Water research at Bristol. Professor Paul Bates, School of Geographical Sciences. ~25 academic staff in 12 Departments from 5 Faculties engaged in water research
Water research at Bristol
Professor Paul Bates, School of Geographical Sciences
~25 academic staff in 12 Departments from 5 Faculties engaged in water research
Archaeology and Anthropology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Continuing Education, Earth Sciences, Engineering Management Group, Geographical Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Policy Studies, Social medicine
Engineers Without Borders is one of our largest student groups?
Strong commitment as an Institution to developing solutions to major societal problems related to water.
Aims to develop a low-cost test for microbial contamination of water sources in developing countries.
Major funding (to Stephen Gundry) from the EU and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prompted the University to create a Water and Health Research Centre now recognised by the WHO
Management of Slope Stability in Communities
Development of cost effective protection against landslide risk for Caribbean communities
Funded by Organisation of East Caribbean States, USAID and the World Bank
An EWB-Bristol project
Aims to install leak control for water supply systems serving 5000 people in Havana, Cuba
Bristol alumni funded
Winner in the Mondialogo Engineering Awards 2005 for contributions to poverty reduction
2D flood inundation model developed at Bristol
Predicts dynamic flooding along river valley, estuaries and coasts
Scales ranging from urban areas to major continental rivers
Carlisle case study – 10m model
Performance measures: Inundation correctly predicted = 90%, rmse elevation = 0.32 m
Low water, F= 23%
High water, F=73%
Comparison of model inundation extent with JERS-1 imagery
dark blue = areas inundated in both the JERS-1 image and the model prediction,
red and cyan = over- and under-prediction by model, respectively
black = uncertainty in the JERS-1 image.