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Flood Inundation Mapping with Data Assimilation

Flood Inundation Mapping with Data Assimilation

MSc project poster – Zhiqi Hu investigated if observations of floods from satellite images can help us improve the accuracy of forecast flood maps.

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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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Improving Flood Estimates in Small Island Developing States

Improving Flood Estimates in Small Island Developing States

A summary of the research carried out Leanne Archer during her Masters by Research (MScR) at the University of Bristol and presented at the 2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU).

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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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Partnerships in Working with Natural Processes schemes in the UK: Identifying factors that impact and shape success

Partnerships in Working with Natural Processes schemes in the UK: Identifying factors that impact and shape success

A summary of the research carried out by Jenny Broomby for her MSc in Sustainability and Consultancy at the University of Leeds.

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Integrating ecosystem services into decision making for implementing natural flood management

Integrating ecosystem services into decision making for implementing natural flood management

MSc project poster – a summary of the research carried out by Gary Chan for his MSc in Sustainability and Consultancy at the University of Leeds.

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Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

Reducing flood risk by working with nature: PhD research being put into practice to help plan catchment flood mitigation strategies

PhD researcher Peter Metcalfe, based at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre (LEC), has been working on new methods to predict the impacts of “natural” measures to mitigate flood risk.

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Physical complexity to model morphological changes at a natural channel bend

Physical complexity to model morphological changes at a natural channel bend

New research shows that a 2D, depth-averaged model can reconstruct hydrodynamic and morphological features at a channel bend

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