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Improved guidance to assess flood defence overtopping

Posted: 18-Dec-2018

Reducing the risks of overtopping is essential for the effective design and management of flood defences, particularly as these defences are required to meet future conditions, including the impacts of climate change. HR Wallingford is one of the partners writing the European Overtopping Manual – known as EurOtop – which has now been revised and updated in a second edition. EurOtop II provides improved guidance predicting wave overtopping at coastal structures as well as at estuary and inland flood embankments and reservoirs.  Continue reading ›

Tracking tropical cyclones to improve risk assessment

Posted: 13-Dec-2018

HR Wallingford scientists have developed a method to allow for much more precise modelling of likely future cyclone events. Continue reading ›

Coastal flooding research by HR Wallingford and Environment Agency awarded ICE medal for Research and Innovation

Posted: 09-Oct-2018

New research undertaken on behalf of the Environment Agency by scientists at HR Wallingford has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), with the award of the Bill Curtin Medal for Research and Innovation at the ICE Publishing Awards ceremony, held at One Great George Street in London on Monday 8 October 2018. The awards recognise authors from both industry and academia who have produced work judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and of benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community. Continue reading ›

Hydromorphology, the forgotten facet of the Water Framework Directive

Posted: 13-Sep-2018

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Understanding drainage capacity for the 21st Century

Posted: 07-Aug-2018
How much capacity is available in the UK's drainage systems now? What capacity might be available in the future? And what investment will be needed in the long term?
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