Roulstone project on flooding funded by NERC

A joint project between the University of Reading and the University of Surrey, on “Flooding from Intense Rainfall”, has been funded by NERC.  The total project is worth £1.01m and provides a fully funded PhD studentship for Surrey.  The project will address both the strategic challenge of the NERC natural hazards theme to “enable better forecasting and mitigation of hydro-meteorological hazards,” and key research priorities identified in the UK Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research Strategy.  The principal scientific goals are: (i) to improve the length and accuracy of forecasts of the occurrence and intensity of rainfall associated with convective storms, and (ii) to identify the susceptibility to high-intensity rainfall of different catchment types.