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 groups 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).

Organisations

 
Description This project is an impact grant to take existing environmental science and transform it into useful outputs for environmental, social and economic benefit. Therefore the achievements are described in the impact narrative sections and the wide range of entries for outputs and impacts associated with this award.
Exploitation Route Please see the wide range of narratives and impacts outlined in the individual entries and the outline sums of financial benefits and new business cases supported by iCASP.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Other

URL http://www.icasp.org.uk
 
Description February 2021 Impact Summary to date. (1) Overview: Since September 2018 the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) has delivered 15 projects to date. Another 20 projects are in progress, and a further 7 are in development. The total value of live iCASP projects is £2.4m, with the remaining staff resource allocated until January 2023. iCASP has also invested in a number of short projects (< £20,000) in response to timely opportunities or to maximise impact arising from existing projects. ICASP continues to generate transformative impact by building upon NERC science to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to the region focused on seven inter-related impact work streams (WS) sustainable agriculture, climate resilience, carbon sequestration, water quality, flood forecasting, drought and flood risk mitigation, and socioeconomic analyses. Collaborations have continued to expand and reinforce the existing network of partners in the catchment, and have delivered a number of user-friendly products as a result of the translation of environmental science into solutions meeting the needs of catchment stakeholders. During 2020 the impact of COVID-19 was felt with reduced capacity for staff, academics and partners. Many of our partners were furloughed, made redundant, or face review of priorities. The ripple effect has been less partner activity, (workshops, meeting attendance, project input) in this reporting period. Additionally, a number of iCASP projects are at a point within their project lifecycle whereby the project team and partners are still refining data gathering and outputs, and are likely to be reported upon later in the programme lifespan than originally envisaged. iCASP have developed a reputation for facilitating vibrant face-to-face workshops and meetings but these activities have had to move online. There have been delays with delivering outcomes due to reduced capacity of iCASP team and partners because of wider COVID-19 issues. However, the dedication and resilience of the has been remarkable and despite the challenges iCASP has continued to generate impact throughout 2020. iCASP impacts continue to be generated by a team of academic leads, Impact Translation Fellows, other project members and collaborators and to be communicated, monitored, evaluated and reported by office staff consisting of Director, Deputy Director, Program Manager, Impact Evaluator, Impact Officer, Communication Officer and Administrator. (2) Science User Engagement: The iCASP team have continued to support project development with and capacity building in partner organisations through questionnaire surveys (e.g., National Trust - Payments for Outcome project), model testing (e.g., Living with Water Partnership Telemetry project), workshops and webinars (e.g., Small and Medium Enterprise Flood Resilience Project) despite the dire working situation. iCASP is currently working with over 40 organisations today and 12 new organisations or individuals have provided in kind support via attending events or projects since April 2020. There have been 9 iCASP events / meetings since April 2020 including 2 Community of Practice events, 1 training event, 1 meeting with DEFRA and our annual Confluence. The Don Catchment Rivers Trust and the National Trust joined our Governance Group in 2020. Highlights include the following. (A) Confluence 2020. In June 2020 our annual event was delivered through 2 webinars and a series of video project updates. Webinar 1 was "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" and webinar 2 was "Where next for Yorkshire's soils". Over 100 attendees joined for the first event and 72 for the second. The event covered several iCASP and partner projects, including the link between them and the impacts achieved to date followed by an opportunity for a Q&A and discussion of future projects. (B) iCASP were requested by York City Council to create and build a centralised database of Property Flood Resilience installations that can assist local ABI / Flood Re and the Insurance Industry. Because of our unique relationship with our partners we were also asked to oversee the production of hydraulic modelling to represent future surface water flood risk across Yorkshire using JBA's in-house hydraulic modelling software. (C) iCASP won a 2020 University of Leeds Sustainability Award in recognition of its outreach work and has also been flagged in a range of magazines including the Wildlife Trust magazine . (4) An additional 2 members of staff have undertaken secondments and a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship has been applied for. (D) The academic lead for the Small Medium Enterprise Project met with the MP for Calderdale to help improve the understanding of the impacts of flooding on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). (3) Policy Influence: iCASP has also provided a set of five additional written submissions to regional and national consultations/inquiries including our Response to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Biodiversity and Ecosystems and also to Defra's Environmental Land Management policy discussion. iCASP has furthermore enlarged its regional representation with iCASP representatives now on four additional national and regional boards and committee groups. The SME Project has responded to 3 parliamentary enquiries. More importantly, the model of iCASP working has been embedded within the whole European bid as its central focus is on combining existing scientific, policy and practice knowledge to developing new approaches to landscape scale catchment issues. Thus we are enhancing international impact of iCASP. iCASP have been asked to support and co-ordinate the regional Natural Flood Management Community of Practice, having assisted Leeds City Council to leverage Regional Flood and Coastal Committee funding. Regional partners are approaching iCASP to support workshops, provide expertise in monitoring and evaluation and to co-ordinate and disseminate expertise in catchment management and to influence policy. (4) Practical Benefits: Project partners are passing on the knowledge and skills gained through their involvement in iCASP to members of their organisations. Highlights include the following. (A) iCASP are working with the Met Office to develop a 'urban prototype climate service' for Leeds City Council. (B) The Living With Water Partnership project has developed a water level forecasting tool using rainfall data which decreases response times for flood risk management authorities in Hull. (C) We have produced and submitted 5 factsheets to assist with knowledge exchange and policy development across the EU on the CONSOLE project. (D) We continue to develop the National NFM Guidance for CIRIA building upon our collective academic experience on the Yorkshire NFM project and from the NFM Community of Practice this project established for regional and national partners. (E) iCASP has produced four tools, 3 user-friendly models, 3 lessons learnt documents, 2 community of practices established, 1 database, 5 briefing notes, 1 literature review for practice & policy, 17 scientific outputs, and contributed to 10 governmental consultations/inquiries/select committees. (5) Future Prospect and Sustainability: iCASP's reputation continues to grow and serves as a model that stimulates the desire for replication of the translation of ideas and creativity with catchment management. The programme is transitioning towards a long-term role as a trusted regional co-ordinator for funding bids with partners (e.g. lottery funding, innovation resilience fund, NFM trial funding) and one that embeds science into our extended network. This is a key role that we see taking forward in the longer term and one which may support our financial sustainability beyond the NERC funding period. Our strategic and influential role is evidenced in a range of activity. Highlights include the following. (A) iCASP continues to generate economic benefit for Yorkshire and beyond. We have worked with the Environment Agency and Leeds City Council to successfully bid for a Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee local levy funding to develop NFM across the region (total of £750k split across 3 years). Some of this funding will provide sustainability of the NFM Community of Practice set up by iCASP and is worth £80k. (B) iCASP provided support to Natural England's peat pilot work nationally, and with the North York Moors National Park, which influenced £400k and £80k respectively. (C) York City Council directly awarded £126k of work for iCASP to deliver additional components of the Defra Pathfinder project as a direct result of our network of catchment experts. (D) iCASP has directly secured (into the project to fund our activity) £435k of further funding since June 2020 by facilitating connections through its understanding of stakeholder and regional needs in catchment management, and through its reputation of adding value to projects. Funds include three Research England supported projects on soils and peatlands, a UK Space Agency regional cluster pump-priming grant, and additional work on the Defra Yorkshire Pathfinder Project. (E) Our work on the Payments for Outcomes project has contributed to Nidderdale AONB and the National Trusts successfully obtaining £1.4M of Heritage Lottery Funding for the Skell Valley project. This was formally announced in January 2021. (F) iCASP is currently assisting Yorkshire's lead local flood authorities and the Environment Agency with an integrated £12m bid to the Innovation Resilience Fund. iCASP will lead on Impact and Monitoring for the programme and if successful this bid could be worth £900k funding for iCASP. (G) iCASP is also a key 'knowledge site' and 'action site' within a £20M EU funding bid on landscape scale restoration of wetlands. If successful iCASP will receive around £2M. ### This information and update are correct as of February 2020. Since September 2018, iCASP has continued to generate transformative impacts (for example, NFM Community of Practice and Water Efficiency briefing - see below) to the regional economy by building on NERC-funded science to generate economic, societal and environmental benefits in rural and urban areas. The original proposal set out how seven inter-related Impact Work Streams (WS) or networks will use NERC science to improve land and water management for benefits to the Yorkshire Ouse catchment, its economy, society and environment. A total of 31 projects have been approved since the start of the programme. 10 of these projects are quick win or 'deminimus projects' under £10k in value and can produce a quick win that has a high impact to cost ratio as the Water Efficiency project (see policy influence) demonstrates. A further 4 of these projects are in development. To date iCASP projects have contributed to environmental issues targeted by the programme as follows; sustainable agriculture 16%, climate resilience 22%, carbon sequestration 6%, water quality 17%, flood forecasting 5%, drought and flood risk mitigation 34%. Impact summary to date includes 21 projects underway or completed, 18 jobs created, a strong regional network and science-user engagement, with 239 organisations engaged and the creation of 2 community of practices, 9 business cases strengthened and 30 influencers briefed. iCASP has helped raise £13m of research funds and £574,000 of funds for implementation of catchment solutions, and influenced £71m of business case development. The GBI project (see below) has potential to influence a further £500m of government spending. There has been a further £598,000 of in kind support from partners across the programme Capability building has been enhanced in many of the stakeholders that engaged with iCASP. One example is the Natural Flood Management Community of Practice network that was set up and is co-ordinated by iCASP. This project alone has engaged with 124 individuals, and aimed at fostering exchange of skills and experiences around NFM, which has influenced both practice and practitioners with future benefits for the natural environment and for flood risk reduction. iCASP impact continues to be monitored by dedicated staff - an Impact Evaluator - with support from the Communications Officer and Impact Officer plus wider team to demonstrate impact from the programme and for each project. Evidence of impact may be quantitative, qualitative or theory driven, and may relate to emails, interviews or written responses from the iCASP project partners. Quantitative impact includes the cost of business cases influenced. For example the GBI project aims to supports business case development and appraisal with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation. This project is currently supporting several business cases including the £500m our spaces programme. The Partnership for Optimal Peatland Restoration Project has produced two tools: A peatland tailored User Guide on methods to value benefits from peatland restoration, and a user-friendly interface of the Digibog_Hydro model. . The application of Digibog_Hydro by peatland restoration practitioners will enable hydrological modelling of the effect of peatland restoration measures on water flows in a peat landscape and therefore maximize the delivery of ecosystem services following selection of measures. The User Guide is helping practitioners having a better understanding of the existing valuation methods to value benefits from their work. . This project has led to iCASP being approached to work with Natural England on the North York Moors National Park peat pilot project and subsequently to influence the England Peatland strategy. An iCASP peatland metrics projects is currently being developed by the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and the Environment Agency to examine methods for quantifying non-carbon benefits of peatland restoration. Qualitative impact includes stakeholder testimonials and evidence about iCASP projects as well as capacity building and evidence synthesis. An example (also logged under policy influence) of the latter is the Water Efficiency policy brief to Leeds City Council that ultimately led to the recommendations being added to core council policy for improved standards. In 2019 Leeds City Council revised its Core Strategy 2014 for future housing. iCASP academics from Leeds and Sheffield consulted to distil the latest evidence on water availability and usage into an accessible policy brief to support Leeds City Council in setting a reasonable water efficiency standard for new homes. The evidence will be equally applicable to other local authorities in the region as they update policies too. Generation of impact sometimes relies on focusing on specific windows of opportunities (e.g., related to policy formation, or business case development), which in some cases required shorter response times than iCASP can deliver. To address this issue, some 'agile' projects have been developed, which can be signed off by the Programme Manager and Director if they fall below a specific resource allocation to enable iCASP to focus on quick wins when necessary. An example of this was a literature review of opportunities for macro plastic capture to inform future project work on the River Aire by the Canal and Rivers Trust. The North York Moors National Park peat pilot project also falls within this category. Discussions are currently underway for a deminimus project to inform water quality monitoring on the River Skell in support of the a £1.4m HLF development project by the National Trust and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which if successful will unlock a further £2.5m of funding for project partners benefiting both the natural heritage and cultural heritage of the local area. The iCASP model of academic and practitioners working in partnership has itself had impact with partners now having approached iCASP to deliver important projects for them. This includes York City Council's request in 2019 for iCASP to deliver stage 1 and 4 of its successful Pathfinder Project - recognising the benefit that academics, consultants and practitioners can bring to planning and evaluating impact of installing property level flood resilience. This project has brought in £93,000 of external funding to date and extensions to this work are currently being discussed. Similarly, iCASPs model and reputation has resulted in additional qualitative and international impact through iCASP's recent involvement in the pan European CONSOLE project, focusing on promoting the delivery of Agri-Environmental Climate Public Goods (AECPGs) by agriculture and forestry through the development of improving contractual solutions. £152,210 of external funding from the CONSOLE Project budget has been agreed for iCASPs involvement. ICASP were also approached in 2019 by Mott McDonald to write the CIRIA best practice guidelines for NFM. This has brought in £11,200 of further funding and will yield both national and international benefits. iCASP will be drawing upon experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. ---------------------------------------------------- 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 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport,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 Academic support for the DEFRA NFM Community Fund Projects to inform best practice
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact iCASP academics have provided support to the DEFRA NFM Community Fund Demonstration projects across Yorkshire. This has not only shared best practice amongst the associated Community of Practice set up by iCASP but has also influenced the future design, location and management of individual NFM schemes in place now and planned for the future.
 
Description Challenges and Choices Consultation: iCASP preparing a response for April 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In April 2020, iCASP responded to Environment Agency Challenges and Choices consultation on the following topics: (1) Challenge 1: Changes to water levels and flows (2) Challenge 2: Chemicals in the water environment (3) Challenge 3: Invasive non-native species (4) Challenge 4: Physical modifications (5) Challenge 5: Plastics pollution (6) Challenge 6: Pollution from abandoned mines (7) Challenge 7: Pollution from agriculture and rural areas (8) Challenge 8: Pollution from towns, cities and transport (9) Challenge 9: Pollution from water industry wastewater
 
Description Drafting of CIRIA Best Practice Guidance on NFM
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas.
 
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 EFRA Committee Peatland inquiry: Project#3 Optimal Peatland restoration: iCASP submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into Peatland in September 2019.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 Helped to develop, word and prioritize the Environment Agency's hydrology road map for the next 25 years!
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Environment Agency's Flood Hydrology Road Map Project is producing a vision for the future of flood hydrology in the UK over the next 25 years and a delivery plan to get us there. The vision and plan (jointly referred to as the 'Road Map') are being developed collectively by the flood hydrology community. An iCASP written submission was provided to the project. Megan Klaar attended a workshop on 28th Nov with 20 other academics and EA staff. Megan was able to help scope the wording of the hydrology road map for the next 25 years! Joseph Holden was invited to be on the Prioritisation Task Force and steered and guided the plan for delivery during July 2020.
 
Description House of Commons Reception: IUCN Westminster Event (House of Commons Reception in London) in showcasing the importance of UK upland peatland catchments to government .
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact House of Commons Reception: Following the Managing the Uplands for Public Benefits event in Bishopdale, iCASP was invited to join IUCN Westminster Event (House of Commons Reception in London) in showcasing the importance of UK upland peatland catchments to government representatives at a Parliamentary reception on April 30th. Event sponsored by MPs and attended by Joseph Holden who promoted iCASP, and Tim Thom from Yorkshire Peat Partnership. Key political influencers were present at the meeting: Yorkshire MPs: Julian Sturdy and Rishi Sunak, Therese Coffey env minister, director of YWT, Angela Smith MP, and about 8-9 other MPs. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the importance of UK upland peatland catchments, and highlight the work of iCASP.
 
Description Implementation Circular - Policy brief for adopting the 110 litres a day enhanced water efficiency standard.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP (Paola Sakai, Ben Rabb, Helen Miller) wrote a policy brief for Leeds City Council on water efficiency: "The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds", accessible at http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/143598/. The policy brief was eventually adopted: "The Policy regarding water consumption is Policy EN2 which went to the Core Strategy Selective Review Examination earlier this year. I am pleased to say that this policy was Adopted by the Council in September and now sits in the Core Strategy 2014 (as amended by the Core Strategy Selective Review 2019) .The Policy has full policy weighting in the determination of planning applications. " Recommendations were included in the Sept. 2019 Core strategy selective review document. It was concluded that "Based on the suite of evidence available, the need for a requirement to meet the optional building regulations requirement of 110 litres per person per day is justified by the evidence. Policy EN2 is sound."
 
Description Influence at Flood Forecasting Centre of iCASP surface water flood forecasting project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In the frame of the project#6 Water surface forecasting project , G Boyce from Flood Forecasting Centre highlighted iCASP's contribution to a national project looking at improved forecast information (EA Rapid briefing). This also led to a request from FFC to help with disseminating output from the project (via iCASP SWFF network).
 
Description Influence on England Peatland strategy: Supporting the North York Moors Peat Pilot
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact iCASP are supporting Natural England with the North York Moors Peat Pilot. iCASP will draw on experience and expertise in this field and builds up on the tool produced as part of iCASP Project #3: Optimal Peatland Restoration - practitioner feedback on model design, to evidence and evaluate how effective different potential forms of habitat restoration, modification and management might be in creating resilient peatland habitats in the face of increasing climate stress. The potential public benefits and ecosystem services will be considered against the extent and condition of the peatland, the different types of habitat restoration and their feasibility. This work will feed in to Defra's England Peat Strategy due to be published in the future.
 
Description Influence on Leeds City Council Our Spaces Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of the project GBI project (iCASP project # 10 ), iCASP has influenced the shaping of the Our Spaces strategy, through conducting conversations with Leeds City Council. The documents "Our Spaces - Reflections on the strategy after working with them for a month" and "Suggestions for programme benefits & partners at UoL" have been shared with LCC. Policy influence still to be confirmed.
 
Description Influence on Treasury Green Book
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Treasury Green Book influences (ongoing work): iCASP (Andy Brown) is in contact with Joseph Lowe who coordinates the Green Book in HM Treasury.
 
Description Influence to Calderdale's Flood Action Plan Review (Environment Agency, on behalf of the Calderdale Flood Partnership)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The proposed work of the iCASP NFM Calderdale project has been reflected in Calderdale's Flood Action Plan Review.
 
Description Influencing practitioners, policy and debate through delivery of the Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder project
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
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 Meeting with the MP for Calderdale
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the MP for Calderdale in May 2020. She presented results from her previous project and highlighted this new SMEs project.
 
Description Meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum to discuss previous results and upcoming research (July 2020).
 
Description Natural Flood Management Community of Practice event on Funding
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The January 2020 NFM Community of Practice event included attendees from across England and Wales. A series of presentations and workshops with senior representatives at a regional and national level from organisations such as the Environment Agency helped to influence the debate on the future funding of NFM schemes. Outcomes from the event were fed back to EA National representatives.
 
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 Participation in a regional consultation - Influence on Local Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Combined Authority) and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) LEP have developed (through consultants) an understanding of the importance of natural capital to the economies of North and West Yorkshire. iCASP (though Joseph Holden) promoted the iCASP User Guide (iCASP project #3 Optimal Peatland Restoration) to the consultants, and suggested some revisions. The report aims to inform the region's industrial strategy which then forms the direction of investment from the Local Enterprise Partnerships.
 
Description Participation in a regional consultation -Leeds City Region Call for Evidence Local Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact University of Leeds provided a response, with information from iCASP, to Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership who have issued a call for evidence to support the development of the Local Industrial Strategy.
 
Description Project outcomes shared with partners: lessons learnt from the Derwent Data Finder Project were shared with Environment Agency colleagues Nationally and regionally and fed back into the EAs Strategic Monitoring Review.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Providing oral evidence to the Environmental Audit committee on Invasive Species
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In April 2019 Alison Dunn used iCASP evidence from project # 15 on Impact of Invasive non native species in an iCASP written submission to the HoC Environmental Audit Committee's Invasive Species inquiry. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit-committee/invasive-species/written/101238.html In May 2019 Allison presented oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into invasive species in the first of their oral evidence sessions. iCASP are referenced in the final written report and Alison is listed as a witness at the end of the report. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmselect/cmenvaud/88/88.pdf
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmselect/cmenvaud/88/88.pdf
 
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 Rewilding Britain Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
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 attendance of MP Alex Sobel at iCASP confluence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact MP Alex Sobel attended the 2019 iCASP confluence and gave a presentation on the work of the Environment Select Committee whilst also participating in workshops and formal / informal discussion at the event - sharing best practice, science, evidence and impact.
 
Description iCASP Response to DEFRA Environmental Land Management: policy discussion
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In July 2020, iCASP responded to Defra Environmental Land Management: policy discussion. The responses focused on the following questions: (1) Do you have any comments on the design principles on page 14? (2) Do you think the ELM scheme as currently proposed will deliver each of the objectives on page 8? (3) What is the best way to encourage participation in ELM? (4) Are we focussing on the right types of activity in each tier? (5) What support do land managers need to work together within ELM, especially in tiers 2 and 3? (6) How should local priorities be determined? (7) What is the best method for calculating payments rates for each tier? (8) To what extent might there be opportunities to blend public with private finance for each of the 3 tiers? (9) When is advice most likely to be needed by a scheme participant? (10) How might self-assessment work? (11) Do you agree with the proposed approach to the National Pilot?
URL https://icasp.org.uk/resources-and-publications/icasp-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry: government's approach to flood risk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact On 15/05/2020, iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the government's approach to flood risk was written by Paola Sakai, to address the questions "1. what should be the Government's aims and priorities in national flood risk policy, and what level of investment will be required in the future, in order to achieve this? and 2. How can housing and other development be made more resilient to flooding, and what role can be played by measures such as insurance, sustainable drainage and planning policy?" The response focus in the importance of considering the requirements of SMEs to increase resilience, the challenges they face to overcome flood risk and provides relevant suggestions to increase SME resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/10474/pdf/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environmental Audit Committee Biodiversity and ecosystems inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In September 2020, iCASP responded to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry: Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The responses focused on the following themes: (1) The state of biodiversity (2) Evaluating measures to conserve and enhance biodiversity (3) Co-ordination of UK environmental policy (4) Economics and biodiversity (5) Pairing nature-based solutions to climate change with biodiversity
URL https://icasp.org.uk/resources-and-publications/icasp-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry: Sustainable tourism
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description iCASP Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: the risk of inland flooding in England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into the Government's approach to managing the risk of inland flooding in England. The response covers all the terms of reference outlined; our particular focus is on addressing the issues of flood risk using an integrated catchment management or landscape-scale approach. We draw upon examples and evidence from research translated through our programme of work on issues including natural flood management, flood risk communications and improving SME and business resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/4941/pdf/
 
Description iCASP and WYCA Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: flood and coastal risk management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Along with our partners from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written evidence to the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's flood inquiry. The submission explains the requirements and suggests how to improve current national and local governance and coordination arrangements for flood and coastal risk management in England, how to prioritize investment and aims in national flood risk policy and how can communities be involved and supported in increasing flood resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/5132/pdf/
 
Description written response provided to the Environmental Audit Committee's Invasive Species inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description CIRIA
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 09/2021
 
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 Moorland Burning Policy Compliance
Amount £78,749 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
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 NFM Community of Practice
Amount £81,000 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description Nidderdale AONB
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 05/2020
 
Description PeatDataHub Partnership Policy Engagement
Amount £81,489 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description UK Global Food Security Programme - role of phosphorus in the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system.
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
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
 
Description Wessenden and Gorpley NFM monitoring
Amount £96,000 (GBP)
Organisation The National Trust 
Sector Public
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Start 01/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder
Amount £574,000 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Title A Deliberative Monetary Valuation Protocol 
Description A new addition to the iCASP Optimum Peatland Restoration Project Resource in 2020 is a Deliberative Monetary Valuation protocol (DMV). This protocol sets out key steps for conducting the DMV method as well as important considerations for its application. It is a resource aimed at environmental practitioners interested in independently valuing and/or discussing values of ecosystem services. The protocol uses peatland restoration as an example, but it is applicable to any kind of ecosystem. The DMV protocol is available for download from the iCASP website, a training video is available and a range of associated available resources including a socio-economic questionnaire, a valuation card and sampling templates and guidance. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The protocol has been endorsed by Natural England the Yorkshire Peat Partnership. NE referenced it use within the tender for the 2019/20 North York Moors National Park peat pilot as well as the National Peat pilot where this work continues to be promoted. It will help practitioners and policy makers to value ecosystem services in a way that will strengthen and help target the case for funding. 
 
Title User friendly Digibog and Digibog_Hydro 
Description DigiBog_Hydro simulates subsurface water flow and water-table behaviour in soils and shallow aquifers, including peatlands such as raised bogs and blanket bogs. It can be used as a stand-alone model but also forms part of what is called the 'full' DigiBog, a model that simulates peatland development over time (peat accumulation and peat degradation - see the iCASP Short Guide to Peatland Development Models). DigiBog_Hydro is written in Fortran 95 and was originally only available in a form without a user interface, meaning those using the model had to develop their own tools for setting up input files and processing output data. As part of the iCASP Optimal Peatland Restoration (OPR) project the model has been updated to have a user-friendly front end or GUI (graphical user interface), that simplifies model set up, making it easier for users to undertake useful model simulations. 
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/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2020/12/DigiBog_Hydro_user_manual_v1_FINAL.pdf
 
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. The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust have expressed interest in this work and iCASP will be sharing outcomes and lessons learnt from this project with them in due course (Spring 2020). 
 
Description Collaboration on Horizon 2020 Bestmap Project 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A 4 year project in the Humber Region, to interview farmers and then conduct larger surveys to understand how people accept different agro-environmental schemes. Bestmap aims to transform the landscape to help reach the goal of net zero carbon by 2050. Existing impact assessment models do not appropriately address the complexity of decisions made by farmers and ignore the wider impacts of policy on natural, social and cultural assets in rural areas. BESTMAP's new modelling framework aims to transform future EU rural policies' design and monitoring, promoting a sustainable future for the EU agricultural sector. The framework of impacts / benefits will be assessed in terms water quality, carbon balance and biodiversity. iCASP have provided in kind support to this project by helping with co-ordinating activities of this project with Payment for Outcomes project and CONSOLE. This has included promoting BESTmap at the CONSOLE community of practice meeting and with the National Farmers Union. In Oct 2020 iCASP also facilitated a meeting between DEFRA and the BestMap, Payment for Outcomes and CONSOLE project teams. The aim of the meeting was raise awareness of and share outputs with DEFRA about the work of iCASP on these important projects and in doing so help to shape the future direction of agricultural policy in the UK. On CONSOLE we shared with Defra the purpose of the farmers survey and invited them to add comments and assist with informing the CONSOLE survey, 'co-create' it with us. As a result of the meeting with DEFRA and sharing information about the Bestmap Project, Prof Guy Ziv has been invited by DEFRA to serve as a member of the Environmental Land Management Modelling Expert Panel (MEP). The MEP is an advisory body to the E.L.M Modelling sub-group, which governs the programme's Modelling Strategy, and will support the programme by providing cross-disciplinary scrutiny over methods used in scoping and developing E.L.M. models, and ensuring the quality, rigour and relevance of the E.L.M. modelling design, delivery and evaluation. Guy has been selected for this role in recognition of his coordination of the H2020 BESTMAP project and his broader expertise on the Common Agricultural Policy. This has come about in part due to iCASPs support for the BestMap project.
Collaborator Contribution The National Farmers Union provided useful feedback and suggestions for promoting the project and in particular how to engage effectively with farmers.
Impact Networks improved and better informed project design, especially re co-ordination with CONSOLE and input from NFU into how bes to engage with farmers to collect information for the study.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on Integrated nitrogen management on Yorkshire Farm (INMY Farm) Project 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. While there is growing awareness of the problems with pollutants, and many farmers are tackling this, in many cases it is on an individual and ad-hoc basis. In the current landscape with planned policy changes and consultation on those changes, now is an ideal time to ensure evidence supports the development of more coherent and joined up approaches, such as the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
Collaborator Contribution The partners will support engagement among farmer groups, scientific teams, and policy and regulator groups.
Impact INMY Farm held a launch meeting for the core team on 3 December 2020. The project aims to draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. The project has been developed following recommendations from stakeholders working in farming, agricultural policy and scientific research who attended an iCASP workshop in March 2019.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on Integrated nitrogen management on Yorkshire Farm (INMY Farm) Project 
Organisation Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project will draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. While there is growing awareness of the problems with pollutants, and many farmers are tackling this, in many cases it is on an individual and ad-hoc basis. In the current landscape with planned policy changes and consultation on those changes, now is an ideal time to ensure evidence supports the development of more coherent and joined up approaches, such as the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
Collaborator Contribution The partners will support engagement among farmer groups, scientific teams, and policy and regulator groups.
Impact INMY Farm held a launch meeting for the core team on 3 December 2020. The project aims to draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. The project has been developed following recommendations from stakeholders working in farming, agricultural policy and scientific research who attended an iCASP workshop in March 2019.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received additional funding to develop an online GIS database of PFR installations across the region. Total funding to iCASP is around £250K.
Impact Ultimately, the YFR is helping regional businesses understand PFR measures and products and how they can tap into a growing market as well as how PFR can help mitigate todays' flood risk at their properties, and plan for increased flood risk due to climate change.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received additional funding to develop an online GIS database of PFR installations across the region. Total funding to iCASP is around £250K.
Impact Ultimately, the YFR is helping regional businesses understand PFR measures and products and how they can tap into a growing market as well as how PFR can help mitigate todays' flood risk at their properties, and plan for increased flood risk due to climate change.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation Living with Water
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received additional funding to develop an online GIS database of PFR installations across the region. Total funding to iCASP is around £250K.
Impact Ultimately, the YFR is helping regional businesses understand PFR measures and products and how they can tap into a growing market as well as how PFR can help mitigate todays' flood risk at their properties, and plan for increased flood risk due to climate change.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on blended finance project: exploring ecosystem markets and public-private partnerships for the delivery of ecosystem services in the UK 
Organisation WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Department Landscape Dynamics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will explore the voluntary ecosystem services market in the UK by understanding UK payment for ecosystem services schemes and the role of trading platforms and modellers, and developing an understanding of how these actors operate while identifying possible synergies and examples of good practice and challenges to implementation. It will focus specifically on understanding the social distribution of ecosystem services, how values are attributed to ecosystem services and legal obligations or challenges surrounding the implementation of the schemes. An online review of the UK's ecosystem services market will be carried out to identify UK public-private schemes and partnerships, as well as platforms and modellers that facilitate the delivery of, and act as a driver of, the UK's voluntary ecosystem services market. In-depth interviews will be conducted with four ecosystem services schemes (the Woodland Carbon Code, the Peatland Code, Landscape Enterprise Networks and the Natural), trading platform EnTrade and biophysical modellers, Viridian Logic.
Collaborator Contribution .
Impact In August 2020, this project produced a co-authored report between iCASP and Resilient Dairy Landscapes exploring a sample of the public-private partnerships that exist for the financing of ecosystem services in the UK. Gosal, A, Kendall, H., Reed, M., Mitchell, G., Rodgers, C., and Ziv, G. (2020). Exploring ecosystem markets for the delivery of public goods in the UK. Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) and Resilient Dairy Landscapes Report, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5518/100/48
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid by National Trust and the Nidderdale AONB 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution By providing evidence and expertise from Natural Flood Management and payment for outcomes projects, iCASP have been able to help secure £1.4m in January 2021 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the National Trust and Nidderdale AONB for the Skell Valley Project. By building a strong core of catchment experts, iCASP work continues to contribute to optimised decision making at several levels (individual and organisational). This leads to improved and more cost-effective catchment solutions, and helps to unlock future investments and funding. https://nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/about-us/nidderdale-aonb-projects/looking-after-the-river-skell/. The project has provided £9k to iCASP for project development.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided helpful insights on science-user engagement for iCASP projects.
Impact .
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid by National Trust and the Nidderdale AONB 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By providing evidence and expertise from Natural Flood Management and payment for outcomes projects, iCASP have been able to help secure £1.4m in January 2021 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the National Trust and Nidderdale AONB for the Skell Valley Project. By building a strong core of catchment experts, iCASP work continues to contribute to optimised decision making at several levels (individual and organisational). This leads to improved and more cost-effective catchment solutions, and helps to unlock future investments and funding. https://nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/about-us/nidderdale-aonb-projects/looking-after-the-river-skell/. The project has provided £9k to iCASP for project development.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided helpful insights on science-user engagement for iCASP projects.
Impact .
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the West Yorkshire Innovative Resilience Fund bid lead by Leeds City Council 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP provided leadership on inputs for the West Yorkshire Group Resilience and Innovation Trials (West Yorkshire GRIT) with the total value of £9.8m, working at catchment level and across administrative boundaries. While officially championed by LCC, iCASP played a pivotal co-ordination role in the bid. The proposal will address five of the Resilience Actions (Integrated water management solutions (IWMS), Nature based solutions (NBS), Property flood resilience (PFR), Community and voluntary sector (CVS) action to be better prepared and recover more quickly, and Enhanced flood warning systems (EFWS) with four overarching strands: 1. Community empowerment through co-production, local knowledge and enabling local resilience. 2. Education and skills development across West Yorkshire communities living with floods. 3. Knowledge transfer embedded from outset building on existing partnership and networks, peer to peer support, co-production and developing new innovation. 4. Metrics built into themes; independent academic monitoring and evaluation of activities and outcomes. Combining different resilience actions we will optimise our approach to the flood risks that exist along a catchment. A phased approach will allow learning from each stage of activities to cross- fertilise development of other themes. If the bid is successful, the project will provide £900k for iCASP to conduct monitoring and evaluation across the project.
Collaborator Contribution The EA, the 5 LLFAs (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees), iCASP and other partners have worked together through preparing for the first stage of the bid.
Impact This collaboration enhances the awareness of iCASP.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the West Yorkshire Innovative Resilience Fund bid lead by Leeds City Council 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP provided leadership on inputs for the West Yorkshire Group Resilience and Innovation Trials (West Yorkshire GRIT) with the total value of £9.8m, working at catchment level and across administrative boundaries. While officially championed by LCC, iCASP played a pivotal co-ordination role in the bid. The proposal will address five of the Resilience Actions (Integrated water management solutions (IWMS), Nature based solutions (NBS), Property flood resilience (PFR), Community and voluntary sector (CVS) action to be better prepared and recover more quickly, and Enhanced flood warning systems (EFWS) with four overarching strands: 1. Community empowerment through co-production, local knowledge and enabling local resilience. 2. Education and skills development across West Yorkshire communities living with floods. 3. Knowledge transfer embedded from outset building on existing partnership and networks, peer to peer support, co-production and developing new innovation. 4. Metrics built into themes; independent academic monitoring and evaluation of activities and outcomes. Combining different resilience actions we will optimise our approach to the flood risks that exist along a catchment. A phased approach will allow learning from each stage of activities to cross- fertilise development of other themes. If the bid is successful, the project will provide £900k for iCASP to conduct monitoring and evaluation across the project.
Collaborator Contribution The EA, the 5 LLFAs (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees), iCASP and other partners have worked together through preparing for the first stage of the bid.
Impact This collaboration enhances the awareness of iCASP.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration: Ryevitalise Interactive Catchments Solutions 
Organisation North York Moors National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP is collaborating with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to support the development and delivery of the Ryevitalise Heritage Lottery funded project. iCASP is sharing the outputs from several projects with the Ryevitalise team to inform the direction of the project. This includes sharing lessons learnt from the iCASP INNS project as well as the sediment projects
Collaborator Contribution Used iCASP products to maximise impact
Impact A number of outputs / area of possible impact were discussed. One section of the Ryevitalise projects relates to natural flood management, iCASP to invite NYMNPA to iCASP NFM Community of Practice Events. The main area iCASP could help with is providing robust evidence (facts and figures) ITF Janet Richardson discussed her Industrial Mobility Fellowship work on the Derwent and has since shared erosion risk mapping work / data on the Ryevitalise area to the North York Moors National Park. , AC to send across shapefile of study area. Outputs from the INNS project have also been shared with the NYMNPA. Information about DIgibog and the Peatland Restoration Guide was shared with the NYMNPA.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. 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).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All 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. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: 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 Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. 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).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All 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. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: 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 Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. 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).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All 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. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: 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 Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description NAIAD - NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration 
Organisation ICATALIST
Country Spain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has agreed to share information relevant to the insurance value of ecosystems with the NAIAD project consortium via I-CATALIST.
Collaborator Contribution I-CATALIST have agreed to share information related to the insurance industry with iCASP.
Impact NAIAD provides iCASP with a potential platform for international influence if iCASP projects related to insurance are developed (this was recognised as a priority at the iCASP launch event).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Supporting for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP supported for a second round National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution The partners worked with iCASP to start immediately to deliver contributions to the National Lottery Fund bid by the start of May ahead of submission at the start of June. Time commitment was 5-6 weeks of ITF time. A 50/50 cost sharing between iCASP and Nidderdale AONB/National Trust was proposed and National Trust provided iCASP funding to conduct the work to support the bid.
Impact The delivered impacts are summarized below: 1. Robust baseline data against which the project can start to measure the effect of individual farm-scale interventions. The iCASP team analysed existing data holdings and advised on the requirements for future monitoring. 2. Opportunity maps were generated to provide information on priority areas for different types of intervention. These maps followed the broad procedures developed for the iCASP PfO study with the National Trust. 3. The iCASP team made recommendations on the principles for a PBR scheme, working in close consultation with the Nidderdale AONB and National Trust: (1) A methodology and an IRL procedure for monitoring change ideally capable of being deployed by farmers; (2) A means of discriminating between actions at individual farm scale; (3) A flood mitigation/sediment reduction valuation framework; (4) Collaboratively with the project partners, an NFM sediment reduction capital and revenue cost schedule. A report containing the above information was appended to NHLF bid, which was successfully approved in December 2020. The next step of action will be in April 2021 to consider how iCASP can help with the delivery of the project.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Supporting for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP supported for a second round National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution The partners worked with iCASP to start immediately to deliver contributions to the National Lottery Fund bid by the start of May ahead of submission at the start of June. Time commitment was 5-6 weeks of ITF time. A 50/50 cost sharing between iCASP and Nidderdale AONB/National Trust was proposed and National Trust provided iCASP funding to conduct the work to support the bid.
Impact The delivered impacts are summarized below: 1. Robust baseline data against which the project can start to measure the effect of individual farm-scale interventions. The iCASP team analysed existing data holdings and advised on the requirements for future monitoring. 2. Opportunity maps were generated to provide information on priority areas for different types of intervention. These maps followed the broad procedures developed for the iCASP PfO study with the National Trust. 3. The iCASP team made recommendations on the principles for a PBR scheme, working in close consultation with the Nidderdale AONB and National Trust: (1) A methodology and an IRL procedure for monitoring change ideally capable of being deployed by farmers; (2) A means of discriminating between actions at individual farm scale; (3) A flood mitigation/sediment reduction valuation framework; (4) Collaboratively with the project partners, an NFM sediment reduction capital and revenue cost schedule. A report containing the above information was appended to NHLF bid, which was successfully approved in December 2020. The next step of action will be in April 2021 to consider how iCASP can help with the delivery of the project.
Start Year 2020
 
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 and of a Research Fellow to contribute to the project consortium in Work Package 7.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact This project was funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Call H2020-SC5-2016-2017 Greening the economy, under grant agreement No 730338. It brought together a consortium of 17 partners originating from 8 countries across Europe. 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. iCASP supported the delivery of WP7 that revolved around making of the economic case for Nature-based Solutions through the co-authoring of 2 publications and teaching expertise during the ThinkNature Summer School.
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 and of a Research Fellow to contribute to the project consortium in Work Package 7.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact This project was funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Call H2020-SC5-2016-2017 Greening the economy, under grant agreement No 730338. It brought together a consortium of 17 partners originating from 8 countries across Europe. 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. iCASP supported the delivery of WP7 that revolved around making of the economic case for Nature-based Solutions through the co-authoring of 2 publications and teaching expertise during the ThinkNature Summer School.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Department IUCN UK Peatland Programme
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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation National 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Natural England
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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 and Governance Group 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). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
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 # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Cranfield University
Department River Restoration Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 25: CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry (CONSOLE) 
Organisation University of Bologna
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a European Commission Horizon 2020 project funded under the topic 'Contracts for effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental public goods' (RUR-03-2018-2) and is led by the University of Bologna involving a consortium of 24 partner institutions in 13 countries. iCASP is included as the project wanted a case study of an impact network from the UK - it is therefore one of the project partners as well as leading on Work Package 1 (legal aspects). The CONSOLE project aims to boost innovation in the lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods (AECPGs) by EU agriculture and forestry. To achieve this, CONSOLE will build a Community of Practice (CoP) to cocreate an empirically validated contractual framework, design and test effective and efficient contract models and support their implementation by multiple actors. iCASP have also produced 5 factsheets to record details of 5 Yorkshire based Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund projects to help inform the discussion on current farmer practices regarding delivery of environmental public goods and design of future frameworks. Overall, iCASP, has so far, contributed to 11 reports and deliverables produced within CONSOLE, available at the link below. It has also hosted 2 CoP meetings and one training session on soil testing for Yorkshire farmers. iCASP have also produced 5 factsheets to record details of 5 Yorkshire based Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund projects to help inform the discussion and design of future frameworks.
Collaborator Contribution The CONSOLE framework will allow improved design and facilitate implementation of innovative contract solutions for the provision of AECPGs under various conditions across the EU. It will include a comprehensive analysis of at least 52 case studies of existing experiences encompassing land tenure arrangements, result-based approaches, collective implementation and value chain-based remuneration, supported by surveys and modelling. Contract solutions will be developed in collaboration with the CoP. The CONSOLE framework will be tested in real decision-making contexts and will develop into a supporting tool for actors in the field, enabling the delivery and sustainability of AECPGs. Insights will improve policy design towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular through environmental policies and the post-2020 CAP. The Leeds team is led by iCASP with contributions from schools of biology and law through Professor Cardwell who's role is to check compatibility of the proposed solutions with current legal framework and identify potential changes in the legal framework needed to make solutions developed in the project more widely spread. The work will be active at the key steps of the project: designing WP2 surveys, feeding back of WP2, WP3 and WP4 into the design of new instruments and framework, and will support the identification of practicable solutions and implications for policy/instrument design.
Impact A Yorkshire Community of Practice (CoP)has been established amongst the Yorkshire Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund advisors. 2 meetings have been held since August 2019 with further meetings planned for 2020. The CoP have produced 5 summary factsheets based upon the examples from most of the Yorkshire CSFF projects and two in-depth factsheets. These factsheets form an important output for CONSOLE that will help inform next stages of the project. The factsheets will be made available on the iCASP resource pages in Spring 2020. iCASP is currently undertaking a cross-UK farmer survey as part of its involvement in WP3 activities that investigates preferences of farmers for innovative agri-environment contracts and their behavioural, attitudinal and risk-related drivers behind their choices. The survey was presented to a panel of Defra experts that helped with co-designing it.
Start Year 2019
 
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 OUR SPACES at Leeds City Council have been working with Professor Andrew Brown at Leeds University Business School and his colleagues on the Green and Blue Infrastructure Business Case Project for which Brown is the Principal Investigator, a project funded by Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). OUR SPACES is a £500+ million programme championed by Leeds City Council with the aim of transforming the city's public realm and in particular increasing the amount and quality of green infrastructure (parkland) and blue areas (riverbanks and lakes) to enhance the lives of citizens. This vision rests on improving air quality, increasing spaces to relax, walk and cycle and fostering biodiversity in the city. The coordinated effort and strategic orientation of OUR SPACES is both novel in Leeds and key to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.
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 OUR SPACES at Leeds City Council have been working with Professor Andrew Brown at Leeds University Business School and his colleagues on the Green and Blue Infrastructure Business Case Project for which Brown is the Principal Investigator, a project funded by Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). OUR SPACES is a £500+ million programme championed by Leeds City Council with the aim of transforming the city's public realm and in particular increasing the amount and quality of green infrastructure (parkland) and blue areas (riverbanks and lakes) to enhance the lives of citizens. This vision rests on improving air quality, increasing spaces to relax, walk and cycle and fostering biodiversity in the city. The coordinated effort and strategic orientation of OUR SPACES is both novel in Leeds and key to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.
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 Calderdale Council
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 Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
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 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 Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
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 Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
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 hosted a workshop in York on 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 was necessary to design the workshop to appeal to target audiences (Defra and Yorkshire farmers). This involved 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. This workshop has led to the development of a follow up project proposal (currently under review) that seeks to develop a set of instructions for farmers to assist them with implementing greater integrated nitrogen management
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 hosted 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. Project partners are also currently contributing to , and providing letters of support for, the follow up project proposal (currently under development) to provide farmers with a set of instructions as to how to achieve integrated nitrogen management.
Impact This workshop has led to the development of a full project proposal ( title: Evidence-based good practice for Integrated Nitrogen Management (INM) on Yorkshire Farms (INMY Farm) that is presently under development. This proposal is based on the recommendations from the above workshop with forty stakeholders from farming, agricultural policy and scientific research that attended to explore integrated nitrogen management (INM) approaches. This project will synthesise good practice from scientific knowledge, innovative farming, and previous policy lessons to identify benefits, trade-offs and pitfalls to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in arable and livestock farming. The results will be produced, and distributed, in close co-operation with key stakeholders through multi-stakeholder consultations, and close collaboration with farming networks, Yorkshire farmers and their advisors.
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.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
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. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
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.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
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. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
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 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.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
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. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
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 Invasive Species Forum
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 #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Department Sedgwick International UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Upper Calder Valley Renaissance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation West Yorkshire Combined Authorities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation East Riding of Yorkshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Hull City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #18. Systems approach to urban infrastructure management (SUIM) (interoperability) 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project identifies and delivers shared outcome measures for flood risk management: co-developing infrastructure interoperability. This project applies a newly developed spatial analysis method to support integrated urban infrastructure planning and management at a catchment scale. The team have identified areas contributing to flooding to inform new developments so they store or divert rainfall away from flood prone areas. The focus has initially on the Wyke Beck catchment in the east of Leeds - recent and planned developments were be assessed to see if this new approach would or could lead to more cost effective and flood resilient design which also benefits local communities in other ways e.g. improving health, wellbeing and sustainable transport options. The Wyke Beck case is the basis for a user-friendly 'interoperability key principles tool' for use by Leeds City Council in other parts of the city, and could be used by councils in other cities too.
Collaborator Contribution Both Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency have provided attendance of workshops, data access, co-development of approach (T2.2) attendance of meetings. Impact evaluation assistance.
Impact The outputs from SUIM are likely to be used in scoping options and the business case for a follow-on Wyke Beck flood scheme as well as Leeds City Council's updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #18. Systems approach to urban infrastructure management (SUIM) (interoperability) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project identifies and delivers shared outcome measures for flood risk management: co-developing infrastructure interoperability. This project applies a newly developed spatial analysis method to support integrated urban infrastructure planning and management at a catchment scale. The team have identified areas contributing to flooding to inform new developments so they store or divert rainfall away from flood prone areas. The focus has initially on the Wyke Beck catchment in the east of Leeds - recent and planned developments were be assessed to see if this new approach would or could lead to more cost effective and flood resilient design which also benefits local communities in other ways e.g. improving health, wellbeing and sustainable transport options. The Wyke Beck case is the basis for a user-friendly 'interoperability key principles tool' for use by Leeds City Council in other parts of the city, and could be used by councils in other cities too.
Collaborator Contribution Both Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency have provided attendance of workshops, data access, co-development of approach (T2.2) attendance of meetings. Impact evaluation assistance.
Impact The outputs from SUIM are likely to be used in scoping options and the business case for a follow-on Wyke Beck flood scheme as well as Leeds City Council's updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #19. Communicating Flood risks 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) identified flooding and coastal change risk to communities, businesses and infrastructure as the number one priority risk that requires more action to combat negative impacts on society. This iCASP project will rely on research evidence base demonstrating the principles of risk perception and effective communication methods, to equip risk management authorities (RMAs) with tailored knowledge and tools in order to more effectively engage their communities to increase resilience to risk.
Collaborator Contribution Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Impact Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk u during peace time, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk Communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #19. Communicating Flood risks 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) identified flooding and coastal change risk to communities, businesses and infrastructure as the number one priority risk that requires more action to combat negative impacts on society. This iCASP project will rely on research evidence base demonstrating the principles of risk perception and effective communication methods, to equip risk management authorities (RMAs) with tailored knowledge and tools in order to more effectively engage their communities to increase resilience to risk.
Collaborator Contribution Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Impact Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk u during peace time, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk Communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Parallel Consulting
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #23. River Aire Plastics Capture 
Organisation Aire Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has conducted a review of the current literature to identify existing methods for capturing macro plastics to contribute to a proposed future project to reduce the macro plastic waste in the River Aire. This project provides background knowledge for a proposed partnership project that the University of Leeds Sustainability Team, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water and Aire Rivers Trust are developing. Better understanding of existing methods of plastic capture will allow an assessment of whether existing science can meet the challenge and if so how it can be scaled up and applied more widely
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped to co-design the project and are likely to co-design and follow up projects. Follow on projects are likely to involve capital spend which will not be eligible as iCASP projects but the iCASP report here will inform the nature of that spend.
Impact The (macro) Plastics Review will be available on the iCASP website as a resource Spring 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #23. River Aire Plastics Capture 
Organisation Canal & River Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has conducted a review of the current literature to identify existing methods for capturing macro plastics to contribute to a proposed future project to reduce the macro plastic waste in the River Aire. This project provides background knowledge for a proposed partnership project that the University of Leeds Sustainability Team, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water and Aire Rivers Trust are developing. Better understanding of existing methods of plastic capture will allow an assessment of whether existing science can meet the challenge and if so how it can be scaled up and applied more widely
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped to co-design the project and are likely to co-design and follow up projects. Follow on projects are likely to involve capital spend which will not be eligible as iCASP projects but the iCASP report here will inform the nature of that spend.
Impact The (macro) Plastics Review will be available on the iCASP website as a resource Spring 2020.
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
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. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
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. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Yorkshire Peat Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
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 NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
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 NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
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 NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
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 NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
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 NFM interventions 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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
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. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Dales to Vale River Network
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
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 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 White Rose Forest
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 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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation JBA Consulting
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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
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 The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
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. There has since been interest in this project and in replicating a Data finder for the Dales. Lessons learnt from this project and currently (2020) being shared by the Environment Agency and iCASP with the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution 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.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
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 One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution 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.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
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 One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution 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.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
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 delivered 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 was timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and aimed to 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 All partner organisations provided support on networking and coordination.
Impact 90% of respondents reported gaining a better understanding of how to use UKCP18 to make informed climate change adaptation decisions. An average of around 7 new contacts were made by each participant (who responded to the survey) with 75% of respondents suggesting they were going to follow up with discussions after the event. Comments/ suggestions included a desire to learn more about the practical application of UKCP18 in specific cases e.g. surface water flooding, coastal planning, and economic impacts. Participants appreciated the live, click-along demonstration of the User Interface by the Met Office and thought more time could have been allocated to this part of the forum. The iCASP team will look closely at all the comments and use them to shape future engagement in this area. The forum gathered 61 participants across 30 different organisations. All delegates were provided with a 'UKCP18' regional network contacts list and presentation slides from the day. Yorkshire Water Senior Director was keen to support the network going forward. Met Office colleagues have asked for 'best practice' advice on how other, similar regional fora could be developed elsewhere. Generally, there is evidence from this event that the iCASP project supported the awareness and capability of a various range of stakeholders to use UKCP18 outputs. JBA Risk Management (providers of risk intelligence to the re-insurance sector) wrote a blog on the forum available here: https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/icasp-a-regional-response-to-ukcp18/. iCASP subsequently attracted funding to hold a regional Infrastructure Adaptation Forum in 2021.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #9: UKCP18 regional forum 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project delivered 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 was timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and aimed to 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 All partner organisations provided support on networking and coordination.
Impact 90% of respondents reported gaining a better understanding of how to use UKCP18 to make informed climate change adaptation decisions. An average of around 7 new contacts were made by each participant (who responded to the survey) with 75% of respondents suggesting they were going to follow up with discussions after the event. Comments/ suggestions included a desire to learn more about the practical application of UKCP18 in specific cases e.g. surface water flooding, coastal planning, and economic impacts. Participants appreciated the live, click-along demonstration of the User Interface by the Met Office and thought more time could have been allocated to this part of the forum. The iCASP team will look closely at all the comments and use them to shape future engagement in this area. The forum gathered 61 participants across 30 different organisations. All delegates were provided with a 'UKCP18' regional network contacts list and presentation slides from the day. Yorkshire Water Senior Director was keen to support the network going forward. Met Office colleagues have asked for 'best practice' advice on how other, similar regional fora could be developed elsewhere. Generally, there is evidence from this event that the iCASP project supported the awareness and capability of a various range of stakeholders to use UKCP18 outputs. JBA Risk Management (providers of risk intelligence to the re-insurance sector) wrote a blog on the forum available here: https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/icasp-a-regional-response-to-ukcp18/. iCASP subsequently attracted funding to hold a regional Infrastructure Adaptation Forum in 2021.
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 Academic/University 
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 network expansion to project #15:Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As a result of our work on the INNS project iCASP collaborated with a new contact at Environment Agency and expanded that network to include a national lead on crayfish.
Collaborator Contribution Partners were able to provide knowledge input into the project.
Impact none as yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description 'Climate Change Day seminar' of the Chartered Insurance Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai was an invited expert to present on the 'Climate Change Day seminar' of the Chartered Insurance Institute (February 2020)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 2020 Future of Floods Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Joe Holden was invited to give a presentation about iCASP on 19 November 2020 at the New Civil Engineer (NCE) Future of Floods Conference. The conference delved into funding strategies, natural flood management and the latest exciting projects around the UK and explored how the UK is using innovation and technology, as well as natural flood management strategies to relieve the pressure to deliver flood management solutions in a time and cost-effective way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 A formal working group - 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 Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joseph Holden took part in 7 meetings between the beginning of iCASP and May 2019. Attendees includes directors and advisors. iCASP was promoted at these meetings, and some of these projects were discussed and developed (notably GBI project # 10 ).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum 
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 News article in May 2019 about iCASP Invasive Non Native Species (INNS) project to coincide with Invasive Species week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 for Institute for Climate & Atmospheric Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In the frame of the project#6 Water surface forecasting project , iCASP (Ben Rab) drafted an article for the EA Current magazine article May-19 for 'Flood & Coast conference' edition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Articles 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 International
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 an User-friendly interface of Digibog_Hydro model that allow simulating the effect of various restoration measures on water flows in a peatland landscape. (April 2019 Newsletter)
iCASP Partner IUCN UK Peatland Programme included an article on sphagnum moss drawing from the findings from Holden (July 2019 Newsletter)
iCASP Partner IUCN UK Peatland Programme included an article on iCASP support for North York peat England Peatland strategy pilots. (Winter 2019 Newsletter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Basin story disseminated by International Water Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's Living with Water Partnership Telemetry (LWW) project member Emma Brown published a basin story on the International Water Association website https://iwa-network.org/yorkshire-water/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iwa-network.org/yorkshire-water/
 
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 Council Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article in Dec. 2019 about iCASP Natural Flood Management survey and about Calderdale Natural Flood Management project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Dales to Vales River Network 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 News article in Dec. 2019 about iCASP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Meeting on Working with Carbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Joe Holden was invited to give a presentation about iCASP on 3 December 2020 at the at the Environment Agency's national meeting about working with natural processes carbon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EA conference on flooding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stephen Belcher Met Office Chief Scientist has promoted iCASP at the EA conference on flooding, by presenting some slides on iCASP-Leeds-Met Office work in the area, and focusing in particular on the Surface Water flood Forecast project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Government Event's Flooding 2019: Ensuring Effective Resilience , Management and Response Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP were invited to speak at Government Event's Flooding 2019: Ensuring Effective Resilience , Management and Response Conference, on 5th December in Central London.
Ben Rabb attended to talk on "Enhanced Surface Water Flooding Forecasts - A Case Study of User-led Development and Testing in Yorkshire".
Bens session was chaired by Mary Dhonau -who is the local evaluator for the SW pathfinder project along with Jess Lamond at UWE. This was a useful link for the Pathfinder project iCASP and leading on for York City Council. Mary said to get in touch as they have experience of being the evaluator of similar pathfinders in the past - could be useful to get their insight.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Green Blue Urban Leeds Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Manuel Ojeda Cabral gave a presentation as part of the GBI project to approximately 60 plus people at the Green Blue Urban Leeds Roadshow on the 12th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 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 Meeting with Scotlands Centre of Expertise and Water 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In February 2020 the iCASP Programme Manager met with the CREW programme manager to share ideas, explore synergies between the 2 programmes and build closer working relationships. Since then CREW have been invited to Confluence and iCASP have been invited to an event in Edinburgh (but due to other commitments and short notice were unable to attend). A follow up meeting is planned for later this year to continue to explore options for close collaboration and maximising impact from the 2 programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting: iCASP Programme Manager and Leeds Social Science Institute Co-ordinator and Economic and Social Research Council Account Manager 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The iCASP Programme Manager met with the Leeds Social Science Institute Co-ordinator and Economic and Social Research Council Account Manager in March to explore options for closer collaborations. The iCASP team have been informed of the possibilities for social science funding for iCASP project and this avenue will be pursued in future as appropriate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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. in 2020 iCASP have met with CREW staff to share projects / impact and programme best practice and follow up meetings arranged later this year.

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 2017,2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.crew.ac.uk/
 
Description Mention in SEPA report - Towards improved surface water flood forecasts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the frame of the project#6 Water surface forecasting project , iCASP was referenced in the SEPA report - Towards improved surface water flood forecasts (dec. 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mention in SEPA report April 2019 (UK CP18 Forum) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the frame of the UKCP18 project , the iCASP UKCP18 forum was referenced in UKCP18 newsletter Apr-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Moors for the Future Annual Report 
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 Moors for the Future partnership, published an article in their annual report on the DigiBog_Hydro, with a note on the User guide too, tools from the project #3 Optimal Peatland restoration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 News article on Payment for Outcome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's Payment for Outcome project members Janet Richardson and Jenny Armstrong published a news article "Flood management on farms explored" on the Craven Herald and Pioneer, https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/18874537.flood-managment-farms-explored/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/18874537.flood-managment-farms-explored/.
 
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 Newsletter on SME 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's SME project members Stephen Curry and Paola Sakai published an update "iCASP funded resilience research gets underway" in the business section of the Calderdale Flood Partner Issue. https://mailchi.mp/calderdale/floodnewsapr2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mailchi.mp/calderdale/floodnewsapr2020
 
Description Newsletter on SME 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai published an update "Understanding SMEs to increase their flood resilience" in the expert section of the Yorkshire Flood Resilience, https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increa...
 
Description North Yorkshire Flood Risk Management Partnership quarterly meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai was an invited expert to present (twice) on the quarterly meeting of the North Yorkshire Flood Risk Management Partnership (March and November 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Northernpower Grid Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation 
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 Dr Ben Rabb attended a deliberative workshop on Climate Change Adaptation organised by Northernpower Grid on 2 October 2020 to discuss and feedback on their options for funding adaptation to climate change in their business plans. On 3 February 2021 Ben met with NPG (along with Yorkshire Water and Northern Gas Networks) to plan for the 'Yorkshire Infrastructure Operators Forum' - for which iCASP has received Research England funds to develop. General aim of the forum is to as a platform to allow dialogue and knowledge exchange on climate adaptation practice and policy in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in British Hydrological Society National Event 
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 iCASP (though Megan Klaar) gave at the presentation at the British Hydrological Society National Event on Natural Flood Management at Lancaster University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in Workshop on challenges in water environment 
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 Joe Holden iCASP director invited to present at a workshop about the challenges facing the water environment, "to help the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the EA identify and understand the challenges that face the water environment and the research that is required to address these challenges." The workshop brings together senior policy makers and thought leaders from academia to discuss evidence regarding our water environment and the challenges that it faces over the next 50 years
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity workshop or similar - European Geophysical Union meeting 
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 In the frame of the project#6 Water surface forecasting project , iCASP (Steve Boeeing) had an oral presentation accepted at EGU. Interest was from Red Cross
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity workshop or similar - Met Office & Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) 
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 In the frame of the project#6 Water surface foreacting project, 20.03.19 - iCASP (Ben Rab) presented to various FFC and MO staff in Exeter (including more general iCASP presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Carbon Connect event In the frame of the project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In connection with #3 Optimal Peatland Restoration, iCASP (Julia Martin-Ortega and Dylan Young) contacted to present at the European network, hosted this time by North Pennines AONB partnership, the iCASP work to this Carbon Connects project group of which we are a partner. Resulting from this meeting is also an invitation to another peat meeting in the Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Co-design workshop: invasive non-native biosecurity and local authorities 
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 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 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Don Network Day 
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 In the frame of the project#15 INNS, iCASP (Janet Richardson and Alison Dunn) were invited to give a talk at the Don Network Days workshop on INNS mapping. Presentation (10 minutes) on 5th April 2019, lead to more contact names in the councils to connect to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Food risk management workshops 
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 Organised with LCC and EA to bring together about 40 ppl working on new infrastructure and flood risk in the region to identify joint aims and ambitions and with the aim to make the next spending period bid (2021-27) better value for money through integrating different infrastructure and aims that produce multiple benefits. Possible impact: the bid was altered somewhat because of the workshop and that there has been some improved joint working between attendees and the request from Leeds City Council to iCASP to run the Wortley Beck workshop to review options for the proposed flood alleviation schemes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Food risk management workshops (Wortley Beck) 
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 Organised with LCC and EA to run through, with a wide range of stakeholders from different organisations and the local community, the possibile ways to deal with the ongoing WB flood issues. This was structured around a study carried out by WSP who LCC had contracted to carry out an options appraisal. The workshop looked at this and invited people to add their thoughts about what work was already going on and look at the different possibilities. Two local councillors for the ward attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Small Medium Enterprises project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Leeds Insurance Institute. February 2020. Paola Sakai was asked to speak at an event about flooding and climate change. She will present the vulnerability index but also will introduce the iCASP project to the audience and will invite insurers in Leeds to participate in the project.
North Yorkshire Flood Risk Partnership (FRP) meeting, Feb 2020. Paola presented the iCASP project and will invited the audience to participate
West Yorkshire Flood Risk Partnership (FRP) meeting, spring 2020. PS will present the iCASP project and will invite them to participate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Soil Security Programme conference 
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 Jonathan Leake - Lead for the iCASP Sustainable Agriculture workstream mentioned iCASP when presenting at the Soil Security Programme event. At this same event, Joseph Holden iCASP Director contributed to raise iCASP profile by highlighting the benefits of NERC funding long-term science impact programmes, such as iCASP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference 
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 (Janet Richardson) was invited to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark - Janet Richardson presentation for 15 mins and 5 mins of questions. Presentation on iCASP and NFM work undertaken, focusing on Don work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Workshop: Valuation and Appraisal of Urban Realm Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Workshop: Valuation and Appraisal of Urban Realm Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - iCASP Confluence 
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 The annual conference (called confluence) in 2019: 7 new organisations attended the event: Network Rail, Environmental Monitoring Solutions, Living With Water, BMT, Stockholm Environment Institute University of York, York Consortium Drainage Boards, Leeds Academic Health Partnership (NB: these organisations may have worked one on one with iCASP staff, but this is the first time they have attended an iCASP event as a delegate).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - iCASP Project #3: Optimal Peatland Restoration - practitioner feedback on model design 
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 Testing DigiBog_Hydro digital model with peatland restoration practitioners (Yorkshire Peat partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership), at their office base. Impact: for them to be confidence using the model independently going forward and applying on their site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - stand at the Great Yorkshire Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the frame of the project#15 INNS, iCASP held stand as a component part of Rivers Trust stand in the Angling tent at the Great Yorkshire Show for 3 days from 9 - 11 July 2019. Impact: promotion of the project, information guides about INNS and exchanges with members of the public, farmers, contractors and others about the issue of INNS in Yorkshire waterways. About 20 conversations were held each of the 3 days of the show with people who ranged from interested members of the public who knew nothing about INNS and had no land to manage, to farmers, bee-keepers, land managers and people from professional organisations with an interest in INNS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Podcast on Invasive Non-native Species 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme?