The South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is an initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, while also protecting and enhancing the area’s natural resources. SWEEP is a collaboration of three research institutions:
- University of Exeter
- University of Plymouth
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory
They are working together with a large group of highly-engaged business, policy and community partners.
Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (ICASP) is an ambitious and exciting programme to generate benefits for Yorkshire by applying environmental science to catchment challenges. Its base is the Yorkshire Ouse drainage basin, home to 6.7% of the UK population, 30% of the Northern Powerhouse region, including 10 metropolitan boroughs, and covering a third of the land area of Northern England. It contains the catchments of the following rivers: Aire, Calder, Derwent, Don, Nidd, Ouse, Swale, Ure and Wharfe. This catchment area is facing some complex and costly challenges: flooding and drought, soil and water degradation and loss of agriculturally productive land and important ecosystems.
Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) is a project to bring together environmental, engineering, urban planning and socio-economic experts with governmental and planning authorities, industry, developers and citizens to co-develop solutions that will enable required housing growth in London while sustainably managing its water and environment.
The West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme (WM-Air) will provide improved understanding of pollution sources and levels in the region, and new capability to predict air quality, health and economic impacts of potential policy measures. It will support the application of these measures to specific case studies across the West Midlands, ranging from major infrastructure projects such as HS2, to making effective use of green infrastructure (urban vegetation) across the region, to deliver clean air.