URSULA Urban River Corridors And Sustainable Living Agendas

Country: United Kingdom
Start Date:   1/6/2007         Duration: 48 months         Project Type: RTD
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Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
Our research addresses the hypothesis that there are significant social, economic and environmental gains to be made by integrated and innovative interventions 
in urban river corridors.
Project Summary:
The research will be based around four main themes –`People´, `Design´, `River´ and `Values´. `People´ will include the stakeholders, the people that live 
and work in the area and the organisations responsible for managing the land and river. These people will be asked what they want and the researchers will look
at how these ideas can be implemented. `Design´ will consider possibilities for innovation and intervention, whether through new concepts or better integration
of existing ideas. `River´, will examine the environmental issues in the area, for example, ecology, flood capacity and pollution. Finally, `Values´ will
consider the agents of change or money available. This theme will address what are the costs and benefits of different ideas and what are the most sustainable,
workable solutions. The project will involve a mix of evidence gathering, for example fieldwork on the river´s ecology, people´s desires and opinions, storm drainage, property
values, as well as the use of tools and models. These will be used to visualise future scenarios, examine what can be gained from different kinds of development,
and model how the rivers work and deliver environmental benefits
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  11/05/2009 13:16:00