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Dengue fever: Earth Observation-based early warning system rolls out from Vietnam to six more South-East Asian countries

Posted: 10-Sep-2019

We are rolling out our early warning system for dengue fever from Vietnam to six other South East Asian countries following an extension to our grant by the UK Space Agency. Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines and Sri Lanka will now benefit from the work - which uses Earth Observation (EO) technology and hydrological models - to improve prediction of this debilitating disease. Continue reading ›

ARCboat Lite launched to lighten the load

Posted: 27-Aug-2019


HR Wallingford has introduced the compact new ARCboat Lite to enable safer and more efficient surveys. Continue reading ›

Are our reservoirs safe?

Posted: 12-Aug-2019

The short answer to this question is yes. The last fatal incident from failure of a reservoir in the UK was 94 years ago in 1925. But while experience might show us that reservoirs are safe, why and how is this achieved? Paul Samuels explores how we manage, assess and mitigate the risks. Continue reading ›

Water dam failure: space-based monitoring system gets the go-ahead for expansion

Posted: 06-Aug-2019

HR Wallingford will broaden our space-based dam monitoring system, DAMSAT, to include water dams in a bid to reduce the risk of failures. The UK Space Agency has extended our funding following a pilot project to monitor tailings dams used to store toxic mine waste in Peru. Ultimately the technology could be employed worldwide to reduce the risks to those living downstream of dams.  Continue reading ›

Janet Ogundele joins as Non-Executive Director

Posted: 05-Aug-2019

We are delighted to welcome Janet Ogundele as a Non-Executive Director of HR Wallingford Group. Janet has spent most of her career working for blue chip companies, holding senior human resource positions with organisations such as WPP, Millward Brown, Volkswagen Financial Services and Universal Pictures. Continue reading ›

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