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Browsing Category "Groundwater Flood Forecasting"

GeoSmart Extends Groundwater Flood Forecast Service to Flood Forecasting Centre for 3 More Years

GeoSmart Information, the innovative environmental reports and data business, has announced that it has agreed a new contract to provide the Flood Forecasting Centre with groundwater flood forecast alerts through to Winter 2020/2021. The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC), a partnership […]
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Surface Water Management Plan: Better Mapping and Data is Key

The Government this week released its Surface Water Action Plan, aiming to tackle surface water flooding which affects up to 3.2 million properties in England. It seeks to bring our preparedness more closely into line with that from main rivers […]
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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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CPD webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk – 25th April ’18

Join our webinar: Understanding Groundwater Flood Risk 25 April 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management and development. What will be covered? This CPD certified session will cover: […]
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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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The hidden risk with basement conversions

Recent research from Direct Line Insurance has found that 75% of all applications for basement conversions in the UK are for properties in the capital. While this may not be a surprise due to land values, there are risks below […]
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Flood and Coast – 28-30 March ’17

Join us at this year’s Flood and Coast in Telford from 28-30 March. Our Innovation Director, Dr Paul Ellis, will be chairing a session on ‘Modelling Local Flood Risk’ as well as speaking on ‘Implementing a groundwater flood forecasting service […]
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Groundwater flooding and infrastructure – up to a 1/4 of critical sites at risk

Last week, we revealed the hidden cost of groundwater to the English economy in terms of damage to property – some £530million a year. Groundwater flooding impacts an estimated 424,000 properties, many of them who are households unaware of the […]
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