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

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

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