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Flood Modeller

Flood Modeller's industry-leading 1D and 2D solvers allow you to model large and complex river, floodplain and urban drainage systems. It is suitable for a wide range of applications, from calculating simple backwater profiles to modelling entire catchments to mapping potential flood risk for entire countries.

Flood Cloud

Flood Cloud enables you to instantly run all of your flood modelling simulations at once, allowing you to deliver your projects faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. It provides the on-demand computational resource required to deliver the step change needed for improved information on flooding.

Case studies

1D modelling

Navigation improvements, Romania

The purpose of this project is to identify solutions to ensure navigation conditions of the River Danube, in particular to improve the depth and width of the navigation fairway.

Flood forecasting, Scotland

Jacobs are working extensively with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in Scotland (United Kingdom), to help develop and improve SEPA’s flood warning systems.

Master planning, Argentina

Our 1D solver was used within the Rio Salado Master Plan project in Argentina. The study area was the 170,000 km2 Rio Salado Catchment to the south and west of Buenos Aires.

Basin planning, Mekong

The Mekong River Commission has used Jacobs' flood modelling software for over 10 years to inform decision makers on the likely impacts of development scenarios.

Scenario analysis, China

In order to understand the potential flood impacts and responses, 1D modelling for the Taihu Basin Authority was carried out to generate credible evidence of flood risk.

Modelling the Têt, France

BRL Ingénierie modelled the River Têt and its tributaries in order to develop a flood risk management plan. The study modelled 25km of river covering an area of 45km2.

Scenario analysis, England

Black & Veatch modelled the Somerset Levels and Moors, a managed catchment which is controlled by a network of structures and pumping stations.

1D modelling, England

Flood Modeller Pro’s 1D solver was used to help assess and design components of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games park infrastructure.

2D modelling

Flood mapping, Dubai

Flood Modeller's 2D ADI solver was used to perform the flood risk analysis for this project due to the complex flow patterns in the urban environment.

Integrated catchment modelling, USA

Jacobs developed a coupled SWMM-Flood Modeller 2D model to identify locations at risk of flooding when the subsurface drainage system exceeds capacity.

Catchment planning, Argentina

A geomorphological study was undertaken for the Pilcomayo River basin to provide secure access to Pilcomayo water resources for both Argentina and Paraguay.

Dam breach analysis, USA

Jacobs performed dam-breach modelling to confirm hazard classification of the Lane City Reservoir dam and develop dam-failure inundation maps for an Emergency Action Plan.

Flood mapping, Australia

To understand the extent of flooding for Yanga National Park, an area covering 760 km2 in Australia, the 2D FAST solver was used as an environmental water management tool.

Flood mapping, Canada

A flood mapping study for the Grand River watershed in Ontario was carried out to produce fluvial flood outlines and flood depths, taking into account property damages.

Inundation mapping, USA

Forecasted precipitation, sea level rise, storm surge and river dynamics in and around Boston for the present and future years has been mapped using the 2D FAST solver.

Tidal modelling, England

To map flood risk from a potential tidal storm surge propagating up the Lowestoft Estuary and into Lake Lothing, the 2D ADI solver was used to develop a model.

Watershed modelling, USA

Jacobs have modelled and mapped the existing and future conditions floodplains for all flooding sources on a watershed by watershed basis using Flood Modeller.

Risk mapping, Philippines

The Philippines Department of Science and Technology has initiated the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards programme to help manage flood risk.

Breach analysis, Scotland

British Waterways Scotland (now Scottish Canals) requested that a breach analysis of Cobbinshaw Reservoir should be carried out to reassess the dam category.

Flood mapping, Scotland

SEPA produced a national surface water flood map to cover the whole of Scotland; 78,000 km2. The map complements the fluvial and coastal maps already available.

1D-2D modelling

Flood mapping, Australia

To evaluate the impact of development on surrounding water levels, fluvial and direct rainfall flooding was modelled in a sub-catchment of the Parramatta River.

Catchment study, Ireland

The OPW is using Flood Modeller and TUFLOW to identify and map the potential existing and future flood hazard and flood risk areas for a range of annual exceedence probabilities.

Canal modelling, England

The interaction between the Grand Union Canal and the river Ouzel was investigated during high flow events at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire (England).

Flood mapping, Romania

Over 700km of the Siret River and its major tributaries were modelled using Flood Modeller. In urban areas its 2D ADI solver has been used to model the floodplain.

Flood Cloud

Keadby pumping station appraisal, Lincolnshire, England

Flood Cloud enabled Capita to run approximately 100 simulations in two days instead of 70. This significant time saving enabled the modellers to build more precise models with better and more accurate calibration.

Botany Bay flood risk management study, New South Wales, Australia

Flood Cloud enabled the Botany Bay project to run a range of design flood events for the updated flood study. 70 simulations were run in just 7 hours, providing simulation speed increases of between 75% and 98%. 

Newton Stewart flood defence scheme development, Scotland

Flood Cloud enabled Kaya Consulting to run 300 Flood Modeller 1D-2D linked model simulations in just a few hours. Flood Cloud reduced processing time from 31 days to 2.5 hours and cut costs for the project.

Hydraulic design of Interstate Highway 35 at Waco Creek, Waco, Texas, USA

Flood Cloud was used to evaluate designs of hydraulic structures to develop an optimised solution for the Texas Department of Transportation. This resulted in 230 simulations being run in 2.5 hours compared to 600 hours. 

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