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ARCC news for October 2017

Hello All,

Who is ready for a Thunderclap? The ARCC network, hosted by UKCIP, is pleased to again be working with global communications company Mediaplanet to launch the Flooding and business feature in The Telegraph on 10 December. We are asking for your support by signing up to the online Thunderclap launch using your social media platforms, as well as forwarding it across your networks too. This is the next in the series following Climate change… what’s next?

If you haven’t already made plans to do so, I encourage you to come along to UKCIP’s 20th anniversary event on 20 November here in Oxford. We are holding this jointly with colleagues from Griffith University in Australia; there will be talks, a film launch and cake, don’t miss out!

Roger B Street
Principal Investigator

From the ARCC network

Flooding and business… what does research tell us?

The report is now available from the Flooding & business – what does research tell us? workshop held in Leeds earlier this month. This workshop was part of the ARCC network synthesis programme to draw across the relevant Research-Council investments to provide this evidence through to existing industry guidance.

ecobuild call for research – from the natural to the neural network

Would you like the opportunity to showcase your research at ecobuildfrom 6–8 March 2018? In partnership with ecobuild, we are delivering a research feature showcasing the latest in robotics as it is applied to the built environment, and also those projects inspired by nature.

Built environment models – increasing the uptake and use of decision-support models

The ARCC network partnered with University of Oxford researcher Dr Katie Jenkins to develop guidance to ensure the appropriate consideration of models and data is included throughout a research project. Also available is the full report on this work, summary recommendations, and webinar recording; you’ll never forget to include your models and data again!

Heritage buildings – impacts of damp and moisture

As our climate changes, the effects of damp and moisture on heritage buildings are becoming increasingly important.  This workshop was an opportunity for the exchange of information between heritage building professionals and the research community. A summary of the day is available on the ARCC website.

Places still available: Early-career researcher workshops

Developing knowledge exchange skills helps drive research impact. Early career researchers working on adaptation and resilience are invited to join the ARCC network at two workshops this autumn:

  • Showcasing research to promote impact – 15–16 November 2017, York will explore what you can do yourself to showcase your research, and how this links in with impact.

Opportunities & events

Saving our water: innovations in urban water management

22 November 2017, London

Professor David Butler will give an informal update on the Safe and SuRe team, which promotes new thinking and new approaches to water management in cityscapes to meet global challenges. The team will be present on the evening to showcase their research from the EPSRC-funded £1.5 million fellowship.

Committee on Climate Change’s 2017 progress report; government response

In June 2017, the second statutory assessment of the National Adaptation Programme was published by the CCC and the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). The adaptation response addresses the ASC’s 28 detailed recommendations on preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Preparing Europe for climate change

Building stronger links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction experts is more important than ever in the wake of recent events around Europe and elsewhere. This report showcases new models of governance between national and local levels and across sectors in Europe.

BOVA (Building out vector-borne diseases in sub-Saharan Africa) network

The BOVA (Building out vector-borne diseases in sub-Saharan Africa) network can support 8-10 pump-priming collaborative research projects that bring together researchers in the built environment with those working on the control of vector-borne diseases (£50,000 to £100,000, each of 12 months duration). There is a two-stage application process: submission of an expression of interest is due 14 November 2017.