We are a charity that aims to improve people's resilience to risks in the water environment by enabling research, education and engagement

"Ness Viaduct Railway Bridge" by Dave Connor licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


We help to enable and deliver research on water and environmental risk management in partnership with universities, industry, government and other charities.

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Publications and resources

We create and share resources to promote knowledge and skills including physical models, teaching materials, research reports and data sets.



We support students and early career researchers through bursaries, scholarships, placements and internships.

Latest news

Learning between the generations: 40 years of the British Hydrological Society


A celebration of the 40th anniversary of the British Hydrological Society brought together people from academia, consultancy and operational hydrology to reflect on the progress in hydrological research and practice, look forward to current and emerging initiatives and celebrate the increasing diversity in hydrology.

New research explores flash floods in northern England

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New research explores ‘Abrupt Wave Front’ (also known as flash flood) events in northern England where river water levels rise very rapidly and are extremely hazardous to river users.

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