12.05.2022

Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will demonstrate their world-leading flood research, innovations and solutions at an event where thousands of international experts will discuss how to support communities affected by increased risk of flooding and coastal erosion.

Researchers, representatives of government agencies, engineers, major infrastructure providers, asset managers and charities, as well as residents from the areas most affected by the impacts of climate change, will attend Flood & Coast 2022 in Telford.

The annual event from 7-9 June will feature a range of engaging discussions, presentations, workshops and stands, and is organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in partnership with the Environment Agency.

UKCEH is exhibiting there to showcase its hydrological research, much of which is supported by National Capability funding from the Natural Environment Research Council.

Its scientists will be sharing the latest news on the following:

At the Flood and Coast event, UKCEH will also demonstrate some of its hydro-meteorological technology:

  • The UK Water Resources Portal is an interactive tool that monitors the UK hydrological situation in near real-time, bringing together the latest rainfall, river flow, soil moisture and groundwater data in one place from a local to a national scale. Users are able to view measurements in any part of the country by clicking on a map.
  • The Enhanced Future Flows and Groundwater (eFLaG) dataset provides improved projections for rainfall, river flows and groundwater levels in the UK up to the year 2080 to enable water companies, regulators and government agencies to better prepare for future droughts.
  • HYRAD is an advanced weather radar display system for the UK and Belgium, providing improved rainfall estimation and forecasting for viewing on personal computers..

UKCEH will be exhibiting at stand B11 at Flood & Coast 2022 in Telford International Centre. Registration for access to the exhibition is free, though there is a charge for delegates attending the conference events. See floodandcoast.com