Bringing flood modelling to your local community

Newcastle University are hosting the ‘Bringing flood modelling to your local community’ event on Thursday 1 February in collaboration with Flood Modeller, CIWEM’s Tyne and Humber Branch and the British Hydrological Society. We have been invited to take part in the workshop which will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience of applying Flood Modeller to local case studies.

“This is a great opportunity for our flood modelling teams to participate in a local event alongside the communities across the north-east that we already support” commented Ellie Charles, Principal Analyst.

Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme

Accompanied by Rosie Hampson, Ellie will be showcasing our work in the award-winning Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) in Stockton-on-Tees. The scheme comprises in-town works and Natural Flood Management options in the catchment headwaters.

As lead modellers for the scheme we simulated over 80 scheme options using a linked Flood Modeller – TUFLOW model. The model was used to derive flood visualisations which were presented to the community who were actively involved in designing the FAS. Timely delivery of Flood Warning Improvements to the community prior to scheme completion was also achieved using the model to simulate the new defended situation.


We are appointed to over 20 local flood management frameworks by lead local flood authorities. Facilitated by this event we will showcase our knowledge, best practice and ideas for applying flood modelling at community scales now and in future projects alongside Flood Modeller, CIWEM and the BHS.

This event follows a similar successful event held in Leeds in November 2017 and precedes events to be held in Bristol and Birmingham in February 2018.

Want to find out more?

Email Ellie or Rosie for more information on the Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme. You can also find out more on our flood and water management web pages.

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