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What has our women's network achieved so far in 2020? A reflection for #INWED

Posted: 22-Jun-2020

It’s International Women in Engineering Day, so a good time to reflect on everything that our Women’s Network has achieved this year so far. The team has organised a series of inspirational talks, informal support networking and social events. Importantly, it also facilitated sharing our gender pay gap review with the rest of the organisation.

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India: researchers to predict flood damage using satellite data

Posted: 17-Jun-2020

As India recovers from the devastating effects of cyclones Amphan and Nisarga, HR Wallingford will develop a method to predict damage from future flooding. Working for the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) India project and supported by the UK Government’s Newton Fund, specialists will use Earth Observation (EO) data from satellites to assess the likely impacts of flooding on buildings and farmland across the country. The results of the project are expected to inform the way similar challenges are tackled around the world.

(Left) flooding caused by super-cyclone Amphan in Kolkata last month (Credit: iStock.com/Roop_Dey), (Right) Super-Cyclone Amphan builds in the Bay of Bengal - ©2020 NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Continue reading ›

Household water use comes under research scrutiny

Posted: 11-Jun-2020

A UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) project to better understand household water use – to help drive down demand to ultimately reduce abstractions from the environment – has got underway.

UKWIR has given the green light to HR Wallingford for its “Improving understanding of current and future household water use” project to help answer its Big Question: How do we halve freshwater abstractions in a sustainable way by 2050? Continue reading ›

Suez Canal to channel leading-edge research to stay at the max

Posted: 10-Jun-2020

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has asked us for support in its continual quest to maximise the potential of this crucial maritime route. We are to supply numerical and physical modelling systems to the SCA, which will help it to further develop the canal, ports and coastline, keeping it abreast with the evolution of vessels and maintaining a competitive edge.

The Suez Canal, one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes. Continue reading ›

UK wavemakers cross seas to China

Posted: 09-Jun-2020

The first two shipments of a huge order of HR Wallingford’s wave generation system have arrived in China, ready to equip an enormous new research basin.

The new 225m x 45m wide basin being filled for leakage and settling tests. Continue reading ›

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