PYRAMID: Platform for dYnamic, hyper-resolution, near-real time flood Risk AssessMent Integrating repurposed and novel Data sources

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

Flooding has been identified by the government as the number one priority and risk to the UK. Flooding already causes millions of pounds worth of damage to people's homes, infrastructure and the economy every year, and is projected to become even more severe under climate change. Being able to plan for, respond to and manage flooding effectively is therefore essential.

We are lucky to have a tradition of flood management in the UK led by the Environment Agency. Operational flood models use meteorological data combined with elevation data to show us where flooding will occur. These models produce flood risk maps for planning and forecasting purposes and have helped us design flood defences for many areas.

However, flooding is not only dependent on the topography of an area. There are many other factors at play that evolve over time: culverts can get blocked, flood gates are left open and flood walls can fall into disrepair. This can dramatically alter the extent and depth of a flood. Not only that, but our exposure to flood risk changes too. Far less disruption occurs from a flood overnight than during rush hour traffic. A prime example of this is the flooding of Boscastle in 2004. During the event, 116 cars parked in a carpark were washed downstream, blocking a bridge, causing water to back up and flood unexpected areas. If the rain had fallen in the evening, the cars would not have been in the carpark and the impact of the flood would have been smaller. Could we have predicted this? Can we reduce the impact of flooding for similar future events? We think that with the right data and tools, we can.

We will build a tool that will change how we respond to flood risks as they evolve. The tool will allow flood risk managers to deploy just-in-time maintenance and alleviation measures, such as clearing critical blocked culverts or setting up mobile flood defences. To achieve this, the tool will incorporate brand new types of data and cutting edge flood models into an easy-to-use online platform that allows users to visualise evolving flood risks. The platform (called PYRAMID) will be developed in conjunction with the Environment Agency, local authorities and community groups to ensure that it delivers relevant information for critical decision-making in near-real time. The platform will have toolkits to make it easy for communities to incorporate their data, providing essential local information.

The new data driving this modelling will be key. The data that we need are available but sit fragmented across a range of organisations in difficult-to-use formats. We will use artificial intelligence to extract this useful information from hidden datasets, such as old reports, flood asset registers and various types of satellite imagery. In addition, we want to incorporate brand new information from novel sensors that are being deployed as part of Newcastle University's Urban Observatory. These sensors monitor things like soil moisture and rainfall at very high resolutions, as well as other factors like traffic and congestion. We can also monitor the condition of specific factors affecting flood risk, such as whether particular culverts are blocked or whether certain flood walls are in poor condition. These factors can be monitored by looking at a combination of satellite remote sensing and sensors deployed on lorries and other vehicles. We will also harness data collected communities and citizens.

All of this information will be put into our flood models. We have a hyper-resolution hydrodynamic flood model that can accurately simulate the movement of debris in flood flows at a centimetre scale. This model will work in conjunction with a broader catchment model, which will provide information on the hydrological conditions in the wider area. The platform will be trialled in Newcastle to take advantage of existing government investments in the Urban Observatory and a legacy of flood research conducted here.

Planned Impact

We categorise beneficiaries into two main groups.

Practitioners, regulators and policymakers: beneficiaries include organisations such as the Environment Agency, who are responsible for managing flood risk, forecasting and warning the public of floods and who still have gaps in their understanding of other data that may help strengthen their understanding of flood risk, as well as provide evidence for decision making; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with overall policy responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk in England; the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with responsibility for coordinating UK resilience to major floods through the coordination of regional and local organisations and emergency planning.

This research would also be of interest to the Committee on Climate Change, to inform the next UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and subsequent action. Other users with potential benefits from this research are Category 1 and Category 2 responders as laid out in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (e.g. emergency services, transport and highways agencies, utilities) and the general public. To date citizen science data are less readily used by professionals to support real applications, despite offering new and different types of data which can fill data gaps at a local level.

Our proposed approach would also help support local Environment Agency Community Engagement Officers, who work with residents, public groups, land owners, businesses and schools to help them plan and prepare to reduce the impacts of a flood event. They will also help to build trust between community groups and our partner organisations, and raise awareness through education.

Community, charity and local interest groups, and citizen scientist networks: by working with a community group directly as a project partner (Action 4 Acomb), and indirectly through the facilitation of various groups by our environmental charity project partners (Tyne Rivers Trust) the project focuses on live flood risk challenges and issues in the citizen science pilot: sustainable data collection; data organisation, analysis and visualisation tools; accessible data integrated with 'traditional' sources of data.

When it comes to understanding flood risk and management, our stakeholders and beneficiaries face common issues with regards to: lack of data, or sustainable data collection to understand complex environmental issues and pressures, or to provide the evidence-base to make decisions or to lobby for interventions; ability to analyse and visualise data, either as a single data source or integrated with 'traditional' or national sensor networks, or sources of data that are often siloed, inaccessible, or archived after project completion in different organisations; tools and platforms that readily assimilate the most useful and applicable data and state-of-the art modelling to understand flood risk in near real-time.

This project will address these issues by:

Collaborating with a range of stakeholders (including citizens, government agencies and industry) to co-design, co-produce, co-evaluate and co-promote a web-application tool, and to extract, 'hidden data' that may inform understanding flood risk and management.

Creating a dynamic flood risk component dataset which will extract multi-scale information from fragmented heterogeneous datasets, integrate, and structure the data needed to model cascading failures important for flood risk.

Assimilating the new datasets into cutting-edge, physically-based hydrological and hydrodynamic models to predict plausible mechanisms and outcomes of flooding from rainfall to inundation.

An ultimately, to develop a web platform demonstrator to interrogate observations and model outputs, and visualise dynamic flood risk maps with (near) real-time updates.

Publications

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Allan RP (2020) Advances in understanding large-scale responses of the water cycle to climate change. in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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Fowler H (2021) Anthropogenic intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

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Fowler H (2022) Rainfall

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Fowler HJ (2021) Intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes and implications for flood risk: current state of the art and future directions. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Fowler HJ (2021) Towards advancing scientific knowledge of climate change impacts on short-duration rainfall extremes. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

 
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 Environment Agency Expert panel for Boosting Action in Surface Water: Plausible Extremes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme Science Review Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a 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 Strategic Advisory Board for RESAS Science
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description cco-chair of net zero task force in Newcastle
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Released climate change net zero action plan in September 2020. Newcastle named a global 'climate leader' by the CDP in Nov 2020. The city is one of only four places in the UK to receive the top "A" grade from international climate research provider CDP, and one of only 88 globally. CDP scores cities across four consecutive levels which represent the steps cities move through as they progress towards environmental stewardship. The levels are: Disclosure, Awareness, Management and Leadership. Over 830 cities disclosed their climate data through CDP in 2020 and in order to score an A rating a city must have a city-wide emissions inventory, have set an emissions reduction target, published a climate action plan and have completed a climate adaptation plan to demonstrate how it will tackle climate hazards now and in the future.
URL https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/our-city/climate-change-newcastle/net-zero-newcastle-2030-action-plan
 
Description Climate Services-NOW
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
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 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 Briefing document on extreme rainfall and flooding 
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 evidence for changes in rainfall extremes and links to flooding was undertaken with a report aimed at being accessible to journalists and interested members of the public in the run up to COP26.
Links: https://sciencebrief.org/topics/climate-change-science/extreme-rainfall-and-climate-change and https://sciencebrief.org/uploads/reviews/ScienceBrief_Review_RAINFALL_Jun2021.pdf
Outcome: The report has been published as part of the Tyndall Centre series of Climate Briefs and was featured in The i Newspaper (https://inews.co.uk/news/climate-change-flash-flooding-cities-1037926)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://sciencebrief.org/topics/climate-change-science/extreme-rainfall-and-climate-change
 
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 Catchment walkover & project discussion in Acomb pilot site 10/13/21 with Acomb flood group and EA 
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 Discuss catchment flood issues/locations, data collection/sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Centre for Life, October 2021, national, ~ 300+ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the run up to COP26, the Centre for Life produced a series of videos showcasing research that is happening in the North East linked to Climate Change. The videos were published across the Centre fo Life's website and social media. EL featured in a video highlighting what work is being done in the North East to measure, monitor, mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Climate impacts on social housing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave verbal evidence to a social housing tenants' climate jury on social housing organised by the Northern Housing Association. Gave a presentation to the jury on the topic of the impacts of climate change, providing evidence on the scale of the potential impacts. A question session followed with the submission of further questions to which I responded. The purpose of the activity was to provide evidence to the jury to derive their own recommendations for the social housing sector. These were subsequently published in a report.
Outcome: A written report was produced by the NHA providing a set of recommendations for how the sector can address the causes and consequences of climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.northern-consortium.org.uk/the-social-housing-tenants-climate-jury/
 
Description Constructing a Digital Environment talk 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact gave very short talks to the CDE forum:

Constructing a Digital Environment- NERC and PI's Discussion. Thursday, 29 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:30
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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 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 Featured scientist in NHM COP26 workshop, 19th August, national, ~20 people 
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 The Natural History Museum co-ordinated a series of workshops aligned with COP26 themes to support young people (15-25) in voicing their opinions about the climate crisis by providing them with science and public speaking training. EL contributed to the second workshop focussing on climate models and how they can be used to understand climate impacts and possible solutions. EL gave a presentation of her modelling work and answered participant questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Individual stakeholder follow-up meeting 1/14/22 Liverpool University 
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 Discuss data/tools for surface velocity from videos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Individual stakeholder follow-up meeting 5/27/2021 with Tyne Rivers Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discuss data/tool preferences/secondment opportunities further
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Individual stakeholder follow-up meeting 6/10/2021 with UK CEH 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discuss data/tool preferences/secondment opportunities further
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Individual stakeholder follow-up meeting with Environment Agency 5/27/2021 
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 Discuss data/tool preferences/secondment opportunities further
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 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 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 Met Office Climate Data Hackathon - Exeter, March 2021 
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 o Production of a 3D display model of future sea level rise and coastal flooding for Swansea, using UKCP outputs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ukclimateresilience.org/news-events/met-office-climate-data-challenge/
 
Description Newcastle research showcase, 3rd November 2021, local, ~50 people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact EL presented in the engineering research showcase for students. In the most recent NSS, students highlighted that they wanted to engage more with active research areas. The event was held on Thisisengineering Day and was in-keeping with COP26 on the theme of climate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Next Generation Flood Risk Project & PYRAMID discussions 1/21/22 
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 Discuss data/tool preferences/secondment opportunities further
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Open community drop-in sessions - included PYRAMID information board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discuss catchment flood issues/locations, data collection/sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description PYRAMID Stakeholder Workshop 1 (online) 4/30/2021 
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 Brief delegates about PYRAMID's aims/objectives, describe methodologies, gather feedback through interactive sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://linktr.ee/NCL_PYRAMID
 
Description PYRAMID Stakeholder update (electronic newsletter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project progress update 10/4/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description PYRAMID added as case study to NUCoRE Centre for Climate and Environmental Resilience website 
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 web site page development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description PYRAMID included as case study in MSc lecture presentation 10/14/21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Education, career development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Newcastle Central Labour Party 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented a talk on the potential local impacts of climate change and what sort of action is need to prepare/increase resilience.
Description: A short talk on how climate change projections are obtained and what they tell us about how our local climate might change and the adaptations we might need to make. Generated a discussion particularly in relation to local policy implications for local and national government.
Outcome: provided guidance for people on how the public might better be engaged in discussing this topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Seminar to Durham University's Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar to Durham University's Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience by Liz Lewis on Monday 8th March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Soil moisture installation event within Acomb pilot catchment/community 10/13/21 
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 Discuss catchment flood issues/locations, data collection/sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Turing talk 15th March 2022, national, ~30 people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact EL presented to The Turing Institute Environment and Sustainability interest group. The purpose of the meeting was to act as a networking event across the interest group whilst also helping to shape future priorities around the environment theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description a talk about PYRAMID at the 'Place-Based Conference: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities' conference 
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 gave a talk about PYRAMID at the 'Place-Based Conference: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities' conference with the University of Pittsburgh on 22nd January. International, audience of ~40.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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