Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue-Green Cities
University of Nottingham


Regular in-house workshops were run throughout the Blue-Green Cities Research Project to develop internal communication strategies and ensure the effective co-production and transfer of knowledge within and between the work packages.

External workshops


Understanding Uncertainty in Environmental Modelling workshops 2014-15, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS), London School of Economics (LSE). The courses were funded as part of NERC's Advanced Training Short Courses scheme and were for early career researchers.

  • 22-24th September 2014 (residential) 

  • 8-10th January 2015 (residential) 

  • 4-6th March 2015 (non-residential)


Knowledge exchange skills development for early career researchers in the built environment and infrastructure sectors, ARCC network9-10th October 2014, York, UK. 

Water and Cities Workshop - The Challenges Ahead, 27th February 2014, Birmingham UK. Supported by the UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP) and the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN).


Urban Water Quality Management: Surface Water, Groundwater and Ecosystem Interactions, 25-29th November 2013, Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil.  

INTERURBA III - Modeling the urban water cycle as part of the city16-18th June 2013, Obergurgl, Austria. 

In-house workshops


Speaking of science, stepping out of the stereotype (skills training for effective presentations) Dr J. Castro, geomorphologist at US Fish Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. 26th November 2013, University of Nottingham. Link to science communication blog

CATS Uncertainty workshop 2

Date: 11th November 2013

Location: Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS), London School of Economics (LSE), London

Aim: Investigating uncertainty in greater detail – what types of uncertainties are inherent in each model, how can these uncertainties be quantified, how do unquantifiable uncertainties propagate throughout the model cascade?

Identifying the "bigger picture" uncertainties; 

  • how do we combine qualitative and quantitative uncertainties?

  • is the cascade of uncertainty always directed or can there be feedbacks and 'mixing'?

  • how much detail on uncertainty are stakeholders interested in?

  • which uncertainties can we only characterise and talk about vs. which can we reduce?

  • what are our largest uncertainties?

  • which parts of the model are most sensitive to change?

  • how will we tackle uncertainty in climate change models and future scenarios?

CATS Uncertainty Workshop 1

Date: 18th July 2013

Location: CATS, LSE, London

Aim: To investigate the flows of data and information through the model cascade and highlight specific links between work packages, e.g. sharing of data, passing data from one WP to another, using information from research in one WP to inform decisions in another WP. Also discussing uncertainty jargon. 

Uncertainty workshop at CATS, November 2013                  

Qualitative uncertainties

Bigger picture uncertainties


  Photograph of flow diagrams being produced at in-house uncertainty workshop, July 2013

 Photograph of flow diagrams being produced at in-house uncertainty workshop, July 2013

 Uncertainty presentation at CATS, LSE


Blue-Green Cities Research Project

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