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  • UWE Bristol flooding experts speak out 'Winter Flooding – Let's build back better'

    20/02/2014

    Flooding experts at UWE Bristol are calling for the use of resilient reinstatement in the aftermath of the winter flooding being witnessed across the South of England. The flooding has seen many 1000s of properties severely affected, causing millions of pounds worth of damage and misery and upset for those communities affected.

    Research conducted at the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) at UWE Bristol has shown that, in the aftermath of the summer 2007 floods, the vast majority of flood affected properties were reinstated to their previous condition, leaving them equally vulnerable to future flood events.

  • UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms

    19/02/2014

    The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.

    UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.

  • New project investigates water issue including flood and drought risk

    17/01/2014

    Two researchers from UWE Bristol are part of a multi institute team investigating the environmental and social issues connected to water supply and management. Recent extreme storm surge and flooding incidents makes this research timely and relevant to what is happening in the UK now.

  • UWE Bristol flooding expert says 'We need more flood risk engineers'

    10/01/2014

    Recent flooding across the UK is proving that we need to train more engineers with specialist expertise in flood risk management.

    UWE Bristol has for the past ten years worked closely with the Environment Agency (EA) to tackle the problem by running a course where EA sponsors trainees to study subjects including River and Coastal Science, Hydraulic Modelling, Flood Risk Mapping, Ground Engineering, Structural Analysis and Strategies in Flood Risk Management. Trainees are based in the workplace and spend nine months full-time at UWE before completing their Foundation Degree by distance learning and block week attendance.

  • HEA Education for Sustainable Development Thematic Seminar to be held at UWE

    29/10/2013

    UWE will be hosting an HEA funded seminar on 29 November 2013. The event will bring the QAA, HEA, HEFCE and NUS to UWE to present and discuss the latest Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) policy and practice developments (see programme attached).

    Registration is required for this free seminar and must be done via the HEA website at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN876_UWE .

    Places are limited so please book as soon as possible.

  • UWE and Bristol Zoo initiative to create ready and able conservationists

    03/10/2013

    A new course has been developed by UWE Bristol in partnership with Bristol Zoo Gardens.

    The new BSc (Hons) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science is the most recent collaboration between Bristol Zoo Gardens and UWE Bristol and it has been developed in consultation with local wildlife and conservation organisations, Slimbridge WWT, Bristol City Council, WWF-UK and Somerset Wildlife Trust.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Rob Hopkins

    12/07/2013

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Rob Hopkins in recognition of his inspirational leadership in the development of a community-led low carbon future.

    The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Sir Michael Pitt

    11/07/2013

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sir Michael Pitt in recognition of his significant contribution to planning.

    The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Food 4 Thought: UWE helps reveal our carbon footprint

    13/06/2013

    Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol Harbourside

    Saturday June 15 10.00 – 18.00

    Sunday June 16 11.00 – 17.00

    UWE Bristol is taking part in the UK's largest free natural history event, the Bristol Festival of Nature, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer.

  • Down by the riverside: Eastville school hosts River Frome film festival

    05/06/2013

    More films from the River Bank

    Saturday 8 June 2013 13.00 – 16.00

    Glenfrome Primary School, Eastville, Bristol

    A festival of films on the challenges and benefits of living by the River Frome in Eastville is on show at Glenfrome Primary School on Saturday 8 June.

  • Latest Videos from Sustainable Severn Conference

    02/05/2013

    UWE successfully hosted the Sustainable Severn event looking at the different ways to generate power from the Severn and investigating a stakeholder led approach.

    Tom Appleby a senior lecturer in law from the Faculty of the Environment and Technology who helped organise the event said:

    'This was an excellent conference and generated a realistic vision of how we might harness the huge power potential of the Severn and maximise the benefit for jobs and the environment along the way.'

    For those who missed the Sustainable Severn Conference we have uploaded much of the information, including videos from the event onto the Conference website:

    http://www.sustainablesevern.co.uk/

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability

    07/03/2013

    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Turning the tide: a new vision for the Severn Estuary

    28/02/2013

    Bristol Port, Regen SW and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be hosting a conference at UWE Bristol in April to develop a sustainable approach to tidal energy generation on the Severn Estuary. The conference will bring together key decision makers and influencers from both sides of the Estuary and nationally.

  • Has your journey been disrupted by recent floods?

    27/11/2012

    Travellers whose journeys have been disrupted by recent rain and flooding are asked to share their experiences through this online survey.

  • 341 environment and global change research proposals in 5 days

    14/11/2012

    The Environment and Global Changes Panel of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) met in Lisbon between the 7th and 9th of November 2012. The international expert panel, chaired by Jim Longhurst, evaluated 341 research proposals and made recommendations for funding to FCT.

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