Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research




The management of land and the management of water are strongly interdependent. Whole-catchment integrated management approaches are needed.

Recent legislative and policy initiatives have resulted in questions concerning the impact of modern rural land management practices on flooding, diffuse agricultural pollution and ecology.

We aim to provide the scientific understanding to inform policy makers. We will provide the basis for developing reliable methods for impact prediction. 

To do this, we're conducting multiscale monitoring and field experimentation in a number of catchments. 

The field data are being used to underpin innovative coupled rainfall, runoff and hydraulic modelling.


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Read about some of our key publications.