We aim to improve the understanding of hydrological extremes at a range of scales, from local to catchment and national scales. Our interests encompass the use of instruments to monitor hydrological systems (soils, rivers, urban drainage) to support the development of improved hydrological models and statistical representations for present day and possible future hydrological scenarios.
We work closely with the water industry to translate our research into practical tools and methods to support river management, planning, and engineering design.
Our key facilities include three recirculating hydraulic plumes to explore sediment dynamics, soil and sediment analysis, the CEH-owned River Lambourn Observatory, and targeted field monitoring sites. Our equipment includes Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) and bathymetry, unmanned UAVs for aerial surveying and land-survey equipment.
Contact: Vicky Bell