Real-time flood impacts mapping

This Wednesday I-Hsien Porter, Senior Analyst based at our Newcastle office, is presenting to the Scottish branch of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) on real-time flood impacts mapping.

There is growing recognition of the need for maps of flooding and its impacts, in real-time, to support improved flood incident management. I-Hsien’s talk summarises one of our recent research projects which we delivered for the Environment Agency.

The Pitt Review, Flood Exercise Watermark and the Environment Agency’s Flood Incident Management Plan have all helped establish the high-level needs for this information. However, less widely established are the detailed requirements of flood incident managers, and the options or methods available for delivering real-time flood maps.

The Environment Agency project consulted flood incident managers on their needs. It also explored technical options that could be used to deliver real-time flood mapping. One of the main priorities, based on the consultation, was ease of use and communication. Different flood incident managers also need information at different scales – in space and time – from local decision making at short lead-times, to regional or national-scale planning, several days in advance.

I-Hsien commented, “It’s great to be able to share my knowledge and experience with other CIWEM members and professionals from the industry. Working collaboratively is one of JBA’s core values, which is incorporated across the company’s Research and Development initiative.”

Real-time flood impacts mapping

Join I-Hsien and other CIWEM members to hear more about the project.

Venue: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU
Time: 18:30 -19:30. Refreshments will be available from 18:00
Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017

Register for a place by visiting the CIWEM website.

Want to know more?

Contact Neil Hunter, Head of Flood Modelling, to find out more about the project and hydraulic modelling for flood forecasting and floodplain mapping.

You can also find out more about our other hydraulic modelling projects in the Knowledge Hub section of our website.

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