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

Academic Journal Papers

Members of the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium have published their research findings in a wide range of academic journals. 


Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions A entitled Urban Flood Resilience compiled and edited by Richard Fenner.

Articles can be accessed at

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Urban Flood Resilience special issue

Philosophical Transactions A Special issue journal articles from the Blue-Green Cities team:







  • Janes V, Grabowski R, Mant J, Allen D, Morse J, Haynes H. The impacts of natural flood management approaches on in-channel sediment quality. River Research and Applications, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3068. Access article here

  • Hoang L, Fenner R, Skenderian MA Conceptual Approach For Evaluating The Multiple Benefits Of Urban Flooding Management Practice. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12267. Access article here

  • Ahilan S, Guan M, Sleigh A, Wright N, Chang H. The Influence of Floodplain Restoration on Flow and Sediment Dynamics in an Urban River. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12251. Access article here

  • Maskrey S, Mount N, Thorne C, Dryden I. Participatory modelling for stakeholder involvement in the development of flood risk management intervention options. Environmental Modellling and Software, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.027.  Access article here


  • Everett G, Lawson E, Lamond J. Green infrastructure and urban water management, pp 50-66. In: Sinnett, D., Burgess, S. & Smith, N. (eds.) Handbook on Green Infrastructure: Planning, design and implementation. Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781783474004.

  • Everett G, Morzillo A, Lamond J, Matsler M, Chan F. Delivering Green Streets: An exploration of changing perceptions and behaviours over time around bioswales in Portland, Oregon. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 2015. Access article here

  • Thorne C, Lawson E, Ozawa C, Hamlin S, Smith L. Understanding and overcoming uncertainty and lack of confidence as barriers to wide adoption of Blue-Green infrastructure for urban flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 2015. Access article here

  • Smith L, Suckling E, Thompson E, Maynard T, Hailiang D. Towards improving the framework for probabilistic forecast evaluation. Climate Change, 2015, 132(1), 31-45. Access article here

  • Allen DArthur S, Wallerstein N, Blanc J, Haynes HProvision, transport and deposition of debris in urban waterways. International Journal of Sediment Research, 2015, 30, 142-149. Access article here.

  • Everett G, Lamond J, Morzillo A, Chan F, Matsler A.M. Sustainable drainage systems: helping people live with water. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management, 2015. DOI: 10.1680/wama.14.00076.  Access article here

  • Hoang L and Fenner R. System interactions of stormwater management using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and Green Infrastructure. Urban Water Journal, 2015. DOI:10.1080/1573062X.2015.1036083. Access article here.

  • Allen D, Olive V, Arthur S, Haynes H. Urban Sediment Transport through an Established Vegetated Swale: Long Term Treatment Efficiencies and Deposition. Water, 2015, 7 (3) 1046-1067. Access article here.

  • Lamond J, Rose C, Booth C. Evidence for improved urban flood resilience by sustainable drainage retrofit. Proceedings of the ICE: Urban Design and Planning 2015. pp. 1-11. Access article here.

  • Guan M, Wright N, ASCE F, Sleigh A. A multi-mode morphodynamic model for sediment-laden flows and geomorphic impacts. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2015, 141(6), 04015006. Access article here


  • Thorne C. Geographies of UK flooding in 2013/14. The Geographical Journal 2014, 180(4), 297-309. Access article here.  

  • Allen D, Arthur S, Wallis S. G, Haynes H, Wallerstein N. Influences and drivers of woody debris movement in urban watercourses. Science China Technological Sciences 2014, 57 (8) 1512-1521. Download article here PDF file icon

  • Cluer BI, Thorne CRA stream evolution model integrating habitat and ecosystem benefits. River Research and Applications, 2014. Article available online. Download article here PDF file icon

  • Everett G and Lamond J. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Behaviours and Attitudes Around ‘Blue-Green’ Approaches to Flood-Risk Management. International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response ( FRIAR), 18-20th June 2014, Poznan, Poland. Access article here

  • Krause S, Klaar M, Hannah D, Mant J, Bridgeman J, Trimmer M, Manning-Jones S. The potential of large woody debris to alter biogeochemical processes and ecosystem services in lowland rivers. WIREs Water, 2014. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1019. Article available online.

  • Lawson E and the Blue-Green Cities team. Delivering and evaluating the multiple flood risk benefits in Blue-Green Cities; an interdisciplinary approach. Flood Recovery Innovation and Response, 2014 Poznan, Poland. WIT Press. Download article here PDF file icon

  • Smith B, Clifford N, Mant J. The changing nature of river restoration. WIREs Water, 2014. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1021. Article available online.

  • Wilkinson S, Rose C, Glenis V, Lamond J. Modelling green roof retrofit in the Melbourne Central Business District. International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response ( FRIAR), 18-20th June 2014, Poznan, Poland. Access article here


  • Bhattacharya N, Lamond J, Proverbs D, Hammond F. Development of conceptual framework for understanding vulnerability of commercial property values towards flooding. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 2013, 4(3), 334-351. Article available online
  • Blanc J, Wallerstein N, Arthur SWright G. An analysis of the performance of debris screens at culverts. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management, 2013. Article available online.

  • Everett G and Lamond J. Household behaviour in installing property-level flood adaptations: a literature review. WIT Sustainable Cities 2013, published in The Sustainable City VII. Article available online

  • Glenis V, McGough AS, Kutija VKilsby CG, Woodman S. Flood modelling for cities using Cloud computing. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013, 2(7).  Article available online.

  • Guan M, Wright NG, Sleigh PA. A Robust 2D Shallow Water Model for Solving Flow over Complex Topography using Homogenous Flux Method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2013.  Article available online.

  • Jones MR, Fowler HJ, Kilsby CG, Blenkinsop S. An assessment of changes in seasonal and annual extreme rainfall in the UK between 1961-2009. International Journal of Climatology 2013, 33(5), 1178-1194.  Article available online. Download article here  PDF file icon

  • Joseph R, Proverbs D, Lamond J. Application of the concept of cost benefits analysis (CBA) to property level flood risk adaptation measures: A conceptual framework for residential property. Structural Survey. 2013.  Article available online.

  • Smith B, Clifford N, Mant J. Analysis of UK river restoration using broad-scale data sets. Water and Environment Journal 2013. doi: 10.1111/wej.12063.  Article available online.

  • Streftaris G, Wallerstein N. Gibson GJ, Arthur S. Modeling Probability of Blockage at Culvert Trash Screens Using Bayesian Approach. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 139 (7), 716-726, 2013.  Article available online.

  • Wallerstein NP and Arthur S. A new method for estimating trash screen blockage extent. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management.  Article available online.


  • Arthur S, Bastien NRP, McLoughlin MJ Mar. Valuing amenity: public perceptions of sustainable drainage systems ponds. Water and Environment Journal, 26(1), 19-29, 2012. Article available online.

  • Balica SF, Wright NG, van der Meulen F. A flood vulnerability index for coastal cities and its use in assessing climate change impacts. Natural Hazards, 64, 73-105. 2012.  Article available online.

  • Blanc J, Hall JW, Roche N, Dawson RJ, Cesses Y, Burton A, Kilsby CG. Enhanced efficiency of pluvial flood risk estimation in urban areas using spatial-temporal rainfall simulations. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 5(2), 143-152, 2012.  Article available online.

  • Glavan M, White SM, Holman IP. Water quality targets and maintenance of valued landscape character - Experience in the Axe catchment, UK. Journal of Environmental Management, 103 142-153, 2012.  Article available online.  

  • Neal J, Bates P, Villanueva I, Wright N, Willis T, Fewtrell T. How much physical complexity is needed to model flood inundation? Hydrological Processes, 26, 2264-2282. 2012.  Article available online.

  • Wallerstein NP and Arthur S. Improved methods for predicting trash delivery to culverts protected by trash screens. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 5(1), 23-36, 2012.  Article available online.  

  • Piedra M, Haynes H, Hoey T. The spatial distribution of coarse surface grains and the stability of gravel river beds. Sedimentology, 59(3), 1014-1029, 2012.  Article available online.

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