Report number: 105/2015



Title Future Climate and Environmental Change Within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Summary This report was produced in response to the challenge that climate change poses for the historic environment and its management. It focuses on the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, situated on a 24 km stretch of the River Derwent in Derbyshire. The assessment methodology included examining the empirical evidence of known episodes of past climate change or flooding and modelling the impacts of future change. It also took into consideration the impact of contamination from past mining activities, which are thought likely to exacerbate possible effects of future climate change. This work was commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) from a consortium including specialists from Trent and Peak Archaeology, Landscape Research and Management, with additional contributions by specialists from the University of Hull and Birkbeck University of London. At the time it was commissioned, it formed part of wider work on understanding impacts of major climate change on the historic environment within National Heritage Protection Plan Activity 2C1. This report was produced in response to the challenge that climate change poses for the historic environment and its management. It focuses on the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, situated on a 24 km stretch of the River Derwent in Derbyshire. The assessment methodology included examining the empirical evidence of known episodes of past climate change or flooding and modelling the impacts of future change. It also took into consideration the impact of contamination from past mining activities, which are thought likely to exacerbate possible effects of future climate change. This work was commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) from a consortium including specialists from Trent and Peak Archaeology, Landscape Research and Management, with additional contributions by specialists from the University of Hull and Birkbeck University of London. At the time it was commissioned, it formed part of wider work on understanding impacts of major climate change on the historic environment within National Heritage Protection Plan Activity 2C1.
Series Other
Pages 202
Authors
  • Howard, Andy J
  • Knight, David
Keywords Climate Change
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