Winter 2018

Wales, wind and water

Wales has huge potential for wind power. The impact of wind farm construction and operation on water supplies must be well understood and managed.

In 2017, the Welsh government announced its intention to generate 70% of its energy consumption with renewable technologies by 2030. They are working with selected developers across Wales to achieve this goal.

Soaking up ideas

The UK and China are transferring knowledge and ideas on flooding and sustainable development.

The first stage of a Newton-funded collaboration between the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute (CRSRI) was the UK-China Urban Flooding Research Workshop in Wuhan in 2018.

FLOOD!

When water levels rise, communities need enough warning to reduce risk to life and property.

Flood warning systems aim to give at least two hours advance warning of flooding. Critical time for people to move valuables out of water’s reach and ensure safe evacuation routes.

 

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