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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 ›
Understanding how plastic is transported in our rivers and oceans is vital to managing global plastic waste Continue reading ›
Reducing the risks of overtopping is essential for the effective design and management of flood defences, particularly as these defences are required to meet future conditions, including the impacts of climate change. HR Wallingford is one of the partners writing the European Overtopping Manual – known as EurOtop – which has now been revised and updated in a second edition. EurOtop II provides improved guidance predicting wave overtopping at coastal structures as well as at estuary and inland flood embankments and reservoirs. Continue reading ›
HR Wallingford scientists have developed a method to allow for much more precise modelling of likely future cyclone events. Continue reading ›
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