GCRF Living Deltas Hub

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Geog, Politics and Sociology

Abstract

River deltas comprise only 1% of global landscapes, yet support over half a billion people. Deltas are tightly coupled social-ecological systems (SESs), but human exploitation, environmental degradation and threats from climate change increasingly threaten these delicate interfaces between land and water. The intractable development challenge addressed by this bid is how to avoid the collapse of South and SE Asian deltas as functioning, highly productive social-ecological systems in the face of human development and the projected consequences of climate change. The proposed Living Deltas Hub focuses on the delta SESs of three major rivers in South and Southeast Asia: the Red River and Mekong (Vietnam) and Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM: Bangladesh, India). Deltas form part of wider river basins and so the Hub will also engage with other riparian country researchers, in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The stakes for the project are clear: 70% of the Mekong delta is highly vulnerable to flooding with 7 million people at risk. Sea level rise in Bangladesh could displace between 3 and 13 million by 2100. SE-Asian mega-deltas produce 88% of the world's rice, but the 98cm of sea level rise predicted under IPCC AR5 (2014) would render 16% of arable land in Bangladesh and 25% in Vietnam unusable by 2100. Upstream damming and sediment retention is also a major threat, with resulting delta subsidence putting 12 million people in 23 Asian cities at risk from water inundation.

As human impacts increase, the need for locally-rooted sustainable development strategies underpinned by traditional knowledge becomes ever greater. The GCRF Living Deltas Hub will co-develop the transdisciplinary frameworks needed to understand delta SESs, and will work with delta-dwellers and policymakers to develop solutions that can help realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in delta contexts. The Hub is novel - no other existing or previous international delta initiative has specifically addressed the SDGs by co-creating new natural and cultural heritage understandings of deltas. It is timely, as it addresses the crucial challenges of SE Asian delta degradation early in the lifespan of the SDGs and so contributes to the development of SDG monitoring and planning - globally and regionally, as well as in country contexts. The Hub is innovative as it emphasizes transdisciplinary integration of the earth and life sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts, to address these common challenges The Hub will operate on a model of 'equitable partnership', involving delta-dwellers and the research community in developing knowledge and policy for better delta futures. The Hub comprises six innovative work packages co-developed with Global South partners and research institutes addressing specific in-country and delta-scale needs. Its new knowledge will serve to build capacity and shape policy at local, national, regional and global levels. The Hub will have lasting impact through improved livelihoods and more resilient communities, sustainable management and conservation, improved monitoring of SDG indicators and better policies for sustainable development.

The Hub brings together a transdisciplinary team of experts and practitioners from Global 'North' and 'South'. Hub strengths are in: coupled human and natural systems analyses; demography and international development; natural hazard modelling and coastal resilience; environmental monitoring and modelling; policy and practice of resource management, hazard, risk and resilience; SDG-focused analyses of delta systems and their vulnerability to hazards; justice and governance; behavioral finance; delta nutrition and food security; and gender-sensitive research. Working together with stakeholders from delta countries, the research team have the knowledge, expertise and track record to build new understandings of delta change, new partnerships, and new solutions.

Planned Impact

The GCRF Living Deltas Hub will have lasting impact through its contribution to:

1) sustainable, equitable livelihoods for delta dwellers in resilient communities
2) sustainable management of ecosystems and landscapes
3) stronger monitoring for sustainable development
4) better policies for delta sustainable development.

At the sub-state level, delta-dwellers themselves will benefit. These deltas are home to 250 million people. Their socio-ecological security is conditional on the integrity of the deltas and at the core of the SDG delta agenda. Through participatory fora the Hub will engage these communities in the co-creation of new knowledge on sustainable delta livelihoods and in education to build capacity for resilience. Local and international NGOs are partners in realising these impacts, and beneficiaries of new knowledge. The Hub identifies and works with vulnerable groups in each delta context, enabling their inclusion in fora and education/training activities. A strand of activity works with local entrepreneurs to encourage new commercial opportunities.

The agency of these communities to safeguard the vitality of delta ecosystems will also be harnessed and supported. Communities will co-develop, and be trained in, new tools. These will include environmental report cards and water quality monitoring programmes, as well as a 'Delta Health Index'. An online data archive, new analysis of tipping points, and the regional contact group (see below) will support this activity.

In terms of national-scale benefit to monitors and policymakers, the Hub will directly input into the work of country statistics bodies. Data availability and national SDG-aligned monitoring are recognised as key challenges (e.g. Bangladesh Voluntary National Review (VNR) 2017). In developing a new delta-sensitive indicator framework, the Hub will improve the quality of national indicator sets and awareness of monitoring gaps. The Hub will also ensure best practice in participatory local monitoring of the SDGs. Local and national governments will benefit directly from enhanced understanding of challenges and solutions, and policy recommendations for local and national planning for sustainable development. Fostering close connections with policy communities from the outset via government involvement in its structures, the Hub will contribute policy recommendations. It will also contribute via UN Voluntary National Reviews of SDG implementation (Bangladesh, 2017; Laos, Vietnam, 2018) and their national preparatory processes. These reports ultimately go on to be presented and discussed at the annual UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF).

The Hub will contribute to the annual Regional Forum for Sustainable Development coordinated by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. To inform best practice, facilitate peer learning between states, and tackle regionally-salient, transboundary challenges, the Hub will organise a regional multistakeholder contact group in the margins of this event. The Hub will also engage with thematic policy communities at regional and global levels as an audience for impact. The preparatory processes, expert meetings, and inter-ministerial discussions of regular thematic SDG reviews provide demonstrable and novel pathways to impact. The thematic, regional and country-specific avenues identified here will all generate contributions to global review of SDG implementation, and the Hub would also contribute directly to the HLPF through presentations and technical briefings. Reflecting impactful partnerships at national and regional levels, the Hub aims to organise official side-events at future HLPFs with government, stakeholder and UN agency partners. Finally, the Hub will engage with the global UN Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG indicators in the context of its work plan for improvement of specific SDG indicators, and the review of the global indicator framework in 2020 and 2025.

Organisations

People

ORCID iD

Andrew Large (Principal Investigator)
Virginia Panizzo (Co-Investigator)
Fabrice Renaud (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0830-1196
Philip Barker (Co-Investigator)
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou (Co-Investigator)
Matt Baillie Smith (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1798-7329
Darren Duxbury (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7285-8474
Muhammad Ashraf Ali (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9613-9565
Tuong Thuy Vu (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6656-8016
Nga Dao (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3975-8711
Jaime Amezaga (Co-Investigator)
Tuhin Ghosh (Co-Investigator)
Louise Bracken (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Henderson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5944-3135
Amir AghaKouchak (Co-Investigator)
Hugh Metcalf (Co-Investigator)
Sylvia Szabo (Co-Investigator)
Hue Le (Co-Investigator)
Zita Sebesvari (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7686-1227
Binh Ho (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0072-540X
Suzanne McGowan (Co-Investigator)
Cat Button (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2858-9331
Pham Dang Tri Van (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2989-2001
John Goddard (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8262-5394
Ashar Aftab (Co-Investigator)
Julian Williams (Co-Investigator)
Umme Kulsum Navera (Co-Investigator)
Souvanic Roy (Co-Investigator)
Graham Mark Long (Co-Investigator)
Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián (Co-Investigator)
Susan Chilton (Co-Investigator)
Indrajit Pal (Co-Investigator)
Do Thu Nga (Co-Investigator)
Qiuhua Liang (Co-Investigator)
Thanh Son Vo (Co-Investigator)
Adrian Bass (Co-Investigator)
Liz Todd (Co-Investigator)
Tran Thi Phung Ha (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4926-618X
Oliver Hensengerth (Co-Investigator)
Helen Mary Berry (Co-Investigator)
SAYEM AHMED (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9499-1500
Hayley Jane Fowler (Co-Investigator)
Thi Thuy DUONG (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2045-7975
Sara Nowreen (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8116-4020
Manoj Roy (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Law (Co-Investigator)
Manas Sanyal (Co-Investigator)
Thorsten Balke (Co-Investigator)
Smriti Sharma (Co-Investigator)
Graham Smith (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7892-9632
Mashfiqus Salehin (Co-Investigator)
Tanh Nguyen (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0847-4185
Gerard Corsane (Co-Investigator)
Maggie Roe (Co-Investigator)
Thai Nguyen (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8016-6830
Van Kien Nguyen (Co-Investigator)
Anh Duc Trinh (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4207-8845
M. Shah Alam Khan (Co-Investigator)

Publications

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Title Agriculture & Food System in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 
Description A video produced by the team at An Giang Universty on the Agriculture and Food Systems in the Mekong Deltas 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Increased awareness of the working being carried out by the Hub. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9e1FC8P7qA&t=10s
 
Title Bitter-Sweet Tides Phase 1 
Description This work led by Niki Black, Newcastle University and Souvanic Roy IIEST has led to creative outputs including multiple photographic images from various locations in the Indian Sundarbans, produced by artist Swastik Pal. Later in 2022 community participatory creative methods, in collaboration with the artist, researchers and delta inhabitants, will be used to produce further artworks with Sundarbans communities in preparation for final touring and online exhibition from the project. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This work is ongoing and impacts will be shared in future submissions 
 
Title Climate Change Emergency (COP26) 
Description COP-26 exhibition 'Climate Change Emergency' featuring artist's documentary photography from Bitter-Sweet Tides. At various venues in Newcastle University and online presence, the exhibition coincided with COP-26 in Glasgow, visible to 1000s of students, staff and public and currently still on display. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Increased awareness of the Indian Sundarbans and issues it is facing in light of Climate Change. Increased Awareness of Living Deltas work as a result. 
URL https://twitter.com/livingdeltas/status/1446454029035393031
 
Title Indian Sundarbans - Virtual Fieldtrip 
Description Produced by Sumana Banerjee, Jadavpur University - Virtual Fieldtrip Video produced for the Hub Annual meeting in March 2021. The video aims to take the viewers on a virtual fieldtrip to the Indian Sundarban Delta. The purpose was this to give the Hub members a flavour of what to expect when coming for fieldwork in the delta as physical visits were not possible owing to COVID. The Hub members who have never been to the delta got an idea of the key features, pertinent issues in the delta in a more immersive medium. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact N/A 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK64FYFzn7I
 
Title Kolkata's Retrospect: Dual Disasters: Covid 19 & Amphan - A Coffee table book 
Description This Coffee Table book offers an insight into the impact of Cyclone Amphan, compounded with the Covid-19 pandemic, and provides key recommendations to build the resilience and adaptive capacity of the city, especially in multi-hazard scenarios. Kolkata is a city highly vulnerable to multiple climatic hazards. Located on the extremely vulnerable Ganga-Brahmaputra coastal delta region, the city and metropolitan area have an elevation of 1.5-11 metres above sea level (World Bank, 2011). The city is approximately 100 kilometres from the Indian Sundarbans, which is at high threat to rising sea levels due to climate change. India has been one of the worst hit countries by the Coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus spread virulently across West Bengal from Kolkata, with the first confirmed case reported in March 2020 (Deccan Herald, March 17, 2020). Kolkata was one of the worst-hit cities and became a 'Red Zone'. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact n/a 
URL https://livingdeltas.org/resources
 
Title Koyra and Shyamnagar - community films (Theochairs) 
Description The CDST workshops (see engagement activities for more information) in Koyra and Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, led to the production of 16 short films (2-5 minutes) raising awareness about the various socioecological challenges faced by indigenous delta communities in the Sundarbans. The films explored the following topics: 1. Environmental migration 2. Tiger Widows 3. Endangered indigenous identities 4. Working conditions and health hazards of female farmers 5. Child Marriage 6. Girls' education 7. Salinity of river water and soil 8. Resilience and adaptation to climate crisis 9. Delta livelihoods and struggles 10. Food shortage and nutritional challenges 11. Mangroves and deforestation 12. Gender roles in the Munda community 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This work is ongoing - impacts and more information will be provided in future submissions. 
URL https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/ethnic-munda-community-learn-smartphone-filmmaking
 
Title Organic Rice Production and trade model. 
Description The team at An Giang Universty produced this video showcasing Ogranci Rice production in the Mekong River Delta. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Increased awareness of the Hub and it's work in this area. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPqvd37tNAg&t=29s
 
Description 2023 update: The 14 months to end end of the funded period in march 2024 was always intended to focus primarily on DATA ANALYSIS from the 2022 field season (the first possible since 2019 for all Hub members after the Covid-19 pandemic and the opening of international flight routes) and ENGAGEMENT to get these findings shared as quickly and nimbly as possible with your partners and the stakeholder community (from village level to national governments and international SDG initiatives. As such it is a daunting and time-limited set of activities necessary to ensure as large a Hub IMPACT as possible, and impact will Work is underway in all work packages to produce academic OUTPUTS from the research activities, and the reader is referred to the metrics elsewhere in this report for the standard journal papers, conference proceedings, engagement activities etc. What is key for the Living Deltas Hub is ensuring project OUTCOMES for those stakeholders with who we work and are co-producing new knowledge and understandings. From our original Pathways to Impact document submitted in May 2018 to RCUK (now UKRI):
"The Hub recognises, as stakeholders with distinctive and important interests and contributions, local communities, including disadvantaged and marginalised groups within those communities such as indigenous peoples, women, youth and the elderly, and those with disabilities; farmers and fishers; civil society organisations including grassroots organisations as well as national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (including, but not limited to, the bid partners) business as well as local and national government and regional and global intergovernmental actors."
Our Hub OUTCOMES (i.e., key findings) must speak to local communities and NGOs just as much as to national policymakers and government. We emphasise that the remaining funding period through 2023 and to end March 2024 will focus on making the transdisciplinary linkages between work package outputs to deliver whole-Hub outcomes for each of our four delta social-ecological systems (SESs) based on the 4 intermediate delta outcomes outlined in our Hub Theory of Change: 1. Integrated natural-cultural heritage for inclusive delta governance 2. Implementation of SDGs in delta-specific contexts; 3. GCRF Hub contributes to secure and equitable delta livelihood achievement; 4. More resilient delta societies and sustainable delta landscapes. Several of the aspects we are actively working on with Hub colleagues and stakeholders are:

Red River Delta:
Natural-cultural heritage: implementation of new Resolution 130; farm mechanisation empowering female participation; importance of multi-use ponds for communities.
SDGs: SDG planning and VNR implementation; SDG1 and national commitment to end poverty; WARECOD decision making toolkit linked to land ownership; governance issues - inclusion of local communities and self-monitoring.
Livelihoods: Material Flow Analysis of links between livestock density and water quality over >20 years; tension between mangroves and restoration versus sand mining; sustainable agricultural practices; youth migration from rural to urban settings.
Resilience: Long-term water quality monitoring showing rising river acidity; lowering the 90% failure rate for mangrove restoration; biodiversity loss; artisanal aquaculture; pond water quality and multi-use in RRD.

Mekong River Delta
Natural-cultural heritage: land use change being quantified in several provinces and ecosystem service changes quantified; organic agricultural village in Ca Mau; addressing policy gaps for elderly peoples in rural areas.
Livelihoods: Diversifying livelihood strategies and changes in spending behaviour; organic rice farming - capacity building in Soc Trang; rice co-partnerships with DARD leading to co-design of research and rice cooperatives; business entrepreneurship; training for DARD staff on rice farming with implications for MARD policy.
Resilience: Water quality database from DONRE to DARD; ecosystem services and land use change; capacity building in data analysis; model simulations to determine the best mangrove ratio for sustainable aquaculture; training in InVEST model.

GBM-Bangladesh
Natural-cultural heritage: raising delta voices through co-produced multimedia stories at community level; oral histories giving intergenerational insights into environmental degradation; scroll tides - new Bonbibi scroll charting environmental degradation; gender and salinity impacts charted through community video diaries.
Livelihoods: CHANS modelling of different livelihoods; disaster preparedness link to community health; salinity links to health and implication for community coping strategies; youth national policy not effective at local level; capacity building for NGOs, ecosystem services hotspot identification.
Resilience: Evidence of antimicrobial resistance in tidal zone due to water pollution; HiPIMS identifying appropriate embankment height and maintenance needs; NbS can reduce storm surges by 50% ? need to identify coastal land for afforestation using minibuoys; Sendai Framework links to SDGs identified; food histories and human impacts on lakes quantified; hazardous antimicrobials in community used lakes.

GBM-India
Natural-cultural heritage: gender role in disaster risk reduction.
Livelihoods: Voluntary labour opportunities in response to climate extremes; development gaps and infrastructure needs; literacy rate and relationship with out-migration; youth focus
Resilience: water quality monitoring ? new baselines and salinity gradient quantification; Mini-buoys for monitoring condition of and stress on embankments during cyclones; flood histories from oxbow lakes and human impacts on lake ecosystems.

Finally, our Household Survey carried out across all four delta SESs is now complete and data analysis is taking place with early information sharing across the Hub initiated with an internal Hub Town Hall meeting on 28th February 2023 (internal data sharing between Hub work packages to follow to inform other aspects of our work). The survey involved 5,000 households spread across our deltas with each SES having common questions and culturally-distinct aspects too and represents a major organisational achievement (albeit delayed by Covid-19 restrictions across the deltas).
Exploitation Route Given the 2020-2022 Covid-19 impacts and the still-felt impacts of the ODA cuts and the still-ongoing disruption of this and the negative outcomes for the whole GCRF programme (still no indication from UKRI via DSIT as to whether the GCRF Hubs can have a no cost extension for example), it is too early to say - the findings described here are a small subset of the work going on around the Hub. Over the coming year our strategy is to develop our research evidence base and, using this, work in partnership with stakeholders and project partners to support policy development, the SDG agenda and our Hub stated aim (see: Theory of Change) of making a positive contribution to enhanced delta resilience and sustainability.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://livingdeltas.org/
 
Description 2023 brief summary: In terms of economic and societal impact on the DAC list countries the Hub has developed its MEL Framework to ensure that all our activity maps on to the same framework so that impacts on delta Transformation, and Adaptive, Anticipatory and/or Absorptive (coping) Capacities are transparent and can be easily communicated to our stakeholders at all levels. This is important given the range of stakeholder sectors the Hub engages with in our change agenda for the deltas. Hub members involved in work on Coastal Ecosystems have built good relationships with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Vietnam. Hub members at VNU-CRES have identified potential entry points for policy intervention to support the Vietnamese government in better protecting and managing mangrove forests, mitigating the impact of climate change, and reducing poverty to better achieve sustainable development goals in delta-specific contexts. Our water quality monitoring represents pioneering work as no data exists for the West Bengal (GBM-I) Delta. Findings on water quality have been summarized in a policy brief for the Government of West Bengal in spring 2023. The Hub will appoint three short-term policy fellows to support our intergenerational research through the rest of 2023. The Hub has delta country Co-Is close to the VNR process in Vietnam and Bangladesh and our data will contribute to the evidence base raising the profiles of deltas in nations' SDG agendas. Several SDG policy briefs have been produced for government. We are currently carrying out SDG monitoring and SDG Indicator review at local, national, and regional levels, designed specifically toward delta-sensitive SDG implementation. We are developing an implementation framework for SDG1 (no poverty). In Bangladesh, our SDG review process has revealed that local priorities vary across different socio-ecological-systems, according to existing socio-economic context, geographic and hydro-climatic nature. In the Mekong River Delta, we are training DONRE staff in water quality monitoring and this will be rolled out to MONRE staff during 2023. Our work on Youth Entrepreneurship reached an audience of some 2 million via radio in Bangladesh. MOUs have been signed with six NGOs in SW Bangladesh and training provided in youth entrepreneurship. Mentoring in ecological research techniques to assess mangrove resilience was provided to >30 early career researchers in India and the UK via a Newton Bhabha award.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Adaptation and Resilience in ASEAN: Managing Disaster Risks from Natural Hazards.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1027...
 
Description Are river deltas being 'left behind'? A new agenda for SDG localisation in Asian mega-deltas
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://livingdeltas.org/sustainable-goals
 
Description British Hydrological Society President
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact BHS president
 
Description Conceptualizing the diverse values of nature and their contributions to people. In: Methodological Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES secretariat)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Director of the NERC One Planet Doctoral Training Programme
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact ONE Planet DTP delivering a transdisclipinary training environment to train future leaders in environmental science and application connected to climate change.
 
Description Expert input to revision of Vietnam Government Resolution 120 - the Mekong Delta towards 2045
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://youtu.be/2F06_eatx0Y
 
Description External Examiner for MSc in Water Science Policy and Management, Oxford University
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Member of BEIS Science Expert Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Member of Institute of Civil Engineers Flooding Community Advisory Board, UK
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description NERC E4 DTP External Advisory Panel, Edinburgh University - Hayley Fowler
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NERC PRC Panel B Chair
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description UNEP (2022). Sand and sustainability: 10 Strategic recommendations to avert a crisis
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
URL https://www.unep.org/resources/report/sand-and-sustainability-10-strategic-recommendations-avert-cri...
 
Description Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://unfccc.int/wim-excom
 
Description onto Unicef Technical Working group for Social Science research for community engagement in humanitarian action
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description "Enhancing the effectiveness of vocational education in Vietnam - Smriti Sharma
Amount 4,999,526 kr. (DKK)
Organisation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark 
Sector Public
Country Denmark
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description "Healthier Lives, Healthier Planet" - Sue Chilton
Amount $15,000 (USD)
Organisation University of California, Davis 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 03/2021 
End 04/2023
 
Description A plant functional trait approach to Nature-based Solutions
Amount £16,902 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description APL School Research Committee
Amount £2,160 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description Academic Alliance on Anticipatory Action
Amount $3,000,000 (USD)
Organisation United States Agency for International Development 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start  
 
Description Asia Research Institute Policy brief: Water quality monitoring for water resources planning in the Red River Delta, Vietnam (Awarded to Co-I Suzanne McGowan)
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 01/2020
 
Description Building Ecological Resilience in Vulnerable Mangroves of the Indian Sundarbans.
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description CHRS UCI IR-based algorithm integration into ongoing IMERG development (Phu Nguyen)
Amount $242,000 (USD)
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 01/2021 
End 10/2023
 
Description CLEARcoasts (Community-Led Enhancement And Restoration of coastal ecosystems in the Cumbrian Solway Firth) (Thorsten Balke and Cai Ladd)
Amount £175,977 (GBP)
Organisation Environment Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2025
 
Description Capacity building for measuring multi-hazard livelihood security and resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin (Indrajit Pal)
Amount $40,000 (USD)
Funding ID CBA2020-SP1110-Pal 
Organisation Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research 
Sector Public
Country Japan
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Climate change-amplified water impacts on human health in Vietnam (Andy Large, Graham Long, Anh Vu)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description Delivering a Climate Resilient City through City-University Partnership: Glasgow as a Living Lab Accelerating Novel
Amount £370,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Environment and Place T1 and T2
Amount £2,999 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description Environmental hazards and mortality latency trade-offs
Amount £3,965 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description GCRF_NF292: Social and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnamese provinces bordering China and Laos following border closure
Amount £287,528 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V043218/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description Global Challenges Network 2019 - Newcastle University (Andy Large)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Global Challenges Network 2020, Health - Newcastle University (Andy Large)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 08/2020
 
Description Graduate School Mobility Scholarship Funding (Lea Stopplman)
Amount £2,230 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 12/2023
 
Description How sensitive are Scottish loch-head salt marshes to climate change?
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description IPA (Phu Nguyen)
Amount $90,000 (USD)
Organisation United States Army Corps of Engineers 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 03/2022 
End 09/2022
 
Description Impact scenario modelling for risk-based flood warning in India - Qiuhua Laing
Amount £568,251 (GBP)
Funding ID DN394978 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis
Amount £49,897 (GBP)
Funding ID COP26 Trilateral Research Initiative, project no. 3 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description NERC Envision Research Experience Placement of Ms Amrin Golam
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 12/2022
 
Description NICAP Pioneer Awards
Amount £1,210 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description Newcastle University Global Partnerships Fund (Chris Hackney)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Description Newton BhaBha Fund: Building Ecological Resilience in Vulnerable Mangroves of the Indian Sundarbans: Sustainable and Equitable Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the era of Climate Change
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 2020-RLWK12-10445 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description Ongoing impacts from the surge in sand mining during COVID-19: Enhanced river bank erosion hazard and risk in Vietnam's Mekong delta - Chris Hackney
Amount £378,000 (GBP)
Funding ID GCRF_NF332 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
 
Description RENKEI Early Career Fellowship 2022 (Haider Ali)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2022 
End 07/2023
 
Description Scale up small scale organic farming and trade for female Khmer farmers to improve livelihood, nutrition, health and recover impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Tri Ton District, An Giang, Vietnam - Kien van Nguyen
Amount $12,000 (AUD)
Organisation Australian Government 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2022
 
Description Scaling Up a Traditional Rice-Shrimp Based Agroecological Farming System in the Mekong Delta - Kien Van Nguyen
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Funding ID https://www.rufford.org/projects/nguyen-van-kien-phd/scaling-up-a-traditional-rice-shrimp-based-agroecological-farming-system-in-the-mekong-delta/ 
Organisation Rufford Small Grants Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description The role of youth voluntary actions in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Ganges Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM) delta
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Understanding river delta topology and dynamics
Amount $110,000 (USD)
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start  
 
Description Understanding river delta topology and dynamics (Efi Foufoula-Georgiou)
Amount $110,000 (USD)
Organisation National Science Foundation (NSF) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Description University of Glasgow (Early Career Mobility Scheme)
Amount £4,730 (GBP)
Funding ID Building research capacity with Cree community-led researchers in Québec, Canada, to improve hydrodynamic monitoring around vulnerable eelgrass beds' 
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title Hydrodynamic forecasting system for surface water flood from intense rainfall 
Description The High-Performance Integrate hydrodynamic Modelling System (HiPIMS) is integrated with the UK Met Office's Numerical Weather Products to develop a new hydrodynamic forecasting system for whole-process flood forecasting from rainfall to overland flow to inundation across a large catchment in real time. The new flood forecasting system has been applied to the 2,500-km2 Eden Catchment and tested by 'forecasting' the 2015 flood event cased by Storm Desmond. At 10-m spatial resolution, the flood forecasting system is able to successfully reproduce the water level hydrographs at the downstream river channels, accurately "forecast" the flood extent in the Carlisle city centre, and provide 34 hr of lead time with the NWP products released 36 hr in advance. Details about the approach can be found in: Ming X, Liang Q, Xia X, Li D, Fowler HJ (2020) Real-time flood forecasting based on a high-performance 2D hydrodynamic model and numerical weather predictions. Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1029/2019WR025583. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact No notable impact has yet been created. But potentially the tool may be up-taken by government agencies, e.g. the EA-Met Office Joint Flood Forecasting Centre to improve current flood forecasting capability. 
 
Title Living Deltas Hub 
Description The Living Deltas Hub is a five-year(2019-2024) international research initiative, funded by UKRI/GCRF, working towards sustainable and equitable futures for those living in delta regions of the Mekong and the Red River in Vietnam and the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system of India and Bangladesh. The Hub consists of over 100 researchers working on a series of research initiatives of different disciplines. All data of long-term value generated by the Living Deltas Hub will be deposited with data.ncl linked to the Living Deltas Hub data collection. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is the Hub long term data repository and will represent and important inter/trans disciplinary dataset collected across the multiple Delta regions. 
URL https://data.ncl.ac.uk/collections/Living_Deltas_Hub/6288033/2
 
Title Monitoring of tides in coastal wetlands with the 'Mini Buoy': applications for mangrove restoration 
Description This repository contains the datasets for the publication: Monitoring of tides in coastal wetlands with the 'Mini Buoy': applications for mangrove restoration Balke T, Vovides A, Schwarz C, Chmura GL, Ladd C, Basyuni M 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://zenodo.org/record/4244642
 
Title Monitoring of tides in coastal wetlands with the 'Mini Buoy': applications for mangrove restoration 
Description This repository contains the datasets for the publication: Monitoring of tides in coastal wetlands with the 'Mini Buoy': applications for mangrove restoration Balke T, Vovides A, Schwarz C, Chmura GL, Ladd C, Basyuni M 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://zenodo.org/record/4244643
 
Description Anglian Water 
Organisation Anglian Water Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Hub leadership team (Prof Andy Large, Dr Andrew Henderson, Dr Hue Le, Dr Feisal Rahman and Libby Wood) have been working closely with Anglian Water to prepare an application to Race to Resilience addressing our common challenges around low lying lands globally. Living Deltas have been able to provide a more global perspective with locally led adaptation (LLA) at it's core.
Collaborator Contribution Anglian Water CEO Peter Simpson has publicly committed to working with Living Deltas on an application to the UNFCCC Race to Resilience, Anglian Water have committed time and resource to working on this partnership and are providing an important perspective from the private sector to this application. A near-final version of the EOI was ready by December 2023 and as of 16 March 2023 is still with Anglian Water as lead partner.
Impact Living Deltas and Anglian Water co-hosted an event in the Resilience Hub at COP26 (link provided), more information is provided in the "Engagement outputs" section of this submission. Further outputs are expected and will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Asian Mega-Deltas Collective (CGIAR) 
Organisation CGIAR
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Update for 2022 - this partnership has continued to grow and we led a shared Blue Zone side event at COP26 as part of the South Asian Regional Hub and the Resilience Hub. More information on the event is available under the engagement section of this submission. 2021 submission- Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. Living Deltas contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh, India, Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on locally led adaptation to delta change including climate change (confirm no financial contribution to co-organizing partner IRRI) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience of delta dwellers, voices of the most vulnerable need to be heard to better design relevant local-led adaptation strategies. This initiative aims to do this.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. IRRI, WorldFish and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) together contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow.
Impact Update for 2022: Joint COP26 event and joint blog -see engagement section for details. 2 hour session organised at Gobeshona Global 1 (19.01.2021). Session led by a collective of international research consortia/initiatives working on South and SE Asian mega-deltas. Session explored differences and similarities in priorities of local stakeholder groups from different deltas and ways to ensure their voices are heard, in turn giving them more meaningful involvement in development of sustainable delta policy than has traditionally been the case. It also explored similarities and differences between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches to Delta governance in the region, and ways to bridge gaps. The intended outcome is the development and fostering of new, equitable, and innovative partnerships towards better delta futures in the region.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Asian Mega-Deltas Collective (CGIAR) 
Organisation International Rice Research Institute
Country Philippines 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Update for 2022 - this partnership has continued to grow and we led a shared Blue Zone side event at COP26 as part of the South Asian Regional Hub and the Resilience Hub. More information on the event is available under the engagement section of this submission. 2021 submission- Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. Living Deltas contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh, India, Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on locally led adaptation to delta change including climate change (confirm no financial contribution to co-organizing partner IRRI) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience of delta dwellers, voices of the most vulnerable need to be heard to better design relevant local-led adaptation strategies. This initiative aims to do this.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. IRRI, WorldFish and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) together contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow.
Impact Update for 2022: Joint COP26 event and joint blog -see engagement section for details. 2 hour session organised at Gobeshona Global 1 (19.01.2021). Session led by a collective of international research consortia/initiatives working on South and SE Asian mega-deltas. Session explored differences and similarities in priorities of local stakeholder groups from different deltas and ways to ensure their voices are heard, in turn giving them more meaningful involvement in development of sustainable delta policy than has traditionally been the case. It also explored similarities and differences between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches to Delta governance in the region, and ways to bridge gaps. The intended outcome is the development and fostering of new, equitable, and innovative partnerships towards better delta futures in the region.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Asian Mega-Deltas Collective (CGIAR) 
Organisation International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Country Sri Lanka 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Update for 2022 - this partnership has continued to grow and we led a shared Blue Zone side event at COP26 as part of the South Asian Regional Hub and the Resilience Hub. More information on the event is available under the engagement section of this submission. 2021 submission- Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. Living Deltas contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh, India, Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on locally led adaptation to delta change including climate change (confirm no financial contribution to co-organizing partner IRRI) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience of delta dwellers, voices of the most vulnerable need to be heard to better design relevant local-led adaptation strategies. This initiative aims to do this.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. IRRI, WorldFish and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) together contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow.
Impact Update for 2022: Joint COP26 event and joint blog -see engagement section for details. 2 hour session organised at Gobeshona Global 1 (19.01.2021). Session led by a collective of international research consortia/initiatives working on South and SE Asian mega-deltas. Session explored differences and similarities in priorities of local stakeholder groups from different deltas and ways to ensure their voices are heard, in turn giving them more meaningful involvement in development of sustainable delta policy than has traditionally been the case. It also explored similarities and differences between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches to Delta governance in the region, and ways to bridge gaps. The intended outcome is the development and fostering of new, equitable, and innovative partnerships towards better delta futures in the region.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Asian Mega-Deltas Collective (CGIAR) 
Organisation Worldfish
Department Worldfish, Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Update for 2022 - this partnership has continued to grow and we led a shared Blue Zone side event at COP26 as part of the South Asian Regional Hub and the Resilience Hub. More information on the event is available under the engagement section of this submission. 2021 submission- Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. Living Deltas contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh, India, Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on locally led adaptation to delta change including climate change (confirm no financial contribution to co-organizing partner IRRI) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience of delta dwellers, voices of the most vulnerable need to be heard to better design relevant local-led adaptation strategies. This initiative aims to do this.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration at the Gobeshona Global 1 conference held online in 2021. This year the annual conference focused on 'Locally-Led Adaptation' to capture that knowledge from different countries around the world. The conference ran for 24/7 for a week across multiple time zones and geographical regions. IRRI, WorldFish and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) together contributed 50% to the partnership and we are exploring a joint contribution to COP26 in Glasgow.
Impact Update for 2022: Joint COP26 event and joint blog -see engagement section for details. 2 hour session organised at Gobeshona Global 1 (19.01.2021). Session led by a collective of international research consortia/initiatives working on South and SE Asian mega-deltas. Session explored differences and similarities in priorities of local stakeholder groups from different deltas and ways to ensure their voices are heard, in turn giving them more meaningful involvement in development of sustainable delta policy than has traditionally been the case. It also explored similarities and differences between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches to Delta governance in the region, and ways to bridge gaps. The intended outcome is the development and fostering of new, equitable, and innovative partnerships towards better delta futures in the region.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Bangladesh Government Departments 
Organisation Government of Bangladesh
Department Department of Social Services
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In the initial set up phase of the Hub we have engaged with a range of government departments in Bangladesh, this has been facilitated by partners in BUET. At this early stage these collaborations and partnerships have not been formalised we expect to do this in the coming months where appropriate. We anticipate that these relationships will be crucial the smooth running of the Hub and in our ability to maximise impact in Bangladesh. At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus national level SDG agenda in Bangladesh and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Bangladesh Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better linking with, and localization of, the UN SDGs. The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., Hub to Govt and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity -strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bangladesh Government Departments 
Organisation Government of Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In the initial set up phase of the Hub we have engaged with a range of government departments in Bangladesh, this has been facilitated by partners in BUET. At this early stage these collaborations and partnerships have not been formalised we expect to do this in the coming months where appropriate. We anticipate that these relationships will be crucial the smooth running of the Hub and in our ability to maximise impact in Bangladesh. At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus national level SDG agenda in Bangladesh and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Bangladesh Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better linking with, and localization of, the UN SDGs. The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., Hub to Govt and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity -strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bangladesh Government Departments 
Organisation Planning Commission (Bangladesh)
Department General Economic Division
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In the initial set up phase of the Hub we have engaged with a range of government departments in Bangladesh, this has been facilitated by partners in BUET. At this early stage these collaborations and partnerships have not been formalised we expect to do this in the coming months where appropriate. We anticipate that these relationships will be crucial the smooth running of the Hub and in our ability to maximise impact in Bangladesh. At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus national level SDG agenda in Bangladesh and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Bangladesh Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better linking with, and localization of, the UN SDGs. The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., Hub to Govt and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity -strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bangladesh Government Departments 
Organisation Water Resources Planning Organization
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In the initial set up phase of the Hub we have engaged with a range of government departments in Bangladesh, this has been facilitated by partners in BUET. At this early stage these collaborations and partnerships have not been formalised we expect to do this in the coming months where appropriate. We anticipate that these relationships will be crucial the smooth running of the Hub and in our ability to maximise impact in Bangladesh. At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus national level SDG agenda in Bangladesh and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Bangladesh Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better linking with, and localization of, the UN SDGs. The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., Hub to Govt and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity -strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact At this stage there are no specific contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bangladesh Water Development Board (Inlcuding MoWR) 
Organisation Bangladesh Water Development Board
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution BUET has had a long collaboration history with BWDB; especially in conducting study on river restoration, integrated flood management, flood forecasting, river erosion, sustainable disaster protection infrastructures and sediment transport and management. BUET Faculties have worked in different technical committees of the Board. A meeting with the Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), in the presence of senior professionals of BWDB, has led to developing a proposal to be submitted to the Ministry to develop high-speed computational facility (with server) at BUET to allow faster simulation using the Bangladesh Delta Model (BDM) (developed by BUET and currently used in LDH project, along with other projects). Possibilities of dissemination workshops at BWDB to share BDM simulation findings in relation to reliability of disaster protection infrastructures and solutions for sedimentation and waterlogging risks in the coastal zone have been discussed.
Collaborator Contribution Bangladesh Delta Model (BDM) which is being applied in Living Deltas has been developed with the funding from MoWR. BUET are in regular contact with senior members of MoWR (see above) who are supporting BUET to develop faster simulations.
Impact This partnership is ongoing - outputs will be reported in future submissions
Start Year 2021
 
Description Benoit Vanniere (University of Reading) 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An informal partnership has been established between Newcastle University School of Engineering (Hayley Fowler and Haider Ali) with University of Reading and the UK Met Office (see separate entry). This is a data sharing agreement with the expectation of future publications in the area of Tropical Cyclones
Collaborator Contribution An informal partnership has been established between Newcastle University School of Engineering (Hayley Fowler and Haider Ali) with University of Reading and the UK Met Office (see separate entry). This is a data sharing agreement with the expectation of future publications in the area of Tropical Cyclones
Impact Outputs are in development - to be reported in future years.
Start Year 2021
 
Description British Library 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián from Durham University is building upon established relationships with the British Museum and planning and exhibition of archival materials and contemporary Delta audiovisual production, including dissemination and outreach activities, in collaboration with the Sound Archive and India Record Office at the British Library, and the Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex
Collaborator Contribution Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián from Durham University is building upon established relationships with the British museum and planning and exhibition of archival materials and contemporary Delta audiovisual production, including dissemination and outreach activities, in collaboration with the Sound Archive and India Record Office at the British Library, and the Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex
Impact This partnership is ongoing and outputs will be reported in future submissions
Start Year 2021
 
Description Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) 
Organisation Centre for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD)
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Roy, M. (Lancaster University), Kabir, M. E. (Lancaster University) are actively collaborating with CPRD to inform, develop and deliver their work around Youth Entrepreneurship.
Collaborator Contribution CPRD is an independent, non-profit, and progressive policy, research, and implementation institute. CPRD aims to promote alternative development ideas and policies at local, national, regional and global levels through its interactive activities like research, innovation, advocacy, solidarity and action. CPRD jointly organized all bottom-up dialogues in five different locations in Bangladesh. CPRD captured and managed workshop data collection and transcriptions. CPRD are working with Lancaster to coordinate all related activities in Bangladesh working with five other partners.
Impact This partnership is ongoing, outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with Paul Davies at UK Met office 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paul Davies is now a Prof of Practice at Newcastle University. We are working together on improving forecasting methods for extreme rainstorms causing flooding
Collaborator Contribution Improved weather forecasts
Impact Slingo, J., Davies, P., Fowler, H. 2021. Weather Advisory Task Force. Final Report, pp77. https://www.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Network-Rail-Weather-Advisory-Task-Force-Final-Report.pdf
Start Year 2021
 
Description Department of Social Services (DSS), Peoples Republic of Bangladesh 
Organisation Government of Bangladesh
Department Department of Social Services
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sara Nowreen and Mashfiqus Salehin from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology are leading this partnership, providing intellectual input and research strategy. Living Deltas have agreed to share findings that can be used in their training and capacity building programmes targeted on different livelihood groups, including the marginalized, disabled, youths and gender.
Collaborator Contribution Assistant Director of DSS, Mr. Mahedi Al Masud, has already worked in WP1, including research work funded under the internal Living Deltas Rapid Response Fund. He has contributed to preparing the final report and is also contributing as a co-author of a journal paper under preparation.
Impact This partnership is ongoing and outputs will be reported in future submissions
Start Year 2020
 
Description Foreign and Commonwealth Office 
Organisation Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This partnership expands across the FCO in Vietnam, Bangladesh and India and has been facilitated by our DAC country partners. Through existing contacts within our network we were introduced to Gareth Ward, British Ambassador to Vietnam who quickly brokered introductions to counterparts in Ho Chi Minh City, British Counsel General Ian Gibbons, Dhaka High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson and Kolkata Deputy High Commissioner Nick Low. This network of partnerships has expanded to Nicola Willey Regional Director Science and Innovation, and Camilla Fenning Director SE Asia UK Climate/Energy Network. We, as the Hub, have provided access to our research plans and intentions and will support the agendas of the FCO in these regions for example in terms of Climate Change Adaptation initiatives and new approaches to quantifying the effects of plastics in delta landscapes. We foresee additional collaboration around COP26 in Glasgow 2020. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Bangladesh, India, Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on transboundary ecosystem management between two DAC-list countries India and Bangladesh. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., ORF Kolkata; FCDO) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of the Sundarbans needs to engage with international cooperation and the Hub will actively contribute to the policy debate and contribute the evidence base needed for this.
Collaborator Contribution The key contribution from the FCO in Vietnam, Bangladesh and India has been to host Hub launch events and in all cases were instrumental in ensuring media coverage and attendance of high profile delegates. More information about this available in the Engagement Section. However anticipate further contribution in terms of brokering access to key policy makers and other influential stakeholders throughout the lifetime of the Hub. Update edit 03.03.2021: In February 2021 the Hub was approached by Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata to peer-review and comment on 5 SPMs (Summaries for Policy Makers) produced by the Observer Research Foundation. FCDO-funded work under a Climate Diplomacy Fund project. The aim is to nudge the Governments of Bangladesh, India and West Bengal towards engagement over a joint management mechanism for the Sundarbans. Evidence of Living Deltas GCRF Hub contributing to policy development in the region. Observer Research Foundation tell us that these papers have been seen by, and reflect input from, the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and the Government of West Bengal SPM Update edit 2023 - In November 2022, Andy Large and Andrew Henderson initiated contact with John Warburton, Climate Lead FCDO Climate Team for the Indo-Pacific Region, based in Delhi. Further engagement will take place in 2023.
Impact In 2020 the main outcome from this partnership has been a series of launch events that are described in the engagement section. In February 2021 the Hub was approached by Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata to peer-review and comment on 5 SPMs (Summaries for Policy Makers) produced by the Observer Research Foundation. FCDO-funded work under a Climate Diplomacy Fund project. The aim is to nudge the Governments of Bangladesh, India and West Bengal towards engagement over a joint management mechanism for the Sundarbans. Evidence of Living Deltas GCRF Hub contributing to policy development in the region.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Global Assessment for a New Economics (GANE) 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Adam P Hejnowicz, Newcastle University is engaged with Global Assessment for a New Economics (GANE) programme, providing intellectual input to this project examining the role of new economics and post-pandemic restructuring to stimulate global transformations towards sustainability.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Jasper Kenter (Ecologos), is leading the Global Assessment for a New Economics (GANE) programme and is working with Hub colleagues to share findings and data of relevance to the Hub.
Impact This partnership is ongoing - outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Government of West Bengal - Department of Environment 
Organisation Government of West Bengal, India
Department Department of Environment and Pollution Control Board
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As described elsewhere in this submission we are in the early stages of partnership with the Government of West Bengal. In 2020 we will seek to formalise the arrangement through an MoU or MoA. A formal letter of invitation has already been sent and accepted and this is the first step in formalising this arrangement. We have formally engaged with the Principal Secretary Mr Prabhat Mishra on three separate occasions. He participated in a formal meeting at his office with a number of Hub members (DAC and UK) in November 2019; this was followed by him chairing our Hub launch event in Kolkata in January 2020 (See engagement events) and finally his presence for an afternoon at our Annual Hub Meeting in Kolkata (March 2020). This final meeting provided a chance to engage with researchers from the other deltas and to discuss research priorities going forward. This was invaluable and will help shape our research plans going forward. Mr Prabhat Mishra (male) is the key policy maker for environmental issues in West Bengal, we have also established a relationship with his Scientific Advisor Dipanjana Maulik (female) who has engaged in follow-up conversations in a number of areas. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? India ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on policy development potential with Govt of West Bengal. (confirm no direct financial contribution to external partners e.g., Govt of West Bengal) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of the Sundarbans needs to be based on evidence and currently there is a lack of systematic environmental monitoring of the West Bengal Delta. The Hub will establish status baselines and contribute the evidence base towards policies to benefit poorer and most vulnerable sectors of society on the deltas.
Collaborator Contribution This partnership has been led by our partners in Kolkata, Prof Tuhin Ghosh and Sumana Banerjee and Jadavpur University with support from colleagues at the FCO and Deputy High Commissioners Office in Kolkata. As the collaboration is formalised, our aim is that it will be our partners in Kolkata who monitor and maintain it.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description HelpAge International Vietnam 
Organisation HelpAge International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Siobhan Warrington and Graham Smith are working with HelpAge International in both Vietnam and Bangladesh to explore meaningful ways to share the results of their intergenerational research back with research participants, communities, as well as to local authorities and other decisionmakers
Collaborator Contribution Siobhan Warrington and Graham Smith are working with HelpAge International in both Vietnam and Bangladesh to explore meaningful ways to share the results of their intergenerational research back with research participants, communities, as well as to local authorities and other decisionmakers
Impact n/a
Start Year 2022
 
Description IUCN, Bangladesh 
Organisation IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Department International Union for Conservation of Nature,Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution BUET has an established relationship with IUCN Bangladesh who has been an important knowledge partner, especially in identifying Nature-based Solutions (NbS) as climate risk mitigation approaches.
Collaborator Contribution BUET has an established relationship with IUCN Bangladesh who has been an important knowledge partner, especially in identifying Nature-based Solutions (NbS) as climate risk mitigation approaches.
Impact Outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description International Centre for Climate Change and Development 
Organisation International Centre for Climate Change and Development
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration led by Northumbria University researcher Feisal Rahman has expanded to include colleagues from across the Hub. We are actively working together to promote Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) in academia,
Collaborator Contribution ICCCAD, led by Saleemul Huq has become an important friend of the Hub. Huq has enabled wider collaboration and impact, particularly through participation in COP26. ICCCAD jointly organised two Blue Zone side events at COP26 with Living Deltas (Nov 2021), participated in a write shop on locally led adaptation held in Newcastle (Nov 2021) and facilitated and supported organisation of pilot participatory fora on multilayering of risks in Mongla, Bangladesh. In 2023 Newcastle University is awarding an Honorary Degree to Huq (nominated by Hub PI Large). We will take the opportunity to host a workshop on locally led adaptation (LLA) and Loss and Damage in July 2023.
Impact This collaboration is ongoing however it has already led to some clear outputs including Blue Zone side events at COP26 (November 2021), a write shop on Locally Led Adaptation (Nov 2021) with a commentary discussion the role of universities and academia in promoting LLA is being drafted. Two workshops were carried out jointly in Mongla focussing on multilayering of risks which will raise awareness of residents in Mongla on future risks and inform policy to design appropriate DRR strategies; a journal paper has been submitted to the European Journal of Development Research.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Jahangirnagar University 
Organisation Jahangirnagar University
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is an academic partnership with and agreement for intellectual input and data sharing, led by Dr Indrajit Pal from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, Director, Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS has provided the intellectual input into support the development of a conceptual framework to examine the drivers and patterns of livelihoods including their change/threats in the delicate coastal contexts; to examine the opportunities to secure and diversify the livelihoods of the communities; to study and list of the multi-hazard vulnerability drivers and resilience gaps for delta communities; assessment of vulnerability and resilience of communities in Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna, Bangladesh vulnerable to multiple coastal hazards.
Impact This partnership is ongoing and outputs will be reported in future submissions
Start Year 2021
 
Description Khulna University 
Organisation Khulna University
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Colleagues from BUET led by Sara Nowreen and Mashfiqus Salehin have engaged with Khulna University in a research partnership providing intellectual input, strategic guidance
Collaborator Contribution Khulna University are engaging students to support youth participatory work and provide research support for surveys. In additional Khulna University is providing the use of their environmental laboratory for water sample analysis.
Impact This partnership is ongoing and outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) 
Organisation University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This partnership is led by Dr Angelos Theocharis from Durham University who provided intellectual input, delivered relevant training to workshop facilitators, ensured ethical guidelines and requirements of the project are met.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Jude Genilo, Dr Abdul Kabil Khan, Mohammad Shazzad Hossain, Syeda Sadia Mehjabin, and Muhammad Abdul Kader from ULAB facilitated the November (5-day) and January (6-day) filmmaking workshops under my project "Community Digital Storytelling and Delta Futures in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam (CDST)". The outcomes were 16 short films by the workshop participants (the Indigenous Munda people), 2 workshop documentaries, and 100 pictures.
Impact The workshops outcomes were 16 short films by the workshop participants (the Indigenous Munda people), 2 workshop documentaries, and 100 pictures. This work is ongoing and more information will be provided in future submissions. https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/education/filmmaking-workshop-with-the-munda-community https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/ethnic-munda-community-learn-smartphone-filmmaking
Start Year 2021
 
Description Shushilan 
Organisation Sushilan
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Roy, M. (Lancaster University), Kabir, M. E. (Lancaster University) are actively collaborating with Sushilan to inform their work around Youth Entrepreneurship.
Collaborator Contribution Shushilan, a national non-Government development organization working almost all over in Bangladesh. Shushilan works on economic and socio-cultural development of disadvantaged population across the country. They are supporting the delivery of diary-based field data collection in progress in Khulna district. A bottom-up dialogue was conducted in Khulna district in December 2021 where Shushilan jointly took leadership. Data analysis is currently in progress. Shushilan's local staff are working as field researchers. The dialogue was also jointly organized by Shushilan.
Impact This partnership is ongoing - outputs will be reported in future years.
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department German Research Centre for Geosciences
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Qiuhua Liang, Jinghua Jiang, Xiaoli Su, Haoyang Qin from Loughborough University have a collaboration with Dr. Heiko Apel from The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. Dr. Apel and his team have made lots of contributions to the analysis of flood risk in the Can Tho region by sharing a data and sources, including high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) data, gauged precipitation data, and tidal data.
Collaborator Contribution Qiuhua Liang, Jinghua Jiang, Xiaoli Su, Haoyang Qin from Loughborough University have a collaboration with Dr. Heiko Apel from The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. Dr. Apel and his team have made lots of contributions to the analysis of flood risk in the Can Tho region by sharing a data and sources, including high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) data, gauged precipitation data, and tidal data.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2022
 
Description Tyneside Cinema 
Organisation Tyneside Cinema
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Adrian Francisco-J. Hernández (Durham University) is building upon an established partnership with the Tyneside Cinema (independent cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne). They are working together to plan a film screenings series around the topic of recent Delta audiovisual production and environmental challenges. This is expected to be co-programmed and co-curated with Tyneside programmes and outreach teams, including dissemination activities for different age groups. On 9th March 2023 Hub Members Adrian Francisco-J. Hernández and Andy Large organised a panel to discuss Edward Burtynsky's 'Manufactured Landscapes' to launch 'End/Future' - a new annual programme at Tyneside Cinema exploring the future of civilisation through film, discussion, and technology: from environmental crisis and the end of the world to questions of human impact and possible utopias, this is the story of how film imagines our collective future. End/Future is comprised of three distinct programme sections featuring screenings, discussions, and live events, and this event launched Part 1: Tipping Point - Life in a Time of Crisis. Discussion is ongoing regarding the March 2024 programme and a sizeable Living Deltas presence.
Collaborator Contribution The Tyneside Cinema is working in partnership with Hub academics to co-programme and co-curate a film series, providing their expertise and networks to broaden the audience and scope of audiovisual outputs related to deltas and the environmental challenges they face.
Impact This partnership is ongoing and outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description UKRI GCRF Hub Managers Network 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As one of 12 Hub Managers, our Hub Manager, Libby Wood, has taken a leading role in establishing this network. The first meeting of the 12 managers was held in Newcastle (November 2019) and collaboratively organised with Caroline Grundy from the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub, and monthly meetings via video conference started in June 2019. This Collaboration between the managers has been essential in the initial set up of the Hub as we navigate the challenges of these multi-partner, multi-national and multi-million initiatives. In particular experience has been shared around reporting requirements, management of risk and expectations of different stakeholders. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? India, Bangladesh ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Building shared understanding of challenges and raising capacity of partners ROs in the DAC list countries to bid for future funding and manage grants and the grant application process better. ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? An intended legacy of the Hub is raised capacity in DAC list ROs to prosecute the research needed to maintain efforts towards better environmental management and raising delta resilience.
Collaborator Contribution All 12 Hubs have contributed to this network in terms of shared best practice and learning. A key element of capacity strengthening within the UK.
Impact Non to indicate at the moment.
Start Year 2019
 
Description United States Army Corps of Engineers 
Organisation United States Army Corps of Engineers
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof. Phu Nguyen and Claudia Jimenez Arellano have been closely working with Fauwaz Hanbali from the United States Army Corps of Engineers on a precipitation bias correction procedure using a software called HEC-MetVue (Hydrologic Engineering Center- Meteorological Visualization Utility Engine). They have been holding weekly to bi-weekly meetings to perfect the procedure to improve the quality of precipitation data over the area
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual Collaboration .
Impact N/A
Start Year 2022
 
Description Utrecht University 
Organisation Utrecht University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A collaboration between UC Irvine, Indiana University (Prof Efi Foufoula-Georgiou and Prof. Douglas Edmonds), and Utrecht University (Prof. Jaap Nienhuis) has been established to explore via numerical and observational data, river delta networks across the planet with particular focus on the three deltas subject to study in this project. This will help to understand the dynamics of those deltas in comparison with a global dataset and contextualize their particular vulnerability and resilience to climate change and anthropogenic modification. Prof. Douglas Edmonds provides expertise in numerical modelling (Delft3D), while Prof. Jaap Nienhuis has brought to the project a newly developed framework to classify deltas according to the dominant forcings.
Collaborator Contribution See above for full description of activities
Impact This partnership is still active and outputs will be reported in future submissions
Start Year 2021
 
Description Vietnamese Government Departments and Ministries 
Organisation Government of Vietnam
Department National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation
Country Viet Nam 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In this early stage in the Hub we have been introduced to a significant number of regional and national government bodies in Vietnam. These relationships have been brokered by our Vietnamese partners who have well established and long standing collaborations in these areas. At the moment this has involved a range of meetings during fieldwork in both the Red River and Mekong River Delta. In the coming months we will seek to formalise the collaborations and partnerships where appropriate and outline roles and expectations in line with the Hubs aims. At the moment there are no formal contributions or outcomes to report, however we expect these relationships to be crucial to the smooth running of the Hub - both in terms of maximising impact, but also in terms of ensuring access to the sites and resources required within Vietnam. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on ecosystem management in Vietnam and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Vietnamese Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better monitoring in terms of growing threat (saline intrusion etc.). The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., RRD to MRD and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity-strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Vietnamese Government Departments and Ministries 
Organisation Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Country Viet Nam 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In this early stage in the Hub we have been introduced to a significant number of regional and national government bodies in Vietnam. These relationships have been brokered by our Vietnamese partners who have well established and long standing collaborations in these areas. At the moment this has involved a range of meetings during fieldwork in both the Red River and Mekong River Delta. In the coming months we will seek to formalise the collaborations and partnerships where appropriate and outline roles and expectations in line with the Hubs aims. At the moment there are no formal contributions or outcomes to report, however we expect these relationships to be crucial to the smooth running of the Hub - both in terms of maximising impact, but also in terms of ensuring access to the sites and resources required within Vietnam. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on ecosystem management in Vietnam and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Vietnamese Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better monitoring in terms of growing threat (saline intrusion etc.). The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., RRD to MRD and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity-strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Vietnamese Government Departments and Ministries 
Organisation Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
Country Viet Nam 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In this early stage in the Hub we have been introduced to a significant number of regional and national government bodies in Vietnam. These relationships have been brokered by our Vietnamese partners who have well established and long standing collaborations in these areas. At the moment this has involved a range of meetings during fieldwork in both the Red River and Mekong River Delta. In the coming months we will seek to formalise the collaborations and partnerships where appropriate and outline roles and expectations in line with the Hubs aims. At the moment there are no formal contributions or outcomes to report, however we expect these relationships to be crucial to the smooth running of the Hub - both in terms of maximising impact, but also in terms of ensuring access to the sites and resources required within Vietnam. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on ecosystem management in Vietnam and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Vietnamese Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better monitoring in terms of growing threat (saline intrusion etc.). The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., RRD to MRD and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity-strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Vietnamese Government Departments and Ministries 
Organisation Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
Country Viet Nam 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In this early stage in the Hub we have been introduced to a significant number of regional and national government bodies in Vietnam. These relationships have been brokered by our Vietnamese partners who have well established and long standing collaborations in these areas. At the moment this has involved a range of meetings during fieldwork in both the Red River and Mekong River Delta. In the coming months we will seek to formalise the collaborations and partnerships where appropriate and outline roles and expectations in line with the Hubs aims. At the moment there are no formal contributions or outcomes to report, however we expect these relationships to be crucial to the smooth running of the Hub - both in terms of maximising impact, but also in terms of ensuring access to the sites and resources required within Vietnam. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on ecosystem management in Vietnam and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Vietnamese Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better monitoring in terms of growing threat (saline intrusion etc.). The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., RRD to MRD and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity-strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Vietnamese Government Departments and Ministries 
Organisation Worldfish
Country Malaysia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In this early stage in the Hub we have been introduced to a significant number of regional and national government bodies in Vietnam. These relationships have been brokered by our Vietnamese partners who have well established and long standing collaborations in these areas. At the moment this has involved a range of meetings during fieldwork in both the Red River and Mekong River Delta. In the coming months we will seek to formalise the collaborations and partnerships where appropriate and outline roles and expectations in line with the Hubs aims. At the moment there are no formal contributions or outcomes to report, however we expect these relationships to be crucial to the smooth running of the Hub - both in terms of maximising impact, but also in terms of ensuring access to the sites and resources required within Vietnam. ODA: Countries on the DAC list directly benefitting? Vietnam ODA: Living Deltas direct relevance to DAC country development challenges? Focus on ecosystem management in Vietnam and associated policy development and influence of the Hub. (confirm no financial contribution to external partners e.g., Vietnamese Govt) ODA: How outcome will promote economic development and welfare of the DAC country/ies concerned? To better respond to threats to deltas and to raise resilience and livelihoods of delta dwellers, management of delta landscapes requires better monitoring in terms of growing threat (saline intrusion etc.). The Hub will actively contribute to knowledge exchange (e.g., RRD to MRD and vice versa) as well as the data sharing to capacity-strengthen this area.
Collaborator Contribution No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Impact No formal contributions or outcomes to report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO), Bangladesh 
Organisation Water Resources Planning Organization
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This partnership is led by Prof Mashfiqus Salehin and Dr Anisul Haque from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) providing intellectual input and strategic guidance into the application of the Bangladesh Delta Model.
Collaborator Contribution Bangladesh Delta Model (BDM) which is being applied in LDH is developed in collaboration with WARPO and funded by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh. All the socio-ecological systems which are considered in this project are within the BDM domain.
Impact This partnership is ongoing - outputs will be reported in future submissions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description "Community visions of people and nature in the Indian Sundarbans", Shandeshkali and Gosaba India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Adam P Hejnowicz Organized in-field Community-based workshops "Community visions of people and nature in the Indian Sundarbans", Shandeshkali and Gosaba India, 27th-31st Aug 2022 [x4 workshops with local communities, ~ 40 participants in total, 55% men and 45% women]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description "Community visions of people and nature in the Red River delta", Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, and Thai Binh provinces, Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Adam P Hejnowicz Organized in-field Community-based workshops "Community visions of people and nature in the Red River delta", Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, and Thai Binh provinces, Vietnam, 27th-30th Sept and 3rd-4th Oct 2022. [x6 workshops with local communities, 64 participants in total, 50% men and 50% women]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description "Concept and Practices of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Mashfiqus Salehin (BUET) designed and conducted (as Principal Instructor) on "Concept and Practices of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)", organized by Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP), during 25-31 October 2021. (Participants were water professionals from about 30 government ministries, government departments, research organizations and NGOs)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "Delta Futures: (In)Visibilities in Audiovisual Culture" 
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 Delta Futures took place both online and in person at Durham University on 24-25 March 2022. Exploring notions of visibility and '(in)visibility' in a range of audiovisual practices and experiences, the conference attracted participants from 16 universities and 14 research centres and projects. Presenters from Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, the UK, EU, and US, engaged with urgent challenges and shared practices around the power of visuality and aurality (what can be seen and heard) to render discussions of invisibility, vulnerability, fragility and the empowerment of communities and networks more central to the Living Deltas Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://deltafutures.co.uk/
 
Description "National Assessment on Interlinkages of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Bangladesh" 
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 Prof Mashfiqus Salehin (BUET) was an invited participant in national level meeting on "National Assessment on Interlinkages of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Bangladesh", conducted by IUCN Bangladesh (engaged by UN Women under their "EmPower - Women for Climate Resilient Societies" project). Prof. Salehin shared important and relevant research experiences on women's empowerment in community-based water management organizations, shaped by geo-hydrological heterogeneity and hazards and climatic extremes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "Science to power Sustainable Development Goals: 11 years to maximize on synergies and opportunities between the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030" 
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 UNU-EHS and the Institute for Natural Sciences in Africa (UNU-INRA) hosted a side event "Science to power Sustainable Development Goals: 11 years to maximize on synergies and opportunities between the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030" at the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on 9 July 2019. Advocating the need to bring the Agenda 2030 (the SDGs) and the Paris Agreement together, UNU-EHS advocated for the use of science-based approaches in the realization of the two agendas considering several challenges relating to water, energy, and land degradation. This work is adjacent to that of the Hub and having key members of the Hub leadership engaged in such events ensures that the work we are carrying out in the Hub remains embedded into the SDG agenda. While the impact of this event on the Hub is not yet known it is part of a wider process of engagement that will ensure greater impact of the Hub in the long run.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019
 
Description "Water Security for Climate Resilience: How research can support action for COP26 & Beyond" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mashfiqus Salehin participated as a speaker in the "Water Security for Climate Resilience: How research can support action for COP26 & Beyond" event, hosted by the REACH programme, the Oxford Martin School Programme on African Governance and the Oxford Water Network, on 26 October 2021. The title of presentation was: "Climate Change and Resilience in Bangladesh: Groundwater Salinity and Sea Level Rise"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'The timing has gone wrong': Re-visiting environmental oral histories recorded over 20 years ago 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog written by Siobhan Warrington published on NCL Oral History Unit blog site for COP 26. 'The timing has gone wrong': Re-visiting environmental oral histories recorded over 20 years ago
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/oral-history/2021/11/01/the-timing-has-gone-wrong/
 
Description 1st RMetS Climate Forum 
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 Fowler, H.J. 2019. Water Cycle Risks talk. 1st RMetS Climate Forum, London, 4th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 2022 UN Sustainable Solutions Winter School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Fabrice Renaud, University of Glasgow presented at this even organised by University of Massachusetts - Amherst which resulted in students having an increased interest in Nature based solutions in delta environments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://sites.google.com/site/martavicarelli2/winter-school?authuser=0
 
Description 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (Virtual 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 This is event was jointly organised by Hub partners Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, supported by ProSPER.Net, JAPAN, led by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities Keio University, Japan; Miyagi University of Education, Japan; Andalas University, Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada. Over 300 people attended from across the world and shared knowledge and expertise on Asian mega-deltas with many follow up discussions taking place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.disaster-sustainability.org/
 
Description 5-day CDST Workshop in Vinh Phuc (Vietnam) 
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 This workshop took place in Thanh Cong village, Lang Cong commune, Song Lo district, Vinh Phuc province (April 23-27, 2022). Co-organised with Vietnam National University, Central Institute for Natural Resources (CRES) this was attended by 8 participants from the Indigenous Dao people (4 male and 4 female) who created one short film each on the impact of delta degradation and climate change on their community. Indigenous and non-indigenous delta dwellers were interested in the workshop and attended the screening of the films at the end of the workshops. At the same time, the participants informed their formal and informal networks in the wider region which helped participant recruitment for the second workshop. The last session of the workshop (film screening) was attended by representatives of the local Party and community members. The participants learned and practiced digital storytelling and mobile filmmaking that allowed them to create their own short films which were submitted to various national and international film festivals. They also received a certificate from CRES indicating the new skills gained.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description 50bn tonnes of sand and gravel extracted each year, finds UN study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Hackney contributed to the article "50bn tonnes of sand and gravel extracted each year, finds UN study" 26th April 2022 The Guardian . The Guardian has online redershp of over 18 million.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/26/50bn-tonnes-of-sand-and-gravel-extracted-each-ye...
 
Description 8vo Encuentro Anual de NENRE EfD-Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Irene Mussio presented her work on risk-risk trade-off at 8vo Encuentro Anual de NENRE EfD-Chile; Included policymakers and NGOs in Chile. 50+ participants, online. https://www.efdinitiative.org/news/efd-chile-researchers-discussed-local-environmental-policy-politicians-and-other-stakeholders?root=news/chile
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.efdinitiative.org/news/efd-chile-researchers-discussed-local-environmental-policy-politi...
 
Description A visit in the Bangladesh Delta- A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A scoping trip to look at the main challenges of the delta.
Blog written by Anis Majumdar (Bangladesh, Male)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1607948074-wp4-bangladesh-scoping-visit
 
Description ADAPTATION IN DELTAS - GOOD PRACTICES AND REACHING IMPACT AT SCALE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sumana Banerjee (Jadavpur Univeristy) and Cai Ladd (University of Glasgow) were panellists at this event and shared how the Hub aims to provide adaptation solutions through co-production and knowledge sharing. The event was organised by the Global Center on Adaptation, the webinar had 95 participants and the online version has received over 484 views. The event has led to the Global Center on Adaptation and MetaMeta for dissemination/engagement events hosted by the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXe4SZBr7A&t=1s
 
Description AN ASIAN MEGA-DELTA COLLECTIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA FUTURES - Gobeshona Global 
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 A session was developed at the 1st Gobeshona Global "AN ASIAN MEGA-DELTA COLLECTIVE
FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA FUTURES" This was a joint initiative with CGIAR Two Degree Initiative (2DI). This session aims to explore differences and similarities in priorities of local stakeholder groups from different deltas and ways to ensure their voices are heard, in turn giving them more meaningful involvement in development of sustainable delta policy than has traditionally been the case. It will also explore similarities and differences between 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' approaches to Delta governance in the region, and ways to bridge gaps. The session was attended by upwards of 100 people from acorns the world but with a specific on Deltas in the DAC regions Vientnam, India and Bangladesh.

Following the event we are exploring partnerships for COP26 and other potential research collaborations. This event also raised our profile among policy makers in Bangladesh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://conference.gobeshona.net/
 
Description Academic Salon, Nankai University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Fabrice Renaud from University of Glasgow presented at this event organised by Nankai University, China which resulted in students increased interest in delta environments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) 
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 Andy Large invited as an expert panellist on the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and wider partners' UKRI COP26 Adaptation and Resilience South and West Africa event. Event was part of the preparatory dialogues to mark the UK's presidency of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. The aim of the event was to bring a range of different stakeholders together to showcase ongoing adaptation and resilience research based in South and West Africa and gain insights on opportunities for upscaling these. Discussions between stakeholders generated insights into the landscape, extent and effectiveness of adaptation and resilience initiatives in South and West Africa and inform the development of the new Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Aligning risk assessment tools with Sustainable Development Goals in river deltas 
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 This workshop was organised by Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), Delhi, and colleagues from UNU_EHS attended and presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.csh-delhi.com/events/event/csh-workshop-hybrid-aligning-risk-assessment-tools-with-susta...
 
Description Approaches to inform the Red River Delta Master Plan 
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 Dr Adam P Hejnowicz organised the stakeholder event "Approaches to inform the Red River Delta Master Plan". Presentation to the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct 2022 [Online Government/policy stakeholder meeting, with representatives of MPI]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Assessment of mangrove habitat quality in the Mekong Delta 
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 event organised by An Giang University in Vietnam increased awareness of mangrove management and shared useful information on mangrove status, hidden risks to mangroves to local policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BBC radio 5 Live - Interview with Manoj Roy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Manoj Roy from Lancaster University has collaborated with BBC radio 5 Live journalist Amra Spphia Elahi on an audio documentary to inform the BBC listeners about climate change impacts on the life and livelihoods of char dwellers, and rice farmers in the Haor region of Bangladesh. Unfortunately, the programme wasn't aired due to the timing coinciding with Brexit-related breaking news in July/August 2019. Nonetheless it had important impact on BBC's understanding of the drivers and patterns of livelihoods in the GBM delta and we hope will be aired soon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BEIS-UUKi ODA roundtable 
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 Louise Bracken (Northumbria) was invited to present at a BEIS-UUKi discussion of future ODA funding in the UK. I presented on how Northumbria University had organised itself to secure ODA funds, shared best practice and concerns for the future. Living Deltas was used a as case study. The discussion will feed into development of policy and practice for future blended ODA and non-ODA funds in the UK in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Bangladesh Scoping Visit- A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of a first trip to Bangladesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bangladesh scoping visit in August 2019 - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of scoping visits to all four Living Delta regions to build networks.
A UK team hosted by BUET on a whistle-stop tour of the Meghna Delta area in the southern part of Bangladesh, lying just above the Sundarbans. The trip aimed to give a broader understanding of the issues in the delta to help ensure the research delivers impact."

Blog Written by Suzanne McGowan (Female,UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600100532-bangladesh-scoping-visit-august-2019
 
Description Blog post on hourly rainfall extremes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A review of the latest science on changes in rainfall extremes for the Carbon Brief website and what this might mean for flood risk
Links: https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-hourly-rainfall-extremes-are-changing-in-a-warming-climate
Outcome: the article was published to coincide with COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-hourly-rainfall-extremes-are-changing-in-a-warming-climat...
 
Description Blog: All delta stories begin with 'Once upon a time' but how do we define 'time'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog published on the Living Deltas website, March 2022 by Andy Large
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/all-delta-stories-begin-with-once-upon-a-time-but-how-do-we-define-tim...
 
Description Blog: Coring the deltas - Lessons learned from 3 memorable field excursions in 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog published on Living Deltas Website, Feb 2023 by Richard Walton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/coring-the-deltas-lessons-learned-from-3-memorable-field-excursions-in...
 
Description Blog: Delta Futures: (In)Visibilities in Audiovisual Culture, an international hybrid conference and a forum to share experiences, projects, and strategies for action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog Published May 2022 on Living Deltas Website by Adrian Hernandez (Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián) and Angelos Theocharis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/delta-futures-invisibilities-in-audiovisual-culture-an-international-h...
 
Description Blog: Existential Crisis: Tales of Ghoramara Island dwellersin the Indian Sundarbans 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog published on Living Deltas Website June 2022 by Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Indrajit Pal and Neshma Tuladhar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/existential-crisis-tales-of-ghoramara-island-dwellersin-the-indian-sun...
 
Description Blog: Farming, dance clubs, and the well-being of female farmers in the Red River Delta, Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas Website - published March 2023 by Quang Phung and Nga Dao for International Women's Day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/farming-dance-clubs-and-the-well-being-of-female-farmers-in-the-red-ri...
 
Description Blog: From rice to rabbits: living with saline intrusion in Ben Tre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas wesbite published October 2022 by Cai Ladd, Tarun Bisht, Jorge Salgado, Lan Nguyen and Suzanne McGowan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/from-rice-to-rabbits-living-with-saline-intrusion-in-ben-tre
 
Description Blog: Mangrove co-management in Sóc Trang 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas Website publishes December 2022 by Emilie Cremin (University of Glasgow), Irene Mussio (Newcastle University), Hue Thi Van Le (VNU-CRES), Siobhan Warrington (Newcastle University), Ly Bui Ha (CRES), Anh Nguyen (CRES)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/mangrove-co-management-in-soc-trang
 
Description Blog: Mini Buoys in the Indian Sundarban: a story of challenges, collaboration, and commitment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas website published March 2022 by Sumana Banerjee (Jadavpur University, India), Cai Ladd (University of Glasgow, UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/mini-buoys-in-the-indian-sundarban-a-story-of-challenges-collaboration...
 
Description Blog: Oral history, mapping and photography in the Bangladesh Sundarbans 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog Published August 2022 on the Living Deltas website by Abdul Mobin Ibna Hafiz, Chamithri Greru and Siobhan Warrington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/oral-history-mapping-and-photography-in-the-bangladesh-sundarbans
 
Description Blog: Rice or Shrimp? Exploring current and future agro-ecological systems in Sóc Trang province, Mekong River delta, Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas Website published Dec 2022 by Emilie Cremin (University of Glasgow), Irene Mussio (Newcastle University), Hue Thi Van Le (VNU-CRES), Siobhan Warrington (Newcastle University), Ly Bui Ha (CRES), Anh Nguyen (CRES).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022,2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/rice-or-shrimp-exploring-current-and-future-agro-ecological-systems-in...
 
Description Blog: Sharing Memories, Imagining Futures: Creative Representation Fieldwork in 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for Living Deltas Website -Published March 3rd 2023 authored by Niki Black.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/sharing-memories-imagining-futures
 
Description Blog: The Community Digital Storytelling and Delta Futures Project in Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog published on Living Deltas website June 2022 by Dr Angelos Theocharis (Durham University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/the-community-digital-storytelling-and-delta-futures-project-in-bangla...
 
Description Breakfast Briefing on 'The rising cost of global flood risk: managing climate change impacts in practice' at Lloyds Library, London in June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Breakfast Briefing on 'The rising cost of global flood risk: managing climate change impacts in practice' at Lloyds Library,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Breaking Silos: Future of water research for Indian Himalayas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hub researcher Tarun Bisht was a panel speaker at the Natural Hazard symposium for the Indian Himalayas 2021 the topic was Breaking Silos: Future of water research for Indian Himalayas. A publication is intended to come out of the panel discussion at NSIH 2021- Envisioning breaking silos: Advancing agenda of decolonizing philosophy, science, and practice of water in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ir.iitr.ac.in/NSIH2021/speakers_and_panelists.php
 
Description Briefing document on global water issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributed to a report by Sainsbury's and PwC UK on addressing global water issues
Year: 2021
A review of global water issues and how they might be addressed.
Links: https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/sustainability/plan-for-better/our-stories/2021/water%20report
Outcome: the report was launched and published as part of their COP26 programme and features a series of recommendations to help address current water issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/sustainability/plan-for-better/our-stories/2021/water%20report
 
Description Building Ecological Resilience in Vulnerable Mangroves of the Indian Sundarbans: Sustainable and Equitable Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the era of Climate Change 
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 This is an ongoing workshop collaboration to construct a framework around defining and assessing mangrove resilience, particularly in the Indian Sundarbans. This is in relation to funding that Hub director Andy Large along with Dr. Pfeifer and Dr. Pattison received from the British Council (Newton Baba) to organise a cross-disciplinary approach (ecology, economics, culture/human geography) in bringing minds together to discuss and help solve the many pressures faced by mangrove systems in the Sundarbans. I participated in a 2 day in-person workshop (Nov. 29-30, 2021) where ECRs from different institutions across the UK discussed the immediate issues facing the socio-ecological system of the Sundarban mangroves, and developed a model framework whereby scientists and policy makers can assess and model resilience in the mangroves.
At the conclusion of our 2-day workshop, a workshop was held by a group of ECRs in West Bengal, India where they also devised a model framework. On January 17, 2022 we came all together for a virtual plenary to discuss what we had learned and what the next steps were. No immediate outputs have been produced but future outputs from this project will include a published framework and policy briefs to local and national officials in West Bengal, India, as well as educational and community outreach tools for Dr. Krishna Ray who is directing leading efforts in the Indian Sundarbans for conservation and sustainable usage of the services provided by the mangroves.
The workshop as set up by Dr. Pfeifer and Dr. Pattison helped us as Living Delta Hub members think about a key part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta system, namely the mangrove forests in the Sundarbans (which spans the India-Bangladesh border). This region forms a large portion of ecosystem services and cultural identity for delta communities and so it was a very useful exercise to help us think across disciplinary boundaries to help address the challenges facing this region. Furthermore, this was a helpful exercise in understanding how people from differing backgrounds of expertise can come together to produce a framework whereby resilience can be assessed. As the Living Delta Index is being developed, there were some important lessons to be learned from this workshop in terms of having people completely focus on a discussion of the range of issues and potential solutions and how that might look like in 'framework form'. This has encouraged the idea of having an in-person workshop where participants are asked to look at how the Living Delta Index is developing and see what can be added upon, what is missed, what is a key achievement, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CDST Workshop in Koyra, Khulna (Bangladesh) 
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 This event took place in November 2021 led by Angelos Theocharis, Durham University co-organised with the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) in collaboration with the local NGO Initiative for Coastal Development (ICD). This invovled 8 participants from the Indigenous Munda people (4 male and 4 female) created one short film each on the impact of delta degradation and climate change on their community. Indigenous and non-indigenous delta dwellers were interested in the workshop and attended the screening of the films at the end of the workshops. At the same time, the participants informed their formal and informal networks in the wider region which helped participant recruitment for the second workshop. The last session of the workshop was attended by SM Baharul Islam (Chairman, Koira Sadar Union Parishad), Sardar Nurul Islam, (Chairman, Uttar Bedkashi Union Parishad), Shariful Islam Tinku, (President, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Koyra Upazila Branch), Ganesh Chandra Mandal (UP Member, 7th Ward, Uttar Bedkashi Union Parishad). The participants learned and practiced digital storytelling and mobile filmmaking that allowed them to create their own short films which were submitted to various national and international film festivals. They also received a certificate from ULAB (which runs similar courses and seminars) indicating the new skills gained. The workshop reached many more people through Bangladeshi media: https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/education/filmmaking-workshop-with-the-munda-community and https://www.tbsnews.net/glitz/dhaka-international-mobile-film-festival-holds-cdst-filmmaking-workshop-munda-community-328675
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/education/filmmaking-workshop-with-the-munda-community
 
Description CDST Workshop in Shyamnagar (Bangladesh) 
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 This event took place January 23-28, 2022, led by Angelos Theocharis, Durham University co-organised with the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) in collaboration with the local NGO "People's Research on Grassroots Ownership & Traditional Initiative (PROGOTI). h. 10 participants from the Indigenous Munda people (5 male and 5 female) created 8 short films on the impact of delta degradation and climate change on their communities. Indigenous and non-indigenous delta dwellers were interested in the workshop and attended the screening of the films at the end of the workshops. At the same time, the participants informed their formal and informal networks in the wider region. The participants learned and practiced digital storytelling and mobile filmmaking that allowed them to create their own short films which were submitted to various national and international film festivals. They also received a certificate from ULAB (which runs similar courses and seminars) indicating the new skills gained. The workshops reached many more people through Bangladeshi media: https://en.prothomalo.com/youth/ethnic-munda-community-learn-smartphone-filmmaking, https://www.thedailystar.net/entertainment/tv-film/news/dhaka-intl-mobile-film-festival-holds-workshop-munda-community-2950526, and https://www.dhakapost.com/entertainment/94236
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.thedailystar.net/entertainment/tv-film/news/dhaka-intl-mobile-film-festival-holds-worksh...
 
Description COP26 and Locally Led Adaptations in India and Bangladesh Sundarbans 
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 Andy Large was an invited keynote speaker and panellist at 'COP26 and Locally Led Adaptations in India and Bangladesh Sundarbans'. Webinar organised by IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.impriindia.com/videos/cop-26-adaptations-sunderbans-video/
 
Description COP26 side-event on "Coastal vulnerability and social-ecological adaptations" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact COP26 side-event on "Coastal vulnerability and social-ecological adaptations" a blog written by ai Ladd, Emilie Cremin, Ying Zheng, Lea Stolpmann, Michael Erik Sandager, Kangyong Zhang (University of Glasgow) with the great contribution of Ly Ha Buy (CRES, Vietnam), Hieu Hong Hua (Can Tho University, Vietnam), Sumana Banerjee (Jadavpur University, India), Tanh Nguyen and Lan Nguyen (An Giang University, Vietnam) following a COP26 side event held at the University of Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/cop26-side-event-on-coastal-vulnerability-and-social-ecological-adapta...
 
Description COVID-19 reveals value of early local ownership of international development research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact LEC Seminar: Kabir, M. E., Larbi, R. and Roy, M. (9 Feb, 2022) "COVID-19 reveals value of early local ownership of international development research" https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/events/lec-seminar-dr-manoj-roy-dr-ehsanul-kabir-and-dr-reuben-larbi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/events/lec-seminar-dr-manoj-roy-dr-ehsanul-kabir-and-dr-reuben-larbi
 
Description Cap-a-Pie 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Development of research briefs and workshop plans through online and in-person meetings between Living Deltas colleagues and employees of Cap-a-Pie. Production of short film to introduce my research in Living Deltas to school children aged 9-11. Workshops have taken place a number of classes in two schools in Newcastle and North Tyneside. One Year 4 class (24 students) at Carville Primary School in Wallsend; and one Year 4 (17 students) and one Year 5 class (16 students) at Christ Church C of E Primary School in Shielfield. The offering on River Deltas is now a permanent part of the Cap-a-Pie offering and meets a range of Key Stage 1-2 curriculum topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022,2023
URL https://www.cap-a-pie.co.uk/projects/deltas/
 
Description Cap-a-pie 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A number of Living Deltas Researchers (Heather Moorhouse, Niki Black and Chris Hackney) worked with a theatre company in the North East of England, Cap-a-Pie to hold workshops with schools children at Carville Primary School. Year 4 pupils had just started their river topic in class so had good subject knowledge on that, but deltas were completely new. Some highlights were:

- creating different kinds of sand mining equipment by using their bodies, first as 'freeze-frames' and then with movement and sound
- creating a character that was a river in human form. Students stood in front of the class as this character, were then asked questions by the class and had to improvise the answer, eg: "how do you sleep?", "I lie down and sharks come over and pat me with their fins until I fall asleep"
- on the last afternoon they created an obstacle course out of PE equipment to show someone's possible journey to collect water in Bangladesh. These obstacles represented things like dangerous wildlife and harassment. I think this was quite effective in making them think about their own relationship to water in comparison to people in other parts of the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://twitter.com/livingdeltas/status/1491413529811124228?s=20&t=bhYxe4q5rN571NAKtKQkMA
 
Description Centre for Experimental Social Sciences 
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 Irene Mussio presented her work on risk-risk trade-off at University of Oxford, Centre for Experimental Social Sciences; The design for the economic experiment was presented here and as part of a research stay at CESS. 10 participants. In-person. https://cess-nuffield.nuff.ox.ac.uk/events/colloquium/irene-mussio-newcastle-university-business-school/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://cess-nuffield.nuff.ox.ac.uk/events/colloquium/irene-mussio-newcastle-university-business-sch...
 
Description Channel News Asia (Indrajit Pal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview of Dr. Indrajit Pal in Channel News Asia (CNA) on Thursday, 27th January 2022 highlighting the key concerns and impacts of the recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Thailand. https://www.facebook.com/ait.dpmm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.facebook.com/ait.dpmm
 
Description Chapainawabganj dialogue: youths in entrepreneurship (potentials and challenges) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by Lancaster University (remotely), Proyas Manobik Unnayan Society. Proyas Manobik Unnayan Society is a non-governmental organization providing support for socio-economic development of North-West Bangladesh. This bottom up dialogue attracted around 30 stakeholders from NGOs, Civil Society and local communities. Media coverage linked here is likely to have reached millions of people in Bangladesh.

1. https://gourbangla.com/???????????????-???????
(20 Dec, 2021)
2. https://samakal.com/bangladesh/article/211289638/??????????-?????????-????????-?-?????????-?????-???????-?????
(21 Dec, 2021)
3. https://sharebiz.net/???????????-???????-??/
(21 Dec, 2021)
5. https://esharebiz.net/index.php?viewdate=2021-12-21
(21 Dec, 2021)

Social Media
1. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=2921006511471279
(20 Dec, 2021)
2. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=308959797821425&set=pcb.308960211154717
(21 Dec, 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://gourbangla.com/???????????????-???????
 
Description Climate science showcase, Dynamic Earth 
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 Climate science showcase took place on 06/11/21 at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Dr Cai Ladd participated from the Hub, reaching more than 800 which provided the general public with an opportunity to participate in all sorts of exciting, hands-on activities to explore how scientists study our planet's climate - all the way from the bottom of the deepest oceans to the air in the atmosphere around us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/learning/blog/posts/2021/october/climate-science-showcase-6th-novembe...
 
Description Collecting information on the impact of climate change - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog gives an account of the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub project team in Vietnam together with the students who participated in data collection  in Ba Tri and Thanh Phu Districts, Ben Tre Province. It aims to collect relevant information on the impact of climate change on the livelihoods and health of the households.

Blog written by Oanh Truong (Female,Vietnam)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600772038-collecting-information-on-the-impact-of-climate-...
 
Description Community perspectives and visions of changing human-nature relationships in the Red River: Contributions to the Red River Delta Masterplan 
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 Dr Adam Hejnowicz organised the stakeholder event "Community perspectives and visions of changing human-nature relationships in the Red River: Contributions to the Red River Delta Masterplan". Presentation to the Department of Planning Management, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct 2022. [In-person Government/policy stakeholder meeting, with two female representatives of MPI]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Community visions of people and nature in the Indian Sundarbans - Sagar Island and Kultali 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Adam P Hejnowicz Organized in-field Community-based workshops "Community visions of people and nature in the Indian Sundarbans", Sagar Island and Kultali, India, 1st-5th Dec 2022 [x4 workshops with local communities, ~ 35 to 40 participants in total, 33% women, 66% men]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Consultation workshops in Nam Dinh and Vinh Phuc Province on research report 
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 In May 2022, WARECOD organised this workshops in Nam Dinh DPI office and July 2022 in Vinh Phúc DOLISA office, co-hosted by Nam DinhDPI and DOLISA Vinh Phuc. In Nam Ðinh with 19 (3 female) and in Vinh Phúc with 300 representatives from districts, communes and villages whose works relating to LISA. This included Vietnamese agencies DPI, DOLISA, DARD and CPC.

Outcomes included increase in local understanding of the process and effectiveness of the poverty reduction program and related issues; and better coordination of monitoring and implementation activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Conversation article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Writing for The Conversation, Professor Hayley Fowler and Dr Colin Manning discuss why Storm Eunice is so severe - and whether violent wind storms will become more common.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2022/02/conversationstormeunice/
 
Description Creating a Buzz - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog looking at the impact of non-indigenous bee species and large commercial apiculture on the livelihoods of small-scale beekeepers
and the varied success of encouraging women and young people to establish themselves in this industry within the deltas.

Blog written by Niki Black (Female/UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1613661296-creating-a-buzz
 
Description Crowdsourcing Research Priorities for Better Delta Futures: Your chance to contribute! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crowdsourcing Research Priorities for Better Delta Futures: Your chance to contribute! is blog written by Andy Large (Director of Living Deltas), Bjoern Ole Sander (CGIAR Asian Mega-Deltas Initiative, IRRI), following a joint COP2 side event. This blog was a call to action to share a series of recommendations for research and development leaders to take into consideration when developing future programmes in the Asian Mega-Deltas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/crowd-sourcing-research-priorities-for-better-delta-futures-your-chanc...
 
Description Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh: An Overview - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog looks at the devastating impact of Amphan, which mostly occurred in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Blog written by Tasnim Shamma (Female, Bangladesh) and Md. Robiul Hasan (Male, Bangladesh)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600157829-cyclone-amphan-in-bangladesh-an-overview
 
Description Dacope dialogue: youths in entrepreneurship (potentials and challenges) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by Lancaster University (remotely), with Shushilan. Shushilan, a national non-Government development organization working almost all over in Bangladesh. Shushilan works on economic and socio-cultural development of disadvantaged population across the country. This bottom up dialogue attracted around 30 stakeholders from NGOs, Civil Society and local communities. Media coverage (linked below) will have reached significantly more people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://epaper.purbanchal.com/epaper/edition/1370/%E0%A6%86%E0%A6%9C%E0%A6%95%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%B0-%E0%...
 
Description Dealing with Disasters, GCRF, UK Alliance for Disaster Research, Disasters Research Group and UK Collaborative for Development Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dealing with Disasters, GCRF, UK Alliance for Disaster Research, Disasters Research Group and UK Collaborative for Development Research was organised by Northumbria University with presentations by Andy Large (Newcastle) Louise Bracken (Durham) and Qiuhua Liang (Loughborough). This international event was held on 18th July, detailed information on attendees is not available however this was a primarily UK event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Delta Systems: Vulnerability, Risk and Resilience 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

This first event was held in person in Can Tho and was attended by around 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/livingdeltas/status/1570271338639818754
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Intergenerational Solidarity and the Climate Emergency 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

This event was attended by about 30 people (72% female)


This event has led to new collaborations and partnerships led by Siobhan Warrington: https://livingdeltas.org/blog/intergenerational-solidarity-and-the-climate-emergency-an-ongoing-conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/events-qnEAW/intergenerational-solidarity-and-the-climate-emergency
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Locally-Led Adaptation: Is It a Way forward to achieving delta sustainability? Barriers, Chllenges, and Opportunities 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

This online event was attended by 34 people (44% female)

URL: https://livingdeltas.org/events-qnEAW/locally-led-adaptation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://youtu.be/7hLPO0Y38YE
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Nature Based Solutions for Sustainable Deltas 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

https://livingdeltas.org/events-qnEAW/naturebasedsolutions

This third event was online , attended by about 40 people (57% female)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtu.be/DXzUOgVqKGQ
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Tools for Enhancing Anticipatory Capacity - From Arts to Modelling 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

This final Delta Dialogue was held in Collaboration with ICCCAD's Gobeshona Global. At the time of sumbission attendance numbers are unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://livingdeltas.org/events-qnEAW/tools-for-enhancing-anticipatory-capacity
 
Description Delta Dialogue | Collaboration and Co-production with Delta Communities 
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 The external engagement series is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogues and learnings on crucial sustainability challenges impacting the world's deltas. The series presents a platform to engage in critical debates and shape global conversations concerning delta systems. Drawing on the Hub's research and practice in South and Southeast Asia, it has presented an opportunity for the Hub to internationalise its work and ethos, alongside building connections with other leading delta scholars and initiatives.

The second in this series was an online event (52% female attendees).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Delta Resilience and Risk Governance Export Forum Series (Virtual Event) 
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 Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management (DPMM), AIT in collaboration with Living Deltas Hub (LDH) is organised the 'Delta Resilience and Risk Governance Expert Forum'- Series with the aim of strengthening the research and expert/ administration coherence. This Expert Forum is a four-part series platform for sharing the voices of primary stakeholders closely invested in delta research and administration to deepen the understanding of the environmental and anthropogenic challenges followed by the necessity of the amalgamation of science and governance perspectives in building delta resilience in South and Southeast Asia. The insights and discussion outcomes of the forum will contribute to linking the actual on-site experience and realities in the current and future plans, policies, and strategies for strengthening the coherence, improving delta resilience, and eventually achieving delta sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoN2ExbZEcg
 
Description Delta Resilience and Risk Governance Export Forum Series (Virtual Event) - Bangladesh 
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 This event organised by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), brought together of 150 policy makers and academics with knowledge and expertise of Bangladesh. This resulted in many follow up discussions and requests for more information and future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNn6si8EBEg&list=PL-w0S1oH988J1p_AwrRZz3srAiu7-8MZf&index=1
 
Description Delta Resilience and Risk Governance Export Forum Series (Virtual Event) - India 
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 This event organised by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), brought together of 150 policy makers and academics with knowledge and expertise of the Indian Sundabarns,This resulted in many follow up discussions and requests for more information and future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXMMbuHf680&list=PL-w0S1oH988J1p_AwrRZz3srAiu7-8MZf&index=2&t=1s
 
Description Delta Resilience and Risk Governance Export Forum Series (Virtual Event) - Vietnam 
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 This event organised by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), brought together of 150 policy makers and academics with knowledge and expertise of the Red River and Mekong River Delta in Vietnam. This resulted in many follow up discussions and requests for more information and future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_73RyqtJrg&list=PL-w0S1oH988J1p_AwrRZz3srAiu7-8MZf&index=3
 
Description Deltaic Risks and Policy Development - A Participatory Appraisal for Living Delta Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Deltaic Risks and Policy Development - A Participatory Appraisal for Living Delta Hub - a blog hosted on the Living Deltas Website authored by Malay Pramanik & Indrajit Pal, Increased awareness of the Hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/deltaic-risks-and-policy-development-a-participatory-appraisal-for-liv...
 
Description Dhaka Dialogue on "Youth in Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges" 
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 4th April 2022, Dhaka Dialogue on "Youth in Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges", held at BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka, attended by 43 experts. The news was published in two national newspaper: The Financial Express (English) - URL for news article below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/national/unemployment-rate-reaches-highest-28-pc-reveals-study-16...
 
Description Dumuria fishing village, Gabura Union, Bangladesh- a Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog sharing an experience of a scoping trip in Satkhira division in the Bengal GBM delta. The aim was to find out about the local communities' livelihoods in the fringe area of the Sundarban forest.

Blog written by Cai Ladd (UK, Male), Emilie Cremin (UK, Female) and Tasnim Shamma (Bangladesh, Female)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1607951256-dumuria-fishing-village-gabura-union-bangladesh
 
Description Engaging local stakeholders in the Red River Delta - a Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact WARECOD, the Vietnamese Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), a local partner of the Living Deltas Hub promoted the Hub research programme to Vietnam Rivers
Network (VRN), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)'s Department of Climate Change."

Blog Written by Anh Vu (Female, Vietnam) and Lan Nguyen (Female, Vietnam)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1612781058-engaging-local-stakeholders-in-the-red-river-del...
 
Description Environmental Rights: Law, Science and Policy Symposium, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J. 2019. talk on Climate and Water Cycle Risks. Environmental Rights: Law, Science and Policy Symposium, King's College London, 24th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Expert panel discussion on Climate and Weather Risks at Met Office Climate Science Conference - Science for a resilient future (online), 11th May 2021. 
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 Expert panel discussion on Climate and Weather Risks at Met Office Climate Science Conference - Science for a resilient future (online), 11th May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news/conferences/met-office-science-conference
 
Description Focus Group Discussions - Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two Focus group discussions were facilitated in Bangladesh with support of JJS (Jagroto Jubo Sungha, NGO), 27 and 26 participants respectively. Both carried out in different communities in the Sathkhria region of Bangladesh (Koyra Sadar and Uttar Bedkashi). These were attended by Shrimp Fry Catchers, Mawal/ Bawal, Fishermen Group, Farmers and Women's Groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022,2023
 
Description Food and nutrition security status in developing countries - the case of Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This event organised by The Chinese University of Hong Kong was held to assist to develop the partnership between Hong Kong and Vietnam to address food and nutrition insecurity in the region. Outputs are still in development and will be updated in future years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Food and nutrition security status in developing countries - the case of Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This event took palce on 3rd MArch 2022 and was organised by the Chinese Universty of Hong Kong and was attended by Hiep Ngoc Le from the Climate Change Institute at An Giant Universty. This workshop promoted collaborations between Vietnam and Hong Kong to address food and nutirition insecruity in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Forests make embankments sturdy. Why are we getting rid of them? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in English language newspaper The Daily Star "Forests make embankments sturdy. Why are we getting rid of them?", authored by Dr Anisul Haque from BUET, this newspaper has daily circulation of around 50,000.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/views/news/embankments-save-peoples-lives-during-cyclones-31519...
 
Description Gender equity and climate change in the context of COP 26 and Sundarbans 
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 Sumana Banerjee (Jadavpur University) contributed to this event organised by the British High Commissioner's office, Kolkata and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata. The event was attended by around 20 people (9 women). The Hub's work was well received as it could be highlighted that people should be put at the centre of discussions and we should co-produce solutions The event was covered on national media (See link below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ne-np.facebook.com/TheBengalChamber/videos/263968325650532/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_...
 
Description Global Challenges Research Summit 
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 This event was organised by a collective of UK North East Universities (Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham) to highlight the work these universities are doing around the Global Challenges and to foster new collaboration. Prof Tuhin Ghosh from Jadavpur University, Prof Louise Bracken from Durham University, Prof Matt Baillie-Smith from Northumbria University and Dr Cat Button from Newcastle University took part in the panel "Intractable Challenges?: Reflections on the GCRF Hubs in practice" and Sumana Banerjee also from Jadavpur University "Enabling Global Challenges Success". The event sparked lots of interesting discussion around how to involve partners in the Global South more in setting the agenda for Global Challenges and there have been discussion about future opportunities for collaboration. The majority of participants were UK based but we were pleased to have the opportunity to invite our DAC county partners from Jadavpur University to take part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/global-challenges-summit-2019/
 
Description Gosaba Community Development Block in the time of lockdown- A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog describing the lockdown in the State of West Bengal, India owing to COVID-19 which began on March 24, 2020 .

Blog written by Sumana Banerjee (Female, India) and Tuhin Ghosh (Male, India)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600097093-gosaba-community-development-block-in-the-time-o...
 
Description How to MOOC 
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 Dr Sara Nowreen, Dr. Sonia Binte Murshed and Dr. Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury from BUET organised online short course for 30 water professionals during September 15-26, 2021 under the research project, titled, "How to MOOC? Developing online learning on Adaptive Delta Management in support of the Bangladesh Delta Plan" funded by Nuffic under Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 2020 in collaboration with Climate Adaptation Services (CAS), Netherlands (September 2020 and September 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Hydrological complexity and agricultural transformation in the Vietnamese Mekong delta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation at event organised by Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED), Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://iced.org.vn/en/dupcs-final-webinar-on-hydrological-complexity-and-agricultural-transformatio...
 
Description IHRR Seminars and Public Lectures 2020-21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This webinar entitled "Capturing the social and ecological dimensions in risk assessments of deltas exposed to natural hazards" targeted principally postgraduate students and triggered a very interesting discussion and follow-up exchanges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Identify risk in river deltas (Community Workshops) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A sereis of workshops carreid out in Vietnam and Bangladesh. Taking place in the Mekong River Delta in Kien Giang, Ca Mau and Soc Trang provinces. In Bangladesh in Koyra, Dacope and Tala. Each workshop had 15 particpants and engaged in a process to map mutli hazard risk in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Improving surface water quality management towards integrated development of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta 
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 This event organised by Can Tho University took place in December 2021 and involved key stakeholders from across the Mekong region. This involved in depth discussion about future water quality management of the Mekong Delta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description In Disasters Governments Can Make Or Break, Answering the Burning Questions of our uncertain times - A blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A commentary from Hub Co-I (Indrajit Pal, AIT) on government responses to COVID19 and AMPHAN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.changeframing.space/answering-the-burning-questions/in-disasters-governments-can-make-or...
 
Description In deep water: Deltas, ponds and multi-media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact H. Moorhouse (Female, UK), L. Roberts (Female, UK), M.F. Rahman (Male UK/Bangladesh) published the blog "In deep water: Deltas, ponds and multi-media" in Geography Directions, this was a reflection on producing multi-media for journals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blog.geographydirections.com/2021/11/29/in-deep-water-deltas-ponds-and-multi-media/
 
Description Inexpensive and open-source sensors could dramatically improve the success of mangrove planation schemes- A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog describing a scoping visit along the Bangladesh coast and a first experience of a mangrove forest,
Blog written by Cai Ladd (Male/UK/ECR)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1612778913-inexpensive-and-open-source-sensors-could-dramat...
 
Description Innovative Information Services for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Resilience 
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 Manas Sanyal (IIEST) represented the GCRF Living Deltas Hub at a Workshop titled "Innovative information services for sustainable agriculture and climate resilience" organised by Sheffield Hallam University in Kolkata on the 2nd of July, 2019. The workshop brought together practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across India and Bangladesh to share experiences of how innovative information services can help rural communities to build climate resilience and to adopt sustainable practices. Example services include: localised weather information services, flood warning services, community knowledge sharing services, digital agricultural extension services etc. The Workshop demonstrated how the Hub can build upon work carried out elsewhere and engage with existing networks to ensure maximum impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Institute Hazard, Risk and Resilience Annual Workshop, Durham (Louise Bracken) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Louise presented Living Deltas at the Durham institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) annual workshop, 10th October 2019. The event marked The International Day for Disaster Reduction. This day was started in 1989, following a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The event is held to celebrate how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/ihrr/about/events/?eventno=44206
 
Description International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Irene Mussio presented her work on risk-risk trade-off at the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), University of Agder; 100+ participants, Norway. https://www.uia.no/en/conferences-and-seminars/iarep-2022-conference-kristiansand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.uia.no/en/conferences-and-seminars/iarep-2022-conference-kristiansand
 
Description International Behavioural Public Policy Conference, London School of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Irene Mussio presented her work on risk-risk trade-off at International Behavioural Public Policy Conference, London School of Economics; Included policymakers and NGOs in the UK. 200+ participants. https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/conference/annual-international-behavioural-public-policy-conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/events/conference/annual-international-behavioural-public-policy...
 
Description International Society for River Science - Living Deltas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The International Society for River Science held its 6th Biennial Symposium in Vienna 8th-13th Sept 2019. Professor Andy Large presented Living Deltas. The audience included research institutions, administrative organisations, government agencies, engineering consultants, decision-makers and environmental organisations. Details of DAC/non-DAC participation and gender breakdown is not available. This is a key event in river science and emphasised research related to the use and protection of water resources with a focus on highly modified riverine landscapes. The event linked research at different trophic, temporal and spatial scales in order to build bridges between ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, social sciences, environmental engineering, technology and economics. This was important for the Hub in raising awareness in the academic community and reaching out to an international audience. This event was crucial in promoting the Early Career Research Positions that were soon to be advertised at the time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://riversociety.org/isrs-2019-announced-vienna-in-september/
 
Description International Women's Day 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The hub carried out a targetted social media campaign around International Womens Day 2022, including over 15 tweets sharing the profiles of the women in the Hub and the women who inspired them. This was accompanied by a blog and Instagram posts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/livingdeltas
 
Description Interventions responding to climate changes at tipping points of the Mekong Delta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop was organised by School of Social sciences and Humanities, Can Tho University and attended by approx 35 participants inlcuding scientists, local authorities, experts from provinces (Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Soc Trang), students of Can Tho University. With the purpose of clarifying research results of the team (WP4 at CTU), and obtaining more information of challenges, constraints, uncertainty issues (risks) for local people, and potential interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Interview for German TV programme about the 2021 German summer floods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV programme will go out on German and French TV on 28th June 2022 for anniversary of the July 2021 German floods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited Panelist at Panel Discussion: Net Zero: Interactions between mitigation and adaptation. EPSRC ENZ: Engineering Net Zero Showcase, University of Glasgow, 21-23rd June 2022. 
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 Invited Panelist at Panel Discussion: Net Zero: Interactions between mitigation and adaptation. EPSRC ENZ: Engineering Net Zero Showcase, University of Glasgow, 21-23rd June 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited expert for Roundtable with Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP for World Environment Day, 14th July 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited expert for Roundtable with Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP for World Environment Day, 14th July 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited expert panel member at session on Climate Services to build prosperity and inform security at Civil Service Live 2021 (online), 17th June 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited expert panel member at session on Climate Services to build prosperity and inform security at Civil Service Live 2021 (online), 17th June 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited panel member for session on "Inclusive transition and circular economy" at the NE Green Economy Summit, 23rd June 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited panel member for session on "Inclusive transition and circular economy" at the NE Green Economy Summit, 23rd June 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited panelist at WIG Webinar: Maintaining Momentum in Climate Action post-COP26: the Race to Resilience, 14th December 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited panelist at WIG Webinar: Maintaining Momentum in Climate Action post-COP26: the Race to Resilience, 14th December 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited panelist in Newcastle Debates: How will the North East confront the climate crisis? 5th October, 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited panelist in Newcastle Debates: How will the North East confront the climate crisis? 5th October, 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited participant in Panel discussion on "Do we need the fossil fuel industry to help in the transition towards net zero?", Newcastle public Lectures, 28th October 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participant in Panel discussion on "Do we need the fossil fuel industry to help in the transition towards net zero?", Newcastle public Lectures, 28th October 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited public lecture to Royal Society of Chemistry Lancaster and District section, 7th December 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited public lecture to Royal Society of Chemistry Lancaster and District section, 7th December 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited talk at workshop on climate risks in Oslo at NORSE - May 2022 
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 oslo at natural hazards workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited to private round table for inquiry by JNSS on climate adaptation and critical national infrastructure 
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 Invited to private round table for inquiry by JNSS on climate adaptation and critical national infrastructure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Kishoreganj dialogue: youths in entrepreneurship (potentials and challenges) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by Lancaster University (remotely) and the People's Oriented Program Implementation (POPI). . POPI is one of the largest NGOs in Bangladesh working in the areas of sustainable development, gender justice and social harmony. This bottom- up dialogue attracted around 35 stakeholders from NGOs, Civil Society and local communities. The follow up media coverage is likley estimated to have reached at least two million delta dwellers.
https://www.facebook.com/100003510753851/posts/4356359101157739/
https://ep.thedailynewnation.com/2022/02/28/
http://dailypurbokontho.com/?p=15159
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ep.thedailynewnation.com/2022/02/28/
 
Description Koyra Community Screening 
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 A community screening of the CDST short films took place in Koyra (November 2022) where the first CDST workshop was held last year. The event attended members of the Munda community, 5 workshop participants and local community leaders (total attendees approx. 45). After the screening, we held a group discussion with the participants who evaluated the workshop and assessed its impact on their livelihoods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Learning and Listening: Using participatory methods for intergenerational research in An Phu district, Vietnam. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog hosted on the Living Deltas Website was authored by Mai Th? Minh Thuy and Nguy?n Xuân Lan (Research Coordinators) with contributions from Student Researchers Hoang Uyen Cao, Huynh Linh, Lam Duy and Phan Cuong. Increased awareness of the hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/learning-and-listening-using-participatory-methods-for-intergeneration...
 
Description Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Institute of Water Policy Virtual Seminars (webinar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to provide a webinar on the role of Nature-based Solutions to reduce hydro-meteorological risks at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The audience was mainly academics, students and practitioners. Half of the presentation was focused on work from the project. There was a very good discussion and interest expressed on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lifting heads up out of the sand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lifting heads up out of the sand a blog published on the Living Deltas Website, written by Chris Hackney increased awareness of the Hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/lifting-heads-up-out-of-the-sand
 
Description Living Deltas Hub Bangladesh Webinar: Securing a Sustainable Future for Delta Dwellers 
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 This webinar had a round 85 participants (estimated 75% male), Speakers included Ms Judith Herbertson (Development Director, FCDO Bangladesh), Prof Shamsul Alam (Senior Secretary, Bangladesh Planning Committee), Mr. MD. Delwar (Director general WARPO), Mr A.M. Amniul Haque, Director General BWDB, Mr Md. Abdur Rashid Khan and Mr. Raquibul Amin, IUCN Bangladesh. The virtual event was design to introduce the Hub to a wider audience in Bangladesh, especially among government agencies, NGOs and policymakers. The Hub Bangladesh team received overwhelming response from participants looking to collaborate and support the Hub activities. The full impact is not yet known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Deltas Hub Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our Delta Digest Hub newsletter was re-launched in 2022 and is sent once every two months to 498 recipients. The newsletter is a new addition to our engagement activities and the first issue was sent in December 2022. Our most recent edition (Feb 2022) was opened 305 times, with 58 clicks. We will continue to improve our newsletter offering. The newsletter audience includes a variety of stakeholders from Hub members, to members of in country organisations. It is currently a general update on Hub news/events/activities, however, we would like to increase receiver engagement with the newsletter.

The Hub launched a Newsletter in 2020, sharing key events, blogs and updates from the Hub. Sent to our mailing list of 140 people (50% DAC) in 20 countries (50% DAC).
The Newsletter itself reaches a larger audience through social media and sharing among networks including CGIAR, ICCCAD, the GCRF Hubs and the ROs involved in the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022,2023
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/
 
Description Living Deltas Hub Vietnam Webinar: Securing a Sustainable Future for Delta Dwellers 
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 This webinar was attended by over 50 people, mostly from Vietnam and the wider South East Asia region. Speakers included Emily Hamblin, Consul General HCMC, Bui Thanh Hang, Department of Planning and Investment, Vietnam and other select guests from policy, government and the wider Vietnamese research community. The webinar aimed to raise the profile of the Hub with policy makers in the region, and following the event our Vietnamese team (led by Dr Hue Le, Dr Tanh Nguyen and Dr Duc Trinh) received numerous requests for follow up and further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Deltas Launch Event - Dhaka 
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 This event held with British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson took place in Dhaka on the 19th January 2020. The event included opening remarks from Robert Chatterton Dickson and a presentations from Prof Andy Large and Prof Shah Alam Khan (BUET). The audience of 50 attendees (information disaggregated by gender is not available) included representatives of local and national government departments, local and national NGOs and research institutions who engaged in discussion following the presentations. This event was organised by in region (DAC) partners and the majority of the audience were from the local area. We will assess the impact of this and the other launch events when we have had the opportunity to follow, finalise and formalise the collaborations and partnerships made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Deltas Launch Event - Hanoi 
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 This official launch event of the Hub held was in collaboration with the British Ambassador to Vietnam, Gareth Ward in Hanoi on January 15th 2020. Over 80 people attended including representatives of local and national government departments, local and national NGOs and research institutions, this information is not available disaggregated by gender, this event was organised by DAC county partners and was aimed at a local audience, less than 10% of the audience was not from the region (DAC Country). The event included opening remarks from Gareth Ward. In addition to a presentation on the Hub by Prof Andy Large, Prof Hue Le (VNU) and Prof Duc Anh Trinh (VINATOM), an open Q&A session followed, which included Ms Camilla Fenning, Head of the South East Asia Climate and Energy Network. Among the attendees were senior members of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) who will be key ensuring greater impact of the Hubs outputs and outcomes in the future. All contacts will be invited to join our mailing list and we will follow up with many in terms of ensuring access and impact throughout the Hub. This and the event in Ho Chi Minh City were covered in over 30 media outlets including a TV interview (see separate output).

All four HUb launch events included here are important stepping stones in engagement with policy makers and governments and other high profile stakeholders. This activity will improve our possibilities for impact at later date, in some cases this early engagement will also improve our access and ability to carry out research in certain regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxq3acr7wGA
 
Description Living Deltas Launch Event - Ho Chi Minh City 
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 This official launch event of the Hub held was in collaboration with the British Counsel General In Ho Chi Minh City, Ian Gibbons on January 16th 2020. Over 50 people attended including representatives of local and national government departments, local and national NGOs and research institutions, this information is not available disaggregated by gender, this event was organised by DAC county partners and was aimed at a local audience, less than 10% of the audience were not from the region. The event included opening remarks from Ian Gibbons and an address by Nicola Willey, Regional Director of Science and Innovation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition to a presentation on the Hub by Prof Andy Large, Prof Thanh Nguyen (AGU) and Prof Tri Van Pham Dang (CTU) was followed by an open Q&A session.

All contacts will be invited to join our mailing list and we will follow up with many in terms of ensuring access and impact throughout the Hub. This and the event in Hanoi were covered in over 30 media outlets. A detailed interview was given to Vietnamese TV by Prof Andy Large during this event but it has not yet been aired.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Deltas present at CitSci India 2020- 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact attendance at the virtual conference CitSci India, in September 2020. The conference was organised by the Biodiversity Collaborative, an organisation of multiple institutions whose aim is to promote biodiversity in India and its benefits to sustainable development and well-being through citizen science."

Blog written by Heather Moorhouse (Female,UK) and Lucy Roberts (Female,UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1601978152-living-deltas-present-at-citsci-india-2020
 
Description Living Deltas website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Update 2023: The Living Deltas website is a key tool in our engagement with all stakeholders. The website has helped establish our brand and online image. The website has had over 7500 visits, an increase of 178% on the previous year, with 5,700 unique visits and 14,000 page views. The month with the most visits was February 2023, with 967. Our main source of traffic comes from direct visits (56%), followed by search engines (29%), and social (9.15%).

Update 2022: The Living Deltas wesbite has had a refresh in 2021, updating our branding and external presence.

The Living Deltas website is still in development but has already proven to be a key tool in our engagement with all stakeholders. The website has helped establish our brand and online image. Over the coming year this will include information of all the people in the hub, helping to increase the profile of early career researchers. In addition to sharing more information about our current progress and plans. The website currently includes a blog that will include contributions from all members of the Hub, but we expect to be driven by early career researchers (PDRAS, SRAs Research Fellows). This will also be the home of our regular Newsletter (to be established summer 2020) that will be circulated to external stakeholders on a quarterly basis. As the website has been in development we are not able to report on the metrics of engagement at this stage but will track its progress and report this in coming years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022
URL http://livingdeltas.org/
 
Description Local Stakeholder Workshops - Bangladesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three Local stakeholder workshops were carried out in Bangladesh led by colleagues at BUET
1. Held in Dacope , Khulna 09/01/2023, organised with the support of DSS (Department of Social services). 18 participants (17 male & 1 Female), including government, NGO's, School teachers, farmers, and local delta dwellers.
2. Held in Tala , Sathkhira, 10/01/2023, Organised with the help of Uttaran (NGO). Total 17 participants (14 male & 3 Female) including government, NGO's, School teachers, farmers, local delta dwellers
3. Held in Koyra , Sathkhira, 10/01/2023, Organised with the help of Uttaran (NGO). Total 17 participants (16 male & 1 Female) including government, NGO's, School teachers, farmers, and local delta dwellers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022,2023
 
Description Locally led adaptation for climate change resilience in Asian mega-deltas - A COP26 event. 
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 This event took place as part of the Resilience Hub and the South Asian Hub at COP26 this online event attracted over 100 people live and was streamed to many more through the Resilience Hub, exact numbers are not available. This event was co-hosted with CGIAR, IRRI, IWMI and WorldFish. The event proposed a series of factors that groups should be considering in future work addressing climate related challenges facing the deltas, in particular to ensure Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) is at it the heart of future programmes. This was shared after the event here: https://livingdeltas.org/blog/crowd-sourcing-research-priorities-for-better-delta-futures-your-chance-to-contribute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKfsNNW5wlY&list=PL8-cO0CnI2XXbj3tdxjbIxS2gihYpPJHO
 
Description Managing Cyclones in Bangladesh: A success story but no room for being complacent 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Managing Cyclones in Bangladesh: A success story but no room for being complacent a blog written by M. Feisal Rahman & Gawher Nayeem Wahra increased awareness of the Hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/managing-cyclones-in-bangladesh-a-success-story-but-no-room-for-being-...
 
Description Managing Cyclones in Bangladesh: A success story but no room for being complacent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rahman, M.F. and Wahra, G.N. 2021. Managing Cyclones in Bangladesh: A success story but no room for being complacent. Dhaka Tribune, 02 June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://archive.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2021/06/02/a-success-story-in-managing-cyclones-in-b...
 
Description Mangrove Policy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop was co-organised by Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Birtish Embassay with input from Hue Le, Deputy Director of Living Deltas which took place on March 10, 2022. The The UK Ambassador to Vietnam attended the workshop and delivered the opening speech at the workshop. The objectives of the workshop were:
• To bring together national and international experts to share experience and Good Practice from mangrove and sustainable agriculture research being carried out in Vietnam and globally.
• To promote sustainable mangrove management at the local level through international seafood certifications.
• To provide MARD with the evidence base to support the formulation of a new Decree on payment for mangrove ecosystem services (PMES).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Mangrove policy workshop (British Embassy and VAF) 
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 This event was co-organised by British Embassy to Vietnam in Hanoi and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF), MARD. Hue Le from VNU-CRES and Cai Ladd from University of Glasgow represented Living Deltas. The event included high level policy makers and industry representatives from Vietnam and the agenda included 1) introducing Decision No. 1662/QD-TTg dated October 4, 2021 of the Prime Minister approving the project "Protection and development of forests in coastal areas to respond to climate change and promote green growth in the period of 2021-2030"; 2) presenting potential, emission reduction solutions for coastal forests and investment needs (related to COP26); and 3) discussing plans and solutions to protect and develop coastal forests of coastal provinces in Vietnam. In the afternoon, they want to focus on livelihoods in the mangroves. Minh Phu company will be invited to give a speech on advantages and challenges of certified shrimp farming in mangrove forests at the workshop. The visibility and reputation of the Hub was increased with many request for follow up information and plans for future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Mekong Delta Fieldwork- A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The first field trip of a number of UK and Vietnamese colleagues, as part of the new UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund Living Deltas Hub, in the Mekong Delta

Blog written by Ginnie Panizzo (UK,Female)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600100734-mekong-delta-fieldwork
 
Description Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue 
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 Kien Van Nguyen presented on "Restoring Agroecological-Based Rice Farming Systems in the Lower Mekong Region and Myanmar" as part of a panel on Protecting River Deltas with Nature Based Solutions. The Mekong - U.S. Partnership promotes the stability, peace, prosperity, and sustainable development of the Mekong sub-region and cooperation in addressing transboundary challenges among Mekong countries and the United States. It further reinforces the strong and longstanding relationship among the United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The Partnership builds upon 11 years of cooperation and progress from 2009-2020 through the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) to expand collaboration in the face of new challenges and opportunities. The Partnership supports the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and is an integral part of support and cooperation between the United States and ASEAN. Living Deltas is represented in this important strategic partnership through key hub colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.stimson.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MUSPPD-Public-Report_WEB-SP.pdf
 
Description Member of panel discussion on climate action at local scales, Tyndall Assembly, September 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tyndal panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Mining the Mekong: Land and livelihoods lost to Cambodia's thirst for sand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Hackney contributed to article "Mining the Mekong: Land and livelihoods lost to Cambodia's thirst for sand". 29th August 2022 Mongabay News, Mongabay has a readership of an estimated 9million
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://news.mongabay.com/2022/08/mining-the-mekong-land-and-livelihoods-lost-to-cambodias-thirst-fo...
 
Description National Geographic Society UK Show and Tell Event 
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 N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Newcastle Climate Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on climate science and emergency at Newcastle Climate Summit in Feb 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newcastle Experimental Economics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Newcastle Experimental Economics Workshop; This was co-organized by Irene Mussio and other members of the Economics Subject group at NUBS. 50 participants. Newcastle upon Tyne, in-person https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/neew/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/neew/
 
Description Nine D.T.P Autumn conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Siobhan Warrington contributed to this event and shared experienced of interdisciplinarity in Environmental Research within Living Deltas Hub at the Nine D.T.P Autumn conference for Nine DTP students from NE England and Northern Ireland - approx. 50 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description NineDTP visual methods training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Siobhan Warrington and Chamithri Greru were invited to contribute to the NineDTP visual methods training for 20-30 current NineDTP phd students in the North East of England Title: Using visual methods to reveal the lived experiences of Delta dwellers in Vietnam and Bangladesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Older people are more concerned with environmental change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Older people are more concerned with environmental change'
A blog written by Hub researchers Siobhan Warrington, Laura Beckwith, Hue Nguyen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/oral-history/2021/08/25/older-people-are-more-concerned-with-environmental-c...
 
Description Ponlok Chomnes National Policy Forum in Cambodia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Laura Beckwith from Northumbria University participated as a panel moderator at the Ponlok Chomnes National Policy Forum in Cambodia. This event was held in partnership with the The Asia Foundation and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Attended by over 200 people this policy focused panel aimed to ensure local research institutions are empowered to determine research topics that align with Cambodia's development priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://policypulse.org/ponlok-chomnes
 
Description Public Talk: The extreme future of extreme weather 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J. 2019. Public Talk: The extreme future of extreme weather. Pint of Science Festival, Newcastle, 21st May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Putting Mongla on the Map: The Curious Case of a Coastal Secondary City's Transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rahman, M.F. and Kuhl, M.F. 2021. Putting Mongla on the Map: The Curious Case of a Coastal Secondary City's Transformation. UNRISD Blogs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.unrisd.org/transformation-mongla
 
Description RGS-IBG 'Meet the Geographer' Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andy Large and Andy Henderson recorded an invited podcast in the RGS-IBG 'Meet the Geographer' series. Podcast focused on tropical megadeltas and the importance of interdisciplinary research to address complex global environmental issues. Podcast released to every school Geography department in the UK, so potentially will reach a very large audience. Released March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ramgoti Dialogue: youths in entrepreneurship (potentials and challenges) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by Lancaster University (remotely), with Dwip Unnayan
Songstha (DUS). Dwip Unnayan Songstha is a community based philanthropic and development organization working in the area poverty reduction, entrepreneurship development and social justice in the Southern region of Bangladesh. This bottom up dialogue attracted around stakeholders from NGOs, Civil Society and local communities. Coverage in Bangla is available here: http://e.khoborpatrabd.com/2021/11/21/ ; https://www.facebook.com/dwipunnayansongstha/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://dusbangladesh.org/projects-program/communityradio/
 
Description Rank and Peer Effects in Higher Education: Evidence from India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Rank and Peer Effects in Higher Education: Evidence from India. VoxDev, 12 March 2021 - blog published by Smriti Sharma, Co-I at Newcastle University,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://voxdev.org/topic/health-education/rank-and-peer-effects-higher-education-evidence-india
 
Description Re-imagining the future of water: how landscape-scale adaptation is driving the race to resilience (A COP26 event) 
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 This hybrid event took place at the Resilience Hub, a pavilion in COP26 Glasgow 2021, reaching many 100s of people across the world. This event was co-hosted by Living Deltas (with input from Dr Hue Le and Prof Mashfiqus Salehin) and Anglian Water (see partnerships section). As part of this event Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the environment agency, challenged Living Deltas and Anglian Water to be ambitious in the next steps of their partnership, and have therefore established a partnership to address the common challenges facing low lying lands in the UK and globally, through an application to the UNFCCC Race to Resilience (https://climatechampions.unfccc.int/race-to-resilience-launches/). Hub director Prof Andy Large and Anglian Water CEO Peter Simpson jointly committed to taking this partnership forward at COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymb7SYAdOIc&list=PL8-cO0CnI2XXoMVUlHprskcurwDB8Xhur&index=2
 
Description Research Methods for Global Challenges 
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 Niki Black (Newcastle University) co-developed a cross-Hub research methods training programme in 2020 with colleagues in the GCRF Water Hub, 'Research Methods for Global Challenges', to provide multidisciplinary methods training. Creative methods from Living Deltas were presented at the resulting international, blended RMGC symposium on the 'arts & humanities and social science research methods' panel in November 2021, reaching an audience of academics and practitioners from arts and cultural sector in approx. 15 countries through blended presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/researchMGC
 
Description Resuming Fieldwork in the Indian Sundarban Delta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Resuming Fieldwork in the Indian Sundarban Delta a blog published on the Living Deltas Website, written by Sumana Banerjee increasing awareness of the hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/resuming-fieldwork-in-the-indian-sundarban-delta
 
Description Role of Universities in Building Long-term Climate Capacities 
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 Andy Large was an invited panellist to the session on "Role of Universities in Building Long-term Climate Capacities" organised by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) on the 3rd Capacity-Building Day at COP26. Invited keynote on "Sharing experiences (needs and gaps) on long-term capacity building from Global South and North and discussing the way forward".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Meteorological Society, RMETS Yorkshire Group talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J. 2019. The reality of climate change: increasing extreme weather hazards. Royal Meteorological Society, RMETS Yorkshire Group, University of Leeds, 16th October 2019. public talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal Society Summer of Science Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This event was organised by the Royal Society, engaging with around 100 school pupils in the UK providing insight and information answering the questions "Can nature help us to tackle the climate emergency?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.c-side.org/rssse
 
Description Royal Society hooke meeting organisation 
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 Organised discussion meeting at the Royal Society on Intensification of sub-daily extreme rainfall and flash flood risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Society of Chemical Industry talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J. 2019. Public Lecture: Climate Change: Increasing Extreme Weather and Impacts on Water Resources. Royal Society of Chemical Industry, London, 26th June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SUMERNET Online Webinar: "Integrating health into environmental research" 
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 Dr Kien Van Nguyen presented his work "a project that integrates nutrition and health into environmental research"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sumernet.org/blog/sumernet-online-webinar-integrating-health-into-environmental-research
 
Description Scoping trip to the Sundarbans, India - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog describing UK and Indian partners embarking on a scoping trip of the Living Deltas Hub. The trip was to assess how and where trans-disciplinary research can best be focussed to help understand and improve the socio-ecological resilience of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) delta, where the Sundarbans can be found.

Blog Written by Heather Moorhouse (Female, UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600100061-scoping-trip-to-the-sundarbans-india
 
Description Seminar at Reading University - Nov 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Seoul University of Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Sylvia Szabo (AIT, Thialand) delivered a talk for Seoul University of Science and Technology, South Korea, on tropical deltas including work from Living Deltas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sharing and analysis workshop on SDG interactions in the Mekong Delta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an analysis and validation workshop to share and discuss preliminary findings from the research, and results were used in writing and wrapping up the research. From the discussions, it was clear that participants recognized the importance of policy coherence for delta's sustainable development and intended to carry this insight forward in their work. Attended by 33 people (13 female), representatives came from four provinces Tra Vinh, An Giang, Ca Mau and Can Tho.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Shirajganj dialogue: youths in entrepreneurship, potentials and challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by Lancaster University (remotely), Manab Mukti Sangstha. Manab Mukti Sangstha (MMS) is a national development organization combating poverty, discrimination and natural disasters in the Northern region of Bangladesh. This bottom up dialogue attracted around 35 stakeholders from NGOs, Civil Society and local communities. Media coverage in Alok Bangla News (linked below) and The Daily Juger Katha will have reached a much wider audience (potentially millions).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://alokitobangla.news/country/4333
 
Description Shyamnagor Community Screening 
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 A community screening of the CDST short films took place in Shyamnagor (November 20, 2022 ) where the second CDST workshop was held last year. The event attended members of the Munda community, 7 workshop participants and local community leaders (total attendees approx.. 38). After the screening, we held a group discussion with the participants who evaluated the workshop and assessed its impact on their livelihoods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Social Media Channels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LinkedIn:
We have a LinkedIn company page - UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Research Hub. This has 156 followers with 260 page views in across the last year. Our LinkedIn presence is in the early stages and we hope to increase followers and engagement over the next year. The aim of our presence on LinkedIn is to engage with key stakeholders.

Instagram
Our Instagram account has 152 followers, and is used to keep our close Hub friends and followers up to date with our Hub activities.

Twitter:
2023 update: @LivingDeltas has 997 followers, making 16,800 impressions in our best month (March 2022) and averaging just under 1000 profile visits a month. This is our main engagement tool for the academic community outside of those involved in the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022,2023
 
Description Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Global Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Irene Mussio of risk-risk trade-off work at the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Global Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.benefitcostanalysis.org/2022-annual-conference
 
Description Socio-economic development for the Mekong Delta to 2030 and vision to 2045 
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 Socio-economic development for the Mekong Delta to 2030 and vision to 2045. Vietnam's Central Economic Commission. Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, online, December 10. Co-organised by Hub Co-I Tanh Nguyen from An Giang University, Hub director Andy Large participated as a keynote speaker presenting "Socio-ecological approaches for sustainable development of mega-deltas"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vnuhcm.edu.vn/su-kien-sap-dien-ra/hoi-thao-phat-trien-kinh-te-xa-hoi-vung-dong-bang-song-cuu...
 
Description Solway Seminar Series, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Some 25 academics and students attended this seminar which focused on tipping points in coastal areas of large river deltas. The seminar triggered great interest in the research of the research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Summer Course on Eco-DRR/CCA 
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 Fabrice Renaud presented Eco-DRR/CCA: from the Global to the Local Perspectives at this supper school organised through OPERANDUM Project funded by UNESCO. This was mostly attended by Academia and Government Organization representatives and was aimed at the MENA region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Sundarbans, climate change and the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Transdisciplinary Research Hub (Launch Event, Kolkata) 
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 This event "Sundarbans, climate change and the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Transdisciplinary Research Hub" was held in partnership with the Government of West Bengal (GOWB), UKRI India and Deputy High Commissioner Nick Low on January 21. Attended by 79 people, including 11 members of the West Bengal Government, 7 members of the media, 6 non DAC (UK) attendees, (this information is not available disaggregated by gender but we noted the need for more gender balance on the panel for future events). The event was opened by Mr Prabhat Misra IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Environment, GOWB and included an address by Ms Rebecca Fairbairn, Director, UK Research & Innovation India, Dr Kalyan Rudra, Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board and Mr Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata. This was followed by a panel discussion with other key members of the Hub: Prof Souvanic Roy (IIEST) and Professor Tuhin Ghosh (Jadavpur University). The workshop included an open Q&A from the audience. Outputs includes over 10 appearances in online/print media in both English and Bengali outlets. Notably the event helped establish a good working relationship with Principal Secretary of West Bengal Department of Environment, Prabhat Mishra. This is the start of a key partnership with this key policy making body in West Bengal. The principal secretary then attended our 2nd annual research meeting in Kolkata March 2020 to address the whole Hub and discuss key areas of policy interest including Mangrove preservation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/sunderbans-climate-research/cid/1738836
 
Description Sustainability with Dr Manoj Roy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Manoj Roy has written an engagement piece that includes reference to Living Deltas Hub work. It was published by Lancaster University - link below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/sustainability/news/sustainability-with-dr-manoj-roy
 
Description Sustainable solutions showcase- COP26 Side event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Sustainable solutions showcase was held 09/11/21, Hunter Halls, University of Glasgow, organised by University of Glasgow with many Hub colleagues involved. This reached over 500 COP26 attendees from across the world. This increased awareness and visibility of the issues facing the deltas and the work of the Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/listings/index.html/event/12129
 
Description Talk at MASTS ASM - Coastal ecosystem-based solutions: Climate-change adaptation & mitigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Cai Ladd, Post Doctoral Research at University of Glasgow presented the development of mini-buoys in his paper " Historical patterns of saltmarsh extent change reveal the long-term value of coastal habitats".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FshbRPdZbw
 
Description Talk at the Réseau Asie - Asian research Network in France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the Contemporary Dynamics in Asia seminar organized by the Office of Young Researchers of GIS Asia, Émilie Crémin, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, spoke on May 5, 2021 on the theme "Agro-ecological practices populations and policies applied to risk management in the alluvial plain of Brahmaputra in India and in Bengal, in the delta of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.canal-u.tv/chaines/gis-asie/les-pratiques-agro-ecologiques-des-populations-et-les-politi...
 
Description Talk at youth climate change summit in newcastle, 5 July 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact youth climate summit organised by city council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk on net zero and climate risks to NHS conference in Newcastle, June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NHS drive to net zero - sustainability session at conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talk to Climate Change Committee (Newcastle City Council) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on climate science to Newcastle City Council Climate Change Committee in Jan 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Television Appreance - Cyclone Amphan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In May 2020 hub Co-Is Prof Tuhin Ghosh (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India) and Prof Indrajit Pal (AIT,Thailand) appeared on multiple news outlets in West Bengal, including News18, ABP Ananda and Zee News. They were called as experts to comment on the impacts of, and response to Cyclone Amphan on the Sundabarns in West Bengal, India. They both highlighted the importance of coordinated and collective efforts of everyone, including government departments and academic experts in disaster management, and the need to focus on short and long term steps to ensure that both city of Kolkata and the Sundabarns can "Build Back Better". While under devastating circumstances this increased awareness of the Sundabarns and some of the issues they face. Three URLs
https://twitter.com/SumanaB2401/status/1265585552364933130;
https://twitter.com/SumanaB2401/status/1265586371571314688;
https://twitter.com/livingdeltas/status/1262766517600518144
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Testing SDG localization tool 
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 WARECOD organised this workshop with Lap Thach DPC - Vinh Phuc province, 42 participants (25 female) included authorities and functional offices, mass-organizations and villagers to improve local knowledge and awareness about SDG and NAP, inlcuding the current state of local resources including governance issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Testing data collection tools for foreseeable coastal system tipping points - A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog describing the Vietnam National University-Central Institute for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies research team working on Delta-level interventions to respond to and mitigate against foreseeable coastal system tipping points, tested survey tools in three study sites in Hai Phong, Thai Binh and Ninh Binh provinces in the Red River Delta of Vietnam."

Blog written by Trung Tran (Male, Vietnam)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1608286149-testing-data-collection-tools-for-foreseeable-co...
 
Description The Forgotten Psychological Cost of Corruption in Developing Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Forgotten Psychological Cost of Corruption in Developing Countries. The Conversation UK, 14 May 2021 (republished in LiveWire, Yahoo News, EconoTimes). Blog published by Smriti Sharma, Co-I from Newcastle University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/the-forgotten-psychological-cost-of-corruption-in-developing-countries-1...
 
Description The Red River Delta - A Living Deltas Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The blog describes a series of semi structured citizen led surveys carried out to understand the impact of development in the local, national, economic, and political landscape in the Red River Delta.

Blog written by Nguy?n Th? H?ng Ng?c (female/ Vietnam), Nga Dao (female/Vietnam) and Julian Williams (male/UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainable socio-ecological systems - fundamental tensions? a Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog asks whether alignment between the SDGs and what might be called the delta social-ecological system (SES) approach can be taken for granted.

Blog written by Graham Long (Male,UK) and Anh Vu (Female,Vietnam)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1612782719-the-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs-and-susta...
 
Description The Unheard Voices: Empowered Women's Story in Delta 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Unheard Voices: Empowered Women's Story in Delta is a blog hosted on the Living Deltas Website and published to coincide with International Women's Day 2022. Written by Neshma Tuladhar, Farheen Mashfiqua Malek, Nandini Sanyal, Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, Indrajit Pal this blog increased awareness of the Hub among stakeholders and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/the-unheard-voices-empowered-womens-story-in-delta-elegies-of-fearless...
 
Description Tidal River Management (TRM) schemes in southwest Bangladesh-A Living Deltas blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog to explore the extent of the damage and misery caused by Cyclone Amphan which struck the Bay of Bengal on 21st of May 2020 and to understand why flooding has become so much more severe and how wider land management has changed across the region."

Blog written by Cai Ladd (Male, UK) and Emilie Cremin (Female, UK)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.livingdeltas.org/blog.html?id=1600083602-tidal-river-management-trm-schemes-in-southwest-...
 
Description Tipping Point - Life in a Time of Crisis (Tyneside Cinema) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9 March 2023 Invited panellist for public screening of Edward Burtynsky's Manufactured Landscapes at Tyneside Cinema. Part 1: Tipping Point - Life in a Time of Crisis (9-12 March) of the End/Future film series, a new annual programme at Tyneside Cinema exploring the future of civilisation through film, discussion, and technology, comprised of three distinct programme sections featuring screenings, discussions, and live events, taking place across three long weekends:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-seasons/end-future/
 
Description Transformations 2021: Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an Uncertain World 
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 Dr Adam P Hejnowicz co-organized, presented and facilitated a T-Lab event on Evaluation and Transformation for Sustainable Development, attended by 25 participants (50:50 gender partcipation).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.transformationscommunity.org/program
 
Description Twitter @LivingDeltas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2023 update: @LivingDeltas has 997 followers, making 16,800 impressions in our best month (March 2022) and averaging just under 1000 profile visits a month. This is our main engagement tool for the academic community outside of those involved in the Hub.

2022 update: @LivingDeltas has 864 followers, making 37,000 impressions in our best month (March 2021) and averaging over 1000 profile visits a month.

Our Hub twitter account @LivingDeltas has 636 followers, making between 5,000 and 26,000 tweet impressions a month averaging over 500 profile visits a month. This is our main engagement tool for the academic community outside of those involved in the Hub. However it has also proven to be a key tool in engaging with policy makers and governments. In particular the Launch Events held in January 2020 received excellent coverage and engagement on Twitter. The relationship with the FCDO ultimately leading to the January 2020 launches was catalysed through a twitter introduction to the British Ambassador to Vietnam, Gareth Ward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022
URL https://twitter.com/livingdeltas
 
Description UK-China ECR Consortium of Future Rural Studies (CFRS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact University of Glasgow researcher Ying Zheng took part in this series of online events, organised by the Universalist of Nottingham focused on interdisciplinary and cross-boundary research collaboration in sustainable food, agricultural and rural development in China and the global south. The events led to further discussion and exploration of partnerships with industrial stakeholders is ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cbri.group/en-uk/interface/cfrs/strands/strand2-1
 
Description UKIERI-DST Partnership Development Workshop Call "Water for all: Addressing issues surrounding water quality, quantity and wastewater treatment in India." 
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 This event brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss the future of sustainable wastewater treatment in Indian. Virginia Panizzo (University of Nottingham) is now leading plans for grant submission between UK and India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://virginiapanizzo.wixsite.com/waterforall
 
Description UKRI COP26 Adaptation and Resilience Series Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact To mark the UK's presidency of COP26, UKRI together with their COP26 delivery partners for climate adaptation and resilience in the UK and overseas, held a series of online events starting in June and cumulating with an event at COP26. The series began with a UK-hosted global launch. Andy Large was an invited member of the invitation-only post-event workshop. Outcomes - development of a session in the Blue Zone at COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ULAB Film Screening and Roundtable 
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 In collaboration with ULAB colleagues, Angelos Theocharis organized a screening of the CDST short films created in Bangladesh last year (November 12, 2022) followed by a discussion with 5 speakers (Prof. Dr. Mesbah Kamal, Department of History, Dhaka University/Riaz Uddin Khan, James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University/Moshin Ul Hakim, Special Reporter, Jamuna TV/Rezwan Shahriar Sumit, Filmmaker/Ms. Syeda Sadia Mehjabin, Senior Lecturer, ULAB). The event was well attended (100+ participants) and the discussion featured insightful contributions about delta change vulnerable Indigenous communities in the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ULAB Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Angelos Theocharis delivered a masterclass on Community Digital Storytelling to 15 undergraduate students at ULAB. They created a number of stories about environmental degradation in Dhaka and we discussed how they could turn them into short films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description UNDP-GCRF Workshop to launch the UNDP-GCRF Knowledge Partnership 
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 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invited Andy Large PI and Director Living Deltas Hub to take part in a workshop from 18-20 February 2020 at United Nations Plaza, New York to launch the UNDP-GCRF Knowledge Partnership. To ensure a diversity of perspectives and maximise the networking opportunities, one UK and one DAC based partner Nga Dao (Vietnam) represented the Hub as given the focus of the event UKRI preferred that DAC based partners would be based in Vietnam due to the presence of an UNDP Accelerator Lab in this country.

This workshop formed part of a wider programme designed and co-facilitated by UKRI and UNDP to launch the UNDP-UKRI Knowledge Partnership and refine joint research and innovation programmes that aim to tackle global challenges. Please find attached a concept note, which provides background information for the event.

The three-day workshop brought together impact and innovation experts, researchers, funders and policy makers to share best practice and understanding on how to increase the impact of research and innovation for development. In addition to a high-level discussion on inequality and SDGs, planning sessions on scoping and understanding mechanisms to inform future funding programs took place to identify next steps for improving research for development for the Decade of Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description VINANST-13 
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 VINANST-13 took place in Halong Bay, Vietnam on August 7 - 9, 2019 in close collaboration between VINATOM and Quang Ninh Department of Science and Technology. The event had attendance from domestic and international experts, scientists, senior managers, researchers, especially representatives from International Atomic Energy Agency and its Member States with developed nuclear science and technology. Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) is a collaborating organisation in Living Deltas and are co-organisers of this conference. Prof Duc Anh Trinh a Co-I of Living Deltas presented in the workshop "IAEA Workshop on "Applications of Nuclear and Isotope Techniques for Water and Environment Studies " entitled "Assessing human impacts on the Red River Delta, Vietnam, to enable sustainable hydrological management". This type of event helps increase awareness of the Hub among local stakeholders, and we will continue to encourage CO-Is from DAC Country partners to lead and engage on this type of activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://vinanst.vinatom.gov.vn/public/files/General_Program_of_VINANST-XIII-EN-final.pdf
 
Description VTC10 - Vietnamese News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the launch event in Hanoi Hub Director Andy Large, and Co-Is Hue Le and Duc Anh Trinh (from VNU-CRES and VINATOM respectively) were interviewed by Vietnamese TV station VTC-10. This was shown as 15 minute piece on 29 Jan 2020 on TV and online. The TV audience is not known but the online video has been viewed more than 40,000 times in Vietnam. The piece discusses the aims and objectives of the Hub, as well as the importance of the Red River and Mekong River Deltas to Vietnam. Importantly the piece also discusses the threat of climate change to these regions and the communities the support. This piece has led to additional enquires for information and has been shared widely on social media in addition to through VTC-10 channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://youtu.be/fxq3acr7wGA
 
Description Vietnamese Youth Association (Phan Trung Interview) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Phan Ky Trung from Can Tho University was interviewed by thanhnien.vn, an e-forum of Vietnamese Youth Association, about enhancing community resilience to climate change impacts in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Links to magazine article provided below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thanhnien.vn/chang-trai-duyen-no-voi-dong-bang-song-cuu-long-post1400618.html?fbclid=IwAR2Ua...
 
Description Water Adaptation Community Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cai Ladd was an invited panellist for the Water Adaptation Community Webinar organised by Global Centre on Adaptation reaching around 50 people. New relationships were built and will partner with Living Deltas on future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://gca.org/events/water-adaptation-community-webinar-adaptation-in-deltas-good-practices-and-re...
 
Description Wayfinder: a Resilience Guide for Navigating Toward Sustainable Future 
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 Wayfinder: a Resilience Guide for Navigating Toward Sustainable Future was training workshop held 8-10 October 2019 and organized by IUCN Bangladesh and Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) at Sylhet, Bangladesh and was attended by Prof Manas Sanyal and Prof Souvanic Roy (IIEST). This workshop was organised by DAC Country organisations and attended by people from across Asia. Way­fnder is a resilience guide for navigating toward sustainable futures. The purpose is to develop sufficient collective understanding and insight into complex system dynamics to allow stakeholders at multiple levels to 'learn' their way towards a more sustainable future together. A flyer on this tool is attached for perusal of the others. This is an example of early engagement of the Hub with other regional-level initiatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description When photography commodifies poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rahman, M.F., Falzon, D. and Nadiruzzaman, M. 2021. When photography commodifies poverty. Dhaka Tribune, 13 July
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://archive.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2021/07/13/when-photography-commodifies-poverty
 
Description Workshop on Impact of Natural Hazards, Livelihood Challenges and Adaptation Strategy in Sundarbans (AIT) 
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 A Series of four in person workshops held in India and Bangladesh reaching between 50 -70 people. Attendees included Farmers, Fisher community, Aquaculture Community, Honey Collectors; Self-help Groups- Women, Youth Groups, Administration, Policymakers, NGO, Community based organization, who were better informed of the Hub and it's work. Hub researcher opinions on Natural Hazards and Livelihood challenges were informed and changed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on Pathways to Resilience (AIT/IIEST) 
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 AIT and IIEST in collaboration with Science for Sustainability led a workshop with the delta communities in Bally, Gosaba Block, India Sundabarns in Ocotber 2022. Particpants came from threee areas:
• Sandeshkhali -I Block FGD : Total Participants 45; Male & Female Ratio 55:45
• Gosaba Block FGD : Total Participants 30; Male & Female Ratio 18:12
• Hingalganj Block FGD : Total Participants 35; Male & Female Ratio 20:15
Stakeholders included Local Community (Farming, Fishing, and Forest based livelihood), Local Administrations (Members of Local Administration, Disaster Management Group) and NGO's, Journalist, Conservation Practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoN2ExbZEcg
 
Description Workshop on application of Material Flow Analysis on assessing the nitrogen-use efficiency in the Red River Delta, Vietnam 
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 workshop was hosted by Nuclear Training Center, VINATOM, Vietnam, to bring together international experts to development a data collection network and further model adaptation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on the Organic Rice Production Model and Australian Organic Certification Standards (NASAA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event took place on 5th July at Vinh Loi Cooperative, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang province. it was hosted by the Climate Change Institute and An Giang University and brought together over 50 representatives including Policymakers, NGO's, students, Researchers, Organic Experts, Local government officials and Organic farmers. The purpose was to support farmers in understanding the principles of organic rice farming in the Mekong River region of Vietnam and facilitate farmers transition to organic agriculture practices, including a step-by-step guide to achieving certified organic standards.

URL: https://www.baosoctrang.org.vn/huyen-thanh-tri/hop-tac-xa-nong-nghiep-vinh-loi-phat-huy-vai-tro-to-chuc-san-xuat-lien-ket-tieu-thu-nong-san-58006.html
URL:https://www.asiaorganic.org/tin-tuc/tin-tuc-aoi/99-hoi-thao-chia-se-kinh-nghiem-xay-dung-mo-hinh-lua-huu-co-tai-htx-vinh-loi-huyen-thanh-tri-tinh-soc-trang
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.asiaorganic.org/tin-tuc/tin-tuc-aoi/99-hoi-thao-chia-se-kinh-nghiem-xay-dung-mo-hinh-lua...
 
Description Young people, climate disruption, and adaptation 
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 Matt Baillie-Smith (Northumbria) presented "Peak Youth, Climate Change and the Role of Young People in Seizing their Future" at this event organsied by Makerere University linked to British Academy Youth Futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/files/living_in_the_climate_crisis_5nov2021.pdf
 
Description Youth Participatory Mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Youth Participatory Mapping a blog published on the Living Deltas website written by Matt Baillie Smith, Nguyen Thi Xuan Hue, Laura Beckwith, Oliver Hensengerth and increased awareness of the Hub among stakeholders and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://livingdeltas.org/blog/youth-participatory-mapping
 
Description e3c-LoyolaECON seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Irene Mussio presented her work on risk-risk trade-off at e3c-LoyolaECON seminar (Loyola Behavioral Lab, Department of Economics Loyola University Andalucía); 20 participants, online. https://loyolabehlab.org/activities/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://loyolabehlab.org/activities/
 
Description keynote Atmospheric Science Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Fowler, H.J. 2019. Keynote: Global intensification in observed short-duration rainfall extremes. Atmospheric Science Conference 2019; Weather, Climate and Air Quality, Birmingham, 2nd - 3rd July, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description media interest around storm eunice and sting jets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact during storm eunice - the day of the storm and previous day I was involved in a number of press interviews (TV, radio, newspapers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description presentation to school science club on extreme rainfall and climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 27th Jan 2022 - gave talk and discussion to Corbridge Middle School science club on extreme rainfall and climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description vPICO presentation at the EGU General Assembly 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact vPICO presentation at the EGU General Assembly 2021 27 April 2021 in session ITS2.14/HS12.2 - 'Nature-Based Solutions for Global Environmental Challenges and SDG nexus research': EGU21-2891 The GCRF Living Deltas Hub: using water quality monitoring and lived experiences to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by Lucy R. Roberts et al.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/session/40495