Yorkshire iCASP - Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

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

Abstract

The Yorkshire Ouse basin, which encompasses the cities of Leeds, York and Sheffield as well as the rivers Aire, Calder, Derwent, Don, Swale, Wharfe, Ure and Nidd is home to 6.7% of the UK population, 30% of the Northern Powerhouse region and includes 10 metropolitan boroughs. The region includes a variety of different environments, from large urban areas to lowland agriculture and sparsely populated uplands including National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As such, it is a perfect location to instigate a programme of work which uses existing NERC-funded science to identify, develop, test and improve integrated solutions on a range of environmental impacts. This encompasses mitigation of drought and flood risk through improved connectivity between weather forecasting, land management and water resource management; improvements in water quality for both human water supply and rivers/other water bodies; and better management of soils for improved regional food security and carbon storage (in woodlands and peatland). By integrating these aspects of weather, land and water, it will enable better plans to be made for the region that allow for sustainable development as the population grows whilst protecting the valuable natural environment. Ultimately, by creating a region that is better able to deal with a more variable climate, it will become an area that attracts investment as people and their businesses opt to live and work in an area that has adapted to the severe effects of environmental change, with improved quality of life. Many major global companies already have their water headquarters or global environmental head offices in the region together with a range of SMEs and large businesses whose interests include catchment management. As such, there is considerable momentum behind the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme - Yorkshire iCASP - which seeks to deliver economic and social impacts to the region.

Yorkshire iCASP will capitalise on existing NERC-funded science to develop tools, strategies, plans and policies to promote hazard resilience, mitigation of extreme events (floods and droughts), develop flood forecasting capability, improve water quality, enhance soils and farm practice and develop a joined-up approach for land and water management. iCASP has been co-created by partners drawn from local authorities, government agencies, major infrastructure/utility owners, private sector service providers, academic institutions, and third sector organisations who will work together to produce and deliver a work programme that seeks to enhance the economic and societal status of the region. Outcomes from the collaboration will deliver tools and techniques with applicability outside the region, creating services and products which can be used around the world to further benefit the region and the UK economy more generally. Examples of the projects that have been discussed in the work programme include development of green financing enterprises; development of new tools to better link flood forecasting with impacts on rivers and different land management practices; decision-support tools that allow different area-specific flood/drought management scenarios to be evaluated; and raw water management approaches that reduce the cost of water treatment. All will have different, and often multifaceted, impacts on society and the wider environment so another important aspect of iCASP is the documentation and evaluation of the projects implemented as part of the work programme, measuring the changes that they contribute to the regional, and national, economy as well as the growth of iCASP partners through leveraged investment, job creation and wider societal benefits.

Planned Impact

The programme seeks to create >£50M of economic impact in the regional economy of Yorkshire. It will also provide wider societal impacts such as enhanced resilience to droughts and floods, job creation, product innovation, policy development and new governance processes, and environmental impacts including enhanced carbon sequestration, water quality improvements and habitat creation.

A large number of organisations are involved in this impact programme, from regional SMEs to large global companies with significant investment in the region. iCASP users are integral to the development and success of the programme, rather than simply being the beneficiaries of the work described. We have a set of 'Springboard Partners' who have been involved in the co-creation of the objectives, through open innovation approaches, and who have committed to the programme of work through in-kind support. These Springboard Partners allow us to make rapid initial impact progress with the programme. They include public bodies such as the Environment Agency and Natural England which have responsibility for regulating, managing and advising on the natural environment in England; major regional decision-making bodies such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and its delivery mechanism via the Local Nature Partnerships; the UK Met Office who are recognised global leaders in weather and climate modelling and forecasting; local authorities in the region, major businesses such as Arup and Yorkshire Water, partnership networks such as the Defra funded Dales to Vales Rivers Network who include National Parks and Rivers Trusts, the National Farmers Union, and charities including the IUCN, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and LEAF who promote sustainable development of environment-based farming practices. Beyond these Springboard Partners there are a wide range of organisations who wish to be involved in iCASP including local councils, regeneration organisations, Forestry Commission, charities, partnership roups and independent consultancies and businesses.

The Yorkshire region will benefit from greater exploitation of NERC science. Importantly, it uses a partnership approach to achieve maximum benefit and additionality. For example, several organisations have £millions of planned spend on land management measures in the region over the coming five years; integrating these schemes together to gain multiple benefits and leverage is a core impact goal of iCASP. Directed by NERC science, spatial planning and integration of management interventions in rural and urban areas will be achieved enabling improved water quality and reduced treatment costs, resilience to flood and drought hazard, farm resource efficiency and soil resilience, and efficient delivery of core regional and governmental directives related to water, land and carbon management. Deprived communities will benefit from flood hazard reduction and enhanced social resilience to extreme conditions, job creation and community engagement. Regional and national agencies will benefit from improved climate and weather forecasting developments, supported by NERC models and observation networks. New products such as environmental sensors for water quality, and spatial decision toolkits can be exploited for wider national and international export supporting skills, business and employment opportunities. Place-based ecosystem service payment schemes will be trialled along with combined use of the Woodland and Peatland Codes via green financing. For charities, third sector organisations, and public bodies iCASP will provide new opportunities to help deliver key services improving efficiency and effectiveness (e.g. more secure transport links and improved recreation amenities, enhanced flood and drought protection).

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Description As of September 2018: Economic and financial benefits to the region Highlights/examples iCASP has contributed £4,258,291 to the regional economy. This constitutes £192,691 in identified/realised cost savings for partner organisations, and £4,065,600 in supported investment in the region. This includes: • the iCASP NFM project producing cost savings for the Environment Agency (£100,000) based on an estimation of the amount of pilot project funding that would otherwise have had to be spent on monitoring activities; • £5,000 cost savings for the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust through iCASP connecting the organisation to a student project that was able to partially complete some of their intended Natural Flood Management modelling work in Bishopdale; • £57,691 cost savings (estimate, based on grant amount) for Yorkshire Water not having to commission the research itself on sediment hotspots in the Derwent Catchment and how climate change could change these; • £30,000 (min.) cost savings for Yorkshire Water not having to commission consultants/do in house drought risk analysis using UKCP18; • iCASP contributing to enhanced investment in the region through input to 7 successful business cases: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Advanced/Feasibility Works business case (£3 million), Defra-funded NFM pilots (£1,065,600). The support of 'the research community' represented by iCASP was seen as helpful in the success of these cases, as it suggests "a well-informed method" and "the fact that iCASP exists is an indicator of regional interest in catchment solutions, including NFM". iCASP has also provided input to the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Full Outline Business Case (requested £112 million, allocated £65 million), but input to this case was less substantial compared to those mentioned above, and therefore the £65 million of investment in the region was not included against this Key Success Measure. Partners have also highlighted the unquantifiable cost saving benefits of: • enhancing individuals' awareness and understanding of research, which would otherwise have to be developed independently and therefore inefficiently; • being able to dedicate resources to other things as "they know iCASP is working on it"; • the iCASP UKCP18 project has also helped the Met Office to avoid wasting resources by facilitating feedback that will make sure that the Met Office is not "doing the wrong things in the future" in terms of provision of climatic information; • "The iCASP Surface Water Flood Forecasting project allows JBA to do a level of testing on this particular topic that we would not have been possible without connection to a larger initiative like iCASP. iCASP allows a sense of de-risking to allow the chance of innovation. Even if the project ends in a dead end, there is useful learning just in that." Job opportunities created 11 iCASP Impact Translation Fellows have been recruited supporting a variety of catchment solutions on modelling, mapping, monitoring, evidence consolidation, economic translation, and using climatic information. These Fellows are building interdisciplinary skills and experience to become the catchment managers of the future. Business cases and investment plans Highlights/examples iCASP has contributed input to 9 business cases with a total value of £118,365,600. These business cases concern: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Full Outline Business Case (£112 million), Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Advanced/Feasibility Works (£3 million), 6 Defra-funded NFM pilot projects - 3 community-level and 1 catchment-scale constituting 4 separate business cases (£1,065,600), and Leeds City Region Local Growth Fund Calderdale NFM Programme (£1.3 million). Size of iCASP partnership Highlights/examples All but 3 iCASP Springboard Partners are directly involved in delivering iCASP projects, but these 3 have been involved in designing iCASP projects. 75 different organisations (not including iCASP partner universities) have participated in iCASP events: • 17 industry partner; • 13 local authorities; • 4 statutory agencies; • 36 NGOs; • 2 government departments; • 1 university; • 2 MPs offices. Science-use and regional network connections Highlights/examples iCASP has supported the use of scientific information by partners, including: • iCASP UKCP18 project helped the Met Office to refine the way in which UKCP18 information will be presented when it is released later this year (and May 2019), and helped JBA in its work through building awareness of the data and new tools that will be released; • iCASP UKCP18 project gave the Leeds City Council Flood Risk Management team information that helped them coordinate across Council departments when preparing their 2019 local flood risk management strategy refresh. iCASP has created a regional network on integrated catchment management through its projects, co-design workshops, communications, connection services, and annual Confluence event that has: • Strengthened existing relationships - e.g. reconnecting Pennine Prospects (former chair organisation of Yorkshire Peat Partnership) and Yorkshire Peat Partnership. • Strengthen/reinforce existing networks - e.g. established a group of organisations that want to work on improvements in green infrastructure business case success at regional level. • Created new connections - e.g.: o Met Office to local authorities (Leeds City Council and City of York Council), different JBA teams and NFU - giving Met Office access to stakeholder perspectives on climate information; o Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future - first time two of the largest peatland restoration programmes in the UK have worked together as part of a significant formal collaboration. • Facilitating catchment scale connections (i.e. organisations upstream, coming into contact with those working downstream) - e.g. through connecting Pennine Prospects and Leeds City Council, iCASP has allowed Pennine Prospects to come into contact with a "downstream flood risk mitigation receptor". • Allowed partners to promote their work and to pick up on ideas that can be used in consultancy work - e.g. JBA's Natural Flood Management modelling work was promoted at the iCASP co-design workshop on NFM. • Enabled more complete networks to inform decisions - e.g. the iCASP Yorkshire Flood Alleviation Schemes workshop facilitated conversations between those working on the Leeds City Council flood risk management work at Wortley Beck and individuals/organisations with different perspectives and now the flood scheme is multi-faceted, including SuDS and health considerations. • Created more impetus for work between organisations to take place - e.g. JBA have connections to the Met Office, but the iCASP UKCP18 project pushed through conversations about how new climate projections data could be used; • Open and inclusive discussions and projects - iCASP has become known as an independent and inclusive programme that has the capacity to deliver scientific evidence to a wide audience; • Enabling dialogue at a higher level - iCASP's connections and reach have enabled partners to gain higher-level contacts within organisations they were already working with. Communications reach Highlights/examples iCASP website went live in October 2017. The total number of visitors since the website went live until June 2018 has been 1,379. The iCASP quarterly newsletter has 62 subscriptions. The average number of readers per edition is circa 66.1% of subscribers (average for all SurveyMonkey newsletters is 45.3%). iCASP has 321 Twitter followers (including, in addition to our partners and academics, Angela Smith MP, eftec, OasisHub, Leeds Climate Commission, North Pennines AONB, UK Groundwater Forum). The tweet launching iCASP 'the movie' gained 4,349 Twitter impressions (# times Tweet has been seen in timelines, searches, or as a result of someone liking the Tweet). iCASP 'the movie' has been viewed 298 times on University and iCASP youtube channels. iCASP has been discussed at 17 national and international meetings/events, thereby expanding its geographic reach, including: Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Flood and Water Management Group, EA/DEFRA Research and Development Steering Group, Bogfest 2017, UK Water Climate Change Network, National Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum, Eurocities (network of major European cities' local and municipal governments) Conference 2017, GW 4 Water Security Alliance Water in a Changing World. iCASP news stories and outputs that are now on appropriate national platforms include: nitrates inquiry submission to the UK Commons' Environmental Audit Select Committee; Met Office UK Climate Projections Newsletters, e.g. July 2018; IUCN UK Peatland Programme news story; Julian Sturdy MP York Press article; British Hydrological Society Newsletter Circulation Feb 2018 edition article; Bricks and Water: A plan of action for building homes and managing water in England. Briefing key influencers Highlights/examples • 1 Secretary of State (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) - written briefing was provided (via Natural England) on upland burning practices and wildfire. • 3 MPs: Angela Smith MP - co-chair of PolicyConnect/Westminster Forum inquiry into water and housing policy, iCASP written input to inquiry, used to inform the inquiry report Bricks and Water; Julian Sturdy MP and Rishi Sunak MP - verbally briefed on upland hydrology research at IUCN UK Peatland Programme-Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust-Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority-Pennine PeatLIFE 'Public Goods Delivered in Bishopdale' event. • 1 Defra Strategy Advisor verbally briefed on the benefits of leys and hedges to public good delivery at University of Leeds farm. • 1 West Yorkshire Combined Authority representative (lead on Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy) briefed (verbal and written) on how iCASP projects will support the delivery of the Strategy and how iCASP university partners and UKRI could support the Education and Skills section of the Strategy. • 1 local councillor briefed (written) through City of York Council for December 2017 Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment, on importance of catchment scale telemetry to reducing flood risk. • 9 local authority Chief Executives verbally briefed on flooding and climate change evidence from Yorkshire by iCASP at Yorkshire and Humber Local Authority Chief Executives Flood Workshop, December 2017. Representation on national/regional boards/committees Highlights/examples • iCASP Director is member of the Director-level Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership. • Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee have given iCASP an open invitation to update/present at its meetings. This opportunity has already been capitalised on to enable Dr Anna Hogg (University of Leeds) to identify how her research on sea level rise could support the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy. • 1 iCASP Impact Translation Fellow is on the Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership Management Group. • 1 iCASP Impact Translation Fellow is a member of the Calderdale Natural Flood Management Operational Group that seeks to coordinate implementation of Calderdale's Flood Action Plan. • Julia Martin-Ortega's (University of Leeds) membership of the Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) High Level Steering Group is supported by her iCASP involvement (iCASP Workstream Lead Socio-economic evaluation). • Through iCASP connections, Dr Alison Dunn (University of Leeds) has become a member of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum. • iCASP Director is on the international reinsurer MS Amlin's Academic Advisory Panel. • iCASP Programme Manager is on the 2050 Ambition Working Group, and Prof. Jouni Paavola (University of Leeds) is on the Protection and Funding Working Group, of England's Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy refresh. Political engagement Highlights/examples • 4 politicians have attended iCASP events (2 councillors, 2 MPs/representatives from office - Angela Smith MP, Nigel Adams MP (office)). • 6 MPs have enquired into iCASP, or responded to iCASP targeted inquiries: Kevin Hollinrake MP, Angela Smith MP, Nigel Adams MP (office), Rachel Maskell MP, Rishi Sunak MP, Julian Sturdy MP. Sunak and Sturdy have agreed to support the organisation of a Westminster event to showcase catchment management work in Yorkshire. Adams' office have offered to help organise cross-party discussions as necessary. • 15 local councillors attended the iCASP presentation to the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee meeting, January 2018. • iCASP present at NERC Westminster reception (numerous Ministers and MPs in attendance). Informing policies Highlights/examples iCASP has informed 2 national, and 2 regional policies/strategies: • England's Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (see above); • EA National NFM monitoring guidance (see above); • Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy (see above); • York Long Term (100 year) Flood Plan - Slowing the Flow component 'Slowing the flow in the rivers Ouse and Foss; a long-term plan for York' - iCASP provided a consultation submission to outline how live iCASP projects will support this Plan. Capacity/capability building Highlights/examples • "My job is to understand what the climate change risks are to YW and to advise Yorkshire Water on what to do about those risks, therefore the iCASP UKCP18 project directly helped me to do my job" (Yorkshire Water's Lead Advisor on Climate Change Adaptation), thereby supporting Yorkshire Water's aims to be a forward-thinking organisation in the use of science, including a frontrunner in climate change adaptation. • iCASP Optimal Peatland Restoration project is supporting Yorkshire Peat Partnership staff to appreciate the resources required to scientifically robustly places socio-economic values on peatland ecosystem services. • iCASP UKCP18 project has helped NFU understand the opportunities for the organisation of using UKCP18. • iCASP NFM project and NFM co-design workshop has exposure Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust's Senior Project Officer to the latest thinking and science on NFM. • iCASP workshops have given City of York Council staff exposure to different viewpoints about solutions to complex issues. • iCASP UKCP18 project and Confluence built Met Office understanding of regional stakeholder climate information needs.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 25 year environment plan: measuring progress - Defra consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/25-year-environment-plan-measuring-progress
 
Description EA National NFM monitoring guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Informing versions of Natural Flood Management monitoring guidance for England with feedback from the experience of iCASP Project #4: 'Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM' which is supporting pilot NFM projects in Yorkshire to make sure that the guidance is pragmatic and scientifically robust.
URL https://catchmentbasedapproach.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NFM-MonitoringObjectivesFINAL-v18.pdf
 
Description Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River Basins
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact NERC-funded EMBER was conducted at University of Leeds. Government cited EMBER in its headline response to the petition request for 'An independent study to find if driven grouse shooting is of economic benefit': 'The Government has funded independent reports on this issue including the EMBER Report. We recognise there are differing views on shooting but do not believe it is necessary to fund further research'; and in its detailed response: '...To help achieve our policy goals the Government is committed to expanding the understanding of upland ecosystems and the ecosystems services they provide. Helping fund reports like the EMBER report 'Effects of Moorland burning on the ecohydrology of river basins' forms part of a wider uplands works programme....'
URL https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226109
 
Description England Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Refresh - member of 2050 Ambition and Protection and Funding Working Groups
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact iCASP participation in teleconferences and in person meetings. Made sure that catchment-based approach was prioritised and how to address research gaps in the the Strategy was considered.
URL https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/fcerm-national-strategy-info/
 
Description Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee 'Agriculture Bill' Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rur...
 
Description Environmental Audit Committee Nitrates Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-comm...
 
Description Leeds City Council Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2018 Update
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy Delivery Plan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description POSTnote 'Climate Change and Wildfire Frequency'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.parliament.uk/postnotes
 
Description Response to enquiry for information on catchment scale telemetry from councillor to be used in local council decision session
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters - High Level Steering Group member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.crew.ac.uk/steering-group
 
Description Westminster Sustainable Business Forum/Policy Connect - Water and Housing Policies Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2018/07/20/bricks-and-water/
 
Description Written briefing to Secretary of State (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) on upland burning practices and wildfire
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description York Long Term (100 year) Flood Plan - 'Slowing the Flow' component 'Slowing the Flow in the rivers Ouse and Foss; a long-term plan for York' consultation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/yorkshire/slowing-the-flow-in-the-rivers-ouse-and-foss-a-l...
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership 'HS2 in Leeds City Region' consultation submission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership Board membership - advising implementation of Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Round 2: University of Leeds
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description EU Horizon 2020: CONSOLE - CONtractual SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-public goods by EU agriculture and forestry
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 817949 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Funding for collaborating with RISE sister programme (SWEEP)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 08/2022
 
Description Horizon 2020 - CSA (Coordinated and Supported Action) SC5-10-2016 - Multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to promote innovation with nature to address societal challenges - ThinkNature
Amount € 2,974,163 (EUR)
Funding ID 730338 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Horizon 2020 R&I Action RUR-04-2018: BESTMAP (Behavioural, Ecological and Socio-Economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy)
Amount € 4,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 817501 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Industrial Innovation Fellowship
Amount £467,483 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R013365/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Industrial Mobility Fellowship
Amount £46,527 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R013012/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
Amount £171,973 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R012407/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2020
 
Description N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme Local Pump Priming 'Soil conservation practices in post-Brexit UK under a changing climate'
Amount £7,160 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Universities 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management
Amount £1,000,186 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R004595/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Title User friendly Digibog and Digibog_Hydro 
Description DigiBog is a suite of process-based peatland models. Full Digibog simulates peat accumulation over decades to centuries, whereas DigiBog_Hydro simulates water-table dynamics over hours to weeks. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact iCASP has worked with peatland restoration practitioners (as part of iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration) to adapt Digibog to be user friendly/applicable for informing where and what peatland restoration activities are incorporated into peatland restoration plans. 
URL https://water.leeds.ac.uk/our-missions/mission-1/digibog/
 
Title Yorkshire Derwent catchment surface water quality database 
Description iCASP Project #7: 'Strategic Monitoring Review on the Yorkshire Derwent Prototype' has produced a new defined list of metadata categories that feed multiple partners needs as there is not a recognised standard across different data providers and users. It has collated available data into the new metadata format and produced a metadata map related to surface water quality for the Derwent Catchment. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This has consolidated available water quality data for the catchment for the Environment Agency, helped the Environment Agency to understand how this could be done for other catchments as part of their national strategic monitoring review, and helped the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust to how this consolidation could be done for the catchments that they work in. 
 
Description ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation Technical University of Crete
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow to contribute to the project consortium.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow to contribute to the project consortium.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Department IUCN UK Peatland Programme
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation JBA Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Linking Environment And Farming
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Pennine Prospects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #10: Supporting business case developers and appraisers with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation 
Organisation Northumbria University
Department School of Natural and Built Environment Northumbria
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools.
Collaborator Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools. Partners are: developers, funders, regulators, planners, tool developers, and business case writers and appraisers, as well as a cohort of multi-disciplinary academics.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #10: Supporting business case developers and appraisers with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools.
Collaborator Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools. Partners are: developers, funders, regulators, planners, tool developers, and business case writers and appraisers, as well as a cohort of multi-disciplinary academics.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Collaborator Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Collaborator Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #13: Integrated nitrogen management workshop 
Organisation University of York
Department York Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There is ambition in Defra, indicated in the Clean Air Strategy and across multiple initiatives, to tackle the issue of nitrogen pollution. The Agricultural Bill (and associated new Environmental Land Management Scheme in development), the recent conclusions of the Environmental Audit Committee's Nitrates Inquiry, and the upcoming UK Clean Air Strategy, provide an opportunity to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to nitrogen management at the farm scale that helps protect both air and water quality. To maximise the chance of this opportunity being capitalised on, the benefits of an integrated approach need to be clearly demonstrated, and the tools to support integrated nitrogen management developed by the research community need to be consolidated and reviewed with stakeholders, and adapted to address UK-user needs. It is important that this includes understanding the barriers and opportunities perceived by farmers relating to on-farm nitrogen management. Knowledge exchange should occur between researchers of different aspects of nitrogen pollution, Defra teams, regulatory agencies and farmers, but also between Defra teams to enable more robust, informed and practically implementable policy to be developed across the system that influences nitrogen impacts on our environment. iCASP universities have strong research bases on participatory research and farming practices from across Europe and successful interventions (including tools) to protect air, soil and water from nitrogen pollution. This includes building upon the findings of the iCASP project: 'Agri-Land Management for Public Goods Delivery: Phase 1 - Evidence Review' on soil health. This project is to host a workshop in York in March 2019 to: (i) support Defra's planning for supporting integrated nitrogen management (air quality, water quality, soil health) at farm scale in UK by showcasing useful existing environmental science and facilitating dialogue between Yorkshire farmers, relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. NFU), and Defra; (ii) co-design an iCASP project on integrated nitrogen management for Yorkshire farmers to address any research-translation gaps identified during the workshop. Background work will be necessary to design the workshop to appeal to target audiences (Defra and Yorkshire farmers). This will involve coordinating with existing relevant initiatives (e.g. Catchment Sensitive Farming), discussing policy agendas/regulatory frameworks with several Defra teams, capturing the experience of farmers on current approaches to integrated nitrogen management, identifying invitees (e.g. by working with Defra to identify which ammonia/nitrogen sources they are most concerned about and which farmer groups are hardest for them to reach), and reviewing existing research.
Collaborator Contribution There is ambition in Defra, indicated in the Clean Air Strategy and across multiple initiatives, to tackle the issue of nitrogen pollution. The Agricultural Bill (and associated new Environmental Land Management Scheme in development), the recent conclusions of the Environmental Audit Committee's Nitrates Inquiry, and the upcoming UK Clean Air Strategy, provide an opportunity to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to nitrogen management at the farm scale that helps protect both air and water quality. To maximise the chance of this opportunity being capitalised on, the benefits of an integrated approach need to be clearly demonstrated, and the tools to support integrated nitrogen management developed by the research community need to be consolidated and reviewed with stakeholders, and adapted to address UK-user needs. It is important that this includes understanding the barriers and opportunities perceived by farmers relating to on-farm nitrogen management. Knowledge exchange should occur between researchers of different aspects of nitrogen pollution, Defra teams, regulatory agencies and farmers, but also between Defra teams to enable more robust, informed and practically implementable policy to be developed across the system that influences nitrogen impacts on our environment. iCASP universities have strong research bases on participatory research and farming practices from across Europe and successful interventions (including tools) to protect air, soil and water from nitrogen pollution. This includes building upon the findings of the iCASP project: 'Agri-Land Management for Public Goods Delivery: Phase 1 - Evidence Review' on soil health. This project is to host a workshop in York in March 2019 to: (i) support Defra's planning for supporting integrated nitrogen management (air quality, water quality, soil health) at farm scale in UK by showcasing useful existing environmental science and facilitating dialogue between Yorkshire farmers, relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. NFU), and Defra; (ii) co-design an iCASP project on integrated nitrogen management for Yorkshire farmers to address any research-translation gaps identified during the workshop. Background work will be necessary to design the workshop to appeal to target audiences (Defra and Yorkshire farmers). This will involve coordinating with existing relevant initiatives (e.g. Catchment Sensitive Farming), discussing policy agendas/regulatory frameworks with several Defra teams, capturing the experience of farmers on current approaches to integrated nitrogen management, identifying invitees (e.g. by working with Defra to identify which ammonia/nitrogen sources they are most concerned about and which farmer groups are hardest for them to reach), and reviewing existing research.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Thomas MacKay Ltd
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Durham University
Department Durham University Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. Connections between the project team and organisations interested in replicating this project's approach in Finland have been made.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Moors for the Future Partnership (MFF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. Connections between the project team and organisations interested in replicating this project's approach in Finland have been made.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. Connections between the project team and organisations interested in replicating this project's approach in Finland have been made.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation JBA Consulting
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation University of York
Department Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability, and will contribute updates to the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Department Scottish National Farmers Union
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of Newcastle
Department School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of York
Department York Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation JBA Consulting
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Department Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact Contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation. Other outputs/outcomes = to be completed
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #7: Strategic Monitoring Review on the Yorkshire Derwent Prototype 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Derwent Data Finder project will explore whether a collaborative monitoring system could help the Environment Agency and other organisations to reduce costs and to gather more useable information. The EA spend c.£60 million to maintain, and process the data from, the current national monitoring system. Focusing on the Yorkshire Derwent, the project will develop an online metadata database that can point users to a variety of sources of information that they may not even have known existed. This will encourage the sharing and collation of data to address catchment management issues. It will demonstrate whether the data currently collected is helping to address surface water and other catchment management issues, save costs by preventing duplication of effort, and inform future monitoring investments by identifying knowledge gaps. The Yorkshire Derwent is one of five catchment 'prototype projects' that have been chosen by the Environment Agency as part of its national review of monitoring, so the learning from the project will be helpful further afield.
Collaborator Contribution The Derwent Data Finder project will explore whether a collaborative monitoring system could help the Environment Agency and other organisations to reduce costs and to gather more useable information. The EA spend c.£60 million to maintain, and process the data from, the current national monitoring system. Focusing on the Yorkshire Derwent, the project will develop an online metadata database that can point users to a variety of sources of information that they may not even have known existed. This will encourage the sharing and collation of data to address catchment management issues. It will demonstrate whether the data currently collected is helping to address surface water and other catchment management issues, save costs by preventing duplication of effort, and inform future monitoring investments by identifying knowledge gaps. The Yorkshire Derwent is one of five catchment 'prototype projects' that have been chosen by the Environment Agency as part of its national review of monitoring, so the learning from the project will be helpful further afield.
Impact Produced a new defined list of metadata categories that feed multiple partners needs as there is not a recognised standard across different data providers and users. Available data has been collated into the new metadata format and a metadata map produced related to surface water quality for the Derwent Catchment. Briefing note produced for EA to inform national strategic monitoring review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Catchment, a tributary of the River Don. One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management. This is where iCASP can add most value. Drawing on academic expertise, the project will collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution Catchment, a tributary of the River Don. One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management. This is where iCASP can add most value. Drawing on academic expertise, the project will collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation University of York
Department Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Catchment, a tributary of the River Don. One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management. This is where iCASP can add most value. Drawing on academic expertise, the project will collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution Catchment, a tributary of the River Don. One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management. This is where iCASP can add most value. Drawing on academic expertise, the project will collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #9: UKCP18 regional forum 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Department Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will design and deliver a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event will be timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and will: address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Collaborator Contribution The project will design and deliver a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event will be timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and will: address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #9: UKCP18 regional forum 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project will design and deliver a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event will be timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and will: address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Collaborator Contribution The project will design and deliver a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event will be timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and will: address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation JBA Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 2050 Ambition Working Group, England Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Refresh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact iCASP participation in teleconferences and in person meetings. Made sure that catchment-based approach was prioritised and how to address research gaps in the the Strategy was considered.

iCASP is also represented on the Protection and Funding Working Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/fcerm-national-strategy-info/
 
Description A Catchment of Data, A Flow of Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The River Aire catchment area extends from the upper reaches of Skipton and the start of the Yorkshire Dales National Park right down to Castleford, the river winding its way through vibrant cities like Bradford and Leeds along the way. Greatly affected by flooding in recent years, the River Aire catchment is also home to one of the most ambitious Natural Flood Management (NFM) activities in the UK.

Rapid advances in sensors and wireless networks such as LoRAWAN, coupled with greater awareness of collecting and sharing data, present opportunities to design NFM monitoring systems. These systems can then improve the evidence base for NFM and be used to help create a better understanding of NFM activities. This will support future investment in catchment management. The data will be fundamental - how it is used, who will use it, and how will they understand it. It will need to be accessible to all and should conform to data standards that will allow it to be robust whilst still being suitable for public engagement.

This workshop, organised by ODI Leeds, Environment Agency, iCASP, water@leeds, was the start of the process of co-creating a NFM monitoring strategy for the Aire catchment that makes it a national/international flagship for NFM monitoring. It brought together a variety of stakeholders involved in NFM work across the Aire catchment to address the following questions:

What/where NFM is being planned/implemented?
What monitoring is already planned/being done?
What do we want to measure and why?
What information/data do we need and how to analyse/present this?
Is anyone already collecting this desired information and where?

Using the information gathered at this workshop, iCASP is planning to produce a framework for monitoring NFM in the Aire and Calder catchments. This framework will outline the future vision for an integrated monitoring network across the two catchments and highlight key challenges. It is hoped that the document will provide a platform to facilitate a multi-stakeholder effort to realise this monitoring network. This work is a spin-off from iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://odileeds.org/events/nfm/
 
Description Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership Management Group member 
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 Represent iCASP and water@leeds on a Group that has the following responsibilities in order to identify opportunities to support the work of the Partnership through iCASP projects and/or water@leeds research: monitor the implementation of the ACCP Actionable Plan; monitor progress against projects being implemented in each of the operational catchments; ensure strategic priorities are aligned with professionals working in the catchment; monitor and evaluate the work undertaken by sub-contractors and partners to ACCP; prepare progress report to funders; act as advocates for, and publicise the ACCP to enable continued and future support for the partnership; make decisions on strategic priorities for the Partnership over the short, medium and long-term; approve documentation developed for the ACCP by third parties; guide and approve updates to the Actionable Plan; approve project proposals submitted to the ACCP for funding provided by third parties, such as the Environment Agency or DEFRA; plan, monitor and review ACCP budgets and expenditure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.aireandcalderpartnership.org/
 
Description Article in IUCN UK Peatland Programme e-Newsletter on iCASP User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration 
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 iCASP Partner IUCN UK Peatland Programme included an article on one of the outputs of iCASP project #3: 'Optimal Peatland Restoration' to provide peatland restoration practitioners (beyond those directly involved in the iCASP project) with access to the interactive User Guide that provides an overview of methods available for valuing the benefits delivered by peatlands and evidence based on existing studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mailchi.mp/782ab168dd8e/iucn-uk-peatland-programme-newsletter-peat-horticulture-edition?e=d7...
 
Description Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Flood and Water Management Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP raised by iCASP partner City of York Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Paul Hudson Weather Show 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following his presentation on iCASP project #1: 'Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments' at the launch of the UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) in November, iCASP's Ben Rabb, was interviewed on Radio Leeds for the regional Paul Hudson Weather Show.

Ben was able to explain how different types of flooding: coastal, fluvial (from rivers) and surface water caused by heavy rainfall are more likely to strike low lying areas such as Hull.

He also touched on the current drought that Yorkshire Water has declared and reminded residents of York and Leeds of all the flood alleviation work that is aiming to protect homes and businesses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r4445
 
Description Bogfest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Reed introduced iCASP to the Bogfest 2017 event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/bogfest-2017
 
Description Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Partnership - Natural Flood Management Operational Group member 
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 Opportunity to identify how iCASP can support NFM activities and funding to deliver the Calderdale Flood Action Plan. The Group is used to coordinate with Calderdale stakeholders on the iCASP NFM projects (iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM; iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Canal and Rivers Trust North East annual project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Opportunity to present iCASP's aims to an organisation that has not yet engaged with iCASP. As a result the Canal and Rivers Trust made it clear that they would like to work with iCASP on green and blue infrastructure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Co-design workshop - Green Infrastructure Business Cases 
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 Workshop to bring together academics from iCASP partner universities together with organisations involved in preparing and evaluating business cases for green and blue infrastructure funding in order to co-design iCASP project ideas that will help to support the delivery of the Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy. Project ideas from the workshop included: improving the use of green/blue infrastructure valuation tools, including integrating green/blue infrastructure into economic appraisals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-design workshop - Natural Flood Management 
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 Workshop to bring together academics from the iCASP universities together with Natural Flood Management (NFM) stakeholders in Yorkshire to co-design iCASP project ideas. One iCASP project idea was developed as a result of this workshop and recently approved by the iCASP Governance Group. The project will support NFM pilot projects in Yorkshire on modelling and modelling to aid the consolidation of NFM evidence in order to inform future NFM policies and funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2018/02/20/getting-to-grips-with-natural-flood-management/
 
Description Co-design workshop - Yorkshire's Flood Alleviation Schemes 
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 Workshop to bring together academics from the iCASP universities together with those involved in the planning and delivery of major flood alleviation schemes across Yorkshire to co-design iCASP project ideas. Several ideas were developed and are now being turned into iCASP project proposals:
Informing lowland agricultural land management for flood online/offline storage;
Supporting landowner engagement on sediment management for flood risk reduction;
Modelling reservoir optimisation to max. benefits to society;
Developing a rapid approach to ecosystem service valuation for flood risk mitigation activities' cost-benefit analysis;
Understanding future lessons for flood alleviation schemes by considering whether who leads and funds changes evidence required and outcomes;
Supporting participatory urban water management design;
Facilitating those working on flood alleviation schemes and academics coming together on a regular basis through iCASP annual event 'iCASP Confluence'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Co-design workshop - land-use management and public goods delivery 
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 Workshop to bring together iCASP university academics and non-academic organisations interested in informing post-Brexit rural payments to develop iCASP project ideas. A number of project ideas were developed that will form work packages of an iCASP project proposal: review and modelling to inform what conditions/combination of activities deliver flood risk, water quality and soil health public goods, where to do activities, and how to optimise public goods delivery; and a rapid review of existing literature to present value of public goods provided by upland management in Yorkshire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Co-design workshop and meetings - Peatland Restoration and Valuation 
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 Workshop and meetings to bring together academics from the iCASP universities (including Universities of Manchester and Durham) and two of the major peatland restoration partnerships in Yorkshire - Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) and Moors for the Future (MFF) - to discuss peatland restoration priorities and how existing research might address these. An iCASP project proposal idea came out of this workshop to use a model developed at the University of Leeds, in conjunction with a model developed at Durham University, and data collected by University of Manchester, to inform the location and type of peatland restoration activities undertaken by YPP and MFF, and to use socio-economic valuation expertise from the University of Leeds to develop a look-up table of methods to demonstrate the public value of peatland restoration activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2018/02/07/maximising-pay-back-from-peat-restoration/
 
Description Co-design workshop: Mineral sites and natural capital gain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop bringing together iCASP university academics, mineral industry, regulator, and SME representatives to co-design an iCASP project idea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-design workshop: SuDS/urban water quality 
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 Workshop to bring together academics from iCASP partner universities together with organisations involved in designing and implementing sustainable drainage system projects to co-design iCASP project ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-design workshop: invasive non-native biosecurity and local authorities 
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 Workshop to bring together academics from iCASP partner universities together with representatives of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum and those involved in managing biosecurity in local authorities in Yorkshire to co-design iCASP project ideas. Led to development of iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming 
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 Presentations and conference stand to sharing the results of iCASP Project #5: 'Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence' with regional MPs, including the Defra Secretary of State's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Kevin Hollinrake MP

https://icasp.org.uk/category/projects/public-goods/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://yas.co.uk/events-calendar/defining-a-future-for-yorkshire-farming
 
Description Defra strategy advisor visited study site (University of Leeds farm) to discuss research results 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Direct engagement with senior policy advisor from Defra to discuss project results and potential policy implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Don Network Annual Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on iCASP for a catchment partnership that iCASP had not been able to satisfactorily engage to date. Led to invitations to brief the Environment Agency at a national level of what iCASP is and seeks to achieve, and to meet with the Don Network to discuss how they could engage in iCASP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EA/DEFRA Research and Development Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact iCASP raised by iCASP partners JBA and City of York Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Environment Agency teleconference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Briefing for national-level Environment Agency staff on iCASP and discussion on how iCASP can support national-level EA priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Eurocities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP mentioned in a presentation on green infrastructure work in Leeds City Region at international conference. Aim was to build connections to facilitate international impact of iCASP projects in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Field meeting with company 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with company directors - 'Environment and Business' interested in developing a carbon market for enhancing soil carbon. In particular we discussed how our research could influence the business model and how CSR schemes and carbon offsetting schemes could be used to fund soil carbon initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GW 4 Water Security Alliance Water in a Changing World 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact iCASP raised by iCASP partner UK Met Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Governance Group meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Quarterly meetings to review and approve iCASP projects, discuss priorities for the Programme/identify research impact opportunities for iCASP to address, and evaluate progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description How local/regional partnerships/institutional arrangements can support the delivery of the 25 Year Environment Plan in relation to the environment-economy-health nexus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP attended a workshop in Leeds, hosted by Collingwood Environmental Planning Limited on behalf of Defra, to discuss how local/regional partnerships/institutional arrangements can support the delivery of the 25 Year Environment Plan in relation to the environment-economy-health nexus. iCASP was noted in the workshop write-up as a collaboration that Defra could learn lessons from.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IUCN UK Peatland Programme website article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Profiles iCASP The Movie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.iucn-uk-peatlandprogramme.org/news-and-events/news/how-yorkshire-icasp-supporting-partner...
 
Description Integrated Nitrogen Management Workshop 
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 An iCASP workshop (iCASP Project #13: Integrated nitrogen management workshop) aims to kick start an integrated catchment approach to reducing nitrogen pollution from farming. But as most excess nitrogen comes from agricultural activities, improvements will only happen if enough farmers get on board. High volumes of nitrogen in the water or in the air are harmful to human health, but most efforts to reduce them focus on a single impact or activity such as slurry spreading. An iCASP project, if designed well with input from farmers, researchers, Defra teams and regulators, could bring about a new approach with benefits for farm businesses and the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Climate Commission - Strategy Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given to this Group giving an overview of iCASP so that the Commission could think about how iCASP could support its Climate Resilience Work Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MS Amlin (insurer) Academic Advisory Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact MS Amlin writes significant catastrophe risk across its Marine, Property and Reinsurance classes of business. The Academic Advisory Panel is a new
initiative to look at the latest academic research in the area of catastrophe modelling (including exposure, hazard and vulnerability) and offer advice and information to a variety of audiences and through a wide range of channels. By joining the panel, academics will get the opportunity to share ideas, promote and seek industry funding for joined research projects, and of course generate publicity and exposure for the work of their faculties. Whilst we use commercial catastrophe models to quantify MS Amlin's catastrophe exposure for pricing and portfolio accumulation, we hope that our Academic Advisory Panel will expand our research and knowledge base in the fields of catastrophe modelling. The environmental science expertise available from across the iCASP universities on hydrology and meteorology is represented on this Panel by Prof Joseph Holden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.msamlin.com/en/index.html
 
Description Member of Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Membership of this Group led to the development of iCASP project #15: 'Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species' which plans to use existing NERC research on biosecurity and the work of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum to support the biosecurity practices of local authorities in Yorkshire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ywt.org.uk/wildlife/conservation-action/west-yorkshire/invasive-species
 
Description Membership of Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) High Level Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact iCASP Co-Is involvement in this Group is supported by her iCASP involvement.

CREW is a Scottish Government funded partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish Universities, supported by MASTS.

CREW is a demand-driven service, managing the engagement with researchers to;

Deliver timely and accurate advice
Coordinate and fund research, analysis and interpretation
Stimulate innovative and proactive thinking
Develop an ethos of co-production and genuine knowledge exchange
Develop the networks and skills of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to make best use of available science leading to improved environmental, social and economic outcomes.

CREW runs the Scottish Government's Hydro Nation Scholarship Programme and Graduate School. The Hydro Nation Scholars Programme is an open competition for PhD scholars to undertake approved cutting-edge water projects, hosted within Scottish Universities and Research Institutes. These studies will help to create new expertise within Scotland and build our international profile. For more information please visit the Hydro Nation Scholarship Programme website.

The Centre's activities are overseen by a Steering group. The purpose of the Steering Group is to:

provide strategic advice, oversight and direction on effectiveness, impact and future work;
develop relationships between CREW's partner organisations;
reconcile differences in opinion and approach by the partners and advise on resolving disputes arising from them advise on linkages and connections with related research and initiatives in the UK, European and international arena;
contribute to CREWs role in Hydro Nation, including the Hydro Nation scholars programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.crew.ac.uk/
 
Description Met Office UK Climate Projections Newsletter 
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 Section in July newsletter on iCASP UKCP18 demonstrator project (iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/mohippo/pdf/ukcp18/ukcp18-project-news/ukcp18-ne...
 
Description NERC Westminster Reception 
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 Introduce the new parliament to iCASP as an example of NERC environmental science providing societal solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact iCASP raise by iCASP partner Yorkshire Water
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Trust and Environment Agency field briefing 
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 Field meeting to discuss pool creation from peatland restoration and benefits from changing pool design to replicate more natural pool systems. National Trust, Moors for the Future Partnership and Natural England participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Natural England teleconference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Briefing for regional Natural England staff on iCASP and a discussion on how iCASP could help Natural England address its priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newsletter of British Hydrological Society (Circulation) article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Overview of iCASP http://www.hydrology.org.uk/assets/Circ 136_web.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Partner priority identification meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitations to discuss priorities with each Springboard Partner were sent. As a result, the iCASP team have met with the following Springboard Partners to discuss priorities: City of York Council, Dales to Vales River Network/Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Met Office, NFU, Natural England, Pennine Prospects, Yorkshire Water, Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The iCASP team have also attended events involving Springboard Partners such as Catchment Management Plan meetings, Leeds FASII Natural Flood Management/Working With Natural Processes consultation, CIWEM-EA launch of Working With Nature Processes: The Evidence Behind Natural Flood Management, and a meeting on coordination between the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership and the related Local Nature Partnerships and catchment partnerships.
Meetings to raise the profile of iCASP, identify additional priorities, opportunities for impact translation, initiatives to link across the iCASP area, encourage involvement of organisations outside of the formal iCASP partnership in iCASP projects, have been held/organised with additional influential organisations/individuals (e.g. councillors, MPs, Forestry Commission, Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, local authority chief executives, Defra strategy advisers). One of the iCASP team has been working from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority offices to support the Leeds City Region Green-Blue Infrastructure Strategy development and its implementation plans. The strategy has very ambitious plans involving partners from across the region, with actions to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the coming years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Public Goods Delivered in Bishopdale 
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 Julian Sturdy MP and Rishi Sunak MP - verbally briefed on upland hydrology research - committed to organising an event at Westminster to showcase Yorkshire integrated catchment management.

https://www.rishisunak.com/news/rishi-sunak-backs-measures-help-prevent-flooding-and-climate-change
http://www.juliansturdy.co.uk/news-and-articles/julian-learns-about-managing-yorkshires-uplands-for-public-benefit/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16229377.COLUMN__Let__39_s_not_forget_environmental_issues_in_the_f...
 
Description Regional Natural Flood Management (NFM) Community of Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Informal space for NFM practitioners in Yorkshire to meet regularly to discuss iCASP Project #4: 'Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM' progress, and share lessons learnt and experiences between NFM projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Sheffield City Council - iCASP awareness meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion between iCASP, Sheffield City Council flood risk team and Arup on how iCASP could support Sheffield City Council flood risk mitigation work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description South Pennines land Management Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A presentation to one of Pennine Prospects operational groups to brief them on iCASP and hear about priorities for the partnership that iCASP may be able to support with.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK Water Climate Change Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact iCASP raised by iCASP partner Yorkshire Water
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKCP18 Regional Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP in association with Yorkshire Water ran a UKCP18 user forum (iCASP project #9), where:
? The Met Office UKCP18 project team introduced UKCP18 and helped address queries from regional stakeholders
? Participants connected with other organisations and individuals using UKCP18
The event was aimed at practitioners from a variety of sectors (e.g. flooding, health, water supply, natural capital, food supply and urban/ built environment) who want to know more about the latest UKCP18 climate projections - both how the climate is likely to change in the region and how they might practically access and use it to make climate resilient decisions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKCP18 launch 
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 Ben Rabb, iCASP Impact Translation Fellow, presented the demonstrator case studies that iCASP produced on surface water flooding and drought at the launch of the new UK Climate Projections on November 26th. Outputs from iCASP project #1: 'Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire' are now available to download from the iCASP website.

The two case studies, one on assessing drought risk in Yorkshire and the other looking at intense rainfall and flooding in the region, each include a step by step guide for using the new Met Office information products
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKWIR-iCASP collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UKWIR requested involvement in future iCASP projects and offered to communicate iCASP outputs to UKWIR working groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit constituency office of local MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed iCASP with Nigel Adams MP's office. Subsequently floods minister T.Coffey visited constituency and iCASP was mentioned by MP's office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Webinar: A peatland-tailored User Guide on methods to value benefits from restoration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Europarc Atlantic Isles webinar: The latest webinar was on Friday 8th February at 12.00 and presented by Marie Ferre from Leeds University. Webinar profiled the guide to help peatland restoration practitioners and anyone interested in peatlands value the socio-economic benefits of their restoration developed by The Moors For the Future Partnership (MFFP), the Yorkshire Peat Partnership (YPP) and the University of Leeds, developed by the iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration .

The interactive 'User Guide', developed as part of the Yorkshire integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), will help peatland practitioners better understand methods for valuing peatland's ecosystem services, get an idea of the existing evidence on values, and make the case for investment in restoration.

Webinar has led to several target audiences downloading the User Guide including Defra, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.europarc-ai.org/seminars-webinars/next-webinar/
 
Description Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The launch event stimulated significant interest across Yorkshire and as a result iCASP was invited to present to the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (YRFCC). This was an opportunity to introduce all councillors with flood risk responsibilities in the iCASP area to iCASP. iCASP has subsequently been invited to attend YRFCC meetings on a regular basis and has so far done further presentations on sea level rise research and the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/yorkshire-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership Board membership 
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 Executive/Director -level Board advising improving local natural environment as part of delivering Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan. Opportunity for iCASP to hear about priority issues to address through iCASP projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Chief Executives Flood Risk Management Forum - Towards a Flood Ready Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact iCASP was asked to given an overview to c.60 local authority chief executives, directors and council staff, as well as Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and other catchment management practitioners of flood risk management research in Yorkshire. This was also an opportunity to brief local authorities on iCASP's aims.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description iCASP Confluence (annual showcase) 
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 Over 80 participants from over 30 different organisations attended this annual showcase event to get an update on iCASP progress and identify priority topics for future iCASP projects. The participants were addressed by Angela Smith MP and Defra.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iCASP Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The iCASP quarterly newsletter has 62 subscriptions. The average number of readers per edition is circa 66.1% of subscribers (average for all SurveyMonkey newsletters is 45.3%).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://icasp.us16.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=fb102c80ce68dedde7e8e2da6&id=918e488339
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal Peatland Restoration - practitioner feedback on model design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Profiling work on DigiBog digital model to peatland restoration practitioners - further improvements in ease-of-use of modelling interface and applicability identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5 Agricultural land management and public goods delivery: review of soil health evidence - results discussion and next steps 
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 Confirmed lag between academic research and private trials on use of cover crops; need for research gaps to be addressed, including through regional Defra Environmental Land Management Scheme trials/tests. Provided an overview of the current thinking from Defra on Environmental Land Management Scheme. Follow-up projects identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop to present opportunity maps to stakeholders and discuss land management interventions to slow the flow, improve water quality and ecological connectivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description iCASP The Movie 
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 Supporters
Results and Impact If you have read our flyers, been to our events, spoken to the team and are still not quite sure what the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme is about, try this four and a half minute movie!

It focuses on two themes: natural flood management and peatland restoration which underpin projects that iCASP is supporting. It also shows how academic research is a valuable resource for our partners and the work they are doing to benefit Yorkshire and its communities.

Happily, MPs in Yorkshire can see this too and have pledged to spread the word more widely.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2018/05/04/icasp-the-movie/
 
Description iCASP launch 
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 Launch event for iCASP to raise awareness of Programme aims and its offering to catchment management stakeholders in Yorkshire (and nationally). The iCASP launch event was held on the 5th July 2017 at Horizon in Leeds and was attended by 108 people. There was representation from 52 organisations from across Yorkshire and nationally. Sir Alan Langlands, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, spoke at the event as did Arlin Rickard, Chief Executive of The Rivers Trust and Chair of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), and a number of the Springboard Partners.
Sessions were held to explain the programme, identify the relationships between organisations across the region and priorities for iCASP engagement, and to discuss the formation of the proposed Yorkshire Catchment Solutions Forum (YCSF). Using the feedback from the launch, the iCASP Confluence (as it will now be known as) will be an annual gathering of partners and wider networks for knowledge exchange, workshop ideas generation, evidence gap analysis and an opportunity to showcase the iCASP Programme and project progress.
Feedback from the participants was extremely positive with nearly 100% of survey respondents saying that they had had a good experience and would recommend future iCASP events to colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2017/08/03/icasp-launch-event/
 
Description iCASP website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A simple, low-cost website to consolidate the iCASP digital presence (e.g. go-to resource on what iCASP is, news stories, and embedded Twitter-feed) has been developed. The website went live in October 2017 and will be hosted and maintained by the University of Leeds. A link from the NERC website has been established. The website is designed to share iCASP information with Springboard Partners and other potential iCASP project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://icasp.org.uk/
 
Description iCASP-Environment Agency introductory workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to EA staff on what iCASP is and what it can offer, to help iCASP staff understand EA priorities and ways of working, and to help EA staff to work out how to engage with iCASP. As a result the Environment Agency have provided the highest level of in-kind support to iCASP (to date - Feb 2018) out of the Springboard Partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017