Water, flood and marine
CEP has been involved in research, policy and practice related to water management over many years. Our work includes commissions related to integrated catchment planning, flood risk and coastal erosion management, stakeholder engagement processes, social impacts of offshore renewables, and water resource management. CEP has particular expertise in the requirements of the Water Framework Directive and Flood Directive and their implementation within EU Member States.
Example projects include:
Flood Awareness Wales community engagement review. For Natural Resources Wales. 2015 - 2016.
Evaluation of the Communities Prepared project (led by Groundwork South, with Exeter University and Cornwall Community Flood Forum). For Big Lottery Fund. 2015 - 2017.
Guardians of the Deep – Gap analysis of existing public engagement in the marine environment (led by Natural Values, with Bright Angel Coastal Consultants and Vaughan Redfern). For Kent Wildlife Trust. 2015 - 2016.
Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience for properties at risk of flooding – evaluating a small-scale trial (team led by University of the West of England). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2015 - 2016.
Managed service provider for evidence reviews in the context of water resources and flood risk management (led by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), with British Geological Survey (BGS), HR Wallingford, WS Atkins, Vivid Economics and others). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2014 - 2016.
Catchment Base Approach (CaBA): Monitoring and evaluation (Phase 2) and wider adoption of CaBA for the period 2013-15 (led by Cascade Consulting, with eftec and Lancaster University). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2014 - 2016.
Enhancing ex-post evaluation of flood and coastal erosion risk management plans and schemes (with Middlesex FHRC and HR Wallingford). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2015.
A two way conversation with the people of Scotland on the Social Impact of offshore renewables (with Pidgin Perfect and Nereus Environmental). For Marine Scotland. 2014 - 2015.
Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation (with Flood Hazard Research Centre, University of Northumbria, University of Surrey and the new economics foundation). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2013 - 2015.
Independent Mid-Term review of the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) Work Programme. For the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). 2014.
What does flood risk mean? Co-creating meaningful communications to enable resilience (with 3KQ and Osprey Communications). For the Environment Agency. 2013 - 2014.
Synthesis of flooding social science evidence (led by Brook Lyndhurst). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2013 - 2014.
The role of public participation and stakeholder dialogue in water management (with Milieu). For the European Environment Agency. 2013 - 2014.
Evaluation of the catchment-based approach - pilot stage (led by Cascade Consulting). For the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 2012 - 2013.
Research into water allocation through effective water trading (led by HR Wallingford). For the Cambridge Programme on Sustainability Leadership. 2012 - 2013.