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

Lead Research Organisation: NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Department Name: Science Programme Office

Abstract

Globally, human societies face a burgeoning challenge of achieving sustainable use of natural resources to provide food, fuel, water and amenities for an increasing population under the context of climate change. At its most fundamental, this will require achieving food and water security of supply without threatening the ability of the environment to support future generations. An increasingly urbanized and wealthy population is driving a growing and changing demand for food, water, land and other natural resources and contributing to environmental degradation. These demands combined with climate change, and its associated natural hazards, were critical considerations in the development of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2015). The challenges posed by the SDGs require long term national scale research-based solutions. SUNRISE seeks to improve livelihoods and wellbeing through reduced environmental risk, improved environmental quality and improved reliability of the supply of food, water and other natural resources by providing the evidence and advice needed to improve management of the wider environment. SUNRISE will address local issues and research needs in China, India, Indonesia / Malaysia, Kenya and other countries in sub Saharan Africa and address SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6, 13 and 15. SUNRISE builds on the research themes that formed the basis of the approved NC-ODA Foundation Award with activity currently in progress: (1) developing hydro-climate services for improved water resource management and flood and drought forecasting and preparedness; (2) restoration and remediation of degraded resources and environments to improve people's health and economic security, and; (3) management of land resources to ensure environmental sustainability and economic growth and resilience. These will be developed and delivered in partnership with in-country partners and stakeholders to address their most pressing environmental needs. Hydro-climate services are tools and methods that translate data and knowledge of current and potential future hydrological conditions into information that will inform better water policy, planning, management and decision-making. The science challenge is to adapt CEH's models and understanding to perform at an acceptable level of uncertainty in data sparse regions. In meeting this challenge we will both advance UK research capabilities and provide tools, methodologies and assessments to reduce the impact of extreme events on people and their livelihoods and increase the reliability and resilience of water supplies for people, livestock and businesses on a day to day basis. Restoration and remediation options require research aimed at understanding and quantifying the key factors and processes that cause environmental degradation and upon which mitigation measures rely. This theme will seek to fill a knowledge gap by determining the key factors that affect the rate and stability of recovery as systems are restored, and the resilience of restored systems to future change. In investigating this knowledge gap in real-world situations the findings will advance science knowledge and inform new policy and management approaches needed in India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Kenya but with global relevance. Increasing agricultural productivity sustainably is a clear priority both for food provision and also as a pathway to alleviating poverty, particularly for the 83% of the global agricultural population who rely on smallholder agriculture. Small holder agriculture is often not as productive as it could be: working with local agronomists we will investigate new approaches to achieve ecological intensification, through diversification of smallholder land, water and livestock management to deliver improved productivity, resilience and sustainability.

Publications

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Description SUNRISE made advances towards achievement of the theory of change (TOC) planned output to deliver improved data and models to inform the application of hydrological information in complex decision-making contexts for water resource management and to support 5-20yr policies, plans and investments. Online meetings with CWC-MP, IIFM, NCA, WRD-MP stakeholders to provide progress reports on water resource modelling work and seek their guidance on the development of plausible scenarios of socio-economic change and water management have taken place, this continues to support the sustainable development of the Narmada river basin, with direct social and economic benefits improving water resource management will to basin stakeholders. With better information, water managers and policy makers can plan around changing climate, population and land-use, build resilient systems that can withstand droughts and floods, and protect clean water sources.



Progress was achieved towards TOC output, increased capacity and skills of decision makers, scientists and communities to enhance the use of natural resources and improve wellbeing. SUNRISE (WP1.1) took part in a Virtual User Engagement Initiative with state level water management bodies in India that was convened by the NERC-MoES funded India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC). SUNRISE work on the Soil Moisture - India network was presented as part of our efforts to increase stakeholder engagement outside of direct project partners. https://iukwc.org/water-resource-management-science-%E2%80%93-supporting-one-another. For Kenya, we are developing training material for capacity building to local fisheries scientists to enable them to evaluate their data sets, and to use QGIS a cross-platform desktop geographic information system application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data for management of the fisheries in Lake Victoria.



Further headway was made toward TOC output, targeted, accessible, robust and innovative model outputs, information and decisions-support tools for real world decision making. For our oil palm small holder farmers we have delivered targeted online training of Malaysian staff in UAV monitoring of plantation health this provides robust and easy to use information to manage these resources. SUNRISE has generated new data on ozone sensitivity in legumes relevant to Sub Saharan Africa and India for important crops such as beans and peas, resulting in the development of a factsheets that has been widely distributed and freely available with our previously reported sheets https://icpvegetation.ceh.ac.uk/publications/factsheet

In India, SUNRISE have helped to improve the forecasting of zoonotic diseases, through production and delivery of decision support tools that enable local authorities and policy makers to manage disease spread. This has been in the form of a Phone App which has been designed with DHFWS partners, including the setup of a Shiny server in India and has been completed for piloting in the next KFD (Kyasanur forest disease) season.
Exploitation Route Please see outcomes in previous Sunrise reserch fish entry
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description Note all reporting for this has been added to award NE/R000131/1 please feel happy to contact Tracey Timms-Wilson programme manager on tmt@ceh.ac.uk or 01491692271 SUNRISE, CEH's LTS-ODA programme, comprises three Themes: 1. Developing hydro-climate services for improved water resource management; 2. Restoration and remediation of degraded resources and environments to improve people's health and improve economic security; and 3. Management of land resources to ensure environmental sustainability and economic growth and resilience. Theme 1 achievements include the establishment of a real-time soil moisture monitoring network in India, which with help improve agriculture and water management and the predictability of floods and droughts. We have also been actively supporting the implementation of the wider WMO-led Hydrological Status and Outlooks System (HydroSOS), which will build the capacity of national meteorological/hydrological services to understand current and near-future hydrological conditions and react in a timely manner to avoid losses of lives and livelihoods. We have also helped to establish a new centre of excellence for water resources modelling in India, improving capacity of local water managers to make decisions on the allocation of water within basins. Within Theme 2, we have improved urban air quality instrumentation and data collection in Delhi and other parts of South Asia, which has contributed to inform policy makers across the region. Also in India, in collaboration with local community groups, we have produced and delivered guidance on practical, low-cost methods to better treat wastewater, limit pollutants and promote recovery of lakes or ponds. In Kenya, we have helped fisheries scientists to evaluate their data sets, bolstering their monitoring, data management and analytical skills to affect better management of the fisheries in Lake Victoria. In Malaysia, we have built a soil and plant monitoring scheme to improve oil palm plant health and sustainable production and, in Indonesia, we have been helping to improve coffee-pine agroforestry management and teaching small holders how to measure and report the state of their crops. In Theme 3, we have been helping to improve tree species productivity in East Africa by giving guidance to small holders on which species to plant where, work that has helped to increase productivity and improve crop yields. We have also generated new data on ozone sensitivity in Africa and East Africa for important cereal crops, resulting in the development of a number of factsheets and an app that has been widely distributed. In India, we have helped to improve the forecasting of zoonotic diseases, producing decision support tools that enable local authorities and policy makers to manage disease spread. Activities offering the greatest potential for delivering impact have been prioritised in the final year of the programme. Working with local partners, we will increase the reach of our impactsby further enhancing local capacity for sustainable management decisions. The programme was started with a successful kick off meeting in June 2017 where theme leaders and Work package (WP) leaders gave presentations to each other this allowed the group to understand the programme and how it comes together as a cohesive programme. The programme board have meet quarterly to discuss budgets and progress against deliverables. During the first year there has been much activity around collecting and analysing data and developing models. Many workshops have taken place with partners to establish how data will be used in models or how field experiments will be established. A number of MOU's have been set up between CEH and our international partners. As part of the National and public good work package CEH has provided input to the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme and the WMO Hydrology & Water Resources Programme and been contributing to the delivery of the WMO Commission for Hydrology Work Programme for 2016-2020 as Member of Commission for Hydrology Advisory Working Group. The real time soil monitoring under hydroclimate services has developed a live COMOS-India web site displaying data as it is generated. New loggers are now in place at Madahalli and Singanalur and are generating data streams. We are continuing to build on this fantastic capacity and are training the Indian site hosts to manage the sites, data and models to allow independence. Under the theme of Hydroclimate services, large scale simulation of macro nutrients (India) seasonal groundwater level measurements have been collated for the Cauvery catchment, and spatially interpolated to derive a 5 km-grid map as well as collation of data on total borehole irrigation yield. As well as locations and storage of six major reservoirs have been sourced and for input to the LTLS-India model the terrestrial model (N14CP)has been adapted so that solutes are retained in the soil during dry periods. A new model has been formulated to estimate waste inputs into rivers on the basis of human population. Under the theme of restoration and remediation, a validated atmospheric chemistry and transport model (CTM) is a key tool required to assess the impact of rural emission on urban air quality and to quantify the efficacy of emission reduction measures. Historically, CEH's focus on CTM modelling has been on the UK and Europe. As a key SUNRISE activity in 2017, a global version of the CTM operated by CEH (EMEP4UK) has been set up. First model results confirm, that in Africa ammonia problems are largest in the Lake Victoria area (as well as the Nile delta) and confirms the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) to be the global hotspot of ammonia, consistent with Earth Observation products. In partnership with Brawijaya University, (Indonesia) we have identified 8 locations for field sites have been identified. Training delivered on using microclimatic sensors. Gas Chromatograph commissioned at the University for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. Process based model (WaNulCAS) has been selected for simulations of biogeochemical processes and yield. Workshops and planning have been undertaken to identify the main challenges and issues associated with the oil palm industry has been produced. In the managing land for environmental sustainability theme the Resilience to livestock pathogens WP has collated district level epidemiological data on four focal diseases, this data has been collated at NIVEDI along with the metrics of the recording effort. Further district level environmental drivers of disease patterns were downloaded and processed at CEH and are being linked to the disease data set. Preliminary multivariate analysis of relationships between climate, land use and livestock to inform the district level space time methods. Problem-framing workshop with state and district level disease managers and potential beneficiaries of forecasting tools. SUNRISE made advances towards achievement of the theory of change (TOC) planned output to deliver improved data and models to inform the application of hydrological information in complex decision-making contexts for water resource management and to support 5-20yr policies, plans and investments. Online meetings with CWC-MP, IIFM, NCA, WRD-MP stakeholders to provide progress reports on water resource modelling work and seek their guidance on the development of plausible scenarios of socio-economic change and water management have taken place, this continues to support the sustainable development of the Narmada river basin, with direct social and economic benefits improving water resource management will to basin stakeholders. With better information, water managers and policy makers can plan around changing climate, population and land-use, build resilient systems that can withstand droughts and floods, and protect clean water sources. Progress was achieved towards TOC output, increased capacity and skills of decision makers, scientists and communities to enhance the use of natural resources and improve wellbeing. SUNRISE (WP1.1) took part in a Virtual User Engagement Initiative with state level water management bodies in India that was convened by the NERC-MoES funded India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC). SUNRISE work on the Soil Moisture - India network was presented as part of our efforts to increase stakeholder engagement outside of direct project partners. https://iukwc.org/water-resource-management-science-%E2%80%93-supporting-one-another. For Kenya, we are developing training material for capacity building to local fisheries scientists to enable them to evaluate their data sets, and to use QGIS a cross-platform desktop geographic information system application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data for management of the fisheries in Lake Victoria. Further headway was made toward TOC output, targeted, accessible, robust and innovative model outputs, information and decisions-support tools for real world decision making. For our oil palm small holder farmers we have delivered targeted online training of Malaysian staff in UAV monitoring of plantation health this provides robust and easy to use information to manage these resources. SUNRISE has generated new data on ozone sensitivity in legumes relevant to Sub Saharan Africa and India for important crops such as beans and peas, resulting in the development of a factsheets that has been widely distributed and freely available with our previously reported sheets https://icpvegetation.ceh.ac.uk/publications/factsheet In India, SUNRISE have helped to improve the forecasting of zoonotic diseases, through production and delivery of decision support tools that enable local authorities and policy makers to manage disease spread. This has been in the form of a Phone App which has been designed with DHFWS partners, including the setup of a Shiny server in India and has been completed for piloting in the next KFD (Kyasanur forest disease) season. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the early part of 2020 there have been global travel restrictions. We as a programme identified in early February 2020 that the inability to travel to our partner countries could affect our ability to deliver training, workshops, engagement activities and networking events. We have revised our risk assessments and scenario planning to overcome these restrictions throughout the year as the pandemic continued to affect all aspects of life. We have now come to the opinion that the Covid-19 situation will continue throughout the remainder of the programme and have therefore instructed all work packages to continue on the assumption that there will be no international travel possible between now and the end of the programme in Sept 2021. Planned activities and outputs have been reviewed and adjusted such that as many of the original outcomes can be achieved by us working remotely. This means more of the outputs will be delivered through virtual meetings online training webinars and workshops in collaboration with our in country partners.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Intergovernmental adoption of HydroSOS as a global initiative
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/hydrosos-supports-adaptation-changing-water-cycle
 
Description An interactive, web-based lake zonation tool for supporting the sustainable development of cage fish farming in Lake Victoria, Kenya
Amount £142,000 (GBP)
Funding ID GCRF-SA-2020-CEH 
Organisation Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute 
Sector Public
Country Kenya
Start 06/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description BBSRC-NERC GCRF Research Translation Call Sustainable Enhancement Of Agriculture And Aquaculture Production: Ecological management to benefit ecosystem services and sustainable production in smallholder oil palm systems in Malaysia and Indonesia
Amount £249,935 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/T012366/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 01/2022
 
Description Ecological management to benefit ecosystem services and sustainable production in smallholder oil palm systems in Malaysia and Indonesia
Amount £252,697 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/T012366/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 01/2022
 
Description Provision of Good Practice Guidance Reporting on Strategic Objective 3
Amount € 70,000 (EUR)
Funding ID RFP CCD 2020-013 
Organisation United Nations (UN) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description ROBIN: Reference Observatory of Basins for INternational hydrological climate change detection.
Amount £101,133 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/W004038/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 07/2023
 
Title HydroSOS Demonstrator Web Service v2 
Description The HydroSOS demonstrator web service underwent significant revisions and improvements. Additional datasets were added, and the website was given a splash screen to enable users to choose their region of interest as well as to choose a "simple view". Graphics were improved. Most importantly, the back end code was improved to speed up the service. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The portal has been shared worldwide with various partners to facilitate discussions on the future of the HydroSOS concept. 
URL https://eip.ceh.ac.uk/hydrology/HydroSOS/
 
Title WP1.5_O_6 GWAVA Model GUI enhanced 
Description GWAVA (Global Water AVailability Assessment) is a gridded, semi-distributed hydrological model developed to assess water resources at the regional to global scale. GWAVA estimates spatial water scarcity by comparing runoff with sectoral water demands, such as those from domestic, agricultural, industrial and environmental. Hence, GWAVA not only quantifies the impact of natural features such as lakes and wetlands on the hydrological regime, but also includes anthropogenic influences including reservoirs, river abstractions and inter/intra basin transfers. GWAVA is able to provide users with information to make better informed water resource allocation decisions. The model outputs enable evaluation of the variability and complexity of the water resources situation at the level of the grid cell, both for the current time period and for future scenarios, including that of changes in climate, socio-economic development and water resource management. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact GWAVA was developed as a research tool and, previously, use of GWAVA by hydrologists outside UKCEH was limited by the unfriendly interface. The new GUI (Graphical User Interface), supported by a comprehensive technical manual, facilitates application of the model by hydrologists in other organisations. In turn, this will increase GWAVA's use in assessment and sustainable management of water resources. 
 
Title WP4.2_A1 Development of an offline filter analysis system by aerosol mass spectrometry 
Description A sampling system has been developed to use Aerosol Mass Spectrometry, normally operated for near real-time online analysis, in the laboratory to analyse aerosol filter samples taken at a range of field sites without the need to ship / deploy the instrument at those locations. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Analysis of aerosol chemical composition is vital to provide a source apportionment of PM2.5. This in return is a prerequisite to identifying the most cost effective emission control measures to reduce PM2.5 concentrations. Aerosol mass spectrometry is a powerful technique in this regard, but instruments are expensive and can only be operated at a few sites around the world. By contrast, it is fairly straight-forward and cost effective to take filter samples. This laboratory analysis method will allow such filters to be analysed centrally, thus providing the potential for source apportionment at a much larger number of sites. 
 
Title WP4.2_O7 Expansion of ammonia measurement expertise at NPL-India 
Description We have trained staff at NPL-India in Delhi in conducting ammonia measurements with low cost ALPHA and DELTA sampling technologies and helped them set up a 5-site measurement network across the Indo-Gangetic Plain 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The new network will improve the understanding of levels and controls of ammonia and a range of pollutants. This will form the basis in assessing to what extent agricultural ammonia emission control could contribute to reducing the PM2.5 levels in urban areas. 
 
Title High Resolution Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer measurements made at the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) site during the DelhiFlux field campaigns 
Description Dataset of PM1 aerosol chemical composition measured by aerosol mass spectrometer during three seasons (pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon) in 2018 at the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women site in Old Delhi, including the results of organic factor analysis by positive matrix factorisation 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data have supported a paper (https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10133-2021) which has quantified the contribution of different sources to PM1 in Delhi across different seasons for the first time using high resolution mass spectrometry. In particular, it has been able to separate the contributions from waste combustion and agricultural residue combustion and identified new marker compounds for these combustion products. 
URL https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5631c55a2caa4cd2bcdf1bf75365bcc8
 
Title Modelled annual average percentage yield loss due to ozone damage for four global staple crops, 2010-2012 version 2 
Description Modelled average percentage yield loss due to ground-level ozone pollution (per 1 degree by 1 degree grid cell) are presented for the crops maize (Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa), soybean (Glycine max) and wheat (Triticum aestivum) for the period 2010-2012. Data are on a global scale, based on the distribution of production for each crop, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ) crop production data for the year 2000. Modelled ozone data (2010-2012) needed for yield loss calculations were derived from the EMEP MSC-W (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Meteorological Synthesising Centre-West) chemical transport model (version 4.16). Mapping the global crop yield losses due to ozone highlights the impact of ozone on crops and allows areas at high risk of ozone damage to be identified, which is one of the first steps towards mitigation of the problem. The yield loss calculations were done as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project (NEC06476) and National Capability Project NC-Air quality impacts on food security, ecosystems and health (NEC05574). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/2a932995-f040-4724-ad21-3e92ae8a2540
 
Title Modelled annual average production loss due to ozone damage for four global staple crops 2010-2012 
Description Modelled annual average production loss (thousand tonnes per 1 degree by 1 degree grid cell) due to ground-level ozone pollution is presented for the crops maize (Zea mays), rice (Oryza sativa), soybean (Glycine max) and wheat (Triticum aestivum), for the period 2010-2012. Data are on a global scale, based on the distribution of production for each crop, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ) crop production data for the year 2000. Modelled ozone data (2010-2012) needed for production loss calculations were derived from the EMEP MSC-W (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, Meteorological Synthesising Centre-West) chemical transport model (version 4.16). Mapping the global crop production losses due to ozone highlights the impact of ozone on crops and allows areas at high risk of ozone damage to be identified, which is a step towards mitigation of the problem. The production loss calculations were done as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project (NEC06476) and National Capability Project NC-Air quality impacts on food security, ecosystems and health (NEC05574). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/0aa7911a-ab5f-4b08-a225-28b1e8344d01
 
Title Nitrous oxide and methane fluxes from different riparian restoration treatments in oil palm plantations in Riau, Indonesia 2019-2021 
Description This dataset contains terrestrial fluxes of nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and ecosystem respiration (carbon dioxide (CO2)) calculated from static chamber measurements in riparian buffers of oil palm plantations on mineral soil, in Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia. Measurements were made monthly, from January 2019 until September 2021, with a break from April 2019 to October 2019 to allow for felling and replanting, and another break from January 2021 to June 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. To help to reduce the environmental impact of oil palm plantations, riparian buffers are now required by regulations in many Southeast Asian countries. The experiments were conducted to investigate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from the riparian buffers. Research was funded through NERC grant NE/R000131/1 Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Human Health and Support Economic Development (SUNRISE) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/f587847a-7505-4fd8-99db-b99cc0285f9f
 
Title Radar derived seasonal surface water maps for three Indian districts (Shivamogga, Sindhudurg, Wayanad), 2017-2018 
Description Data provided are monthly surface water layers extracted from Sentinel1A SAR data for 3 districts in India (Shivamogga, Sindhudurg, Wayanad) for the year 2017 and 2018. Surface water body layers were mapped using an average monthly threshold value extracted from the image backscatter histogram. The average threshold value excluded the monsoon months due to the difference in water and not water area. The threshold value was slightly lesser than the mean threshold value. The end product was validated using field data which resulted in user and producer accuracies. Monthly surface water body layers were not produced for a few months due to the non-availability of Sentinel 1 data. The work was supported by MRC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC and NERC [grant number MR/P024335/1] and NERC - SUNRISE project [grant number NE/R000131/1] 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None known as of yet. 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/3c23fea1-5b27-4b01-b9ef-fc13346cfedc
 
Title Simulated streamflow, demands and aquifer levels in the Narmada Basin, India, 1970-2099 using the Global Water Availability Assessment Model (GWAVA) 
Description The data resource contains daily time-series of simulated streamflow, ground water levels and estimated demands, from humans, livestock and irrigation across the Narmada Basin, India. The data were generated using the Global Water Availability Assessment (GWAVA) Model 5. For the Upper Narmada, a baseline of 1970-2013 is presented along with a future time slice of 2028- 2060. For the whole Narmada, a baseline of 1981-2013 and future period of 2021-2099 is included. The data were produced to help predict how climate and land use change in the region would impact on future water security. The research was funded by NERC research grant NE/R000131/1 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data contribute knowledge to create an enabling environment for future change and achievement of SDG6. These specific data - available to Indian stakeholders via the EIDC - were produced to help predict how climate and land use change in the Narmada river basin could impact on future water security, to inform their water planning, development and management decisions. 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/9fc7ab01-c622-46f1-a904-0bcd54073da3
 
Title Sweet potato leaf stomatal conductance, leaf chlorophyll content, and tuber yield after exposure to three ozone concentrations in heated glasshouses, UK, 2019-2021 
Description The data comprises physiological and yield measurements from an ozone (O3) exposure experiment, during which three varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) were exposed to Low, Medium and High O3 treatments using heated dome shaped glasshouses (solardomes). The Erato orange variety was exposed to the three treatments from June to October 2019 and the Murasaki variety from June to October 2021. The Beauregard variety was grown on two occasions, with treatments from August to October 2020, and June to October 2021. Measurements were taken of leaf stomatal conductance, leaf chlorophyll content index as well as the harvest (fresh) weight of tubers. All measurements were made by the corresponding author. The experiments were carried out in the UKCEH Bangor Air Pollution Facility. This work was carried out as part of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Long-Term Science Official Development Assistance 'SUNRISE' project, NEC06476. Stomatal conductance was found to be significantly reduced in the elevated ozone treatments. Yield for the Erato orange and Murasaki varieties was reduced by ~40% and ~50% (Medium and High, respectively, vs Low) whereas Beauregard yield (2021) was reduced by 58% in both (the tubers for the Beauregard plants grown in 2020 were not fully formed). Sweet potato is a staple food crop grown in locations deemed to be at risk from O3 pollution (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa), and this dataset adds much needed stomatal conductance and yield data of sweet potato grown under different O3 exposure conditions. This can be used to improve model predictions of O3 impacts on sweet potato, along with associated risk assessments. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In progress 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/66e73c38-5b85-44a1-818a-52189bdcffda
 
Title WP3.1_O1 Phenotypic trait data for Moringa oleifera Lam. from Kenya 2020 
Description This dataset is the first phenological trait data for Moringa oleifera and M. stenopetala trees from provenances collected in Kenya and planted at Ramogi. Trees were measured and scored for survival, height, diameter at breast height, fruiting and damage by three field surveyors. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Identification of genetic variation in potentially useful traits in an important tree crop species. 
URL https://doi.org/10.5285/668f9f95-f367-4600-b93a-ffc24b67ce7f
 
Title Yield and physiology data of four African crops exposed to varying ozone concentrations, grown in solardomes, UK, 2017 
Description Data are presented from an ozone exposure experiment performed on five African crops. The crops (Beans, cowpea, finger millet, pearl millet and wheat) were exposed to three different levels of ozone in the UK CEH Bangor solardomes. Wheat was grown at UK ambient temperature, whereas the solardomes were heated for the other crops to better mimic tropical conditions. The experiment ran from May 2017 to September 2017. The crop plants were grown from seed in pots in solardomes. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the impact of ozone exposure on the crop yield and plant health. The dataset comprises of manually collected data on plant physiology, biomass and yield. In addition the automatically logged data of ozone concentration and meteorological variables in the solardomes are presented. Plant physiology data is stomatal conductance of individual leaves, measured on an ad-hoc basis. The dataset includes the associated data measured by the equipment (relative humidity, leaf temperature, photosynthetically active radiation). Soil moisture of the pots was always measured at the same time, and chlorophyll content of the measured leaf was usually, but not always, determined at the same time. Yield was determined for each plant, in addition to yield-related metrics including mass per bean and 100 grain weight. For finger millet and pearl millet yield is expressed as weight of seed heads and number of seed heads, rather than explicitly as seed weight. The ozone and meteorological dataset is complete, but with some gap-filling for short periods when the computer was not logging data. The work was carried out as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project (NE/R000131/1). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In progress 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/f38beff1-993f-4785-8a97-1de21e3e19c0
 
Title Yield and physiology data of four African crops exposed to varying ozone concentrations, grown in solardomes, UK, 2018 
Description Data are presented from an ozone exposure experiment performed on four African crops. The crops (Beans, Cowpeas, Amaranth and Sorghum) were exposed to three different levels of ozone and two heat treatments in the UK CEH Bangor solardomes. The experiment ran from May 2018 to September 2018. The crop plants were grown from seed, in pots in solardomes. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the impact of ozone exposure on the crop yield and plant health. The dataset comprises of manually collected data on plant physiology, biomass and yield. In addition the automatically logged data of ozone concentration and meteorological variables in the solardomes are presented. Plant physiology data is stomatal conductance of individual leaves, measured on an ad-hoc basis. The dataset includes the associated data measured by the equipment (relative humidity, leaf temperature, photosynthetically active radiation - a small number of photosynthetically active radiation measurements are missing due to faulty readings). Soil moisture of the pots was always measured at the same time, and chlorophyll content of the measured leaf was usually, but not always, determined at the same time. Yield of beans and cowpeas was determined for each plant. For Amaranth, only the seed head weight was determined. Sorghum did not reach yield, therefore, total biomass at harvest is given as an alternative. Total biomass was not determined for those plants of other crop types that did reach yield. The ozone and meteorological dataset is complete, but with some gap-filling for short periods when the computer was not logging data The work was carried out as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project (NE/R000131/1). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In progress 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/f7da626c-f39c-474f-b2e7-8638ab26d166
 
Title Yield and physiology data of two African crops exposed to varying ozone concentrations, grown in solardomes, UK, 2019 
Description Data are presented from an ozone exposure experiment performed on two African crops. The crops (beans and sweet potato) were exposed to three different levels of ozone in the heated UK CEH Bangor solardomes. The experiment ran from June 2019 to October 2019. The crop plants were grown from seed (beans) or plug plants (sweet potato), in pots in solardomes. The aim of the experiment was to investigate the impact of ozone exposure on the crop yield and plant health. The dataset comprises of manually collected data on plant physiology, biomass and yield. In addition the automatically logged data of ozone concentration and meteorological variables in the solardomes are presented. Plant physiology data is stomatal conductance of individual leaves, measured on an ad-hoc basis. The dataset includes the associated data measured by the equipment (relative humidity, leaf temperature, photosynthetically active radiation). Soil moisture of the pots was always measured at the same time, and chlorophyll content of the measured leaf was usually, but not always, determined at the same time. Yield of beans and sweet potato was determined for each plant. The ozone and meteorological dataset is complete, but with some gap-filling for short periods when the computer was not logging data The work was carried out as part of the NERC funded SUNRISE project (NEC06476). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact in progress 
URL https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/48456cbf-4873-4a2b-9625-ad22a207c462
 
Description Argentina National Institute of Water (INA) 
Organisation Government of Argentina
Department National Institute of Water
Country Argentina 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UKCEH worked with members of INA to improve their hydrological data API to allow ingestion of data into the HydroSOS demonstrator website.
Collaborator Contribution INA worked with UKCEH to improve their hydrological data API to allow ingestion of data into the HydroSOS demonstrator website.
Impact https://eip.ceh.ac.uk/hydrology/HydroSOS/
Start Year 2020
 
Description WMO Hydrology 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UKCEH provide UK input and representation to the WMO in relation to the Organization's hydrological activities. Supporting improvements in the efficacy of these UN programmes through involvement in their Governance and play a leading role in the development of new high impact WMO global initiatives (such as the Global Hydrometry Support Facility and Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System). Specific activities include acting as members of the Hydrological Coordination Panel, supporting UK Permanent Representative for WMO (UK Met Office) and playing a leading role in regional WMO within Europe. Leading UK involvement in the management and delivery of these high level UN programmes is helping to improve their functioning and delivery, raising the impact of scientific contributions by both others in the UK and researchers in other countries. In addition, UKCEH's leadership in these areas increases the impact of UK financial contributions to WMO, providing better value for tax payers.
Collaborator Contribution The Met Office leads the UK's engagement with the WMO, providing global leadership in key areas.
Impact Improved projects, guidelines, training and multi-lateral support for operational agencies delivering hydrological services around the world.
Start Year 2020
 
Description WMO Hydrology 
Organisation World Meteorological Organization
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution UKCEH provide UK input and representation to the WMO in relation to the Organization's hydrological activities. Supporting improvements in the efficacy of these UN programmes through involvement in their Governance and play a leading role in the development of new high impact WMO global initiatives (such as the Global Hydrometry Support Facility and Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System). Specific activities include acting as members of the Hydrological Coordination Panel, supporting UK Permanent Representative for WMO (UK Met Office) and playing a leading role in regional WMO within Europe. Leading UK involvement in the management and delivery of these high level UN programmes is helping to improve their functioning and delivery, raising the impact of scientific contributions by both others in the UK and researchers in other countries. In addition, UKCEH's leadership in these areas increases the impact of UK financial contributions to WMO, providing better value for tax payers.
Collaborator Contribution The Met Office leads the UK's engagement with the WMO, providing global leadership in key areas.
Impact Improved projects, guidelines, training and multi-lateral support for operational agencies delivering hydrological services around the world.
Start Year 2020
 
Title GWAVA - Narmada 
Description Macro-scale hydrological model capable of assessing effects of artificial influences (abstractions, discharges and impoundments) on water availability in large river basins. This version was developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India, for application in the Upper Narmada Basin. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Enables various water supply availability and demand scenarios to be played out, to enable improved water management by basin authorities. 
 
Title India drought declaration Explorer 
Description Interactive applications (apps) are powerful vehicles for the assessment of drought management and mitigation approaches. They have the flexibility to cater for the full range of combinations of drought indicators that need to be assessed; they can cope with the assimilation of a range of relevant datasets for validation; and they provide an intuitive interface for users to swiftly and clearly ask their own questions and interpret the output. The 'Manual for Drought Management: Drought Declarations Explorer' , an interactive app, was developed to validate the droughts identified and characterised using the procedure set out in the 'Manual for Drought Management 2016', and to help better understand how subjective decisions in the process can lead to sensitivities in drought declarations. The demonstrator App can reconstruct drought declarations over a period of time where data are available, following the processes described in the Manual, as well as advice on best practice from implementers of the Manual. For the case study, the reconstructions were made for the period between 2006 and 2015 for 34 districts in Maharashtra State, for which data were available. Within the App, users select which impact indicator categories and impact indicators to use in the reconstruction of drought events,which are then visualised as maps or time series for each district. This enables users to explore the impacts of changing drought indices on a spatial and temporal scale, respectively. The App could be extended nationally, dependent on data availability. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Demonstration of potential for using interactive tools to aid drought declarations in India, specifically the implementation of the Manual for Drought Management. 
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2021-11/sustainable-water-guide-chap4-drought-management.p...
 
Description Birmingham Institute for Global Innovation Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the University of Birmingham's Institute for Global Innovation on the topic of "Innovation in Operational Water Monitoring".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/global-goals/igi/index.aspx
 
Description COP26 HydroSOS Side Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Side event on the WMO Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) initiative as part of the Water Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK on 10 November 2021. The event entitled, "Living with climate change; how systemizing predictions of water conditions helps us adapt to a changing climate" included an introductory presentation (by Harry Dixon, UKCEH) and panel session with experts from around the world (Chaired by Alan Jenkins, UKCEH). Attendance was both in person in Glasgow and virtually via a web-cast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.water-climate-coalition.org/cop26event/living-with-climate-change-how-systemizing-predic...
 
Description COP26 HydroSOS Side Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Side event on the WMO Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) initiative as part of the Science Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK on 3rd November 2021. The event entitled, "Living with climate change; how systemizing predictions of water conditions helps us adapt to a changing climate" included an introductory presentation (by Harry Dixon, UKCEH) and panel session with experts from around the world (Chaired by Alan Jenkins, UKCEH). Attendance was both in person in Glasgow and virtually via a web-cast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.water-climate-coalition.org/cop26event/living-with-climate-change-how-systemizing-predic...
 
Description Invited panel member for Extinction Rebellion "Ask a Scientist Live" Webinar event: "Does our destruction of the natural world increase the spread of disease?" 
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 Panel discussion of drivers of increasing emergence of zoonotic diseases and need for inter-disciplinary approaches and meaningful community engagement through projects like MonkeyFeverRisk. This resulted in a linked article in The Ecologist Magazine highlighting the impacts of global food chains on zoonotic disease emergence https://theecologist.org/2020/may/19/ask-scientist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc-T0_ynQ8o
 
Description Keynote lecture at UK-China International Particle Technology Forum VIII: The use of urban micrometeorological flux measurements for the quantification of local emissions and the study of aerosol dynamics 
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 Keynote lecture at UK-China International Particle Technology Forum VIII (vitual meeting) attended by 20+ participants mainly from China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with WASCAL - West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use - Executive Director and Director of Research, 12 June 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation of SUNRISE activity in Africa, with view to fostering collaboration with WASCAL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description One Health, data and models for zoonotic disease management interactive workshops 
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 Delivering interactive hands-on workshops to allow attendees to gain practical experience of modelling geographical and temporal data for zoonotic diseases to answer different questions relevant to management. Sharing experiences and developing ideas for how models and data for zoonotic diseases could better inform disease management and policy
https://ukceh.learnworlds.com/author/course?courseid=zoonotic-diseases. The participants have been in touch with the trainers for further help and collaboration on their data analysis and funding proposals related to zoonotic disease modelling and climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/training-course-one-health-data-and-models-zoonotic-disea...
 
Description One Health, data and models for zoonotic disease management presentatios and discussions 
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 Series of presentation and interactive sessions delivered by the project team and partners to develop key skills in describing the One Health concept and understand how to apply it to management or research on zoonotic diseases in India. Supporting attendees to be able to summarise the many advantages of a closer cooperation between human health, animal health and environment sectors for zoonotic disease management and then to identify key challenges and opportunities in putting One Health into operation within their organisations. Introduction to uses of models to inform zoonotic disease management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/training-course-one-health-data-and-models-zoonotic-disea...
 
Description Online course launched on 'Ozone and tropical Agriculture' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact the course is to raise awareness of the ozone pollution problem for tropical agriculture, and to promote working towards possible solutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ceh.ac.uk/training/ozone-and-tropical-agriculture
 
Description Panel participation in WASAG webinar "Pandemics/Epidemics, Drought and Agriculture: Building back better", 10 July 2020, by Dr Purse and Dr Asaaga 
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 webinar was organised by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) hosted by the FAO Land and Water Division and was entitled "Pandemics/Epidemics, Drought and Agriculture: Building back better". This webinar will discussed the pathways through which drought vulnerable groups have been hit by COVID-19 and left behind during the lockdown and the options and policy recommendations for an inclusive green recovery. It discussed ways to identify and mitigate the unintended economic and health consequences of the COVID-19 response and how to include drought vulnerable groups in COVID-19 decision-making and management by ensuring targeted messaging reaches all drought vulnerable groups. Dr Purse discussed links between drought and infectious diseases and how health information systems and decision support tools can link climate events to health outcomes. Dr Asaaga discussed One Health and participatory approaches to understanding vulnerability of communities to drought. Key outcomes are a policy brief and paper (in 2021) and new partnerships developed among researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.fao.org/land-water/news-archive/news-detail/en/c/1295477/
 
Description Presentation by Dr Purse at the World One Health Congress, November 2020: "Predicting and preparing for zoonotic disease risks through co-production of spatial models" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation "Predicting and preparing for zoonotic disease risks through co-production of spatial models" was part of a session on the ecological and environmental drivers of zoonotic disease risks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://worldonehealthcongress.org/mega-programme?view=list
 
Description Presentation of a seminar at Malawi University of Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation given on impacts of ozone on tropical agriculture and ecosystems, to raise awareness and initiate discussions of the problem, implications and possible solutions. Some students indicated that they would like to study this further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presenting final Decision Support tool to state and district health officials through virtual meeting, November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The functionality of the Decision Support Tool was presented to the State and District level officials of the Department for Health and Family Welfare Services and support was gained to transfer the tool to Indian Government Servers and roll out to end-users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at the Indian International Science Festival on the KFD Decision Support Tool by Dr Darshan Naryanaswamy, December 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Darshan presented the decision support tool and risk maps for KFD and explained how the tool was being operationalised to inform KFD management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK-Finland Sustainability Knowledge Exchange,19-21 October 2020 
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 workshop covered wide range of issues, challenged and solutions suggestions related to sustainability, natural resources and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The workshop was targeted to sustainability researchers and experts and aimed to build bilateral relationships on shared sustainability challenges. Outcomes of SUNRISE presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/UKFinland_Sustainability_Knowledge_Exchange_7858
 
Description WMO Hydrological Coordination Panel 
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 The Hydrological Coordination Panel is the WMO think tank on hydrology. It supports and advises on an integrated delivery of WMO water-related activities and undertakes preparatory work for the WMO Hydrological Assembly, in relation to current and emerging scientific and technical water-related global challenges. The Panel integrates the hydrological work of WMO into the wider global water agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
URL https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/hydrology-and-water-resources/hydrological-coordination-pan...
 
Description WP1.2 OC_04. Presentation to Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff: Early Warning Systems for Hydrological Extremes: Strengthening Drought Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jamie Hannaford presented to ADB regional staff in Manila and elsewhere in the region. He showcased how droughts are among the deadliest and costliest disasters, and are projected to be become more frequent and severe in many parts of the world. He highlighted the pressing need to strengthen drought resilience globally, and how a key pillar of this is drought monitoring and early warning, which enables droughts to be identified and their impacts planned for, such that appropriate mitigation responses can be taken.
While many such systems exist, at national to continental scales, they are often fragmentary and disconnected from impacts 'on the ground'. This presentation featured a range of case studies to illustrate the challenges in delivering timely, accurate, and relevant drought information to diverse audiences. Some of the solutions being developed were also discussed. The presentation, which gathered 46 participants, also covered initiatives to improve drought risk estimation and early warning worldwide, and at regional to national scales in countries such as China, India (referring to UKCEH's SUNRISE programme WP1.2 'drought risk estimation' outputs) and Thailand (Referring to outcomes from the STAR project). A common theme in this work is the development of improved tools that bridge the gap between early warning indicators and impacts on society and the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.2. O2.2. India-UK Water Centre webinar 'Developing an Interactive Web-Application to Aid Drought Decision-Making in Maharashtra State, India' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar introducing a new web-application designed to demonstrate to water managers the impact of their decision-making within the Manual for Drought Management framework, applied to a case study of Maharashtra state in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6g6i9dM4b8
 
Description WP1.2. O3.2 Presentation at training course for recent graduate engineers: 'Design flood estimation practices in UK and India' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online guest presentation at short-term training course on 'Design Flood Estimation for Gauged and Ungauged Catchments' for practising water engineers organised by IIT Roorkee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.3 A_1.2 HydroSOS: Webinar on soil moisture remote sensing 
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 A webinar was organised on the topic of soil moisture remote sensing. A presentation was given by Mariette Vreugdenhil from Vienna University of Technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.3 A_1.3 EGU 2020 presentation - HydroSOS: a pilot global Hydrological Status and Outlook System integrating national to global scale hydrological services for increased resilience to hydro-climatic risks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the HydroSOS concept at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in May 2020. This presentation was given under the "Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards: challenges and innovation" session. The presentation was conducted online with more than 100 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/EGU2020-7554.html
 
Description WP1.3 A_3.3 HydroSOS: Webinar on TAMSAT - Pilot Early Warning Advisories for agricultural and hydrological drought in Africa 
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 An online webinar was held to present and discuss TAMSAT - a pilot early warning advisory service for agricultural and hydrological drought in Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.3 A_3.8 3rd DWAT Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Ministry of Environment of Republic of Korea has been working closely with the World Meteorological Organization to enhance water resources assessment and management capacities at the global level. For this purpose, the Republic of Korea developed DWAT, Dynamic Water Resources Assessment Tool (DWAT), designed to help water resource managers and policy specialists identify current and future water management challenges, and compare those with current and past water resources availability.

DWAT helps improve understanding of the impacts of past and present water management practices on water resources, as well as the interactions between climate, water and landscape. The tool can be used to assess water resources at the operational level in all 192 WMO Member countries.

A DWAT training event was performed with experts across several WMO regions, where they were able to apply the tool in a basin of importance to their country. A 3rd DWAT Workshop was held on 9-10 June 2021 to share the results of their assessments, understand how the tool can be applied under different basin characteristics and showcase functionalities of DWAT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/hydrology-and-water-resources/3rd-dwat-workshop
 
Description WP1.5_A_d1 Water Resource Modelling Training in India (conducted online) 
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 A GWAVA (Global Water AVailability Assessment) Model training course, delayed from March 2020 because of covid-19 travel restrictions, took place by Zoom 22-26 February 2021. Local arrangement for the event were made by WP1.5 delivery partner NIH (National Institute of Hydrology). The 21 enrolled trainees were early career researchers and engineers from a range of water-related organisations: Water Resources Department Madhya Pradesh, Banaras Hindu University, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Central Water Commission - Narmada Basin Organisation, Narmada Control Authority, and NIH itself. The course covered the principles of hydrological modelling, along with practical sessions on the application of the GWAVA model. Participants were guided through the process of setting up and running the model, and analysing model outputs. By the end of the event the trainees' reported that their skill in application of hydrological models and interpretation of model outputs for assessment of water resources had increased, and they had the knowledge to apply the GWAVA model to a river basin of their choice. By applying this in their work, they will contribute to ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description WP1.5_A_e1 Meeting with Narmada river basin stakeholder, India (conducted online) 
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 Zoom meeting (due to covid-19 travel restrictions) with Narmada river basin stakeholders from Central Water Commission (CWC) Narmada Basin Organisation (NBO) on 30 September 2020, facilitated by WP1.5 delivery partner NIH (National Institute of Hydrology). The purpose of the meeting was to update this key stakeholder on the aims of the research, progress to date and next steps, and ensure that we understood their needs and would be generating information that addressed those needs. Specifically, we discussed the different climate, socio-economic and water management scenarios being planned in order to gain CWC-NBO's input to this important phase of the modelling work. CWC-NBO provided some useful information related to water management and new reservoir plans that was incorporated into the subsequent modelling work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.5_A_e1 Meeting with Narmada river basin stakeholder, India (conducted online) 
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 Zoom meeting (due to covid-19 travel restrictions) with Narmada river basin stakeholders from Water Resources Department (WRD) Madhya Pradesh (MP) on 2 October 2020, facilitated by WP1.5 delivery partner NIH (National Institute of Hydrology). The purpose of the meeting was to update this key stakeholder on the aims of the research, progress to date and next steps, and ensure that we understood their needs and would be generating information that addressed those needs. Specifically, we discussed the different climate, socio-economic and water management scenarios being planned in order to gain WRD-MP's input to this important phase of the modelling work. WRD-MP provided some useful information related to agricultural practice - and how this is changing as a consequence of climate change - that was incorporated into the subsequent modelling work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.5_A_e1 Meeting with Narmada river basin stakeholder, India (conducted online) 
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 Zoom meeting (due to covid-19 travel restrictions) with Narmada river basin stakeholders from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) on 30 September 2020, facilitated by WP1.5 delivery partner NIH (National Institute of Hydrology). The purpose of the meeting was to update this key stakeholder on the aims of the research, progress to date and next steps, and ensure that we understood their needs and would be generating information that addressed those needs. Specifically, we discussed the different climate, socio-economic and water management scenarios being planned in order to gain IIFM's input to this important phase of the modelling work. IIFM provided some useful information related to climate and forestry that was incorporated into the subsequent modelling work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP1.5_A_e1 Meeting with Narmada river basin stakeholder, India (conducted online) 
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 Zoom meeting (due to covid-19 travel restrictions) with Narmada river basin stakeholders from Narmada Control Authority (NCA) on 15 October 2020, facilitated by WP1.5 delivery partner NIH (National Institute of Hydrology). The purpose of the meeting was to update this key stakeholder on the aims of the research, progress to date and next steps, and ensure that we understood their needs and would be generating information that addressed those needs. Specifically, we discussed the different climate, socio-economic and water management scenarios being planned in order to gain NCA's input to this important phase of the modelling work. NCA provided some useful information related to their own flow modelling and water allocation within the basin that was incorporated into the subsequent modelling work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP2.1 A15: Presentation to students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, on nitrogen and air quality at a seminar to commemorate World Soil Day, 5 Dec 2020 
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 The issues around nitrogen use and its impacts on air quality were introduced to about 80 students ath the Jawahrlal Nehru University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP2.2 OP_13 Plenary lecturer at International Conference on Tropical Limnology 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation given on water quality of tropical lakes in relation to their utilisation. The presentation was viewed by more than 300 people across the world and there has been follow on collaboration with researchers from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia and Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://limnologi.lipi.go.id/troplim/
 
Description WP2.2 OP_15 Demonstrating the Need for Sustainable Phosphorus Management in Lakes: Global Case Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on phosphorus in Lake Victoria: Sources, opportunities for improvement and sustainable solutions given at international webinar coordinated by UNEP and UKCEH. This raised the profile of the need for sustainable management of phosphorus to reduce the impacts of algal blooms and invasive species on lake water quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.unep.org/events/unep-event/demonstrating-need-sustainable-phosphorus-management-lakes-gl...
 
Description WP2.3_OP_01&02: Webinar on Oil Palm Agronomy "Nature-based Solutions for the Planet" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar on "Nature-based Solutions for the Planet" was organised in association with Wild Asia, UKCEH and Tunku Abdul Rahman University (Malaysia) on 8th December 2020. The two-part webinar was aimed at students, practitioners, professional planters and policy makers to learn about some of the latest work from research scientists exploring options for more sustainable oil palm production. UKCEH SUNRISE scientists provided two talks and a Q&A session. Rebecca Rowe discussed "Could enhancing soil organic carbon be the next wave of nature-based solutions? A UK-perspective" and Dafydd Elias explored "Variability in smallholder oil palm plantations and management options for climate change mitigation".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn6HH3tQCLlRmxECPtjCCOgk2QIn4XLAL&utm_source=SUNRISE+Newslett...
 
Description WP2.3_OP_05 Initial results presented at the virtual EGU 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Initial results were presented at the "EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online" on 4 May and Co-Convener of following Session: BG3.30 "Tropical landscapes and peatlands: Biogeochemistry, ecohydrology and land use impacts".
Convener: Alison Hoyt | Co-conveners: Sebastian Doetterl, Alexander Knohl, Matthew Saunders, Charlotte Wheeler, Massimo Lupascu, Julia Drewer, Monia Santini
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/EGU2020-2860.html
 
Description WP2.3_OP_05 Virtual workshop/meeting CEH - SMARTRI on Developing methods for ammonia measurements using CEH developed ALPHA samplers 09/09/2020 
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 Virtual workshop/meeting CEH - SMARTRI 09/09/2020 on Developing Methods for ammonia measurements using CEH developed ALPHA samplers with a different coating suitable to tropical conditions and associated laboratory measurements. Discussions of initial results and on further trials/experiments and how to move forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WP2.4_OP_04_KnowledgeTransfer_Insight Article for NGO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Urban lakes support a wide range of valued activities and services for communities and businesses. They are often highly valued landscape for public recreation, groundwater recharge, flood and drought mitigation, fisheries and as a refuge for biodiversity. Rapid urbanisation and population increases, without the construction of adequate wastewater treatment, is a widespread problem in many rapidly developing cities across the world. This has greatly impacted the water quality and ecological health of urban freshwaters with consequent losses or restrictions on their use. Bangalore is one example of this where many of the city's lakes are severely polluted, impacting groundwater recharge (water supply) and recreational opportunities of millions of residents of the city.

We are working with NGOs in the city to develop lake restoration plans and provide accessible guidance. Specifically, we have supported the NGO ATREE and staff in their Centre For Social & Environmental Innovation, the Biome Environmet Trust and Friends of Lakes NGO to produce Insight Articles to explain the problem and potential solutions.

The Insight Articles are particularly designed to be easily understood by the general public, municipal and state policy makers and Lake Community Action Groups who manage many of the urban lakes in Bangalore. Through the articles and online videos, knowledge has been transferred to the public sector, NGOs and policy makers through the production of several Insight Articles. Inputs were provided to all articles, but direct funding and inputs to text were provided by SUNRISE for the Lake Insight article #5 on "How do excess nutrients cause problems in lakes?"

Increased knowledge should help local lake community action groups and city authorities with their activities which aim to restore good surface water quality in the city's lakes and support sustainable uses for local economies, including fisheries and recreational use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.csei.org/bangalores-lakes-insights
 
Description Webinar given to NM-AIST Tanzania 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Webinar given to raise awareness of ozone pollution and its impacts on agriculture in Tanzania. Questions and discussion afterwards, and an increase in the interest in studying this issue further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar on ozone pollution impact on tropical agriculture 
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 Attendees asked questions. In addition to responses during the webinar, a Q&A document was produced, circulated and published on the ICP Vegetation and CABI websites
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022