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  • Flood Modeller Suite launched at CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference

    Yesterday, 19 November, more than 100 industry leaders and flood risk experts attended CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference in London. The event saw the launch of the company’s Flood Modeller Suite, a fully integrated suite of software for flood modelling. The new Flood Modeller Suite, which will be formally released in early 2015, brings together updated versions of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • CSIRO dam break modelling to help flood planning

    CSIRO scientists have developed powerful modelling techniques to help understand the full impact of flooding that occurs when dams collapse. The research has been helping China’s disaster management authorities better understand the full impact of the catastrophic flooding that would occur if one of China’s, and the world’s, biggest dams collapsed. The work could also be ...

  • Renfrewshire Council selects Cities Revealed LiDAR for flood modelling

    The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography announce today its continued contribution to flood prediction modelling with the supply of a LiDAR survey to Renfrewshire Council. Renfrewshire Council required highly accurate and detailed real-world height data to create a digital terrain model to generate an accurate overland flow boundary for extreme storm ...


    By Verisk Analytics

  • Willis Re Releases Groundbreaking Flood Models for Latin America

    LONDON - Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), has extended its lead in Latin American flood risk with the release of detailed risk estimates and large event scenarios for key cities including São Paulo, Santiago and Bogotá. The models, developed by the Willis Research Network (WRN), will help clients to optimize their related ...


    By Willis Group Holdings

  • Go with the flow in flood prediction

    Floods have once again wreaked havoc across the country and climate scientists and meteorologists suggest that the problem is only going to get worse with wetter winters and rivers bursting their banks becoming the norm. A team based at Newcastle University and their colleagues in China have developed a computer model that can work ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M`s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

    Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government's principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system. The system is being built using Deltares' Delft-FEWS software, an ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • New flood simulation tool improves collaboration on flood management

    A new tool for flood simulation and visualisation is accessible for both experts and practitioners, allowing them to collaborate better on flood planning and relief. Among other features, the new system includes 3D simulations, rainfall simulation and water flow data. With a vast majority of its population at risk from heavy floods and storms, the European Union has developed a risk management ...

  • Latest models `could give Asia ten-day flood warnings`

    An ensemble of climate and weather simulations could help developing countries better prepare for extreme events such as tropical cyclones, droughts and floods, scientists have said. Many poorer countries rely on traditional weather forecasting techniques, in which an initial set of weather conditions is fed into a single model to predict future adverse events, typically one or two days ahead. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pakistani scientists reject flood criticism

    Pakistani meteorologists have rejected claims that last year's flood damage could have been reduced if they had collaborated with a major European forecasting centre. The floods, which occurred last July, killed just under 2,000 people, disrupted the lives of 20 million and damaged a fifth of the country. A study — accepted for publication by Geophysical Research Letters — said that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The health, social and economic impacts of flooding

    The health, social and economic impacts of major floods are devastating, affecting people’s physical and mental health and disrupting and dispersing communities.   Impacts can range from immediate death, injury and harm from contaminated water, through to lasting psychological consequences caused by damaged homes, loss of personal possessions and financial worries. In a paper ...

  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • Researchers get flood forecasting off the ground

    Scientists have built a model that accurately predicts floods without data from the ground. Until recently, ground observations were needed alongside satellite data to build a full-enough picture to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CH2M releases game-changing cloud-based flood modelling service offering seamless user experience

    CH2M will officially launch its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time. CH2M's Flood Cloud is powered by Parallel Works and runs on Amazon Web Services to provide the on-demand computational resource required to deliver ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Conference programme announced for Flood & Coast 2016

    The advance conference programme for Flood & Coast 2016, 23-25 February in Telford, is announced today as visitor registration opens.  Led by the Environment Agency, the conference will bring together local authorities, owners of infrastructure, businesses and community groups to tackle the big questions relating to flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) today and in the future. ...


    By Trio Events Ltd

  • Flooding and damage from 2008 Myanmar cyclone assessed

    Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Internationally coordinated use of satellites needed for managing floods

    Loss of satellites providing rainfall data could have a negative effect on global flood management, according to new research. However, this could be mitigated by improved international co-operation and the use of more modern satellite technology, the authors say. The study examined the consequences for flood management of the loss of four of the existing 10 dedicated rainfall measuring ...

  • Asian cities head global list of flood vulnerability

    The rapid growth of cities across the developing world has resulted in urban areas overtaking rural communities as being the most vulnerable to widescale flooding, according to a report from the World Bank. The slums of Asian cities are especially vulnerable, says the report, pointing out that about 90 per cent of people exposed to floods live in Asia, and that the problems they face could ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Green roofs as flood mitigation measures: how to improve performance

    Green roofs have been proposed to mitigate flooding in urban areas. This study combined field experiments and numerical simulations to investigate the ability of green roofs to absorb rainwater. The authors describe how green roofs can be most effective at mitigating flooding, providing findings which will be important for policy on green infrastructure. Rapid urbanisation has led to increases in ...

  • New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains

    Predicting floods following extreme rainfall in the central Andes is enabled by a new method. Climate change has made these events more frequent and more severe in recent decades. Now complex networks analysis of satellite weather data makes it possible to produce a robust warning system for the first time, a study to be published in the journal Nature Communications shows. This might allow for ...

  • European flooding costs could increase almost five-fold by 2050

    Extreme and catastrophic floods in Europe, such as those seen in 2013, currently occur approximately once every 16 years, but this may increase to once every 10 years by 2050, according to new research. The study also suggests that annual average economic losses caused by extreme floods could reach almost five times higher than 2013 values. Heavy rainfall, expected to worsen as climate change ...

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