- 6th April 2018
- Posted by: Sophie Smith
- Category: News
Flood Foresight Project Manager, Dr. Beatriz Revilla-Romero, is presenting at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly from 08-13 April in Vienna. Covering the latest developments of Flood Foresight, Beatriz will explain our flood forecasting system that provides near real-time and forecast flood inundation information for proactive flood management.
The EGU event brings together geoscientists from all over the world covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.
Operational forecasting and warning systems for natural hazards
Tuesday 10 Apr, 15:30-17:30, PICO spot A, Beatriz will present the 2017/2018 Flood Foresight developments, which include an update of the release of the Flood Foresight system across the UK and Ireland. This includes an update to the Flood Monitoring module, the inclusion of flood defence data and a prototype forecast-based flood impact assessment tool.
“It’s been a very busy year for the Flood Foresight team. There have been lots of new developments which are now fully operational and available on the Flood Foresight Web-App. Last year, I presented Flood Foresight in the same PICO session, with a great turn out and response. This year, I’m very excited to show these new developments and receive feedback from top scientists, operational forecasters and potential users that may benefit from the system,” commented Beatriz.
Flood Risk Assessment and Management
Wednesday 11 Apr, 11:30–11:45, Room L8, Beatriz will present how Flood Foresight has expanded internationally, with a pilot project providing flood inundation forecasts across the Brahmaputra basin in response to the 2017 monsoon floods. This presentation demonstrates how the system can be rapidly configured for any country.
Effective flood management begins with Foresight. As a decision support system, Flood Foresight provides flood inundation, depth and impact data, before, during and after flood events. These data, updated at up to three hours’ frequency, allow rapid loss estimation for current and forecast flood states.
Rainfall forecasts alert users to potentially hazardous weather conditions up to a week in advance. Local-scale flood extent and depths are provided as 30m resolution maps for the current state (from real-time observed streamflows) and daily forecast states up to 10-days ahead (using state of the art flood
Flood Foresight provides a globally-scalable framework for integrating the best available data for understanding flood events, including flood hazard maps, rainfall forecasts, hydrological models, river levels/flows, and earth observation data.
Want to know more?
You can email Beatriz for more information on Flood Foresight or about either of the presentations mentioned above.
Our Flood Foresight webpage provides further information about the benefits of Flood Foresight. Interested parties can also request a free demonstration of the system.