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Browsing Category "Groundwater Flood Forecasting"

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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GeoSmart reveals extent of groundwater flood risk to property

The environmental reports and data specialist explains how groundwater flooding causes more damage to property, but is the least understood. GeoSmart Information has launched an important new guide that shows the threat from groundwater flooding and how England’s property and […]
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National Flood Review – Short term solutions that miss wider flood risk

The latest Defra Review on the UK’s flood defences has underlined that more than a short term fix is required with flood management for people and property – yet this is what it is proposing right now. The Review underlines […]
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Flood Forecasting Centre trials GeoSmart’s groundwater data service

Our ground breaking new exploratory service will develop options for improved advance warning of groundwater flooding to the public and business community. The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC – a working partnership between the Environment Agency and the Met Office) offers […]
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House of Lords urge more proactive SuDS guidance

In the second of two consecutive blogs, we summarise the key outputs from the House of Lords National Policy for the Built Environment Committee meeting. Turning to the impact of climate change, the committee was fully behind the need for […]
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Cumbria floods: precarious communities need more holistic flood management

Last weekend’s floods across Cumbria and the Borders served as another reminder, if one were needed, that climate change is driving ever more extreme weather patterns to our shores. Our flood resilience was sorely tested and lessons on better modelling […]
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Understanding groundwater flood risk

What is groundwater flooding? Groundwater flooding occurs when sub-surface water emerges from the ground at the surface or into Made Ground and structures. This may be as a result of persistent rainfall that recharges aquifers until they are full; or […]
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