Ambiental Technical Solutions

Ambiental Technical Solutions

Ambiental Technical Solutions

Ambiental is a leading Flood Risk Assessment (FRA), Surface Water Drainage and risk modelling consultancy. We operate internationally and produce high detail flood risk data, flood hazard maps, perils risk data and reports for the land and property sector, insurance companies, homeowners and buyers, utilities and city council planning departments.

Company details

The Sussex Innovation Centre, Science Park Square , Falmer , Brighton BN1 9SB United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Waste Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

Ambiental Technical Solutions Ltd ( is a specialist, insurance-focused flood risk mapping and modelling consultancy. Our goal is to:

  • PREDICT – the nature, extent and severity of flood risks more effectively;
  • PREVENT – losses to life and damage to property due to flooding;
  • PROTECT – our clients’ interests and shareholder value.

Originally founded in 1997 as a partnership of researchers at Cambridge University, the company has grown rapidly to include experts in the fields of flood modelling, insurance, rainfall simulation, climate change, geomorphology, computer programming, civil engineering, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and applied mathematics.

Ambiental’s core product “FlowrouteTM” is a highly efficient, innovative, fast and easy-to-understand solution for predicting the depth, duration and extent of flood risk to individual properties. To date, Ambiental has created and distributed river, storm-surge and surface water flood models for at-risk areas in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia.

Ambiental also delivers Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) reports, data and consultancy services for property developers, architects, food manufacturers, energy providers, and loss adjusters. Our valued clients include: Norwich Union, AON, Willis, BP, the European Space Agency, and the World Bank.

Ambiental’s services have also been employed by risk managers, business continuity managers and documentary film makers with features televised on BBC News, Newsnight and UK Channel 4 (Dispatches – Britain Under Water). Ambiental’s expert opinion is regularly sourced and published in leading trade journals.

Ambiental is led by Dr. Justin Butler, who has a Ph.D. in flood modelling and applied mathematics from Cambridge University and is a leading expert in environmental risk mapping and modelling. The Ambiental management team has a unique blend of skills and experience in the fields of flood modelling, IT/GIS, sales/marketing, and insurance.