Risk Analysis

British Chronology of Flash Floods

British Chronology of Flash Floods

This page hosts a database listing flash flood events in the UK derived from historical reports dating back over more than 200 years.

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Resilience of leaky barriers in Natural Flood Management at the RRC conference

Resilience of leaky barriers in Natural Flood Management at the RRC conference

Zora van Leeuwen presented her poster “A Method for Assessing the Resilience of Leaky Dam Networks” online at the 21st River Restoration Centre conference.

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Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

New paper reports a probabilistic analysis of the risk to the British railway network from scour at bridges.

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Can the past be a reliable guide to the future?

Can the past be a reliable guide to the future?

Many important decisions about planning for flooding rely on statistical assessments of risk. This one-day workshop enabled communication and discussion between academics and practitioners on the technical, practical, scientific and risk management implications of applying non-stationary statistical models to flood event data

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Risk based analysis of small scale, distributed, nature-based flood risk management measures deployed on river networks

Risk based analysis of small scale, distributed, nature-based flood risk management measures deployed on river networks

The environmental community team up with mathematicians to tackle the challenge of understanding the risks associated with nature-based flood risk management measures deployed on river networks.

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A national perspective on the probability of extreme river flows

A national perspective on the probability of extreme river flows

The Government’s 2016 National Flood Resilience Review[1] (NFFR) found that “while the probability of an extreme river flow that could result in a severe flood at any given location is very small, such flows are not unusual when considering the whole country”. This statement was one of the conclusions of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) [...]

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Flood resilience in a changing environment: what do recent reviews tell us?

Flood resilience in a changing environment: what do recent reviews tell us?

Flood risk and resilience have been under review in recent years, following severe flooding in 2013/14 and 2015/16, previous flood events and concerns over changes in physical and economic climates. This talk examines some important governmental and technical reviews, discussing scientific themes that run through them: The National Flood Resilience Review (September 2016) House of […]

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Vulnerability of bridges to scour: insights from an international expert elicitation workshop

Vulnerability of bridges to scour: insights from an international expert elicitation workshop

An international expert elicitation workshop provides new insights into the vulnerability of UK bridges to scour

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Bridge scour: Fragility and risk analysis

Bridge scour: Fragility and risk analysis

Professor Rob Lamb, Director of JBA Trust, provides an update on our collaborative research with the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) team at Oxford University.

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Improving statistical models of large scale flood events: Project outputs

Improving statistical models of large scale flood events: Project outputs

A poster, presentation and workshop resources from the research carried out by Ross Towe.

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