Climate change predictions suggest that severe weather events causing urban flooding will increase in frequency and magnitude, having been directly affected by this, Newcastle University are using a research informed approach to adapt the Estate environment to reduce flood risk.
On site radar monitoring is ongoing predicting risk based on climate science for academic research and protecting against the loss of business continuity.
The University is using academic flood modelling to facilitate redevelopment on Campus, managing the flow of surface water through our Campus using a collaborative approach with academic, operational and city stakeholders planning for the future, benefiting the University and the surrounding City.
1 From an adverse event emerged significant positive benefit and learning opportunity to understand climate change impact, become more resilient and plan for the future
2 Challenge traditional approaches to indicate the new benefits and culture change that can be generated
3 When resolving a problem and exploring potential solutions hypothetically removing organisational barriers and interests can be greatly beneficial.