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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 ›
HR Wallingford scientists have developed a method to allow for much more precise modelling of likely future cyclone events. Continue reading ›
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 ›
HR Wallingford carried out rock berm scour tests for Ørsted in its Fast Flow Facility, which is able to re-create realistic marine conditions in the laboratory. Continue reading ›
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