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Presentation from 5th November 2013 - East of England Water Partnership

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  • International leading research team tackling the agenda of sustainability and security in water resources, energy and chemicals. Research is focussed on short and long terms solutions to municipal, industrial, agricultural and environment needs.Run UK’s largest Water MSc programme producing 70 plus new graduates per year.
  • Here’s 2 slides on our work and industry publications, one on irrigation and water resources, and one on climate impacts/adaptation, UK orientedThe little pictures at the bottom of the first are examples of booklets we have produced for farmers based on our research projects, and the map relates to my TWSTT project on water trading.The second looks at climate change impacts on irrigation need for potatoes, land suitability for rainfed potatoes, and the booklet we produced for the industry.(Booklets all available from the UKIA website)Keith

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  • East of England Water Partnership 5th November 2013
  • Welcome from Chair Jane Hunt Environment Agency
  • Objectives for today • Ensure that we leave with a common sense of purpose for the Water Partnership • Identify the priorities for water management and water stewardship in the region • Identify the key stakeholders we need to make it happen • Give ourselves confidence that everyone is committed to what we agree
  • Group Discussion Ambition for the Partnership
  • Group discussion Vision • Work collaboratively and show leadership on water management • Oversee delivery of key regional projects such as Water Resource East Anglia and water efficiency initiatives • Organise wider water forums which give all water users a say on water management • Work across sectors and organisations to improve resilience for future droughts • Promotes best practice in communications • Shape governance arrangements for national water resource management and to prepare for future droughts • Ensure a coordinated and planned response to the pressures of population growth and climate change.
  • Group discussion Concordat • • • • • Purpose Aims and objectives Membership Governance Commitment
  • Professor Elise Cartmell Professor of Water Technology Cranfield Water Science Institute
  • Cranfield University
  • Who Are We? • A global centre of expertise in science, technology, engineering and management (STEM) • An environment for strongly business-engaged research, innovation, and postgraduate education • Renowned for delivering programmes that transform professional lives
  • Thematic & Sector Focus • Aerospace • Automotive • Defence & Security • Energy • Environment • Health • Management • Manufacturing
  • Our Graduates • Cranfield dominates areas of UK Postgraduate Education • MBA Ranked No. 1 in the UK and No. 3 in the World* • Cranfield is one of the top UK universities for graduate employment ** • Truly international * The Economist & The Wall Street Journal ** 93% (source HESA)
  • Number of postgraduate students studying Engineering and Technology: 2010/11 Number of postgraduate students 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Source: HESA (2012). NB: Only HEIs with more than 500 students registered in engineering and technology are shown.
  • Research • One the UK‟s top five research intensive universities* (with Oxford, Cambridge and London‟s Imperial College and UCL) • Ranked 3rd in the UK for „research power‟ in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (UK RAE, December 2008) *research income as percentage of turnover
  • Strategic Partnership Examples • • • • • • • • Airbus ARA AVIC BAE Systems Boeing Civil Aviation Authority DEFRA DSTL • • • • • • • Jaguar Landrover P&G QinetiQ Rolls Royce Severn Trent Water Unilever Yorkshire Water
  • Cranfield Water Science Institute
  • Cranfield Water Science Institute Aim to drive water innovation and deliver excellence Internationally-recognized centre of excellence undertaking research, consultancy, and education in science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments.
  • Water Irrigation Biochem Risk Chemical Management Modelling Engineering Engineering River Analytical Restoration Water and Chemistry sanitation Membrane Science Gas Systems Extensive Catchment Climate Change Molecular Processes Management Asset Microbiology Economics Management
  • Focus on thematic research areas Maintaining the flow International water development Sewage works of the future Infrastructure and governance Securing food in a changing world Membranes Catchment processes Instrumentation and control
  • Examples of Research Clients – UK Water Facilities
  • Sewage treatment works facilities
  • Pilot hall • Three 1 m3 pilot wastewater treatment plants • Gas testing • MBRs, • Media beds • Anaerobic processes • Ponds • UASBs • Anaerobic digesters
  • Laboratories Media development Conventional and advanced water, wastewater and surface analysis
  • Renewable energy demonstrator 1.5 m3 pilot digester linked to a CHP engine and combustion and gasification pilot plants
  • Experimental farm 120 hectares Soil lysimeters Boreholes
  • FAAM Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Cranfield Airport
  • Masters Level Teaching
  • We offer Masters courses that can be completed full-time or parttime....... MSc in Water: Water & Wastewater Engineering Environmental Water Management Community Water & Sanitation MTech in Water Processes
  • MTech Water Processes Scope • • • • Asset planning and management Process optimisation Water company R&D Process design Careers • Water companies • Environmental / engineering consultancies • Research Dr Pete Jarvis Course tutor
  • Professional development short courses
  • Relevant work at Cranfield
  • Field studies and monitoring Catchment Studies Data analysis Holman et al (2010), STOTEN 408, 1847-1857 Catchment Modelling 1.3 Simulated Mineral Phosphorus 1.2 Measured Ortho-phosphorus Flood risk management 1.1 Concentration (mg l-1) 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 01/01/88 01/01/89 02/01/90 03/01/91 04/01/92 04/01/93 Date (Day) 05/01/94 06/01/95 07/01/96 07/01/97 Hess et al. (2010) Hydrolog Proc 24(10), 1357-1368
  • Nar: • Land and soil management • Recharge The Fens: • Land drainage & Carbon • Wetland restoration Wensum: • Water resources • Water quality • DTC consortium • Soil structure Bure & Ant: • Water resources • Water quality • Catchment management Thurne: • Water resources • River modelling • Drainage • Wetland restoration • Salinity East Anglia: • Land use modelling (RegIS) • Climate change impacts • CFMP Land Management Delivery Tool
  • Irrigation & water resources Irrigation technology Irrigation scheduling Water user groups Farm reservoirs Water trading
  • Climate change impacts Potatoes near Cambridge UKCP09 data, with 10% and 90% probability error bars (wet years) (dry years) Probability density (per mm) . 0.007 0.006 0.005 2050L 0.004 2050H Actual 0.003 0.002 0.001 0 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Irrigation requirement (mm) Source: © Cranfield University 450 500 550
  • Water footprinting - potato production in England Water used in processing 0.3 m3/t Blue water withdrawn 0.3 m3/t Consumed 0.1 m3/t Returned 0.2 m3/t • Water use 109 m3/t • 68% green water Water used in growing 108.7 m3/t Blue water withdrawn 35.0 m3/t Consumed 21.0 m3/t Returned 14.0 m3/t Green water 73.7 m3/t Consumed 73.7 m3/t • Total water consumption 95 m3/t • 78% green water • Almost all in the growing phase
  • Water risk mapping (Source: EA, 2008)
  • Climate change impacts on crop production and land suitability Baseline 2030H 2050H Cropped area 2030L 2050L Daccache, A., Keay, C., Jones, R.J.A., Weatherhead, E.K, Stalham, M.A., and Knox, J.W (2012). Climate change and land suitability for potato production in England and Wales: impacts and adaptation. Journal of Agricultural Science 150: (2): 161-177
  • Water quality risk Relative hazard exposure potential for livestock suppliers – runoff and sediment
  • Improving water use efficiency and water capture in field crops • Improved water use efficiency: Genetic manipulation of abscisic acid biosynthesis in tomato: a model crop system to study the impact of elevated ABA on water use efficiency and root hydraulics. Improved root systems for water capture: Genetics of root development in tomato: discovery and fine-mapping of QTL and monogenic mutants that impact on long-term root distribution in soil Novel tomato rootstocks to confer water use efficiency and resistance to abiotic stress: e.g. EU FP7 project: “ROOTOPOWER”. 2012-2015
  • Group Discussion Areas of common ground
  • Thoughts for afternoon and next steps
  • East of England Water Partnership Networking lunch
  • East of England Water Partnership Stakeholder Session 5th November 2013
  • Welcome from Chair Jane Hunt Environment Agency
  • Presentations from the Water Partnership Peter Simpson – Anglian Water John Devall – Essex & Suffolk Water
  • Group Discussion David Webb - Sustainability East
  • Group discussion Strategy and Plans for 2015 – 2020 • Partnership and collaboration in practice e.g. Water stewardship • Topics that could benefit most from a partnership approach e.g. Resilience, growth, customer behaviour, climate change • Concepts, tools and projects to deliver aims e.g. behaviour change, projects such as Water Resources East Anglia
  • Summary and Next Steps