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The magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfall within north-east Scotland over an historical timespan (1993)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J. (1993). The magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfall within north-east Scotland over an historical timespan. Scottish geographical magazine, 109(2), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/00369229318736882

This paper evaluates the magnitude, frequency, duration and seasonality of extreme rainfall over an historical timespan in the Findhorn and Spey river basins, in north-east Scotland. Patterns are compared with published results from other rainfall ga... Read More about The magnitude and frequency of extreme rainfall within north-east Scotland over an historical timespan.

Post-1883 ash fall on Panjang and Sertung and its ecological impact (1992)
Journal Article
Whittaker, R. J., Walden, J., & Hill, J. (1992). Post-1883 ash fall on Panjang and Sertung and its ecological impact. GeoJournal, 28(2), 153-171. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00177228

This paper describes the post-1883 history of volcanic disturbance to the islands Panjang and Sertung, within the Krakatau group, Indonesia. Historical data are reviewed briefly, together with previous stratigraphic and geochemical data. In 1989 six... Read More about Post-1883 ash fall on Panjang and Sertung and its ecological impact.

The use of mineral magnetic analyses as an aid in investigating the recent volcanic disturbance history of the Krakatau Islands, Indonesia (1991)
Journal Article
Walden, J., Whittaker, R. J., & Hill, J. (1991). The use of mineral magnetic analyses as an aid in investigating the recent volcanic disturbance history of the Krakatau Islands, Indonesia. Holocene, 1(3), 262-268. https://doi.org/10.1177/095968369100100307

The recent disturbance of vegetation on islands within the Krakatau group, Indonesia, by a succession of ash falls from Anak Krakatau, has complicated studies of tropical ecosystem recovery since the major eruption of 1883 provided a ‘clean slate’. M... Read More about The use of mineral magnetic analyses as an aid in investigating the recent volcanic disturbance history of the Krakatau Islands, Indonesia.

The establishment of a historical flood chronology for the River Tweed catchment, Berwickshire, Scotland (1990)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J. (1990). The establishment of a historical flood chronology for the River Tweed catchment, Berwickshire, Scotland. Scottish geographical magazine, 106(1), 37-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/00369229018736773

This paper aims to assess the magnitude and frequency of flooding over the past 200 years within sub-catchments in the middle River Tweed basin, Berwickshire, Scotland. The recurrence interval of floods as represented by short-term gauged discharge r... Read More about The establishment of a historical flood chronology for the River Tweed catchment, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Historical records and geomorphological events: The 1771 ‘eruption’ of Solway Moss (1989)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J., & Withers, C. W. (1989). Historical records and geomorphological events: The 1771 ‘eruption’ of Solway Moss. Scottish geographical magazine, 105(3), 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/14702548908554428

A number of authors have pointed to the value of historical evidence in understanding change in the physical environment. This paper examines historical evidence for the 1771 ‘eruption’ or bog burst of Solway Moss in north-west England. A range of co... Read More about Historical records and geomorphological events: The 1771 ‘eruption’ of Solway Moss.

Sources for establishing a Historic Flood Chronology (Pre-1940) within Scottish River Catchments (1987)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J. (1987). Sources for establishing a Historic Flood Chronology (Pre-1940) within Scottish River Catchments. Scottish geographical magazine, 103(3), 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/00369228718736710

Gauged river runoff records extend only over limited timespans, mostly commencing post-1940. Historical sources can provide additional material to assist in extending the hydrological record into the nineteenth century and earlier. Such sources vary,... Read More about Sources for establishing a Historic Flood Chronology (Pre-1940) within Scottish River Catchments.

The use of long-term rainfall records for augmenting historic flood series: A case study on the upper Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (1987)
Journal Article
McEwen, L. J. (1987). The use of long-term rainfall records for augmenting historic flood series: A case study on the upper Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Transactions- Royal Society of Edinburgh, 78(04), 275-285. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263593300011214

Establishing the magnitude and frequency of floods within upland catchments on the basis of short-term gauged runoff records is crucially dependent upon the extent to which the record is truly representative. In the case of the River Dee, upstream of... Read More about The use of long-term rainfall records for augmenting historic flood series: A case study on the upper Dee, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Retrofitting sustainable integrated water management
Book Chapter
Butler, D., Bell, S., & Ward, S. Retrofitting sustainable integrated water management. In T. Dixon, M. Eames, M. Hunt, & S. Lannon (Eds.), Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability: Mapping the Transition to 2050, (211-220). Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Chapter examining the issues surrounding urban retrofitting to achieve sustainable and integrated water management (SIWM)

Rainwater harvesting in the UK: Thinking outside the tank. A report on recent research
Report
Ward, S., Memon, F., Butler, D., & Barr, S. Rainwater harvesting in the UK: Thinking outside the tank. A report on recent research

This report gives an overview of the RWHUK project research. It is not intended to give full details about all aspects of or methodologies used within the research. It is designed to give summaries of the most pertinent findings, as well as providin... Read More about Rainwater harvesting in the UK: Thinking outside the tank. A report on recent research.

Achieving environmental justice: Environmental equality in the green capital
Presentation / Conference
Bell, K. Achieving environmental justice: Environmental equality in the green capital. Presented at Achieving Environmental Justice: Environmental Equality in the Green Capital’

Environmental problems are more likely to impact on low income and black and minority ethnic communities. In her book, Achieving Environmental Justice, and this event Cabot Institute member Karen Bell assesses the causes and solutions for this and as... Read More about Achieving environmental justice: Environmental equality in the green capital.

Living well within planetary limits
Presentation / Conference
Bell, K. Living well within planetary limits. Presented at New Theories in Social Science International Conference

This workshop discussed the concept of Vivir Bien and how it contributes to sustainability.

Effect of flood conditions on the deterioration of porous clay-based brick
Presentation / Conference
Mol, L., & Tomor, A. Effect of flood conditions on the deterioration of porous clay-based brick. Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Man-made materials represent an increasingly large proportion of geomaterials that are used to build up a rapidly expanding urbanised landscape. The deterioration of such materials is of increasing concern, in particular in light of the projected inc... Read More about Effect of flood conditions on the deterioration of porous clay-based brick.

A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure
Journal Article
Butler, D., Farmani, R., Fu, G., Ward, S., Diao, K., & Astaraie-Imani, M. (in press). A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure. Procedia Engineering, 89, 347-354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.198

© 2014 The Authors. This paper introduces a new approach to water management that is 'Safe & SuRe'. This includes presenting a conceptual framework to link the emerging threats of climate change and variability, rapid urbanization and population grow... Read More about A new approach to urban water management: Safe and sure.

Integration for sustainable development: A report for practitioners
Report
Ward, S., Munro, M., Macrorie, R., Deshmukh, S., Roerich, J., Shirley-Smith, C., …Jeffrey, P. Integration for sustainable development: A report for practitioners

This report is an important output of a government-funded research project under EPSRC’s Sustainable Urban Environment programme. The aim of this project – Ashford’s Integrated Alternatives – was to examine the benefits and difficulties of planning,... Read More about Integration for sustainable development: A report for practitioners.

The crown's marine estate- A sovereign wealth fund?
Journal Article
Appleby, T. The crown's marine estate- A sovereign wealth fund?

A response to the Treasury Select Committee investigation of the management of the Crown Estate, focusing on the marine estate and highlighting the Crown Estate's stewardship responsibilities

Living well, equality and socialism in UK and Bolivia
Presentation / Conference
Bell, K. Living well, equality and socialism in UK and Bolivia

This is an interactive workshop for the Free Popular University in Cochabamba. The University is open to everyone to freely teach and learn about current issues.