We are a charity that aims to enhance understanding and management of risks in the water environment by enabling research, education and training

"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.

Flume demo Isle of Man

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

Exploring river catchments and flood risk management ideas

Students at the Climate Challenge College in Todmorden, Lancashire, explored flood risk management techniques using our augmented reality (AR) sandbox on Wednesday 8th March.

New research improves forecast flood maps using earth observation data

In August 2022, devastating, widespread flooding in Pakistan displaced 33 million people and highlighted the importance of earth observation (EO) data for observing flood extent. New research enables a quantitative, location specific measure of flood map accuracy to help improve flood forecasts.