, gravel filter drains. A number of companies also claimed ownership of some other SuDS features (e.g. detention basin), but that has not as yet been verified on inspection. 
 
Title Rainwater Harvesting System Simulator 
Description This tool enables to assess the impact of rainwater harvesting on urban water supply and flood resilience. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool incorporates finer resolution rainfall data sets (15 min). 
 
Title Urban Metabolism Model 
Description The metabolism model enables to intergrate urban water supply, wastewater and sewer network. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The metabolism model is applied to the Ebbsfleet Garden City, UK. 
 
Description CIRIA Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system 
Organisation CIRIA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Member of the CIRIA Project Steering Group for 'Delivering successful integrated water management through the planning system' (CIRIA RP1057), providing specialist advice to CIRIA's Project Manager on the project, including objectives, scope and the work programme, reviewing progress and outputs, and acting as a champion.
Collaborator Contribution Opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders through meetings and online discussion, to further understanding of the challenges to urban flood resilience.
Impact The contribution will be publicly acknowledged in the published project outputs and dissemination materials. Multi-disciplinary collaboration - e.g. engineers, planners, landscape architects, ecologists.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Midlothian Ranger Service 
Organisation Mid-Lothian Council
Department Midlothian Ranger Service
PI Contribution HW team carries out monitoring of a number of Green Infrastructure features, and one of the study sites is located within the jurisdiction of midlothian ranger service. The data are, therefore, useful for their records and aid understanding of the patterns of environmental dynamics and ecological functioning of the site.
Collaborator Contribution Midlothian Ranger Service has provided logistical support as regards access to the site, and shared very important information.
Impact to follow
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with RBGE 
Organisation Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Within the UFR consortium, Heriot Watt team is conducting a monitoring and modelling study on a number of features of Blue-Green infrastructure, including SuDS and natural ponds. Cooperation with RBGE is mutually useful in that respect, as it sharing the information and expertise. RBGE has also been one of our study sites
Collaborator Contribution Cooperation with RBGE has been very useful, and HW team benefited from expert advise of David Chamberlain, Rebecca Yahr, Liz Kungu and Peter Brownless, among others.
Impact To follow
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with SRUC 
Organisation Scotland's Rural College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kayoko Takezawa, a Master student from SRUC supervised by Gerard O'Brian, has taken part in our field work and has contributed to research by investigating the occurrence of epiphytic lichens and introduced plants at SuDS sites.
Collaborator Contribution We have provided logistical and advisory support
Impact This collaboration contributed to the results reported in a submitted conference paper
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with University of West London 
Organisation University of West London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Urban metabolism modelling work
Collaborator Contribution Guidance on model development
Impact Urban Metabolism Model using WaterMet2 software tool
Start Year 2017
 
Description Development of a Hybrid Model for Morphological Forecasting in Unstable Rivers, USACE Workshop, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA 
Organisation US Army
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration brings together scientists and engineers from the US Army Corps, the universities of St Louis, Portsmouth and Nottingham. The aim is to share knowledge between the team in order to support a new research collaboration on sustainable river management to achieve channel stability and flood resilience in an uncertain future. Nottingham contributed knowledge on accounting for uncertainty in urban flood management that was generated by the 'Blue-Green Cities' research consortium. Nottingham also sought opportunities for research collaboration on achieving future flood and water resilience between the members of the team, including interactions between the UFR consortium and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge sharing as outlined above.
Impact Knowledge sharing as outlined above.
Start Year 2017
 
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 Environmental Science Associates/Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA, USA 
Organisation Environmental Science Associates
PI Contribution Thorne' input stemmed from and used 'Blue-Green' principles for culverts as 'green infrastructure and approaches to accounting for future uncertainty developed by the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium. It also applied approaches to achieving future flood resilience developed by the UFR research consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This secondment supported my involvement in a 2 month, collaborative project between ESA and WDFW to develop new approaches to the design of culverts passable to fish, eels, lamprey and other species listed as being in danger of extinction under current conditions and future climatic and land-use scenarios.
Impact This secondment led to development of new, predictive models of culvert performance and a reduced-complexity 'culvert performance evaluation tool.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Environmental Science Associates/Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA, USA 
Organisation Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Thorne' input stemmed from and used 'Blue-Green' principles for culverts as 'green infrastructure and approaches to accounting for future uncertainty developed by the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium. It also applied approaches to achieving future flood resilience developed by the UFR research consortium.
Collaborator Contribution This secondment supported my involvement in a 2 month, collaborative project between ESA and WDFW to develop new approaches to the design of culverts passable to fish, eels, lamprey and other species listed as being in danger of extinction under current conditions and future climatic and land-use scenarios.
Impact This secondment led to development of new, predictive models of culvert performance and a reduced-complexity 'culvert performance evaluation tool.
Start Year 2017
 
Description FAST Danube Project, ROMANIA 
Organisation Government of Romania
PI Contribution The role of Professor Thorne is to impart to the navigation authorities in Romania and Bulgaria the potential for using intelligent dredging and beneficial use of dredged material to create 'Blue-Green infrastructure' in the form of artificial islands. These islands narrow over-wide reaches to enhance the navigation channel while also creating habitat and spawning sites for sturgeon.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative working: this research collaboration concerns sustainable management of the Lower River Danube for navigation, habitat and protected species (specifically Beluga Sturgeon).
Impact If implemented, the Blue-Green approach will help to restore the river while also boosting trade and commerce.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Newcastle 2016 Dissemination Event Working Group 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 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 Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Arup Group
Department Newcastle Branch
Country United Kingdom 
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 
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 
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 Living Streets
Country United Kingdom 
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 Local Enterprise Partnerships
Country United Kingdom 
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 England
Country United Kingdom 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 Nottingham Green Partnership 
Organisation Nottingham City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a member of the Nottingham Green Partnership due to my expertise in water management and Blue-Green Cities. I have been involved in drafting the 2050 Sustainable Strategy, which has recently been halted due to changes in personnel at Nottingham City Council. I will continue to attend meetings of this group to progress a Blue-Green Vision for Nottingham.
Collaborator Contribution Nottingham City Council leads this partnership and progresses outcomes from meetings and activties to create documents that can facilitate the transition of Nottingham to a more sustainable city.
Impact Nothing material yet due to change in personnel at Nottingham City Council.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Rainwater Harvesting - Northwest Cambridge Development 
Organisation Artesia Consulting Ltd
PI Contribution Theoretical framework development on the rainwater harvesting system design
Collaborator Contribution Field measurements - Microcomponents of household water usage
Impact Interim report, present at the steering committee meeting
Start Year 2017
 
Description Rainwater Harvesting - Northwest Cambridge Development 
Organisation South Staffs Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Theoretical framework development on the rainwater harvesting system design
Collaborator Contribution Field measurements - Microcomponents of household water usage
Impact Interim report, present at the steering committee meeting
Start Year 2017
 
Description Secondment at Aquafin NV (Belgium) 
Organisation Aquafin
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - Presentation to a wide range of practitioners and politicians of research done on Blue-green infrastructure and flood modelling in Newcastle - Demonstration of interoperability - Exchange of knowledge and insights into adoption of SUDs - Initiation of discussion on how to better integrate different infrastructure systems for flood management in cities
Collaborator Contribution - Induced me to their projects in Antwerp and other Belgian cities on how they organise strategies and plans for integrated water management - Organised a field trip to Breda, the Netherlands to study how trees in urban areas are best planted, and how they can serve as infiltration basins for surface water - Invited me to project meetings on urban flood management with cities to introduce me to the process - Data exchange
Impact - Ideas for a comparative case study between Belgium and Newcastle, which will broaden the scope of our research and make it more international - Provide data on surface flooding and infrastructure, which could serve as input for our research and lead to more widely applicable results and methods
Start Year 2018
 
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 Urban LUCI Workshop, Victoria University, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND 
Organisation Victoria University of Wellington
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This five day workshop was a collaborative effort between the University of Nottingham and Victoria University. The workshop had two purposes. The first was to transfer knowledge generated by the EPSRC Blue-Green Cities research consortium (led by Colin thorne) for incorporation into the 'Land Utilisation Capacity Indicator' model developed by a team led by Dr Bethanna Jackson at Victoria University.
Collaborator Contribution The second was to explore the potential for a new version of the LUCI model to be developed specifically for application to urban areas, through joint research between the Urban Flood resilience research consortium (led by Nottingham University) and Dr Jackson's NZ-UK team.
Impact The outcome was a research proposal to the NZ research council for pump-priming funding to support further development and application of 'Urban LUCI' as a toll for building Urban Flood and Water Resilience. Although that proposal was unsuccessful, a further meeting (February 2018) has produced a new proposal to the NZ Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment for a 5-year programme of research collaboration between Nottingham and Victoria universities.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban metabolisam modelling 
Organisation University of West London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and conceptual model development
Collaborator Contribution Guidance on the model development
Impact Interim report, Project presentation
Start Year 2017
 
Description Willamette River Partnership, Portland, OR, USA 
Organisation Willamette Partnership
PI Contribution Collaborative research on valuing floodplains as 'Blue-Green Assets'.
Collaborator Contribution It applies approaches to evaluation developed by the Blue-Green Cities research consortium.
Impact This joint research project is developing a floodplain evaluation tool that calculates the value of benefits provided by floodplains in terms of flood water storage and flood peak reduction.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Willis Research Network 
Organisation Willis Group
Department Willis Research Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis and development of models for extreme rainfall and floods Regular presentations at industry forums on flooding
Collaborator Contribution In addition to financial contributions, Willis provide cases studies and datasets, as well as a platform for discussion and presentation of work to the rest of the insurance industry.
Impact Models for extreme rainfall, spatial dependence of extremes and "memory processes" in extremes.
Start Year 2011
 
Description American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote Address titled, 'The Stream Evolution Model: working with nature to restore channel-floodplain connectivity'. This presentation explained how 'Blue-Green' approaches to the restoration and management of river-floodplain systems can yield multiple benefits in terms of flood risk management, water quality improvement and recovery of valuable ecosystem services lost when streams are hydraulically and morphologically disconnected from their floodplains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
 
Description Arranged and presented a SuDS Seminar at the Royal Town Planning Institute Wales National Conference, Cardiff 
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 Led two workshops to provide details of the Welsh Government's introduction of legislation and SuDS provisions in the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act, also reporting on our emerging findings on the planning challenges and opportunities to implement SuDS from the EPSRC project . We also facilitated focus groups to identify and capture with planners and other key stakeholders all the ways in which the planning process can add value to the implementation of SuDS through S3, attending to the practical considerations of the interface between the planning system and the new Strategic Advisory Bodies (SAB's). A lively debate ensued regarding the challenges for planners in their professional role, and the role of the planning system, in relation to the new legislation. This led to the invitation to hold another workshop at the RTPI Northern Ireland Conference, Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rtpi.org.uk/the-rtpi-near-you/rtpi-cymru/events/wales-planning-conference/
 
Description Blog : Reflections on the BRE Resilience Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the urban flood resilience website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blog on Impact of Blue-Green infrastructure investment pathways on dynamic evolution of natural capital 
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 Skhue Ncube wrote a blog on her research in the Urban Flood Resilience research project, entitled Impact of Blue-Green infrastructure investment pathways on dynamic evolution of natural capital. The blog has been viewed 259 times to date, and led to requests for further information on this aspect of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/11/15/impact-of-blue-green-infrastructure-invest...
 
Description Blog on Low-Tech Low-Cost Blue-Green Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the blog was to highlight the importance of civil participation on strengthening urban flood resilience. The blog was entitled "Low-cost small-scale blue-green interventions: community led projects enhancing urban flood resilience" and was accessed by more than 500 people within the first 2 months of publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2017/05/02/low-cost-small-scale-blue-green-interventi...
 
Description Blog on external website (Susdrain, January 2019) 
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 Emily O'Donnell wrote a blog advretising the Urban Flood Resilience research project event in Newcastle March 2019, entitled The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience. The blog also reported some of the key researc outputs from the project and introduced the Newcastle Blue and Green Declaration that will be signed at the event in March. The blog directed people to an online registration page for the dissemination event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.susdrain.org/community/blog/the-blue-green-path-to-urban-flood-resilience/
 
Description Blog: 'Learning and Action Alliances (LAA) as solutions to wicked, complex problems' 
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 I have published a blog called 'Learning and Action Alliances (LAA) as solutions to wicked, complex problems' in the Blue Green Cities blog hosted by University of Nottingham (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/) on June 26, 2017. The blog is popular, with an international audience with 1222 page views in Q4 of 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2017/06/26/learning-action-alliances-laa-solutions-wi...
 
Description Blogpost on The Urban Water Detective - Where is the Water Flowing? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blogpost on uploaded to the Urban flood resilience website. 80 views in the first week it was uploaded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/events-and-news.aspx
 
Description Blogpost on Urban Fluvial Geomorphology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blogpost was published that discusses how water shapes society and society shapes water. This post was intended to introduce the general public to the idea of urban hydrological dynamics and how they play a role in it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/01/23/urban-fluvial-geomorphology/
 
Description Blue Green Conference and Declaration at Centre for Life, Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Achieving Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future

Newcastle Dissemination Event 2019

The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience
Thursday 7th March 2019, 09.00 - 16.30

Newcastle Centre for Life


Over the past six years, academics from leading UK Universities working on the Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience research projects have produced world class research outputs demonstrating the multiple benefits of Blue-Green infrastructure, resilience of urban water systems under climate and population change, opportunities to use stormwater as a resource, citizens' interactions and interoperability of Blue-Green systems. In parallel, local partners in Newcastle, including Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, the Environment Agency and Newcastle University, have explored what these approaches mean for the city and developed working relationships which seek to influence a Blue-Green Vision for Newcastle. This led to the signing of the Newcastle Blue and Green Declaration in February 2016.

This event showcased progress with implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure in Newcastle and the wider NE, celebrated the achievements of the Declaration signatories, and welcomed new signatories. Blue-Green infrastructure successes and ambitions were presented and the Urban Flood Resilience team disseminated their research outputs.


Keynote speakers included:
Cllr Nick Kemp (Newcastle City Council)
Richard Warneford (Northumbrian Water)
Leila Huntington (Environment Agency)
James Harris (RTPI)
Justin Abbott (Arup)
Iain Garfield (Newcastle University)
Fola Ogunyoye (Royal HaskoningDHV)
Eugene Milne (Newcastle City Council)
Ola Holmstrom (Sweco)
Lisa Stephenson (Groundwork NE & Cumbria)
Gwen Rhodes (Stantec)
Colin Thorne (University of Nottingham)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description Blue-green infrastructure stakeholder workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 9 professional stakeholders interested in blue-green infrastructure, public understanding and engagement and community welfare & safety. Glyn Everett presented upon UWE research and volunteered to attend a planned event and share information with the general public. Much interest was generated in the work and the audience were keen to have our participation. Due to staffing changes at the organising body, the event sadly did not take place in the end, but the relationships that were developed from this meeting have been useful in further work on both sides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bonneville Power Administration Workshop on Incised Channel Restoration 
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 Bonneville Power Administration: Habitat Restoration Training Workshop Series - Invited workshop on 'Incised Channel Restoration'. This short-course introduced the principles of 'Blue-Green' approaches to restoring lost ecosystem functions in incised channels. The course was attended by a 15 river, environment and hydropower professionals at BPA, which is the largest hydropower generating organization in the USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bonneville Power Administration: Habitat Restoration Training 
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 Habitat Restoration Training Workshop Series - Invited workshop on 'Bank Erosion and Stabilisation'. This short-course introduced the principles of using Green Infrastructure to stabilise eroding stream banks sustainably. The course included transfer of knowledge generated by the 'Blue-Green Cities' research consortium. The course was attended by a dozen river, environment and hydropower professionals at BPA, which is the largest hydropower generating organization in the USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bricks & Water policy roundtable 3: How can SuDS improve our built environment? 29th January 2019. Westminster, London UK 
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 a roundtable, hosted by Baroness Mackintosh of Pickering, discussing the role of sustainable drainage systems in the built environment. Emily contributed to the discussion and riased a key point on the role of the local community with regards to maintenance of these assets, that was included in the meeting report. The event also allowed networking and requests for further information on the Urban Flood Resilience project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/wsbf/events/bricks-water-roundtable-3-how-can-suds-improve-our-buil...
 
Description Chevening Alumni Evening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote talk at the 2018 Chevening Alumi evening, hosted by the University of Nottingham. Speaking to international recipients of the Chevening scholarhip (some of whom are currently taking part in the scheme, and others are alumni practitioners). Talk gave an overview of the Urban Flood Resilience project with a focus on sustainable cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.chevening.org/
 
Description Collaborative design of blue/green solutions for flooding in Carshalton. One day workshop with Sutton Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop focused on the development of an adaptation plan for drainage infrastructure. The participants (flood, planning, community officers) screened for realistic opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation, University of California (Berkeley), CA, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited participant in a 2-day workshop on the 'Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation - a conversation between representatives of the sovereign stakeholders from the US, Canada, First Nations and Tribes'. I was the only non-native stakeholder invited to this event, which was hosted by the prestigious Center for US and Canadian Studies on the UC Berkeley campus. I spoke about identifying, respecting and meeting the diverse needs of the sovereign stakeholders through development of a shared vision of the Columbia River as a priceless piece of 'Blue-Green Infrastructure'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation at International Conference on Flood Management (2017) - O'Donnell and Fenner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on 'Overcoming barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure through multiple benefit evaluation' at the Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7). 5-7th September 2017, Leeds, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Delegation visit from Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Imperial College London (November 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cambridge University, in collaboration with Imperial College London, received a delegation of engineers from the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning. The day included presentation of Cambridge research by Prof Fenner and Dr Kapetas on Urban Flood Resilience and a field visit to the largest rainwater harvesting urban development in the UK (known as Eddington/North West Cambridge)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion with Prof Anna Deletic, University of New South Wales, Australia, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting took place in December 2017, involved discussion with Prof. Anna Deletic group. There is potential for future collaboration on mutual research interests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Early Career Researcher workshop on Effective Stakeholder Engagement - November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Early career researcher CPD on effective stakeholder engagement, including stakeholder identification and analysis, communication strategies, best practice engagement and tailoring outputs to different audiences. Attended by researchers from across the UK. Two-day event hosted by the University of Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Early Career Researcher workshop on Showcasing Research to Deliver Impact - November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Early career researcher CPD focussed on showcasing research for impact. Hosted by UK research councils and the ARCC network. Two-day event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Edinburgh Living Landscapes GI Practitioners Event, Edinburgh (October 2017) 
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 This was, essentially, a working group meeting related to the Green Infrastructure. The participants provided updates on their relevant activities, which followed by discussion, and planning for the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engagement with Thames and Southern water on Ebbsfleet water supply and waste water disposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact We have had series of meeting with Thames Water and Southern Water on Ebbsfleet urban metabolism modeling. This allows a detailed understanding of the urban water supply and stormwater management system in the Ebbsfleet Garden city. The Thames and Southern Water are interested to support this work, as we can explore a number of plausible strategies and inform more appropriate one.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Environment Management Masters Fieldtrip, Southwell, Nottinghamshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Shaun Maskrey participated in the Environment Management Masters Fieldtrip, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, in April 2018. This involved illustrating flood risk areas and flood risk management activities to students and discussing potential schemes and solutions. The fieldtrip contributed to the students' degree course and lead to much discussion on grey vs. blue-green flood risk management options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Geosciences Union - presentation at session on Urban Resilience Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given at the European Geosciences Union 2018 in Vienna. This is an annual conference bringing together world-class research in geosciences from across the world. By presenting here, discussion was initiated with other researchers working in similar fields, which have helped to improve the aims and objectives of the research in this project. It was also good to learn about different case studies in other parts of the world (e.g. France).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Everyone loves a bit of nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation "Everyone loves a bit of nature .. I think it's a great idea: Business perspectives on increasing BGI in Newcastle's CBD" to Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance relaunch event. Questions and discussions around the implications for the Newcastle blue green vision.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fact sheet on Economics of SuDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact One of the primary factors responsible for the slow transition to SuDS technologies in the UK is the incomplete understanding of their economics. The existing evidence-base around SuDS economics has not convinced decision-makers about the benefits of a potential transition to the technology. This fact sheet argues that barriers to blame are at a higher level: (i) economic appraisals require redefining to include wider costs and benefits, and (ii) the existing route map to SuDS from pre-planning through to maintenance is organisationally too complex that decision-making on drainage infrastructure is based on an "ease of implementation" attitude by the key stakeholders. Understanding the need to prepare for an uncertain future can lead to more integrated approaches than currently followed. An adaptation pathways methodology that supports win-win decision-making under multiple possible futures with mixed blue-green and grey systems can be a useful tool in this direction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Factsheet - Implicit Association Tests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Factsheets aim to disseminate key findings to a non-specialist audience in a concise format.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/180115-implicit-association-test.pdf
 
Description Factsheet - Microhydropower 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Factsheets aim to disseminate our research in a very concise way that is accessible to a non-specialist audience. Over the course of the project, several factsheets will be produced on different aspects of the work packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/180125-microhydropower.pdf
 
Description Factsheet : Community Engagement: A guide to its fundamental importance in developing BGI. 
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 Factsheet aimed at practitioners reporting findings from research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/factsheet-bgi-engagement-final.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on MicroHydroPower 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This fact sheet is publicized on the projects website and is entitled "Exploring the potential to recover energy from urban stormwater". The fact sheet is based on a publication currently under review. It presents an easy to use screening tool that evaluates site feasibility for microhydropower generation. Newcastle is already considering sites where the tool can be applied.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/180125-microhydropower.pdf
 
Description Factsheet on defining interoperability in flood management 
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 A factsheet was produced on defining interoperability in urban flood management to use as a starting point for discussion when meeting stakeholders and practitioners about system-of-systems thinking in flood management. Its intended purpose therefore is to introduce the research subject in an accessible way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/180320-interoperability.pdf
 
Description Flood Expo - Live debate on flood management in an uncertain future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate ranged around uncertainties in the future and the lessons learned from the past. A wide ranging debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thefloodexpo.co.uk/live-debates/
 
Description Flood Expo - September 2017 
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 Attendance at the Flood Expo, London. Networking with fellow flood risk practitioners, academics and decision-makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Global Alliance 'Opportunities for ecological adaptation to flood hazards in major global cities' - Cambridge Workshop 2nd March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of paper entitled "Towards Blue-Green Infrastructure and Urban Flood Resilience" to facilitate session on Innovative solutions and opportunities for ecological adaptation to flooding. Workshop of Global Alliance Consortium between Cambridge University, University of California Berkeley, National University of Singapore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Governing Complexity Workshop, The Open University, Milton Keynes 
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 Presented on collaborative governance and flood risk management. This event brought together research, scholarship, employer and educator experience to explore what gives rise to a governing praxis (theory informed practical action) within and between organisations and amongst a citizenry engaged in governing. The purpose of the day's inquiry was to effect better governing in and by organisations and, possibly, an enfranchised citizenry in response to complex, uncertain situations typified by the use of the term 'wicked problem'. The event and discussions in particular explored the research and scholarship synergies and potential for future collaborative efforts between researchers and the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. The event was filmed and placed on the OU website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Green Infrastructure in Wales Workshop, Arup, Cardiff 
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 Led to future contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guest speaker at the National Environment Agency 'Sustainable Places' Specialist CPD/Conference, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 50 Environment Agency staff members assembled from the regional 'Sustainable Places' teams, for a day of internal training and discussion. I was invited to speak regarding strategic engagement and partnership working in relation to increasing the resilience of people, property and business to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. It sparked a lively debate on how the EA resource and support collaborative activities, and how they capture 'best practice' in overcoming the inherent challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Guest speaker at the Urban Flood Resilience in Newcastle Workshop, Newcastle University 
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 Spoke regarding my research into resiient urban flood risk management and planning, as part of the wider team's re-engagement with the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance. This directly led to the invitation from the Environment Agency to speak at their Annual National Conference for the Sustainable Places team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description HR Wallingford Collaborative Research Group 
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 Meeting entitled, 'Green Approaches in River Engineering: Supporting implementation of Green Infrastructure'. This was meeting of the collaborative research team convened to develop guidance on using green infrastructure to stabilise eroding river banks. The team included HR Wallingford, the River Restoration Centre and the universities of Glasgow, Liverpool and Nottingham. The collaboration produced a new guidance document published by HR Wallingford that draws and 'Blue-Green' approaches and principles developed by the Blue-Green Cities research consortium The project was funded by NERC under grant NE/N017560/1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ICE Talk - November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Institute of Civil Engineers, London to an audience primarily consisting of practitioners. Talk gave an overview of the Urban Flood Resilience project (and where it is heading). Questions were taken afterwards as part of a panel of speakers. Interest was focused on the CityCAT model (Newcastle University).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Implicit Association Test (IAT) event at Emersons Green, Bristol 
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 Shaun Maskrey co-hosted (with Glyn Everett, University of the West of England) an event in Emersons Green, Bristol, whereby members of the public we asked their preferences for blue and green infrastructure. Members of the public also completed Implicit Association Tests (IATs) on tablet computers, to demonstrate their hidden attitudes towards blue and green infrastructure. There were many discussions about the reserach propject and the tests, and people were directed to the project website and social media. There were many questions about blue-green infrastructure and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for CNN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with CNN after widespread Asian Flooding in 2017 about the different approaches to flood risk management and how cities can improve their flood resilience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/24/asia/climate-change-floods-asia/index.html
 
Description Invitation to present at the British Antarctic Survey event on "High Impact Climate Events", June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The event organised by the British Antarctic Survey involved 4 talks on High Impact Climate Events". While most talks covered improved understanding of climate projections, Leon Kapetas' presentation covered the potential to use such data in practice to inform flexible drainage infrastructure development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Presentation at TWENTY65 Conference, Manchester, 17-18 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This is one of the key events in the UK bringing together academics and professionals from the water industry. Leon Kapetas and Dick Fenner were invited to presnt their UFR work and present future research on adaptation pathways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twenty65.ac.uk/
 
Description Invited conference paper, Reed College, Portland, OR, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited paper titled, 'Restoring the Dignity of Johnson Creek'. This invited presentation reported research performed in Johnson Creek under the 'Clean Water for All' initiative and funded by the EPSRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited discussion to RICS Modus Magazine "How can we design cities to improve how they manage urban floodwaters?" March 2018 
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 Invited contribution to RICS MODUS magazine "How deluged cities can hang on to their water better" March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Journal article submission (unpublished): Green roofs: Perceptions in the Newcastle, UK CBD (Journal of Corporate Re2al Estate 
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 Article written by Glyn Everett and Jessica Lamond and submitted to the Journal of Corporate Real Estate; accepted and currently under revision. The article looks at perceptions of green roofs and senses of costs & benefits amongst businesses that currently own them, and this in the Newcastle Central Business District who do not.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Learning Action Alliance (LAA) meetings at Ebbsfleet Garden City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Three Learning Action Alliance (LAA) meetings at Ebbsfleet Garden City took place to develop an sustainable urban water management strategy and system dynamics model. The work was initiated by the consortium and the local stakeholders have now taken ownership of the events as a collaborative platform to discuss water management in Ebbsfleet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Learning and Action Alliance - Ebbsfleet 
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 15 professionals including academics, designers, water professional, council directors attended this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Life in Changing Environments Research Priority Area Conference and presentation, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shaun Maskrey attended the Life in Changing Environments Research Priority Area Conference, University of Nottingham, in June 2018, and gave a presentation on the Urban Flood Resilience research project. This led to qustions about the research and intended delierables and discussions about how this fits with the RPA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Livable Cities Conference, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited keynote presentation on using Blue-Green approaches to build urban flood resilience in an uncertain future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event briefed the Salmon Recovery Board on how green infrastructure created using wood, vegetation and other natural materials could be installed in the North Fork Toutle River to support recovery of a population of wild salmon that is listed as at risk of extinction. The measures suggested were based on principles and practices researched by the 'Blue-Green Cities' research consortium, in the work package concerned with creation, management and enhancement of urban streams as multi-functional, 'Blue-Green Infrastructure'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Wakatu Incorporated (Cambridge University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My colleague and I met with three members of the New Zealand Wakatu Incorporated to discuss flood and water management and the potential to implement Blue-Green solutions to manage some of the flood risk issues that members of Wakatu Inc. are currently dealing with in areas of New Zealand. The meeting sparked questions on the feasibility of different flood risk management options in the New Zealand case study sites, and potential for future collaboration between the wider research team and Wakatu Inc. and their associates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with interested professional stakeholders at CREATE Centre, Bristol 
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 Presentation and discussion concerning crossover work potential with two interested professionals working around city-planning, eco-system services and systems thinking. Areas of future project development were identified and communications have been maintained since, which will lead to further project work and output development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Naturvation Meeting - November 2017 
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 Meeting of the Naturvation project (nature-based solutions in cities). Mainly practitioner partners present (Environment Agency, Newcastle University, Northumbrian Water, etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://naturvation.eu/
 
Description Network Rail invited meeting/presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to present research project and discuss pathways to impact on flood risk and national rail network with Lisa Constable, Head of Environment and Sustainable Development
Weather Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Manager, Network Rail, and her team members. 1st November 2017, Milton Keynes. Barriers and opportunities discussed, time scales for impact into Adaptation Policy documents discussed (potentially possible by 2019). On-going interest in participation and research outputs of project acknowledged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newcastle Blue and Green Declaration Group 
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 I represent the Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance and Urban Flood Resilience research project on the Newcastle Blue and Green Declaration Group. The group aims to promote the Newcastle Declaration (http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/newcastle-blue-and-green-declaration/newcastle-blue-green-declaration.aspx) and encourage implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure to deliver multiple benefits to the environment, society and the economy of Newcastle and the wider NE region. Contributing to this group has helped with dissemination of our research and requests for further involvement in projects, events and engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Newcastle LAA meeting - Urbanisation, green space and runoff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newcastle LAA meeting at Northumbrian Water office in Durham. Talk considering the effects of urbanisation on runoff and flooding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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. The LAA meets every ~3 months to discuss innovative solutions to flood and water management, and implementation of multi-functional Blue-Green infrastructure. LAA activities have led to many requests for information on the Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience projects (as it is a component of both) and invitations for collaboration and further work with the stakeholder members. The LAA meetings will continue throughout the lifetime of the Blue-Green Cities project (Jan 2016) and then be taken over by the urban Flood resiience Project until May 2020, with the goal for Newcastle stakeholders to take ownership and continue the group after both projects 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 imp
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.bluegreencities.ac.uk/bluegreencities/research/learning-and-action-alliance.aspx
 
Description Newcastle Naturvation workshop 
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 Shaun Maskrey attended a meeting of the Naturvation research project in Newcastle in June 2018. He participated in discussions on the role of blue-green infrastructure for flood risk management and spoke about the Urban Flood Resilience research project. This led to requests for further information on the project and involvement in futrue Naturvation events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newcastle Urban Flood Reslience Dissemination Event: Presentation on "Adaptation Pathways of drainage infrastructure in Carshalton, London Borough of Sutton" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This presentation by Dr Kapetas and Prof Fenner is part of the large dissemination event organised by the URF consortium. The talk aims to introduce the concept of flexible ecosystem-based drainage infrastructure adaptation. Audience included policymakers (local authorities), EA, industry practicioners but also members from third sector interested in the approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcastle catchment-Based Approach (CaBA) event and marketplace 
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 Shaun Maskrey participated in the Newcastle catchment-Based Approach (CaBA) event and marketplace in March 2019. Outcomes of his involvement included questions on the Urban Flood Resilience research project, invitations to participate in future events and discussion on Learning and Action Alliances (whcih are being run as part of the Urban Flood Resilience project).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival - July 2017 
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 Attended two days of the Northumbrian Water Group innovation festival in Newcastle. Event included several discussion groups, of which I participated in the flood risk pathway. Networking with flood risk professionals, and discussing the Urban Flood Resilience Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nottingham Sustainable Development Plan - Water and Climate Change task group 
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 I am a member of the Nottingham Sustainable Development Plan - Water and Climate Change task group, that is working towards developing a Sustainable Development Plan for the city of Nottingham. The plan will be published in 2017 and aims to encourage the development of Nottingham into a Blue-Green City, plus improve energy efficicency, health and wellbeing,sustainable development and resilient infrastructure. There is thus potential to influence this plan to include aspects of research from the Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience research projects. Although the plan is non-statutory, input could lead to inclusion of our academic research in other plans, such as the Nottingham City Council Green and Blue Strategy that will also be published in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description OU Blog - Placing Flood Risk at the Heart of Urban Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News item to highlight the research being undertaken on planning and flood risk management at the Open University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/research/news/placing-flood-risk-management-heart-urban-planning
 
Description Poster presentations at Heriot Watt and Edinburgh University Postdoctoral Forums 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This entry relates to the poster presentations (on BGI/SuDS ponds) at Postdoc forums
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Presentation and discussion with Emersons Green residents 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation (and discussion) to interested parties at a meeting assembled by Local Authority professionals. Glyn Everett presented upon past and current work in order to generate interest in participation in the Urban Flood Resilience project. Significant interest was observed, and requests for further information followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation and discussion with Hanham Hall residents 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to and discussion with residents of the Hanham Hall development about past and current work. Great interest was shown, and residents expressed and desire to be involved with the Urban Flood Resilience project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation and ongoing engagement with Defra/EA/WG/NRW Thematic Advisory Group (TAG) for Flood Risk Management Policy, Strategy and Investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Short presentation and ongoing reports (verbal) to the Defra/EA/WG/NRW Thematic Advisory Group (TAG) for Flood Risk Management Policy, Strategy and Investment. Request for ongoing information regarding research outputs, which will inform and support the Defra/EA/WG/NRW Joint Programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management research and development regarding planning and flood risk management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at British Water Surface Water Management Focus Group 
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 - A presentation about our research was given, which was the staring point for a discussion with practitioners to receive feedback on research aims and objectives and how this research can be better steered to address their needs and challenges in the field of moving towards a more integrated, system-oriented approach to flood management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Leeds City Council - Infrastructure Investment Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to discuss 'interoperability' at Leeds' Infrastructure Investment Group meeting. Discussion resulted in agreement to proceed for a joint proposal for research grant, and request for my attendance at further meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Royal Society of Architects Wales Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to chair the conference on "Water A World Issue" and make the keynote presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) monthly Flood Risk Management meeting 
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 was given about the content of work package 3 (interoperability) to present the research ideas, and start a discussion about research needs, challenges and barriers for a holistic approach to urban flood risk management. There was a lot of interest in the subject and the group will send feedback later. It was also proposed to come back at a later point and discuss how the research results will be useful in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at The Liveable City workshop - London 2018. The Danish Embassy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colin Thorne gave a presentation on Creating Liveable + Flood Resilient Cities: the Blue-Green Advantage, at The Liveable City woprkshop, hosted by The Danish Embassy, June 2018, London. Colin discusssed research objectives and outputs from the Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience research projects and the role of Blue-Green infrastructure for creation of multiple benefits. This sparked discussion and questions about the research and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://storbritannien.um.dk/en/the-trade-council/projects/the-liveable-city/the-liveable-city---lond...
 
Description Presentation at UK Construction Week 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to give this CPD rated event, about 75 people attended. There was discussion and questions following the talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience event, Newcastle 2019 
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 'Our Journey along the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience' introduced the research from our last two ESRC projects at a dissemination event in Newcastle (7th March 2019), and pointed the delegates to the research presentations as part of the afternoon session. This talked sparked questions from the audience on key research project outputs and practical applications of the research, and contributed to discussion on Blue-Green infrastructure throughout the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description Presentation at the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience event, Newcastle 2019 - Flood modelling of Newcastle: getting the pipes and infiltration right 
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 sparked interest and provoked discussions with professional practitioners and third party organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/documents/birkinshaw-presentation-070319.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the Open University Geology Society East Midlands branch event on 'Urban Flood Resilience' Dec 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose of this presentation on 'Achieving urban flood resilience through Blue-Green Cities' was to disseminate recent researach outputs from the Urban Flood Resilience research project and to enhance the knowledge of even participants in order for them to better consider Blue-Green solutions in their professional or academic remits. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards on how to overcome the barriers to Blue-Green infrastructure and stimulated increased interest in Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on 'Blue-Green Cities for Urban Flood Resilience' at the CIWEM RCG Study Weekend April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose of this presentation on Blue-Green Cities was to enhance the knowledge of CIWEM members attending the study weekend in order for them to better consider BLue-Green solutions in their professional or academic remits. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards and Blue-Green approaches were included in the workshop session in the afternoon of the event. This talk stimulated increased interest in Blue-Green Cities and Urban Flood Resilience research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation on 'Revealing hidden perceptions of SuDS through Implicit Association Tests' Newcastle 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation sparked discussion on the methods that can be used to infer perceptions of Blue-Green infrastructure and the advantages of using implicit over explicit measures. Several members of the audience offered to be involved in future tests. Other request for information on this piece of research, and wider Urban Flood Resilience research were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description Presentation to Architecture Health of Housing AMPS conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference attended by a mix of academics, practitioners (architects, health policy, media) concerned with the health of the built environment. Paper presented by Glyn Everett on the development of methodology for Work Package 4 of the Urban Flood Resilience project. Significant interest was generated and questions were asked both in the session and following. Glyn also chaired sessions for the duration of the conference, allowing questions and conversations to develop around the UFR work and connections with other projects and institutions, generating a number of contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/who/amps2018conference.aspx
 
Description Presentation to Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Hong Kong, November 2017 
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 ICE Hong Kong visited Cambridge University to discuss Smart Infrastructure (November 2017). The delegation included professionals as well as students. They showed particular interested in the work done by the UFR consortium, as one of their main policies for urban development in China is "sponge cities", i.e. the implementation of blue-green infrastructure in a broad scale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/cambridge-centre-for-smart-infrastructure
 
Description Presentation to Mott MacDonald: Urban stormwater use in Managed Aquifer Recharge systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cambridge University has been exploring the possibility of using urban stormwater runoff in Managed Aquifer Recharge for drought mitigation. This project has been developed in collaboration with Thames Water.
The meeting was followed by an exchange of hydrogeological modelling data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentations at SUGIR meetings 
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 These entry relates to the meetings of SUGIR (Scottish Universities Green infrastructure Research Group). On behalf of HW team, I have made a number of presentations related to our research ob retrofitting SuDS at Houston Industrial Estate, and on the functioning of SuDS ponds around Edinburgh and Lothians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Presentations at TWIC conferences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentations and short talks on the TWIC conferences, intended to provide information on the BGI/SUDS research, in particular as regards investigations of their biodiversity value and provision of ecosystem services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Project presentation to 100 Resilient Cities Network, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 100 Resilient Cities tries to engage with blue-green infrastructure in the cities belonging to their network. The presentation aimed to show the expertise developed by the UFR consortium and exchange knowledge. The talk took place in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Project presentation to Mott MacDonald, Sydney, Australia, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Australia is very advanced in developing blue-green infrastructure solutions. Therefore, knowledge exchange between the consortium and practitioners who design such systems is very useful. The consultants were particularly interested in the idea of adaptation pathways to climate change and urbanisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description River Restoration Northwest Symposium, Skamania Lodge, WA, USA 
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 day-long short-course showed how 'Blue-Green' principles and approaches can be applied to restore natural functions and ecosystem services lost through past mis-management and so recover multiple co-benefits that recreate rivers as 'Blue-Green Infrastructure'. Themes developed in the 'Blue-Green Cities' research project included working with natural processes, creation or green spaces and corridors that turn blue during floods but generate valuable co-benefits 24/7 and management of streams as living assets to simultaneously solve problems with both water quantity and quality. Over 35 water, river and ecological practitioners participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seventh International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Ahilan delivers the talk on long-term performance of the Green infrastructure in the urban catchment. The talk is attended by around 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icfm7.org.uk/
 
Description Sponge City Conference 
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 In the blog, Sangaralingam Ahilan reports on the UK-China joint workshop on 'Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities' at the 2017 annual conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR) held on 3-5th July 2017 at Shenzhen, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2017/07/26/sponge-cities-conference/
 
Description Stakeholder workshop on interoperable flood management in Newcastle 
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 - Initiate a discussion on the data needs to operationalise a more integrated approach to urban flood management
- exchange ideas and knowledge on data availability
- start of interactive process to develop an analysis framework
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SuDS Workshop at MShed, Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CIRIA workshop presenting on SuDS and blue-green infrastructure work conducted in Wales and England, policy developments, etc. Glyn Everett attended and although he did not present, he asked questions and participated in discussions, allowing him to share information on his projects. This generated some good interest and contact-development, which have been useful in building research work since.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SuDS in Sutton Schools, June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The SuDS in School project currently developed in Sutton aims to deliver blue-green infrastructure to deal with local flood issues. Our engagement with their project aims to support them in developing a long-term strategy for future interventions (prioritization and appraisal of options tool. Discussions held in Sutton council offices in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thamesriverstrust.org.uk/south-east-rivers-trust-suds-in-sutton-schools/
 
Description Sustainable Urban Water Management Workshop in Durham, February 2019 (market stall on Urban Flood Resilience research) 
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 To be completed. Included a market stall on Urban Flood Resilience research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable and Resilience Cities Workshop, University of Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shaun Maskrey attended a Sustainable and Resilience Cities Workshop at the University of Nottingham in May 2018. He discussed the Urban Flood Resilience research project with academics. This led to questions about the research and deliverables.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TWENTY65 Annual Conference. Bringing the Water Sector Together 
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 I participated in the TWENTY65 Annual Conference. Bringing the Water Sector Together and discussed my research with academic colleagues, practitioners and industry representatives. This led to requests for further information on the research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Hohai University, Nanjing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Greg O'Donnell provided an overview of the research being undertaken in the Urban Flood Resilience project at Hohai University, Nanjing (December 14th, 2019).
The audience was primarily postgraduate students.
Held a discussion with students regarding their research and future directions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to Institute of Civil Engineers, Cambridgeshire section: Adaptation pathways for urban drainage long-term infrastructure planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The president of ICE Cambridgeshire invited Dr Kapetas and Prof Fenner to give a talk on the research Cambridge University (PI Prof Fenner) is carrying out on "Adaptation pathways for urban drainage long-term infrastructure planning". The presentation covered concepts of identification of urban challenges, ecosystem adaptation solution exploration (high-level, pre-design) and development of adaptation pathways.The talk was attended by practitioners, students and other academic staff members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to National Key Research and Development Program of China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Greg O'Donnell presented the research being undertaken in the Urban Flood Resilience project at the National Key Research and Development Program of China 'Urban Flood Workshop', held at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute NHRI (December 11th, 2019).
Attended by academics and national policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Blue Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Interoperability in flood management in Newcastle: initiating discussion on opportunities and challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description The Blue Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience Presentation 
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 Presenting research on implementing SuDS through the planning system: barriers and opportunities as part of the wider Consortium dissemination event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience 
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 The event showcases the outputs of the Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience dissemination event March 2019 
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 (that was organised by Emily O'Donnell as part of the disemination plan for Urban Flood Resilience research) showcased progress with implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure in Newcastle and the wider NE, and celebrated the achievements of the signatories of the Newcastle Declaration on Blue and Green infrastructure. Blue-Green infrastructure successes and ambitions were presented by a range of professional organisation (Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Newcastle University, Royal HaskoningDHV, Arup, Sweco, Stantec, and Groundwork NE & Cumbria). In the afternoon session the Urban Flood Resilience team disseminated their research outputs through presentations and workshops. Exhibitions and posters were displayed throughout the day. The event sparked much discussion on Blue-Green infrastructure, SuDS and urban flood resilience and lead to requests for further collaboration and information. 110 delegates from a range of organisations attended and there was much discussion and networking, and plans made fro future collaboration between different partner organisations. The 2019 Newcastle Declaration on Blue-Green infrastructure was also launched.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/events-news-and-blog/newcastle-dissemination-event-2019.aspx
 
Description Toward Resilient Water-Energy-Food Systems in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Ahilan participates a workshop in Exeter on the 28th March, as part of the GCRF funded network on "Water-energy-food nexus resilience in India". As the title implies, the workshop explores how best to assess and manage resilience of the water-energy-food nexus in India (and generally).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description University of Nottingham Water Research Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During the conference, there was an opportunity to:
1. Network with colleagues from across the institution re. water related research
2. Share opportunities and intelligence
3. Discuss research priorities and challenges
4. Capture our water capabilities
5. Generate ideas and work collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that address the global water challenges - selected project ideas will then be further developed during follow-on workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blue-green cities blog allows members of the project team to share research, news, topical discussions, events, etc... with the general public via an established media platform. The blog is hosted by the University of Nottingham, and has its own page. Blogs are published every month and all members of the team are encouraged to contribute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Twitter Feed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Urban Flood Resilience project continues to tweet using the @bluegreencities account. We currently have over 1,800 followers, and our tweets reach an audience of over 100,000 people per quarter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL https://twitter.com/BlueGreenCities
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Urban Flood Resilience provides an online presence to the project, and an easy way for someone to find out more about what we do. The site is linked to our social media accounts, and regularly signposts visitors to new publications, events, conferences, blogs, etc... that helps to disseminate our research. The site receives around 500 unique visitors per month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience research project blog: Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Emily O'Donnell wrote a blog on Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China, linking toa recent paper that she was a co-author on, and discussing the Sponge City initiative in China. This blog post led to requests for copies of the manuscript and further information on the Urban Flood Resilience research project. The blog has been viewed 106 times to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/07/13/aligning-ancient-modern-approaches-sustain...
 
Description Urban Flood Resilience research project blog: Surface water flood risk and resilience 
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 Emily O'Donnell wrote a blog on her experience of the CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) Surface Water Management 2018 conference (17th October), entitled 'Surface water flood risk and resilience'. This blog has been viewed 197 times to date. The blog also lead to requests for further information on the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/10/18/surface-water-flood-risk-and-resilience/
 
Description Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Ahilan presented on the UK-China joint workshop on 'Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities' at the 2017 annual conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR) held on 3-5th July 2017 at Shenzhen, China. The workshop was coordinated by University of Exeter, UK and Tsinghua University, China and funded by the British Council, Newton Researcher Links programme and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The workshop had contributions from leading UK and Chinese academics, water professionals, and early career researchers. This blog post mainly focuses on the opening day of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/brim/brim-workshops/urban-flooding-and-sponge-cities/
 
Description WAKATU corporation visit to University of Cambridge, May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The meeting took place in May 2017. Wakatu is a co-operative run by Maori indigenous in New Zealand. On their visit in the UK to develop expertise on nature-based solutions for water management at their sites, they requested a presentation by our consortium. They showed particular interest in how they could manage water sustainably.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Water and Environment Seminars - Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter 
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 Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter organises the weekly seminar on water and environmental aspects every Friday. The key individuals from water industries and academics present on various topics including sustainable water to wastewater treatment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/cws/news-events/events/
 
Description Website blog The need for Multi-functional design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Web site blog : The need for multi-functional design of sustainable drainage systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2018/01/16/multi-functional-design/
 
Description Westcountry Rivers Trust and Centre for Water Systems show and tell: future collaborations 
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 Westcountry Rivers Trust & Centre for Water Systems showcase their case studies to explore potential collaborations. The Centre for Water Systems presents Blue-green-grey infrastructure, Twenty 65& Rainwater Harvesting, RESCCUE & SIM4NEXUS and Safe & SuRe & Flood Mangement. The West Country Rivers Trust presents on Monitoring: Upstream Thinking, Westcountry CSI, RiskAquaSoil; Local Action: LAP, CaBA, WaterLIFE; Sponge 2020 and GIS, Mapping & Modelling at WRT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop for planning practitioners in Northern Ireland 
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 Invited to host a workshop considering "Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Northern Ireland: What expertise and guidance is required for planning to underpin effective implementation?" at the Royal Town Planning Institute's Northern Ireland Conference, Belfast. The workshop provided summary details of NI's introduction of legislation and SuDS provisions following the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act, but also reported on our emerging findings on the planning challenges and opportunities to implement SuDS in England and Wales, from this EPSRC funded project. The workshop promoted a lively discussion on the ways in which the planning process can add value to the implementation of SuDS, in particular attending to the practical considerations of the interface between the planning system and the expertise and guidance required from other centralised bodies in NI. The workshop led to requests from Local Authority participants for further information in developing their own policy on SuDS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rtpi.org.uk/the-rtpi-near-you/rtpi-northern-ireland/events/ni-annual-conference/ni-plann...
 
Description Workshop to help steer research priorities for the Joint EA/Defra Research programme (London) 
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 workshop was specific to research in the theme of "locally managed flood risk" (surface water, groundwater, and ordinary watercourses). As part of a small group of invited experts, we discussed EA/NRW/DEFRA/Welsh Government projects ongoing/due to start, and discussed which projects are needed to fill research/skills gaps and thus to help steer research funding priorities for 2019-2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop with the Parks Trust, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited to workshop with the Parks Trust, Milton Keynes - one of a number of academics and practitioners invited to talk about the research questions that need answering to support the future planning of green space in Milton Keynes, in the context of massive urban expansion. Stimulated increased interest in research, in particular how it can support decision makers to ensure the future MK maintains the highest quality of green space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iCASP Yorkshire Flood Alleviation Scheme - Co-Design workshop 
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 iCASP Yorkshire Flood Alleviation Schemes Co-Design Workshop on Wednesday 8th November 2017 - Interest in research generated, planned future activities acknowledged when research is complete. On-going input on current activities offered by regional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017