Over 20 years we have developed a distinctive catchment systems approach:
- providing the science base for the management of flooding, pollution, and water resources
- pioneering the use of Nature-Based Solutions to water management
We've developed multi-scale monitoring strategies and modelling tools. We research the impacts of real interventions in the landscape, including:
- comprehensive assessment of land use management impact on catchment scale flood generation
- development of multi-functional controls on water and nutrient runoff for agricultural land management
- full-scale Natural Flood Management (NFM) soft engineering interventions that have demonstrated measurable impacts on flood peak
Our catchment systems studies provide new evidence of the scales at which the effects of pollution mitigation measures are detectable.
Working with colleagues from Agriculture and Energy, we are improving the management of the water, energy, food nexus.
Our multi-scale scientific approach and collaboration with landowners and regulators across spatial scales provides the solid evidence needed to underpin national policy and influence policy makers.
- DTC: Demonstration Test Catchments
- Belford catchment management scheme
- Dykehead multi-benefit NFM scheme
- Netherton NFM scheme
- Lustrum Beck NFM-Plus Scheme
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- Dr Paul Quinn
- Dr Russell Adams
- Dr Jennine Jonczyk
- Dr Steve Birkinshaw
- Dr Greg O’Donnell
- Dr Nathan Forsythe
- Dr James Bathurst