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EPSRC Reference: EP/F020511/1
Title: Flood Risk Management Consortium (FRMRC) Phase 2
Principal Investigator: Pender, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Smith, Dr M J Saul, Professor AJ Beven, Professor K
Thorne, Professor CR Oconnell, Professor PE Wheater, Professor HS
Hall, Professor JW Reeve, Professor D Lawry, Professor J
Arthur, Professor S Varsamidis, Dr T Djordjevic, Professor S
Morvan, Dr H Sayers, Mr P Faulkner, Dr H
Stansby, Professor PK Falconer, Professor RA Cluckie, Professor I
Borthwick, Professor AGL Kay, Professor D Bates, Professor PD
Mawdesley, Dr M Han, Professor D Tabor, Professor G
Coulthard, Professor TJ Lin, Professor B McIntyre, Professor N
Wright, Dr GB Sinclair, Dr FL Savic, Professor D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Sch of the Built Environment
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2008 Ends: 31 March 2012 Value (£): 7,328,327
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Coastal & Waterway Engineering Urban & Land Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Water
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
24 Jul 2007 Flood-Risk Management Research Consortium Phase Tw Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This proposal has been drafted in response to an invitation from EPSRC, who in collaboration with the EA/Defra Joint R&D programme on Flood and Coastal Defence, UKWIR, the Scottish Office, the NI Rivers Agency and NERC, agreed in February 2003 to fund an interdisciplinary research consortium investigating the prediction, prevention and mitigation of flooding (FRMRC1). The concept behind this innovative joint funding arrangement was that it allowed a national consortium to combine the strengths of basic and near-market researchers and research philosophies in a truly multi-disciplinary programme. The research portfolio for FRMRC1 was formulated to address key issues in flood risk management by generating new and original under-pinning science, while being consistent within the agreed objectives of the funding agencies. This philosophy is to be carried over into the second phase of funding (FRMRC2).FRMRC2 will build on the results of FRMRC1 to increase understanding of flooding processes, generate new and original science and support improved flood risk management. The consortium consists of eligible academic institutions working alongside appropriate stakeholders and users in both the public and private sectors. The breadth of interests and skills of the consortium, coupled with the originality and utility of the research outcomes, will ensure that the consortium approach significantly adds value to the sum of its various components.
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