Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Human Health and Support Economic Development (SUNRISE)

Lead Research Organisation: NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Department Name: Directors and Science Coordinators

Abstract

Globally, human societies face a burgeoning challenge of achieving sustainable use of natural resources to provide food, fuel, water and amenities for an increasing population under the context of climate change. At its most fundamental, this will require achieving food and water security of supply without threatening the ability of the environment to support future generations.

An increasingly urbanized and wealthy population is driving a growing and changing demand for food, water, land and other natural resources and contributing to environmental degradation. These demands combined with climate change, and its associated natural hazards, were critical considerations in the development of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2015). The challenges posed by the SDGs require long term national scale research-based solutions. SUNRISE seeks to improve livelihoods and wellbeing through reduced environmental risk, improved environmental quality and improved reliability of the supply of food, water and other natural resources by providing the evidence and advice needed to improve management of the wider environment. SUNRISE will address local issues and research needs in China, India, Indonesia / Malaysia, Kenya and other countries in sub Saharan Africa and address SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6, 13 and 15.

SUNRISE builds on the research themes that formed the basis of the approved NC-ODA Foundation Award with activity currently in progress: (1) developing hydro-climate services for improved water resource management and flood and drought forecasting and preparedness; (2) restoration and remediation of degraded resources and environments to improve people's health and economic security, and; (3) management of land resources to ensure environmental sustainability and economic growth and resilience. These will be developed and delivered in partnership with in-country partners and stakeholders to address their most pressing environmental needs.
Hydro-climate services are tools and methods that translate data and knowledge of current and potential future hydrological conditions into information that will inform better water policy, planning, management and decision-making. The science challenge is to adapt CEH's models and understanding to perform at an acceptable level of uncertainty in data sparse regions. In meeting this challenge we will both advance UK research capabilities and provide tools, methodologies and assessments to reduce the impact of extreme events on people and their livelihoods and increase the reliability and resilience of water supplies for people, livestock and businesses on a day to day basis.
Restoration and remediation options require research aimed at understanding and quantifying the key factors and processes that cause environmental degradation and upon which mitigation measures rely. This theme will seek to fill a knowledge gap by determining the key factors that affect the rate and stability of recovery as systems are restored, and the resilience of restored systems to future change. In investigating this knowledge gap in real-world situations the findings will advance science knowledge and inform new policy and management approaches needed in India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Kenya but with global relevance.
Increasing agricultural productivity sustainably is a clear priority both for food provision and also as a pathway to alleviating poverty, particularly for the 83% of the global agricultural population who rely on smallholder agriculture. Small holder agriculture is often not as productive as it could be: working with local agronomists we will investigate new approaches to achieve ecological intensification, through diversification of smallholder land, water and livestock management to deliver improved productivity, resilience and sustainability.

Planned Impact

CEH's proposed activities seek to achieve maximum impact and benefit in China, India, Indonesia / Malaysia and sub-Saharan African countries. SUNRISE builds on existing and developing (within the on-going Foundation award) relationships and partnerships. We are confident that the activities are both relevant and timely, and will help to meet pressing local, national and regional needs. Our long-term vision is to develop, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, the capacity and expertise to enable them to sustainably manage their own natural resources more effectively, and so become more resilient to environmental risks and to mitigate problems associated with environmental degradation. We will develop the knowledge, tools and methods, jointly to enable authorities and institutions to make better informed policies and decisions in adapting to the environmental challenges of climate change, demographic growth and change, and land-use change associated with economic growth. We perceive four main pathways to development impact each of which reflect different stakeholder communities and user groups: Decision and Policy Makers in Civilian Government; Development Aid Agencies; Business and Commerce and; Scientific and Academic Researchers.
CEH's main role delivering impact is the delivery of evidence, models, information tools and advice on environmental condition and likely future condition under different scenarios to those who will use it for policy and development decisions, or to inform their own research agendas. To this end a key need for our science to make a difference, including after this research programme has finished, is to engage with and provide the research outcomes wanted by the decision and policy makers, development agencies, industry or scientists on the ground. CEH have established links and experience of working collaboratively across all of these highly diverse sectors. Example partnerships (included as letters of support) include: Policy / decision makers such as the Maharashtran State Government and Lake Victoria Basin Catchment Secretariat: Aid agencies such as Crops for the Future and Proforest already collaborate with us on both research and stakeholder engagement activities; Industrial partners include Musim Mas and APRIL in SE Asia; and our many academic partners include sister centres / Institutes such as the Indian Institutes of Science (IISc)and Technology (IIT), Chinese Academy of Science institutions, Kenyan Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), etc..
We will use our expertise and relevant contacts in each of the different nations we will work in (China, India, Indonesia/Malaysia and Kenya / sub-Saharan Africa) to identify and build the partnerships required to ensure that our research outcomes are relevant and stand the best chance of being implemented to achieve the benefits envisioned: improved water resource management; and restored and sustainably managed environment's that lead to improved health and enhance livelihoods.

Publications

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Dixon H (2020) Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry - what, why and how? in Hydrological Sciences Journal

 
Description Please see impact statement
Exploitation Route See impact statment
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description SUNRISE, CEH's LTS-ODA programme, comprises three Themes: 1. Developing hydro-climate services for improved water resource management; 2. Restoration and remediation of degraded resources and environments to improve people's health and improve economic security; and 3. Management of land resources to ensure environmental sustainability and economic growth and resilience. Theme 1 achievements include the establishment of a real-time soil moisture monitoring network in India, which with help improve agriculture and water management and the predictability of floods and droughts. We have also been actively supporting the implementation of the wider WMO-led Hydrological Status and Outlooks System (HydroSOS), which will build the capacity of national meteorological/hydrological services to understand current and near-future hydrological conditions and react in a timely manner to avoid losses of lives and livelihoods. We have also helped to establish a new centre of excellence for water resources modelling in India, improving capacity of local water managers to make decisions on the allocation of water within basins. Within Theme 2, we have improved urban air quality instrumentation and data collection in Delhi and other parts of South Asia, which has contributed to inform policy makers across the region. Also in India, in collaboration with local community groups, we have produced and delivered guidance on practical, low-cost methods to better treat wastewater, limit pollutants and promote recovery of lakes or ponds. In Kenya, we have helped fisheries scientists to evaluate their data sets, bolstering their monitoring, data management and analytical skills to affect better management of the fisheries in Lake Victoria. In Malaysia, we have built a soil and plant monitoring scheme to improve oil palm plant health and sustainable production and, in Indonesia, we have been helping to improve coffee-pine agroforestry management and teaching small holders how to measure and report the state of their crops. In Theme 3, we have been helping to improve tree species productivity in East Africa by giving guidance to small holders on which species to plant where, work that has helped to increase productivity and improve crop yields. We have also generated new data on ozone sensitivity in Africa and East Africa for important cereal crops, resulting in the development of a number of factsheets and an app that has been widely distributed. In India, we have helped to improve the forecasting of zoonotic diseases, producing decision support tools that enable local authorities and policy makers to manage disease spread. Activities offering the greatest potential for delivering impact have been prioritised in the final year of the programme. Working with local partners, we will increase the reach of our impactsby further enhancing local capacity for sustainable management decisions. The programme was started with a successful kick off meeting in June 2017 where theme leaders and Work package (WP) leaders gave presentations to each other this allowed the group to understand the programme and how it comes together as a cohesive programme. The programme board have meet quarterly to discuss budgets and progress against deliverables. During the first year there has been much activity around collecting and analysing data and developing models. Many workshops have taken place with partners to establish how data will be used in models or how field experiments will be established. A number of MOU's have been set up between CEH and our international partners. As part of the National and public good work package CEH has provided input to the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and the WMO Hydrology & Water Resources Programme and been contributing to the delivery of the WMO Commission for Hydrology Work Programme for 2016-2020 as Member of Commission for Hydrology Advisory Working Group. The real time soil monitoring under hydroclimate services has developed a live COMOS-India web site displaying data as it is generated. New loggers are now in place at Madahalli and Singanalur and are generating data streams. We are continuing to build on this fantastic capacity and are training the Indian site hosts to manage the sites, data and models to allow independence. Under the theme of Hydroclimate services, large scale simulation of macro nutrients (India) seasonal groundwater level measurements have been collated for the Cauvery catchment, and spatially interpolated to derive a 5 km-grid map as well as collation of data on total borehole irrigation yield. As well as locations and storage of six major reservoirs have been sourced and for input to the LTLS-India model the terrestrial model (N14CP)has been adapted so that solutes are retained in the soil during dry periods. A new model has been formulated to estimate waste inputs into rivers on the basis of human population. Under the theme of restoration and remediation, a validated atmospheric chemistry and transport model (CTM) is a key tool required to assess the impact of rural emission on urban air quality and to quantify the efficacy of emission reduction measures. Historically, CEH's focus on CTM modelling has been on the UK and Europe. As a key SUNRISE activity in 2017, a global version of the CTM operated by CEH (EMEP4UK) has been set up. First model results confirm, that in Africa ammonia problems are largest in the Lake Victoria area (as well as the Nile delta) and confirms the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) to be the global hotspot of ammonia, consistent with Earth Observation products. In partnership with Brawijaya University, (Indonesia) we have identified 8 locations for field sites have been identified. Training delivered on using microclimatic sensors. Gas Chromatograph commissioned at the University for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. Process based model (WaNulCAS) has been selected for simulations of biogeochemical processes and yield. Workshops and planning have been undertaken to identify the main challenges and issues associated with the oil palm industry has been produced. In the managing land for environmental sustainability theme the Resilience to livestock pathogens WP has collated district level epidemiological data on four focal diseases, this data has been collated at NIVEDI along with the metrics of the recording effort. Further district level environmental drivers of disease patterns were downloaded and processed at CEH and are being linked to the disease data set. Preliminary multivariate analysis of relationships between climate, land use and livestock to inform the district level space time methods. Problem-framing workshop with state and district level disease managers and potential beneficiaries of forecasting tools.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Drought Impact and Vunerability Assessment - Available Approaches and Policy Recommendations (UNCCD/FAO/GWP/WMO policy brief by Caroline King-Okumu, with contributiions from T Warnaars, J Hannaford, R Ragab, G Rees)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact UNCCD/FAO/GWP/WMO policy brief by Caroline King-Okumu (lead author), with contributions from T Warnaars, J Hannaford, R Ragab, G Rees (CEH) inter alia. Published at UNCCD-COP14, New Delhi, India, September 2019. This policy brief's recommendations influenced resolutions passed at the COP (e.g. on establishment of Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought and its ToRs); also is a contribution to the GWP/WMO Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP).
URL https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/relevant-links/2019-09/190828%20UNCCD%20Available%20Englis...
 
Description GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub
Amount £17,534,969 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S009019/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 11/2023
 
Description Hydro Nation PhD Scholarship: The Multiple Benefits of Low-Cost, Decentralized Solutions for Water Treatment and Supply in Rural India https://www.hydronationscholars.scot/
Amount £148,198 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Integration of biochar and diverse bioenergy crops into SE Asian agriculture
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Strengthening Thailand's Agricultural drought Resilience
Amount £435,081 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/S003223/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description The International Research Collaboration Award 2019 - University of Malaysia-Nottingham Student Travel Award
Amount RM15,000 (MYR)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Title HydroSOS Demonstrator Web Service 
Description Website to demonstrate how existing national, regional and global scale hydrological status and outlooks products may be combined to produce a web service. The website includes mapped spatial data, and timeseries graphs for specific locations. Multiple graphical representations are included to demonstrate different levels of information complexity and data transparency. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This web service has been used to consult stakeholders at the HydroSOS 1st technical meeting in Nanjing. Based upon feedback the web service will be amended and expanded upon. The web service facilitates problem solving in critical research questions for the development of any hydrometeorological web service, such as "how can local data be scaled to provide a global perspective?" and "how can forecast skill and uncertainty be represented?". The site will be available for dissemination of the HydroSOS concept, and will be invaluable in the procurement of future funding for the development of an operational service. 
URL http://eip.ceh.ac.uk/hydrology/HydroSOS
 
Title HydroSOS National Assessment Templates 
Description Detailed template to assess national capacities around hydrological status and outlooks. To be used by consultants to use when conducting interviews with national meteorological and hydrological management services. The template contains sections on: institutional setup, precipitation, river discharge, groundwater, reservoirs lakes and glaciers, soil moisture, current hydrological status products, meteorological forecasts, flood and early warning systems, hydrological outlooks systems, training and user needs. The template allows quantitative and qualitative assessment of national capacity. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Consultants within the HydroSOS project have used this assessment template to conduct assessments in 9 countries across south Asia and Africa. These assessments provide information on existing products that could be incorporated into a global scale system, as well as nations where data are sufficient to develop new status and outlooks systems. The template will allow further assessments to be conducted globally in a consistent manner. The templates will also provide the foundation for the efficient derivation of future assessments in related subject matters. 
 
Title Multisite provenance-progeny trial of Moringa stenopetala and M. oleifera in Kenya. 
Description Experiment was established from seed collections made from 70 wild trees (10 populations, 7 trees each population) of Moringa oleifera and M. stenopetala from across Kenya. The species are important production species with multiple uses: leaves, pods, seeds are all directly used and derived products made from oil and other extracts are of high commercial value. At each of 3 planting sites, 10 individuals from each seed collection, totalling 700 trees per site (10 populations x 7 trees x 10 individuals), were planted out in randomised block design. Each trial site is protected by fencing and secure tenure, ensuring experiments will be in situ for long-term monitoring. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Planting sites were located on lands owned by: 1. Kenya Prison Service (Malindi), 2. Ramogi Primary School, 3. KEFRI Kibwezi . In each case stakeholders were informed about and involved in establishment of the trials, which have a goal of being used to enable education about cultivation, care and use of Moringa, a valuable nutritional supplement. 
 
Title Protocol (photographic & text) and app for recording, automatic collation and archiving of tree leaf and flower phenology data for in the field 
Description Detailed photographic and text protocol and app for recording tree leaf and flower phenology in the field using smartphones. The protocol and app were deployed to field sites in Kenya, training was provided and field teams are now actively recording data. The data is automatically uploaded to a cloud-based database and archived weekly. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data will be of specific use in optimising production from national Melia volkensii seed orchards in Kenya - a key native tree species of value in increasing tree cover in the drylands - whilst the protocol is generalisable and will be deployed in experiments on other species. 
 
Title Carbon isotope ratios for leaf tissue from the important native Kenyan tree species, Melia volkensii 
Description Carbon isotope ratios for leaf tissue from 600 Melia volkensii trees growing in experimental plantings at two sites in in Kenya. Experiments include 100 clones replicated in randomised block plantings over two sites. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact at time of record 
 
Title Leaf and flower phenology in the important native Kenyan tree species, Melia volkensii 
Description Weekly observations of 1000 trees in two experimental plantings of Melia volkensii on timing of leafing and flowering, over 10 weeks at time of record. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact at time of record 
 
Title Leaf morphology measurements for the important Kenyan native tree species Melia volkensii 
Description Leaf morphology measurements for the important Kenyan native tree species Melia volkensii taken from leaves sampled in two experimental planting sites in Kenya. The experiments consist of randomised blocks of replicates of 100 clones, with data collected from 600 trees. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact at time of record. 
 
Title Measurements of pod morphology, seed size and weight from multiple wild trees of Moringa oleifera and M. stenopetala from Kenya. 
Description Measurements of pod morphology, seed size and weight from 70 wild trees of Moringa oleifera and M. stenopetala from Kenya. Seed collections were made for the purposes of establishing a randomised block provenance-progeny common garden experiment, and data were collected from representative proportions of each pod and seed lot. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact at time of record 
 
Title Modelled average percentage yield loss due to ozone damage for four global staple crops (2010-2012) 
Description Modelled average percentage yield loss due to ground-level ozone pollution (per 1 degree by 1 degree grid cell) are presented for the crops maize (Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa), soybean (Glycine max) and wheat (Triticum aestivum) for the period 2010-2012. Data are on a global scale, based on the distribution of production for each crop, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ) crop production data for the year 2000. Modelled ozone data (2010-2012) needed for yield loss calculations were derived from the EMEP MSC-W (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Meteorological Synthesising Centre-West) chemical transport model (version 4.16). Mapping the global crop yield losses due to ozone highlights the impact of ozone on crops and allows areas at high risk of ozone damage to be identified, which is one of the first steps towards mitigation of the problem. The yield loss calculations were done as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project. Publication date: 2020-01-24. https://doi.org/10.5285/181a7dd5-0fd4-482a-afce-0fa6875b5fb3 This dataset is a supplement to the following papers: Mills, G., Sharps, K., Simpson, D., Pleijel, H., Frei, M., Burkey, K., Emberson, L., Uddling, J., Broberg, M., Feng, Z., Kobayashi, K. & Agrawal, M. (2018a) Closing the global ozone yield gap: Quantification and co-benefits for multi-stress tolerance. Global Change Biology, 24: 4869 - 4893. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14381 Mills, G., Sharps, K., Simpson, D., Pleijel, H., Broberg, M., Uddling, J., Jaramillo, F., Davies, W.J., Dentener, F., Van den Berg, M., Agrawal, M., Agrawal, S.B., Ainsworth, E.A., Buker, P., Emberson, L., Feng, Z., Harmens, H., Hayes, F., Kobayashi, K., Paoletti, E. & Van Dingenen, R. (2018b). Ozone pollution will compromise efforts to increase global wheat production. Global Change Biology, 24: 3560-3574 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14157 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enhanced awareness and knowledge of the broader scientific community and other stakeholders (e.g. policy advisers in UNECE Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention) of areas most at risk of ozone impacts on staple food production. Inclusion of data in a chapter of the latest IPCC report, due to be published in 2021. 
URL https://icpvegetation.ceh.ac.uk
 
Title Soil Moisture India in situ COSMOS observations and meteorological weather data 
Description in situ COSMOS observations and meteorological weather data - large area (200 m radius, up to 50 cm depth) field soil moisture measurements for use in hydro-meteorological modelling, ground-truth for Earth Observation satellite soil moisture data products and agricultural soil moisture status. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Validation and calibration of satellite soil moisture products - enabling more reliable spatially extensive soil mositure information for multiple applications such as agricultural soil moisture status, hydro-meteorological modelling and the understanding of land surface feedbacks which may influence weather systems, such as the onset of the Indian Monsoon. 
URL https://cosmos-india.org/
 
Title WP3.1 Soil and climatic variables for sites of origin of source trees of important Kenyan native tree species Melia volkensii. 
Description Soil and climatic variables for sites of origin of 100 source trees of important Kenyan native tree species Melia volkensii. Variables were extracted from international databases using GPS coordinate data for each source tree and characterise the local environment experienced by the tree. The source trees were those used to produce clones (scions) for establishment of the randomised block trial on two sites that now form the Kenyan national seed orchards for the species. Developed in partnership with KEFRI. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact at time of record. 
 
Description CABI Plantwise programme 
Organisation Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
Department CABI Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Factsheets, photos and training on ozone-induced leaf damage in crops
Collaborator Contribution Plantwise Factsheet app, Plantwise Knowledge Bank, Plantwise Diagnostic Services, training of plant health doctors, organising plant health clinics
Impact Factsheets on ozone-induced leaf damage in crops included in Plantwise app and knowledge base. Knowledge of plant health doctors in recognising ozone-induced leaf damage on crops.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CEH - Kenya Forestry Research Institute Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation Kenya Forestry Research Institute
Country Kenya 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Initiated the partnership, negotiated and drafted the MoU and organised formal signing. Scientifically, the team brings expertise in plant population and quantitative genetics, and evolutionary biology.
Collaborator Contribution Jointly initiated the partnership, negotiated and drafted the MoU. Scientifically, the partner brings expertise in forestry species and practice, field knowledge, microbiology. The partner is also, through its role as the designated national lead on forest and tree research and policy, the primary link from research to policy in Kenya.
Impact 1. Joint publications 2. Policy changes Collaboration is multidisciplinary: plant population genetics, plant physiology, forestry, agroforestry, socieconomics, microbiology
Start Year 2018
 
Description CEH - South East Kenya University Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation South Eastern Kenya University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated, negotiated and drafted the MoU and organised formal signing. Scientifically, the partnership focussed on capacity building in understanding and using forest genetic resources, with expertise provided by CEH.
Collaborator Contribution Initiated, negotiated and drafted the MoU and organised formal signing. Scientifically, the partnership focussed on capacity building in understanding and using forest genetic resources, with expertise provided by CEH.
Impact Dataset on leaf, flower & fruit phenology in Melia volkensii.
Start Year 2020
 
Description CEH - Tanzania Foresty Research Institute Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation Tanzania Forestry Research Institute
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Initiated, negotiated and drafted the MoU and organised formal signing. Scientifically, the partnership focussed on capacity building in understanding and using forest genetic resources, with expertise provided by CEH.
Collaborator Contribution Initiated, negotiated and drafted the MoU and organised formal signing. The partner provided local expertise on native tree species, connections to relevant additional local partners, and knowledge of national policy.
Impact Collaboration is multidisciplinary: plant population genetics, plant physiology, forestry and agroforestry, policy.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CEH-Brawijaya University Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation University of Brawijaya
Country Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As part of SUNRISE Foundation CEH held a stakeholder focus workshop on soil health in SE Asian Agriculture. Following, we co-designed a research plan with Brawijaya for improving coffee-pine agroforestry and subsequently signed an MOU (2018) at CEH with an Indonesian delegation in Nov 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Brawijaya has provided financial support to academics to collaborate with us and have designed 30+ student projects to support the research effort. They have established a coffee-pine agroforestry field platform to improve socio-economic and environmental well being of local farmers. In 2019 Brawijaya have also supported social and economic scientist to provide context to the agronomic outcomes from the platform.
Impact Conference proceedings; publications (SE Asian Journals); student projects; training courses; farmer community engagement; policy engagement.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Dharwad Agricultural University Soil Moisture India COSMOS Station Host 
Organisation University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training and capacity building in the application and calibration of COSMOS soil moisture observing technology. Provision of high-value environmental sensor systems and installation costs.
Collaborator Contribution Logistical support, site access on University campus, personnel to operate & maintain field equipment. Expert advice on the agricultural application of soil moisture information Stakeholder engagement.
Impact new datasets and conference presentations
Start Year 2017
 
Description ICRISAT, Nairobi, Kenya 
Organisation International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Department International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Training, testing crop seeds for ozone sensitivity, providing passive ozone samplers
Collaborator Contribution Providing seeds for ozone exposure, monitoring ozone concentrations at selected crop field sites, knowledge on crop growing seasons and areas in Kenya and Uganda
Impact Identification of ozone-sensitive crop species and varieties: DOI: 10.111/jac.12376, ozone concentration data at selected crop field sites
Start Year 2017
 
Description IISc Bangalore Soil Moisture India COSMOS Station Host 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training and capacity buiding in the application and calibration of COSMOS soil moisture observing technology. Provision of high-value environmental sensor systems and installation costs.
Collaborator Contribution Logistical support, site access negotiations with farmers, personnel to operate & maintain field equipment. Scientific data analysis and outputs. Stakeholder engagement.
Impact Conference presentations and peer reviewed papers - see other sections here.
Start Year 2016
 
Description IIT Kanpur COSMOS Station Host 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training and capacity building in the application and calibration of COSMOS soil moisture observing technology. Provision of high-value environmental sensor systems and installation costs.
Collaborator Contribution Logistical support, site access negotiations with IIT Kanpur, personnel to operate & maintain field equipment. Scientific data analysis and outputs. IIT Kanpur Fire Service has twice saved the station from total loss due to wildfire.
Impact papers & new observational datasets
Start Year 2017
 
Description IITM Pune Soil Moisture India COSMOS Station Host 
Organisation Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Training and capacity building in the application and calibration of COSMOS soil moisture observing technology. Provision of high-value environmental sensor systems and installation costs. Advice for and mentoring of two PhD students
Collaborator Contribution Logistical support, site access, personnel to operate & maintain field equipment. Scientific data analysis and outputs. Stakeholder engagement.
Impact New observational datasets and conference presentations
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIH Roorkee & Bhopal COSMOS Station Hosts 
Organisation National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Training and capacity building in the application and calibration of COSMOS soil moisture observing technology. Provision of high-value environmental sensor systems and installation costs. Training in operation and development of the Soil Moisture India data system
Collaborator Contribution Logistical support, site access negotiations with farmers, personnel to operate & maintain field equipment. Scientific data analysis and outputs. Stakeholder engagement. Ongoing operation of the NIH Soil Moisture India data server
Impact Conference presetations, new datasets and website service.
Start Year 2017
 
Description South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) Flux Tower Host 
Organisation South Eastern Kenya University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training and capacity building of SEKU staff and students in the operation of sophisticated hydro-meteorological observations using eddy covariance.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of land within their semi-secure university campus for the eddy covariance flux tower. Support for contractor engagement to install a secure fenced compound and instrument mast, with solar power and battery power supply. Ongoing local support to maintain and operate the flux tower. Engagement with their outreach programme e.g. planning to use their new local community radio license to broadcast soil moisture and other weather & climate information to improve smallholder farm management.
Impact New observational data will be produced for local societal benefit and diagnosis and development of land surface climate models.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Uyole Center, Mbeya 
Organisation Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute
Department Uyole Center
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Training, provision of passive ozone samplers
Collaborator Contribution Monitoring of ozone concentrations at selected crop field sites in Tanzania, data on crop growing seasons and crop distribution
Impact Ozone concentration data at crop field sites in Tanzania
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bioenergy Presentation at the University of Brawijaya, Indoensia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A seminar series from CEH and an Indonesian Government Regional Planning Authority in Java. The purpose was to exchange knowledge and ideas around sustainable agriculture in SE Asia. The audience comprised University Staff, postgrad students and some members of government. An active collaboration is now on-going with the University of Brawijaya through NERC ODA Award NE/R000131/1. Part of the CEH lecture is now used by university lecturers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research International Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Nathan Rickards was sponsored by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD), to attend and present a poster on his Narmada river basin modelling work at the International Symposium on on Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research. The conference brought together 250 leaders, emerging scholars, and other key individuals interested in innovating research and processes for solving socio-environmental problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-convenor at UNCCD-COP14 of side event on "Hydro-climate Services to Improve Decision-making on Drought", New Delhi, India, 12 September, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Side event CEH staff (G Rees and C King-Okumu) co-convened with the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) of the Global Water Partnership & WMO, and the Asian Disaster Prevention Centre (ADPC) at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14). The session aimed to demonstrate how drought managers from different parts of the world are finding new ways to capture the hydrological and ecological processes that buffer human vulnerability to drought. The discussion identified practical options that are available for adoption by national and regional decision-makers and international financing agencies. Presentations and subsequent discussions possibly influenced subsequent plenary discussions at the COP, e.g. on Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Co-convenor at UNCCD-COP14 side event on "Integrated Drought Risk Managment (IDRM) for enhancing agricultural resilience to drought", New Delhi, India, 3 September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Side event CEH staff (G Rees and C King-Okumu) co-convened with the International Water Management Insitute, CGIAR, and the UNCCD Secretariat at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14). The session explored proactive approaches for enhancing drought resilience in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including drought monitoring and early warning systems, vulnerability and risk assessment and drought mitigation measures, including local contingency plans that integrate agricultural water management solutions with the needs of other sectors. Discussion possibly influence subsequent plenary discussions at the COP, e.g. on Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference presentation: Asaaga, F.A., Oommen, M.A., Chandarana, R., Young, J.C., Purse, B.V. Policy drivers of zoonotic disease vulnerability and interventions. European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Liverpool, September 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Festus Asaaga presented a poster on Policy drivers of zoonotic disease vulnerability and interventions at the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Liverpool, September 2019. Dr Asaaga made new contacts and engaged in discussion with researchers and practitioners in other LMICs involved in research and operationalisation of OneHealth policy. This discussion is informing the international peer-reviewed paper that Festus is writing which outlines the barriers and opportunities to strengthening OneHealth policy and research for zoonotic disease in India. It also informs the approaches to OneHealth research and co-production of decision-support tools that we are taking within SUNRISE and aligned project partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cosmic Rays and Soil - Science Museum Lates - Science of UNESCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This public facing event allowed CEH to showcase the importance of soil moisture and how this relates to issues such as food sustainability and security, floods and droughts through an interactive display of its new COSMOS soil moisture monitoring networks in the UK and overseas. The display was part of one of the Science Museum's "Lates" events hosted by the Museum in collaboration with the UK National Commission for UNESCO. The event allowed visitor to explore the work of UNESCO, including that conducted under programmes such as the International Hydrological Programme for which CEH coordinates UK input.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/lates
 
Description Demonstration Event: 'Uses and Management of Moringa, the Miracle tree', Got Ramogi, Kenya, 19/02/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25 people attended a demonsration event to increase local awareness of the cultivation and potential uses of Moringa oleifera, including how to make use of natural variation. Attendees showed great enthusiasm for the crop and expressed intention to make use of it in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/odee_david/status/1230056086205599747
 
Description Engagement meeting with Chinese urban air quality Policy Makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a public engagement event organised within the framework of the final meeting of the APHH-Beijing programme, in which key finding of APHH-Beijing and SUNRISE were presented to key policy makers. Attendees included the Director of the Air Pollution Control Division of the Chinese Ministry of Eco and Environment, representatives of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning and Environmental Sciences, as well as three delegates from the Beijing Eco and Environment Agency (incl. Chief Engineering Officer and Director of Science and International Cooperation).
The lively discussion sparked by the presentations demonstrated the high relevance of our research on air pollution sources and processes in Beijing, including the question of what the contribution of ammonia is to Beijing's air quality and to what extent this originates from agricultural and inner urban activity.
It was agreed to follow up thos meeting with a written science brief to policy makers and with additional individual meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Fifth Asian Air Pollution Workshop and stakeholder event on 'Ozone pollution: A hidden threat to crop production'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 80 scientists (including post-graduate students) attended the 5th AAPW in Varanasi, India (5 - 7 Nov 2019). Group discussions included 'Trends, sources and transport of air pollutants', 'Development of air pollution tolerance in vegetation', 'Role of environmental factors in air pollution sensitivity of different vegetation types', 'Ozone thresholds for vegetation in Asia'.
On 8 Nov 2019, approximately 110 people attended the stakeholder event on 'Ozone pollution: A hidden threat to crop production'. Participants included farmers, village elders, agricultural extension workers, crop scientists and agronomists. The event raised awareness and improved knowledge on the adverse impacts of ozone pollution on crops and their yield. Presentation sparked lively discussions in the local language.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://icpvegetation.ceh.ac.uk/5th-asian-air-pollution-workshop-india
 
Description Guidance documents in Hindi and English presented to Village Panchayat and Block Development Officer and hand-over event of village constructed wetland and pond. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two posters were produced in response to requests for guidance from the village Panchayat. The guidance was presented by Laurence Carvalho and Elliot Hurst in the form of two visual posters produced in Hindi and English at the Ibrahimpur Village "Hand-over" event for the Village Panchayat to take over management of the constructed wetland and pond. The posters were on (1) Use-related monitoring of ponds for water quality (public health) and ecological health (fisheries) and (2) Control and Use of Water Hyacinth

The wetland and pond provide a low-cost, decentralised, low energy/carbon solution for waste water treatment in rural India. This is the first demonstration project in an Indian Government-funded scheme.

The event was held in November 2018 and was attended by the Village elders (Gram Panchayat) from 5 villages and a regional "Block Development Officer" from Haridwar District, Uttarakhand State. It was also attended by many villagers and also regional media. The event was reported in a regional newspaper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hendre P, ..Cavers S, Odee D... et al (2020) Development of a Genomics-Based Breeding and Improvement Programme for Moringa oleifera in Kenya, Presentation, International Plant and Animal Genomics Conference, Jan 2020, San Diego, USA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk in the African Orphan Crops Session, International Plant and Animal Genomics Conferences, San Diego, USA. Jan 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://plan.core-apps.com/pag_2020/event/5c52d1f40a3fcfaa8a49d33b1d26230c
 
Description Hosting IWHR at a European Drought Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosting visitor from IWHR at the EURO FRIEND Drought network biannual workshop, to showcase state-of-the-art European drought research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Hosting visit of two delegates of the IGDTUW, Delhi, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have hosted Prof Ranu Gadi from the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women and her PhD student Shivani Shivani for a day at CEH Edinburgh. In addition to discussing preliminary results of our respective work in Delhi, we developped plans for future collaborations.
We gave both visitors a tour of our facilicties and field sites and Prof Gadi gave a site-wide presentation on her work at CEH Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS 1st Technical Workshop Nanjing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first technical workshop for the HydroSOS project was held in Nanjing, China. Each project partner (most of whom are international partners) were given an opportunity to present their progress, and request feedback. Interactive sessions were held to discuss the status and outlooks methods, the demonstrator web service, the regional pilots, and integrating existing national and global products into the project. Stakeholders from national hydrometeorological services were present, as well as academics and service providers from around the world. The feedback provided will be invaluable in the progression of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS Forecasting Meeting with NCAR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Katie Smith attended a workshop on ensemble hydrometeorological forecasting at NCAR. During her visit, Katie discussed the HydroSOS project with Andy Wood, who agreed to lead Work Package 5 - the demonstrator. Discussions aided planning of the progression of the demonstrator in the lead up to the 1st technical meeting of the project in Nanjing. Katie also discussed the forecasting framework developed by Shaun Harrigan in the IMPETUS project, and ways in which it may be improved upon using Data Assimilation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS Task Team Meeting, Nanjing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A full days task team meeting was held in Nanjing following the 1st technical workshop. The work package leaders, World Meteorological Organisation and CEH management team met to discuss the development of an implementation plan, incorporating the feedback from the stakeholders in the previous meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS Working Group Meeting with Chinese Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two visitors from the National Hydraulic Research Institute in Nanjing, China visited CEH to discuss preparations for the upcoming Technical Workshop for the HydroSOS project. Discussions on the content of the technical meeting, and the logistics were conducted. This sparked future meetings among the HydroSOS work package leaders to determine what topics should be addressed at the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS Working Group Meeting with NCAR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Victoria Barlow and Eleanor Blyth travelled to NCAR, Boulder, Colorado to discuss the derivation of global status and forecasting systems, and their inclusion in the HydroSOS demonstrator. Preparations for the 1st technical meeting in Nanjing were also conducted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HydroSOS Working Group meeting with Australian Bureau of Meteorology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Narendra Tuteja from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology visited CEH to discuss routes forward for the HydroSOS WP2c on methods. Means of collaboration between CEH and BoM on this work package were discussed, as well as involvement of new national and international partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IUKWC meeting on forecasting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in a workshop to exchange UK/India knowledge and experiences on hydrlogical forecasting. Jamie Hannaford presented UK Hydrological Outlook experiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Expert Contribution to Special Session on India's National Mission for the Clean Ganga, at Roorkee Water Conclave, 28 February, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One of three invited talks from international experts to provide feedback to NMCG Director General and Technical Director on the progress of the initiative. Highlighted areas where international support, research & development may help delivery. DG & TD invited HGR to submit ideas & observations in writing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://nmcg.nic.in/
 
Description Invited Lecture and workshop at IIT Gandinighar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to engage potential partners for India droughts work. Presentation by Jamie Hannaford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Lecture and workshops at IIT Roorkee and National Institute of Hydrology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to engage potential partners for India droughts work. Presentation by Jamie Hannaford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Panel Member & Speaker for session on Rejuvenating Bengaluru's Lakes at Water Futures conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This session on "Managing Lake Water Quality" at the FutureEarth Water Futures conference in Bengaluru (24-27 Sep 2019). The session was attended by an audience of about 50 people from diverse backgrounds including NGOs and Lake Community Action Groups working on Rejuvenation of Bengaluru's Lakes, representatives from UNEP Water, academics and practitioners in lake rejuvenation. I presented a talk on the vision for clean water and relevant indicators, including official indicators for SDG6, Indian Central Pollution Control Board and community use-related indicators. The panel discussion then discussed the themes related to water quality management of Bengaluru's lakes: current challenges faced by communities and stakeholders and communities and proposed solutions (especially technical waste water treatment and governance solutions).
Outcomes from the session were an invitation from UNEP to CEH & ATREE to take forward an urban "Use-case study" for the next Global Water Quality Assessment and sharpened plans for a future workshop on "Water Solutions for Rejuvenating Bengaluru's Lakes" (planned for December 2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.waterfutureconference.org/
 
Description Invited participation at International Workshop (UKRI-MRC-IAP-Academy of Medical Sciences) on Multidisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Beth Purse was able to share learning about barriers and opportunities for multi-disciplinary research into epidemic zoonotic diseases in Lower Middle Income Countries into discussions with other experts, particularly those in the Asia region. These discussions will lead to a report produced by the workshop funding bodies that will outline the research gaps and priorities. The insights from CEH were derived from the NERC SUNRISE review and informant interviews of policy drivers of zoonotic diseases in India (conducted with ATREE and other Indian partners) as well as first-hand experience of leading One-Health cross-sectoral partnerships to understand contextual risk factors and develop decision support tools for zoonotic diseases in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Joint UK-India workshop on flood and drought risk estimation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at IIT Bombay to discuss drought monitoring and forecasting research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote presentation at Roorkee Water Conclave, 27 February 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote talk to an audience of c.400 attending the Roorkee Water Conclave (to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of IIT-Roorkee). The talk described 25 years' collaboration between UKCEH & IIT-Roorkee (including activities funded by DFID,NC-ODA (SUNRISE), Newton-Bhabha (UPSCAPE), and GCRF) and considered prospects for future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iitr.ac.in/rwc2020/
 
Description Lecture "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning" to University of Brawijaya, Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Provided introduction to UK agricultural systems and research conducted by CEH linking biodiversity to improved agricultural sustainability Lecture slides and supporting publications given to UB colleagues for use in future teaching. Lecture given by Dr R Rowe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture "Sustainable Agriculture The UK Experience" to University of Brawijaya, Indonesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Provided introduction to UK agricultural systems and research conducted by CEH to support the development on new sustainable agricultural practices. Lecture slides and supporting publications given to UB colleagues for use in future teaching. Lecture given by Dr R Rowe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MOXXI and WMO HydroHub 2019 International Conference "Innovation in Hydrometry: Overcoming Barriers to Operationalization" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Hydrometry Support Facility (HydroHub) Innovation Committee, Harry Dixon, helped to convene a international conference on barrier to innovation in operational hydrometry. The International Association of Hydrological Sciences' MOXXI working group and the WMO HydroHub jointly organized the three day conference which brought together researchers, users, and instrumentation developers to discuss how to overcome barriers to the advancement of hydrological observations and to improve operational uptake of innovative hydrometry technologies and monitoring approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hydrohub.wmo.int
 
Description Meetings with MERI and IMD Pune 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meetings to engage stakeholders to form working relationships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Member of UK delegation at UNCCD COP14, New Delhi, India, 2-13 September, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) as an official member of the UK national delegation, headed by Julian Wright (DFID). Provided technical insight on drought, drought management and desertification to various policy-relevant discussions. Invited to join Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought, contribute to the development of the Drought Toolbox and definition of suitable drought indicators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nikos Mastrantonas participation in India-UK Water Centre Grassroots Field Exposure Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GFES enabled an enhanced understanding of water management in central India, as well as networking opportunities with practitioners and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nikos Mastrantonas visit to IIT Gandhinagar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visiting collaborators at IIT Gandhinagar ensured that the best available datasets could be sourced for collaborative research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Policy Brief and background report for UNCCD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We contributed to a policy brief https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/relevant-links/2019-09/190828%20UNCCD%20Available%20English%20Web.pdf
Also to the background report on drought impact and vulnerability assessment: https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/relevant-links/2019-09/190829%20UNCCD%20A%20Rapid%20Review%20Web.pdf.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentaion at UNCCD-COP14 side-event, 3 September 2019: "Perspectives on enhancing agriculture's resilience to drought" (G Rees) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by G Rees, "Perspectives on enhancing agriculture's resilience to drought" at the side-event on "Integrated Drought Risk Management (IDRM) for enhancing agricultural resilience" at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14), 3 September, 2019. The aim of the presentation was to inform participants of the new methods and technologies for monitoring, providing early warning and characterising droughts (e.g. indicators) for improved decision-making. Interest was expressed by several, including IWMI, Sri Lanka (Giriraj Amaranth) and Weather Risk Management Services Pvt Ltd (Anuj Kumbhat), who were interested in SM-India (SUNRISE-WP1.1) ; FAO (Eduardo Mansur); Asian Disaster Prevention Centre, Thailand (Hans Guttman, Senaka Basanayke).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation "HydroSOS: A new hydroclimate service to support the food, energy and water sectors in South Asia" at the Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought, Kathmandu, 8-10 October, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an event hosted by regional NGO, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to an international audience of practitioners and policy-makers concerned with using earth observation and climate services to inform food security and agricultural decision making in South and South East Asia. The aim was to inform participants of the WMO-led HydroSOS initiative that SUNRISE supports and encourage their participation in the South Asia pilot. Interest shown by several participants, including representatives from: UNESCO Islamabad (Natural Sciences, Syed Muhammad Raza Shah); UNESCO Regional Sciences Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Jakarta (Prof. Shahbaz Khan); ICIMOD (Basanta Shrestha, Director of Strategic Cooperation); Department of Hydrology & Meteorology, Nepal (Dr. Archana Shrestha); Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Servicess, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M. Mostafa Ali); Indian Meteorological Society (Dr. D.R. Pattanaik); The Small Earth Nepal (Dhiraj Pradhananga).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://servir.icimod.org/regional-knowledge-forum-drought
 
Description Presentation at UNCCD-COP14 side event, 12 September, 2019: "HydroSOS: a new hydro-climate service to support drought and water management globally" (G Rees) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by G Rees, "HydroSOS: a new hydro-climate service to support drought and water management globally" at side-event "Hydro-climate Services to Improve Decision-making on Drought" at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14), 12 September, 2019. The aim of the presentation was to inform participants of the new WMO-led HydroSOS initiative that is supported by SUNRISE and to encourage engagement in the global, African or South Asian pilots. Interest was expressed by several, including Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (Dr. CN Prabhu), who are keen to contribute to the South Asia pilot (SUNRISE WP1.2); the Indian Space Research Organisation (K Srinivas); FAO (Tmoio Shichiri); New South Wales Government, Australia (Annette Cowie), etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the Hydrological Outlooks Workshop in Bangalore on "the development and operationalisation of forecasting applications" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Katie Smith presented the IMPETUS work that has contributed to the development of the operational UK Hydrological Outlooks to a range of academics at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentations at Great Lakes of the World 9 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations at Great Lakes of the World 9 Conference on promoting blue economy, food security and conservation. Linda May gave a talk entitled "The sustainable development of the Winam Gulf, Kenya: An ecosystem services approach" and Matthew O'Hare gave a talk entitled "How to beat a bully: New biocontrol agents and novel remote sensing applications in the fight to suppress water hyacinth". The conference was attended by about 200 people and the talks disseminated research results from the SUNRISE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentations of key WMO Commission for Hydrology initiatives to Regional European Hydrology Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact H Dixon gave introductory and update presentations to the 2019 WMO RA-VI (Europe) Hydrology Forum, held in Bratislava, Slovakia from 2-4 April 2019. This included presentations on "The WMO Global Hydrometry Support Facility - An Overview" and update on "The WMO Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) - The current situation and how RAVI can get involved?" and an overview of the "Outcomes of CHy-Ext.".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/hwrp/ra6.php
 
Description Research Training Placement on Earth Observation for 3 Indian researchers from ATREE, Bangalore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The three researchers from EO received one to one support and training in Earth Observation techniques for mapping land use, land use change (from Landsat TM data), as well as water-body and rice paddy dynamics (from Sentinel Radar data) in India. They received practical feedback on structuring and writing up analyses for international publication using their own work.
Outcome: Improved understanding and skills in Earth Observation and abilities to disseminate research in scientific papers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Research Training Placement on data handling at CEH for two Indonesian Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brawijaya University Agroforestry Experiment, Indonesia. Visit to CEH Lancaster by two Indonesian researchers to learn to use "R" coding for soil sensor analyses in support of our agroforestry platform. Considerable work by CEH staff in designing R code for data analysis and QC and providing training on it's use. Capacity Building of partners leading to Improved Technique and data handling and control. R coding provides more robust and efficient method for data handling than excel based method used previously improving validation of experimental data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research Training Placement on desk-based policy review at CEH for Indian researcher from ATREE, Bangalore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A post-doctoral RA received training in conducting desk-based review of national and international policies (in this case linked to zoonotic diseases in India) and conducting informant interviews with stakeholders. One to one support and training on writing up the data generated into a co-authored conference presentation and manuscript.
Outcome: Improved understanding and skills in conducting policy reviews and informant interviews and increased awareness of OneHealth inter-disciplinary approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Research visit to University of Eldoret, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting between staff from CEH, University of Nottingham, Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute and University of Eldoret to discuss research activity, progress and data sharing in relation to two closely related projects on fish farming in teh Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria, Kenya. A presentation entiteld "Aquaculture in lake Victoria - Challenges for the industry" was given by Linda May.

The meeting also included a capacity building training event, led by Linda May, that provided staff and students with information on how to improve the management and quality assurance of reserach data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SUNRISE Task 1.2 Workshop on Flood and Drought Risk Estimation in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SUNRISE Task 1.2 Co-hosted this event with Indian partners (IIT Gandinighar, IIT Bombay, IWMI and NIH). The three day workshop was a mix of talks from SUNRISE reseachers and stakeholder partners, alongside a range of interactive break-out sessions focused on the utility of the SUNRISE outputs and their potential for application in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SUNRISE workshop on Hydrological Modelling in Narmada Basin, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Four UKCEH staff attended a stakeholder workshop in Bhopal, India on 31 January 2020, focusing on hydrological modelling on future scenarios in the Narmada river basin, India. The workshop was hosted by NIH Bhopal, whom UKCEH has been collaborating with on the project. Approximately 30 stakeolders attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Simon Parry participated in India-UK Water Centre workshop on drought monitoring and management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented on the state of the art in drought monitoring and forecasting in the UK, and participated in breakout discussions on research challenges on these topics in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Staff exchange visit (3 UK researchers to Bhopal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3 staff from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology visited the National Institute of Hydrology in Bhopal, 1 for 2 weeks and 2 for 4 days. The main focus of the visit was a 1-day stakeholder knowledge exchange workshop on the topic of "Capabilities of Hydrological Modelling in Decision-making".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Staff exchange visit (Indian researcher to Wallingford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One Indian researcher from the National Institute of Hydrology (India) visited the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) for 1 week to collaborate with CEH researchers in jointly applying the GWAVA water resources model to the Upper Narmada basin, and setting up the groundwater module. The exchange visit paved the way for future exchange visits to India In January 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Staff exchange visit (Indian researchers to Wallingford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 3 Indian researchers from the National Institute of Hydrology (India) visited the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) for 2 weeks to collaborate with CEH researchers in jointly applying the GWAVA water resources model to the Upper Narmade basin. The exchange visit was very productive and paved the way for future exchange visits to India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Staff exchange visit (Malawi researcher to Wallingford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 1 Malawian researcher from Chancellor Collage, University of Malawi visited the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) for 1 week to collaborate with CEH SUNRISE researchers and discuss opportunities for future joint working. The exchange visit was very productive and paved the way for future exchange visits to Malawi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Staff exchange visit (UK researcher to Bhopal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 1 UK researcher from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) visited the National Institute of Hydrology (India) for 3 weeks to collaborate with NIH researchers in jointly applying the GWAVA water resources model to the Upper Narmade basin. The exchange visit was very productive and paved the way for future exchange visits to India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Staff exchange visit (UK researcher to Bhopal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1 UK researcher from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) visited the National Institute of Hydrology (India) for 2 weeks to collaborate with NIH researchers in jointly applying the GWAVA water resources model to the Whole Narmade basin. The exchange visit was very productive, comprising an IUKWC stakeholder workshop and 1-1 training- and paved the way for future exchange visits to India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Student project with IITB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Work on non-stationarity in Maharashtra to complement other work done seperately by CEH and IITB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at European Aerosol Conference (EAC2019), 25-30 Aug 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden "Source Apportionment Analysis Applied to Aerosol Eddy-Covariance Fluxes in Delhi" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the European Aerosol Conference:

[O10_F4_S07] Source Apportionment Analysis Applied to Aerosol Eddy-Covariance Fluxes in Delhi

Chiara Di Marco [UK], Ben Langford [UK], James Cash [UK], Neil Mullinger [UK], Carole Helfter [UK], Mhairi Coyle [UK], Reyes-Villegas Ernesto [UK], Joshi Rutambhara [UK], James Allan [UK], Mandal Tuhin [India], Gadi Ranu [India], Shivani Shivani [India], Soni Vijay [India], Nemitz Eiko [UK]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at the Royal Met. Soc. Atmospheric Science Conference "Aerosol sources in Delhi derived from edd-covariance flux measurements and concentration analysis" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation with the title "Aerosol sources in Delhi derived from edd-covariance flux measurements and concentration analysis" was given at the Atmospheric Sciences Conference ASC2019 2-3 July in Birmingham, organised jointly by NCAS and the Royal Met Soc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training course for DELTA/ALPHA lowcost pollution samplers at NPL-India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 delegates attended a 5-day training course in the operation of the ALPHA/DELTA low-cost pollution samplers developed at CEH, provided by CEH and hosted by the National Physics Laboratory India in Delhi. This included 20 participants from Delhi, and one each from Cuttack (India), Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The course covered preparation and cleaning of the sampler and collection media, operation and setup as well as extraction and chemical analysis. The participants were very engaged and interested. Pre / post questionnaire showed a 100% positive response in the confidence of using the approach and most have concrete plans of using the samplers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training course for forestry professionals and students on 'Conservation and use of Forest Genetic Resources', Morogoro, Tanzania. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 25 trainees attended a 3 day course involving taught modules and practical exercises aimed at making use of guidance on the conservation and use of genetic diversity within important forestry tree species. The course was run jointly with Bioversity International and featured freely available training materials ( http://forest-genetic-resources-training-guide.bioversityinternational.org/ ). The event was held at TAFORI HQ, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://forest-genetic-resources-training-guide.bioversityinternational.org/
 
Description Training course for forestry professionals and students on 'Conservation and use of Forest Genetic Resources', Nairobi, Kenya. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 trainees attended a 3-day residential training course, to learn the use of previously-developed training materials for use in tertiary education and beyond, which are available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://forest-genetic-resources-training-guide.bioversityinternational.org/
 
Description Training delivered: Drone Monitoring of Palm Health to Malaysian University and NGO. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We delivered a 1 day oil palm health drone monitoring course to staff, students and NGO (Wild Asia) workers at the University of Malaysia Nottingham. This was based on a course delivered by CEH in the UK (see URL) but adapted to our colleagues interest. Following, the lead CEH trainer (P Scholefield) carried out a one week intensive field course with Wild Asia mapping 25 plantations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/training/using-drones-map-habitats
 
Description Training in data management and quality assurance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Training was provided in the better management of environmental data to enable effective use and re-use to build capacity among project partners. The workshop was attended by 32 researchers and support staff who all reported, verbally, that they had gained a better understanding of the need for improving the quality of their data and of creating detailed metadata to enable sharing and re-use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training in the use of QGIS to map spatial environmental data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Capacity building in the use of QGIS (a free and open source geographical information system) to map spatial environmental data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training in the use of an AlgalTorch to monitor changes in water quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Staff at Kenya Marine Fisheries Institute were trained in the use of an AlgalTorch to monitor chlorophyll a concentrations and the amount of potentially toxic cyanobacteria in the Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria. This builds capacity within the Institute in making these measurements, and will provide essential water quality monitoring data for the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training of three visitors from the China National Environmetal Monitoring Center, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three visitors from the China National Environmetal Monitoring Center, Beijing, visited CEH Edinburgh for four days to receive training in various aspects of the monitoring of air pollution and environmental impacts. This included visits to CEH field sites, introduction to instrumentation and techniques and presentations of results of CEH's measurements in UK and China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training on deployment of micro climate sensors in field (Java, Indonesia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Post gradduate staff gain knowledge and confidence to deploy microclimate sensors in one field plot. They then independently set up the field measurements in multiple plots in agroforestry. This builds on training courses in 2017 and 2018 (not reported as seperate entries).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training session on chemistry and transport modelling in Chennai, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Within the context of a week of training activity of modelling N flows through the environment at Chennai, India, CEH provided a training session on chemistry / transport modelling of air pollutants. 30 participants attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training visit for NPL-India Student cohort 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A group of 25 postgraduate students affiliated with the National Physics Laboratory India, New Delhi, visited our fieldsite at the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), were we operated an intensive field campaign to measure concentrations and fluxes above Delhi, including a 30 m purpose built tower. For 1/2 day, the students were shown and instructed in our measurement approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training visit of expert to build capacity in tick ecology and diagnostic methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CEH experts in vector ecology and molecular diagnostics, Stefanie Schafer visited field sites in the Western Ghats forests in India for 2 x 4-6 weeks and worked with teams of research assistants from ATREE, IPH, NIVEDI and NITM, to build capacity in ecological sampling, laboratory workflows and molecular diagnostics for tick vectors of zoonotic diseases.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training workshop on 'Ozone pollution: A hidden threat to African crop production' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Five African crop scientists attended the training workshop held at CEH Bangor, 24-26 September 2019. Aims of the workshop were to i) raise awareness of the threat of surface ozone pollution to food production in Sub-Saharan Africa; ii) improve knowledge of the identification of ozone impacts on crops, assessment of areas at risk and present options for mitigating impacts; iii) exchange knowledge and tools for stakeholder engagement. The workshop facilitated a two-way learning process and the following actions were agreed to take forward: i) inclusion of examples of ozone-induced leaf injury for African crops on over 2,500 plant health doctor tablets used for diagnosing crop damage for small holder farmers in developing countries; ii) conduct ozone monitoring at selected rural sites in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Senegal; iii) improve modelling and mapping crop areas at risk using detailed information on crop growing areas, seasons and crop production available at national level in selected African countries; iii) test ozone-sensitivity of additional crops species and varieties, particularly those bred for drought resistance; iv) developing activities to further raise awareness and exchange knowledge on ozone impacts on crops among stakeholders; v) develop pump-priming projects potentially leading to a big African project and network in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/sunrise
 
Description UK-China Drought Exchanges Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Exchange hosted by CEH and IWHR to discuss drought management and policy parallels between China and the UK. Presentations by Jamie Hannaford and Lucy Barker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Nottingham-Malaysia & Green Plant Organics (SME) introductory meetings, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have been working with Crops for the Future in Malaysia and had the opportunity to meet their University of Nottingham (UNMC) collaborators. We provided an overview of CEH's activity and they provided an overview of the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences activity. We also visited UNMC collaborators who are converting oil palm mill waste to fertilizers. Following this meeting we are collaborating with UNMC and the SME on biofertiliser trials and with UNMC on drone monitoring of palm health as part of SUNRISE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/GreenPlantOrganic
 
Description Visit by IWHR delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by IWHR delegation to CEH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by NIH Delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by NIH to CEH to discuss plans for collaborations on drought and flood risk estimation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit of co-supervised Indonesian PHD student to CEH Lancaster for training in experimental design and writing for international publication, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Individual training on soil sampling and testing methods used at CEH. One to one support and training on "writing MS for international publication" using students own work. Advice and practical feedback was given on structure, content, statistical analysis and writing style. Outcome: Improved understanding and skills in sampling methods and paper writing .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Ranu Pani, Indonesia, to assess management requirements for lake restoration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting and site visit was held comprising CEH, Brawijaya University and staff from the national park to make an initial assessment of the water quality problems at Ranu Pani lake, East Java and discuss possible remediation required to restore the water quality at the site. Following extensive discussion by workshop participants, it was agreed that the water quality problems were likely to be caused by excessive soil erosion within the catchment plus the impacts of raw sewage entering the lake from a public toilet used by 45,000 visitors per year. The meeting was followed up with a short report that will underpin future research proposals on remediation strategies to improve water quality in the lake.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WMO HydroHub Workshop: Innovation in Hydrometry - from ideas to operation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Global Hydrometry Support Facility (HydroHub) Innovation Committee, Harry Dixon, helped to convene and facilitate an international workshop on innovation in hydrometry. The International Association of Hydrological Sciences' MOXXI working group and the WMO HydroHub jointly organized the two day workshop to bring members of the science and operations communities together to learn from each other about new technologies and current research in the area of hydrometry and start a dialog on how to foster uptake of innovative solutions in operational environments. The workshop has provided the basis for subsequent HydroHub activities including a pilot-project funding programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://public.wmo.int/en/events/workshops/innovation-hydrometry-from-ideas-operation
 
Description Workshop on Solutions for Rejuvenating Bangalore's Lakes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop on "Solutions for Rejuvenating Bengaluru's Lakes" was organised as part of the SUNRISE collaboration between UKCEH & ATREE, our Indian partner in SUNRISE. It was held on 11-12th Dec 2019 in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. The workshop was attended by 45 people from lake community NGOs, SME businesses (3 from India and 3 from Scotland), academic researchers and agency practitioners.
The workshop aim was to:
• Share and enhance knowledge and understanding of the state of Bengaluru's Lakes and rejuvenation goals
• Discuss best practices for the monitoring and governance of the lakes
• Learn about new solutions available for wastewater treatment and lake rejuvenation

Activities
The first day of talks included presentations of results by UKCEH (Carvalho) and ATREE (Jamwal). ATREE also presented on water governance (Lele) and a new citizen lake data dashboard and governance portal, MIRA, being developed as part of the collaboration (Sridharan). Carvalho later chaired a panel discussion of NGOs, SMEs, and engineer and a social scientist to discuss key issues to take forward lake rejuvenation.
The second day discussed three topics to identify new innovative and realistic solutions for lake rejuvenation. These three topics were:
1. Monitoring and governance solutions
2. Wastewater treatment and re-use
3. In-lake treatment
Outcomes and Impact
The solutions workshop brought together a range of small businesses that have well tested decentralised solutions with the lake communities in need. A number of outcomes from this are developing that should lead to enhanced water quality, reduced incidence of lake fires, and a more sustainable fishery and recreation opportunities.
Surveys were conducted pre- and post-workshop to measure knowledge gained by attendees and potential outcomes/impact of the workshop related to SUNRISE goals. The workshop evaluation showed an increase in attendees knowledge on the status, monitoring and governance of Bengaluru's lakes; the majority of attendees moved from moderate to good knowledge on lake status and monitoring. Before the workshop a large proportion had no knowledge on the governance of Bengaluru's lakes (>20%), however after the workshop this changed to a high proportion of participants with good knowledge on the subject. Before the workshop >10% of participants claimed to have no or poor knowledge on decentralised wastewater treatment solutions. Post-workshop nobody claimed to have no or poor knowledge and the proportion of participants claiming good knowledge had increased from 35% to almost 60%. On knowledge of in-lake or wetland restoration solutions, we saw a shift from moderate and good knowledge to participants with high knowledge on this topic (increasing from 5% to almost 30%).
Comments from workshop participants:
"Learned more about monitoring of lakes, new technologies for treatment of wastewater, built new relationships"
"Better understanding of the lakes and organisations working to promote better sanitation and lake remediation"
"Got a lot of actionable points and contacts of experts on wetland and water treatment"
"Some realistic new solutions were discussed between JaLa Poshan and the various SMEs on the field visit to further develop rejuvenation of Jakkur Lake"

Some issues raised at the workshop were also reported in the national newspaper, The Hindu, on 12th December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/app-to-help-test-water-quality-of-lakes/article3028...
 
Description Workshop on UNCCD Toolbox 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Through our work on SUNRISE, we also helped Caroline King to prepare inputs to a workshop on the UNCCD Drought Toolbox. The Toolbox has since been launched successfully. All Parties concerned, including the African Parties to the UNCCD, have formally welcomed this and have decided that work on it should continue over the coming biennium. https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/sessions/documents/2019-09/ICCD_COP%2814%29_L.22-1915732E.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop with drrought managers in Liaoning Province 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at the Water Resources Bureau of Liaoning to present the results of CEH-IWHR collaboration on drought indicators, impacts and risk assessment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Yaxu Wang, IWHR, visiting for one year. Oct 2018 - Nov 2019. Working on drought indicator-impact linkages. Hosted by Jamie Hannaford and Lucy Barker. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Yaxu Wang, IWHR, visiting for one year. Oct 2018 - Nov 2019. Working on drought indicator-impact linkages. Hosted by Jamie Hannaford and Lucy Barker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019