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Tuesday 12 Jan 2016Current State-of-the Art for Urban Flood Forecasting

Richard Allitt and Bryony Crickmore - Richard Allitt

Harrison 170 13:30-14:30

This will review the current status of urban flood forecasting in the UK and also explore what can be done technically and identify what the current obstacles are to its implementation


Richard Allitt BSc FICE CEng CEnv

Richard has over 40 years’ experience of all aspects of the design and operation of wastewater drainage and urban drainage systems. Richard founded Richard Allitt Associates in 1996 and since then Richard has not only taken technical & managerial responsibility for numerous projects for a wide variety of clients but he has also been active in many areas of research . Richard is one of the most experienced hydraulic modellers in the UK in respect of urban drainage and he has been instrumental in the development of many techniques which are now widely adopted throughout the UK. Richard has been involved with the CIWEM UDG Code of Practice for Hydraulic Modelling since the first edition and he has just completed an update on the section on verification.


Bryony Crickmore BSc (Hons)

After qualifying with a BSc in Geology and Physical Geography from University of Edinburgh, Bryony now works as hydraulic modeller on a wide variety of projects for numerous clients within the Water Industry. Bryony is familiar with all the standard runoff methods used in urban drainage modelling including Fixed, NewUK, FEH, ReFH, ReFH2, Wallingford and Horton (2D). Her work has also involved using the Ground Infiltration module in InfoWorks programmes. Bryony was the project lead on an in-house R&D project looking at implementing a flood forecasting system for Bournemouth & Poole using the InfoWorks ICMLive program which used multiple input data sources and then ran a verified InfoWorks ICM model at hourly intervals.


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