Confluence 2021- open for registration

Don’t miss our exciting annual Confluence to showcase the many outputs from our projects. This year we will be running a series of four virtual events during the week starting with the main plenary on Tuesday 8 June. Our theme is ‘Working together to improve resilience across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Book your place … Read more

Insurers, lenders and local authorities join forces to boost flood resilience for SMEs

Pictured: Dr Paola Sakai A project to promote a better understanding of the impact of flooding on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and help them to become more resilient has been carried out in the Yorkshire and Humber region. The findings of –  ‘Bridging the knowledge gap to boost SME resilience’ – are being presented … Read more

A hacking good time: iCASP participated in the Met Office’s climate data hackathon

Overview In light of the upcoming COP26 hosted by the city of Glasgow this November, the Met Office held a virtual hackathon to explore opportunities for boosting societal resilience to climate change. The two-day event on the 16th and 17th of March was aimed at finding new ways to use data to deal with challenges … Read more

Press Release – Communicating about flood risk

New tools to help communicate about flooding to at risk communities Role play exercises are to be used to help overcome challenges of communicating about flooding to communities at greatest risk. This is one of the tools that will be developed as part of a new project run by the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme … Read more

Spring Bulletin 2021

Bulletin Spring 2021 Welcome to the Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter. The past months have been a challenging time for  many of us during lockdown but we have continued to make progress with many of our projects and would like to update you on developments.  We hope you enjoy reading our bulletin, if you have any suggestions for future content … Read more

Communicating about flood risk

Last Monday, 15th March, was a great day as our Governance Group approved the ‘Communication Flood Risk Project’. This means we can now get on with designing and delivering tools which will help Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) overcome challenges they face when communicating about flood risk to members of the public. In late 2019, RMAs … Read more

Meet Dr Janet Richardson – proud winner of Water Woman Award 2021 (Societal Impact)

A prestigious award has been won by Dr Janet Richardson, an Impact Translation Fellow with iCASP, for both her achievement in the world of research and power to inspire other women. On International day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) she was amongst those honoured with the Water Woman Award 2021.  Dr Janet … Read more

My Favourite Book – for World Book Day

One of my all time favourite books has to be ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by Michael Foreman. This delightful children’s story was hugely influential on me when I was growing up – shaping an early environmental awareness and also nurturing a personal fascinating with cryptozoology.  It is a story of how mankind has built … Read more

New iCASP project – Creating an evidence directory of natural flood management: The Upper Rother Catchment

The use of natural flood management (NFM) has been championed in recent years due to its multiple benefits and resilience to climate change. NFM incorporates such interventions as leaky dams, tree planting, and offline storage ponds, but can also include different soil management techniques such as changes in tillage practices to reduce compaction. There is an increasing need to quantify the … Read more