In Scotland, we often take water for granted. Indeed, it seems to be one of our most abundant resources, especially at times of frequent rainfall when flooding is an issue. So when we think about water management in Scotland, we tend to think about flood risk management, as well as improving the water quality for drinking and bathing, but perhaps less so about water scarcity or droughts. This is changing, and our team at CREW is actively exploring this emerging challenge.
This year the SNIFFER conference explored what the climate emergency means for Flood Risk Management with contributions from youth climate strikers as well as policy and planning experts from the public sector. Click here for the conference report. As part of the event, CREW coordinated a thought-provoking and action-orientated ‘Spark’ talk session that highlighted research innovation in Flood Risk Management. This blog captured the key points.
Twice a year, CREW brings together all relevant stakeholders of each of the four strategic work themes to discuss strategic as well as project-specific questions and to exchange on key aspects related to the theme, including recent scientific and policy developments. On 22nd March 2019 CREW held the biannual meeting for the Flooding and Coastal Erosion theme at Discovery Point in Dundee.