Groundwater flooding is one of the most costly natural hazards facing critical infrastructure in the UK. Together with shrink-swell subsidence, they are recognised as the two highest risks to infrastructure assets.
The highest susceptibility is in some of the most densely populated areas of England. Our innovative approach to meeting customer needs has led to the development of the UK’s first groundwater flood forecasting service which provides an early alert to groundwater flood events.
GeoSmart’s map provides an assessment of risk across England, Wales and Scotland. It combines authoritative science, quality assured models and the best available data from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and other organisations.
It provides property and address level flood risk data across the UK and can be incorporated alongside other river and coastal flood data to provide a complete picture of flood risk.
Infrastructure owners and asset managers increasingly require advanced warning of impending flood events and the impact of climate change scenarios.
Our 30 day flood forecasting service provides a daily alert to groundwater levels and the risk of flooding over the period. We can also model different climate change scenarios to help quantify the risks associated with groundwater flooding and other ground stability risks.