the role of groundwater in flooding events


INTERREG FLOOD1 project - UK End Users Meeting

University of Brighton - 23rd May 2007

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb Campus, Brighton

Project outline

The EU Interreg III funded FLOOD1 project has been designed to achieve an improved understanding of groundwater induced flooding events within the Brighton, East Sussex and Somme areas respectively which are typical of many Chalk catchments. In one recent winter alone, damage costing more than £1 million in the Brighton area and tens of millions of Euros in the Somme basin was incurred. Existing flood forecasting tools are inadequate because they do not take into account groundwater-induced flooding processes which this project seeks to address. The project outcomes will allow improved flood prediction, control and alleviation, leading to more informed development planning and significant reduction of costs to the local communities.

The project will accomplish these aims by ;

On completion of the project we hope to have contributed to an improved early warning system that could be used by organisations such as the Environment Agency and the increased knowledge of the Chalk that has been gained will benefit the wider "user" community.

Details of the Meeting

On 23rd May 2007 an endusers meeting was held at the Univeristy of Brighton to present preliminary findings and to provide an opportunity for input to the project from a wider community regarding issues of dissemination and presentation. Minutes of this meeting and PDF files of presentatiosn given are available from this page.

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