We work with partners to use environmental science research to deliver solutions to catchment challenges
Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is an ambitious 6-year programme, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, which aims to:
- Generate £50million+ of benefits to Yorkshire’s economy from influencing investments, identifying cost savings, and creating new products and jobs
- Create a network of catchment management experts
- Inform policies and strategies
- Produce materials that help environmental science to be used by practitioners
We bring together academics and experts from organisations active in catchment management to find ways to use existing environmental science more effectively to address challenges in both rural and urban areas.
Our 40 current projects focus on: reducing flood and drought risk; improving the resilience of cities to climate change; preserving valuable areas of peat in the moors; developing sustainable agriculture; and devising business cases for greening city developments and making more space for water.
iCASP has facilitated the growth of a strong and sustainable regional community to pioneer a more integrated approach to catchment management and develop knowledge and expertise to share nationally and internationally.
We work in partnership to come up with solutions that are an excellent investment with multiple benefits, widespread across the catchment. Supporting organisations to deliver transformational change, we have developed tools, strengthened businesses cases, help advocacy and influence the political agenda.