Flooding

Award nomination for ICS Consulting and the Centre for Water Systems

The Centre for Water Systems has been nominated for a Water Industry Achievement Award for its CADDIES project.

Following on from the development of a flood modelling tool (CADDIES) through funding from EPSRC, researchers from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems teamed up with ICS Consulting to customise and integrate the tool within ICS’s own Asset Data Management System (ADMS) to enable fast and accurate modelling and assessment of flood risk. Their hard work has now been recognised with the nomination for this award which will be announced in May 2017.

Water Company costs for flooding caused by surcharging sewers and burst water mains can be significant when including claims and insurance costs. Understanding the potential risk of flooding from buried assets is essential in estimating risk exposure. However, the provision of a timely, accurate and comprehensive assessment of flood risk is challenging as it requires complex modelling and analysis. ICT solutions are required that allow risk of flooding from pipes to be assessed on a network wide scale. 

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Date: 18 April 2017

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