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Press enquiries should be directed to our media liaison, Susan Bouffler.

Water security framework for Africa is launched

Posted: 23-May-2012

Press release  HR Wallingford has led the development of a Strategic Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development in Africa. The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) launched the Framework during  Africa Water Week, 14-18 May 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford to host international knowledge sharing workshop

Posted: 18-May-2012

HR Wallingford is hosting a delegation of water management experts from Argentina and the UK on 21 May. The objective of the workshop is to share experiences and to discuss the challenges and solutions associated with the remediation of a major industrial river.  Continue reading ›

Innovative monitoring boat developed

Posted: 17-May-2012

Press release HR Wallingford has developed a remote controlled boat that can be used to accurately measure river and estuarine data including flow, depth and suspended sediment concentrations. It uses a technology called Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling which sends acoustic pulses in to the water to generate data about the speed and depth of the water it is travelling through. The ARC-Boat has been designed by naval architects and developed in collaboration with end users to perfectly match their needs. This boat provides river and flood managers an efficient and reliable way of accurately measuring flow and depth.  Continue reading ›

Reunited after 45 years

Posted: 18-Apr-2012

Two tidal drift monitoring cards have been returned to HR Wallingford 45 years after they were released. Earlier this year we received two cards that had been found within a day of each other, 60 km apart on the Jutland coast of Denmark.   Continue reading ›

Climate Change Risk Assessment wins Climate Week award

Posted: 13-Mar-2012

Press release HR Wallingford is pleased to announce that the UK’s first Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) project, funded by Defra and the Devolved Governments, has won the Climate Week Award for ‘Best Initiative by a Government or Statutory Body’. At the awards ceremony at Lancaster House on 12 March 2012, Dominic Rowland (Defra), Ian Townend and Helen Udale-Clarke (HR Wallingford) and Paula Orr (Collingwood Environmental Planning) accepted the award on behalf of the client and the consortium team led by HR Wallingford.  Continue reading ›

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