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HR Wallingford and the University of Salento partner to set up a new hydraulic laboratory

Posted: 05-Jun-2018


Signing of a framework contract by the University of Salento and HR Wallingford to create a new hydraulic laboratory in ‘Corpo Z’ on the university’s Ecotekne campus in Lecce.  Continue reading ›

Developing a new tool to optimise sea wall design

Posted: 15-Mar-2018

The new WireWall tool will be used to assess overtopping at vulnerable locations on the 900-metre-long sea wall at Crosby in the North West of England, to inform its new design. Image courtesy Sefton Council Continue reading ›

Welsh Water Manual gets the SmartApp treatment

Posted: 29-Jan-2018

 The Interactive Works Operating Manual App (iWOM) is Android based and runs on a waterproof ruggedized tablet device.  (Pictures courtesy of Glen Peek, DCWW.) Continue reading ›

Making big waves in China to test ship design

Posted: 11-Sep-2017

 (From left) Prof Lu Jiaming, Vice-President of the Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI) and Dr Bruce Tomlinson, Chief Executive of HR Wallingford, shake hands at the contract signing ceremony for the Wave Generation System. Continue reading ›

Enabling a rapid response to flood defence breach

Posted: 28-Apr-2014

ARC-Boat survey data used to map scour hole in embankment breachStorms around the UK in December 2013 caused significant damage to a number of coastal structures. Among these were flood defence embankments in Teesside and Lincolnshire. ARC-Boats, innovative remote control survey boats produced by HR Wallingford in partnership with the Environment Agency, were deployed at both locations to assess the extent of the damage to these structures. They were used to rapidly provide data that could inform their plans for remedial action. Continue reading ›

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