We have a long track record of working with national and international partners to develop the capacity of operational services and other government bodies in hydrometeorology. Our partnerships include:

Natural Hazards Partnership

We participate in the Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP), which delivers advice to governments and communities across the UK. The NHP includes government departments, agencies and research  centres; the Civil Contingencies Secretariat of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office is a key stakeholder.

UK National Climate Science Partnership

The UK’s leading climate science organisations are part of a national alliance focused on climate  solutions for society. The Met Office and seven centres supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), including UKCEH, work together to address threats posed by a rapidly changing climate, putting climate science at the forefront of the solutions agenda.

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP)

We coordinate the UK’s input to the IHP of UNESCO, providing advice to UK Government and playing an active role in advancing the IHP’s work. Through the IHP, we collaborate with scientists around the world to share expertise, provide training and influence water policy and management.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

UKCEH provides the UK Hydrological Adviser for the WMO, supporting the Met Office in coordinating UK engagement with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services around the world, furthering hydrometeorological science and operations globally, and helping partners to advance their observation networks and forecasting capabilities.

UK Met Office

UKCEH collaborates with the Met Office across a wide range of their weather and climate research programmes, including joint management of the JULES land surface model and its use within the Unified Model and the UK Earth System Model (UKESM).

Flood Forecasting Centre

The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) is a partnership between the Environment Agency and the Met Office. The FFC provides a five-day overview of the flood risk for England and Wales from all natural  forms of flooding - river, surface water, tidal/coastal and groundwater. UKCEH works closely with the FFC to provide the hydrological modelling capability that is applied in the Environment Agency’s  Incident Management Forecasting System (IMFS) and the Met Office Super Computer for generating ensemble forecasts.

Weather and Climate Science Services Partnership (WCSSP)

UKCEH participate in a wide range of WCSPP activities, designed to develop international partnerships that help strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities to weather and climate variability.

Water Europe

We are members of the Science Advisory Group of Water Europe, the coordinating body for water  related research and innovation in Europe.

Our clients

We have successfully delivered large multi-disciplinary projects for governments and agencies across the world. Our clients have included:

  • The World Bank
  • The European Union
  • The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • WMO (The World Meteorological Organization)
  • UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • FAO (The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization).