Our detailed investigations can determine the exact nature and extent of flood hazard.
We can then help you manage those hazards, considering existing and proposed developments, community and social infrastructure and environmentally sensitive areas. With expertise across both problem definition and solutions, our clear guidance and highly professional staff support smarter decision making.
Hydrology and Flood studies are often the first step towards understanding and managing flood behaviour, and our investigations can make sure that this crucial stage is not only insightful and comprehensive, but clearly communicated. Our technical expertise and powerful in-house software tools provide actionable insight for developers, governments and communities.
We offer the following specialist hydrologic and flood hydraulic management skills:
Our detailed flood risk management plans consider economic, social and environmental perspectives and are underpinned by our reputation as highly qualified experts in this field. As a result, our plans achieve a high level of acceptance from affected communities and other stakeholders. Where evacuation must be considered, our assessments take into account all the complex factors involved and use a GIS-based evacuation planning model to support execution.
We can offer the following specialised floodplain management services:
Our experience of providing support at flood incident control centres means that we can offer valuable insight to emergency managers. Information from our flood forecasting software and assessments can be used to advise of likely flood impacts on critical infrastructure such as roads and prepare flood warning communications. It can also be integrated with our evacuation planning model or used to inform traditional evacuation timeline assessments.
In considering future events, particularly in the context of more intense storms and flooding events associated with climate change, the ability to forecast impacts and plan accordingly is crucial. We offer specialist predictive services and software solutions such as FloodIntel to help communities to identify and implement improvements to their planning and infrastructure systems.
In 2010, the Environment Agency produced Reservoir Flood Maps (RFM) for large raised reservoirs at a national scale across England and Wales.
The Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study is the most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia. The hydraulic models that were developed underwent rigorous calibration. A sophisticated Monte Carlo approach was used to hydraulically model 11,340 flooding scenarios. The result was a robust and defendable set of design events. The study was fully peer reviewed by a panel of independent experts.