- 24th March 2017
- Posted by: Sophie Smith
- Category: Blog
So, the Flood and Coast Conference kicks off next Tuesday. Yes, we can’t believe how quick it has come around either!
We have so much to share with you at the conference about the great things happening across the business. Below is a highlight but make sure you visit our stand, A27, when you’re there to find out more.
Embracing Technology, Delivering Solutions
Since 2013 we have been part of the JBA Bentley joint venture delivering planned and emergency response works for the Environment Agency (EA) and other RMAs under the Water and Environmental Management (WEM) Framework.
This has seen our engineering teams grow and develop to provide designs for major flood defence schemes, for towns such as Ulverston, and developing emergency response works at the Foss Barrier in York, in the aftermath of the 2015 floods.
We are a key supplier to the EA on their Anglian Asset Refurbishment Programme of Works, delivering over 100 asset improvement projects to date.
Come and play in our sand box
We are hosting the JBA Trust’s augmented reality sand box on the stand. This new and interactive prototype demonstrates many different scenarios including how engineering solutions help reduce flood risk from rivers and the sea.
We’ll be using the sand box to demonstrate flood protection measures and scenarios so it is definitely worthwhile you stopping by stand A27. Even just to play pretend and make it rain on the sandy mountains.
We look at how natural flood management techniques can work alongside more traditional engineering solutions, to reduce flood risk to vulnerable properties and areas.
We are appointed by the EA to produce revised Reservoir Flood Maps for 1,865 large raised reservoirs in England to the revised RFM specification. The project is split into phases – Phase 1 is for delivery of the first 100 reservoirs and will act as a pilot of the updated RFM Spec. Deliverables will be assessed for fitness of purpose. Phase 2 will be for a further 300 reservoirs and further phases for batches of reservoirs will follow. Flood modelling will be undertaken on JBA’s JFLOW GRID utilising latest developments in TUFLOW-GPU software.
Making improvements to the watercourses and floodplains by working with natural processes provides a wide range of benefits to the environment and society. We work with you and your catchment partners to identify, plan and deliver innovative improvements for rivers and catchments.
We believe in the benefits that a whole systems approach can bring to providing sustainable solutions for catchment and river management challenges, both now and in the future.
Designed to be compatible with existing business intelligence and decision support tools, the software supports the infrastructure, insurance, utilities and civil contingencies sectors.
The Rainfall Screening product uses meteorological forecasts to provide globally consistent warnings of significant precipitation up to seven days in advance.
The Monitoring and Forecasting products provide flood extent and depth data, nationally-consistent footprints and warnings of flooding up to 10 days in advance.
ForeCoast® Marine is the most comprehensive metocean risk management tool available. It enables weather downtime strategies to be optimised at every phase of a project, thereby reducing costs, improving efficiency and minimising H&S risks.
Due to the tool’s flexible nature, it can be applied to any marine operation including those in the wave and tidal energy, oil and gas and marine construction sectors.
We have long been a trusted partner for FCI, helping to provide the best available flood risk data via its suite of environmental reports. Together we have created a suite of flood risk services that are tailored to the buyer’s different circumstances offering peace of mind throughout the conveyancing lifecycle.
The specialist flood risk services are designed to inform, determine and properly understand flood risk, for residential and commercial properties. It includes a unique combination of an environmental search with expert flood analysis. Services range from assessment of the best available desktop flood risk information combined with specialist advice and support, through to bespoke flood modelling and investigative site assessments.
Want to know more?
Come and see us on stand A27 for more information and to talk to our experts on any of the above, or click the above titles to visit the relevant pages across our website.
We also have four members of staff giving presentations at the conference on the following:
Rob Lamb, JBA Trust Director: An assessment of the probability of extreme flood flows from a national perspective: evidence supporting the National Flood Resilience Review.
Duncan Faulkner, Head of Hydrology: Are we safe from Reservoir Flooding?
Peter May, Head of Flood Resilience: Review of the responses to flooding in Cumbria following Storm Desmond – What can we learn from the response?
Barry Hankin, Head of Environmental Modelling: Modelling, mapping and engaging with nature based flood risk regulation for the Eden, Derwent and Kent catchments.