Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding (SINATRA)

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

Project SINATRA responds to the NERC call for research on flooding from intense rainfall (FFIR) with a programme of focused research designed to advance general scientific understanding of the processes determining the probability, incidence, and impacts of FFIR.

Such extreme rainfall events may only last for a few hours at most, but can generate terrifying and destructive floods. Their impact can be affected by a wide range factors (or processes) such as the location and intensity of the rainfall, the shape and steepness of the catchment it falls on, how much sediment is moved by the water and the vulnerability of the communities in the flood's path. Furthermore, FFIR are by their nature rapid, making it very difficult for researchers to 'capture' measurements during events. The complexity, speed and lack of field measurements on FFIR make it difficult to create computer models to predict flooding and often we are uncertain as to their accuracy.

To address these issues, NERC launched the FFIR research programme. It aims to reduce the risks from surface water and flash floods by improving our identification and prediction of the meteorological (weather), hydrological (flooding) and hydro-morphological (sediment and debris moved by floods) processes that lead to FFIR. A major requirement of the programme is identifying how particular catchments may be vulnerable to FFIR, due to factors such as catchment area, shape, geology and soil type as well as land-use. Additionally, the catchments most susceptible to FFIR are often small and ungauged.

Project SINATRA will address these issues in three stages: Firstly increasing our understanding of what factors cause FFIR and gathering new, high resolution measurements of FFIR; Secondly using this new understanding and data to improve models of FFIR so we can predict where they may happen - nationwide and; Third to use these new findings and predictions to provide the Environment Agency and over professionals with information and software they can use to manage FFIR, reducing their damage and impact to communities.
In more detail, we will:
1. Enhance scientific understanding of the processes controlling FFIR, by-
(a) assembling an archive of past FFIR events in Britain and their impacts, as a prerequisite for improving our ability to predict future occurrences of FFIR.
(b) making real time observations of flooding during flood events as well as post-event surveys and historical event reconstruction, using fieldwork and crowd-sourcing methods.
(c) characterising the physical drivers for UK summer flooding events by identifying the large-scale atmospheric conditions associated with FFIR events, and linking them to catchment type.
2. Develop improved computer modelling capability to predict FFIR processes, by-
(a) employing an integrated catchment/urban scale modelling approach to FFIR at high spatial and temporal scales, modelling rapid catchment response to flash floods and their impacts in urban areas.
(b) scaling up to larger catchments by improving the representation of fast riverine and surface water flooding and hydromorphic change (including debris flow) in regional scale models of FFIR.
(c) improving the representation of FFIR in the JULES land surface model by integrating river routing and fast runoff processes, and performing assimilation of soil moisture and river discharge into the model run.
3. Translate these improvements in science into practical tools to inform the public more effectively, by-
(a) developing tools to enable prediction of future FFIR impacts to support the Flood Forecasting Centre in issuing new 'impacts-based' warnings about their occurrence.
(b) developing a FFIR analysis tool to assess risks associated with rare events in complex situations involving incomplete knowledge, analogous to those developed for safety assessment in radioactive waste management.

In so doing SINATRA will achieve NERC's science goals for the FFIR programme.

Planned Impact

SINATRA will deliver a number of important benefits for our immediate UK project partners and for the wider public, who will ultimately be served by more effective flood forecasting and management systems, both in the UK and beyond.

SINATRA will help the Met Office, the Environment Agency, and their joint Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) meet the demands of the Pitt Review (2008: vii) for a "a step change in the quality of flood warnings" and in their capacity to forecast groundwater, surface water and other kinds of flooding from intense rainfall (FFIR).

Beyond the UK, SINATRA's findings will also be of benefit to forecasters dealing with similar challenges elsewhere, including the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and Dutch Rijkswaterstaat, the executive water management organisation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, who have all provided letters of support outlining their interest in the project.

By improving the basis for assessing impacts, SINATRA will also make important contributions to fulfilling the strategic aims of the Cabinet Office's National Hazards Partnership and to meeting the demands made by the expressed by the Met Office Public Weather Service Customer Group, on behalf of the civil contingencies community, for more proportionate and meaningful warnings

At the local and regional scale, SINATRA will also improve the evidence-base on catchment susceptibility factors needed by Local Authorities to fulfil their new duties under the 2010 Flood and Water Management Act to be the lead agencies responsible for the management of flood risk from surface runoff, groundwater, and small (so-called "ordinary") watercourses. The database of FFIR events and impacts, as well as the analysis of extreme value statistics and of catchment susceptibility factors, will also help critical infrastructure providers, the insurance industry and others across the private sector to appreciate their exposure to FFIR.

Publications

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Description The goal of SINATRA is to advance scientific understanding of the processes determining the probability, incidence, and impacts of flooding from intense rainfall (FFIR).

There is evidence that historical data can improve the understanding of current flash flood occurrence in given areas. Therefore we are constructing records of FFIR events and historical flash flood chronologies. To date we have prepared historical flash flood chronologies for NE England, NW England, and SW England. Furthermore, an approach is being developed to combine rain gauge data and radar data to better quantify sub-daily rainfall data nationally.

Equipment has been installed to generate new sources of data, including fixed time-lapse cameras to provide non-invasive, remote monitoring during FFIR events. Real-time monitoring and geomorphological assessments of floodplain response to a previous FFIR event was undertaken. The event posed a considerable risk to the infrastructure of the downstream community (Hepple, Northumberland) and work conducted by the SINATRA team is providing evidence for consultation between the landowner and regulatory authorities. New data has also been gathered from a set of radar images of the Severn/Avon catchment between 2006-8. These have been processed to extract surface soil moisture information. This will feed into model developments that lead to a more realistic representation of surface water, river flow and soil moisture.

Work has quantified and characterised the physical drivers for summer flooding events in the UK through identification of atmospheric conditions preceding FFIR impacts. Results suggest that Atmospheric Rivers (large-scale transfers of moisture in the atmosphere) have a very weak link with summer flash floods. Analysis of intense hourly summer rainfall has however indicated a mechanism for increased intensities in a warming atmosphere and therefore greater potential for flash floods in the future which is now being written up as a journal paper.

SINATRA is utilising a set of complementary cutting-edge modelling tools to better capture catchment FFIR processes and combine this with urban drainage models to simulate FFIR impacts in urban areas. High-performance computing has been further extended and initial flood model developments have been undertaken including making flood simulations more efficient. New governing equations have been derived to mathematically describe flood hydrodynamics over flat to very steep slopes, and written into the CUDA-based HiPIMS; HiPIMS can now accurately simulate rainfall-runoff and flooding processes in mountainous areas or steep catchments; this is commonly beyond the capacity of shallow water equations based hydrodynamic models where mild slope is assumed. The updated HiPIMS has implemented for calculation on multiple GPUs and is being tested to reproduce the flood events caused by Storm Desmond in the whole Eden Catchment including Carlisle, including sensitivity tests against different model parameters and rainfall inputs. A new flood forecasting system combining HiPIMS and the numerical weather prediction (NWP) from the UK Met Office has been developed and tested against the flood events caused by Storm Desmond in the whole Eden Catchment including Carlisle. The hydro-morphology component of HiPIMS has been further developed and applied to the flood event in Glenriding in December 2015. Simulation results suggest that the sediment transport had amplified the hazard risk of the flood event.
One of our partners, CH2M, has developed and shared a programme of work; progresses against CH2M's worktask to undertake trial modelling of real-time urban flood risk maps include
i. Agreed with the FFC a set of urban locations in the UK to trial (data and flood susceptibility considerations will be taken into account); preliminary cities / urban areas for analysis / mapping include London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Hull, Cardiff or Swansea, Newcastle, Manchester, Brighton & Hove, Bradford, Conwy & Llandudno
ii. Developing flood susceptibility maps for these locations using CH2M specialist flood modelling software including locations of key critical infrastructure
iii. Liaison with FFC staff such that the FFC can provide to CH2M historic rainfall forecast data from the First Guess early warning system for the cities modelled for known surface water flooding events for verification purposes. Also liaison with other FFIR consortium partners to encourage other comparisons


SINATRA is also advancing understanding of the underlying drivers of FFIR impacts, in terms of vulnerability and exposure, and translating that knowledge into practical tools. It is developing a knowledge system for FFIR, which will bring together data and knowledge about these events. Data sets on the incidence, location and timing of past FFIR events produced by the project have been already been incorporated into the FFIR database and provide the capability to share data on FFIR events.
Exploitation Route SINATRA is working very closely with the Met Office's Environmental Prediction team and the Natural Hazards Partnership, to ensure synergy with the science produced to maximise impact. The project team have also been routinely interacting with the Environment Agency, the Flood Forecasting Centre, the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, the Health and Safety Lab and industry partners JBA and CH2M HILL. SINATRA is also strengthening links with DEFRA with a postdoc secondment in place. Several team members have also been appointed to the Joint DEFRA/EA FCERM Theme Advisory Groups. DEFRA and short term Met Office secondments will continue along with other partner and end user regular meetings.

The SINATRA team acted as flood experts during the winter flooding in 2015/16, providing advice to government and working with the Natural Hazards Partnership. The team also provided significant scientific opinions in the media in response to the flooding, including many media interviews and post-flood discussion on social media. It is envisaged that opportunities for such interaction will continue to be seized. Engagement on flood incidents in the North-East has been established with the Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council, Newcastle City Council, and Northumberland Communities Flood Partnership (NCFP).

SINATRA will also now be supported by the NERC Impact Accelerator led by Dr Jo Clark at the University of Reading.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment

URL http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/flooding/
 
Description As the key findings indicate, there is substantial activity taking place to provide mechanisms for the use of findings in relevant sectors. SINATRA has developed links with the Met Office's Environmental Prediction team, the Natural Hazards Partnership, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Flood Forecasting Centre, Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, Health and Safety Lab, and industry partners JBA and CH2M-HILL. Initial discussions with the Met Office have explored the possibility of developing a real-time surface flood forecasting system by integrating Hi-PIMS modelling with numerical weather forecasting outputs which would provide increased capacity to protect lives and property from flooding from intense rainfall, providing economic and social benefits. Ongoing knowledge exchange with the flood forecasting centre and the environment agency has led to the development of a web tool with which the public can interrogate project results, and to further development of new guidance for rainfall alert thresholds. Development of a national gridded hourly precipitation dataset has taken place and is now being handed to CEH to be hosted alongside their daily GEAR dataset. Quality control procedures have been developed, coded and handed to CEH so they can update the dataset on an annual basis. Further knowledge exchange will take place to return the QA'd data back to the EA, SEPA and the Met Office along with explanation of the procedures undertaken.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Academic peer review group member for LWEC Climate Change Impacts report card for Water and Biodiversity, 2012-2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Citation in CIWEM UDG Rainfall Guide
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Improved guidance for sewer design in context of changes in intense rainfall under climate change. This guide is used by urban drainage practitioners and engineers.
 
Description Expert meeting on "Weather and Climate Related Extreme Events"
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited Expert Reviewer, UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Knowledge Exchange programme with UK Flood Forecast Centre and the Environment Agency
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description LWEC water report card update - advisory committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Patterdale/Glenridding meeting discussing support of local flood risk initiatives
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Prof Fowler Member of BSI B/505/21/11
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description ERC Consolidator's Award
Amount € 1,990,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description Faculty Impact Fund
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Programme
Amount £161,390 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N012852/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description NERC FFIR Integration fund - Hydodynamic Modelling
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 04/2016
 
Description NERC FFIR Integration fund - Wansbeck Integration - Additional Instrumentation & Workshop
Amount £15,477 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description NERC FFIR KE scheme
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description NERC GCRF Resilience Building foundation-building award
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NERC PhD studentship
Amount £92,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/L501748/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description PhD - Dream Doctoral Training Centre
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Production of a gridded hourly rainfall dataset for the UK
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Rainfall Intensity for Sewer Design
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 15/CL/10/16-1 
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description Tyne Rivers Trust
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Tyne Rivers Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start  
 
Title Flood Chronology Database 
Description Online searchable database detailing historical flood events in England (~1700-2015). The database was primarily compiled from local newspaper reports. The aim of the database is to inform communities and flood practitioners of flood risk and place recent events in historical context. There are no known legal, ethical or other constraints affecting how this database may be shared. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The database has been shared with the Environment Agency (SW) and Flood Forecasting Centre. 
URL http://ceg-fepsys.ncl.ac.uk/outputs/archer_search/index.html
 
Title Hourly gridded 1km rainfall dataset for UK 
Description 1km gridded precipitation data developed using 1900 gauge records and disaggregating CEH gear daily dataset 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None so far 
 
Title Hourly rainfall dataset for UK 
Description Hourly quality controlled precipitation dataset assembled for the UK 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None as yet 
 
Description Eleanor Starkey PhD 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sinatra has collaborated with a PhD project (Eleanor/Geoff) which is separately funded by NERC (NE/L501748/1) and Tyne Rivers Trust (who were funded by Defra's Catchment Restoration Funds project).
Collaborator Contribution This has funded fieldwork equipment and fieldwork activities within the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (Northumberland) - a rapid response catchment with a community at risk of flooding. Datasets (which cover a number of flash flood events over 2014 and 2015) have been shared with the Sinatra modelling team. The FloAT team also have access to Haltwhistle's telemetry system (rainfall and river level) as a result.
Impact • Sinatra website - flash flood event in the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (30th April 2014) http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/flooding/haltwhistle-burn-catchment-april-and-may-2014-flash-flood-events/ • Social media - raise the public's awareness ahead of potential flood events & encourage them to share their flood related observations using Twitter e.g. https://twitter.com/HaltwhistleBurn/status/631750206212734976 • Social media / Haltwhistle Burn website - shared citizen science flood observations for the Haltwhistle Burn catchment on Flickr. http://research.ncl.ac.uk/haltwhistleburn/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/114248420@N03/albums • Starkey, E. and Parkin, G. (2015) 'Community Involvement in UK Catchment Management'. Foundation for Water Research. Available at: http://www.fwr.org/Catchment/frr0021.pdf. (includes flash flooding & the Haltwhistle Burn catchment)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Met office 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Post-doc Steven Chan located at Met Office working directly within Regional Climate Change team led by Lizzie Kendon
Collaborator Contribution Computing time, data storage, staff time for supervision etc
Impact Many outputs - all listed under relevant sections
Start Year 2011
 
Description Prof Fowler leads GEWEX cross-cut 
Organisation Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Prof Fowler leads the GEWEX cross-cut on sub-daily precipitation extremes
Collaborator Contribution Partners are part of the cross-cut which is developing a global dataset and publishing on this
Impact Westra et al. (2014) paper
Start Year 2013
 
Description SEPA 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Perks and Russell visited Mike Cranston at the Scottish Flood forecasting centre at SEPA in Perth to discuss rapid response catchments in Scotland and recent historic FFIR.
Collaborator Contribution TBC
Impact N/A
Start Year 2015
 
Description CEH visit for KE proposal 
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 Initial handover meeting with CEH under the KE proposal which will facilitate update and dissemination of the gridded dataset. Code (for quality control and gridding of gauge data) from Newcastle and Bristol was handed over to CEH with initial testing taking place. A follow-up visit will be undertaken when appropriate to derive maximum benefit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Conference in Numerical Methods for shallow water equations and related models in December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Qiuhua Liang gave presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Liang Q, Xia X, Hou J (2016) Catchment-scale high-resolution flash flood simulation using
the GPU-based technology. The 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC
2016). Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea, August 21 - 26, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Xilin Xia gave a presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2-day integration workshop in Morpeth 
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 Parkin led a 2-day integration workshop in Morpeth in Sept 2016, including project team members from Franc and Sinatra, and representatives from industry, government, and local communities (JBA consultancy, Environment Agency, Northumberland County Council, Northumbrian Water, Northumberland Community Flood Partnership, Morpeth Flood Action Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 37th IAHR World Congress in August 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Xilin Xia gave a presentation at the 37th IAHR World Congress in August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AGU session convener 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Perks was primary convenor for a session entitled "Flash Floods: Advances in Monitoring, Modeling and Integrated Management", at the 2015 American Geophysical Union conference. This session was co-organised with colleagues from Hull University (Chris Skinner), Zhejiang University (Qihua Ran) and Tsinghua University (Xudong Fu).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Alyth community engagement 
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 Perks, Russell and Large met with several members of the Alyth community to get testimony of the impacts of the FFIR event that impacted them. Met with Russell Stewart (Flood Engineer) of Perth and Kinross Council in Alyth to discuss the flooding. Conversations with members of Perth and Kinross Council (Peter Dickson, Russell Stewart, Gavin Bissett) discussing on-going work in Alyth in response to the floods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Attendance at 1st ClimEx Symposium, Munich 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance at symposium to discuss extreme rainfall 'Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Events: Risks and Perspectives for Water Management'. Discussions with project partners from Germany and Canada, with follow up discussions on interactions via Skype.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Science and Environment page ''Storm chasers: the scientists trying to combat flooding" 
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 Interview with BBC about storm chasing work by the FLOAT team and community engagement and flood management work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34087255
 
Description BHS 2014 Conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion and raised awareness of research.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Society for Geomorphology Annual Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Perks, Large and Russell presented a poster entitled 'Developing non-contact hydrometric
monitoring networks' at the British Society for Geomorphology Annual Symposium, Special
Joint Session with the British Hydrological Society on the Hydrogeomorphology of Flood
Risk, Plymouth, 7-9 Sept 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CEH wallingford seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J., 2015. Benefits of very high resolution (km-scale) models for understanding changes in heavy precipitation. Invited seminar. CEH Wallingford, 10th June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description China-UK Workshop on Catchment Systems Management and Flood Resilience talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hou, J.: GPU Accelerated Shallow Water Flow and Transport Model (GAST) and Its Applications in Solving Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Geomorphologic Problems. China-UK Workshop on Catchment Systems Management and Flood Resilience,CSMFR 2015 (June 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Convened conference session at EGU General Assembly 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Convened a session of six talks on intense rainfall observations, datasets and processes. Led to an invitation to participate in the 1st ClimEx Symposium in Germany, engaging with researchers from Bavaria and Canada, including the Canadian environment agency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/orals/22780
 
Description Cumbria Flood Partnership Knowledge-sharing event "Plan, Prepare, Respond, Recover Workshop" on 8 March 
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 Ran a workshop - talked at Cumbria Flood Partnership Knowledge-sharing event "Plan, Prepare, Respond, Recover Workshop" on 8 March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cumbria Flood Partnership Patterdale Pilot project engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance at Patterdale Flood Group meetings, interviews with members of the local community to collect flood evidence. Newcastle University are listed as a partner in the Cumbria Flood Partnership Patterdale Pilot project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cumbria Flood Partnership meeting 
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 Russell, Large and Perks attended the "Cumbria Flood Partnership - Upstream mitigation
and catchment management" meeting (9th February 2016) to discuss current and future
work being undertaken in the Cumbrian catchments and to establish links with communities
and agencies. Among those in attendance were representatives from the EA, DEFRA,
Natural England, local Rivers Trust, Forestry Commission, local Council and Wildlife Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cumbria Flood Partnership meeting 
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 Andy Large, Andy Russell and Matt Perks attended the " Cumbria Flood Partnership - Upstream Mitigation and Catchment Management - update meeting" on the 9th Feb 2016 where they met with members of the EA, LDNPA and Rivers Trusts to discuss ways of mitigating against future floods in the region, with an emphasis on natural flood management and approaches focused in the headwaters of catchments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dragon Savic delivered a keynote, Albert Chen gave a presentation, and Xilin Xia gave a presentation, and at the UK-China Urban flood and Sponge City Workshop at Shenzhen, China in June 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 Dragon Savic delivered a keynote, Albert Chen gave a presentation, and Xilin Xia gave a presentation, and at the UK-China Urban flood and Sponge City Workshop at Shenzhen, China in June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EA meeting (York) 
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 A meeting was held in York in Dec 2016 between Parkin and EA staff involved in national
community-related programmes, including their Crowd-Sourcing project, to liaise on
common interests. Outcomes from this meeting were: a short-list of proposed
communities/flood groups; understanding of issues related to centralised storage/access of
community-sourced data on different platforms; an invitation for Parkin to attend the next
Crowd-Sourcing project meeting; and agreement for EA staff to have involvement in
community workshops (at their request).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EGU Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Perks, Russell & Large. Advances in flash flood monitoring using UAVs. EGU Conference
presentation (April 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EGU conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Russell, Perks, Large, et al. Fluvial geomorphological response along the upland sediment
cascade during the record-breaking December 2015 floods, Cumbria, UK. EGU
Conference presentation (April 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FCERM meeting Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hayley Fowler gave FCERM meeting Keynote, 29th June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Flood Resilience workshop, An Giang, Vietnam 
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 workshop was organised by Newcastle University and An Giang University to discuss social and economic issues associated with pluvial, fluvial and coastal flooding, and the modelling of such events. The workshop was attended by local to national policy makers, university research staff and members of the local communities. The aim of the workshop was to inform participants of advances in modelling technologies that have the potential to reduce socio-economic losses.
Highlights of the workshop were televised on local TV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://rcrd.agu.edu.vn/?q=en/node/328
 
Description FloodExpo in London in October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Albert Chen delivered a keynote talk and participated in expert debate panel regarding flood modelling and forecasting at FloodExpo in London in October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GEWEX meeting, Exeter, 20-22 June 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GEWEX meeting, Exeter, 20-22 June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GEWEX(GHP) meeting in France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GEWEX(GHP) annual panel meeting in Paris, France.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GPU Accelerated Shallow Water Flow and Transport Model (GAST) used in Flood Modelling talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Hou, J.:GPU Accelerated Shallow Water Flow and Transport Model (GAST) used in Flood Modelling,FFIR (Flooding from Intense Rainfall) Integration Workshop, Exeter University, UK (April 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Glenridding meetings 
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 2 visits to Glenridding have established and built relationships with the local community,
the Patterdale Flood Group, and the EA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description HaltwhistleBurn website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Web site set up to advertise project and to enhance community engagement around flash flooding in Haltwhistle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://research.ncl.ac.uk/haltwhistleburn/
 
Description HiPIMS - The high performance integrated modelling system talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Smith, LS: HiPIMS - The high performance integrated modelling system, FFIR (Flooding from Intense Rainfall) Integration Workshop, Exeter University, UK (April 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IAHS MOXXI meeting in Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Perks presented on the 'Variability in flow state during a flash flood through process reconstruction using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)' at the IAHS MOXXI meeting in Rome (November 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ITV border news - Fowler (11.1.16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview on the cumbrian floods Dec 2016 on ITV border news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Intense rain, flash floods and walls of water talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intense rain, flash floods and walls of water talk to NE Met Soc society by David Archer on 11 March 2016 in Durham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a talk titled 'Global intensification in observed short-duration rainfall extremes', primarily focussed on changes in historical rainfall (including UK SINATRA data) but also on use of the convection permitting model simulations run in CONVEX. The talk resulted in discussions with researchers from Maynooth University, providing our perspectives as data users for their provision of climate services, and on the possibility of acquiring additional sub-hourly rainfall data from the United States for future analyses. Further discussions took place with members from the meteorological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Into the Blue event in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ran stall at Into the blue event examining flash flooding. Lots of interest from audience, schools, media etc. Won award as part of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Into the blue event (manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Perks attended the NERC Into the blue event in Manchester (24th - 27th October) to showcase the Flash Flood! Game which was runner up in the publics vote for their favourite exhibit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk at RainGain Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Smith LS, Liang Q (2014) A flexible hydrodynamic modelling framework for GPUs and CPUs: Application to urban flood events, RainGain International Workshop on Urban Pluvial Flood Modelling. Provoked questions and discussion.

Increased awareness of research among peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.raingain.eu/sites/default/files/rg_workshop_programme.pdf
 
Description Jessore, Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to visit the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and attend a workshop in Jessore, hosted by the Bangladesh Water Development Board. Participants shared their flood experiences, including socioeconomic impacts, emergency responses and advances in flood prediction. The purpose of the workshop was knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Large - BBC interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Large featured on BBC Radio Newcastle discussing the recent floods in the Tyne Valley (8 Dec 15)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Large talk - International Society for River Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Large delivered a paper referencing the Derwent flood geomorphology work at the 4th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science, Wisconsin LaCrosse, 23-28 August.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Large, Perks, and Russell attended a meeting with flood action group members of the Patterdale Parish 
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 Large, Perks, and Russell attended a meeting in Glenridding (Cumbria) with local
councillors and flood action group members of the Patterdale Parish (20th December 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media interviews - Perks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Perks was repeat interviewed for BBC and ITV local news in July 2015. The activities of FLoAT and SINATRA were discussed (23 July).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with FFC/EA 
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 Meeting with the EA-SW/FFC with regard to the work performed on flood chronologies, RoR and critical storm durations for the South West, funded under a Knowledge Exchange program.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Louise Parry (SEPA) to discuss potential monitoring locations in Scotland 
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 with Louise Parry (SEPA) to discuss potential monitoring locations in Scotland
(17th October & 31st October 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with SEPA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit from flood forecast centre (SEPA) lead - Dr Louise Parry - to talk about migration of methods developed in SINATRA across to SEPA procedures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meetings with Mike Cranston (RAB Consultants) and Andrew Black (Dundee University) 
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 Meetings with Mike Cranston (RAB Consultants) and Andrew Black (Dundee University) to
discuss research synergies in relation to the work to be conducted in ST3.1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Scientist article Jan 2016 
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 New Scientist magazine for understanding climate change role in recent UK floods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22930554-700-understanding-climate-changes-role-in-the-uks-re...
 
Description Poster presented 
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 A poster was presented on 'Development and application of
a UK sub-daily rainfall dataset' at the Royal Met. Soc. conference on 'High Impact Weather and
Climate' in Manchester, 6-8 July, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at NCAS flash flooding forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ongoing forum on flash flooding for UK researchers to share information etc.

New contacts made
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Royal Met Soc Durham presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David archer talk at Durham Royal Met Soc meeting -March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Russell - BBC interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Russell featured on BBC Radio Cumbria discussing the recent floods in Cumbria (16 Dec 15)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sinatra updates provided to the Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership group 
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 Sinatra updates provided to the Northumberland Community Flooding Partnership group at regular intervals in evening meetings - dissemination activity trying to move science into practise by Geoff Parkin and Eleanor Starkey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sinatra updates provided to the public via the Haltwhistle River Watch Group / Flood Wardens 
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 Sinatra updates provided to the public via the Haltwhistle River Watch Group / Flood Wardens in an evening meeting of the local community by Eleanor Starkey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sinatra website blog - flash flood event in the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (30th April 2014) 
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 Sinatra website blog - flash flood event in the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (30th April 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/flooding/haltwhistle-burn-catchment-april-and-may-2014-flash-flood-even...
 
Description Sniffer - Climate Services: Developing the UK Community Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to this workshop to discuss the 'climate services' community and the need to develop partnerships or networks to better deliver and engage in climate services initiatives in the UK and Europe. Consideration and discussion was given of how can we inform UK and European delivery of climate services and identify research needs, knowledge gaps and potential innovations in climate services. This was hosted by Sniffer, a registered charity delivering knowledge-based solutions to resilience and sustainability issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Social media - raise the public's awareness ahead of potential flood events & encourage them to share their flood related observations using Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Social media - raise the public's awareness ahead of potential flood events & encourage them to share their flood related observations using Twitter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL https://twitter.com/HaltwhistleBurn/status/631750206212734976
 
Description Social media / Haltwhistle Burn website - shared citizen science flood observations for the Haltwhistle Burn catchment on Flickr. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Social media / Haltwhistle Burn website - shared citizen science flood observations for the Haltwhistle Burn catchment on Flickr.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL https://www.flickr.com/photos/114248420@N03/albums
 
Description TORRO Spring Conference: 'Intense rainfall, flash floods and walls of water' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk [David Archer] at the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) Spring Conference. Discussed the potential for rapid rates of river rise, which pose a threat to river users. Also presented chronologies of past flooding, highlighting a new online database that is open to members of the public. The database allows users to explore incidences of flooding in their area, increasing flood risk knowledge. (See item under new databases section.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Royal Society of Edinburgh meeting on flooding and climate change 
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 Event at Royal Society of Edinburgh on climate change and flood risk - talks by various experts and debate in the evening. Attended by public and practitioners alike (over 100 attending)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at workshop (KNMI, Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Small workshop on convective rainfall extremes at KNMI, Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Estates Business Group, Alnwick Castle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J., 2015. Future-proofing for climate change impacts. Invited seminar to the Estates Business Group, Alnwick Castle, 2nd July 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to National Taiwan University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chen visited National Taiwan University, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, and Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute on 11 and 14 Nov 2016 to discuss potential collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to Xi'an University of Technology in China 
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 22 May 2016 Prof Q Liang visited Xi'an University of Technology in China and gave a
seminar entitled "Catchment Systems Management in the Information Age".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WEFTEC 2017 Annual Technical Exhibition And Conference, Chicago, 30th September - 4th October, 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gill, E., Dale, M., Kendon, E., Fowler, H. 2017: Predicting how collection systems will operate in the 2050s in response to changing rainfall patterns. WEFTEC 2017 Annual Technical Exhibition And Conference, Chicago, 30th September - 4th October, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Wansbeck SINATRA meeting 
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 Wansbeck meeting with local members of the Wansbeck flood protection team in Morpeth around understanding flooding and flood defence in the town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop on Advances in Numerical Modelling of Hydrodynamics talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Hou, J.:GPU accelerated shallow water flow and transport model (GAST) and its applications in solving hydrologic, hydraulic and geomorphologic problems. Workshop on Advances in Numerical Modelling of Hydrodynamics, Sheffield University, UK (March 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description World Climate Research Programme Workshop on Weather and Climate Extremes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion on grand challenge on extremes for WCRP with aims of addressing problems associated with global observational data including availability, access, quality and use of appropriate, relevant indices. Working groups were set up to address a number of themes and international collaboration established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description attended BIRS Workshop 16w5092 Uncertainty Modeling in the Analysis of Weather, Climate and Hydrological Extremes and gave invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact talk at scientific workshop in Canada (maths and stats in climate). about 40 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description dukem of northumberland talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J., 2015. What can we expect with climate change? Invited seminar to Duke of Northumberland Estate, Alnwick Castle, 5th November 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description engagement with channel 4 about winter storms 2013-2014 programme 
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 discussion with channel 4 about their programme on winter storms 2013-2014 and what to include and other experts to contact

Not known yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description invited talk at the 14th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Liang gave an invited talk at the 14th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction, Chengdu, China, 10th - 13th October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description keynote lecture at the Second Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Liang gave a keynote lecture at the Second Conference of Global Chinese Scholars on Hydrodynamics (CCSH'2016). Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, 11 - 14 November, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description talk expert meeting on extreme weather 
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 Fowler, H.J., 2015. Benefits of very high resolution (km-scale) climate models for understanding changes in heavy precipitation. Expert meeting on "Weather and Climate Related Extreme Events", European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, 18-19 March, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description • Albert Chen looked into the flash flood event in Coverack in July (https://twitter.com/AlbertChen_CWS/status/888890843125428226), which has gained the interested from Mott MacDonald on behalf of EA for asking further collaboration. 
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 • Albert Chen looked into the flash flood event in Coverack in July (https://twitter.com/AlbertChen_CWS/status/888890843125428226), which has gained the interested from Mott MacDonald on behalf of EA for asking further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • BBC Weather World documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Weather World documentary (August/September 2015) [national/international impact]. Interviewed and presented in programme on natural flood management work and community engagement work in Haltwhistle as part of SINATRA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015