A method for increasing the accuracy of flood prediction

Helston periodically experiences flooding, caused by high amounts of surface runoff from the increasingly urbanized catchment flowing into a small and modified channel. Beatrix Webb (Masters student at Camborne School of Mines) spent 2015 investigating whether the geophysical technique of electrical resistivity can be used as a low cost method to improve the accuracy of flood prediction. The technique works…

Congratulations to Cornwall Wildlife Trust for Sustainability Award

Huge congratulations to Cornwall Wildlife Trust for winning ‘Best example of Environmental Growth’ along with Westcountry Rivers Trust for our collaborative ‘Upstream Thinking’ project funded by South West Water. Shortlisted applicants spent the evening at the Headland Hotel in Newquay and were treated to an inspiring talk from environmentalist Jonathon Porritt before the awards were…