Flood Modelling

Using flood modelling, Aegaea can help you plan site layouts, attenuation, and flood mitigation measures that support local and national policy. ​Our team have supported many projects of varying complexities and scales of development.

We're experts in TUFLOW, Flood Modeller, and ESTRY in the UK market. We also utilise HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS in the international market.

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What is a bespoke flood model?

A bespoke flood model is a hydraulic model tailored to assess risk specifically for your site. This may be required in areas where the existing hydraulic mode is at a strategic scale, and therefore unsuitable for assessing small sites, or where a hydraulic model of a nearby watercourse is not available. You may have been asked by the Local Planning Authority or the Environment Agency to undertake a hydraulic modelling exercise, or you may be looking for a pragmatic approach to mitigating risk and increasing development potential.

 

How bespoke flood models improve the value of your development

Understanding the flood risk to your site early in the project will enable you to maximise the development potential. Strategic scale models may overestimate flood risk as they may not include small scale topographical features that could protect your site from flood water. Early utilisation of a flood model can help prevent abortive work caused by flood extents being different than originally anticipated.

 

How can flood models help you achieve planning?

If you’re planning a development within flood zone 2 or flood zone 3, you will be required to show that the site is safe from flooding over it’s lifetime and there is no increased risk to others as a result of your development, as well as demonstrating that the site can be successfully developed. Using flood modelling, Aegaea can help you plan site layouts, attenuation, and flood mitigation measures that support these requirements.

 

How can we support you?

Aegaea started in 2012 and has since become a recognised specialist to provide flood modelling services to private developers, engineering consultancies, and government bodies. Our team have successfully supported many projects across multiple sectors in the UK and internationally.

We pride ourselves in being able to support all size and complexity of projects. We view that no project is too small or large. Our team have a wealth of experience and draw upon this as well as industry tested methods. We have further invested in the market leading software to support our clients.

To see some of our previous hydraulic model case studies, click here.

Need a flood model? Our team are ready to support you.

Can you use flood models for site due diligence?

If you are thinking of purchasing a site, flood risk should be a key consideration.  Aegaea’s experts are highly proficient in building and analysing hydraulic models to ascertain existing and future flood risk for due diligence processes.

We review flood models and look at potential sources of risk, as well as looking for opportunities to help you manage and eliminate future flood risk.

Through this assessment process, Aegaea are able to provide substantial added value to potential purchases by enabling customers to understand where potential value can be driven – uncovering these development opportunities that may not be obvious at first glance.

Can you use flood models for insurance and property risk?

Aegaea can successfully quantify risk to assets all over the UK and internationally. We use flood models to generate a depth of flooding estimates and cross reference this with the National Receptor Data and data from your site. This can help you:

  • Understand how to help you keep your site flood free.
  • Create flood management and flood evacuation plans.

  • Create a bespoke risk profile for any site in the UK.

Below is a local extract of categorised risk across a settlement in the UK.  We have successfully shown where the high risks are using hazard data calculated from flood modelling.

Flood Risk Map

How our team can support you

Our team have supported many projects of varying complexities and scales of development.  We’re experts in TUFLOW, Flood Modeller, and ESTRY in the UK market. We also utilise HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS in the international market.

Get in touch today for a free consultation on your site and discover how we can help you unlock your site’s potential.

Modelling Experts

Kirsty Tolson
PgDIP C.WEM C.Sci MCIWEM
Principal Flood Risk Consultant
I’m a Principal Flood Risk Consultant at Aegaea with extensive experience in initial due diligence, masterplan development or dealing with planning issues relating to Flood risk. Specialist subject:...
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Ismini Sarikou
MEng
Senior Flood Risk Consultant
I am a Senior Flood Risk Consultant and I have been working in the UK since 2014 for major consultancies. Specialist Subject: FMP and TUFLOW!
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Christopher Cameron-Hann
MSci
Director
I’m a flood risk management, flood modelling and hydrology consultant. Specialist Subject: Flood Forecasting and Economic Analysis.
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