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University of Newcastle (UNEW) : Partner 45

 

Newcastle UniversityThe Newcastle University is a research-based university of international standing. It can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery, established in Newcastle in 1834. Newcastle University has a range of internationally renowned Research Institutes and Research Centres.

FLOODsite is hosted in the Water research group in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. The Water group is creating and applying new technologies for planning and managing a sustainable water environment, integrating the latest methods in hydroinformatics, modelling and measurement. Key expertise exists in:

  • Catchment Hydrology and Sustainable Management
  • Physically-based distributed catchment modelling
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Flood Risk Analysis and Coastal Management
  • Climate Change Impact Assessment
  • Land and Water Resources Management in the Developing World

Highlights of our flood risk analysis and management research include:

  • Early development of the national-scale flood risk analysis methodology, which has now been applied to all of England and Wales
  • Innovative work on socio-economic and climate change scenarios, including a leading role in the OST Foresight Future Flooding project
  • Advanced methods for rainfall downscaling and stochastic weather generation
  • Advances in sampling-based reliability methods for analysis of flood defence systems
  • Modelling of stochastic deterioration and maintenance optimisation for flood defence systems
  • Advanced adaptive quad tree grid shallow water equation solver for flood inundation modelling
  • Novel methods for uncertainty analysis in flooding systems, including responsibility for uncertainty analysis in the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 project
  • Development of the ReFrame software framework for model coupling and uncertainty analysis
  • Coupled modelling of long term coastal morphological change and flood risk, as part of the Tyndall Centre’s Regional Coastal Simulator
  • Pioneering work on analysis of flood risk from multiple sources and risk attribution in urban areas
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