The new SuDS Manual is out!

The UK’s most comprehensive SuDS guidance has been released to support uptake, manage floods and create better places and spaces.As the UK moves into winter, potentially a time of greater flood risk as seen during the 2013-2014 winter, CIRIA has launched the most comprehensive industry SuDS guidance available in the UK. This guidance focuses on […]

Real Time Urban Flood Forecasting Now a Reality

Real Time Urban Flood Forecasting is Now a Reality It has long been the case that local councils would significantly benefit from a real time urban flood warning system, to enable them to put sandbags and other measures in place before flooding occurs. Historically the complex and slow nature of modelling systems has prevented their[…..]

The Role of Social Media in Improving Model Confidence

At a recent international workshop on urban pluvial flood modelling for the Rain Gain project Alex Grist from Richard Allitt Associates presented a paper sharing good practices for enhancing the calibration of urban drainage models including looking at how social media can help data quality. The RainGain project seeks to obtain detailed rainfall data at[…..]