Research into practice
HR Wallingford has developed a new scour assessment method that allows decision makers to have greater confidence in the risk assessments on which they are basing their infrastructure investment decisions.
BLAST addressed coastal management in the North Sea. Seventeen organisations from seven countries collaborated to harmonise and integrate spatial data across the land-sea boundary.
HR Wallingford led this pioneering work for the UK Government to assess climate change related risks up to the year 2100.
HR Wallingford’s work on the spread of manila clam has improved our understanding of how an invasive species can spread in UK waters.
Improving access to hydrometerological data to help predict weather and climate, and their impact on the environment – still one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges.
We were part of an EU-wide project, FloodProBE, that looked at cost-effective ways to reduce flood risk in urban areas.
HR Wallingford was responsible for co-ordinating and managing the FLOODsite project, the largest ever EC project on floods
FluidEarth is an HR Wallingford initiative to bring together a community of specialists to research and implement integrated computer modelling approaches to environmental systems.
HR Wallingford has developed a new tool to predict the propagation of underwater noise and its potential impact on marine life. HAMMER is our Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response.
We developed a unique methodology for designing and sizing rainwater harvesting systems to provide quantitative stormwater management benefits.
The current abstraction licensing system is unsustainable. We researched innovative methods that will help water companies and the UK Government meet the future challenges.
HR Wallingford, together with a team of reservoir specialists, has developed updated guidance for the risk assessment for reservoirs in the UK.
HR Wallingford’s specialist marine mapping and data capabilities enable the extraction of commercially relevant information from large marine data sets.
Dredged material is rarely used to enhance or create new mud flat or salt marsh systems. Our research looks at how this material can be put to beneficial use.
Investigating the use of sensors within flood embankments to support online early warning systems and real time monitoring.
We have developed tools to help African leaders integrate water security and climate resilience into development planning, with a focus on prioritising no or low regrets’ investments and financing strategies.
The Life Safety Model is an agent-based model that represents the actions and interactions of people with flood water. This project look at incorporating additional hazards in to the model.
HR Wallingford modelled patterns of habitat and ecosystem recovery on the seabed after a major human induced disturbance using Cellular Automata.
We developed a numerical hydraulic model, AREBA, to simulate breach development within embankments. AREBA is specifically designed for computational efficiency and for use in risk analysis models.
This HR Wallingford research project developed a scheme-based carbon accounting tool.
The nature of the impact between climate, water and agriculture can be complex but this research tested the validity of a simplified assessment approach.