Meetings & Events

Hydro-JULES Internships, July-August 2023

After 6 weeks of hard work and fully immersing themselves into life at UKCEH, the Hydro-Jules interns completed their placements with us on 18th August. To mark their time with us, both presented their work in front of the Hydro-Jules team, and many others in Thursday 17th August.  
Felipe Fileni (U.Newcastle) and Daniel Cooper (UEA) worked on two projects; ‘Exploring the drivers of variability in flood events across the UK’, mentored by of Amulya Chevuturi and Doran Khamis, and ‘Quantifying water productivity and carbon intensity of food and bioenergy production systems' mentored by Brenda D’Acunha and Ross Morrison. 

HJ Intern Danny Cooper

HJ Intern Danny Cooper and Project Supervisor Brenda D'Acunha

HJ Intern - Felipe

HJ Intern Felipe Fileni and Project Supervisors Amulya Chevuturi and Gianni Vesuviano

Hydro-JULES at the Cheltenham Science Festival, 7-12 June 2022

Our aim was to raise awareness about the topic of hydrology and how it effects and is relevant to our everyday lives. Over the course of the week, we interacted with approximately 17, 000 people of which more than 6,000 were UK school children from 82 primary and secondary schools from the local area.

The Hydro-JULES project team created three activities, all specifically designed for school children and related to the themes explored in the silver and gold CREST Award Hydrology education packs – produced by Hydro-JULES in collaboration with the British Science Association in 2019.

  1. AR Reality sandbox to simulate and explore various environmental phenomena such as flooding, erosion and natural flood management
  2. poor quality soils vs the importance of good quality soils and the potential impacts
  3. Thirsty food – a card game designed to bring awareness of the amount of water required to produce five everyday household meals – field to fork

HJ Summer School,11 -15 July 2022

The Hydro-JULES project hosted the on-line Hydro-JULES Summer School 2022 from the 11-15 July 2022 under the theme "Modelling Hydrology and Global Change".  Over the course of the week 20 students successfully participated in a series of keynote talks, workshops, expert panel discussion and Virtual Fieldtrips with an opportunity to relax, network and socialize online using
Our three Virtual Fieldtrips included a tour of the JASMIN super-data-cluster at @SciComp_STFC, an introduction to one of the UKCEH eddy covariance flux towers and a demonstration of the ArcBoat river sampling boat used for river flow profiling (#ARCBoat, #ADCP).  

We hosted workshops on the use of UKCEH Datalabs (see ), JULES (see ) and the developing Hydro-JULES Modelling Framework.

Since July 2020 we have had over 80 students attend the Hydro-JULES schools. We have received over 35 applications for the next Hydro-JULES school in January 2023.

Hydro-JULES Internships, July-September 2022

During July – September 2022, Hydro-JULES was delighted to welcome a mixture of under and post graduate students as Hydro-JULES interns to the project.  Based at our Wallingford office the students from Universities of Leicester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Nottingham, worked alongside our scientists on specific projects with a member of the Hydro-JULES team, gaining valuable experience in a number of environmental research fields.  

At the end of the placement the students displayed posters about the research they had undertaken at the Hydro-JULES showcase event in September 2022. Two of the students have chosen to remain involved with our researchers and currently working on papers and further research activities.

Hydro-JULES Showcase Evening, Thursday 15 September 2022

Hydro-JULES hosted an evening of presentations, displays and posters at the Natural History Museum, Oxford to showcase the science and research that the project has achieved to date and to celebrate the work undertaken by our partners and researchers across the UK. Over 60 people attended to see presentations given by Andrew Hughes (BGS) and Gemma Coxon (U. Bristol), as well as speeches from Sir Duncan Wingham and Doug Wilson. This was followed by a series of lightening talks from our researchers, and closing remarks from Simon Dadson,  Doug Wilson and Sir Duncan Wingham. This was followed by a display of posters, data labs, models and some public engagement activities.

HJ Showcase Evening