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Attributes of leadership for planning resilient cities in the Global South (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Gopinath, D. (2019, September). Attributes of leadership for planning resilient cities in the Global South. Paper presented at UK Ireland Planning Research Conference, Liverpool, UK

This paper aims to advance a new approach to the intersections of place, resilience and leadership particularly within the context of rapidly urbanising cities in the Global South. More generally, we know that a leader could be characterised by key a... Read More about Attributes of leadership for planning resilient cities in the Global South.

Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hill, J., & West, H. (2019, August). Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference

In the context of increasing wellbeing challenges for students in higher education, we argue that pedagogic partnership has the potential to help students recognise and work positively with their emotions. We present a case study exploring changing s... Read More about Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students.

Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., West, H., & Quinn, N. (2019, July). Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly

The international higher educational landscape is characterised by shifting sands, tectonic activity, erosion, deposition, and occasional volcanism. This fluid context arises in response to changes in policy, modes of provision and technology enhance... Read More about Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning.

SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N., Horswell, M., West, H., & Newton, C. (2019, July). SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly

Satellite-based soil moisture monitoring has matured, notably as a result of the Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) missions. Whilst spatial resolutions fall short of those ideal for field-scale monitoring, th... Read More about SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain.

Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, July). Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly

Using the latest available hydro-meteorological datasets from the RCUK Droughts & Water Scarcity Programme, this paper aims to examine the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in 293 catchments across Great Britain (for the period Jan 19... Read More about Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain.

Social science methods for natural scientists (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hillier, J., Sangster, H., & West, H. (2019, April). Social science methods for natural scientists. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

People. Stakeholders. Other humans. If any of these may be involved in your work, and insight into what they may think or do could be useful, you are entering the realm of Social Science. This session is on the basics of social science methods, prese... Read More about Social science methods for natural scientists.

A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, April). A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

The North Atlantic Oscillation Index (NAOI) characterises the variability of the North Atlantic jet stream, and as the primary teleconnection affecting British climate, has been well studied. However, the spatio-temporal influence of the NAO on the w... Read More about A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain.

Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, March). Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator. Poster presented at UK Drought & Water Scarcity Conference: Addressing Current & Future Challenges

Droughts are a common meteorological phenomenon and a significant natural hazard. Despite this we lack a common understanding of the definition of a drought event and a detailed understanding of drought onset and termination. In its simplest form how... Read More about Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator.

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 about Provenance of lower cretaceous quartz arenites from the northern Indian Plate: Tropical weathering or a multi-cycled sediment source?.

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 about Exploring the sources and receptors of health impacts of drought in the UK: A narrative approach.

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 about Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments.

The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2018, September). The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015). 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 about The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015).

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 about Challenges of researching showering routines – from the individual to the socio-material.

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 about Non-household market opening in the English water sector: A step closer to service innovation?.

Social equality and sustainable society (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bell, K. (2018, May). Social equality and sustainable society. Paper presented at 12th Workshop on Environment and Society

This paper discusses how to simulateously create a sustainable, fair and more equal society.

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 about Resilience learning for water sector culture change.

The importance of equality for achieving sustainable development (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bell, K. (2018, April). The importance of equality for achieving sustainable development. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development

This paper discusses the relationship between equality and sustainable development.

Implications of vegetation growth and rock weathering rinds associated with periglacial sorted circles and stone-/turf-banked lobes on Mafadi/Njesuthi summits, high Drakensberg, southern Africa (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Grab, S., Mol, L., Knight, J., Botha, T., Woodborne, S., & Carbutt, C. (2018, April). Implications of vegetation growth and rock weathering rinds associated with periglacial sorted circles and stone-/turf-banked lobes on Mafadi/Njesuthi summits, high Drakensberg, southern Africa. Poster presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Large sorted circles (>30 cm in diameter and consisting of pebble centres and cobble to boulder borders, commonly vertically aligned) and stone banked lobes are thought to have formed during colder Neoglacial periods during the Holocene, but their ag... Read More about Implications of vegetation growth and rock weathering rinds associated with periglacial sorted circles and stone-/turf-banked lobes on Mafadi/Njesuthi summits, high Drakensberg, southern Africa.