Welcome to the Probability Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment (PURE) Knowledge Exchange Network

PURE is a Knowledge Exchange Network and Research Programme.  Its aim is to be the leading national network bringing together researchers, industrialists, and policy-makers in uncertainty and risk for natural hazards, through collaborative working, knowledge exchange, and the development of best practice.  It will help to shape the direction of future research and provide valuable information to practitioners in environmental risk management.  

In July 2012, the NERC announced that £4m has been awarded for the PURE Programme.  The PURE Programme is managed by two consortia of academic institutions and industrial partners, who will undertake PURE-related studies of priority hazards, including modelling of floods, windstorms, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, lahars, and volcanic ash dispersal.  Please follow this link to find out more about our activities


Read about the PURE Research Consortia, CREDIBLE and RACER

Read about how PURE    helped businesses
policy makers

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The PURE Knowledge Exchange Network is delivered on behalf of NERC and Innovate UK by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering in conjunction with the British Geological Survey (BGS), and the Environment Agency (EA).


Get in touch

We'd be delighted to hear from you:

PURE Network Director:
email Dr Vera Hazelwood

PURE Network Manager:
email Dr Melvin Brown

CREDIBLE Publications

You can read the Consortium on Risk in the Environment: Diagnostics, Integration Benchmarking, Learning and Elicitation (CREDIBLE)'s publications by clicking here

A little about PURE: knowledge exchange network

The PURE knowledge exchange network brings together researchers, industrialists and policy-makers in uncertainty and risk for natural hazards. Its objective is to help shape the direction of future research in environmental risk management.

Latest news

Call for submissions to a special issue of NHESS entitled "Risk and Uncertainty Estimation in Natural Hazards"

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