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Are trends in flashiness evident in natural catchments in the United Kingdom? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N. (2019, June). Are trends in flashiness evident in natural catchments in the United Kingdom?. Paper presented at BHS Third International Symposium, Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment

Recent trend analysis in undisturbed catchments suggests a significant positive trend in high-flows and flood records over the 30–40 years analysis period ending in 2003, particularly in upland maritime-influenced catchments of the western and northe... Read More

Provenance of lower cretaceous quartz arenites from the northern Indian Plate: Tropical weathering or a multi-cycled sediment source? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Beaumont, H., Burley, S., Gould, T., & Clarke, S. (2018, December). Provenance of lower cretaceous quartz arenites from the northern Indian Plate: Tropical weathering or a multi-cycled sediment source?. Poster presented at British Sedimentological Research Group, AGM

Introduction. Lower Cretaceous sediments of the northwestern Indian Plate margin were deposited in the Barmer, Cambay, Narmada, Kachchh and Jaisalmer basins (Figure 1) of the West Indian Rift System (WIRS) and the Lower and Middle Indus Basins (LMIB... Read More

Why doesn’t every family practice rainwater harvesting? Factors that affect the decision to adopt rainwater harvesting as a household water security strategy in central Uganda (2018)
Journal Article
Staddon, C., Rogers, J., Warriner, C., Ward, S., & Powell, W. (2018). Why doesn’t every family practice rainwater harvesting? Factors that affect the decision to adopt rainwater harvesting as a household water security strategy in central Uganda. Water International, 43(8), 1114-1135. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1535417

This article investigates the reasons householders do, and don’t, adopt domestic rainwater harvesting (DRWH). Using a mixed-methods research approach, we collected data in three districts in central Uganda. Factors that emerged as important with resp... Read More

Exploring the sources and receptors of health impacts of drought in the UK: A narrative approach (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bryan, K., Ward, S., White, M., Taylor, T., & Roberts, L. (2018, November). Exploring the sources and receptors of health impacts of drought in the UK: A narrative approach. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Building Resilience

Drought has been found to affect human populations through reduced water quantity, water quality, food security, dust and airborne pathogens, mental health and well-being, among others. Research in this area is still in its infancy with only a handfu... Read More

Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., Horswell, M., & White, P. (2018, September). Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments. Poster presented at India-UK Water Centre - Advancing Drought Monitoring, Prediction and Management Capabilities Workshop

The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which Sentinel-2 Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) reflects soil moisture conditions, and whether this product offers an improvement over Landsat-8. Based on drought exposure, cloud-fre... Read More

The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1990-2014/2015) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
(1899/1990-2014/2015). Poster presented at British Hydrological Society National Symposium

Although some studies have shown the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on rainfall in Great Britain, these have focussed on wet extremes rather than the full wet-dry continuum. They have also been based on either analysis of a limited... Read More

Challenges of researching showering routines – from the individual to the socio-material (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Simpson, K., Staddon, C., Spotswood, F., & Ward, S. (2018, September). Challenges of researching showering routines – from the individual to the socio-material. Paper presented at 5th Annual Water Efficiency Conference

Water supplies are under threat from climate change, population growth and modern lifestyles. Excessive demand wastes money, energy and carbon. Evidence indicates that young adults are particularly high water-users. This population segment is at a tr... Read More

Non-household market opening in the English water sector: A step closer to service innovation? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ward, S., Brown, S., Adeyeye, K., Burton, A., Shouler, M., & Tahir, S. (2018, September). Non-household market opening in the English water sector: A step closer to service innovation?. Paper presented at 5th Annual Water Efficiency Network Conference

Six months after non-household (nHH) wholesale/retail separation (‘market opening’) came into force (1st April 2017), have any improvements been made in service innovation for customers in the water sector in England? This paper will offer an answer... Read More

Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Understandings of Human-Water Relationships (2018)
Book
Roberts, L., & Phillips, K. (2018). L. Roberts, & K. Phillips (Eds.), Water, Creativity and Meaning: Multidisciplinary Understandings of Human-Water Relationships. Routledge

At a time of great turmoil and crisis, environmentally, socially and politically, water has emerged as a topic of huge global concern. Moreover, many argue that what is needed in order to change our relationship with the environment is a cultural par... Read More

Governing Future Emergencies: Lived Relations to Risk in the UK Fire and Rescue Service (2018)
Book
O'Grady, N. (2018). Governing Future Emergencies: Lived Relations to Risk in the UK Fire and Rescue Service. Palgrave Macmillan

The 21st century has born witness to myriad changes in the way the world is secured from the many emergencies that continually threaten to disrupt it. This book concentrates on two such changes. First, it takes stock of the ever-increasing developmen... Read More

Gender equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment (2018)
Book
Cole, S. (2018). Gender equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment. CABI

Drawing on the theme of gender equality in tourism, the book aims to identify the main obstacles to women’s advancement in the tourism industry, and to discover and share successful strategies to overcome them, drawing on case studies from all over t... Read More

Assessing vegetation response to soil moisture fluctuation under extreme drought using Sentinel-2 (2018)
Journal Article
West, H., Quinn, N., Horswell, M., & White, P. (2018). Assessing vegetation response to soil moisture fluctuation under extreme drought using Sentinel-2. Water, 10(7), 838. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10070838

The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which Sentinel-2 Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) reflects soil moisture conditions, and whether this product offers an improvement over Landsat-8. Based on drought exposure, cloud-fre... Read More

Bullet impacts and built heritage damage 1640–1939 (2018)
Journal Article
Mol, L., & Gomez-Heras, M. (2018). Bullet impacts and built heritage damage 1640–1939. Heritage Science, 6(35), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-018-0200-7

Conflict damage to heritage has been thrust into the global spotlight during recent conflict in the Middle East. While the use of social media has heightened and enhanced public awareness of this ‘cultural terrorism’, the occurrence of this type of v... Read More

Inter-organisational resilience for flood focussed emergency planning: Examining multi-agency connectedness through Twitter (2018)
Journal Article
Bunney, S., Ward, S., & Butler, D. (2018). Inter-organisational resilience for flood focussed emergency planning: Examining multi-agency connectedness through Twitter. Water Practice and Technology, 13(2), 321-327. https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2018.043

The use of Twitter as a platform to share and exchange information between emergency responders, water service providers and the public during an emergency situation is becoming more evident. The sharing of real-time information is invaluable for sit... Read More

Resilience learning for water sector culture change (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Baker, K., Tang, S., Sweetapple, C., Ward, S., Staddon, C., Bishop, T., …Butler, D. (2018, May). Resilience learning for water sector culture change. Presented at 6th Joint EWA/JSWA/WEF Conference: Resilience of the Water Sector

This paper investigates barriers to creating a resilient water sector, focussing on the workforce. Firstly, it explores the definition of resilience and whether the workforce and customers are ready for a culture shift to create a more resilient sect... Read More