European floods in July 2021

The greatest loss of life from a European flood of the 21st Century occurred in July 2021. Click the link below to view our interactive story map as we explore the causes, scale and implications of the disaster.

Aftermath of the devastating July floods

2 months on from the terrible floods which took place on 17 July 2021, the town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (North Rhine-Westphalia) in Germany is still recovering. Watch our ‘before and after’ video: See related post: What caused the devastating floods in Europe?

What Caused the Devastating Flooding in Europe?

The catastrophic flooding situation in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands has been headline news across the world. Since our last news item we have been piecing together the reasons for such an extreme event which looks like being the highest death toll from a European flood event this century. There had been a period of…
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Catastrophic Flooding in Germany Leaves at Least 19 Dead

Due to a quasi stationary low from a Vb type weather circulation, similar to what led to the central European flooding in 2002, there has been extensive flooding in Western Germany (Rhineland). Currently reports state that at least 19 people are dead and more than 50 are missing after their homes were washed away. Continuous…
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Interactive Story Map on Flood Risk Modelling in Central and Eastern Europe now available to view

Hydro-GIS have produced a Story Map of the collaborative partnership project undertaken when we were commissioned by a global risk management and reinsurance agency to create a general event based model for the major rivers of Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Please follow the link to take a look:

Covid-19 Statement Jan 2021

Hydro-GIS would like to reassure our clients that we are committed to staying COVID-19 Secure in 2021. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people…
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Company Announcement

NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HYDRO-GIS AND CARBON-ZERO TO HELP BUSINESSES MEET THEIR CARBON-REDUCTION TARGETS FOR 2050 Harvey Rodda, Director at Hydro-GIS Ltd: “Hydro-GIS are delighted to announce a partnership with Carbon-Zero, the qualified and experienced Energy Specialists, to provide carbon-reducing initiatives and offsetting solutions for businesses. Protecting our environment and long-term sustainability has always been at…
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Research Project

Adaptive Capacity of Farming Communities to Climate Change in the Peruvian Andes (ACCESS) Hydro-GIS Ltd have been working together with researchers from Reading University, Peru and Argentina on a water resources project in the Peruvian Andes to explore the availability of water for farmers in the Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Blanca mountain ranges where crops…
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Chapter Authors Required

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Editors: Dr Harvey J. E. Rodda and Paul Sayers Series Editor: Prof W. McGuire We are seeking Chapter Authors for a new book, ‘The impact of climate change on global flood risk’. Contributions are requested by January 2021 This will be part of a series of review volumes looking at…
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Data collation for flood catastrophe modelling

Case Study: Data Services Client: A British global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company Actions: Hydro-GIS Ltd provided data services work which included collating historical hydrological data from countries in Central and Eastern Europe to assist with catastrophe model development. Observations of river flows and levels were downloaded in real-time from the hydrological…
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