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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 ›

Prize-winning research on breakwater optimisation

Posted: 17-Sep-2013

We are pleased to announce that HR Wallingford’s Michael Rustell was recently awarded “Best Student Paper” at the ASCE Ports 2013 conference in Seattle. The paper, entitled “Breakwater length optimisation using a root-finding algorithm” offers a methodology for developing breakwater layout concepts by considering the berth downtime as a function of the breakwater length. This allows a simple iterative root-finding algorithm to be used to find the length corresponding to the target level of downtime.  Continue reading ›

New partnership launched to predict impact of underwater noise on fish

Posted: 13-Aug-2013

A three-year Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between HR Wallingford and the University of Exeter has been launched this month, funded through NERC’s Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange (MREKE) programme. 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 ›

Visiting Professorship for HR Wallingford’s Andrew Manning

Posted: 14-Jul-2013

Andrew Manning has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Sediment Dynamical Processes by the University of Hull. Andy, a Principal Scientist at HR Wallingford in the Coasts and Estuaries Group, is a marine scientist specialising in sediment transport within coastal, estuarial and fluvial locations.  Continue reading ›

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