Research into coastal and waterway structures, management and flood defences, estuarine engineering, reservoir and dam engineering and hydrodynamics.
Engineering research into coastal and waterway structures, management and flood defences – both ‘hard’ (artificial structures) and ‘soft’ (natural resources). This research area also includes estuarine engineering, reservoir and dam engineering and hydrodynamics.
This established UK research area plays a role in addressing engineering challenges associated with flooding. We aim to have:
- the community continuing to undertake multidisciplinary research in flooding and coastal erosion
- a focus on research underpinning the development of infrastructure systems that exhibit resilience and can adapt to future challenges, including climate change
- the community seeking to develop a holistic approach to water research incorporating flood risk management with water management and bringing in new perspectives from the digital economy
- continued support and encouragement for work across research disciplines and for collaborative research with other research councils, particularly NERC
- continued to specifically recognise the importance of whole-catchment management, blue-green cities and the interface of ‘natural’ and ‘engineered’ flood management
- worked with the community to gain a comprehensive picture of the ‘people pipeline’ and to understand any developing issues which may require intervention from the relevant stakeholders.