Hot iCASP News – summer bulletin 24

Welcome to the summer edition of our news bulletin. It features highlights of a report for our key funder Natural Environmental Research Council. Read the report about some of our achievements over the past 7 years in full Any suggestions for future content or comments please get in touch by email. If you didn’t receive a … Read more

WaterLANDS Artists catch up to collaborate

Picture caption: Artists visit a meadow Our UK Artists in residence for WaterLANDS,  Laura Harrington and Feral Practice, who are working with us at the Great North Bog Action Site, enjoyed three fascinating days in Greifswald and Berlin, in Germany, on a knowledge exchange trip. They were selected for a part-time placement as part of the EU project, … Read more

Deliberative Workshop in Northumberland

A successful two-day event was held at Moss Peteral, a working farm in Northumberland, in May to discuss what is important to land managers in the landscapes they manage and possibilities for peatland restoration. They were hosted by Northumberland Peat Partnership, supported by members of the WaterLANDSUK team – Professor Julia Martin-Ortega, academic lead and … Read more

West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WYFLIP) AGM Slides 2024

Thank you to all the delegates who participated in the second WYFLIP AGM. The day featured a series of presentations giving updates on current WY FLIP projects, showcasing other innovative flood projects including the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) and two engaging workshops held in the afternoon. Stay in the loop with the … Read more

A network of digital sensors would be an ‘absolute dream’ for emergency planners during a flood incident – Mick Devine and Amy Boyd at Wakefield Council explain why.

Pictured: Flooding incident at Barnsdale Road Around 6,600 homes in the Wakefield district are permanently at risk of flooding from sudden storms. It’s actually surface water flooding that poses a bigger threat to the area than rising river levels as parts of the district’s drainage system could easily be overwhelmed by heavy rain. This is … Read more

UK Freshwater Quality Programme News

Pictured: River Aire in Leeds Welcome to the Freshwater Quality Programme spring 2024 newsletter, which has been produced by the Champion team based in water@leeds, University of Leeds. The newsletter provides updates from the Champion team and the five research projects within the programme, which each focus on different aspects of water quality. To find … Read more

SCRIMP – Skills Capacity and Resilience Improvement Programme (WYFLIP)

Relevance There is a critical capacity and skills gap risk to the delivery of flood reduction and resilience benefits in the region. At the same time there are new demands from the  Flood and Water Management Act Schedule including a requirement for green skills associated with climate resilience and readiness. Before SCRIMP, there were two Yorkshire wide … Read more