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

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

A week in a life of an international peatland restoration volunteer 

Picture caption: Holyhead port at 1am. Photo credit: Joshua Cohen Day 1, Sunday 3 September As part of the WaterLANDS EU wetland restoration programme, iCASP’s UK Action Site at the Great North Bog has been twinned with the Abbeyleix Bog Knowledge Site in Ireland. During our volunteer week, I visited  Abbeyleix with Action Site Co-ordinator Dr Richard Grayson … Read more

Improving access to evidence about nature-based activities for health

 Researchers in an iCASP funded project have summarised evidence from 12 recent systematic reviews of nature-based interventions.  This interactive summary and accompanying report shows what we know, what we don’t know and why it matters. An interactive, online tool is now available on our website to help organisations provide evidence of how the natural environment can benefit your health and wellbeing. … Read more

A cash boost to improve skills & capacity to reduce flood risk

Photo by ALTERED SNAPS Leaders of the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (WY FLIP) have successfully secured almost £300,000 to help make the region more resilient by boosting the skills and capacity of those who manage flood risk. They have been awarded £286,293 in levy funding from  Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee  (YRFCC)  to … Read more

Hot Summer News

Welcome to the summer edition of our quarterly news bulletin. Five new projects have been approved by our Executive Management Group and we have included a brief introduction to what they set out to achieve. Plans are already underway for our exciting annual event to make sure we can bring you a wide range of top class speakers. … Read more