Improving access to hydrometerological data to help predict weather and climate, and their impact on the environment – still one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges.
The east coast of England faces a particular hazard from storm surge in the North Sea, such as occurred in January 1953. We investigated the most effective way to evacuate the region in the event of a flood emergency.
HR Wallingford has an on-going agreement with the Marine Management Organisation to provide advice to support marine licensing in all aspects of marine and coastal ecology physical processes.
We were part of an EU-wide project, FloodProBE, that looked at cost-effective ways to reduce flood risk in urban areas.
HR Wallingford was responsible for co-ordinating and managing the FLOODsite project, the largest ever EC project on floods
FluidEarth is an HR Wallingford initiative to bring together a community of specialists to research and implement integrated computer modelling approaches to environmental systems.
As part of the development of Mesaieed Port, we identified cost-effective, practical ways to optimise the navigation channels to ensure safe access for both existing and planned marine traffic.
HR Wallingford has been at the forefront of the development of new international guidance on the design, construction and management of levees.
Integrated navigation and physical studies to optimise a major new iron ore export terminal in Brazil.
Promoting the understanding of smart metering technologies to help manage urban water demand in households across Europe, by reducing wastage and energy costs.
This dam break study to analysed the failure of two dams in Lampang Province, Thailand. Our results formed part of a full risk assessment and contributed to the development of an Emergency Preparedness Plan for the sites.
HR Wallingford’s dredging specialists are supporting the design and construction of the UK’s most significant port development in two decades.
HR Wallingford acted as marine advisor to GLNG as this multibillion dollar project progressed from feasibility and concept definition of marine facilities through to construction.
HR Wallingford is leading the North Sea Check Point to assess the effectiveness of the EC EMODnet initiative supporting marine policy and the blue economy in the North Sea.
HR Wallingford has developed a new tool to predict the propagation of underwater noise and its potential impact on marine life. HAMMER is our Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response.
Delivering marine design solutions for a safe and efficient mine export terminal
We developed a flood forecasting system for SARA to help the emergency services to respond appropriately during floods.
The current abstraction licensing system is unsustainable. We researched innovative methods that will help water companies and the UK Government meet the future challenges.
HR Wallingford, together with a team of reservoir specialists, has developed updated guidance for the risk assessment for reservoirs in the UK.
We’ve developed a tool to classify the status of fish fauna quality in rivers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
We looked at the impact of capital works and maintenance on river sediments and habitats and implications for the delivery of effective flood risk management.