Look out for algal blooms

As the summer is warming up, so too is the risk of algal blooming. Although an important aspect of marine and freshwater eco systems, algae can become dangerous if the population increases rapidly. Algae is an important food source for fish, amphibians, and insects, and moderate amounts of algae can indicate that the water is…
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Continuing our commitment to greener travel and exploring opportunities at EV Festival

As an environmental consultancy, Hydro-GIS strive to reduce our impact on the environment and limit emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming. Since 2004, Hydro-GIS has been committed to greener travel – reducing the need for unnecessary business travel and encouraging the use of sustainable forms of transport where travel…
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Australia’s Deadly Floods Continue As Questions Are Being Raised

While the flood waters may have subsided and the massive clean-up operation begun in areas of northern and eastern parts of New South Wales, in the far west of the state more heavy rain caused flash flooding on 15 March 2022. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said that 26mm of rain fell in 30 minutes…
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2022 Eastern Australia Floods Break Records

A catastrophic flood event has occurred in South East Queensland and parts of coastal New South Wales. It began on 23rd February 2022, caused by a low pressure system over Queensland’s southern coast that dragged in moisture from the Coral Sea in the north, raising it over the Queensland coastline. Furthermore, around New Zealand there…
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Students’ Joy At Welcome Return To Fieldwork

Our Director of Hydrology, Dr Harvey Rodda, is an Associate Professor at University College London. This week has seen a welcome return to field trips with his students, as they took a break from the city to visit Goring-on-Thames in Hydro-GIS’ home county of Oxfordshire. The MSc students were using topographic surveying of the local…
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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

News report: 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…
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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: