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Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management (2021)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. (2021). Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.589980

Drought in the UK is a ‘hidden’ pervasive risk, defined and perceived in different ways by diverse stakeholders and sectors. Scientists and water managers distinguish meteorological, agricultural, hydrological, and socio-economic drought. Historicall... Read More about Science-narrative explorations of ‘drought thresholds’ in the maritime Eden catchment, Scotland: Implications for local drought risk management.

The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK (2020)
Journal Article
Bryan, K., Ward, S., Roberts, L., White, M. P., Landeg, O., Taylor, T., & McEwen, L. (2020). The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK. Climatic Change, 163(4), 2073-2095. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02916-x

The global literature on drought and health highlights a variety of health effects for people in developing countries where certain prevailing social, economic and environmental conditions increase their vulnerability especially with climate change.... Read More about The health and well-being effects of drought: Assessing multi-stakeholder perspectives through narratives from the UK.

Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation (2020)
Journal Article
Ayling, S., George, B., & Rogers, J. (2021). Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation. Botany, 99(4), https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2020-0162

Abstract The UK climate is projected to become warmer, with more frequent hotter, drier summers. Many governments and international organisations are concerned about how climate change will affect food production and security. Mycorrhizal fungi are... Read More about Mycorrhizal colonisation in roots of Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) in a permanent pasture under conditions of reduced precipitation.

Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices (2020)
Book Chapter
McEwen, L., & Mason O'Connor, K. (2021). Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices. In M. Jamil, & D. Morley (Eds.), Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education. Real World Learning and Innovation across the Curriculum (63-89). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46951-1_4

Civic engagement offers students transformational opportunities to experience ‘real world learning’. This chapter identifies key principles of critical community-based learning that emerge from appraisal of different histories and paradigms of learni... Read More about Real world learning through civic engagement: Principles, pedagogies and practices.

Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N., Newton, C., Boorman, D., Horswell, M., & West, H. (2020, May). Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The resolution of satellite of satellite-derived soil moisture data products has matured, notably in recent years due to the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launched in 2015. Whilst spatial resolutions still fall short of those suitable f... Read More about Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements.

Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments (2020)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2020, May). Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is one of the primary atmospheric circulations which influence weather patterns in Great Britain. Its two phases (either positive or negative depending on differences in sea level pressure) result in characteristi... Read More about Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments.

Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques (2020)
Journal Article
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Ramroop, N. (2020). Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques. Institute of Water Journal, 25-31

The quadric-surfaced sludge digesters (QSDs), sometimes referred to as egg-shaped sludge reactors, are becoming more popular within wastewater treatment works as of recently. These tanked systems with their shell structure provide a surface free of d... Read More about Numerical modelling of Quadric- Surfaced Sludge Digesters (QSD) within wastewater infrastructure using 3D printing techniques.

3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand (2020)
Journal Article
Surendran, S., & Tota-Maharaj, K. (2020). 3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand. Institute of Water Journal, 4-9

A major unresolved problem in water consumption modelling is the identification of a statistical distribution function which best represents the random nature of water consumption patterns. Relatively, few studies can be found in the literature in wh... Read More about 3-parameter log-logistic distribution modelling and scenario development to evaluate the United Kingdom’s water demand.

Understanding the influence of psychology and vicarious experience on property flood resilience choices (2020)
Thesis
Rose, C. B. Understanding the influence of psychology and vicarious experience on property flood resilience choices. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490959

There is an acknowledged need to improve the resilience of those at risk of flooding in the UK. The majority of the at-risk population do not actively adopt mitigation measures even when they have experienced multiple flood events. If uptake of resil... Read More about Understanding the influence of psychology and vicarious experience on property flood resilience choices.

Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship (2020)
Journal Article
McEwen, L., Gorell Barnes, L., Phillips, K., & Biggs, I. (2020). Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 45(4), 779-801. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12375

Framed by questions about ‘hydrocitizenship’ in the 21st century, this co-produced, interdisciplinary arts and humanities-centred research explores the (re)weaving of local knowledges, experiences, perceptions and values of water and place through th... Read More about Reweaving urban water-community relations: Creative, participatory river “daylighting” and local hydrocitizenship.

Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS) (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Tota-Maharaj, K., Ajibade, O. O., Hills, C., & Macleod, C. (2020, February). Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS). Paper presented at 2nd Polish IWA Young Water Professionals Conference “Emerging Technologies in Water and Wastewater Sector”, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

In this research, a new decentralised drainage system, Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS), is developed for effective management of storm water and greywater in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The SRCDS uses the principle of Best Management... Read More about Feasibility of decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS).

Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Monrose, J. (2020, February). Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse. Paper presented at 2nd Polish IWA Young Water Professionals Conference “Emerging Technologies in Water and Wastewater Sector”, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Permeable pavements are engineered to temporarily store water to reduce flooding during rainfall events. Permeable pavements are distinguished primarily based on their surface materials which can vary from concrete, asphalt, plastic or stones. This p... Read More about Comparing the long term clogging pattern of permeable pavements for stormwater treatment and reuse.

Water loss management under data scarcity: Case study in a small municipality in a developing country (2020)
Journal Article
Oviedo-Ocaña, E. R., Dominguez, I. C., Celis, J., Blanco, L. C., Cotes, I., Ward, S., & Kapelan, Z. (2020). Water loss management under data scarcity: Case study in a small municipality in a developing country. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 146(3), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29WR.1943-5452.0001162

Urban areas are facing challenges for the provision of public services, with water scarcity arising as one of the main problems. A twin track approach of supply and demand management is essential, and water-loss management contributes to reducing wat... Read More about Water loss management under data scarcity: Case study in a small municipality in a developing country.

Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management (2019)
Book Chapter
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Aziba, A. (2019). Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management. In E. O. Nnadi (Ed.), Stormwater: Sources, Monitoring and Management, (269- 313). Nova Science Publishers

Rapid urbanisation and industralisation across the world is demanding infrastructure and construction to increase especially within the transportation sectors. The large amounts of construction materials required for construction and maintenance of p... Read More about Low-Carbon Permeable Pavement Drainage Infrastructure: Potential Applications for Stormwater Management.

Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management (2019)
Journal Article
Ajibade, O. O., Tota-Maharaj, K., Hills, C. D., & MacLeod, C. (2019). Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 5(12), 2150-2161. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EW00350A

© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. A novel decentralised Sustainable Refugee Camp Drainage System (SRCDS) has been developed for the effective management of stormwater in the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. The SRCDS uses the principle of Best Manage... Read More about Modelling of a sustainable refugee camp drainage system for stormwater management.

Effect of thermodynamic parameters on the concentration of pollutants in produced water from crude oil production (2019)
Journal Article
Tota-Maharaj, K., & Ngene, S. (2019). Effect of thermodynamic parameters on the concentration of pollutants in produced water from crude oil production. Journal of Energy Research and Reviews, 3(3), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/jenrr/2019/v3i330101

Thermodynamic parameters such as temperature and pressure of petroleum reservoirs are among the most important physical characteristics which are required to effectively produce crude oil from the reservoirs. Oil and gas reservoir pressures determine... Read More about Effect of thermodynamic parameters on the concentration of pollutants in produced water from crude oil production.

De- and Re-politicisation of Water Security as Examined Through the Lens of the Hydrosocial Cycle: The Case of Jakartaʼs Sea Wall Plan (2019)
Journal Article
Octavianti, T. (2019). De- and Re-politicisation of Water Security as Examined Through the Lens of the Hydrosocial Cycle: The Case of Jakartaʼs Sea Wall Plan. Water Alternatives, 12(3), 1017-1037

This article asks how the pursuit of major engineering works causes changes in existing water-society relations. We employ the concept of the hydrosocial cycle postulated by Linton and Budds (2014) as an analytical framework and draw specific insight... Read More about De- and Re-politicisation of Water Security as Examined Through the Lens of the Hydrosocial Cycle: The Case of Jakartaʼs Sea Wall Plan.