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, an executive summary  and poster for this project can be freely downloaded from the resources section of the website

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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

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