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HR Wallingford help launch the International Levee Handbook in the UK

Posted: 28-Nov-2013

Levees, or flood embankments as they are usually called in the UK, are raised earth structures that provide protection against flooding along coasts, rivers and waterways, but only if designed, built and managed effectively. On 2 December 2013 HR Wallingford’s Jonathan Simm will be helping to launch the first International Levee Handbook at a joint Institution of Civil Engineers and CIRIA event in London, UK.  Continue reading ›

International collaborative projects announce new guidance on flood risk and levee management

Posted: 30-Sep-2013

On 3 October 2013, experts from HR Wallingford join other colleagues in France to present the findings from two international collaborative projects. The teams of experts working on flood protection of the built environment in the FloodProBE-project and on the International Levee Handbook (ILH) are meeting in Aix en Provence to launch the Handbook and the results of FloodProBE. HR Wallingford has played a pivotal role in both. Key stakeholders from the USA, UK, France, The Netherlands and several other European countries are attending the event to discuss the outcomes and the potential for further research, development and international collaboration. Continue reading ›

Supporting the pan-African Water, Climate and Development Programme

Posted: 30-Sep-2013

Dr Nigel Walmsley has been appointed to an international Reference Group overseeing the pan-African Water, Climate and Development programme (WACDEP). WACDEP aims to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning, develop partnerships and capacities to build resilience to climate change through better water management, and develop 'no/low regret' financing and investment strategies for water security and climate change adaptation. The programme runs until April 2016 and is focused initially in eight African countries and five transboundary river basins / aquifer systems across the continent. Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford is pleased to be part of the Environment Agency WEM Framework

Posted: 17-Sep-2013

HR Wallingford is proud to be part of the supply chain for the Environment Agency Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework. The WEM Framework was launched by the Environment Agency in July 2013 for four years, with a potential two-year extension. The framework enables the Environment Agency and flood risk management authorities to procure a range of services in flood and coastal erosion risk management. Continue reading ›

New facilities at HR Wallingford

Posted: 19-Jul-2013

A £3 million project is underway to extend HR Wallingford’s Froude Modelling Hall at the company’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. This enhancement will deliver a purpose-built ship simulation centre, a large wave-current-sediment flume and dedicated manufacturing space for specialist hydraulic laboratory equipment. Continue reading ›

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