Paul Quinn and Eleanor Starkey’s natural flood risk management and community involvement work over in the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (Northumberland) has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016, under the ‘Social and Community Impact‘ category. This follows on from the media coverage which the ‘kerplunk’ inspired system received back in 2015. The work forms part of a wider project which involves a team of CESER researchers (PhD student Eleanor Starkey and her supervisors Geoff Parkin, Paul Quinn and Andy Large) who have worked in partnership with Tyne Rivers Trust.
It contributes to one of three categories which Newcastle University has been shortlisted for. Category winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 16 March 2016.