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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 ›

Small island states: opportunities for building climate resilience

Posted: 05-Jun-2020

Extreme weather now regularly causes devastation to small island nations. This leads to big problems for water supplies, which are highly exposed, yet are critical to communities and for economic development. Ensuring water supplies are resilient should be a top priority, but challenges remain in improving systems, strengthening institutions and securing investment. In the Caribbean, HR Wallingford’s water and climate resilience experts have been working to help the region’s water sector address these challenges. George Woolhouse explains the initiative and how the team’s work could be translated to attract increased investment for other small islands states.

The taps on small island nations run dry all too often Continue reading ›

SuDS project seeks views on standards update

Posted: 02-Jun-2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commissioned HR Wallingford, working with CIRIA, McCloy Consulting, Illman Young Landscape Design and others, to carry out a research project exploring potential updates to the English Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDS (NSTS).

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Partnership uses PRIME™ technology to provide enhanced insight into earthworks

Posted: 25-Feb-2020

We have teamed up with SOCOTEC Monitoring to provide enhanced monitoring data analysis using innovative PRIME™ technology to owners of earthworks, such as dams and flood defences. Developed by the British Geological Survey and driven by the increasing number and severity of failures of structures, PRIME™ is a geophysical imaging technique that enables owners to 'see inside' vulnerable earthworks. Through its data visualisation portal it provides remote automated updates on subsurface condition changes as well as early warnings of deterioration.

PRIME™ data displayed on the client portal Continue reading ›

Innovative tsunami generator forces building guidance rethink

Posted: 03-Dec-2019

Understanding of the forces exerted by tsunami waves on sea walls and coastal buildings has leapt forward through research that we conducted with University College London (UCL) using a third generation tsunami simulator.   

HR Wallingford’s tsunami simulator - in a 70m long and 4m wide channel - is the largest device in Europe. Pictured with Ian Chandler and Esther Gomes from the Urban Waves project team. Continue reading ›

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