RAA appoint Principal Hydrologist to further strengthen fluvial and integrated catchment modelling offering

RAA are pleased to formally announce the appointment of Tim Taylor who joined the company in October. Tim will be based out of the southern head office in West Sussex but for now is working remotely, as are most of the team under the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Tim has 12 years’ experience in flood risk management, modelling and forecasting with the Environment Agency and was most recently responsible for delivering the flood forecasting service for the River Thames and tributaries. Tim has a BSc in Physical Geography from the University of Lancaster and has also undertaken extensive training in Hydrological Catchment Processes.

Tim also has a keen interest in Natural Flood Management and worked on a winning bid for £1.5 million of NERC funding to develop understanding of the effectiveness of NFM in a variety of catchments across the South of England.

His appointment is timely with last week’s announcement from the Environment Agency on the launch of the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme.

Speaking on Tim’s appointment and the recent announcement from the EA, Managing Director Richard Allitt said:
“Tim’s broad range of technical flood modelling skills and experience of working in partnership with key stakeholders in the flooding community will add further strength and resource to our team. At RAA, innovation is one of our core values and we see a lot of opportunities to work collaboratively with LLFA’s, Tier 1 consultancies and other potential partners to really drive sustainable, integrated water management solutions.”

To contact Tim to discuss potential collaboration for an innovation project please email Tim.Taylor@raaltd.co.uk