CEH National and Public Good

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

Abstract

CEH scientists provide impartial, evidence based advice directly to Government to support policy development and delivery or to respond to emergencies. Policy Development: CEH contributes to the Natural Hazards Partnership to develop risk assessments and mitigation strategies primarily for flood and drought planning. CEH also responds to ad hoc requests by providing independent advice to Parliamentary Assembly committees. Policy Delivery: CEH represents NERC science at fora such as the UK Environmental Observation Framework's management Group. UKEOF seeks to optimise environmental monitoring effort required to meet Government needs. CEH's representation on the Board of Trustees for National Biodiversity Network contributes to our ability to support UKEOF. Policy Development: CEH Chair and coordinate the UK Committee for National and International Hydrology on behalf UK National Commission for UNESCO, to bring together UK expertise to influence international hydrological networks and initiatives to improve people's health and wellbeing. Emergency advice: At times of environmental emergency CEH respond to requests from UK Governments to reduce the severity and impact of e.g. flooding events by providing briefings to COBRA or other relevant national bodies.

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Description The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP; www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk) is a unique consortium of public sector and research organisations. NHP provides information, advice and analysis to government and emergency responders across the UK in the preparation, response and review Natural Hazard Partnership
The Natural of natural hazards. UKCEH works together with other consortia members to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, expertise, intelligence and best practice in relation to natural hazards. A key stakeholder is the Civil Contingencies Secretariat within the Cabinet Office.
The NHP focuses on natural hazards that disrupt the normal activities of UK communities or damage environmental services and creates an environment for developing new services to assist in disaster response. UKCEH's role is focussed on hazards related to flooding and drought, although increasingly extends to multi-hazard risks, through interactions with those hazards with others within NHP's remit led by other consortia members (weather, air quality, volcanic ash wildfires and geological hazards).
NPG supports UKCEH's role as a founding member of the Natural Hazards Partnership and staff are actively engaged in the cross-government steering group, chaired by the Met Office, and the Hazard Science and Impacts Group (HISG). Under the HISG, UKCEH lead the Surface Water Flooding Hazard Impact Model (SWF HIM) component and, through additional stakeholder funding, this was successfully implemented operationally across England & Wales by the Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) in April 2020.
This is a significant development for the UK as the SWF HIM not only forecasts the likelihood of a surface water flooding occurring but also the potential impact. The combination of likelihood and impact is then used to forecast flood risk. This risk approach supports the FFC Flood Guidance Statement delivered to Category 1 and 2 emergency responders, and the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment issued across government. The Impact Library component of the SWF HIM was published in the Journal of Flood Risk Management (Aldridge et al., 2020).
NPG is supporting UKCEH to engage in a SWF HIM life-cycle review and update process that brings the scientific developers at UKCEH and Health and Safety Executive together with the operational forecasters at FFC. This is looking at past flood events during the first year of operation to understand past performance and investigate improved methods for presenting the complex hazard risk information to forecasters in real-time situations. The learning from this will benefit other real-time hazard impact forecasting applications too.
NHP fosters engagement across UK government, international organisations and the wider academic community. NPG allows UKCEH to support the organisation of external NHP conferences such as the "Fire, Flood and Space" that brought together a wide range of delegates including the Chief of Service Delivery from the World Meteorological Organisation and a presentation from Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor.
This engagement has continued during the current refresh of the NHP Science Strategy with UKCEH supporting stakeholder and academic community workshops to help shape the future priorities of the NHP. The NHP also feed in to the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA). Through this, NHP (and UKCEH) have responded to a Cabinet Office request to review the Environmental Impact approach within the NRSA which will influence how the potential environmental impacts are accounted for in future NSRAs.

The most substantial activity has been in relation to the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG), which has been particularly active in providing advice to government. UKCEH feeds expert advice into this group through group memberships (Eiko Nemitz, full member; David Fowler, UKCEH fellow and ad-hoc member). During the reporting period UKCEH was a key contributor to a number of major and strategically important evidence summary reports, of which six have been published ("Air Pollution from Agriculture"; "Non-Exhaust Emissions from Road Traffic"; "Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions on Air Quality"; "Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds in the UK"; "Impacts of Net Zero pathways on future air quality in the UK"; "Non-Exhaust Emissions from Road Traffic") and two have been completed and are awaiting Defra release ("Exhaust Emissions from Road Transport"; "Ozone in the UK - Recent Trends and Future Projections"). For the "Air Pollution from Agriculture" and "Ozone in the UK" reports UKCEH performed ad hoc analysis of air quality model runs thus leveraging underpinning activity from the wider NC portfolio, especially UKSCaPE. The subjects of these reports have been agreed with Defra to compile the scientific evidence that is needed for national and local governments to make informed policy decisions in a number of areas that Defra considers high priority at the moment.
In addition to these regular AQEG activities, two additional activities were supported during the NPG project: UKCEH provided a submission to Defra's rapid evidence call on "emission and air quality changes resulting from COVID", summarising evidence from the UKSCaPE monitoring activities, which fed into the AQEG report "Estimation of changes in air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK". COVID has provided "large-scale natural experiment" to test our expectations of concentration changes to changes in emissions which form the basis of government policy. Here UKCEH has provided a unique top-down assessment of the CO2/CH4 emissions from London which provides a measurement of the actual emissions in response to the lockdown. We also demonstrated that the drastic decrease in traffic and office heating had little impact on regional PM2.5, highlighting the importance of regional transport and agricultural emissions which remained largely unaffected. This provides important evidence for the targeting of future emission controls.
AQEG has also became involved in supporting a government activity to set new PM2.5 targets for England in support of the Air Quality Bill. This included contribution to a number of additional expert workshops, a UKCEH submission to the evidence call "Modelling of future PM2.5 in support of Defra air quality target setting process", a presentation of UKCEH science to AQEG, and a contribution to the AQEG report that summarised this evidence. This process again fed UKCEH science into the review and also provided an important communication channel between the modelling for the target setting process which is undertaken under the Defra SNAPS project by Imperial College and UKCEH, with AQEG and Defra, to specify model runs and outputs. The outputs of the modelling and AQEG's analysis of the results will go out for consultation and will be presented to the Secretary of State of the Environment on 20-Sep and during follow-up meetings. They will inform (a) the setting of the PM2.5 air quality targets for England for the next 10 years as part of the Environment Bill, (b) the prioritisation of the emission reduction actions that need to happen to achieve it and (c) the measurement strategy to assess compliance to these targets.

David Roy has continued to represent UKCEH on the UK Earth Observation Framework Management group. Specific activities have included the following working groups: Citizen Science, Data Advisory Group, Natural Capital, DNA (established in 2020). Work has also included UKEOF Horizon Scanning to identify future priorities for the UK environmental observation community and to encourage collaborative working. UKEOF has pioneered the potential of alternative data sources for environmental science monitoring via an international webinar on 9th December 2020. The event included speakers from across the globe, including NERC National Capability partners (BGS and UKCEH thus, leveraging the benefits of the wider NC programme). The webinar has resulted in ongoing discussion around the use of social media as a new and increasingly important data source and to facilitate networking, ideas generation and the stimulation of new projects and collaborations. The Covid pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of citizen science (again, an increasingly important source of data) to large scale disruption of this nature. Through its work and ultimate publication Impacts of Covid-19 on UK Environmental Science UKEOF was quick to ensure it captured the implications of such unprecedented circumstances for environmental data collection. Importantly, the document made recommendations as to how organisations could overcome the challenges, and capitalize upon the opportunities, posed by any future "lockdown" circumstances. UKCEH was a leading author of this publication through UKEOF.

UKCEH will continue to convene the UK Committee for International Hydrology with an aim of enhancing coordination across the UK HEI, government and operational water communities in relation to large-scale hydrological initiatives.

UKCEH will continue to co-chair the IPBES working group on INNS, including the programme of meetings leading up to the ultimate publication in 2023 of the IPBES assessment of impacts of INNS and their control.
Exploitation Route IPBES - outputs likely to inform international and national policy and practice in terms of Invasive Non-Native species risk to biodiversity
AQEG - The reports and input to consultations detailed above are likely to inform UK government policy and regulation in relation to Air quality, as well as understanding how Net zero actions will affect air pollution (thus providing a longer-term perspective on regulatory requirements).
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Transport

 
Description Because the NPG activities represent advice to key policy focused forums, they provide a highly effective means of channeling a wide body of UKCEH expertise, knowledge and research into decision making bodies responsible for policy. Further details are provided in other sections (see "Key Findings)), however, the most notable activity in the past year has been in through the Air Quality Advisory Group, and the intergovernmental Science - Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The former has resulted in key advice to Defra likely to inform future air quality policy, and understand air quality outcomes of a pathway to net zero, whereas activity under the latter is likely to inform policy and practice in relation to Invasive Non-Native Species.
Sector Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advice to government via the AQEG process is reflected in Defra's Air Quality Strategy 2019 (AQS2019). There are are two noteworthy messages in the AQS2019: first, Defra's advice to local governments is that urban vegetation / green infrastructure is in general ineffective in removing air pollutants from the air. Second, the importance of agricultural ammonia emissions for reducing particulate matter has been fully recognised in more ambitious emission reduction targets.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/air-quality-expert-group
 
Description DEFRA Air Quality Expert Group 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) is an Expert Committee to Defra that provides independent scientific advice on air quality, in particular the air pollutants contained in the 2019 Clean Air Strategy, the Air Quality Strategy (AQS) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and those covered by the EU Directives on Ambient Air Quality. Specifically AQEG gives advice on concentrations, emission sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK. It does not advise on health impacts. There has been extensive activity of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) since the last reporting period. UKCEH, through our representative on the Group, Eiko Nemetz, have contributed to three substantial AQEG reports that have been published this calendar year so far (see: https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/reports?section_id=11 ): - Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions on Air Quality - Non-methane volatile organic compounds in the UK - Impacts of Net Zero pathways on future air quality in the UK In addition, AQEG was tasked with reviewing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on changes in air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure, drawing on its own expertise as well as submissions to a Defra call of evidence. UKCEH provided two submissions to this call of evidence, and through UKCEH's AQEG membership we contributed to the synthesis and report (https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/reports.php?report_id=1005). AQEG currently makes an important contribution to the development of new UK PM2.5 targets for the upcoming Environment Bill and UKCEH has contributed to two technical workshops to support the formulation of these targets.
Collaborator Contribution All activities were undertaken as part of the wider AQEG, although specific UKCEH inputs are identified in the previous section.
Impact here has been extensive activity of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) since the last reporting period. UKCEH, through our representative on the Group, Eiko Nemetz have contributed to three substantial AQEG reports that have been published this calendar year so far (see: https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/reports?section_id=11 ): - Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions on Air Quality - Non-methane volatile organic compounds in the UK - Impacts of Net Zero pathways on future air quality in the UK In addition, AQEG was tasked with reviewing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on changes in air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure, drawing on its own expertise as well as submissions to a Defra call of evidence. UKCEH provided two submissions to this call of evidence, and through AQEG membership UKCEH contributed to the synthesis and report (https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/reports.php?report_id=1005). AQEG currently makes an important contribution to the development of new UK PM2.5 targets for the upcoming Environment Bill and UKCEH contributed to two technical workshops to support the formulation of these targets.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Inter-Governmental Science-Policy Platform and Ecosystem Services 
Organisation Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution UKCEH input, through Prof Helen Roy to the IPBES Thematic Assessment on Invasive Alien Species and their control has been delivered over the last two years as an ad-hoc NC-NPG activity, given its clear relevance to "provision of impartial advice and data to government". Now that this looks to be an ongoing activity, UKCEH will write to NERC to seek to formally reallocate an element of our NC-NPG to enable our ongoing input to IPBES. In 2019 Prof Helen Roy was appointed as one of three international co-chairs of the for the forthcoming IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Invasive Species Assessment, following her nomination by Defra.
Collaborator Contribution Zero Order and First Order Drafts complete
Impact Zero Order and First Order Drafts complete
Start Year 2019
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Government Office for Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazards Partnership 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To be added
Collaborator Contribution The NHP is a consortium of 17 public bodies (mainly government departments and agencies, trading funds and public sector research establishments) which aims to build on partners' existing natural hazard science, expertise and services to deliver fully coordinated impact-based natural hazard advice for civil contingencies and responder communities and governments across the UK
Impact To be added
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation British Hydrological Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation British Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Department of Transport
Department Highways Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation UK National Commission for UNESCO
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation University of Dundee
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Committee for International Hydrology 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Since the 1970s, UKCEH-chaired committees have provided a platform for bringing together the UK's international activities in the field of hydrology and water resources management. At present this committee is the UK Committee for International Hydrology, with its secretariat at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). The Committee aims to better coordinate UK contributions to international hydrological and water resources management initiatives, by promoting dialogue between organisations, encouraging collaboration and avoiding duplication. UKCEH provides the Committee Chair (Prof Alan Jenkins, UKCEH Deputy Director) and Secretary (Prof Harry Dixon) as part of its National and Public Good activities.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Committee for International Hydrology's membership is drawn from a wide range of academic, public and private bodies with a major stake in hydrology and water resources activities, together with UK representatives of international non-governmental organizations and of initiatives within international programmes.
Impact This collaboration focuses on hydrology but has relevance to other disciplines.
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Forestry Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Joint Nature Conservancy Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Natural Resources Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation NatureScot
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Organisation UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEH attend UKEOF Management Group Meetings (MGMs) to review and update the UK-EOF delivery plan. CEH Chair the Data Advisory sub Group (DAG) of the MGM.
Collaborator Contribution Other partners also attend UKEOF MGMs and contribute to sub-Groups
Impact N/A
Start Year 2008
 
Description IPBES Webinar for the UK - Introduce the first order draft of the IPBES thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control 
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 Helen will introduce the first order draft of the IPBES thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control. She will present the objectives of this assessment (which are to assess the current status and trends of invasive alien species, their impacts, their drivers, their management, and options for policy to deal with the challenges they pose), as well as the emerging key messages. This assessment is currently open for external review from 31 August to 18 October 2020, inviting any interested and qualified expert to submit written comments and contribute to the improvement of the scientific quality and policy-relevance of the draft.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Launch of Defra's Air Quality Strategy. 
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 CEH sco-hosted the launch of Defra's Air Quality Strategy at the BT Tower atmospheric observatory, including 30-minute conversations with Michael Gove and Matt Hancock. Social Media coverage of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pan-European stakeholder consultation meeting (PESC-6) for the IPBES 
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 Short presentation and Q&A on First Order Draft and review process for the IPBES thematic assessment on Invasive Alien Species
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Water Framework Directive Fitness Check and the protection of EU waters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of the developing formal review of the European Water Framework Directive that is taking place in 2019 led by DG Environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Using Social Media as a Data Source for Environmental Science 
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 Under the UKEOF strand of our NC - NPG activity UKCEH representative David Roy attended a Webinar on 'Using Social Media as a Data Source for Environmental Science'. 9th December 2020. The event included speakers from across the globe, including NERC National Capability partners (BGS and UKCEH). The goal of the webinar was to open up a discussion around the use of social media as a data source and to facilitate networking, ideas generation and the stimulation of new projects and collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ukeof.org.uk/news/social-media-for-env-data#:~:text=Environmental%20scientists%20are%20in...
 
Description Using Social Media as a Data Source for Environmental Science 
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 Under the UKEOF strand of our NC - NPG activity UKCEH representative David Roy attended a Webinar on 'Using Social Media as a Data Source for Environmental Science'. 9th December 2020. The event included speakers from across the globe, including NERC National Capability partners (BGS and UKCEH). The goal of the webinar was to open up a discussion around the use of social media as a data source and to facilitate networking, ideas generation and the stimulation of new projects and collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ukeof.org.uk/news/social-media-for-env-data#:~:text=Environmental%20scientists%20are%20in...
 
Description West Africa BES Mini-Workshop IAS Assessment - presentation plus Q&A 
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 Virtual workshop with West African Experts on the review of the first order draft of the chapters of the IPBES assessment of invasive alien species
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020