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Press enquiries should be directed to our media liaison, Jackie Harrop.

ARC-Boat delivers benefits for the Environment Agency

Posted: 21-Apr-2014

The ARC-Boat, developed by HR Wallingford, is a remote controlled boat used to deploy river, estuary and reservoir survey technology. Two-years after its introduction, we look at how it has been delivering value for the UK Environment Agency.The ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbankThe ARC-Boat allows surveys to be completed from the safety of the riverbank. Continue reading ›

Helping to secure the future of power supply in Ghana

Posted: 20-Mar-2014

UK-based maritime engineering consultants HR Wallingford are supporting Quantum Power’s development of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification facility at Tema, Ghana. The facility will include a floating storage and regasification unit with transfer from conventional LNG carriers. Continue reading ›

£16m to support ‘smart’ economic growth in Milton Keynes

Posted: 16-Mar-2014

Milton Keynes is benefiting from £16m over the next three years to develop new ways of managing the city’s key infrastructure, such as transport, water and energy supplies. The project MK:Smart is developing Milton Keynes as a smart city and will help drive economic growth and provide a demonstration for cities across the world. Water management specialist, HR Wallingford, is a partner within the vibrant project consortium of organisations, led by the Open University. Continue reading ›

Paul Samuels appointed as editor of the Journal of Flood Risk Management

Posted: 12-Feb-2014

Paul Samuels, technical director of floods at HR Wallingford, has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Flood Risk Management. The journal has just started its seventh year of publication and covers all aspects of flood risk management. Continue reading ›

Predicting storm surges: applying state of the art technology

Posted: 09-Feb-2014



Recent severe flooding around the UK coast is a stark reminder of the risks presented by storm surges – caused by a combination of high tides, winds and low pressure. The impacts on people, property and infrastructure, as recent events in Dawlish illustrate, can be significant. Storm surges, and their potential impacts, need to be understood by coastal managers, affected communities and all those with assets on the coastline. International flood and coastal engineering specialist HR Wallingford has developed SMARTtide, a state of the art tool that can now be used to predict storm surges in UK waters. Continue reading ›

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