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Government takes action to manage surface water flood risk

The government has welcomed the completion of an independent review aimed at reducing the risk of surface water flooding across England and is taking immediate action to implement some of its recommendations. This action will build on the recent publication of the government’s long-term plan for managing flood and coastal erosion risk to create a…
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July 2020 New Policy Statement published by Government on flood and coastal erosion

This Summer the Government has published its Flood and coastal erosion risk management Policy Statement and the Environment Agency has published its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. Announcing £170 million to accelerate the building of 22 flood schemes across the country – on top of the £5.2 billion investment to…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hydro-GIS Services Update

We would like to reassure our clients and partners that Hydro-GIS is committed to the highest levels of health and safety. Doing our bit to collectively reduce the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, we have put in place flexible and remote working, Client contact is currently restricted to e-mail and phone, and we remain fully operational.…
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Flood Risk Assessment of River Dnieper, Ukraine

Case Study: Hydrological Study Location: River Dnieper, Ukraine Objective: Hydro-GIS undertook a site specific flood modelling study to assess the risk for two locations in the city of Kremenchuck, Ukraine as part of an insurance related study for ABS Consulting.  Outcomes: The modelling initially required an extreme value analysis of flow data to generate the…
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Flood risk surveys for insurance sector

Case Study: Flood Survey Client: A global insurer of art and valuables Objective: Undertake detailed flood risk surveys at 7 properties which had been ranked by the insurance company as being at the greatest flood risk using off-the shelf risk management products available for the insurance sector. Actions: The surveys commenced with a desk-based study…
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Flood Surveys during Covid-19

Despite the current situation, we are undertaking flood surveys to assist with the purchase and  insurance of properties or the assessment of possible flood mitigation measures. These surveys are significantly more detailed than any simple “off the shelf” flood risk surveys offered by environmental search companies. They include a detailed review of published information from…
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Covid 19 Update

Hydro-GIS Ltd continues to operate during the corona virus outbreak. All our staff are now working from home and we are able to communicate effectively on-line and over the phone. Client contact is also restricted to e-mail and phone.

March 2020 United Nations World Water Development Report

The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved water management offers in terms of adaptation and mitigation. The scientific evidence is clear: the…
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Hurricane Harvey

It is fitting that an Atlantic hurricane which shares its name with our director of hydrology should be noted for its particular hydrological impact. The most serious impact from Hurricane Harvey has been the extreme rainfall which has now amounted to over 1000mm in the four days from 25-28th August. By contrast the average annual…
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ESRI User Conference

Due to some urgent field work at short notice Dr Harvey Rodda was unable to give his presentation at the ESRI UK user conference on 18th May 2017. Here is a document summarising the study. East Hanney Presentation