Restoring the Dignity of Rivers

In this blog, Professor Colin Thorne shares with us his ‘restoring the dignity of rivers’ speech from the River Restoration Northwest Speaker Series given in Seattle, 23 May 2017. ‘everything has either a price or a dignity.  Anything that has a price can be replaced by something else as its equivalent, but anything that is above all price, …

Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities Workshop, 3-5 July 2017, China

In his blog, Sangaralingam Ahilan reports on the UK-China joint workshop on ‘Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities’ at the 2017 annual conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR) held on 3-5th July 2017 at Shenzhen, China.  The workshop was co-ordinated by University of Exeter, UK and Tsinghua University, China and funded …

WIT conference on ‘Sustainable Cities’ Malaysia 2013

Blog post by Glyn Everett, Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England (CFCR UWE). I work on WP2c of the Blue-Green Cities (BGC) project, looking to develop evidence-based rules of individual and institutional behaviour in response to flooding and different flood risk management strategies, that we can feed into an …

EEAC conference on ‘Managing ecosystems for people, nature and economy’, Bangor Oct 2013

Overview This conference was part of a series of network events delivered by the European Environment Sustainable Development Advisory Council (EEAC) with government representatives from 16 European countries. Each year the council supports a conference on a specific topic deemed high priority. This year the aim was to identify and understand better the evaluation tools …

Decision Making under Uncertainty workshop, Washington DC; a report by Lan Hoang

In November 2013, Lan Hoang, Cambridge University Centre for Sustainable Development, attended and gave a talk at the Decision Making under Uncertainty workshop, organised by the World Bank. This workshop aimed to build a community of practice and involved various experts to characterise and identify methodologies on decision making under uncertainty. During the first day …

35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China

In September, Prof. Nigel Wright, Dr Scott Arthur and Deonie Allen of the Blue-Green Cities team attended the 35th IAHR conference held in Chengdu, China. Over 1500 specialists from around the globe presented on 8 key areas of water and riparian engineering and science. Dr Arthur presented the research he has recently supervised (undertaken within …