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Data sources to inform your flood models
Access our comprehensive list of data sources and datasets to find out how to obtain the data you need to build different types of flood models.

Case Studies


Enhancing your flood risk assessments 

Learn how Oakshire Environmental enhanced their Flood Risk Assessments and Flood Mitigation Options Appraisals. Flood Modeller's 1D and 2D solvers were used to identify and assess the nature of flooding at a public park, and determine a suitable strategy to mitigate this flooding. 

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Groundwater modelling
South East England, UK

Flood Modeller's 2D solver was used to route the groundwater fluxes and produce flood depth results to create groundwater flood hazard maps and improve community resilience to groundwater flooding.

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Integrated catchment modelling
Yorkshire, England

Flood Modeller's 1D urban and 2D solvers were used to understand the flooding mechanisms involving overland flow from an open channel and the subsequent overflowing of the sewer system in a small and heavily urbanised catchment.

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National flood mapping

Fluvial flood mapping to enable scientific and engineering informed analysis of flood risk was undertaken for Taiwan. Using Flood Modeller's industry-leading 1D and 2D solvers, Jacobs developed flood mapping for the whole of Taiwan.

2D modelling of urban flooding
Dubai, UAE

A flood risk assessment for the EXPO 2020 rapid transit rail system extension involving integrated hydrologic analysis with detailed 2D hydraulic modelling of the urban areas. Flood Modeller was chosen due to its ability to accurately model complex flows in urban environments.

Complex structures & operational rules
Somerset Levels, England

A catchment scale study with over 270 km of embankments, 40 separate pumps, and long duration flood events. Flood Modeller was selected due its ability to model complex structures and their operational control and the robustness of its solvers.

Dam-breach modelling
Lane City Reservoir, USA

Flood Modeller's 2D TVD solver was used to undertake dam-breach modelling of the Lane City Reservoir dam. It allowed complex hydraulics of steep changes in velocity and water level to be calculated more accurately.

Integrated 1D-2D modelling
Parramatta River, Australia

Flood Modeller's 1D and 2D ADI solvers have been applied to simulate combined fluvial and direct rainfall flooding in a sub-catchment of the Parramatta River in Sydney. They were selected for their speed and stability.

Integrated Catchment Modelling
Colorado, USA

An integrated catchment study for the Little Shooks Run drainage basin within the City of Colorado Springs. A Flood Modeller 1D urban model was used to identify areas at risk of flooding once the subsurface drainage system exceeded capacity.

Newton Stewart flood defence scheme

Flood Cloud enabled more than 300 Flood Modeller simulations (1D-2D linked model) to be completed in just a few hours. Processing time was reduced from 31 days to 2.5 hours, significantly reducing the programme and cut costs for the project.

Pluvial flood risk modelling
Fingal and East Meath, Ireland

Flood Modeller's 2D FAST solver was used as part of Fingal East Meath Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study to provide a rapid assessment of potential locations where pluvial flooding may occur.

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