Enhanced Surface Water Flood Forecasts

Project Summary: 

This iCASP project aims to test the feasibility and usefulness of converting the latest advances in probabilistic rainfall forecasting and high-resolution surface water modelling into real-time forecasts and/or warnings for Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and other decision makers.

Project Team: 

Dr Cathryn Birch, Dr Mark Trigg, Dr Andrea Taylor, Dr Steve Boeing – University of Leeds, Professor Alan Blyth – National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Dr Ben Rabb – iCASP, Rob Lamb, Neil Hunter, Kay Shelton – JBA, Sue Manson – Environment Agency, Adrian Hines – UK Met Office, Adrian Wynn – Flood Forecasting Centre, Steve Wragg – City of York Council, Ian Hope – Leeds City Council, Simon Armistead – Yorkshire Water.

Duration: April 2018 – July 2019

Outputs: The final report, and an executive summary for this project can freely downloaded from the resources section of the website

iCASP News Stories:

Improving forecasting for surface water flooding

iCASP hosting Exercise Augustus – surface water flood forecasting and response workshop

Enhanced Surface Water Flood Forecasting Project

RT @PaolaSakai: Two exciting opportunities to work in a new iCASP project! By closely working with WYCA, EA, the insurance industry… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Look at all these lovely people interested in #NaturalFloodManagement Thank you all for coming along and contributi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Final Q&A session of the day following talks from representatives of @AbundanceInv, @3KeelLLP and @EnTradeUK Q&A… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…