Yorkshire iCASP - Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

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

Abstract

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

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

Planned Impact

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

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

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

Organisations

 
Description Please note this is an impact project with no new research involved. However, we have delivered a wide range of outcomes which meet or exceed our KPIs. One key learning is that through having a central office for the regional programme this has enabled us to work more closely with our external non-academic partners and we have been able to build profile and trust which, in turn, has led to pro-active approaches from our partners for support. It has resulted in our growing role to co-ordinate catchment-based activities and funding cases for the region, which supports economic, environmental and social wellbeing in the region underpinned by place-based UKRI investment.
Exploitation Route Please see other sections of the ResearchFish reporting that details how other users are taking forward the work in the project.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment,Healthcare,Other

URL http://icasp.org.uk
 
Description March 2022 Impact Summary for 2021 to 2022. (1) Overview: Since September 2018 the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) has delivered 30 projects to date. Another 23 projects are in progress, and a further 7 are in development. The total value of live iCASP projects alone is £894k (excluding approximately £2m of external funding), with the remaining staff resource allocated until January 2024. Projects and programme continue to deliver local and international impacts and iCASP is developing a reputation as a trusted regional coordinator for strategic funding bids and business case development. Significant progress has been made towards our longer term sustainability arising from new programmes that have either cited or used iCASP as a case study (WaterLANDS) or because we are now a trusted project delivery partner (West Yorkshire Flood Resilience Programme (WYFLIP)). iCASP has also invested in a number of short projects (< £20,000) in response to timely opportunities or to maximise impact arising from existing projects - example projects include a macro-plastics review and NFM modelling on Backstone Beck. ICASP continues to generate transformative impact by building upon NERC science to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to the region focused on seven inter-related impact work streams (WS) sustainable agriculture, climate resilience, carbon sequestration, water quality, flood forecasting, drought and flood risk mitigation, and socioeconomic analyses. Collaborations have continued to expand and reinforce the existing network of partners in the catchment, and have delivered a number of user-friendly products as a result of the translation of environmental science into solutions meeting the needs of catchment stakeholders. During 2020 and into early 2021 the impact of COVID-19 was felt with reduced capacity for staff, academics and partners. Many of our partners were furloughed, made redundant, or face review of priorities. The ripple effect has been less partner activity, (workshops, meeting attendance, project input) in this reporting period. A number of iCASP projects faced delays with their project lifecycle with project team and partners particularly with refining data and gathering outputs. iCASP have developed a reputation for facilitating vibrant face-to-face workshops and meetings but these activities have had to move online. The team have coped with this transition admirably and we have been completed by our partners on how 'slick' some of our online events and workshops have become. With the easing of the pandemic restrictions there is a slow return to normality. The team are able to work from the office (albeit with reduced room capacity) and are generally doing so once or twice a week. Face to face meetings and workshops are beginning to resume although on-line activity dominates. The team have become proficient at this and have been praised by partners for their 'smooth' operation at facilitating on line events. We have experienced some notable staff changes within the last 6 months. One of our long term ITF's has left for a permanent role outside of the University and our Impact and Economic Evaluator will be moving back to the USA at the end of March. Another of our original ITFs moves full time to undertake her Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in the summer of 2022. Two part time project support officers joined the team in November to provide assistance across the team. Whilst there remain some delays with delivering outcomes due to reduced capacity of iCASP team and partners because of wider COVID-19 issues and staff illness some 'normality; has resumed. The dedication and resilience of the team remains remarkable and despite the challenges iCASP has continued to generate impact throughout 2021. iCASP impacts continue to be generated by a team of academic leads, Impact Translation Fellows, other project members and collaborators and to be communicated, monitored, evaluated and reported by office staff consisting of Director, Deputy Director, Program Manager, Impact Evaluator, Impact Officer, Communication Officer and Administrator. (2) Science User Engagement: The iCASP team have continued to support project development with and capacity building in partner organisations workshop and training packages (e.g> Communicating Flood Risk project), model testing (e.g., Living with Water Partnership Telemetry project), workshops and webinars (e.g.,West Yorkshire FLIP). iCASP is currently working with over 51 organisations (considered as iCASP partners on live collaborative agreements) and 8 new organisations have provided in kind support since August 2021 (Figure 3 in Appendix). There have been 21 key iCASP events since August 2021 including one stakeholder governance group meetings (December), one Community of Practice (December), and 20 stakeholder consultation workshops and meetings (December to February 2021). Highlights of 2021 include the following: (A) Confluence 2021. Our annual 'Confluence', delivered via a series of events over a one week period and opened by Baroness Blake, saw 350 delegates across 4 events, including new organisations and individuals. This year our annual event demonstrated the importance of partnerships and 'working together to improve resilience across the Yorkshire and Humber region'. We made a number of resources available from each event running from 8th to 11th June on our website. The main plenary, opened by Baroness Blake, showcased a new video about our Calderdale NFM project, itself introduced by the Yorkshire Director of the Environment Agency. We held an interactive session reporting back on our project on Bridging the Gap to Boost SME Resilience with representatives from local authorities and small businesses taking part. The Yorkshire NFM Community of Practice event was also held that week including an interesting fly through video of the NFM interventions installed at the University of Leeds Brownlee Centre (the UK's first purpose built triathlon training centre). As the final event of the week we hosted the Yorkshire Infrastructure Adaptation Forum. (B) The iCASP model was used as a case study to support the successful the €23 million EU Horizon 2020 funded WaterLANDS (Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness) project. WaterLANDS is an ambitious, largescale project to restore wetland sites across Europe which have been decimated by human activity and lay the foundations for scalable protection across much wider areas. It has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Green Deal and includes the development of 15 Knowledge Sites and six Action Sites. iCASP is a key research partner on this project will undertake hands-on restoration of specific wetland sites, covering an initial 10,500 ha, and create best practice models that can be applied to other sites. By engaging with local communities and stakeholders, the project will ensure that wetland restoration results not only in environmental gains, but also social and economic benefits for the communities involved. The project is worth approximately £1.6m to iCASP. (C) iCASP have recently been appointed as co-ordinators and delivery partner for the WYFLIP. This collaborative and innovative programme between five lead local flood authorities will work at catchment level to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in the region. iCASP helped to secure funding for the programme which has the support from The Environment Agency and local stakeholders including academic partners, community based groups, third Sector organisations and Yorkshire Water. This ambitious programme will explore new ways of working including between people who do not normally work together such as representatives from the private sector, community groups, charities and volunteers with a keen interest in flood resilience. Programmes and projects such as this are helping to secure our longer term sustainability and the programme has now been extended to January 2024 and we are grateful to NERC for their support with backing these endeavours. (D) Significant progress and impact continues with our Communicating Flood Risk Project which aims to work with flood Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) and engaged members of the public to overcome challenges associated with risk management authorities. In response to the challenges identified the team developed a flood engagement exercise designed to be delivered with 6 participants to address the challenges faced during a flood incident. The team have delivered 2 workshops to date with for Environment Agency staff from a variety of locations across England, including Manchester, London, Wessex and the East Midlands. A further 4 workshops are planned and we have had enquiries from Devon, Cornwall, Wales, Leeds, East Midlands, Haltemprice, North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Doncaster. We are receiving good interest for this exercise from regions far afield and also from people with different rolls starting from flood wardens to RMA's. Policy Influence: iCASP helped to shape the England Peat Action Plan, based on pilot exercises supported by iCASP projects and direct policy advice provided by our staff. The plan was launched by Government in May 2021 with an initial £50M investment, but with further longer-term commitments. iCASP are continuing to provide direct advice on the protocols for the new England Peat Map to be delivered by 2023 and are also providing direct advice to Government via the Water Expert Panel which is advising on a series of targets that will be put into legislation in Autumn 2022 as a mandated follow up to the Environment Bill. iCASP continues to provide policy advice to Defra to inform their Environmental Land Management Scheme discussions including via our farmer surveys and Choice Experiments. Defra have since invited us to complete a proposal to take part in the Landscape Recovery Phase of the test and trial. At a local level we facilitated and contributed towards a draft multi-partner flood risk management plan for Bradford that will also inform the updates to the Flood Risk Management Plans and the River Basin Management Plans for the Humber region. We are currently co-ordinating and managing the West Yorkshire FLIP to establish a strategy for West Yorkshire that will help address the impact of flooding and climate change. We have been able to secure the support of a local Councillor and Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Chair to provide political leadership and chair the group. The project is in the process of producing a roadmap for West Yorkshire. Work on our Environment Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency project concluded by providing new impact data to the SHAPE mapping tool used by Local Authorities to inform service planning and provision. By integrating climate change data into the SHAPE tool we have enabled Local Authorities to make evidence based decisions and policies that will increase resilience to climate change. In March we informed Defra via presentation and discussion about the outputs of the iCASP supported Bestmap project. This EU funded project is helping to deliver a framework that links economic modelling with individual farm agent-based models. Via workshops and consultation with policy makers at the EU this project is now not only supporting the EU Green Deal but, by using the iCASP network to involve Defra, is now also informing UK agricultural policy. Practical Benefits: Project partners are passing on the knowledge and skills gained through their involvement in iCASP to members of their organisations. • The Living with Water Partnership project developed an AI predictive model using compiled datasets from several partner organisations in Hull to forecast water level in drainage networks and surface water systems using real-time rainfall data. A user guide for the model was developed showing how to obtain water level predictions for key points in the city and the necessary calibration for application to other towns and cities. • The Invasive Non-Native Species project has generated six factsheets including information about how INNS are spread within the case study areas and actions required to stop spread. • Our Payment for Outcomes project generated a user friendly toolkit that allows land owners / practitioners to navigate flow charts to understand what interventions could be installed in the landscape and how they can be monitored. • Our Integrated Nitrogen Management in Yorkshire Farms project created a website to demonstrate how to conduct soil testing and its relationship with nutrient management, and generated a user guide on nutrient management through crop rotation for various crops, and some examples on how to conduct a 7-year crop rotation. We are now using these tools to communicate with farmers and farmer networks and deliver collective farm management change. • In collaboration with Mott Macdonald we have supported the national NFM Guidance for CIRIA, building upon our collective experience across several iCASP NFM projects and underpinning NERC-funded research. • The Transforming environmental research into evidence on the cultural and health benefits of green and blue space' project has been working with Natural England to refine and improve both the Managing Ecosystem Services Evidence Review tool and the Natural Capital Indicators Metric Review. The latter is a a searchable literature review of the environmental properties that support the provision of ecosystem services. • The Communicating Flood Risk Project has developed a Flood Engagement Exercise (FLEEX) to address the challenges faced during a flood incident. FLEEX is attracting considerable interest from the Environment Agency and Flood Risk Management Authorities and the iCASP team are considering options for commercialization of the tool to contribute towards our longer term sustainability. There is also scope for developing FLEEX's for communication challenges faced around scheme development and long term resilience in the face of climate change. • We are currently providing the modelling evidence for the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire to quantify the benefits of tree planting in specific areas and in doing so help to reduce the flood risk to properties in Masham. • We worked with Bradford City Council, the Environment Agency and the Aire Rivers Trust to co-produce an outline flood risk management plan and map for Bradford. • We are working with the Environment Agency on a trail programme on Bishops Dyke to influence the allocation of funding for channel maintenance in addressing flood risk. By modelling the Soil and Water Assessment Tool we are beginning to understand the volume of sediment available from different parcels of land and how and where to target interventions to reduce sediment. These findings will feed into the Environment Agency's report on the trial with potential benefits for flood risk, ecology and water quality. Future Prospect and Sustainability: iCASP's reputation continues to grow and serves as a model that stimulates the desire for replication of the translation of ideas and creativity with catchment management. The programme continues to transition towards a long-term role as a trusted regional co-ordinator for funding bids with partners and one that embeds science into our extended network. The programme is transitioning well in developing a role as a trusted regional co-ordinator for practical funding bids and business cases with partners and one that embeds environmental science into these bids and our extended network. In the longer term we hope that this may form part of our financial sustainability beyond the RISE programme, but we would still welcome NERC's support and backing for this endeavour. We have recently assisted the Swinton Estate (>8000 hectares) with a successful Natural Environment Readiness Fund bid for woodland planting and have been invited by Defra to submit a proposal to inform the Environmental Land Management Test and Trials Landscape Recovery Scheme. A recent (1/9/21) Defra press release flags iCASP's role in supporting natural flood management activity on the Broughton Hall Estate (1200 hectares), visited by the Rebecca Pow MP, Floods Minister, ahead of a round-table meeting with other MPs and regional leaders which also highlighted a major funding drive we are spearheading to support regional environmental resilience, which has also been strategically aligned to the new (first) West Yorkshire mayor's environment-related manifesto pledges. iCASP has been successful featuring as both a key 'knowledge' and 'action' site within a £20M EU funded project on landscape-scale restoration of wetlands. The bid is worth approx £1.6M to iCASP and it was the iCASP model of working that was embedded within the whole European bid to combine science, policy and practice to develop new approaches to landscape-scale issues. Regional partners continue to approach iCASP to support workshops, to provide expertise in monitoring and evaluation, to co-ordinate and disseminate expertise in catchment management, to underpin business cases for investment and to influence policy. City of York Council has asked us to co-ordinate additional work for the Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Defra Pathfinder project, in turn providing advice and guidance to the national Pathfinder suite of projects. This project, for which we have delivered around £300k of externally funded work, continues to demonstrate how iCASP is held in high regard by its partners who approach us to co-ordinate activity within which we can embed environmental science. February 2021 Impact Summary to date. (1) Overview: Since September 2018 the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) has delivered 15 projects to date. Another 20 projects are in progress, and a further 7 are in development. The total value of live iCASP projects is £2.4m, with the remaining staff resource allocated until January 2023. iCASP has also invested in a number of short projects (< £20,000) in response to timely opportunities or to maximise impact arising from existing projects. ICASP continues to generate transformative impact by building upon NERC science to generate economic, social and environmental benefits to the region focused on seven inter-related impact work streams (WS) sustainable agriculture, climate resilience, carbon sequestration, water quality, flood forecasting, drought and flood risk mitigation, and socioeconomic analyses. Collaborations have continued to expand and reinforce the existing network of partners in the catchment, and have delivered a number of user-friendly products as a result of the translation of environmental science into solutions meeting the needs of catchment stakeholders. During 2020 the impact of COVID-19 was felt with reduced capacity for staff, academics and partners. Many of our partners were furloughed, made redundant, or face review of priorities. The ripple effect has been less partner activity, (workshops, meeting attendance, project input) in this reporting period. Additionally, a number of iCASP projects are at a point within their project lifecycle whereby the project team and partners are still refining data gathering and outputs, and are likely to be reported upon later in the programme lifespan than originally envisaged. iCASP have developed a reputation for facilitating vibrant face-to-face workshops and meetings but these activities have had to move online. There have been delays with delivering outcomes due to reduced capacity of iCASP team and partners because of wider COVID-19 issues. However, the dedication and resilience of the has been remarkable and despite the challenges iCASP has continued to generate impact throughout 2020. iCASP impacts continue to be generated by a team of academic leads, Impact Translation Fellows, other project members and collaborators and to be communicated, monitored, evaluated and reported by office staff consisting of Director, Deputy Director, Program Manager, Impact Evaluator, Impact Officer, Communication Officer and Administrator. (2) Science User Engagement: The iCASP team have continued to support project development with and capacity building in partner organisations through questionnaire surveys (e.g., National Trust - Payments for Outcome project), model testing (e.g., Living with Water Partnership Telemetry project), workshops and webinars (e.g., Small and Medium Enterprise Flood Resilience Project) despite the dire working situation. iCASP is currently working with over 40 organisations today and 12 new organisations or individuals have provided in kind support via attending events or projects since April 2020. There have been 9 iCASP events / meetings since April 2020 including 2 Community of Practice events, 1 training event, 1 meeting with DEFRA and our annual Confluence. The Don Catchment Rivers Trust and the National Trust joined our Governance Group in 2020. Highlights include the following. (A) Confluence 2020. In June 2020 our annual event was delivered through 2 webinars and a series of video project updates. Webinar 1 was "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" and webinar 2 was "Where next for Yorkshire's soils". Over 100 attendees joined for the first event and 72 for the second. The event covered several iCASP and partner projects, including the link between them and the impacts achieved to date followed by an opportunity for a Q&A and discussion of future projects. (B) iCASP were requested by York City Council to create and build a centralised database of Property Flood Resilience installations that can assist local ABI / Flood Re and the Insurance Industry. Because of our unique relationship with our partners we were also asked to oversee the production of hydraulic modelling to represent future surface water flood risk across Yorkshire using JBA's in-house hydraulic modelling software. (C) iCASP won a 2020 University of Leeds Sustainability Award in recognition of its outreach work and has also been flagged in a range of magazines including the Wildlife Trust magazine . (4) An additional 2 members of staff have undertaken secondments and a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship has been applied for. (D) The academic lead for the Small Medium Enterprise Project met with the MP for Calderdale to help improve the understanding of the impacts of flooding on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). (3) Policy Influence: iCASP has also provided a set of five additional written submissions to regional and national consultations/inquiries including our Response to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on Biodiversity and Ecosystems and also to Defra's Environmental Land Management policy discussion. iCASP has furthermore enlarged its regional representation with iCASP representatives now on four additional national and regional boards and committee groups. The SME Project has responded to 3 parliamentary enquiries. More importantly, the model of iCASP working has been embedded within the whole European bid as its central focus is on combining existing scientific, policy and practice knowledge to developing new approaches to landscape scale catchment issues. Thus we are enhancing international impact of iCASP. iCASP have been asked to support and co-ordinate the regional Natural Flood Management Community of Practice, having assisted Leeds City Council to leverage Regional Flood and Coastal Committee funding. Regional partners are approaching iCASP to support workshops, provide expertise in monitoring and evaluation and to co-ordinate and disseminate expertise in catchment management and to influence policy. (4) Practical Benefits: Project partners are passing on the knowledge and skills gained through their involvement in iCASP to members of their organisations. Highlights include the following. (A) iCASP are working with the Met Office to develop a 'urban prototype climate service' for Leeds City Council. (B) The Living With Water Partnership project has developed a water level forecasting tool using rainfall data which decreases response times for flood risk management authorities in Hull. (C) We have produced and submitted 5 factsheets to assist with knowledge exchange and policy development across the EU on the CONSOLE project. (D) We continue to develop the National NFM Guidance for CIRIA building upon our collective academic experience on the Yorkshire NFM project and from the NFM Community of Practice this project established for regional and national partners. (E) iCASP has produced four tools, 3 user-friendly models, 3 lessons learnt documents, 2 community of practices established, 1 database, 5 briefing notes, 1 literature review for practice & policy, 17 scientific outputs, and contributed to 10 governmental consultations/inquiries/select committees. (5) Future Prospect and Sustainability: iCASP's reputation continues to grow and serves as a model that stimulates the desire for replication of the translation of ideas and creativity with catchment management. The programme is transitioning towards a long-term role as a trusted regional co-ordinator for funding bids with partners (e.g. lottery funding, innovation resilience fund, NFM trial funding) and one that embeds science into our extended network. This is a key role that we see taking forward in the longer term and one which may support our financial sustainability beyond the NERC funding period. Our strategic and influential role is evidenced in a range of activity. Highlights include the following. (A) iCASP continues to generate economic benefit for Yorkshire and beyond. We have worked with the Environment Agency and Leeds City Council to successfully bid for a Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee local levy funding to develop NFM across the region (total of £750k split across 3 years). Some of this funding will provide sustainability of the NFM Community of Practice set up by iCASP and is worth £80k. (B) iCASP provided support to Natural England's peat pilot work nationally, and with the North York Moors National Park, which influenced £400k and £80k respectively. (C) York City Council directly awarded £126k of work for iCASP to deliver additional components of the Defra Pathfinder project as a direct result of our network of catchment experts. (D) iCASP has directly secured (into the project to fund our activity) £435k of further funding since June 2020 by facilitating connections through its understanding of stakeholder and regional needs in catchment management, and through its reputation of adding value to projects. Funds include three Research England supported projects on soils and peatlands, a UK Space Agency regional cluster pump-priming grant, and additional work on the Defra Yorkshire Pathfinder Project. (E) Our work on the Payments for Outcomes project has contributed to Nidderdale AONB and the National Trusts successfully obtaining £1.4M of Heritage Lottery Funding for the Skell Valley project. This was formally announced in January 2021. (F) iCASP is currently assisting Yorkshire's lead local flood authorities and the Environment Agency with an integrated £12m bid to the Innovation Resilience Fund. iCASP will lead on Impact and Monitoring for the programme and if successful this bid could be worth £900k funding for iCASP. (G) iCASP is also a key 'knowledge site' and 'action site' within a £20M EU funding bid on landscape scale restoration of wetlands. If successful iCASP will receive around £2M. ### This information and update are correct as of February 2020. Since September 2018, iCASP has continued to generate transformative impacts (for example, NFM Community of Practice and Water Efficiency briefing - see below) to the regional economy by building on NERC-funded science to generate economic, societal and environmental benefits in rural and urban areas. The original proposal set out how seven inter-related Impact Work Streams (WS) or networks will use NERC science to improve land and water management for benefits to the Yorkshire Ouse catchment, its economy, society and environment. A total of 31 projects have been approved since the start of the programme. 10 of these projects are quick win or 'deminimus projects' under £10k in value and can produce a quick win that has a high impact to cost ratio as the Water Efficiency project (see policy influence) demonstrates. A further 4 of these projects are in development. To date iCASP projects have contributed to environmental issues targeted by the programme as follows; sustainable agriculture 16%, climate resilience 22%, carbon sequestration 6%, water quality 17%, flood forecasting 5%, drought and flood risk mitigation 34%. Impact summary to date includes 21 projects underway or completed, 18 jobs created, a strong regional network and science-user engagement, with 239 organisations engaged and the creation of 2 community of practices, 9 business cases strengthened and 30 influencers briefed. iCASP has helped raise £13m of research funds and £574,000 of funds for implementation of catchment solutions, and influenced £71m of business case development. The GBI project (see below) has potential to influence a further £500m of government spending. There has been a further £598,000 of in kind support from partners across the programme Capability building has been enhanced in many of the stakeholders that engaged with iCASP. One example is the Natural Flood Management Community of Practice network that was set up and is co-ordinated by iCASP. This project alone has engaged with 124 individuals, and aimed at fostering exchange of skills and experiences around NFM, which has influenced both practice and practitioners with future benefits for the natural environment and for flood risk reduction. iCASP impact continues to be monitored by dedicated staff - an Impact Evaluator - with support from the Communications Officer and Impact Officer plus wider team to demonstrate impact from the programme and for each project. Evidence of impact may be quantitative, qualitative or theory driven, and may relate to emails, interviews or written responses from the iCASP project partners. Quantitative impact includes the cost of business cases influenced. For example the GBI project aims to supports business case development and appraisal with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation. This project is currently supporting several business cases including the £500m our spaces programme. The Partnership for Optimal Peatland Restoration Project has produced two tools: A peatland tailored User Guide on methods to value benefits from peatland restoration, and a user-friendly interface of the Digibog_Hydro model. . The application of Digibog_Hydro by peatland restoration practitioners will enable hydrological modelling of the effect of peatland restoration measures on water flows in a peat landscape and therefore maximize the delivery of ecosystem services following selection of measures. The User Guide is helping practitioners having a better understanding of the existing valuation methods to value benefits from their work. . This project has led to iCASP being approached to work with Natural England on the North York Moors National Park peat pilot project and subsequently to influence the England Peatland strategy. An iCASP peatland metrics projects is currently being developed by the Yorkshire Peat Partnership and the Environment Agency to examine methods for quantifying non-carbon benefits of peatland restoration. Qualitative impact includes stakeholder testimonials and evidence about iCASP projects as well as capacity building and evidence synthesis. An example (also logged under policy influence) of the latter is the Water Efficiency policy brief to Leeds City Council that ultimately led to the recommendations being added to core council policy for improved standards. In 2019 Leeds City Council revised its Core Strategy 2014 for future housing. iCASP academics from Leeds and Sheffield consulted to distil the latest evidence on water availability and usage into an accessible policy brief to support Leeds City Council in setting a reasonable water efficiency standard for new homes. The evidence will be equally applicable to other local authorities in the region as they update policies too. Generation of impact sometimes relies on focusing on specific windows of opportunities (e.g., related to policy formation, or business case development), which in some cases required shorter response times than iCASP can deliver. To address this issue, some 'agile' projects have been developed, which can be signed off by the Programme Manager and Director if they fall below a specific resource allocation to enable iCASP to focus on quick wins when necessary. An example of this was a literature review of opportunities for macro plastic capture to inform future project work on the River Aire by the Canal and Rivers Trust. The North York Moors National Park peat pilot project also falls within this category. Discussions are currently underway for a deminimus project to inform water quality monitoring on the River Skell in support of the a £1.4m HLF development project by the National Trust and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which if successful will unlock a further £2.5m of funding for project partners benefiting both the natural heritage and cultural heritage of the local area. The iCASP model of academic and practitioners working in partnership has itself had impact with partners now having approached iCASP to deliver important projects for them. This includes York City Council's request in 2019 for iCASP to deliver stage 1 and 4 of its successful Pathfinder Project - recognising the benefit that academics, consultants and practitioners can bring to planning and evaluating impact of installing property level flood resilience. This project has brought in £93,000 of external funding to date and extensions to this work are currently being discussed. Similarly, iCASPs model and reputation has resulted in additional qualitative and international impact through iCASP's recent involvement in the pan European CONSOLE project, focusing on promoting the delivery of Agri-Environmental Climate Public Goods (AECPGs) by agriculture and forestry through the development of improving contractual solutions. £152,210 of external funding from the CONSOLE Project budget has been agreed for iCASPs involvement. ICASP were also approached in 2019 by Mott McDonald to write the CIRIA best practice guidelines for NFM. This has brought in £11,200 of further funding and will yield both national and international benefits. iCASP will be drawing upon experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. ---------------------------------------------------- As of September 2018: Economic and financial benefits to the region Highlights/examples iCASP has contributed £4,258,291 to the regional economy. This constitutes £192,691 in identified/realised cost savings for partner organisations, and £4,065,600 in supported investment in the region. This includes: • the iCASP NFM project producing cost savings for the Environment Agency (£100,000) based on an estimation of the amount of pilot project funding that would otherwise have had to be spent on monitoring activities; • £5,000 cost savings for the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust through iCASP connecting the organisation to a student project that was able to partially complete some of their intended Natural Flood Management modelling work in Bishopdale; • £57,691 cost savings (estimate, based on grant amount) for Yorkshire Water not having to commission the research itself on sediment hotspots in the Derwent Catchment and how climate change could change these; • £30,000 (min.) cost savings for Yorkshire Water not having to commission consultants/do in house drought risk analysis using UKCP18; • iCASP contributing to enhanced investment in the region through input to 7 successful business cases: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Advanced/Feasibility Works business case (£3 million), Defra-funded NFM pilots (£1,065,600). The support of 'the research community' represented by iCASP was seen as helpful in the success of these cases, as it suggests "a well-informed method" and "the fact that iCASP exists is an indicator of regional interest in catchment solutions, including NFM". iCASP has also provided input to the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Full Outline Business Case (requested £112 million, allocated £65 million), but input to this case was less substantial compared to those mentioned above, and therefore the £65 million of investment in the region was not included against this Key Success Measure. Partners have also highlighted the unquantifiable cost saving benefits of: • enhancing individuals' awareness and understanding of research, which would otherwise have to be developed independently and therefore inefficiently; • being able to dedicate resources to other things as "they know iCASP is working on it"; • the iCASP UKCP18 project has also helped the Met Office to avoid wasting resources by facilitating feedback that will make sure that the Met Office is not "doing the wrong things in the future" in terms of provision of climatic information; • "The iCASP Surface Water Flood Forecasting project allows JBA to do a level of testing on this particular topic that we would not have been possible without connection to a larger initiative like iCASP. iCASP allows a sense of de-risking to allow the chance of innovation. Even if the project ends in a dead end, there is useful learning just in that." Job opportunities created 11 iCASP Impact Translation Fellows have been recruited supporting a variety of catchment solutions on modelling, mapping, monitoring, evidence consolidation, economic translation, and using climatic information. These Fellows are building interdisciplinary skills and experience to become the catchment managers of the future. Business cases and investment plans Highlights/examples iCASP has contributed input to 9 business cases with a total value of £118,365,600. These business cases concern: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Full Outline Business Case (£112 million), Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II Advanced/Feasibility Works (£3 million), 6 Defra-funded NFM pilot projects - 3 community-level and 1 catchment-scale constituting 4 separate business cases (£1,065,600), and Leeds City Region Local Growth Fund Calderdale NFM Programme (£1.3 million). Size of iCASP partnership Highlights/examples All but 3 iCASP Springboard Partners are directly involved in delivering iCASP projects, but these 3 have been involved in designing iCASP projects. 75 different organisations (not including iCASP partner universities) have participated in iCASP events: • 17 industry partner; • 13 local authorities; • 4 statutory agencies; • 36 NGOs; • 2 government departments; • 1 university; • 2 MPs offices. Science-use and regional network connections Highlights/examples iCASP has supported the use of scientific information by partners, including: • iCASP UKCP18 project helped the Met Office to refine the way in which UKCP18 information will be presented when it is released later this year (and May 2019), and helped JBA in its work through building awareness of the data and new tools that will be released; • iCASP UKCP18 project gave the Leeds City Council Flood Risk Management team information that helped them coordinate across Council departments when preparing their 2019 local flood risk management strategy refresh. iCASP has created a regional network on integrated catchment management through its projects, co-design workshops, communications, connection services, and annual Confluence event that has: • Strengthened existing relationships - e.g. reconnecting Pennine Prospects (former chair organisation of Yorkshire Peat Partnership) and Yorkshire Peat Partnership. • Strengthen/reinforce existing networks - e.g. established a group of organisations that want to work on improvements in green infrastructure business case success at regional level. • Created new connections - e.g.: o Met Office to local authorities (Leeds City Council and City of York Council), different JBA teams and NFU - giving Met Office access to stakeholder perspectives on climate information; o Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future - first time two of the largest peatland restoration programmes in the UK have worked together as part of a significant formal collaboration. • Facilitating catchment scale connections (i.e. organisations upstream, coming into contact with those working downstream) - e.g. through connecting Pennine Prospects and Leeds City Council, iCASP has allowed Pennine Prospects to come into contact with a "downstream flood risk mitigation receptor". • Allowed partners to promote their work and to pick up on ideas that can be used in consultancy work - e.g. JBA's Natural Flood Management modelling work was promoted at the iCASP co-design workshop on NFM. • Enabled more complete networks to inform decisions - e.g. the iCASP Yorkshire Flood Alleviation Schemes workshop facilitated conversations between those working on the Leeds City Council flood risk management work at Wortley Beck and individuals/organisations with different perspectives and now the flood scheme is multi-faceted, including SuDS and health considerations. • Created more impetus for work between organisations to take place - e.g. JBA have connections to the Met Office, but the iCASP UKCP18 project pushed through conversations about how new climate projections data could be used; • Open and inclusive discussions and projects - iCASP has become known as an independent and inclusive programme that has the capacity to deliver scientific evidence to a wide audience; • Enabling dialogue at a higher level - iCASP's connections and reach have enabled partners to gain higher-level contacts within organisations they were already working with. Communications reach Highlights/examples iCASP website went live in October 2017. The total number of visitors since the website went live until June 2018 has been 1,379. The iCASP quarterly newsletter has 62 subscriptions. The average number of readers per edition is circa 66.1% of subscribers (average for all SurveyMonkey newsletters is 45.3%). iCASP has 321 Twitter followers (including, in addition to our partners and academics, Angela Smith MP, eftec, OasisHub, Leeds Climate Commission, North Pennines AONB, UK Groundwater Forum). The tweet launching iCASP 'the movie' gained 4,349 Twitter impressions (# times Tweet has been seen in timelines, searches, or as a result of someone liking the Tweet). iCASP 'the movie' has been viewed 298 times on University and iCASP youtube channels. iCASP has been discussed at 17 national and international meetings/events, thereby expanding its geographic reach, including: Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Flood and Water Management Group, EA/DEFRA Research and Development Steering Group, Bogfest 2017, UK Water Climate Change Network, National Infrastructure Operators Adaptation Forum, Eurocities (network of major European cities' local and municipal governments) Conference 2017, GW 4 Water Security Alliance Water in a Changing World. iCASP news stories and outputs that are now on appropriate national platforms include: nitrates inquiry submission to the UK Commons' Environmental Audit Select Committee; Met Office UK Climate Projections Newsletters, e.g. July 2018; IUCN UK Peatland Programme news story; Julian Sturdy MP York Press article; British Hydrological Society Newsletter Circulation Feb 2018 edition article; Bricks and Water: A plan of action for building homes and managing water in England. Briefing key influencers Highlights/examples • 1 Secretary of State (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) - written briefing was provided (via Natural England) on upland burning practices and wildfire. • 3 MPs: Angela Smith MP - co-chair of PolicyConnect/Westminster Forum inquiry into water and housing policy, iCASP written input to inquiry, used to inform the inquiry report Bricks and Water; Julian Sturdy MP and Rishi Sunak MP - verbally briefed on upland hydrology research at IUCN UK Peatland Programme-Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust-Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority-Pennine PeatLIFE 'Public Goods Delivered in Bishopdale' event. • 1 Defra Strategy Advisor verbally briefed on the benefits of leys and hedges to public good delivery at University of Leeds farm. • 1 West Yorkshire Combined Authority representative (lead on Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy) briefed (verbal and written) on how iCASP projects will support the delivery of the Strategy and how iCASP university partners and UKRI could support the Education and Skills section of the Strategy. • 1 local councillor briefed (written) through City of York Council for December 2017 Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment, on importance of catchment scale telemetry to reducing flood risk. • 9 local authority Chief Executives verbally briefed on flooding and climate change evidence from Yorkshire by iCASP at Yorkshire and Humber Local Authority Chief Executives Flood Workshop, December 2017. Representation on national/regional boards/committees Highlights/examples • iCASP Director is member of the Director-level Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership. • Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee have given iCASP an open invitation to update/present at its meetings. This opportunity has already been capitalised on to enable Dr Anna Hogg (University of Leeds) to identify how her research on sea level rise could support the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy. • 1 iCASP Impact Translation Fellow is on the Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership Management Group. • 1 iCASP Impact Translation Fellow is a member of the Calderdale Natural Flood Management Operational Group that seeks to coordinate implementation of Calderdale's Flood Action Plan. • Julia Martin-Ortega's (University of Leeds) membership of the Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) High Level Steering Group is supported by her iCASP involvement (iCASP Workstream Lead Socio-economic evaluation). • Through iCASP connections, Dr Alison Dunn (University of Leeds) has become a member of the Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum. • iCASP Director is on the international reinsurer MS Amlin's Academic Advisory Panel. • iCASP Programme Manager is on the 2050 Ambition Working Group, and Prof. Jouni Paavola (University of Leeds) is on the Protection and Funding Working Group, of England's Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy refresh. Political engagement Highlights/examples • 4 politicians have attended iCASP events (2 councillors, 2 MPs/representatives from office - Angela Smith MP, Nigel Adams MP (office)). • 6 MPs have enquired into iCASP, or responded to iCASP targeted inquiries: Kevin Hollinrake MP, Angela Smith MP, Nigel Adams MP (office), Rachel Maskell MP, Rishi Sunak MP, Julian Sturdy MP. Sunak and Sturdy have agreed to support the organisation of a Westminster event to showcase catchment management work in Yorkshire. Adams' office have offered to help organise cross-party discussions as necessary. • 15 local councillors attended the iCASP presentation to the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee meeting, January 2018. • iCASP present at NERC Westminster reception (numerous Ministers and MPs in attendance). Informing policies Highlights/examples iCASP has informed 2 national, and 2 regional policies/strategies: • England's Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (see above); • EA National NFM monitoring guidance (see above); • Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy (see above); • York Long Term (100 year) Flood Plan - Slowing the Flow component 'Slowing the flow in the rivers Ouse and Foss; a long-term plan for York' - iCASP provided a consultation submission to outline how live iCASP projects will support this Plan. Capacity/capability building Highlights/examples • "My job is to understand what the climate change risks are to YW and to advise Yorkshire Water on what to do about those risks, therefore the iCASP UKCP18 project directly helped me to do my job" (Yorkshire Water's Lead Advisor on Climate Change Adaptation), thereby supporting Yorkshire Water's aims to be a forward-thinking organisation in the use of science, including a frontrunner in climate change adaptation. • iCASP Optimal Peatland Restoration project is supporting Yorkshire Peat Partnership staff to appreciate the resources required to scientifically robustly places socio-economic values on peatland ecosystem services. • iCASP UKCP18 project has helped NFU understand the opportunities for the organisation of using UKCP18. • iCASP NFM project and NFM co-design workshop has exposure Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust's Senior Project Officer to the latest thinking and science on NFM. • iCASP workshops have given City of York Council staff exposure to different viewpoints about solutions to complex issues. • iCASP UKCP18 project and Confluence built Met Office understanding of regional stakeholder climate information needs.
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 25 year environment plan: measuring progress - Defra consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/25-year-environment-plan-measuring-progress
 
Description Academic advise and contacts to HM-Treasury
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact N/A
 
Description Academic support for the DEFRA NFM Community Fund Projects to inform best practice
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact iCASP academics have provided support to the DEFRA NFM Community Fund Demonstration projects across Yorkshire. This has not only shared best practice amongst the associated Community of Practice set up by iCASP but has also influenced the future design, location and management of individual NFM schemes in place now and planned for the future.
 
Description Advice on integrated crop-livestock systems
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This is a written brief on the role of integrated crop-livestock systems.
 
Description Advice on integrated nitrogen management in agriculture
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This is a written brief on the potential for new policy and payments schemes to be linked coherently to integrated nitrogen management practices and identification of key points that the policy advisors would welcome advice and guidance on.
 
Description Challenges and Choices Consultation: iCASP preparing a response for April 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In April 2020, iCASP responded to Environment Agency Challenges and Choices consultation on the following topics: (1) Challenge 1: Changes to water levels and flows (2) Challenge 2: Chemicals in the water environment (3) Challenge 3: Invasive non-native species (4) Challenge 4: Physical modifications (5) Challenge 5: Plastics pollution (6) Challenge 6: Pollution from abandoned mines (7) Challenge 7: Pollution from agriculture and rural areas (8) Challenge 8: Pollution from towns, cities and transport (9) Challenge 9: Pollution from water industry wastewater
 
Description Defra Enivornmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Email between Emma and Rab re infromation on SUIM
 
Description Defra Enivornmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Drafting of CIRIA Best Practice Guidance on NFM
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas.
 
Description EA National NFM monitoring guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Informing versions of Natural Flood Management monitoring guidance for England with feedback from the experience of iCASP Project #4: 'Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM' which is supporting pilot NFM projects in Yorkshire to make sure that the guidance is pragmatic and scientifically robust.
URL https://catchmentbasedapproach.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NFM-MonitoringObjectivesFINAL-v18.pdf
 
Description EFRA Committee Peatland inquiry: Project#3 Optimal Peatland restoration: iCASP submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into Peatland in September 2019.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River Basins
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact NERC-funded EMBER was conducted at University of Leeds. Government cited EMBER in its headline response to the petition request for 'An independent study to find if driven grouse shooting is of economic benefit': 'The Government has funded independent reports on this issue including the EMBER Report. We recognise there are differing views on shooting but do not believe it is necessary to fund further research'; and in its detailed response: '...To help achieve our policy goals the Government is committed to expanding the understanding of upland ecosystems and the ecosystems services they provide. Helping fund reports like the EMBER report 'Effects of Moorland burning on the ecohydrology of river basins' forms part of a wider uplands works programme....'
URL https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226109
 
Description England Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Refresh - member of 2050 Ambition and Protection and Funding Working Groups
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact iCASP participation in teleconferences and in person meetings. Made sure that catchment-based approach was prioritised and how to address research gaps in the the Strategy was considered.
URL https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/fcerm-national-strategy-info/
 
Description Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee 'Agriculture Bill' Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rur...
 
Description Environmental Audit Committee Nitrates Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-comm...
 
Description Exploring ecosystem markets for the delivery of public goods in the UK: executive summary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact An online review of the UK's ecosystem services market was conducted, identifying several UK public/private schemes and partnerships, as well as platforms and modelling tools that facilitate the delivery of and act as a driver of the UK's voluntary ecosystem services market. These are collectively referred to as 'ventures' throughout the report. In-depth interviews were conducted with two ecosystem services schemes (the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) and the Peatland Code (PC)), two stakeholder engagement initiatives (Landscape Enterprise Networks (LENs) and the Natural Infrastructure Scheme (NIS)), the trading platform EnTrade and biophysical modelling tool, Viridian Logic.
 
Description Helped to develop, word and prioritize the Environment Agency's hydrology road map for the next 25 years!
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Environment Agency's Flood Hydrology Road Map Project is producing a vision for the future of flood hydrology in the UK over the next 25 years and a delivery plan to get us there. The vision and plan (jointly referred to as the 'Road Map') are being developed collectively by the flood hydrology community. An iCASP written submission was provided to the project. Megan Klaar attended a workshop on 28th Nov with 20 other academics and EA staff. Megan was able to help scope the wording of the hydrology road map for the next 25 years! Joseph Holden was invited to be on the Prioritisation Task Force and steered and guided the plan for delivery during July 2020.
 
Description House of Commons Reception: IUCN Westminster Event (House of Commons Reception in London) in showcasing the importance of UK upland peatland catchments to government .
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact House of Commons Reception: Following the Managing the Uplands for Public Benefits event in Bishopdale, iCASP was invited to join IUCN Westminster Event (House of Commons Reception in London) in showcasing the importance of UK upland peatland catchments to government representatives at a Parliamentary reception on April 30th. Event sponsored by MPs and attended by Joseph Holden who promoted iCASP, and Tim Thom from Yorkshire Peat Partnership. Key political influencers were present at the meeting: Yorkshire MPs: Julian Sturdy and Rishi Sunak, Therese Coffey env minister, director of YWT, Angela Smith MP, and about 8-9 other MPs. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the importance of UK upland peatland catchments, and highlight the work of iCASP.
 
Description Implementation Circular - Policy brief for adopting the 110 litres a day enhanced water efficiency standard.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP (Paola Sakai, Ben Rabb, Helen Miller) wrote a policy brief for Leeds City Council on water efficiency: "The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds", accessible at http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/143598/. The policy brief was eventually adopted: "The Policy regarding water consumption is Policy EN2 which went to the Core Strategy Selective Review Examination earlier this year. I am pleased to say that this policy was Adopted by the Council in September and now sits in the Core Strategy 2014 (as amended by the Core Strategy Selective Review 2019) .The Policy has full policy weighting in the determination of planning applications. " Recommendations were included in the Sept. 2019 Core strategy selective review document. It was concluded that "Based on the suite of evidence available, the need for a requirement to meet the optional building regulations requirement of 110 litres per person per day is justified by the evidence. Policy EN2 is sound."
 
Description Influence at Flood Forecasting Centre of iCASP surface water flood forecasting project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact In the frame of the project#6 Water surface forecasting project , G Boyce from Flood Forecasting Centre highlighted iCASP's contribution to a national project looking at improved forecast information (EA Rapid briefing). This also led to a request from FFC to help with disseminating output from the project (via iCASP SWFF network).
 
Description Influence on England Peatland strategy: Supporting the North York Moors Peat Pilot
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact iCASP are supporting Natural England with the North York Moors Peat Pilot. iCASP will draw on experience and expertise in this field and builds up on the tool produced as part of iCASP Project #3: Optimal Peatland Restoration - practitioner feedback on model design, to evidence and evaluate how effective different potential forms of habitat restoration, modification and management might be in creating resilient peatland habitats in the face of increasing climate stress. The potential public benefits and ecosystem services will be considered against the extent and condition of the peatland, the different types of habitat restoration and their feasibility. This work will feed in to Defra's England Peat Strategy due to be published in the future.
 
Description Influence on Leeds City Council Our Spaces Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of the project GBI project (iCASP project # 10 ), iCASP has influenced the shaping of the Our Spaces strategy, through conducting conversations with Leeds City Council. The documents "Our Spaces - Reflections on the strategy after working with them for a month" and "Suggestions for programme benefits & partners at UoL" have been shared with LCC. Policy influence still to be confirmed.
 
Description Influence on Treasury Green Book
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Treasury Green Book influences (ongoing work): iCASP (Andy Brown) is in contact with Joseph Lowe who coordinates the Green Book in HM Treasury.
 
Description Influence to Calderdale's Flood Action Plan Review (Environment Agency, on behalf of the Calderdale Flood Partnership)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The proposed work of the iCASP NFM Calderdale project has been reflected in Calderdale's Flood Action Plan Review.
 
Description Influencing practitioners, policy and debate through delivery of the Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder project
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invitation for views on environmental discounting - HMT Green Book
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Andy Brown provided a a list of experts and projects, including Icasp, to Luke Leatherbarrow who works on the environmental discount rate at HMT. This was well received and Andy was invited to take part in a panal to discuss the environmental discount rate as part of the greenbook review.
URL https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/approach/collaboration/spf/ukcrp-outputs
 
Description Leeds City Council Local Flood Risk Management Strategy 2018 Update
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy Delivery Plan
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Meeting with Calderdale Councillor
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Meeting with Paola Sakai
 
Description Meeting with Calderdale MP
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai briefed a Calderdale councillor on the project's goals, advances and regional and local potential benefits (June 2020).
 
Description Meeting with the MP for Calderdale
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the MP for Calderdale in May 2020. She presented results from her previous project and highlighted this new SMEs project.
 
Description Meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum to discuss previous results and upcoming research (July 2020).
 
Description Meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum to discuss previous results and upcoming research (July 2020).
 
Description Met Office Urban Climate Service
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The iCASP project team are continuing to maintain partnerships with 3rd party data providers (e.g. Met Office and EU Copernicus) and project partners. The team has supported Met Office in developing a 'Prototype Urban Climate Service' for the City of Leeds.
 
Description Natural Flood Management Community of Practice event on Funding
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The January 2020 NFM Community of Practice event included attendees from across England and Wales. A series of presentations and workshops with senior representatives at a regional and national level from organisations such as the Environment Agency helped to influence the debate on the future funding of NFM schemes. Outcomes from the event were fed back to EA National representatives.
 
Description POSTnote 'Climate Change and Wildfire Frequency'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.parliament.uk/postnotes
 
Description Participation in a regional consultation - Influence on Local Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Combined Authority) and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) LEP have developed (through consultants) an understanding of the importance of natural capital to the economies of North and West Yorkshire. iCASP (though Joseph Holden) promoted the iCASP User Guide (iCASP project #3 Optimal Peatland Restoration) to the consultants, and suggested some revisions. The report aims to inform the region's industrial strategy which then forms the direction of investment from the Local Enterprise Partnerships.
 
Description Participation in a regional consultation -Leeds City Region Call for Evidence Local Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact University of Leeds provided a response, with information from iCASP, to Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership who have issued a call for evidence to support the development of the Local Industrial Strategy.
 
Description Project outcomes shared with partners: lessons learnt from the Derwent Data Finder Project were shared with Environment Agency colleagues Nationally and regionally and fed back into the EAs Strategic Monitoring Review.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Providing oral evidence to the Environmental Audit committee on Invasive Species
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In April 2019 Alison Dunn used iCASP evidence from project # 15 on Impact of Invasive non native species in an iCASP written submission to the HoC Environmental Audit Committee's Invasive Species inquiry. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit-committee/invasive-species/written/101238.html In May 2019 Allison presented oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into invasive species in the first of their oral evidence sessions. iCASP are referenced in the final written report and Alison is listed as a witness at the end of the report. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmselect/cmenvaud/88/88.pdf
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmselect/cmenvaud/88/88.pdf
 
Description Response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the government's approach to flood risk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the MP for Calderdale in May 2020. She presented results from her previous project and highlighted this new SMEs project.
 
Description Response to enquiry for information on catchment scale telemetry from councillor to be used in local council decision session
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Rewilding Britain Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters - High Level Steering Group member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.crew.ac.uk/steering-group
 
Description The Flood Hydrology Road Map
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact iCASP submission to the UK Flood Hydrology Roadmap
 
Description UK Climate Resilience Outputs
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The iCASP project team are continuing to maintain partnerships with 3rd party data providers (e.g. Met Office and EU Copernicus) and project partners. The team has supported Met Office in developing a 'Prototype Urban Climate Service' for the City of Leeds.
 
Description UK Cost of INNs
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Westminster Sustainable Business Forum/Policy Connect - Water and Housing Policies Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://icasp.org.uk/2018/07/20/bricks-and-water/
 
Description Written advice East Riding County Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact N/A
 
Description Written briefing to Secretary of State (Rt Hon Michael Gove MP) on upland burning practices and wildfire
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description York Long Term (100 year) Flood Plan - 'Slowing the Flow' component 'Slowing the Flow in the rivers Ouse and Foss; a long-term plan for York' consultation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/yorkshire/slowing-the-flow-in-the-rivers-ouse-and-foss-a-l...
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership 'HS2 in Leeds City Region' consultation submission
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership Board membership - advising implementation of Leeds City Region Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description attendance of MP Alex Sobel at iCASP confluence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact MP Alex Sobel attended the 2019 iCASP confluence and gave a presentation on the work of the Environment Select Committee whilst also participating in workshops and formal / informal discussion at the event - sharing best practice, science, evidence and impact.
 
Description iCASP Project #46: Recommendations to Kirklees Council for working with natural process to reduce flood risk and maintenance costs
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description iCASP Project #47: Defra Landscape Recovery Test and Trials
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description iCASP Response to DEFRA Environmental Land Management: policy discussion
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In July 2020, iCASP responded to Defra Environmental Land Management: policy discussion. The responses focused on the following questions: (1) Do you have any comments on the design principles on page 14? (2) Do you think the ELM scheme as currently proposed will deliver each of the objectives on page 8? (3) What is the best way to encourage participation in ELM? (4) Are we focussing on the right types of activity in each tier? (5) What support do land managers need to work together within ELM, especially in tiers 2 and 3? (6) How should local priorities be determined? (7) What is the best method for calculating payments rates for each tier? (8) To what extent might there be opportunities to blend public with private finance for each of the 3 tiers? (9) When is advice most likely to be needed by a scheme participant? (10) How might self-assessment work? (11) Do you agree with the proposed approach to the National Pilot?
URL https://icasp.org.uk/resources-and-publications/icasp-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to DEFRA Environmental Land Management: policy discussion
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In July 2020, iCASP responded to DEFRA Environmental Land Management: policy discussion. The responses focused on the following questions: (1) Do you have any comments on the design principles on page 14? (2) Do you think the ELM scheme as currently proposed will deliver each of the objectives on page 8? (3) What is the best way to encourage participation in ELM? (4) Are we focussing on the right types of activity in each tier? (5) What support do land managers need to work together within ELM, especially in tiers 2 and 3? (6) How should local priorities be determined? (7) What is the best method for calculating payments rates for each tier? (8) To what extent might there be opportunities to blend public with private finance for each of the 3 tiers? (9) When is advice most likely to be needed by a scheme participant? (10) How might self-assessment work? (11) Do you agree with the proposed approach to the National Pilot?
URL https://iCASP.org.uk/resources-and-publications/iCASP-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry: government's approach to flood risk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact On 15/05/2020, iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the government's approach to flood risk was written by Paola Sakai, to address the questions "1. what should be the Government's aims and priorities in national flood risk policy, and what level of investment will be required in the future, in order to achieve this? and 2. How can housing and other development be made more resilient to flooding, and what role can be played by measures such as insurance, sustainable drainage and planning policy?" The response focus in the importance of considering the requirements of SMEs to increase resilience, the challenges they face to overcome flood risk and provides relevant suggestions to increase SME resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/10474/pdf/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry: government's approach to flood risk
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact On 15/05/2020, iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a response to Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the government's approach to flood risk was written by Paola Sakai, to address the questions "1. what should be the Government's aims and priorities in national flood risk policy, and what level of investment will be required in the future, in order to achieve this? and 2. How can housing and other development be made more resilient to flooding, and what role can be played by measures such as insurance, sustainable drainage and planning policy?" The response focus in the importance of considering the requirements of SMEs to increase resilience, the challenges they face to overcome flood risk and provides relevant suggestions to increase SME resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/10474/pdf/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environmental Audit Committee Biodiversity and ecosystems inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In September 2020, iCASP responded to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry: Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The responses focused on the following themes: (1) The state of biodiversity (2) Evaluating measures to conserve and enhance biodiversity (3) Co-ordination of UK environmental policy (4) Economics and biodiversity (5) Pairing nature-based solutions to climate change with biodiversity
URL https://icasp.org.uk/resources-and-publications/icasp-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environmental Audit Committee Biodiversity and ecosystems inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In September 2020, iCASP responded to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry: Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The responses focused on the following themes: (1) The state of biodiversity (2) Evaluating measures to conserve and enhance biodiversity (3) Co-ordination of UK environmental policy (4) Economics and biodiversity (5) Pairing nature-based solutions to climate change with biodiversity
URL https://iCASP.org.uk/resources-and-publications/iCASP-submissions-to-consultations-and-inquiries/
 
Description iCASP Response to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry: Sustainable tourism
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description iCASP Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: the risk of inland flooding in England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into the Government's approach to managing the risk of inland flooding in England. The response covers all the terms of reference outlined; our particular focus is on addressing the issues of flood risk using an integrated catchment management or landscape-scale approach. We draw upon examples and evidence from research translated through our Programme of work on issues including natural flood management, flood risk communications and improving SME and business resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/4941/pdf/
 
Description iCASP Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: the risk of inland flooding in England
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into the Government's approach to managing the risk of inland flooding in England. The response covers all the terms of reference outlined; our particular focus is on addressing the issues of flood risk using an integrated catchment management or landscape-scale approach. We draw upon examples and evidence from research translated through our programme of work on issues including natural flood management, flood risk communications and improving SME and business resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/4941/pdf/
 
Description iCASP and WYCA Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: flood and coastal risk management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Along with our partners from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written evidence to the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's flood inquiry. The submission explains the requirements and suggests how to improve current national and local governance and coordination arrangements for flood and coastal risk management in England, how to prioritize investment and aims in national flood risk policy and how can communities be involved and supported in increasing flood resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/5132/pdf/
 
Description iCASP and WYCA Response to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's inquiry: flood and coastal risk management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Along with our partners from West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), iCASP (Paola Sakai) submitted a written evidence to the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee's flood inquiry. The submission explains the requirements and suggests how to improve current national and local governance and coordination arrangements for flood and coastal risk management in England, how to prioritize investment and aims in national flood risk policy and how can communities be involved and supported in increasing flood resilience.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/5132/pdf/
 
Description iCASP preparing a response for April 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In April 2020, iCASP responded to Environment Agency Challenges and Choices consultation on the following topics: (1) Challenge 1: Changes to water levels and flows (2) Challenge 2: Chemicals in the water environment (3) Challenge 3: Invasive non-native species (4) Challenge 4: Physical modifications (5) Challenge 5: Plastics pollution (6) Challenge 6: Pollution from abandoned mines (7) Challenge 7: Pollution from agriculture and rural areas (8) Challenge 8: Pollution from towns, cities and transport (9) Challenge 9: Pollution from water industry wastewater
 
Description iCASP submission to the UK Flood Hydrology Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Flood Hydrology Road Map will cover four main inland flood sources: Groundwater, Surface water and sewers, Reservoirs and Fluvial systems. 
 
Description iCASP submitted a written response to EFRA's inquiry into Peatland in September 2019.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description iCASP's SME project briefing with Calderdale councillor
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai briefed a Calderdale councillor on the project's goals, advances and regional and local potential benefits (June 2020).
 
Description iCASP's SME project meeting with the National Flood Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact iCASP's SME project member Paola Sakai had a meeting with the head of the National Flood Forum to discuss previous results and upcoming research (July 2020).
 
Description written response provided to the Environmental Audit Committee's Invasive Species inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description CIRIA
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description Defra Landscape Recovery Test and Trials
Amount £84,353 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 09/2022
 
Description Derwent Sediment and INNS - Yorkshire Water
Amount £103,339 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Round 2: University of Leeds
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description EU Horizon 2020: CONSOLE - CONtractual SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-public goods by EU agriculture and forestry
Amount € 5,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 817949 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Funding for collaborating with RISE sister programme (SWEEP)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 08/2022
 
Description Horizon 2020 - CSA (Coordinated and Supported Action) SC5-10-2016 - Multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to promote innovation with nature to address societal challenges - ThinkNature
Amount € 2,974,163 (EUR)
Funding ID 730338 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Horizon 2020 R&I Action RUR-04-2018: BESTMAP (Behavioural, Ecological and Socio-Economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy)
Amount € 4,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 817501 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Improving the evidence-base for hedgerow planting to contribute to UK net zero target
Amount £27,870 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Industrial Innovation Fellowship
Amount £467,483 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R013365/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Industrial Mobility Fellowship
Amount £46,527 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R013012/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 06/2018
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
Amount £171,973 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R012407/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2020
 
Description Moorland Burning Policy Compliance
Amount £78,749 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme Local Pump Priming 'Soil conservation practices in post-Brexit UK under a changing climate'
Amount £7,160 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Universities 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description NFM Community of Practice
Amount £81,000 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description Nidderdale AONB
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 05/2020
 
Description PeatDataHub Partnership Policy Engagement
Amount £81,489 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description River Skell National Lottery grant- River Skell NFM Monitoring Programme
Amount £62,289 (GBP)
Organisation Harrogate Borough Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description UK Global Food Security Programme - role of phosphorus in the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system.
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Understanding the Effectiveness of Natural Flood Management
Amount £1,000,186 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R004595/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2021
 
Description WY FLIP
Amount £142,000 (GBP)
Organisation Leeds City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
 
Description WY FLIP
Amount £68,952 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
 
Description Wessenden and Gorpley NFM monitoring
Amount £96,000 (GBP)
Organisation The National Trust 
Sector Public
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Start 01/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder
Amount £308,574 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 01/2022
 
Title A Deliberative Monetary Valuation Protocol 
Description A new addition to the iCASP Optimum Peatland Restoration Project Resource in 2020 is a Deliberative Monetary Valuation protocol (DMV). This protocol sets out key steps for conducting the DMV method as well as important considerations for its application. It is a resource aimed at environmental practitioners interested in independently valuing and/or discussing values of ecosystem services. The protocol uses peatland restoration as an example, but it is applicable to any kind of ecosystem. The DMV protocol is available for download from the iCASP website, a training video is available and a range of associated available resources including a socio-economic questionnaire, a valuation card and sampling templates and guidance. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The protocol has been endorsed by Natural England the Yorkshire Peat Partnership. NE referenced it use within the tender for the 2019/20 North York Moors National Park peat pilot as well as the National Peat pilot where this work continues to be promoted. It will help practitioners and policy makers to value ecosystem services in a way that will strengthen and help target the case for funding. 
 
Title Green Blue Health project database 
Description Hyperlinked Excel database of references, indicators and metrics relating to cultural ecosystem services and wellbeing, references relating to evidence of benefits across different nature-based interventions and green/blue space contexts. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The review will provide the evidence base for Natural England's Natural Capital Indicators project (NERR076). The existing tool has already informed key areas of NE work including Office for National Statistics condition indicators, 25-Year Environment Plan (25-YEP) evidence annex and metrics, and review of MENE (now People and Nature Survey). 
 
Title INMY Farm: Soil Testing 
Description Soil Testing is an example website resource 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This site is a clear and user-friendly resource for farm advisors. The intention is to provide key practical information linked to potential cost savings and payments for farmers interested in starting on the transition to more environmentally friendly farming. 
URL https://features.york.ac.uk/inmy-farm--soil-testing/index.html
 
Title LWWP Catchment Telemetry Integration Model 
Description A predictive modelling approach with developed models coded in MATLAB 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact 1. A better understanding of the existing telemetry network across the study areawas achieved, including insights into the best locations for monitoring and gaps in coverage. 2. The results of the data exploration provided clarity on the variability of data in quality and physical parameters. 3.The data-driven approach was able to identify important relationships between network elements such as that the water level in both open channels and sewer network show stronger linkage with total precipitation rather than maximum rainfall intensity; and that the water level in the sewer network responds much faster to rainfall. 4. Overall, application of data analytics like those demonstrated will make better use of current monitoring systems and provide evidence to support future investments. 5 It is possible to improve flood resilience in the area through application of an early warning tool. 6.The value of combining and sharing data among the different LWWP partners was strongly demonstrated along with the value of data-driven methods to help understand the behaviour of complex systems. 
 
Title NFM Calderdale Modelling 
Description Spatially Distributed TOPMODEL (SD-TOPMODEL), to investigate 3 key aspects of flooding in the Calderdale Valley and toinform 3 key action points in the Calderdale Flood Action Plan (FAP). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The evidence produced by this model is to support statements in the floodaction plan is based on the findings of the spatially distributed rainfall runoff model that has previously reported on the impact of farming, NFM and land use on flood levels for locations including Bishopdale and Trout Beck in North Yorkshire. 
 
Title NFM Monitoring Toolkit 
Description A user friendly toolkit that allows land owners / practitioners to navigate flow charts to understand what interventions could be put in and how they can be monitored. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Leeds City Council, Mott Macdonald, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Environment Agency (Calderdale NFMOG and Holme Catchment Group), Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 
 
Title User friendly Digibog and Digibog_Hydro 
Description DigiBog_Hydro simulates subsurface water flow and water-table behaviour in soils and shallow aquifers, including peatlands such as raised bogs and blanket bogs. It can be used as a stand-alone model but also forms part of what is called the 'full' DigiBog, a model that simulates peatland development over time (peat accumulation and peat degradation - see the iCASP Short Guide to Peatland Development Models). DigiBog_Hydro is written in Fortran 95 and was originally only available in a form without a user interface, meaning those using the model had to develop their own tools for setting up input files and processing output data. As part of the iCASP Optimal Peatland Restoration (OPR) project the model has been updated to have a user-friendly front end or GUI (graphical user interface), that simplifies model set up, making it easier for users to undertake useful model simulations. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact iCASP has worked with peatland restoration practitioners (as part of iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration) to adapt Digibog to be user friendly/applicable for informing where and what peatland restoration activities are incorporated into peatland restoration plans. 
URL https://water.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2020/12/DigiBog_Hydro_user_manual_v1_FINAL.pdf
 
Title Water level forecast model 
Description A predictive model has been developed to forecast water level from rainfall data (it uses rainfall in the past several hours to predict water level in the next couple of hours). The results and findings were presented at the final workshop in December 2020. In May 2021, a separate document was produced as a user guide for the models developed for this project in MATLAB 2019b. This document presents an introduction to the MATLAB scripts, the definition of input parameters, and how to execute the models and obtain water level predictions in Hull. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Project partners can apply it to their systems to increase response times to flood events and this will support them and communities to become more resilient. Being better prepared for a flooding event has many non-economic benefits including protection of well-being and avoidance of stress. 
 
Title Yorkshire Derwent catchment surface water quality database 
Description iCASP Project #7: 'Strategic Monitoring Review on the Yorkshire Derwent Prototype' has produced a new defined list of metadata categories that feed multiple partners needs as there is not a recognised standard across different data providers and users. It has collated available data into the new metadata format and produced a metadata map related to surface water quality for the Derwent Catchment. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This has consolidated available water quality data for the catchment for the Environment Agency, helped the Environment Agency to understand how this could be done for other catchments as part of their national strategic monitoring review, and helped the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust to how this consolidation could be done for the catchments that they work in. The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust have expressed interest in this work and iCASP will be sharing outcomes and lessons learnt from this project with them in due course (Spring 2020). 
 
Title iCASP impact database 
Description The iCASP impact database in the form of EXCEL is created for systematically documenting, monitoring and reporting the evidence of impacts for iCASP projects. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The database has provided a foundation for evidence-based impact monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. 
 
Description Bradford FCRM workshop 
Organisation Aire Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The iCASP team planned and facilitated a workshop on behalf of the Aire Rivers Trust, Environment Agency and Bradford City Council to review and consider sustainable options to address flood risk management in the Bradford area. The structured workshop used maps and environmental data to generate a partnership led flood risk management and river basin management plan compatible strategy for the Bradford part of the Aire catchment.
Collaborator Contribution Aire Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency worked with the iCASP team to design the workshop. Aire Rivers Trust, EA and partners from Bradford City Council will own the outputs and be responsible for the implementation of the resultant sustainable flood risk management plan.
Impact The Aire Rivers Trust generated a partnership led flood risk management and river basin management plan compatible strategy for the Bradford part of the Aire catchment.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Calderdale Council site access for field study 
Organisation Calderdale Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Work on tree planting and flooding, using a mature woodland site in Calderdale with the local authority.
Collaborator Contribution Site access and information
Impact Work ongoing
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration on Horizon 2020 Bestmap Project 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A 4 year project in the Humber Region, to interview farmers and then conduct larger surveys to understand how people accept different agro-environmental schemes. Bestmap aims to transform the landscape to help reach the goal of net zero carbon by 2050. Existing impact assessment models do not appropriately address the complexity of decisions made by farmers and ignore the wider impacts of policy on natural, social and cultural assets in rural areas. BESTMAP's new modelling framework aims to transform future EU rural policies' design and monitoring, promoting a sustainable future for the EU agricultural sector. The framework of impacts / benefits will be assessed in terms water quality, carbon balance and biodiversity. iCASP have provided in kind support to this project by helping with co-ordinating activities of this project with Payment for Outcomes project and CONSOLE. This has included promoting BESTmap at the CONSOLE community of practice meeting and with the National Farmers Union. In Oct 2020 iCASP also facilitated a meeting between DEFRA and the BestMap, Payment for Outcomes and CONSOLE project teams. The aim of the meeting was raise awareness of and share outputs with DEFRA about the work of iCASP on these important projects and in doing so help to shape the future direction of agricultural policy in the UK. On CONSOLE we shared with Defra the purpose of the farmers survey and invited them to add comments and assist with informing the CONSOLE survey, 'co-create' it with us. As a result of the meeting with DEFRA and sharing information about the Bestmap Project, Prof Guy Ziv has been invited by DEFRA to serve as a member of the Environmental Land Management Modelling Expert Panel (MEP). The MEP is an advisory body to the E.L.M Modelling sub-group, which governs the programme's Modelling Strategy, and will support the programme by providing cross-disciplinary scrutiny over methods used in scoping and developing E.L.M. models, and ensuring the quality, rigour and relevance of the E.L.M. modelling design, delivery and evaluation. Guy has been selected for this role in recognition of his coordination of the H2020 BESTMAP project and his broader expertise on the Common Agricultural Policy. This has come about in part due to iCASPs support for the BestMap project.
Collaborator Contribution The National Farmers Union provided useful feedback and suggestions for promoting the project and in particular how to engage effectively with farmers.
Impact Networks improved and better informed project design, especially re co-ordination with CONSOLE and input from NFU into how bes to engage with farmers to collect information for the study.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration on Integrated nitrogen management on Yorkshire Farm (INMY Farm) Project 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. While there is growing awareness of the problems with pollutants, and many farmers are tackling this, in many cases it is on an individual and ad-hoc basis. In the current landscape with planned policy changes and consultation on those changes, now is an ideal time to ensure evidence supports the development of more coherent and joined up approaches, such as the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
Collaborator Contribution The partners will support engagement among farmer groups, scientific teams, and policy and regulator groups.
Impact INMY Farm held a launch meeting for the core team on 3 December 2020. The project aims to draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. The project has been developed following recommendations from stakeholders working in farming, agricultural policy and scientific research who attended an iCASP workshop in March 2019.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on Integrated nitrogen management on Yorkshire Farm (INMY Farm) Project 
Organisation Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project will draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. While there is growing awareness of the problems with pollutants, and many farmers are tackling this, in many cases it is on an individual and ad-hoc basis. In the current landscape with planned policy changes and consultation on those changes, now is an ideal time to ensure evidence supports the development of more coherent and joined up approaches, such as the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).
Collaborator Contribution The partners will support engagement among farmer groups, scientific teams, and policy and regulator groups.
Impact INMY Farm held a launch meeting for the core team on 3 December 2020. The project aims to draw together and synthesise good practice to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in mixed arable and livestock farming, with a focus on Yorkshire. The project has been developed following recommendations from stakeholders working in farming, agricultural policy and scientific research who attended an iCASP workshop in March 2019.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on blended finance project: exploring ecosystem markets and public-private partnerships for the delivery of ecosystem services in the UK 
Organisation WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Department Landscape Dynamics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will explore the voluntary ecosystem services market in the UK by understanding UK payment for ecosystem services schemes and the role of trading platforms and modellers, and developing an understanding of how these actors operate while identifying possible synergies and examples of good practice and challenges to implementation. It will focus specifically on understanding the social distribution of ecosystem services, how values are attributed to ecosystem services and legal obligations or challenges surrounding the implementation of the schemes. An online review of the UK's ecosystem services market will be carried out to identify UK public-private schemes and partnerships, as well as platforms and modellers that facilitate the delivery of, and act as a driver of, the UK's voluntary ecosystem services market. In-depth interviews will be conducted with four ecosystem services schemes (the Woodland Carbon Code, the Peatland Code, Landscape Enterprise Networks and the Natural), trading platform EnTrade and biophysical modellers, Viridian Logic.
Collaborator Contribution .
Impact In August 2020, this project produced a co-authored report between iCASP and Resilient Dairy Landscapes exploring a sample of the public-private partnerships that exist for the financing of ecosystem services in the UK. Gosal, A, Kendall, H., Reed, M., Mitchell, G., Rodgers, C., and Ziv, G. (2020). Exploring ecosystem markets for the delivery of public goods in the UK. Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) and Resilient Dairy Landscapes Report, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5518/100/48
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid by National Trust and the Nidderdale AONB 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution By providing evidence and expertise from Natural Flood Management and payment for outcomes projects, iCASP have been able to help secure £1.4m in January 2021 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the National Trust and Nidderdale AONB for the Skell Valley Project. By building a strong core of catchment experts, iCASP work continues to contribute to optimised decision making at several levels (individual and organisational). This leads to improved and more cost-effective catchment solutions, and helps to unlock future investments and funding. https://nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/about-us/nidderdale-aonb-projects/looking-after-the-river-skell/. The project has provided £9k to iCASP for project development.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided helpful insights on science-user engagement for iCASP projects.
Impact .
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid by National Trust and the Nidderdale AONB 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By providing evidence and expertise from Natural Flood Management and payment for outcomes projects, iCASP have been able to help secure £1.4m in January 2021 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the National Trust and Nidderdale AONB for the Skell Valley Project. By building a strong core of catchment experts, iCASP work continues to contribute to optimised decision making at several levels (individual and organisational). This leads to improved and more cost-effective catchment solutions, and helps to unlock future investments and funding. https://nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/about-us/nidderdale-aonb-projects/looking-after-the-river-skell/. The project has provided £9k to iCASP for project development.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided helpful insights on science-user engagement for iCASP projects.
Impact .
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the West Yorkshire Innovative Resilience Fund bid lead by Leeds City Council 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP provided leadership on inputs for the West Yorkshire Group Resilience and Innovation Trials (West Yorkshire GRIT) with the total value of £9.8m, working at catchment level and across administrative boundaries. While officially championed by LCC, iCASP played a pivotal co-ordination role in the bid. The proposal will address five of the Resilience Actions (Integrated water management solutions (IWMS), Nature based solutions (NBS), Property flood resilience (PFR), Community and voluntary sector (CVS) action to be better prepared and recover more quickly, and Enhanced flood warning systems (EFWS) with four overarching strands: 1. Community empowerment through co-production, local knowledge and enabling local resilience. 2. Education and skills development across West Yorkshire communities living with floods. 3. Knowledge transfer embedded from outset building on existing partnership and networks, peer to peer support, co-production and developing new innovation. 4. Metrics built into themes; independent academic monitoring and evaluation of activities and outcomes. Combining different resilience actions we will optimise our approach to the flood risks that exist along a catchment. A phased approach will allow learning from each stage of activities to cross- fertilise development of other themes. If the bid is successful, the project will provide £900k for iCASP to conduct monitoring and evaluation across the project.
Collaborator Contribution The EA, the 5 LLFAs (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees), iCASP and other partners have worked together through preparing for the first stage of the bid.
Impact This collaboration enhances the awareness of iCASP.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration on the West Yorkshire Innovative Resilience Fund bid lead by Leeds City Council 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP provided leadership on inputs for the West Yorkshire Group Resilience and Innovation Trials (West Yorkshire GRIT) with the total value of £9.8m, working at catchment level and across administrative boundaries. While officially championed by LCC, iCASP played a pivotal co-ordination role in the bid. The proposal will address five of the Resilience Actions (Integrated water management solutions (IWMS), Nature based solutions (NBS), Property flood resilience (PFR), Community and voluntary sector (CVS) action to be better prepared and recover more quickly, and Enhanced flood warning systems (EFWS) with four overarching strands: 1. Community empowerment through co-production, local knowledge and enabling local resilience. 2. Education and skills development across West Yorkshire communities living with floods. 3. Knowledge transfer embedded from outset building on existing partnership and networks, peer to peer support, co-production and developing new innovation. 4. Metrics built into themes; independent academic monitoring and evaluation of activities and outcomes. Combining different resilience actions we will optimise our approach to the flood risks that exist along a catchment. A phased approach will allow learning from each stage of activities to cross- fertilise development of other themes. If the bid is successful, the project will provide £900k for iCASP to conduct monitoring and evaluation across the project.
Collaborator Contribution The EA, the 5 LLFAs (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees), iCASP and other partners have worked together through preparing for the first stage of the bid.
Impact This collaboration enhances the awareness of iCASP.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration: Ryevitalise Interactive Catchments Solutions 
Organisation North York Moors National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP is collaborating with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) to support the development and delivery of the Ryevitalise Heritage Lottery funded project. iCASP is sharing the outputs from several projects with the Ryevitalise team to inform the direction of the project. This includes sharing lessons learnt from the iCASP INNS project as well as the sediment projects
Collaborator Contribution Used iCASP products to maximise impact
Impact A number of outputs / area of possible impact were discussed. One section of the Ryevitalise projects relates to natural flood management, iCASP to invite NYMNPA to iCASP NFM Community of Practice Events. The main area iCASP could help with is providing robust evidence (facts and figures) ITF Janet Richardson discussed her Industrial Mobility Fellowship work on the Derwent and has since shared erosion risk mapping work / data on the Ryevitalise area to the North York Moors National Park. , AC to send across shapefile of study area. Outputs from the INNS project have also been shared with the NYMNPA. Information about DIgibog and the Peatland Restoration Guide was shared with the NYMNPA.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ICASP new Governance Group Members 
Organisation Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Trust, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) and Internal Drainage Board Group (Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards, representing IDBs for Yorkshire) have joined the iCASP Governance Group, sitting alongside existing springboard partners and governance group members. Their inclusion has helped to broaden the interests and reach of iCASP with professional partners and external organisations. This group advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust and IBD membership have helped to advise on the projects that iCASP supports, providing valuable input, strategic direction and governance. All partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. The DCRT joined as a result of their involvement in project # 8 (Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams ). The National Trust's involvement resulted from project #14 (Payment for Outcomes) which in turn (as a result of their involvement on Governance Group) has resulted in two further projects: They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support).
Impact Increased partnership working with the National Trust has resulted in further collaboration on the Skell Valley Monitoring Projects and involvement in the Payment for Outcomes DEFRA test trials project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description NAIAD - NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration 
Organisation ICATALIST
Country Spain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has agreed to share information relevant to the insurance value of ecosystems with the NAIAD project consortium via I-CATALIST.
Collaborator Contribution I-CATALIST have agreed to share information related to the insurance industry with iCASP.
Impact NAIAD provides iCASP with a potential platform for international influence if iCASP projects related to insurance are developed (this was recognised as a priority at the iCASP launch event).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Skell Valley Monitoring 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A joint bid for a National Trust funded project related to monitoring of sediment and flow in the Skell catchment was made between JBA and University of Leeds. This came about because of iCASPs work with the National Trust on the Payments for Outcomes project. The bid was in response to the National Trust seeking consultants to advise on monitoring methodology, equipment requirements and monitoring by volunteers (citizen science) and wishes to seek suppliers with capacity, capability and relevant experience to advise, draw up recommendations and report accordingly. The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to a subsequent project currently in development and being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution JBA provided in kind contributions in co-developing the bid.
Impact The bid was unsuccessful but did help contribute to further project work currently being discussed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to provide support for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Supporting for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP supported for a second round National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution The partners worked with iCASP to start immediately to deliver contributions to the National Lottery Fund bid by the start of May ahead of submission at the start of June. Time commitment was 5-6 weeks of ITF time. A 50/50 cost sharing between iCASP and Nidderdale AONB/National Trust was proposed and National Trust provided iCASP funding to conduct the work to support the bid.
Impact The delivered impacts are summarized below: 1. Robust baseline data against which the project can start to measure the effect of individual farm-scale interventions. The iCASP team analysed existing data holdings and advised on the requirements for future monitoring. 2. Opportunity maps were generated to provide information on priority areas for different types of intervention. These maps followed the broad procedures developed for the iCASP PfO study with the National Trust. 3. The iCASP team made recommendations on the principles for a PBR scheme, working in close consultation with the Nidderdale AONB and National Trust: (1) A methodology and an IRL procedure for monitoring change ideally capable of being deployed by farmers; (2) A means of discriminating between actions at individual farm scale; (3) A flood mitigation/sediment reduction valuation framework; (4) Collaboratively with the project partners, an NFM sediment reduction capital and revenue cost schedule. A report containing the above information was appended to NHLF bid, which was successfully approved in December 2020. The next step of action will be in April 2021 to consider how iCASP can help with the delivery of the project.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Supporting for a second round NLHF bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP supported for a second round National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) bid to deliver a Payment by Results scheme to protect the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage site from sedimentation and flooding.
Collaborator Contribution The partners worked with iCASP to start immediately to deliver contributions to the National Lottery Fund bid by the start of May ahead of submission at the start of June. Time commitment was 5-6 weeks of ITF time. A 50/50 cost sharing between iCASP and Nidderdale AONB/National Trust was proposed and National Trust provided iCASP funding to conduct the work to support the bid.
Impact The delivered impacts are summarized below: 1. Robust baseline data against which the project can start to measure the effect of individual farm-scale interventions. The iCASP team analysed existing data holdings and advised on the requirements for future monitoring. 2. Opportunity maps were generated to provide information on priority areas for different types of intervention. These maps followed the broad procedures developed for the iCASP PfO study with the National Trust. 3. The iCASP team made recommendations on the principles for a PBR scheme, working in close consultation with the Nidderdale AONB and National Trust: (1) A methodology and an IRL procedure for monitoring change ideally capable of being deployed by farmers; (2) A means of discriminating between actions at individual farm scale; (3) A flood mitigation/sediment reduction valuation framework; (4) Collaboratively with the project partners, an NFM sediment reduction capital and revenue cost schedule. A report containing the above information was appended to NHLF bid, which was successfully approved in December 2020. The next step of action will be in April 2021 to consider how iCASP can help with the delivery of the project.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation Technical University of Crete
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow and of a Research Fellow to contribute to the project consortium in Work Package 7.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact This project was funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Call H2020-SC5-2016-2017 Greening the economy, under grant agreement No 730338. It brought together a consortium of 17 partners originating from 8 countries across Europe. The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects. iCASP supported the delivery of WP7 that revolved around making of the economic case for Nature-based Solutions through the co-authoring of 2 publications and teaching expertise during the ThinkNature Summer School.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ThinkNature Project Consortium 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP has provided the support of an Impact Translation Fellow and of a Research Fellow to contribute to the project consortium in Work Package 7.
Collaborator Contribution A jointly funded post-doc position.
Impact This project was funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Call H2020-SC5-2016-2017 Greening the economy, under grant agreement No 730338. It brought together a consortium of 17 partners originating from 8 countries across Europe. The multi-stakeholder communication platform being developed by ThinkNature to support the understanding and the promotion of nature based solutions at local, regional, EU and international levels will provide a pathway to European impact for future iCASP projects. iCASP supported the delivery of WP7 that revolved around making of the economic case for Nature-based Solutions through the co-authoring of 2 publications and teaching expertise during the ThinkNature Summer School.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Effectiveness Survey (output of iCASP project #26) 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. iCASP supported the circulation of this survey.
Collaborator Contribution Partner contribution in in-kind help.
Impact The survey is part of the wider Pathfinder (PFR project #26). See project number for details. Outcomes of the project are currently under review by the project team. A draft final report and evaluation of the Pathfinder project has been produced by iCASP and is awaiting sign off by York City Council.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Effectiveness Survey (output of iCASP project #26) 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. iCASP supported the circulation of this survey.
Collaborator Contribution Partner contribution in in-kind help.
Impact The survey is part of the wider Pathfinder (PFR project #26). See project number for details. Outcomes of the project are currently under review by the project team. A draft final report and evaluation of the Pathfinder project has been produced by iCASP and is awaiting sign off by York City Council.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Effectiveness Survey (output of iCASP project #26) 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. iCASP supported the circulation of this survey.
Collaborator Contribution Partner contribution in in-kind help.
Impact The survey is part of the wider Pathfinder (PFR project #26). See project number for details. Outcomes of the project are currently under review by the project team. A draft final report and evaluation of the Pathfinder project has been produced by iCASP and is awaiting sign off by York City Council.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Yorkshire Property Flood Resilience Effectiveness Survey (output of iCASP project #26) 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. iCASP supported the circulation of this survey.
Collaborator Contribution Partner contribution in in-kind help.
Impact The survey is part of the wider Pathfinder (PFR project #26). See project number for details. Outcomes of the project are currently under review by the project team. A draft final report and evaluation of the Pathfinder project has been produced by iCASP and is awaiting sign off by York City Council.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Department IUCN UK Peatland Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation JBA Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Linking Environment And Farming
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Pennine Prospects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Yorkshire iCASP Springboard Partners and Governance Group Partners 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution iCASP brings these organisations together to help existing environmental science to be used to address catchment management issues in the River Ouse Drainage Basin. Each organisation has signed a formal collaboration agreement. The organisations collaborate formally through operational groups - the universities through an Executive Management Group, and the universities and the Springboard Partners (16 non-academic organisations) through a Governance Group (where the University of Leeds represents the partner universities). These groups advise on the projects that iCASP supports to translate environmental science so that it has impact.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to iCASP by providing project ideas (for iCASP to support) either directly to the iCASP office or through co-design workshops that iCASP office facilitate. They are also involved in the co-production of project proposals and thereafter in the implementation of projects that they have an interest in. Partners also serve on the operational groups of iCASP to advise on opportunities for research impact, review Programme progress, and make decisions on Programme operations (including which projects iCASP should support). As of February 2021, all springboard partners have contributed in-kind support to the value of £450,836.
Impact This is the overall collaboration for this award. Outcomes of the collaboration are therefore articulated through the other sections of ResearchFish.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Cranfield University
Department River Restoration Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 24: CIRIA RP1094: Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Together with Mott MacDonald iCASP were part of a team that submitted and led a successful bid to CIRIA for the writing of the Guidance on the delivery of Natural Flood Management. The project team comprises a consortium led by Mott MacDonald and supported by the River Restoration Centre, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Collaborator Contribution The team offers broad technical expertise and experience across a range of disciplines, experience of NFM project delivery, and experience of writing and steering guidance documents.
Impact iCASP have been asked to assist with writing the CIRIA Guidance on NFM - a national and internationally important document that will inform all future design and location of NFM activities across the UK and across the globe. iCASP will be drawing upon our experience from the NFM Community of Practice group and our work with the DEFRA NFM Community Demonstration fund projects to write what will become the industry standard for NFM. CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body who are a leading enabler and preferred partner for performance improvement, driving collaboration across built environment and construction sectors for the identification, development and transfer of knowledge. Most of CIRIAs activities result in the publication of guidance documents, many of which are adopted as the standard for excellence in their respective areas. The iCASP team has regularly attended project meetings, advising on the content and structure of the guidance. In addition, iCASP team undertook analysis of a stakeholder questionnaire to further inform the project team on what the national NFM community would like to guidance to include.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 25: CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry (CONSOLE) 
Organisation University of Bologna
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a European Commission Horizon 2020 project funded under the topic 'Contracts for effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental public goods' (RUR-03-2018-2) and is led by the University of Bologna involving a consortium of 24 partner institutions in 13 countries. iCASP is included as the project wanted a case study of an impact network from the UK - it is therefore one of the project partners as well as leading on Work Package 1 (legal aspects). The CONSOLE project aims to boost innovation in the lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods (AECPGs) by EU agriculture and forestry. To achieve this, CONSOLE will build a Community of Practice (CoP) to cocreate an empirically validated contractual framework, design and test effective and efficient contract models and support their implementation by multiple actors. iCASP have also produced 5 factsheets to record details of 5 Yorkshire based Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund projects to help inform the discussion on current farmer practices regarding delivery of environmental public goods and design of future frameworks. Overall, iCASP, has so far, contributed to 11 reports and deliverables produced within CONSOLE, available at the link below. It has also hosted 2 CoP meetings and one training session on soil testing for Yorkshire farmers. iCASP have also produced 5 factsheets to record details of 5 Yorkshire based Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund projects to help inform the discussion and design of future frameworks.
Collaborator Contribution The CONSOLE framework will allow improved design and facilitate implementation of innovative contract solutions for the provision of AECPGs under various conditions across the EU. It will include a comprehensive analysis of at least 52 case studies of existing experiences encompassing land tenure arrangements, result-based approaches, collective implementation and value chain-based remuneration, supported by surveys and modelling. Contract solutions will be developed in collaboration with the CoP. The CONSOLE framework will be tested in real decision-making contexts and will develop into a supporting tool for actors in the field, enabling the delivery and sustainability of AECPGs. Insights will improve policy design towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular through environmental policies and the post-2020 CAP. The Leeds team is led by iCASP with contributions from schools of biology and law through Professor Cardwell who's role is to check compatibility of the proposed solutions with current legal framework and identify potential changes in the legal framework needed to make solutions developed in the project more widely spread. The work will be active at the key steps of the project: designing WP2 surveys, feeding back of WP2, WP3 and WP4 into the design of new instruments and framework, and will support the identification of practicable solutions and implications for policy/instrument design.
Impact A Yorkshire Community of Practice (CoP)has been established amongst the Yorkshire Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund advisors. 2 meetings have been held since August 2019 with further meetings planned for 2020. The CoP have produced 5 summary factsheets based upon the examples from most of the Yorkshire CSFF projects and two in-depth factsheets. These factsheets form an important output for CONSOLE that will help inform next stages of the project. The factsheets will be made available on the iCASP resource pages in Spring 2020. iCASP is currently undertaking a cross-UK farmer survey as part of its involvement in WP3 activities that investigates preferences of farmers for innovative agri-environment contracts and their behavioural, attitudinal and risk-related drivers behind their choices. The survey was presented to a panel of Defra experts that helped with co-designing it.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 26: Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice. The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project has been one of three UK Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder projects funded by the UK Government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The other two projects were located in Devon/Cornwall and Oxford/Cambridge . The YFR project was delivered by City of York Council in partnership with the Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) which includes the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield, and JBA Consulting.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received £308k from York City Council to project manage and lead the pathfinder project. In turn iCASP sub contracted JBA to value of £170k to act as Impact Translation Fellows and provide project management services for the project team. JBA carried constructed the Local Choices GIS database, liaising from EA, Defra and CoYC .The tool was later focused on Risk Management Authorities (rather than the private sector insurance industry) and this required the need to align the database to include detailed PFR 'effectiveness' survey/ questionnaire data. Defra funded the Pathfinder project until January 2022 and the Local Evaluation team were requested to remain in place for 12 months beyond the period initially contracted, requiring resource to maintain links with and respond to requests for reporting from the National Evaluation team (RPA & RAB consultants). There was also the need to adapt the original scope of the WP4 evaluation to accommodate the new Pathfinder activities that have been developed and/ or delivered (mostly online).
Impact The overall aim of the YFR project has been to enhance PFR understanding and uptake across the Yorkshire region. One of iCASP's roles in the project was to act as project evaluators. The evaluation process was aligned between the three pathfinder projects in order to help share learning, assess value for money and allow project replicability. This co-ordination was being conducted by RPA/ RAB as "national pathfinder evaluators" and requires monitoring "indicators" that are consistent across all pathfinders. Since the end of the pathfinder project in September 2021, iCASP and JBA Consulting have been conducting the post-pathfinder evaluation - known as "Work Package 4". Through this evaluation, the impact of change and any useful lessons and insights will be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), local authorities across the country and a host of other partners. Work Package 4 has been evaluating the success of the project by comparing the baseline level of PFR understanding from the start of the pathfinder to the end. The YFR has a particularly wide ranging and ambitious scope - to engage with all Local Authority areas in Yorkshire, the full spectrum of flood risk contexts (i.e., fluvial, surface, groundwater, sewage and coastal) and a wide range of stakeholders involved in the uptake of PFR i.e.: • Group 1: Households, businesses, or community groups - e.g., landlords, residents, and flood groups • Group 2: Property, trade, building suppliers or outlets - e.g., developers, maintenance contractors • Group 3: Financial influencers - e.g., insurance industry, mortgage lenders, investors • Group 4: Flood Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) - e.g., Environment Agency (EA), Lead Local Flood Authority, Water Company) Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire RFCC area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of YFR activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. The final evaluation report considers: 1. A summary of the YFR activities and outputs alongside metrics of how many people have interacted with them (e.g. views of web pages or videos). These metrics are presented in the context of data from the final evaluation survey which was used to ascertain how many respondents had seen the various outputs and if it had impacted their opinion of PFR. 2. Results for the 12 key indicators (see Box 1) based on data from the final evaluation survey. The data for these indicators comes from asking the same (or similar) questions to those asked at the baseline survey. 3. Details of the 'Local Choice' sub-project of YFR - "PFR Assured & Effectiveness studies". This involved developing a pilot PFR online GIS database and populating it with data of current installations from Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) in the region. There was supplemented by detailed effectiveness studies of a sample of properties in Leeds and Bradford. 4. Recommendations for next steps based on 1-3 and the experience of the project team. However, the project created its own Twitter account and the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website.The website provides a resource for residents and professional partners affected by flooding. Launched in 2020, the project was set up to raise awareness of property flood resilience measures and their benefits among home and business owners across Yorkshire. It was originally hoped that there would be plenty of opportunity for face-to-face engagement with Yorkshire communities, but the project team had to rethink its approach when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The development of a website, social media channels and a host of online resources became key to ensuring that the project's messaging reached its target audience. Among the resources created are animations explaining in simple terms what property flood resilience is, how it works and what the benefits are; real life case studies featuring home and business owners from across Yorkshire; a fun but educational game for children; downloadable information packs for home owners and businesses; and a series of online training modules. The project also provided funding towards the cost of developing the Living With Water Hub at Wilberforce College in Hull, a regional centre where people can learn more about property flood resilience and view demonstration models. Between December 2020 and September 2021, Yorkshire Flood Resilience reached around two million people across Yorkshire with its messaging. The project was funded until 30 September 2021 and, after that date, a team of national project evaluators, including iCASP taking a lead role, will spend three months evaluating its success. This evaluation report is the draft awaiting sign off referred to above. The evaluation report is to ensure that any useful lessons and insights can be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, local authorities across the country and a host of other partners to help shape future work aimed at encouraging people to install property flood resilience measures. All of the resources and information contained within the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website will continue to be available for people to refer to and download after the project ends.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 26: Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice. The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project has been one of three UK Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder projects funded by the UK Government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The other two projects were located in Devon/Cornwall and Oxford/Cambridge . The YFR project was delivered by City of York Council in partnership with the Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) which includes the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield, and JBA Consulting.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received £308k from York City Council to project manage and lead the pathfinder project. In turn iCASP sub contracted JBA to value of £170k to act as Impact Translation Fellows and provide project management services for the project team. JBA carried constructed the Local Choices GIS database, liaising from EA, Defra and CoYC .The tool was later focused on Risk Management Authorities (rather than the private sector insurance industry) and this required the need to align the database to include detailed PFR 'effectiveness' survey/ questionnaire data. Defra funded the Pathfinder project until January 2022 and the Local Evaluation team were requested to remain in place for 12 months beyond the period initially contracted, requiring resource to maintain links with and respond to requests for reporting from the National Evaluation team (RPA & RAB consultants). There was also the need to adapt the original scope of the WP4 evaluation to accommodate the new Pathfinder activities that have been developed and/ or delivered (mostly online).
Impact The overall aim of the YFR project has been to enhance PFR understanding and uptake across the Yorkshire region. One of iCASP's roles in the project was to act as project evaluators. The evaluation process was aligned between the three pathfinder projects in order to help share learning, assess value for money and allow project replicability. This co-ordination was being conducted by RPA/ RAB as "national pathfinder evaluators" and requires monitoring "indicators" that are consistent across all pathfinders. Since the end of the pathfinder project in September 2021, iCASP and JBA Consulting have been conducting the post-pathfinder evaluation - known as "Work Package 4". Through this evaluation, the impact of change and any useful lessons and insights will be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), local authorities across the country and a host of other partners. Work Package 4 has been evaluating the success of the project by comparing the baseline level of PFR understanding from the start of the pathfinder to the end. The YFR has a particularly wide ranging and ambitious scope - to engage with all Local Authority areas in Yorkshire, the full spectrum of flood risk contexts (i.e., fluvial, surface, groundwater, sewage and coastal) and a wide range of stakeholders involved in the uptake of PFR i.e.: • Group 1: Households, businesses, or community groups - e.g., landlords, residents, and flood groups • Group 2: Property, trade, building suppliers or outlets - e.g., developers, maintenance contractors • Group 3: Financial influencers - e.g., insurance industry, mortgage lenders, investors • Group 4: Flood Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) - e.g., Environment Agency (EA), Lead Local Flood Authority, Water Company) Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire RFCC area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of YFR activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. The final evaluation report considers: 1. A summary of the YFR activities and outputs alongside metrics of how many people have interacted with them (e.g. views of web pages or videos). These metrics are presented in the context of data from the final evaluation survey which was used to ascertain how many respondents had seen the various outputs and if it had impacted their opinion of PFR. 2. Results for the 12 key indicators (see Box 1) based on data from the final evaluation survey. The data for these indicators comes from asking the same (or similar) questions to those asked at the baseline survey. 3. Details of the 'Local Choice' sub-project of YFR - "PFR Assured & Effectiveness studies". This involved developing a pilot PFR online GIS database and populating it with data of current installations from Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) in the region. There was supplemented by detailed effectiveness studies of a sample of properties in Leeds and Bradford. 4. Recommendations for next steps based on 1-3 and the experience of the project team. However, the project created its own Twitter account and the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website.The website provides a resource for residents and professional partners affected by flooding. Launched in 2020, the project was set up to raise awareness of property flood resilience measures and their benefits among home and business owners across Yorkshire. It was originally hoped that there would be plenty of opportunity for face-to-face engagement with Yorkshire communities, but the project team had to rethink its approach when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The development of a website, social media channels and a host of online resources became key to ensuring that the project's messaging reached its target audience. Among the resources created are animations explaining in simple terms what property flood resilience is, how it works and what the benefits are; real life case studies featuring home and business owners from across Yorkshire; a fun but educational game for children; downloadable information packs for home owners and businesses; and a series of online training modules. The project also provided funding towards the cost of developing the Living With Water Hub at Wilberforce College in Hull, a regional centre where people can learn more about property flood resilience and view demonstration models. Between December 2020 and September 2021, Yorkshire Flood Resilience reached around two million people across Yorkshire with its messaging. The project was funded until 30 September 2021 and, after that date, a team of national project evaluators, including iCASP taking a lead role, will spend three months evaluating its success. This evaluation report is the draft awaiting sign off referred to above. The evaluation report is to ensure that any useful lessons and insights can be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, local authorities across the country and a host of other partners to help shape future work aimed at encouraging people to install property flood resilience measures. All of the resources and information contained within the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website will continue to be available for people to refer to and download after the project ends.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 26: Collaboration on Yorkshire Future Flood Resilience Pathfinder Project 
Organisation Living with Water
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project, one of three DEFRA-funded Pathfinders, has been established to identify barriers to uptake of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and raise awareness, standards and uptake of PFR amongst regional communities and businesses. Through the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), the University of Leeds has partnered with JBA Consulting to act as 'local evaluators' of the YFR led by the City of York Council - ensuring the engagement activities are effective and well informed by the latest science, expertise and best practice. The Yorkshire Flood Resilience (YFR) project has been one of three UK Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Pathfinder projects funded by the UK Government's Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The other two projects were located in Devon/Cornwall and Oxford/Cambridge . The YFR project was delivered by City of York Council in partnership with the Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) which includes the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield, and JBA Consulting.
Collaborator Contribution iCASP has received £308k from York City Council to project manage and lead the pathfinder project. In turn iCASP sub contracted JBA to value of £170k to act as Impact Translation Fellows and provide project management services for the project team. JBA carried constructed the Local Choices GIS database, liaising from EA, Defra and CoYC .The tool was later focused on Risk Management Authorities (rather than the private sector insurance industry) and this required the need to align the database to include detailed PFR 'effectiveness' survey/ questionnaire data. Defra funded the Pathfinder project until January 2022 and the Local Evaluation team were requested to remain in place for 12 months beyond the period initially contracted, requiring resource to maintain links with and respond to requests for reporting from the National Evaluation team (RPA & RAB consultants). There was also the need to adapt the original scope of the WP4 evaluation to accommodate the new Pathfinder activities that have been developed and/ or delivered (mostly online).
Impact The overall aim of the YFR project has been to enhance PFR understanding and uptake across the Yorkshire region. One of iCASP's roles in the project was to act as project evaluators. The evaluation process was aligned between the three pathfinder projects in order to help share learning, assess value for money and allow project replicability. This co-ordination was being conducted by RPA/ RAB as "national pathfinder evaluators" and requires monitoring "indicators" that are consistent across all pathfinders. Since the end of the pathfinder project in September 2021, iCASP and JBA Consulting have been conducting the post-pathfinder evaluation - known as "Work Package 4". Through this evaluation, the impact of change and any useful lessons and insights will be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), local authorities across the country and a host of other partners. Work Package 4 has been evaluating the success of the project by comparing the baseline level of PFR understanding from the start of the pathfinder to the end. The YFR has a particularly wide ranging and ambitious scope - to engage with all Local Authority areas in Yorkshire, the full spectrum of flood risk contexts (i.e., fluvial, surface, groundwater, sewage and coastal) and a wide range of stakeholders involved in the uptake of PFR i.e.: • Group 1: Households, businesses, or community groups - e.g., landlords, residents, and flood groups • Group 2: Property, trade, building suppliers or outlets - e.g., developers, maintenance contractors • Group 3: Financial influencers - e.g., insurance industry, mortgage lenders, investors • Group 4: Flood Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) - e.g., Environment Agency (EA), Lead Local Flood Authority, Water Company) Between September and December 2021, an online survey was circulated to all stakeholder groups within the Yorkshire RFCC area to assess the impact of change following the delivery of YFR activities. This survey was promoted using social media platforms, flood groups, industry partners and press releases. The final evaluation report considers: 1. A summary of the YFR activities and outputs alongside metrics of how many people have interacted with them (e.g. views of web pages or videos). These metrics are presented in the context of data from the final evaluation survey which was used to ascertain how many respondents had seen the various outputs and if it had impacted their opinion of PFR. 2. Results for the 12 key indicators (see Box 1) based on data from the final evaluation survey. The data for these indicators comes from asking the same (or similar) questions to those asked at the baseline survey. 3. Details of the 'Local Choice' sub-project of YFR - "PFR Assured & Effectiveness studies". This involved developing a pilot PFR online GIS database and populating it with data of current installations from Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) in the region. There was supplemented by detailed effectiveness studies of a sample of properties in Leeds and Bradford. 4. Recommendations for next steps based on 1-3 and the experience of the project team. However, the project created its own Twitter account and the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website.The website provides a resource for residents and professional partners affected by flooding. Launched in 2020, the project was set up to raise awareness of property flood resilience measures and their benefits among home and business owners across Yorkshire. It was originally hoped that there would be plenty of opportunity for face-to-face engagement with Yorkshire communities, but the project team had to rethink its approach when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The development of a website, social media channels and a host of online resources became key to ensuring that the project's messaging reached its target audience. Among the resources created are animations explaining in simple terms what property flood resilience is, how it works and what the benefits are; real life case studies featuring home and business owners from across Yorkshire; a fun but educational game for children; downloadable information packs for home owners and businesses; and a series of online training modules. The project also provided funding towards the cost of developing the Living With Water Hub at Wilberforce College in Hull, a regional centre where people can learn more about property flood resilience and view demonstration models. Between December 2020 and September 2021, Yorkshire Flood Resilience reached around two million people across Yorkshire with its messaging. The project was funded until 30 September 2021 and, after that date, a team of national project evaluators, including iCASP taking a lead role, will spend three months evaluating its success. This evaluation report is the draft awaiting sign off referred to above. The evaluation report is to ensure that any useful lessons and insights can be shared with Defra, the Environment Agency, local authorities across the country and a host of other partners to help shape future work aimed at encouraging people to install property flood resilience measures. All of the resources and information contained within the Yorkshire Flood Resilience website will continue to be available for people to refer to and download after the project ends.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project # 51: River Skell NFM Monitoring Programme 
Organisation Harrogate Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project builds upon previous project # 28 Skell Valley Monitoring. It has been funded by Harrogate Borough council, via the River Skell National Lottery grant and awarded to iCASP. This is for 3 years work commencing in April 2022. iCASP will be be monitoring sediment load, and sedimentation patterns, in the catchment with a focus on the Fountains Abbey area, before and after installation of NFM measures.
Collaborator Contribution The project has been funded by Harrogate Borough council via the River Skell National Lottery grant. Further details will follow as the project gets underway.
Impact Outcomes will be detailed in time. However, this project builds upon the partnership work described in project #28 - Skell Valley Monitoring and has arisen as a result of that partnership and trusted and established ways of working.
Start Year 2022
 
Description iCASP Project #10: Supporting business case developers and appraisers with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation 
Organisation Northumbria University
Department School of Natural and Built Environment Northumbria
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools.
Collaborator Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools. Partners are: developers, funders, regulators, planners, tool developers, and business case writers and appraisers, as well as a cohort of multi-disciplinary academics.
Impact OUR SPACES at Leeds City Council have been working with Professor Andrew Brown at Leeds University Business School and his colleagues on the Green and Blue Infrastructure Business Case Project for which Brown is the Principal Investigator, a project funded by Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). OUR SPACES is a £500+ million programme championed by Leeds City Council with the aim of transforming the city's public realm and in particular increasing the amount and quality of green infrastructure (parkland) and blue areas (riverbanks and lakes) to enhance the lives of citizens. This vision rests on improving air quality, increasing spaces to relax, walk and cycle and fostering biodiversity in the city. The coordinated effort and strategic orientation of OUR SPACES is both novel in Leeds and key to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #10: Supporting business case developers and appraisers with green and blue infrastructure economic valuation 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools.
Collaborator Contribution This iCASP project aims to overcome the multiple barriers to the effective valuation of green blue infrastructure (GBI). Parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, street trees, allotments and gardens, as well as rivers, canals and ponds are all examples of GBI. Their presence can enhance property values, flood protection, air quality and overall health and well-being, but planners and developers struggle to make a persuasive business case for investment in them. Therefore, the project will develop a clear, practical, and rigorous approach to GBI cost-benefit analysis that is ready for HM Treasury approval. On an operational level, it will identify the most effective tools to use when making a business case and test them at case study sites. This will help business case developers and appraisers access GBI evidence, and will guide future development of GBI tools. Partners are: developers, funders, regulators, planners, tool developers, and business case writers and appraisers, as well as a cohort of multi-disciplinary academics.
Impact OUR SPACES at Leeds City Council have been working with Professor Andrew Brown at Leeds University Business School and his colleagues on the Green and Blue Infrastructure Business Case Project for which Brown is the Principal Investigator, a project funded by Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP). OUR SPACES is a £500+ million programme championed by Leeds City Council with the aim of transforming the city's public realm and in particular increasing the amount and quality of green infrastructure (parkland) and blue areas (riverbanks and lakes) to enhance the lives of citizens. This vision rests on improving air quality, increasing spaces to relax, walk and cycle and fostering biodiversity in the city. The coordinated effort and strategic orientation of OUR SPACES is both novel in Leeds and key to achieving a carbon neutral city by 2030.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale 
Organisation Calderdale Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Collaborator Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Impact Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Collaborator Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Impact Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #11: Modelling to evaluate the impacts of existing land management on downstream flooding and prioritise Natural Flood Management interventions in Calderdale 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Collaborator Contribution A rainfall-runoff model developed at the University of Leeds is the latest weapon in Calderdale's armoury to prevent future flooding in the valley. An iCASP project is using a digital model, SD-TOPMODEL, to model the flow of water from hillslopes to the river. The project team will then be able to analyse how and if existing landscape features, such as walls, gates and hedges, and new measures, such as hedge and tree planting, reduce flood risk by storing and slowing flood water. Conclusions will bolster future business cases and evaluations of work done already, and contribute to the Calderdale Flood Action Plan by helping to prioritise the siting of future natural flood management (NFM) schemes. Furthermore, the project will also help to identify research gaps and provide information for communities to illustrate how working with natural processes can have an impact on flooding.
Impact Lessons learnt from this project will feed into the new iCASP Upper Rother evidence directory project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #12: The case for implementing an enhanced water efficiency standard for new developments in Leeds 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Collaborator Contribution A group of iCASP researchers is helping to make developments in Leeds more sustainable. They've been using their expertise to pull together the evidence for a water saving policy. Planners at Leeds City Council are looking to adopt an enhanced 110 litres a day water efficiency standard for new homes, and need reliable and robust evidence to support the decision and make the case more widely. Although 110 litres a day is recognised as a sound benchmark, the brief suggests that an even more ambitious target could be achievable.
Impact A brief was produced. This will be used in hearings in February. Use of the brief for responding to the planned Defra call for evidence on setting a water consumption target is being explored.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #13: Integrated nitrogen management workshop 
Organisation University of York
Department York Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution There is ambition in Defra, indicated in the Clean Air Strategy and across multiple initiatives, to tackle the issue of nitrogen pollution. The Agricultural Bill (and associated new Environmental Land Management Scheme in development), the recent conclusions of the Environmental Audit Committee's Nitrates Inquiry, and the upcoming UK Clean Air Strategy, provide an opportunity to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to nitrogen management at the farm scale that helps protect both air and water quality. To maximise the chance of this opportunity being capitalised on, the benefits of an integrated approach need to be clearly demonstrated, and the tools to support integrated nitrogen management developed by the research community need to be consolidated and reviewed with stakeholders, and adapted to address UK-user needs. It is important that this includes understanding the barriers and opportunities perceived by farmers relating to on-farm nitrogen management. Knowledge exchange should occur between researchers of different aspects of nitrogen pollution, Defra teams, regulatory agencies and farmers, but also between Defra teams to enable more robust, informed and practically implementable policy to be developed across the system that influences nitrogen impacts on our environment. iCASP universities have strong research bases on participatory research and farming practices from across Europe and successful interventions (including tools) to protect air, soil and water from nitrogen pollution. This includes building upon the findings of the iCASP project: 'Agri-Land Management for Public Goods Delivery: Phase 1 - Evidence Review' on soil health. This project hosted a workshop in York on March 2019 to: (i) support Defra's planning for supporting integrated nitrogen management (air quality, water quality, soil health) at farm scale in UK by showcasing useful existing environmental science and facilitating dialogue between Yorkshire farmers, relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. NFU), and Defra; (ii) co-design an iCASP project on integrated nitrogen management for Yorkshire farmers to address any research-translation gaps identified during the workshop. Background work was necessary to design the workshop to appeal to target audiences (Defra and Yorkshire farmers). This involved coordinating with existing relevant initiatives (e.g. Catchment Sensitive Farming), discussing policy agendas/regulatory frameworks with several Defra teams, capturing the experience of farmers on current approaches to integrated nitrogen management, identifying invitees (e.g. by working with Defra to identify which ammonia/nitrogen sources they are most concerned about and which farmer groups are hardest for them to reach), and reviewing existing research. This workshop has led to the development of a follow up project proposal (currently under review) that seeks to develop a set of instructions for farmers to assist them with implementing greater integrated nitrogen management
Collaborator Contribution There is ambition in Defra, indicated in the Clean Air Strategy and across multiple initiatives, to tackle the issue of nitrogen pollution. The Agricultural Bill (and associated new Environmental Land Management Scheme in development), the recent conclusions of the Environmental Audit Committee's Nitrates Inquiry, and the upcoming UK Clean Air Strategy, provide an opportunity to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to nitrogen management at the farm scale that helps protect both air and water quality. To maximise the chance of this opportunity being capitalised on, the benefits of an integrated approach need to be clearly demonstrated, and the tools to support integrated nitrogen management developed by the research community need to be consolidated and reviewed with stakeholders, and adapted to address UK-user needs. It is important that this includes understanding the barriers and opportunities perceived by farmers relating to on-farm nitrogen management. Knowledge exchange should occur between researchers of different aspects of nitrogen pollution, Defra teams, regulatory agencies and farmers, but also between Defra teams to enable more robust, informed and practically implementable policy to be developed across the system that influences nitrogen impacts on our environment. iCASP universities have strong research bases on participatory research and farming practices from across Europe and successful interventions (including tools) to protect air, soil and water from nitrogen pollution. This includes building upon the findings of the iCASP project: 'Agri-Land Management for Public Goods Delivery: Phase 1 - Evidence Review' on soil health. This project hosted a workshop in York in March 2019 to: (i) support Defra's planning for supporting integrated nitrogen management (air quality, water quality, soil health) at farm scale in UK by showcasing useful existing environmental science and facilitating dialogue between Yorkshire farmers, relevant stakeholder groups (e.g. NFU), and Defra; (ii) co-design an iCASP project on integrated nitrogen management for Yorkshire farmers to address any research-translation gaps identified during the workshop. Background work will be necessary to design the workshop to appeal to target audiences (Defra and Yorkshire farmers). This will involve coordinating with existing relevant initiatives (e.g. Catchment Sensitive Farming), discussing policy agendas/regulatory frameworks with several Defra teams, capturing the experience of farmers on current approaches to integrated nitrogen management, identifying invitees (e.g. by working with Defra to identify which ammonia/nitrogen sources they are most concerned about and which farmer groups are hardest for them to reach), and reviewing existing research. Project partners are also currently contributing to , and providing letters of support for, the follow up project proposal (currently under development) to provide farmers with a set of instructions as to how to achieve integrated nitrogen management.
Impact This workshop has led to the development of a full project proposal ( title: Evidence-based good practice for Integrated Nitrogen Management (INM) on Yorkshire Farms (INMY Farm) that is presently under development. This proposal is based on the recommendations from the above workshop with forty stakeholders from farming, agricultural policy and scientific research that attended to explore integrated nitrogen management (INM) approaches. This project will synthesise good practice from scientific knowledge, innovative farming, and previous policy lessons to identify benefits, trade-offs and pitfalls to inform more integrated and efficient nitrogen use in arable and livestock farming. The results will be produced, and distributed, in close co-operation with key stakeholders through multi-stakeholder consultations, and close collaboration with farming networks, Yorkshire farmers and their advisors.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #14: Integrating natural flood management into payment for outcomes schemes in the Yorkshire Dales 
Organisation Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid.The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions.
Collaborator Contribution By drawing on modelling, monitoring, and opportunity mapping expertise from other iCASP projects, this project will support a National Trust trial of payment for outcomes with their tenant farmers in the Yorkshire Dales. The trial in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will inform Defra's piloting of new environmental land management schemes (ELMS), and iCASP will specifically focus on the opportunity for delivering natural flood management as an outcome for which farmers and other land managers could be paid. Since project inception project partners have requested further iCASP involvement in the project.
Impact The project has engaged with and produced a number of farm plans for farmers in the project area - identifying opportunities for NFM interventions. The project has also led to iCASP involvement in one workshop with the NT and partners to discuss and inform the direction of ELMS. Further workshop are planned for 2020 to which iCASP will attend. .
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #15: Supporting local authorities on invasive non-native species 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Department Sedgwick International UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation Upper Calder Valley Renaissance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #16: Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience 
Organisation West Yorkshire Combined Authorities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since its inception, the project has been developing a robust partnership with diverse organisations, which include local and sub-regional authorities (LRAs) in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as lenders, insurers, surveyors, and brokers (LIS-Bs). Dr. Paola Sakai, the project PI, has been instrumental in the formation of the partnership and in its further development. Paola has considerable expertise on flood resilience and SMEs and possesses an extensive stakeholder network. For this particular project, she started working with the project partners two years before the project start date, specifically with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and members from Defra's Round Table. At the onset, these partners were very interested in the project's topic and started discussions on how to take the project forward. In this sense, Dr. Paola Sakai has made a substantial in-kind contribution, since the project does not cover her time. Apart from contributing with her knowledge and expertise, she has also provided various datasets and diverse material that is essential to deliver the project's outputs. Dr. Marco Sakai, the project academic partner based on the University of York, has also made important contributions to the maintaining, strengthening and expanding the partnership. Specifically, he has been working with members from WYCA and flood managers from several local councils. Marco's expertise on macroeconomic modelling has been a key contribution to develop a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). The tool provides information necessary to prepare more robust business plans and strengthen the case of local authorities when lobbying for additional funds to be better prepared for future flooding events. In this regard, Marco has contributed with his intellectual input, as well as with methodological tools (e.g., Input-Output Analysis) and relevant datasets.
Collaborator Contribution By working with the project team, the insurance industry is better understanding the impacts of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and it is expected that this will enable them to provide SMEs with better and more tailored support. As has been mentioned in the previous sections, developing this partnership has been essential to meet the project's objectives and deliver the proposed outputs. All partners have contributed with their time, knowledge and experience on the field. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, regional local authorities, and the Environment Agency have contributed to steer the project and co-produce a Tool to Assess the Economic Costs of flooding on SMEs (TAEC). Specifically, they have provided funding, as well as essential datasets and other relevant information, including economic indicators and general data on flood events. They have also offered insight into the information/evidence they would like to have regarding the economic costs of flooding on SMEs, providing useful feedback. They have also helped to distribute surveys and other data collection tools among relevant stakeholders. In relation to insurers, lenders, brokers and surveyors, they have participated during each stage of the project in order to develop a Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Resilience Measures Tool (TAER). This tool will allow the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of flooding on SMEs and will be able to provide these firms with better and more tailored support, which in turn can result in a more resilient sector. These partners have also contributed to steer the project given their extensive experience and knowledge of the field. They have provided feedback during the different stages. They were particularly involved in the development of a survey, which they helped to distribute, providing relevant suggestions on how to reach a better audience and sharing it within their network. They have also helped to provide useful contacts to conduct interviews and have attended webinars and other meetings related to the different components of the TAER. They will also collaborate to pilot the tool during on-site visits to SMEs by surveyors to find ways to enhance resilience.
Impact Additional funding was secured in the period between April 2020 to December 2020 by WYCA (£10k) and the Environment Agency (£18k). Calderdale Flood Partner April 2020 issue: Mentioned project in the issue, where it described the project goals and iCASP role in developing Yorkshire's flood resilience. To forecast the importance of increasing the flood resilience of SMEs, Paola Sakai wrote an expert piece on the Yorkshire Flood Resilience online platform, published on January 2021, at https://yorkshirefloodresilience.co.uk/tools-resources/the-experts-view/understanding-smes-to-increase-their-flood-resilience Paola Sakai also wrote an article in the magazine of the National Centre for universities and business, where the relevance of the topic and the project is highlighted, this piece was published on January 2021, it can be found at https://www.ncub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=483-5044-partnerships-for-the-planet-v8-final&category_slug=reports&Itemid=2728 A webinar with local authorities was organised on the 30th of July 2020, where we counted with the attendance of representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the environment agency (EA), and Calderdale, East Riding, Wakefield, Leeds and Hull councils. We also organised two webinars with lenders, insurers, surveyors and brokers. The first webinar was held on October 2020 and the second in December 2020. The seminars had attendants from the following organisations: Previsico, James Hutton Institute, Arcadian Group Limited, Sedgwick, Dantherm Ltd, The Environmental Design Studio, Historic England, the Association of British Insurers, Cal-Heath Consulting, AJEA Products Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), Tonkin + Taylor, Mador architects, SymbIoTic, Tranby Surveying ltd, Aviva, Sedgwick Repair Solutions and Zurich Ins. A focus group was held on the 6th of November, 2020 with lenders, insurers and brokers. Selected stakeholders from each group were invited to provide feedback on the development of the tool. The information gathered informed the tool since its early stages. In June 2020, Paola Sakai presented the webinar: "Increasing the climate resilience of Yorkshire's cities, towns and villages" in the Confluence conference, that showcased the project goals along with Jenny Armstrong from iCASP that explained the relevance of communicating flood risk.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation East Riding of Yorkshire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Hull City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #17: Living with Water Partnership 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project will bring together all the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding. The data will be combined with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool that will help increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region.
Collaborator Contribution The Living with Water Partnership (LWWP) members are Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. For the purpose of this project, it will be led by the Partnership but all partners will provide data from their own organisations and be in receipt of the outputs. Contributions agreed include up to 70 days of in kind contributions from the LWWP plus venue hire. In addition the Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed to contribute data and associated in kind contributions of time.
Impact Telemetry is the measurement of data at a remote source, and its transmission to a monitoring station. Through bringing together the telemetry data gathered by Living with Water Partnership organisations from across Hull and East Riding, this project will work on combining this data with decision-making tools to develop an 'early warning' tool. Through this tool, the project aims to increase operational preparedness, deliver faster operational response times and help identify optimal locations for future network monitoring in the region. For the early-warning tool, a predictive model has been developed using Machine Learning methods which utilises historical data of rainfall, water level, and groundwater level to forecast water level rise in trunk sewers and open channel watercourses in the region. The model is developed in Matlab and tested for two locations, a trunk sewer (YW LM03) and an open channel stream (EA Setting Dyke) where water level was predicted accurately with forecast horizons of 0.5~1.0 and 3~4 hours, respectively. The model can be used for similar applications (e.g., other regions) which would need monitoring at locations where this modelling would be desired (and to be used by someone with systems knowledge and technical ability to train/calibrate the model with relevant data).
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #18. Systems approach to urban infrastructure management (SUIM) (interoperability) 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project identifies and delivers shared outcome measures for flood risk management: co-developing infrastructure interoperability. This project applies a newly developed spatial analysis method to support integrated urban infrastructure planning and management at a catchment scale. The team have identified areas contributing to flooding to inform new developments so they store or divert rainfall away from flood prone areas. The focus has initially on the Wyke Beck catchment in the east of Leeds - recent and planned developments were be assessed to see if this new approach would or could lead to more cost effective and flood resilient design which also benefits local communities in other ways e.g. improving health, wellbeing and sustainable transport options. The Wyke Beck case is the basis for a user-friendly 'interoperability key principles tool' for use by Leeds City Council in other parts of the city, and could be used by councils in other cities too.
Collaborator Contribution Both Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency have provided attendance of workshops, data access, co-development of approach (T2.2) attendance of meetings. Impact evaluation assistance.
Impact The outputs from SUIM are likely to be used in scoping options and the business case for a follow-on Wyke Beck flood scheme as well as Leeds City Council's updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #18. Systems approach to urban infrastructure management (SUIM) (interoperability) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project identifies and delivers shared outcome measures for flood risk management: co-developing infrastructure interoperability. This project applies a newly developed spatial analysis method to support integrated urban infrastructure planning and management at a catchment scale. The team have identified areas contributing to flooding to inform new developments so they store or divert rainfall away from flood prone areas. The focus has initially on the Wyke Beck catchment in the east of Leeds - recent and planned developments were be assessed to see if this new approach would or could lead to more cost effective and flood resilient design which also benefits local communities in other ways e.g. improving health, wellbeing and sustainable transport options. The Wyke Beck case is the basis for a user-friendly 'interoperability key principles tool' for use by Leeds City Council in other parts of the city, and could be used by councils in other cities too.
Collaborator Contribution Both Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency have provided attendance of workshops, data access, co-development of approach (T2.2) attendance of meetings. Impact evaluation assistance.
Impact The outputs from SUIM are likely to be used in scoping options and the business case for a follow-on Wyke Beck flood scheme as well as Leeds City Council's updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #19. Communicating Flood risks 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) identified flooding and coastal change risk to communities, businesses and infrastructure as the number one priority risk that requires more action to combat negative impacts on society. This iCASP project will rely on research evidence base demonstrating the principles of risk perception and effective communication methods, to equip risk management authorities (RMAs) with tailored knowledge and tools in order to more effectively engage their communities to increase resilience to risk.
Collaborator Contribution Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Impact Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk u during peace time, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk Communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #19. Communicating Flood risks 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) identified flooding and coastal change risk to communities, businesses and infrastructure as the number one priority risk that requires more action to combat negative impacts on society. This iCASP project will rely on research evidence base demonstrating the principles of risk perception and effective communication methods, to equip risk management authorities (RMAs) with tailored knowledge and tools in order to more effectively engage their communities to increase resilience to risk.
Collaborator Contribution Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Impact Summary of intended impact. 1. Improve the ability of partners to effectively engage with communities at flood risk u during peace time, flood scheme development, flood events, and recovery. Improved communication will build trust and meaningful relationships between RMAs and communities and therefore enable more productive collaboration and increased resilience of those at flood risk. 2. Produce tools, guidance and materials that will be used widely by RMAs to fulfil their statutory requirements and enable them to develop and deliver effective risk Communication strategies. 3. Where appropriate, guidance and tools produced by this project will be transferred to other environmental campaigns to improve their efficacy i.e. recycling, active transport, healthy lifestyles and food waste .
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Parallel Consulting
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #20: Environmental Science for Health and Wellbeing in the Climate Emergency (E.SHAWE) 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following the declaration of a climate emergency at Leeds City Council (LCC), all departments have come together to form clean air and climate emergency action groups, who have identified the importance of evidence-based collaborative decision making across sectors. This project is building up on an existing web GIS tool (SHAPE - Strategic Health Asset Planning & Evaluation) to assist stakeholders in their efforts to make collaborative evidence-based decisions to develop the city in a sustainable way whilst increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. This improved SHAPE tool serve as a focal point for pooling and visualising integrated health, environmental, infrastructure and socio-economic data. The use of the tool will be scaled up to other cities in the UK, enabling more decision makers to collaborate and increase the resilience and sustainability across their jurisdictions.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council have helped and will continue with the consultations and input into guidance Public Health England Consultations will support and input into guidance The company Parallel will provide contributions by updating the SHAPE tool.
Impact The project will complement the previous iCASP UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) projects which were focused on preparing the region for the then upcoming/ new climate projections. This project will take this further by producing decision-relevant climate change metrics for inclusion into SHAPE e.g. projections of changes in the heat island effect, flood and air quality risk. The project will also act as a mechanism to enhance impact of the iCASP projects "a Systems Approach to Urban Infrastructure Management" (SUIM, also known as 'interoperability') and "GBI business cases". Outputs from SUIM, such as flood source/ pathway information, is important for planning innovative flood mitigation measures and will be useful for making climate resilient decisions. The SUIM information, GBI business cases and UKCP18 indices will be readily applicable to other regions outside Leeds to further maximise national - scale impact. The update to SHAPE and accompanying guidance will help Leeds City Council develop climate resilient business and investment plans with a focus on health and wellbeing. The business cases and investments influenced, once realised, will ultimately improve climate resilience and the health of residents in the city. The project will promote the use of the updated SHAPE tool and user guidance amongst Leeds City Council, EA and other local authorities. Through Public Health England, the project will facilitate the update of regional SHAPE atlases across the country.
Start Year 2020
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #21. Peatland COS method - Transforming data collection for evidence-based peatland policy and practice 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The restoration of damaged peatlands has been identified as a key option for reaching net zero emissions by 2050 by the Committee on Climate Change, but debate continues to rage over the effects of restoration and management decisions. This project aims to address the current lack of evidence that would enable designing consistent ways of measuring different peatland-related conditions outcomes. Building up on an identification and selection of core sets of outcome measures that can be given priority in peatland research and monitoring data collection by the peatland community, this project will prioritise the core outcomes that are most relevant to the assessment of peatland condition in Defra pilot sites, identify criteria against which methods and protocols for collecting outcome measure data can be evaluated , identify relevant methods and protocols for assessing each prioritised outcome measure, propose methods and protocols for each prioritised outcome measure that could be used by those implementing the England Peat Strategy to assess progress against strategy goals, and develop reporting protocols to standardise how data is recorded and stored via PeatDataHub at University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England have funded a larger body of work which complements this project analysing the social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy.
Impact This project has supported the NE funded project analysing social barriers and opportunities to implementing the England Peat Strategy. It also informs the DEFRA North York Moors Peat pilot project for which iCASP and supporting with academic time to assist with the use of Digibog Hydro on the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #23. River Aire Plastics Capture 
Organisation Aire Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has conducted a review of the current literature to identify existing methods for capturing macro plastics to contribute to a proposed future project to reduce the macro plastic waste in the River Aire. This project provides background knowledge for a proposed partnership project that the University of Leeds Sustainability Team, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water and Aire Rivers Trust are developing. Better understanding of existing methods of plastic capture will allow an assessment of whether existing science can meet the challenge and if so how it can be scaled up and applied more widely
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped to co-design the project and are likely to co-design and follow up projects. Follow on projects are likely to involve capital spend which will not be eligible as iCASP projects but the iCASP report here will inform the nature of that spend.
Impact The (macro) Plastics Review will be available on the iCASP website as a resource Spring 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #23. River Aire Plastics Capture 
Organisation Canal & River Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution iCASP has conducted a review of the current literature to identify existing methods for capturing macro plastics to contribute to a proposed future project to reduce the macro plastic waste in the River Aire. This project provides background knowledge for a proposed partnership project that the University of Leeds Sustainability Team, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water and Aire Rivers Trust are developing. Better understanding of existing methods of plastic capture will allow an assessment of whether existing science can meet the challenge and if so how it can be scaled up and applied more widely
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped to co-design the project and are likely to co-design and follow up projects. Follow on projects are likely to involve capital spend which will not be eligible as iCASP projects but the iCASP report here will inform the nature of that spend.
Impact The (macro) Plastics Review will be available on the iCASP website as a resource Spring 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #2: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (FASII) monitoring 
Organisation Thomas MacKay Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Information for a business case for monitoring to produce baseline information for Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II (Leeds FASII) was generated through an iCASP-facilitated meeting bringing together Thomas MacKay Ltd and Environment Agency staff with academics from University of Leeds with experience of catchment monitoring (including River Aire), generated in part from NERC Industrial CASE studentship Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes - NE/N008065/1.
Collaborator Contribution Partners provided background on the Leeds FASII proposals/the content of the draft business case, guided the input necessary from the academic team to include in the business case, and made sure that this input was included in the submitted business case. Thomas MacKay Ltd have provided information on the next steps now that the business case has been approved, including ideas for iCASP projects that would contribute to the implementation of Leeds FASII
Impact Leeds FASII is a c.£115 million programme of catchment management activities to reduce flood risk in Leeds. The business case for initial activities (including developing a monitoring system) c.£3million has now been approved. iCASP is now in discussion with the Leeds FASII team regarding how it can support the development of a monitoring system. The information provided through the iCASP Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase II monitoring project helped to generate a successful business case for monitoring infrastructure of c.£100,000. The project has also stimulated discussions about the University of Leeds being the long-term 'hub' for River Aire and Calder catchment monitoring.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP Project #33: Creating an evidence directory of natural flood management, The Upper Rother Catchment 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project proposal has been led by Dr Ed Shaw and Dr Debbie Coldwell (DCRT) and co-designed with Dr Janet Richardson and Dr Thomas Willis (iCASP ITFs). This project has support from Anthony Downing (catchment Co-ordinator for the Don and Rother, EA) who stated - 'The project objectives to further the understanding of the relationship between the types and scale of interventions to reducing peak flows will be of great benefit as we continue to integrate NFM measures with reducing flood risk and will aid securing project funding through initiatives such as the Don and Rother Source to Sea catchment wide approach to working with Nature Based Solutions'. The project will have the following deliverables: • Maps of opportunities and impacts on flood risk (to allow for easy engagement with stakeholders and landowners); • Factsheets - output on different scenarios and impacts to append to business cases (following best practice from Calderdale NFM project); • Technical document - a more detailed report on the technical side of the project (n.b. this will not be exhaustive as other NFM focused iCASP projects can fulfil the technical step by step guide output).
Collaborator Contribution Don Catchment Rivers Trust role in the project: • Help inform decision on parts of the target sub-catchments; • Input on initial model outputs and NFM scenarios; • Input and data for land management information and scenarios; • Facilitate linkage with DCRT partners and wider Don Dearne and Rother Network - EA and local councils etc; • Provide the link to on the ground changes within the catchment; • Support impact evidence activities (post-project and throughout).
Impact project in development
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #34: Slope instability considerations for natural flood management schemes 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this project was to establish whether NFM systems create slope instability through the increased pore fluid pressure in slopes or through an increased thrust behind natural water retaining structures. The project examined slope models utilising analytical tools available in the School of Earth and Environment and terrain conditions and geological conditions that are likely to be subject to landslide development which may need further investigation.
Collaborator Contribution Environment Agency will help provide EA LiDAR data to develop site specific models for further analysis. The Environment Agency, Calderdale Metropolitan Bough Council and the Calderdale NFMOG co-developed the project and worked with the project team to identify commonly used NFM approaches to inform subject modelling.
Impact Project report currently being drafted.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #37: Bishops Dyke 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bishops Dike is a small tributary of the River Ouse that suffers from excessive weed growth and sediment deposition, resulting in decreased water quality and costly management for flood protection. Routine flood protection treats the problem of the weed growth and sedimentation. However, this can result in negative impacts on biodiversity and geomorphology of the tributary. The Environment Agency (EA) have started a trial project in Bishops Dike, which is utilising FCRM resource to implement measures that address sediment and nutrient loading caused by diffuse agricultural pollution to reduce the problem at the source by reducing input to the system. These measures are used routinely to improve water quality from a Water Framework Directive perspective. Therefore, as well as flood defence impacts, there could be wider ecological benefits. In order to inform the EA trial, vital information on the sources of sediment is required in the catchment, which will complement pilot work by the SSPAL lab in SEE, which has analysed sediment and nutrients. Modelling, undertaken by iCASP, using SWAT, will help understand the impact of interventions within the catchment to reduce the flood risk by addressing conveyance issues related to excessive weed growth and silt deposition. SWAT modelling will inform a baseline for the catchment from which the resulting effect on FCRM can be compared in terms of volume of sediment reduced - this information is currently lacking, but is vital to show the positive impacts of treating the source area and not the symptoms of a problem. The interventions chosen to decrease the input of sediment into the river system will also have wider benefits associated with natural flood management in terms of reducing overland flow run-off and biodiversity.
Collaborator Contribution The EA are using flood risk management team resource to implement measures that address sediment and nutrient loading caused by diffuse agricultural pollution to reduce the problem at the source by reducing input to the system.
Impact The main impact arising from this project would be to inform future spending of flood maintenance, which will allow for more integrated management approaches. This trial has the potential to fundamentally change the way FCRM teams use their maintenance budget allocations across catchments. Impact delivery will be through integration of findings in a report to FCRM through the trial. There could be wider impacts on the WFD by linking up with nearby projects such as 'Rivers in Elmet' - resulting in multiple benefits by targeting the two main strands of resource money for catchments.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #38: Transforming environmental research into evidence on the cultural and health benefits of green and blue space 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Transforming environmental research into evidence on the cultural and health benefits of green and blue space. This project will make a significant contribution to how municipal, third sector and charitable organisations, health, and environment agencies can evidence the health and wellbeing benefits of natural capital in urban, semi-urban, and rural environments. The project team will deliver a 2-phase approach with the first informing the development of the second phase of the project that begins after reporting on the first phase. 1. Phase 1 will develop an interactive online tool summarising the use of indicators and metrics that can be used to evaluate changes in natural capital, cultural ecosystem services and well being. This will be of value to Natural England, regulatory authorities, and Local Authorities in monitoring progress on local climate, health and biodiversity commitments. Outputs will inform the second phase. 2. Phase 2 will be delivered by an evidence map of nature-based interventions to enhance mental health, providing guidance on the design and implementation of initiatives using green and blue spaces to promote health and wellbeing. This will be of benefit to Local Authorities, Integrated Care Systems, Health and Care Partnerships, and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations in informing the development and evaluation of green space-based initiatives for mental health, together with wider social and environmental co-benefits.
Collaborator Contribution Natural England are providing £6,000 to support phase 1, through a sub-contract to SimOmics Ltd to update the online data base. They are also providing contributions in time to support the project.
Impact project outputs will be reported in due course.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Durham University
Department Durham University Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Moors for the Future Partnership (MFF)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #3: Optimal peatland restoration 
Organisation Yorkshire Peat Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Collaborator Contribution The Yorkshire Peat Partnership and Moors for the Future Partnership have been collaborating with the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Durham to develop tools that people can use when they consider how to get the most value from restoring peatland even as the climate changes. The project team has produced a user-friendly interface for a digital modelling tool called DigiBog_Hydro which informs what peatland restoration activities can do to optimise ecosystem service delivery. They have also developed a guide to help practitioners decide on the type of method that could be used to value the benefits of peatland restoration. This is illustrated with helpful case studies to show how different valuation methods can be used for different purposes. These tools can be used to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration and to strengthen the business case for more investment in such schemes.
Impact Translating existing research to support multi-million pound investments in peatland restoration by producing: 'User Guide for Valuing the Benefits of Peatland Restoration', providing: simple description of methods for valuing the benefits provided by peatlands, and how to apply them in practice; UK case-studies; existing evidence on the benefits of peatlands; examples of how to use estimated values of the benefits. User-friendly version of digital model (DigiBog_Hydro) to inform where and what peatland restoration activities to do to optimise ecosystem service delivery, and how this delivery may change with climate change. The User Guide has been downloaded more than 150 times, by a very diverse range of UK and abroad organisations and research institutes. Digibog_Hydro will be applied by YPP has part of the Defra peat pilots in North York Moors national Parks. The iCASP OPR project has influenced Defra pilot tender call itself and was instrumental in Yorkshire Peat Partnership winning the tender and supplying the work. Other organisations outside the partners got interested in using the model, including National resource Wales and the NGO ProNatura in Switzerland.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #41: Backstone Beck integrated NFM and flood risk modelling 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim of this project is to build an open-source rain-on-grid catchment and river model for the Backstone Beck, on Ilkley Moor, using rainfall and river flow monitoring data collected over the past three years by the Environment Agency, Bradford City Council, Moors for the Future and Yorkshire Water. This model will be used to assess recently implemented Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures and to support partners with changes in the catchment proposed for the future. It will build modelling methodologies refined in other iCASP projects including the NFM in Calderdale project, but has the advantage of access to a significant quantity of monitoring data at the site. The work will also be used to test application of the new CIRIA national guidance on NFM due to be released later this year. Assessing the effectiveness of natural flood management measures (NFM) recently implemented in the Backstone Beck catchment is the focus of the monitoring to help reduce flood risk downstream. This hasn't been achieved by other DEFRA projects and the project will develop modelling method guidance for practitioners that is applicable to other sites nationally. This is an NFM test case of integrating multiple stakeholder issues in the co-development of one model. There are many flood risk management authorities, asset owners and local authorities invested in the outcomes of the modelling, but none have responsibility for the whole catchment or all the related issues. New data, the practicalities of NFM implementation and a new awareness of the integration of surface water management issues means there is a new opportunity to integrate these multiple efforts with best practice derived from the existing iCASP NFM work. An aim is to provide partners with a better holistic understanding of how any changes will impact on the surface water in the catchment. Partners will be encouraged to co-develop and co-fund a mutually beneficial open model that transcends individual interests.
Collaborator Contribution Environment Agency have been able to provide important data and political context for this project - there are some local sensitivities in the area surrounding the Ilkley Bathing Water project as well as local flooding for which this project could theoretically have an positive impact should future recommendations be followed up by other iCASP partners.
Impact project report will be produced in due course.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #44: West Yorkshire FLIP (Flood Innovation Programme) 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A collaborative, innovative programme to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in the region Five lead Local Flood Authorities West Yorkshire have launched an innovative programme to make the region more resilient to flooding and climate change. The West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) will work at catchment level and across administrative boundaries. This ambitious programme will explore new ways of working including bringing together people who do not normally work together such as representatives from the private sector, community groups, charities and volunteers with a keen interest in flood resilience. Collaboration is key and representatives outside of the flood risk and environment sectors will be involved including the finance and insurance sector, transport, education, technology and health to ensure a holistic approach and other benefits for our communities. iCASP worked with the project partners to write and submit the successful project bids to the Regional Flood and Coastal Defence Committee and a subsequent bid to Research England to support further development of the project. The programme has five themes which iCASP helped to develop and which aim to reduce the impact of both fluvial and groundwater flooding in the region and each local authority will take the lead on one of them. They are :- Integrated water management solutions. Nature based solutions or Natural Flood Management Property flood resilience Helping the community and voluntary sector to be better prepared and recover more quickly Enhanced flood warning systems iCASP were successful in submitting a bid to Research England to fund the development of a roadmap which will set out the aims of the WY FLIP and how we propose to address them. To realise true innovation and increase resilience we need input from a wide range of partners. The roadmap, will be used to: Foster joint understanding and ownership of the aim and purpose of the WY FLIP and its five priority themes Set out a co-designed, joint vision for actions, milestones and future sustainability of the programme Identify opportunities, barriers and innovations under each of the five priority themes, including scoping of shovel-ready and flagship projects Communicate the joint vision and action plan of the WY FLIP to engage further partners and potential funders.
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council are Chairing the partnership but iCASP have been appointed as the programme managers. The Environment Agency is also a partner and they have support from local stakeholders including academic partners, community based groups, Third Sector organisations and Yorkshire Water. The West Yorkshire FLIP Programme Board is being set up with representatives from the five local flood authorities and others and will be chaired by Leeds City Council. The West Yorkshire Flood Risk Partnership will provide a strategic role, linking into the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Catchment Partnerships.
Impact Learning from the programme will be shared across organisations to help others deliver similar projects successfully across the region, nationally and internationally. Outputs / impact will be shared in due course. Impact to date has been to assist Lead Local Flood Authorities with co-ordinating not only funding bids but to develop a strategic flood risk vision for West Yorkshire.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #46; Leafy debris and trashscreens 
Organisation Kirklees Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution iCASP were asked to collaborate with Kirklees Assessing main debris load contributors along ordinary watercourses which cause debris screens to become partially blocked. Outcome is to look at root causes and find alternative plant species to reduce maintenance inspection and clearance of debris screens or even the need to have them.
Collaborator Contribution Kirklees Council wanted to address the problem of leafy debris presenting a blockage to trashscreens and to explore if a different approach to management of non ordinary water courses could reduce maintenance frequencies for them and for other similar Local Authorities. They provided data and information about the problem and iCASP provided its knowledge to suggest a solution.
Impact iCASP produced a 2 - 3 page information leaflet about how to work with natural processes to reduce flood risk and reduce potential impacts of sediment loading from leafy debris.The leaflet contains the info that Kirklees need to develop into leaflet drop for riparian residents. We are currently considering whether we should produce a generic resource for all local authorities.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #47: Defra landscape recovery test and trails. 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following a successful expression of interest, Defra invited iCASP to submit a proposal that would address the Landscape Recovery phase of their Test and Trials that aim to inform the future direction of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme. This Test is being delivered by the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions team with support from leading academics at the University of Leeds (UoL) and professional partners (farm advisors, landowners, public and private organisations as participants). The main aims of this Test are to (a) demonstrate a process/mechanism whereby academic input (on national priorities and scientific evidence) is combined with local knowledge/expertise to balance national/local, Land Recovery (LR)/Biodiversity Net Gain/Nature for Climate and public/private priorities; (b) communicate academic knowledge on different contracts/legal issues (building on previously funded research) and corroborate these with stakeholders' views to inform LR advice and payment mechanisms. The Test will build upon previous research carried out by iCASP / UoL working with CSFF from across Yorkshire. The project team will address the policy questions within the Test by compiling existing research, academic and partner expertise on each of the policy questions under "Testing Landscape Recovery Components" and then testing the findings with stakeholders, which will be carried out via a combination of workshops and Q-methodology. The work is being supported by Forest and Land and Eaton Hugill who represent and South Pennine and Esk Valley farmers Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Funds. .
Collaborator Contribution Defra have paid iCASP for thid work. The work is being supported by Forest and Land and Eaton Hugill who represent and South Pennine and Esk Valley farmers Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Funds. farmers and regulators run by iCASP. The Test builds on the ongoing work led by iCASP at the University of Leeds (UoL) including the projects EU H2020 CONSOLE [focus on new agri-environmental contract designs], Global Food Security Resilient Dairy Landscapes [focus on blended finance], H2020 BESTMAP [farmers AES adoption and environmental impacts] and the National Trust's Test and Trials we supported in-kind in the Yorkshire Dales. In the CONSOLE project, UoL formed a Community of Practice (CoP) of both farm advisors and farmers from all Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund (CSFF) groups in the Humber/Yorkshire region, who would form the basis of the Test for large-scale Landscape Recovery (LR) collaborative schemes. The Test was developed together with the South Pennine Farmers group, one of the CSFF networks, and will also use that area as well as Esk Valley for two place-based workshops. The invited farmers for the Test will mainly come from upland areas where beef and sheep farming dominate and be heavily reliant on subsidies and branching out to other activities to supplement farm income. By engaging with a range of CSFF across Yorkshire we will cover areas within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as well as outside these designated areas (e.g., South Pennine farmer group).
Impact outputs will appear in due course
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Department Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #4: Supporting the Yorkshire Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots to deliver evidence and guidance that will influence national implementation and financing of NFM 
Organisation University of York
Department Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of NFM interventions such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Collaborator Contribution Experts in modelling and monitoring are showing practitioners and communities different ways to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of approaches such as tree planting and building leaky woody dams. The project team will share insights from these pilot schemes with larger-scale flood alleviation schemes such as in Leeds, York, Sheffield, and Calderdale. The integration of natural flood management processes with hard engineered structures could give greater protection to homes, businesses and transport links in the region. Outputs of the project will help update the Environment Agency's national 'Working with Natural Processes' evidence base and guidance. The project will also help to develop a community of practice to increase regional NFM capability by providing a platform for NFM practitioners to network, learn from each other, share best practice and overcome challenges in a collaborative manner.
Impact The project has identified the modelling and monitoring needs of each pilot project, supported the business cases to release pilot project funding (see 'Other Outputs/Knowledge/Future Steps' section), and provided comments to the EA on its NFM monitoring guidance. The Bishopdale and Brompton pilots will now include control catchments at the suggestion of iCASP. The Community of Practice set up as part of this project has led to the organization of 7 meetings so far, touching on different NFM-related thematics. It has proved to be successful in fostering interactions between actors engaged with NFM activities in the catchment, Events held quarterly and now consistently attract over 50 attendees. The community of practice has now received £80,000 of local levy funding to sustain the group for the next 3 years. The money was awarded to Leeds City Council who will work in partnership with iCASP to deliver the COP - an 18 month programme of event and formal steering group will be established as part of this work.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Dales to Vale River Network
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Department Scottish National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of Newcastle
Department School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation University of York
Department York Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation White Rose Forest
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #5: Agricultural land management and public goods delivery - review of soil health evidence 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Collaborator Contribution Defra is currently exploring how to incentivise farmers and land owners to manage their land in ways that can deliver so-called public goods, as well as food security. These goods could include improved water quality, flood protection and carbon storage. The proposed changes to the way farm subsidies are awarded has presented iCASP with an opportunity to make a helpful contribution. Recognising that healthy soil underpins the delivery of many public goods, iCASP has carried out a rapid review of evidence on the effectiveness of ten agricultural practices for improving soil health. The ten that were selected are those that are adopted most frequently by Yorkshire farmers signed up to current agri-environment schemes. The results provide some useful pointers for policy-makers and farmers which the team are communicating in a series of hand-outs for different target audiences.
Impact Full review of the peer reviewed evidence, summary document and briefing paper https://icasp.org.uk/resources/public-goods/ The review was flagged in two submissions (one by iCASP, one by Yorkshire West Local Nature Partnership) to Defra's consultation Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment. Briefing meetings with Defra and NFU were held to discuss the results of the review.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation City of York Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation JBA Consulting
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Department Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #6: Enhanced surface water flood forecasts for Yorkshire 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Collaborator Contribution Current weather forecasts can't pinpoint the location for heavy rainfall precisely enough. This makes it hard for decision-makers to take evasive action - issue flood warnings, reroute traffic, etc., because they can't be sure of getting it right. This iCASP project is harnessing the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high resolution surface water modelling to explore whether 'real-time' local-scale forecasts could help Lead Local Flood Authorities take decisions more readily.
Impact The project has made contribution to Leeds Flood Risk Strategy consultation, influenced SEPA and Met Office forecast development, published 2 articles. Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Böing, SJ, et al. Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing. J Flood Risk Management. 2021; 1- 17. Böing, SJ, Birch, CE, Rabb, BL, Shelton, KL. A percentile-based approach to rainfall scenario construction for surface-water flood forecasts. Meteorol Appl. 2020; 27:e1963.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #7: Strategic Monitoring Review on the Yorkshire Derwent Prototype 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Derwent Data Finder project will explore whether a collaborative monitoring system could help the Environment Agency and other organisations to reduce costs and to gather more useable information. The EA spend c.£60 million to maintain, and process the data from, the current national monitoring system. Focusing on the Yorkshire Derwent, the project will develop an online metadata database that can point users to a variety of sources of information that they may not even have known existed. This will encourage the sharing and collation of data to address catchment management issues. It will demonstrate whether the data currently collected is helping to address surface water and other catchment management issues, save costs by preventing duplication of effort, and inform future monitoring investments by identifying knowledge gaps. The Yorkshire Derwent is one of five catchment 'prototype projects' that have been chosen by the Environment Agency as part of its national review of monitoring, so the learning from the project will be helpful further afield.
Collaborator Contribution The Derwent Data Finder project will explore whether a collaborative monitoring system could help the Environment Agency and other organisations to reduce costs and to gather more useable information. The EA spend c.£60 million to maintain, and process the data from, the current national monitoring system. Focusing on the Yorkshire Derwent, the project will develop an online metadata database that can point users to a variety of sources of information that they may not even have known existed. This will encourage the sharing and collation of data to address catchment management issues. It will demonstrate whether the data currently collected is helping to address surface water and other catchment management issues, save costs by preventing duplication of effort, and inform future monitoring investments by identifying knowledge gaps. The Yorkshire Derwent is one of five catchment 'prototype projects' that have been chosen by the Environment Agency as part of its national review of monitoring, so the learning from the project will be helpful further afield.
Impact Produced a new defined list of metadata categories that feed multiple partners needs as there is not a recognised standard across different data providers and users. Available data has been collated into the new metadata format and a metadata map produced related to surface water quality for the Derwent Catchment. Briefing note produced for EA to inform national strategic monitoring review. There has since been interest in this project and in replicating a Data finder for the Dales. Lessons learnt from this project and currently (2020) being shared by the Environment Agency and iCASP with the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department University of Sheffield, Tissue resource
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #8: Providing evidence for Don Catchment Hidden Heritage Secret Streams Project 
Organisation University of York
Department Biological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One of the aims of the project is to improve the way land is managed so that it provides both social and heritage benefits. iCASP will provide academic expertise to collate open source data and produce opportunity maps. The lessons learnt can be used by other neighbouring and national catchments.
Collaborator Contribution The Trust will recruit volunteers to put in place small and simple changes. These will reduce river pollution from different sources, slow the rate at which water flows down the river, and make it easier for different species to flourish by ensuring suitable habitats are connected up in the landscape. At the moment, it's difficult to prioritise what should be done and whether volunteers can do it. The available information has not been consolidated or analysed at high enough resolutions to understand which areas require land management.
Impact The Don Catchment River Trust introduced Janet Richardson to the Trent Rivers Trust. This has led to discussion of iCASP, iCASP outputs and an invite to present at the Trent Rivers Trust Annual conference in Newark. There is evidence that the DCRT have improved knowledge on NFM modelling, specifically the data side of the project and the tools available to model multiple benefits.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #9: UKCP18 regional forum 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Department Scottish Flood Forecasting Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project delivered a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event was timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and aimed to address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Collaborator Contribution All partner organisations provided support on networking and coordination.
Impact 90% of respondents reported gaining a better understanding of how to use UKCP18 to make informed climate change adaptation decisions. An average of around 7 new contacts were made by each participant (who responded to the survey) with 75% of respondents suggesting they were going to follow up with discussions after the event. Comments/ suggestions included a desire to learn more about the practical application of UKCP18 in specific cases e.g. surface water flooding, coastal planning, and economic impacts. Participants appreciated the live, click-along demonstration of the User Interface by the Met Office and thought more time could have been allocated to this part of the forum. The iCASP team will look closely at all the comments and use them to shape future engagement in this area. The forum gathered 61 participants across 30 different organisations. All delegates were provided with a 'UKCP18' regional network contacts list and presentation slides from the day. Yorkshire Water Senior Director was keen to support the network going forward. Met Office colleagues have asked for 'best practice' advice on how other, similar regional fora could be developed elsewhere. Generally, there is evidence from this event that the iCASP project supported the awareness and capability of a various range of stakeholders to use UKCP18 outputs. JBA Risk Management (providers of risk intelligence to the re-insurance sector) wrote a blog on the forum available here: https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/icasp-a-regional-response-to-ukcp18/. iCASP subsequently attracted funding to hold a regional Infrastructure Adaptation Forum in 2021.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP Project #9: UKCP18 regional forum 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The project delivered a UKCP18 Forum in 2019 to bring together organisations from different sectors of the regional economy which use UK climate projections in resilience planning and long-term business strategies. The event was timed to follow the publication of the updated UK Climate Projections in November 2018 and May 2019 and aimed to address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use, connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
Collaborator Contribution All partner organisations provided support on networking and coordination.
Impact 90% of respondents reported gaining a better understanding of how to use UKCP18 to make informed climate change adaptation decisions. An average of around 7 new contacts were made by each participant (who responded to the survey) with 75% of respondents suggesting they were going to follow up with discussions after the event. Comments/ suggestions included a desire to learn more about the practical application of UKCP18 in specific cases e.g. surface water flooding, coastal planning, and economic impacts. Participants appreciated the live, click-along demonstration of the User Interface by the Met Office and thought more time could have been allocated to this part of the forum. The iCASP team will look closely at all the comments and use them to shape future engagement in this area. The forum gathered 61 participants across 30 different organisations. All delegates were provided with a 'UKCP18' regional network contacts list and presentation slides from the day. Yorkshire Water Senior Director was keen to support the network going forward. Met Office colleagues have asked for 'best practice' advice on how other, similar regional fora could be developed elsewhere. Generally, there is evidence from this event that the iCASP project supported the awareness and capability of a various range of stakeholders to use UKCP18 outputs. JBA Risk Management (providers of risk intelligence to the re-insurance sector) wrote a blog on the forum available here: https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/icasp-a-regional-response-to-ukcp18/. iCASP subsequently attracted funding to hold a regional Infrastructure Adaptation Forum in 2021.
Start Year 2018
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation JBA Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation National Farmers Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation The Wildlife Trusts
Department Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project #1: Piloting new climate change projections with regional stakeholders in Yorkshire catchments 
Organisation Yorkshire Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Using climate modelling and risk assessment academic expertise, this project sought to build the capability of a variety of regional organisations to use the new UK climate change projections (UKCP18), and to provide feedback to the Met Office on the data and tools to be released as part of UKCP18 as an official UKCP18 demonstrator project.
Collaborator Contribution JBA - access to expertise on use of company tools, and provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Yorkshire Water - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections, including relaying specific knowledge gained from interaction with UKCP18 industry user group; NFU - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Met Office - guidance on the use of climate projections in impact assessment and on forthcoming UKCP18, provision of UKCP18 'dummy data' and associated guidance material, integration of iCASP project results into UKCP18 material; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Leeds City Council - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections; Environment Agency - provision of expert sector knowledge on the use of climate change projections.
Impact Capability building and knowledge sharing workshops to showcase the forthcoming UKCP18 data and data products (to be released in November 2018 and May 2019) were held, and case studies developed to showcase how the data could be used (case study 1: quantifying the risk of protracted drought; case study 2: assessments of high-intensity rainfall/risk of surface flooding). Met Office has used the feedback from workshops to help them understand priorities for stakeholders, and therefore decide on what data to make available. The case studies, together with a summary of the project, are available from the Met Office website, and have been publicised through a Met Office UKCP18 newsletter article. How the iCASP project has supported the awareness and capability of partners to use UKCP18 outputs, including informing the likes of Yorkshire Water's adaptation report to Defra, drought plan, climate change risk assessment, and water resource management plan, will be evaluated after the projections are released in November 2018. The project is mentioned in Yorkshire Water's response to the Environment Agency (regulator) as an example of how the company is complying with the EA's Water Industry Strategic Environmental Requirements (WISER), in terms of making the best use of climate change data and science to inform risk understanding and response.
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCASP project 33: Upper Rother catchment natural flood management 
Organisation Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project will have 3 main work packages, focusing on the sub-catchments identified from the initial project (Upper Rother and River Hipper). 1) Building on the opportunity mapping from the initial project; what are the flood related impacts of implementing these scenarios? This will involve the recreating the effects of leaky dams (in the Calderdale work, cells were chosen to represent leaky dams by increasing the roughness values to represent the impacts of a leaky dam), tree planting and buffer strips. 2) Investigating the impacts of soil management which has been identified as a gap in the initial project (e.g., soil drainage improvement through introduction of organic material, reduced grazing stock in fields, reducing compaction from vehicles and reducing access for livestock to the riparian zone; data will be gathered from the Calderdale project and existing literature); 3) Establishing what is a realistic flood peak reduction target in the catchment (e.g. can a 5% reduction be achieved as is believed to be possible in the case of the Leeds FAS?) and determining the scale of the intervention required. This will help enable a strategic understanding of the catchment that will influence the vision around which the DCRT operates. This vision will be included in the Don, Dearne and Rother Catchment Plan.
Collaborator Contribution Help inform decision on parts of the target sub-catchments; Input on initial model outputs and NFM scenarios; Input and data for land management information and scenarios; Facilitate linkage with DCRT partners and wider Don Dearne and Rother Network - EA and local councils etc; Provide the link to on the ground changes within the catchment; Support impact evidence activities (post-project and throughout).
Impact Helped secure funding for a large Lottery Project (£775,900) and an NFM Officer (2 year pilot, £122,600, which includes £20,000 of in kind staff time from the EA/DCRT) and a subsequent 3 year extension, £116,000); Informed designs for NFM schemes; Prioritising interventions and locations; Justifying approach to stakeholders & landowners; Increased credibility with the DCRT's partners; Increased DCRT knowledge and skills.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 33: Upper Rother catchment natural flood management 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project will have 3 main work packages, focusing on the sub-catchments identified from the initial project (Upper Rother and River Hipper). 1) Building on the opportunity mapping from the initial project; what are the flood related impacts of implementing these scenarios? This will involve the recreating the effects of leaky dams (in the Calderdale work, cells were chosen to represent leaky dams by increasing the roughness values to represent the impacts of a leaky dam), tree planting and buffer strips. 2) Investigating the impacts of soil management which has been identified as a gap in the initial project (e.g., soil drainage improvement through introduction of organic material, reduced grazing stock in fields, reducing compaction from vehicles and reducing access for livestock to the riparian zone; data will be gathered from the Calderdale project and existing literature); 3) Establishing what is a realistic flood peak reduction target in the catchment (e.g. can a 5% reduction be achieved as is believed to be possible in the case of the Leeds FAS?) and determining the scale of the intervention required. This will help enable a strategic understanding of the catchment that will influence the vision around which the DCRT operates. This vision will be included in the Don, Dearne and Rother Catchment Plan.
Collaborator Contribution Help inform decision on parts of the target sub-catchments; Input on initial model outputs and NFM scenarios; Input and data for land management information and scenarios; Facilitate linkage with DCRT partners and wider Don Dearne and Rother Network - EA and local councils etc; Provide the link to on the ground changes within the catchment; Support impact evidence activities (post-project and throughout).
Impact Helped secure funding for a large Lottery Project (£775,900) and an NFM Officer (2 year pilot, £122,600, which includes £20,000 of in kind staff time from the EA/DCRT) and a subsequent 3 year extension, £116,000); Informed designs for NFM schemes; Prioritising interventions and locations; Justifying approach to stakeholders & landowners; Increased credibility with the DCRT's partners; Increased DCRT knowledge and skills.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 33: Upper Rother catchment natural flood management 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project will have 3 main work packages, focusing on the sub-catchments identified from the initial project (Upper Rother and River Hipper). 1) Building on the opportunity mapping from the initial project; what are the flood related impacts of implementing these scenarios? This will involve the recreating the effects of leaky dams (in the Calderdale work, cells were chosen to represent leaky dams by increasing the roughness values to represent the impacts of a leaky dam), tree planting and buffer strips. 2) Investigating the impacts of soil management which has been identified as a gap in the initial project (e.g., soil drainage improvement through introduction of organic material, reduced grazing stock in fields, reducing compaction from vehicles and reducing access for livestock to the riparian zone; data will be gathered from the Calderdale project and existing literature); 3) Establishing what is a realistic flood peak reduction target in the catchment (e.g. can a 5% reduction be achieved as is believed to be possible in the case of the Leeds FAS?) and determining the scale of the intervention required. This will help enable a strategic understanding of the catchment that will influence the vision around which the DCRT operates. This vision will be included in the Don, Dearne and Rother Catchment Plan.
Collaborator Contribution Help inform decision on parts of the target sub-catchments; Input on initial model outputs and NFM scenarios; Input and data for land management information and scenarios; Facilitate linkage with DCRT partners and wider Don Dearne and Rother Network - EA and local councils etc; Provide the link to on the ground changes within the catchment; Support impact evidence activities (post-project and throughout).
Impact Helped secure funding for a large Lottery Project (£775,900) and an NFM Officer (2 year pilot, £122,600, which includes £20,000 of in kind staff time from the EA/DCRT) and a subsequent 3 year extension, £116,000); Informed designs for NFM schemes; Prioritising interventions and locations; Justifying approach to stakeholders & landowners; Increased credibility with the DCRT's partners; Increased DCRT knowledge and skills.
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 39: UK farm and soil carbon code: a feasibility study 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project will bring together leading experts, partners, and stakeholders to explore the natural science evidence for soil carbon sequestration and GHG savings for a number of agricultural practices/interventions, and the technical feasibility of developing a UK FSCC. In particular, the project will take a systems approach to improve our understanding of the co-benefits and trade-offs of these practices/interventions for the environment and farm business.
Collaborator Contribution Provide expert information and dissemination of outputs Provide expert information Support activities and help deliver impacts Provide expert information Dissemination of outputs
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 39: UK farm and soil carbon code: a feasibility study 
Organisation Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group South West
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project will bring together leading experts, partners, and stakeholders to explore the natural science evidence for soil carbon sequestration and GHG savings for a number of agricultural practices/interventions, and the technical feasibility of developing a UK FSCC. In particular, the project will take a systems approach to improve our understanding of the co-benefits and trade-offs of these practices/interventions for the environment and farm business.
Collaborator Contribution Provide expert information and dissemination of outputs Provide expert information Support activities and help deliver impacts Provide expert information Dissemination of outputs
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 39: UK farm and soil carbon code: a feasibility study 
Organisation Sustainable Soils Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project will bring together leading experts, partners, and stakeholders to explore the natural science evidence for soil carbon sequestration and GHG savings for a number of agricultural practices/interventions, and the technical feasibility of developing a UK FSCC. In particular, the project will take a systems approach to improve our understanding of the co-benefits and trade-offs of these practices/interventions for the environment and farm business.
Collaborator Contribution Provide expert information and dissemination of outputs Provide expert information Support activities and help deliver impacts Provide expert information Dissemination of outputs
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 39: UK farm and soil carbon code: a feasibility study 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project will bring together leading experts, partners, and stakeholders to explore the natural science evidence for soil carbon sequestration and GHG savings for a number of agricultural practices/interventions, and the technical feasibility of developing a UK FSCC. In particular, the project will take a systems approach to improve our understanding of the co-benefits and trade-offs of these practices/interventions for the environment and farm business.
Collaborator Contribution Provide expert information and dissemination of outputs Provide expert information Support activities and help deliver impacts Provide expert information Dissemination of outputs
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description iCASP project 40: Bradford flood risk management workshop 
Organisation Aire Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project aims (1) to collect information regarding participants' aspirations, targets and opportunities to be able to create collaborative opportunities now and in the future which can be led by different organisations even though they make multiple contributions to improving the catchment; (2) to promote and reinforce the collaborative approach. To create a more 'natural' flood plain environment for both ecology and aesthetics; and (3) to agree some next steps and a couple of specifics: reduced flooding on Middlebrook Estate, Reduced flashiness of Bradford Beck (improve habitat, gravel retention etc).
Collaborator Contribution To collect information regarding participants' aspirations, targets and opportunities to be able to create collaborative opportunities now and in the future which can be led by different organisations even though they make multiple contributions to improving the catchment. To promote and reinforce the collaborative approach. To create a more 'natural' flood plain environment for both ecology and aesthetics. To agree some next steps and a couple of specifics: reduced flooding on Middlebrook Estate, Reduced flashiness of Bradford Beck (improve habitat, gravel retention etc).
Impact The project has resulted in a draft flood risk management strategy for Bradford - one that considers integrated catchment. The strategy will inform the updates to both the Humber Flood Risk Management Plans and Humber River Basin Management Plans. It brought together partners from organisations that may not have traditionally worked together before but more importantly from departments within those organisations that do not normally interact - for example, transport planners for Bradford were involved in developing the plan and forwarding ideas that spoke to developing Blue Green Corridors.
Start Year 2021