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The UKCP18 High-Resolution Data Launch will take place in London on 16 September. The 2.2km resolution is important for rainfall intensity changes and flood risk. Murray Dale, Technical Director in Hydrometeorology, is one of four invited ‘specialist users’ of UKCP18…

The updated UK Climate Projections, UKCP18, are due for release in November 2018. These projections will be more scientifically authoritative and will enable a better understanding of the potential effects of climate change on the UK’s Natural Capital. Our recent…

Following our UK Climate Projections 2018 blog, below we consider an important aspect of the new UKCP18 projections: helping to achieve the climate resilience of public services. This summer, the reality of climate change hit home. The hottest summer on record…

Following our UK Climate Projections 2018 blog, below we consider an important aspect of the new UKCP18 projections: improved rainfall projections and extremes. Rainfall intensity is of key importance to many: it affects urban drainage, sewerage design, surface water flooding,…

Climate change and its impacts are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. This year has provided us with a taste of what is in store for the UK: extreme weather in late March, wild fires, drought and heatwaves. Many countries…

Dec 2021 update: Following publication of the article below, on the 23rd November 2021 Welsh Government announced a suspension of the implementation of the new TAN15 until 1st June 2023. The additional time to implementation has been provided to allow…

We have been working on flood risk in Scotland for over 20 years. In that time our technical experts have accrued excellent knowledge of the risk and the issues, and the structures in place to help. David Bassett, Director, reviews some of…

On 22 July uplifts from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) project FUTURE-DRAINAGE were released for the first time to coincide with the UK Climate Projections (UKCP) Local update. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) UK Climate Resilience…

Location: UK                                                                        Client: UK Climate…

Location: UK                 Client: UK Water Industry Research and NERC/Newcastle University These two projects are providing climate change guidance and tools for use by the UK water industry and flood risk community, making use of convection-permitting…

The recent Committee on Climate Change 2019 ‘Progress in Preparing for Climate Change’ Report found that as there are currently substantial gaps in understanding of exposure to surface water flooding, better, more targeted data are needed to measure changes in…

The UK’s 25 Year Environment Plan, National Adaptation Programme and evolving national Flood and Coastal Erosion Management Strategy are all built on the premise of building resilience to climate change. Further to this, the recent UK climate projections (UKCP18) highlighted that sea levels…

This quarter’s special edition of the Climate Change Business Journal focusing on the adaptation and resiliency segment of the Climate Change Industry features an interview with our lead consultants for climate science (Murray Dale) and climate resilience (Rachel Brisley). The…

We are well represented at the Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference at the University of Glasgow this week. Dr. Doug Pender is giving a keynote speech on the advances in coastal management practices. Three recent projects are also being presented…

The record-breaking rainfall associated with Storm Desmond in December 2015 caused severe disruption flooding 5,200 homes across Lancashire and Cumbria. Major roads across the north of England and Scotland were flooded and there was major disruption to rail and air…