FD2202 - Improving dissemination of flood warnings

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/05/2002
End date:30/08/2003
Keywords:
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Forecasting
Contractor:
  • Qinetiq Ltd
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:


This project has resulted in a worldwide research of the technologies available. The outputs will be of use to personnel involved in expanding the warning dissemination and information channels to the Environment Agency`s Floodline Warning Direct (formerly known as the Multi Media Warning Dissemination Service), and also to those with a responsibility for warning and informing the public.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:


To critically compare current methods with current and upcoming practice employed within the information technology industry. To specify and develop an improved, customer focused dissemination methodology and review the model of service in terms of leasing or purchase of hardware. To design a procedure to test the specified system and implement a Pilot Project centred upon one region of the Environment Agency enabling assessment over at least one full summer and winter period.

KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:


To establish optimum approaches for the dissemination of flood warnings to all target audiences, maintaining optimum and cost effective use of both current and planned communication technologies.