Yorkshire iCASP - Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

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

Abstract

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

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

Planned Impact

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

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

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

Organisations

Publications

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Description iCASP Projects: UKCP18 This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1. Their expertise supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for 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. 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. Optimal Peatland Restoration This project came out of the co-design workshop and meetings on Peatland Restoration and Valuation and started in February 2018. Working with the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership, the project will apply the NERC-funded research of Baird, Martin-Ortega (UoL), Evans and Allot (UoManchester), and Worrall (UoDurham), in particular the model DigiBog_hydro developed through a NERC/ESRC PhD studentship (ES/I903038/1), the NERC Valuing Nature Programme (NE/P00783X/1) and the Durham Carbon Model (Rural Economy and Land-Use, RELU, programme funded). It aims to inform the €6.6 million Pennine MoorLIFE and £16 million MoorLIFE2020 projects, and will seek to inform grants from the Defra £10 million capital grant scheme for peat restoration (as cited in the UK Clean Growth Strategy 2017) by using models and socio-economic analysis to help optimise peatland restoration activities so that they are cost-effective, maximise social and economic benefits, and consider the implications of climate change. The project will also help these projects understand public perceptions of peatland restoration work to help them attract investment in the regions uplands. Whether the project can contribute to the England Peat Strategy is being explored. Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM This project stems from the iCASP NFM co-design workshop. Starting in February/March 2018, the project aims to support the Defra-funded NFM pilots in the region (£813,000 worth of investment) and the Leeds City Region Local Growth Deal funded NFM work (£1.3 million) by: (i) developing guidance (building on Environment Agency guidance) on monitoring for impacts of NFM; (ii) applying modelling to address stakeholder-defined challenges that are limiting wider implementation of NFM; (iii) and developing a community of practice to inform and influence wider policy development including funding mechanisms for NFM (e.g. Flood Grant-in-Aid) by enhancing capacity on the use and interpretation of modelling and monitoring and providing coordination on the collating of NFM evidence. This project will use a research base funded by NERC, Defra and EA from the Universities of Leeds and York including: Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes (NE/N008065/1), Defra and EA-funded Water Friendly Farming, multiple NERC-funded peatland management hydrological monitoring projects, hydrological and hydraulic models developed/applied through NERC support including TOPMODEL, PESERA, SWAT and LISFLOOD-FP, and on-going projects (e.g. NERC Addressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together - NE/M019705/1) aiming to quantify ecosystem services/natural capital. The project partners include both iCASP Springboard Partners (e.g. Environment Agency, JBA, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Bradford Metropolitan Borough District Council, Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership, Pennine Prospects) and partners from outside of the formal iCASP partnership (e.g. The Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Treesponsibility, Derwent Catchment Partnership, National Trust). Early successes: The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts. The information provided through the 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. Noting the value of the iCASP NFM project support has helped the Environment Agency to access £750,000 of Defra-funding to fund the North Yorkshire NFM project. The iCASP Director's membership of the Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership's (director only) Board has enabled the University of Leeds to contribute information to the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Full Outline Business Case (value £115 million). iCASP has also enabled academics to be accepted to join local (Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership Management Group ), national (Scottish Centre of Expertise for Waters Steering Group) and international committees (MS Amlin [insurers] Advisory Panel). iCASP is targeting supporting the delivery of the Leeds City Region Green-Blue Infrastructure Strategy as successfully doing so would make a significant contribution to iCASP's Key Success Measures (see Programme Impact Indicators and Targets). Having an iCASP staff member based out of West Yorkshire Combined Authority has meant that iCASP has been able to contribute to the Strategy's Delivery Plan by providing an overview of relevant research from the iCASP universities and insight into which organisations are already working on green and blue infrastructure in the region (through the information that iCASP has gathered through partner priority identification meetings and launch event). The launch event stimulated significant interest across Yorkshire and as a result iCASP was invited to present to the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (YRFCC) and at the Yorkshire and Humber Local Authorities Chief Executives Flood Risk Management Forum (for the latter, iCASP was asked to give an overview of flood risk management research in Yorkshire). iCASP has subsequently been invited to attend YRFCC meetings on a regular basis. The iCASP Director discussed iCASP with MPs and civil servants at NERC's Westminster Reception in October 2017. Angela Smith MP - a target MP for iCASP - has stated that she is "particularly impressed with iCASP" following the Programme's submission to a Westminster Sustainable Business Forum Inquiry on Water and Housing Policy (for which Angela was co-chair). iCASP instigated a successful NERC (6 month) Industrial Mobility Fellowship (FEC £57,691.38) between one of iCASP's Impact Translation Fellows and Yorkshire Water on An Integrated Approach to Assessing Catchment Resilience: Combining GIS and Field Data in Relation to Climate Change Projections in the River Derwent Catchment NE/R013012/1. This work could not be undertaken through an iCASP project as it requires fundamental research and fieldwork. However, iCASP provides the vehicle for a short timeline from fundamental science to business impact, as the work will inform Yorkshire Water's management of its land holdings to reduce water treatment costs, and will look to inform the Derwent Catchment Management Plan, including Defra-funded Natural Flood Management work in the catchment. The applicability of the GIS tool for informing the implementation of Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy and Local Enterprise Partnership's Strategic Economic Plans will also be explored. iCASP will also enable the impact of the NERC (3.5 year) Industrial Innovation Fellowship (FEC £584,329) on 'The Composition of Dissolved Organic Matter and its Impact on Water Treatment in a Changing Climate' NE/R013365/1, and the NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship (FEC £206,368) 'Sea Level from Space - directed satellite applications catapult knowledge exchange fellowship' NE/R012407/1. iCASP has leveraged an additional £1.5 million of research funding (from Global Food Security Programme - supported by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Scottish Government) on the role of phosphorus in the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. Up to c.£500,000 will be invested in the iCASP region through a Yorkshire case study. iCASP consortium members Evans and Allott (University of Manchester), together with the iCASP Director (Holden - FEC £89,245, NE/R004595/1), secured NERC Natural Flood Management funding for the project Optimising Natural Flood Risk Management (NFM) in headwater catchments to protect downstream communities. The iCASP NFM project will explore connections to this project to maximise efficiencies in NFM modelling development and to contribute data to assessing NFM benefits at national scale. iCASP has also linked to the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation project ThinkNature so that iCASP has a platform for European dissemination of project results relevant to the understanding and promotion of nature-based solutions. iCASP is also a case study in a Horizon 2020 project proposal on contractual approaches to public goods delivery from agri-environmental measures.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Environment,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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 Response to enquiry for information on catchment scale telemetry from councillor to be used in local council decision session
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters - High Level Steering Group member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.crew.ac.uk/steering-group
 
Description Westminster Sustainable Business Forum/Policy Connect - Water and Housing Policies Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/wsbf/news/water-and-housing-inquiry-call-evidence
 
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 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)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2017 
End 11/2019
 
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 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 ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation Technical University of Crete
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow to contribute to the project consortium.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow to contribute to the project consortium.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Department IUCN UK Peatland Programme
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation JBA Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Linking Environment And Farming
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Pennine Prospects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Thomas MacKay Ltd
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
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 University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
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 University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
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 University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
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 University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
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 University of Leeds/NCAS were the research team involved in this project. This project aims to prepare 6 iCASP Springboard Partners for the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18) to be released in 2018, which are currently being developed by the UK Met Office (also an iCASP Springboard Partner). The 6 partners (Environment Agency, JBA Trust, Leeds City Council, National Farmer's Union, Yorkshire Water, and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) represent local government, major infrastructure owners, farmers, conservation practitioners, statutory agencies and engineering-environmental consultants. The five academic leads (Dessai, Lowe, Forster, Maycock, Trigg) brought expertise on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of climate change impact and risk assessment from NERC-funded research, for example: • Dessai: End-to-end Quantification of Uncertainty for Impacts Prediction - NE/H003509/1; • Trigg: Improved physical process representation of rivers networks in Global Flood Models - NE/R008949/1; • Lowe: Head of Climate Services at the Met Office and Chair of Priestley International Centre for Climate; • Forster: Robust regional predictions of future rainfall changes for adaptation policy - NE/K007483/1; • Maycock: Understanding and attributing composition-climate feedbacks in the Earth System - NE/M018199/1.
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 The expertise of the academic team supported the delivery and content of a capacity-building and knowledge/experience sharing workshops that showcased the forthcoming UKCP18 projections and prototype data products, e.g. the development of dummy data for trial by the partners. Case studies were developed using this dummy data based on the six partners' operational contexts, available resources for appraising climate risks, climate information uses and needs, generated through interviews and literature reviews, to demonstrate the potential use of UKCP18 outputs. The first case focussed on quantifying the risk of protracted drought, and the second case considered the use of high-resolution climate projections within assessments of high-intensity rainfall and the risk of associated surface flooding. The process of developing these case studies, and the forum provided by the project that enabled dialogue and feedback between practitioners and academics familiar with climate projections and their application, as well as the Met Office UKCP team, has built the capacity of the partners to use UKCP18 outputs (raw data and data products), and has provided a valuable demonstrator for the Met Office to inform the guidance that they will provide with the release of the UKCP18 outputs next year. Given the interest from partners, iCASP is investigating through the Met Office how such a regional UKCP18 user-forum could be continued in the absence of support services such as 'UK Climate Ready' and climate change partnerships that were available in the past. An impact monitoring plan has been developed to guide the identification of this project's impact once the UKCP18 outputs are released next year, including the extent to which the project has made it easier for practitioners to incorporate UKCP18 outputs into their risk assessments (products in the case of JBA), and the investment decisions that such assessments influence - examples identified by the project are listed below: • JBA Consulting - Surface flood risk model (FLOW+) • Yorkshire Water - Water Resource Management Plan • NFU - working with the EA on Water Situation Reports • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - peatland restoration investments through the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, e.g. Pennine PeatLIFE funding (€6.6 million) • EA - risk of surface water flooding maps • Leeds City Council - Strategic Flood Risk Assessment The project case study reports will be made public via the iCASP website and serve as an advertisement to existing and potential iCASP partners on the potential, practical uses of the new climate projections at regional scales. In parallel, the Met Office are producing accessible communications materials based on UKCP18 'use-cases', including the iCASP regional demonstrator. This will form part of the official UK-wide public documentation prior to and accompanying UKCP18 release. The iCASP UKCP18 project was selected as a Met Office UKCP18 Demonstrator Project. These projects were used by the Met Office to trial the type of data and simulation products that will be released when UKCP18 is launched in 2018 in order to inform the guidance provided with the data/products. The iCASP UKCP18 project was unique as a Demonstrator Project as it was a regional project and served to identify and exhibit the most appropriate product/data within a diverse set of use contexts.
Start Year 2017
 
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
URL https://www.aireandcalderpartnership.org/
 
Description Bogfest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Reed introduced iCASP to the Bogfest 2017 event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/bogfest-2017
 
Description Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Partnership - Natural Flood Management Operational Group member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opportunity to identify how iCASP can support NFM activities and funding to deliver the Calderdale Flood Action Plan. A number of possible iCASP project ideas from the Group are currently under consideration, and the Group is used to coordinate on the iCASP NFM project's work with NFM pilot sites in Calderdale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
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 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 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 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
 
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 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 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 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 South Pennines land Management Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A presentation to one of Pennine Prospects operational groups to brief them on iCASP and hear about priorities for the partnership that iCASP may be able to support with.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit constituency office of local MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed iCASP with Nigel Adams MP's office. Subsequently floods minister T.Coffey visited constituency and iCASP was mentioned by MP's office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The launch event stimulated significant interest across Yorkshire and as a result iCASP was invited to present to the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (YRFCC). This was an opportunity to introduce all councillors with flood risk responsibilities in the iCASP area to iCASP. iCASP has subsequently been invited to attend YRFCC meetings on a regular basis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/yorkshire-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership Board membership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Executive/Director -level Board advising improving local natural environment as part of delivering Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan. Opportunity for iCASP to hear about priority issues to address through iCASP projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Yorkshire and Humber Chief Executives Flood Risk Management Forum - Towards a Flood Ready Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact iCASP was asked to given an overview to c.60 local authority chief executives, directors and council staff, as well as Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and other catchment management practitioners of flood risk management research in Yorkshire. This was also an opportunity to brief local authorities on iCASP's aims.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description iCASP launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch event for iCASP to raise awareness of Programme aims and its offering to catchment management stakeholders in Yorkshire (and nationally). The iCASP launch event was held on the 5th July 2017 at Horizon in Leeds and was attended by 108 people. There was representation from 52 organisations from across Yorkshire and nationally. Sir Alan Langlands, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, spoke at the event as did Arlin Rickard, Chief Executive of The Rivers Trust and Chair of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), and a number of the Springboard Partners.
Sessions were held to explain the programme, identify the relationships between organisations across the region and priorities for iCASP engagement, and to discuss the formation of the proposed Yorkshire Catchment Solutions Forum (YCSF). Using the feedback from the launch, the iCASP Confluence (as it will now be known as) will be an annual gathering of partners and wider networks for knowledge exchange, workshop ideas generation, evidence gap analysis and an opportunity to showcase the iCASP Programme and project progress.
Feedback from the participants was extremely positive with nearly 100% of survey respondents saying that they had had a good experience and would recommend future iCASP events to colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2017/08/03/icasp-launch-event/
 
Description iCASP website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A simple, low-cost website to consolidate the iCASP digital presence (e.g. go-to resource on what iCASP is, news stories, and embedded Twitter-feed) has been developed. The website went live in October 2017 and will be hosted and maintained by the University of Leeds. A link from the NERC website has been established. The website is designed to share iCASP information with Springboard Partners and other potential iCASP project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://icasp.org.uk/
 
Description iCASP-Environment Agency introductory workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to EA staff on what iCASP is and what it can offer, to help iCASP staff understand EA priorities and ways of working, and to help EA staff to work out how to engage with iCASP. As a result the Environment Agency have provided the highest level of in-kind support to iCASP (to date - Feb 2018) out of the Springboard Partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017