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Event Organiser: British Hydrological Society

Flood Forecasting: Developments in science and application, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 01 October 2019
  • 09:30 - 16:00
Flood Forecasting: Developments in science and application, London

About this event

The 2008 Pitt Review was one of the widest ranging policy reviews ever carried out in the UK and resulted in the establishment of the Flood Forecasting Centre, with forecasting products now being issued to a range of stakeholders. Agencies responsible for flood forecasting across the UK and Ireland have advanced real-time modelling applications to support the growing need for early warning services which has in turn seen a significant improvement in flood resilience.

Ongoing challenges remain for flood forecasters including the prediction of flash flooding. Research such as the jointly funded Natural Environment Research Council and Met Office Flooding From Intense Rainfall program has looked to seek ways of improving forecasts of such events and scoping end-to-end forecasts. Other recent developments include how to handle forecast uncertainty, with a growing application of probabilistic forecasting.

This British Hydrological Society National Meeting will bring together those involved in developing the science and its application and will look at how we are making more use of flood forecasts.

Image courtesy of Flood Forecasting Centre


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Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

e: [email protected]