Members of the Blue-Green Cities Research Consortium have produced short films as research outputs, forming part of the active dissemination and communication of our work. Please use the links to the work package pages for further details.
In the future, frequent heavy downpours are likely to lead to costly flooding unless UK cities take action to manage surface water runoff. Research from Newcastle University's School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is contributing to the solution. This research was showcased in a short film produced by RCUK's Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) and launched on the anniversary of the Toon Flood.
The film is the result of a winning idea submitted to the first LWEC short film competition by Newcastle University and Northumbrian Water. It uses the North East's experience of flooding from extreme rainfall to show how leading UK research can contribute to better decision-making.
A detailed hydrodynamic computer model, CityCat, developed by Vedrana Kutija and Vassilis Glenis of CEG, has been used to map flood risk across the city. This model will also be used in WP2a to help develop better methods of managing surface water in cities using a variety of sustainable urban drainage measures.
Newcastle was our Demonstration City.
Restoring the Dignity of Johnson Creek
After dinner speech given by Colin Thorne (University of Nottingham) at the Annual Assembly of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC), Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
**Listen to speech here**
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