CCN Annual Conference Series

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STAKEHOLDERS, NEXT GENERATION MODELS, AND RISK IN MANAGING CATCHMENT CHANGE

CCN 2012 International Conference

Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

25th June – 27th June 2012

Over the last three years the Catchment Change Network (CCN) has organised a programme of workshops and meetings to discuss and develop guidelines for incorporating risk and uncertainty into the management of catchment change in the areas of flood risk, water scarcity and diffuse pollution. This final international conference presented the progress made in CCN and other projects during this time.  A particular focus was on the research needs in both modelling the impacts of change at scales of implementation and on stakeholder involvement in the management process.

The conference brought together over 70 delegates from academic, commercial, regulatory and NGO sectors for three days of inspirational presentations and lively discussions. Speakers presentations are now available to view (below).

Session1 – Monday 25th June

 UNCERTAINTY, RISK AND THE ROLE OF THE STAKEHOLDER IN MANAGING CHANGE

1.

Keith Beven, Lancaster University, UK

2.

Phil Jordan1 and Mark Treacy2

1 University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

2 Teagasc, Republic of Ireland

 3. Developing a plan for the Eden Catchment: inspiration – engagement – participation – co-ordination

Simon Johnson, Eden Rivers Trust, UK

4.

Kieran Conlan, Cascade Consulting, Manchester, UK

5.

Lisa Norton, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster, UK

6.

Carly Maynard, Durham University, UK

7.

Lotta Andersson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden

8.

George B. Arhonditsis, University of Toronto, Canada

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Session 2 – Tuesday 26th June

 FRAMEWORKS FOR GOOD PRACTICE IN STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT IN MANAGING CATCHMENT CHANGE

1.

Julian Wright, Environment Agency, UK

 2. 

Laurence Smith, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

 3. 

Kit Macleod, The James Hutton Institute, UK

 4. 

Rob Wilby, Loughborough University, UK

 5. 

John Fox1 and Phil Haygarth2

1 Dead Good Guides, Cumbria, UK

2 Lancaster University, UK

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Session 3 – Tuesday 26th June

HYPER-RESOLUTION MODELLING OF THE IMPACTS OF CHANGE: UNCERTAINTY AND UNIQUENESS OF PLACE

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Eric F. Wood, Princeton University, USA

7.

Keith Beven, Lancaster University, UK

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Ad De-Roo, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy and Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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Florian Pappenberger, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK

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Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

11.

Jim Freer and the EVOp Team, University of Bristol, UK

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Session 4 – Wednesday 27th June

 THE FUTURE IS NOT YET GAUGED: LESSONS FROM PUB, LESSONS FOR BUSINESS

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Adrian McDonald, University of Leeds, UK

2.

Martin Furness, Ofwat, UK

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Kerry Thomas, University of Oxford, UK

4.

Georges-Marie Saulnier, Université de Savoie, France

5.

Thorsten Wagener, University of Bristol, UK and Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

The CCN 2012 International Conference was followed immediately by the GLUE Celebratory workshop.

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GLUE: 20 years on

Celebratory Workshop

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

27th June – 28th June 2012

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the first GLUE (Generalised Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation) paper by Beven and Binley in 1992 and has, in addition, just passed 1000 citations on the Web of Science. The GLUE methodology has been controversial; viewed by some as simply wrong, by others as an earlier version of Approximate Bayesian Computation, and by others as a useful way of trying to reflect the impacts of epistemic errors on complex error structures in environmental modelling. This workshop will review the way in which the GLUE controversy has illuminated the debate about how to assess uncertainty in environmental models, the philosophy that underlies the GLUE methodology and examples of using GLUE in practice.

are now available on-line.

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Guidelines for good practice as a way of encouraging stakeholder involvement across catchment management

CCN 2011 Conference 

Tuesday 5th July 2011

Looking forward, catchment management will need to rely more heavily on multi-stakeholder collaboration and communication for success. Our second CCN Annual Conference  on 5th July 2011 at the Arup Campus was designed to examine how Guidelines could represent a useful tool to encourage stakeholder participation across catchments.

Invited presentations will gave delegates a unique opportunity to learn how a range of organisations and initiatives are optimising success. Case studies identified the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.

Presentations from the event are available to view

Michael Winter and Rob Fish (University of Exeter)

Jon Wicks (Halcrow)

Kirsty Blackstock (The James Hutton Institute)

David Schofield (Arup)
Learning stakeholder engagement lessons from The American Way

 A DTI Global Watch Mission Report (March 2006)

Jennine Jonczyk (Newcastle University)

Stefan Eppert (RMS)

Nigel Watson (Lancaster University)

Nick Odoni (Bristol University)

Adrian McDonald (Leeds University)

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Managing an uncertain future: identifying needs and opportunities for sustainable adaptation in catchment management

CCN 2010 Conference 

Tuesday 6th July 2010

Our was held at the Lancaster Environment Centre on Tuesday 6th July 2010 and attracted with interests and responsibilities across catchment management.

The meeting was designed to take forward the debate around catchment management in an uncertain future and explore challenges and opportunities for research to fill current gaps. It summarised key elements of the CCN ongoing Workshop Programme across flood risk, water scarcity and water quality and outlined progress on the guidance documentation that each of these areas are producing. Keith Beven has added aas a blog item within our ‘Catchment Conversations’.

Presentations from the meeting are available to view

Phil Haygarth (LEC)

Enda O’Connell (Newcastle)

Keith Beven (LEC)  

Jim Hall (The UK Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) on Climate Change)

Robert Willows (Environment Agency)

John Rees ( NERC Theme Leader – Natural Hazards)

Martin Furness (Ofwat) 

Kieran Conlan (Cascade Consulting) 

Bob Harris (DTC Secretariat)

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