Tenderbog – caring for our peatlands

Pictured: – Visit to Fleet Moss, photo by Laura Harrington Laura Harrington and Feral Practice (Fiona MacDonald), the UK Artists in Residence for WaterLANDS, have been busy during their first year exploring the Great North Bog – the UK Action Site which is a network of peatlands in Northern England – and getting to know … Read more

How art and science can progress urgent peatland conversations – reflections by WaterLANDSUK engagement lead Josh Cohen

Pictured: Listening event – photo by Laura Harrington Last weekend (Saturday 17 February) Laura Harrington took part in a peat coring and ‘listening walk’ event with Durham Wildlife Trust, site lead Rebecca Clarke, sound artist Tim Shaw, Dr Antony Blundell from University of Leeds and Josh Cohen at St Cuthbert’s Moor Nature Reserve in Durham. … Read more

January 2024 – Fountains Abbey – Payments by Results

The Skell Valley Team hosted the Natural Flood Management (NFM) Community of Practice’s winter meeting at Fountains Abbey, which focused on Payments by Results. The day featured presentations on the progress of the Skell Valley Project (led by the National Trust) including NFM and opportunity maps undertaken by the University of Leeds. During the workshop … Read more

Cool iCASP news – winter bulletin 2023/4

Welcome to the winter edition of our quarterly news bulletin. iCASP will be seven years old at the end of January. We are delighted to have had your wonderful help with creating an extensive network of partners over that time. New doors have opened and exciting research opportunities and impact have been realised.  If you didn’t receive a … Read more

Confluence 2023 Resources

Thank you for attending Confluence23; please find below the featured presentations, workshop slides and our video from the day. Stay in touch with project progress and news of events by signing up to our newsletter here. Morning Presentations Introduction to the Upper Rother and Fountains Abbey projects Dr Debbie Coldwell, Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Nabil … Read more

Help us to address gaps in wetlands research

We are looking for wetland experts who can help us to address research gaps identified as part of WaterLANDS – an EU Horizon 2020 project aiming to restore wetland sites across Europe. To assess drivers of change in wetland functioning we conducted an extensive literature synthesis that investigated the physical and chemical drivers impacting wetland … Read more

Digital sensor workshops to discuss plans for early warning of flooding

Pictured: Paul Maddison, flood manager of Wakefield Council, presents at the workshop Plans to develop a network of digital sensors to give early warning of surface water flooding which is a real issue for West Yorkshire was the topic of a workshop held at University of Leeds. People who have had their homes flooded, flood wardens … Read more

WaterLANDS UK team visit Northumberland nature reserve

Pictured: Prof Julia Martin-Ortego (left) with team visiting Whitelee Moor A team from University of Leeds, who are working on the ambitious WaterLANDS European wetlands restoration programme hosted a workshop with Northumberland Peat Partnership as part of WaterLANDS support for the Great North Bog. The morning was spent visiting Whitelee Moor – one of Britain’s most important upland nature … Read more