25 years ago, the Easter floods of 1998 caused devastation in the Midlands

In April 1998, floods devastated the midlands which instigated a change in UK flood management

70 years since the North Sea flood – one of the UK’s largest natural disasters

The North Sea flood of 1953 was one of the largest natural disasters in the UK. Caused by a heavy storm surge that struck the Netherlands, north-west Belgium, England and Scotland

Supporting a greener future for the planet

In December 2022, Hydro-GIS sponsored an aspiring environmentalist to attend the Green Summit in Thailand. Zoe Bowman is a 2nd Year Geography Student at University of Nottingham. She believes that governments, large companies and stakeholders that hold the power to really change the future of our planet simply aren’t doing enough, and that education is…
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Monitoring impact for successful river restoration projects

Rivers and wetlands provide extremely important habitats, supporting a wide variety of unique flora and fauna, and are considered to be the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. It is therefore critical for the future of life on our planet that these areas are nurtured and cared for with monitored, sustainable land management programmes. It…
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European Space Agency funded research

Hydro-GIS is working on a research project, funded by the European Space Agency, looking to find out how earth-observing satellites up in space can help to identify water pollution in rivers and other bodies of water.

UK still suffering from impacts of summer drought

8th November, 2022 During fieldwork last week it was clear how the drought in Southern Britain is still having impacts despite the recent wetter weather. Soil infiltration rates in an area of slowly permeable clay-loam soils to the west of Oxford were measured in the moderate to rapid capacity when, normally, at this time of…
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UK drought crisis – a wake up call to protect our precious water resources

The UK’s rainfall has been below average for most of the past 18 months, and July was the driest on record across England since 1935. More than 35 million people in the UK are now living in an official drought zone as we face the biggest water shortage since 1976. Drought occurs when evaporation and…
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70th Anniversary of the Lynmouth flood disaster

On 15 August 1952, the most tragic river flood experienced in the UK over the past 100 years devastated a picturesque seaside village overnight. Click the link below to view our interactive story map as we explore the causes and scale of the disaster as well as some new perspectives.

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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