CAMELLIA projects are developed in collaboration with stakeholders and address a range of water management challenges on different scales, from single rooftops to catchment watersheds.
They aim to:
Identify a problem
Create a joint vision
Provide accessible evidence
Develop new tools and methods
Affiliated PhD projects
Infrastructure ecology framework for sustainable urban planning and water management
Student: Pepe Puchol-Salort
The project aims to develop an infrastructure ecology framework, which will explicitly link urban planning and building solutions with sustainable water management (Blue Green Infrastructure, water reuse and water efficiency) and urban micro climate (urban heat island mitigation and thermal comfort) at a range of urban scales.
Whole-water systems modelling for catchment scale decisions
Student: Leyang Liu
The project is to build a multi-level hierarchical whole water system with integration of environmental, economic and social aspects. Simulations and optimisations will be performed to investigate the interaction between human-nature systems and gain insights for water resources management towards a sustainable future.
Urban Green hydrological performance and impacts on flood retention sustainability under climate change
Student: Ziyan Zhang
Firstly, the focus will be on the hydrological performance of generalised urban raingardens and urban parks. Then the simulation work will be performed for the planned urban canyon in Thamesmead and eventually for the entire London region.
Governance system interactions
Student: Ariel Shepherd
A comparative research between 3 boroughs in London using an exploratory research approach to analyse the relationship between local authorities and multiple- stakeholders to better understand how flood risk management policy functions in practice. This research will provide a more accurate understanding of governance change in general, as well as more added value to resilience thinking.
Incentive Mechanism of Community Engagement in Urban Rainwater Management in London
Student: Yuhong Wang
Focussing on national and local government, community groups, developers, and citizens, the project will help engage with the public and clarify the communal perceptions, goals and approach to rainwater use, building a bottom-up rainwater management system using systems thinking. Physical (e.g. water quality and water reuse) and social (e.g. community awareness) co-benefits will be assessed.