Caitlin Curry, Durham University / United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Like many water-bodies in Indonesia, Lake Rawa Pening in Central Java has reached ecologically unsustainable levels of water-quality degradation, eutrophication and sedimentation. This is a consequence of the progressive intensification of agriculture in the uplands and the associated transportation of both sediment and nutrient-rich fertilisers into local […]
This presentation promises to be a mostly harmless introduction to economic issues surrounding spatial targeting for diffuse pollution control at the catchment scale. It is pitched at non-economists and presents our ongoing research into cost-effective ways to encourage spatially targeted policies using a payment for ecosystem […]
We have been exploring the use of the SCIMAP Surface Flow Index, which shows areas of surface flow accumulation and hydrological connectivity, in combination with LIDAR Digital Terrain Model data from the Environment Agency Geomatics Group to identify opportunities for urban surface water management […]
The use of landscape based natural flood risk management approaches have risen in popularity in recent years as they have the potential to offer mitigation to flood hazards at a lower costs and other multiple benefits, such as habitat improvements. However, the location of the mitigation […]
One of the major challenges to achieving good ecological status under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is the large volume of pollutants reaching the river system from diffuse sources. Each biological element within the WFD has differing sensitivities to pollution and […]
Michelle Walker, The Rivers Trust
Rivers trusts in the UK have been using SCIMAP to inform and support integrated catchment management for many years now, as it is an accessible tool for the non-profit sector to use and produces engaging maps and outputs to help communicate with stakeholders. The model has helped prioritise […]
Ellie Brown, Ribble Rivers Trust.
Adopting an evidence-based approach to prioritising locations in which to create and improve habitats is important to ensure the positive environmental impact is maximised, and limited funds and resources are used effectively. The use of landscape-scale GIS-based tools such as SCIMAP can greatly facilitate this process. […]
As a Rivers Trust working in the Eden catchment in Cumbria, a lot of our work over the past year has been influenced by the impact of the 2015 winter storms. There seems to be a growing acceptance that building higher and higher walls is […]
The management of livestock, and their manure, in agricultural landscapes provides a source of microbial pollution in the environment. With an increasing frequency of storm events there is greater potential for diffuse microbial pollution entering surface waters, which can threaten important ecosystem services linked to […]
Who is the event for?
The User Group Meeting is open to anyone who is currently using SCIMAP or is considering using the approach in the future. Everyone is welcome from professional, academic, policy, third sector and any other background.
What is the cost of the event?
Free, zero, nothing, nada. But you do need […]
- Predicting diffuse microbial pollution risk across catchments: The performance of SCIMAP and recommendations for future development
- Extending SCIMAP to predict E. coli delivery risk to surface waters
- my.SCIMAP Training for Trent Rivers Trust by CaBA Support
- New SCIMAP paper on fine sediment in the River Esk, North Yorkshire, UK
- my.SCIMAP problems
- A New Era of Targeted Reforestation for Diffuse Pollution Risk Reduction using SCIMAP and UAV Technology to Determine the Spatial Distribution of Diffuse Pollution Risk in Lake Rawa Pening, Central Java, Indonesia – SCIMAP-UGM16