- 20th March 2018
- Posted by: Joanne Woodhouse
- Category: News
Are you going to the Flood and Coast conference? Come along to stand C5 to see how we communicate and understand flood risk. Our team will be demonstrating our new physical augmented relief model (PARM), developed in partnership with Nottingham University to explore different flood risk scenarios in specific places. You will also be able to see our innovative flood decision support system, Flood Foresight.
Our stand is in collaboration with our joint venture JBA Bentley. Since 2013 we have worked together to deliver planned and emergency response works for the Environment Agency and other Risk Management Authorities under the Water and Environmental Management 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.
Listen to our speakers
We’ve compiled all our Flood and Coast speakers into one handy guide so you can easily see when, where and what they’re presenting on. Topics cover property flood resilience, working with natural processes, community engagement and much more.
Physical augmented relief model
Explaining complex flood risk modelling outputs to a non-technical audience can be challenging, especially when there are lots of different scenarios and options. Our clients often need to undertake public consultation or stakeholder engagement with local communities that will be directly affected by flood defence schemes.
Our PARM model shows the impact of different rainfall events and flood defence scenarios in Keswick. The PARM consists of a 3D printed scale model of Keswick, based on LIDAR data, with a projector that overlays information on to the 3D model.
Flood Foresight is a globally-scalable operational system providing data on rainfall severity, flood inundation footprints and depth, and flood impacts. Designed to be compatible with existing business intelligence and decision support tools, Flood Foresight supports operational flood management in the infrastructure, insurance, utilities and civil contingencies sectors.