Yorkshire Flood Resilience launches new online game to teach children about preparing for flooding

By Yorkshire Flood Resilience Project Officer Lauren Davidson The role of the Yorkshire Flood Resilience project is to raise awareness of property flood resilience (PFR) measures among audiences across Yorkshire. Since the project was established in 2019, we’ve developed a wide range of information, tools and resources aimed at everyone from home and business owners … Read more

Helping flood-hit companies build for the future

Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests. The study, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to highlight the true monetary cost of flooding to the business sector and local communities. It aims to establish a framework in which insurers work more closely … Read more

Stop the spread of Invasive Species

It’s national Invasive Species Week, 24 – 30 May, and iCASP is joining a campaign to raise awareness of why non native species are a problem and how to deal with them to help protect the environment. Invasive species are one of the top threats to global diversity and cost the British economy over £2 … 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

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

Spring 2020 newsletter

We’ve issued our Spring newsletter which covers April to July. If you didn’t receive a copy you can access it online; you can also sign up here to have future versions sent straight to your mailbox

Working with large land owners

Last week iCASP facilitated a meeting with the National Trust and Water@Leeds to identify future opportunities for collaborative working. The National Trust (NT) are one of the largest land owners in the UK, and around 40% of land in the UK drains into a watercourse which runs through a NT property. The Trust recognises it … Read more

Improving forecasting for surface water flooding

With much of the map of England lit up with flood warnings and alerts this morning, this serves as a timely reminder about the importance of ongoing work into flood forecasting.   The recent iCASP project on Enhanced Surface Water Flood Forecasts (ESWFF) set out to try to enhance the forecasts that are issued to … Read more

Getting research in to Parliament

On the iCASP office wall, amongst lists of current and developing projects, year planners and maps there is a brightly coloured poster about getting research in to parliament.  As iCASP is all about achieving impact from existing environmental science we do a range of activities to ensure iCASP’s work gets into parliament. Below is a … Read more