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Bayonet GPE overtopping – a modelling tool at the cutting-edge of coastal engineering

Posted: 10-Jul-2019


Bayonet GPE – the free online overtopping tool developed at HR Wallingford – is now live for coastal engineers at www.overtopping.co.uk. The tool builds on more than three decades of computer modelling in the field, and employs sophisticated statistical modelling to predict overtopping with a wider range of information than ever before. Continue reading ›

Rigorous lab testing for Dawlish sea wall design

Posted: 01-Apr-2019

During the severe winter storm of February 2014, a section of the sea wall at Dawlish collapsed, destroying part of the main railway line to Devon and Cornwall. Government funding has been announced to upgrade the sea wall to provide better protection for the railway and residents. Arup, who are designing the new sea wall, have commissioned HR Wallingford to conduct physical modelling tests in the laboratory to verify the performance of the proposed design. Continue reading ›

Developing more accurate river flood spatial data for Ireland

Posted: 25-Mar-2019

 Access to more accurate river flood spatial data will allow for improved flood risk assessment in Ireland.  Continue reading ›

Building back better: increasing resilience in the Caribbean water sector

Posted: 25-Feb-2019

With climate change bringing the prospect of an increase in the frequency of high intensity hurricanes in the Caribbean region, Dr Nigel Walmsley explains why action for long-term resilience is needed now to avoid further suffering, loss and damage. Continue reading ›

Tackling uncertainty in flood forecasting

Posted: 29-Jan-2019

Managing uncertainty in flood forecasting will lead to more accurate flood warning systems Continue reading ›

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