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Drivers of Future Urban Flood Risk (2020)
Journal Article
O'Donnell, E., & Thorne, C. (2020). Drivers of Future Urban Flood Risk. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 378(2168), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0216

Managing urban flood risk is a key global challenge of the 21st Century. Drivers of future UK flood risk were identified and assessed by the Flood Foresight project in 2002-04 and 2008; envisaging flood risk during the 2050s and 2080s under a range o... Read More about Drivers of Future Urban Flood Risk.

The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience (2019)
Journal Article
O'Donnell, E., Thorne, C., Ahilan, S., Arthur, S., Birkinshaw, S., Butler, D., …Wright, N. (2019). The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience. Blue-Green Systems, 1(1), 172-189. https://doi.org/10.2166/bgs.2019.199

Achieving urban flood resilience at local, regional and national levels requires a transformative change in planning, design and implementation of urban water systems. Flood risk, wastewater and stormwater management should be re-envisaged and transf... Read More about The Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience.

Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management (2019)
Journal Article
Johnson, M. F., Thorne, C. R., Castro, J. M., Kondolf, G. M., Mazzacano, C. S., Rood, S. B., & Westbrook, C. (2019). Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management. River Research and Applications, doi:10.1002/rra.3529

River management based solely on physical science has proven to be unsustainable and unsuccessful, evidenced by the fact that the problems this approach intended to solve (e.g., flood hazards, water scarcity, and channel instability) have not been so... Read More about Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management.

Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management (2019)
Journal Article
Johnson, M. F., Thorne, C. R., Castro, J. M., Mathias Kondolf, G., Mazzacano, C. S., Rood, S. B., & Westbrook, C. (2019). Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management. River Research and Applications, doi:10.1002/rra.3529

River management based solely on physical science has proven to be unsustainable and unsuccessful, evidenced by the fact that the problems this approach intended to solve (e.g., flood hazards, water scarcity, and channel instability) have not been so... Read More about Biomic river restoration: A new focus for river management.

The stream evolution triangle: Integrating geology, hydrology, and biology (2019)
Journal Article
Castro, J. M., & Thorne, C. R. (2019). The stream evolution triangle: Integrating geology, hydrology, and biology. River Research and Applications, 35(4), 315-326. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3421

The foundations of river restoration science rest comfortably in the fields of geology, hydrology, and engineering, and yet, the impetus for many, if not most, stream restoration projects is biological recovery. Although Lane's stream balance equatio... Read More about The stream evolution triangle: Integrating geology, hydrology, and biology.

Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China: Ningbo as a ‘Blue-Green City’ in the ‘Sponge City’ Campaign (2018)
Journal Article
Tang, Y., Chan, F. K. S., O'Donnell, E. C., Griffiths, J., Lau, L., Higgitt, D., & Thorne, C. R. (2018). Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China: Ningbo as a ‘Blue-Green City’ in the ‘Sponge City’ Campaign. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11(4), doi:10.1111/jfr3.12451

Modern urban flood and water management emphasises holistic strategies that reduce flood risk while providing co- benefits to urban economies, societies and environments. The ‘Blue‐Green City’ concept provides a viable framework for putting this into... Read More about Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China: Ningbo as a ‘Blue-Green City’ in the ‘Sponge City’ Campaign.

Applying geomorphological principles and engineering science to develop a phased sediment management plan for Mount St Helens, Washington (2017)
Journal Article
Sclafani, P., Nygaard, C., & Thorne, C. R. (2018). Applying geomorphological principles and engineering science to develop a phased sediment management plan for Mount St Helens, Washington. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(5), https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4277

Thirty-seven years post-eruption, erosion of the debris avalanche at Mount St. Helens continues to supply sediment to the Toutle-Cowlitz River system in quantities that have the potential to lower the Level of Protection (LoP) against flooding unacce... Read More about Applying geomorphological principles and engineering science to develop a phased sediment management plan for Mount St Helens, Washington.

Learning and Action Alliance framework to facilitate stakeholder collaboration and social learning in urban flood risk management (2017)
Journal Article
O’Donnell, E. C., Lamond, J. E., & Thorne, C. R. (2018). Learning and Action Alliance framework to facilitate stakeholder collaboration and social learning in urban flood risk management. Environmental Science and Policy, 80, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.10.013

Flood and water management governance may be enhanced through partnership working, intra- and cross-organisational collaborations, and wide stakeholder participation. Nonetheless, barriers associated with ineffective communication, fragmented respons... Read More about Learning and Action Alliance framework to facilitate stakeholder collaboration and social learning in urban flood risk management.

Evaluating the multiple benefits of a sustainable drainage scheme in Newcastle, UK (2017)
Journal Article
O'Donnell, E. C., Woodhouse, R., & Thorne, C. R. (in press). Evaluating the multiple benefits of a sustainable drainage scheme in Newcastle, UK. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management, https://doi.org/10.1680/jwama.16.00103

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) provide a range of environmental, economic and social benefits in addition to managing water quantity and quality. Recognition of the multifunctionality of SuDS and BGI, and the... Read More about Evaluating the multiple benefits of a sustainable drainage scheme in Newcastle, UK.

Application of the Stream Evolution Model to a volcanically disturbed river (2017)
Journal Article
Zheng, S., Thorne, C., Wu, B., & Han, S. (2017). Application of the Stream Evolution Model to a volcanically disturbed river. River Research and Applications, 33(6), 937-948. doi:10.1002/rra.3142

In this study, a recently revised version of the channel evolution model, named the Stream Evolution Model (SEM), was applied to the upper North Fork Toutle River disrupted by the deposition of a 2.5-km3 debris avalanche during the catastrophic erupt... Read More about Application of the Stream Evolution Model to a volcanically disturbed river.

Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study (2017)
Journal Article
O'Donnell, E. C., Lamond, J. E., & Thorne, C. R. (in press). Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study. Urban Water Journal, 14(9), https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1279190

There is a recognised need for a fundamental change in how the UK manages urban water and flood risk in response to increasingly frequent rainfall events coupled with planned urban expansion. Approaches centred on ‘living with and making space for wa... Read More about Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study.

Participatory modelling for stakeholder involvement in the development of flood risk management intervention options (2016)
Journal Article
Maskrey, S. A., Mount, N. J., Thorne, C. R., & Dryden, I. L. (2016). Participatory modelling for stakeholder involvement in the development of flood risk management intervention options. Environmental Modelling and Software, 82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.027

Advancing stakeholder participation beyond consultation offers a range of benefits for local flood risk management, particularly as responsibilities are increasingly devolved to local levels. This paper details the design and implementation of a par... Read More about Participatory modelling for stakeholder involvement in the development of flood risk management intervention options.

Overcoming uncertainty and barriers to adoption of Blue-Green Infrastructure for urban flood risk management: Uncertainties and barriers to adoption of BGI (2015)
Journal Article
Thorne, C., Lawson, E., Ozawa, C., Hamlin, S., & Smith, L. (2018). Overcoming uncertainty and barriers to adoption of Blue-Green Infrastructure for urban flood risk management: Uncertainties and barriers to adoption of BGI. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, S960-S972. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12218

Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are increasingly recognised as vital components of urban flood risk management. However, uncertainty regarding their hydrologic performance and lack of confidence concerning thei... Read More about Overcoming uncertainty and barriers to adoption of Blue-Green Infrastructure for urban flood risk management: Uncertainties and barriers to adoption of BGI.

Case study of variation of sedimentation in the Yellow and Wei Rivers (2014)
Journal Article
Zheng, S., Wu, B., Thorne, C. R., & Tan, G. (2015). Case study of variation of sedimentation in the Yellow and Wei Rivers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 141(3), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000980

The Sanmenxia Dam built in 1960 in the middle reach of the Yellow River has experienced severe sedimentation problems, not only in the reservoir area itself but also extending hundreds of kilometers in the backwater region. Morphological responses in... Read More about Case study of variation of sedimentation in the Yellow and Wei Rivers.

Delivering and evaluating the multiple flood risk benefits in Blue-Green Cities: an interdisciplinary approach (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Lawson, E., Thorne, C., Ahilan, S., Allen, D., Arthur, S., Everett, G., …Wright, N. (2014). Delivering and evaluating the multiple flood risk benefits in Blue-Green Cities: an interdisciplinary approach. https://doi.org/10.2495/friar140101

A Blue-Green City aims to recreate a naturally-oriented water cycle while contributing to the amenity of the city by bringing water management and green infrastructure together. The Blue-Green approach is more than a stormwater management strategy ai... Read More about Delivering and evaluating the multiple flood risk benefits in Blue-Green Cities: an interdisciplinary approach.

Project risk screening matrix for stream management and restoration (2014)
Journal Article
Thorne, C., Castro, J., Cluer, B., Skidmore, P., & Shea, C. (2014). Project risk screening matrix for stream management and restoration. River Research and Applications, 31(5), doi:10.1002/rra.2753

The ‘Project Risk Screening Matrix’ derives from a broader effort to assist US government agency staff in reviewing proposed stream management and restoration projects more efficiently and effectively. The River Restoration Analysis Tool (RiverRAT) d... Read More about Project risk screening matrix for stream management and restoration.