Urban Flood Resilience in an Uncertain Future

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Faculty of Environment and Technology

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.
 
Description (1) New mechanisms for engaging communities, improving flood awareness and communicating B/G+G benefits at all stages of the flood management cycle.

We have developed new insights into the kinds of engagements necessary to bring the blue green agenda into the discussion for small businesses and communities. This includes the need to go beyond outreach and aim for integration into existing community organisations and practices.
As part of a blue-green strategy for city centres and business districts, retrofitting green roofs offers a major advantage in not requiring more land. However, this will require the approval of building owners and occupiers. Although many positive aspects of green roofs have the potential to directly and indirectly benefit the owners and occupiers of city centre buildings roofs are not widely adopted by UK owners and occupiers.
Findings indicate that building-level gains and losses are not where the conversation needs to start. Advocates could focus on a broader influencing of attitudes, rather than seeking to change behaviour through suggested monetary gain. If we want to see more green roofs, they will need 'mainstreaming'.
Raising their profile, helping them seem more possible and desirable, shifting perceived norms and best practice.
More conversations around their wider values, explicitly addressing the spread of benefits and so fair allocation of costs.
Large-scale, high-profile municipal authority projects, connected with professional and public education and training programmes, could improve understanding and increase appreciation. Local Authorities, Business Improvement Districts and others could work together to raise awareness and demonstrate their feasibility.
Typology of community engagement for BGI has been developed and this has led to the development of principles for BGI design and community engagement. Work on co-developed interventions around sites is ongoing.

2) Understand how citizens' priorities and the reality of their lifestyles, communities, and
neighbourhoods affect their understanding of and support for B/G+G innovation.
Associations between activities surrounding BGI and the willingness of communities to engage with lay clearing and maintenance were studied.
The findings propose that taking an activities-based approach to engagement during the design, delivery and maintenance of multi-functional Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) will improve outcomes. Through analysing people's existing or likely activities around BGI spaces, the approach supports more extensive and longer-term consultation and co-working with identified groups. This, in turn, should improve sustainability by encouraging more appreciation of sites and facilities, more appropriate behaviour, enhanced community ownership and voluntary lay stewardship.
Implicit and explicit perceptions of greenspace with and without SuDS were also studied and a novel application of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) was developed.
The research found that greenspace with or without SuDS is perceived positively but communities implicitly and explicitly prefer greenspace without SuDS, and perceive greenspace without SuDS as more attractive, tidier and safer. However the differences between explicit and implicit attitudes suggest that explicit attitudes towards tidiness and safety may not be deep-rooted and are subject to social bias. Combined explicit and implicit tests may help us to understand any disconnect between expressed positive attitudes to natural spaces and behaviours around them and inform SuDS design to increase public acceptance.

3) Understand the process for empowering local champions, and co-production of new knowledge on overcoming barriers to innovation.

The research considered how social learning can lead to not only a clear vision for innovation but also implementation through local capacity building.
The findings suggest that Learning and Action Alliances are effective in breaking down barriers to effective communication and can create cohesive and bold visioning opportunities. Participants and their organisations stand to gain from the investment in staff time and sharing of experience and knowledge in such negotiated safe learning spaces. However capacity building in the long term can only be achieved through embedding these learnings in operational organisations and the ability of participants to influence local capacity and strategies outside of the LAA. Parallel groups or strategies need to be created.
Exploitation Route Engagement and community facing practitioners can use the findings in their approaches to development planning and civic engagement.

Designers of BGI can use the findings to develop BGI that better meets community needs and preferences
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Retail,Transport

URL http://www.urbanfloodresilience.ac.uk/publications/publications.aspx
 
Description 1) Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance members have benefitted from the presentation of our findings and the direct input from researchers into workshop discussions based on our findings. This has informed the thinking on ongoing and specific development plans in Newcastle and has fed through into the Newcastle Blue Green Declaration group. 2) Our findings have also contributed to debates at the Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance: this stakeholder group is attended by multiple local decision-makers, including the EDC Head of Design, who is keen to integrated different stakeholders' priorities into local strategy. 3) Working with communities in Bristol and Ebbsfleet has raised the awareness of flood risk benefits of BGI in the communities and stakeholders outside the flood management sphere.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Ebbsfleet Learning and Action Alliance aims to support the uptake of blue-green infrastructure in the new-build garden city of Ebbsfleet in Kent. By bringing together local stakeholders, as well as academic experts from the project team, we foster valuable discussions, develop relationships, promote best practice, and build consensus over how to achieve the greatest benefits from taking a blue-green approach.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners regularly (every two months) attend a Learning and Action Alliance meeting/workshop. This is a voluntary commitment, and demonstrates the importance of the coordinated effort to promote blue-green infrastructure. At these meetings, stakeholders share their expertise in an open and honest environment, outside of any institutional barriers.
Impact Outputs regularly contribute to the development plan for Ebbsfleet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Newcastle 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 Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) was established by the Blue-Green Cities research project to create a cooperative, horizontal forum where key stakeholders can bring their expertise, but talk freely outside of any organisational constraints in an atmosphere of mutual trust and ownership. The aim was to develop a Blue-Green vision that includes flood risk and surface water management plus the delivery of multiple diverse ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits for the City of Newcastle and the wider region. Emily Lawson (Blue-Green Cities team member) is the coordinator and organises meeting every 6-10 weeks, including booking rooms, writing the agenda, contacting speakers to present, recruiting members and keeping existing members interested in attending meetings. Other Blue-Green Cities team members regularly attend meetings and give updates on their research and share recent research findings with the Newcastle stakeholders. The Blue-Green Cities team have also taken suggestions from the LAA and included these in flood inundation simulations, co-producing knowledge on flood risk in Newcastle. The partnership will host a dissemination event in Feb 2016 to showcase Blue-Green Cities research outputs plus invite key stakeholders in Newcastle City Council, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, and the EA to sign up to a pledge for continued support and progression towards the Blue-Green vision. Blue-Green Cities team members will organise, advertise, present at, and run the event (with help from Newcastle partners).
Collaborator Contribution The partners regularly attend LAA meetings as organised by the coordinator. They contribute their time, knowledge of flood and water management in Newcastle, and wider expertise and helped develop a Blue-Green vision for the City. Useful local knowledge and connections are shared. Some of the partners have hosted LAA meetings at their offices and are currently working towards developing a plan to ensure longevity of the LAA when the Blue-Green Cities research project has finished. Partners are also involved in planning, organising, advertising and presenting at the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving partners working in flood risk management, sustainable sewerage, planning, transport, environment, rivers and habitats, sustainable places, policy and communications, estate management, plus all the Blue-Green Cities team members. Outcomes include new and improved working relationships between key Newcastle stakeholders, development of a Blue-Green vision for Newcastle (available on website) and the Feb 2016 dissemination event.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance 
Organisation Natural 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 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 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 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 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
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 Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
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 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 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 Flood Resilience Strategic Advisory Board 
Organisation Sniffer
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 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 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 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 A blog about Work Package 4 activities posted on the 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 A blog written about engagement activities around three study sites in Bristol being looked at for their blue-green infrastructure devices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/blue-greencities/2019/01/21/ethic-of-care-towards-blue-green-spaces-fo...
 
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 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 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 Engagement with an Emersons Green Village Park Friends group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Glyn Everett attended a morning activity with Friends for Inspirational Life, a group that have taken over a small area within one of our study sites. Glyn presented on UWE's work and walked with thr group (8 people) to a retention pond area within the park, where they discussed amenity interventions that might usefully be installed there. The group were very interested in the use of blue-green infrastructure for flood-risk management and keen to take up the opportunity to work together.
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 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 : 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 : Green Roofs on Non-Domestic Buildings: Perspectives of Owners and Occupiers. 
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 on greenroofs aimed at practitioners and local business districts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Factsheet: Improving Blue-Green Infrastructure Sustainability: Developing sites to fit with users' activities 
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 on designing BGI to be inclusive of existing activities and to encourage stewardship activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Festival of Nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bristol Festival of Nature is a large-scale event in the city centre attended by several thousand people each year, intended as a fun engagement event around a wide range of environmental issues and with a focus on science communication with the lay public. The University of the W`est of England had a marquee at the event and the Urban Flood Resilience project team held a stall inside the marquee with banners and materials to engage people and talk with them about approaches to managing flood risk, and discuss the benefits and costs of blue-green approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature/
 
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 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 Interview for national news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Guardian Newspaper journalist resulted in highlighting of the long term social impacts of flooding and the importance of blue green approaches to flood risk management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 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 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 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 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 international flood risk conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A conference presentation to a gathering of academics interested in flood-risk management (approx. 50), which prompted some interested conversationa and questions, and requsts for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2018/friar-2018
 
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 Science Communication students at UWE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation to 30 Science Communication students around blue-green infrastructure and public und1erstanding & perceptions; this prompted interested questions, and one student pursuing the opportunity to follow our work through as a project to produce sci-comms materials to engage the public around one of our study sites.
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 Urban Flood Resilience dissemination event: The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience 
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 A dissemination event for the Urban Flood Resilience project held at the Centre for Life, Newcastle (7th March): The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience. 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