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  • Flood Risk Assessment at national and local levels

    Flood risk assessment
  • Flood risk assessment
  • Flood risk assessment
  • Flood risk assessment
  • Flood risk assessment

Flood risk assessment

HR Wallingford has considerable experience of flood hazard and risk mapping – from national scale assessment using broad-scale tools, to regional and local flood risk assessments. Our consultancy studies are backed by leading edge tools and our active involvements in climate change and flood risk research.

Environment Agency Water and Environment FrameworkComprehensive flood risk assessment solutions

Flood risk assessments are needed to understand both the level and sources of flooding at a site. HR Wallingford has conducted many flood risk assessments (FRA) for local development and strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA) for local communities.

Leading flood risk research

Flood risk management is a key focus of many national and international research programmes. Flooding from surface water, groundwater, rivers, estuaries and the sea pose a serious threat to millions of people around the world. It is likely that risks are rising and will continue to rise as a result climate change. We have been actively engaged with the European Commission in the development of the technical aspects of the Floods Directive, a role that recognises our leading position in Europe.

Cutting edge in hydrology, hydraulic modelling, flood mapping

To support the development of flood risk assessment ( FRA) and strategic flood risk assessment (SFRA), HR Wallingford is using cutting edge tools and skills in hydrology, hydraulic modelling and flood mapping, some of which have been developed through in-house, national and international research programmes.
Our emphasis is on fit for purpose tools. We provide a wide range of solutions from modelling of specific events, stochastic approaches taking the probability of a wide range of possibilities into account, to integrated modelling at various scales.

Dam break and defence breaching impact assessment

HR Wallingford is a world leader in dam break modelling and analysis providing the following services:

Understanding the broader impacts of flooding

Flooding can impact on people, properties and the wider environment. We have developed tools allowing us to get a clear picture of theses impacts and how to minimise them. 

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Flooding can impact on people, properties and the wider environment. We have developed tools allowing us to get a clear picture of theses impacts and how to minimise them.<br/><br/>

Flooding can impact on people, properties and the wider environment. We have developed tools allowing us to get a clear picture of theses impacts and how to minimise them.

Contact

Andy Tagg

Andy Tagg

Technical Director

+44 (0)1491 822332

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Caroline Hazlewood

Caroline Hazlewood

Group Manager, Floods and software

+44 (0)1491 822226

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