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Small island states: opportunities for building climate resilience

Posted: 05-Jun-2020

Extreme weather now regularly causes devastation to small island nations. This leads to big problems for water supplies, which are highly exposed, yet are critical to communities and for economic development. Ensuring water supplies are resilient should be a top priority, but challenges remain in improving systems, strengthening institutions and securing investment. In the Caribbean, HR Wallingford’s water and climate resilience experts have been working to help the region’s water sector address these challenges. George Woolhouse explains the initiative and how the team’s work could be translated to attract increased investment for other small islands states.


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SuDS project seeks views on standards update

Posted: 02-Jun-2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commissioned HR Wallingford, working with CIRIA, McCloy Consulting, Illman Young Landscape Design and others, to carry out a research project exploring potential updates to the English Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS (NSTS).

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Specialist recruited to expand earth observation horizons

Posted: 20-May-2020

Dr Kavitha Muthu has joined us in the new role of Commercialisation and Business Development Lead for Earth Observation (EO). She will be looking to further expand our ever growing work in the EO sector, commercialising our innovative tools and systems, and looking at new areas where they can make a difference.
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Constructing large physical models is a complex undertaking

Posted: 14-May-2020

When you step inside our vast physical modelling laboratories, you could be forgiven for believing you have stepped into an aircraft hangar. World-leading science and engineering is conducted here on a huge scale, using large, complex physical models. Laboratory Manager Dr David Todd explains how such models are designed and built.

Building a scale model of Aberdeen's proposed harbour extension.  Continue reading ›

Podcast alert: is tidal energy on a collision course with marine wildlife?

Posted: 06-May-2020


In a seven-minute interview, Dr Tom Benson talks about his research to discover whether fish behaviour affects how often they are likely to collide with tidal turbines.

He tells us about why his ground-breaking study on silver eels in Northern Ireland is important, and what it will mean for the future of tidal energy.

Listen to the podcast.

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