Local Flood Studies

Oxfordshire based with global experience 

Based in Chalgrove, near Oxford, Hydro-GIS has a detailed knowledge of the local environment namely the Thames Valley, Cotswolds, Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills. 

We undertake a range of hydrological work on the local scale for architects, planners, agricultural consultants, as well as private property owners. 

  • Strategic and site-specific flood risk assessments for developments  
  • Flood risk reports to assist with buying, selling or insuring of property (link to Hydrological surveys page) 
  • Expert witness and case reports
  • International projects (link to Case study – Ukraine) 

We also support Local Authorities and community groups providing expert advice on flood alleviation and advice for legal matters. 

Hydro-GIS use the latest flood estimation techniques, including the application of the Flood Estimation Handbook and the Revitalised Flood Hydrograph software, for estimating flows from small development areas.  

For strategic flood risk assessments we provide GIS based risk mapping to provide a risk score for potential development sites within a parish boundary. 

Supporting Local Communities 

We also provide consultancy to local groups and parish councils in relation to planning applications.

The flood risk associated with many large-scale developments, such housing estates on greenfield land, is frequently ignored or covered in inadequate detail. Developers will often engage unsuitably qualified consultants, such as engineers or geotechnical companies, without any hydrological expertise to provide assessments of flood risk.

We recognise that information is often submitted as part of a planning application which is difficult for local people to understand. Our friendly team at Hydro-GIS are here to help. We have the necessary expertise to review and summarise these submissions in an understandable format to non-specialists. We can also act as an expert witness in Public Inquiries to help prevent developments from going ahead on the grounds of flood risk. 

Get in touch

Talk to us today and discover how Hydro-GIS can help with your project

Are you a property owner looking for advice on flood alleviation measures? We can help.

Our friendly team of hydrology specialists can provide a detailed flood risk assessment of your property and create bespoke flood defence designs, incorporating practical and affordable measures. We also offer advice on legal matters relating to flooding. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to review your requirements.