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Double Trouble: Two Shropshire Floods in Two Days

Shropshire bore the brunt of two severe flash floods that came in quick succession to the county affecting town and countryside alike. We review events and show that flooding is not all about rivers. The plume of humid, moist air […]
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Basement Groundwater Flood Risk: Key issue for London Planning Applications

Recent research by Newcastle University has revealed the dramatic increase in planning applications for basement developments in West London. But could these huge investments be affected by growing groundwater flooding risk in the future? From 2008 to 2017, some 4,650 […]
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GeoSmart shortlisted for ESRI Customer Success Award

A live GWFlood web map. Example web map can be accessed from this link. We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Esri Customer Success Award in the Operational Awareness category for our groundwater flooding forecast service, GWFlood. Now into its third […]
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Groundwater Flooding – Early Alerts for Winterbourne, Dorset

Groundwater flooding in parts of Southern England provided a final, disruptive signature on what has been another challenging winter.  We review a specific event, showing how it was tracked to provide communities with the best preparation possible. The Winterborne Valley […]
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Understanding Sewer Flood Risk from Groundwater

The Water UK Sewerage Infrastructure Network has launched an excellent, informative video for the general public and practitioners on the impact of groundwater flooding on the sewer network. The video explains how groundwater collects in vulnerable parts of the UK, […]
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25 Year Environment Plan: Commit to specific plans on SuDS

The Government launched its 25 year Environment Plan with much fanfare last month seeking to prove that it can talk about other things than Brexit.  We review what it means for flood management and specifically prospects for policy changes on […]
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Surface Water Management 2017 conference: Removing Barriers To SuDS Implementation

On Wednesday 20th September, GeoSmart’s Director Dr Paul Ellis presented in London at the CIWEM conference ‘Surface Water Management 2017’, which provided an update on the context, scale and impact of surface water flooding, advances in modelling and the key […]
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GeoSmart partners with Centremaps to offer unique range of environmental reports and data to support sustainable development

GeoSmart Information, the innovative environmental reports, data and services provider, has teamed up with Centremaps, to provide flooding and drainage data on its geospatial portal. The portal, called CentremapsLive, offers architects and planning consultants Ordnance Survey MasterMap extracts, aerial imagery, […]
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EFRA committee review: time to act on SuDS

We were delighted to contribute to the consultation published in a recent report (26 April 2017) by the EFRA Committee inquiry into how effectively the Government has implemented the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Specifically, we are focussed on […]
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Using Open Data from the Environment Agency

Our GWFlood groundwater flood forecast service combines modelling with open data from the Environment Agency. In a recent blog for Defra Digital, our Chairman Mark Fermor explained: what our groundwater flood forecast service is; how our modelling works; and how […]
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